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Preparation for April 20/21 – DEBATING THE NEW DEAL!

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.  Our next step is to discuss the short term and long term … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE April 14/15 – FDR and the New Deal

Was the New Deal a positive step for America? That’s an essential question for this unit, and you will be developing a foundation of information regarding the New Deal in a lengthy study guide in order to help answer this … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL CHALLENGE – Let’s Go to the Movies! (or listen to the radio …)

Movies became a huge part of American mass media in the 1920s, and the silver screen only grew in importance in the 1930s – the Golden Age of Hollywood! Want to spend a little time in the way-back machine? Check … Continue reading

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WE SURE GOT HARD TIMES! Life During the Depression – April 8/9

The Depression only directly affected one-third of the population – but those that were hit really suffered!  You will be one of those people as we share depressing stories created by … YOU! You will be given a role and … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL CHALLENGE! Photography in the Great Depression

One of the most important mediums used to chronicle the suffering and resilience of people in the Great Depression was photography. The government hired photographers to travel the country to document the challenges that Americans faced, in part to justify … Continue reading

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Learning Experience April 6/7 – THE CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION

The Great Depression spanned the decade of the 1930s. It was the greatest economic crisis of America’s story – and one we can learn from as we look at our society today. Let’s get started by finding out about the … Continue reading

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Learning Experience March 31/April 1

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 America’s Story in World War I

“Understanding World War I is perhaps more important than ever. The war, quite simply, shaped the world in which we live.” Jennifer Keene, History Professor, Chapman University Now that you know a little bit about America and World War I, … Continue reading

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The War to End All Wars? Peace after WWI – for March 10/11

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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Want some more from the trenches?

So, Doughboy – how were the trenches? After today’s class, you hopefully have an idea about the challenges AmericanS had when they were part of the trench warfare in World War I – and remember, they didn’t have it nearly … Continue reading

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