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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Day 12 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question For 9/11:
-What does colonization mean?
-What can we infer about the values and beliefs of settlers?
-What makes a settlement succeed?

Themes: Settlements on the East Coast and Southwest, Colonial life and struggles

1. We are going to review some of the basics about the last two days since I was out at conference on the 3-2-1 Activity from John Green's Video on "The English and Natives" and what challenges you faced visiting the "Colonial America" website/STEM module.

2. Two-Column Notes introduction - What are they? What purpose do they serve? How are they different then T-charts, Venn Diagrams, or other graphic organizers?  Let's apply them to Colonial America and the early settlements.

3. You must visit the following pages and then complete the questions under "Homework" You will find this under Google Classroom as well:

Page 1 - Welcome to Colonial America! (article, slideshow, & soundbite)
Page 3 - Explore the Colonies (please use the map to click on EACH case studies from the 4 settlements)
Page 5 - Envisioning a New World
Page 6 - Features of Your Region (Read and Listen to the soundbite - speaker symbol - of each of the five slides...meaning Landforms/Bodies of water, climate, soil, plants, and animals).
Page 8 - Farms today in Maryland - watch this 4 minute clip from Jon Quinn.
Page 9 - Build Your Own Settlement - click on the "Get started" arrow and you will simulate creating a new settlement - Have fun and just follow the directions.
Page 10 - If I knew then, what I know now - Answer the 3 bullet point questions.
Page 10 - STEM careers in the 1600's video on colonial jobs. Please watch this 4 minute clip.

4. Your job is to partner up with ONE person in class and work your way through the STEM Activities above on this important time period of Colonial America. (STEM stands for - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics = combining all of these to create multi-dimensional education).  Use Google Classroom to submit your answers the questions below with your partner. Your responses to Questions A, B, C, and D should be detailed and thoughtful responses (Please identify who BOTH of you are in the post). Once you post, you will see your peers responses as well and be prepared to have a class discussion tomorrow when I am back in class.

5. We will complete this on Friday in class and for HW: Primary Sources on Colonization
Jamestown, VA (1622)
California (1766)
Pirate Hunters (1696)
The Americas to 1620 - An essay that is under HW/Google Classroom

1. Create and design 2-column notes on Colonial America based on the last two days of content on John Green's video on English and Natives and the "Colonial America" website/STEM module.  On the RIGHT side will be details and on the LEFT side will be Major themes/Big Idea/Major Arguments.  Remember you MUST DO THE RIGHT SIDE FIRST and then based off what you wrote down on the details you need to think about the LEFT SIDE and themes/big ideas.  This will be a process and will take some time to master.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Was American expansion overseas justified?
-Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
-Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone and act of justifiable imperialism?
-Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Think about the Roosevelt Corollary, "Dollar Diplomacy," and "Watchful Waiting")

Themes: Historical thinking methods, evaluating sources, Thinking like an historian, PEGS (Political, Economic, Geographic, Social), The Beginning of the Progressive Era

1. We will review your 3-2-1 Activity from Wednesday and the 4 articles from yesterday because I was absent the last two days of class.  Additionally we will look at any challenges you guys faced and the benefits of reviewing a video like John Green's Crash Course.

2. Two-Column Notes introduction - What are they? What purpose do they serve? How are they different then T-charts, Venn Diagrams, or other graphic organizers?  Let's apply them to The Progressive era's Meat-Packing Industry.

3. The meat-packing industry, Upton Sinclair, and the impact of Upton's Sinclair's novel The Jungle (31 chapter in total, and you do NOT have to read:
A. The Meat-packing Industry in America during The Progressive Era
B. A biography on Upton Sinclair and The Jungle Response by Progressives, a Progressive Muckraker and his impact on America.
C. Please read the article titled Upton Sinclair Hits His Readers in the Stomachwhich will give you excerpt from Chapter 9 of The Jungle
D. Please read Upton Sinclair's Letter to President Theodore Roosevelt on March 10, 1906
E. Photos of Chicago's Meat-packing Industry

4. Yesterday, you were supposed to read the articles and pick out the 3 highlights from each article (a total of 12 highlights), or in other words the summary of 3 major concepts (remember a total of 12) that make up the major ideas behind the article. For each article: Who's point of view does the article come from? For each article: What is the author/article arguing? If you have NOT completed all of these questions, then please complete for homework tonight. Please complete the following Questions after reading all of the articles:
A. What were the conditions of meat-packing industries?
B. Why did the existing inspection system fail to guard the safety of meat for human consumption?
C. Why was Upton Sinclair dismayed about the public reaction and legislation that followed publication of The Jungle?
D. How did The Jungle help the progressives achieve their goals?
5. On Monday, we began to introduce the Progressive Era (1900-1920) utilizing your Top-Down Webs and our Class Progressive Slideshow (PLEASE download/make a copy of this).

