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Monday, February 3, 2014

Day 93 - Monday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
-How did the Great Depression affect the lives of millions of Americans?
-What affect did the Dust Bowl have on Americans during the Great Depression?
-What was the New Deal and how did it affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-What affect did the Stock Market Crash of 1929 have on the American people during the Great Depression?
-What were the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), The Works Progress Administration (WPA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and how did the affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-Who was Herbert Hoover and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-Who was Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?

1. Please review the DST Rubric and remember your Digital Story Telling Project is due TODAY! I hope you have hit some minimums of 8+ Primary Sources, 25 facts regarding your topic and subject (these could be connections you built based on causes and effects on your topic), and 3-4 minute movie that syncs your voice recording with the images/primary sources you are showing, and the presentation of your project.

Order of Projects:
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt
The New Deal Programs
Crime during the Great Depression
Dust Bowl
Music during the Great Depression

Tuesday -
Artwork and Entertainment
Fashion in the Great Depression
Racism during the Great Depression
Teenager during the Great Depression
Literature during the Great Depression

Wednesday -
African-Americans during the Great Depression
Gabby's Topic
Children of the Great Depression
Effects of the Great Depression

1. You should be completely done with your research (which means you are an expert on your topic) and have met all the requirements of the rubric for this project.  You need to prepare yourself for questions students will ask you about your topic, so please review your research and continue to find more if needed.  Presentations will continue on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4rd, 2014.  

2. Once you have presented your Digital Story, please PRINT UP and FILL OUT your Self-Evaluation on your Digital Story Telling Project.

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

-Why did Americans feel so compelled to expand the country westward?
-What might 19th century Native Americans have said about Manifest Destiny? 
-How might the country have developed differently if no gold or other precious minerals had been discovered in the West?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Is economic, social, or physical coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in domestic affairs

Themes: Westward Expansion, Manifest Destiny, Expansionist Presidents, Nationalism, War with Mexico

1. Please let's finalize our study of the maps on the slideshow on Manifest Destiny.

2. Let's review the meaning of John O'Sullivan's, "Annexation," 1845 and John O’Sullivan, "The Great Nation of Futurity," 1839 (both found on the link I provided). Then answer the following questions:

John O’Sullivan, "The Great Nation of Futurity," 1839 
  • What does John O’Sullivan think America stands for?
  • What, according to John O’Sullivan, is America’s mission?
John O’Sullivan, “Annexation,” July 1845.
  • What do you think John O’Sullivan means by “our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions”?
  • Based on these two documents, how did Americans feel about expanding westward?
3. Oregon Trial Documentary

4. The Story of US - Westward Expansion - A must watch!!!

6.  Manifest Destiny Resources:
War with Mexico 1846-1848 - PBS special

Primary Sources from PBS - Using the timeline, explore the Primary sources on Texas Independence, The Whitman's exploration of the Oregon Trail, War with Mexico, Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo, The "Diggings" in California, Massacres of the West, and more.

The Gold Rush and the Donner Party - Powerful and impactful story about cannibalism in the West.

The Gold Rush - Great facts, maps, and timelines - Covers The Westward Expansion and has 9 videos on various topics as well.

Trails to Utah and the Pacific - How did people migrate out West + Primary Source/Interactive Maps

1. Read pages 288-299 about Texas Annexation and the U.S.-Mexican War, both sections will cover a time period of 1836 to 1848. Then answer the questions below:
A. What made Americans want to settle in Texas?
B. What were the major events that lead to Texas joining the Union?
C. What developments caused the U.S. to go to war with Mexico?
D. Who and what played the biggest factor in U.S.-Mexican War?

International Studies - Period 2 
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?

2. How will you succeed in my class?

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

1. We are going to explore and discuss "What is International Studies mean?" and where you can find helpful International Studies resources using the BHS Library Databases World History and Global Issues and the links below:

2. We will begin to examine the United Nations using the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

3. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations

4. United Nation Resources:
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room
United Nations School bus Virtual Field Trip
United Nations Research Guide A-Z on EVERYTHING you can imagine!
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.

1. Please go and research one International Studies issue that the United Nations is currently working on.  Once you find a subject you are interested in using the UN Website or one of the UN resources I provided you above, please write a evaluation of what the issue is, who is involved, what is the UN doing, and do you think the UN will be successful or not? (This will count as a Quiz Grade.)

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