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Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 10 - Monday....or 37 weeks to go!

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:

-How do we think like an Historian?
-Has the West been romanticized?
-Does racial equality depend on government action?
-Can the "white man's conquest" of Native Americans be justified?

1. Has the West been romanticized?  What did the images from Friday's primary sources illustrate? What do Mr. Parkin's images illustrate?

Romanticizing the West Activity:
Group A -
Group B -
Group C -
Group D -

2. Using Maps to identify the West:
Early Indian West
Santa Fe Trail - Transportation to the West
The Trans-Mississippi West
American-Indian Territorial Losses

3. Reality using primary source documents:
The Battle of Little Bighorn - Who is responsible for the Battle of the Little Bighorn? We will be using this DBQ excercise to complete ideas about sourcing, contextualization, and corroboration (cross-checking). This will count as a QUIZ GRADE!

1. Please watch the 8 minute video and then read the Chapter overview on Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 and & the Frontier. Write a one paragraph (5-6 sentences at minimum) response that combines what you saw and read with ONE of the Essential Questions above.

U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-How do you think like an Historian?
-How was the first permanent English settlement in North America established in 1607? 
-What influence did geography play in the settlement?

Themes: Individualism, Diversity, PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. The Middle Colonies - The goal is for you guys to understand that every part of early America was distinct and unique when building their communities.

2. America and it’s Colonies - What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.

3. Our focus today will be on Mercantilism and what type of economic relationship this meant between the colonist and England.

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Mercantilism helped create trade patterns such as the triangular trade in the North Atlantic, in which raw materials were imported to the metropolis and then processed and redistributed to other colonies.


1. Honor's Level and College Prep - Please watch the 7 minute video on The Southern Colonies: Settlement and Growth and then answer the following questions:
A. Why were so many enslaved Africans brought to the Southern Colonies?
B. Why did fewer cities develop in the South during the 1700's?

2. Please also watch The Great Awakening Video: What was the "Great Awakening"?  What was the focus of this movement?

3. Please analyze the political cartoon below and answer the following questions: Who does this man represent? What evidence suggest he may or may not be popular?

International Studies - Period 4 
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?

2. How will you succeed in my class?

Themes: PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. We will review the Peace Day Resources and you MUST try to finalize a plan for how you will help the school recognize peace day.  Maybe think about multiple activities in a count-down like effect or a week-long string of events.

2. Peace Day resources: What will you plan at BHS over the next 6 days to make our school recognize "Peace Day"...
Peace One Day
International Day of Peace
Peace Events on Peace Day
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) Organization
The United Nation's Peace Day
Fellowship of Reconciliation (blog on Peace Day)
Peace Day Facebook - Has some good images, ideas, and foundations/resources.
Peace Day Ideas - On a facebook page, but it might help you promote it at BHS
The Nobel Peace Prize

1. Your plan should be to finalize your plan on how you will make Burlington High School aware of Peace Day.  You decided to contribute morning announcements to be aware of Peace Day itself and then finalize your execution of the Peace Day Table.  How is the social media aspect going? Remember this will be a project grade based on your contributions to organizing Peace Day activities at Burlington High School.  You should see yourselves as Peace Day Ambassadors that advocate "Who will you make Peace with on Peace Day?  Contribute and implement a plan in our brain-storming session!!!

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