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Friday, September 25, 2015

Day 18 - Friday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-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, Mercantilism, Colony-building, economic relationships

1. A quick review of New England Colonization and Puritans Slideshow

2.  Jamestown Slideshow
An English Settlement at Jamestown.
First Thanksgiving at Jamestown - What did we learn from Jamestown?

3. Middle Colonies:
What were they? 
-What made them important?

4. North America Map - circa 1713 VS. Map of the New World - circa 1730

5. America and it’s Colonies - What questions gave you problems? Let's discuss the content in this article and the primary source cartoons.

6. Native Americans and the Invasion of the Coastline: From 500 Nations (58:20 mark to the end!)

7. Please analyze the Join or Die Cartoon below and answer the two questions that follow.

This cartoon, published by Benjamin Franklin on May 9, 1754 in the Pennsylvania Gazette(Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

A. What is the key message in this statement?
B. What do the 8 segments represent on the snake and why are there only eight segments on the snake?

Students will either be part of Group 1 or Group 2 - So please just stick to the one subject you were assigned:
1.  Group 1: Colonial Clothing in the 18th Century - Go off and explore using this website and all sections pertaining to clothing.
A. How many layers did men wear? And women?
B. Where did the material for clothing come from? Who made it?
C. Why was clothing and dressing up an important part of the 18th century?

2. Group 2: Colonial Food: A struggle for survival - In small groups, make a grocery list for one month.
a. How will you survive for one month?
b. Come up with a strategy for food - hunting, preservation, etc?
c. What difficulties will you face?

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. Any questions or concerns regarding Student Outlines? President TaftPresident Woodrow Wilson, and the Video Questions from The History Channel - The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the US


2. Test of Progressive Era and Progressive Presidents from Chapter 17.

3. Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Teddy Roosevelt: The Trust-buster slideshow
Theodore Roosevelt - A PBS special on TR's Foreign Policy Adventures
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
Progressive President's Foreign Policy - U.S. State Department
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay - Theodore Roosevelt Number 26
Theodore Roosevelt: Progressive Crusader - The Heritage Foundation of American Leadership
President Theodore Roosevelt Video - Similar to the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

4. William Howard Taft - The White House website
    William Taft - VERY NICE biography and legacy page from the University of Virginia
    Presidential Video on William Howard Taft - Just like the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

5. President Woodrow Wilson Video - YouTube clip from a teacher on Taft AND Wilson.
    Woodrow Wilson - The White House org
    Woodrow Wilson Biography - from the University of Virginia

1. If we do not finish your tests today, specifically the Silent Conversations, then please make sure you review and study to complete this section of the test on Monday.

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?

Themes: Humanitarianism, World Peace, War vs. Peace, Sustainable Change, Non-Government Organizations

1. We will continue to examine the United Nations using the UN Website, a UN slideshow, and UN Photos

2. Brief History of the United Nations:

3. Human Rights - What are Human Rights?

4. United Nation Resources:
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room
United Nations School bus Virtual Field Trip
United Nations Research Guide A-Z on EVERYTHING you can imagine!
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.

1. None, enjoy your weekend and get some College checklist stuff done!

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