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Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 25 - Monday Funday! hahahah...right

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

-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. The Panic of 1873 - Friday we examined our nation's first Depression and how it started, what happened, and we went over a couple of the impacts.  Let's review some more of the impacts and then investigate my slideshow on Primary and Secondary Images of the Panic of 1873

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 for homework if they do not complete in class today.

Homework Please notice #2 and #3 are NEW HOMEWORK:
1. Chinese Immigration DBQ. Please complete Step 2 - by reading and highlighting Documents C and D and fill out the graphic organizer asking the question "Why did many white Americans support the Chinese Exclusion Act?" ALL documents should be read, analyzed, and each section of the graphic organizer should be completely filled out based off the essential question "Why did many white Americans support the Chinese Exclusion Act?"

2. American Industrial Development in the late 1800's - Watch this movie and answer the following 2 questions:

A. What factors (pay close attention to industries, management styles, and business models) contributed the to wealth of America?
B. What was the government policy and did government change it's tactics as business got much bigger and stronger?

3. Andrew Carnegie and Robber Barons - Watch this movie and answer the following 7 questions:

A. Where was there tremendous growth in the U.S.A?
B. Who were "Captains of Industry"? Why were they called this?
C. Who were "Robber Barons"? Why were they called this?
D. Did the American government help or hurt these business men?
E. Why does Andrew Carnegie get so much attention? What is his story?
F. What was the "Gospel of Wealth" about? How much did Carnegie give?
G. Does "Social Darwinism" or "Reform Darwinism" work for our world? - This will be a Debate in class 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. Students will answer the following essential question: What are the major ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence? All students finish sharing their major ideas from reading, analyzing, drawing logical conclusions, and written summaries from Thursday and Friday. We used the Declaration of Independence transcript to help break down the DOI.

2. We are going to go even further in the purpose behind the Declaration of Independence answering the question: Why did the Founding Fathers write the Declaration of Independence?
-We will analyze 2 different Historians perspectives
-Do you think the Declaration of Independence was written for selfish or ideological (concern with ideas) reasons?
-Do you think the grievances would give people reason to go to war and possibly die? Why or why not?

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. You guys a have your test on Tuesday (tomorrow).  Please organize all of your notes on the Causes of the American Revolution because you will have a TEST on TUESDAY 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. One and a half groups need to complete their mini-presentations to their classmates on the current Peacekeeping Operations - Where and Why? Effectiveness?

2. What is NATO? Who is part of NATO? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

3. What key events has it been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

Example: NATO in Afghanistan

4. I will introduce a few short video clips about the history of NATO.

1. What key events has it been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful? Conduct research on these events and missions

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