Where should we place the blame for the Great Depression?

Where should we place the blame?  Economists believe the Great Depression was caused by the weaknesses in the 1920s economy, but the person whose name will be forever linked to the depression is President Herbert Hoover.  Personally blaming him for the crisis, Americans started to call the shantytowns set up by unemployed people “Hoovervilles.” 

 Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 25 that address these topics and support your discussion.



After you have completed your readings post your response to only ONE of the following questions.

  1. Hoover’s presidency will be forever shadowed by the Great Depression.  Is it fair to blame Hoover’s actions or inaction for the Great Depression?
  2. Should we compare Presidents Hoover and President Roosevelt’s attempts to deal with the depression?

Balanced Literacy Presentation

Balanced Literacy Presentation

Use to complete 

Effective practices to balance literacy instructions in early childhood (Links to an external site.) 

read the joint position statement Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8 (Links to an external site.) (Strickland, n.d.; National Association for the Education of Young Children & Fred Rogers Center, 2012).

5-6 Slide PP include….

Evaluate the key considerations in a balanced literacy approach.

Describe the instructional approaches you will use to teach (e.g., reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language on a daily basis, etc.). Provide a rationale.

Support how your plan aligns with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) or your individual state standards-TX Use cited evidence from Common Core State Standards Initiative (Links to an external site.) or your state education website to support this portion of your assignment.

Justify how your plan explicitly incorporates language across the curriculum. Include strategies for teaching students with limited English proficiency.

Explain how your plan incorporates the 21st-century requirement for children to be techno literate. Cite evidence from the joint position statement of the Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8 (Links to an external site.) to support this section of your PP.

Build Moral Compass

Build Moral Compass


  • In a section titled “Theories” identify the 1-4 moral theories you will use to build your compass (deontological, utilitarian, common good, virtue, etc.) along with a short documented definition for each theory. [“documented” in the sense of citing and referencing your source.]
  • In a section titled “Explanation” explain for each theory how it would help you make what you feel would be the right decision and in what situations (ex. Using deontology at work to ensure the company’s policies are kept and its reputation is upheld; Using care ethics at home as a way to be equitable with the kids, etc.).
  • In a third section titled “Compass Applied” chose one topic from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (under “Ethics Spotlight”) or another pressing ethical situation you or others you know are facing at the moment and use ether Framework for Ethical Decision Making (Markkula or Brown), walk through the steps to make an ethical decision and justify what you decide is the moral action to take in this situation.
  • Be sure to be clear on which of the two frameworks you are using. Be sure you are clear on what you are doing. See the attached templates for the best way to address this assignment. You are not compelled to use them, but you should look at them to be sure you are on the right track. The content is the same, just the formatting on each is different.

Instructional Models (Packback Question)

Instructional Models (Packback Question)

  (111) How Do Students Use Packback? – YouTube  

 The link above explains what and how it’s used PLEASE WATCH These are things that DO NOT belong in Packback:

  •   Questions that are phrased as a statement, not a question
  •   Questions that are closed-ended (only one “right” answer)
  •   Posts that are plagiarized or contain mostly quoted content
  •   Questions or responses that contain profanity or offensive language
  •   Questions about “class logistics” (tests, homework, schedule)
  •   Questions or responses that are not related to the subject matter of the community
  •   Duplicates of other questions or responses already posted
  •   Questions or responses that are intended for cheating

How to ask a great question on Packback

The goal of Packback is to create a community where everyone is sharing questions that foster valuable discussion, challenge existing ways of looking at the world, and uncover brilliant new ideas for applying class learning to the real world.These are the 3 components of a GREAT question to post on Packback:

  • It is OPEN for discussion, and can’t just be “Googled” That means it has more than 1 possible valuable response, so that many people can share ideas and discuss.
  • It SHARES interesting knowledge, source or ideas Great questions share interesting information, sources or ideas from other thinkers, and take them one step further to create a new idea or perspective.
  • It BUILDS connection between the class and the real world Great questions apply and connect class information to real world problems or concepts from other classes. Some of the most creative new ideas come from combining two unrelated ideas, a technique known as “Combinatory Thinking”.

