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Learning experience May 5/8 – The Atomic Bomb

We saw the Enola Gay at the air and Space Museum in Virginia – the plane that was involved in one of (if not THE) the most important single decisions of the 20th century (source, source).  The short term and long term … Continue reading

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WWII Turning Points – The Pacific

Got the turning points of the war in Europe?  Good!  Now, it’s on to the other theater – the Pacific! Use the links below (and any other reliable resource)  to add the Pacific component to your awesome WWII maps. Check … Continue reading

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The US Troops in WWII

As you examine the flow of the war in Europa and the Pacific, you surely will wonder … Who were the men and women that served in Europe and the Pacific? Please read and interact with the American Troops in WWII.  … Continue reading

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The Turning Points of WWII

      I can explain the major turning points of the war and contrast military campaigns in the European and Pacific theaters. I can summarize the essential information and impact of a historical event. I can geographically present the … Continue reading

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Learning Experience May 1 – The WWII Home Front

“War is no longer simply a battle between armed forces in the field. It is a struggle in which each side strives to bring to bear against the enemy the coordinated power of every individual and of every material resource at … Continue reading

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A WWII Story

World War II is one of the most investigated, filmed, discussed, debated, and beloved parts of America’s story – in other words, it is COMPELLING – and the topic has countless stories that have been told (and not told) in books, … Continue reading

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Learning Experience April 18-19 – America’s Road to War

We now know a little about how WWII started in Europe – but how did the US get involved in this global conflict?  How did American go from ISOLATION to INTERVENTION? That’s our target, so let’s find out! Complete your “From … Continue reading

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Finish examining the New Deal … and take a little quiz

Hopefully the debate solidified your understanding of the New Deal.  Have any more questions?  You should complete your New Deal study guide and submit it by next class. Also, make sure you post a current article, topic, or event on … Continue reading

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Debating the New Deal

I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people. We have a lot of background knowledge on the government programs of FDR’s administration during the economic crisis of the Great Depression, including many of the Alphabet Soup programs. … Continue reading

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Representing the New Deal

Young New Dealers – You hopefully have a decent idea about many of the New Deal programs made famous by their acronyms in the alphabet agencies. Today you and your partners are going to take a specific program and create a representation … Continue reading

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