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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 74 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-What does it mean to be an "American"?
--Was George Washington a good president?
-Why was John Adam's so strongly disliked?
-What conditions provided for the encouragement of the Alien and Sedition Acts? 
-What potential for abuse was their with the Alien and Sedition Acts?
-To what extend did Thomas Jefferson live up to his ideals and beliefs?

Themes: George Washington, The Judiciary Act of 1789, 1st Cabinet, Foreign Conflicts, Hamilton and Jefferson Debate, Two-Party System, US Constitution as a Living Document,

1. We will continue our study of America's 1st President George Washington. Please download The George Washington Packet for your binder.

2. -The George Washington Packet - questions, concerns, curiosities?
-The Judiciary Act of 1789 + The Federal Judiciary System today
-The Cabinet
-Hamilton vs. Jefferson
-First Bank of the United States
-Foreign Policy dispute  - Citizen Genet
-The Foundation of Washington D.C. being built
-The First Political Parties
-The Whiskey Rebellion
-We will watch the History Channel's The Presidents

3. More George Washington Resources: website on George Washington and ALL presidents.
Biography of George Washington - Solid video as well to help understand GW
University of Virginia - GW profile
Primary Sources written by GW
Rediscovering GW - A PBS special

4. GW Video by a noted historian Richard Brookhiser:

5. Crash Course on Birth of Political Parties in the USA


1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-Who was Herbert Hoover and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-How did the Great Depression affect the lives of millions of Americans?
-What affect did the Dust Bowl have on Americans during the Great Depression?
-What was the New Deal and how did it affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-What affect did the Stock Market Crash of 1929 have on the American people during the Great Depression?
-What were the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), The Works Progress Administration (WPA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and how did the affect the American people during the Great Depression?
-Who was Franklin Delano Roosevelt and how did his leadership affect the American people during the Great Depression?

Themes: Herbert Hoover, Election of Franklin D. Roosevelt, The Great Crash

1. Mr. Parkin's Slideshow on The Great Depression - PLEASE download and save in your binder. Also, here is a list of the Great Depression Causes

2. Please review the Timeline of the Great Depression from

3. Digital Database investigation of the Causes of the Great Depression?

4. Causes and Effect of the Great Depression

5. The Great Depression Movie

6. The Great Depression: A Struggle to Survive highlights and the main points

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
2. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
3. How should we deal with extremist?
4. Is the United States and it's global alliances winning or losing the War on Terrorism?
5. Where is World War III most likely going to start and why?

Themes: War vs. Peace, Terrorism, National Security, Global Security

1. Vanessa and Chris will continue presenting their current event on the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

2. The root of terrorism and US-Middle East Relations
  A. Read American Public Radio's article "Why Are They So Angry with Us?" Please create a Two- Column Note illustrating the Main Ideas/Arguments and those details/development that support     them.

   B. Review and get familiar with the website, layout, and scope of what you will be diving into as we study The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015

3. U.S. News and World Report: Afghanistan or ISIS? Has American Foreign Policy Shifted it's concern from Afghanistan to Syria?

5. Resources about Islam and the Middle East
The Origins of the Shiite and Sunni Split - NPR Radio Broadcast - Meaning it's a podcast for you to listen to or you can read the article as well.

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

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