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Building the New Deal – In class April 5/8

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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LEARNING EXPERIENCE April 3/4 – 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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Life During the Depression – for April 3/4

We investigated the basics of the Great Depression and solved a bit of a mystery about the causes of the economic crisis – did you challenge your parents about their knowledge of why the Depression happened? In our  next class, … Continue reading

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KNOCK ON THE DOOR

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MADVERTISING – For class March 12/13

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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WWI – Educate, Commemorate, Honor

After two 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 we close our current study of WWI … Continue reading

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Want more from the trenches “Over There”? Check it out …

So, Doughboy – how were the trenches? After today’s class, you hopefully have an idea about the challenges American 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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The War to End All Wars? PEACE after WWII … 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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Get ready to go “OVER THERE” on Monday, March 4!

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. You also should understand the role that Americans played o the home front during … Continue reading

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