JANUARY ~ FEBRUARY 2011

24
25
EXAMS
26-1
EXAMS
27-3
Snow
28-4
Intersession Day
No School for Students
FEBRUARY
31-5
First Day of Second Semester
Welcome back to US History
Roaring 20s?

Inaugural Address: what did he think the role of gov't was? to what did he pledge himself? the nation? (excerpted for class)

HW:
1. Gmail me (MsW.JBHS)
2. Contribute to our backchannel
Whiting's Backchannel
group code: 7j6j8c
The 20s are described as roaring even though they weren't extravagant, flamboyant or over-the-top for everyone. As children of the 2000s, would you say that decade roared? Be specific; provide relevant historical examples.
December 19, 1923
1-6
Backchannel Highlights

Coolidge Cartoons
A guide to interpreting cartoons
March 6, 1924



2-7
Ice!


3-1
In pictures and music
(click play and then click along with the lyrics)

Hoover (from the Miller Center)
Section Questions:
1. Was Hoover a Progressive or Conservative President?

2. What were the causes of the Great Depression?

3. Compare and Contrast Hoover's initial understanding of and approach to the Depression with his new approach in late 1931.


Groups will each be assigned a section of the reading for which you must draw a political cartoon(s) to illustrate Hoover and his response to the Great Depression.
4-2X
We drop today
7-3
Hoover and the Market Crash (yesterday's reading continued)

HW: the backchannel, a new prompt
What similarities and differences do you see between the market crash and resulting economic depression in 1929 and today's mortgage and banking crash and resulting economic crisis?
8-4
First years of the Great Depression and the election of FDR
The New Deal: how was it a different view of the economy than Coolidge's?

Commonwealth Club Speech:
on government in business
on the welfare state
9-5
Current event comparison with the Great Depression
from USAToday
from Newsvine.com
In CT from the Norwich Bulletin
In SC from WJBF-TV

Backchannel Conversation
10-6
New Deal Organizer
LABOR
Recovery
Relief
Reform

We have the laptops in the classroom
11-7
New Deal Organizer
AGRICULTURE
Recovery
Relief
Reform

New Deal Organizer
BUSINESS and BANKS
Recovery
Relief
Reform
14-Falcon
Migrant Mother
15-Black
In Their Words and On Their Faces
16-Gold
We drop today

If you are going away for the week formally known as vacation, please review the assignment (I have a copy of the assignment for you; please print any readings you will need to take with you - see the links below)
17-1
Review Graphic Organizer
Discuss:
Compare and Contrast the motivation and actual programs and policies of the Progressives with those designed by New Deal reformers; pay special attention to poverty relief.

How did the Great Depression challenge the basic nature of the United States? the character of the American people?
18-2X
We drop today
21
No School
Presidents' Day
22-3
How the Pendulum Swings
Meetin in E102
23-4
How the Pendulum Swings
Meetin in E102
24-6
Meet with Guidance in the Career Center
25-7
How the Pendulum Swings
Challenge: complete the chart requirements for President Obama and the current Congress and make (and explain) a prediction about where the pendulum will be at the end of his administration.
28-3
Plot and discuss the presidents and the pendulum
meet in the LMC Seminar Room