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Friday, October 7, 2016

Day 24 - Friday

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. Thesis Statements - How to construct them? What are the fundamental keys to succeed in designing and arguable point? Purpose and impact of thesis statements?
-Examples and How to Write Thesis Statements
-Video#1 -

Video #2 - Take down some notes on the essential concepts of an A+ Thesis Statement from this video.

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. Your DEBATE will continue TODAY with a focus on contention point #3 by Columbia and closing statements! "Did the US steal the Panama Canal from Columbia or merely behaved rationally in its own best interest?"

2. We will 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    

3.  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.

4. 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. Henry will present his current event topic today for 20 minutes and then you will have the last 20 minutes or so to complete the Multiple Choice section of the United Nations Test.

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:
Peacekeeping Missions
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. Please STUDY for your the rest of your UN Test and watch the Presidential Debate - See Google Classroom. 

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