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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 139 - Thursday

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. Research Paper Format and CALENDAR of due dates.

2. Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - The beginning of the Cold War
Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day

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

1. You need a SPECIFIC TOPIC and THESIS STATEMENT for your Research Paper when you get back from the break.  Please see the Research Paper Format/Due Dates. Please check out the Slideshows and Cold War Resources above to help you find a specific topic you would be interested in learning more about and do your research over the break to find sources that can lead you to an argumentative/debatable point = THESIS STATEMENT!
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 Slideshow - We will continue our review on the advantages and disadvantages, and the leadership of the American Civil War this week.

2. Review Guide and The American Civil War Battles Sheet - Please use the textbook - Chapter 11 - pages 336-373, the slideshow above, and the additionally resources below to help you understand WHEN, WHERE, WHO, and the IMPACT these battles had on American in the Civil War. (Do NOT complete the "Nature of Battle" Section.

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

4. American Civil War Resources:
-A huge collection of resources on nearly every topic on the Civil War
-Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
-Civil War Battles and Primary Sources - Civil War Trust Organization
-Primary Sources - Maps, Confederates and Union transcripts
-The 10 costliest battles of the American Civil War
-Important Women in the American Civil War
-Battle Summaries

1. Please complete 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. What is "terrorism"?
3. How do you think the United States and other countries should work toward preventing terrorist from attacking again?

4. What do you believe is the role of the United States on an international level?
5. What do you think fuels anti-American sentiment?
6. Can the United States play a global role without fueling anti-American sentiment? If so, how?

ThemesTaliban Operations, Middle East Foreign Policy, Global cooperation/Global Diplomacy, Soft Power, Hard Power, Afghanistan War, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda Operations, National Security

1.  We will continue the Road to 9/11 Video Guide and Questions. We are going to finish watching "The Road to 9/11" documentary.

2. Your 4th Quarter and Final Project: Terrorism and National Security Threats

3. Resources for this Terrorism project to get you started...
A MUST READ ON TERRORISM TODAY - Council of Foreign Relations
Major Terrorist Attacks Since 9/11
The Evolution of Islamic Terrorism - A PBS Special
A list of Terrorist Groups according to many World Powers
Major Terrorist Attacks in Israeli
The Root Causes of Terrorism in the Middle East - US State Dept Report
Map of Terrorist Attacks and a World-wide List
Charts, Graphs, Data and a darn good article on Terrorism
U.S. Department of State - Counter-terrorism Page
University of Rutgers - Al-Qaeda's Survival and Success
War, Terror, U.S. Foreign Policy | Afghanistan History, Culture, Literature The War in Afghanistan | The Course of the Iraq War |Debate About the Iraq War | Iraq and Democracy | Historical Parallels to Iraq | Iraq and the Media | The Soldiers | Times Topics and Resources

4. A really great video that you SHOULD WATCH!!
"America at a Crossroads: Jihad and the Men and Idea Behind Them"

5. And another I would highly recommend...TED Talk on the New Face of Evil...

Vice Videos -

Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

1. Here is your Final Project for International Studies - Terrorism and National Security Threats. Please read it over and be ready to begin research over the break and have firm grasp of WHAT REGION you will select and the scope of the project. We will start immediately when you get back and the due date will be Friday, May 16th. 

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