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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 136 - Thursday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-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 Gold Rush

1. We will plan on finishing our study of The Western Trails, Gold Rush and Conquest of the West. 

2. The West Resources:
The Gold Rush Museum - The Oakland Museum of California
The Gold Rush - Great facts, maps, and timelines
California As I Saw It: A first-person narrative in California's early years 1849-1900
Conquering the West - American Yawp - Online Textbook


4. The "Other Side" was not so happy with all of the changes going on in America from 1816-1860. Several groups of people and individuals spoke out against these rapid changes going on in America.  As a result, we will be briefly covering the reform movements in America during the above time period using The Land of Reform from Chapter 8 pages 240-258.

5. Please download the Antebellum [before the American Civil War] Reformers and review slides #1- #15.

6.  the Nat Turner Primary Sources to your device and collect evidence to support if "Nat Turner was a madman or a hero?" by building a T-chart displaying the contrasting evidence. Please go to Slavery and Abolition, which is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.  This exhibit will highlight the key abolitionist and the principles behind why people fought against slavery.  Please use the Slavery and Abolition link and your textbook pages 248-253 as resources to help complete a 2-column chart regarding Slavery and/or Abolitionist and be sure to give major actions and result that occurred on both of these subjects from 1820-1850. Please strongly consider "How did Southerners DEFEND slavery? What arguments did they use?"

6. Reform Movements of the 19th Century
First Age of Reform - Lots of Primary sources
Pre-Civil War Reform - Scroll down to this section on our online textbook and read the summary and click on the links to help you understand more specific reform movements

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. Library day for your research papers and completing your 5 Working Chicago-Style Citations.

2. McCarthyism DBQ and a socratic seminar conversation.

3. We will watch and students will answer questions on President Dwight Eisenhower.

4. Resources to help understand the tension between the Super Powers
-Fallout shelters and H-bomb
5. We will utilize the Cold War Slideshow slides #16-45

6. Cold War Resources:
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. Kosta will present his current events on "Refugees" and his article is for a class discussion. 

2. International Law video:

4. 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

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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