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Monday, September 19, 2016

Day 10 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-What does colonization mean?
-What can we infer about the values and beliefs of settlers?
-What makes a settlement succeed?

Themes: Settlements on the East Coast and Southwest, Colonial life and struggles, American ideals, Geography of North America, Colonization, Power

1. In groups, you will share and discuss the outlines you created from the article The Americas to 1620 utilizing the main ideas and supporting details from last week and then we will break out into three bigger groups for the jigsaw activity on Colonization and analyzing documents colonial primary sources:
Jamestown, VA (1622)
California (1766)
Pirate Hunters (1696)

2. With a partner, you will finish your visit "Colonial America" there are a series of steps  - see directly below to access (Make sure you review the soundbites, slideshows, "next steps" as you read through the module). You must visit the following pages and then complete the questions under "Homework" You will find this on your Google Classroom Page as well:

Page 1 - Welcome to Colonial America! (article, slideshow, & soundbite)
Page 3 - Explore the Colonies (please use the map to click on EACH case studies from the 4 settlements)
Page 5 - Envisioning a New World
Page 6 - Features of Your Region (Read and Listen to the soundbite - speaker symbol - of each of the five slides...meaning Land forms/Bodies of water, climate, soil, plants, and animals).
Page 8 - Farms today in Maryland - watch this 4 minute clip from Jon Quinn.
Page 9 - Build Your Own Settlement - click on the "Get started" arrow and you will simulate creating a new settlement - Have fun and just follow the directions.
Page 10 - If I knew then, what I know now - Answer the 3 bullet point questions.
Page 10 - STEM careers in the 1600's video on colonial jobs. Please watch this 4 minute clip.

3. Your job is to partner up with ONE person in class and work your way through the STEM Activities above at the end of class and for homework on this important time period of Colonial America. (STEM stands for - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics = combining all of these to create multi-dimensional education).  Use Google Classroom to submit your answers to the questions (On your Google Classroom Page and below under "homework" with your partner. Your responses to Questions A, B, C, and D should be detailed and thoughtful responses (Please identify who BOTH of you are in the post). Once you post, you will see your peers responses as well and be prepared to have a class discussion on Monday when we are back in class together.

1. If you have not yet submitted the Questions for student pairs to answer from "Colonial America" STEM website onto Google Classroom, then take tonight to finish the activities and reflection.

A. What did you learn about early settlements from reading the 4 case studies? Write a summary of the successes and failures colonist had while trying to meet their needs (Think about geography characteristics, choices that colonist made, and what colonist may have done differently to better meet their needs - Page 3)

B. What are the key advantages and disadvantages of geography near your proposed settlement? (Page 6)

C. Think about what you learned about successful and unsuccessful settlements and create a Mind-Map and list 5 key criteria for a SUCCESSFUL settlement and justify/explain why it would work - for each criteria. (Page 7 - Does not need to be submitted on Google Classroom, but should be done and will be discussed in a big group tomorrow in class - each partner should have this available so you can do it together on paper and then take a clear picture of it to share together).

D. If I knew then, what I know now - After completing the settlement simulation on Page 9, please answer the 3 bullet point questions on Page 10.

*I highly recommend you set up a GOOGLE DOC so that if you do not finish in class you don't panic, as you and your partner can always access the google doc and both work on it for homework and then copy and paste into Google Classroom so you don't lose your work.
**Due by 11:59 PM Monday.


U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-How do historical events, places, and people influence the perception of the world around us?
-What does it mean to be an American?

-Was American expansion overseas justified?
-Did the press cause the Spanish-American War?
-Was the acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone and act of justifiable imperialism?
-Does the need for self-defense give the US the right to interfere in the affairs of Latin America? (Think about the Roosevelt Corollary, "Dollar Diplomacy," and "Watchful Waiting")

Themes: American ideals, Power, Progressives/Muckrakers

1. What did you like and dislike about The United States in 1900 and Progressivism articles from Friday?  Were there any problems coming up with 5 highlighted Facts & 5 accomplishments from EACH article during The Progressive Era?   Let's compare and contrast your THESIS STATEMENTS about the ideas/themes of Progressivism in groups of 4. Let's pick one thesis statement that exemplifies a high quality argument that is clear, provable, and persuasive.

2.  Explore Chicago as a world-class progressive city at the turn of the century.  Chicago and the World's Fair at the turn of the nineteenth century were fascinating adventures form millions of people world wide.  Please answer the question: What did the Chicago Fair of 1893 illustrate about America at this time period?
The World's Colombian Exposition - Chicago's World Fair 1893
Chicago's World Fair - Why racial prejudice existed and Africans did not wish to attend the World's Fair in 1893
Check out this Flickr Account on - The Chicago Fair of 1893 - Some of the BEST photographs I have seen on The World's Colombian Exposition
The Legacy of the Chicago Fair
Chicago "The City of the Century" - A PBS special
Urbanization in American - Effects and Problems

3. On Monday, we will display and discuss your outlines on The Progressive Era to a New Era - America from 1900-1929 - An essay by Daniel Rodgers Professor of History at Princeton University. We will have a class discussion on each section briefly.

4. On Monday, we will quickly review the Progressive Era (1900-1920) utilizing a Class Progressive 
Slideshow (PLEASE download this).

5. On Monday, we will watch the Start of the Progressive Era Video (only I can login to play it in class).

1. Yes, check Google Classroom on the articles to read for "The Jungle".


International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. What does international studies mean?
2. What is Peace Day?
3. What are the most important things individuals can or should do on behalf of a peaceful world?

Themes: Peace Day, Humanitarianism, Creating a campaign

1. You need to see the google doc on how to bring PEACE DAY to Burlington High School as one committee working together as Peace Day Ambassadors. I created a chart that illustrates what you all signed up for yesterday during the brainstorming session, but I do think you can continue brainstorming ways to effectively work together to make Peace Day a reality at BHS. Now I need you to get the work down....if you are creating doves or posters then the BIG WHITE ROLL OF PAPER and Markers are in the front of the room - PLEASE just clean up when you are done.

2. Peace Day resources: Here are some resources and GREAT IDEAS on what you could plan at BHS over the next 4 days to help our school recognize "Peace Day"...
Peace One Day
International Day of Peace
Peace Events on Peace Day
The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) Organization
The United Nation's Peace Day
Fellowship of Reconciliation (blog on Peace Day)
Peace Day Facebook - Has some good images, ideas, and foundations/resources.
Peace Day Ideas - On a facebook page, but it might help you promote it at BHS
The Nobel Peace Prize

1. Yes, Check Google Classroom to complete your individual, partner, and documentation of Peace Day - ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT!

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