Classwork: Today we started to watch the film Pleasantville to provide a visual representation of the social, economic and political conditions of the 1950s. Pleasantville Viewing Guide
Classwork: Today we finished watching a documentary about the Korean War and wrote a thesis about why it is called the Forgotten War. We started talking about the idea of conformity and how social norms were portrayed in the 1950s. We watched a PSA epsidoe titled 'A date with your Family' and discussed gender and social roles of the 50s. We also watched an episode of I Love Lucy. I also reviewed the expectations and deadlines of the Junior Project.
Homework: Watch one of the following 50s TV shows from below or access them though other streaming services. You do not have to watch an entire episode if there is a time constraint, but at least 10-15 minutes. Be prepared to discuss how it compares to I Love Lucy, the ideas of conformity and TV in today's society.
Classwork: We took notes on the Korean War. We started watching a documentary on the Korean War to hear first hand the impact of the war and why it was deemed, "The Forgotten War". After watching the documentary you will be asked to write a thesis statement that answers the following question: Why is the Korean War called the Forgotten War?
Junior Project Topics
Classwork: Today we discussed the new trends and characteristics of the 1950s based on our block party. We took notes and discussed the Red Scare of the 50s and the impact of McCarthyism in the United States.
Homework: McCarthyism Propaganda. JP Topic Selection
Classwork: Today I previewed the Junior Project. You were given some time in class to research possible topics
Homework: Start research possible topics for JP. Complete the Google Form to select topics.
Classwork: Today we had a 50's Block Party to understand how society functioned during the 1950s. If you were absent please read Chapter 41 in the textbook.
Homework: Cold War Timeline due tomorrow
Classwork: Today was our culminating Socratic seminar - answering the essential question: Was the US justified in dropping the atomic bomb to end WWII.
*If you were absent, please complete the 6 prep work questions as well as the online discussion questions on turnitin.com
Classwork: Due to our snow days, today was a work period for the Japanese Internment found poem. Tomorrow I will introduce the Socratic seminar.
Homework: Found Poem due tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we took notes on Japanese Internment/Imprisonment during WWII. I introduced the found poem assignment and you had work time.
Homework: Work on Japanese Internment Found Poem
Classwork: Today we reviewed the three readings from last night and discussed the importance of different perspectives of the same historical event. We watched a clip from the film Pearl Harbor and compared it to the first hand accounts.
Monday 9/24: Rev. War Battle Chart
Semester 2 Final
Civil Rights -1960s
JFk - LBJ
Semester 1 - Finals
Turn of the Century
Colonial America/New Nation