Friday, February 22. 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at WWII and the Homefront, and D-Day.

Homework: None, although an extra-credit movie review of "The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995) is due Monday, Feb. 25, for those wish to earn more points for the quarter grade.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we conclude watching the 1995 HBO produced movie, "The Tuskegee Airmen."

Homework: None, although an extra-credit movie review of "The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995) is due next Monday, Feb. 25, for those wish to earn more points for the quarter grade.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we continue watching the 1995 HBO produced movie, "The Tuskegee Airmen."

Homework: None, although an extra-credit movie review of "The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995) is due next Monday, Feb. 25, for those wish to earn more points for the quarter grade.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we wrap up our Dr. Suess WWII propaganda show and tell activity and take a look at the Tuskegee Airmen, by watching the 1995 HBO produced movie, "The Tuskegee Airmen."

Homework: none

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at WWII propaganda produced by Dr. Suess. Students each get an original cartoon to present to the class in a short "Show and Tell" activity where they show the cartoon to the class using a document reader and projector and tell what the propaganda's message was.

Homework: none

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we take an overview of WWII from 1941 through 1944, looking at particular events including the battles of Midway and Stalingrad.

Homework: none

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we take an overview of WWII from 1941 through 1944.

Homework: none

Monday, February 11, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and President Roosevelt's executive order 9066.

Homework: none

Friday, February 8, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at the Nazi's propagandistic attempt to fool the world into believing anti-Semitism was not as bad as feared in Germany by providing the world with a look at the "typical" concentration camp at Theresienstadt. We look at a poem written by Teddy, a boy of unknown age, called "Terezin" about his new home. We also look at Jewish partisans and their role in WWII. Students should finish chap. 5 of Four Perfect Pebbles and complete the chapter 5 quiz for homework if they did not complete it in class. Books may be checked if needed.

Homework: None unless chap 5 quiz not completed in class; extra-credit WWII crossword puzzles are due Monday.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we review our timelines from 1931 through 1940, as we go over last week's open-note quiz. Students can correct timelines for extra credit.

Homework: none

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we review our timelines from 1931 through 1940, including nearly 20 details involving both the Blumenthal family and the larger events of WWII and the Holocaust. Timelines will be collected at the end of class.

Homework: Write one example for a C, 2 examples for a B, and 3 examples for an A, of how Charlie Chaplin mocks fascism in his 1940 classic movie, "The Great Dictator". Essays are due Thursday, Feb. 7.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at Charlie Chaplin's satirical poke at Fascism. Students will reflect on his message of tolerance and consider ways he lampoons Adolph Hitler and Nazism in 1930's Germany.

Homework: Write one example for a C, 2 examples for a B, and 3 examples for an A, of how Charlie Chaplin mocks fascism in his 1940 classic movie, "The Great Dictator". Essays are due Thursday, Feb. 7.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at Charlie Chaplin's satirical poke at Fascism. Students will reflect on his message of tolerance and consider ways he lampoons Adolph Hitler and Nazism in 1930's Germany.

Homework: As you watch the film "The Great Dictator", consider how Charlie Chaplin mocks fascism. For Thursday, explain how he does this. Write one example for a C, 2 examples for a B, and 3 examples for an A. Essays are due Thursday, Feb. 7.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today we look at Charlie Chaplin's satirical poke at Fascism. Students will reflect on his message of tolerance and consider ways he lampoons Adolph Hitler and Nazism in 1930's Germany.

Homework: none

Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31, 2019

Too cold to go to school.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today students take an open-note quiz over the early events of WWII and Holocaust, including questions on the rise of Hitler and the plight of the Blumenthal family as recounted through chapter 4 of Four Perfect Pebbles.

Homework: none

Monday, January 28, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: Today there is a pop quiz over some of the vocabulary of the Holocaust. Students should read and work on the chap 4 quiz for Four Perfect Pebbles.

Homework: none

Friday, January 25, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: We look at a map of Europe circa 1938 and track Nazi expansion 1935-1939. We also recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day by watching part of PBS's "American Experience: America and the Holocaust" and discussing American anti-Semitism during the Great Depression.

Homework: none

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: We look at the idea of fascism, and its Italian origins, and how it fit with Nazi ideals of racial superiority.

Homework: none

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Essential Question: What happened during WWII and the Holocaust?

Agenda: We look at the idea of eugenics and how it fit with Nazi ideals of racial superiority and the lesson Jesse Owens taught the world about the supremacy of the Aryan race in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Homework: none