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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Day 27 - Wednesday

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. American Industrial Development in the late 1800's
A. What was the government policy and did government change it's tactics as business got much bigger and stronger?

2. Based on yesterday's video on Andrew Carnegie and Robber Barons do you have any concerns or comments about the questions below? Would you argue that Andrew Carnegie was a "Captain of Industry" or "Robber Baron"? Here is a helpful slideshow on the Robber Barons and Samuel Gompers, which we will utilize as a resource to help broaden your knowledge of this subject.

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? - We will have a mini-debate on this subject of Social Darwinism or Reform Darwinism?

Homework Please notice #2 and #3 are NEW HOMEWORK:
1. Please complete page 2 of the Robber Barons Handout by reading and highlight the key themes on 447 - 455. Also, please answer the following question - How did Big Business impacted the American economy, the American citizens, and the Labor Union Movements?
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. Does anyone need to makeup the Test from yesterday on the Causes of the American Revolution - study guide for Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2?

2. Does anyone still owe me a Binder Check from yesterday?

3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the American Revolution for both the Americans and the British?  War is underway and battles have been fought in the Boston area, while the British begin to mobilize in the New York City area. You should definitely use the Critical Periods in the American Revolution slideshow as a MAJOR RESOURCE to help you understand the sequence and major themes of the War for Independence.

4. We will review the Project on the American Revolution Battles today and you will pick your group-mates and begin research.  We are in the Library on Thursday, Friday, Tuesday and your project is due Thursday BEFORE CLASS using the shared American Revolution Project Folder as a home-base to post your classes projects.

1. Please review pages 113-117 and complete the rest of your graphic organizer on the rest of the battles using the American Battles Organizational Chart. Also, Valley Forge is not a battle, but plays a pivotal role for the Americans, so please make sure you evaluate it on your American Battles Organizational Chart.

2. Please review the Project on the American Revolution Battles and YOU SHOULD BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH TONIGHT!!!  Your project is due Thursday BEFORE CLASS using the shared American Revolution Project Folder.


International Studies - Period 3 
Essential Questions:
1. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the 21st Century?

2. Was NATO just or unjust in your post-Cold War scenario?

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

1. We will be in the Library today through the rest of the week and then again next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The NATO PROJECT will be due on Thursday, October 17th.  In groups, students will examine a scenario/event/ involving a post-Cold War NATO action from 1992-current day. If you are totally unhappy with your event, you may pick another one, but the research is all on your group.

2. All groups should being their management and research of their NATO PROJECT.  Look at your event critically and begin to analyze the crisis and determining whether the NATO's response was appropriate and within the original intent of the North Atlantic Treaty, students will present their scenario to classmates in a presentation style of their choice and highlight how it connects to NATO's mission both past or current on Thursday, October 18th.


A. NATO's past and present missions (NATO changed their mission statement in 2012.
B. Post-Cold War Events/Missions/Summits - You can pick any event
C. A NATO slogan for that particular event/mission/summit - You must make an original slogan!
D. Primary and Secondary Sources - which include visuals, original eye-witness documents, legal document/resolutions, political cartoons, newspaper accounts.
E. Understand the NATO Rubric.

4. What is NATO? What is NATO's mission?
NATO's mission according to the news
Wikipedia's NATO
1. The NATO PROJECT.  Please continue researching, reading, and analyzing your scenario for this PROJECT GRADE.

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