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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Day 133 - 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. You will take your TEST today on World War II - European Theater, Holocaust, and the Pacific Theater.

1. Please review World War II Slideshow "The Road to War"  - slides #102-110

2. The Atomic Bombs - Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Please read based off what your last name starts with
University of Illinois - Group 1 - Last names beginning with A-L
BBC Article - Professor Duncan Anderson of The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, England. - Group 2 - Last names beginning with M-Z
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. Additionally, did you complete 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?

2 ONLY period 6 - 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:

3. We will discuss 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?

4. All Periods will discuss the Questions from Monday's class when the sub was here:
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. Harper's Ferry - John Brown

6. The Election of 1860. + The Candidates of 1860

1. STUDY for your Chapter 10 test (pages 302-335) organize your notes, review your packet on the Causes of the American Civil War, and the Dred Scott handouts, and finally be ready for your TEST on THURSDAY (Tomorrow)!
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. You guys will be working in groups to share your ideas on events, people, moments in history and era's that were included on your list of 10 Global security risks that did jeopardized the Global Security of the world.

2. The class has to build a timeline and then decide on the most influential event that jeopardized Global Security in the 20th Century. How about which event in the 20th Century impacted the 21st Century the most?

1. Please Read the Article and Listen to the Podcast (8.55 minutes) from National Public Radio (NPR)  on "The Middle East and the West: World War I and Beyond."

2. "The Middle East and the West: The U.S. Role Grows" - We will listen and discuss tomorrow in class. Don't listen to for homework

3. "The Middle East and the West: The Clash with Islam" - We will listen and discuss tomorrow in class. Don't listen to for homework.

4. DO NOT watch this yet on the Iranian Revolution: How did this help or strain relationships with the Middle East? We will watch in class on Friday. 

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