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Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 38 - Friday

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. How did you guys like John Green's video last night on "Growth of Cities and Immigration"?  Did anyone have any trouble on the 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?

2. Group 1 - will go and explore the Interactive Tour of Ellis Island.  What did you find that was interesting or unusual? What did you like or dislike? What did you learn about immigration? Is this a credible source, why or why not? Be ready to present your findings and interest to your classmates.

3. Group 2 - will go and explore the Immigration Data by decade, region, and by 50-year periods. Your job is to study the numbers and charts to learn more about the history of immigration. You must answer any 4 questions on the Immigration Questions.

4. We will watch 30 minute video on Ellis Island's Virtual Field Trip.

1. Please finish watching the Ellis Island Immigration Video and write a detailed paragraph arguing why Immigration was important to America using the facts, people, and information from the video ONLY please. Due on Monday!
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  - Thursday - Done

Yorktown Campaign - Started Thursday/Finish Friday

2. My reflections on your ENGAGING or NOT SO ENGAGING presentation.  Did you all get the highlights and the SO WHAT FACTOR!  Here is a document that reviews "What makes an A+ Presentation?"

3. We will quickly review the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783 and it's terms, impacts on Great Britain and America.  Are there any questions on the wrap-up of the American Revolution Battles or Outcomes???

4. Homework Check from Wednesday's questions on Paris Peace Treaty of 1783/John Green's video questions and last night outline on America's New Confederation.

5. Experimenting with the Confederation Handout.

1. Compare your outline to my outline on Experimenting with Confederation and make sure you are crystal clear about this content as you will be getting a "pop quiz" very early next week! (NOT PERIOD 6 - You guys will be doing Thursday Night - Day 37's homework assignment please on 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
Afghanistan - Done
Iraq - Done
Somalia - 1/2 Done
Libya - Friday

3. What is Power? Discussion and interpretation through class participation.

"Simply put, power is the ability to effect the outcomes you want, and if necessary, to change the behavior of
others to make this happen.
                                                       Joseph S. Nye Jr., 2002

4. Hard Power vs. Soft Power - After reading the article from South Asia Global Affairs and watching Joseph Nye Jr. video above please answer the following questions:

A. What is "Hard Power"?
B. What is "Soft Power?"
C. How do they impact foreign policy (the relationships between countries)?
D. Give examples of both Soft Power and Hard Power by making a T-chart comparing and contrasting.

5. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. None, work on your college applications and essays.

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