Honors U.S. History 10

Daily Log of Class Activity and Assignments

Spring 2009

Monday, 1/5/2098:

  1. Assign, discuss, and organize for The Decades Project.
  2. Work in the library.
  3. Take notice:

Tuesday, 1/6/2009:

Work on The Decades Project in the library.

Wednesday, 1/7/2009:

Work on The Decades Project in the library.

Thursday, 1/8/2009:

Work on The Decades Project in the library.

Friday,12/9/2009:

  1. Work on The Decades Project in the library.
  2. The 1930's team will present on Wednesday, January 28th.

Monday, 1/12/2098:

  1. Lecture notes on the origins of the Great War: imperialism, secret alliances, militarism, and nationalism.
  2. View a clip from the movie, All Quiet on the Western Front. The clip shows enthusiasm for the war and the belief it will be short. Relate the content of the clip to the context of militarism and nationalism. Examine the crowd in Munich in 1914. They have learned war has been declared. What is the mood of the crowd?
  3. For tomorrow, read the following handout:

Tuesday, 1/13/2009:

  1. Refering to the United States History Atlas, examine Europe before and after the Great War.
  2. Notes on the spark that set events in motion leading to all-out war in Europe.
  3. For tomorrow, we will get into today's assignment of -
  4. For Thursday, 1/15, read the following handout:

Wednesday, 1/14/2009:

Too warm. No school.

Thursday, 1/15/2009:

Too warm. No school.

Friday,12/16/2009:

Too warm. No school.

Tuesday, 1/20/2009:

  1. This week I will be in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the new president. Please save any questions you have for my planned return on January 26th. I look forward to telling you about my experience.
  2. Show the video documentary, 1914-1919: Shell Shock from The Century Series. Please watch the documentary to get a good overview of the war.

Wednesday, 1/21/2009:

  1. This week I will be in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the new president. Please save any questions you have for my planned return on January 26th. I look forward to telling you about my experience.
  2. For this project, you will work with one or two other students. Each pair or triad will receive a copy of the following documents. Each of you already has been given America's Turn from Neutrality to Intervention, 1914-1917. Use the documents to accomplish #2 below:
  3. Work with your partners to answer the following questions and create the indicated poster:

Thursday, 1/22/2009:

  1. This week I will be in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the new president. Please save any questions you have for my planned return on January 26th. I look forward to telling you about my experience.
  2. Work on the assignment from yesterday.

Friday, 1/23/2009:

  1. This week I will be in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of the new president. Please save any questions you have for my planned return on January 26th. I look forward to telling you about my experience.
  2. Complete and turn in the assignment you've worked on for the past two days.

Monday,1/26/2009:

  1. Show and tell about the Inaugural Tour.
  2. The presentation on the 1930's has been rescheduled for Monday, 2/2.

Tuesday, 1/27/2009:

  1. On Wednesday, 2/4, you will have a fill-in-the-blank quiz on the Great War.
  2. Review: "Why and how did the United States enter the Great War?" Reference the reading - World War I: When the Unthinkable Became Thinkable.
  3. Handout a Chronology of the Great War. Notes. Use it to follow events as we examine them in class.
  4. Notes on trench warfare, strategy, tactics, new weapons, and the conduct of the war.
  5. The poem I read in class is Dulce et Decorum est  Pro patria mori by Wilfred Owen.
  6. For tomorrow read Sedition Act, May 16, 1918. Understand what is says then read and examine Wake Up America! Decide whether or not Wake Up America! violates the law. Tomorrow, we will have a graded discussion on the issues involved.

Wednesday, 1/28/2009:

  1. Read from Over Here: the Homefront During the Great War. Comments.
  2. In a graded discussion, examine the Sedition Act, May 16, 1918 and Wake Up America!
  3. For tomorrow...

Thursday, 1/29/2009:

  1. Continuing the graded discussion f rom yesterday...
  2. Refer to the summary of the Supreme Court's Schenck v. United States (1919).
  3. Handout and read for tomorrow, President Wilson's Fourteen Points. After you read it, identify and list the general principles of the proposal.

