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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Day 147 - 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?

Themes: Satellite Nations, Containment, Competing Plans, Struggle over Germany, Rebuilding Japan, Korean War

1. We are in the Library today so be ready to submit your 3-6 Topic Sentences at the BEGINNING OF CLASS, while I am making comments and handing them back to all of you, everyone should be working on their annotated bibliography of 5 sources and a paragraph that is a reflection and critique of one paragraph on the source you are using for your paper.

Topic Sentences - Why and How?
Topic Sentences should link to the Thesis Statement
How to structure Topic Sentences and Examples of Topic Sentences

Annotated Bibliography -
What is an annotated Bibliography?
Examples of annotated bibliographies
Video and great resource on the annotated bibliography

2. Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - We will explore the concepts and events surround the Berlin Airlift and our entry into the Korean War.

3. Based off Thursday's HW from last week on the Education Portal Video on American in Asia in the 1940's - Questions to answer:
1. Where was Korea divided?
2. At which conference did President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Chiang-Kai-shek meet to discuss the future of Japan?
3. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution prohibited the country from what?
4. Who supervised the occupation of Japan?

4. The "Forgotten War" Article
The Korean War - In-Depth Study
The Korean War 
The Korean War - Primary Sources

5. Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day

6. Other 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. Your The "Forgotten War" Article questions 1-11 and then questions 1-4 in the second article.
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

-What military lessons can we learn from the fighting in the American Civil War?
-How and why did President Lincoln's position on slavery, race, and emancipation change over time?
-Was the American Civil War worth it's costs? 

Themes: American Civil War, Key Battles/Turning Points, Key Leadership, Emancipation of Slavery,

1. DAY 3 of your American Civil War Projects begin today. See your Google Folders for the lineup!

2. When projects are done we will quickly review The Battle of Gettysburg - July 1-3, 1863
Day 1 
Day 2
Day 3

3. The Gettysburg Address + The Gettysburg Address Video +The REAL Gettysburg Address + The Gettysburg Address we will use in class today

4. The Civil War Slideshow - We will continue our review Civil War Carnage, the substitutes and the African-American experience.

5. For when Projects are done - How did African-Americans Experience the American Civil War?
-Emancipation Proclamation

6. Civil War Battle Resources:
-Timeline of American Civil War Battles
-Battle Summaries
-Civil War Animated Battles
-Civil War Battles/Timeline/Summaries
-Map of Western Battles
-Map of Major Battles from 1863-1865

7. 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

1. Read pages 358 "Gettysburg" through 365 "The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse" and answer the following questions:

A. What did General Lee hope to gain by invading the North? Which day was most important?  Why was the Battle of Gettysburg a disaster for the South?

B. Why was Vicksburg a turning point for the Union forces?

C. Why is the Gettysburg Address one of the most important documents to emerge from the Civil War Era?

D. Generals Grant and Sherman exacted a strategy of total war, do you think the end, defeating the Confederacy, justified the means, causing harm to civilians?

E. Where do the Confederates surrender? Why do you think that President Lincoln urged "generous" terms for a Confederacy Surrender?

2. Please be 100% prepared to present your projects.  You may check the Order of the Civil War Projects as they will be in the Google Folders...every class has different topics, so each class will have a different order.
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 are in the Library's MAC/Computer Lab for 7 MORE DAYS. Your 4th Quarter and Final Project is Terrorism and National Security Threats and is worth 50% of your 4th Quarter Grade and Seniors need to keep an 87 average to avoid taking the final exam.  Please make sure you drop all of your outlines, working Chicago-Style Citations, and case-studies should be in the Google Folder I shared with you yesterday.

2. 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

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

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

5. Vice Videos -

6. Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

1. Here is your Final Project for International Studies - Terrorism and National Security Threats - which is worth 50% of your Quarter 4 Grade.  Please read it over and have a firm grasp of WHAT 3 COUNTRIES you will select and the use the checklist. 

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