MVHS American History Class -- SS3
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Trimester 2 -- 2015/16


February 29, 2016 -- The Great Depression
1929 Wall Street Market Crash -- Video (10:05)
The Great Depression Intro. -- Video (3:37) and Article
Dust Storms Strike America -- Video (3:00)
Black Blizzard -- History Channel Video (3:00)
Migrant Mother Photo -- History Channel Video (4:00)
FDR's First Fireside Chat -- History Channel Video (2:00)
The New Deal -- History Channel Video (3:00)
FDR's New Deal -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR and the Tennessee Valley Authority -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR Creates the Social Security System -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR: A Voice of Hope -- History Channel Video (5:00)




January 26, 2016 -- World War 1 Project
Activity #1:America Enters the War Notes
  1. Read section in textbook and take notes using a handout guide.


Activity #2:All Quiet On the Western Front Video
  1. Watch Discovery School Video about β€œAll Quiet on the Western Front
  2. Complete worksheet.

Optional websites to use:
All Quiet on the Western Front β€” Reading In a Nut Shell β€” shmoop.com
Paul Baumer Character Analysis β€” shmoop.com


Activity #3: Weapons of WWI Crossword Puzzle
  1. Complete a crossword puzzle. There are three handouts needed: crossword, the clue sentences, and the reading packet about WWI weapons (the answers are there).


Activity #4: In Flanders Fields Poem

  1. Read the packet that includes the poem and information about the author & poem.
  2. Complete the worksheet using the packet.


Optional website to use: Prose & Poetry: The Making of the Poem (First World War.com)


Activity #5: WWI Photos
  1. Look at different photos taken during WWI of the battlefield, soldiers and other related things.
  2. Complete worksheet using what you learned from the photos.



Activity #6:Wilson Struggles for Peace Questions
  1. Read section in textbook and answer questions on a handout.





January 20, 2016 -- World War 1

Start of the War
  1. Frightful First World War -- Video (2:38)
  2. Why did WWI start? -- Video (2:20)

Fighting the War
  1. World of Trenches - Role of Non-White Colonial Soldiers - WW1 Uncut - BBC (6:31)
  2. Surviving the U-Boats - WWI Uncut: Dan Snow BBC -- Video (8:41)
  3. Why Trenches? WWI Uncut: Dan Snow BBC -- Video (7:49)
  4. Escaping the Trenches. WWI Uncut: Dan Snow BBC -- Video (7:45)

United States Joins the War
  1. Crash Course American History #30: America in World War I -- Video (13:39)
  2. The U.S. in World War I - History Channel Video (4:00)

End of the War & Peace Treaty
  1. The Treaty of Versailles in 1918 and its Consequences -- YouTube slideshow (8:34)
  2. Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I -- History Channel Video (2:00)
  3. Did WWI Lead to WWII? - History Channel Video (3:00)

Misc.
  1. World War 1 (In One Take) -- History Bomb Video (6:11)





December 9, 2015 -- Muckrakers




Progressive Era Presidents




Why Study History?

What is History For?

Why We Need Geography














November 16, 2015 -- The Great Depression
1929 Wall Street Market Crash -- Video (10:05)
The Great Depression Intro. -- Video (3:37) and Article
Dust Storms Strike America -- Video (3:00)
Black Blizzard -- History Channel Video (3:00)
Migrant Mother Photo -- History Channel Video (4:00)
FDR's First Fireside Chat -- History Channel Video (2:00)
The New Deal -- History Channel Video (3:00)
FDR's New Deal -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR and the Tennessee Valley Authority -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR Creates the Social Security System -- History Channel Video (2:00)
FDR: A Voice of Hope -- History Channel Video (5:00)



November 3, 2015 -- Jazz Influence & The Great Gatsby
The 1920s -- "Let's Misbehave!"

