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Monday, May 19, 2014

Day 155 - Monday

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: House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Blacklist, Alger Hiss, The Rosenbergs, The Hollywood Ten

1. What is due tomorrow??? You need 1 PRINT COPY...NO ELECTRONIC COPIES of your first draft!! The idea is that students will be editing, commenting, and giving you advice on how to make your paper better based off my peer editing form.

2. Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - We will explore the concepts and events surround the The Cold War at Home in America from 1947-1951.

3. Joseph MacArthur DBQ

4. Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day

5. 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 RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE ON THURSDAY, MAY 22nd.  You have 3 days left to complete a minimum of a 5 page paper with an updated annotated bibliography.  You should be putting the final touches on your research and then formatting your paper. Below are your Rubrics for Quality of Argument and then Documentation/Editing:
Quality of Argument

2. Please REVISE your Outlines if needed for your Research Paper. If you outline is completed and satisfactory, then please begin working on your final draft of your 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 Reconstruction Act of 1867 - Map

2. Reconstruction Resources:
A. Reconstruction Notes, Primary Sources, outline and biggest themes students should be concerned with early on.
B. Reconstruction Packet to illustrate a basic understanding of Laws, Andrew Johnson, and the South
C. The origins of the KKK

1. Here is your Reconstruction DBQ question, directions and rubric.
2. Here are the 8 Documents you need to read, review, highlight, and examine for analysis over the weekend.  Your 5 paragraph essay is due (TOMORROW) on TUESDAY, MAY 20th in 12-point font, Times New Roman, Typed-out format, One-Inch Margins.  NO electronic copies will be accepted.  You must have in-text citations after using quotes, statistics, or paraphrased information.
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. Your project is due on Friday BEFORE CLASS.  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. Order of the Projects:
5/16 Friday - Kylie - Western Europe - Done

5/19 Monday - Frederick - South Asia - Today
5/19 Monday - Joanitah - Africa - Today

5/20 Tuesday - Kaitlyn - Central America
5/20 Tuesday - Adam - The Middle East

5/ 21 Wednesday - Hope - Eastern Europe

5/22 Thursday - Stephanie - South America
5/22 Thursday - Kara - East Asia

5/23 Friday - Open Slot

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...

6. Vice Videos -

7. 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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