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Week of April 16, 2012

Jeremy Lehman

U.S. History

Monday

Standard-USHC-6.1 Explain the impact of the changes in the 1920s on the economy, society, and
culture, including the expansion of mass production techniques, the invention of new home
appliances, the introduction of the installment plan, the role of transportation in changing urban
life, the effect of radio and movies in creating a national mass culture, and the cultural changes
exemplified by the Harlem Renaissance.

Objective- SWBAT analyze the economic boom in the 1920s

Bell Ringer

Notes on economic boom in 1920s

        a. Rise of Industries
        b. Consumer Society
        c. Trade

Short video, with quiz on the rise of commercialism

Exit Slip- What were the reasons the economy rose during the 1920s? What are some potential
drawbacks to the boom?

Tuesday

Standard-USHC-6.2 Explain the causes and effects of the social change and conflict between
traditional and modern culture that took place during the 1920s, including the role of women, the
“Red Scare”, the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, immigration quotas, Prohibition, and the Scopes
trial.

Objective- SWBAT summarize the social impacts of the 1920s and their effect on America

Bell Ringer

Students will break up into four groups and be assigned on aspect of 1920s culture; they will construct
and argument as to why their assigned area contributed most to society.

Notes on society in the 1920s
        a.    Women’s Rights
        b.    Prohibition
        c.    Harlem Renaissance/Jazz Age
        d.    Mass Media



Wednesday

Standard-USHC-6.2 Explain the causes and effects of the social change and conflict between
traditional and modern culture that took place during the 1920s, including the role of women, the
“Red Scare”, the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan, immigration quotas, Prohibition, and the Scopes
trial.

Objective- SWBAT write a paper summarizing an aspect of 1920s culture within the U.S.

Bell Ringer

Students will go to the computer lab and be given an outline and rubric. They will create a paper
summarizing their “favorite” 1920 pop culture.

Thursday

Standard- USHC-6.3 Explain the causes and consequences of the Great Depression, including the
disparities in income and wealth distribution; the collapse of the farm economy and the effects of
the Dust Bowl; limited governmental regulation; taxes, investment; and stock market speculation;
policies of the federal government and the Federal Reserve System; and the effects of the
Depression on the people.

Objective- SWBAT analyze the causes of the Great Depression and justify why was the most important

Bell Ringer

Notes on the causes of the Great Depression

        a.    Credit
        b.    Stock Market Crash
        c.    Money withdraw from banks
        d.    High food prices
        e.    Dust Bowl

Students will analyze the songs and images from the Great Depression

Students will then be asked to summarize a cause of the Great Depression and explain why it was the
most important
Friday

Standard- USHC-6.4 Analyze President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal as a response to the economic
crisis of the Great Depression, including the effectiveness of New Deal programs in relieving
suffering and achieving economic recovery, in protecting the rights of women and minorities, and in
making significant reforms to protect the economy such as Social Security and labor laws.

Objective- SWBAT analyze FDR’s New Deal

Bell Ringer

Students will take a 10 question quiz summarizing the week’s information.

Students will complete a textbook scavenger hunt summarizing the New Deal and the programs
introduced.

Global Studies

Monday

Standard- MWH-8.1 Evaluate the relative importance of factors such as world war, economic
depression, nationalist ideology, labor organizations, communism, and liberal democratic ideals in
the emergence of movements for national self-rule or sovereignty in Africa and Asia.

Objective- SWBAT summarize the causes of the Cold War and potential effects of the U.S. containment
policy

Bell Ringer

Notes

         a. Causes of the Cold War

         b. Development of the Alliances

         c. U.S. Containment Policy

Students will create a map of the different alliances a complete a cause and effect chart summarizing
the causes of the Cold War, their effects

Tuesday

Standard- MWH-8.3 Illustrate the impact of the Cold War on developing and newly independent
countries, including Soviet, United States, and Chinese involvement in the domestic and foreign
affairs of countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and the
Congo.
Objective- SWBAT analyze China’s involvement in the Cold War, including the rise of Communism
and the potential effects of China’s growth

Bell Ringer

Notes

        a.    Communists vs. Nationalists
        b.    The “Two Chinas”
        c.    Chinese Reform
        d.    Alliances- Communists vs. Capitalists

Students will complete a chart, summarizing China’s rise, the split in ideologies, and the potential
effects of China as a player on the world stage

Wednesday

Standard- MWH-8.3 Illustrate the impact of the Cold War on developing and newly independent
countries, including Soviet, United States, and Chinese involvement in the domestic and foreign
affairs of countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and the
Congo.

Objective- SWBAT analyze the importance of the Iron Curtain and its impact on the tensions
between the U.S. and USSR

Bell Ringer

Notes

        a. Iron Curtain
        b. Berlin Airlift
        c. Cold War- weapon’s race

Students will watch a Dr. Seuss video called, “Big Butter Battle” and will be asked to analyze the
video and how it relates to the Cold War including the wall, weapons race, and rise of tensions
between the two sides

Thursday

Standard- MWH-8.3 Illustrate the impact of the Cold War on developing and newly independent
countries, including Soviet, United States, and Chinese involvement in the domestic and foreign
affairs of countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and the
Congo.
Objective- SWBAT summarize the impact of the Cuban Missile Crisis and other nuclear standoffs in
the Cold War

Bell Ringer

Notes

         a. Nuclear Missile Crisis
         b. Nuclear submarines
         c. Spying/Espionage between the U.S. and USSR

Students will write a paragraph giving their opinion/reaction to the Cuban Missile Crisis as if they
were JFK/Putin

Friday

Standard- MWH-8.3 Illustrate the impact of the Cold War on developing and newly independent
countries, including Soviet, United States, and Chinese involvement in the domestic and foreign
affairs of countries such as Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, and the
Congo.

SWBAT- summarize the causes and effects of the Korean War and analyze primary sources involving
pop culture in American during the Korean War

Bell Ringer

Notes

         a. Causes of Korean War
         b. Aftermath of Korean War
         c. Controversy of war

Students will be given images and songs regarding the Korean War and asked to analyze them,
including the reasons for the songs, how they link back to the causes, and their impact/effect on the
global population.

				
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