LP – The Road to WWII, Bubble Gum Cards, and the “Horrors of War”

The Road to WWII, Bubble Gum Cards, and the “Horrors of War” Essential Question: How can everyday items help us understand the past? Common Core Standards: R2, R4, R7, WHST1, WHST8 Introduction: In the early 1930s, despite the harsh economic realities of the Great Depression, a Philadelphia bubble gum entrepreneur Warren Bowman was the first […]

LP – Wilson and the Post WWI World

Wilson’s Vision of the Postwar World Essential Question: What was Woodrow Wilson’s vision of the world after the Great War? Common Core: RH2, RH6 Objectives: As a result of this lesson, students will be able to: Evaluate Wilson’s Fourteen Points, his negotiations at the Versailles Treaty talks, and the national debate over treaty ratification and the […]

Rising Isolationism, A Renewed Danger?

It is an honor to be kicking off the blog for the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for the fall of 2011. I thank Andrew Johns, Brian Etheridge, and the officers of SHAFR for the invitation, and I look forward to an excellent year of diverse debates and dynamic discussions. For this column, […]