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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Day 107 - Tuesday

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. You have the entire class to execute an outline and plan 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 make the last 2 nights of your preparation count on your group Google document pages.  You must be contributing by 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. Are there any question on the Industrialization Slideshow

2. We will finish the John Greene's Market Revolution vidoe

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. Please complete pages 3, 4, and 5 on The Land of Reform using Chapter 8 pages 240-258.

2. Please download the Antebellum [before the American Civil War] Reformers and review slides 16-25.  
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. NATO + Ukraine Crisis
Video of Ukraine Crisis

2. Today will be our final day of reviewing any organizational or content on NATO before your projects will be presented next week.

3. Current and Past NATO missions? What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted? Wikipedia's NATO

4. NATO special forces Video:

1. Due by Wednesday, March 5, 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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