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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 75 - Tuesday

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. Read and review American Propaganda - Who, What, Why? and then let's discuss, debate, and decide if the American Government manipulated the minds of Americans during World War I? Was this justified?

2. In small groups please review the World War I American Propaganda Posters, pick ONE, and then complete the World War I Poster Analysis

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 finish reading Chapter 18 - Section 4 - "Wilson Fights for Peace" and complete a 3-2-1 activity and answer these 2 questions:
   A. What were the major effects of the Treaty of Versailles?
   B. How did Wilson's support for the League of Nations stand in the way of Senate support for            the Treaty of Versailles?

2. Please analyze and complete few questions on the Treaty of Versailles Political Cartoon Activity

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. Are there any questions on The Presidents Video from The History Channel on "James Monroe and John Quincy Adams" Please use your Themes 1820-1860 packet to complete the video questions?

2. We will introduce Andrew Jackson.
Honor's Level here is your Andrew Jackson Trial that you will be completing on Andrew Jackson.
College Prep Level - Period 6 - You will have a different version of Andrew Jackson's Trial.   I have also emailed each of you the Andrew Jackson Trial folder.  So be sure to look it all over and today will will examine the procedures of the trial and pick a Prosecution Team and a Defense Team.

James Monroe Video

John Quincy Adams

1. Read Chapter 7 - Section 3 - The Age of Jackson pages 224-229 and then download the Andrew Jackson Presidency Packet and complete pages 1-4.

2. Please download, review, and understand the Trial of Andrew Jackson using the links above under your Andrew Jackson Trial.  College Prep and Honor's Level have different versions, so please look at WHAT YOU ARE PUTTING ANDREW JACKSON ON TRIAL FOR!

3. By the START of tomorrow's class, you all SHOULD be able to answer the question "What is controversial about Andrew Jackson's Presidency?"

4. Also, please begin to utilize the Google Doc folders I have emailed you by inputting your names on what team you will be on - either Defense of Andrew Jackson or Prosecution of Andrew Jackson.

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 National Security?

Themes Taliban Operations, Middle East Foreign Policy, Global cooperation/Global Diplomacy, Soft Power, Hard Power, Afghanistan War, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda Operations, National Security

1. What did you think of the A National Security Video??? - National Security Leaders Discuss Terror Threat: ABCNEWS.COM - A Frontline Special and interesting conversation with Janet Napolitano, James Clapper and John Brennan.   

2. Why does National Security become an important concept in the world prior to 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.

3. Please read over the next project on National Security and Modern Terrorism. You need to be certain about what the project means to your 4th quarter grade (30% will be your preparation, analysis, and final project submission) and then your FINAL EXAM GRADE (20% = Final Product and Presentation completed before or during your exam period) So please pick a partner, discuss a plan of how you want to attack this project, and how you will manage your time wisely  We will ultimately have 6 groups in total that cover different regions of the world.

4. We are going to the Library for the remainder of class to begin your research.

Resources for this project to get you started...
A MUST READ ON TERRORISM TODAY - Council of Foreign Relations
Major Terrorist Attacks Since 9/11
The Evolution of Islamic Terrorism - A PBS Special
A list of Terrorist Groups according to many World Powers
Major Terrorist Attacks in Israeli
The Root Causes of Terrorism in the Middle East - US State Dept Report
Map of Terrorist Attacks and a World-wide List
Charts, Graphs, Data and a darn good article on Terrorism
U.S. Department of State - Counter-terrorism Page

Please watch these 2 TED Talk videos below...

A. This one is on "Global Security"

B. An AMAZING VIDEO below on TERRORISM AND WOMEN - Honestly guys, it's a MUST-SEE and will keep your attention the whole time.

Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Resources -

National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) -

The Long War Journal -

National Security Agency (NSA) -

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) -

Council on Foreign Relations -

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) -




The Washington Times - Security Page -

A ridiculously good National Government website - check out all the tabs at the top that give you so many different issues going on in our world today -

Department of Homeland Security -

New America Foundation -

A incredible collection of World Affairs and Resource page - A must see international studies guys!!! -

The Journal of International Affairs -

Videos -
A must see!!! A collection of different International Affairs and Defense policies from MIT -

This is long, but helpful! -

1. Share and UPDATE your Google Document (with me at that illustrates you have began an outlined plan of attack for your project.  I want to see measurable goals, research, you making sense of the research and how it will be used in our final project, and finally dates in which you will complete specific aspects of your final project. I will be checking this DAILY!

2. Please complete the Class Google Document on the 3 countries you will educate us on that will most likely trigger World War II in your region. 

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