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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Day 17 - Hump Day Wednesday

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

-How do we think like an Historian?
-Were railroads and banks do what was best for America in the late 19th century?
-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Were big business leaders "captains of industry" or "robber barons?"

1. What challenges did farmers faced on the Great Plains?
Timeline of Agricultural Inventions
Challenges and adversity with Farming the West
Farming Today!!!

2. William Jennings Bryan Speech at the DNC
Populism and the Election of 1896

3. Growth of Railroads in the 19th Century - Study using Map Data

4. Trans-Continental Railroad Video - Please watch this video and answer the questions below.
A. What were the gifts the Railroad offered many Americans?
B. Who did the Central-Pacific Railroad depend on?
C. How did Railroads make money?
D. How were railroads build? Be very specific please!
E. How did the trans-continental railroad impact the U.S.A? Give at least 3 reasons.

1. Read pages 443 - 446 and outline the section into 2 sections: Opportunities and Opportunists, and The Grange and the Railroads.  Tell me what and who was involved in each of these outlines and the EFFECTS of the rapid growth both had in the West. This should be typed up or neatly written out for your notes.


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

-How do you think like an Historian?
-Were the colonists justified in resisting British policies after the French and Indian War?
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

Themes: Mercantilism, Independence, Revolutions

1. We will continue to review the Causes of the American Revolution slideshow
A Timeline and Key Terms - Great Resource for students!

2. The Boston Massacre - SOAPS Activity - Today if we have time.

3.Stamp Act Original Documents - The interpretation of Documents A, B, and C will be completed today.
1. Please read pages 100-108 in your textbook and create a graphic organizer, political cartoon, OR propaganda poster that illustrates what are the main themes, ideas or reasons for the American Revolution.  Due on Tomorrow.
International Studies - Period 4 
Essential Questions:
1. Is peace sustainable?

2. What are Human Rights?
3. Can the United Nations enforce international policy of human rights?

Themes: Peace Day, Global Awareness, United Nations, Human Rights

1. We have 3 people left who need to engage us with their Peace Day at BHS Presentations. You need to review the Ambassador Rubric to ensure you understand how you will be graded.

2. What happened on Peace Day?

3. We will examine the United Nations using the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

4. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations

5. United Nation Resources:
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room

1. What's in the news today on the United Nations? Go out and find UN related websites that will help you fully understand the role it plays in the world.

2. What major meetings are going on at the UN today and who is speaking?  Why is this meeting very necessary in the world right now?

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