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Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 168 - Friday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
-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?
-Did American Presidents have good reason to fight the Vietnam War?
-Can domestic protest affect the outcome of war?
-Did the War in Vietnam bring domestic revolution to the United States?

Themes: Introduction to the Vietnam War

1. Binder Check!

2. A quick review of The Beginning of the Vietnam War and the 7 questions that follow it.

3. We will utilize the Vietnam Slideshow and the Geneva Conference - Vietnamese and American Perspectives to engage in why the Vietnam War

4. Vietnam Resources:
Vietnam Slideshow
PBS - The Vietnam Battlefield
Digital History - The Vietnam Overview
Geneva Conference - Vietnamese and American Perspectives
Vietnam Political Cartoon Analysis
What were America's options in Vietnam
The Vietnam War 1965-1975 - America's Ordeal
Anti-Vietnam Movement Activity

1. Please complete the Vietnam Political Cartoon Analysis on page 1 and highlight and take notes on page 2 about America's Options in Vietnam.
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:
-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Were big business leaders "captains of industry" or "robber barons?"

 Themes: Big Business in America, Robber Barron, Industrialist/Captialist

1. John Green Video

2. We will quickly review 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.

3. Andrew Carnegie and Robber Barons - Watch this movie and answer the following 7 questions:

A. Where was there tremendous growth in the U.S.A?
B. Who were "Captains of Industry"? Why were they called this?
C. Who were "Robber Barons"? Why were they called this?
D. Did the American government help or hurt these business men?
E. Why does Andrew Carnegie get so much attention? What is his story?
F. What was the "Gospel of Wealth" about? How much did Carnegie give?
G. Does "Social Darwinism" or "Reform Darwinism" work for our world?

4. Railroad Thought Questions - You may use the textbook pages 442-446 as well as the links below to help you develop your answers.
  1. What role did railroads play in U.S. economic development?
  2. Why did railroad construction boom after the American Civil War?
  3. How did men like Vanderbilt come to control the nation's rail lines?
5. Monday, we will complete The Chinese Immigration DBQ after you have shared your responses with a partner Documents A, B, C, and D. We will explore the following 2 questions
A. "Why did many white Americans support the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882?
B. What factors contributed to the Chinese Exclusion Act?"

1.  Please download the Robber Barons Handout and complete BOTH PAGE 1 AND PAGE 2, using textbook pages 447-455, this weekend.
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


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