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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Day 18 - Thursday

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. Any quick questions on the major differences between Agricultural South and The Commercial North during the colonial period of American History.

2. Test today on the Early Colonial Era of American History

1. None
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. Test today on American Imperialism at the Turn of the Century.

2. Does anyone have any questions on "What were the Foreign Policy missions of President Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, and Woodrow Wilson were called or examples of these policies?

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. None
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. We will continue our review of the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

Brief History of the United Nations:

2. Human Rights - What are Human Rights?

3. 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. Please go to the UN Website and do some digging to find out what the most pressing issues are for the Opening of the General Assembly Meetings this week?  (Hint: if you look on the left hand side of website, you will see "Watch the Live Webcast" and there is the live and archive section of videos regarding key speakers and issues. Additionally, there is a "In the News" section on the left hand side of the UN website as well. YOUR JOB is to watch at least one individual speak and summarize their countries concerns and what they are asking the UN to do. 

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