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Friday, October 10, 2014

Day 30 - Friday, TGIF and only 150 more days to go!

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 for Period 5 only! Please make sure you post Major American Petitions for Independence on Google Classroom.  We will discuss the Olive Branch PetitionCommon Sense, and The American Declaration of Independence in this packet on Tuesday when we come back from our long weekend.  You must also download and organize the Slideshow on Critical Early Periods of American Revolution in your binder.

3. Tuesday we watch the Education Portal video titled "Battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill"

1. None, enjoy your long weekend!
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.  (Half the Class) We will take your Quiz on the early understandings of World War I, America's entry into WWI, and the video we watched the last two days of class (I hope you watched the rest of it last night) titled World War I: American Legacy

2. We are going to review the America Perspective handout and then 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
The Economics of World War I
Casualty Charts - All Forces

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


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. 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. Good news, I have extended your project by TWO days!  We are in the Library with your iPads and Google Chromebooks today, AND Tuesday for your last day. NEW DUE DATE IS Thursday, October 16th @ 7:30am - NO EXCUSES!

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 Wednesday, October 15th 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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