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Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 41 - Monday

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. 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?"

II. Here is your Battles Project Rubric and the ORDER OF YOUR PROJECTS:

Valley Forge/Philadelphia Campaign - Done

New York/New Jersey Campaign

Saratoga Campaign

Ordinary Soldiers & Civilian Experiences/Unsung Heroes 

The Southern Campaign

Yorktown Campaign

1. YOU SHOULD fully prepare for presenting your project as an EXPERT and ENGAGING personality.  REMEMBER NO EDITS, your final submission is not allowed to have any edit after 7:30am on Friday, October 24th.

2. Every group needs drop their FINAL PROJECT into the shared folder for your class and SHOW ME PROOF YOU are completely done WORKING ON AN OUTLINE OF RESEARCH/DATA/PRIMARY SOURCES/PERSPECTIVE.
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

U.S. Curriculum Essential Questions:
-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. WWI Newspaper Article will be done in Class for a TEST GRADE.

2. Quick recap and class discussion on the greatest virus in World History: InfluenzaWhat impact did it have on Americans? Please watch the movie below to help you understand its impact.

3. As a class we will quickly review the highlights of the Treaty of Versailles and the question: "Why didn't the Treaty of Versailles lay the foundation for a lasting peace in the world?"
Terms and Perspective of the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles Political Cartoon Activity - Please Complete this in Class.
Treaty of Versailles Slideshow - Please download and review!

1. Please read the recap on The 1920's - The Roaring 20's to gain a brief understanding of this dynamic decade in American History.

2. Please review the list of events, people and concerns from the 1920's in American history and continue research on one of these topic - of your choice - and create a THESIS STATEMENT and create a PIE paragraph on your particular topic of interest.
International Studies - Period 2
Essential Questions:
1. What is peace building?
2. Do UN peacekeeping forces manage to achieve their goals?
3. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
5. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
6. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Themes: World Peace, War vs. Peace, Sustainable Change, Non-Government Organizations, NATO

1. What is NATO will continue? U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

3. NATO special forces Video:

4. What key events has NATO been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

Example: NATO in Afghanistan
NATO's mission according to the news
Wikipedia's NATO

Example: NATO in Ukraine
-NATO's involvement
-Ukraine and China's involvement

1. Begin researching (Use the NATO Topic Spreadsheet to pick a topic so we don't have groups picking the same) a recent NATO mission (1992 to present day) going on
-You must have a basic outline on who is involved?
-How long have they been there?
-Why Peacekeepers or NATO troops are there?
-Where and what does the current situation look like?
-What challenges do Peacekeepers or NATO troops face?
-Here is a recent project I have done with students in the past and I am looking for a much smaller scale example from you all - NATO Mission Project.

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