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Monday, March 13, 2017

Day 114 - 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 Legacy, Manifest Destiny, and Jacksonian Democracy

1. We will ALL COMPLETE THE CLOSING STATEMENTS OF THE ANDREW JACKSON TRIAL! Mr. Parkin will need 10-15 minutes to deliberate and tally up who won the Andrew Jackson Trial. ***The CLASS (either Period 1, 2, or 7) THAT IMPRESSES Mr. Parkin the MOST will get a PIZZA PARTY!!!

2. A quick wrap-up of Andrew Jackson's Presidency and then we will move on to Martin Van Buren.
Andrew Jackson Legacy - The Hermitage
Andrew Jackson's Shifting Legacy - The Gilder Lehrman

3. Please use the Westward Expansion President Video Questions to answer questions about Presidents Martin Van Buren to James K. Polk using the video links below. Please post to Google Classroom!

Martin Van Buren Presidency

William Henry Harrison Presidency

John Tyler Presidency

James K. Polk Presidency

4. Westward Expansion and Pre-Civil War Overview - Read and discuss the highlights

5. How did America Justify Westward Expansion?
-Manifest Destiny Slideshow

6. Complete the Map Activity on Westward Expansion by Friday. 
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. 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 Pacific Theater
The Death of FDR

2. Use the following primary sources to discuss, categorize and to examine some of the key moments in the War in the Pacific for America
American Propaganda & The Manhattan Project & The First Atomic Blast & The Bombing of Hiroshima

3. Interactive Map - Island Hopping and what did you find as the most important battle and the turning point for Americans in the Pacific from the War in the Pacific article and Major Pacific Battles article. Other questions to discuss:
-When did we really begin Island Hopping in the Pacific?
-Based off the video from yesterday, what style of fighting took place in the Pacific for both the Americans and Japanese?
-What part of the U.S. military was MOST IMPORTANT for fighting the Japanese?
-How many men did we need to win the Pacific Theater?
-Did most of the fighting take place in Japan? Why or why not?

4. Your Debate will be on Wednesday on the Atomic Bomb Debate.

5. World War II Resources:
World War II the European Theater
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. A quick recap of Will Rizza's presentation on Food Worldwide and Famine in 3rd World Nations.

2. We will also watch the Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special.

3. Articles we will read and discuss today and the rest of this week:
A quick recap from yesterday's homework on ISIS fast facts - Great Timeline, video and recent from Nov. 2016 - CNN World
ISIS Leadership
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

4. Documentaries we will watch and discuss:
On Monday we will watch - 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

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

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

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