Assignments by Spine: (50 points)
Choose the era (in the left column) and then choose “for teachers” (in the slanted menu across the top). For each chapter complete, in writing, the questions listed in “Suggested student exercises." (no answers)
World War II
Literature and Historical Analysis (30 points)
Read the book and complete the historical analysis paper, linked above.
Great Documents in US History (30 points)
Great Documents in US History Link
Discuss the comprehension, critical thinking. making connections, relating the past to our lives and essay questions orally. Write answers to the comprehension questions.
Wilson's 14 Points
The Second New Deal
Films and Historical Analysis
The Journey of Natty Gann
Off Mice and Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
Entertaining Angels: Dorothy Day
Bound for Glory
Places in the Heart
The Grapes of Wrath
The films and books below have been selected based on written reviews and recommendations and represent a variety of reading levels and rigor. This list provides no guarantee that any given title is appropriate a given student, school or setting. Parents and teachers are responsible for evaluating and approving the selection of any book or film for each particular student.
Opposing Viewpoints (10 points for each 1 hour discussion)
Possible Essential Questions
Projects (25 points)
Create a project that demonstrates your mastery of at least 3 of the "I CAN" statements.
25 Projects Synthesize your Learning
The ideas linked in the document below have been gathered from all over the web and from a variety of teachers. Thanks to all!
I CAN Statements
1. I can describe examples of specific economic/social conditions that contributed to the misery of workers, farmers, minorities, and families.
2. I can describe President Hoover's policies, his reasoning behind them, and how he was viewed by the American public because of those policies
3. I can identify the conditions that caused the Dust Bowl and how it affected that region of the country.
4. I can analyze FDR’s belief in the purpose of government and actions he took to strengthen federal powers.
5. I can give examples of FDR’s response to the Crash and Depression.
6. I can give examples for each of the three R’s: Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
7. I can identify specific problems of the Depression, and identify the New Deal programs that were meant to address those problems
8. I can explain how the New Deal impacted the American economy, in both positive and negative ways
9. I can summarize criticisms of the New Deal and what Roosevelt did to counter those charges.
10. I can describe how and why FDR's focus shifted from domestic to foreign policy in the late 1930s