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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Day 79 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-What does it mean to be an "American"?
-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: Foreign Conflicts, Sectionalism, Chief Justice John Marshall, XYZ Affair, Alien & Sedition Acts

1. Using the The Sedition Act Excerpt  and The Historical Minute: The Senate Holds an Editor in Contempt on the website of the U.S. Senate, which tell the story of the Senate trial of William Duane. the class will be split up into three groups and discuss:
A. Group 1 - Could the Federalists, the party in control, wield the power necessary to protect America against those who opposed it without wielding that power against those who opposed them?

B. Group 2 - In times of war or imminent danger, how do you balance the need for security with the rights of individuals.

C. Group 3 - How can partisan politics affect the process of shaping security policies?

**Your job will be to present an argument and to engage in a 5 - minute fishbowl discussion where your group can hold a conversation while the other groups listen to your arguments and evidence. Your ability to contribute to the conversation and add something new and interesting to the conversation is what will factor into your grade.

2. We will investigate the controversial decisions that Thomas Jefferson made as the third President of the United States of America using the Thomas Jefferson Packet and Chapter 6 - Section 3 Jefferson Alters the Nation's Course pages 197-201 in your textbook.

4. TJ Resources: 
TJ and
TJ and a biography/video of his life
University of Virginia's Miller Center - TJ as President
Criticisms of TJ as President of the USA
The Dark Side of TJ: The Smithsonian Online

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:
-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 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: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Relief, Reform, Recovery = Dr. New Deal,

1.  We will watch a History Channel - The Presidents - On Franklin D. Roosevelt - The video questions are on The Great Depression and New Deal Packet's last 2 pages and you will need to have these out as we watch the movie today in class.

2.  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.

3. On Wednesday we will analyze and evaluate 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.

4. Let's evaluate the Effectiveness of the New Deal? U.S. History Organization

5. End of the Great Depression and the New Deal - Foundation of Economic Education Organization
-The Great Depression Numbers: Library of Economics and Liberty - Professor Gene Smiley of Marquette University
-Podcast by Robert Higgs - An instrumental critic of New Deal policies (Tough to listen too because it's long, but he does criticize the US government).

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. Josif, Zach, and Victor will have 30 minutes to present the Russian-Ukraine Crisis.

2. So what do you absolutely need to know about the Middle East and the Arab world first before we talk about The Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS?
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.

3. 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

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

5. Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

8. 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.

9. 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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