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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Day 138 - Wednesday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
- Who is responsible for starting the Cold War?
-Why didn't the Cold War ever turn "hot"?
-How did the Cold War challenge American values, at home and abroad?
-Is the Cold War still going on? How?

1. How do you guys think the Debates went the last 2 days?
Team 1: "Should the U.S.A employ atomic weapons to defeat its enemies in war?"  
Team 2: "How should we remember the dropping of the atomic bombs?"

2. How does the Cold War Start?

3. Cold War Resources:
The Cold War Museum
All sort of Cold War resource - videos, primary sources, etc 
The Miller Center - University of Virginia - Cold War Era - Lots of Primary Sources
Timeline of the Cold War

4. Introduction to your Research Paper - Due Date is May 16th.

1. Please read Chapter 26 - Section 1 - Origins of the Cold War - pages 808-814 and complete Page 4 on the politic cartoon + questions on World War II to Cold War: Transitioning to another kind of war.

2. You need a GENERAL TOPIC picked for your Research Paper by tomorrow. 
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. The Civil War Begins Packet - review for a few minutes and then move to the slideshow.

2. The Civil War Slideshow - We will continue our review on the advantages and disadvantages, and the leadership of the American Civil War this week.

3. Civil War Projects - Here are the themes, due date, and procedures.

1. Please begin your research on a theme and use the Student Folders I have shared with you select a theme (No 2 people/partners/group can pick the same theme) and make sure you understand this is primarily a Primary Source study of the Civil War Themes - Please make sure you have BOTH Confederate and Union perspectives for your project. Additionally, please make sure you can PROVE how these themes IMPACTED the American Civil War. 
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.  The Iranian Revolution: How did this help or strain relationships with the Middle East? The last 2 minutes.

2. Can I see you print up and completed 15 terms on Road to 9/11 Video Guide and Questions. We are going to begin watching "The Road to 9/11" documentary.

1. Please watch the below video:
Understanding Islam and the Quran:

2. What is it Wahhabism and Why should Americans care about Wahhabism?

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