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Primary Research

Waverly-Shell Rock High School AP History students rose early this morning to catch a ride to the Hoover Presidential Library. They left at 7:00 a.m. for the 112 mile drive through Iowa farmland. They were coming for a chance to do primary research, to hold the real deal in their hands — to look at […]

Kids As Curators

President Hoover’s Response to the Stock market Crash of October 29, 1929 Political cartoon regarding stock market speculation. In times of economic crisis who is responsible for helping those in need? What is the role of the president? The stock market crash of October 29, 1929 symbolized the beginning of the Great Depression in the […]

Political Cartoons

Drawing a cartoon is a way to quickly say how you feel or what you think. The cartoon at its best is used to simplify and get to the heart of the matter. There have been many famous political cartoonists who got their message across through illustration and humor. One of these is Jay “Ding” […]