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Friday, March 31, 2017

Day 127 - 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: Manifest Destiny, Westward Migration, Expansionist Policies

1. It's DEBATE DAY #2!  We will finish Team B's second stages of the debate on the Mexican-American War for today's class. We will have a quick recap of your debate on what worked well and individual strong performances. Mr. Parkin will also announce the winning teams!

2. We will also evaluate the Mexican-American War, especially the "Legacy of the War" and the Mexican-American DBQ Analysis

3. Mexican-American Resources:
War with Mexico 1846-1848 - PBS special
Overview of the War - Use this as a resource for the Debate

4. A quick review of the Manifest Destiny concepts from Chapter 9 of your textbook (pages 280-299) to draw attention to the "Frontier Settlers" and the "American Trials West" using the resources below.

5. The Western Trails, Gold Rush and Resources:
The Mormon Pioneers Trek, 1846 - National Parks and Services
Primary Sources from PBS - Using the timeline, explore the Primary sources on Texas Independence, The Whitman's exploration of the Oregon Trail, War with Mexico, Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo, The "Diggings" in California, Massacres of the West, and more.
The Gold Rush and the Donner Party - Powerful and impactful story about cannibalism in the West.
The Gold Rush - Great facts, maps, and timelines - Covers The Westward Expansion and has 9 videos on various topics as well.
Trails to Utah and the Pacific - How did people migrate out West + Primary Source/Interactive Maps

6. Pathways to the West Videos:

The Diary of 14 year old Sally Hester

1. YES, check Google Classroom!

U.S. HISTORY II - Period 3:
Essential Questions:
-Who is responsible for starting the Cold War?
-Why didn't the Cold War ever turn "hot"?
-How did the Cold War challenge American values, at home and abroad?
-Is the Cold War still going on? How?

ThemesContainment, Domino Theory, Competing Plans, The Korean War

1. Thesis Statements and evidence to support them will be done in a Think-Pair-Share Activity

2. How did your Top-Down Webs on Communist China and Korean War go?  Let's share and give feedback.

3. The Partition of Korea - 1946 - American in Asia in the 1940's
Questions to answer:
A. Where was Korea divided?
B. At which conference did President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Chiang-Kai-shek meet to discuss the future of Japan?
C. Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution prohibited the country from what?
D. Who supervised the occupation of Japan?

4. The Korean War:

6. Slideshows/Visuals on the Cold War
1. Yes, check Google Classroom. 

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. Does the world need the United Nations? Why or why not?
2. Should we enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in countries not our own? If so, how? If not, why?
3. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
4. Is the United Nations an effective peace-keeping organization?
5. What should be done to improve the effectiveness of the United Nations?
6. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?

Themes: The Syrian Civil War, Refugees, Current Events - Climate Sustainability (Joe) and the encirclement of Raqqa, Syria. 

1. Current events will be completed today (Nick) and maybe Joe is we have time, otherwise Joe will finish on Monday. You both must have your slideshows, articles, and article commentary completed the night before by 10:00PM.

2. Articles on ISIS
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?
Documentaries on ISIS
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. Here is a World Map. We will begin to examine the United Nations using the UN Website and a UN slideshow.

3. Ban-Ki-Moon - former Secretary-General of the United Nations

4. Brief History of the United Nations:

5. United Nation Resources:
University of California organized a UN resources guide - Honestly, the BEST and more ORGANIZED I have seen yet on how to research issues concerning the United Nations.

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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