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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Day 78 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-What does it mean to be an "American"?
-What do we want from Government?
-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.  A digital story on the U.S. Constitution will continue to be presented TODAY in the following order:
Article I - Done
Article II - Done
Article III - Done
Articles IV - VII (except period 6) - Done
Amendments 1-4 - Done
Amendments 5-10 - Done
Amendments 11-19 - Done
Amendments 20-27

2. Wrap-up of the US Constitution

3. The George Washington Packet - questions, concerns, curiosities?

4. The 2016 Presidential Candidates:
-Today's Presidential Candidates - From Rolling Stones Online Magazine

1. None!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-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?
-What affect did the Dust Bowl have on Americans during the Great Depression?
-What was the New Deal and how did it affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-What affect did the Stock Market Crash of 1929 have on the American people during the Great Depression?
-What were the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), The Works Progress Administration (WPA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and how did the affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-Who was Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?

Themes: Herbert Hoover, Election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Great Crash

1. Mr. Parkin's Slideshow on The Great Depression

2. Please review the Timeline of the Great Depression from

3. Additionally slideshows and videos on the Great Depression:

Causes and Effect of the Great Depression

The Great Depression Movie

1. Please review documents #1-9 and your Document Analysis sheets on the DBQ - Great Depression and FDR effectiveness. You will write a Silent Conversation on Friday, so be prepared for this to count as a Test Grade.

2. The Great Depression and New Deal Packet - Please complete this packet by Wednesday, January 13th by 7:30 AM. 

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
2. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
3. How should we deal with extremist?
4. Is the United States and it's global alliances winning or losing the War on Terrorism?
5. Where is World War III most likely going to start and why?

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

1. We finalize our evaluation of the jigsaw and conversations from yesterday on the article titled The Middle East and the West, from the 5-part series displayed on National Public Radio and updated in December 2015. We will focus on a jigsaw activity that requires each small group to utilize it's 2-column notes and write-about summaries to teach the other groups about their topic and to engage in mutually shared ideas.
Group A (Phil and Nevin) - The Crusades & The Rise of the Ottomans
Group B - (Kevin and Minji) - Carving up the region - meaning imperialism & World War I and it's Aftermath
Group C - (Kerri and Natasha) - The Rise of the U.S. in the Middle East
Group D - (Lauren, Annie, and Evan) - The Clash with Islam

2. 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

3. Israel and Palestine Explained Movie

4. Afghanistan Slideshow - A brief history. Afghanistan - Where, Who, What, Why analysis study before we begin exploring the Taliban and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. In-depth study of Afghanistan War

5. Casualties in Afghanistan

6. U.S. News Political Cartoons on Afghanistan
Afghanistan Strategy

7. U.S. News and World Report: Afghanistan or ISIS? Has American Foreign Policy Shifted it's concern from Afghanistan to Syria?

9. Resources about Islam and the Middle East
Map of the Middle East - Major Islamic Cities
Map of the Middle East - University of Texas
Muslim Distribution - Shia and Sunni Map
Muslims in the Middle East Map
Maps pre-1948 Palestine 
Maps of Jerusalem 
Maps of Israel and Palestinian conflict
Differences between Sunnis and Shiites - Chart
The Origins of the Shiite and Sunni Split - NPR Radio Broadcast - Meaning it's a podcast for you to listen to or you can read the article as well.
What is the difference between Sunnis and Shia Muslims - Article
Sunnis and Shiites Schism

1. Please continue working on RESEARCHING your Region of Study for your National Security Project for the Final Exam.

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