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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Day 115 - Tuesday/Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-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?
-How did Americans justified Manifest Destiny?
-Why did Americans feel so compelled to expand the country westward?
-How might the country have developed differently if no gold or other precious minerals had been discovered in the West?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Is economic, social, or physical coercion an effective method of achieving our national interest in domestic affairs
-How did the new republic struggle to define and extend democratic ideals in the face of rapid economic, territorial, and demographic changes?
-Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860? 

Themes: Andrew Jackson Legacy, Manifest Destiny, and Jacksonian Democracy

1.  ***The CLASS (either Period 1, 2, or 7) THAT IMPRESSES Mr. Parkin the MOST will get a PIZZA PARTY....and the winning team is...

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

3. Think - Pair - Write Activity: Compare and contrast the highlights, low-points, achievements and biggest concerns from the Westward Expansion President Video Questions about Presidents Martin Van Buren to James K. Polk? Which President made the biggest impact and why? Which President struggled the most to govern the nation and why?
*Focus will be on:
A. Periodization
B. Patterns of Continuity and Change Over Time
C. Comparison

4. Westward Expansion and Pre-Civil War Overview - Think-Pair-Share Activity

A. What caused rapid territorial expansion and lead to more territorial gains for the U.S.?
B. Who are pioneers?
C. How did art and literature become embedded in American culture pre-Civil War era?
D. Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860?

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

6. Complete the Map Activity on Westward Expansion on Friday of class.

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 Pacific Theater, American Soldier's experience, FDR's death, the Manhattan Project, Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1. Your Debate will be TODAY/Wednesday AND you will complete your ATOMIC BOMB DEBATE with Team 1 giving opening statements, rebuttal, cross-fire, and closing statements and TEAM 2 completing their opening, rebuttal, cross-fire, and closing statements.  You should have already filled out an Atomic Bomb Debate Organizer to assist you and please don't hesitate to bring up any documents on Atomic Bomb Debate Format doc for exhibits as you make arguments and present evidence.

2.***The goal is that everyone can EXPLAIN 3 CLAIMS and provide clear EVIDENCE for your ARGUMENT about the atomic bomb. 

Team 1: "Should the U.S.A employ atomic weapons to defeat its enemies in war?" 

Team 2: "How should we remember the dropping of the atomic bombs?"

*Please use the following resource below to organize a constructive debate. 

Photographs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Leo Szilard's Petition to The President (1945)

Leaflet dropped over Japan

U.S. Strategic Bomb Survey (1946)

Surviving the Atomic Bomb (1945)

Primary Sources - A collection of different sources for a Debate on the Dropping the Bombs

Primary Source Documents from the Harry S. Truman Library: On the Decision to Drop the Atomic Bombs

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. World War II Resources:
The Death of FDR
World War II the Pacific Theater
Interactive Map - Island Hopping
War in the Pacific
Major Pacific Battles
American Propaganda
The Manhattan Project
The First Atomic Blast
The Bombing of Hiroshima
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 the Rise of ISIS documentary from PBS Frontline Special. Review your answers with a partner in a Think-Pair-Share activity. 

2. Please read the ISIS Fishbowl Directions and begin viewing and reading the articles below or within the "Student Task" section. You need to get in the mindset of a Presidential advisory team and you will be defending which policy options are the best for defeating ISIS? Your FISHBOWL ACTIVITY WILL BE A PROJECT GRADE and will take place ON THURSDAY of class.

-September 10, 2014, President Obama announced a new U.S. strategy for countering ISIS.  
-On Feb 6, 2017, President Trump made a televised speech regarding the U.S. strategy for countering ISIS.

-The first is an excerpt from former President Obama’s address, on September 10, 2014.  
-The second is an article by The Hill on President Trump’s plan to defeat ISIS on Febuary 2, 2017.
-Finally, the third is an article by the coalition Win Without War, which offers several alternative strategies

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

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

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