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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day 83 - Tuesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6: 
Essential Questions:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Is a strong federal system the most effective government for the United States? Which level of government, federal or state, can best solve our nation's problems? 
-Was George Washington a good president?
-Why was John Adam's so strongly disliked?
-To what extend did Thomas Jefferson live up to his ideals and beliefs?

Themes: Founding Fathers as Presidents, State Rights vs. Federal Government, Liberty vs. Hierarchy, Constitutional Rights, Checks and Balance, State Rights vs. Federal Rights

1. Are there any questions on the controversial decisions that Thomas Jefferson made as the third President of the USA or resources we used?

TJ Resources: 
Thomas Jefferson Packet
TJ and
TJ and a biography/video of his life
University of Virginia's Miller Center - TJ as President
Criticisms of TJ as President of the USA
The Dark Side of TJ: The Smithsonian Online

2.  Please make sure you have posted "The Convictions of Thomas Jefferson DBQ" paragraph essay as it counts for 25% of your Quiz today.

3. QUIZ is TODAY, TUESDAY, JANUARY 13TH!!!  Your quiz on the first three Presidents (Presidents George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Textbook pages 180-201 - Chapter 6).

4. War of 1812 Video and Quiz Questions

4. War of 1812 Resources:
War of 1812 - PBS - American Perspective
British Perspective
Classroom version of War of 1812
War of 1812 Primary Sources - National Archives

1. Binder Checks will be Thursday and Friday of this week. So please prepare for a well-organized electronic or paper binder.

2. Please use this free night of HW to continue studying for your US History I MID-TERM REVIEW GUIDE - Your mid-term exam is approximately 7 days away (period 1) and 9 days away for (Periods 5 & 6).
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

Essential Questions:
-Could the United States have prevented the outbreak of World War II?
-Should the United States sell arms to other nations?
-Does the American security depend upon the survival of its Allies?
-Was war between the United States and Japan inevitable in World War II?
-How did WWII allow the U.S. Federal Government to expand its power?
-Did the National Government take too much control over the American civilian society?

1. U.S. in World War II resources:
U.S. Home-front During World War II
The National WWII museum - lots of images, primary sources, outline of WWII, and WWII by the numbers!
Library of Congress - World War II Primary Sources
American Women in World War II
America's WWII in Color - PBS special

2. How does WWII officially begin: Where, When, and how? (Textbook Pages 735-747) + America in World War II Slideshare

"Shoot on Sight" Cartoons

4. FDR "Date of Infamy Speech" - December 8th, 1941

5. FDR's Pearl Harbor Reaction "Declaration of War Speech"

6. Declaration of War Speech Text + Student Reflection - Please read over the Pearl Harbor Fact Sheet, and then read over Original FDR Speech and compare it to George W. Bush's 9/11 speech by reading pages 3-9.  Please discuss with your group mates and use the "Discussion Questions" on
page 7 to help facilitate and document your ideas.

7. USA Declares War Cartoons

8. Class discussion on "America Moves Toward War."

9. World War II Home-front - Crash Course with John Green

1. Binder Checks will take place on Thursday and Friday of this week. So please prepare for a well-organized electronic or paper binder.

2. Use the US History II Midterm Exam REVIEW GUIDE and continue organizing your notes and STUDYING FOR YOUR EXAM!!- Your mid-term exam is approximately 9 days away!
International Studies - Period 2
Essential Questions:
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?

2. How should we deal with extremist?
3. Do you think ordinary people can create change or movement for a cause?

Themes: War vs. Peace, Hard Power, Soft Power, Smart Power, The Taliban, Islamic State in Syria (ISIS), Globalization, Global Security

1. Your MAJOR End-of-the-Year Project on Global Security in the 21st Century was DUE ON January 8th AT 7:00AM. You may not make any changes to your multi-media application or presentation, but you may continue your works cited page for when your presentation is scheduled.

Red has completed their presentations
Green will be presenting today

MaryWorld Super powersFriday, January 9th (1)
MiraAlliancesMonday moved to Tuesday, January 13th (2)
Brendan CorsinoCyber TerrorismMonday,  January 9th (1)
Abbey HoganEnvironmentThursday, January 8th 
Josh BoulosHuman TraffickingTuesday moved to Wednesday, January 14th
Constanza PerezNuclear WeaponsMoved to Wednesday, January 14th
Ian KrigerPrivate Military CompaniesMoved to Thursday, January 15th

2.Global Security Resources:
Department of Defense - 21st Century Security for Americans
Wikipedia - U.S. Commission on National Security
Council on Foreign Relations - National Security in the 21st Century - Hart-Rudman Commission
Wikipedia - Major U.S. Intelligence Reforms/Laws

1. Begin STUDYING FOR YOUR your Final Exam, which is 7 days away and worth 20% of your total grade for my class. It will include a 25-50 question Multiple Choice/Map Activity, A debate paper, and an actual Debate (Juniors versus Seniors). Your topic of debate and debate question/essential question needs to be finalized by tomorrow! Please use the IS Final Exam Debate Doc to help establish communication, management, and execution of this project.

2. Review Guide for the Major Topics for your Final Exam Multiple Choice include:
Peace Day
United Nations - past and present
Peacekeeping Missions
NATO - past and present
The Problems and Issues in the Middle East
Global Threats in the 21st Century

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