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AMERICAN HISTORY

EARLY 20TH CENTURY ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS AND QUESTIONS PICTURE BOOK PROJECT

MAY 2017 ---- MR. ABRAHAM

ESSENTIAL UNDERSTANDINGS/QUESTIONS:

WORLD WAR I ---   

1)                          Was U.S. involvement in World War I a war of choice or necessity? 

ROARING TWENTIES ---

2)                          Identify and analyze major movements, people, and events in the early 20th century, as they relate to reform, prosperity, depression, cultural change, and the evolving role of government in America.

3)                          Analyze how industrial and technological developments have changed people’s ideas about the natural world and evaluate their short term and long term consequences.

THE GREAT DEPRESSION ---

4)                          The Great Depression’s lasting effect on not only the psyche of Americans, but how the changed role of the Federal Government still affects us today.

5)                          Recklessness, despair, disillusion, and failure leads to reevaluation of conditions and new opportunities.

WORLD WAR II ---

6)                          “The rise of totalitarian dictators was a threat to democracy and U.S. economic and political interests across the globe.

7)                          “The attack on Pearl Harbour unified Americans in support of the war on many different levels.”


In this project, you will investigate ONE of the above essential understandings/essential questions and present your findings in a Digital Picture Book that:

1)      Tells the story of your understanding/question by using pictures.

2)      You may use digital images that are copyright-free or simply use ones you find from Creative Commons.  If you choose to use images found elsewhere on the Internet, please be sure to properly cite your sources. You may also use a variety of sources and primary source documents that will be outlined in class and available in the Library Media Centre to help assist you in developing your Digital Picture Book.

3)      When developing your Picture Book, please keep in mind who your audience is other than American History students and also how you want to use pictures and text to convey your essential question.

4)      Each Picture Book will be at least 16 "digital pages" long (not including the Title Page and Works Cited Page).

5)      Please provide a “Works cited page” that gives credit to the originating sources.

20TH CENTURY --- PICTURE BOOK RUBRIC

20TH CENTURY PROJECT SCORING GUIDE

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