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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Day 37 - 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. Battles of Lexington and Concord Video:

2. Please conduct research on Maps, Charts, and Artifacts for the Battles of Lexington and Concord. We are going to build a museum exhibit that pieces together a story-line.

Group 1 - Visuals/Artifacts/Physical evidence
Group 2 - Primary Sources/First-hand Accounts/Eye-Witness to Battles

3. Present your ORGANIZED EVIDENCE and EXHIBIT tomorrow to your classmates. You need to put this together on ONE IPAD/Google Slideshow where everyone in the group is able to go home tonight and contribute together. Your group will present the museum exhibits tomorrow in class.

4. Lexington and Concord Resources:
General information  - American Revolution Organization Online
Primary Source
Contemporary Accounts - Sam Houston State University - Texas
Eyewitness to History
Patriots Day 2016 - NPR Online
Minutemen National Park - check out the "Learn about the Park" tab for resources!

1. Yes, look at 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. The goals:
  • To explore American imperialism in the Caribbean and Latin America.
  • To examine American imperialism in the Pacific Islands
2. We will finish our review of American Imperialism at the turn of the Century by focusing on the Phillippine-American War, The Open Door Policy of John Hay, President Roosevelt's Corollary, and President Wilson's Dollar Diplomacy. Students will be able to COMPARE & CONTRAST American reaction and foreign policy in The Pacific (Hawaii, The Philippines, China, and Japan) versus The Western Hemisphere (Caribbean and Latin America).

3. Students will review our online textbook American Yawp - Focusing on American Foreign Policy (Intro, Patterns, Cartoons, The Melting Pot). We will break off into groups and than each group will send representatives to teach the other groups.

3. American Imperialism and Foreign Affairs Resources:
Online Textbook - American Yawp
John Green Crash Course - American Imperialism
Outline and notes 

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?
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 starting our UN Mock Trial today. Make sure all lawyers OPENING STATEMENTS and DIRECT QUESTIONING are in the UN Mock Trial Folder. Day 1 of the Trial begins TODAY, OCTOBER 27th with Opening Statements and Direct Questioning of witnesses. Day 2 is Friday with Cross-Examination of all witnesses (this is where you can use objections) and Day 3 is Monday 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 CROSS-EXAMINATION preparation. 

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