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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Day 128 - Wednesday

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, Fugitive Slave Act, Clay's Compromise of 1850 (terms), Popular Sovereignty, Calhoun Goals/Webster's Goals, response to the compromise, Stephen Douglas and Millard Fillmore's views on slavery.

1. There are a handful of you who still owe me Binders.  I am NOT hunting you down - come see me today to receive credit or else it becomes a zero. 

2. How did the Homework on starting Chapter 10 - pages 302-309 - Outlining the differences between the North and South/Slavery in Territories/The Senate Debates go for everyone?

3. We will highlight and review portions of the Antebellum South Slideshow

4. Slavery and it's Defenders - We will read the Historical Context out loud and then you will all read each document and annotate the main ideas, perspectives, controversy and themes of the 8 documents. 

1. Prepare for your ESSAY "What were the major arguments employed during the antebellum years by Southern supporters of slavery to defend slavery and its continuation?" Your essay will happen in class tomorrow and will be 50% test grade. 
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, CIA covert missions, Iran Overthrow, The Space Race, U-2 incident

1. We will review your ideas of Eisenhower's successes and failures in his Domestic and Foreign Policy. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Presidential Library - Please use this link to go to his Presidential Library that includes a plethora of primary sources on President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  I would like you to navigate and explore this website and the documents they provide.  Create a four column T-chart that in each top column include Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy, and in the bottom columns include Successes and Failures.

2. Please download the President Eisenhower - Handout and we will watch a video to complete.

3. Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day - Introducing John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

4. Slideshows/Visuals on the Cold War
1.  Please read Chapter 28 - Section 1 - "Kennedy and the Cold War" pages 876-883 (stop at "Crisis over Berlin") and please outline the following topics carefully.
I. The Election of 1960
II. The Kennedy Mystique
III. The New Military Policy of Kennedy
IV. Crises over Cuba
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. Did you post your homework from NPR’s “Fresh Air” to take a better look at the earliest founders of Hip-Hop Music such as DJ kool Here, Grandmaster Flash, Russell Simmons, Melle Mel, LL Cool J, De La Soul, Ice-T
-After you listen to the interviews, compose a post and submit it to Google Classroom in which you do the following:
A. Identify two artists you listened to
B. Explain why you chose them
C. List Three things you learned that you didn't know or surprised you
D. List two things you want to know more about

2. The Cosby Show - Who is Bill Crosby and what is the show about?
-Please download and fill out the TV sitcom watching form

3. The Cosby Show - Independence Day - Season 1 Episode 14

4. The Cosby Show - Season 2: Episode 22

5. 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 do not forget about managing your"Podcast Interview Project on the 1980's.  Interview are A PROJECT GRADE and will be due ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

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