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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Day 17 - Wednesday

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. A quick review of New England Colonization and Puritans Slideshow  & the Jamestown Slideshow should be downloaded to your electronic notebook and then viewed/used to take notes on.

2. We will evaluate your understanding of Englishmen in the New World Article.

3. Native Americans and the Invasion of the Coastline: From 500 Nations (58:20 mark to the end!)

4. Group 1: Colonial Clothing in the 18th Century - Go off and explore using this website and all sections pertaining to clothing.
A. How many layers did men wear? And women?
B. Where did the material for clothing come from? Who made it?
C. Why was clothing and dressing up an important part of the 18th century?

Group 2: Colonial Food: A struggle for survival - In small groups, make a grocery list for one month.
a. How will you survive for one month?
b. Come up with a strategy for food - hunting, preservation, etc?
c. What difficulties will you face?

1. Yes, please see Google Classroom.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-How do progressive reforms support societal needs?
-Evaluate the success of the Progressive Era, what was successful at the federal level and what limitations slowed down progressives?

-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")


1. We will take a peek at the Harper's Weekly Teddy Roosevelt Political Cartoons in small groups and explore the themes of how the media portrayed TR.

2. Student Outlines - President Roosevelt , President Taft , and President Woodrow Wilson.
+"The Progressive Presidents: Teddy Roosevelt", "William Taft", and "Woodrow Wilson" below in separate segments from the History Channel and complete the Video Questions from The History Channel - The Presidents: The Lives and Legacies of the 43 Leaders of the US


3. Progressive President Resources:
Teddy Roosevelt: The Trust-buster slideshow
Theodore Roosevelt - A PBS special on TR's Foreign Policy Adventures
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
Progressive President's Foreign Policy - U.S. State Department
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay - Theodore Roosevelt Number 26
Theodore Roosevelt: Progressive Crusader - The Heritage Foundation of American Leadership
President Theodore Roosevelt Video - Similar to the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

William Howard Taft - The White House website
    William Taft - VERY NICE biography and legacy page from the University of Virginia
    Presidential Video on William Howard Taft - Just like the ones we watch in class!! A must see!

President Woodrow Wilson Video - YouTube clip from a teacher on Taft AND Wilson.
    Woodrow Wilson - The White House org
    Woodrow Wilson Biography - from the University of Virginia

1. Yes, check Google Classroom.


International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Does the world need the United Nations? Why or why not?
2. Should we enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in countries not our own? If so, how? If not, why?
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: Humanitarianism, United Nations

1. We will continue our examination of the United Nations using the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

2. Ban-Ki-Moon - Secretary-General of the United Nations

3. Brief History of the United Nations:

4. Human Rights - What are Human Rights?

5. United Nation Resources:
United Nations History
United Nations Multimedia Room
United Nations School bus Virtual Field Trip
United Nations Research Guide A-Z on EVERYTHING you can imagine!
United Nations Peacekeeping Missions
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.

1. Yes, check Google Classroom.

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