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 18
Week of April 25
NOTE: This page does NOT contain information about the term paper. See the TERM PAPER tab for due dates, instruction, etc.
Due Thursday, April 21- Reading Notes, Ch 16 Section 2, "War and Social Change." Quiz on Thursday.
Case Study: Richmond, CA. The Bomb: Atomic Cafe intro; Choices decision-making.
MONDAY April 25: Sorry that I won't be with you today!! Here's the scoop for Monday in class ----
*Remember to place your phones in the shoe organizer.
*Work on the term paper. You can continue your research.
You can start (or continue) turning the information you gathered in your interviews into a readable and chronological narrative.
*You may borrow an iPad from the cart (or use your own, of course.) (No cell phone use permitted! )
HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY 5/27 : Ch 16, Section 3 - "The War and Civil Rights" (SEE TAB "Assignments VII" tab.