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Friday, March 17, 2017

Day 117 - Friday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-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: Jacksonian Democracy, Manifest Destiny, Westward Migration, Expansionist Policies

1. 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's Shifting Legacy - The Gilder Lehrman - Period 2 needs to review this FIRST before completing their Think-Pair-Write Activity below.

2. Think - Pair - Write Activity must be completed today in class. 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.  Questions you need to answer using the 3 historical thinking skills of Periodization, Patterns of Continuity and Change Over Time, and Comparison:

A. Which President made the biggest impact and why? 
B. Which President struggled the most to govern the nation and why?

3. 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?

4. How did America justify Westward Expansion? Compare this to your homework from last night on Westward Expansion and The Native Americans
-Manifest Destiny Slideshow

5. Complete the Map Activity on Westward Expansion on Monday of class.

1. YES, check Google Classroom!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-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. Slideshow on The Death of FDR will be pushed back to Monday's class period. Please move on to #2 below.

2. On Google Classroom you will see your assignment for the day. You have to watch a Ted Talk by Dr. Daniele Ganser (see below) titled "War and Peace in the 21st century - the stories of our minds" and answer the writing prompts in a single, detailed, and developed paragraph citing at least 2 examples from his TedTalk.

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. Please read the articles found in the ISIS Fishbowl and prepare appropriately with your Team of 3 for your Fishbowl Project on Tuesday. 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 TUESDAY (March 21st) of next week in 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

2. 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

3. 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

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

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

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