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Friday, March 21, 2014

Day 120 - Friday

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 of ALL homework from Chapter 25 - Questions I gave you from Friday and Monday nights.

2. We will have a whole class discussion on the Volunteer efforts of Americans and the Civil Responsibility of "Citizen Soldiers" during a period of National Emergency. As each group presents, students will be filling out their Citizen Soldiers Contribution Sheet.

Today's Lesson 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. Organize all your work on World War II Causes and the American home front and review it.  You will be tested on it on Tuesday of next week.  We have covered the following material in class and for homework:

Chapter 24 - Section 1 - Dictators, Causes of World War II, American response = isolationism
Chapter 24 - Section 2 - War starts in Europe
Chapter 24 - Section 3 - America Moves Toward War = Neutrality, Building up our defenses, 1940 FDR wins a 3rd Term!, "The Great Arsenal of Democracy", Lend-Lease Act, Atlantic Charter, Pearl Harbor Attacked

Chapter 25 - Section 1 - Mobilizing for the War, Expansion of U.S. Military, Women, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Mexican-Americans, and Native Americans contributions, Industrial Growth during WWII in America, Federal Gov't gains more control over the Economy (Chart on page 773).
Chapter 25 - Section 4 - The Home Front, Opportunities for Women and Minorities, Population Shift, GI Bill, Civil Rights Protest with African-Americans and Zoot-Suiters. 
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. Only Period 6 - 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. (Was Nat Turner a Hero or Terrorist?) + Nat Turner Timeline

2. Causes of the American Civil War Packet - Pages 1 & 2 + Check the Homework on Pages 3-7.

3. Major Terms and then Cause and Effects of the Major Legislation - Wilmont Proviso, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Act, Personal Liberty Laws, and Kansas-Nebraska Act.

4. The History Channel's The Presidents - We will watch the U.S. Presidencies of Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore.

1.  Please pick a group of 3-4 people.  You will need to work on your acting skills and begin brainstorming what type of Props you will want to use and a script of taking on Characters for an improv assignment.  On Monday, you will have 25 minutes to effectively plan for one of the following scenarios:

1. The Senate Debates the Compromise of 1850
2. A Debate over the Fugitive Slave Act between Abolitionist vs. Pro-Slavery
3. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
4. Harriet Beecher Stowe famous novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
5. Bleeding Kansas + The Kansas-Nebraska Act - debating popular sovereignty
6. Violence in the Senate
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 - Done
Thursday - Somalia - Kaitlyn - Done
Friday - Afghanistan - Max and Adam - Today

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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