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Wednesday, November 23, 2016


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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?
-Why were states afraid of centralized authority and a strong central government post-American Revolution?
Themes: Battles of the American Revolution, Turning Points, Key Generals

1. Evaluations of your Silent Conversation yesterday and then Binder Checks.


1. No, Happy Thanksgiving!

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. Based off a homework assignment from last week, 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?

2. We will examine WWI Notes/American Perspective and your textbook pages 580-593 to give you a sense of how to break up the different theaters of war, style of fighting, American mobilization efforts, and how we produced a changing tide in "the war to end all wars".

3. 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

4. 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, Happy Thanksgiving!

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the    21st Century?
2. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
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?

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

1. Mr. Mike Munger who is a SPECIAL OPERATION trainer for the UN Anti-terrorism Force will visited yesterday, what were your thoughts on his demeanor and stories?

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

4. NATO Resources:
-U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
-The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
-Decisions NATO makes and why
-Current NATO missions
-Topics and more on Current NATO missions

5. Updated Current Events format and Current Event Rubric should be reviewed CAREFULLY, which both should guide your lesson on Current Events.

1. No, Happy Thanksgiving!

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