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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Day 47 - Tuesday

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 - Done
Southern Campaign - Done in most classes
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. 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.

2. 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?

3. Please download America background knowledge in WWI and we will have a quick read and reaction to this article.

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 finish 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!

2. Roland and Chris will be presenting their current event.  So please be sure to check out Google Classroom. Additionally, please review and let me know if you have any questions on the updated Current Events format and Current Event Rubric, which both should guide your lesson on Current Events.

3. What is NATO will continue? U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

4. NATO special forces Video:

5. What key events has NATO been a part of? What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

6.Example: NATO in Afghanistan
NATO's mission according to the news
Wikipedia's NATO

1. Yes, please check out Google Classroom

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