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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Day 7 - Wednesday

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 your textbooks - We are going to look at some background knowledge of the Great Plains using pages 408 - 411. Guiding questions: (15 minutes)
A. What was the culture of the Great Plains Indians?
B. Which settlers pushed westward?
C. How did the U.S. Government restrict Native Americans?
D. Please look over the 2 essential questions above on the blog!

2. Romanticizing the West Activity (20 minutes).
   The class will break up into different groups of student in a jigsaw group and they will investigate specific website that I have selected to build an understanding of Romanticizing the West. Everyone in the group must pick ONE primary source from the link below once you have been put into groups.  Then every individual in the group will be responsible for filling out the Images of the West analysis and then compare and contrast all of the images the entire group has collected within the group. The group will then pick one of the primary sources that you all feel has the best potential to illustrate a clear perspective of what the West was supposed to look like for the entire class and the GROUP WILL be responsible for presenting that primary source image on the big screen using the projector.

Group A -
Group B -

Group C -
Group D -

1. Please finish watching "The Story of US - Heartland." You have one last day to watch this's about as good as you get in watching a great movie about America. Please finish answering the questions below and write them out or print them out.
2. Questions:
A. What were the greatest dangers Americans face in The West? List and describe at least 3. 
B. What geographic challenges did settlers and workers face?
C. What were the settlers trying to complete within 15 years?
D. How did the U.S. government help get people to settled on the Great Plains?
E. What was America's "green gold"?
F. What did the Pioneers and Hunters do with the American Buffalo? How many did they kill a day? How did this impact the Native Americans?
G. What did Native Americans become experts at?
H. What is the spirit of the cowboy? Describe the life of Teddy Blue and other cowboys. 
I. What surprised you the most about the cowboys?
J. What kind of relationship did Cowboy's and Homesteaders have in the 1870's-1880's? Please describe the impact of barbwire. 
K. What was America's policy toward the Native Americans in the 1870 to 1900?
L. Who is George Custer and what is his story in the Great Plains? 
M. What incident defeated the Sioux Indians?
N. Who was Richard Sears? What businesses was he apart of?  How did he transform the U.S. and American business?


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. What was the lesson we learned from our evaluation on the Historical Scenarios & Evaluating Sources Activity?

2.  We will examine the Pre-Chapter 3 Review and Homework and inspect the pages numbers, maps, and information from the textbook.
-English settlement in Virginia - page 42-48 (Who, How, Why??? and Impact?)

-Puritans settled in New England - Pages 49-54
+New England Colonization
-America and it’s Colonies - What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.
-What questions do you have about the U.S.A. before the American Revolution? What did our textbook leave out?

1. Honor's Level -Please complete the 13 Colonies in 1750 Blank Map.

2. College Prep Level -  Please review Pre-Chapter 3 Review and Homework and examine the pages numbers, maps, and complete the 1st homework tonight. You will need your BHS email to log-in.


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. What did you learn from President Barrack Obama's State of the Union Address? What countries did he talk about and was he effective in presenting this information to the American people?

2. We will continue watching The Day After Peace by Jeremy Gilley and taking a video test with it.

1. Please finish watching Jeremy Gilley's independent film on Peace One Day and complete your test with it.

2. What is Jeremy Gilley planning for Peace Day 2013? Peace Day's Website What is the theme for 2013? Do you think Peace Day is sustainable?

3. Your plan should be to begin thinking about how you will make Burlington High School aware of Peace Day.  You have exactly 9 days to make this happen and I will give you time in class to coordinate.  Begin brain-storming now!!!

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