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. Who needs to make up the Test on Chapter 4 - Sections 1 & 2 covering the Causes and Early Battles of the American Revolution?
2. We will quickly review the advantages and disadvantages of the American Revolution for both the Americans and the British using the Critical Periods in the American Revolution slideshow. 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 if student presentations do not sufficient help you understand the how's and why's of these battles.
3. MUST HAVES for the Battles Project
A. Dump and share your notes and projects in your class folders in the American Revolution Project Folder as a home-base to post your classes projects.
B. You are doing research, so you need to have a working Works Cited Page. Please use the APA - Turabian/Chicago Style Research.
-Straight from the University of Chicago - A sample guide to Chicago-Style Citations
-A Turabian Generator - It will do a works cited for you!
-Another Turabian Citation Machine
-A Guide to Turabian Works Citation
C. Be ENGAGING and give a presentation that highlights the SO WHAT FACTOR! Do NOT get bogged down in the little details, but give us the BIG PICTURE! Here is a document that reviews "What makes an A+ Presentation?"
D. Here is your Battles Project Rubric and the ORDER OF YOUR PROJECTS:
Valley Forge/Philadelphia Campaign
New York/New Jersey Campaign
Ordinary Soldiers & Civilian Experiences/Unsung Heros
The Southern Campaign
Yorktown Campaign4. 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.
5. Other Resources:
Overviews and National Park Services Battlefields:
Early Battles in the American Revolution
A really nice overview/timeline - History Place
National Parks Services Overview
An absolute goldmine of information: primary sources, battlefields, art, timelines, and pictures, etc.
PBS.org - Lots of information and good perspective of the soldiers/colonist
National Parks Tour the American Revolution Battlefields
More National Park Resources
Primary Sources and the American Revolution:
National Archives and Military Records - Pictures of the American Revolution
Massachusetts Historical Society - Primary Sources - American Revolution
Gilder Lehrman - American History Learning - One of the very best online collection of Primary Sources
U.S. Constitution Organization - Primary Sources - American Revolution
Art and the American Revolution:
Art and Primary Sources - A teacher's web
American Revolutionary Art
British Perspective of Art during the American Revolution
Random Sites with good American Revolution Resources:
1. YOU SHOULD CONTINUE researching day and night until the DUE DATE OF FRIDAY, October 25th AT 7:30am. Your project is due in 4 days from now!
2. Every group needs to set up a Google Doc in the folder I shared with you for your class and SHOW ME PROOF YOU ARE WORKING ON AN OUTLINE OF RESEARCH/DATA/PRIMARY SOURCES/PERSPECTIVE every day.
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. Propaganda and Uncle Sam -
2. Please quickly review pages 587-593 and have your outline out 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.
3. Questions to consider:
What did American Power look like?
Why did American Power help WWI?
How did the United States raise an Army?
What game-changing moment was there in 1917?
How effective was John J. Pershing? - Primary Source #1 and Primary Source #2
"Food will win the war" - Propaganda and the WIB
American Ship-building - Carries the War Effort
More on WWI Ships
The Convoy System
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 - Whitehouse.gov
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
4. Crash Course: John Green "American in World War I"
5. 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. I will tell you when you get to class, but PLEASE finish the outline we started in class using my links above under "Questions to consider?" AND please read pages Section 3 - "The War at Home - ONLY PAGES 594-598 STOP at "The War Encourages Social Change"
International Studies - Period 2
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?
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) - Done
Friday - Abbey - MONUSCO - Democratic Republic of Congo, 1999 - Done
Friday - Josh - UNAMA - Afghanistan, 2001 - Done, except the Quiz - Tuesday
Monday - Mary - MINUSTAH - Haiti, 2004
Monday - Ian - UNAMID - Darfur/Sudan, 2007
Tuesday - Coni - MINUSMA- Mali, 2013
2. Please REVIEW THE RUBRIC and understand you need to access your UN Peacekeeping Project (via Google Drive) for final submission and presentation.
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.