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Friday, September 12, 2014

Day 9 - Friday Fun-Day!!

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. In small groups we will finish the large-group discussion on what a good historical-based thesis statement looks like and how to build a good argument.

2. Quick Recap - Early North American Cultures (pg. 6), Native American Indians Culture/Territory (pg. 11), Sailing Technology (pgs. 24-27), Global Trade (pgs. 29, 36, 38, 39).

3. Jamestown Slideshow should be downloaded, viewed, and take notes on it using page 1 handout titled An English Settlement at Jamestown.

4. The First Thanksgiving at Jamestown - What did we learn from Jamestown?

5. North America Map - circa 1713

1. If you have not completed the review, reading through, notes, and asking good questions on the New England Colonization and Puritans Slideshow then please complete it this weekend, otherwise ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:
Essential Questions:

-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 and 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. Please watch this video on American Imperialism as it will help you understand the following concepts:
   A. What is Imperialism?
   B. Why American imperialism in the late 19th Century?
   C. Who was this Alfred Thayer Mahan and what is his significance in the rise of the American imperialism?

2. Read over the responses on Google Classroom in groups of 4 looking over the 4 people in the group's responses from Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" - What message was Rudyard Kipling sending imperialist? Then read Monthly Review's article titled "'Kipling's "White Man's Burden," and the U.S. Imperialism"' and answer the following:
     A. Is this article credible?
     B. How does the author's relate Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" and 21st Century U.S. Imperialism?
     C. Do you think America is currently guilty of imperialism?

3. Introducing 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.

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. GREAT discussions yesterday in class on President Obama's speech from the other night! We will continue to deconstruct and evaluate President Obama's Speech, your comments on Google Classroom, and any questions you may have.

2. What is the United Nations? What is it's purpose? What is Peace Day? We will begin watching Jeremy Gilley's journey, but please complete this Day After Peace Test while you watch the video.

1. Monday we will work on finishing the Jeremy Gilley take-home test.

2. Here are great International Studies links we will begin to explore and utilize for the class.
    * Please make sure you copy and paste into your electronic notebook or bookmark on your IPAD/google docs/Evernote so that you can preserve these for later research and projects.

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