Honors U.S. History News Letter
By Mr. Ball, Vol. 1, Issue 8, 12/12/15
What we've done the past few weeks
- Monday, 11/30 - We discussed experiences of military members during WWI.
- Tuesday, 12/1 - We learned about the end of WWI and President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Points plan for peace.
- Wednesday, 12/2 - We compared Wilson's 14 Points to the Treaty of Versailles
- Thursday, 12/3 - We took our WWI Test
- Friday, 12/4 - We introduced our current unit with a comparison between Capitalism and Communism. We played Rock, Paper, Scissors to simulate life in a capitalist economy, and the redistribution of winnings to simulate Communism.
- Monday, 12/7 - Were reviewed a prior topic, nativism, to show how immigrants were treated following WWI.
- Tuesday, 12/8 - We learned about the Red Scare, the fear of Communism spreading to the United States.
- Wednesday, 12/9 - We learned about the experience of African-Americans during the Great Migration of the 1910s-1930s
- Thursday & Friday, 12/10-12/11 - We learned about the causes of the 1919 Race Riots in Chicago and throughout country.
Please ask your student about any and all of these topics. They are experts!
Upcoming Events & Topics
Our next milestone is due Friday, January 8. Outline due. This will be an outline of the proposed format of the project. Students must organize their research in a logical sequence that will address the context of their topic and the thesis they are proving. The outline format is on the Canvas page. Students have five different options for their project format:
1. individual or pair exhibit board
2. individual or pair documentary
3. individual or pair web page
4. individual or group performance
5. individual historical research paper