-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 explore the Progressive Presidents of Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson and their intervention on Progressive measures and laws. Textbook pages 523-531 on Theodore Roosevelt's Square Deal, William Howard Taft's disastrous Presidency on pages 534-537, and Woodrow Wilson's New Freedom on pages 538-543.
2. Muckraker Resources:
Influential Muckrakers Video
New Work and Home Improvements during the Progressive Era
Triangular Shirtwaist Fire - PBS Special
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"
Excerpts from "The Jungle" - A History Teacher video
3. Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
TR and National Parks - PBS special on National Parks TR preserved
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay
Whitehouse.org - Theodore Roosevelt Number 26
Theodore Roosevelt: Progressive Crusader - The Heritage Foundation of American Leadership
President Theodore Roosevelt Video - Similar to the ones we watch in class!! A must see!
4. William Howard Taft - The White House website
William Taft - VERY NICE biography and legacy page from the University of Virginia
Presidential Video on William Howard Taft - Just like the ones we watch in class!! A must see!
5. President Woodrow Wilson Video - Youtube clip from a teacher on Taft AND Wilson.
Woodrow Wilson - The White House org
Woodrow Wilson Biography - from the University of Virginia
1. Please STUDY for The Progressive Era Test on Tuesday. You may use a 5x8 inch notecared/cheat sheet for the test, which I passed out on Friday. Here is your STUDY GUIDE for Tuesday's Test. The format is Multiple Choice, DBQ's - open response, and
2. Essay Questions for you Silent Conversations on the Big Sheets of Paper: I will pick ONE of these for you and your partner to have a Silent Conversation either agreeing or disagreeing with the question below. However you will be heavily graded on your ability to persuade me of the importance of this law, technique, group, or President, depending on which question you get. Further, you should explain why it is needed to be carried out during the Progressive Era, and how it affected America. No more than 1 big sheet of paper please.
A. During the Progressive Era, which piece of government legislation (law) do you believe was the most important? Why? Please explain the significance of its reform efforts on America.
B. What techniques did reformers at the turn of the 20th century use to influence public opinion?
Cite Evidence and give examples.
C. Which groups benefited from the reforms of the Progressive Era? Which groups did not benefit? Explain your answer.
D. Pick one Progressive Era President and explains what areas did he excel and in what areas did he perform poorly? Support your answers with clear examples.
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: U.S. Constitution, State Rights vs. Federal Rights, Bill or Rights, Checks and Balances, Amendments 11-27
1. Projects will continue today on the U.S. Constitution and your DIGITAL STORY topic using the Digital Storytelling Project. Projects will be presented, no more than 10 minutes in length in the following order today and tomorrow!
a. Article I - Done
b. Article II - Done
c. Article III - Periods 6 still need to finish
d. Articles IV-VII - Done
e. Amendments 1-4 - Done, except Period 6
f. Amendments 5-10 - Period 4, Period 5, Period 6
g. Amendments 11-19 - Period 4, Period 5, Period 6
h. Amendments 20-27 - Period 4, Period 5, Period 6
2. U.S. Constitution Resources:
Anti-federalist vs. Federalist Chart
United States Government Brief Slideshow
Current U.S. Government Slideshow
1. Study for your U.S. Constitution Test. I would definitely review pages 152-175, which will extensively cover nearly all of the U.S. Constitution. Additionally, you may use your presentation notes and your U.S. Constitution Packet as open notes for this test.
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 is "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
4. How is power distributed?
1. Student Debate Question: Should we use hard or soft power to control the Taliban in the Middle East?
2. Final Debate Day: Day 3 of your Debate will take place today in response to Michael's fiery argument regarding Peace Talks being killed in November of 2013 with the U.S. drone attack on top Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud. Please refer to today's schedule below in GREEN:
|Topic Introduction/Open Statements||Student(s) Participating||Timing:|
|Opening Statement- Soft Power||Kayla Clarke||2 minutes|
|Opening Statement - Hard Power||Allie Minghella||2 minutes|
|Hard Power Argument #1 - Past Relations with the US||Past Relations with the US|
|Team A - Hard Power team - argues FOR argument #1||Nicole Tsatsarones and Valentina Lopez||3 minutes|
|Team B - Soft Power Team - argues AGAINST argument #1||Thomas Lyons and Mohamed Khalifa||3 minutes|
|Cross-Fire for Hard Power Argument #1||3-5 minutes|
|Soft Power Argument #1 - Stability of the Country||How the hard power effects the Middle East today|
|Team C - Soft Power Team - argues FOR argument #1||Kayla Clarke and Matt Frasier||3 minutes|
|Team D - Hard Power Team - argues AGAINST argument #1||Valentina Lopez and Meghan Winters||3 minutes|
|Cross-Fire for Soft Power Argument #1||Kayla Clarke and Matt Frasier||3-5 minutes|
|Round 3: Hard Power Argument # 2 - The ideological differences between the US and the Taliban make hard power necessary.||The ideological differences between the US and the Taliban make hard power necessary.|
|Team A - Hard Power Team - argues FOR argument #2||Rachel Murgo and Nicole Tsatsarones||3 minutes|
|Team B - Soft Power Team - argues AGAINST argument #2||Thomas Lyons and Mohamed Khalifa||3 minutes|
|Cross-Fire - ALL students, but with respect to listening and letting people finish their statements/arguments/evidence||3-5 minutes|
|Round 4: Soft Power Argument #2 - Death and Casualties||Military interference by the US and the Middle East is affecting civilians, and troops|
|Team C - Soft Power argues FOR argument #2||Mike Garcia and Matt Frasier||3 minutes|
|Team D - Hard Power argues AGAINST argument #2||Allie Minghella and Meghan Winters||3 minutes|
|GRAND CROSSFIRE - Your last chance to participate in this debate!||3-5 minutes|
|Soft Power Closing - You may use counter arguments from the debate||Michael Garcia||2 minutes|
|Hard Power Closing - You may use counter arguments from the debate||Rachel Murgo||2 minutes|
3. Remember your case-study was DUE on Friday. Your grade 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 double-check that you all have successfully completed the Google Spreadsheet on WHO is responsible for what part of the debate so that everyone has a very clear idea of what responsibilities are their own in this debate.
5. 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. How do you think you did on the Taliban Debate? This is your last chance to plead your case and win over points. Your case-study will count as 50% of your FINAL GRADE and your debate presence and skills count for 50% of your Project Grade for this Taliban Debate Project. Please be sure to examine and review the Case Study Rubric. If you have any questions, then please email or ask me immediately!