31 May What If?
In May, the fourth graders spent time reflecting upon “What If.”
They chose an event or time period from history to immerse themselves. After becoming an expert, the students determined what if that event didn’t happen and how history might have changed.
What if the Mexican-American War did not happen? Texas may not be part of the United States. ~Bilal
What if the Peace Corps was not created? Education in third world nation may not exist and poverty levels would continue to rise. ~John
What if the Women’s Rights Movement did not continue after they received the right to vote? Women would not be in government or have “traditional” male occupations such as doctors and lawyers. ~ Sophie
What if Poland was not invaded by Germany? The Cold War would not have happened. ~ Hudson
What if Unites States did not enter World War II? America’s economy would not have rebounded from the Great Depression.~ Keeley
What if Archduke Franz Ferdinand was never assassinated? World Wars I and II would not have happened. ~ Alex
What if all the countries involved in World War I were not so power hungry? There would not be nuclear warfare today. ~Elliot
What if North and Korea and South Korea did not divide into two countries? The Korean War would not have occurred because North Korea would not want to expand its borders. ~Margret
What if Saddam Hussein was not captured by American forces? Terrorism would be a common threat and World War III could result. ~ Donald
What if World War II did not happen? More than 1,000,000 people would not have died. ~ Jee