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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Day 149 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-Were the forces of nationalism or sectionalism impacting the country the most from 1820-1860? 
--Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Was slavery a humane or evil institution?
-Does war cause national prosperity?

Themes: Reform Movements in the Antebellum Era, Radicals versus Moderate reforms, Slavery resistance, Slavery and abolition, Solomon Northup, The Fugitive Slave Acts

1. We will be watching 12 Years a Slave  and you need to complete the 9 Questions.  You will need to complete these questions while you watch the film 12 Years a Slave.  We will watch selected scenes from the 2014 Academy Award Winner of Best Picture. Solomon Northup Slideshow & Background information on Solomon Northup and the Author David Wilson, Screen-writer Steven McQueen and Editor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Finally, let's take a peek at Slavery: Then and NowPlease review and read for an understanding of how slavery has evolved and examples of 21st century slavery today.

2. 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.

6. We will read and analyze "How did Southerners DEFEND slavery? What arguments did they use?"

7. 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?
-What is JFK's real legacy?
-How did JFK's assassination impact Johnson's presidency?
-Why was the Vietnam War so divisive? 

Themes: The Vietnam War beginning, President Kennedy's election and legacy

1.  You will have approximately 15 minutes to finish your Teacher Appreciation letters today to a teacher this school year that has IMPACTED you in a positive manner. 

2. Highlights of John F. Kennedy's Presidency:
JFK Library - Life of Kennedy and a whole heck of lot more!
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
Timeline of John F. Kennedy's Presidency - Periodization and Chronological history of JFK's presidency. 

3. John F. Kennedy and CubaJohn F. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis & Cuban Missile Crisis  - Students will look at Photographs + listen to Audio files for 20 minutes

4. Using a fishbowl concept, students will utilize a student-led class discussion after reviewing videos and resources from today's class:
-Why did the Soviet Union place missiles in Cuba? What could they gain by deployment?
-Why was Fidel Castro and Cuba a threat to the United States?
-Did missiles actually threaten the United State's security?
-Why did the U.S.A blockade Cuba? Was it an effective measure to problem solve this situation?
-How did the secret discussion affect the outcome?
-Should President Kennedy be considered a hero or lucky?  Why?
-What did the international community (United States/Soviet Union/Cuba/Others) gain or lose from this crisis?

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 NATO? Why or why not?
2. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
3. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Themes: International Policy, NATO, 

1. We will continue our study and examination of NATO and it's organization:
-What is NATO and looking at the organization/structure of it? 
-U.S. State Dept - What is NATO?
-Who is who in NATO? NATO Leadership
-The Washington Treaty (aka The North Atlantic Treaty)
-What is NATO's mission? Which decisions does it make and why would it be consulted?

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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