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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Day 113 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6: 

Essential Questions:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-How has American's justified Manifest Destiny?
-Does the United States have a mission to expand democracy and freedom?

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

1. Westward Expansion Overview - Please read and let's discuss the contents and try to define Westward Expansion (page 280-284 in your textbook will help AND TO UPDATE YOUR MAPS!  I want to see the trails and routes taken to get Westward in an effort to explore or settle on the frontier.)
-Why West?
-How long would trips take?

3. Manifest Destiny Slideshow - We will carefully review each of the slides in order to understand the meaning behind Manifest Destiny.

4. John O'Sullivan's The Great Nation of Futurity, 1839

The Diary of 14 year old Sally Hester

5. Race to the West DBQ - Americans immigrating to Mexican lands.

1. Please read textbook pages 280-287 and complete a 3-2-1 Activity on the greatest impacts of Manifest Destiny...your focus should be on How Americans were able to obtain this vision.

2. Additionally, create a T-chart and answer this question: What were the benefits and drawbacks of the belief in Manifest Destiny? Use specific reference to textbook pages 280-287. Be sure to look at the perspectives of all parties involved and the nation. (You may use the movies from class or above on my blog to contribute to this T-chart)

3. Do you think the same attitudes regarding American Exceptionalism still exists today? Write down your thoughts and be prepared to debate/discuss in class tomorrow.
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

Essential Questions:
- 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. Containment, The Truman Doctrine, The Marshall Plan, and the Berlin Airlift will be quickly reviewed today using textbook pages 811-814 and the following resources:
Containment - 1946 - 1991
The Long Telegram sent to the US State Department - Feb 22, 1946
The Long Telegram - 1946
The Truman Doctrine - 1947
George Marshall - Who and Why?
The Marshall Plan - 1947 and the Shorter Version of the Marshall Plan with Questions

2. Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - We will explore the concepts and events surround the Berlin Airlift and our entry into the Korean War.

3. The Partition of Korea - 1946 - American in Asia in the 1940's
Questions to answer:
1. Where was Korea divided?
2. At which conference did President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Chiang-Kai-shek meet to discuss the future of Japan?
3. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution prohibited the country from what?
4. Who supervised the occupation of Japan?

4. The "Forgotten War" Article
The Korean War - In-Depth Study
The Korean War Summary
The Korean War 
The Korean War - Primary Sources

5. 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
The Cold War Slideshow

6. Cold War Resources:
The United Nations
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. Due Tomorrow - Please read pages 815-817 on China becoming a Communist Nation. Create an outline that represents a clear and inclusive understanding of the situation in China. Highlight specifically the involvement of the United States to China falling to Communism.

2. Due by Friday - Please complete the The "Forgotten War" Article questions and read pages 815-821 with some summary notes.
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, 1980's Decade, 1980's TV, 1980's Major Events in Politics, Culture, Sports, Science.

1. The 1980's Trivia - We will listen to Music and Play 1980's Trivia to start the Decade.

2. The 1980's Playlist - Popular Music from the 1980's

3. 1980's Links to get you started:
-What happened in the 1980's - - Toys, Sports, Furniture, Events, Fashion, Appliances, and Music are all categories you can investigate.
-History Channel - The 1980's - Cars, The Politics, Cold War and Pop Culture
-1980 Year in Review - Facts and Trivia on 1980.

1. You have until Midnight tonight to dig up all you can about 1980 please. Compile a comprehensive of trends, fashion, pop culture, and important dates and put them in a detailed and developed digital format. You can make this picture/visual base or whatever you want, but it needs to be complete and finished product.

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