US History 31:

Final Exam Study Guide is Posted in List at bottom of this page

Wednesday, 6/6: PROJECT DEADLINE: D-DAY!,   (Please share with me by that date)
1. Label a map of the middle east.  Although the USA has been at war in the Middle East for your entire lives, why can't you find it on the map?
2. What do you need to know about Iraq? Article.
3. Watch: The War You Don't See by John Pilger. 
Homework: Study for Exam

June 4: Invading Cambodia

1. Take notes on MR. Nixon's War and Enemies (1:18:00-1:42:00)  Why does knowing the context behind the Cambodian invasion matter?  What role did the media play?  What role did Nixon play in his own downfall?

2. Read the Lessons learned from VietnamWhat did the government and the military learn from Vietnam?

3. Analyze two songs:  Neil Young's OHIO and Jimi Hendrix's, ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER.

Homework:  Work on project

June 1:  The Ho Chi Mihn Trail
1. Nixon speech to the nation on the necessity of invading Cambodia
2. In groups, discuss your concerns as members of the following groups: parents of US soldiers, college students, Democrats in Congress and the United Nations Secretary General.
3. What were the problems associated with the Vietnam War?  Why did Nixon's desire to invade Cambodia magnify those problems?
Homework: Work on project.

May 29:  Vietnam War, revisited
1. Read Barry Wallace's 2001 reflections on Memorial Day and the Vietnam War
2. Packet analysis:  What issues did the Vietnam War create?  What questions do you have?
3. Video clip:  Berkeley in the Sixties (40:00-50:00)  What issues and questions developed due to the Vietnam War?

May 24: Civil Rights, Poverty, Protest and VIETNAM
1. Quote Categorization:  Ali, 1968 Olympics, NFL.  How far has society come since the 1960s?
Homework:  Video:  LBJ: (43:00-1:01:00) Why did Civil Rights, Poverty, and Protest explode in the 60s?  What did LBJ have to do with it?

May 22: Black Power

Video:  Protest, Sport and Black Power

1. Should athletes be Civil Rights Activists?

2. How has the media portrayed black athletes and activism?

3. Read:  1968 Olympics and Black Power (What was this protest about?  What happened to the the protestors? Did the media help or hurt this protest? For John Carlos, What is the difference between Muhammed Ali and Michael Jordan?

May 17: Black Power, why?

1. The Civil Rights Act of 1964. What did it change? What didn't it change?

2. The Story of Reverend Brown.  Why didn't the Civil Rights Act protect her?

3. The Malcolm X, the Ballot or the Bullet.  What happened to the Civil Rights movement?  Progress and lack of progress. What alternative did Malcolm X offer to African-Americans? If you were Katherine Brown, would you agree with Malcolm's strategy?

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May 16: Protest, Power and the Media.
1. Topic Selection.
2. The Children's March. Part Two.  Follow the actions of local, state and federal governments in this case.  What were the keys to effective protest?  To what extent was this protest successful?
3. Read: Civil Rights Act of 1964 .  What changed? What didn't?
4. Compare and contrast with the protest in Gaza today.
Homework: Hear: The Ballot or the Bullet, by Malcolm X.  What are his main points?  According to him, what was missing in the Civil Rights Act of 1964?  What did he point out in 1964 that is still the situation today?
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May 14:  Protest, Power and the Media
2. The Children's March.  Part One.  Follow the actions of local, state and federal governments in this case.  What were the goals and methods of the protestors? What were the keys to effective protest?  

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May 8: JFK suspect list:  Who killed him and why?
1. Illustrate the Kennedy years.  What piece of the puzzle is missing?  Create captions for the photos.
2. What would you do in the Cuban Missile Crisis?  Pick the best and worst option off our list.
3. Watch Defcon 2:   What "game changing" intel do you find in this film that affects your decision-making?
4. Who killed JFK and why?  Compile a suspects list for the JFK assassination.
Homework:  Test on Thursday.  FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK

May 4: The Cold War at home
1. Consider the impact of The GI Bill on America.
a. Analyze the GI Bill and View this film clip: (8:00-21:00)
b. What is the relationship between the Cold War and suburbia?
2. How did efforts to fight the Cold War destroy civil rights in America?
Homework:  The JFK years. Textbook chapter 27, sections 1 and 2; Answer the core objective questions; Pose questions of your own.

May 2: The Cold War 40s and 50s
1. Join an NSA team.  Evaluate Covert Activities Options.
2. Prioritize the 5 worst crises on the list.
3. Solve them by discussing your options.
4. Watch:  The Shelter Episode from the Twilight Zone.  What was the filmmaker's message?  What symbols did he use to communicate this message? Which of the crises of the 40s and 50s do you think inspired him to make this episode?
Homework:  Reflective questions from today.  1. Which of the Truman/Ike events do you think Rod Serling had in mind when he created this episode, The Shelter?  Explain.  2. At the end of the episode, the main character, the doctor, says that he doesn't think his neighbors really understand the DAMAGES that resulted.  a. What do you think he meant ?  b. How does the doctor's statement force you to reflect upon how you handled the NSA activity that you did today in class ?