 (148) How to do Direct Instruction – TeachLikeThis – YouTube 

 (148) Cooperative Learning in the Elementary School – YouTube 

 (148) 7 Steps of Project-Based Learning – YouTube 

 (148) Inquiry-Based Learning: Developing Student-Driven Questions – YouTube 

Question 5

Question 5

  • What is the role of the faculty senate or council? Interview a member of such a group (or do other secondary research) relative to its role in academic governance. Provide another example of a No Confidence vote and research what happened and where the administrator landed.
  • What are the two key pieces of information that every meeting should have?  Write a narrative describing an effective meeting.
  • Find an assessment plan for either an academic or administrative unit and include it. Evaluate each of its parts based on what is defined as necessary. Give it a rating from 1 to 10 (10 as highest) and qualify.
  • Use the Nichols’ model for assessment and write a goal for a specific area within the university (can be academic or administrative).  Create an assessment plan that Includes the results, an analysis of the results, and improvements.  Put it in a table.

Due today 250 words

Due today 250 words

Supply Chain: A Competitive Strategy

This week we learned all about the important of supply chains and how logistics plays a role in the success of a business. For this discussion you are asked to explain:

Explain what a supply chain is. The importance it has in your business and how you can use it to give you a competitive advantage.

How you will apply supply chain management to their venture? Why do you need a backup supplier? Share who your suppliers might be, and the backup for each?

Topic 6 Discussion Questions 1 & 2

Topic 6 Discussion Questions 1 & 2

Topic 6 Discussion Question 1:

Research two literacy SPAs. Explain the purpose of each SPA and how you could use them to support your role as a reading/literacy specialist. 

Topic 6 Discussion Question 2:

Research one literacy-related policy from Alabama. Provide a brief description of the policy and discuss whether or not you feel the policy encourages best-practices for reading and writing. Why do you think the policy has or has not been implemented at your school or field experience site? 

Extra Credit Question:

How would you as a future reading/literacy specialist influence reading instruction? Provide an example.

***Each response should only be 5-6 sentences and include 1 reference (APA format)

Report on the Communication in A Field of Study

Report on the Communication in A Field of Study


  1. The program (discipline) you are studying is Psychology. My goal is to work with children maybe through counseling.
  2. The program research guide you are using and things in it
  3. Analysis of one organization or website from your discipline
  4. Tips for communicating with folks in your discipline

The complete form shouldn’t be longer than three pages. Less than two full pages will be considered under-developed. Read the information below for a broad understanding of the purpose of this assignment. Refer to the attached template for more specific details on what to do.

What is a discourse community?

You learned earlier that writing does not exist in a vacuum, that it is a conversation between writer and reader. One scholar, Erik Borg, says that “We do not generally use language to communicate with the world at large, but with individuals or groups of individuals…these groups are gathered into communities.”

Each of us belongs to a number of these groups (called discourse communities). If you stop at a coffee shop routinely, you are a member of that community. Members know what the “rules” are for communicating with each other, what kind of greeting is used, what the standard length of comments is, what kind of comments are acceptable, and what kind are not. Other discourse communities might be related to activities with children, fitness, or church. You can probably think of examples of a conversation topic or a greeting that would be acceptable at the gym but not at church. In this assignment, you are going to look at the communication that occurs in one of your discourse communities, the one formed by an interest in your field of study (major, program, or discipline).

How do I learn about the discourse community in my field?  

What will you be looking for? You will be looking at the kinds of reading and writing members of the community do; the expectations and rules (conventions) for the communication; the way they communicate with each other online; and other tips that help you understand this group.

  1. Psychology:  Here’s the link to the Psychology Research Guide.

Due Sunday

Due Sunday

, defend your assumptions about the technology needed for your company’s continued growth. Would this technology be considered essential to primary or secondary activities? What do you see as the positive outcomes of acquiring this technology? How would you measure the positive results of acquiring the technological innovation? 

Minimum 2 pages

A Business Case for Change

A Business Case for Change

The Case for Change. Discuss Southwest airlines case for change: extending the collation policy 3-5 years and reimbursement due to COVID-19. Should demonstrate the needs for change (i.e., relevance, magnitude, effects on the business/organization performance) supporting the information with evidence from the literature. This section should conclude with the vision of the change project (i.e., visualize the transformation expected with the change project).