8th Grade Assignments
3. What structures/processes/attitudes/assumptions/perceptions contribute to the problem?
2. What ways have law enforcement agencies tried to address the criticisms against them?
1. Focus on the ways law enforcement abuses its power (tactics).
Last day to turn in missing work is TOMORROW!!!!! and we will finish round 2 as well.Some of you have experienced the exploding zombies...Thanks, Jeremy!
4. What did Senators Markey and Welch require in their proposed legislation? (Section "Markey, Welch")
3. Which groups are mostly in charge of developing and enforcing "privacy standards"?
2. What is the "notice to public" provision? (section "Seeking Warrants")
1. What is the biggest complaint civil liberties groups have about Pres. Obama's drone policy? (paragraph 2)
Content for ZA round 2:
Lt. William Calley has been convicted of first degree murder. Write a letter to the editor of the New York Times supporting or condemning the verdict. No more than 4 paragraphs, persuasive writing with facts/reasons to support your position. Due Thursday, 5/7.
In-class writing time for the editorial due tomorrow.
The witness statements are attached below AND all other docs are attached to earlier posts.
T.5/4We finished the trial today. Lt. Calley was convicted in period 1, but not in period 7. Tomorrow you will be writing an editorial agreeing or disagreeing with the verdict. This is the last big grade for the year...make it good!
Juror Profile F_Bob Leahy is a letter scanned from a book of war letters.Here are the directions that should appear at the end of the document:
Use these docs to create a character for yourself. Adopt the actual soldier's perspective and experience of the war and use it to interpret the facts and evidence as it is presented.
Here are the juror profiles. I found one nurse's story that you could base a character on, but haven't found much luck finding more.
Prep for trial. Juror profiles and how to use them should be posted by tomorrow.
Next section...what are the policies and rules of engagement that Lt. Calley was trained in and should have shaped the actions taken/orders given in Vietnam?
First page...(1) what are the different structures of a court-martial? (2) Understand the military defense rules about following orders
M. 4/27Your Price of Freedom hw is posted on last week's assignments. So are the resources.
Use this account of a real US soldier to build a character for yourself. You aren’t a Colonel; but as a Lieutenant, Captain, or Major who is like Bob Leahy, how would you view the events in My Lai? How would you judge your fellow soldiers as they testify at the trial of Lt. William Calley?
We start the trial on Monday. If you are a witness who has had no contact with your attorney, please make sure you have developed direct exam questions to hand to an attorney during the presentation of your side's case. That way you will be standing solid to get a great grade!
For those of you looking at the PDF's, here is the note left with the Colt 45 can at the wall:
If your computer doesn't have FLASH things could go badly. I've included a hard copy of the info.
Section 2 & 3: American POW's & Honoring the Dead Due Wednesday, 4/29
Section 1: Fighting the War Due Tuesday, 4/28
Attached below is the note guide for the "Price of Freedom" exhibition (Word Doc: Vietnam_The Price of Freedom Exhibition). You can find the website here: http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html
(2) Print out the Vietnam Conflict Slides...or be prepared to write a lot?
b. Section 3: Answer the following questions...How did we try to limit our involvement in the war? Why were we not successful in limiting our involvement?
a. Section 2 focus: track the actions taken by both sides and the perceptions about the war that cause those choices.
Also, many were absent for the quick processing we did in class before break. Here it is. Be sure to use Iceberg form when making your connections. This is not event focused, but rather structures/processes...attitudes/perceptions. I won't take this after Friday.
Wrote in class and began annotating a current event on the Islamic State. (Attached below if you lost it) Due:T, 4/21
M. 4/20Period 1 only:
"What are 3 specific relationships between attitudes/perceptions and Structures/Processes during the early Cold War? (To do this you need to make a quick list of each, then identify the relationships.)"
P7: Finish annotating the "Islamic State" articleBoth classes:
(1) Finish the "Vietnam Beginnings" article.
