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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Day 128 - 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. I am checking CLASSWORK and HOMEWORK from yesterday/Monday on The War for Europe - World War II American Joined Forces from the textbook (pages 780-783 and a trustworthy research using Google/BHS Library Database sources to complete the last 4 subjects with the questions below the subjects(Invasion of France/Operation Overlord, Battle of the Bulge, The Yalta Conference, and The Race to Berlin). Please do NOT leave anything blank, if you cannot find it in the textbook, then you must use a reliable and trustworthy Google search/BHS Library Database source.

2. How did the Crash Course Video with John Green on World War II feel? I will be checking that you completed the Crash Course Questions below.

3. Questions from the John Green video:
A. What major fighting took place in 1942-1943 in the Pacific Theater?
B. What happened in Northern Africa?
C. What happened on June 6, 1944?
D. In the last 5 minutes of the video, what did you find most interesting?

4. Map of European Theater: We will finish the remaining maps I emailed to you yesterday (Northern Europe and Holocaust Maps).  

5. Textbook/Chapter/Sections you will need for the rest of World War II - We will utilize some of this today.
-Chapter 24 - Section 2 - Yes, again!
-Chapter 24 - Section 3 - The Holocaust - We will begin the conditions of the Holocaust and how Americans stumbled upon these concentration camps. 
-Chapter 25 - Section 2 - The War for Europe and North Africa - We will use this today and slides #63-#80 from World War II Slideshow "The Road to War"
-Chapter 25 - Section 3 - The War in the Pacific

6. 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 this slideshow on War in the Pacific. Please review all the slides (The videos will no longer work, but I have some Youtube Clips we will watch).

2. Please download The War for the Pacific and read pages 784-790 to complete pages 1 & 2.  Please do NOT leave anything blank, if you cannot find it on the textbook pages, then you must use a reliable and trustworthy Google search/BHS Library Database 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. We will continue our study and review of The Fugitive Slave Act, Uncle Tom's Cabin, The Tension in Kansas-Nebraska, and "Bleeding Kansas"

2. We will watch the President's video on Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan.

3. If time permits, we will review "The Birth of the Republican Party" complete pages 8-9 on "The Birth of the Republican Party" and page 10 on "Slavery and Secession" from your Causes of the American Civil War Packet.

1. Please review pages 6-13 in your Causes of the American Civil War Packet.
2. Please download, read, and answer the 4 questions on Dred Scott vs. Sanford
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. Essay Question/Essay Due: If you were a world leader, which concept would you use more often to provide security to your people Hard Power or Soft Power? (One page pager, 12 point font, times new roman - Due Wednesday/TODAY!!) Please make sure you have the notes from yesterday's class.  Anyone who took the notes or has a picture of it should send it to Kara and Hope.

2. Power is...
"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

3. Video on Joseph Nye:

A portrait of Hillary Clinton at her desk

4. I will check that you guys completed your homework from Monday's class. How did you guys like the video on Joseph Nye's video below on "Hard Power Skills"?  Any concerns with answering the following questions:
A. What examples does Joseph Nye make?
B. Who does Joseph Nye think did a good job using hard power?
C. What are the characteristics of good Hard Power Policies?

5. Which video did you like better on Joseph Nye - "Hard Power Skills" or "Soft Power"? Were there any concerns about the questions below?  How is the essay coming?
-What is the attractiveness of soft power?
-What did you like most about what Soft Power presents to the Global World?
-What power works better Hard Power or Soft Power?

6. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Rsources:
1. None

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