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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Day 16 - Tuesday

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

Essential Questions:
-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 quick group activity on Colonial Food: A struggle for survival - In small groups, make a grocery list for one month.
a. How will you survive for one month?
b. Come up with a strategy for food - hunting, preservation, etc?
c. What difficulties will you face?

2. Period 5 needs to review 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

5. America and it’s Colonies and then read Chapter 3 - Section 1 - England and it's Colonies - pages 66-71 and complete the handout British Laws - Positive and Negative.


1. Please read and review pages 72 - 78 on the Agricultural South and then pages 79-84 The Commercial North.  Create a Venn Diagram that illustrates how the Agricultural South and the Commercial North are different and alike by completing the Venn Diagram - All one word answers must have a caption with a brief description.

2. Study Guide for your Test later this week (Thursday):

Chapter 2-
Jamestown Settlement
joint-stock company
Powhatan Tribe
Headright system
Puritans + New England settlement (Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Purtians leave - Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson
Pequot Wars + Metacom/King Phillips War
Middle Colonies - Quakers, William Penn, Where are they?

Chapter 3
The 13 Colonies - what did they offer? Raw materials? Labor?
Navigation Acts
The Glorious Revolution's effect on the Colonist - salutary neglect + "Power of the Purse"
The Great Awakening: George Whitefield and the European Enlightenment (idean of government, natural laws, John Locke + Jean Jacques Rousseau).
The Agricultural South vs. the Commercial North
The French-Indian War
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. Since we never got to work with primary source documents on the Spanish-American War you will work on this Group Activity today 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.

2. The Panama Canal Resources:
Video on the construction of the Panama Canal

3. 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!

4. 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!

5. 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 and review the topic "Panama Canal" in your textbook on pages 566 through 567. Then read "A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama" and then finally read "How did the US Obtain the Panama Canal" and then be able to answer the following 2 questions:
A. Explain the advantages to the United States of having a canal that connected both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans under US control and the reasons the US was in a far better position to than any other country to build it?

B. Be prepared to debate the issue, "Did the US steal the Panama Canal from Columbia or merely behaved rationally in its own best interest?" One's will be Colombians and Two's will be American Patriots.
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. Sharing the documentation of evidence on a presentation tool.

2. We will begin to examine the United Nations using the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

3. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations

4. United Nation Resources:
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room
United Nations School bus Virtual Field Trip
United Nations Research Guide A-Z on EVERYTHING you can imagine!
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.

1. None.

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