Today we talked about the shifting attitude towards the USSR during the 1980s. We saw Reagan poke fun at Communists, Rocky fight for Democracy, and Yakov Smirnoff joke about the motherland.
Then we analyzed the Iran Contra Affair and the impact it had on the nation.
Your homework (due Tuesday) is to read the 2 attached articles in order to fill out the attached worksheet.
Today we talked about the Election of 1980. We saw Reagan dominate the election, a new wave of conservatism arise, and Jimmy Carter's presidency come to a close with the Iran Hostage Crisis.
Your homework is to:
1. Read Chapter 55.4
2. In a single sentence (each), summarize:
Reagan’s Actions on Social Welfare
Reagan’s Actions on HIV/AIDS
New Jersey v. TLO
Reagan’s Actions on Civil Rights
Reagan’s Actions on Immigration Reform
Today we had a visit from our old friend John Green. We looked at the early 1970s, Carter's presidency, and the political climate the brought us Ronald Reagan.
Your homework tonight is to complete the "Jimmy Carter's Unheralded Legacy" assignment on Actively Learn. I've attached the link below:
Today we talked about what we wanted to accomplish as the year winds down. Then we looked at Ford's time in office, the attitudes of American people during the early 1970s, and the Election of 1972.
Your homework is to answer the following questions from Chapter 54:
Today we finished watching Earth Days.
Your homework this weekend is to demonstrate your knowledge of the film and the movement in a thesis driven response.
Here is the prompt:
Explain the emergence and impact of environmentalism and conservationism in the United States using specific evidence from the film Earth Days.
(What were things like before, what happened, and what changed?)
Today we continued watching Earth Days.
Your homework tonight is to scroll through the following image gallery. All of these pictures focus on the current environmental state of the World and were taken to celebrate the 45th Earth Day last year.
As you scroll, please write down comments on 15 pictures. Your comments can be questions, connections to the film, or general thoughts. Please note which image you are commenting on.
Here is the article:
Today we started watching the documentary Earth Days! It was fantastic, and will continue to be great tomorrow.
Today we took a quiz. It was an exciting opportunity to express our wide breadth of knowledge on the 1960s.
Your grades (without extra credit) are posted. EC will be in as soon as I score it.
Today we finished our unit on Richard Nixon by watching an episode of Futurama. We saw the diversity of Nixon's legacy before starting a review activity called "Nixon's Face".
You have a quiz tomorrow. You should study.
Here are the instructions for Nixon's Face, which is due Wednesday:
Each action/event needs 2 bullet points:
Issues to Represent:
Election of 1972
The Vietnam War