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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Day 143 - 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: Reform Movements in the Antebellum Era, Radicals versus Moderate reforms, Slavery resistance, Slavery and abolition

1. A quick recap of Antebellum [before the American Civil War] Reformers.

2. Using your T-chart displaying the evidence, you and a partner will work on Nat Turner Primary Sources, to support the socratic roundtable discussion question for today's class on "Was Nat Turner a madman or a hero?"
Nat Turner Timeline
Nat Turner Questions

3. 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?"

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

2. We will utilize the Cold War Slideshow slides #16-45 today as well.

3. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Presidential Library - Please use this link to go to his Presidential Library that includes a plethora of primary sources on President Dwight D. Eisenhower.  I would like you to navigate and explore this website and the documents they provide.  Create a four column T-chart that in each top column include Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy, and in the bottom columns include Successes and Failures.

4. What was the Military Industrial Complex?

5. Dwight D. Eisenhower's Farewell Address - Military Industrial Complex Primary Text

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. 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. Students will work on preparing for their current or recent ICC or ICJ court case. Research, organization, and being to design your presentation for Wednesday's class will be happening today. 

2. 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

3. Current ICJ Case 2017

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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