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Friday, June 12, 2015

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

2. Mini-debate/discussion on The Battle of Little Big Horn DBQ
*** Debate Question "Who is responsible for the Battle of Little Big Horn?"

3. Quick Review of my outline and the links on "Settling the Great Plains" & Farmer's and the Populist Movement.

4. The Story of US and a Series of short clips:

Cowboys and Cattle-drives

Plains Indian Wars

Buffalo Herds

The Transcontinental Railroad


The Homestead Act

6. The final exam will be discussed and the essay will be shared.  

1. Please read and examine Chapter 14 - Section 3 "Big Business and Labor - pages 447-455 and complete the following 8 questions: 
A. Where was there tremendous growth in the U.S.A?
B. Who were "Captains of Industry"? Why were they called this?
C. Who were "Robber Barons"? Why were they called this?
D. Did the American government help or hurt these business men?
E. Why does Andrew Carnegie get so much attention? What is his story?
F. What was the "Gospel of Wealth" about? How much did Carnegie give?
G. Please summarize the leadership, achievements, and setbacks of labor unions. 
H. Does "Social Darwinism" or "Reform Darwinism" (page 450-455 work for our world?

2. Begin reviewing your US History I Study Guide and outlining your Final Exam Essay. 
U.S. HISTORY II - Period 4:

Essential Questions:
-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 the The 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.

4. Timeline of Key Events during the Civil Rights Movement
 Separate, But Not Equal - Photographs - We will use to teach the background of The Civil Rights Movement

5. Civil Rights Era Resources: 1948 to 1968
Separate, But Not Equal - Photographs - The Smithsonian - Highly recommend!
Jackie Robinson and Documents - Social Unrest Persists in America

6. Videos we may watch:

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!

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