Friday, 1/30/2009:

  1. The fill-in-the-blank quiz on the Great War is rescheduled for next Thursday rather than next Wednesday.
  2. In small groups, examine President Wilson's Fourteen Points. Identify and list the general principles of the proposal. Whole group discussion on the Fourteen Points.
  3. In the same small groups, go through the notes and handouts from our unit on the Great War. List terms, persons, and dates you believe are important to know. Turn in the list. I will compile a unified list and post it here: The Great War Terms, Persons, Events, Dates.
  4. Handout: The Treaty of Versailles - Follow the directions. You do not have to do Part B. It is due on Tuesday, 2/3.

Monday,2/2/2009:

The Decades Project presentation by the 1930's team.

Tuesday, 2/3/2009:

  1. The fill-in-the-blank quiz on the Great War is rescheduled for next Thursday rather than next Wednesday.
  2. Go over the Chronology of the Great War. Emphasize what you need to know.
  3. Please see the updated study guide: The Great War Terms, Persons, Events, Dates. I will not add terms we go over today so it is not a comprehensive list.
  4. Examine the assignment on the The Treaty of Versailles. Notes on the consequences of the treaty.

Wednesday, 2/4/2009:

  1. The fill-in-the-blank quiz on the Great War is tomorrow.
  2. Examine why the United States did not sign the The Treaty of Versailles: Article X of the Covenant of the League of Nations.
  3. Read and discuss the handouts: Fall 1919: The Moment of Decision and Irreconcilables: Reject the Treaty.
  4. Introduce the creation of Iraq and the modern Middle East. Refer to an abbreviated Timeline of the History of Iraq. This information on the creation of the country of Iraq will not be on the test, tomorrow. We will pick up this theme later in the semester.

Thursday, 2/5/2009:

  1. Today, we'll start with a fill-in-the-blank test on the Great War.
  2. For tomorrow read and answer the questions on the handout, The American Economy During the 1920's.

Friday, 2/6/2009:

  1. Look at today's front page of the New York Times. The headline is - "Economy Shed 598,000 Jobs in January." Our current economic situation has been described as the "worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." So far, we are in a recession, but what is a depression and what caused the Great Depression?
  2. Go over your answers to the questions on the handout, The American Economy During the 1920's.
  3. Handout a packet entitled, "What Caused the Great Depression?" With the exceptions noted below, follow the directions listed on the Student Guide Sheet:
    1. Do as stated in the packet.
    2. Do as stated in the packet.
    3. Read each document slowly. For each document and in a sentence, write its main idea.
    4. Out of the 16 documents, identify any number from the 16 that you believe are causes of the Great Depression. For each one you identify write sentences which explain your choice.
    5. Out of the list of all causes, identify the ones you believe are the fundamental causes of the Great Depression. For each fundamental cause, write sentences which explains each selection.
  4. The analysis described above will be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 2/10. On that same day you will have an in-class writing assignment. The prompt will concern this topic. You will need to respond to the prompt citing the documents in the packet.

Monday,2/9/2009:

  1. For extra credit attend a college professor's lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Read about the requirements. It is due Tuesday, 2/17.
  2. If you want a personal evaluation of your Decades Project Presentation, please talk with me and we'll find a time you all can meet with me to discuss it.
  3. You may use the document packet on Tuesday's in-class writing assignment.
  4. View the documentary video, The Great Depression: The Great Shake-Up.

Tuesday, 2/10/2009:

  1. For extra credit attend a college professor's lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Read about the requirements. It is due Tuesday, 2/17.
  2. Turn in the assignment made on Friday, 2/6.
  3. In-class writing prompt on the Great Depression.