"Hey Bro!, / Here's the beer I owe you - 24yrs late. You were right - I did make it back to the world. Great seeing you again. Sorry not to be with you but I"ll be along soon. / Thanx / Sarge"
3. Here is the link to the "Local Legends" website Jeremy talked about: https://sites.google.com/site/espererofllresearch2014/
2. Period 1: watch the video on the Cuban Missile Crisis and take notes in "plot diagram" format...events that escalate the crisis, tipping point, events that de-escalate the crisis.
1. Finished the Marxist Puppet Theatre skits...YAY!
Period 1: AIMS science today...
M. 4/13Period 1: Finished Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism notes.
Period 7: Finish Marxism-Leninism-Stalinism notes. Start script for Marxist puppet theatre.
M. 4/6Nuclear Bomb paragraphs are due Thursday. The topic sentence is your proposal regarding using nuclear weapons on Japan. Choose 3 fully developed arguments for the body of the paragraph. Finsh with a closing idea that doesn't just restate the topic sentence.
PIV is updated (NOTE: work turned in to day not graded or entered yet). All missing work and revisions are due Friday.
Both periods have started the Cold War Murder Party!
Band kids: Have a great festival day. Have all notes finished by Thursday.
Attached is the PPT on early Cold War. For tonight, add info to the map through the Korean War (slide 13). We will work on the rest of the notes in class tomorrow. I want to give you some context for the CIA actions.
So...no paragraph...attached is the diplomacy web from the past as well as a copy of the political will web. In the attached version of the PW web, "Available resources" is the same as "capacity". Remember that "American economic system" is optional. You need 8 justifications total. You are building support for your decision by using these chunks of content:
M.3/23Classes did well in the debate/discussion today. Tomorrow in class you will be writing what you would have decided regarding the use of atomic weapons to end WWII and justifying the decision. You will need to justify your recommendation on at least 3 grounds. For example: explain how your solution is morally correct given our understanding, will help us win the war (strategically sound), and will make the economy strong. These are just examples. There are many reasons you can focus on from will of the people, to definitions of a" just war" to factors that would create an imperative to act to limit collateral damage and stop unsustainable losses...what else have we talked about?
This will be a formal paragraph writing, so planning out your response in advance may be a good strategy for your success. You can write one paragraph, but I suspect one paragraph for each reason might be more appropriate if you have much to say.
Attached below are the 3 articles with the 3 possible choices for using nuclear weapons on Japan. Print and annotate so that you are familiar with content and can find arguments quickly for the discussion on Monday.
Today we started watching a documentary that shows the evolution of American bombing policy in Europe during WWII.
Are you having trouble getting started? Begin by choosing the content you plan to include. Then create symbols for that content. Finally, order the symbolized content on the page in a what that shows me evolution over time.
Tuesday is in-class work day as soon as notes are finished. Final due Thursday, 3/18 (Wednesday isn't a work day)
____ Can be drawn or electronic
M. 3/16Here are the requirements for the Philosophy of war evolution graffiti piece:
____ Evolution of definitions of total and limited war over time
____Justification for total war/limited war thru time
___ Non-linguistic rep, it may include words drawn in symbolic "graffiti" style
____ Color, thanks.
M. 3/9Students should print and annotate lightly (rephrase/summarize/define) the ppt notes on the evolution of the philosophy of war for WEDNESDAY, 3/11.
Today and tomorrow students will be doing a review of WWII content. The direction sheet is attached below.
Conformity & Anxiety in the 1950's
We started our Civil Rights Perspectives assignment. We will work for Tuesday and Wednesday. Final project due on Monday, 3/9.
All work due by Wednesday in hard copy form. No late work will be accepted after Wednesday and only hard copy assignments will be graded.
M. 3/2CHECK PIV! All assignments turned in today in hardcopy have been added. Remember that "0" in a PSR grade doesn't affect your final grade. When I actually grade those assignments and add the weighted grades, your final grade for this quarter will plummet!
In other words…Conformity is a coping strategy – sometimes positive, sometimes negative – societies use to deal with fear/anxiety. How does this look during the 1950’s and how did it work out?