Month: August 2014

DUAL: Podcast and Readings from the Progressive Era

tff-firefighters

Below are the readings from our current period and the podcast on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. For these assignments, rather than simply summarizing, I’m more interested in getting your thoughts and analysis of the information. The readings are grouped together. Try to follow the format that was discussed in class. Devote equal time to summary and reflection.

Podcast on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

 

give me liberty 647-648

Muckraking – Ida B. Wells

 

the jungle

Muckraking – the jungle

DUAL: Podcast and Readings from the Progressive Era

tff-firefighters

Below are the readings from our current period and the podcast on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. For these assignments, rather than simply summarizing, I’m more interested in getting your thoughts and analysis of the information. The readings are grouped together. Try to follow the format that was discussed in class. Devote equal time to summary and reflection.

Podcast on Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

 

give me liberty 647-648

Muckraking – Ida B. Wells

 

the jungle

Muckraking – the jungle

DUAL US: Study Guide Quiz #1

Before your first quiz, go back into the notes and the reading, and make sure that you can talk about – and more importantly write about – the topics that are listed below. Some of these come out of the notes that we have done in class, others from the reading. In short paragraphs you will need to be able to explain 10 of the following:

  1. Compromise of 1877 (pg.511)
  2. Birth of Jim Crow South (pg. 512-513)
  3. Building the Transcontinetal RR & Credit Moblier
  4. Andrew Carnegie
  5. John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
  6. Horizontal and Vertical integration
  7. The Trust
  8. Social Darwinism
  9. Major labor strikes/clashes: Haymarket Square, Homestead Strike, Coal Creek War (see Zinn excerpt)
  10. Powers business had over unions (pg. 550)
  11. Company Towns
  12. Jacob Riis “How the Other Half Lives”
  13. Jane Addams and Hull House, The Social Gospel
  14. Gospel of Wealth and Andrew Carnegie
  15. Why Big Business was able to dominate period
  16. “Sister Carrie” woman and the city
  17. Dumbell tenements: Conditions for the poorest
  18. New Immigrants
  19. Boss Tweed/Tammany Hall and the cartoons of Thomas Nast
  20. Contrast between rich and poor found in American cities turn of the century

If you know these topics you will be in great shape. I will base the multiple choice off of these. REMEMBER: these will be broad questions that try to pull together what you read and classtime.

DUAL US: Welcome Note

cold war renenactors

I’m really happy to have you in my dual-credit U.S. history classes. My goal is to use this class as a vehicle to provide you with an experience that will help you succeed in college. Studying, writing with structure and knowledge, and meeting deadlines are critical to your success.

In order really “get” what it took to make the America we live in today, you also need to see a few pictures of Lyndon Johnson holding a beagle by the ears and the lengths advertisers went to in the 1950s to convince women that buying Tupperware was a truly gratifying experience.

Here is a copy of the syllabus. Yes, I handed you a copy. This is me being thorough.

Syllabus MW

Syllabus TR