April 30: The Effects of Science AFTER the war
1. Review major STEM contributions to WWII.
2. Watch Atomic Cafe (10:00-31:00); What were the implications of STEM after the War?
3. Solve Five Crises of the early Cold War.  a. Make your choice. b. Decide which was hardest and why.  c. Prioritize in order of importance for USA.
Homework:  Textbook.  p. 948-961; p.991-1001
Compare and contrast Truman's Cold War with Eisenhowers.

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April 26: WWII Homefront
1. George Takei Interview:  Could it happen again? What does this say about American institutions?  
2. Debate:  US Response to the Holocaust.  p. 916-920 textbook.  secondary source question 1; primary source questions 1,3,5.

April 24: WWII

1. Ducktators!  Why are we fighting?  What are we fighting? What does this tell you about the USA during the war? 

2. Define Fascism (Nazi Quotes v. Eleanor Roosevelt's values)

Watch this clip from Life is Beautiful: What were we really fighting in WWII?

3. Mapping WWII, Document Analysis Atlantic Charter.

4. How did neutrality change for the USA over time?

Homework: Watch: The Century America's Time: The Homefront. 1. What were the top 5 most significant changes that the war produced in American society? 2. What were the top 5 significant events of the war as portrayed by this video? 3. Include a brief rationale for each of your selections.

April 20: FDR: The New Deal faces WWII
1. Finish Cinderella Man.
2. Compare Ron Howard's film to Eleanor Roosevelt's My Day column from June 1936.  Why are those similarities important?  What do they say about empathy and American values during the depression?
3. Consider the different values expressed by FDR and Hitler in The Democrat and The Dictator
Homework:  Textbook, Chapter 24: World War II, sections 1 and 2.  a. What aggressive moves were made by the 3 AXIS nations prior to the invasion of Poland; and why did the invasion of Poland start WWII, whereas those other aggressions did not?  b. Was the Roosevelt administration too neutral or too aggressive before Pearl Harbor? -- make a list of each.  c. Questions?

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Monday 4/16: Alphabet Soup to Fight the Depression
1. Cinderella Man part 2
2. Miniproject on Alphabet Agency to be shared via google docs.
Go to this Digital History site and click on chapter 10: Keynes and the Multiplier; Do suggested student exercises: question 1a and 1b; and chart question 2 on the grid provided.

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Bonus Army contrast with New Deal

Tuesday, 4/3: Solving the Depression?
1. What happened to the Braddocks?  How did their problems affect other people in the economy?  In what were their problems unique?  
2. Oscar Ameringer testimony:  How are Americans reacting to the depression?  Should the government do anything about it?  If so, what?
4. Analyze your solutions according to the Braddock's situation and to the other people affected by the depression.
Homework:  Chapter 23, section 3-6.  1. Find examples of the New Deal being successful.  2. Find examples of the New Deal being unsuccessful.  3. Find examples of LONG TERM social changes produced by the New Deal.

Thursday, 3/29: QUEST 1920s

Tuesday, 3/27:  What happened to the Big Bull Market?
1. Feature:  Automobile Production.  In what ways did the car represent a values shift in American society?  
What made the automobile a multiplier industry, at the center of the American economy?
2. Toys for Tots:  How did this one man's story explain what caused the depression?
3. Begin: Cinderella Man (story of James and Mae Braddock during the Depression)
Hwk: review for QUEST on WWI-1920s.

Friday, 3/23:  Culture Wars in the 1920s.
1.How were the 1920s a clash of opposites?
2. Watch:  2 America's video; what opposites were at work during the 1924 Democratic convention?
3. Categorize 1920s slang into four categories that you see.
Homework:  Relate your perspective on this modern Noah's Ark story through 1920s slang.  Please use 15 words and underline them.

1. Review the Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations, Article X, War-Guilt, Reparations, American Farmers.
2. Political Cartoon analysis:  Ratifying the Treaty of Versailles (4), Intolerance (2).
3. Watch Video:  James Reese Europe and the Harlem Hellfighters:  How is this story related to the cartoons?  What does this story suggest about the legacy of WWI?
Homework: Chapter 22; sections 1-3 (through p. 803).  1. How did WWI change American society (legacies of the war that you see)?  2. Make two lists:  one of 1920s society; a parallel list of things today in your 2018 society that are similar.

Thursday, 3/15:  Civil Rights and The 14 Points
1. Civil Rights and Clear and Present Danger -- How did the Supreme Court See It?-- What was the legacy of the war on freedom of speech?
2. The 14 Points Meets the Treaty of Versailles:  Negotiation Simulation as Wilson v. Lloyd George v. Clemenceau.
Homework:  None

Wed, 3/14:  WWI at home:  A Clear and Present Danger?
1. WWI review with map
2. Do you lose Rights when the Government makes War?  Where is the line between freedom of speech and the Espionage and Sedition Acts?
3. Apply the Schenck Precedent to Four Cases.
Homework:  Finish your WWI chapter; take notes and write questions.

