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Friday, September 19, 2014

Day 14 - Happy Friday Everyone!

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. A few classes need to finish up the Puritans settlement in New England - Pages 49-54 - Please review quickly and complete a 3-2-1 Chart before we review the slide show titled "New England Colonization" and Colonial Food: A struggle for survival

2. 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?

3A. America and it’s Colonies - What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.

3B. 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)

A. What is the key message in this statement?
B. What do the 8 segments represent on the snake and why are there only eight segments on the snake?

4. North America Map - circa 1713

1. None, enjoy your weekend!
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

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. Isolationist versus Interventionist? Examples from American History

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 present your understand on the big screen in class.

3. What new territories did American acquire as a result of the Spanish-American War - Look at your 3-2-1 Activity from last night!

4. 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

5. 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!

6. 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!

7. 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. None, enjoy your weekend!
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 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. Announcements should be made at 2:00pm today and you need to figure out a way to spread the word on your Peace Day Message.  I say create a Peace Day Message, put it on social media, and create awareness throughout BHS.

3. Makes sure you DOCUMENT the evidence of your ambassador campaign to promote Peace Day.  You cannot just say you did something, but you need to PROVE IT! I have an evidence document on our Google Classroom Page - please post to it!

1. The Ambassador Rubric to ensure you understand how you will be graded.  Your goal is to effectively contribute to how you will make Burlington High School aware of Peace Day.  You decided to contribute morning announcements to be aware of Peace Day itself and then finalize your execution of the Peace Day Table.  How is the social media aspect going? Remember this will be a project grade based on your contributions to organizing Peace Day activities at Burlington High School.  You should see yourselves as Peace Day Ambassadors that advocate "Who will you make Peace with on Peace Day?  Contribute and implement a plan in our brain-storming session!!!

2. Monday all proof of what you did will be presented to the entire class and Mr. Parkin.  You can put this in a presentation app or program to share pictures, videos, or any other evidence of your contributions. This will count for 45% of your grade.  (Project Breakdown = Presentation 45%, Reflection essay 45%, Mr. Parkin's observations 10% = Grand total equals 100% for a Project Grade). The Reflection essay and Presentations that illustrate EVIDENCE of your contributions as an ambassador and the school observing Peace Day should be documented and will be due on Monday, September 22nd.

Proof/Evidence from Peace Day MUST BE documented (recorded by picture, film, and illustrated as a primary source) Finalize your awareness campaign of Peace-Day at Burlington High School for Monday. 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.  Implementation will happen on Friday and Monday!

2. Peace day is on Sunday, September 21st, -  WHAT happened on Peace Day?

3. Peace Day resources: What will you execute for an Awareness Campaign at BHS over the next 2 (Friday and Monday) to help 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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