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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Day 22 - Wednesday

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: Group 2 has already gone and Groups 1 & 3 will finish their presentation today.  I hope you all have review the Presentation Rubric
  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, Kali 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 Tremblay. 

1. Chinese Immigration DBQ. Please complete Step 1 and Document A and B in Step 2. This means you will utilize Pages 3, 4, 5, and then page 8 on the link attached if you are doing this electronically, otherwise you can just complete the hard copy.

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. I will be checking all work from yesterday and we will utilize today for the examination of the Declaration of Independence:

A. Causes of the American Revolution slideshow and A Timeline and Key Terms

B. A big part of today's class will be incorporating the Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook).  This packet will cover the Olive Branch PetitionCommon Sense, and The American Declaration of Independence.

C. Battle of Concord and Lexington

D. Interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence

1. Please organize all of your notes on the Causes of the American Revolution because you will have a TEST ON FRIDAY on Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 - pages 94-112. A binder check will also happen.

2. Here is your study guide for Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2


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. We will discuss your findings and analyze of the UN in the news today. On Monday, you were asked to 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 - Do you have any questions?

3. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations - We will watch today.

3. Peacekeeping Operations - Current operations - Where and Why? Effectiveness?
 Peacekeeping Website - To explore and understand what Peacekeepers do on a regular basis.
Main Website for the UN Peacekeeping

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

1. Please study for your UN Test using the slideshow, notes, the UN Website, and class discussions. Your UN Test will be Friday.

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