Wednesday, 2/11/2009:

  1. For extra credit attend a college professor's lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Read about the requirements. It is due Tuesday, 2/17.
  2. Notes on the market crash of 1929. How did it affect the U.S. economy?
  3. You may want to examine the reference, Why It Happened?. This is a summary of the conventionl view of why there was a Great Depression. It would be interesting to compare your response to yesterday's writing prompt to this article.
  4. Read the handout, The 1930's Changing Fashions in Government, and complete the instructions for tomorrow.

Thursday, 2/12/2009:

  1. For extra credit attend a college professor's lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Read about the requirements. The lecture is Friday, 2/13. It is due Tuesday, 2/17.
  2. Discuss the assignment: The 1930's Changing Fashions in Government.
  3. For tomorrow -

Friday,2/13/2009:

  1. WACKO schedule. 30-minute periods.
  2. For extra credit attend a college professor's lecture on Abraham Lincoln. Read about the requirements. The lecture is Friday, 2/13. The requirements are due Tuesday, 2/17.
  3. Examine the data in The Impact of the Great Depression.
  4. Discuss the assignment: The 1930's Changing Fashions in Government.

Tuesday, 2/17/2009:

  1. Return graded papers.
  2. Explain what Karl Marx meant regarding communisn and socialism and why it created such concern among many in the United States.
  3. Terms:
  4. Examine FDR's plan: New Deal Alphabet Agencies. Read it for tomorrow.

Wednesday, 2/18/2009:

  1. Terms for today:
  2. Listen to part of the First Inaugural Address of Frankiln D. Roosevelt given on March 4, 1933. What did FDR identify as the nature of the problem?
  3. Handout: The New Deal: Overhall or Overthrow? Work through questions 1-5.
  4. For tomorrow -
  5. Reference:

Thursday, 2/19/2009:

  1. Beginning next year, AP European History and AP U.S. History will be offered in alternating years. AP European History will be offered next year and AP U.S. History will be offered in the following year. As each of these courses are open to juniors and seniors, you will be able to take one or both here at Eagle River High School.
  2. Tomorrow, your counselors will be in to work with you on scheduling for next year.
  3. Go over your assignment on the handout, The New Deal: Overhaul or Overthrow?

Friday, 2/20/2009:

  1. Counselors are here to work with you on scheduling for next year.
  2. For Monday, 2/23, we will complete our discussion of The New Deal: Overhaul or Overthrow? Additionally, please read the following articles:
  3. For Tuesday, 2/24, find and bring to class a news article about the current economic crisis and how it is being dealt with i.e. find a rhyme with events of the Great Depression and the New Deal.

Monday, 2/23/2009:

  1. Complete discussion of the questions you were assigned regarding The New Deal: Overhaul or Overthrow?
  2. Go over the assigned readings:
  3. For Tuesday, 2/24, find and bring to class a news article about the current economic crisis and how it is being dealt with i.e. find a rhyme with events of the Great Depression and the New Deal.
  4. This Friday, 2/27, you will have a fill-in-the-blanks test on the Great Depression and the New Deal.

Tuesday, 2/24/2009:

  1. This Friday, 2/27, you will have a fill-in-the-blanks test on the Great Depression and the New Deal.
  2. In small groups, share the "rhyming" article you brought to class.
  3. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1950's and the 1960's is as follows:

Wednesday, 2/25/2009:

  1. This Friday, 2/27, you will have a fill-in-the-blanks test on the Great Depression and the New Deal. I will identify the terms you need to know. They come from the following documents and handouts:
  2. Discuss your responses to the questions from yesterday.
  3. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1950's and the 1960's is as follows:

Thursday, 2/26/2009:

  1. Tomorrow, you will have a fill-in-the-blanks test on the Great Depression and the New Deal.
  2. Return graded papers. Go over the test on the Great War.
  3. View the following segments of the 1934 Nazi propoganda film, Triumph of the Will.
  4. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1950's and the 1960's is as follows:

Friday, 2/27/2009:

  1. Fill-in-the-blanks test on the Great Depression and the New Deal.
  2. Continue viewing the 1934 Nazi propoganda film, Triumph of the Will, with the segment -

Monday, 3/2/2009:

  1. Conclude viewing the 1934 Nazi propoganda film, Triumph of the Will, with the segment -
  2. Organize the class into groups of three. Distribute documents as indicated below:
  3. For tomorrow, read closely the documents in your packet. Engage with them. Mark them up. Come tomorrow as the expert on the document or documents you are assigned. You will have a team assignment to work on in class.

