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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 34 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-How did the French and Indian War help inspired a sense of unity and shared identity among the colonist?
-Were the colonist justified in resisting British policies after the French-Indian War? 
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

Themes: Settlements on the East Coast and Southwest, Colonial life and struggles, Mercantilism, Colony-building, economic relationships

1. Each A, B, and C group will be presenting the interpreted main ideas of The Declaration of Independence. Everyone in the group will be responsible for teaching a segment of their section of the DOI.  Your groups (A, B, and C) for the Declaration of Independence group activity will have 5-10 minutes to prepare at the beginning of class.  You need to make sure that people from every angle of the classroom can SEE your work and HEAR you present. 

2. Periods 2 and 6 SHOULD be prepared to present these group 2-column charts and their examination of the Declaration of Independence.

3. Thomas Paine's Common Sense
-Archives and brief statement
-Thomas Paine's Common Sense broken down into 4 parts
-The New Yorker and Thomas Paine's Controversy

4. Olive Branch Petition and 3 questions to consider
-The actual Olive Branch Petition
-Quick scene from John Adams HBO mini-series on the Olive Branch - John Dickinson versus John Adams

5. Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook)

1. Please organize your BINDER for a binder check early next week on Monday/Tuesday.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Was it possible for the U.S.A. to maintain neutrality in World War I?
-Should the United States fight wars to make the world safe for democracy?
-Was the treaty of Versailles a fair and settlement for lasting world peace?

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

1. Please go and find at least TWO CREDIBLE articles on Sinking of the Lusitania, read through them, analyze them, and CREATE AN OUTLINE that prepares you to answer the question below:  You will be writing a response editorial on Friday in-class answering the following question  "Should the United States go to war after the sinking of the Lusitania?" of at least 8-12 sentences as if you were living during 1915.  Your response should include a strong thesis statement and at least 2 quotes from your credible sources. Think PIE when writing your response.

2. Where and Why does fighting start in WWI?

3. World War I Resources:
World War I  Background - A PBS Special and in-depth study of "The Great War"
World War I - Everything you need to know and one of the BEST WEB RESOURCES!
World War I Maps and early Battles
America Enters the War - Office of the Historian -
American in World War I - A very complete study and great outline explaining in chronological order our history in The Great War.
U.S. in World War I - Good visuals and easy to follow study.

4. Videos on Lusitania and WWI:

Sinking of the Lusitania

World War I - Long video, but INCREDIBLE storytelling!  You will not be able to watch in one sitting, but over the course of a few days or a weekend, this would be the one to watch!

4. Trench Warfare
WWI Life in the Trenches Trench Warfare and video footage

1. Please organize your BINDER for a binder check early next week on Monday/Tuesday.

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:1. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
2. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
3. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?
4. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
5. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
6. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Rwanda Genocide Essential Questions:
1. How did the character of Paul Ruseabagina, as the hotel manager in "Hotel Rwanda" display courage?
2. How does a society recover from a genocide?
3. Does Rwanda have a future?

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

1. We will FINISH the Presentations today  Student Rwandan Genocide Project. Everything that is owed should be submitted in your Google Folder titled "Rwandan Genocide"

2. Human Rights - What are Human Rights?

3. What is NATO will continue? U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

4. NATO special forces Video:

5. What key events has NATO been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

6.Example: NATO in Afghanistan
NATO's mission according to the news
Wikipedia's NATO

1.  None.

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