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Friday, January 31, 2014

Ch. 15 Test Study Guide (Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014)

1. Pg. 465: Read the Building SS Skills section #s 1-4 (textbook)
2. Know the definition of Rugged Individualism and know which president it is associated with!!!
3. Know that the crash of the stock market started the Great Depression, and that the GD was worldwide
4. Know the dates AND definitions of Black Thursday and Black Tuesday
5. Define Business Cycle, GNP, GDP, Margin Buying, Bull Market, Bear Market
6. Why President Hoover lost the 1932 election: The Smoot-Hayley Tariff and the Bonus Army, in conjunction with his actions during the early part of the Great Depression
7. The business practices of the 1920s contributed to the stock market crash of 1929 by creating a  heavy surplus and encouraging consumers to use credit
8. Shantytowns were also known as __________villes
9. FDR - "The only thing we have to fear... _______________"
10. FDR attempted to reorganize the Supreme Court with his "court-packing" plan
11. In the 1920s mass produced cars made travel much more affordable
12. Over-speculation in the stock market, bank failures, and a decline in worldwide trade were all important factors that contributed to the Great Depression
13. Joblessness in the 1930s was a major source of concern.
14. The graphic organizer in the Writing for TAKS section in the chapter review on pg. 464 (textbook)
15. The chart (Interpreting Maps) on pg. 445 (445b online)

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P.P.S. Please do not forget to take the polls on Edmodo please. They will not take long and truly help out Coach Durning and I as we plan our class life with the laptops. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Ch. 16 Overview

USH; Unit 4 - Chapter 16 – THE NEW DEAL (1933-1939)
OVERVIEW: The prosperous economic times of the 1920s came to a devastating end with the stock market crash in 1929 and the Great Depression that followed. POTUS Hoover's administration dealt cautiously with the economic crisis. American voters elected Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) as POTUS in 1932 in the hope that the federal government would take a more active role in shaping the economy. In this chapter you will learn how FDR's administration dealt with the economic crisis and changed the role of government in American life.
VOCAB: New Deal, Bank Holiday, FDIC, CCC, SEC, NIRA, AAA, TVA, John Maynard Keynes, Frances Perkins, Harry L. Hopkins, John Collier, Sit-Down Strike, Share-Our-Wealth, WPA, NYA, Social Security Act, Wagner-Connery Act, Congress of Industrial Organizations, Dust Bowl, Migrant Mother, Regionalists, Federal Project #1, The Grapes of Wrath, Gone With the Wind, American Gothic, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Frank Capra, Aaron Copland, Thomas Dorsey, Mahalia Jackson, Benny Goodman, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keefe
UNDERSTANDING THE NEW DEAL – AN OVERIVEW:
1. The New Deal was Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt's (FDR) response to the Great Depression, which involved: (Stimulus Programs); The 3 R’s: Relief, Recovery, and Reform
A. Jobs programs to put the jobless to work
B. Reform Efforts: Regulate the stock market, end child labor, and guarantee the right of workers to unionize
C. Economic Security Programs: Insured bank deposits and Social Security, providing old age pensions.
D. Other reforms included gov.-backed home loans
THE NEW DEAL - OF NOTE:
1) To raise farm incomes, the New Deal paid farmers to take land out of production under the Agricultural Adjustment Act
2) Social Security, a New Deal Program, provided income to the elderly
3) The Fair Labor Standards Act guaranteed American workers the right to unionize and banned child labor
4) Critics of the New Deal were in constant fear that gov was becoming too big and overstepping its bounds
5) FDR and the Supreme Court did not get along

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Classes Cancelled and Ch. 14 Test Study Guide

With classes being postponed until tomorrow (stay warm and safe today), the Ch. 14 Test for Mintz's class will not be Tuesday (now Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014). Do not forget that tomorrow is a half day (of course) and make sure that you come in and use your time wisely (2, 3, and 4th can finish at lunch - 1/29 and only 1/29; 6th and 7th can finish at lunch on Thursday)! Here's the Ch. 14 Test Study Guide again just in case:
1. Pg. 439 Building Better SS Skills: #s 1-4
2. Most ads target women b/c: women do the bulk of the shopping
3. Define: Fundamentalists, Assembly Line, Planned Obsolescence, Model T, Auto Touring, Prohibition and the 18th Amendment, Mass Transit, Lost Generation (writers), Harlem Renaissance, Jazz, Blues, Scopes "Monkey" Trial
4. Electricity became commonplace in the 1920s and more electric appliances started to be used
5. Henry Ford (cheap and efficient) vs. Alfred Sloan (luxury and status)
6. Babe Ruth and his effect on Baseball and sports
7. Go over the Major Cultural Conflicts, Modern Consumer Culture, and Key Understandings overview notes on your highlighting pages
8. Cecil B. Demille and his effect on "big" movies
9. By incorporating elements of African American spirituals, blues, European harmonies, ragtime, and West African and Latin Americans rhythms, jazz musicians both reflected and influenced international culture
10. Know who Louis Armstrong and Diego Rivera are
11. For the following people - Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, and Langston Hughes - be able to answer the following:
1. WHO (they are)?
2. WHY WAS THIS PERSON IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME?
3. WHY IS THIS PERSON WORTH REMEMBERING TODAY?