Tuesday, 3/3/2009:

Wednesday, 3/4/2009:

  1. Read and examine the Wannsee Protoco, Excerpts. I've excerpted parts of the protocol to give you the sense of what took place at the January 20, 1942 conference. What was the purpose of the conference? Here is the full Wannsee Protocol.
  2. Discussion:

Thursday, 3/5/2009:

  1. In the book, Reasoning With Democratic Values, read Yearning to Breathe Free. Write responses to items 1, 2, and 3 under "Expressing Your Reasoning". Turn in your responses.

Monday, 3/16/2009:

  1. Notes on selected events leading to World War II. Refer to the atlases handed out in class. What was the U.S. reaction to these events?
  2. Grey Friday is the Time Magazine article from September 11, 1939 that reports on the German attack on Poland that began World War II. Time Magazine says it was the first publication to call these unfolding of events "World War II."
  3. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1950's and the 1960's is as follows:

Tuesday, 3/17/2009:

  1. Notes on selected events leading to American entry into World War II.
  2. What did the U.S.A. believe and for what would it would fight? For tomorrow, examine each of the following pronouncements to determine the answer to the two former questions.
  3. Also, look at Cartoonist at War - What were American concerns in 1941 and 1942 as indicated by the subject matter of this cartoonist?

Wednesday, 3/18/2009:

  1. What was the Allied strategy to win the war?
  2. What was the nature of war in the Pacific Theater. View a segment of the documentary video, The War - Guadalcanal, May 1942-February 1943.

Thursday, 3/19/2009:

The Decades Project presentation by the 1950's team.

Friday, 3/20/2009:

  1. Examine public opinion and the War in the Pacific. Look at -
  2. "The Real War" was the war experienced by those who fought it face-to-face with the enemy. For more on what combat soldiers and marines in the Pacific called "The Real War" please -
  3. View a segment of the documentary video, The War on the Battle of Okinawa.

Monday, 3/23/2009:

  1. Was the United States justified in using the atomic bomb? Discussion.
  2. Conclude the segment of the documentary video, The War on the Battle of Okinawa.and the dropping of the atomic bombs.

Tuesday, 3/24/2009:

  1. We have a Recycle Box!
  2. Notes on the highlights of the war in the Pacific Theater. Examine the following terms, events, persons, and concepts:
  3. Notes on the war in the European Theater. Follow events in the United States History Atlas.
  4. View segments of the documentary video, The War on the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe.

Wednesday, 3/25/2009:

  1. Conclude viewing the segments of the documentary video, The War, on the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe.
  2. Terms:
  3. A reading from Eyewitness to History on the murder of Jews in the Ukraine. Comments on the Final Solution.

Thursday, 3/26/2009:

The Decades Project presentation by the 1960's team.

Friday, 3/27/2009:

  1. Notes on the end of the war.
  2. World War II was long, brutal, total, and apocalyptic. As it recedes in our collective consciousness there is a tendency to romanticized it and ignore its reality. Below are readings that ought to be in mind when we think of what this war was and what it was about. It is not a complete and balanced list but only a selection of what has influenced my perspective. They are note assigned but are informative as to the real nature of the war.
  3. In triads or pairs discuss, identify, list, and turn in responses to the following questions:

Monday, 3/30/2009:

  1. In small groups, examine and analyze Soviet posters through the early Cold War period. Show your poster and tell the class about your analysis. Turn in your written analysis of the posters.
  2. Regarding the themes and main messages of the posters:
    • What do they tell us about the Soviet perspective?
    • How does it conflict with the perspective of the United States and the West?
  3. Handout a reading for Monday: U.S. - Soviet Relations During World War II. Read it closely and answer the questions on the study guide. The answers are due Wednesday, 4/1.

