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Friday, May 30, 2014

Day 163 - Friday

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?
-Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?

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

1. Cuban Missile Crisis Decision's Game will test your decision making process in this difficult time.
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
JFK and the single gunman question
JFK Assassination from the JFK Library
In-Depth Study and Historian who questions The Conspiracy - May be the most complete site I have seen on the JFK assassination.

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. Use the John F. Kennedy's Tragedy in Dallas Resources below to come up with a THESIS statement on "Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?" HALF the class will be divided up into Lee Harvey Oswald Supports and the other half will be Conspiracy theorist of multiple gunman.  DECIDE which side you will fall on...but you MUST DO YOUR RESEARCH USING THE BELOW SITES! Please fill out the Graphic Organizer so that you have some data points on the theory that you support this weekend!

JFK and the single gunman question
JFK Assassination from the JFK Library
In-Depth Study and Historian who questions The Conspiracy - May be the most complete site I have seen on the JFK assassination.
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. Period 6 needs to finish a few more minutes of the Mini-Debate on The Battle of Little Big Horn DBQ - Debate Question "Who is responsible for the Battle of Little Big Horn?"

2. Quick Review of my outline and the links on "Settling the Great Plains" & Farmer's and the Populist Movement.

3. We did NOT finish the Quiz on Closing the West - Chapter 13 - Sections 1-3.

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. Complete your study of Chapter 13 - The Great Plains (1860-1890's - Culture, Hardships, Businesses, Battles with Native Americans, Farmers and the Populist Movement) and Closing the West. 
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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