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Friday, January 6, 2017

Day 76 - Friday

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, Foreign Conflicts, Hamilton and Jefferson Debate, Two-Party System, US Constitution as a Living Document, Washington D.C.

1. We will very quickly explore and learn about the warnings George Washington had for future presidents and leader of our nation by analyzing in groups excerpts from President Washington's Farewell Address
Fill out EACH graphic organizer below based off your group.
GW Farewell Address (abridged)
GW Graphic Organizer 1
GW Graphic Organizer 2

2. Quiz on George Washington's Presidency.

3. On Monday, we will introduce our second President of the United States with some excerpts from "Life in Brief: John Adams", and then students will turn and talk with a partner based of the 2-COLUMN NOTES based off guided topics BELOW:

A. Summarize the International situation during John Adam's presidency.
B. Summarize the domestic political situation
C. List the concerns that lead to the Sedition Act
D. Describe the Alien and Sedition Acts - What is classified as a crime?

4. Here is the the John Adams Packet and The Sedition Act Excerpt (Just read pages 5 & 6). On Monday, we will begin the John Adams Presidency video questions.

1. YES, here is your  US History I MID-TERM REVIEW GUIDE - Your mid-term exam is approximately a week away so please begin reviewing and decide what you know and what needs some serious review


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. Please review the Timeline of the Great Depression from

2. Americans Face Hard Times

3. FDR offers Relief, Reform and Recovery:

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 - SHARE using the Turn and Talk strategy session with partners and then summarize using the Write-Around strategy from the written prompt (on the board) regarding the article above on A Struggle to Survive.

7. On Monday of next week, we will read the directions, review the Documents 1-4 and then complete the Document Analysis sheets from #1-4 of the DBQ - Great Depression and FDR effectiveness. You will write a Silent Conversation next week regarding these documents and FDR's effectiveness.

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
2. What is National Security? 
3. How should we deal with extremist?
4. How does terrorism differ from planned acts of military aggression?
5. Is the United States and it's global alliances winning or losing the War on Terrorism?
6. Where is World War III most likely going to start and why?

Themes: Terrorism, National Security, Global Security, 
Taliban Operations, Middle East Foreign Policy, Global cooperation/Global Diplomacy, Afghanistan War, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda Operations

1. 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. Here is The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015

2.  Make sense of this strong statement "Terrorism is neither new nor confined to Middle East or Islamic Extremism." - Choices Program, Brown University

3. The UN trying to define terrorism:

5. Remembering September 11th Video

6. Terrorism Resources:
Various Definitions of Terrorism - Department of Emergency and Military
Affairs - State of Arizona, USA
History of Terrorism - Online Textbook
A brief history of Terrorism - The US State Department viewpoint
The Changing Face of Terrorism - BBC Website runs through the origins, spread, and modern terrorism today
Types of Terrorism -
Slideshow on Terrorism - University of Pittsburgh

7. AMAZING VIDEO below on TERRORISM AND WOMEN - Honestly guys, it's a MUST-SEE and will keep your attention the whole time.

Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

10. 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.
Sunnis and Shiites Schism
Topics on the Middle East - War, Diplomacy, Energy, Arab Spring, Terrorism, and US-Middle East Policy.

11. Resources on The Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS:
Who are the Taliban? - BBC special report
The Taliban in Afghanistan - Council of Foreign Relations - CASE STUDY :)
U.S. Newsweek - The Taliban’s New Role as Afghanistan’s Drug Mafia
A MUST READ ON TERRORISM TODAY - Council of Foreign Relations
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) -
The Long War Journal -
National Security Agency (NSA) -
Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) -

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

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