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Friday, March 28, 2014

Day 125 - 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. Test (Review/Bonus Points/Silent Conversation) will finish today on World War II American home front

2. Textbook/Chapter/Sections you will need for the rest of World War II -
-Chapter 24 - Section 2 - Yes, again!
-Chapter 24 - Section 3 - The Holocaust
-Chapter 25 - Section 2 - The War for Europe and North Africa
-Chapter 25 - Section 3 - The War in the Pacific

3. Tomorrow we will quickly 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. Please download The War for Europe - World War II American Joined Forces - Then use the textbook (pages 775-779 and a trustworthy research using Google to complete the first 4 subjects with the question below (The Battle of The Atlantic, Battle of Stalingrad, The North African Front/Operation Torch, and The Italian Campaign/Invasion of Sicily). Please do NOT leave anything blank, if you cannot find it in the textbook, then you a Google search using a reliable/trustworthy source. 
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?
-Which reformer or individual played the biggest role leading up to America's Civil War?
-Can legislative compromises solve moral issues?
-Was slavery a humane or evil institution?

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

1. Causes of the American Civil War Packet + 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/Bleeding Kansas. Your Skits will continue!!!

2. Historical Slavery Challenge Skits will be finished by Friday of this week!!! Depending on the number of people in our class because of the PARCC testing, your group size my change, so be prepared to finish the skit no matter what. You will need to work on your acting skills/improvisational and begin executing a plan to illustrate your expertise and understanding of the below situations in American History.  The following will be absolutely necessary and used for grading your Slavery Skits:

A. Accuracy of the historical event (People, places, causes, effects, etc) + A Title of the Event ("Japan surrenders! End of War!")
B. Everyone MUST have a part and this is about TEAMWORK.  Everyone has to have a speaking part as characters within your skit.
C. Mr. Parkin will need an outline of the skit - but nothing has to go perfectly right!
D. Improv/Drama means there is no right or wrong
E. Try to add humor, comedy, so you may use any prop that you wish - historical pictures on ipads, political cartoons, things you have at home, customs, hats, etc. This is about showing off your creativity!!!
F.  Each scene must be at least 2 minutes in length
G. Everyone's skits should be informational, funny, and memorable!
E. Slavery Challenge Skit Rubric

You all should be planning on which days you will be presenting based on your google docs that I created and have shared with you all. ALL presentations must be completed by Thursday and Friday of this week. You MUST execute the Slavery Challenge Skit for 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

1.  None for 99% of you, BUT if you were absent and did not complete any of the skits. (Dan R - You must write an essay on "Which cause found in Chapter 10 - Sections 1 & 2 - had the greatest impact on influencing the American Civil War? Why? How did it impact American society and speed up the process of a civil war?")
International Studies - Period 2 
Essential Questions:
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?

2. How do we define our interest as a country?

3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

4. How is power distributed?

Themes: PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. What is Power? What events did you find online that represents Power Events of today?

2. Students will have a jigsaw activity where one member of the group becomes the "Captain" and the Captain will travel to other groups to explain their findings and then the remaining group members teach the "Captain" about their own topic on:

I. Group 1: Please read the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) article "Being Hard on Soft Power" and answer the following questions:
A. Compare and contrast how this article views soft power and hard power? Which is it more critical of and why?
B. Summarize this articles' viewpoints on the United States Army in Iraq?

II. Group 2: Please read Hillary Clinton's perspective on Power
A. What is America's Role in the World?
B. What is critical for America, Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
C. Summarize this articles' viewpoints on global power, which countries are emerging?

III. Group 3: Please read Harvard Kennedy School and Joseph Nye article "Lesson's Learned Since 9/11: Narratives Matter"
A. How should we challenge terrorism according to Joseph Nye?
B. How did 9/11 change America's foreign policy approach?

"Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercise over himself." 
                                                                   Elie Wiesel, prisoner at Buchenwald. 

"Simply put, power is the ability to effect the outcomes you want, and if necessary, to change the behavior of others to make this happen.
                                                       Joseph S. Nye Jr., 2002

4. Video on Joseph Nye:

A portrait of Hillary Clinton at her desk

4. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. None!

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