I will be thinking of you tomorrow - remember just do your best!

 Ms. Weir

Represent Carson well Ethel and enjoy this amazing experience!!

 Ms. Weir

What do you think?

Remember:

Get a good night's sleep!

Pick a time to stop studying and STOP!!

Get to the community center at 7:00 for breakfast

Bring an ID, a couple of pencils and a couple of pens

Leave everything else at home or in the car

Step questions you do not know

Write neatly, if they can't read it, they won't grade it.

You're already a star because you dared to take APUSH in the first place!

I will be sending all my brain power and energy your way!

Ms. Weir

US History Era Timeline:

> Age of Exploration (pre-1492 – 1620)
> Colonial Period (1620 – 1763)
> American Revolution/ Constitution (1763 - 1788)
> A New Nation (1789 – 1840s)
> Westward Expansion (1840s – 1860s)
> The Civil War (1860 – 1877)
> The Industrial Revolution (18 77 – 1901)
> The Progressive Era (1901 – 1913)
> World War I (1914- 1919)
> The Roaring Twenties (1920s)
> The Great Depression (1929 – 1938)
> World War II (1938 – 1949)
> The Cold War (1950s – 1980s)
> 1990 – Today
Please posts your reflections, comments, thoughts about Clear Creek, feel free to include photos - be careful what you post - ha!!!

Follow this link to download all 39 lectures by Professor Jennifer Burns at Berkeley:  http://itunes.berkeley.edu/

Click on Take me to..... and then click on Social Science and then click on 7B - this is awesome.  You can listen to them on the computer, your ipods or your mp3 players!!

 They also have Psych and Econ lectures as well.  I did not check out the English options.

Today we took test 2 in your fast track book.  Please take the test this weekend and bring to school for review (Per. 5 Monday / Per. 2 Wednesday).

Be careful when guessing!

M/C = 55 minutes

DBQ = 15 minutes reading 45 minutes writing

Free Response = (each) 5 minute reading 30 minutes writing (total 70 minutes)

 Also list topics you feel we absolutely must cover at study session this week below.

 Ms. Weir

Click on the document below for a good review sheet!
Attachment(s): College Board Outline.doc

Click on the link below and read what Lee Iacocca former CEO of Chrysler is saying about "leadership"  What do you think?  What kind of leader do you want?

http://www.bordersstores.com/features/feature.jsp?file=wherehavealltheleadersgone 

Today - the practice test was Test 1 from the Fast Track book, pages 363-380

Monday - let's do Pizza, if everyone who comes gives me $3 that should cover the cost.  If we go with this plan, we should move the meeting time to 5:30.  If people can give me the money during school that would work best.  Mention below if you want to join in!

Thurs - no study hall as we have the fieldtrip, but we can meet for a short session from 3-4 if you are interested.

Saturday - April 28th we can run the practice test either from 9 - 12 or 3 - 6, please let me know which works best.

 

Please share with others!

 If I do not have your fieldtrip slip by Tuesday I am returning the remaining tickets, so that there are no empty seats as they have waitlist, so please get them to me by Monday to avoid this!!

 Enjoy the weekend.  Ms. Weir

Below is the list of topics and the form that each group (only one per group necessary) will submit to me by Friday 4/13/2007.  A final list of the groups will be submitted on Monday 4/16/07.

 1960s Topics 

*Space Race / Cold War

 *Presidential Politics – Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon

 *Vietnam / Cold War 

*Radicals vs. Hippies

 *Counter-Culture vs. the “Norm” (Generational conflicts)

 *Fashion 

*Music (1960-1969) 

*Art 

*Civil Rights Movement (MLK Jr., Civil Rights Act of 1964, Blacks, Asians, Chicano) 

*Free Speech Movement

*Women’s Movement

* Environment

Copy & Paste the following or write it out:

You are to research one of the assigned topics, generate an objective (purpose) and then present your topic to the class on the assigned date.  Be creative, your presentation should be interesting, informative and fun.  Plan to wear 60s outfits and create visuals such as PowerPoint presentations, movies, drawings, posters, props, etc….

 

Section 1:        Due _____________ (5 Points)

Group Members:

  

Team Leader:____________________                                   Topic:_____________________

 Objective (what is your teaching strategy / goal?): _____________________________________________________________________  Media (film / skit / combo etc...): _______________________________________________________________________

For those of you who took the test today, could you please share your reflection with the other AP students.

