Monthly Archives: April 2020

LEARNING EXPERIENCE APRIL 28-MAY 5 – WWII IN THE PACIFIC!

Got the turning points of the war in Europe?  Good!  Now, it’s on to the other theater – the Pacific! Everyone should watch the video below – it will give you a great overview of the entire Atlantic / European theater. … Continue reading

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HISTORICAL CHALLENGE – WORLD WAR II MOVIES!

World War II has been a major movie topic since the war started! Movies not only helped tell the story of the war, but were also used as propaganda and in fund raising. In addition, people learned about what was … Continue reading

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LEARNING EXPERIENCE APRIL 28-MAY 4 – MAPPING WWII! Part 1 – Europe

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 flow of World … Continue reading

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ATTENTION! American Troops in World War II

ATTENTION SOLDIERS! It’s time for some basic training as we learn about the American troops in WWII! Get your combat boots (tennis shoes) on as your drill sergeant explains some of the ins and outs of the makeup and experience … Continue reading

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THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II – Learning Experience April 22/23

How did World War II begin? It’s not the simplest of questions, nor does it have the easiest answer. However, America in the 20th Century: World War II: The Road to War has a good overview – use the EdPuzzle … Continue reading

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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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