Today we began by going over the fascism test. I was most pleased with the outcomes on the "what/so-what" section and the source question. We noted that many of you did not add adequate support in the long paragraph. I suggested thinking of the key vocabulary terms as a way to help deepen your coverage.
Next, we each took a New Deal term from Falk Ex #22 and completed a what/so-what. I will create a Google doc so that we have a space to curate/share our findings. From there we had a PPT discussion on the New Deal. I noted some of the must knows that act as cornerstones to this unit. The quotations "We have nothing to fear but fear itself," and, "We must spend our way out of the Depression" help to illustrate the leadership of FDR and the financial thinking that supported the creation of the alphabet agencies. I asked that you finish reading DeMarco Chapter 9
on the USA for homework (including the exercises).