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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Day 165 - 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?
-Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?

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

1. John F. Kennedy Assassination Debate "Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?" I need to see the Graphic Organizer/preparation notes so that you get credit during the debate.

2. Debate Format
Debate Question:Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?

-Teams announced (Team A - Yes, there was a single gunman, Team B - NO, there were multiple gunman)

-Team preparation (Five minutes to come up with collective arguments and the evidence you will use to support your arguments)

OPENING STATEMENTS with your arguments: (30 seconds to 1 minute EACH)
1. Team  A STARTS
2. Team B  

CROSS DEBATE: 15 minutes of Open Debate (TOTAL) - One student speaks at a time and the other team has to listen.  No one can dominate or speak for more than 30 seconds at a time.
1. Team A begins their major argument (focus on defense)
2. Team B counter-attacks (focus on offense/keep the pressure on)

Phase 2 of CD -
1. Team B begins their major argument (focus on defense)
2. Team A counter-attacks (focus on offense/keep the pressure on)

CLOSING DEBATE: (1-2 MINUTES EACH) One team speaks at a time to give their final statements to sway the decision of the Debate Judge (Mr. Parkin).  You may use this time to counterattack any arguments the other team made.
1. Team B - Starts
2. Team A - Finishes

3. Most of our class period will be dedicated to 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. Read the Vietnam War Overview found on Digital History. What are the 3 most impactful things you learned about the Vietnam War?

2. Read and review Chapter 30 - Textbook pages 936-941 - create a CAUSE and EFFECT T-chart on "How American supports France and steps into Vietnam?" I am looking for at least 5 events or themes, which means you will have 10 boxes in total (5 causes and 5 effects).
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. Industrial Boom DBQ - What factors helped to promote America's huge industrial growth during the period from 1860-1900? We will review a few of the positive and negative outcome of massive industrial and economic growth in America.

2. The Bessemer Process + Our Nation's First Skyscraper + Tallest Buildings in America

3. Real Quick Video on Thomas Edison's Early Lightbulbs

4. John Green Video

1. Please read the "Making of Modern America" section from Digital History Online.  You should click on each of the 7 links and write an outline should be titled "How did Industry Expand and impact our Nation?" Your focus should be on 3 major people who contributed, 3 major processes used to expand industry, Impact on Culture, How media and advertising changed, and change in education.  
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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