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Monday, October 28, 2013

Day 39 - Monday's Fun Day

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. 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.

2. 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.

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

1. Please read over the first 3 pages of the Immigration DBQ and highlight or take notes/ask questions in the margins on the background . On page 3 you will find "Directions" and you should complete Directions 1-4 (I am fine with you all reading over the first 4 Documents tonight and finishing up the last 3 documents in class tomorrow.  However, you should review the documents very carefully while taking effective notes (highlighting + notes in the margins or on the document) with the focus of your highlighting and note-taking on the document-based question: Should the U.S. "golden door" remain open? Or should the United States restrict and limit future immigration by allowing entry only to those who are educated?

2. Your DBQ will count as ONE test grade, and for many of you it's redemption time based off those first essays from the Battle of Little Big Horn.  This will NOT count toward Quarter 1, but will count toward Quarter 2. Your DBQ is DUE ON WEDNESDAY WHEN YOU COME TO CLASS.
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.  My reflections and comments from your Presentation Rubrics will be passed back to you all.  Do you think your presentations were 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?"

2. 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???

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

4. Experimenting with the Confederation Handout Activity + Video for the Articles of Confederation (if you are at all confused you should watch this video!)

5. Pop Quiz.

1. Please read Chapter 5 - Section 2 - pages 140-141.  Your focus should be on Daniel Shays and the rebellion he causes and then the Convention that James Madison and Alexander Hamilton coordinate in 1786. Please highlight and outline the major aspects of these two events.

2. Please review "Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War" and you will be watching this tomorrow in class with Multiple Choice and Essay questions that will count as your last TEST grade for the quarter.

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?

3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Themes Global Awareness, Global cooperation, Foreign Policy, Soft Power, Hard Power

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 and what is left:

Bosnia & Herzegovina - Done
Kosovo -  Done
Afghanistan - Done
Iraq - Done
Somalia - Done
Libya - Friday and Finish on Monday

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

"Ultimately," Elie Wiesel--who was imprisoned at Buchenwald--has written, "the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercise over himself."

"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

A portrait of Hillary Clinton at her desk

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. Group 1: Please read the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) article "Being Hard on Soft Power" and answer the following questions:
A. Compare and contrast how this article views soft power and hard power? Which is it more critical of and why?
B. Summarize this articles' viewpoints on the United States Army in Iraq?

2. Group 2: Please read Hillary Clinton's perspective on Power
A. What is America's Role in the World?
B. What is critical for America, Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
C. Summarize this articles' viewpoints on global power, which countries are emerging?

3. Group 3: Please read Soft Power and China in the 21st Century
A. What is soft power according to this article?
B. Why are we concerned and skeptic of China's power?
C. Why does China and it's foreign policy matter?

4. Group 4: Please read Harvard Kennedy School and Joseph Nye article "Lesson's Learned Since 9/11: Narratives Matter"
A. How should we challenge terrorism according to Joseph Nye?
B. How did 9/11 change America's foreign policy approach?

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