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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Day 23 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-How did the French and Indian War help inspired a sense of unity and shared identity among the colonist?
-Did Great Britain lose more than it gained from its victory in the French-Indian War?
-Were the colonist justified in resisting British policies after the French-Indian War? 
- How can an individual influence his or her society?
- In what ways and why do people protest?
-When is revolutionary change justified?

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

1. Quick Test Evaluation and recap of colonies, Native encounters, and salutary neglect.  How did watching the rest of the Native Americans and the Invasion of the Coastline: From 500 Nations (58:20 mark to the end!), which focuses on the Native Indian perspective, go for everyone? What challenges did you have completing the Top-Down Web. Everyone will be sharing with partners their Top-Down Web. "What makes a great Top-Down Web?

1.  Yes, please see Google Classroom.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:

-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. DEBATE TODAY!!!!! "Did the US steal the Panama Canal from Columbia or merely behaved rationally in its own best interest?"

2. Your thoughts on watching Modern Marvel: The Building of the Panama Canal??? Remember you need to document some background knowledge in order to build a better understanding for your debate on Thursday. Here are the documents we will utilize for the debate on Thursday's class period. The Panama Canal Resources:

     A. The Panama Canal in your textbook on pages 566 through 567 - what information did it provide that was relevant to the essential question?
     B.  How was the easy read of "A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama"?
     C.  Did you follow "How did the US Obtain the Panama Canal" easily or what challenges did you face?
  • Explain the advantages to the United States of having a canal that connected both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans under US control and the reasons the US was in a far better position to than any other country to build it?
3. You will have the rest of the period to PREPARE for the THE DEBATE tomorrow on "Did the US steal the Panama Canal from Columbia or merely behaved rationally in its own best interest?"

4. Please watch this video on American Imperialism as it will help you understand the following concepts:
   A. What is Imperialism?
   B. Why American imperialism in the late 19th Century?
   C. Who was this Alfred Thayer Mahan and what is his significance in the rise of the American      

5.  Please read Rudyard Kipling's "White Man's Burden" with a group of 4 people.
- What message was Rudyard Kipling sending imperialist?
-Break down each passage and interpret the meaning behind each stanza.

6. Spanish-American War Resources:
Causes of the War
Library of Congress - General information on the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Slideshow
PBS Special on All Events surrounding America's Quest for Imperialism
A Price for Freedom in the Spanish-American War
Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary Sources
Headlines from the Spanish-American War
Cartoons from the Spanish-American War
Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War

1.  Yes, please see 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?
6. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?

Themes: Humanitarianism, United Nations, International Law, International Criminal Court, ICJ

1. Peacekeeping Missions - Past and Current, Important Data, Infograms, and History of Peacekeeping.
-Troop and Police Contributions
-Peacekeeping Operations - History, where, when, why?

2. International Law video:


3. International Court of JusticeWhy do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
Statue of the Court
Court Rules
Chambers & Committees
ICJ breakdown and international law
Current and past cases + ICJ current cases
International Criminal Court
International Law - EQ, Process, and expert

4. 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.
UN Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Prezi on the 30 Articles
UN charter
UN preamble, purpose, and principles
Universal Declaration of Rights
Outline of the Universal Declaration of Rights

1. Yes, please see Google Classroom.

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