Thursday, February 27th
Trimester 2 course theme presentations are below.
Wednesday, February 19th
Tuesday, February 18th
Tuesday, February 11th
Today students participated in a recorded discussion about FDR's New Deal.
Tuesday, February 5th
Central Historical Question: What caused the Chicago Race Riots of 1919?
In class today, students watched a brief film about the Great Migration in the early 20th century. Then, they compared different textbook accounts of the Chicago Race Riots and examined three primary source testimonials about the race riots.
Monday, February 3rd
Central Historical Question: Why did the US enter World War I?
Thursday, January 30th
Central Historical Questions: Why did people oppose women's suffrage?
In class today, students watched a brief video tracing women's suffrage in America. Then, they reviewed basic information and arguments about suffrage and anti-suffrage before reviewing the Declaration of Sentiments from the Seneca Falls Conference in 1848. Finally, students explored the specific arguments presented by anti-suffragists.
Wednesday, January 29th
Central Historical Question: Why is this day missing from the website?
Tuesday, January 28th
Central Historical Question: Who are the Progressives? What did they do?
In class today, students took a reading quiz. Then, they reviewed the Populist Party before closely examining the Progressives. They examined the primary beliefs of the Progressives, key issues and subsequent reforms, and completed a Venn diagram about the three Progressive presidents.
Thursday, January 23rd
Central Historical Question: Why did the United States annex the Philippines after the Spanish-American War?
In class today, students reviewed a timeline of U.S. involvement in the Philippines before examining Rudyard Kipling's poem, "The White Man's Burden" to understand Western imperialist attitudes during this time period. Then, students broke into groups to examine political cartoons from this time period. Each group presented about their political cartoons before the class discussed the following questions:
Wednesday, January 22nd
Central Historical Question: Why did the U.S. invade Cuba?
In class today, students watched a clip, looked at a painting of the invasion, and examined primary source documents to determine various reasons for the U.S. invasion of Cuba.