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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Day 173 - Wednesday

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. Using your textbooks as a guide we are going to cover Chapters 13-15 today. 

2. 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?

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:
-What progress was made in America in the 1970's?
-What was the American identity in the 1980's
-How and why did the technology movement of the 1990's define 21st Century America?
-Is America haunted by 9/11?  Is an age of terrorism ever going to be solved?
-What does it mean to be an American?
-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?

Themes: The 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and 2000's Homefront.

1. You will all have 25 minutes to prepare for your Quick Overview Presentations and Fishbowl Activity on the 1970's & 1980's.

2. 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

3. 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 be presenting your multimedia presentations on a World Class City and potential Olympic City selection for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Here is the order of your presentations:
A. Dubai
B. Athens
C. Cape Town

2. Please remember do not forget that you need to post your FINAL PRESENTATION LINK to Google Classroom.

3. Additionally, your Google Folder should have the following:
A. A clear outline that has purpose
B. A finished Chicago-Style Citation Page with CREDIBLE SOURCES that displays effective research.
C. Your final digital media project, which displays images, data, an evaluation 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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