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Nobody Gets Out of Here Without Singin' The Blues and There Ain't No Chicken In Our Pot

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study From the Great Depression to World War II. The time period right before the Depression and up to World War II, 1928-1940, is important because it changed the modern world. The traditions of the 20's were cast aside and many new civil, cultural, and ethical beliefs were tried, tested, and adopted. The time period shows how decisions made influenced the future. From studying this time period, students can draw conclusions about how their individual and corporate decisions made today, 60-70 years later, will affect the world they currently know and love. This time period was the generation of their grandparents and great-grandparents. It directly shaped their parents. It influenced how they thought and the careers and habits they pursued. It indirectly shapes the students, because they observe parents and grandparents and embrace, reject, or modify the traditions and values they teach. This time period also shows that while man makes decisions about where the world is headed socially and economically, mother nature can destroy that direction sending man searching for new solutions to a better world. Finally, this time period is important because of the many scientific and technical advances