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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Day 107 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-How revolutionary was the Market Revolution in the early 19th Century in American History?
-Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860? 
-Was the Age of Jackson an age of democracy?

Themes: Andrew Jackson's Presidency, The Bank Wars, The Nullification Crisis, The Indian Removal Act of 1830.


2. Using the Andrew Jackson Trial please look at the Prosecution side and then the Defense Side (this should be read over and highlighted by Friday, March 2rd). You all will be deciding which TWO CHARGES against Andrew Jackson your class wants to pick TODAY IN CLASS and you will communicate that to me first thing tomorrow at the beginning of class. Please do NOT bombard me with questions, just read it over, write down any questions you have, and try to understand what the trial is about, who you might want to be (Defense Lawyer, Prosecution Lawyer, A Witness and we will assign roles on Tuesday). You will have access to a Google Folder that your class will operate in for the preparation of the trial starting tomorrow (Friday, March 3rd)

3. Please prepare for your court room proceedings and become experts on Andrew Jackson. Your team needs to be really organized to be successful for Thursday's Opening Statements and Direct Questioning. Look at all the resources and decide quickly if they help the Prosecution side or the the Defense Side.  I have shared with you a ton of resources over the next 24 hours on the Google Folder for your class, now you need to work through becoming experts, designing effective questions, and preparing to be the BEST witness or lawyer you can be. This is hard and you will gain a valuable experience here turning our classroom into a courtroom.

4. Be prepared to play your role-player (Lawyers and Witness) parts with expertise, professionalism, and make this trial come alive in class.
***The CLASS (either Period 1, 2, or 7) THAT IMPRESSES Mr. Parkin the MOST will get a PIZZA PARTY!!!

5. Andrew Jackson Resources:
-Mrs. Pojer's Trial on Andrew Jackson  - Terrific Links to primary sources on Jackson and the charges.
-Andrew Jackson Trial Preparation and Tasks - Your MAJOR outline for this Trial Project

-List of Common Objections
-Sustained or Overruled - After an Objection the Judge rules
-The Miller Center - Andrew Jackson's domestic policies/biography/foreign affairs
-The Hermitage Website and Memorial
-Andrew Jackson "Bound for Glory" - A New Yorker Article
-King Andrew and the Bank
-Andrew Jackson Political Cartoons
-The Nullification Crisis - Primary Source
-A large collection of primary sources on Andrew Jackson
-Page 7 - Indian Removal Act Primary Sources
-Trial of Tears - Maps and Perspectives 
The Age of Jackson - focuses on dismantling the Bank, Veto Power, and Indian Removal using a Primary source for each.
Andrew Jackson and His World - Caroline Berkin, Professor of History at New York University
The Indian Removal Act - Elliot West, Professor of History, The University of Arkansas
Andrew Jackson and the Constitution - Matthew Warshauer, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University
Perspectives of the Trial of Tears
Andrew Jackson and the Bank Wars
The Nullification Crisis

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. Here is the Scavenger Hunt Activity for TODAY'S FIELD TRIP to the International Museum of WWII. For those of you staying back in Mr. Parkin's class, please check GOOGLE CLASSROOM for your assignment.

2. On Friday we will finish the last team's fishbowl response using the Japanese-American Internment Fishbowl Activity with your groupmates.

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. Not until Friday - 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)

5. 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, Jihan

1. Please check out Google Classroom for your assignment on "Why Are They So Angry with Us?:
The Middle East and the West, a National Public Radio announcement and a 5-part series from December 2015. It is due by 7:35 AM on Friday morning. 

2. We will finish watching A PBS special titled "The Road to 9/11" on Friday,  so the questions on The Road to 9/11 Handout with key terms and questions will be posted on Google Classroom and asked to be submitted by Friday evening. 

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

4. Terrorism Resources:
Visuals on the History of Terrorism
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 -
"Why Are They So Angry with Us?"  
The Middle East and the West, National Public Radio, 5-part series, December 2015

1. Yes, check Google Classroom!

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