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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Day 12 - Guess what day it is? HUMP DAY!!!

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. Using primary sources to support a story and our history:
Battle of Little Big Horn
Map #2 - Battle of Little Big Horn
Timeline leading up to the Battle of Little Big Horn
Primary Source Documents on the Sioux Treaty of 1868

2. 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) in groups of 4-6 students and then you will begin writing your 3-paragraph essay.

3. Writing Rubric and Chicago Style in-text Citation.

1. Write a 3-paragraph essay (you  may type it out as well, but it MUST BE PRINTED OUT FOR TOMORROW'S CLASS...if I cannot read your writing then I will NOT grade it and you will get a ZERO) answer the following question for a TEST grade and it is the main point of this essay: Who is responsible for the Battle of the Little Big Horn?  Make sure you have a thesis statement and provide evidence using the documents I have provided you with  - the textbook account, the modified Cameron Report, and Kate Bighead modified interview.  You must cite your sources with in-text citations from these sources. DUE DATE IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH.

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: Mercantilism, Colony-building, economic relationships

1. America and it’s Colonies - Salutary Neglect, "Power of the Purse", What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.

2. The Northern, Middle, Southern colonies and Great Awakening will be discussed based off last nights Venn diagram, and the previous night's videos and primary source illustration. In partners, you guys will share and exchange ideas about the similarities and differences of the Commercial North and Southern Agricultural South.  We will also dissect the "Great Awakening" as a large group and utilize the George Whitefield Cartoon.

3. All homework for the last two days will be checked today.

1. Honor's Level and College Prep - Please analyze the Join or Die Cartoon below and answer the two questions that follow.

This cartoon, published by Benjamin Franklin on May 9, 1754 in the Pennsylvania Gazette(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

Homework Questions:
1. What is the key message in this statement?
2. What do the 8 segments represent on the snake and why are there only eight segments on the snake?
International Studies - Period 4 
Essential Questions:
1. Is peace sustainable?

2. Can the world create a movement that is everlasting?
3. Can you make a difference at BHS?

Themes: Peace Day, Global Awareness, Leadership

1. The schedule:

Wednesday - Get the message out there for the "Peace Pledge" and "White-Out Thursday".  Hit the posters, twitter, facebook, and send out the message Jeremy Gilley has or short video clips with your friends and teachers. How do people know about "White-Out"?  Let's check the lastest you have on Twitter/other Social Media.  What does Jeremy Gilley have out right now that BHS should know? Who is going to dress up the Statue by the Main Entrance?

Thursday - Execute the "White Out" Peace Day at Burlington High School and document it's impact on the school and students observing it. Videos and pictures should be taken, maybe with the Peace Pledge Signs that Kayla made and their Pledge of "Who will you make Peace with?"

Friday - The bake sale is cancelled, so what are we going to do???

2. Peace Day resources: What will you execute at BHS over the next 3 days to help 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 in full swing and you need to review the Ambassador Rubric to ensure you understand how you will be graded.  Your goal is to effectively contribute to 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!!!

2. Monday all proof of what you did will be presented to the entire class and Mr. Parkin.  You can put this in a presentation app or program to share pictures, videos, or any other evidence of your contributions. This will count for 45% of your grade.  (Project Breakdown = Presentation 45%, Reflection essay 45%, Mr. Parkin's observations 10% = Grand total equals 100% for a Project Grade). The Reflection essay and Presentations that illustrate EVIDENCE of your contributions as an ambassador and the school observing Peace Day should be documented and will be due on Monday, September 23rd.

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