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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 103 - Wednesday

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. Gallery Walk will continue today with examining your political cartoons 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. We will discuss the Themes, Symbolism, and whose perspective is being represented as an entire class.

Things to look for:
Themes? - Done
Symbolism? - Done
Caption messages/ A Hook?
Perspective? - Will complete today
Why was the document created?
Questions raised?

2. American Foreign Policy 1921-1941 Slideshow and How did America respond in the early 1930's-mid-1930's to the events going on in Europe and Asia? Meaning, what was our foreign policy plan in the 1930's to what Germans and the Japanese were during in Europe and Asia?

3. 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 to help study history?
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. Gallery Walk will begin today on your Advertisement Campaign Project's visual piece.  Everyone will get a chance to walk around the classroom to examine all the student visuals that represent the different topics your chose to study for the major themes during American History from 1816-1860.  Your job as walk to the different visual pieces you should analyze the different pieces of cartoons, posters, slogans, and imagery.  Using the yellow sticky notes, please select the symbolism and then use ONE COLOR sticky note to address one of the following "Things to look for:" below

Things to look for:
Caption messages/ A Hook?
Why was the document created?
Questions raised?

2. If time permits, we will continue to understand the Transportation Revolution and Industrialization process in the mid-19th century. 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.

3. Transportation Revolution Slideshow + Transportation Revolution Outline

4. Industrialization Slideshow

1.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:
1. What is peace building?
2. Do UN peacekeeping forces manage to achieve their goals?
3. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
5. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
6. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

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

1. Ukraine's concerns from a political and cultural standpoint
Resources to help:
BBC Report on Ukraine
The Guardian: Ukraine Protests
National Geographic Interview
Political and Cultural issues in Ukraine - Podcast

2. Should peacekeepers be sent to the Ukraine?

3. General Assembly Document on Peacekeeping: What is the main argument? Highlight the supporting evidence.

-What is Peacekeeping? What is their purpose?  Are they effective? Why or why not?

Peacekeeping videos continued-
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5

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

5. What is NATOWho is part of NATO? What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

6. What key events has it been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

Example: NATO in Afghanistan
NATO's mission according to the news
Wikipedia's NATO

1. Due by Monday, March 3, 2014: Research the Peacekeeping Missions going on today in the work OR research a NATO-led mission you would want to learn more about anytime POST-COLD WAR PERIOD.  You must have a basic outline on who is involved? How long have they been there? Why Peacekeepers or NATO troops are there? Where and what does the current situation look like? What challenges do Peacekeepers or NATO troops face?

2. Due Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project.

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