U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6:Essential Questions:
-How did the French and Indian War help inspired a sense of unity and shared identity among the colonist?
-Did Great Britain lose more than it gained from its victory in the French-Indian War?
-Were the colonist justified in resisting British policies after the French-Indian War?
Themes: Self-government, Individualism, Equality/Liberty vs. Hierarchy/Order, Opportunity vs. Control
1. Please complete the Outline on the French-Indian War using the rest of the French and Indian War Slideshow and pages 85-89...your focus should be on The Proclamation Line of 1763 and George Greenville's new Colonial Policies towards the "Colonists." If you have already completed then move on to the next assignments.
2. Please watch the Crash Course Video below using your own ear buds...
French and Indian War Resources:
Summary of the War
US Government Perspective
George Washington and the F&I War
Great Article from The Smithsonian on Ben Franklin and his role in war
Smallpox as a biological weapon in the French-Indian War
Primary Sources from the war
West Virginia's Primary Source Collection from the war
PBS "The War that Made America"
1. Don't forget to submit your a SOAPS Primary Source Examination Worksheet and then answer one of the ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS (above - under US History I) for a quiz grade BEFORE 2:00PM
2. Please read Chapter 4 - Section 1 The Stirrings of Rebellion - pages 96-99(stop at Battles of Lexington and Concord) and complete pages 1 & 2 of Causes of the American Revolution Packet.
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:
U.S. Curriculum Essential Questions:
-Is muckraking an effective tool for to reform American politics and society?
-Can reform movements improve American politics and society?
-Were the Progressives successful in making governments more responsive to the will of the people?
-Should Theodore Roosevelt be called a "Progressive president"?
Themes: Individualism, Diversity, PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)
1. Please use your own ear-buds to finish watching the video below: We left off at the 25:00 minute mark and the resources below to complete your PEGS outline and 4 essential questions from yesterday - They should be on the board still!!!
+Progressive Era (slideshow)
+Student Outlines - President Roosevelt , President Taft , and President Woodrow Wilson.
2. Please use your own ear-buds to watch "The Progressive Presidents: Teddy Roosevelt", "William Taft", and "Woodrow Wilson" below in separate segments from the History Channel and complete the Video Questions (I reviewed these yesterday!) from The History Channel - The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the US
3.Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Teddy Roosevelt: The Trust-buster slideshow
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!
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. Your TEST on the American Progressives and domestic policies of TR, Taft, and Woodrow Wilson will be Wednesday - TOMORROW! Please STUDY, ORGANIZE YOUR NOTES, and be ready!
International Studies - Period 2
1. Does the world need the United Nations? Why or why not?
2. Should we enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in countries not our own? If so, how? If not, why?
3. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
4. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
5. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?
1. Please use your own ear-buds to finish watching "What are Human Rights?" video below - We left off at the 7:00 minute mark.
Peacekeeping videos -
4. Please use your own ear-buds to WATCH BOTH TED Talks BELOW on...
- The United Nations "Natural Resources and Peace-keeping: Is the United Nations really United"
5. TED Talk - Tanya de Mello - "Here's how you get the job done at the UN?"
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. Please go to What is Peacekeeping? and review the current missions/operations, how much money is spent, the UN Peacekeeping Fact Sheet, and to get a better understanding of the Peacekeeping the UN does on a yearly basis. You NEED to make an outline that illustrates these points of data for your UN Test, which will be Thursday of this week!!!