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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 122 - Tuesday

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

Essential Questions:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Does the United States have a mission to expand democracy and freedom?
-What might 19th century Native Americans have said about Manifest Destiny? 
-How might the country have developed differently if no gold or other precious minerals had been discovered in the West?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Is economic, social, or physical coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in domestic affairs

Themes: State Rights vs. Federal Government, Reform Movements of the 19th Century, Prison Reform, Education Reform, Women's Rights, and Abolitionism

1. I totally forgot to do this with Periods 5 & 6 yesterday, so we are going to share the Mexican-American Outlines with your peers.  You will get a 1/2 quiz grade from your submission on Google Classroom. Many of you had put some tremendous effort into these outlines and I really want you to earn some real credit behind your hard work.

2. We will continue our review and examination of the different Reform Movements of the mid-19th century using The Land of Reform (Chapter 8 in your textbook - pages 240-258) and the Antebellum [before the American Civil War] Reformers.

3. Reform Movements of the 19th Century
First Age of Reform - Lots of Primary sources
Pre-Civil War Reform - Scroll down to this section on our online textbook and read the summary and click on the links to help you understand more specific reform movements

4. Crash Course on Reform Movements with John Green

5. Please watch Women during the 19th Century Reform Movement before the American Civil War video:

1. None, enjoy your evening!
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?
-Should Americans and the U.S. government have feared an internal Communist subversion in the 1950's?

Themes: Containment, Domino Theory, The Domestic Cold War, House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), Blacklist, Alger Hiss, The Rosenbergs

1. The RED SCARE AT HOME.  What are your thoughts, opinions, and credibility of the House Un-American Activities Commitee (HUAC) PRIMARY SOURCES you studied on Thursday and Friday of last week?

2. Which Film below did you like the best after watching on The Red Scare and HUAC? Why? What did each one offer that enlightened you on the Hollywood Ten and the American Government? Did the Federal Government violate the US Constitution? Could this happen today?

- Please watch The Hollywood Ten movie below:

3. Cold War Slideshow #1 1945-1960 - We will explore the concepts and events surround the The Cold War at Home in America from 1947-1951.

4. New Video on The Hollywood Blacklist

 5. Joseph MacArthur DBQ - This will give us some perspective on Joseph MacArthur's actions during the early Cold War Era on the American home front.

6. 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

7. 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. Using the Joseph McCarthy DBQ please review documents #1-6 and annotate them with your thoughts, perspectives, and anything that may help you answer the Debate Question at the top of the DBQ.  We will have a silent Big Paper Debate on Thursday.
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. We will finish our brief study of President Ronald Reagan's Economic and Foreign Policy.

2. If time permits we will watch scenes from the Breakfast Club 

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
-The 1980's Playlist - Popular Music from the 1980's
-Ronald Reagan and Reaganism

1. Please make sure you have POSTED your completed the Music Assignments - Music in the 1980's and homework on Google Classroom.  Furthermore, please share your Interview Podcast Permission Forms and Phase I Questions and Introduction of your Interviewee for Mr. Parkin Google Folder that he shared with you all last week.  You will see it in your shared Google Folder as "Podcast Interview Project on the 1980's" so that I can approve before class on Friday. 

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