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Monday, March 2, 2015

Day 106 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6: 
Essential Questions:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Has immigration been the key to America's success?
-Should the United States of America have allowed the Native Americans to retain their tribal identity?
-Did Andrew Jackson advance or hold back the cause of democracy?
-Was the Age of Jackson an age of democracy?
-Can the Supreme Court settle moral issues?

Themes: State Rights vs. Federal Government, Andrew Jackson's Presidency, Jacksonian Democracy, Immigration, Native Americans, Indian Removal Act.

1. REMINDER - This Andrew Jackson Trial may be one of the most difficult activities you will complete this year in my class. ALL WORK IS DUE ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM!!!

-Be prepared to give OPENING STATEMENTS and DIRECT Questioning on Monday.  Be prepared to play your role-player (Lawyers and Witness) parts with expertise, professionalism, and make this trial come alive in class.
***The CLASS (either Period 1, 5, or 6) THAT IMPRESSES Mr. Parkin the MOST will get a PIZZA PARTY!!!

2. Andrew Jackson Resources
-Mrs. Pojer's Trial on Andrew Jackson  - Terrific Links to primary sources on Jackson and the charges.
-Andrew Jackson Trial Preparation and Tasks - Your MAJOR outline for this Trial Project

--List of Common Objections
-Sustained or Overruled - After an Objection the Judge rules
-The Miller Center - Andrew Jackson's domestic policies/biography/foreign affairs
-The Hermitage Website and Memorial
-Andrew Jackson "Bound for Glory" - A New Yorker Article
-King Andrew and the Bank
-Andrew Jackson Political Cartoons
-The Nullification Crisis - Primary Source
-A large collection of primary sources on Andrew Jackson
-Page 7 - Indian Removal Act Primary Sources
-Trial of Tears - Maps and Perspectives 

3. Andrew Jackson Trial - Look at the Prosecution side and then the Defense Side (this should  have been be read over and highlighted over the break) Do NOT bombard me with questions, just read it over, understand what the trial is about, who you might be (Defense Lawyer, Prosecution Lawyer, A Witness and we will assign roles when you get back.

4. An imaginary 5 minute video of Andrew Jackson on Trial - A great short video to help you through the process:

Crash Course History: The Age of Jackson

PBS Documentary on the Good, The Evil and the Presidency of Andrew Jackson

Keys to Success:
--Be an expert as a lawyer or witness (This means dig deeper on the subject you are defending/attacking, or your eyewitness testimony)
-Be very clear on the OBJECTIONS - know Sustained versus Overruled!
-Be able to think on your feet.
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

Essential Questions:
-Why did the Allies win World War II? 
-Was World War II justified by its results?
- Who is responsible for starting the Cold War?
-Why didn't the Cold War ever turn "hot"?
-How did the Cold War challenge American values, at home and abroad?
-Is the Cold War still going on? How?

Themes: Failed Conferences, The Iron Curtain, Satellite Nations, Containment, Competing Plans, Struggle over Germany

1. Atomic Bomb Debate Rubrics passed back to students

2. The birth of the Cold War
-Winston S. Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech" March 5th, 1946 and complete the chart

3. The Cold War Slideshow - Please download for your records

4. Documents we will work with today:
The Berlin Potsdam Conference - Political and Economic Principles - 1945
Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech" - 1946
The Truman Doctrine - 1947
The Marshall Plan - 1947

5. More Slideshows/Visuals on the Cold War
Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - The beginning of the Cold War
Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day

6. Cold War Resources:
The Cold War Museum
All sort of Cold War resource - videos, primary sources, etc 
The Miller Center - University of Virginia - Cold War Era - Lots of Primary Sources
Timeline of the Cold War

1.  Please read Chapter 26 - Section 1 - Origins of the Cold War - pages 808-814 and complete the first 3 pages on World War II to Cold War: Transitioning to another kind of war.
Modern America Class - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. How much do popular trends reflect and/or shape American values and traditions?

2. Does our entertainment reflect society, or does our entertainment shape our society?
3. What is Pop Culture?
4. How do we know if something is Popular Culture?

Themes: Pop Culture, Top Charts, American Exceptionalism, 1970's Decade, 1970's TV, 1970's Major Events in Politics, Culture, Sports, Science.

1. Saturday Night Live Skits in the 1970's - Original Cast
Jaws II Parody
Live Word Association
The Shimmer Floor Wax
Samurai Hitman
Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger - The Olympia Restaurant

2. We will watch selected scenes of Saturday Night Fever - Why did it made Disco popular?
-Disco Playlist

3. 1970's Resources:
The 1970's Overview
Playlist of 1970's Songs

1. Disco Playlist What is disco? Why disco music? Why a shift in music in the 1970's? What did disco represent in the 1970's?  Who were the major musical artist of disco music? What instruments did disco use? What was being said in disco songs? Did they represent the decade or not?

2. I want you to complete some research and answer these questions and your own feelings on disco music of the 1970's.  Please write a reflection covering these basic questions and your own thoughts on Disco music. Be certain to cite your sources in Chicago Style Citations.  This is due by Wednesday, March 5th before class and SHOULD BE POSTED on Google Classroom. 

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