Woot! Woot! Last test ever! Notes are due today as well as any other late work or extra credit you want on your grade. I will hand personal histories back to you on Wednesday. YES. . . you must come to class next week. We will be doing things that count towards your grade and you will receive a ZERO on your personal history if you don't come to pick it up on Wednesday during YOUR ASSIGNED class period. (Unless you have discussed other commitments with me already! )
Today we reviewed for the final test of the year which will be next time! I did NOT give you a study guide as usual due to lack of time to grade it. I would make sure to review my notes on the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Era. Notes are due on Thursday as well as any late work or extra credit. I will hand out your personal histories to you on Wednesday - the last day of school.
Today we took our last slide of notes EVER!!! We completed our study of US History by quickly examining how the Cold War ended. We then conducted short interviews with faculty at WJHS to see what they remember about the Cold War themselves. If you were absent, the notes and assignment are attached below. You will need to interview someone who lived during the Cold War using the questions below!
*Review on Tuesday, Test on Thursday!
With the continual loss of popular support, President Nixon promised to withdraw American troops and replace them with South Vietnamese soldiers. Unfortunately, our withdrawal allowed the communists to overrun the country and claim victory. The costs of the war proved immeasurable; 58,000 dead, thousands more wounded, and a divided nation.
*If you were absent, get the notes from a friend. We did not TAKE notes like usual.
The make-up assignment is below:
Go to the following website http://thewall-usa.com/ and click on "Wall information page." Read through the site about the Vietnam Wall and write a 1/2 page summary about how The Wall was created and it's impact.
Today we explored the anti-war movement and counterculture movement of the 1960's. The antiwar movement accelerated the erosion of confidence in America's established institutions bringing about a revolution of rebellion. To better help us understand this ideology, we tie-dyed! Good times!
Today we looked at the Vietnam conflict from the perspective of a soldier in the war. Fighting jungle warfare without knowledge of who or where the enemy was proved extremely difficult as well as stressful to our troops. Vietnam was a completely different type of war.
Notes are attached below.
*If you were absent, you will need to come in during AIP or before or after school to make up the assignment. It will take about 30+ minutes to complete.
*****Next time we will be tie dying - please bring something to dye!******
Today we began our study of the Vietnam War, how it was different from the previous conflicts we were involved in, and how it began. To better understand this history, we held a rousing game of tug of war on the football field. Props to you all for participating. Hopefully it helped you understand the dynamics of this war and why it was so difficult for America to win!
If you missed today, come get the picture notes from me!
This time period in history has several films that you can watch that portray the topics we discuss in some way. As always, you must complete a write up to obtain the extra credit. Write a typed, one-page, double spaced, 12 point font paper telling me how the film specifically exhibits characteristics of the time period that we discussed in class. For example, if you watch "Gidgit" you would write one page on how the pop culture, trends and ideologies of this time period are shown in the film giving examples. The films you can watch are below: (*These are subject to change)
Blast From the Past
Mona Lisa Smiles
Rock and Roll:
That thing you do
Cuban Missile Crisis:
X Men First Class
Remember the Titans
To contrast the peaceful protests of MLK Jr., we learned about the Black Power movement today - those African Americans who were sick of waiting for change and took a more militaristic approach. The notes and assignment are attached below as well as a video clip to help you visualize the difference in mentality.
Simultaneously as the Cold War raged on, America was dealing with another war - the of segregation and prejudice. Today we began our discussion of the Civil Rights movement by examining segregation in our own school. Does it exist? Do we segregate at WJHS? We began looking at the earliest Civil Rights events and watched the incredible film, "42."
*If you were absent, you will need to get the notes from a neighbor. I have the picture notes for you to record them on.*