Tuesday, May 7-Friday May 17, 2019

Essential Question: What history do I really want to learn about?

Agenda: For the next two weeks, students will work on either the Past, Present, and Future project, the Best or Worst Cold War President, or their Cold War/Civil Rights booklet.

Past, Present, & Future Project

· Explore past ~100 years to now

· Explain present state of topic

· Based on experts, what is future 50-100 years from now?

· Oral presentation minimum 3 minutes or research paper with works cited page

· Either one is due May 20


Best or Worst Cold War President due May 13

Provide 2 reasons that support your choice and a counter example to earn an A

Provide 2 reasons that support your choice to earn a B

Provide 1 reason that supports your choice to earn a C


Cold War/Civil Rights Booklet due May 13

A short 5-page booklet that artistically or creatively tells an unknown or poorly understood story from the Cold War period after WWII



Monday, May 6, 2019

Essential Question: What happened after WWII?

Agenda: Today students take an open-note final exam over our study of the Cold War and Modern Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: Cold War/Modern Civil Rights Movement booklets are due Monday, May 17; Best or Worst Cold War President EBA due next Monday (2 reasons and counter example for an A, 2 reasons for a B, 1 reason for a C).


Friday, May 3, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we wrap up our study of the Cold War by looking at looking at the presidencies of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, including a look at the Energy Crisis of the the 1970s and the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

Homework: Cold War/Civil Rights booklets are due Friday, May 17.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we study America's involvement in the Middle East since WWII through the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Students will label a map and study the Cold War alliances that tested world leaders' desires to maintain peace in locally hostile region.

Homework: Cold War/Civil Rights booklets are due Friday, May 17.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Students should be prepared to explain the meaning of a political cartoon about President Nixon, based on readings from History Alive and Freedom: A History of Us. They will write the meaning of this cartoon on a large notecard with evidentiary support by the end of the period. The rest of the period can be spent working on Cold War/Civil Rights booklets.

Homework: Cold War/Civil Rights booklets are due Friday, May 17.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Apollo moon landings and Watergate. Students should be prepared to explain the meaning of any one of 10 different cartoons about President Nixon, based on readings from History Alive and Freedom: A History of Us

Homework: Cold War/Civil Rights booklets are due Friday, May 17.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Kent State shootings and what precipitated the violence on both sides.

Homework: African-Americans in Vietnam questions due tomorrow.

Friday, April 26, 2019


Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: We look at the Vietnam War. Students will each read a different section of 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo. Today they finish sharing their notes to the class. Then we take a student-written quiz over these notes. Remaining time will be for students to finish the four questions due Tuesday from the "African-Americans in Vietnam" article students should have taken home.

Homework: "African-Americans in Vietnam" questions due Tuesday. Also, think of a topic for your Past, Present and Future project and keep working on Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklets

Thursday, April, 25, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: We look at the Vietnam War. Students will each read a different section of 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo. Today they will share their information by presenting notes to the class.

Homework: none, but think of a topic for your Past, Present and Future project and keep working on Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklets

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Vietnam War. Students will each read a different section of 10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War by Philip Caputo. Tomorrow they will share their information by presenting notes to the class.

Homework: none, but think of a topic for your Past, Present and Future project and keep working on Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklets

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we review some of the more prominent events of the Civil Rights Movement while President Kennedy was in office, and how and why President Johnson used the Gulf of Tonkin incident to increase American involvement in Vietnam.

Homework: none, but think of a topic for your Past, Present and Future project and keep working on Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklets

Monday, April 22, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we at the Vietnam War and its origins under the Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations. We also look at the death of John Kennedy and discuss the controversy surrounding who was responsible for this crime.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project, and keep working on the Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklet.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we at the first four presidents of the Cold War. Students most of the period to complete two crossword puzzles about Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project, and keep working on the Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklet. President Crossword Puzzles (2-one on each side of the sheet) are due Monday, April 22.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we at the Southern Poverty Law Center's documentary, "The Children's March", to understand what finally got Kennedy's attention during the Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project, and keep working on the Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklet.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we at PBS's "Eyes on the Prize" and the the Freedom Rides, and their influence over national policy to support Civil Rights.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project, and keep working on the Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklet.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we at the Cuban Missile Crisis with the help of several primary documents including maps and photos, to understand how the world nearly came to WWIII.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project, and keep working on the Cold War/Civil Rights Movement booklet.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at LGBT+ Civil Rights Movement, including the 1969 Stonewall Uprising. Students should start to think of a Past, Present, and Future presentation (or essay). We will work on these projects in May and present during the final week of school.

Homework: think of a topic for research for the Past, Present, and Future project.

Thursday, April, 11, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Cuban Missile Crisis. Students will have the entire period to research this event in two different textbooks to figure out the different messages in two political cartoons about the end of the crisis.

Homework: none

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we review the Cold War (so far) and begin a look at the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Homework: none

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at sit in protests and the desegregation of Southern lunch counters.

Homework: none