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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 57 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-Did the Articles of Confederation provide the USA an effective government?
-Should the United States fear a national debt?

Themes: Patriotism, Dawn of the Revolution, Propaganda, Revolution

1.  Helpful Resources on New Challenges and Articles of Confederation:
New Challenges facing the NEW United States of America?
Video - Creating State Constitutions - After the War
Quick Article - The Articles of Confederation
Mr. Parkin's Notes - Review guide on Chapter 5 - Section 1

2. Slide show - Critical Periods in the American Revolution, we will explore slides #17-34
-While we review the slideshow, please complete two-column notes organizing the key details and connections needed to evaluate the major ideas the fledgling America faced after the American Revolution.


U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-Should the USA limit immigration?

Themes: Getting back to Normalcy, Pop Culture, The Jazz Age, The Red Scare, Consumerism

1.  We will watch The History Channel's The Decades: 1920-1929; Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers. 

2. The Roaring 1920's Resources
"The Roaring Twenties"
Five Jazz Sides for the Age of Prohibition - NPR article
How Bessie Smith Ushered in the Jazz Age - NPR article
Population Chart of the USA - Patterns from 1900 - 1920?
Primary Sources and Gilder Lehrman Overview
The Roaring Twenties - Movie (1939)
   -Movie Review

3. In small groups please explore the The Jazz Age - PBS and Ken Burns - Go off an explore The Jazz Age - what do you notice about the style of different Jazz Musicians? Who are these musicians? Where do they originate from? What is Jazz Music? What instruments are being used? What do you all like or dislike about this age of music? Does this music help or hurt the African-American communities? How and why?
-More Jazz Music Links

4. The United States in the 1920's Unit Resources:


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. Mr. Parkin picked your Debate Team groups, but you all need to pick your FINAL DEBATE topic.  I am looking for each group to research a current event/topic and then propose ONE event.  We should have a list of 3 events in total, and your job will be to VOTE on which event you want to debate by Monday when we return!

2. You will begin researching your topic today in class.  You are responsible for individually doing your part in understanding the background, controversies, countries involved, and potential outcomes of the topic. Your ability to make clear and effective connection to HARD, SOFT, AND SMART POWER that would result in solutions are crucial for the debate. I will be sharing a rubric with you shortly. Your debate will be NEXT Tuesday, December 1st, AFTER THANKSGIVING BREAK!

3. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Create your Folders in my Google Folder I shared with you and develop a working outline for your group of three and the power position your group was assigned. ALL members of the group will be graded on their ability to contribute to an outline that displays organization, an effective thesis statement, cause-effect analysis, evidence to support your thesis, potential outcomes, and counter-arguments. Your DEBATE is Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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