Backwards schedule today with PreACT testing going on, but we still got a lot done! We looked at the Great Depression by first exploring its effects on various parts of the country, followed by an examination of two different Fireside Chats by Roosevelt outlining his approach to addressing the problems of the Depression. We finished up by analyzing the public reaction to the Fireside Chats as expressed in letters to the president and media reaction in the form of political cartoons.
Don't forget that tomorrow is your next scored discussion! Chapters 26 & 27 are due next week and next Thursday will be Exam 3.
We started off today with a quiz over Chapter 25. (NOTE: All of Hutchison's classes have three open notes left, so you will be eligible to use your notes on all of the remaining chapter quizzes!) After the quiz, we finished up our stations over the 1920's and discussed the underlying causes of the Great Depression.
Tomorrow we will continue our discussion over the effects of and responses to the Great Depression. Don't forget the bell schedule is FLIPPED tomorrow!!!!! 4th period will be the FIRST class of the day! The schedule will run 4, 3, 2, Lunch, 1, so plan accordingly! Also, Thursday will be your next scored discussion and next week, chapters 26 & 27 are due.
Today we discussed the 1920's through several different lenses, focusing on some of the less told portions of the story. We also completed a DocBlock over Andre' Siegfried's essay "New Society," critiquing the changes of the 1920's from an outsider's perspective.
Don't forget tomorrow Chapter 25 is due and Thursday is your next scored discussion! Remember you can find all the scored discussion info under Period 7 near the top. This is scored discussion #4 coming up!
We dove headlong into an examination of WWI today by first using the chapter notes and a few online resources to reframe the evidence into different historical accounts. We then covered the reasons for US entry into the war by comparing primary source accounts to historical interpretations and ended with a modified Doc Block activity analyzing six different WWI propaganda posters. If you didn't finish in class, you can find the posters and the questions you should answer for DocBlock posted under Period 7 activities.
Don't forget Chapter 24 is due Monday and Chapter 25 on Tuesday next week!
We continued our discussion over American imperialism today with an examination of the Philippine Insurrection and some stations which helped us get a better sense of America's role in global imperialism in the late 1800's and early 1900's. We ended with a DocBlock over Alfred Thayer Mahan's Sea Power and World History. As you read and analyze the excerpts in that DocBlock, place them in the context of the debate over Imperialism you saw in yesterday's documents activity and political cartoons.
Tomorrow we will be moving into World War I content, so don't forget that Chapter 23 notes are due!!! Also, you may want to begin preparing for the next scored discussion which will be next Thursday. The reading selection is again by Howard Zinn and can be found under the Activities at the top of Period 7.