Today we started talking about the Cold War. We read some Dr. Seuss, analyzed American fear during the 1950s, and looked at some great government PSAs regarding how to keep yourself safe during a nuclear attack.
You have no homework tonight. Be prepared for a JP Work Day tomorrow.
Today we took a look at some highlights from the GOP Debate last night. We talked about where each campaign stands, how the candidates are shifting their attacks, and what might happen on Tuesday.
Then we shifted gears and talked about 3 different social groups after WW2: Veterans, Women, and Black Americans. We looked at how the US Government provided needed support to veterans and how an ad-campaign attempted to get women out of the workforce. Then we talked about race. It was a serious, but informative conversation that will frame the way we analyze the 1950s.
Your homework tonight is two-fold (get it?).
2.What is double consciousness?
3.How is vision through the veil two-fold?
4.How does this apply to the 1950s?
5.Is there a modern equivalent of “the veil” in society? In High School?
Today we talked about the current Presidential Campaign. We talked about the importance of Super Tuesday, Donald Trump, and general GOP strategy this election cycle.
Then, we started to talk about post-war America. We looked at the UN, World Bank, and IMF. We also analyzed the importance of the UN Declaration of Human Rights
Your homework tonight is to:
1. Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2. Pick the 5 that you think are most important
3. Find and analyze a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird to either negate or prove the existence of that right in the United States during the 1950s. (5 quotes total, one per right).
Today we took a quiz! It was more fun than we ever imagined.
Today we worked on research for the Junior Project. I've attached the topic list, assignment sheet, calendar, and research compilation forms for you to use.
You don't have homework tonight, but you do have a quiz tomorrow. It is open note and is all short answer questions.
Today we held an in-class draft for Junior Project Topics. Hearts were broken, dreams came true, and the reality of writing a 5-8 page academic paper sunk in (for some). Tomorrow we will be in the library for 2 periods starting our research. I've posted the list of topics (including selections) so that you can review alternative topics if you wish.
Your homework tonight is to do some general background research on your topic's impact on the United States. This will allow you to use your time as wisely as possible in class tomorrow.
Today we finished talking about World War 2. We looked at the Pacific Theater, and then talked about Truman's decision to drop the bomb.
We also looked at the Junior Project. You will have a draft for topics in class on Monday. Your homework over break is to make a list of your top 3-5 choices, in case yours is claimed early in the draft.
Today we talked about violence. We looked at the scope and sequence of WW2, including the the European and Pacific Theater.
Tomorrow we will talk about the Atomic Bomb.
Today we talked about love. Then we analyzed how the war effort brought the United States out of the Great Depression. We looked at the propaganda the United States government used to support this effort, including attempts to demonize Germans and the Japanese. We saw growing sentiment for the war in the United States, mainly based on this propaganda, including Popeye the Sailorman. Monday we will look at a dark part of American history, Japanese internment.
Your homework this weekend is to critically read the section from Unbroken that was passed out in class.
Today we talked about Neutrality. We looked at how FDR took control of the economy, as well as what it took for the United States to enter WW2 (Hint: Pearl Harbor). Then we looked at the US economy, rationing, and propaganda posters.
Your homework is to finish making the propaganda poster you started in class today.