There are several ideas about Pearl Harbor that historians still debate today. The bottom line is that some believe the US knew the Japanese were headed to Pearl Harbor, while others say FDR and his administration had prior knowledge. Based on the video...what do
Here's a link to one of the episodes of WW1 in HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D70CF1ppOE
As you view it, please make comments on any surprising information or things that interest you as you go. Please open the video in a new window so that you can multi-task this video.
I hope the tuiz on the Progressive Era went well for you. Here is one last thought provoking set of ideas and review of the Progressive Era from one of the world's top historians, Tom Woods: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkvnla_the-progressive-era-thomas-e-woods-jr_news
Please post your thoughts and comments USING YOUR REAL NAME THIS TIME!!! Thanks!
Actually, here's a better, shorter link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_A-yboiw0d8
Based on your essay today, summarize your thoughts and interact with your classmates. Be su
In response to the essay question about protectionist policies, share your thoughts and some information from the internet (provide the link) on your thoughts on this subject. Ask yourself, does immigration help or hurt economic growth? Does closing our borders to trade help or hurt our economy? Let me know your thoughts.
Please show me some information on one of 3 topics:
1. Irish Potato Famine
2. The "Progroms" against the Jews
3. The Opium Wars in China
DO NOT POST LINKS TO WIKIPEDIA!!! Go beyond the basics and try to get information like diary entries, first hand accounts, economic impact of these events, government responses to these situations, and most importantly for our discussion...HOW DID THESE EVENTS IMPACT US IMMIGRATION?!
Thanks, I look forward to viewing the links that you guys put up.
Today's essay asked you to think about whether we should ban collective actions in society. The statement implied that collective activities only help those in the group and harm those outside of it. Share your thoughts.
Today's persuasive essay focused on collective actions by unions, corporations, pools and cooperatives. The essay suggested that because these groups can only benefit themselves at the expense of others, they should be banned and not legally recognized by governments. So, what were your thoughts?
Jeff Degner instructs US History, Advanced Geography and Yearbook at Bridgman High School. In addition he is pursuing a Master's Degree in Economics from Western Michigan University while teaching Micro and Macro Economics at Lake Michigan College. The purpose of the blogs will be to raise thought provoking ideas and questions for the students under his care.