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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Day 168 - 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: The Confederate Army of the United States vs. The Union Army, Key Battles/Turning Points

1. You are going to be completing your debate on ""Which theater of the American Civil War was MOST IMPORTANT in determining the outcome of the American Civil War?" will happen following the Gallery Walk.

2. 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

3. Please read "The Legacy of the War" in your textbook on Chapter 11 - Section 5 - pages 366-371. Please complete a Top-Down Web that represents the Political, Economic, Geographic, Social consequences of the war, both immediate and long-term consequences should be considered.  Your job is to CREATE an understanding of the legacy of the war in a top-down web format that addresses the political, economic, geographic, and/or social consequences of the American Civil War. Once down with your visual organization, please be sure to answer the following questions in a written summary (3-4 sentences for each response) AFTER you complete a top down web:
a.  "What is the legacy of the American Civil War?"
b. "Was the American Civil War worth it's cost?"  

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

2. We will also explore a Vietnam Song though a group activity. 
4. 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

5. You will be working on reading The Civil Rights a Basic Overview of the Civil Rights Era using Partner Reading (Pick one partner and read on and off paragraphs) taking clear notes and asking questions so that you discuss what you are reading to develop a clear understanding of the Civil Rights Era. You must read BOTH PART I AND PART II.

2. Civil Rights Resources you and your partner will review and examine:
6. 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!

2. DUE DATE IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH by 7:35 AM and posted to Google Classroom.

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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