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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Day 104 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-How did the Market Revolution of the 19th Century radically shift commerce (trade) and a way of life for millions of Americans?
-How revolutionary was the Market Revolution in the early 19th Century in American History?
-Why was Industrialization so complex and yet dynamic?

Themes:  Market Revolution, Industrialization, Cotton Gin, Transportation Revolution, Immigration, Population shifts

1. American Politics 2016 - Trump won AGAIN in the fourth Primary/Caucus in Nevada.
-Who's STILL IN and who is now OUT?
-Some of the classes need to finish the Conservative and Liberal Big Posters, Scissors and glue for cutouts and Popsicle stick cutouts.
-The Polls - RealClearPolitics - Polls - Ughhhh so predictable?!
-Your guide to the 2016 presidential candidates - The Washington Examiner

2. Industrialization Resources:
"The Market Revolution"
American population growth from 1820 to 1860
Map of USA expanding infrastructure - Roads and Canals
Maps of American Railroads expansion from East Coast to the West
Development of Railroads from 1830-1990's
Transportation Revolution

3. Partner Reading and a Write-Around Activity on The Agricultural Revolution Article VS. The New Agricultural Revolution - What is it? How does Agriculture impact societies? What is the major argument that EACH of these articles/essays present?
-A fascinating study of Population Density (Look at 1700 vs. 1950) What maps are most important and why?  What patterns do you see? What argument can these data charts provide us?
-Population Chart #2
-Population Growth in the Future? Wow...just take a look at the first few pages of this study.  What are your reactions to this United Nations study and projections?
-The Agricultural Revolution Slideshow

1. Last night you should have completed pages #4-9 on the Nationalism and Economic Development packet and tonight you should complete pages #10-14 to FINISH THE PACKET tonight for homework please. You should post a finished packet by Thursday morning before 7:30 AM on Google Classroom. 

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:
Essential Questions:
-How did the United States respond to the attack at Pearl Harbor?
 How does volunteerism demonstrate civic responsibility?
-How did America utilize it's home-front during World War II?
-How important was the home-front to the United States's victory in World War II? 
-How did World War II serve as catalyst for social change in America?

Themes:  Pearl Harbor Attack reaction, The American Homefront, Citizen Soldiers, Social Change, Top-Down Control

1. Here is your The Mini-Presentation Project with a checklist.  You will be working with your groups on learning about the volunteer efforts of Americans and the civil responsibility of "Citizen Soldiers" during a period of national emergency of World War II AND designing a quick presentation highlighting visuals and content that displays the American governments influence on the common man during a wartime era. As each group completes it's research, students will be filling out their own topic/section of Citizen Soldiers Contribution Sheet.

2. WAR PRODUCTION, COMMUNICATION, CONTRIBUTIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS are the major themes. Over the next day our focus is going to be how the National Government initiated War Productions and then communicated to the American citizen.  Additionally, we will discuss the individual groups that contributed to the war cause and the aftermath of civil rights movements based on major discrimination acts that took place during World War II in America.

3. Please collaborate on what you researched last night and discuss the volunteer efforts of Americans and the civil responsibility of "Citizen Soldiers" during a period of national emergency called World War II. Each of you must be ready to present your case to the class on Thursday.  As each group presents their area of expertise, while the students in the audience will be actively filling out their Citizen Soldiers Contribution Sheet.  

4. You must create digital content on your own topic with your group mates and present it in class on THURSDAY!  Over the next few days our focus is going to be:

A. How the National Government initiated War Productions and then communicated to the American citizen?  and,

B. Pick one other essential question above and how it applies to your specific group.

C. PLEASE Find a song from World War II on your topic and include it for your presentation on WWII home-front contributions. We will explore the most popular songs and themes found within those songs after the presentations.

5. *Group Categories:

I. Contributions and conservation
-Focus on Large corporations, volunteer groups, etc (NOT on Women!!)

II. Communication
-How did the US government communicate the message of volunteerism and selling the war to America?

III. Women
-What did women do to contribute to the war effort, both at home and abroad?

IV. African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Japanese-Americans, AND any other minority groups
-What did African Americans and other minority groups do to contribute to the war effort? What was their experience like during the war, both at home and abroad?

