Prepare: Read Chapter 7 of the textbook. Find a primary source from the 1920s that is related to the group that you chose for your Final Project and that you can use in your Final Project. You may use one of the primary sources listed this week, or you may find your own.Watch the Credibility: Critical Thinking video, and then use the Library of Congress Primary Source Analysis Tool to help you think about and understand your primary source.
Note: Remember that a primary source is an artifact or document created at the time of an event or by someone who personally witnessed the event. Please review the handouts, Types of Sources and Primary Sources.
Reflect: The 1920s was a decade of significant social change and social conflict. Consider the sources of social change that occurred in the 1920s, how those changes affected the group that you chose for your Final Project, and what long-term effect those changes had. Reflect on how the event represented in your primary source relates to the larger social transformations going on. Think back on the video you watched, and think about the guidelines for credibility outlined in it. How credible is your primary source?
Write: Based on information from your textbook and your analysis of the primary source you chose, answer the following:
- Why do you think the event was important, and how does it fit into the conflict and changes of the 1920s?
- How does the event you chose relate to your Final Project topic?
- What does the primary source you chose tell you about this topic?
- What does it not tell you?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.
Prepare: Read Chapters 8 and 9 of the textbook and watch the World War II: Breadlines to Boomtimes video.
Reflect: The Great Depression and World War II represented tumultuous years for Americans. From the widespread and appalling poverty of the Great Depression to the horror and excitement of World War II, consider the ways that Americans were forced to work together for the good of each other and the nation. Think about how the experiences of these years, both the good and the bad, forever changed the Americans who lived through them. Consider the changes that the United States went through from the Great Depression through World War II. Reflect on the specific causes of the Great Depression and the New Deal programs that the Roosevelt Administration created to address each one.
Write: Based on information from your textbook and your analysis of the primary source you chose, address the following points:
- Explain at least three causes of the Great Depression and the specific, corresponding New Deal programs meant to respond to those causes.
- How did the societal changes of this period affect the group that you chose for your Final Project?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to mention your chosen group in the subject line of your post. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.