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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Day 63 - Tuesday

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?
-What should an ideal government look like?

Themes: Republicanism, US Constitution, Bill of Rights

1.  Slideshows on the U.S. Constitution:
-The US Government and what the Constitution says...
-The National Government Organization and Constitution

2. Research the Electoral College (use the Databases Facts on File: Issues an Controversies)
Here are two database articles I want you to read and evaluate they will be a big part of your Test on Wednesday:
(Username and password are reddevils)
The Electoral College Explained - 3-2-1 Activity (see Google Classroom)
2000 Presidential Election: Fair or 'Stolen'? (write a paragraph arguing a thesis to support "Fair or Stolen"?)

3. Resources on ratification of the U.S. Constitution
Chart - Anti-Federalist versus Federalist
Video -  Ratification and Constitution and New U.S. Government
Who were the Delegates at the Constitutional Convention?
The Convention - What was this meeting?
Republicanism - What is it and how did America's Founding Fathers decide it was best for America?
The Constitutional Convention - The Ratification Process
The U.S. Constitution: An Enduring Document - U.S. State Department

1.  Your test HAS BEEN MOVED TO THURSDAY! Please prepare yourself to review Chapter 5 - All sections, but a focus on Section 2 and Section 3!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-How did a war fought to "save the world for democracy" end up threatening civil rights in America?
-Should the USA limit immigration?

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

1. Students will present their organized multi-media project on a variety of topics on the 1920's with a focus on the essential question: How did a war fought to "save the world for democracy" end up threatening civil rights in America? 

2. Documents for group work:
A. The Red Scare - Background + GREAT Digital Website on the Red Scare + Red Scare (pages 9-16) + The Reds + Red Scare Image Gallery

B. The Palmer Raids - background and primary source documents (pages 17-25) + Palmer Raids + FBI and Palmer Raids

C. Sacco and Vanzetti - Background and primary source documents + Great Website and primary sources on Sacco and Vanzetti excerpts from the trial

D. The 1921 Emergency Quota Act + Immigration restrictions +
Immigration Documents (pages 3-17) + Primary Sources on Immigration in the 1920's

E. KKK in the 1920's + The 1925 Klansman Manual + Weekly Klan Bulletin "The Imperial Nighthawk" + KKK primary Sources

F. Labor Unrest and Strikes + Why belong to a Labor Union? + Primary Sources on Laborers and Companies + Labor Strikes and primary sources + Labor Unions and primary sources + Work and Protest + Work and Protest Voices - Literally voices of those who support protest at work.

3. The Roaring 1920's Resources
"The Roaring Twenties"
New York as the Supreme Jazz Age City - Quick Video
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
-The Jazz Age - PBS and Ken Burns
-More Jazz Music Links

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

1. All groups should be READY TO PRESENT their topics, with an emphasis on summary, a strong thesis statement, use at least 3 documents/evidence to support your thesis statement/the EQ, and have at least 10 slides for a presentation. There will be NO UPDATES to your presentation beyond 7:30AM on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

2. Your CHICAGO-STYLE CITATIONS are due tomorrow morning (Wednesday, December 9th) by 7:30AM in the Google Folder.

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
2. Should Europe and the United States accept more refugees from the Middle East and Africa? 

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

EQ for the Debate - How your power will have the most impact as a method to stopping EBOLA as an infectious disease from spreading into a global epidemic?

1.  Your debate will finish today with Smart Power on the hot-seat, but Soft Power and then Hard Power will be asking the questions. Please be aware you are responsible for individually doing your part in understanding the background, controversies, countries involved, and potential outcomes of the EBOLA CRISIS of 2014. Your ability to make clear and effective connection to HARD, SOFT, AND SMART POWER that would result in solutions are crucial for the debate. Your debate is continuing TODAY!  You must all complete 2-column chart notes on the debate with a focus on the main arguments being made during the debate and the details each team provides.

2. Read a contemporary debate issue on refugees from Facts on File: Controversial Issues titled Should Europe and the United States accept more refugees from the Middle East and Africa? 

3. Hard Power and Soft Power Readings and Resources:
1. Read and highlight the main arguments and ideas that MOST INTEREST YOU in "Refugee Crisis: Should Europe and the United States accept more refugees from the Middle East and Africa?" (Password is reddevils).

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