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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Day 112 - Thursday

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.


2. Your team needs to be really organized to be successful for Thursday's Opening Statements and Direct Questioning. Your job is to display your expertise, collaborate with your team, design and clearly communicate effective questions, and prepare 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. 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!!!

3. 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 minority participation in World War II reflect social conditions in the United States?
-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 European Theater, D-Day, Race to Berlin, American Soldier's experience, and War in the Pacific

1. Student will review their notes from partner reading yesterday on The American Yawp's "The European Theater" and compare it to "The United States and Japanese War" and then will effectively answer the following 3 questions on Google Classroom.
Questions: You must be able to answer each of the following questions after reading and document your team's responses on Google Classroom.
A. What were the major turning points for Americans during WWII?

B. Identify the American victories in Europe and the Pacific and what strategies or tactics were most successful? How did these strategies reflect available resources and geographical scope of the conflict?

C. What do you think will be the greatest legacy of WWII involving American Soldiers? 

2. We will finish investigating the pace, major battles, and impact American troops had on World War II using the following slideshows and facilitating a whole-classroom discussions on the major themes/events that define these theaters of war in WWII.
World War II the European Theater
World War II the Pacific Theater
The Death of FDR

3. World War II Resources:
National WWII Museum
The American Yawp - Online Textbook Chapter on WWII
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: Ayman al-Zawahiri, Khalid al-Habib, and Al-Qaeda Leadership,  Caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turki-al-Binali, The Rise of ISIS, ISIS threats

1. Articles we will read and discuss today and the rest of this week:
An Overview of ISIS - slideshow
Who was the Founder of ISIS?
High Reward for ISIS leader
Mapping out Militants - Stanford University
ISIS fast facts - Great Timeline, video and recent from Nov. 2016 - CNN World
ISIS threatens Nike and Adidas wearing Arabs. 
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
US Turns up the Heat on ISIS and Al-Qaeda

2. Documentaries we will watch and discuss:
America at a Crossroads: JIHAD and the men and ideas behind Al-Qaeda
Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special.
Terror in Europe
Hunting ISIS

3. 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

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

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