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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Day 101 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-How revolutionary was the Market Revolution in the early 19th Century in American History?
-Why was Industrialization so complex and yet dynamic?
-Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860? 

Themes: Market Revolution, Agricultural Revolution, Industrialization, Transportation Revolution, Immigration Boom, Population shifts, Urbanization, product expansion and inventions

1. Your FISHBOWL ACTIVITY will begin today for a TEST GRADE! Please use the Essential Question "Why was Industrialization so complex and yet dynamic? to guide your group research, organization and to provide all of you direction for creating a intelligent and exciting conversation regarding your topic for at least 5 minutes. Remember there are other questions on have on the Industrialization Fishbowl Activity sheet I shared with you and reviewed yesterday. 

A. Population and Immigration
Immigration Percentage Charts
-Foreign Born Immigrants per state 2000
-Where were Immigrants coming from? Pie Charts
-Basic Immigration in American in the 1700-1850's Slideshow
-Immigration in America 1830-1860
-German and Irish Immigrant Chart in USA
-Chart #2 - Germans and Irish vs the rest of Immigrants
-A fascinating study of Population Density (Look at 1700 vs. 1950) What maps are most important and why?  What patterns do you see? What argument can these data charts provide us?
-Population Chart #2
-Population Growth in the Future? Wow...just take a look at the first few pages of this study.  What are your reactions to this United Nations study and projections?

B. Agricultural Revolution
Cotton Production 1820 versus 1860
American Immigrants and Agricultural Life - Database
The Agricultural Revolution Article VS. The New Agricultural Revolution - What is it? How does Agriculture impact societies? What is the major argument that EACH of these articles/essays present?
Growing a Nation: The Story of American Agriculture
Crops and Livestock: The Story of American Agriculture
Farmers and the Land: The Story of American Agriculture

C. Transportation expansion
Map of USA expanding infrastructure - Roads and Canals
Maps of American Railroads expansion from East Coast to the West
Development of Railroads from 1830-1990's
Transportation Revolution - PBS learning
National Road video 
Steamboats - Primary Sources and Newspaper Headlines
Transportation Revolution 1815-1850

D. Industrial/Product expansion
US Industry Map in Early 1800's
Francis Cabot Lowell Video - What was most significant about the Lowell Cotton Mills in New England?
Textile Industrial History
Inventions in the early 1800's
More inventions from 1800-1850's
The Economic Revolution - covers a ton of topics
"The Market Revolution"

2. Immigration Percentage Charts
-Foreign Born Immigrants per state 2000
-Where were Immigrants coming from? Pie Charts
-Basic Immigration in American in the 1700-1850's Slideshow
-Immigration in America 1830-1860
-German and Irish Immigrant Chart in USA
-Chart #2 - Germans and Irish vs the rest of Immigrants

1. YES, check Google Classroom!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-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: American Isolationism, WWII Propaganda, Pearl Harbor

1. We will compare FDR's A Day of Infamy Speech to GWB's Post-September 11th address to the nation. See Google Classroom for directions.

2. Quick Fact Sheet and background knowledge on Japanese-Americans during WWII. 

3. Japanese-Internment Resources:
Children of the Camps - Whoa and scary!
Japanese Internment - Background and Life in the Camps and tons of resources at the end!
Life Behind the Wire - Great information about Japanese-Americans and the next page covers "Rebuilding"
Photographs of Japanese-Americans in Camps - Library of Congress

4. Below are videos on Japanese-Americans (Unfortunately we have to skip around a little bit) OR a few selected Youtube videos below:

5. Use tonight to prepare for your Japanese-American Internment Fishbowl Activity with your groupmates. Google Classroom has a bunch of resources for you all to focus on and to collaborate together.

6. Not until Monday when we come back from the break! Please watch The Century: America's Time - 1941-1945: The American Homefront. What were the three most interesting concepts you learned about the American Homefront from this video (4-6 sentence in total)

7. World War II Resources:
Causes of World War II -
-Early Phases of the War - Europeans, Americans, and 1939-1941.
-World War II Leaders - The basics
-WWII Leaders - Aggressors, Defenders, Victims, etc - A MUST SEE!!!
-Fascism versue Communism
-Maps of World War II
America in World War II Slideshare
The Atlantic Charter
American Army in World War II - A US Military Army collective and brief history 
U.S. Home-front During World War II
The National WWII museum - lots of images, primary sources, outline of WWII, and WWII by the numbers!
Library of Congress - World War II Primary Sources
American Women in World War II
America's WWII in Color - PBS special
Summary of WWII

1. Yes, check Google Classroom. 

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Have the forces of good and evil changed overtime, and if so, how and why?
2. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
3. What is National Security? 
4. How should we deal with extremist?
5. How does terrorism differ from planned acts of military aggression?
6. Is the United States and it's global alliances winning or losing the War on Terrorism? 

Themes: Human Rights, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Fatwa,  Jihad

1. Students will need to review the Al Qaeda and 9/11 - How are they related and why? article from Friday and their notes/reaction paragraph. The idea will be that students need to conduct a Fishbowl activity and you will have 10 minutes to prepare with your groupmates in class today, but otherwise we will have this FISHBOWL ACTIVITY begin today in class.  For the fishbowl activity (TEST GRADE) the class will have to conduct a conversation for 7 minutes with questions from other groups to follow. Each "outside group/non-participant group" must ask a few questions to see how the "fish/participating group" can respond and answer questions. Students have been divided among three groups based on the following questions:

A. What principles govern the U.S. policy in the Middle East?

B. Why has Osama Bin Laden and other jihad leaders waged an ongoing terror campaign against the USA and other western countries/allies?

C. Which countries concern the USA the most in the Middle East and why?

2.A quick review of Definitions of Terrorism - What is Terrorism? Do all of these definitions say the same thing? If so or if not, then why?

3. The History of Terrorism. Yes, there is an actual book on it. Let's just take a quick peek at it using the Table of Contents.

4. We will begin watching A PBS special titled "The Road to 9/11" when you get back from the break, so the questions on The Road to 9/11 Handout with key terms and questions will be posted on Google Classroom.  

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

6. Terrorism Resources:
Visuals on the History of Terrorism
-Read American Public Radio's article "Why Are They So Angry with Us?"  - We will do on Tuesday (Please create a Two- Column Note illustrating the Main Ideas/Arguments and those details/development that support them).
-The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015

1. Yes, check Google Classroom!

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