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Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 173 - Friday

U.S. History II  - Period 1: 
Essential Questions:
-Were the 1950's a time period of great peace, progress, and prosperity for Americans?
-Did the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's-1960's expand democracy for all Americans?
-Is "Civil Disobedience" the most effective means to achieve racial equality?
-Is violence or non-violence the most effective method to achieve change in a society?

Themes: Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement, Challenging Segregation, MLK Jr., Civil Disobedience, Black Power/Black Panters 

1. The Civil Rights Movement + Textbook pages 904-932
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 3 "Challenges and Changes in the Movement" - pages 923-929 and complete the 3-2-1 Activity.  This should illustrate the impact of these themes below during the 1950's- 1960's:
I. Segregation in the North vs. the South
II. A NEW leader emerges - Malcolm X
III. Black Power - Radical Change for African-Americans
IV. 1968 - A Turning Point in Civil Rights
V. The Legacy of the CRM
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions:
-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Should businesses be regulated closely by the government?
-Can workers attain economic justice without violence?
-Has immigration been the key to American success?
-Were the Progressives successful in making government more responsive to the will of the people?

 Themes:  Industrialist/Capitalist, Labor Unions, The Great Strikes of the late 1800's-early 1900's, Immigrants, The Progressives, Urbanization

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
Informative video on Pullman Strikes
Triangular Shirtwaist Factory PBS 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 17 - The Progressive Era pages 510-543 and answer the questions below:
A. What are the 4 goals of Progressives?
B. Who are the Progressives?
C. What impact did Progressives have on American Society?

2. Watch the Story of US "American Cities" above.
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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