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US HISTORY Unit 4 Week 2. Homework for the Week Tuesday Find a 2 nd source for your research outline and take notes on it. Study vocab for card quiz Block.

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1 US HISTORY Unit 4 Week 2

2 Homework for the Week Tuesday Find a 2 nd source for your research outline and take notes on it. Study vocab for card quiz Block Day Design your perfect Ponzi scheme. 1-2 paragraphs (images optional) Friday Finish mini-project menu for HW

3 Agenda, Tuesday, 11/12/2013 Housekeeping Hand back papers Revision reminder 1920s essay outline Peer editing Share out strong thesis statements Researching HW: Find a 2 nd source for your research outline and take notes on it. Study vocab for card quiz

4 Peer review Each partner gets 5 minutes of assistance from their partner. Take out your work so far: 1. Together read through what you’ve written 2. Discuss what you need to edit 3. Look at the rubric and see what still needs to be done / Discuss what your next steps are Swap and repeat the same process for the 2 nd person.

5 Peer Review: guiding questions Step 1 Read the thesis statement Is it clear? Is it specific? Does it present an argument? Does it outline a clear direction for the rest of your outline? Step 2 Read the sub-thesis (body paragraph) Step 3 Mark an “E” for evidence to support the thesis and sub-thesis Is the evidence specific and supportive? Step 4 Mark a “C” for citations and check for complete MLA format (Last name, Pg #) Step 5 Read Conclusion Does it wrap up your argument? Step 6 Leave comments (be thorough!)

6 Model thesis statements In groups of 4, choose the strongest thesis statement of the group. Write this thesis on the white board. Share What do we like about these thesis statements? Which of the grading criteria do they meet?

7 Research time Use the laptop computers to continue researching your topic. Cornell Notes on from a second source is HW for block day.

8 Agenda: Wed-Thurs, 11/13-11/14 Vocab Card quiz HOT ROC Review Unit 3 test Ch. 27 – 1920s key events chart Discuss Complete thesis statement sentence frame Vocab: Add speculator to your glossary Homework: Design your perfect Ponzi scheme. 1-2 paragraphs (images optional)

9 HOT ROC What examples of neutrality and diplomacy do you see in the US foreign policy of the 1920s? Take out HW from last night for me to come around and check.

10 The Republican Presidents & The Politics of Normalcy

11 Did the Republican Era of the 1920s bring peace and prosperity to all Americans? Analyzing the Republican Era (27.2, 27.3, & 27.4) Event Description Define/Explain Terms Who was helped by this & why? Who was harmed by this & why (inferences are okay) Harding’s fiscal policy of free enterprise Teapot Dome Scandal Hoover allows business consolidation Florida Land Boom and Ponzi scheme Dow Jones Industrial Average and speculation American isolationism Kellogg-Briand Pact Dawes Plan

12 Prompt: Evaluate whether the Republican Era of the 1920s brought peace and prosperity to all Americans? Use one of the below sentence frames to help you respond to the prompt or write your own thesis statement : The Republican Era of the 1920s brought peace and prosperity to the majority of the American people through __________________, _________________, and ______________________. The Republican Era of the 1920s did not bring peace and prosperity to the majority of the American people because of _________________, __________________________, and ______________________. While the Republican Era of the 1920s brought peace to the majority of Americans through _____________________, it did not bring prosperity to all Americans because ________________________ largely only benefitted _________________________________.

13 New Vocab Speculator/Speculation Pg. 349 Examples: Stock Market Housing Beanie Babies

14 Homework Design your perfect Ponzi scheme for Monday Use page 350 Also, you can think about Bernard Madoff’s scheme, which came to light in 2008, scheme5.htm scheme5.htm

15 Agenda: Friday, 11/15 HOT ROC: Ponzi Schemes New Vocab: Add Consumer Culture, Popular Culture, Prohibition, and Mass Media to your glossaries Popular Culture in the Roaring Twenties Label notes as Political, Social or Economic Mini-project menu Homework: Finish mini-project menu for HW

16 Popular Culture in the Roaring Twenties HOT ROC: Sell your Ponzi scheme to the class

17 1920s Popular Culture (vocab term) There are several key elements in the 1920s culture. Questioning authority Fascination with new things Consumerism Leisure time Mass communication Contradictions

18 Questioning authority The horrors of World War I scarred people People felt disillusioned with government and no longer felt a need to be obedient. Young people felt that the older generation had mislead them. Writers like Fitzgerald and Hemingway captured these feelings. Young women get more bold and sexy in their fashion and habits.

19 Fascination with new things New inventions like radio and movies were instantly popular. Newer inventions like planes and cars became more common. People liked breaking with tradition and being modern. Jazz music captured this sense of freedom and breaking the rules.

20 Consumerism Mass production of goods and the improving economy helped Americans to afford lots of new goods. Advertisements became more slick and were used in magazines, on the radio or made into billboards to encourage people to buy stuff. Investing in stocks seemed like a surefire way to make money and became common among middle class people instead of just the wealthy.

21 1920s Advertising

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24 Leisure Time The improved economy gave more free time to people living in cities than they had had before. Sports, movies, beach trips, amusement parks and nightclubs became popular outings for the increasing middle class. People also enjoyed “taboo” activities like hearing jazz in Harlem nightclubs or going to illegal bars known as speakeasies.

25 Mass Communication Movies and radio shows were enjoyed by people throughout the country. For the first time, people were all experiencing the same entertainment. Created a common mass culture.

26 Prohibition The 18 th Amendment outlawed alcohol in At first it was believed that alcohol would just be illegal in saloons but still legal for people to consume at home. When all alcohol was banned, many people felt they were justified in bending or breaking this laws. Organized crime grew in cities to supply the people with alcohol.

27 Mini Project Menu Use the themes of the 1920s in completing one of the following creative writing assignments: 1. Write a short story in which a young man or woman questions authority 2. Write the radio broadcast of a sports announcer commenting on Babe Ruth winning a game for the Yankees. 3. Write an advice column to a couple who have gotten caught up in consumerism and are now in debt. 4. Write a news report on a speakeasy raid or a street fight between the cops and bootleggers. Use chapter 28, sections 1-4 for assistance, if necessary


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