Tuesday, 3/31/2009:

  1. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1970's, 1980's and the 1990's is as follows:
  2. Friday, 4/3, you will have an in-class writing prompt on the issues and events of World War II. We began our study of the war with a look at the Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, on 2/26, and concluded it with the class on 3/27.
  3. The U.S. - Soviet Relations During World War II assignment is due, tomorrow.
  4. Examine your conclusions from last Friday on the consequences and lessons learned from the war and the differences in the Soviet and American systems. Here is a composite of what you all concluded.
  5. Look at the casualty totals for various countries in the war. What conclusions can be made from these figures?
  6. Read aloud from reports of April 1945 and Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech" of March 1946. Regarding Mr. Churchill's speech -
  7. Handout a background briefing on the United States and one on the Soviet Union. You will have responsibility for one or the other. Read yours thoroughly and identify the main points of your assigned perspective.

Wednesday, 4/1/2009:

  1. Friday, 4/3, you will have an in-class writing prompt on the issues and events of World War II. We began our study of the war with a look at the Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, on 2/26, and concluded it with the class on 3/27. Look at the composite list you all came up with to develop possible writing prompts.
  2. Review and turn in the U.S. - Soviet Relations During World War II assignment.
  3. Review Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain Speech" of March 1946. Regarding Mr. Churchill's speech -
  4. Examine the perspective of the view you've been assigned: the United States or the Soviet Union.
  5. Here is your schedule over the next few days:
      • Thursday, 4/2: Take the Science SBA.
      • Friday, 4/3: In-class writing prompt on World War II.

Thursday, 4/2/2009:

No class session. You will take the Science SBA.

Friday, 4/3/2009:

In-class writing prompt on issues and events of World War II.

Monday, 4/6/2009:

  1. The Decades Project presentation schedule for the 1970's, 1980's and the 1990's is as follows:
    • The 1970's - Thursday, April 16th
    • The 1980's - Thursday, April 23rd
    • The 1990's - Thursday, April 30th
  2. Handout a A Selective Cold War Timeline . Highlight and examine certain events and circumstances.
  3. Terms include -
    • Yalta Conference
    • Potsdam Conference
    • "Iron Curtain" Speech/"Sinews of Peace" Speech
    • partition
    • "A" Bomb
    • "H" Bomb
    • deterrence
    • triad
    • mutual assured destruction, M.A.D.
  4. References:
  5. View The Atomic Cafe.

Tuesday, 4/7/2009:

  1. HSGQE and SBA testing is underway. Only Period 2 meets today.
  2. ContinueThe Atomic Cafe.

Wednesday, 4/8/2009:

  1. HSGQE and SBA testing is underway. Only Period 3 meets today.
  2. Continue The Atomic Cafe.

Thursday, 4/9/2009:

HSGQE and SBA testing is underway. No class, today.

Friday, 4/10/2009:

  1. Conclude showing of The Atomic Cafe.
  2. For Monday, 4/13, read closely excerpts from a 1947 article by George Kennan entitled, The Sources of Soviet Conduct. "Close reading" means to -

Monday, 4/13/2009:

Work with another person to illustrate a poster that communicates the main message of George Kennan in, The Sources of Soviet Conduct. Put the poster/political cartoon on one side and list the major points of Mr. Kennan's essay on the other.

Tuesday, 4/14/2009:

  1. Complete and turn in the assignment from yesterday.
  2. Handout the Coping with Crisis scenario. Individually, write answers to the two questions for tomorrow.

