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Friday, October 17, 2014

Day 34 - Friday

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 taking our Test on Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 covering the Causes and Early Battles of the American Revolution.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the American Revolution for both the Americans and the British?  War is underway and battles have been fought in the Boston area, while the British begin to mobilize in the New York City area. You should definitely use the Critical Periods in the American Revolution slideshow as a MAJOR RESOURCE to help you understand the sequence and major themes of the War for Independence. Please download the American Revolutionary Battle Sheet and we will complete this as students PRESENT their Projects.  Feel free to use textbook pages 113-121 to complete on your own.

3. Topics for your American Revolution Battles and Perspective Multimedia Project will be picked and you must go off an research your topics this weekend.  Every group needs to set up a Google Doc in the folder I shared with you for your class.

4. Resources/Handouts:
-Early Battles in the American Revolution

1. YOU SHOULD BEGIN YOUR RESEARCH this weekend!!!Y ou must go off an research your topics this weekend and every group needs to set up a Google Doc in the folder I shared with you for your class.  I need to SEE PROOF that you began your research and contributed to your group's initial research stage of this project.
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.  Please review the Propaganda Rubric and the requirements of your Propaganda Poster -

2. We will have our Propaganda Poster Gallery Walk - Students will write comments on the extra pieces of paper and then rubrics will be filled out anonymously.

2. 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
World War I Propaganda
American Propaganda Posters
The Economics of World War I
Casualty Charts - All Forces

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


4. 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 read pages 587-593 and create an outline that details the major points of emphasis, the main ideas, and WHY IT IS IMPORTANT (this is your own rationale and you need to use logic to convince me) using a 3-2-1 Activity chart to guide you.
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. ORDER OF PROJECTS: (Friday is LONG 2)
Thursday - Zyimira - UNFICYP - Cyprus, 1964 - Done
Friday - Brendan - UNDOF - Syria, 1974 (Don't confuse with UNSIMS, also in Syria from 2012)
Friday - Abbey - MONUSCO - Democratic Republic of Congo, 1999
Friday - Josh - UNAMA - Afghanistan, 2001
Friday - Mary - MINUSTAH - Haiti, 2004
Monday - Ian - UNAMID - Darfur/Sudan, 2007
Monday - Coni - MINUSMA- Mali, 2013

3. Please REVIEW THE RUBRIC and understand you need to access your UN Peacekeeping Project (via Google Drive) for final submission and presentation.

4. 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

5. 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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