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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 98 - Tuesday

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. We are going to continue our final review of the Great Depression leaders, hardships, Relief, Reform, and Recovery plans using the New Deal Programs, and controversial moves by FDR.

1. Make sure your packet on the Great Depression is completed as pages 1-14 should be completed. You should print out this packet if you want to use it for the test tomorrow.  I will not allow you to use your iPad.

2. The focus of your studying tonight should be on:

The Causes of the Great Depression
Effects of the Great Depression
Major Presidential decisions - Good and Bad!
Major New Deal Programs - Relief and Permanent Programs
Purpose and Effects of the New Deal Programs
Dust Bowl - Causes and Effects
FDR's Court-packing Decision
Hoover vs. FDR - The biggest differences!

3. Crash Course Great Depression Video


4. Crash Course New Deal Video:

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. Your Day 2 of the Debate on the Mexican-American War will be conducted today in class. Please make sure you work with your partners and your team effectively to complete this debate. The google document you all have for your individual classes and the Debate Rubric should be carefully reviewed. We are on Debate Question 2 for all classes. 

2. If you are absent on Monday and Tuesday and miss the debate, then you will be writing me a 1 page minimum paper arguing your side's perspective utilizing the major arguments you would have used during the debates.  You should be sure to include the debate question, a thesis statement, and research that will help support your arguments using in-text citations and a Chicago Style Works Cited page.

3. 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. Please download Nationalism and Economic Growth and complete pages 1, 2 & 3 on the Industrializing North and Eli Whitney.
International Studies - Period 2 
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?
2. Should we enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in countries not our own? If so, how? If not, why?
3. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
4. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
5. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?

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

1. We will finalize our examination of the United Nations using the following resources below:
UN Website,
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.

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

3. What is Peacekeeping? We will watch in class today.

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


1. Study for your United Nations Test TOMORROW.

2. Please continue to research and keep up-to-date with the 2014 Sochi Olympics.  Is there more to it than just sports?  Poke around online or in local newspapers, what are you finding out about the Olympics? Is there some type of political power play going on because it's in Russia?  I want to hear your thoughts. Make sure you WATCH THE WINTER OLYMPICS @SOCHI!!!!

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