Chapter 19 covers the era of World War I and the two decades leading up to World War II. It includes a period of incredible violence, as well as some promising movements for reform and self-determination. You may use the reading handouts to identify key items to discuss, or you can use the key terms and questions you see listed for each chapter. For example, you will notice headings for the “Russian Revolution” and the “American New Deal” (notice they put Roosevelt’s New Deal in a global perspective). Please feel free to use anything that looks like a solid topic, and please be sure to include page numbers so people can find it.
The forum is worth 10 points, but you can get up to 15 if you do some extra. You can get up to five points for a really good paragraph. Please do not write more than one solid paragraph, or two very short paragraphs, in a single post.
If you are the first person to write on a topic, you may start a thread by responding directly to this post. Write about why you think this key term is important to what we are learning. Discuss the key term or question in the context of the chapter(s) and share some of what you learned. If you not the first person to discuss the topic please respond to an existing thread and add helpful information and insights.
Students are generally getting really good at writing meaningful paragraphs, and I am expecting your best work on this one! If you write abut the Russian Revolution, you could note that it was one hundred years ago and relate it to the WW I era. Then someone else could add that it was really two revolutions: a liberal revolution in February and a Bolshevik revolution in October (when the Russian Empire became known as the Soviet Union). Then the next person could comment on how Lenin got the Soviets out of WW I and established a communist state. In other words, we could have several people write on various aspects of a key term, and that would be very meaningful and helpful!
this is an example of how to do this discussion:
Great Depression Ch 19, pg. 695
The world fell into the Great Depression following the crash of the United States stock market. Due to the Great War, the United States were indebt and unable to recover for quite some time (695). This included other countries as they were apart of the United States’ international trading system. Even with the assistance each other, it was insufficient and caused more banks from across the world to shut down shortly after. The Great Depression was an important part of history as people questioned what was the best way to achieve political stability and economic progress. People rethought about the principles of laissez-faire liberalism as a result.