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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Day 44 - 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: Patriotism, Dawn of the Revolution, Propaganda, Revolution

1. We are in the back of the Library for our LAST DAY of research today. Which means your project is due tomorrow - Thursday morning by 7:30am.  No editing, changes, or additional information can be added after this or else it will result in an automatic letter grade off for the group.

2. American Revolutionary Battle Sheet and you should have an idea of what Battle Campaigns you will be covering on your Projects.  You may feel free to use textbook pages 113-121 to complete on your own if student presentations do not sufficient help you understand the how's and why's of these battles, however they MUST be completed either on your own or when presentations begin this Thursday, November 5th - See the Topic List for the dates in which you will be presenting.

3. Resources/Handouts:
-Causes of the American Revolution slideshow
A Timeline and Key Terms
-Interesting facts about the Declaration of Independence
-Declaration of Independence short movie
-Should We have Declared Independence?
-Early Battles in the American Revolution
-Major American Petitions for Independence (pages 105-112 in your textbook)

1. You should be putting the final touches on your project and each group needs to go to the Google Folder to ensure your OUTLINE, WORKS CITED PAGE, and PRESENTATION are finalized for your Period on the American Revolution War Project.  Use my checklist as a way to determine if you completed all the tasks.  Remember that projects are worth 2x a test grade. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY if you want to do well. DUE DATE is THURSDAY, November 5th AT 7:30am.  Your project is due tomorrow!

2. You should definitely use the Critical Periods in the American Revolution slideshow as a MAJOR RESOURCE to help you understand the sequence and major themes of the War for Independence. Please review the topics/battles you will have a project on starting tomorrow = American Revolutionary Battle Sheet.  Feel free to use textbook pages 113-121 to review the battles before you pick your groups.  You should go to Google Classroom to see the work.

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: Total War, Mobilization, Media and War, Citizenship and Civilian Rights, War Economy

1. We will discuss TOTAL WAR and what are the responsibilities of governments to it's people and protecting it's soldiers at the time of war?
-Total War and the American Home front during WWI Slideshow - PLEASE DOWNLOAD for today's class.
-Use your Top-Down Webs/Jigsaw Notes from yesterday to help generate questions/concerns/ideas about the American Homefront during World War I.
-Questions to discuss:
A. How did the War affect the U.S. Government?
B. Did the changes brought to Women, African-Americans, and Immigrants represent positive outcomes for these minority groups? Why or why not?
C. Why do you think the flu spread so quickly among the troops?
D. Do you think World War I had a positive or negative effect on American Society?

2. Great Migration - Tell me who, what, where, and why? + pages 598-600 in your Textbook

3. Read and review the website on the link on InfluenzaWhat impact did it have on Americans?

4. Questions to consider - In the Jigsaw Activity - Download and use as an outline -The War at Home

John "Black Jack Pershing" and American leadership:
Was John J. Pershing the right American General for the Job?
CPI, Sedition Acts, and more - Slideshow
How effective was John J. Pershing? - Primary Source #1 and Primary Source #2

Committee of Public Information:
Did the CPI undermine people's Civil Rights? How did it impact Private Businesses? Did it manipulate the minds of the American Public? Was it an effective use of government funds to sell the war to the nation?
CPI, Sedition Acts, and more - Slideshow
American Propaganda Machine - The CPI and George Creel
President Wilson, George Creel and Charles Gibson and the CPI
George Creel and CPI
Four-Minute Men
"Food will win the war" - Propaganda and the WIB

Immigration/Espionage and Sedition Acts:
Did the Espionage and Sedition Acts undermine people's Civil Rights? How? Should it have been overthrown by the U.S. Supreme Court?
CPI, Sedition Acts, and more - Slideshow
-Anti-immigrant hysteria
-Espionage and Sedition Acts
Espionage and Sedition Act of 1918
More on Espionage and Sedition Act from WWI
This has happened before, but 1918 was different!?!?!
Video on Alien-Sedition Acts of 1918

WWI and US Economy
How did the U.S. government gain control over the Economy?
Economics of WWI
War Finance Corp - William MaAdoo
Detailed Essay on the War Finance Corp - Great introduction and Graphs/Charts at the end
WWI Era Economics and Transforming American Culture and Economy - Harvard Press
Weapons Americans produced
Shell-Shock in WWI - Video
More Shell-shock

5. We will be watching this movie sometime this week - 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, this would be the one to watch!

6. 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
Interactive Map on Early Stages and Battles of WWI -
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.

1. Please study for a QUIZ on Friday based off the follow:
-Chapter 19 - Section 1 - Causes of The Great War
-Chapter 19 - Section 3 - The War at Home
-Total War and the American Home front during WWI Slideshow

  • Causes of WWI - MAIN or the ISMS
  • Alliance Systems
  • The "Spark"
  • Trench Warfare and where fighting begins
  • American Neutrality at the beginning of the war and why?
  • Major Reasons the USA gets involved and then declares war
  • When the USA declares war
  • President Woodrow Wilson increases power how?
  • Roles of Civilians/Factories/Women/Propaganda/Rationing/Financing for the War
  • How the USA created a War Economy?
  • How the USA sold the WWI to the American people?
  • Anti-immigrant experience during WWI
  • Social Change for African-Americans and women
  • Influenza and impact on WWI


International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the 21st Century?
2. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

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

1. The order of the presentations have been updated on your Topic List/Partner List Spreadsheet in the google folder on NATO. We are in the Library today for your last day.  Please ensure your "NATO - Student Folder 2015" has a final OUTLINE, CHICAGO-STYLE WORKS CITED page, and FINAL PRODUCT of your PRESENTATION by no later than 7:30AM tomorrow - Thursday, November 5th.

2. Questions to consider while your research and design your presentation.
-You must have a basic outline on who is involved and how the mission has developed?
-How long has NATO been there?
-Why Peacekeepers or NATO troops are there?
-Where and what does the current situation look like?
-What challenges do Peacekeepers or NATO troops face?
-Evaluate the EFFECTIVENESS of NATO and did NATO's original intent of the mission succeed or fail?
-Here is a recent project I have done with students in the past and I am looking for a similar scale example from you all - NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project

2. 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?
-Current NATO missions
-Topics and more on Current NATO missions

3.  NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project homework from last night was to be posted on Google Classroom - What challenges did you have completing the homework on the NATO mission?

1. You should be putting the final touches on your project and each group needs to go to the Google Folder to ensure your OUTLINE, WORKS CITED PAGE, and PRESENTATION are finalized for student Google Folders on NATO.  YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY if you want to do well. DUE DATE is THURSDAY, November 5th AT 7:30am.  Your project is due tomorrow!

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