6. Chicago and the World's Fair at the turn of the nineteenth century: What did the Chicago Fair of 1893 illustrate about America at this time period?
The World's Colombian Exposition - Chicago's World Fair 1893
Chicago's World Fair - Why racial prejudice existed and Africans did not wish to attend the World's Fair in 1893
Check out this Flickr Account on - The Chicago Fair of 1893 - Some of the BEST photographs I have seen on The World's Colombian Exposition
The Legacy of the Chicago Fair
Chicago "The City of the Century" - A PBS special
Urbanization in American - Effects and Problems
The Progressive Era to a New Era - America from 1900-1929 - An essay by Daniel Rodgers Professor of History at Princeton University

1. Create and design 2-column notes on The meat-packing industry based on the last two days of content on John Green's video on The Progressive Era and the 5 articles from yesterday (see above on the blog).  On the RIGHT side will be details and on the LEFT side will be Major themes/Big Idea/Major Arguments.  Remember you MUST DO THE RIGHT SIDE FIRST and then based off what you wrote down on the details you need to think about the LEFT SIDE and themes/big ideas.  This will be a process and will take some time to master.

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?

2. What is Peace Day?
3. What are the most important things individuals can or should do on behalf of a peaceful world?

For 9/11:
-What accounts for the resiliency and spirit of volunteerism displayed on 9/11 and in the United States?
-Under what circumstances is military intervention justified?

-Should we memorialize September 11th, 2001?
What should be the relationship of the United States to the International World Order?

Themes: Peace Day, Humanitarianism, Creating a campaign

1.  What will YOU do to make Peace at Burlington High School?
You MUST illustrate a physical campaign as well as a social media campaign.  I need to see evidence of both of these things happening.  Please understand this is a major project grade, and projects are worth 50% of your grade.

2. Your Peace Day Awareness Campaign is on and you all need to initiate some plans and get this rolled out for the rest of this week and next. Announcements should be made at 2:00pm the week before Monday, September 21st and you need to figure out a way to spread the word on your Peace Day Message.  I say create a Peace Day Message and build it up over the course of next week into Monday, September 21st, 2015. This means you can put it on social media, and create awareness throughout BHS to help educate your peers and teachers.

3. Please make sure you DOCUMENT the evidence of your ambassador campaign to promote Peace Day.  You cannot just say you did something, but you need to PROVE IT! I will have an evidence document on our Google Classroom Page - please post to it! Here is your Ambassador Rubric.

4. Peace Day resources: What will you plan at BHS over the next 4 days to make our school recognize "Peace Day"...
Peace One Day
Peace Day Resources
Peace Day Impacts and Results - A good look at the hard-line data.
International Day of Peace
Peace Events on Peace Day
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) Organization
The United Nation's Peace Day
Fellowship of Reconciliation (blog on Peace Day)
Peace Day Facebook - Has some good images, ideas, and foundations/resources.
Peace Day Ideas - On a facebook page, but it might help you promote it at BHS
The Nobel Peace Prize

1. Make your BRAIN-STORMING ideas a REALITY at BHS on Peace-Day and be sure to have realistic expectations that engage BHS students and teachers.  Peace day is ONLY 4 days away, WHAT WILL YOU DO to help BHS students become aware of Peace Day?  Think how, where, when you will IMPLEMENT a Peace Day Campaign.  We can and will do this in 4 days!  Peace Day is Monday, September 21st, 2015.

2. On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015 all proof of what you did will be presented to the entire class and Mr. Parkin.  You can put this in a presentation app or program to share pictures, videos, or any other evidence of your contributions. Here is your Ambassador Rubric. This will be a Project Grade (Project Breakdown = Presentation 45%, Reflection essay 45%, Mr. Parkin's observations 10% = Grand total equals 100% for a Project Grade). The Reflection essay and Presentations that illustrate EVIDENCE of your contributions as an ambassador and the school observing Peace Day should be documented and will be due on Tuesday, September 22nd.

3. Proof/Evidence from Peace Day MUST BE documented (recorded by picture, film, and illustrated as a primary source) Finalize your awareness campaign of Peace-Day at Burlington High School for Tuesday, September 15th of next week (Implementation should happen next week and on Monday, September 21st, 2015!

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