Monday, June 2, 2014

American History I

American History I students are discussing the cold war and will be taking the semester test this week.

EXTRA CREDIT: What major events about American History during the cold war are you most interested and why?

Friday, May 16, 2014

American History II

American History II students are discussing the Holocaust.  Its causes, major events, etc.

EXTRA CREDIT:  Discuss the causes of the Holocaust and how they relate to each other.

American History I

American History I students are discussing World War II.  Its causes, major battles and major events during the war.


EXTRA CREDIT: How would you compare the causes of WWI with those WWII?  Explain any of the similarities and differences.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

American History I

AHI students are discussing the concepts or causes that led to World War I.  Additionally, we will be discussing the major events and effects of the war.




EXTRA CREDIT: How can patriotism be a negative force--a cause to war?  Think nationalism and WWI.



EXTRA CREDIT (2): How can concern for your national security be a negative force--a cause to war?  Think militarism and WWI.

AHII

AHII students are studying the Civil Rights Movement of the mid 1950 s and 1960 s. Most of the study has been from the perspective of the movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr.  The marches, speeches, major events of the movement.

EXTRA CREDIT: Martin Luther King advocated a nonviolent resistance to Jim Crow laws and other forms of discrimination. What influenced him to take this strategy and why was it successful?  

EXTRA CREDIT (2): What event do you feel was the most significant of the movement and why?

Sunday, March 23, 2014

American History II

American History II students are completing their unit on 9-11. As part of this unit, they have watched recently, "Restrepo" about troops in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan.

EXTRA CREDIT: How would you describe a major theme in this film?  Explain your answer.

American History I

American History students recently watched "Iron-Jawed Angels", a look at the suffragist movement.

EXTRA CREDIT: What do you think is the single most important characteristic that the women needed to have in order to be successful?  Why do you think this?