Today we talked about Joseph McCarthy, the HUAC, and the hysteria created by potential atomic spying in the United States during the early 1950s. We looked at the rise and fall of McCarthy, as well as the lasting impact of his movement. We also analyzed a cartoon that you will definitely see again...
I've attached a video here that is a great summary of what we looked at today.
Your homework (due Thursday) is to complete the reading below. After the reading, write a brief reflection on how McCarthyism connects to the fear we've been discussing in the United States.
Today we talked about the fear created in the United States during the Cold War. We talked about the HUAC, PSAs, Bert the Turtle, and new products that developed during the Cold War.
Your homework (due Wednesday) is to:
Design an advertisement for a product to market in the United States during the Cold War
On the back, write a paragraph based on evidence from chapter 40.3 to justify your product
Today we talked about the Korean War and the division it created. We talked about the long term effects of the war, and then watched a fantastic documentary featuring Dennis Rodman, the Harlem Globetrotters, and Kim Jong-un.
Your homework over break is to start researching your JP topic. I've posted the topic assignments below.
Davis- Vietnam Protests
Alex- Pearl Harbor
Claire- Muhammad Ali
Haley- Vogue Magazine
Lizzie- Michael Jackson
Naeem- The OJ Simpson Trial
Kelly- Planned Parenthood
Nico- To Pimp a Butterfly
Riley- The Lindbergh Kidnapping
Justin- Jackie Robinson
Mariah- GI Bill
Shaelyn- Dorothea Lange
Rowan- The Manhatan Project
Ose- Michael Jordan
Ben- Ronald Reagan
Ryan- Bob Dylan
Emily- Bill Clinton
Jenny- Eleanor Roosevelt
Jason- DC and Marvel Comics
Gabe- 1936 Olympics
Vinnie- The Atomic Age
Bryce- George Lucas
Carly- September 11th, 2001
Cole- Moon Landing
Emma- The Beatles
Michael- Cuban Missile Crisis
Annie- Title IX
Freddy- Wright Brothers
Jake- The Wizard of Oz
Sean- Teddy Roosevelt
Bralynne- Scopes Trial
Hannah- The Black Panthers
Today we talked a bit more about the Red Scare, but we spent most of our time talking about the Junior Project.
Below is the link to the Junior Project topic selection form:
Today we talked about the origins of the Cold War. We looked at how the USSR and USA emerged from WW2 as the 2 major superpowers in the World. We talked about Stalin, the Red Scare, and how enemies can be created.
Your homework is to read Chapter 39.2 and 39.5
Today we took a quiz, and crushed it...
Your homework is:
1.Read chapter 37.2 and 37.4
3. Identify the 5 you find most important
4. Using the 3 of the 5 rights you’ve deemed most important, find evidence from To Kill a Mockingbird to either support or negate that right’s existence in the United States during the 1950s
Today we debated Truman's decision to drop two atomic bombs on Japan in order to end WW2.
You don't have homework, but you have a quiz tomorrow.
Announcement: Your FDR and WW2 quiz has been moved to Tuesday
Today we talked about empathy. We discussed why it is important, how it is different than sympathy, and why it's necessary in our lives. We looked at how empathy can be used to build relationships, make decisions, and think critically about the world around us.
Then we looked at the end of the war. We examined the Manhattan Project, the Trinity Test, and the use of the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On Monday we are going to have a structured discussion around the use of the bomb. Your homework over the weekend is to read the 3 arguments given to you today, as well as to find another (legitimate academic) source about the subject. I've attached a few that I found interesting below, but be aware that they contain some bias!
"Was It Right?"
"If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used"
Attached is the packet you were given in class today. You only need to read the sections labeled "Options".
Today we talked about the European theater of WW2. We talked about the end of the war in Europe, the tactics of the allies, and key operations.
Your homework is to prepare for your open note quiz on Monday.
Today we talked about the justifications of violence. We then debrief our reading from last night, and practiced some academic discourse with our peers at the end of the period.
You don't have homework this weekend.
I'll be gone Monday, so here are your instructions:
1. Complete "Island Hoppin in the Pacific" (Due Tuesday 2/7)
Using your textbook (36.4 and 36.5), provide a single-sentence summary on the importance of each of the following:
• Japanese Advancement in the Pacific
• Battle of the Coral Sea
• Battle of Midway
• Kamikaze Pilots
• The Battle of Iwo Jima
• The Manhattan Project
• The Battle of Okinawa
• Truman’s decision
• Hiroshima and Nagasaki
• Conditions of peace
2. Complete "World War 2 Social Groups" chart (Due Wednesday 2/8)