Day 176 - Wednesday and our last real day of class together.....YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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: Growth of Railroads, Chinese Exclusion Act, Industrialist/Capitalist, Labor Unions, The Great Strikes of the late 1800's-early 1900's, Immigrants, The Progressives, Urbanization
A. Group 1 - will go and explore the Interactive Tour of Ellis Island. What did you find that was interesting or unusual? What did you like or dislike? What did you learn about immigration? Is this a credible source, why or why not? Be ready to present your findings and interest to your classmates.
3. Please read Chapter 15 - "Immigrants and Urbanization" pages 458-465. As you read please begin to list the MAJOR THEMES of Section 1 - "The New Immigrants" Label these themes at the TOP of your outline. Your job is to create an outline from Section I - "The New Immigrants." Your outline should NOT be a paragraph-format, but should be numbered, bullet-pointed, highlighted, bolded, and underlined words or phrases that highlight the key ideas from this section.
Your outline should break into into three parts: 1. The New Immigrants that go through the "Golden Door"(So who are the new immigrants and why do they come to America?), 2. Life in the New Land for the Immigrants (in other words, what difficulties and effects did immigrants face in America and also how did they deal with the challenges they faced?), and 3. Immigrant restrictions (what were the effects of the massive influx of immigrants to the U.S. in the late 1900's?).
1. Read and review Chapter 33 and 34 - On the 1980's and 1990's/Modern World. The Conservative Movement, Reagan and Bush policies, especially Reaganomics/supply-side economics, SDI/Star Wars, Social Justice in the 1980's (HIV/AIDS crisis, Equal Rights Amendment, Pay inequality, etc), Operation Desert Storm, Clinton Wins/Clinton's policies, Modern Terrorism/September 11th, Clinton's impeachment and Monica LewinskyAffair/Whitewater, dot.com era, The Internet, Bio-technology, War in Iraq, and War in Afghanistan.
2. Watch John Green's 1980's U.S. History Crash Course
3. 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!