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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Day 151 - Tuesday

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: Korean War, General MacArthur, The Korean Stalemate, The Domestic Cold War, House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Blacklist, Alger Hiss, The Rosenbergs

1. Your Annotated Bibliography of 5 sources and a paragraph that is a reflection and critique are coming back to you guys today.

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 late stages of the Korean War and The Cold War at Home in America from 1947-1951.

3. Here is your Korean War DBQ - We will review the perspectives of American, Chinese, and Koreans.

4. The "Forgotten War" Article
The Korean War - In-Depth Study
Korean War - American perspectives
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. Please work on your Outline for your Research Paper. All OUTLINES should include the following:
I. Introduction Paragraph - 4-6 sentences minimum that has a "hook" to get the reader interested, background information that allows the reader to imagine the setting, perspective on the theme and why it is or was important during the Cold War Era, and finally a VERY CLEAR THESIS STATEMENT.
II. At least 3 Topic Sentences - which include A. B. C. (3 pieces of evidence to help prove your argument/support your thesis/topic sentence.  A, B, and C can be quotes, statistics, expert opinions/paraphrased information, and primary source evidence.
III. Closing Paragraph - Which summaries your main points, analyzes your proven thesis statement, and indicates any relationship between your event/crisis/theme to today's world we live in. What were the implication of your theme and how has it impacted today's world.
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. The Civil War Slideshow - We will finalize the impact of the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's Assassination. Lincoln and Primary Sources and just a quick visual support.

2. Lincoln's Assassination and Funeral Procession

3. The Legacy of the War - A very quick outline of how the war changed the Nation POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, AND CULTURALLY.

1. Please listen to Bruce Levine's National Public Radio Interview about how did African-Americans Experience the American Civil War.  Please use this radio podcast and your knowledge of African Americans in the Civil War and during Reconstruction to answer an essay question on "How did African-Americans Experience the American Civil War?" OR "Did African-Americans win racial equality thanks to the Union government during the American Civil War and Reconstruction?

Task: I am looking for each student to create an Introduction paragraph.
A. An Introduction Paragraph of 4-6 sentences with background knowledge of African-Americans experience in the war and during Reconstruction. (At least 3 reasons need to be given from the Radio Podcast above.)

B. A STRONG thesis statement in your introduction.

2. Review pages 376 - 402 on the Era of Reconstruction.  Make a list of all the SUCCESSES (progress) and the FAILURES of Reconstruction of the United States of America.
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.  This is your last week in the Library and you have 2 DAYS LEFT in the Library. Friday your Final Project on Terrorism and National Security Threats will be due.  A reminder that it 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 titled "National Security and Terrorism - Student Folder"

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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