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 - Done
Saratoga Campaign - Done
Ordinary Soldiers & Civilian Experiences/Unsung Heroes - Done
The Southern Campaign - 1/2 Done
Soldier's Uniforms, Weapons, and Unsung Heroes - (Period 1 Only)
1. Please evaluate and give just and thoughtful reasons to the following questions: (Hint: You may use pages 113-127 to help you answer the following prompt questions)
A. Was the American Revolution justified? In other words did the men who lost their lives for the American Revolution, die in vain or with a just cause? See this Death Chart
B. What are the major challenges facing the United States now that the American Revolution has ended?
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?
-Should the USA have approved of the Treaty of Versailles?
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-Should the USA limit immigration?
Themes: Worker Unions, Red Scare, Nativism, Immigration, Jazz Age, Pop Culture, Consumerism
1. Quick recap and class discussion on the greatest virus in World History: Influenza: What impact did it have on Americans? Please watch the movie below to help you understand its impact.
2. 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!
3. Let's review some of the topics that may have interested you in the 1920's in America. Last night you were asked to 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.
4. The Roaring 1920's Resources
Population Chart of the USA - Patterns from 1900 - 1920?
Primary Sources and Gilder Lehrman Overview
The Roaring Twenties - Movie (1939)
5. Explore the The Jazz Age - PBS and Ken Burns - Go off an explore The Jazz Age - what do you notice about the style of different Jazz Musicians? Who are these musicians? Where do they originate from? What is Jazz Music? What instruments are being used? What do you all like or dislike about this age of music? Does this music help or hurt the African-American communities? How and why?
-More Jazz Music Links
1. Please download the Slideshow Titled "The Roaring Twenties" and begin viewing the next few days.
2. Continue to explore the The Jazz Age - PBS and Ken Burns - Go off an explore The Jazz Age - what do you notice about the style of different Jazz Musicians? Who are these musicians? Where do they originate from? What is Jazz Music? What instruments are being used? What do you all like or dislike about this age of music? Does this music help or hurt the African-American communities? How and why?
-More Jazz Music Links
International Studies - Period 2
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?
1. Use all the resources below to help you gain a great understanding of NATO mission, organization, and current missions. You have the entire LONG BLOCK to complete your research, create your slideshow supported with visuals, primary and secondary sources, and an organized overview of your current mission.
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?
-Current NATO missions
-Topics and more on Current NATO missions
-NATO GLOBE MAP
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
Example: NATO in Ukraine
-Ukraine and China's involvement
1. Complete your project and be read to present your research and understanding of a recent or current NATO mission. (1992 to present day). The questions below MUST be addressed in your presentation/slideshow!
-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.