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Monday, April 3, 2017

Day 128 - Monday

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

2. 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.

3. 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. We will finish the video questions on The Partition of Korea in 1946 from "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?

2. The Korean War:

4. 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) 

1. Joe's current event on Climate Adaptation will be finished today.

2. 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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