Week 1 Homework – 9/7/23


Fill out the name and email of your writing mentor on THIS SPREADSHEET.

1. Timeline

Find, cut out, and glue the timeline figures you were given in class to your timeline.

Minimum = figures who are on the Key Dates list

Above & Beyond = all the timeline figures

2. Read

Read History of US chapters.

  • Preface to Chapter 2, pp 9-20
  • Chapter 8 to 14, pp 41-74

3. Watch

  1. The Roaring 20’s: Crash Course US History #32
  2. Ken Burns Prohibition – Episode 2 (approx. 2 hours)
    Ways to watch:
    1. Subscribe for 1 month to PBS Documentaries Channel w/ Amazon Prime
    2. Rent from the DVDs from the Library
    3. Buy DVD

4. Presentation

Due this coming week – 9/14. Prepare a presentation on the topic you chose. (Here’s the signup list if you need a reminder.)

  • Must only be 5 minutes long
  • Should show how your topic relates to the 1920s
  • Find an interesting way to present your information. (Not necessarily a game – but engaging — pictures, power point, object, activity, etc)
  • Practice at home – make sure you can stay within your time limit and your idea works

5. Writing

Prepare key notes to go with your presentation.

Here’s an example of what they should look like. (This example is based on the WWI NY Times article we read in class.)

  • Based on the research you do for your presentation
  • One page
  • Includes key information about your topic
  • Include your name, date, and presentation topic at the top

Bring enough copies to give every person in the class (11 students + 2 teachers)

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