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Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 64 - Monday

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

-Was American expansion overseas justified?
-Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
-Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone and act of justifiable imperialism?
-Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Think about the Roosevelt Corollary, "Dollar Diplomacy," and "Watchful Waiting")

1.  We are going to continue with America's Foreign Policy agenda at the turn of the 20th Century:
A. American Imperialism in Hawaii. - Done
B. American Imperialism in Alaska. - Done
C. American interest in Cuba? - U.S. Foreign Policy in the Caribbean Timeline 1823-1990 - Done
D. What sank the U.S.S. Maine - Activity Using Primary Sources + Graphic Organizer
E. Yellow Journalism - Slideshow and Political Cartoon Analysis Activity

2. Spanish-American War Resources:
Causes of the War
Library of Congress - General information on the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Slideshow
PBS Special on All Events surrounding America's Quest for Imperialism
A Price for Freedom in the Spanish-American War
Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary Sources
Headlines from the Spanish-American War
Cartoons from the Spanish-American War
Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War

Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Theodore Roosevelt - A PBS special on TR's Foreign Policy Adventures
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
Progressive President's Foreign Policy - U.S. State Department
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay - 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!

    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!

    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

History Channel Video on ALL 3 PRESIDENTS.

1. Please pick a political cartoon from Cartoons from the Spanish-American War or Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War links and please complete the Political Cartoon Analysis Worksheet.
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-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? 
-Was George Washington a good president?

Themes: State Rights vs. National Government, Strict Interpretation vs. Loose Interpretation, George Washington and his Cabinet,

1. We will finish the President Washington's Farewell Address analysis
GW Farewell Address (abridged)
GW Graphic Organizer 1
GW Graphic Organizer 2
GW Graphic Organizer 4

2. Questions to Discuss:

   1. What does President Washington see as dangers to the success of a newly formed United States of America?

   2. What arguments does Washington use to support his statement that the government is the "main pillar" of independence? Why does he see this as so important and how can it be protected?

   3. Washington writes that in foreign policy "Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course." What course of action is he arguing that the nation should take?

   4. What advice did George Washington offer to the nation? Why?

3. We will also discuss John Adam's Presidency and use the John Adams Packet to enrich our study of our nation's Second President

1. Using Chapter 6 - Section 3 - "Jefferson Alters the Nation's Course" - textbook pages 197-201, please create an OUTLINE on the historical content you read and make sure you have at least a 2 page outline - DUE ON TUESDAY!

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, Afghanistan War, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda Operations

1. We will watch the next 3 minutes of Malala Yousafzai video that we left off at on Friday.  "Tougher Than the Taliban" and then a few short video clips.
• How does the Taliban try to control Afghan women?
• How has the experience of Afghan women changed with the Taliban’s emergence?
• How is clothing used as a means of oppression in Afghanistan?


3. We will begin watching a PBS documentary titled "Obama's War"

4. U.S. News Political Cartoons on Afghanistan
Afghanistan Strategy

5. U.S. News and World Report: "Bring on the Zero Option"

1. Spend 5 minutes looking a multiple political cartoons and pick ANY political cartoon in my U.S. News Political Cartoons on Afghanistan to analyze and break down. Have a written synopsis for tomorrow's class.

2. After watching the movie titled "Obama's War" please answer Question 1 and Question 4 below from the movie and previously studied material from our case study/debate on the Taliban:

Obama's War Questions
1. Are we winning or losing this war?

2. Can this war be won?

3. Is there a competition for hearts and minds? If so, who is winning the hearts and minds of Afghans? Who is winning the hearts and minds of Americans?

4. What progress have we made in Afghanistan? What progress have we made in Pakistan?

5. What is President Obama's new strategy for this war?

6. Does the film "Obama's War have an agenda? What perspective and tone does it give to Americans? Cite specific evidence.

Essential Questions on BOTH movies and Taliban Rule in Afghanistan:
• What is the relationship between Islam and the Taliban?
• How does the Taliban try to control Afghan women?
• How has the experience of Afghan women changed with the Taliban’s emergence?
• What was the United States’ role in the Taliban coming to power?
• How is clothing used as a means of oppression in Afghanistan?

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