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Monday, October 6, 2014

Day 25 - Welcome Back Monday

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

Essential Questions:
-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. Road to Revolution Slideshow - A quick recap first....then moving onto the colonist reaction to the British Acts.

2. Let's examine as a class The Boston Massacre - using your SOAPS Activity examination.
-The Boston Massacre Trials - An Account, 2001 by Doug Linder, Professor at UMKC School of Law
-Now an Alternative Perspective in the Boston Massacre Analysis - Please complete with ONE partner and your notes from last night's homework assignment.
-A different perspective - From the Boston Massacre Historical Society

1. If you did not finish in class today, please complete the rest of the Boston Massacre: An Alternative Perspective Analysis - The WHOLE document is due on Tuesday before class please!

2. Due Tuesday @11:59pm: Create a TIMELINE of at least 12 events or significant contributions that lead to the American Revolution (Your Timeline should range from 1764 to 1777). On this timeline please distinguish which events were instigated by The British (in Red please), and which events initiated by The Colonist (in Blue please).  This means your Timeline will be color-coded.
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

U.S. Curriculum Essential Questions:
-Was it possible for the U.S.A. to maintain neutrality in World War I?
-Should the United States fight wars to make the world safe for democracy?
-Was the treaty of Versailles a fair and settlement for lasting world peace?

Themes: Individualism, Diversity, PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social)

1. A quick review of"The Spark" and then we will focus on how the fighting starts, Trench Warfare, and America's early decisions to execute neutrality.

2. World War I Resources:
World War I  Background - A PBS Special and in-depth study of "The Great War"
World War I - Everything you need to know and one of the BEST WEB RESOURCES!
America Enters the War - Office of the Historian -
American in World War I - A very complete study and great outline explaining in chronological order our history in The Great War.
U.S. in World War I - Good visuals and easy to follow study.

3. Videos:

Sinking of the Lusitania

World War I - Long video, but INCREDIBLE storytelling!  You will not be able to watch in one sitting, but over the course of a few days or a weekend, this would be the one to watch!


4. Crash Course: John Green "American in World War I"


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 go and find an CREDIBLE article on the Sinking of the Lusitania and write a response editorial answering the following question "Should the United States go to war after the sinking of the Lusitania?" of at least 8-12 sentences as if you were living during 1915.  Your response should include a strong thesis statement and at least 2 quotes from your credible source. Think PIE when writing your response.
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 Operations

1. We are in the Library with your iPads and Google Chromebooks.
-Did everyone pick ONE Current Peacekeeping Mission? Josh was the last one standing?!?!
-Did everyone create a student folder in Google Folder titled "Student Folder 2014: Peacekeeping Project - Due October 14th"?

2. Please understand you need to access your UN Peacekeeping Project (via Google Drive), and understand that this is due in 8 days from now on Tuesday, October 14th for final submission and presentation.

Important documents for your Peacekeeping Project:

  1. The Human Rights + Peacekeeping - Standards for UN Peace Operations


The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

3. Peacekeeping Operations - Current operations - Where and Why? Effectiveness?
 Peacekeeping Website - To explore and understand what Peacekeepers do on a regular basis.
Main Website for the UN Peacekeeping

4. An impressive viewing of MANY UN Peacekeeping videos - Nearly 5 hours worth of short clips from many Peacekeeping Operations.

1. If you have not updated your Google Folder for our current Peacekeeping Project, then you better create a folder, start a Google doc and begin showing me that you are making progress outlining your topic, building reliable/credible sources on your Peacekeeping Operation, and currently developing a works cited page. Your Google Doc should include the following:

A. Provide basic summary of the Current Peacekeeping Operation/Mission...who, what, when, where, why?
B. Give us the numbers, maps, images, and potential video footage of Peacekeepers in action.
C. Then include how has your mission grown in the last few years?
D. What are the CHALLENGES of your individual Peacekeeping Operation?
E. Detail at least 3 primary sources that enlighten us about the mission's objectives and shed light on the success or failure of the mission. Here is your UN Peacekeeping Project due Tuesday, October 14th for final submission and presentation.

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