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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Day 144 - Wednesday

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. 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

2. The Slave System Slideshow - Please download and organize in your binder. 

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.

4. We will read and analyze "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?

Themes: Military Industrial Complex, The Vietnam War beginning, President Kennedy's election and appeal with the American public.

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

2. What was the Military Industrial Complex? Any questions?

3. Cold War Slideshow #2  1960-Present day - Introducing John F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

4. Introducing John F. Kennedy - We will watch a series of Debate clips and controversy regarding the John F. Kennedy presidential nomination.

5. JFK's Inaugural Address to the nation, January 20, 1961
-Background Knowledge of JFK's Inaugural Address
-Poetry and Power at JFK's Inaugural Address. 

7. John F. Kennedy Resources:
JFK Library - Life of Kennedy and a whole heck of lot more!
Historic Speeches by JFK - JFK Library
JFK Cabinet, Headlines, and more - Online database on Presidents
JFK at a glance and his Domestic and Foreign policies - The Miller Center - University of Virginia
JFK through photos - A photo walk of JFK through the Presidential Years

8. 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 present their current or recent ICC or ICJ court case. Make sure you have posed your outlines and/or slideshow to Google Classroom. What are the most interesting current/recent ICC or ICJ cases and why?

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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