-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Did America fulfill the dreams of immigrants?
-Can reform movements improve American society and politics?
1. We will continue to study and discuss the Progressive Era (1900-1920) utilizing your outlines/our class Progressive outline, Chapter 17 - Section 1 (pg 512 - 518) and our Class Progressive Slideshow.
2. Muckraker Resources:
Jacob Riis and Immigrant and answer the 5 questions + 2 photographs +More Jacob Riis Photography
Ida Tarbell's "No Man More Dangerous"
Jacob Riis Biography and AWESOME VIDEO
Excerpts from "The Jungle" - A History Teacher video
Lewis Hine + Child Labor Video
Lewis Hine "Against Child Labour" - A BBC Special
Jacob Riis Photo comparisonHomework:
1. Please review Chapter 17 - Section 1, your individual outlines, and our class Progressive outline and tell me WHO is involved and WHAT is going on in the following political cartoons?:
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Does the system of checks and balances provide us with an effective and efficient government?
-Is a strong federal system the most effective government for the United States? Which level of government, federal or state, can best solve our nation's problems?
Themes: Mercantilism, Independence, Revolutions
1. Utilize this class period to complete research your topic on Digital Storytelling Project. Due on TUESDAY, November 19th (Period 6 is due on Wednesday, November 20th). Your U.S. Constitution Project will be a Digital Story on a specific branch, Bill of Right, or Amendment. Please review and ask questions on the Digital Storytelling Project. Digital Storytelling Rubric.
2. Please complete this entire U.S. Constitution Packet by Thursday, November 21st. It will be absolutely necessary as a key study guide and perhaps an outline used for a test.
3. U.S. Constitution Resources:
Anti-federalist vs. Federalist Chart
United States Government Brief Slideshow
Current U.S. Government Slideshow
1. Please complete this entire U.S. Constitution Packet by next Thursday, November 20th. It will be absolutely necessary as a key study guide and perhaps an outline used for a test. I highly recommend you do one page a day to complete by the deadline date above. The entire packet will take you approximately 2-4 hours in length.
2. Continue to complete research your topic on Digital Storytelling Project and continue to complete a significant portion of this major project this weekend with your partner(s). You should absolutely have created a google document and shared it with your partner and myself in order to show organization and effective planning. Here is your Digitial Storytelling Rubric to review for understanding my expectations. You should create a google doc and share it with me in the Digital Storytelling Project Folder. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you read and review pages 152-175 in your Textbook, which thoroughly reviews the U.S. Constitution.
International Studies - Period 3
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
2. How do we define our interest as a country?
3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
4. How is power distributed?
1. Topic: Middle East Foreign Policy
Date: Present Day
Focus: War on the Taliban - Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Middle East have been influenced by the Taliban and all the while America's national interest is in National Security, which is trying to prevent the Taliban from successfully spreading Terrorism in the 21st Century?
Student’s Debate Question: Should we use hard or soft power to control the Taliban in the Middle East?
2. We are in my classroom completing your research on the Taliban Debate/Google Docs Worksheet as a home-base to understand the scope of this CASE STUDY/DEBATE PROJECT. You guys need to work out a plan on how you will be completing a case study (identifying a problem in American Foreign Policy regarding the Taliban Operations in the Middle East) and supporting your teams cause in the debate. I have yet to see any google docs from EACH TEAM. Your case-study will be based on your research and development of the case-study that everyone in the class has agreed too. Your case-study will count as 25% of your grade as you need to create a Google doc that represents research, hard power or soft power approach/connections, and your ability to support the debate question. Please be sure to examine and review the Case Study Rubric. If you have any questions, then please email or ask me immediately!
3. Debate Format -
Mini-Debate Sequence of Activities—Mini-debate activities include presentations (thesis arguments) by both you and your partner(s) and also the opposing partners. You and your partner must also be prepared for a series of 3 Crossfires that give you the opportunity to question each other between presentations.
A. Soft Power Opening Statement (One Student - 2 mins)
B. Hard Power Opening Statement (One Student - 2 minutes)
Round 1 - Hard Power Argument #1
Team A Speakers – 3-minute limit (make logical points for your side of the issue)
Team B Speakers – 3-minute limit (your opponent makes opposing points)
Each side makes notes to prepare questions for the first Crossfire
Timeout – 1 minute (Create the questions for the Crossfire)
Crossfire (between A's & B's) – 3-minute limit (use the questions you created from the Timeout)
Round 2 Soft Power Argument #1 - (Repeat the instructions for Round 1)
Team C Speakers– 3-minute limit
Team D Speakers – 3-minute limit
Timeout – 1 minute
Crossfire (between C's & D's) 3-minute limit
Round 3 - Hard Power Argument #2
Team A Speakers -3 minute limit
Team B Speakers -3 minute limit
Timeout – 2 minutes (you and your partner should decide only the most important points to
C1 summary -- 1 minute limit
D1 summary -- 1 minute limit
Crossfire (all students) -- 3 minute limit
Round 4 - Soft Power Arguement #2
Team C Speakers -3 minute limit
Team D Speakers -3 minute limit
Timeout – 2 minutes (you and your partner should decide on the most important point for your
side and any glaring weakness in your opponents’ arguments)
Grand Crossfire (all speakers) - 3 minute limit
Timeout for Closing statements - 3 minutes
Soft Power - 2 minutes, 1 student
Hard Power - 2 minutes, 1 student
4. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
- Strategic Studies Institute article "Hard Power and Soft Power: The utility of Military Force..."
- The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences article "Hard Power, Soft Power, and Smart Power"
- Robert Cooper's "Hard Power, Soft Power and the Goals of Diplomacy"
- Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) "Being Hard on Soft Power"
- An insightful College Paper written by Tim Quirk that gives good perspective on Hard Power vs. Soft Power.
- Soft Power and China in the 21st Century
- Hillary Clinton and the Art of Smart Power
- Harvard Kennedy School and Joseph Nye article "Lesson's Learned Since 9/11: Narratives Matter"
Homework:1. Make sure you spend time this weekend updating your CASE STUDIES, which will be a group grade and count as 50% of your grade for this project. Remember that the Taliban Debate/Google Docs Worksheet has lots of resources and the debate question, as well as the debate format. At this point, everyone should be contributing to the CASE STUDY, which will provide you with evidence and support during your debate. If you are unsure of what exactly is a case study then please click on the link in order to find support. Your case study will be based on your research and development of the case-study that everyone in the class has agreed too. Your case-study will count as 50% of your FINAL GRADE for the Taliban Debate Project as you need to create a Google doc that represents research, hard power or soft power approach/connections, and your ability to support the debate question. Please be sure to examine and review the Case Study Rubric. If you have any questions, then please email or ask me immediately!