Wednesday, 4/15/2009:

  1. For your future consideration UAA offers the 49th State Scholars Program :
  2. Show your illustration and let us interpret it. Turn in.
  3. You need to know the answers to these questions:
  4. Turn in Coping with Crisis assignment. Go over the Coping with Crisis scenario. If "containment" is the policy, what should the United States do?
  5. Use the following handouts to complete the three study questions listed on Epilogue: The Truman Doctrine - March 1947. This assignment is due Friday, 4/17.

Thursday, 4/16/2009:

The Decades Project presentation by the 1970's team.

Friday, 4/17/2009:

  1. Go over the assignment from Wednesday, 4/15. Turn in.
  2. Refer to the handout, A Selective Cold War Timeline . I will identify and elaborate on specific events.
  3. Notes on the history of Vietnam in the context of American history.
  4. Handout: Case Study - The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. For Monday, 4/20, read the information and be able to discuss intelligently the class discussion questions that are written in the handout.

Monday, 4/20/2009:

  1. Return graded papers. Go over tests.
  2. Examine and discuss the Case Study - The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution.

Tuesday, 4/21/2009:

  1. Complete the discussion from yesterday. Summarize.
  2. Listen to LBJ's recorded conversations in the White House as he talks with advisors about Vietnam. Follow along on the transcripts.

Wednesday, 4/22/2009:

  1. An opportunity for you:
  2. Go over your responses to your analysis of LBJ's recorded conversations.
  3. After listening to and considering the recorded conversations, the chart of U.S. Forces in Vietnam, and the timeline, The War Unfolds: 1965-1975, discuss these questions:
  4. For Friday, write approximately one page in response to the following question:
  5. Terms and concepts from today's discussion include -

Thursday, 4/23/2009:

The Decades Project presentation on the 1980's

Friday, 4/24/2009:

  1. Turn in the assignment made Wednesday.
  2. Handout: Applying the Lessons of Vietnam. Follow the directions. It is due Tuesday, 4/28.
  3. Next Wednesday, 4/29, you will have a fill-in-the-blank terms test on the Cold War and Vietnam. Focus on the comments and emphasis I've made on the following two timelines:
    1. A Selective Cold War Timeline
    2. The War Unfolds: 1965-1975
  4. Begin the video documentary, Two Days in October. As you view the documentary, note particularly the differing perspectives on the war as expressed by various American citizens. Be able to address the following questions:

Monday, 4/27/2009:

  1. On Wednesday, 4/29, you will have a fill-in-the-blank terms test on the Cold War and Vietnam.
  2. Continue the video documentary, Two Days in October.

Tuesday, 4/28/2009:

  1. The fill-in-the-blank terms test on the Cold War and Vietnam is postponed to Friday, 5/1. It will not be tomorrow.
  2. Turn in your assignment on the handout, Applying the Lessons of Vietnam.
  3. Conclude the video documentary, Two Days in October . Continue to take note in answer to the following three questions:
  4. In small groups discuss and write responses to the two prompts below:

Wednesday, 4/29/2009:

  1. Discuss your conclusions on the following two prompts:
  2. Concluding comments on Vietnam refering to the timeline, The War Unfolds: 1965-1975.
  3. Tomorrow, we have The Decades Project presentation on the 1990's.
  4. Friday, 5/1, you have the fill-in-the-blank terms test on the Cold War and Vietnam. Terms on the test include -

Thursday, 4/30/2009:

The Decades Project presentation on the 1990's

Friday, 5/1/2009:

  1. Fill-in-the-blank quiz on the Cold War and Vietnam.
  2. Handout the reading: The Origins and Evolution of Terrorism. Read it and answer the questions on the associated Study Guide. Due Monday, 5/4.

Monday, 5/4/2009:

  1. Turn in the assignment from Friday.
  2. We'll examine events and circumstances in the following countries:
  3. Handout Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders. Read it closely for tomorrow.
  4. Handout: Al Qaeda and September 11 and an associated Study Guide. Answer the questions on the Study Guide. Due Wednesday, 5/6.

