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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 23 - Thursday

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 Graded Presentation Rubrics will be given back to all students. 
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. 

2. The Chinese Immigration DBQ will be shared in partners looking at Step 1 - The Timeline, and then Documents A & B.  Students will complete Documents C & D on their own in class.  
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. Students will answer the following essential question: What are the major ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence?

2. All students will read, analyze, draw logical conclusions, and write a summary in their own words. We are going to finalize our examination of the Declaration of Independence using the document sheets below and then moving into a jigsaw so that ONE expert from each group moves to the other groups to illustrate their investigative skills of "thinking like an Historian" to complete this activity on 4 sections of the Declaration of Independence. Here is one helpful source on the Grievances the Colonist agreed upon in the DOI.

Group A. Organizer #1 -
Group B. Organizer #2
Group C. Organizer #3
Group D. Organizer #4

3. Resources/Handouts:
-Causes of the American Revolution slideshow
A Timeline and Key Terms
-Major American Petitions for Independence
-Interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence
-Declaration of Independence short movie

1. Please organize all of your notes on the Causes of the American Revolution because you will have a TEST on MONDAY 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. Students will complete their mini-presentations to their classmates on the current Peacekeeping Operations - Where and Why? Effectiveness? Don't be afraid to review the Peacekeeping Website to explore and understand what Peacekeepers do on a regular basis and some of the "inside the numbers" look at their operations. Here is the main website for the UN Peacekeeping

Factsheet on Current Peacekeeping Operations

2. 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.

3. UN slideshow - A great resource for your test.

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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