YES, BUT NOT THAT IMPORTANT....IT'S CONSTITUTION DAY - HAPPY 227TH BIRTHDAY OF THE US CONSTITUTION.
“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
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. Happy 227th Birthday to the US Constitution - Can you think of ways you have seen the functions of government in your life? Draw a picture or write a few sentences describing the way you see the Preamble in your life.
2. We will finish English settlement in Virginia (Jamestown Slideshow) in the first few minutes of class. I would recommend that you take notes on it using page 1 handout titled An English Settlement at Jamestown or have a pretty good idea about these concepts.
3. Puritans settled in New England - Pages 49-54+New England Colonization
4. The Middle Colonies - The goal is for you guys to understand that every part of early America was distinct and unique when building their communities.
- What were they?
-What made them important?
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 analyze the Join or Die Cartoon below and answer the two questions that follow.
This cartoon, published by Benjamin Franklin on May 9, 1754 in the Pennsylvania Gazette. (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)
1. What is the key message in this statement?
2. What do the 8 segments represent on the snake and why are there only eight segments on the snake?
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:
-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. How did the Spanish-American War begin? Will will continue to explore 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.
2. Group Activity
Using my catalog of Spanish-American War DBQ'S (Document-Based Questions) please select one document AND one political cartoon and pick ONE cartoon or primary source account to examine as a group and then teach it to the rest of the class. You will project it onto your ipad and then on the big screen in class.
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
Whitehouse.org - 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 read Chapter 18 - Section 2 - The Spanish-American War pages 552-557 and complete the Spanish-American War Cause-and-Effect Chart
International Studies - Period 2
1. What does international studies mean?
2. How do people create permanent change in a global world?
1. What is Peace Day? Do you think Peace Day is sustainable?
2. What will YOU do to make Peace at Burlington High School. Peace Day Awareness Campaign is on and you all need to finalize some plans and get this rolled out for Friday.
1. Continue your execution of implementing an awareness campaign of Peace-Day at Burlington High School. Peace day is only 4 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 will happen by Friday!
2. Peace Day resources: What will you plan at BHS over the next 3 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