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Weekly Reflection, 5/16

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal forced him to resign from office.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I’ve realized that the Watergate scandal raised questions of public trust that still affect how the public and media view politicians today.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more information about the steps that the White House took in trying to cover up its involvement in the Watergate break-in, as well as the significance of Nixon’s taped conversations.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

If Nixon had admitted to and apologized for the Watergate break in, how might things have been different?

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Weekly Reflection, 5/12

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how through protests and marches, women confronted social and economic barriers in American society during the women’s movemnt of the 1960s.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I’ve realized that the rise of the women’s movement during the 1960s advanced women’s place in the work force and in society in today’s world.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more information about the counterculture movement and what factors led to the decline of the movement.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

What role did the counterculture and antiwar movement play in helping Richard Nixon Win the presidency?

Weekly Reflection, 5/4

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how activism pushed the  government to end segregation and ensure equal civil rights for African Americans.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I’ve realized that many Supreme Court decisions made in the 1950s are the same ones that have gauranteed the civil rights for all Americans today.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more information about major civil rights leaders such as Rosa Parks, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

What assumptions and beliefs guided the fierce opposition to the civil rights movement in the South?

Weekly Reflection, 4/27

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?

The most interesting thing I learned this week is how the United States and the Soviet Union emerged from World War II as two superpowers with extremely different political and economic systems, leading to one of the longest wars in history, the Cold War.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
After World War II, China became a communist nation and Korea was solit into a communist north and a democratic south, which led to the Korean War. I’ve realized that many of the tensions that existed with China and Korea after World War II are similar to the ongoing tensions that continue to involve the United States today.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more about the role of the CIA in the Cold War and how the U.S. benefited from the newly developed agency.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

What factors led to the Communist takeover in China?

Weekly Reflection, 4/20

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how during the Holocaust, the Nazis systematically executed more than 6 million Jews and 5 million other “non-Aryans.”

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I’ve realized that since the atrocities of the Holocaust, many agencies have been formed to publicize human rights and continue to remain powerful forces in today’s world.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more about the life of the Jews in the concentration camps in Germany during the Holocaust, and how the very few managed to hang on to life and survive.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

How did concentration camp doctors and gaurds justify themselves to the death and suffering they caused other human beings?

Weekly Reflection, 3/25

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how the worsening conditions during the Great Depression caused the government to become more involved in the health and weath of the people.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I learned that the Great Depression has had lasting effects on how Americans view themselves and their government.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more about the social and psychological effects of the Great Depression because I think that would be interesting to research.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

In what ways did the Great Depression affect people’s outlook on American life?

Weekly Reflection 3/8

What was the most interesting thing you learned from your studies this week?
The most interesting thing I learned this week is how World War I spurred social, political, and economic change in the United States.

How might you apply something you learned this week to your life today?
I learned that during World War I, the United States military evolved into the powerful fighting force that it remainds today.

What would you like to learn more about? Why might you research more on your own?

I’d like to learn more about how such changes increased government powers and expanded economic opportunites at home during the Great War.

Write one detailed question about something you have studied this week that you would like an answer to:

Who were the Black Hand, what led to them being created, and how did they play a role in the start of the first world war?