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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Day 113 - Wednesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
- Did the United States foreign policy during the 1930's help promote World War II?  

- 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. I will collect your HARD COPY/PRINT COPY of the Reaction Paper.

2. We will spend a few minutes reviewing the questions on the board about comparing and contrasting the two important speeches in American history on Pearl Harbor Attacks and September 11, 2001 Attacks. Declaration of War Speech Text + Student Reflection

3. Class discussion - -Was war between the United States and Japan inevitable in World War II?

4. We will review the Textbook pages on World War I so you can use it as a reference. 

5. 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. Binder check tomorrow!
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?

-Was Nat Turner a hero or madman?

-Which reformer played the biggest role leading up to America's Civil War?

Themes: Industrial Revolution, Transportation Revolution, Economic Revolution, Immigration, Regional Specialization, and Nationalism

1. Resources used for Reformers:
Crash Course Videos - Progressives and Women
The Land of Reform Packet
Slavery and Abolition - Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

2. Quiz on Progressive - Chapter 8 - Sections 1-3 and the above resources.

3. This past weekend and the last 2 nights you were asked to research ONE primary source on the subject of "Slavery and Abolition" and complete the Primary Source Analysis Worksheet to break down an understanding of your primary source. You will be divided into groups of 3 to 4 students and compare and contrast HOW you evaluated your Primary Source.  Your job is to give a brief summary of your primary source, then evaluate the effectiveness of your primary source, and then illustrate how you analyzed it.  The goal is that everyone has an opportunity to illustrate how they break down a primary source and build better skills in doing analysis of primary documents.

4. Antebellum South Slideshow

1. Was Nat Turner a Hero or Madman? Please read, highlight, and take notes in the margins on the document link below of the 3 sources:
Please download these Documents to for the debate

2. Please download Nat Turner Timeline for tomorrow's class period.
International Studies - Period 2 
Essential Questions:
1. What is peace building?
2. What is war?
3. Do UN peacekeeping forces manage to achieve their goals?
4. 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. We are in the Library for your last research day (Wednesday of this week) so you can finalize your NATO/Peacekeeping Mission Project. Please execute your presentations, works cited page (Chicago-Style Citations), and your research.

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

3. Order of the Projects:

Thursday - Bosnia/Herzegovina - Frederick
Thursday - Libya - Joanitah
Friday - Congo - Kara and Kylie
Friday - Haiti - Hope and Stephanie
Monday - Somalia - Kaitlyn
Monday - Afghanistan - Max and Adam

1. Your NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project is DUE on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @12:00 midnight - My suggestions:
A. Have an outline that continues to build upon the principles of "How effective was/is your mission?"

B. Provide PROOF and EVIDENCE that supports your thesis from the above question.

C. Have a checklist from the NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project document.

D. Use VISUALS, PRIMARY SOURCES, VIDEO CLIPS to effectively ENGAGING your audience.

E. Become and EXPERT and be KNOWLEDGEABLE on your subject/mission. I can sniff out weakness and BS very quickly and will hold you accountable.

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