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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Day 172 - Tuesday

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 finish watching the documentary Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War and finish the  42 questions on the movie. 


2. Reconstruction Resources:
-Reconstruction Era Essay from Historian Eric Foner - Columbia University
-Reconstruction Review Packet - Just look at the first & second page for review

3. Using your textbooks - We are going to look at some background knowledge of the Great Plains using Chapter 13 Guiding questions:
A. What was the culture of the Great Plains Indians?
B. Which settlers pushed westward?
C. How did the U.S. Government restrict Native Americans?

4. Romanticizing the West Activity (20 minutes).

Group B - The American West 150 Years ago - The Atlantic

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 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 quickly finish watching the last 3 minutes of the short video 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. Civil Rights Era: 1948 to 1968
Basic Overview of the Civil Rights Era
Freedom Summer
Separate, But Not Equal - Photographs - The Smithsonian - Highly recommend!
Jackie Robinson and Documents - Social Unrest Persists in America

5. 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

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  have ONE LAST DAY to finishing up building your multimedia presentation on a World Class City and potential Olympic City selection for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

2. Please remember do not forget that you need CREDIBLE SOURCES to build a clear outline that has purpose and a finished Chicago-Style Citation Page 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 voicethread 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!

3. DUE DATE IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15TH by 7:35 AM and posted to Google Classroom - NO EXCUSES!

1. Yes, check Google Classroom

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