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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Day 80 - Thursday

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.  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.

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 brief segment from "Uncovering the Dust Bowl"

2.  The Great Depression: A Struggle to Survive highlights and the main points - SHARE please with the rest of the class. Next we will analyze and evaluate Documents 1-8 by assigning partners to investigate each document on the DBQ - Great Depression and FDR effectiveness

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

4. 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. 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.

2. 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

3.  Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special - We will watch today as well!!

4. Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home

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

7. 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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