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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 102 - Tuesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
*Did the United States foreign policy during the 1930's help promote World War II?  OR: Could the United States have prevented the outbreak of World War II?

*Should the United States sell arms to other nations? OR: Should the United States have aided the Allies against the Axis Powers? OR: Does the American security depend upon the survival of its Allies?

* Was war between the United States and Japan inevitable in World War II?

1. Check out your aspen grades. They are final for all Great Depression assignments. Also, I will be checking your World War II packet from February Break.  Have it ready as soon as you come to my classroom.

2. Casues of World War II and why America hesitated at first will be reviewed today in class...our class note-taker must record these notes on the Period 1 Class Notes.

-What did your research using the BHS Library Databases and textbook Chapter 24 - page 732-741 tell you about the MAJOR CAUSES of World War II?

-How did America respond in the early 1930's-mid-1930's? Meaning, what was our foreign policy plan in the 1930's to what Germans and the Japanese were during in Europe and Asia?

3. Gallery Walk of your ONE political cartoon that depicts the causes of World War II or the spirit of American's foreign policy in the 1930's and everyone will walk the gallery and analyze the different pieces of cartoons.  Be ready to share it with your classmates and me today! It needs to be printed up! Everyone must have a HARD COPY of their political cartoon!
Things to look for:
Caption messages/ A Hook?
Why was the document created?
Questions raised?
Whose perspective is NOT shown?

Axis vs. Allied Map

Map of Europe

Map of Asia

U.S. in World War II resources:
U.S. Home-front During World War II
The National WWII museum - lots of images, primary sources, outline of WWII, and WWII by the numbers!
Library of Congress - World War II Primary Sources
American Women in World War II
America's WWII in Color - PBS special

1. Review the maps above, go out an find your own maps of World War II.  What do maps teach us?  Why are maps useful as a resource and too in studying history?

2. Please read pages 756-763 and outline these pages into 4 sections: The U.S. Musters it's Forces, "The Great Arsenal of Democracy", FDR Plans for War, and Japan Attacks the U.S.  You should have at least 1 full page and a maximum of 2 pages for your outline. Additionally, find ONE newspaper article about this section 1939 to December 7, 1941 and be ready to share it with your classmates and have it analyzed BEFORE you come to class.
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-Does the United States have a mission in the mid-19th century? If so, was it expansion of freedom, economics, imperialism, etc? Why?

-Can political freedom exist without an economic foundation?

-Has rapid industrialization been a blessing or curse for America?

Themes: Industrial Revolution, Transportation Revolution, Economic Revolution, Immigration, Regional Specialization, and Nationalism

1. Your class note-taker and individual you all will have a class discussion with active student questions and engagement utilizing the two slideshows below as direct resources.

2. A Growing Nation - Farm Equipment and Farming inventions

3. Transportation Revolution Slideshow + Transportation Revolution Outline

4. Industrialization Slideshow

5. You will have tonight to FINISH working on your Advertisement Campaign Project:
Create an advertisement campaign for one of the following themes in American History from 1816-1860 for Mass Production (you can use a specific industry), The American Factory System, Transportation Revolution (any mode of transportation from this time period), working conditions (think of mills, plantations, farms, shipyards, etc), entrepreneurship/business opportunities, Economic Revolution, Immigration, or Regional Specialization (pick a region, city, state, or specific location).  You can create a poster, billboard, electronic propaganda, or political cartoon as a visual representation. You need a Primary Source.  You need to show analysis of the primary source and connect it to an argument and the theme illustrating how it has impacted American society in a written paper.

a. You must have a visual representation
b. You must have a slogan on your visual representation.
c. You must have a specific theme of American growth, American Economy, Nationalism, Sectionalism, or Immigration.
d. You must be either promoting or damaging a cause.
e. You must have a cause worth fighting for.
f. You must have some sort of caption or words that represent a purpose/argument/controversy.
h. You must use creativity and ORIGINAL THINKING - NO copying of the web!!!
i. You must have an accompanying PRIMARY SOURCE on your specific theme that should be attached to you poster, billboard, propaganda, or political cartoon that connects to your message.
g. You must show analysis of your primary source by writing a paper of no less than 1 page double-spaced, and not more than 2 pages (Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1 inch margins), that show you have successfully interpreted the truthfulness of your primary source, how your primary source connects to your visual representation of the time period in American history, and the impact your topic had on American society.
h. A works cited page in Chicago-Style Citation (Here is a Chicago-Style Citation Machine to help!)

1. Your Advertisement Campaign Project is due TOMORROW, Wednesday, February 26th. There are 3 major aspects of this project:
a. The visual advertisement campaign
b. The Primary Source/Eye Witness Account on your topic
c. The 1-2 page paper and works cited page. 

2. Your Nationalism and Economic Growth packet should be 100% completed by Friday.  Please make sure you complete the remaining pages (9-14) this week.
International Studies - Period 2 
Essential Questions:
-How do the modern Olympics differ from the Olympic Games prior to 1900?
-Are the Olympic Games a waste of money?
-Do the Olympic Games serve a greater purpose than just an international sporting event?
-How has Power Politics in the 20th and 21st Century played a role in the Olympics?

Themes: PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. We will continue our study on Culture and Politics in the Olympic Games - A focus on the modern Olympics (1960-2008).  What did the Sochi Olympic Games represent for Russia?  What was or will be the political or cultural stories of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games?

2. What did you research and find out about the Ukraine unrest and political situation?  Did this start before the Olympics?  Should Ukraine get what they want? What does the image below tell us about Ukraine?
Resources to help:
BBC Report on Ukraine
The Guardian: Ukraine Protests
National Geographic Interview
Political and Cultural issues in Ukraine - Podcast

Anti-government protesters guard the perimeter of Independence Square in Kiev.

3. What is Peacekeeping?

Peacekeeping videos -
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5

3. TED Talk - The United Nations "Natural Resources and Peace-keeping: Is the United Nations really United"

4. TED Talk - Tanya de Mello - "Here's how you get the job done at the UN?"


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