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Monday, October 24, 2016

Day 34 - Monday

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. We will quickly watch the Boston Massacre below and discuss the observations you made about Paul Revere's Engraving of the Boston Massacre? Did he tell the truth? What was his purpose and was it justified?

2. We are going to look at sourcing versus context today using a Source vs. Context Slideshow. Which primary or secondary source is most believable in your "Boston Massacre looking at multiple perspectives activity"? What makes a source more credible than another? Rank the credibility of these sources please with a partner and let's discuss as a whole-class group.

3. We will discuss the content and review the important events in the Road to Revolution slideshow.

4. Everyone should have completed and submitted The Declaration of Independence annotation and fifteen questions completed on a separate Google Doc and the BHS Library Scavenger Hunt Activity you completed on Friday with Ms. Disanto.

5. 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. TEST ON WEDNESDAY. Study Guide is found 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. We will quickly finish our review of the Spanish-American War by discussing the Causes of the War, the Spanish-American War Slideshow, and the written and visual documents from the Spanish-American War Primary Source Packet. Did anyone have any struggles or concerns with your total of 4 document (2 written/2 visuals) of your choosing? Please not that all political cartoons/visuals have the same 3 questions found on page 10.

2. Let's quickly discuss your big 3 takeaways from the John Green clip.

3. 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, 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 for the next 2 days for you to complete your organization and management of the UN Mock Trial. Make sure all lawyers OPENING STATEMENTS and DIRECT QUESTIONING is nearly done. Day 1 of the Trial begins WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th with Opening Statements and Direct Questioning of witnesses. Day 2 is Thursday with Cross-Examination of all witnesses (this is where you can use objections) and Day 3 is Friday with Closing Statements from both the prosecution and defense teams. You should dress up for the trial!

2. No current events this week, but I have updated the Current Event List.

3. 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.

4. 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

5. 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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