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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Day 118 - Wednesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
- How does volunteerism demonstrate civic responsibility?
-How did America utilize it's home-front during World War II?
-How important was the home-front to the United States's victory in World War II? 
-How did World War II serve as catalyst for social change in America?

1. Review homework from Chapter 25 - Questions I gave you from Friday and Monday nights.

2. Students will utilize the following for today's lesson on World War II American Homefront: Which can be split into 4 sections - WAR PRODUCTION, COMMUNICATION, CONTRIBUTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS. Over the next few days our focus is going to be how the National Government initiated War Productions and then communicated to the American citizen.  Additionally, we will discuss the individual groups that contributed to the war cause and the aftermath of civil rights movements based on major discrimination acts that took place during World War II in America.

Group Categories:
1. Contributions and conservation
2. Communication
3. Women
4. African Americans
5. Mexican-Americans and other minority groups

Please read, analyze, watch, and discuss as a group the following resources - You must use them in chronological order:

   A. American Troops in World War II

   B. America's Home front during World War II - Pages 769-774 AND 796-801

   C.The Smithsonian - Home front Propaganda  - What are the main ideas of the posters use pages 4-9?

   D. Home front Documents - Photographs and Various Documents
- Each group must take ONE photograph and ONE document to analyze.
-How did WWII affect the lives of women and African Americans?
-Explain the meaning of Executive Order 8802?
-How did Executive Order 8802 lay the foundation for the upcoming civil rights movement in the years after WWII?

   E. A series of short video clips on various topics involving Women, Food, Investments, and other subject. Look at the title of the "Playlist" and click on the video that would apply to your subject.

3. If time permits, we will review the World War II Photography Gallery from Time Magazine:
-Please look at the perspective of the photographer and evaluate ONE PHOTOGRAPH in detail.  You should be looking for the following: What is the theme(s)?, What emotions are seen? What emotions does the photograph want from the viewer?, Why do you think it was created?, What does the document convey about life in World War II at the time it was created?, What questions does the photograph raise for you?

4. U.S. in World War II resources:
World War II Slideshow "The Road to War"
World War II - American at Home - PBS special
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
America's Homefront in World War II
World War II - Poster's on the American Homefront
World War II and America's Civil Responsibilities

1. Read pages 798-801 (start at Discrimination and Reaction)
A. What caused the Race Riots in 1940's
B. What caused tensions in Los Angeles, California in the Summer of 1943? Who did it involve?
C. How many Japanese Internment Camps exited in 1942? (Use the map to help!)
D. Why did President Roosevelt order the internment of Japanese-Americans?
E. Do you think these Japanese Internment Camps were justified on the grounds of "military necessity"?
F. How did JACL (Japanese American Citizen's League) fight back against the U.S. government?
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 terrorist?

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

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

1. Please get into partners and answer the Nat Turner Questions based on the Original Documents on Nat Turner, which you should have already read, highlighted, and took notes on.

2. (Was Nat Turner a Hero or Terrorist?) + Nat Turner Timeline

3. Causes of the American Civil War Packet - Pages 1 & 2.

1.  Please download the Causes of the American Civil War Packet - Complete pages 3-3, 4, (Map and Visual/Critical Questions) and page 5 (key terms with an understanding that these protests/resistance put slavery at the forefront of a major cause of the American Civil War. (Period 6 is due on Thursday!)
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 presenting Haiti and Somalia NATO/UN Mission Projects today.

2. Order of the Projects:

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

3. If time permits, we will discuss the current situation of Ukraine and how Russia, America, Ukraine, and Europe is responding to this current crisis. If not, then your homework is to update your information on Ukraine and use any resources necessary to help you understand the situation. I want to know what resources you are using and tell me if they are reliable or not.

1. What is the newest information and understandings of the Ukrainian situation? I'm looking for an update on Russia's response, Europe's response, and America's perspective. Please come ready to discuss for a few minutes tomorrow!

2. Your NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project is should have a COMPLETE Chicago-Style Citations. Please make sure you are an EXPERT on your subject/mission and will provide an ENGAGING presentation. Provide PROOF and EVIDENCE that supports your thesis from the above question.

3. Have you used the checklist from the NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project document.

4. Do you use VISUALS, PRIMARY SOURCES, VIDEO CLIPS to effectively ENGAGING your audience.

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