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Thinking and Education: Two Slideshows

May 27, 2008 Leave a comment

File these under “food for thought” as to how teachers, parents and communities should consider education for the 21st century. I liked both of them though the first really holds interest primarily for administrators and classroom instructors and the second show is broadly cultural beyond the sphere of public education.

# 1 D.M. Hallowell ” Cognitive Approaches to Learning”  

Note: This presentation is displayed on an application known as “Scribd” which may require that your computer has an up to date version of Shockwave installed.

Read this doc on Scribd: Cognitive Approaches to Learning

 

# 2 – David Armano’s ” The Fuzzy Tail”  

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Reading Animal Farm Online

May 27, 2008 Leave a comment

A number of students wanted anytime access to Animal Farm so I am posting each chapter here online ( currently we are on Chapter 7):

Chapter I  Chapter II  Chapter III  Chapter IV  Chapter V  Chapter VI  Chapter VII  Chapter VIII  Chapter IX Chapter X

 

Reading Orwell: Animal Farm and 1984

May 16, 2008 Leave a comment

 In our unit on 1930’s world history, students are reading the novel Animal Farm as well as an excerpt ” The Two Minutes Hate” from 1984, both by George Orwell. Orwell’s novels and characters have become cultural catchphrases to reference criticism of totalitarian dictatorships, or even any unwanted restrictions on personal freedom.

For example, 1984 was adapted by Apple Computers to make what is one of the most famous TV commercials of all time:

This commercial, in turn, was recently mashed-up by supporters of Senator Barack Obama and turned into a political commercial critical of Senator Hillary Clinton:

 

Totalitarianism and a Taxonomy of Tyranny

May 16, 2008 Leave a comment

New Unit Vocabulary 1930’s Totalitarianism, Appeasement & War

May 12, 2008 Leave a comment

Unit Vocabulary

Totalitarian  Authoritarian   Communism   Fascism   National Socialism (Nazism)   Isolationism  

Appeasement   Aggression   Collective Security   Collectivism   Statism   Neutrality   One Party State

Secret Police   Cult of Personality   Leadership Principle   Political Prisoner   Concentration Camp

Dystopia   Genocide   Crimes Against Humanity  Holocaust   Anti-semitism   Racism   Scapegoat

Axis   League of Nations   Munich Pact    Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact   Propaganda    Lend-Lease

America First Committee

States and People:

Soviet Union ( USSR)    Nazi Germany   Fascist Italy   Imperial Japan

Joseph Stalin   Adolf Hitler   Benito Mussolini   Emperor Hirohito   Franciso Franco    George Orwell

Neville Chamberlain

Categories: student information, units

Unit Test Study Guide

May 5, 2008 Leave a comment

 Study Guide 1920’s & Great Depression/New Deal Unit Test

 

LIST: Three Causes of the Crash:____________________________________________

 

Prohibition:______________________________________________________________

19th Amendment:__________________________________________________________

Stock / Stock Market_______________________________________________________

Speculator________________________________________________________________

On Margin / Margin Call_____________________________________________________

Black Tuesday_____________________________________________________________

1929 Stock Market Crash____________________________________________________

Al Capone / Bootlegging_____________________________________________________

The Great Depression________________________________________________________

Hoovervilles_______________________________________________________________

Bonus March_______________________________________________________________

Dust Bowl_________________________________________________________________

Hawley-Smoot Tariff_________________________________________________________

The New Deal______________________________________________________________

Bank Holiday_______________________________________________________________

First Hundred Days__________________________________________________________

Relief, Recovery & Reform____________________________________________________

Fireside Chats_______________________________________________________________

Keynesian Economics_________________________________________________________

Federal Reserve Bank_________________________________________________________

Boom-Bust Cycle_____________________________________________________________

Court Packing Plan____________________________________________________________

Okies_______________________________________________________________________

The Grapes of Wrath___________________________________________________________

Alphabet Agencies_____________________________________________________________

AAA________________________________________________________________________

TVA_________________________________________________________________________

CCC_________________________________________________________________________

FDIC_________________________________________________________________________

NRA_________________________________________________________________________

WPA_________________________________________________________________________

Wagner Act___________________________________________________________________

Social Security________________________________________________________________

Demagogues__________________________________________________________________

Warren G. Harding_____________________________________________________________

Calvin Coolidge_______________________________________________________________

Herbert Hoover________________________________________________________________

Franklin Roosevelt______________________________________________________________

Eleanor Roosevelt_______________________________________________________________

Amelia Earhart_________________________________________________________________

Charles Lindbergh______________________________________________________________

 

Great Depression – New Deal Lecture

May 2, 2008 2 comments

Single slide overview of unit:

Introductory lecture: