Our first task today was to debrief the reading selection from last night on Conservatism in the 60's. We used that discussion as a springboard into a conversation over the Nixon presidency. We used your textbook notes to evaluate the liberal and conservative leaning policies and actions taken by the Nixon Administration, then ended by examining a couple of documents related to the impeachment process initiated in response to the coverup of the Watergate break-in.
This weekend you need to prepare your Chapter Readings #7 notes for Monday and keep in mind that Chapter 31 is due Tuesday and 32 on Wednesday!
Today we started out with a Quiz over Chapter Readings #5. We then did a brief bit of historical contextualization on the Great Society then spent the rest of class using a large set of sources to answer four different historical questions and then share out our work to the rest of the class.
Tomorrow you need to have your Chapter Readings #6 notes AND you need to read and be prepared to discuss the selection "Conservatism Begins in the Sixties" found under Period 8!
Today we took some time to examine video media from the Vietnam War. You crafted response letters based on what you took away from the media analysis as a reflective exercise.
Tomorrow, Chapter Readings #5 is due!
The Vietnam War was today's topic as we opened the day with a DocBlock examination of two opposing points of view expressed by Lyndon Johnson and Eugene McCarthy. We next discussed the Gulf of Tonkin as an initiating event for expansive American involvement in the war under Johnson. We ended up b y looking first at reasons for opposition to the war and then at how the war is presented in textbooks around the world.
We will finish up our Vietnam War discussion tomorrow. Chapter Readings #5 are due Thursday and Readings #6 on Friday.
We finished up our exploration of the Civil Rights era today. We started out refreshing our memories after our break with a discussion over the MLK & Malcolm X selections you read last Tuesday. We then did a little DBQ practice and coupled with creating historical arguments based on documents related to the question of the effects of the use of violence in the Civil Rights Movement. We finished up the day by working with stations focusing on seven different sub-populations in the US and their struggles for equality during the Civil Rights era and beyond.
Chapter Readings #4 are due tomorrow, Readings #5 on Thursday, and Readings #6 on Friday.
The Civil Rights era was our topic today for our last discussions before Thanksgiving Break. We started out by finishing up the Cold War discussion from yesterday, then dove into examining the many reasons for the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. We finished today with a mini-DocBlock Lit Circle over two opposing visions of the Civil Rights Movement by Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. We will debrief these selections more after the break. Have a great five days off!
Today we discussed the origins of the Cold War. We started with a discussion over an essay by George Orwell on atomic weapons then proceeded to look at the roles played by both the US and the Soviet Union in launching the tensions and competition of the Cold War. We next examined four different points of view on Cold War conflicts in both the domestic and international arenas with a DocBlock Lit Circle on "Voices of the Cold War." We ended the day by examining four aspects of American overseas intervention during the Cold War. We will finish these interventions tomorrow at the start of class.
Chapter Readings #3 are due tomorrow!
Today we examined the social tensions in America in the years following WWII. We started with a discussion over the emerging youth culture and how it didn't match up with the romanticized version of the "Rock-n-Roll" era. We then discussed women's roles and examined some visual media to pinpoint both compliance with and subversion of the gender norms of the time.
Chapter Readings #2 are due Monday for our short week before the break!
The use of nuclear weapons at the end of WWII was the topic of our scored discussion today. The online discussion board is now open and will not be due until after Thanksgiving Break! Chapter readings 1 is due tomorrow as we begin our discussion of the years following the war.
Today we took Exam 3! We will have those graded before the break next week. Tomorrow will be your next Scored Discussion, so be certain you have your pre-write ready to go!