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Friday, June 9, 2017

Day 170 - Friday

U.S. History I - Periods 1, 2 & 7: 
Essential Questions:
-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?
-Was the American Civil War worth it's costs? 
-What problems did Reconstruction governments face after the Civil War?
-Why was Reconstruction a success or a failure?
-How did Jim Crow laws create and govern a racially segregated society in the South?

Themes: The legacy of the American Civil War, Reconstruction Era - success or failure?

1. We will discuss and evaluate the "The Legacy of the War" looking at your Top-Down Webs that represents the Political, Economic, Geographic, Social consequences of the war, both immediate and long-term consequences should be considered.  

a. "What is the legacy of the American Civil War?"
b. "Was the American Civil War worth it's cost?"  

2. With your partners, please read "Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln" and review the tabs titled "Timeline" and "Gallery" and create an 2-Column outline of notes that illustrate the Details/Development of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination on the right side and the major concepts/ideas on the left hand side when you are done.  Look for cause-and-effect analysis and also patterns you recognize through the timeline/gallery. Please be ready to use these notes to carefully discuss the greatest assassination in American history and for a potential debate/persuasive argument.

3. Abraham Lincoln Assassination Resources:
National Geographic interactive - follow John Wilkes Booth path to assassination - A MUST SEE (you may have trouble viewing on your ipad, but if not, check this out on another device, it's fascinating!)

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 is the 1960's such a violent decade?
-What progress was made for Civil Rights in the 1960's?
-How did the Civil Rights Movement change the United States?
-What is the difference between nonviolent protests and civil disobedience?


1. We will take a quick peak at  LBJ and the Great Society in your textbook on 892-899, and then move fast through The end of the 1960's Slideshow (Please copy and download into your binder), then read and have a conversation about How the "Sixties" End? (Database Article).  Finally, we will quickly watch the short videos on the Civil Rights in the 1950's & Civil Rights in the 1960's.

2. Quick video on civil disobedience

3. Students will read The Civil Rights Movement: Major Events and Legacies - by James Patterson, Brown University

4. You will be working on quickly scanning and reviewing The Civil Rights a Basic Overview of the Civil Rights Era using Partner Reading (Pick one partner and skim the visuals and perhaps a paragraph or two) 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.

5. Civil Rights Resources you and your partner will review and examine:
Timeline of Key Events during the Civil Rights Movement

7. 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

8. 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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