Classwork: Today we reviewed how to write a good research question and thesis statement. We spent the majority of the class period in the computer lab working on the Junior Project.
Homework: TRS #1-3 due tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we were in the library working on the Junior Project.
Homework: None! Keep working on the Junior Project. We will be in the computer lab on Monday.
Classwork: Today we took the 1950s unit test.
Classwork: Today we continued watching Pleasantville to understand the impact of conformity in society in the 1950s.
Classwork: Today we reviewed the Junior Project. I passed out a study guide for your 50s unit test, which is on Thursday. We started watching Pleasantville to discuss the ideas of conformity in the 50s.
Homework: Please select your top 5 Junior Project Topics by today at 3:00pm
Classwork: Today I introduced the Junior Project. We discussed the expectations and the due dates. All resources for this project can be found on the right side tab labeled 'Junior Project Resources'. The second half of class was used to start research different topics and deciding what you would like to research and write about. Please use the following link to make your topic selections: JP Topic Selection
Homework: Think about JP Topics. Selections must be made by 2/22/16. Also, have a wonderful break!
Classwork: Today we reviewed the characteristics of conformity in the 1950s. We listened to different music, read literature and watched movie trailers to understand the Nonconformists of the 50s. We also discussed how it compares to society today.
Classwork: Today we discussed television shows from the 1950s. We talked about conformity and if people choose to conform or if they are forced into it. We compared conformity from the 1950s to the 21st century. We also watched a PSA called "A Date with your Family" to understand the gender and societal roles of individuals in the 1950s.
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 through TV in the 1950s. We watched an episode of I Love Lucy.
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: Today we took notes on the Arms Race in the Cold War and the impact it had on the people of the US. We also 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?
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 assignment
Classwork: Today we had a 50s Block Party to understand how society functioned during the 1950s. If you were absent please read Chapter 41 in the textbook.
Homework: Japanese Internment Found Poem (if you have not turned it in)
Classwork: Today we started our 1950s Unit. We reviewed the Cold War basics and how it impacted the United States. We read the textbook 431-443 and completed the reading challenge online.
Homework: Read Ch. 38 in the textbook and complete the reading challenge online. Japanese Internment Found Poem - due by Friday.
Classwork: Today we took part in a Socratic seminar. We discussed the justification behind the atomic bomb in WWII. I collected your prep questions and a reflection at the end of class.
Homework: None! Japanese Internment Memorial Project is due by this Friday.
Classwork: Today we prepped for our Socratic seminar which is tomorrow. You were given 4 articles with varying viewpoints about the Atomic Bomb at the end of WWII. You need to read these and answer the corresponding questions and be prepared to discuss if you think the US was justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Japan to end WWII.
Homework: Prepare for Socratic Seminar. Atomic Bomb questions must be answered for class tomorrow - this is your ticket to participate.
Atomic Bomb Questions
The Moment of Decision
Dropping the bomb saved lives
Dropping the bomb was unjustified
Wednesday 2/27: WWII Socratic Seminar
Semester 2 Final
Civil Rights -1960s
JFk - LBJ
Semester 1 - Finals
Turn of the Century
Colonial America/New Nation