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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Day 158 - Tuesday

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: Solomon Northup, The Fugitive Slave Acts, State Rights vs. Federal Government, Clay's Compromise of 1850 (terms), Popular Sovereignty, Calhoun Goals/Webster's Goals, response to the compromise, Stephen Douglas and Millard Fillmore's views on slavery, expansion of slavery, Anti-Slavery Legislation, Bleeding Kansas, Unsung Heroes for Abolitionist, Causes of the American Civil War

1. Game Changing Moments leading up to the American Civil War:
-The Dred Scott we all don't know - Gilder video
-Harriet Beecher Stowe: Uncle Tom's Cabin - Gilder video

2. Causes of the American Civil War Packet - Let's review Pages 1 & 2.  Additionally, students should take out their outlines from last week on Chapter 10 - Section 2 and complete pages 6 & 7 in partners.
-Kansas-Nebraska Act - 1854 -
Primary Source Document #1 on the Kansas-Nebraska Act - Author? Who is the intended audience and what is it's purpose?
-Primary Source Document #2 on the Kansas-Nebraska Act - Author? Who is the intended audience and what is it's purpose?
-Comparing and Contrasting the political views of Two Illinois Politicians - Students will split into to groups.
-Events that Triggered the American Civil War -
-Causes of the War -

3. 1860 Presidential Election - Chapter 10 - Section 4 - Pages 324-331
-The Election of 1860 as the greatest Presidential Election in US History - University of West Virginia

4. The Crash Course Video with John Green on "The Election of 1860 and Disunion" + Question "What is the turning point leading up to the American Civil War? (based off the video)"

5.  American Civil War Resources:
-Fort Sumner Falls
-The Civil War Slideshow
-A huge collection of resources on nearly every topic on the Civil War
-Primary Sources from the Library of Congress
-Civil War Battles and Primary Sources - Civil War Trust Organization
-Primary Sources - Maps, Confederates and Union transcripts
-The 10 costliest battles of the American Civil War
-Important Women in the American Civil War
-Battle Summaries

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 legacy and assassination

1. QUIZ TODAY on Chapter 28 - Section 1 and Section 2 - pages 876-889 on John F. Kennedy's Presidency AND the Cold War Era 1960's. Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blanks, DBQ on a visual.

2. LBJ get's sworn in Video

3. Lyndon B. Johnson's Foreign Policy
A. The - LBJ's Cold War FP
B. The Cold War Museum - LBJ's Cold War FP
 *We will discuss the contents of LBJ's foreign policy and the effectiveness of it

4. Cold War Resources:
The 1960's Slideshow
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. Remember our LAST CURRENT EVENT TOPIC will be going today when Kosta and Orlando present on Infectious Diseases: Ebola

2. Today we will finish our presentations of your NATO project with NATO in Afghanistan, Counter Piracy Operation, Air Policing, and Operation Anchor Guard finishing up (Everyone get 8 minutes and only 8 minutes to present.

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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