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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day 53 - Tuesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:

-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. Homework check on Progressive Cartoons and Women in Public Life.

2. We will discuss the Progressive Era (1900-1920) with the muckrakers efforts of Jacob Riis, Lewis Hines, and Ida Tarbell.

3. Questions about Jacob Riis' photographs
  • What do you see in these pictures? What do the captions try to explain?
  • Do you think these photographs are trustworthy accounts of what life was like in American cities during the Industrial era? Why or why not?
  • Does the fact that these photographs are posed take away some of their trustworthiness about how poor, urban Americans lived?
  • What do you think Riis wanted to communicate to his audience?
  • What might these photographs tell you about the middle class Americans who bought Riis' books and attended his lectures? What did his audience believe about children? About photographs?
  • What do these photographs tell you about life in cities at the turn of the century?

4. Muckraker Resources:
Jacob Riis and Immigrants and answer the 5 questions + 2 photographs +More Jacob Riis Photography
Jacob Riis Photo comparison
Jacob Riis Biography and AWESOME VIDEO
Lewis Hine + Child Labor Video
Lewis Hine "Against Child Labour" - A BBC Special
Lewis Hine's Slideshow of Photos

Ida Tarbell's "No Man More Dangerous"
Meatpacking Jungle
Excerpts from "The Jungle" - A History Teacher video

1. Please read Chapter 17 - Section 3 - "Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal" (pages 523-531) and create an outline, such as below, which highlights the most important issues of Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal answer the following questions in my blank outline below:

I. Muckrakers?

II. A Rough-Riding President
 a. 1900 election -
 b. Roosevelt's Rise - How and Experience?
 c. The Modern President - Why and How?
 d. Square Deal? What and why?

III. Using Federal Power
 a. Challenges using his Executive Power?
 b. Trust-busting - What, why, how?
 c. Political Cartoon Analysis - page 525
 d. 1902 Coal Strike - What and Why was this important? Significance of how it was settled?
 e. Railroad Regulation - Why and how was the President going to regulate this industry?

IV. Health and Environment
 a. Quote - what does his quote on "evils of today" mean?
 b. Regulating Food and Drugs - How was President Roosevelt going to do this?
 c. Pure Food and Drug Act - Why, why, important outcomes?
 d. Conservation and Natural Resources - What did President Roosevelt want to conserve? Why?
 e. Conservation measures - What were the effects of Roosevelt's conservation efforts and the impact it had on the environment?

V. Roosevelt and Civil Rights
 a. Success or failure of Civil Rights under his watch and the progressives?
 b. How did the NAACP get started?
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-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: U.S. Constitution, State Rights vs. Federal Rights, Bill or Rights, Checks and Balances, Amendments 11-27

1. All Periods will have today as a final day of collaboration to complete THE FINAL STAGES OF YOUR RESEARCH and your DIGITAL STORY topic using the Digital Storytelling Project as a checklist.  Due on tomorrow, November 20, 2013. 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. Please review Digital Storytelling Rubric.

Please complete this entire U.S. Constitution Packet (Pages 6 - 11) by Thursday, November 21st. It will be absolutely necessary as a key study guide and perhaps an outline used for a test.

2. Periods 4 & 5 - Your Digital Storytelling Project is DUE TODAY!  Projects will be presented, no more than 10 minutes in length in the following order today and tomorrow!
a. Article I
b. Article II
c. Article III
d. Articles IV-VII
e. Amendments 1-4
f. Amendments 5-10
g. Amendments 11-19
h. Amendments 20-27

3. U.S. Constitution Resources:
Anti-federalist vs. Federalist Chart
United States Government Brief Slideshow
Current U.S. Government Slideshow
1. Please complete the 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.  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 to complete.

2. All U.S. History Classes should finalize the research and execution of a digital story-telling project and check the Digital Storytelling Project doc one more time to ensure you have completed the entire project.  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 
Essential Questions:
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?

2. How do we define our interest as a country?

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

4. How is power distributed?

Themes Taliban Operations, Middle East Foreign Policy, Global cooperation/Global Diplomacy, Soft Power, Hard Power, 

1. Topic: Middle East Foreign Policy
Date: Present Day
Focus: War on the Taliban - Afghanistan, Pakistan 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 back in the library FOR 2 MORE DAYS for you to put the final touches on your CASE STUDY and DEBATE PREPARATION for your research on the Taliban Debate/Google Docs Worksheet. You guys need to PROOFREAD YOUR case study (identifying a problem in American Foreign Policy regarding the Taliban Operations in the Middle East) and support your mini-debate team for the debate.  You may want to cross-check the other team to see if everyone understands their role and responsibility in the first day of debating on Wednesday.

3. Remember your case-study will be based on your research, development of an argument, evidence to support your claims/arguments, analysis of content and the ability to make critical connections. Your case-study will count as 50% 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!

4. Debate Format - Please complete the Google Spreadsheet on WHO is responsible for what part of the debate by TODAY (TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH) so that everyone has a very clear idea of what responsibilities are their own in this debate. 

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. 

Opening Statements
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

Closing Statements
Soft Power - 2 minutes, 1 student
Hard Power - 2 minutes, 1 student

5. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Make sure you spend tonight putting the final touches on 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!

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