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Monday, March 6, 2017

Day 109 - Monday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860? 
-Was the Age of Jackson an age of democracy?
-Should Andrew Jackson have been impeached for his handling of The Nullification Crisis, The Bank Wars, and the removal of Native Indians. 

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

1. We will briefly discuss the responsibilities, resources, and any questions you may have before you begin working with your Prosecution or Defense Teams.

2. Mock Trial Resource Videos:

Opening Statements Example:

Direct Questioning Example:

Cross-Examination Tips for Students:

2. Please prepare for your courtroom proceedings (SEE attached link & VIDEOS above) and become experts on Andrew Jackson's criminal charges. 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 a ton of resources over the last 72 hours on the Google Folder with 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.

3. 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!!!

4. 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
-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?'
-What choices and decision do societies face in war?
-How did WWII affect American Society
-How did the role of national government evolve during WWII?
-How are freedoms and democracy threatened during times of war?
-How are propaganda and rhetoric used during times of war?
-Is it ever justified to use a weapon of mass production?

Themes: The American Homefront, American industrialization, Financing the War, Americans on the move, The War Production Board, American soldiers, Citizens contributions during WWII, Censorship, Sacrifice during WWII; Women, African-Americans, and minorities during WWII

1. We will continue and finish our study of Chapter 25 and The American Homefront today as we utilize our textbook and the "Homefront Sources" below.  Students will be actively be filling out their Citizen Soldiers Contribution Sheet and COMPLETE IT FOR HOMEWORK!

2. Homefront Sources:
American Mobilization - The American Homefront - & The Smithsonian - Home front Propaganda  - What are the main ideas of the posters use pages 4-9?
American Production - Home front Documents - Photographs and Various Documents + pages 770-773 in your textbook + War Production from
Federal Government taking more control during WWII - Use pages 773 - 774 in your textbook & The Good War and the Workers
War in Africa and Europe - pages 775-782 of your textbook and World War II the European Theater

3. 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)

4. World War II Resources:
National WWII Museum
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. What role does terrorism play in the world?
6. If a government or nation wages war against a civilian population, is it guilty of terrorism?
7. Is the United States and it's global alliances winning or losing the War on Terrorism?

Themes: Human Rights Violations, Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, Fatwa, Jihad, Muslim Brotherhood, 1979 Iranian Revolution, Creation of Israel

1. Eddie will finish his current event on Oil Prices: What's Behind the Volatility as an international current event.

2. On Monday, we will finish watching A PBS special titled "The Road to 9/11" from last week, 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 Monday evening.

3. Articles we will read and discuss:
Who was the Founder of ISIS?
U.S. News and World Report: Afghanistan or ISIS? Has American Foreign Policy Shifted it's concern from Afghanistan to Syria?
Who's Who in the Fight Against ISIS?
How Europe Left Itself Open to Terrorism?
To catch a Terrorist - The focus is on Europe

4. Documentaries we will watch and discuss:
Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special.
Terror in Europe
Hunting ISIS

5. 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

6.  Resources about Islam and the Middle East
1. Yes, check Google Classroom!

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