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Assignment April 2 – Goodbye, Roaring 20s – Hello, Depressing 30s!

Hope you did okay in the stock market today, young historian! You got a little crazy there, didn’t it? Crazy enough to cause the greatest financial crisis in American history? Let’s find out. Obviously, we are moving from the roaring … Continue reading

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Stopping the speakeasy bust …

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KNOCK ON THE DOOR

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20s MADvertising – Preparation for March 14/15

As you learned in your breakout, advertising was a big part of the growing consumer society in the 1920s.  Instead of just informing people about a product, 20s advertisers tried to influence consumers to buy products through the use of slogans, … Continue reading

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Classifying and Evaluating the Roaring 20s

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … a famous opening of a Charles Dickens novel? (yes)  A description of Taft’s hairline?  (no … only the worst there)  A framework for a way to look at the … Continue reading

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THE LEGACY OF WWI – Educate, Commemorate, Honor

After almost three weeks of diving into the role of WWI in America’s story, we are excited to see how you will educate, commemorate, and honor the role of WWI in America’s story.  As you close your current study of … Continue reading

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Peace after WWI? Learning Experience for March 6/7

Once the war ended, what happened?  An easy peace treaty meeting in Paris – typical, right?   Not so fast … For your next class, preview the peace process that came after the war by reading and watching some content concerning … Continue reading

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OVER HERE! The WWI Home Front – Learning Experience February 26-28

What was the impact of the Great War in the United States … and in Milwaukee?  Plenty! There are two video clips (with some embedded questions)  that you can use to prepare yourself for a class activity on the WWI … Continue reading

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Getting ready to go “Over There” – Learning experience for February 26

You should have a solid understanding of America’s entry into the Great War, including the rationale outlined by Woodrow Wilson in his war message to Congress. Now it’s time to go “Over There” and become part of the AEF – … Continue reading

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SHOULD THE US GET INVOLVED IN THE GREAT WAR? Learning Experience for February 20/21

REVIEW THE START OF WWI After the class intro, hopefully you have a decent (yet basic) idea about the origins of the Great War – The War to End All Wars – WORLD WAR I.  Please review the material below … Continue reading

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