Song #1:
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (1932)
Fergie - A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) ft. Q-Tip, GoonRock

Song #2:
#1 Charleston. Four versions TOP 40 CHARLESTON SONGS of the 1920s.
Cotton Club Dancers Bust Some Moves
Cab Calloway's Hi De Ho -- YouTube
will.i.am - Bang Bang (Official Video)

The Party Scene:
The Great Gatsby Sneak Peek - A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (2013) - Leonardo DiCaprio Movie HD -- Movie Trailer
Epic Party - The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby - The First Time We See Gatsby Scene -- YouTube (:45)


Extras:
The Great Gatsby -- Great Music is Timeless Featurette -- YouTube (4:42)
The Great Gatsby -- Gatsby Revealed Pt 1 -- YouTube (7:09)
The Great Gatsby - The Greatness of Gatsby -- YouTube (9:11)







October 26, 2015 -- World War I Project
Great Books Video - All Quiet on the Western Front YouTube (24:39)

Sainsbury's OFFICIAL Christmas 2014 Ad - YouTube (3:40)




October 1, 2015 -- President Teddy Roosevelt
  • 8of22 -- TR: An American Lion: YouTube Video -- America at a new century & Governor Roosevelt
  • 14of22 -- TR: An American Lion: YouTube Video -- Trusts; Northern Securities Company
  • 16of22 -- TR: An American Lion (start at @6:38): YouTube Video -- Conservation & Preservation
  • 13of22 -- TR: An American Lion: YouTube Video -- Race & Booker T. Washington
  • 19of22 -- TR: An American Lion: YouTube Video -- African & European Trip; Taft as President; Challenge to Taft
  • 20of22 -- TR: An American Lion: YouTube Video -- 1912 Election Campaign; Trip to Brazil; WWI starts

#26 Theodore Roosevelt Video -- YouTube (14:41)

1912 US Election Campaign Speech Audio - Theodore Roosevelt 9 of 9 -- YouTube (4:08)



September 25, 2015 -- Muckrakers
Crash Course History - Women's Suffrage
Suffragette Official Trailer #1
Suffragette UK Trailer
School House Rock - Suffrin' Till Suffrage
Bad Romance: Women's Suffrage
Iron Jawed Angles Trailer -- HBO film

End Women's Suffrage Prank




September 15, 2015 -- Muckrakers
Overall Information
  1. Progressive Era: The Muckrakers -- (3:53) MrVEducation Channel -- YouTube Video

Ida Tarbell

  1. Ida Tarbell:PBS The Rockefellers -- A biography on Ida Tarbell
  2. Ida Tarbell:PBS The Rockefellers -- Primary Resource: Excerpts from The History of the Standard Oil Company
  3. Ida Tarbell: Erie Hall of Fame -- (3:04) No Man More Dangerous - YouTube Video



Ida B. Wells

  1. Ida B. Wells Undaunted and the Southern Press -- (5:38) Podcast/YouTube Video
  2. Ida B Wells -- BioChannel: Biography & Video links



Jane Addams

  1. Jane Addams -- BioChannel: Biography
  2. Jane Addams of Hull House -- Junior Scholastics biography
  3. The Life and Work of Jane Addams -- (5:49) YouTube Video



Thomas Nast

  1. Boss Tweed - Thomas Nast -- (9:17) Excerpt from a 1999 documentary about NYC
  2. Thomas Nast Biography -- Reading



Lewis Hine

  1. Photographs of Lewis Hine -- The History Place: Child Labor in America
  2. Lewis Hine: The child labour photos that shamed America. -- BBC article & video
  3. Lewis Hine -- Biography & Photos





September 14, 2015 -- Industrialization & Robber Barons
By 1900, the country was changing in many ways. The Industrial Revolution moved the U.S. from an agricultural based economy to an industrial (mass production of goods) economy. This brought with it many improvements and benefits for society but also there were many growing problems as well.

Watch the following videos:
The Industrial Revolution -- History Channel (3:00)
The Men Who Built America: Monopoly -- History Channel (3:00)
Homestead Strike -- History Channel (5:00)
Robber Barons and the Industrial Age -- YouTube (8:39)

Robber Arons Sing Pharrell's "Happy" -- YouTube (3:45)




September 11, 2015 -- 9/11