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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 170 - Tuesday

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. We will quickly review your slides from yesterday #6-24 to see if you guys have any questions and then proceed to slides #24-40 on the Vietnam Slideshow.

2. What were America's options in Vietnam?

3. How did Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Vietnam War go based on pages #1-9 on the The Vietnam War 1965-1975 - America's Ordeal and the 12 questions on the Study Guide - Part II - 1965-1975.

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 download and read/highlight/understand the perspectives of MLK Jr. and John Kerry in Anti-Vietnam Movement Activity and then complete the graphic organizer questions at the end.  My question you need to answer is "Why did 1968 change Americans attitudes and the course of the war?
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/Capitalist

1. We will quickly review the Robber Barons Handout (BOTH PAGE 1 AND PAGE 2), using textbook pages 447-455.

2. How did the Railroads??
  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. How were the Chinese perceived by American industrialist in The Chinese Immigration DBQ? What evidence do you have to suggest these perceptions? Let's review your paragraph essay under The Chinese Immigration DBQ.

1. I will email you it today!!
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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