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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Day 32 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-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?
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?

-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

Themes: French-Indian War outcome/impacts, American ideals, Line of Proclamation, Salutary Neglect, Stamp Act, The Boston Massacre

1. All freshmen should have complete the Report Card for the President of the United States while on the trip and submitted if via Google Classroom.

2. Today, everyone should be working on close reading activity for The Declaration of Independence. There are 15 questions in total. Please complete independently during Thursday's class period - if you do not finish, then you should finish for homework on Thursday.

3. Boston Massacre Resources:
-Paul Revere's Engraving Explained
-The Boston Massacre Trials - An Account, 2001 by Doug Linder, Professor at UMKC School of Law as an alternative perspective
-Massachusetts Historical Society's perspective
-Two Bullets recovered
-An 1856 perspective by a painter
-Notes by John Adams - Primary Source

1. No, just make sure you completed the Declaration of Independence Close Reading Activity and posted an electronic version on 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")

Themes: American Exceptionalism, Imperialism, Social Darwinism, "White Man's Burden",

1. Please review the Maine Explosion Slideshow.  According the the slide "Awake! United States, Who sunk the Maine? Does this prove the Spanish blew it up? Do you know what happened to the Maine?

2. Next, you will read two primary sources from  The Maine Explosion, which is a DBQ, with an essential question titled as "What sank the Maine?"  Please work with a partner and discuss and documents content, perspective, and impression it left with you. Then document your answers on the "Discussion Worksheet" Google Classroom as the complete directions.

3. Please complete the graphic organizer titled "Which account to you find more believable?" on your own with no partner.

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.  We are in the Library the rest of this week. No current events this week or next, but I have updated the Current Event List.

2.  Each of you are responsible each day (or evening) for updating your TEAM'S GOOGLE DOC that illustrates how you will organize your research, understanding and selection of primary sources, expert witnesses, and building a clear path to successfully defend or prosecute the United Nations for failure to prevent a genocide or act of inhumanity. The UN Mock Trial will begin on Wednesday, October 26th with Opening Statements and Direct Questioning.

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. Yes, work on your UN Mock Trial preparation. 

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