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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Day 22 - Wednesday - Happy October!

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?
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

 Themes: Self-government, Individualism, Equality/Liberty vs. Hierarchy/Order, Opportunity vs. Control

1. Are there any questions on the Outline on the French-Indian War or the rest of the French and Indian War Slideshow?

2. What did you think of the Crash Course Video below?

3. Where there any questions on your French and Indian War Quiz - a SOAPS Primary Source Examination Worksheet and then answer one of the ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS?

4. Using last night homework on Chapter 4 - Section 1 The Stirrings of Rebellion - pages 96-99(stop at Battles of Lexington and Concord) and the complete pages 1 & 2 of Causes of the American Revolution Packet please get in 5 groups.

A. Round 1 will be EXPERTS - Learn about your assigned group using the homework handout and at least ONE credible internet source, and ONE visual.

B. Round 2 - Pick 2 Captains from your group - They will jigsaw and move to the other groups as "traveling teachers" and the rest of you will stay seated as other groups rotate and come to your group to educate you on their assigned act. The "traveling teachers" will be teaching the groups they go to visit about their assigned act and illustrating a credible source and a visual.

C. Round 3 - When your Captains from your group come back, the rest of the group must teach them about the other acts you all learned about.

5. Create a TIMELINE of 12 events or significant contributions that lead to the American Revolution.

1. The Boston Massacre - Please complete a SOAPS Activity on this major event in early American colonial history and be prepared to discuss with your classmates tomorrow.

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. Does anyone have any questions on the resources below?
+Progressive Era (slideshow)
+Student Outlines - President Roosevelt , President Taft , and President Woodrow Wilson.
+"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


2. TEST TODAY on the Progressive Era and Progressive Presidents

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 - 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. 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?

Themes: World Peace, War vs. Peace, Sustainable Change, Non-Government Organizations, The United Nations, Peace-keeping

1. What were your thoughts on watching the "What are Human Rights?" video

2. Did you get an understanding of What is Peacekeeping?, What Peacekeepers do?  When they are called into action and why? What a typical Peacekeeping Mission involves? We will examine current UN Peacekeeping Operations and some facts and details about these missions. Your outlines should have been submitted last night for homework.

Peacekeeping videos -
Number 2
Number 3
Number 4
Number 5

3. Which TED TALK video did you like better? What did they highlight in their videos? What arguments or disputes do you have with their claims?

 - The United Nations "Natural Resources and Peace-keeping: Is the United Nations really United"

 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 STUDY for your United Nations and UN Peacekeeping Test tomorrow. You should use the following as study materials:
UN Website and a UN slideshow
What is Peacekeeping? and the UN Peacekeeping Fact Sheet
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

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