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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 31 - Tuesday

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

2. Students will answer the following essential question: What are the major ideas expressed in the Declaration of Independence? All students should share their major understandings from reading, analyzing, drawing logical conclusions, and written summaries about the Declaration of Independence transcript to help break down the DOI.

3.AWe are going to go even further in the purpose behind the Declaration of Independence answering the question: Why did the Founding Fathers write the Declaration of Independence?
-We will analyze 2 different Historians perspectives
-Do you think the Declaration of Independence was written for selfish or ideological (concern with ideas) reasons?
-Do you think the grievances would give people reason to go to war and possibly die? Why or why not?

3B. We will discuss the The American Declaration of Independence.   Please download Should We have Declared Independence? and we will break this down into 2 parts to understand how the colonist and loyalist felt in America.  You must also download and organize the Slideshow on Critical Early Periods of American Revolution in your binder.

4. Resources/Handouts:
-Causes of the American Revolution slideshow
A Timeline and Key Terms
-Major American Petitions for Independence
-Interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence
-Declaration of Independence short movie
-Map of Early American Revolutionary Battles 

1. Study guide for Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 for you TEST on Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 on THURSDAY.

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 review your WWI Quiz from Friday. How can you get better as a Historical Writer? Self-reflection.

2. World War I Resources for Today:
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

3. Goals of Propaganda Posters + Project at the end (Due Friday for the Gallery Walk - Propaganda Poster Analysis.

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 2 days from now on Thursday, October 16th 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 Thursday, October 16th for final submission and presentation.

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