Month: July 2013

AP: WWII reading

I have attached links to the excerpts that are available for our class on WWII. What I want you to do is choose one and give me your reaction to reading the piece and how it changed/enriched your understanding of the topic.

Night by Elie Wiesel

Girls of Atomic City

Hiroshima by John Hersey


UTM: Quiz #3 Study Guide

You will be providing short descriptions over the topics covered in chapters 29 & 30 and Monday’s class. Here are some topics to help. Sorry for the delay.

Treaty of Versailles, origins of WWII, leaders of the Axis powers, leaders of the Allied powers, early acts of war, Atlantic Charter, Munich Conference, growing U.S. involvement (neutrality acts to lend-lease), Poland, Blitzkrieg, Battle of Britain (the Blitz), Japanese internment, war’s effects on economy, women and war effort, Bracer program, zoot-suit riots, D-Day, Stalingrad, Island hopping, Manhattan Project, Hiroshima and Nagasaki,

UTM: Midterm Guide #1

Here are the two possible essays for the midterm. Please be prepared to answer either one. Your essay must be in standard essay form: an brief introduction that introduces the times period and topic, clearly stated thesis that will be backed up by supporting paragraphs that DIRECTLY relate to the thesis, and a conclusion that clearly summarizes the major points of the essay

Do you think that the 1920s should be most noted as a decade of anxiety and
intolerance or hedonism and liberation, or both? Cite specific features of life in the
1920s to explain your view.

Analyze the origins and outcomes of the intense cultural conflicts of the 1920s. In your response, focus on TWO of the
• Immigration
• Prohibition
• Religion

Here is the breakdown of multiple choice questions
New Deal-5
Great Depression-5
Progressive Era-5
Spanish-American War-2
Industrialization and Immigration-3

UTM Article: Race in the 20s

This was an event that I had a vague knowledge of before our class. The Trayvon Martin case and doing some reading before our class on the 20s brought it up. As I started looking at the events surrounding Dick Rowland, I felt like there was a link between the two events.

For this assignment, I want you to read about the case of Dick Rowland and the violence that followed. For your comment tell me a little about what happened in Tulsa and if you see any relation between the two events that are almost a century apart (There may not be one, and that’s OK).

UTM: 1920s Quiz

For Monday’s quiz you need to look over the notes from last Wednesday’s class and read through chapter 26 in the textbook. The Quiz will have one extended answer on PROHIBITION. You will need to be able to write a short summary of the origins, enforcement, and consequences of the effort. 3/4 — 1 page

You will also write 5 IDs (2-4 sentences) on the following items: The automobiles impact on the 20s, the Red Scare, examples of anxiety toward change, consumerism/want/advertising, radio and popular culture, race relations and great migration, the Scopes trial and fundamentalism


UTM: Muckraking Articles

I chose a few summaries of the Triangle Fire and an excerpt from Upton Sinclair’s “The Jungle” for our readings on the Progressive Era. Similar to the first assignment you need to provide a short summary of what you read, your impressions of the topics, and how these two events highlight the need for reform.