Search This Blog

Friday, December 13, 2013

Day 68 - Friday

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 introduce World War I.  Our focus will be on Causes, "The Spark", Location of fighting, style of fighting, and America's early decisions to prepare for for or neutrality.

World War I Resources:
World War I  Background - A PBS Special and in-depth study of "The Great War"
World War I - Everything you need to know and one of the BEST WEB RESOURCES!
America Enters the War - Office of the Historian -
American in World War I - A very complete study and great outline explaining in chronological order our history in The Great War.
U.S. in World War I - Good visuals and easy to follow study.

World War I - Long video, but INCREDIBLE storytelling!  You will not be able to watch in one sitting, but over the course of a few days or a weekend, this would be the one to watch!

Crash Course: John Green "American in World War I"

1. Please review the above World War I resources and pick ONE that you like.  It could be a movie, website, or whatever you come across.  Evaluate the resource and tell me what you liked most about it and least about it.  Additionally, please complete the 3-2-1 Activity Chart with effective bullet points that explain, connect, and support your the importance of these events.
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. Last night you were asked to download the James Madison Packet. Let's review a couple basics about the war and make sure you can answer the questions within this packet.

2. The War of 1812 will be studied using The History Channel's The War of 1812: First Invasion
Please use the embedded link in The War of 1812: First Invasion to lead you to the first video, HOWEVER, there are a total of 10 videos that are approximately 9-10 minutes in length that will show the entire video and help you complete your Video Quiz.

1. Please FINISH WATCHING the ENTIRE VIDEO using the The War of 1812: First Invasion link to locate all 10 short videos that will allow you to effectively complete your study of the War of 1812 and your Video Quiz. You should explain and answer the questions effectively.  If there is any doubt from me that you are not clear on your answer, then you will lose points. I will be collecting this quiz on Monday.


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.  Are there any question about yesterday's great conversation? Thank you to all of those who participated often!! PBS documentary titled "Obama's War": PBS Frontline Special: Who are the Taliban?

2. We will read and explore where the U.S. is in 2013 in regard to the War in Afghanistan with the help of the U.S. News and World Report: "Bring on the Zero Option" and evaluate the current situation in Afghanistan from the Summer of 2013.

3. What is National Security?  We will brainstorm ideas on what "National Security" means and what/who would be involved.

1. Please make sure you download The Road to 9/11 Study Guide and Critical Thinking Questions and begin reviewing it carefully!  You are expected to know the terms on page 1 - RESEARCH them this weekend and have them ready to discuss on Monday.  

No comments:

Post a Comment