 Thanks Ms. Weir

Here are the remaining Zinn Questions - respond below if you would like the questions for the reaming extra credit chapters:

Chapter 19 – EXTRA CREDIT
  1. “The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, to know herself as a person, is by creative work of her own.”  Why would a working-class woman not be inspired to become a feminist by such a statement?
 
  1. Why could women not seek legal action before 1967 if they had been discriminated against because they were women?
 
  1. “There had always been prison riots…the prison rebellions of the late sixties and early seventies had a distinctly different character than the earlier ones.”  Why?
 
  1. What effect did the sixties have on the role of “the expert” in American society?  What professions were specifically affected and how?
  Chapter 20 
  1. What conclusion does Zinn draw from the results of the University of Michigan Survey Research Centers’ study of political opinion in 1970?
 
  1. Debate Resolution – Watergate was the result of a flawed President
 
  1. Why did Agnew resign?
 
  1. What other factors besides Vietnam and Watergate could be seen as contributing to Americans’ loss of confidence in their business, political and military leaders?
 Chapter 21 
  1. Debate Resolution – Carter represented an interruption of the “American Political Tradition”
 
  1. How does Zinn characterize post 1960s activism?
 
  1. What is multinational? Which continent proved the most profitable for these multinationals to invest in? Which was least profitable?  How might you explain the differences in profitability?
 
  1. Why didn’t the US government remove Saddam Hussein from power?
 
  1. What were the results of Reagan’s tax cuts?
 Chapter 24 
  1. Recall highlights of the Clint presidency?  What is your impression of him as a president overall?
 
  1. What actions were taken against immigrants in the early 1990s including new legislation and why?
 
  1. What sources and statistics does Zinn use to write about the disparity in wealth between the 80s and the 90s?
 
  1. Why did Clinton bomb Baghdad?  What were the results?  What mistakes did America make in Somalia?
 
  1. Why did the US support the regimes in China, Indonesia and Russia but try to bring down the rule of Castro in Cuba?
  Chapter 25 
  1. What happened in the 2000 elections?  What happened in the 1876 and 1888 elections (will have to research). Then discuss the following quotation: “Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear.  It is the nations’ confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.”
 
  1. What are the pros and cons of the war on terrorism?
 
  1. What is the USA Patriot Act?  Discuss its intended versus actual effect.  What is its status today?
 
  1. Read Amber Amundson’s statement on page 520.  How would you have felt?
 
  1. Read Robert Bowman’s message on pages 521-522.  How would you respond to Mr. Bowman?

Could you let me know a rough number of how many are coming tomorrow - I know the request is late?

Don't forget to bring water!

Upcoming Saturday tests and times:

April 21 9 a.m. to Noon

April 28 (date of the farmer's market on campus) so I will check times

Check out these websites for historical information on the presidents:

 http://www.history.com/genericContent.do?id=53504

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi/aa/presidents

 http://www.americanpresidents.org/

This one is for portraits and photographs:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/list/057_intr.html

 

 

Sorry for the delay the rest of the Spring Zinn questions will be up by this evening!!

 

 

Enjoy!  

Click on the link below then respond:

http://www.tuaw.com/2007/03/14/found-footage-steve-introduces-the-irack/

 

Click on the link below to see how students scored on all AP tests last year.  Make sure that you review column AK which is the US History information. 

 http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/student/testing/ap/sumrpts/2006/xls/CALIFORNIA_Summary.xls

Respond below

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People For the American Way’s 1st Amendment Films presents a special screening of:

OPERATION HOMECOMING
An exploration of the firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words

Based on the idea that some of our greatest writers have emerged from wartime, the National Endowment for the Arts set out to find the next Hemingway, Whitman or Tolstoy by gathering the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Through interviews and dramatic readings by such actors including Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin Kirk, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham and John Krasinski, OPERATION HOMECOMING transforms selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America's armed forces.

When: Thursday, April 19
Wine Reception: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Film Screening: 7:00pm– 8:20pm
Q&A with Filmmaker: 8:20pm – 8:50pm

Where: Clarity Theater
100 North Crescent Drive, Lobby Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(@ Wilshire Blvd.)
Free parking available in building.