Tuesday, 5/5/2009:

  1. Go over the basic context of each of the following countries as they relate to American interests.We'll examine events and circumstances in the following countries:
  2. Examine the assigned reading, Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders.
  3. Work on Al Qaeda and September 11 and the associated Study Guide. The answers are due on Thursday, 5/7, and not tomorrow as I first said.

Wednesday, 5/6/2009:

  1. Examine the geography of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Refer to these maps:
  2. What is the nature of political, fundamentalist Islam? Begin the video documentary, Children of the Taliban. Questions to consider include -
  3. Additionally and for Friday, 5/8, please view Class Dismissed in the Swat Valley: A short documentary profiling an 11-year-old Pakistani girl on the last day before the Taliban closed down her school.
  4. The assignment to read Al Qaeda and September 11 and answer the questions in the associated Study Guide is due tomorrow.

Thursday, 5/7/2009:

  1. What do the following two videos tell us about the Taliban?
  2. Discuss the reading, Al Qaeda and September 11. Turn in the assignment on the reading.
  3. Why did the United States go to war in Iraq in 2003? View the video, Truth, War and Consequences. As you watch, take note in response to these questions.

Friday, 5/8/2009:

Why did the United States go to war in Iraq in 2003? Continue the video, Truth, War and Consequences. As you watch, take note in response to these questions.

Monday, 5/11/2009:

Why did the United States go to war in Iraq in 2003? Conclude the video, Truth, War and Consequences. As you watch, take note in response to these questions.

Tuesday, 5/12/2009:

  1. Writing assignment due Monday, 5/18. Approximately 750 to 1,000 words, typed, double-spaced. Pay attention to evidence and chronology.
  2. Examine and discuss The Rules for Women's Basketball -
  3. Examine the handout, The Changing Role of Women.
  4. Comments on the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments, the suffrage movement, and Title IX.

Wednesday, 5/13/2009:

Graduation. No class.

Thursday, 5/14/2009:

  1. Are there questions on the essay on the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars?
  2. The final exam:
  3. Handout a Brief Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movement (1954-1965). Notes and overview of the events and issues raised on the timeline.
  4. Handout Key Excerpts from the Majority Opinion, Brown 1 and Brown 2. Read and answer the questions for tomorrow.
  5. Examine the Birmingham Segregation Laws.
  6. For Tuesday, 5/19, please watch the Frontline documentary, A Class Divided ( If this link does not work, the URL is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/.) At this page click on "Watch the Full Program." View the following two parts:
  7. To understand the climate of the times in the deep South, you may want to read "The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi" from Look Magazine, January 24, 1956. After an all-white found them"not guilty" of the murder of the young boy, Emmitt Till, these two men sold their story to Look Magazine. In the article they explained how and why they had killed him.

Friday, 5/15/2009:

  1. Educational Travel Opportunity: November 2009 Close Up Trip to Washington, D.C.
  2. Review the strategy and tactics of the M.L. King led Civil Rights Movement.
  3. Focus on Birmingham, Alabama in the year of 1963:

Monday, 5/18/2009:

  1. Turn in the essay on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  2. The final exam period in on Wednesday of this week. During that session, you will address an issue of civil rights that emerged in the 1960's and beyond. Be sure to have with you all the materials you've received on the Civil Rights Movement. There will not be a fill-in-the-blanks part to the exam.
  3. Remember...For Tuesday, 5/19, please watch the Frontline documentary, A Class Divided ( If this link does not work, the URL is http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/divided/.) At this page click on "Watch the Full Program." View the following two parts:
  4. Focus on Birmingham, Alabama in the year of 1963:

Tuesday, 5/19/2009:

  1. Turn in your assignment from yesterday. Staple together and turn in the following two items:
  2. View The Children's March showing events in Birmingham, Alabama May 2-10, 1963. Here is a link to the King Encyclopedia entry on the event.

Wednesday, 5/20/2009:

Final exams in Periods 1, 2, 3.

Thursday, 5/21/2009:

Final exams in Periods 4, 5, 6.