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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 71 - Wednesday

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

-Was it possible for the U.S.A. to maintain neutrality in World War I?
-Should the United States fight wars to make the world safe for democracy?
-Was the treaty of Versailles a fair and settlement for lasting world peace?

1. We are going to complete America's status and role in World War I.  Our focus will be on Woodrow Wilson views in 1914 versus 1917, and historian Howard Zinn's perspective. Why did the U.S. Enter the War?

2. The United States Enters World War I and the Homefront Article

3. World War I American Propaganda + Did the American Government manipulate the minds of Americans during World War I?
-American Propaganda - Who, What, Why?

Analyzing a Political Cartoons:

Image: A 1917 Political poster depicting U.S. industry as a mule kicking "Kaiserism," 
"Pacificism," and "Hard Times" by Morris. From the Library of Congress

B. File:The American War-Dog by Oscar Cesare 1916.jpg
The American War-Dog, a 1916 political cartoon by Oscar Cesare, with the dog named 'Jingo'

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 read America in World War I - page 1 and page 2 and complete questions 1-10 on page 3.

2. Secondly, please read "The War at Home" in your textbook on pages 594-601 OR read The American Homefront and then answer the following TWO QUESTIONS
- What troubling issues surrounded Americans on the Homefront?
- Why should Americans be concerned about their governments actions during World War I?
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. Yesterday we reviewed Industrial Revolution as a major theme in American History from 1820-1860, today we will focus on other themes that gave birth in American history.  The American Economic Differences and American System will be discussed.

2. Nationalism and Economic Development packet.

1. Please download and save American Themes 1820-1860.

2. Read textbook pages 274-279 and then please complete the 3-2-1 activity using very descriptive connections to the major themes and "so what factor" of the Market Revolution.

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.  Why does National Security become an important concept in the world during the rise of 9/11? What is National Security?  What does National Security look like world-wide?  We will brainstorm ideas on what "National Security" means and what/who would be involved.

1. Please continue to complete questions 1-#19 on the The Road to 9/11 Study Guide and Critical Thinking Questions and ensure you have completed answers for this review guide.

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