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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Day 160 - 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: Eisenhower, Brinkmanship, CIA, Nikita Khrushchev, and U-2 Spying

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

2. President Eisenhower - Handout.

3. National Highway Act

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. Please read Chapter 28 - Section 1 - "Kennedy and the Cold War" pages 876-883 (stop at "Crisis over Berlin") and please outline the following topics carefully.
I. The Election of 1960
II. The Kennedy Mystique
III. The New Military Policy of Kennedy
IV. Crises over Cuba
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:

--Has the West been romanticized?
-Does racial equality depend on government action?
-Can the "white man's conquest" of Native Americans be justified?

 Themes: The Wild West, Native American Culture, Assimilation, Dawes Act, Custer's Last Stand, and Cattle Ranching

1. Romanticizing the West Activity (20 minutes).
The class will break up into different groups of student in a jigsaw group and they will investigate specific website that I have selected to build an understanding of Romanticizing the West. Everyone in the group must pick ONE primary source from the link below once you have been put into groups.  Then every individual in the group will be responsible for filling out the Images of the West analysis and then compare and contrast all of the images the entire group has collected within the group. The group will then pick one of the primary sources that you all feel has the best potential to illustrate a clear perspective of what the West was supposed to look like for the entire class and the GROUP WILL be responsible for presenting that primary source image on the big screen using the projector.

Group A -
Group B -

Group C -
Group D -

3. Using Maps to identify the West:
Native American Tribes in the mid-19th Century
Early Indian West
Santa Fe Trail - Transportation to the West
The Trans-Mississippi West
American-Indian Territorial Losses

1. Read pages 414 - 417 to complete Chapter 13 - Section 1 and then please complete the Graphic Organizer on The West.

II. The Battle of Little Big Horn DBQ - Prepare for a mini-debate tomorrow in class! Debate Question will be revealed in class tomorrow!
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. BEST OF LUCK SENIORS on moving on from High School.  May all your hard work and dedication pay off!!

2. 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 - Done

5/19 Monday/Tuesday - Joanitah - Africa - Done
5/20 Tuesday/Wednesday - Kaitlyn - Central America - Done

* Push back 5/22 Thursday - Adam - The Middle East - Done
* changed to 5/22 Thursday - Stephanie - South America - Done

*Push back 5/22 Friday - Hope - Eastern Europe - Done

* Push back 5/23 Thursday/Friday after school - Kara - East Asia - Done

1. Enjoy your Summer and Good Luck with College!  

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