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Monday, November 14, 2016

Day 46 - 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? 
-What does it mean to live in a democratic society?
-How do attitudes and behaviors demonstrate the heart and mind of democracy?

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

1. We will finalize our last few presentations of 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
Ordinary Citizens, Uniforms, Weapons, and Unsung Heroes - Done
Valley Forge and Philadelphia Campaign - Done
Saratoga Campaign
Southern Campaign
Yorktown Campaign

2. Be sure you have completed the Revolutionary War & Battle Worksheet!!!

3. You should definitely use the Critical Periods in the American Revolution slideshow as a MAJOR RESOURCE to help you understand the sequence and major themes of the War for Independence.

4. We will read and have a class discussion driven by students on the article titled How were the American colonist able to win Independence? Also, we will discuss and then evaluate How revolutionary was the American Revolution?

5. We will review this Death Chart and what surprises you? What patterns do you see?

6. We will watch The Revolution's Lasting Legacy from the History Channel.

7. New Challenges facing the NEW United States of America?

1. Yes, check Google Classroom.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-Should the United States fight wars to make the world safe for democracy?
-How did a war fought to 'save the world for democracy' end up threatening civil rights in America?
-What happens when individuals’ civil liberties are breached?
-Was the decade of the 1920's a time of innovation or conservationism?
-Should the USA limit immigration?
-Was the treaty of Versailles a fair and settlement for lasting world peace?

Themes: American Exceptionalism, Isolationsim, Interventionism, Causes of World War I

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

2. Please download the Why did the U.S. Enter WWI? Then take a stand on a hypothesis on the U.S. entry into World War I, supported by specific evidence. Which reasons do you find most compelling?  Highlight or list the supporting documents/evidence that supports your claims.

3. We are going to introduce America's status and role in World War I.  Our focus will be on Woodrow Wilson views in 1914 versus 1917, and historian Howard Zinn's perspective. Why did the U.S. Enter the War?

4. WWI Entry Slideshow - Why propaganda in American newspapers and the media?  Is there a common thread you see in this propaganda?  Do you think it effectively changed American's viewpoints about the Central Powers?

5. Geography, Maps, and Trench Warfare
Maps & Battles
The "spark" - Car they were driving
World War I Map Series
Trench Warfare/Stalemate
Trenches in World War I
Read about Life in the Trenches
Trench Warfare - Why, How, Life in Trenches, Pictures, Diagrams
WWI Life in the Trenches Trench Warfare and video footage

6. World War I Resources:
World War I  Background - A PBS Special and in-depth study of "The Great War"
World War I - Everything you need to know and one of the BEST WEB RESOURCES!
World War I Maps and early Battles
Interactive Map on Early Stages and Battles of WWI -
America Enters the War - Office of the Historian -
American in World War I - A very complete study and great outline explaining in chronological order our history in The Great War.
U.S. in World War I - Good visuals and easy to follow study.

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.  We will continue 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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