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Upcoming This Week...

1. (Mintz's class) Make sure that you study for the Ch. 14 Test (study guide below) - and for the few of you who accidentally took that test, make sure that you study for the Ch. 13 Test.

2. The weather could be interesting (bad) on Tuesday. If anything occurs where we cannot take the test on Tuesday, it will be pushed back to Wednesday/Thursday.

3. We will most likely be done with Ch. 15 Notes, Graphic Orgs, and UMIs on Monday, so make sure you're good to go and make sure the highlighted page is completed (it will be due along with the other stuff). We will start up Ch. 16 right after.

4. The Ch. 15 Test will be on Tuesday Feb. 4, 2014. The study guide will be up shortly.

5. There are a few poll questions on Edmodo, please take literally the 2 minutes they take in total to complete because it will help Coach and I get ready for the laptops. Thanks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Classes Cancelled/Laptops

Today classes were cancelled due to the icy weather. We will continue again next week with Mintz's classes taking the 14 test on Tuesday (study guide below) and continuing/finishing Ch. 15, then moving on to Ch. 16. Anything due today in Durning's class will now be due Monday (make sure any late work in turned in - ALL classes). Durning and I hope that you have a safe day, a fun (now) 3-day weekend, and see you all next week!

P.S. Mintz's classes - please know that I will be absent (for either all or just the afternoon - still deciding) on Friday Feb. 14, 2014. It is my Grandma's AND Dad's bdays and I need to fly to Motown. Most likely you will be finishing whatever we are doing and hopefully having a fun, relaxing day. I am sorry to be absent, I try really hard not to, but my family is forcing my hand on this. Just letting you know. This will hopefully my 1st, and only, day off this school year!

P.P.S. A future post will be dedicated to discussing the laptops but I thought I'd share these dates and news with you as our laptops will be given out this week. Email Mintz if you have any questions or need any info.
  • Due to the school closure today Bellaire has extended the deadline to turn in Student Laptop Agreements and $25 cash deposits to Monday, January 27th.  Students can turn these items in at lunch or after school in front of the auditorium. Students needing to learn more about payment options should see either their AP or counselor on Monday so that they can meet the initial deployment deadline.
  • Student laptops will be deployed next week on Thursday and Friday to students that meet Monday, January 27th's deadline to turn in their Student Loan Agreement and $25 cash deposit.
  • No Student Loan Agreements or deposits will be accepted Tuesday - Friday of next week (Jan. 28-31)
  • BHS will resume accepting Student Loan Agreements and payments beginning Monday, February 3rd.  Students turning in their forms and deposits after the initial deployment will receive their laptops as their paperwork and payment are processed.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ch. 15 Overview

USH; Chapter 15 – THE GREAT DEPRESSION
OVERVIEW: The economic boom of the 1920s gave most Americans tremendous faith in the future. For many Americans, prosperity seemed limitless. The economic gains were unevenly distributed, however. The lifestyle of the Jazz Age led to enormous consumer debt. In this chapter you will learn how debt and many other factors led to the Great Depression. When POTUS Hoover's efforts to revive the economy failed, Americans elected a (D) POTUS, Franklin D. Roosevelt, in hopes of reversing the country's economic decline.
VOCAB: Bull Market, Bear Market, Margin Buying, Gross National Product, Gross Domestic Product, Business Cycle, Herbert Hoover, Smoot-Hawley Tariff, Black Thursday, Black Tuesday, Great Depression, Mutualistas, Breadlines, Shantytowns, Rugged Individualism, Bonus Army, Reconstruction Finance Corporation, FDR
KEY QUESTIONS (ANSWER AT THE END):
1. Why did the prosperity of the 1920s come to a crashing end?
2. Why did the Great Depression last as long as it did?
KEY UNDERSTANDINGS:
How did the Great Depression alter the role of our gov in our lives? The federal gov…
1) Sought to put the jobless to work
2) Instituted new agencies to regulate banking and the stock market
3) Tried to raise the income of farmers
4) Created a safety net to protect Americans from unemployment and old age
5) Assisted Americans in buying houses
6) Gave new rights to organized labor
GREAT DEPRESSION FACTS:
1. Great Depression: a severe worldwide economic depression
2. It began with the stock market crash of 1929
3. Unemployment soared and international trade plunged
4. Depression era unemployment levels did not end until the beginning of WW2
5. 25%: during the early stages of the depression 25% of the workforce was jobless
6. Inadequate purchasing power: a major cause of the great depression
7. Dust Bowl: erosion and windstorms that devastated agriculture in the Midwest during the 1930s
8. Effect on families: the great depression caused couples to put off marriage and have fewer children
9. The longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century
1930s: A decade of economic depression that led our gov to take a more active role in US life:
1) The Stock Market Crash
2) Why did the prosperity of the 1920s ended so suddenly? Poor distribution of wealth, cutting off of immigration
3) Why the Depression lasted as long as it did? Government needed to act more aggressively
4) The Depression's human toll: Loss of jobs
5) Policies were adopted to combat the crisis

