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Monday, September 15, 2014

Day 10 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6: 

Essential Questions:

-What is historical thinking?
-How did early American settlements influence democracy during colonial life?
-How was the first permanent English settlement in North America established in 1607? 
-What influence did geography play in the settlement?

 Themes: Mercantilism, Colony-building, economic relationships

1. In small groups we will finish the large-group discussion on what a good historical-based thesis statement looks like and how to build a good argument.

2. Quick Recap - Early North American Cultures (pg. 6), Native American Indians Culture/Territory (pg. 11), Sailing Technology (pgs. 24-27), Global Trade (pgs. 29, 36, 38, 39).

3. A. English settlement in Virginia - page 42-48 (Who, How, Why??? and Impact?) 
+Jamestown slideshow 
- The Jamestown Slideshow should be downloaded, viewed, and take notes on it using page 1 handout titled An English Settlement at Jamestown.
-Primary Source Letters from The Jamestown Colony

4. Puritans settled in New England - Pages 49-54
+New England Colonization

5. America and it’s Colonies - What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.

6. North America Map - circa 1713

1. Please complete PAGE 1 - QUESTIONS 1-4 in the Study Guide Titled America and it’s Colonies
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:
Essential Questions:

-What is historical thinking?

U.S. Curriculum Essential Questions:
-Was American expansion overseas justified?
-Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
-Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone an act of justifiable imperialism?
-Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Think about the Roosevelt Corollary, "Dollar Diplomacy," and "Watchful Waiting")

Themes: Individualism, Diversity, PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. Read over the responses on Google Classroom in groups of 4 looking over the 4 people in the group's responses from Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" - What message was Rudyard Kipling sending imperialist? Then read Monthly Review's article titled "'Kipling's "White Man's Burden," and the U.S. Imperialism"' and answer the following:
     A. Is this article credible?
     B. How does the author's relate Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" and 21st Century U.S. Imperialism?
     C. Do you think America is currently guilty of imperialism?

2. Introducing the Age of American Imperialism in the 20th Century -
 We will review and discuss the readings and questions of Pages 1, 2, and 3 on "What to do with Hawaii?", "The Independence of Cuba", and "Yellow Journalism" (highlights from the causes of the war) on the Hawaii and Spanish-American War Packet.

3. Spanish-American War Resources:
Causes of the War
Library of Congress - General information on the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Slideshow
PBS Special on All Events surrounding America's Quest for Imperialism
A Price for Freedom in the Spanish-American War
Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary Sources
Headlines from the Spanish-American War
Cartoons from the Spanish-American War
Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War

4. Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Theodore Roosevelt - A PBS special on TR's Foreign Policy Adventures
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
Progressive President's Foreign Policy - U.S. State Department
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay - Theodore Roosevelt Number 26
Theodore Roosevelt: Progressive Crusader - The Heritage Foundation of American Leadership
President Theodore Roosevelt Video - Similar to the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

5. William Howard Taft - The White House website
    William Taft - VERY NICE biography and legacy page from the University of Virginia
    Presidential Video on William Howard Taft - Just like the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

6. President Woodrow Wilson Video - Youtube clip from a teacher on Taft AND Wilson.
    Woodrow Wilson - The White House org
    Woodrow Wilson Biography - from the University of Virginia

1. Please review and research any of the below sources - Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary SourcesHeadlines from the Spanish-American WarCartoons from the Spanish-American War, OR Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War AND seek out an image, political cartoon, or newspaper article (aka PRIMARY SOURCES) and break down an examination of it using the SOAPS analysis form.
International Studies - Period 2
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?

2. How do people create permanent change in a global world?

Themes: World Peace, War vs. Peace, Sustainable Change, Non-Government Organizations

1. What is the United Nations? What is it's purpose? What is Peace Day? We will begin watching Jeremy Gilley's journey, but please complete this Day After Peace Test while you watch the video.

2. Peace Day Awareness Campaign at Burlington High School - Should be implemented by Friday.

1. If we do not complete the Jeremy Gilley test in class then please complete it tonight.

2. Peace-Day is 6 days away, WHAT WILL YOU DO to help BHS students become aware of Peace Day.  Brainstorm ideas, create meaningful activities/awareness, and implement it at this school using this Google Doc. We will share your brainstorm ideas in class tomorrow. Implementation should happen by Friday!

3. Do you think Peace Day is sustainable?

4. Peace Day resources: What will you plan at BHS over the next 4 days to make our school recognize "Peace Day"...
Peace One Day
International Day of Peace
Peace Events on Peace Day
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) Organization
The United Nation's Peace Day
Fellowship of Reconciliation (blog on Peace Day)
Peace Day Facebook - Has some good images, ideas, and foundations/resources.
Peace Day Ideas - On a facebook page, but it might help you promote it at BHS
The Nobel Peace Prize

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