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Monday, September 30, 2013

Day 20 - Monday

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

-How do we think like an Historian?
-Were railroads and banks doing 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. Mini-Project Preparation for Presentations: 
  1. The entire class will break into 3 groups - See my email from Friday on who is in what group or see below
  2. Each group was assigned ONE question below in the "Thought Questions" Section
  3. Your goal is to work together to find the answer (you should use the resources below, but you can do extended research if you want), BUT you must provide an argument (thesis) AND provide EVIDENCE to support your argument. 
  4. Create a GOOGLE DOC so that you all can contribute to answering this question and please share me as an editor on this doc.  You are a team so act like one and work like one please.  
  5. The group will present TUESDAY (5 minutes minimum and 10 minutes maximum).
  6. Consider it a GROUP GRADE!!! Here is your Presentation Rubric
  7. Use the following resources to answer these 3 questions below:  

Railroad Thought Questions - You may use the textbook as well as the links above to help you develop your answers. 
  1. What role did railroads play in U.S. economic development?
  2. Why did railroad construction boom after the American Civil War?
  3. How did men like Vanderbilt come to control the nation's rail lines?
Group 1 - Railroad Thought Question 1 - Kiran Churchill, Cam DeChiara, Raybien Felizardo, Natasha Mupenzi, Blake Redfern, Nat Siket, and Kailey Sparks.

Group 2 - Railroad Thought Question 2 - Jason Clark, Brendan Corsino, Kaili Flanagan, Josh Goldstein, Bryanna Norden, Allison Murphy, Delaney O'Toole, and Katrina Radice.  

Group 3 - Railroad Thought Question 3 - Gaby Goulette, Jed Lee, John Lumenello, Angela Mastracci, Ashley Poland, Dan Sherry, and Zachary Taylor. 

1. Please continue to work toward your group's question and be ready to share with the ENTIRE class tomorrow.  Your homework is to become an expert on your argument and the evidence that supports it. You will have 10 minutes at the start of class to discuss with your group to make sure you are on the same page and prepared to give an ENGAGING presentation.  Each group will have 5 minutes to present their case tomorrow and providing EVIDENCE to support your thesis/argument.  Again, here is your Presentation Rubric and your presentation is Due Tomorrow!
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. Please use the Causes of the American Revolution slideshow and A Timeline and Key Terms  and the textbook (pages 97-108) to complete all of the acts/events/terms found on pages 1 & 2 of the Causes of the American Revolution Packet. You may complete this exercise with one partner.

2. Please complete the Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook) packet for tomorrow's class.  You must work independently on this packet in class and what you do not finish you should finish for homework.  This packet will cover the Olive Branch Petition, Common Sense, and The American Declaration of Independence.

1. Please complete all questions in the Major American Petitions for Independence packet for tomorrow's class.  Use pages 105-112 to complete for Tuesday's class.
International Studies - Period 3 
Essential Questions:
1. Is peace sustainable?

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

Themes:  Global Awareness, Global cooperation, United Nations, Human Rights

1. Please examine the UN Website and a major news network to research a major crisis that the United Nations is working on currently and complete with developed thoughts, complete sentences and critical thinking the UN Article Analysis form.

2. UN slideshow - We will finish tomorrow.

2. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations - We will watch tomorrow.

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

1. Please examine the UN Website and a major news network to research a major crisis that the United Nations is working on currently and complete with developed thoughts, complete sentences and critical thinking the UN Article Analysis form.  It will count as a take-home-quiz.

2. We will talk about this previous homework below on Tuesday!  From Thursday and Friday: You should finalize what is 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. 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? Be prepared to present this information tomorrow in a round-table discussion.

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