WWI and Great Depression Vocabulary Terms DUE FRIDAY 2-9-18

  1. Isolationism –not getting involved in other areas of the world 
  1. World War I – The Great War, between European countries. Caused by: Militarism, Alliances, Imperialism and Nationalism. 
  1. Armistice – An agreement to stop fighting. The Treaty of Versailles officially ended WWI. 
  1. Pandemic – An epidemic, or spread of a disease. In 1918, Influenza (Spanish Flu) spread world-wide, killing an estimated 40 million people. 
  1. Assembly line – A series of stations of workers, machines, and equipment at which people and machines add to, or assemble, the parts of a product. 
  1. Installment plan – Allows consumers to make regular payments for cars or other items over a period of time. 
  1. Boll Weevil – A beetle which fed on cotton fibers. Responsible for destroying thousands of bales of cotton between Texas to Georgia between 1890 – 1920. 
  1. Stock Market – A place where shares of ownership (stocks) in a corporation are bought and sold. 
  1. Great Depression – An economic crisis which began with the Stock Market Crash of 1929, and lasted until 1945. 
  1. Purchasing Power – The ability to have money to purchase needed items or materials. 
  1. Surplus – Overproduction causes the production of more items than can be purchased. Prices must be lowered in order to attract buyers, leading to a loss of profits. 
  1. Entrepreneur – A person who starts a business and assumes all of the risks. A “risk-taker”. 
  1. New Deal – A set of programs created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide relief to the country come out of the Great Depression. These programs provided work, payments, and programs to help Americans during this time. 
  1. Barter – Trading goods rather than using cash. 
  1. Subsidy – A grant of money from the government. 
  1. Labor Union – An organization of workers formed to improve their wages, benefits, and working conditions by bargaining with management. 
  1. Relief – Money and goods, loans and jobs, given to people in specific need. 
  1. Strike – A works stoppage in protest over some grievance(s). 
  1. Cooperative Recession – An organization owned by and operated for the benefit for those using its services. In the New Deal, many rural areas were able to get electricity through cooperatives. 
  1. Minimum Wage – The least amount that an employer can pay a worker.


Booker T Washington & WEB DuBois reading for Venn Diagram, Herndon reading for notes

Today in class, students were given a reading on early civil rights activists. They were to complete a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting Washington and DuBois, take notes on Alonzo Herndon, and then complete a written response choosing either Washington or DuBois’ opinion on racial equality as the better one, and providing support as to why.


Georgia in the New South Era 1877 to 1914

Students received a reading selection and a fill-in notes page on Tuesday, Jan 16 to work on during class. Today, 1/22 in class, we went through a PowerPoint discussing each section of the fill-in notes page. For those who did not finish the notes in class, I am including pictures of my completed notes sheet.


Students will learn about early civil rights leaders and racial violence during this unit as well. Leaders such as WEB DuBois, Booker T. Washington, Alonzo Herndon, Homer Plessy. And events such as the 1906 Atlanta Riots, and the trial and subsequent lynching of Leo Frank.

Tutoring is available on Thursdays 4:30 – 5:20, for students needing assistance.

Ms. Rauscher


Students will be taking the GA Studies Midterm on Wednesday & Thursday. It consists of 80 questions from the Georgia Standards of Excellence we have learned so far. Students will review the answers on Friday so that they may walk away with a review tool for April’s Milestones Assessment.

Below are images of the filled-in review sheets from class today.