"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Week of April 7-11

Hey Gang!  This is the last week before our Passover/Spring Break.  Hard to believe, huh?  Well, we've got an interesting rest of the school year ahead of us.  I would like for us to finish our March Madness voting on Monday and then introduce y'all to an "Emergency Economics" a one-two day lesson.  I have also decided that we will do a different approach to World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression to finish our school year.  I will post some videos, a from History Channel and YouTube, and some readings on World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE to further your education about World War I, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression, you may continue it with the readings and questions below.  IF YOU DO THE QUESTIONS below after reading and watching the videos, I will award you a 100 for your lowest quiz grade of the Trimester OR 3 A for the Days.  Your choice.  This will be due April 28.  

I have also decided to assign ONE LAST PRESIDENTIAL PROJECT!  You may choose ONE of the following presidents to do your FINAL Presidential Project which is due May 2.  You may choose one of the following:  Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Harry S Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Jimmy Carter, or Ronald Reagan.  I want this Presidential Project to be AMAZING!  BLOW ME AWAY with your information, political cartoons, jokes and pictures.  Put the information in your own words, and explain WHY the events during the chosen presidency are important.  Bedazzle it!  This is your last one, and it is worth TWO quiz grades.  

I am also assigning your Fave Five Project, which is your final project before the Final Exam.  We will go over this assignment in class on Monday.  Here it is: Fave Five Project!  This Fave Five Project is worth a test grade, also due May 2. 

 For those of you who are DYING to get to the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression  I have posted a few videos and readings for you to check out.  

Answer the following questions that go with the two videos on World War Won: (Yes, I know the first  video is old, but the video footage is ACTUAL footage, and it's good stuff!)  Crash Course is just great...Enjoy! :)

-What were women in America when the men went to War in Europe?
- What technologies were used during World War I?
-How did millions die during World War I?
-What were African-Americans doing during this time?  How did they contribute to the War effort?
-How did American citizens contribute to the War?
-What was the point of Woodrow Wilson's League of Nations?
-What do you feel was the most interesting thing you learned about World War Won?
-What would you WANT to know more about World War Won?  
-Watch John Green's Crash Course and provide three things you learned about World War Won from the video

World War Won Video

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A Return to Normalcy:  The Roaring 1920s

The Roaring Twenties Handout Reading (Click Me!)

Questions to Answer for the Roaring 1920s based on the reading & videos:

Why do you think the 1920s were called the "Roaring" Twenties?
  1. Why was Prohibition unsuccessful? (this may cause you to think rather than find the answer!)
  2. What industries became prominent during the 1920s?
  3. What were African-Americans doing during the Roaring Twenties?
  4. What were women doing during the Roaring Twenties? What was the "New Woman?" (Esp the Flapper Girl!)
  5. Provide most interesting thing you learned from the Crash Course Video, and why you think it is so interesting!
The Roaring Twenties ROARED...Economy BOOMED...Prohibition rolled on as organized crime run by Al Capone and others dominated the city streets...Women enjoyed a new social, sexual, and political freedom by finally liberating themselves from the shackles of the old ways of life in the home...and the nation was getting wealthier by the minute...What goes up...MUST COME DOWN!  The nation's economy tanked in October 1929 with the Stock Market Crash on Black Thursday and then again on Black Tuesday...Below is the road to the Market Crash, told by some who were alive during the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression

1919--Prohibition sucks...

The Great Depresssion: 1929--1945

The Great Depression Handout/Reading...Enjoy! (Click Me!)

History Channel Article and short flicks on the Great Depression: Great Depression History Channel

Questions to answer for the Great Depression!
  1. After watching the video (Crash Course) and reading the handout, how would you best describe the Great Depression?  Provide a few examples and give as many details as you would like.  This answer should be at least five sentences and there is no maximum.
  2. Do you think the Great Depression could have been prevented? If so, how? -- YOU have to think about how to answer this one :)


The Stock Market Crashes!