Friday, April 20, 2018

Eighth graders are visiting Parkland College today. Classes will not meet.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: After completing short presentations based on readings from Tuesday, we move on to the particular question of why there was such a strong anti-war movement. Looking at clips from HBO's, "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam" we will examine how America's queasiness witnessing brutal warfare on the evening news, the unfairness of the draft, and the Tet Offensive's effect on the American psyche all contributed to American weariness with the war.

Homework: Students who presented yesterday should have written a quiz question (T/F or ABCD) on a notecard for today. Students who presented today must create a quiz question for tomorrow. Concept maps were collected at the end of the period.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we share information from 10,000 Days of Thunder and create a concept map of ideas connected to the origin, nature, and resolution of the Vietnam war.

Homework: none

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Vietnam War, as told in the book 10,000 Days of Thunder. Students read 1-2 pages and share important details with the class in kind of a show-and-tell.

Homework: None, though students who did not share today should be prepared to share tomorrow.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at conspiracy theories dealing with the moon landing and Kennedy's assassination and the arrival of LBJ as president.

Homework: none

Wednesday-Friday April 11-13, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we develop our "pre-write" analysis on the cartoon about the Cuban Missile Crisis we looked at last Friday. Students will turn this rough draft into a polished expository essay complete with introduction of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a description of the cartoon, an explanation of its meaning, a critique of its validity, and a concluding paragraph. Students will have the entire period to rewrite their essays.

Homework: final drafts are due this Friday, April 13, along with the two presidential crossword puzzles assigned last Friday.

Monday/Tuesday, April 9/10, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Children's March and how the Kennedy administration was forced to confront the issue of Civil Rights in 1963. Because of PARCC testing, only 1st period will meet on Monday. The other classes will meet on Tuesday.

Homework: Cuban Missile Crisis political cartoon analysis and presidential crossword puzzles due Friday, April 13.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Students will have the entire period to work on a political cartoon analysis of a cartoon dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Homework: Political cartoon analysis' are due next Friday along with 2 presidential crossword puzzles dealing with Truman/Eisenhower and Kennedy/Johnson.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Cuban Missile Crisis through primary and secondary sources, to understand how close we came to WWIII in 1962.

Homework: none

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Cuban Missile Crisis through primary and secondary sources, to understand how close we came to WWIII in 1962.

Homework: none

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we transition from the Eisenhower to the Kennedy administration and evaluate JFK's foreign and domestic policy. We pay particular attention to his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and the Freedom Rides.

Homework: none

Monday, April 2, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at music through the American wars and study fundamental differences between music of the world wars vs music of the Cold War.

Homework: none

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the Civil Right's founding members Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King and study the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Homework: none

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the geography of the world during the Cold War using globes, vintage atlases, and dry erase maps, particularly the boundaries of the first and second worlds.

Homework: none

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we take a more detailed look at the causes and effects of the Korean War.

Homework: none

Monday, March 26, 2018

Essential Question: What happened during the Cold War?

Agenda: Today we look at the administration of Harry Truman and his policies both foreign and domestic.

Homework: none

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essential Question: What was the modern Civil Rights Movement all about?

Agenda: Today we look at excerpts of speeches by Martin Luther King and Malcolm X to discern their views on various aspects of the Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: none

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Essential Question: What was the Civil Rights Movement all about?

Agenda: Today we look at clip's from PBS's "Eyes on the Prize" to learn about the integration of Little Rock Central High School in 1957 and the birth of the sit-in as a form of civil disobedience.

Homework: Comic books or strips about racism in Urbana-Champaign during the Great Depression are due Thursday.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Essential Question: What was the Civil Rights Movement all about?

Agenda: Today we look at the story of Emmett Till and how his murder helped launch the modern Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: Comic books or strips about racism in Urbana-Champaign during the Great Depression are due Thursday.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Essential Question: How were the atomic age and Cold War connected?

Agenda: Today we go over the WWII/Holocaust open-note test.

Homework: Comic books or strips about racism in Urbana-Champaign during the Great Depression are due Thursday.