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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 29 - Thursday

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.  I am going to finish checking Binders today. While I check binders, please carefully review all of the events/terms/people found on pages 4,and highlight/take notes in the margin of pages 5/6 of the Causes of the American Revolution Packet with ONE partner. When your feel that your review has been sufficiently covered because you understand all the concepts, especially the cause-effect analysis of these people, documents, and event, then you and your partner may begin working on the the Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook) packet.  You must work WITHIN your own partner pairing on this packet in class and what you do not finish you should finish for homework independently.  This packet will cover the Olive Branch PetitionCommon Sense, and The American Declaration of Independence.

2. Slideshow on Critical Early Periods of American Revolution - Please download for additionally notes.

3. Crash Course - Smuggling and the American Revolution - A review if you need it on Why the American Revolution Begins?

4. We watch the Education Portal video titled "Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill"

1. DUE TOMORROW - Please complete the Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook) packet for tomorrow's class.  You must work independently on this packet in class and what you do not finish you should finish for homework.  This packet will cover the Olive Branch PetitionCommon Sense, and The American Declaration of Independence.
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.  We will finalize our understanding of the Sinking of the Lusitania and then move quickly to the Election of 1916.

2. We are going to introduce America's status and role in World War I.  Our focus will be on Woodrow Wilson views in 1914 versus 1917, and historian Howard Zinn's perspective. Why did the U.S. Enter the War?

3. World War I Resources for Today and Tomorrow:
The American Doughboys
The Last Doughboys - NPR Special Podcast
The Last WWI Doughboy - New York Times Article
Article and Interview of one of the few remaining

4. African-Americans during World War I and Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
Black Yankee - An Interview - "How do Mr. Davis's remarks reflect his opinion of race relations before and after World War I?"
African-American units + Primary Source analysis
Primary Source materials on African-Americans - In groups A-C, pick 2 primary sources documents that reflect the following:

a. Race-Relations BEFORE the war
b. Race-Relations DURING the war
c. Race relations AFTER the war

Then EVERYONE in the group should summarize and answer the "What attitudes about race relations were expressed?"

5. General WWI 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.
World War I - American Songs
American Propaganda Posters

6. Videos:

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 and you SHOULD FINISH WATCHING THIS TONIGHT!


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


8. 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 finish watching the video above titled "World War I: American Legacy" and the America Perspective hand out (Yes, you should Read, highlight) and focus on HOW AMERICA got involved, and what did the domestic home front deal with that was both good for our citizens and challenging? Please create a T-chart with GOOD for citizens and then CHALLENGES for citizens.  The focus of this entire T-chart and your organizational understanding is HOW AMERICA GOT INVOLVED AND WAS AFFECTED BY WORLD WAR I. Please create a THESIS STATEMENT based off your T-chart and Movie Notes. 

2. Study your early WWI notes and the video T-chart from above for your QUIZ tomorrow!!
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 5 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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