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 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?

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

American History II

American History II students are beginning a unit on 9-11.  The events that led to it, what happened on that day, and what the impacts have been as a result of 9-11.

EXTRA CREDIT: Of all the impacts of 9-11, which one(s) do you believe to be the most significant and why? (Make sure you check spelling and punctuation)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

American History I

American History I classes have recently watched the film "Dances With Wolves".  The film depicts the effects that post Civil War settlements had on indigenous people.

EXTRA CREDIT: How did the film depict the Indians?  Where they stereotyped as savages or were they depicted as something different? Did you learn anything about native culture from the film?  Describe what you learned.  (Make sure your answer is thorough and without spelling or punctuation errors.)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

American History II

American History II students are completing a unit on Native American life in America.

EXTRA CREDIT: What are some of the ideas or concepts that you have learned in this unit?