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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Day 167 - Thursday

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

Essential Questions:
-Was it possible to have reconciliation after the American Civil War?
-Should the Confederate States have been treated as a defeated nation or rebellious states?
-Did Reconstruction governments rule the American South well?
-When should a president be impeached and removed from office?
-Can political freedom exist without an economic foundation?
-To what extend did Jim Crow Laws create and govern a racially segregated society in the South?

Themes: State Rights vs. Federal Government, Abraham Lincoln's Assassination, Reconstruction, Civil War Amendments

1. Please access and review while we discuss the Reconstruction Notes, Primary Sources, outline and biggest themes students should be concerned with early on & Reconstruction Packet to illustrate a basic understanding of Laws, Andrew Johnson, and the South . 

-Radical Reconstruction Short Slideshow
-Lincoln's Plan
-Johnson's Plan
-Radical Republican Plan
-The Reconstruction Act of 1867 - Military Map
-Civil Rights Amendments
-Timeline of Johnson's Impeachment
-1868 Election
-African-Americans during Reconstruction
-The origins of the KKK: See video below!

2. Please listen to Bruce Levine's National Public Radio Interview about how did African-Americans Experience the American Civil War.  Please use this radio podcast and your knowledge of African Americans in the Civil War and during Reconstruction to answer an response to the question on "Did African-Americans win racial equality thanks to the Union government during the American Civil War and Reconstruction?

3. Please download the Reconstruction Presidents and Video Questions

1. Study and organize all your resources on Reconstruction and be ready to take a QUIZ tomorrow/Monday depending on how much of the Presidential video we finish. 
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?
-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: American Culture, Pop Culture, Consumerism, Suburbia, Baby Boomers

1. Levittown - The Rise of Suburbs
-America on the Move - Rise of Automobile and Suburbs
-Why suburbs?

2. Highway Act of 1956 and the Rise of Highways
-Map of Highways
-Why highways?

4. Jackie Robinson and Documents - Social Unrest Persists in America

5. Background knowledge Pre-Civil Rights Era:
-The African-American Odyssey: From Slavery to Civil Rights Movement - An incredible study of African-American History in American. We will focus on the Post-WWII era!
-Great Depression, New Deal and World War II - Segregation at Home and Abroad
-Cultural Expression in the 1940's

6. Civil Rights Era: 1948 to 1968
-Desegregation and at Center Stage
-Sit-ins, Freedom Rides, and Deomonstrations

1. Read pages 904-913 and OUTLINE IT in your own effective manner. Your outline should be organized and consistent of major topics, people, and outcomes. 
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, 1990's Decade, 1990's TV, 1990's Major Events in Politics, Culture, Sports, Science.

1. Thank you seniors for a wonderful semester of Modern America!

1. Congratulations Seniors and YOU DID A GREAT JOB!

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