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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 172 - Thursday

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: The Vietnam War War 

1. We will quickly review the END OF VIETNAM WAR - slides #38-56 on the Vietnam Slideshow and textbook pages 944-967.

2. Perspectives of MLK Jr. and John Kerry in Anti-Vietnam Movement Activity and "Why did 1968 change Americans attitudes and the course of the war? Also, how did Phase 3 (1968 and beyond go?) in the Vietnam War 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.

3. Vietnam Resources:
Music from Vietnam Era
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

4. The Civil Rights Movement
Telling America's Story through photography
The Civil Rights Slideshare
Music and the Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights in the 1950's 
Civil Rights in the 1960's 

1. Please read and check out Chapter 29 - Section 2 "The Triumphs of a Crusade" - pages 916-921 and complete the 3-2-1 Activity, except double it to a 6-4-2 Activity as the 6 concepts below should illustrate the impact of these themes during the 1950's- 1960's:
I. Freedom Riders - Why and response by the National Government
II. James Meredith and Old Mississippi
III. Birmingham Erupts
IV. Marching to Washington, DC
V. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
VI. The Fight for Voting
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?"
-Should businesses be regulated closely by the government?
-Can workers attain economic justice without violence?
-Has immigration been the key to American success?

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

1. 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.

2. Strikes and Labor Unions - page 2 will be the focus.

Albert Parsons - Hero or Villain?
Haymarket Affair Timeline
Haymarket Riot - History Channel
Haymarket Riot on
The Dramas of Haymarket 
Chicago Historical Society on Haymarket Riot
Pullman Strike - Ohio State University research
The Pullman Strikes - University of Virginia - A MUST SEE!!
Informative video on Pullman Strikes
Triangular Shirtwaist Company Video

3. Immigration and Urbanization
A. Group 1 - will go and explore the Interactive Tour of Ellis Island.  What did you find that was interesting or unusual? What did you like or dislike? What did you learn about immigration? Is this a credible source, why or why not? Be ready to present your findings and interest to your classmates.

B. Group 2 - will go and explore the Immigration Data by decade, region, and by 50-year periods. Your job is to study the numbers and charts to learn more about the history of immigration. You must answer any 4 questions on the Immigration Questions.

4. Immigration and Urbanization Resources
American Cities in the late 19th Century Slideshow
Ellis Island Immigration Video
Ellis Island's Virtual Field Trip
Progressive Era
City Life in the late 19th Century
Industrialization and Urbanization Overview - Terrific graphs and info
Urbanization during the Progressive Era
Urbanization/Immigration Outline
Urbanization and Immigration Slideshow
Chicago "The City of the Century" - A PBS special
Urbanization in American - Effects and Problems

5. America - The Story of US - Growth of Cities

1. Please read Chapter 15 - Section 2 "The Challenges of Urbanization" pages 468-472 AND Section 3 "Politics in the Gilded Age pages 473-477.  As you read please MAKE A T-CHART (On the LEFT should be a list of the MAJOR THEMES (at LEAST 7 Themes) and on the RIGHT column should be HOW did these major themes IMPACT American Cities/Culture.
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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