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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Day 133 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-How has American's justified Manifest Destiny?
-Why did Americans feel so compelled to expand the country westward?
-How might the country have developed differently if no gold or other precious minerals had been discovered in the West?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Is economic, social, or physical coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in domestic affairs

Themes:  Westward Expansion, Continentialism, Manifest Destiny, American Exceptionalism, Native America attrition

1A.  We will review your AP style essays from the Industrial Revolution and do a LOT OF PEER REVIEW/FEEDBACK!

1B - College Prep - Period 6 will finish their debate on the Mexican-American War.

2. Mexican-American War Resources:
3.  The West Resources:
Primary Sources from PBS - Using the timeline, explore the Primary sources on Texas Independence, The Whitman's exploration of the Oregon Trail, War with Mexico, Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo, The "Diggings" in California, Massacres of the West, and more.

The Mormon Pioneers Trek, 1846 - National Parks and Services

The Gold Rush and the Donner Party - Powerful and impactful story about cannibalism in the West.

The Gold Rush - Great facts, maps, and timelines - Covers The Westward Expansion and has 9 videos on various topics as well.

Trails to Utah and the Pacific - How did people migrate out West + Primary Source/Interactive Maps

4. We will look at quick look a who's in and who's out and what primaries have played an important role over the last three weeks. Let's evaluate the results and the upcoming primaries.

1. Come up with a list of 5-10 possible Topics or Themes from 1700-1899 that you would potentially be interested in writing a research paper about. Pick a topic you are passionate, interested in, would read about in a magazine/newspaper/Twitter, or watch on a TV show. The point being you are invested and it could be a ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, SOCIAL/POP CULTURE, GEOGRAPHICAL or sub-themes such as New Beginnings, Human rights, Military campaigns, Voting Rights, Constitutional Rights, Immigration, The Others, Religious Revivals, Sectionalism and divide among Americans, State Rights vs. Federal Government, The Wild West/Westward Expansion, Native American Assimilation or Attrition, Social/Moral Concerns or topics.

***The key is to find the controversy and explore that outcomes/impacts on our society. Include primary and secondary sources that display credibility and support your arguments. The primary sources should speak of the voices of that era and help make the paper more enjoyable for the reader. 

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 1:

Essential Questions:
-Who is responsible for starting the Cold War?
-Why didn't the Cold War ever turn "hot"?
-How did the Cold War challenge American values, at home and abroad?
-Is the Cold War still going on? How?

Themes: Failed Conferences, The Iron Curtain, Containment, The Korean War

1. We are in the library to complete research on The Korean War Digital Story-telling Project. Partners, Themes, and outlines should be picked and created today.
1. Create a podcast, TED Talk, or digital story - Please be thorough and active in researching your themes and the Korean War.  Your job will be over the course of the next 4 days to complete the tasks and requirements of the Digital Story Telling Project. We will be working on this tomorrow in the Library and you have the weekend to finish up your recordings and script. The Google Folder has been shared with all of you as editors, do NOT delete anything, just pick your partners and fill out the Google Spreadsheet tonight. Your focus should be on who is your partner and what theme do you want to cover for the Podcast.

2. Here is The Korean War Podcast Project Rubric.

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. Is globalization a path to a brighter future?
2. Has globalization made human beings more isolated or integrated in the global society?

Themes:  Globalization, sustainability, Race to the Top, Race to the Bottom, global equability, interconnected communities, global marketplace

1. We are in the Library today for Day 7 and today is your final day of completing your investigation of your topic and digital story.  Please use these last 2 days of your class time to research the final stages of your topic/case study and organize your script, sources, and understanding of your topic. Your PROJECT IS DUE ON THURSDAY morning at 7:30 AM. No edits, new citations, and the final link needs to be completed.

2. Globalization resources:
Globalization 101
Issues in Globalization
Global Policy Organization - Many issues and specific areas of globalization of culture, politics, economy, law, and table/charts on Globalization.
World Health Organization and Globalization

1. Please  don't forget to address the two essential questions, a thesis statement, evidence, analysis and impact of your topic on globalization. You should be putting the final touches on your written script, Chicago-style citations, and digital voice for recording your story.  Be sure to use the Google folder titled "Globalization Project 2016" to access the Globalization Rubric and "To Do List" of the things you need to have completed in each of your folders. 

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