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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Day 52 - 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. Informational, Narrative, and Argumentative Text.  What is the difference? What do you know about these different styles of teaching history?

2. What are thesis statements?
*Examples of Thesis Statements/Tips for writing an Effective Thesis Statement:
University of Purdue Writing Lab
University of North Carolina - Tips and Examples of good Thesis Statements
Weak versus Strong Thesis Statements - University of Arizona and really great examples of thesis statements.

4. Group work will begin today with the class split into two larger groups that will share the responsibilities of sharing, discussing, and examining their Top-Down Webs on the following articles are titled How were the American colonist able to win Independence? AND then How revolutionary was the American Revolution? Students will discuss, examine and then provide reasons why they believe their readings were Narrative, Informational or Argumentative and then share their ideas on how to design exemplar thesis statements.

5. We will review this Death Chart and what surprises you? What patterns do you see?

6. We will watch The Revolution's Lasting Legacy from the History Channel.

7. New Challenges facing the NEW United States of America?

1. None, enjoy your night off!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Should the United States fight wars to make the world safe for democracy?
-How did a war fought to 'save the world for democracy' end up threatening civil rights in America?
-What happens when individuals’ civil liberties are breached?
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-Should the USA limit immigration?
-Was the treaty of Versailles a fair and settlement for lasting world peace?

Themes: Total War, Media and War, Citizenship and Civilian Rights, War Economy, WWI Legacy

1. Thoughts, reactions, and let's exchange our double t-charts on the challenges and The Good that impacted soldiers and citizens in World War I. WWI: The American Legacy 

2. "Why didn't the Treaty of Versailles lay the foundation for a lasting peace in the world?" 

Treaty of Versailles Quick Video
Terms and Perspective of the Treaty of Versailles
Woodrow Wilson and the League of Nations - Please read, take notes, and complete questions 1-3 by Thursday's class.
Treaty of Versailles Political Cartoon Activity - Please complete for HW by Thursday.
Treaty of Versailles Slideshow - Please download and review!

3. Study for a Test on World War I

1. Test on Friday for World War I. You may use ONE 4x6 note-card for a extra study sheet for the test.
Review Guide
- Review Chapter 19 - All sections 1-4
-All homeworks/notes/articles from World War I - Causes, U.S. involvement, homefront, and Treaty of Versailles/League of Nations debate
-Slideshow on the League of Nations
-WWI American Legacy Video Notes

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. What is Power? Give clear examples in history where it has been used? What are the positive and negative aspects of using Power? Why do countries use Power to their advantage? Has the concept of Power changed over time? Have the forces of good and evil changed over time? Discussion and interpretation through class participation.

"Ultimately," Elie Wiesel--who was imprisoned at Buchenwald--has written, "the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercise over himself."

"Simply put, power is the ability to effect the outcomes you want, and if necessary, to change the behavior of others to make this happen.
                                                       Joseph S. Nye Jr., 2002

2. Joseph Nye on POWER:

3. Hillary Clinton and the New presidential candidate on Power
A portrait of Hillary Clinton at her desk

4. Hard Power vs. Soft Power - After reading the article from South Asia Global Affairs and watching Joseph Nye Jr. video above please answer the following questions:

A. What is "Hard Power"?
B. What is "Soft Power?"
C. How do they impact foreign policy (the relationships between countries)?
D. Give examples of both Soft Power and Hard Power by making a T-chart comparing and contrasting.

5. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:

1. None.

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