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1950s DBQ

Comparing the Greatest Generation of Americans to Today

Jacob Gogan

on 13 March 2013

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Greatest Generation vs. Generation Y
Write me a one page reflection on how your Generation, Generation Y, compares to the Greatest Generation? DBQ The following charts show the urban, rural, and suburban population of the United States in 1950 and 2000. Document 1 The following graph shows the divorce rates over the past several decades. Document 3 Our neighborhood life converged on a cluster of stores at the corner of our residential area: the drugstore and butcher shop; the soda shop, which sold papers, magazines, and comics, the delicatessen; and the combination barber shop and beauty parlor. The storekeepers were as much a part of my daily life as the families who lived on my street. When I entered the drugstore for a soda or went into the delicatessen to buy some potato salad for my mother, the proprietors would greet me by name . . . . Since the families who operated these stores also owned them, their work was more than just a job; it was a way of life. The quality of the goods they sold was as much a [display] of their pride and self-respect as my father’s lawn was to him. The personal services they provided were not motivated merely by a desire for good “customer relations” but by their felt relationship to the larger community which they served and looked upon as neighbors. For our mothers, these neighborhood stores supplied all the goods they needed in the course of an ordinary day, and provide a common meeting place where neighbors could talk, trade advice, and gossip as they relaxed over an ice-cream soda or a cup of coffee. The Greatest Generation Americans who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, and returned home to start families and create one of the most successful economic booms in American history.
The generation is also termed the G.I. Generation.
Broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw wrote in his 1998 book, "it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced." He argued that these men and women fought not for fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do. When they came back they rebuilt America into a superpower. Document 2 Document 4 Document 5 Document 6 Document 7 Document 8 Here is a memory of middle-class life in a Long Island suburb of New York City in the early 1950s, from Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Wait Till Next Year (Simon & Schuster, 1997, pp. 66-68) The following graphs illustrate how the lives of women and mothers have changed over the past several decades. Age distribution within the total population Number of youth arrested, 18 years old and younger, 1950 and 1995 The American Economy and Employment, 1950 and 2000Leading Sectors of the National Economy Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation
Several alternative names have been proposed by various people such as Generation Me, Generation We, Global Generation, Generation Next, and the Net Generation.

Millennials are also sometimes called Echo Boomers, referring to the size of the generation in relation to the Baby Boomer generation 1950s DBQ How To DBQ If you want to be successful on your DBQ and in life do these things . . . If you want to waste your time, get an atrocious grade, or otherwise fail on your DBQ do these things. . . Do these things . . . Do these things . . . Don't do this . . . Don't do this . . . The Dont's
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The Have Nots The Do's
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The Haves vs. 1.Read carefully and make sure you understand the question being asked.
2. Quickly jot down the major themes and all Relevant Outside Information (ROI or terms) you associate with this topic or question.
3. Read over the documents, noting the year and author/source of each one. If the document seems to support or oppose a possible perspective or opinion on the question, note that on your notes.
4. Write out a preliminary thesis and outline of your major points. 1. As you begin to write, remember to weave the documents into your answer, always focusing on the thesis.
2. Include your knowledge of the era along with your analysis of the documents.
3. Be sure to include your own analysis/perspective on the question.
4. If you can knowledgeably quote or refer to an historian who has a perspective on this question, include his or her perspective.
5. Keep an eye on the clock so that you can have time to re-read your essay for any obvious technical errors.
6. Be as specific as possible when you include historical information.
7. Be assertive and forceful in making your points. Let your Voice show through! 1. Respond to a question that isn't asked.
2. Use "I" statements such as "I think that Document A portrays..."
3. Summarize the documents. The reader knows the content of the documents and is interested in how you view the document relating to the question. 4. Quote long passages from the documents. Use an ellipsis "..." if you need to quote.
5. Try to impress the reader with big words that are used incorrectly. This has the opposite effect of what is intended.
6. Spend so much time reading and underlining the documents that you rush your writing.
7. Begin writing your answer until you have a good sense of your thesis and how you want to approach the question.
8. Write "I ran out of time" on the bottom of your essay. Why do we DBQ? 21st Century Skills We DBQ because DBQs:
Are based on the Colorado Department of Education Social Studies Learning Standards, themes, and concepts.
Focus on critical 21st Century skills and ask students to make comparisons, draw analogies, and apply prior knowledge and learning.
Ask students to take positions on an issue or problem and support their conclusions.
Require students to look at issues from multiple perspectives.
Require student to apply skills they will use as adults in the real world. What does the graph show?

Do divorce rates go up and down?

Do you notice any trends?

Why do you think divorce rates have increased since 1950 and 1960? Warm and Welcome How has music changed sinced the 1950s? Your Generation http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/marriage_divorce_tables.htm
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