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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Day 162 - 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?

Themes: JFK Election, Space Race, Cuban Missile Crisis, Berlin Wall

1. Cuban Missile Crisis Decision's Game will be played today.
Cuban Missile Crisis Resources:
Overview of the Cold War + Maps we will use in class
Cuban Missile Crisis Maps
JFK Library Maps, Images, and Primary Source Accounts of the 13 days in October

2. Berlin Wall
Political Cartoons + Berlin Wall
Primary Sources + Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall in Photography - Life Magazine
BBC Podcast on the Fall of the Berlin Wall

3. John F. Kennedy's Tragedy in Dallas

4. Other Cold War Resources:
Cold War Slideshow #2  1945-1960
1960's Cold War Museum
Slideshow on 1950's, 1960's and 1970's Cold War Era

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 re-read Chapter 28 - pages 888-889 and use at least 2 internet sources on "Tragedy in Dallas: The Murder of JFK" and come up with the following:
1. A clear and strong thesis statement on his assassination
2. Three pieces of evidence that SUPPORTS your thesis statement.
3. Get ready to debate in class!!!
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. Mini-Debate on The Battle of Little Big Horn DBQ - Debate Question "Who is responsible for the Battle of Little Big Horn?"

2. Review of my outline and the links on "Settling the Great Plains"

3. Farmer's and the Populist Movement will be quickly reviewed.

4. 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. Please review pages 425-429 on Farmer's and the Populist Movement.
2. Study for your Quiz on Chapter 13 - Sections 1-3 -pages 406-433
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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