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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Day 129 - Thursday

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. The War for Europe - World War II American Joined Forces - Our focus today will be on:
A. Invasion of France/Operation Overlord, ]
B. Battle of the Bulge
C. The Yalta Conference
D. The Race to Berlin

 2. 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

3. 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 outline pages 791-793 by completing a 3-2-1 Activity. (Main Focus on Yalta Conference, The Nuremberg Trials, and Occupation of Japan by General MacArthur. 
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 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. The 4 questions on Dred Scott vs. Sanford will be analyzed in class and an except DBQ Scott v. Sanford on the opinions of Chief Justice Taney and another Supreme Court Justice.

4. If time permits, we will begin Slavery and It's Defenders.

5. Tomorrow 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. Tomorrow we will review "The Birth of the Republican Party," so please read over and review  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.
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 security?

2. Big Paper Brainstorm and ideas on "How does a nation provide security? Why do you need national security? What is a good national security policy?"

3. What is Global Security? Who provides it?

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

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