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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 81 - Wednesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
-How did a war fought to "save the world for democracy" end up threatening civil rights in America?
-What happens when individuals’ civil liberties are breached?
-Was the decade of the 1920's a decade of innovation or conservatism?

1. Yesterday you were asked to explore the 1920's "Using your Textbook - Chapter 20 and Chapter 21 - The Roaring Twenties - pages 616-665 - read, scan, apply the knowledge you know coming out of World War I and show me you understand the following:
A. Five themes that come out of the 1920's
B. Five cause and effect trends, events, critical moments or scenarios that matter
C. Give me a total of a dozen WINNERS OR LOSERS of the 1920's decade." Let's take a look at what you discovered by looking at the following categories:

A. Political Matters
B. Social Unrest
C. Cultural ideals
D. Economic  Issues
E. Innovations
F. Conservatism

2. Questions to be debated, discussed, and answered:
-Why was it called the "Roaring Twenties"? 
-Was the decade of the 1920's a decade of innovation or conservationism?
-Did the role of women in American life significantly change during the 1920's?
-Should the United States limit immigration?
-Should the United States have enacted Prohibition?
-Did farmers shoot themselves in the foot during the 1920's?
-How did arts and literature reflect the African-American experience?

Resources to help guide us and give the class visual appeal:
3. The United States in the 1920's
1920’s unit review for essential questions and major fun themes from Terryl Meador

4. Mitchell Palmer "The Case Against the Reds" - Read and analyze why the Bolsheviks were a concern for Americans?

5. Red Scare Packet and Visual DBQ's - DBQ questions on visuals from the Red Scare...we will complete a few in class and for homework.

6. GREAT Digital Website on the Red Scare - Incredible Primary Source Images from the Red Scare - A great gallery walk exercise for high school students!

7. The Red Scare, Palmer Raids and Sacco and Vanzetti Case - Slideshow and Primary Sources from Sanger Unified - Very good overview of the Red Scare and terrific visuals!

8. Emma Goldman resources - Why did we deport this Russian immigrant?

1. Please research the Harlem Renaissance (textbook pages 658-663 could help you understand the basics) using databases from our BHS Library or Google and be sure to collect three primary sources (they must be different types of primary sources; such as one pictorial, one letter, and one song) that you either print out or store electronically in your binder and then complete ALL of the following sentence starters to indicate your understanding of how literature and the arts reflected the African American experience during the Harlem Renaissance. You will be graded on your responses:
  • Issues particular to the African American experience addressed during the Harlem Renaissance were...
  • Methods utilized by artists during the Harlem Renaissance to draw attention to the
  • The Harlem Renaissance addressed the issues of racial pride and shared culture by... 
In class tomorrow we will look at your Primary Sources and sentences to address the following important questions on the Harlem Renaissance impact on society and African Americans.
  • How might the art, music, and literature created during the Harlem Renaissance be targeted at two audiences? (Art promoted a sense of unity of experience within the African American community and among whites an awareness of the the issues impacting African Americans.
  • How do the artistic works of the Harlem Renaissance promote unity and consciousness within the African American community?
  • How might the consciousness casued by the art and literature of the Harlem renaissance help address the post-war racial climate? 
2. Study and review the U.S. History II - CPI - Midterm Review Guide. Please come to class on Friday with any questions you may have about the exam, topics on the review guide, or any concerns.  Please know that your midterm exam day is - Period 1 - Tuesday, January 21st - 9:00am - 10:45am. 

U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-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? 
-To what extend was Andrew Jackson truly "a common man"?
-Should the United States have allowed Native Americans to retain their tribal identities?
-Was the "Age of Jackson" an age of democracy?

Themes: State Rights vs. National Government, Andrew Jackson's Controversial Presidency, Indian Removal Act of 1830, The Cherokee Nation, South Carolina Nullification Crisis

1. Today is your Trial of Andrew Jackson
2. Format of the Trial 

Day 1: Tuesday, January 14th
A. Opening Statements by BOTH teams = Prosecution Team first and Defense Team second 
(5 minutes maximum time per team) = Done

B. Direct Questioning of witnesses = Defense Team first and Prosecution Team second
(3 minutes maximum time for each witness) = One or Two witnesses left

Day 2: Wednesday, January 15th
A. Cross-Examination by BOTH teams = Prosecution Lawyer will go first by questioning ALL Defense witnesses, then the Defense Lawyers will go second by questioning ALL the Prosecution witnesses. (3 minutes maximum time for each witness) = We will complete today

B. Closing Statements by BOTH teams = Defense Team first and Prosecution Team second.
(5 minutes maximum time per team) = We should finish today, but if time does not permit, then we will complete tomorrow. 

4. Honor's Level here is your Andrew Jackson Trial that you will be completing on Andrew Jackson, so please review the 3 CHARGES and get ready to have a trial by Tuesday of next week.

5. College Prep Level - Period 6 - You will have a different version of Andrew Jackson's Trial, but nevertheless you will need to put him on trial for ONE crime.  I have also emailed each of you the Andrew Jackson Trial folder.

1. IF we do not finish your closing statements then Lawyer from BOTH teams should work together to produce a CLOSING STATEMENT that give us your last impression of witnesses (and maybe any statements they made during the trial) and the charge(s) against Andrew Jackson.  Make sure you FINISH ON A STRONG NOTE!!!

2. You should dress up for the occasion and play the part of a real lawyer for the closing statements!  All witnesses should consider bringing in props and dress appropriately!  Extra credit will be given to those who show they care and want to present themselves professionally or take a true role of the witness they represent.

3.  U.S. I - Midterm Exam REVIEW GUIDE

6. Binder Check is on Thursday, January 16th!!! (Meaning it is due tomorrow!!!)

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. Your National Security and Modern Terrorism projects are due today and should be emailed to me within the first 5 minutes of class today.  You should email to me as a PDF so that there are NO changes made beyond today and that I can post them on my blog.

2. During the presentations you should show expertise by making great connections to why your region, regional leaders, policies, rebel groups, societal problems, and more are a direct threat to the safety of U.S. citizens and is a National Security Threat to the United States as a country. Your projects should be 15 minutes minimum and 25 minutes maximum in length!  Your projects are DUE on Wednesday, January 15th - Today!!!

3. Order of the Projects: 
Wednesday = Eastern Europe - Mohamed and Kayla 
Wednesday = Latin America - Allie, Val, Meghan
Thursday = East Asia - Joe and Tom
Thursday = Africa - Michael and Matt
Friday = The Middle East - Nicole and Rachel

Exam Day - Wednesday - January 22nd from 9:15am-10:45am.  All makeups and any presentations we do not finish will be on Exam Day. 

3. The National Security and Modern Terrorism project breakdown look like this:
A. 4th quarter grade (30% will be your preparation, analysis, and final project submission)
B. FINAL EXAM GRADE (20% = Final Product and Presentation completed before or during your exam period for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 25 minutes).

1. Please prepare to present your projects.  Please know that your Mid-Term Exam Day is Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:15am-10:45am.  All makeups and any presentations we do not finish will be on Exam Day.

2. ALL PRESENTATIONS MUST BE SHARED and finalized with NO REVISIONS on Wednesday, January 15th. Case Studies can be reviewed, BUT NOT CHANGED for your project after 3rd Period on Wednesday.  I wanted to see you making sense of the research, having meaningful connections to the essential question and how you illustrate expertise of your region for your final project.

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