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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Day 37 - 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. Your mini-project will finalize today with Group 2 highlight their major historical event and figure of The Pullman Strike and Eugene Debs.

2. Judging Group 2's Presentation—Students not participating in the presentation (Group 1) will be used and be active in judging the presentation to determine the effectiveness of their teaching methods based on a Historical Event/Thinking Like a Historian Rubric.

3. Group 2 - Jason Clarke, Cam DeChiara, Raybien Felizardo, Joshua Goldstein, Jed Lee, Angela Mastracci, Allison Murphy, Delaney O'Toole, Katrina Radice, Dan Sherry, and Kailey Sparks.  Please click on  Unions and Strikes in the Second Industrial Revolution folder - You all will have the Pullman Strike of 1894.  How did the Pullman Strike divide the Nation?  How did Chicago newspapers cover the Pullman strike? Would you support the Pullman Car Company or the workers?  Using the Pullman Strike Slideshow I provided and the Documents Sets A-D.  You guys need to illustrate to the class which newspapers supported the Pullman Car Company and which ones supported the workers?  You need to be prepared to explain your reasons using the Document Sets and illustrate and teach these perspectives to your classmates.  Your group should break-down into smaller partners or threes and take a Document Set to examine together and once you are done you need to figure out how you will teach these Document Sets to the rest of class, specifically the "other" team that is working on the Albert Parsons Case of 1886. You may use other primary and secondary sources, in fact, I would strongly encourage you guys to use Primary Source Images/Cartoons, or secondary sources that will help enhance your knowledge of the subject and effective teach this topic to the rest of your classmates. At the end of the day, your entire group should be able to clearly answer question "How did Chicago newspapers cover the Pullman strike?" and provide clear evidence of this.  If you want to add resources such as Political Cartoons or Primary Source images then by all means you may do this.  You all should be using ONE device so that we are not switching iPads and waiting for a delay time. Your group will effectively present this material and additionally resources on Tuesday. 

4. Each group will be graded as a Project Grade and need to be effective as good debaters or history teachers.  Remember we are always trying to SEEK THE TRUTH!  The "other" group that is not live in the debate or teaching their subject will be learning from your experience and potentially asking you questions so you need to be knowledgeable on your subject.  Everyone will have 2 days of preparation (Tuesday and Wednesday) and then 1 day of execution (Thursday for Group 1 and Friday for Group 2). Any questions then ask me please.

5. Your rubrics can be found in the Unions and Strikes in the Second Industrial Revolution folder

6. Resources:
Haymarket Riot - History Channel
Haymarket Riot on
The Dramas of Haymarket 
Chicago Historical Society on Haymarket Riot

Pullman Strike - Ohio State University research
The Pullman Strikes - University of Virginia - A MUST SEE!!
Informative video on Pullman Strikes

1. Please watch John Green's Crash Course video on the "Growth of Cities and Immigration" below and answer the following 6 questions:

A. Why AND where was there a population growth in America? Give 3 significant reasons for why and 2 places for where please.

B. What was interesting about Chicago during the growth years?

C. How many immigrants came to America from 1900-1914?

D. Why did immigrants come to America? How did American companies help immigrants?

E. What were tenements?

F. How did Americans respond to the growth of cities?

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.  Here is your Battles Project Rubric and the ORDER OF YOUR PROJECTS:

New York/New Jersey Campaign - Monday - Done

Philadelphia Campaign - Tuesday - Done

Saratoga Campaign - Wednesday - Done

The Southern Campaign  - Wednesday and Thursday finish

Yorktown Campaign - Thursday start and Friday finish (except Period 5 will finish today)

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! Here is a document that reviews "What makes an A+ Presentation?"

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 carefully read Chapter 5 - Section 1 "Experimenting with Confederation" - pages 132-137 and complete a detailed outline (you will have a competition tomorrow so be prepared please) highlighting the following:

A. Why Americans strongly debate Republicanism (focus on the Republic and what did the states want/fear)
B. What the Continental Congress Debates (focus on representation/state rights/central gov/a confederation, Western Land settlements, and the Land Ordinances of 1785 and
C. What Problems the Confederation faces (focus on the political and economic issues, borrowing $ problems, and foreign-relationships, also the chart on page 137 is pretty awesome!)


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 participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?

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

1. The NATO PROJECT was due yesterday and several groups (Bosnia/Herzegovina, Iraq, and Afghanistan) did not bother to share their presentation with me, those groups will lose one letter grade. I have received the following presentations: Kosovo, Libya, Somalia

2. Here are the order of the presentations:

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Done
Kosovo -  Done
Iraq - Wednesday - Done
Afghanistan - Thursday
Somalia - Thursday
Libya - Friday

3. 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 Sunday, October 20th at 2:00pm


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

1. Please make a spider chart for "What is Power?"

2. Analyze this Political Cartoon by giving at least 3 complete sentences:

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