Monthly Archives: February 2016

LIFE IN THE TRENCHES!

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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Wilson’s War Message – April 2, 1917

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OVER HERE – for March 1/2

What was the impact of the Great War in the United States?  Use Over Here – The American Home Front  to complete the general information as well as the specific role sheet presented to you in class.  You will share your … Continue reading

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Get ready to go OVER THERE! – Monday 2/29

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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WORLD WAR I – THE AMERICAN LEGACY

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ANALYZING IMPERIALISM CARTOONS

For each of the cartoons that follow, annotate the various components of the toon, and then identify the issue and editorial comment. You should see a variety of perspectives … and you will draw your own! Here are the cartoons … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Editorial Cartoons

We will be examining editorial cartoons dealing with imperialism in class tomorrow – all American Studies students!  To get a hang of how to analyze cartoons, take a look at this hand-dandy overview.  No need to take notes – just … Continue reading

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NHD REGISTRATION LINK – BY FEBRUARY 11!

NHD Regional Competitors – Register for the March 5 competition here by February 11 – make sure you follow the directions carefully! Bring a signed registration page to Taft by Thursday, February 11, first thing in the morning, along with $8 cash. EACH … Continue reading

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In class February 8-9 – The Progressives!

Let’s check out how the Progressives tried to solve the problems of society at the turn of the century by completing a Progressive Movement in a Nutshell.  Make some connections too!

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Assignment February 4/5 – Get Progressive!

As you have seen from our investigation of the Gilded Age, there was a lot of progress in the American  economy, industry, urbanization, and immigration during the late 1800s early 1900s. However, progress comes with a price.   Politics were controlled by … Continue reading

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