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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Day 166 - Wednesday

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 to finish today
Debate Question:Was JFK assassinated by a single gunman?

Phase 2 of the 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 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. Vietnam Resources:
PBS - The Vietnam Battlefield
Digital History - The Vietnam Overview

1. Go to the Vietnam War Digital History "The Meaning of the Vietnam War" - What do you think is the meaning behind the Vietnam War.  Summarize your thoughts and give me a thesis statement/major argument about the Vietnam War.

2. Go to Ho Chi Minh - Who was this man? What impact did he have for the Vietnamese during the Vietnam War? Do you think he was a hero or a instigator? Please defend your answer

3. Go to Vietnam War Digital History and click on John F. Kennedy, then LBJ, then Richard Nixon (3 separate links on 3 different Presidents. Make a Graphic Organizer that looks like a T-chart, on one side are the 3 Presidents names (leave plenty of space in-between) and the other side is VIETNAM POLICY. What I want you do do is to use the link above to read about Presidents JFK, LBJ, and Nixon and their policies on the Vietnam War.  Did they increase troops, did a conflict occur while they were President, how did they deal with this crisis, did they make it worse or better?  I am looking for you do address these issues and what role each American President played during the Vietnam War.

4. Binder Check due TOMORROW - THURSDAY!!
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 "Rise of Big Business" section from Digital History Online, there are 10 sections - Can you pick any 3 sections on big business leaders, why they grew and Social Darwinism and give me a 3-2-1 Activity on each section.

2. Binder Check due TOMORROW - THURSDAY!!
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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