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Monday, November 7, 2016

Day 44 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-When is revolutionary change justified?
-Was the American War for Independence inevitable?
-Would you have been a revolutionary in 1776? 

Themes: Battles of the American Revolution, Turning Points, Key Generals

1. You will be presenting your AMERICAN REVOLUTION BATTLES. Here is the Order of Projects: We are on a firm schedule so all presentations will be 10-12 minutes in length.

Boston Campaign - Done
New York and New Jersey Campaign - Done in some classes
Ordinary Citizens, Uniforms, Weapons, and Unsung Heroes - Done in some classes
Valley Forge and Philadelphia Campaign
Saratoga Campaign
Southern Campaign
Yorktown Campaign

2. Please be sure you have posted your presentation on Google Classroom AND your folder in our American Revolution Projects - Period #

3. Be sure to complete the Revolutionary War & Battle Worksheet while groups are giving their presentation. 

1. Yes, prepare for your presentation by being an expert on your Battle Campaign/Topic and have a plan on how your partner and you will work well together.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-What is the heart and soul of American innovation?
-To what extend were the developments of the Ford Model T and Airplanes engines for 
economic growth and national unity in the 20th Century?
-Make a prediction, what will be the engine of economic growth and national unity in the 21st Century?

Themes: American Exceptionalism, Innovation, Industrial Revolution, Flight in Kitty Hawk, NC, Automobiles in Detroit, MI

1. US Presidential Election 2016.

2. The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Why is this "the spark" of the war? We will investigate and discuss the major causes of WWI.

4. Geography, Maps, and Trench Warfare
World War I Maps and early Battles
WWI Life in the Trenches Trench Warfare and video footage

1.  Yes, check Google Classroom.

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Does the world need the United Nations? Why or why not?
2. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
3. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?

Rwanda Genocide Essential Questions:
1. How did individuals fail to provide Human Rights and prevent the slaughter of 800,000 Rwandans? 
2 Who do you hold most responsible for the Rwandan Genocide? Why
3. How does a society recover from a genocide and how can Rwanda improve it's human rights campaign?

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

1. Despite this being International Studies, we will VOTE for the United States Presidential Election 2016.

2.  It's Long Period and we will begin watching Ghost of Rwanda.  Below are some links about the Frontline documentary on Ghost of Rwanda.  Please relate it to our Genocide discussion  and Peacekeeping responsibilities from our study of the United Nations.
-Student Film Worksheet while watching the movie
-Genocide DBQ
-Frontline Special - "Ghost of Rwanda"
-Link to "Ghost of Rwanda" the documentary - IF YOU ARE ABSENT PLEASE WATCH!

1. Yes, please check out Google Classroom. 

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