Admission: $5 per person

RSVP and buy your tickets now at http://www.pfaw.org/go/OperationHomecoming. Please call Valerie Israel with any questions, at (310) 385-4193.

"A film all Americans should see… This is your chance to support the troops by listening to their experiences so you can learn about this war from the people who have been there."
           -Jon Powers, Huffington Post

“Portrays combat as such a heightened sensory experience that it demands to be written about, and they suggest that war can turn ordinary men into latter-day Hemingways.”
           -Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Poetic, comic and chilling.”
           -Ronnie Scheib, Variety


Christopher Koelle/Portland Studios – Printed in The New York Times 2/9/07

And join us for a very special Q&A following the film with OPERATION HOMECOMING director RICHARD ROBBINS.

Richard E. Robbins is an award-winning producer and director who has been making documentaries for PBS, cable, and network television for more than a decade. The programs have ranged from a multitude of topics including 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Los Angeles gangs, presidential elections, and the nuclear standoff in Kashmir in 2000.

 

RSVP and buy your tickets now at http://www.pfaw.org/go/OperationHomecoming.

See you there!


Check this out:

Dear Friend,

We are very excited to begin the next phase of our online discussions on Preventing Genocide, an online discussion with John Shattuck focusing on his Podcast interview with Jerry Fowler.  This interview focused on how political "road blocks" have often stifled government efforts to effectively respond to genocide.  We hope that our discussion can now focus upon ways in which citizens can overcome these obstacles, and move their governments into action.  

This second podcast interview can be listened to or download through the link below:

http://www.ushmm.org/conscience/podcasts/

This morning, Monday, March 19th, 2007, we have opened a new section where we can discuss the Podcast interview. This section can be found through the link below; be sure to click on "The Politics of Genocide Intervention / Podcast with John Shattuck ".  Please click the link below (or cut and paste into an Internet browser)

http://www.facinghistory.org/Campus/Forum/Podcast.nsf/WebBoardIndex?ReadForm

We invite you share your thoughts with us, as well as with other participants, on how we can all learn from the work of Lemkin in our current efforts to respond to genocide today.  

You can participate with the on-line discussions but remember that you are communicating with adults and other teenagers from around the world and that you are representing Carson.  You can also come back here and share below.

London Economic Conference            Soviet Union        Philippine Independence

Good Neighbor Policy              Fascist Aggression        Neutrality Acts

Spanish Civil War         Hilter-Stalin Non-aggression Treaty    Holocaust

"all aid short of war"      Wilkie          lend-lease program       Pearl Harbor

Munich Conference      Atlantic Conference         Japanese Americans

War Production Board   Office of Price Administration   War Labor Board

Fair Employment Practices Board   United Mine Workers   African-Americans

American Indians     National Debt    Battle of the Coral Sea   Midway

"island hopping"       Guam    Battle of Stalingrad    "unconditional surrender"

Potsdam         Casablanca   Teheran     V-J Day     V-E day     D Day

Invasion of Italy "forgotten man"   1944 election         Battle of Leyte Gulf

Battle of the Bulge   Eisenhower   Atomic Bomb   America First Committee

Stimson Doctrine   Panay       World Court

 

1920s  

Overall I thought that the 1920s was a success as did the audience.  After I receive your Self-Reflections (please be honest) on Monday / Tuesday I will post your grades for my class.

 Based on the results from today, I am really looking forward to the 1960s!!

 Below you are welcome to share you thoughts / reaction to the 1920s and what you learned not only academically but about the process.

Chapter 35 Varying Viewpoints 
  1. Assess the validity of the claim that the dropping of the bombs on Japan was not so much an attempt to end the war against the Japanese, as it was “the first salvos in the emerging Cold War”.
 
  1. What does each of these historians see as American officials’ thinking about the relationship between the bomb and the ending of the war against Japan?  What does each regard as the primary reason for the use of the bomb?
 
  1. What conclusions might be drawn from each of these views about the political and moral justifications for dropping the bomb?  Could the use of the atomic bombs have been avoided?

Click on the link below, watch the video and read the article - respond below:

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17597889/

300  

Sometimes I scare myself.  Click on the link below and read the article - also check out the accompanying information:

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17599641/?GT1=9145

 

Imitation Poem – In Answer to Their Questions (25 pts) Poem itself (20 pts) 

Stanza 1 = What it means to you?

