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Friday, June 2, 2017

Day 165 - Friday

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I am OUT today from school, so remember ALL PERIODS are going to the library to conduct research for their projects. Period 4 has work posted on Google Classroom and will be sitting together in the library so Ms. DiSanto can take attendance. 

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. You are in the Library again today for finalize your research and organization for your Gallery Walk Exhibit project on the American Civil War Theater Exhibit Projects. 
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. You will finish your review of the Vietnam War using slides #26-56 on the Vietnam Slideshow, with a focus on 1968-1975 years of engagement. 

2. Also, please download and review the slideshow titled "Makeup of forces in Vietnam" and complete the 3 questions on your quick handout to go with this slideshow.

3. Finally, please read, highlight, take notes in the margins, and annotate "America's Ordeal in Vietnam 1965-1975", which includes summarize, primary sources, and a timeline on the Vietnam War. The focus is on 1969-1973 and how the Nixon Administration handles the new approach to the Vietnam War.  Please make sure you complete the study guide's 12 questions at the end of the packet with a partner and finish for the weekend if you don't in class. 

4. On Monday, we will read and review "The Anti-Vietnam Movement" - timeline, primary sources on MLK Jr. and John Kerry and complete the graphic organizer/questions. 
6. 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

7. 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. You all will continue your research on a World Class City and potential Olympic City selection for the 2024 Summer Olympics by utilizing the library databases, library catalogue, and other CREDIBLE SOURCES to build a clear outline that has purpose and a working bibliography that displays effective research.  See Google Classroom for your tasks, responsibilities and your rubric for this digital media project. Remember your project can be a Digital Story that displays images and a voice thread of you directing the logic behind convincing your classmates and I that you have the next best world class city for the Summer 2024 Olympics!

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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