Monday, January 20, 2014

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Don't forget to go over the study guide below for tomorrow's test!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Ch. 14 Test Study Guide

1. Pg. 439 Building Better SS Skills: #s 1-4
2. Most ads target women b/c: ___________________
3. Define: Fundamentalists, Assembly Line, Planned Obsolescence, Model T, Auto Touring, Prohibition and the 18th Amendment, Mass Transit, Lost Generation (writers), Harlem Renaissance, Jazz, Blues, Scopes "Monkey" Trial
4. Electricity became commonplace in the 1920s and more electric appliances started to be used
5. Henry Ford (cheap and efficient) vs. Alfred Sloan (luxury and status)
6. Babe Ruth and his effect on Baseball and sports
7. Go over the Major Cultural Conflicts, Modern Consumer Culture, and Key Understandings overview notes on your highlighting pages
8. Cecil B. Demille and his effect on "big" movies
9. By incorporating elements of African American spirituals, blues, European harmonies, ragtime, and West African and Latin Americans rhythms, jazz musicians both reflected and influenced international culture
10. Know who Louis Armstrong and Diego Rivera are
11. For the following people - Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, and Langston Hughes - be able to answer the following:
1. WHO (they are)?
2. WHY WAS THIS PERSON IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME?
3. WHY IS THIS PERSON WORTH REMEMBERING TODAY?

Ch. 14 Overview

USH; Chapter 14 – THE JAZZ AGE/ROARING 20s (1920-1929)
OVERVIEW: WW1's sudden conclusion forced many Americans to make major changes in their lives. Many Americans lost their jobs in a postwar economic recession. Economic prosperity returned in the mid-1920s. In this chapter you will learn about the impact of postwar industrial products on American life. You will also learn about the new forms of entertainment—such as radio programs, movies, and jazz music—that were popular with Americans in the 1920s.
VOCAB: Model T, Henry Ford and Ford, Alfred P. Sloan and GM, Scientific Management, Assembly Line, Auto-Touring, Installment Plan, Planned Obsolescence, Flappers, Volstead Act, 21st Amendment, Al Capone, Eliot Ness and the Untouchables, Cecile B. DeMille, Babe Ruth, Jim Thorpe, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Clarence Darrow, Fundamentalism, The Scopes “Monkey” Trial, Jazz, Blues, Harlem Renaissance, Lost Generation, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Alfred Stieglitz, Diego Rivera
1. The 1920s was a decade of MAJOR CULTURAL CONFLICTS over:
  • Immigration
  • Alcohol
  • Evolution
  • Race

2. The 1920s also saw the rise of a MODERN CONSUMER CULTURE:
  • Economic Recovery
  • Electricity (became common in homes)
  • Business Expansion led to wage increases
  • Consumer Products: Automobile
  • Mass culture: radio, movies
  • The Flapper
KEY UNDERSTANDING: The 1920s marked the emergence of modern America.  What happened?
1) The expansion of a consumer society
2) The growth of mass entertainment and mass communication
3) Changes in the role of women
4) Turmoil occurred among African Americans and other minority groups
OVERVIEW OF THE 1920s: The 1920s was a decade of exciting social changes and profound cultural conflicts. For many Americans, the growth of cities, the rise of a consumer culture, the upsurge of mass entertainment, and the so-called "revolution in morals and manners" represented liberation from the restrictions of the country's Victorian past. Sexual mores, gender roles, hairstyles, and dress all changed profoundly during the 1920s. But for many others, the US seemed to be changing in undesirable ways. The result was a thinly veiled "cultural civil war," in which a pluralistic society clashed bitterly over such issues as foreign immigration, evolution, the Ku Klux Klan, prohibition, women’s roles, and race.
The 1920s was the 1st decade to have a nickname (and it had two): “Roaring 20s" or "Jazz Age." It was a decade of prosperity and dissipation, and of jazz bands, bootleggers, raccoon coats, bathtub gin, flappers, flagpole sitters, bootleggers, and marathon dancers. It was, in the popular view, the Roaring 20s, when the younger generation rebelled against traditional taboos while their elders engaged in much speculation. But the 1920s was also a decade of bitter cultural conflicts, pitting religious liberals against fundamentalists, nativists against immigrants, and rural provincials against urban cosmopolitans.