Tuesday, March 23, 2010

19 and 20 Unit Plan

You have three pieces of homework due for the next test.

Amsco 19 notes and mc
Amsco 20 notes and mc
Complete the 19_20 crossword puzzle.

Notebooks will be collected on the test day.

Thursday/Friday: The New Urbanization lecture

Monday/Tuesday: Test on 19 and 20.

AP Point Possibilities:

Architecture Posters:
A) Choose one skyscraper built at the turn of the century. Find several images of the skyscraper. Use text to explain to the poster viewers how this particular building reflects the technology and spirit of turn of the century America.

B) Research a Frederick Law Olmsted installation. Using a landscape plan, show how Olmsted’s design ideas are represented in that park or garden.

C) Research how “dumbbell” tenements hoped to improve the lot of the working poor. On the poster, explain the urban challenges these tenements were designed to overcome and show, schematically, how the architecture of these buildings tried to meet those challenges.

D) Make a powerpoint showing America’s territorial acquisitions from 1787 to 1914.

E) Make a powerpoint that annotates and explains the Cross of Gold Speech.

F) Make a powerpoint that gives an overview of the great muckrakers discussed by Amsco.

G) Compare the “old immigrants” with the “new immigrants.” Use at least ten points of comparison.

H) Show how monetary policy affects debtors and creditors. Make links to the Greenback party, silverites, and the Populists.

I) Create a poster that displays the elements of the Omaha Platform.

J) Create a web organizer showing the different elements of the Progressive reform package.

K) Compare the ideology of W.E.B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and Marcus Garvey. Draw analogies with the philosophies of modern African-American leaders.

Political Cartoons:
L) Find three cartoons supporting or opposing the Chinese Exclusion Act. Explain each cartoon.

M) Draw a political cartoon (poster size) that supports or opposes Carrie Nation’s crusade. Your cartoon should have at least five recognizable symbolic elements.

N) Find three cartoons published during the debate over Imperialism. Explain each cartoon.

O) Find three cartoons portraying the Big Stick policy and assess the viewpoint of the cartoonists.

Transportation hobbyists:
P) Research train buffs who like to recreate streetcar lines – write a short paper explaining how these hobbyists try to capture a snapshot of urban history.

Q) Choose one of the authors discussed in Amsco sections 17-20 and explain how that person’s writing reflected the zeitgeist (what a cool vocabulary word!).

R) Assess the morality of Jane Addams and the settlement houses. Were their good intentions undermined by their paternalism?

S) Explain how the ideas of Alfred Thayer Mahan influenced Theodore Roosevelt.

T) Compare the Boxer rebellion with the Ghost Dance movement.

U) Compare the theology of Russell Conwell and Josiah Strong.

V) Read Warren Zimmerman’s “First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country A World Power.” THREE AP points. This is an awesome overview of the changes in America at the turn of the century. Highly recommended. (Will also make the Alfred Thayer Mahan point easy)

W) Choose three Jacob Riis photographs. Arrange them on posterboard and explain what they portray.

X) Create a collage that shows the path of Hawaiian Annexation. Do not use any words. The viewer should be able to tell what happened in several discrete events.

Y) Read and annotate the “Man With a Hoe” reading.

Z) Choose to complete a DBQ at the end of chapters 17-20.

AA) Prepare a tape or cd in which you play a selection of music from the time period, then explain in your own words how that music is representative of American culture at the turn of the century. (Fair use for educational purposes puts you on safe legal ground). If you are a musician and want to play or sing the music yourself, I’ll give you a second AP point.

BB) Film yourself delivering a speech by either William Jennings Bryan, Mary Elizabeth Lease, or Eugene Debs. Turn in the video with a hardcopy of the speech to Mr. Tueting.

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