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Semester 2:
The US through the 20th Century

Stage One: The Progressive Era

01/17/01: A suitcase full of travels! It's Trekker Jennifer
Jennifer traces a love story that began on a boat from Poland to Israel, changed to a different love story on the way, and ended up with her grandparents marrying each other.

01/20/01: A crater of tears and a forest full o' love
Jennifer and Neda explore how President Theodore Roosevelt helped support Muir Woods National Monument and Crater Lake National Park

01/24/01: America in Nicaragua: Not a New Story
Jennifer discovers a link between American Imperialism in Nicaragua and the Mission District of San Francisco, California.


Stage Two: The Roaring 20's & Great Depression

02/07/01: Anna Louise Strong: A Strong Woman Behind the Country's First General Strike
Jennifer and Neda scour the Washington shipyards and the Labor Temple for details of the Seattle General Strike of 1919.

02/10/01: Evolution's gonna make a monkey's uncle out of you!
Jennifer and Stephanie snoop around Dayton, Tennessee to investigate the Scopes Trial of 1925, and the controversy of creationism vs. evolution.

02/10/01: The talking walls of Angel Island
Jennifer and Neda kayak to Angel Island to learn about the Immigration Center and the Origins Act of 1924 which discriminated again Asian immigrants, the Chinese in particular.

02/14/01: What do Country Music and Olives Have in Common?
Jennifer and Stephanie land in Nashville, Tennessee, Music City USA in search of the Grand Ole Opry and a bit of Country Music history.

02/24/01: Mary McLeod Bethune kept her eyes on the prize
Jennifer and Stephanie visit Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona, Florida to learn about the life of Mary McLeod Bethune and her influence on Roosevelt's New Deal.


Stage Three: World War To Cold War

03/10/01: You ain't nothing but a SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!
Jennifer discovers why kids cheered, teenagers swooned at, and Americans revered three American icons: Mickey Mouse, Elvis, and John Wayne.


Stage Four: America In Upheaval

03/14/01: Two, Four, Six, Eight: I Think You Best Desegregate!
Heading down to Little Rock, Arkansas, Jennifer delves deep into the desegregation crisis at Central High School in 1957.

03/14/01: And Justice For All...
Jennifer's dispatch on the protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama including information on Bloody Sunday and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

03/17/01: X stands for: Fight the powers that be!
Jennifer explores the life and times of Malcolm X, a man known as a militant leader during the Civil Rights movement. From prison life in Norfolk, Massachusetts, to street life in Harlem, New York, he made an impact on the social and political climate of the 1960's.

03/21/01: A Different Kind of American Dreamin'
In Washington DC, Jennifer uncovers the wonders of being a VISTA volunteer and learns about its creation under President Johnson's administration.

03/24/01: If it's a man's world, what's a girl to do?
Jennifer looks into the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and what modern-day organizations are doing to preserve the rights of women.

04/04/01: I See Clouds, I See Rain, I See Stormy Weather

04/04/01: Students united can never be divided
Through nonviolent protest, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) mobilized a generation of young people to express their discontent for authority, democratic processes and the Vietnam War. Through the Port Huron Statement, teach-ins and other forms of protest, the movement made a voice for itself and reshaped the power of young people in America.


Stage Five: The US at the New Millenium

04/14/01: Disco Wasn't the Only Annoying Thing in the Seventies. Check Out Those Long Lines at the Gas Pumps!
OPEC and the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 have Jennifer and Becky traveling across the oil rigging lands of Texas in search of alternative fuels.

04/18/01: A Different Kind of Civil Rights- Or is it?
Like any minority group, people with disabilities are a powerful force when they are fighting for their civil rights. Jennifer discovers from Gallaudet University in D.C. to disabled activists in Austin, TX, people with disabilities are advocating for social change and for access to all aspects of American life.

04/21/01: Jennifer - So what is NAFTA all about anyway?
Jennifer heads down south to El Paso, Texas to study the pros and cons of NAFTA.

04/28/01: Jennifer - A day at juvie - doing time in your teens.
Jennifer takes a trip to L.A. and San Diego, California to talk about minors being tried as adults. School shootings, gang violence, and protests, really makes you look at the pros and cons of our juvenile justice system.

05/02/01: Calling All Yogis
Jennifer meditates atop a vortex in Sedona, Arizona and in Northern California to look for the meaning behind yoga, meditation and alternative forms of healing.

05/05/01: Jennifer - To America the beautiful and the friendly.
Jen says goodbye to the Trek.