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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Day 13 - Thursday - Happy White-Out Day and thanks to all who participated!

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. I will collect The Battle of Little Bighorn DBQ/3-paragraph essay.

2. Review and reflect upon pages 410-414 with a focus on Sand Creek Massacre, Bozeman Trail, Red River Wars, The Dawes Act, The Battle at Wounded Knee and the big business of the Texas Longhorns.

3. The Actual Homestead ActThe Homestead Act of 1862 - Rotating Gallery Walk and SOAPS primary source analysis.
1. None

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. A few classes need to finish the compare and contrast of the Northern and Southern colonies and  period 6 still needs to finish the dissection of the "Great Awakening" as a large group and utilize the George Whitefield Cartoon.

2. The Join or Die Analysis

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

A. What is the key message in this statement?
B. What do the 8 segments represent on the snake and why are there only eight segments on the snake?

3. The French and Indian War

Who was involved? What was the major cause? What was the Outcome?- Why did this impact the colonist?

1. Honor's Level and College Prep - Study for your TEST tomorrow on Chapters 2 & 3 (pages 42 - 89 in your textbook). Multiple Choice, the content from the handouts, slideshows, class discussions and your textbook is all fair game for this test and also I will have some skill-based activities such as a map, chart, or an historical document as part of this test! EVERYONE gets to use ONE 3x5 notecard with notes to help you during the test.

Study Guide:

Chapter 2-
Jamestown Settlement
joint-stock company
Powhatan Tribe
Headright system
Puritans + New England settlement (Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Purtians leave - Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
Pequot Wars + Metacom/King Phillips War
Middle Colonies - Quakers, William Penn, Where are they?

Chapter 3
The 13 Colonies - what did they offer? Raw materials? Labor?
Navigation Acts
The Glorious Revolution's effect on the Colonist - salutary neglect + "Power of the Purse"
The Great Awakening: George Whitefield and the European Enlightenment (idean of government, natural laws, John Locke + Jean Jacques Rousseau).
The Agricultural South vs. the Commercial North
The French-Indian War

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:

Thursday - Did the statue get dressed up yesterday or this morning?  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??? White Ribbon and???

2. Watch Peace Day Live on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

3. Here are a series of new films we recorded with Jude Law yesterday that you can share to promote your page on Peace Day. We hope they help!

Here’s how else you can be a key part of the effort to spread the message of Peace Day:  

  1. Watch the 24-Hour Global Broadcast – at any point on 21 September
  1. Get involved in our new online Thunderclap campaign 
  1. Mark the Day and tell us what you’re doing 
4. Peace Day resources: What will you execute at BHS over the next 2 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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