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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Day 131 - Thursday

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: Westward Migration, Expansionist Policies, Western Trails, The Donner Party

1. 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

2. 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 review a quick recap of The "Forgotten War" Article - with a focus on timeline, terrain, leadership and role of the United Nations.

2. The Korean War:

4. Please review the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) Primary Sources
-Then watch the film on the The Red Scare and HUAC:


5. Resources to help understand the tension between the Super Powers
-Fallout shelters and H-bomb

7. After REVIEWING the HUAC Primary Sources, and the two films on HUAC and Hollywood Ten, please write a 8-12 sentence RESPONSE on Google Classroom. Your response should illustrate a strong thesis statement, clear and strong opinions, and gives your genuine reflection on HUAC's effectiveness on American civilians and the home front

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. We will continue 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.  UN charter + UN preamble, purpose, and principles - Summarize the key points of the UN's preamble, purpose, and principles using the above links. You should do this by creating a Two-Column Chart, which gives the details/development of the preamble, then purpose, and then principles on the right hand side and then on the left side create the SO WHAT FACTOR based on your summarization of the details/developments. Universal Declaration of Rights + Outline of the Universal Declaration of Rights - Same as directions as above, except your topic is Universal Declaration of Rights.

7. International Law video:

8. International Court of JusticeWhy do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
International Law - EQ, Process, and expert

9. 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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