-Who were the heroes and the losers of the American Civil War? -What military lessons can we learn from the fighting in the American Civil War? -How and why did President Lincoln's position on slavery, race, and emancipation change over time? -Was the American Civil War worth it's costs?
Themes: State Rights vs. Federal Government, Abraham Lincoln's Dilemma, Secession, Anaconda Plan, The Confederate Army of the United States vs. The Union Army, Key Battles/Turning Points
1. Debate Day - "Which theater of the American Civil War was MOST IMPORTANT in determining the outcome of the American Civil War?" & THREE student questions from each theater of war. 2. American Civil War Resources:
1. Review and organize your notes on the American Civil War so that they make sense and reflect a clear thinking process for the course of the war and major battles that greatly impacted the outcome of the war. 2. Please continue to work on your Blizzard Bags for U.S. History I
-How did the Cold War challenge American values, at home and abroad? -How was the Cold War Foreign Policy of the 1970's and 1980's different for Americans then the 1950's and 1960's?
-Is the Cold War still going on? How? -Did America learn foreign policy lessons from The Vietnam Conflict?
Themes: Containment, Domino Theory, The Vietnam Conflict
1. We will continue to utilize theVietnam Slideshowas a focus of study for the Vietnam War from 1956-1965. 2. We have yet to start the examination of the Vietnam Political Cartoon Analysis,and we will finally begin to discuss why the Summer of 1965 is a turning point in the Vietnam War AND what were America's Options?
We will be analyzing political cartoons from The Vietnam War - so if you have not already downloaded the Vietnam Political Cartoon Instructions, then please do so and pick from collection of primary sources from below. Please follow the instructions of picking 2 political cartoons to effectively analyze the purpose and perspectives.
1. Please reflect upon my comments and suggestions on executing your FINAL RESEARCH EXHIBIT PROJECT for Modern America. You MUST HAVE a strong thesis statement, a research exhibit that presents itself in a very clear manner, and it has to reflect Pop Culture today as well. ***You only have 6 DAYS LEFT until you present on Thursday, May 21st!