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Monday, April 7, 2014

Day 131 - Monday

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 your 3-2-1 Activity from last night and the War in the Pacific handout from last week.

2. War in the Pacific - Please read, highlight and circle the key TURNING POINTS in this article that discusses Island hopping, Midway, Iwo Jima, Saipan, Okinawa, etc.
Major Pacific Battles - Please read this Quick overview and tell me which battle in the Pacific was the MOST IMPORTANT and why for Americans?
World War II Slideshow "The Road to War"  - Review slides #88-110

3. Please watch the video below in class or for homework and be ready to discuss tomorrow in class.

4. 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 finish this today and slides #63-#106 from World War II Slideshow "The Road to War" will cover the end of War in Europe (VE-Day) and into the War in the Pacific.
-Chapter 25 - Section 3 - The War in the Pacific

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. Test on Wednesday!!! Please review your notes on - 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 finish this today and slides #63-#106 from World War II Slideshow "The Road to War" will cover the end of War in Europe (VE-Day) and into the War in the Pacific, and Chapter 25 - Section 3 - The War in the Pacific.  You will be tested on World War II battles (War in Europe and War in the Pacific) on Tuesday on these Chapters and sections.  I would also use the WWII slideshow (above) and the videos that have been on the blog the past few days. 
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: Sectionalism, Big Government vs. State Rights, Nationalism, Slavery, American Civil War

1. I will check that you completed the Presidential Video Questions on Presidents Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan tomorrow when I am back in school.  We will have a very quick discussion and use a class-lead discussion on "The Birth of the Republican Party" using your completed 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.

2. Please read the two primary source excepts from the DBQ on The Dred Scott Decision on the opinions of Chief Justice Taney and another Supreme Court Justice and COMPLETE the 2 Question at the bottom of this document.

3. 1. Read textbook pages 325 (Starting at Lincoln-Douglas Debates) to the top of page 330 (stop at Southern Secession).  Then watch the quick clip on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates Video, START AT THE 1:58 MARK:

2. Please answer the following questions:
A. Why did the Dred Scott Decision and John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry INCREASE tensions between the North and South?

B. How did slavery impact the U.S. political parties in 1860?

C. Review the political cartoon on page 329 in your textbook - "A Political Race" and answer the 2 skill-builder questions.

1. What you do not finish in class you should complete for homework. I will check tomorrow.

2. On Tuesday, we will begin Slavery and It's Defenders - Get into 3 groups (Group 1 - Docs 1-3, Group 2 - Docs 4-5, Group 3 - Docs 6-8): What were the major arguments employed by the Southern supports of slavery to defend slavery?
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. Please watch the video below on Former NATO Admiral James Stavridis.  As you watch this video please answer the following questions:

A. What is Global Security?
B. Who provides it?

3. Read this article titled "Global Security versus National Security?" and create a T-chart illustrating the differences between these two securities. Then write a ONE paragraph reaction to the article on your thoughts about the contents of the article.

4. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Complete the class work for the day if you do NOT finish in class. 

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