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Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 169 - Monday

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. Please read and review slides #6-#24 on the Vietnam Slideshow.

2. Please download and read pages #1-9 on the The Vietnam War 1965-1975 - America's Ordeal and complete all 12 questions on the Study Guide - Part II - 1965-1975.

3. 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 download and read pages #1-9 on the The Vietnam War 1965-1975 - America's Ordeal and complete all 12 questions on the Study Guide - Part II - 1965-1975.
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. Please make sure you have completed the Robber Barons Handout (BOTH PAGE 1 AND PAGE 2), using textbook pages 447-455 - it was your weekend homework.

2. Railroad "Thinking" 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. How did men like Vanderbilt come to control the nation's rail lines?
3. Please download and read The Chinese Immigration DBQ and follow the directions on Page 1.

1.  Please complete the graphic organizer (with questions) and the paragraph essay under The Chinese Immigration DBQ.
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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