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Monday, January 23, 2017

Day 86 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-To what extend did Thomas Jefferson live up to his ideals and beliefs?
-Was the War of 1812 a "second American Revolution"?

Themes: Thomas Jefferson's legacy, James Madison's Presidency, Legacy of the War of 1812

1. Reflections from the History I MID-TERM REVIEW.

2. Semester I recap and reflections. Student learning goals and writing goals.

3.  Historical Thinking Skills - What are they and how will we incorporate them more regularly in our class?

4.  What does the second half of the year have in store for us?

5. Who was James Madison?  The James Madison Packet will help us understand and the Presidential Video from the History Channel.

6.  I will ask you to download the Video Quiz - Use Electronic or print out tomorrow as a Paper copy!  Let's review a couple basics about the War of 1812 and what you learned from using The History Channel's The War of 1812: First Invasion?

7. War of 1812 Resources:
War of 1812 - PBS - American Perspective
British Perspective
Classroom version of War of 1812
War of 1812 Primary Sources - National Archives


1. YES, check Google Classroom. 


U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-Did the United States foreign policy during the 1930's help promote World War II? 
-Could the United States have prevented the outbreak of World War II?
-Should the United States sell arms to other nations?
-Should the United States have aided the Allies against the Axis Powers?
-Does the American security depend upon the survival of its Allies?
-Was war between the United States and Japan inevitable in World War II?

Themes: Evaluation of the New Deal, Causes of WWII, Major Participants of WWII

1. Reflections from the US History II Midterm Exam.

2. Historical Thinking Skills - What are they and how will we incorporate them more regularly in our class? Semester I recap and reflections. Student writing goals and writing goals.

3. What does the second half of the year have in store for us?

4. Research using the BHS Library Databases and utilize the textbook Chapter 24 - page 732-741 to answer the 2 questions below:
a. What were the major causes of World War II?  
b. How did America respond in the early 1930's-mid-1930's? Meaning, what was our foreign policy plan in the 1930's to what Germans and the Japanese were during in Europe and Asia?

5. As a class we will discuss and comprehend the MAJOR CAUSES of World War II

6. Thursday we will successfully complete a Gallery Walk of your ONE political cartoon that depicts the causes of World War II or the spirit of American's foreign policy in the 1930's and everyone will walk the gallery and analyze the different pieces of cartoons.  Be ready to share it with your classmates and me tonight and tomorrow you must have a printed up hard copy! Everyone must have a HARD COPY of their political cartoon!
Things to look for:
Caption messages/ A Hook?
Why was the document created?
Questions raised?
Whose perspective is NOT shown?

7. WWII artwork from the Spanish Civil War

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. 1. What does international studies mean?
2. How will you succeed in my class?
3. What is history?

Themes: PEGS, International Studies, Global Awareness

1.  My blog should be the first thing you check when you come to class because you can access files, videos, links, and your homework on a daily basis. Additionally, the blog should be a helpful and educational resource for you when you check out the blogs or websites linked on the right hand side or even links/videos I post of content we are currently studying in class. We need to sign you all up for Google Classroom as well. I use it weekly to collect work from all of you!

*Helpful hint - You can sign up for my blog so that every time I post, you will get an update in your email.

1. We will review some of your International Studies - Expectations and Syllabi quickly - Contact, Expectations, Course Description.

2. Class Climate and what you should bring to the table in our class. 

3. You guys will be THINKING about quotes tonight...
One of my favorite quotes from this Summer..."The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things." Ronald Reagan

My advice for your quotes is to go find a meaningful quote. Don't just google any quote, find one that hits your core values and what you stand for; one you truly believe in. Remember be artistic and courageous with these and put them on poster paper/construction paper that is big enough for us to see in class.  We are going to hang these up Thursday in class. There will be prizes given out for most artistic and best quote. Be prepared to share your quote with your classmates.

4. Please print up and complete the Quote Activity before Thursday's class period.

5. Historical Thinking Skills - What are they and how will you use them in our class?

6. What is International Studies mean? What do you all want to study?

1. YES, please check Google Classroom.

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