World War II - 1941-1945
The war disrupted the homes, families. and lives of all Americans. Many women followed their husbands to military bases. Both men and women went in search of of high-paying jobs in the defense industry. Many African Americans traveled north ane west hoping to escape poverty and discrimination.
This mingling of people from different backgrounds altered the way Americans looked at themselves. The American people began to recognize some of the political, social, and economic consequences of living in such a diverse society. The prosperity that Americans experienced from a full-employment economy during the war years enabled them to live better after the war.
American Odyssey, p 522
Week of April 24
Week of May 1
Week of May 8
Week of May 16
Tuesday/Wednesday: INTRO to WWII -
PP 484-489: Respond to all the "prompts" in the textbook. (Start in Class, due Thursday/Monday (4/27, May1)
Wednesday/Monday in class: The Home Front - "Rosie the Riveter"
Due Tuesday/Wednesday (5/2-3) - Reading Notes, Ch 16 Section 2, "War and Social Change." Quiz
Due Thursday/Friday (5/4-5/5) - Case Study: Richmond, CA. Respond to the questions at the end of the Case Study.
In Class: Atomic Cafe
Intro to the Cold War/"Containment" - to Vietnam
The "calm" Post-war Era
Monday/Tuesday: Choices discussion -- options for ending WWII. What should the United States do to end the war with Japan?
(If you were absent, get handout.)
Wednesday/Thursday: Notes in class (see homework due, below)
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY/MONDAY (5/12-16)
Reading notes: Civil Rights Chapter 16:3; Page 666; Chapter 20:1 and 20:4
Civil Rights, continued.
Discontent: Anti-War protest, Countercuture, women's movement
THURSDAY, FRIDAY: Review days.
Consult your study guide.