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Friday, November 18, 2016

Day 50 - Friday

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 discuss and then evaluate How revolutionary was the American Revolution?

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

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

4. In small groups of 3 or 4 you will exchange your Main Ideas and Top-Down Web takeaways from The New Confederation that helped form America's first government. Was the Confederation a success or failure? Why?

1. None, enjoy the weekend.

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, Isolationism, Interventionism, Causes of World War I

1. We are going to spend 10 minutes finishing up the Woodrow Wilson Primary Source on Americas
tatus 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?

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

3.  Based off last night's homework, we will highlight some of the key aspects to American Propaganda during World War I. We will utilize WWI Entry Slideshow and focus on 3 questions for a class discussion:
A. Why propaganda in American newspapers and the media?
B. Is there a common thread you see in this propaganda?
C. Do you think it effectively changed American's viewpoints about the Central Powers?

4. Videos on Lusitania and WWI:  Sinking of the Lusitania - Primary Source

Secondary Source Video below 

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.  No, enjoy the evening.

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.  Chris will be presenting his current event on the Sudan Conflict.  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.

2. We will look at and share your NATO outlines.
-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?

3. 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, if you did not do last night's homework - please check out Google Classroom

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