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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 105 - Friday

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. Today I am going to show some of the American Foreign Policy 1921-1941 Slideshow and I want you all to think about:

A. 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?

2. I will give you about 15-20 minutes of class time to come up with your plan for the weekend for your Debate on America's role in world affairs in the 1930's leading up to World War II

Debate Format - All Period 1 students need to review this and contribute to this document over the next 2 days.  Your debate format, rubric, and what team you are on is outlined here. 

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. Please make sure you have been contributing to your Team's individual documents compiling the arguments and research that will support your team's side of the debate.  Also, you should review, highlight, and make sure you understand the debate format and debate rubric in the google doc I created called Debate Format You will be asked to conduct your OWN RESEARCH, but each team will only have a maximum of 3 primary source documents to use during this debate and my 4 sources.  

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. I will be checking Nationalism and Economic Growth packet pages 9-14 this week. 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.

2. Transportation Revolution Slideshow + Transportation Revolution Outline
-Gibbons vs. Ogden

3. Industrialization Slideshow

4. John Greene's Market Revolution

5. The Communications Revolution Article
-How did improvements in Communication from 1815-1860 impact American society?

6. Photography and Communication Media in the 19th Century
-How is photography related to the Transportation Revolution?
-How did photography impact American society from 1815-1860?

7. Brief Essay - The History of Communications
-What impact did post offices have on America in the 19th century?
-In 1837, how did the U.S. Government change communication?
-How did the telegraph connect America in the mid-19th century?

8. Who were the winners and losers of America's First Industrial and the Market Revolution? Why?
The workforce?
Urban areas?
Rural area?

1. None, enjoy your weekend!
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. TED Talk - The United Nations "Natural Resources and Peace-keeping: Is the United Nations really United?" This is an outside the UN resource I have shared that you should watch when you get a chance.

2. What is NATOU.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
Who is part of NATO?
The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

3. NATO special forces Video:

4. What key events has NATO 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 Tuesday, 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, 2014NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project.

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