6. World War II Homefront Resources:
Please read, analyze, watch, and discuss as a group the following resources - You must use them in FOR YOUR RESEARCH AND PRESENTATIONS:

   A. American Troops in World War II

   B. America's Home-front during World War II - Pages 769-774 AND 796-801

   C.The Smithsonian - Home front Propaganda  - What are the main ideas of the posters use pages 4-

   D. Home front Documents - Photographs and Various Documents
- Each group must take ONE photograph and ONE document to analyze.
-How did WWII affect the lives of women and African Americans?
-Explain the meaning of Executive Order 8802?
-How did Executive Order 8802 lay the foundation for the upcoming civil rights movement in the years after WWII?

   E. A series of short video clips on various topics involving Women, Food, Investments, and other subject. Look at the title of the "Playlist" and click on the video that would apply to your subject.

World War II Photography Gallery from Time Magazine:
U.S. Home-front During World War II
The National WWII museum - lots of images, primary sources, outline of WWII, and WWII by the numbers!
Library of Congress - World War II Primary Sources
American Women in World War II
America's WWII in Color - PBS special

1. The Mini-Presentation Project: Please be 100% prepared to present your understanding of your topic and how it relates to the home front during WWII TOMORROW.  You need to learn about your topic and then connect it to how it impacted Americans on the home front and in World War II. You must be organized as a group in order to create a brief digital content (Slideshow with at least 8 slides with content and 5 photos/Primary Sources on your own topic) with your group-mates and be prepared to present it in class on THURSDAY! Use the CHECKLIST ON The Mini-Presentation Project:

-Each of you will be assigned a group and you must be ready to present your case to the class on Wednesday.  As each group presents, students will be filling out their Citizen Soldiers Contribution Sheet - The other groups will teach you about the other topics and you will not have to fill them out until Wednesday's class presentations. Additionally, we will discuss the individual groups that contributed to the war cause and the aftermath of civil rights movements based on major discrimination acts that took place during World War II in America.

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. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
4. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
5. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?

Themes:  United Nations, Peacekeeping, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Globalization

1. Universal Declaration of Rights + Outline of the Universal Declaration of Rights
-Summarize the key points of the UN's preamble, purpose, and principles using the above links. You should do this by creating a Two-Column Chart ***How did it go for the first time???

2. We are going to explore some of the Peacekeeping Missions - You the link to examine where and why peacekeeping missions are currently happening?
UN Peacekeeping Operations - Additionally, check out the data/facts on current Peacekeeping Missions - please look at the tabs on the right hand side as well that share Troops, Fatalities, Gender, Reports, and the actual data-maps on the right hand side of this website.
-What statistics/facts pop out the most to you?  Why?
-What evaluations can we make from this data?

3. Peacekeeping Resources:
-United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
-University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and most ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.
-An impressive viewing of MANY UN Peacekeeping videos - Nearly 5 hours worth of short clips from many Peacekeeping Operations.

4. What is NATO will continue? U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?
-Current NATO missions
-Topics and more on Current NATO missions

1. Download the NATO or Peacekeeping Mission Project Please read carefully over pages 1 & 2 to get an idea of what this project is about. Then make sure you read over pages 3-5 and complete the questions on pages 6 & 7. 

2. This needs to be addressed before the end of the week!!
-PLEASE PICK A NATO MISSION and then begin your research on your recent NATO/Peacekeeper mission (1992 to present day). We need to pick separate missions, so please fill out the subject sheet.
-You must have a basic outline on who is involved?
-How long have they been there?
-Why Peacekeepers or NATO troops are there?
-Where and what did the situation look like that caused peacekeepers or NATO troops to be engaged in the situation?
-What does the current situation look like? In other words, how effective was the Peacekeeper or NATO situation?
-What challenges did/do Peacekeepers or NATO troops face?

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