US History Unit 4 Week 2 2013

Unit 4 Week 2
Homework for the Week
• Tuesday
• Find a 2nd source for your research outline and take notes on it.
• Study vocab for card quiz
• Block Day
• Design your perfect Ponzi scheme. 1-2 paragraphs (images
• Friday
• Finish mini-project menu for HW
Agenda, Tuesday, 11/12/2013
• Housekeeping
• Hand back papers
• Revision reminder
• 1920s essay outline
• Peer editing
• Share out strong thesis statements
• Researching
• HW: Find a 2nd source for your research outline
and take notes on it.
• Study vocab for card quiz
Peer review
• Each partner gets 5 minutes of assistance from
their partner.
• Take out your work so far:
1. Together read through what you’ve written
2. Discuss what you need to edit
3. Look at the rubric and see what still needs to
be done / Discuss what your next steps are
• Swap and repeat the same process for the 2nd
Peer Review: guiding questions
• Step 1
• Read the thesis statement
• Is it clear?
• Is it specific?
• Does it present an argument?
• Does it outline a clear direction for the rest of your outline?
• Step 2
• Read the sub-thesis (body paragraph)
• Step 3
• Mark an “E” for evidence to support the thesis and sub-thesis
• Is the evidence specific and supportive?
• Step 4
• Mark a “C” for citations and check for complete MLA format
• (Last name, Pg #)
• Step 5
• Read Conclusion
• Does it wrap up your argument?
• Step 6
• Leave comments (be thorough!)
Model thesis statements
• In groups of 4, choose the strongest
thesis statement of the group.
• Write this thesis on the white board.
• Share
• What do we like about these thesis
statements? Which of the grading
criteria do they meet?
Research time
• Use the laptop computers to
continue researching your topic.
Cornell Notes on from a second
source is HW for block day.
Agenda: Wed-Thurs, 11/13-11/14
• Vocab Card quiz
• Review Unit 3 test
• Ch. 27 – 1920s key events chart
• Discuss
• Complete thesis statement sentence frame
• Vocab: Add speculator to your glossary
• Homework:
• Design your perfect Ponzi scheme. 1-2 paragraphs (images
• What examples of neutrality and
diplomacy do you see in the US
foreign policy of the 1920s?
• Take out HW from last night for me to
come around and check.
The Republican Presidents & The Politics of
Did the Republican Era of the 1920s bring peace and prosperity to all Americans?
Analyzing the Republican Era (27.2, 27.3, & 27.4)
Event Description
Define/Explain Terms
Harding’s fiscal policy of
free enterprise
Teapot Dome Scandal
Hoover allows business
Florida Land Boom and
Ponzi scheme
Dow Jones Industrial
Average and speculation
American isolationism
Kellogg-Briand Pact
Dawes Plan
Who was helped by
this & why?
Who was harmed by this &
why (inferences are okay)
Prompt: Evaluate whether the Republican Era of the
1920s brought peace and prosperity to all Americans?
• Use one of the below sentence frames to help you respond to the
prompt or write your own thesis statement:
• The Republican Era of the 1920s brought peace and prosperity to
the majority of the American people through
__________________, _________________, and
• The Republican Era of the 1920s did not bring peace and
prosperity to the majority of the American people because of
_________________, __________________________, and
• While the Republican Era of the 1920s brought peace to the
majority of Americans through _____________________, it did not
bring prosperity to all Americans because
________________________ largely only benefitted
New Vocab
• Speculator/Speculation
• Pg. 349
• Examples:
• Stock Market
• Housing
• Beanie Babies 
• Design your perfect Ponzi scheme for
• Use page 350
• Also, you can think about Bernard
Madoff’s scheme, which came to light in
Agenda: Friday, 11/15
• HOT ROC: Ponzi Schemes
• New Vocab: Add Consumer Culture, Popular Culture,
Prohibition, and Mass Media to your glossaries
• Popular Culture in the Roaring Twenties
• Label notes as Political, Social or Economic
• Mini-project menu
• Homework:
• Finish mini-project menu for HW
Popular Culture in the Roaring Twenties
• HOT ROC: Sell your Ponzi scheme to the class 
1920s Popular Culture
(vocab term)
• There are several key elements in the 1920s culture.
• Questioning authority
• Fascination with new things
• Consumerism
• Leisure time
• Mass communication
• Contradictions
Questioning authority
• The horrors of World War I
scarred people
• People felt disillusioned with
government and no longer
felt a need to be obedient.
• Young people felt that the
older generation had
mislead them. Writers like
Fitzgerald and Hemingway
captured these feelings.
• Young women get more
bold and sexy in their
fashion and habits.
Fascination with new things
• New inventions like radio
and movies were
instantly popular.
• Newer inventions like
planes and cars became
more common.
• People liked breaking
with tradition and being
• Jazz music captured this
sense of freedom and
breaking the rules.
• Mass production of goods and the
improving economy helped
Americans to afford lots of new
• Advertisements became more slick
and were used in magazines, on
the radio or made into billboards to
encourage people to buy stuff.
• Investing in stocks seemed like a
surefire way to make money and
became common among middle
class people instead of just the
1920s Advertising
1920s Advertising
1920s Advertising
Leisure Time
• The improved economy gave
more free time to people living
in cities than they had had
• Sports, movies, beach trips,
amusement parks and
nightclubs became popular
outings for the increasing
middle class.
• People also enjoyed “taboo”
activities like hearing jazz in
Harlem nightclubs or going to
illegal bars known as
Mass Communication
• Movies and radio
shows were enjoyed
by people throughout
the country.
• For the first time,
people were all
experiencing the same
• Created a common
mass culture .
• The 18th Amendment
outlawed alcohol in 1919.
• At first it was believed that
alcohol would just be illegal in
saloons but still legal for
people to consume at home.
• When all alcohol was banned,
many people felt they were
justified in bending or
breaking this laws.
• Organized crime grew in cities
to supply the people with
Mini Project Menu
• Use the themes of the 1920s in completing one of the
following creative writing assignments:
Write a short story in which a young man or woman questions
Write the radio broadcast of a sports announcer commenting on
Babe Ruth winning a game for the Yankees.
Write an advice column to a couple who have gotten caught up in
consumerism and are now in debt.
Write a news report on a speakeasy raid or a street fight between
the cops and bootleggers.
Use chapter 28, sections 1-4 for assistance, if necessary

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