Stanza 2 = Skin Color

Stanza 3 = Ancestor’s Experiences

Stanza 4 = Journey

Stanza 5 = First Experiences & Attitudes

Stanza 6 = Food

Stanza 7 = Recreation / Music / Fest Days

Stanza 8 = Negative / Stereotypes / Insults

Stanza 9 = Your philosophy / Conclusion

 

Reflection on the back

 Format requirements (5pts)

1 page (use columns feature if necessary)

Typed

_______ meant / was / is / means for each stanza

9 Stanzas

At least 2 figures of speech (metaphor / simile)

 

Zinn 18  

Chapter 18
  1. Why did the US finance 80% of the French War effort in Indochina?  Did the public reason differ from the reason circulated internally?
 
  1. What was Kennedy’s policy toward Vietnam?  How was such policy consistent with his policy toward Cuba?
 
  1. How did the Johnson administration persuade congress to give the president the freedom to wage war on Vietnam?  Compare that with Bush and Iraq.
 
  1. What were the Pentagon Papers?  Why did the government want to keep them secret?  Why was Ellsberg not jailed for releasing classified information?
 
  1. According to McNaughton’s memo, what prevented the US government from perpetrating even greater horrors on the Vietnamese population than they did?
 
  1. What chemicals were used in Vietnam and what were their effects?
 
  1. What was “Operation Phoenix”?  Why were the American people ignorant of its existence?

Zinn 17  

Zinn Chapter 17

1. Why were so many whites surprised by the black "revolt" in the 1950s & 1960s?  Give 3 examples of "revolt"

2. What actions did Truman's administration take "on the race question"?  What actions were not taken?

3. Timeline of Civils Rights events

4. Why did the Black Panthers have guns?  (Compare Zinn's answer with your textbook)

4.

Zinn 16  

Chapter 16
  1. How do standard American history textbooks explain Roosevelt’s reluctance to stop Japanese and German aggression?  How does Zinn?  Which interpretation do you find to be most persuasive and why?
 
  1. How did the structure of the U.N. allow it to be controlled by the US, France & England?  Has the situation changed?
 
  1. Why is it ironic that 18 leaders of the only organization that was explicitly pacifist were sent to prison for violating the Smith Act?
 
  1. How did the US government portray the independence movements of the Indochinese, Indonesians, Africans and Filipinos to the American public?
 
  1. World Map – highlight on a map Europe, North Africa and the Middle East as of 1955 which identifies the following: NATO members, CENTO members, The Arab League, those countries that were under the control of the Soviet Union – how does this map explain the current problems in the Middle East.

There will be meetings at lunch on Wednesday and Thursday this week as well as an afterschool meeting on Friday.

Fieldtrip slips are due, they can not be accepted later than Thursday.

 We will have an early departure on Saturday 7:45 a.m.

 Remember you need to dress professionally (suits)!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Ms. Weir

The following are 4 possible Free Response questions of which you will be given two to write next week (Period 5 = 2/20 - Period 2 = 2/21).  I highly recommend that you complete Approaching the Essay for each one:

Free Response Choices:

1. Was the US justified in going to war against Spain in 1898?  In your response take into account political, economic, moral and diplomatic factors.

2. Discuss the role government played in reforming American social, economic and political life in the early 20th century.  In your response include TWO of the following:

a. reforms at the Federal level

b. reforms at the State level

c. reforms at the local/city level

3. Evaluate the administrations of Roosevelt, Taft and Wilson in relation to their records as progressive presidents.

4. Evaluate the response of government to the plight of America’s farmers and laborers in the late 19th Century.   

 

Heads up you will be taking the DBQ on immigration in class on the 21st.  We will probably also be writting two free response essays for practice.

 I will list the 4 response choices later this weekend they will cover Chapter 27-29.

 

Enjoy this weekend.  Ms. Weir

Click on links above, scroll down to AP and click on On-Line Quizzes, select a Chapter and select Ace the Test.  When complete print only the 1st page, but complete the Test Review Strategy for the whole test.

 

 

Click on the link to read the text of the President's speech (you can also watch/hear the President's speech on-line as well). 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16672456/ 

What key points did he make?  What was the tone of the speech?  Give your overall reaction.

