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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 99 - Wednesday

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. Test Today on Chapters 22 & 23 covering the Great Depression and New Deal Programs during 1929 to 1939.

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!

2. I will collect the packet on the Great Depression.

1. Research using the BHS Library Databases and utilize the textbook Chapter 24 - page 732-741 to answer the 2 questions below:
a. What were the major causes of World War II?  
b. How did America respond in the early 1930's-mid-1930's? 

2. Find one political cartoon that depicts the causes of World War II or the spirit of American's foreign policy in the 1930's and analyze it.  Be ready to share it with your classmates and me tomorrow. It needs to be printed up! Everyone must have a HARD COPY of their political cartoon!
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: Industrial Revolution, Transportation Revolution, Economic Revolution, Immigration, Regional Specialization, and Nationalism

1. What is the Industrial Revolution? What is the Transportation Revolution? What is Regional Specialization?

2. Advertisement Campaign Project:
Create an advertisement campaign for one of the following themes in American History from 1816-1850 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.

1. Please download Nationalism and Economic Growth and complete pages 4-8 on "The New England Cotton Mills: Location Pays" and the New England Cotton Mills Chart/Questions.

2. Your Advertisement Campaign Project is due on Wednesday, February 26th when you get back from February Break.
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. United Nations Test today!

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. How do the Olympics affect the global community?  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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