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Since we are not in school, I will be communicating via Remind and Google Classroom.  You can get a brief overview of information here.  

May 25 - June 1st Update

This is it. Last week of Khan. We are going to wrap up the 1960s with the start of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was a proxy war of the Cold War. The United States wished to stop the spread of communism from North Vietnam to South Vietnam. Since the US was successful during the Korean War, many thought that this would be the same. It wasn't.


As the war dragged on, many saw it as another example of injustice in the world. The Civil Rights Movement noted that mostly the poor or people of color were required to fight in it. Rich and white could get a deferment. Thus the Vietnam War began to divide America as well.


Your job for this final week is to read/watch the following content on the Vietnam War on Khan and take the quiz by June 1st.

Vietnam War (May 25-29)

  • Vietnam War (video 17 min)

  • The Vietnam War (article)

  • Student Movement and anti-war movement (article)

  • Second Wave Feminism (article)

  • Election of 1968 (article)

  • 1960s America quiz (4 questions)

If you find yourself with very little to do, there is an additional lesson on President Nixon and Watergate. That is NOT REQUIRED but recommended.


May 18-22 Update

This week we will use Khan Academy to learn about the 1960s. The 60s were a turbulent time: not only was the Civil Rights Movement heating up but so too was the Cold War. We were very close to global destruction with the Cuban Missile Crisis. So this week, read/watch the material.

  • Remember that if you are assigned a video to watch, you need to watch the entire video.

  • You also have the option to retake the quiz if you are unhappy with the score.

  • Assignments are due Friday, May, 22th.

Your assignments this week are the following:
  • JFK as president (article)
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion (13 min video)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis (19 min video)
  • Cuban Missile Crisis (article)
  • Lyndon Johnson as president (article)
While my office hours are between 12-1pm, if you need something feel free to message me on Remind. I'll try to get back to you ASAP. On another note, you should have noticed a new assignment logged in PowerSchool. From this point forward, you will receive a weekly score of either a G or H. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT POINTS! You want to get a G which means you have received credit. If you received an H you have assignments that still need to be finished.

Continue you to keep up the good work! You guys did great last week.


May 11-15 Update

This week we will use Khan Academy to learn about the Civil Rights Movement; the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement happened at the same time. This week, you will examine how the Civil Rights movement intensifiedt.

  • Remember that if you are assigned a video to watch, you need to watch the entire video.

  • You also have the option to retake the quiz if you are unhappy with the score.

  • Assignments are due Friday, May, 15th.

Your assignments this week are the following:
  • Massive Resistance and Little Rock article

  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom article

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 article

  • SNCC and CORE article

  • Black Power article

  • 5 Question Quiz

While my office hours are between 12-1pm, if you need something feel free to message me on Remind. I'll try to get back to you ASAP. On another note, you should have noticed a new assignment logged in PowerSchool. From this point forward, you will receive a weekly score of either a G or H. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT POINTS! You want to get a G which means you have received credit. If you received an H you have assignments that still need to be finished.

Continue you to keep up the good work! You guys did great last week.


May 4-11 Update

This week we will use Khan Academy to learn about the Civil Rights Movement; the Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement happened at the same time. This week, you will learn what began the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Remember that if you are assigned a video to watch, you need to watch the entire video.

  • You also have the option to retake the quiz if you are unhappy with the score.

  • Assignments are due Friday, May, 8th.

Your assignments this week are the following:
  • African American Veterans and the Civil Rights Movement
  • Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, KS
  • Emmett Till
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
While my office hours are between 12-1pm, if you need something feel free to message me on Remind. I'll try to get back to you ASAP. On another note, you should have noticed a new assignment logged in PowerSchool. From this point forward, you will receive a weekly score of either a G or H. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT POINTS! You want to get a G which means you have received credit. If you received an H you have assignments that still need to be finished.

Continue you to keep up the good work! You guys did great last week.


April 27th Update

We will continue to use Khan Academy to learn about the Cold War during the week of April 27; specifically focusing on how the Cold War influenced foreign policy and domestic culture.

  • Remember that if you are assigned a video to watch, you need to watch the entire video.

  • You also have the option to retake the quiz if you are unhappy with the score.

  • Assignments are due Friday, May, 1st.

Your assignments this week are:
  • Korean War Overview (16 min)

  • The Korean War article

  • The Eisenhower Era article

  • Anti-Communism in the 1950s article

  • Women in the 1950s article

  • Atomic Fears and arms race article

  • The start of space race article

While my office hours are between 12-1pm, if you need something feel free to message me on Remind. I'll try to get back to you ASAP. On another note, you should have noticed a new assignment logged in PowerSchool. From this point forward, you will receive a weekly score of either a G or H. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT POINTS! You want to get a G which means you have received credit. If you received an H you have assignments that still need to be finished. Continue you to keep up the good work! You guys did great last week.

April 15 Update

For the rest of the semester, we will continue with learning but only for about 60 minutes/week.  This week we will begin the Cold War.  Please watch/read the following on Khan:
  • Origins of the Cold War (12 min)
    • Start of the Cold War - Yalta Conference and containment (10)
    • Start of the Cold War - The Truman Doctrine & Marshall Plan (10 min)
    • Start of the Cold War - Berlin Airlift and creation of NATO (10 min)
  • Communism (10 min)
  • Baby Boom article (10 min)
If you do NOT have internet access, read 8.1: Beginnings of the Cold War and 8.5: Post War Prosperity.  




When we first began this wild ride of quarantine, the District told us teachers to keep going with instructions with the hope that we could pick up where we left off.

Now it seems that the Michigan Department of Education will not see our online instruction as seat time.  Governor Whitmer has said that it will.

What will happen?  I don't know.  

So until then, we will not be doing any new learning.  All of your assignments will count - you did them and I feel like you should get credit.  Especially since it wasn't "new" learning.  I have created a Khan Academy class to keep up.  All of this is for enrichment only.  You will not be assigned any grades.  

Attached I have given you instructions and a link to visit the Khan lessons.  

So please keep sane in this insanity.  
Cheers!
Foreman

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