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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 74 - Wednesday

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year!!!


U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-What does it mean to be an "American"?
-What are the rights, liberties, and responsibilities of U.S. citizens?
-Is the U.S. Constitution a living document? If so, how is it a living document?
-Does our state government or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Do separation of powers and checks and balances make our government work too slowly?

Themes: Republicanism, US Constitution, Bill of Rights, Articles, Liberties, Citizenship, Checks and Balance, Separation of Powers, digital story-telling, writing out scripts.

1. Some of you will be in the Library working on your final touches of your Digital Story and others may be going to Holiday Traditions.  Either way the substitute should be in the Library and you will have it as an option to complete the different stages of your project. This is day 6 in the library on A digital story on the U.S. Constitution
-Due Date reminder - Monday, January 4th, 2016
-Working Outlines should be updated daily so Mr. Parkin can check-in regularly.
-Don't forget your "To Do List" for your Google Topic Folder
-Grading Rubric

2.  Presentations DO START ON January 4, 2016.

Homework:
1. At this point you should be working toward your final script, voice recording and syncing up your pictures with your voice thread.  Please be sure you have YOUR ESSENTIAL QUESTION everyone of your classmates should be able to answer and a strong thesis statement.   Also, be sure to have CREDIBLE sources! Additionally, please check over your "Procedures" and "Requirements" so each student understands the tasks under The Digital Storytelling Constitution Project.  Remember you need to have a Chicago-Style citation so keep your research organized.
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U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-What were the most important themes of the 1920's?
-Who was Herbert Hoover and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-How did the Great Depression affect the lives of millions of Americans?

Themes: Evaluating the 1920's, Causes of The Great Depression

1. Due on Wednesday, December 23rd by 2:00pm - While in class today you should quickly review Chapter 22 - The Great Depression and the major themes AND Digital History (Our Online Textbook) and come up with a list of major themes you would like to study.  Then pick ONE theme that you REALLY want to learn more about.  Once you pick that ONE topic, do some basic research using Chapter 22 AND Digital History and produce a PIE paragraph on your subject - It should include a STRONG THESIS STATEMENT and at least 6 sentences that have supportive and credible evidence to support your thesis statement.

2. We will finish the Causes of the Great Depression on Monday when we get back from Winter Break.
Digital Database investigation of the Causes of the Great Depression?



3. Causes and Effect of the Great Depression

4. The Great Depression Movie


Homework:
1. Due on Wednesday, December 23rd by 2:00pm - This will take you 2 nights to complete -
Review Chapter 22 - The Great Depression and the major themes AND Digital History (Our Online Textbook) and come up with a list of major themes you would like to study.  Then pick ONE theme that you REALLY want to learn more about.  Once you pick that ONE topic, do some basic research using Chapter 22 AND Digital History and produce a PIE paragraph on your subject - It should include a STRONG THESIS STATEMENT and at least 6 sentences that have supportive and credible evidence to support your thesis statement.

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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

1. We will finish watching A PBS special titled "The Road to 9/11" when you get back from the break, so the questions on The Road to 9/11 Handout with key terms and questions will not be due until Monday, January 4th. Get started on your region study for Terrorism and National Security.

2. From the article on "Why Are They So Angry with Us?" let's review your summaries and was there anything that you want to highlight or discuss from this article?

3. Going back to 1948 and the creation of Israel. The last 67 years have really escalated the anger the Middle East has toward The West. Use this slideshow to help build an understanding of this turning point in the 20th Century conflict.

Israeli Palestinian Conflict Student Version from Mr. Nick Allgyer - A teachers at Doylestown, PA


4. A brief history of Afghanistan Slideshow

5. History of the Middle East - A brief lesson and teaching moment and then let's review the resources:
The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015

Homework:
1. Please read, review maps and biographies, and listen to the podcasts on your assigned task on The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015. We will complete the same jigsaw activity tomorrow using this 5-part series.
Group A - The Crusades & The Rise of the Ottomans
Group B - Carving up the region - meaning imperialism & World War I and it's Aftermath
Group C - The Rise of the U.S. in the Middle East
Group D - The Clash with Islam

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