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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 40 - Tuesday

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 quickly finish their teaching/sharing of ideas with the rest of us. You were on Stop #6 -"The Medical Room"- 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 have 5 minutes to present the numbers of 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 and let us know about any patterns or events that impacted Immigration in America. You must answer any 4 questions on the Immigration Questions and present your findings to the rest of your classmates.

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

4. Use the remainder of the class to complete your readings, note-taking, and ask me questions on the  Immigration DBQ.

1. Please read over the last 3 documents of the Immigration DBQ and highlight or take notes/ask questions in the margins on the background.  Your notes should focus on what will help you form an argument.  You should be looking for information that you can paraphrase, cite in quotes, statistics that would support your thesis statement.  You should  focus on 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 is your first graded assignment for Quarter 2. Your DBQ is DUE ON THURSDAY WHEN YOU COME TO CLASS...NO exceptions or excuses!
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 will quickly review the Paris Peace Treaty of 1783 and it's terms, impacts on Great Britain and America.

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

3. Pop Quiz (We did NOT get to this quiz yet, so study for it tonight on Chapter 5 - Section 1 - "Experimenting with a Confederation")

4. Shay's Rebellion: America's First Civil War: As you watch the video below, please complete the Multiple Choice Test (66 questions = 1 point each = 66 total points & ONE essay question worth 34 points). Mr. Parkin will hand out a paper-copy in class.

1. Please review "Shays' Rebellion: America's First Civil War" questions #5, #9, and #12 and be prepared to write about ONE of these questions for your in-class written essay.

2. Pop Quiz tomorrow (We did NOT get to this quiz yet, so study for it tonight on Chapter 5 - Section 1 - "Experimenting with a Confederation")

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. What is Power? Let's finish our discussion and interpretation through class participation.

2. Students will have a jigsaw activity where one member of the group becomes the "Captain" and the Captain will travel to other groups to explain their findings and then the remaining group members teach the "Captain" about their own topic on:
I. 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?

II. 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?

III. 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?

IV. 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?

"Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercise over himself." 
                                                                   Elie Wiesel, prisoner at Buchenwald. 

"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

5. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Hard Power vs. Soft Power - After reading the article from South Asia Global Affairs and watching Joseph Nye Jr. short video clip below 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.

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