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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Day 163 - Wednesday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-Why did the Election of Abraham Lincoln trigger the Civil War?
-Does war cause national prosperity?
-Who were the heroes and the losers of the American Civil War?
-What military lessons can we learn from the fighting in the American Civil War?
-How and why did President Lincoln's position on slavery, race, and emancipation change over time?
-Was the American Civil War worth it's costs? 

Themes: Fort Sumter, State Rights vs. Federal Government, Abraham Lincoln's Dilemma, Anaconda Plan, The Confederate Army of the United States vs. The Union Army, Key Battles/Turning Points

1. We will continue learning about the early and middle stages of the American Civil War, so please refer to  the Review Guide and The American Civil War Battles Sheet  as I utilize the Civil War Slideshow
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?
-Why was the Vietnam War so divisive? 
-Why is the 1960's such a violent decade?
-Why was the Vietnam War so divisive?

Themes: The Vietnam War 1965-1973, President Lyndon B Johnson's legacy, 1960's Foreign Policy, Vietnamization and President Nixon.

1. We will review the Vietnam Slideshow, with a focus on 1956-1975 years of engagement. Additionally, we will examine and discuss why the Summer of 1965 is a turning point in the Vietnam War AND what were America's Options? Finally, we will partner read The Vietnam War Overview 1964 - 1968 and encourage dialogue regarding the LBJ escalation of US forces in Vietnam. After viewing all of these resources on the Vietnam War - Please describe at least 3 game-changing moments from an American Point of View and provide evidence and support as to why these game-changing moments were turning points during the Vietnam War and post to Google Classroom.
3. Cold War Resources:
The Cold War in the 1960's 
The Cold War in the 1970's
The Cold War in the 1980's
Cold War Slideshow #2  1950's and 1960's
The Cold War Museum
All sorts of Cold War resource - videos, primary sources, etc 
The Miller Center - University of Virginia - Cold War Era - Lots of Primary Sources
Timeline of the Cold War

4. American home front Resources:
The 1960's Overview
America in the 1960's 
The 1960's Decade
Pop Culture of the 1960's 
American journalism in the 1960's

The 1970's: A decade preview
America in the 1970's 
The 1970's Decade
Pop Culture of the 1970's
American journalism in the 1970's

America in the 1980's
The 1980's Decade
Pop Culture of the 1980's
American journalism in the 1980's

1. Yes, check Google Classroom. 

International Studies - Period 4
Essential Questions:
1. What does "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
2. In what way are the Olympics special and important?
3. What impact has the Olympic Games had on a sports and cultural diplomacy?
4. What is the foreign policy goal of the Olympic Games in the 20th and 21st Century?
5. Are the Olympic Games an effective tool for extending or influencing foreign affairs?
6. What makes a world class city and who will you nominate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

Themes: International Sports, The Olympic Games, Foreign Policy and Sports

1. We will look at your Olympic and World Class Cities project for your final exam.  (See Google Classroom)

2. The importance of the Olympics will be discussed as a whole-class discussion.

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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