Day 173 - Sadly our last Friday together :( I'm going to miss most of you :)
U.S. History I - Periods 1, 5, and 6:
Essential Questions: -Has the West been romanticized?
-Can the "white man's conquest" of Native Americans be justified? -Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans? -Were big business leaders "captains of industry" or "robber barons?" -Should businesses be regulated closely by the government? -Can workers attain economic justice without violence? -Has immigration been the key to American success?
Themes: Assimilation, Dawes Act, Custer's Last Stand, Cattle Ranching, Industrialization, Growth of Railroads
-To what extent were the 1950's a time of great peace, progress, and prosperity for Americans?
-To what extent did the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950's expand democracy for all Americans?
-Is civil disobedience the most effective means of achieving racial equality?
-To what extent can legislation result in positive change in racial attitudes and more?
-Is violence or non-violence the most effective means of achieving racial equality?
-Did the 1960's Civil Right Movement effectively change the nation?
Themes: American Culture, Consumerism, Suburbia, Baby Boomers, Civil Right Activism, Introduction to the Civil Rights Movement, Challenging Segregation, MLK Jr., Civil Disobedience, Black Power/Black Panthers
1. Letters for theThe Civil Rights Student Activity will be shared today among smaller groups and then put into addressed envelops and mailed out. This will count as a Test Grade.
2. Everyone will have 15 minutes to prepare for their skits. Students will conduct their Civil Rights Activist skits of 1-2 minutes on any aspect of the Civil Rights Movement in front of their student peers. This will count as a Quiz Grade.
3. Your Final Exam will be reviewed today and we will have a Q & A session.
1. Please read and check out Chapter 29 - Section 3 "Challenges and Changes in the Movement" - pages 923-929 and complete the 3-2-1 Activity. This should illustrate the impact of these themes below during the 1950's- 1960's:
I. Segregation in the North vs. the South
II. A NEW leader emerges - Malcolm X
III. Black Power - Radical Change for African-Americans
IV. 1968 - A Turning Point in Civil Rights
V. The Legacy of the CRM
2. Please carefully study and utilize your U.S. History II Final Exam Review Guide and prepare for your Final Exam by researching, collecting, and executing a clear stand-alone primary source. ________________________________________________________
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!