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Monday, 3/5: Begin The Great War
1. Decrypting the Zimmerman Telegram.
2. Why did the German desire to keep America neutral fail?
Homework:  Read chapter 21, sections 1 and 2.  1) List examples that show that America was not really neutral, even before declaring war.  2) What were the three most important changes in American life that occurred by entering the war? 3) Your questions.

Tuesday 2/27: Review
1. Review Issues related to film:  A Great Civilizing Power.
2. Forever Prison (The Legacy of US Imperialism) 1. List the issues that you see as being important here.  2. What connections exist between this current event and the US History of Imperialism?  3. How does this film affect your viewpoint on US foreign policy from the age of imperialism?
Homework:  Study for Test.  The Progressives and The Imperialists.  Review Sheet

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February 23: Imperialist America:  A Global Force for Good?
1. Compare and Contrast Differing Images and Ideologies of America's Role in the World:
a. Our Modern Navy PR: Consider Navy's answer A  / B
b. Strong, Beveridge, Mahan, TR
c. Hearst/Pulitzer Yellow Journalists
2. UN Debate:  US actions in: Cuba, Philippines, Panama, Mexico, China/Japan:  Should the United States be sanctioned or was it justified in its actions considering the situation?
3. What New Foreign Policy Roles were created from US intervention abroad?
Homework: A Great Civilizing Power.  Watch this film 45 mins.  1. Take notes. 2.  What forces drove American imperialism?  3. Why is the title, "A Great Civilizing Power", an ironic play on words?  

February 21:  End Progressivism/Begin Imperialism
1. Can Americans make any progressive reforms on GUNS today?  Teach-in
2. What roles should the US play in the world?  
3. What roles can we play?  

What Role Should the United States Play in the World?

4.What roles did we play in Hawaii?
a. Consider the apology
b. Consider the Other Hawaii
Homework:  1. Read chapter 19.  2. Find specific instances of the US playing multiple roles that we discussed.  3. Ask questions.

February 13:  Progressive Legacy
1. The Wizard of OZ: a Populist Allegory
2. Apply the Wiz to Progressives (People, Events, Laws from Chapter 20)
3. Quiz
Homework:  Will Be Due After Break.  Check Back Later.  Thanks,

February 9: TR's progressive mission and methods.
1. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.  What did these conditions exist?  What could the government do to fix them?
2. How would you characterize TR's: His mission? His Ideology?  His Image?  
3. Theodore Roosevelt v. Conflicts of Interest Video.  How did TR handle competing interests?  What did he achieve?  How did he achieve it?  Why did he do what he did?  
4. Use your homework to Contrast TR's Square Deal to the current administration today.  How has the GOP changed from what it was under TR?
Homework:  Finish Chapter 20.  Quiz to follow on how the progressives changed the Gilded Age.

February 5:  Progressivism: A path to fix the problems
1.  The Company Town:  The ultimate capitalist dream? The ultimate capitalist trap?
2. Muckraker Challenge:  The Ludlowe Massacre
3. What progressive ideas from the chapter would ameliorate the problems seen at Ludlow?
Homework:  1. Complete the worksheet on the 9 progressive ideas that we worked on in groups.  Make sure you evaluate each's effectiveness.  2. Create an additional 5 progressive ideas from the chapter that you read and relate their purpose and effectiveness.
3. Find and print one article about Conflicts of Interest that exist in our government today.  Read and annotate it.

February 1:  Economic Inequality:  The War for the Workplace
1. Political Cartoon Analysis
2. Company Town Contract Negotiations
3. Government Regulations?
Homework:  Chapter 20: The Progressives, Sections 1-3

January 29: What were the costs and benefits of Gilded Age Capitalism?
1. How did the government design a massive concentration of wealth in the hands of a few?
2. What were the secrets of Carnegie's success? (first 50:00)
3.  "It's about WHO you know, not WHAT you know."  Who was important for Carnegie to know?
4. What people/groups benefited from Carnegie's success?  What people/groups did not?
5. What were the negative consequences of Carnegie's success?  
Homework:   Finish your chapter 16.  What common sense regulations would you advise to mediate against the negative excesses of this concentration of wealth and power?  Explain.

January 26:  The Rise of an New economy:  The Gilded Age
2. Do questions that follow it.
3. Discuss the positive and the negative social costs of Rockefeller's methods.
Homework:  chapter 16, sections 1-3.  Answer core objective questions 1, 2, 3 (from first page)

January 11:  End of the Plains Indians:  East meets West part 2
1. Watch segment 2: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (part 2) 30 mins
2. Continue to take notes and answer questions posed on the worksheet. (posted below)
Homework:  Inquizzitive Review  Guides.

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