Monthly Archives: April 2017

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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Learning Experience April 7/10 – 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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Learning Experience April 5-6 – Life During the Depression

You have seen many of the effects of the Depression on the general public, and also a little bit about the approach of the Hoover administration.  What about specific groups of the population that were affected in various ways?  Remember, … Continue reading

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In class March 31/April 1 – Hey President Hoover!

You have heard some of the basics about the Depression – the stats are pretty … well … depressing, right?  What did the President at the time do in response to the economic crisis?  you watched a brief overview of … Continue reading

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Assignment April 4 – 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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