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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Day 32 - Hump day and a Field Trip

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 will finish watching 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. A. We 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?

B. 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
-Early Battles in the American Revolution

1. Study guide for Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 for you TEST on Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 on FRIDAY.
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.  Good luck on your PSAT, IF you finish early - before 11:15am, then please work on your..."In order to become a more effective historical writer, I need to ...." This is a 1/2 Quiz grade and should be individually based on YOUR OWN SELF-REFLECTION of the Test/Quiz/HW written responses from the last 3 weeks of school.

2. We will continue the Goals of Propaganda Posters + Project at the end (Due Friday for the Gallery Walk - Propaganda Poster Analysis.

3. 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?"

4. 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

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


6. 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. "In order to become a more effective historical writer, I need to ...." This is a 1/2 Quiz grade and should be individually based on YOUR OWN REFLECTION of the Test/Quiz/HW written responses from the last 3 weeks of school.

2. Review slides #19-25 on Goals of Propaganda Posters in order to begin brainstorming for your Propaganda Poster Project.
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!  Today you are IN MY CLASSROOM as the Freshmen are on their field trip, most Sophomores & Juniors are taking PSAT's, and the seniors have a relatively normal day.  NEW DUE DATE IS TOMORROW - Thursday, October 16th @ 7:30am - NO EXCUSES!

2. Please REVIEW THE RUBRIC and understand you need to access your UN Peacekeeping Project (via Google Drive) 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.  Here is your UN Peacekeeping Project due TOMORROW, Thursday, October 16th at 7:30am for final submission and presentation. Please finalize your research, project, and Chicago-Style Works Cited Page.

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