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Friday, October 18, 2013

Ch. 7 Study Guide (Test Oct. 22, 2013)

For the following 3 items, please be able to write about what they are, why they were important back then, and why they are important today or worth remembering today: (I'll give you a index card on Monday for these 3) - click the links for more info (do not just use MY WORDS!!!)
1. John Dewey and Education Reform: Dewey was a strong proponent of progressive educational reform. He believed that education should be based on the principle of learning through doing, education should focus mainly on students' interactions with the present, and that the past matters as well. This is important to understand today in a climate of (bad) education reform that focuses on increased standardized testing, decreased education spending, increased class sizes, more students living in poverty, the growing digital divide, and less focus on learning by doing (with more learning to the tests).
2. Yellow Journalism: Type of journalism that relies on sensationalism and lurid exaggeration to attract readers AND/OR lies and/or propaganda which are passed of as legitimate journalism, though they favor 1 political party or viewpoint. This was important to understand in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as the media had a huge influence on the public, and yellow journalism caused much misinformation. This is important to understand today because of the rise of social media we see more and more forms of yellow journalism (or at least journalism that isn't always fact checked).
3. Skyscrapers and Growing Populations: Skyscrapers are important because when a cities' population gets too big and there are too many buildings with too little space, cities begin to build upward instead of out. NYC, Austin, and Chicago are good examples of this. This was important to understand in the late 19th century, early 20th century, and now in 2013 as America's growing populations/cities needed to find places to put people comfortably. Disease, poverty, and other big issues come up with more and more living close together and in big cities.

Other Things to Know: Walter Camp (father of football), Abner Doubleday (disputed inventor of baseball - English origin), James Naismith (invented basketball), Scott Joplin (King of Ragtime), Vaudeville, Women's changing roles/professionalism (graphic org), Graphic Org: Positive Effects, Negative Effects, and Innovations of the Industrial Revolution, Graphic Org: Institutions that Help Immigrants, Graphic Org: New forms of Entertainment in the late 1800s, Steerage, Chinese Immigration/Exclusion, Grover Cleveland, Nativism

Of Note for the Week of October 21-25, 2013:
  • It's Spirit Week next week!
  • Make sure that you have a highlighter next week!!!
  • Be ready to work next week because besides the test, we will finish ch. 8 and start moving on ch. 9
  • Check your gradespeed, progress reports will be coming up shortly
  • Have a great weekend!
P.S. Please support Victoria Turcios for Homecoming Queen! She deserves it! We will be voting in class on Monday.

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