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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 132 - Tuesday

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 and the War in the Pacific handout from last week.

2. Interactive Map - Island Hopping

3. What did you find as the most important battle and the turning point for Americans in the Pacific from the War in the Pacific article and Major Pacific Battles article. Other questions to discuss:
-When did we really begin Island Hopping in the Pacific?
-Based off the video from yesterday, what style of fighting took place in the Pacific for both the Americans and Japanese?
-What part of the U.S. military was MOST IMPORTANT for fighting the Japanese?
-How many men did we need to win the Pacific Theater?
-Did most of the fighting take place in Japan? Why or why not?

4. Quick review of the World War II Slideshow "The Road to War"  - slides #88-110

5. The Atomic Bombs - Hiroshima and Nagasaki - We will cover more after your test!!!
University of Illinois
BBC Article - Professor Duncan Anderson of The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England.

6. Watch this video from The Story of US at the 37:54 minute to the end.  You can watch the whole thing on WWII if you want, but for all War in the Pacific purposes, I want you to watch the last 6 minutes or so.

7. 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

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  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. Do the primary sources on excepts from the DBQ on The Dred Scott Decision justify the opinions of Chief Justice Taney and another Supreme Court Justice Curtis?  Who gave a more convincing argument on the court case? Which Justice would you agree with and why? Any concerns with the 2 questions you had to complete?

3. How did Lincoln make his mark during the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in 1858? watch the quick clip on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates Video, START AT THE 1:58 MARK:

4. Questions from yesterday:
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.

5. 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?
1. STUDY, organize your notes, review, be ready for your TEST on the causes of the American Civil War (Chapter 10) will be THURSDAY!
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 did you guys think of Admiral James Stavridis approach to Global Security and Power?  What kind of power does he propose we use?  According to Admiral Stavridis:
A. What is Global Security?
B. Who provides it?

2. Let's review your T-charts on the differences between National Security and Global Security from the "Global Security versus National Security?" What was your reaction to the article? What additional thoughts do you have?

1. Take a good hard look at the 20th Century.  Give me a list of 10 Global security risks that did jeopardized the Global Security of the world. 

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