Monday: Hoover vs. FDR (compare and contrast their policies), finish worksheet from Friday (homework if not done today), Hoovervilles
Tuesday: The New Deal, Notes on New Deal, Fireside Chats, new deal parody, Homework: write 1 paragraph on something effective and something not effective that both Hoover and Roosevelt during the Great Depression (1 paragraph total)
Wednesday: Mrs. Strickland will have our class today to complete a WCPSS survey with students, if there is time left over we will look at conditions during the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and a music video for the depression era images, if we do not have time in class after the survey then everything will push back by a day
Thursday: Political changes in Europe,
Friday: We are about a day off pace, so Thursday's activity was done today. Parents we talked about political systems in Europe during the WWII era (socialism, communism, theocracy, etc...) and compared those to democracy and capitalism so that the students can see why/how we had grown apart from our WWI allies in such a short time and wanted to avoid war if possible. In that discussion, we talked in some classes about how our government is made up of two major political parties and what are the common beliefs of those parties. I just wanted to assure you that at no point ever did I or will I ever tell your student what to believe, what to like or dislike, which is right or wrong, there is no recruiting for or against any one party, just a historical look at their name, what do they stand for and how is the different compared to the direction that Europe is headed in the 1930's. A statement was made to all students that every aspect of anything political should only come from you the parent and their own beliefs and not me, celebrities or a text book and that they should talk directly with you to form any opinions. I have not nor will I disclose my own personal beliefs to the students. While I know that most of you already are assured that we would never do anything to sway your family's personal beliefs, I did want to openly let you know what we talked about these political items in class today (as we prepare for the WWII unit) so that if you had questions you would know where to start with your student learner. Many thanks.
guided study: read pages 770-775, answer questions on the worksheet from Monday's class