 Democrat's Response - Click on the link to read the text of the Democrat's response to the President's speech.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16776748/

What key points were made?  What was the tone?  Give your overall reaction.

Notebook Check 3 and the Final notebook will be due on Monday 1/29 - No late NB will be accepted, if you are absent they are due the day you return to school.   Notebook Check 3 will be the same as Checks 1 & 2  - a Rubric for each section, graded and totaled.  Your Final Notebook Rubric is below as well as the Final Reflection, the Final NB is worth 250 exam points, you also need to include your own grade for the final!       

Honors US History Final Notebook Rubric

I. Illustrated Cover Page                                              5

II. Syllabus                                                                    5

III. Calendar                                                                  5

IV. State Standards                                                     5 

V. Agendas & Journals

          Check 1                                                              10

          Check 2                                                              10 

         Check 3                                                              10

 VI. Class Work 

         Check 1                                                              25 

         Check 2                                                               25 

         Check 3                                                              25

 VII. Homework 

         Check 1                                                              25  

        Check 2                                                              25 

        Check 3                                                              25 

VIII. Essays / M/C Exams

          Check 3                                                              10

 IX. Strategies

          Check 1                                                              5 

         Check 2                                                              5 

         Check 3                                                              5 

X.     Final Reflection                                                  25

  Final Reflection – Honors US History (25 Points) 

1.    List and explain the key concepts, strategies, themes, events you learned this semester.

 2.    Grade your performance in this class give examples to support your grade, include what you are most proud of and what disappointed you. 

3.    Grade Ms. Weir and the class itself 

4.     Overall reflection, what worked best, least etc… 

5.    Spring Semester – what is your action plan with regard to this class, what do you need from Ms. Weir, what do you need from your classmates, etc…

Notebook Check 3 and the Final notebook will be due on Monday 1/29 - No late NB will be accepted, if you are absent they are due the day you return to school.   Notebook Check 3 will be the same as Checks 1 & 2  - a Rubric for each section, graded and totaled.  Your Final Notebook Rubric is below as well as the Final Reflection, the Final NB is worth 300 exam points, you also need to include your own grade for the final!                                        

APUSH Final Notebook Rubric

I. Illustrated Cover Page                                              5

II. Syllabus                                                                    5

III. Calendar                                                                  5

IV. State Standards                                                     5

 V. Agendas & Journals

          Check 1                                                              10

          Check 2                                                              10

          Check 3                                                              10

VI. Class Work

          Check 1                                                              25 

         Check 2                                                               25 

         Check 3                                                              25

 VII. Homework 

         Check 1                                                              25 

         Check 2                                                              25 

         Check 3                                                              25

 VIII. Essays / M/C Exams

          Check 1                                                              10 

         Check 2                                                              10

          Check 3                                                              10 

IX. Strategies         

Check 1                                                              5  

Check 2                                                              5

Check 3                                                              5

  X. On-Line Quizzes / Test Review Strategy

Check 1                                                              10

Check 2                                                              10         

 Check 3                                                              10

 XI.     Final Reflection                                                  25  

Final Reflection – APUSH (25 Points) 

1.    List and explain the key concepts, strategies, themes, events you learned this semester. 

2.    Grade your performance in this class give examples to support your grade, include what you are most proud of and what disappointed you. 

3.    Grade Ms. Weir and the class itself

 4.     Overall reflection, what worked best, least etc… 

5.    Spring Semester – what is your action plan with regard to this class, what do you need from Ms. Weir, what do you need from your classmates, etc…

Please click on the link below - listen, read and respond!

 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6894556

 

As part of your Graduation requirements you are to complete an approved Service Learning Project in 11th grade.  It will be due the first week in June, but can be turned in when completed.  All of them have a starting reflection, an assignment, and then a follow-up action.  Service Learning is not community service, the project must be tied to State Standard and must have an element of being shared with / impact a larger population.  Details will follow but here are your options:

Family History Project (Powerpoint / Video)

Veteran of War Project (Powerpoint / Video)

Labor Project (Participate in the Labor simulation and then complete f/u assignment)

Public Service Announcement (video)

Darfur Project - working with the Human Rights Club

Heifer.org Project - Working with the Human Rights Club

Recycling Project - Working with the Environmental Club

Model UN

More details to follow!!!

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