Tuesday, March 22, 2011

WW2 Family Ties

This is a C-47 like the one my grandpa flew in during WW2.

In April 1942, pilots started flying the "Hump," and continued missions until 1945, when the Burma Road was reopened. The dangerous 530-mile long passage over the Himalayan Mountains took its toll. Combat Cargo Groups were soon on the way. The newly introduced units' sole purpose in the theater was to be air-resupply, supplying ground units in a combat zone.

My paternal grandfather, Luke Kriner during WW2.

Staff Sergeant in Army Air Corps 1943.

My grandpa "flew the hump" during WW2.

This is him in Burma in 1945.

My paternal grandfather, pictured with my brother and I.

L to R-Joshua Luke Kriner, Luther Milton Kriner, and Heather Dawn Kriner 1983

(1 year prior to his death)

Friday, March 11, 2011

3.11 Great Depression Wiki

Examine the pictures. As you do so, think about the fact, during the Depression, thousands of Americans lived as this family is living—without homes and with hope fading fast. Read Lange’s explanation of the situation in which she took these pictures.

ON THE WIKI, write the details from the pictures and Lange’s description that strike you in some way.

Make some personal response to those details.

Write a summary or a poem; pose questions; draw a picture; make some kind of personal connection to the visual and verbal information.


Monday, January 31, 2011

2010-11 WWI: Interactive Poems

Read the World War I poems:



Reply to this post and tell me

1. Which poem was your favorite?

2. What did you like about it?

Monday, January 24, 2011

2010-11 WWI: Drafted!

This is my great-great grandpa's draft card from World War I. He was drafted when he was 26 years old and served from 1917-1918. He was a miller (a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour) and had no military experience.
**Think about what it means to be "drafted" into a war.

Reply to this entry by responding to this question:
How would you feel if you got a draft card?  Cite specific reasons why you feel this way.

Walter Kriner, my great, great grandpa.
Nice boots, huh?

My great grandpa's dad's farm in Dubois, Pennsylvania.
My great grandpa is the young man on the left leaning on the car.

My great grandpa's family.
Do you see the little boy on the left (behind the boy in the sailor suit)?
That is my grandpa, Luke Kriner.

Thursday, January 20, 2011