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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 162 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 2, 5, and 6: 
Essential Question:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Was slavery a humane or evil institution?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Is economic, social, or physical coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in domestic affairs

Themes:  State Rights vs. Federal Government, Fugitive Slave Act, Clay's Compromise of 1850 (terms), Popular Sovereignty, Calhoun Goals/Webster's Goals, response to the compromise, Stephen Douglas and Millard Fillmore's views on slavery, expansion of slavery, Anti-Slavery Legislation, Bleeding Kansas, Unsung Heroes for Abolitionist, Causes of the American Civil War

1. ONLY Period 6 - We will finish watching 12 Years a Slave on MONDAY. Please be sure you complete the 9 Questions in class while we watch the movie.  We will watch selected scenes from the 2014 Academy Award Winner of Best Picture. Solomon Northup Slideshow & Background information on Solomon Northup and the Author David Wilson, Screen-writer Steven McQueen and Editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Slavery: Then and Now - Please review and read for an understanding of how slavery has evolved and examples of 21st Century Slavery.

2. Slavery Resources and Personal Narratives:
3. 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 week. Let's evaluate the results and the upcoming primaries.
-Recent Results
-Super Saturday and recent results - CNN Politics
-Presidential Primary Schedule and results - NY Times
-Super Tuesday or SEC Primary - What you need to know? - An NPR Podcast
-MA Primary and how many delegates are at stake? -
-More Super Tuesday News
-Who's STILL IN and who is now OUT?
-The Polls - RealClearPolitics - Polls - Ughhhh so predictable?!
-Your guide to the 2016 presidential candidates - The Washington Examiner

4. Causes of the American Civil War Packet - Let's review what you have already completed on pages 1-11 and we will begin the video questions today.
-Interactive Map on the Kansas-Nebraska Act
-Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854 -
Primary Source Document #1 on the Kansas-Nebraska Act - Author? Who is the intended audience and what is it's purpose?
-Primary Source Document #2 on the Kansas-Nebraska Act - Author? Who is the intended audience and what is it's purpose?
-Comparing and Contrasting the political views of Two Illinois Politicians - Students will split into to groups.

1. Please continue to edit and expand upon your FINAL Draft of your Research paper using your classmates comments and recommendations. Good luck and your final paper is due on Thursday, May 26th. Here is a sample of formatting your Title Page, Paper, and Bibliography.

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?
-What is JFK's real legacy?
-How did JFK's assassination impact Johnson's presidency?
-Why was the Vietnam War so divisive? 

Themes: Failed Conferences, The Iron Curtain, Containment, Containment, Domino Theory, The Domestic Cold War, President Eisenhower, President John F. Kennedy

1. Did you all complete your work on drafting a finished Outline and post it this morning (Wednesday, May 25th) BEFORE CLASS?

2. Today we will be back to work in the Library on the Front-page Newspaper and/or Podcast with Visuals and Voice on the the decades of the 1960's, 1970's, and 1980's.  Ms. Scheffer and I will be rotating around to help anyone with apps or recommendations on Front-Page Newspaper or Podcast Narratives.  I HAVE SHARED "FRONT-PAGE NEWSPAPER 1960's, 1970's, 1980's PROJECT" with all of you in a Google Folder!  You will find the Newspaper Rubric in here as well.

3. Ultimately your class will be split into 6 groups of 4 people to each group that I pick.
-The 6 themes will be:
A. 1960's Home front
B. 1960's Cold War Foreign Policy
C. 1970's Home front
D. 1970's Cold War Foreign Policy
E. 1980's Home front
F. 1980's Cold War Foreign Policy

4.  American's Domestic Home front and Cold War Foreign Policy of the 1960's,  1970's and 1980's. 
A. Here is a Cold War Timeline that will help you get started. Each year has a series of Cold War Events, but make sure your focus is only on the 1970's and 1980's!
B. Research America's Major Cold Foreign Policy Events - Textbook and BHS Library Databases only! 
C. CREATE A FRONT-PAGE NEWSPAPER - You must have a total of 10 events in chronological order! 
D. You must narrate each of these 10 events with captions (think a detailed 2-3 sentences) and include at least 2 visual representations for EACH OF THE 10 EVENTS. 
E. CREATE A DIGITAL NEWSPAPER/PODCAST/TED TALK using Show me/Adobe Voice, Movenote, which includes your narration and images. 
F. All due by Thursday, May 26th - Posted on Google Classroom and shared in the Newspaper folder I have created.  On Wednesday we will have a gallery walk of your peer's mini-project and students will be evaluating and grading the digital newspapers.

5. Cold War Resources:
Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day

7. Lyndon B. Johnson's Foreign Policy
A. The - LBJ's Cold War FP
B. The Cold War Museum - LBJ's Cold War FP
 *We will discuss the contents of LBJ's foreign policy and the effectiveness of it.

1. See the Podcast/Ted-Talk assignment on Google Classroom and the Google Folder I shared with you a few days back titled "Front-Page Newspaper/Podcast Project". This mini-project is due before class on FRIDAY, May 27th. We are in the Library today and Thursday. Remember your project needs to be a stand-alone project with your peers clicking a button and we should be clearly understanding your approach and the content of which you completed the research on the 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. Please see the project requirements and rubric to help clarify the my expectations.

International Studies - Period 7
Essential Questions:
1. Why do some people choose violence as an attempt to bring about change?
2. Does one country have a right to intervene in the affairs of another?
3. What is the difference between a freedom fighter and a terrorist?
4. What does Global Terrorism look like?

Themes:  Terrorism, Extremist, Global Security, September 11, 2001

1. Thoughts and reactions after finishing watching Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special  on the main ideas, events, and implementation of ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq?  How did you do completing the short essay question "Should the USA send ground troops to fight ISIS?"

2. Osama Bin Laden - Biography and important key concepts
-Bin Laden's Fatwa Declaration & the Close Reading Assignment
-Exclusive Osama Bin Laden TV interview
-The Last Days of Osama Bin Laden - National Geography Documentary

3. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. How did he become the worlds most powerful jihadist?
-Syrian Terrorist Leader
-ISIS leader encourages attacks on Europe and America

4. From ISIS to the Islamic State - Vice News You tube


5. 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 make sure you finish reading Bin Laden's Fatwa Declaration and complete the the Close Reading Assignment to post to Google Classroom.

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