welcome back !!

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ironies

here is a lil advice – be more worried about your grade BEFORE you get it, than after…!!

it never ceases to amaze that students are so concerned and asking questions about grades AFTER the fact – rather than before they do something…it’s like wondering why you lost the game, or did not perform will in the show, or missed that note in the audition when in all those examples you did not give a S#$t about practice – think about it…now granted there is prolly some great developmental reason for this – something about the pre-frontal cortex or something …whatever – pay attention, be present, ask questions, focus grasshoppers…

 

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been awhile

greetings everyone – been a bit since the last post – here is an update – 

we are in the midst of the great depression and new deal era – students are working on a project that connects a problem that caused the GD with the new deal program that addressed this – example – US citizens lost trust in the banking system – along comes the new deal programs of the emergency banking act and FDIC to help restore that trust – they are telling the story of this link…

students and parents can stay up to date minute my minute – well, almost, via classroom…

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new year –

welcome back – the first day back is another exam day for students – then Thursday we will dive back in to content – back to the roaring 20’s…

Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal (1919-1941)

The Post-World War I period was characterized by economic, social and political turmoil. Post-war prosperity brought about changes to American popular culture. However, economic disruptions growing out the war years led to worldwide depression. The United States attempted to deal with the Great Depression through economic programs created by the federal government.

this standard will take us from the roar to the crash…as always – class will incorporate primary sources for all themes – class notes – and student inquiry on all fronts…

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whats up next ??

we are finishing up WWI as i write this – test tomorrow = tuesday 12/6…

we will then be diving right into the 1920’s…here is the standard we will be working on…

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Prosperity, Depression and the New Deal (1919-1941)

The Post-World War I period was characterized by economic, social and political turmoil. Post-war prosperity brought about changes to American popular culture. However, economic disruptions growing out the war years led to worldwide depression. The United States attempted to deal with the Great Depression through economic programs created by the federal government…

  1. Racial intolerance, anti-immigrant attitudes and the Red Scare contributed to social unrest after World War I.

prior to that we will be taking a look at the flu epidemic of 1918…a lil special topic…we will follow this up in the next unit by contextualizing that this epidemic played a role in the roar of the roaring 20’s…

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