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Monday, June 2, 2014

Day 164 - 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?
-Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?

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

1. Very briefly will examine the 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

2. Most of our class period will be dedicated to John F. Kennedy's Tragedy in Dallas and preparing for Tuesday's debate.
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.

3. 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. Tonight is your final night to prepare for your John F. Kennedy's Tragedy in Dallas Debate.  Please utilize the resources below to come up with your arguments and evident to support your debate question: "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. We did NOT finish the Quiz on Closing the West - Chapter 13 - Sections 1-3, so you will either start or finish it today.

2. Industrial Boom DBQ - What factors helped to promote America's huge industrial growth during the period from 1860-1900?

3. John Green Video

1. Please download and complete the mini-DBQ questions on the Industrial Boom, you do NOT have to complete Part B - The essay. 
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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