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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 138 - Tuesday

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. All other classes will work on the several groups of people and individuals who spoke out against these rapid changes going on in America, of resulting in reform efforts and movements in America.  We will utilize Chapter 8 of our textbook and The Land of Reform.

2. If you have not download the Antebellum [before the American Civil War] Reformers then please do and we will review slides #1- #15.

3. We will begin examining and reading the Nat Turner Primary Sources, but you need to download to your device and collect evidence to support the fishbowl question for tomorrow's class on "Nat Turner was a madman or a hero?" by building a T-chart displaying the contrasting evidence.
Nat Turner Timeline
Nat Turner Questions

4. 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?"

5. 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. McCarthyism DBQ will be broken down into groups and then will be followed by a fishbowl conversation activity on "Did Joseph McCarthy create a "red scare" or did a "red scare" create Joseph McCarthy?"

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

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

5. 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. Is the world safer today with the United Nations than it was in 1945?
3. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
4. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Themes: Humanitarianism, The International Court of Justice, The International Criminal Court, International Law 

1. International Law Ted Talk with Kimberly Motley "How I defend the rule of law" 2014

2. Moments in history that had International Law
A. Treaty of Westphalia, 1648
B. Montevideo Convention, 1933
C. Vienna Convention of Law of Treaties, 1969
D. Geneva Conventions, 1949-2005
E. The United States and International Law - The U.S. State Department

3. New Players in the Global Affairs
Anti-Americanism in the "World on Fire"

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

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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