We started the day off today by finishing up the remaining stations from yesterday's 1920's tradition v. modernity activity. We followed this up with a brief discussion over the major causes of the Great Depression, followed by an examination of the human toll in particular regions of the country through a combination of regional summaries and primary source letters to President Roosevelt or the First Lady in 1932.
Don't forget that Monday is the observance of Veteran's Day. First established as a day to remember those who served and in WWI and later expanded to honor the sacrifices of American veterans of all conflicts and peacetime defense. The holiday is always on November 11, in remembrance of the cease fire ending WWI which occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. We will not be in school on Monday to to the official observation of this holiday.
When we return to school on Tuesday, Chapter 26 will be due, followed by Chapter 27 On Wednesday. Following these chapters, you will need to pay close attention to the class calendar as we will spend a couple of weeks reading selected portions of the next three chapters instead of one chapter at a time.