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Friday, May 12, 2017

Day 151 - Friday

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 finish 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.

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

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. We will finish our 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. 

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

3. 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?

4. 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

5. 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.  Does NATO have a new role in the order of international relations in Europe and the World in the    21st Century?
3. Was NATO just or unjust in participating and executing their mission in your post-Cold War scenario?
4. Why do states/countries follow the rules and principles of international law most of the time?
5. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?

Themes: International Policy, NATO Missions

1. Recent NATO events as well...

***Questions to answer while the video is being played. 
A. What key events has NATO been a part of? 
B. What current operations/recent operations have they had and where they successful?

2. NATO project will be introduced today and the project is due next Thursday, May 18th for presentations.

3. You MUST have the following in your NATO Google Project Folder:
-You must have a basic outline in your Google Folder
A works cited page that is ongoing and will be finalized up to Chicago-Style Format standards
-Your final project (with a final link so that we can click on it and it will take us to your project (Prezi, Google Slides, You tube channels, and Digital Stories all have links!!!)

4. Your working outline should include the items below:
-Who is involved in your mission?
-How long have they been there?
-Why NATO troops are there?
-Where and what did the situation look like that caused NATO troops to be engaged in the situation?
-What does the current situation look like? In other words, how effective was the NATO situation?
-What challenges did/do NATO troops face?
1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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