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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Day 28 - Thursday

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. Based off the 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 watch the video titled "Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution." and then summarize the key points 4 categories of Work, Hours/Wages, Conditions/Disaster, and Improvements.  You should have at least 2-3 key points under each of the categories above.

2. Please download the following Unions and Strikes in the Second Industrial Revolution folder on Google Drive
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. We are in the Library today, tomorrow, next Tuesday and next Thursday.  Please review the Project on the American Revolution Battles and use it as a checklist for what you need.

 2. MUST HAVES for the Battles Project
A. Dump and share your notes and projects in your class folders in the American Revolution Project Folder as a home-base to post your classes projects.

B. You are doing research, so you need to have a working Works Cited Page.  Please use the APA - Turabian/Chicago Style Research.
-Straight from the University of Chicago - A sample guide to Chicago-Style Citations
-A Turabian Generator - It will do a works cited for you!
-Another Turabian Citation Machine
-A Guide to Turabian Works Citation

C. Be ENGAGING and give a presentation that highlights the SO WHAT FACTOR!  Do NOT get bogged down in the little details, but give us the BIG PICTURE!

D. Here is your Battles Project Rubric.

3. 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.
Other Resources:
Overviews and National Park Services Battlefields:
A really nice overview/timeline - History Place
National Parks Services Overview
An absolute goldmine of information: primary sources, battlefields, art, timelines, and pictures, etc. - Lots of information and good perspective of the soldiers/colonist
National Parks Tour the American Revolution Battlefields
More National Park Resources

Primary Sources and the American Revolution:
National Archives and Military Records - Pictures of the American Revolution
Massachusetts Historical Society - Primary Sources - American Revolution
Gilder Lehrman - American History Learning - One of the very best online collection of Primary Sources
U.S. Constitution Organization - Primary Sources - American Revolution

Art and the American Revolution:
Art and Primary Sources - A teacher's web
American Revolutionary Art
British Perspective of Art during the American Revolution

Random Sites with good American Revolution Resources:

1. Please continue your research on the Project on the American Revolution Battles and YOU SHOULD BECOME AN EXPERT!  Your project is due Friday 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, Wednesday, and Thursday  The NATO PROJECT will be due on Friday, 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.  A Post-Cold War Events or Misson
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.
F. You are doing research, so you need to have a working Works Cited Page.  Please use the APA - Turabian/Chicago Style Research.
-Straight from the University of Chicago - A sample guide to Chicago-Style Citations
-A Turabian Generator - It will do a works cited for you!
-Another Turabian Citation Machine
-A Guide to Turabian Works Citation

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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