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MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ADDED YOUR 9/11 WORK TO THE COMPENDIUM AND POSTED YOUR LINK(S) ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM!

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Assignment June 5 – Closing the history books …

It’s almost over, young historians – can you believe it?  Here is an overview of how we will end the school year …

Over the weekend, make sure you have submitted your Cold War Trading Cards link AND your Turning Points Online Notebook link on Google Classroom.

MAKE SURE YOU EVALUATE YOUR NOTEBOOK AND INCLUDE THE ASSESSMENT IN YOUR ONLINE TABLE OF CONTENTS!

Also over the weekend – come up with some questions about the Vietnam War and Cold War – and then search for some answers!  Nothing formal – just go out a learn!

On Tuesday, we will look at the legacy of Vietnam and end the Cold War and wrap up the year!

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Assignment June 3/4 – WAR! What is it good for?

FIRST – Add the Tet Offensive to your trading cards – here are two resources to consult – Tet Offensive   Tet Offensive Video

America’s involvement in Vietnam was the most controversial issue of the 1960s and 70s, and the war created the most vocal and varied opposition of any war in our country’s history. What were the reasons for this opposition? Why did so many Americans oppose the American involvement in Vietnam?

That’s your task to prepare for our next class …

To begin, read the following overviews of the anti-war movement – Fighting the War at Home and Culture of Protest (usmstudent, historyrules)

You will receive a SPECIFIC protest topic.  Take a look at the various resources and jot down some notes, links, and images on a Protest page on your online notebookNext, your task is to CREATE A PROTEST PAGE about your topic on your online notebook.  Your page should have a protest sign (made in PPT, Keynote, Canva, Google Slides, or whatever) that has a catch phrase or slogan that you would use in protest and a brief description of why you are protesting the war.   You will use this when you share your opinions in class.  

 In addition, post a note, an image, a video clip, a link, a statement, a song, or all of the above of the bulletin board for your class section. Check out the bulletin boards for examples. State an opinion, describe a meeting, organize a protest, post some song lyrics, quote an excerpt from a speech, do more than one thing, do something! When you are done, embed your class board on your page.

THE BULLETIN BOARDS

AntiWar1-15 / AntiWar2-15 / AntiWar3-15 / AntiWar4-15 / AntiWar5-15


  1. Someone who doubts the what happened in the Gulf of TonkinGulf of Tonkin Resolution, A Somber Lesson
  2. A member of Congress at the Fullbright Hearings
  3. A member of Students for a Democratic Society
  4. Someone who just read about the Pentagon Papers / Pentagon Papers
  5. A citizen shocked about the Credibility Gap / Credibility Gap
  6. A citizen who viewed a report about My Lai / My Lai
  7. Someone opposing the Draft\ / Draft
  8. Someone evading the draft / dodging the draft
  9. conscientious objector
  10. Muhammad Ali
  11. A supporter of Martin Luther King, Jr / MLK Beyond Vietnam
  12. An African American opposing the war
  13. An American opposed to the incursion into Cambodia
  14. A citizen reacting to the The Living Room War / The Living Room War
  15. A member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War
  16. Someone who just saw a report on The Tet Offensive
  17. A college professor leading on of the Teach-Ins
  18. A participant in the May Day Protests
  19. A participant in the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam
  20. Someone reacting to news from Kent State
  21. Someone reacting to news from Jackson State
  22. Someone hearing about the Sterling Hall Bombing
  23. Someone opposed to the use of Agent Orange

 TAFT’S EXAMPLE PROTEST SIGN

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COMBAT IN VIETNAM

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Once you get to safety …

CLICK IT!!!!!!
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Assignment June 1/2 – The Path to War in Vietnam

You all know that the United States was involved in a major military conflict in Vietnam during the Cold War … but why? What was America’s “path to war”? Check out the video below and a few of the links if you have a chance. As you read and watch, make sure that you can summarize the basic ideas and events that led to American involvement in Vietnam.

Focus on the following terms – France, Ho Chi Minh, communism, Ngo Dinh Diem, military advisors, Gulf of Tonkin, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Rolling Thunder

The Causes of the Vietnam War

Check out :
This cool animation
The Vietnam War from the History Channel
Into Vietnam (Overview) from ABC-CLIO
Timeline of the Vietnam War
Vietnam Online Timeline

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In class June 1/2 – Advice for JFK

HELP PRESIDENT KENNEDY!  CLICK THE MISSILE PHOTO TO GET THE CLASS ACTIVITY, MAKE A COPY ON YOUR DRIVE, SHARE IT WITH THE OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR EXCOMM GROUP, AND GET YOUR THINKING CAPS ON!

 

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Assignment – The Cold War Gets Hotter

How are those trading cards going?  Ready to add some more?  Use the links provided below and “The Cold War” research list on ABC-CLIOto develop a decent description for each event or idea from the middle years of the Cold War. This information will help with context for our final major topic in the Cold War – the Vietnam War. Each entry should have an essential image and complete detailed information.  Use the first entry as an example for detail – bulleted points are fine. Fun facts are optional.

After you are done, you should be able to discuss how each of the events led to greater tension between the two sides of the developing Cold War.

 THE YALTA CONFERENCEyalta.jpg
DETAILS – A postwar meeting near the end of WWII – the big 3 met to discuss post war Europe – they agreed that …
  • Germany will be divided, controlled by the Allies
  • Liberated Eastern European countries will have new elections
  • USSR is eventually given great influence over Eastern Europe, and new government must be “Soviet friendly”
  • United Nations will be formed
  • FDR and Churchill will later be criticized for handing E Europe and parts of Asia to the USSR
HOW DiD THIS INCREASE TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES OF THE COLD WAR?
The roots of the Cold War are established – the US and USSR will conflict over Germany and Eastern European countries – and will argue in the United Nations!
 
 
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Assignment – Don’t Forget the Forgotten War

THE FORGOTTEN WAR

It lasted three years, led to the loss of over 50,000 Americans, hundreds of thousands of people from multiple countries (including over a million Korean civilians), and made the Cold War hot.  In DC, you visited a beautiful memorial to the American soldiers that served there.  Why should we make sure that we don’t forget the Korean War?

You should have a decent overview of the causes and major flow of the war from class today.  Your closing task is to create a page in your online notebook that uses images, text, links, video, and whatever else that you can add to describe the importance of the Korean War.  Focus on the short term and long term impact of the war.  Open your page with your OWN PERSONAL STATEMENT about why the Korean War must be remembered, and then add your additional material.

A quick rubric:

  • Your page should contain a personal statement (1-3 complete sentences).
  • Your page should have some reliable text and information, images, links, and whatever that helps explain the importance of the Korean War (and not just thrown up there because it mentions the war).
  • Your page should demonstrate that you understand why the Korean War was “unforgettable”.

Want to see more about the ongoing tension between North Korea and South Korea today? Curious about how the Korean DMZ is a sober reminder of uneasy truce? Check out the Border Battle infographic, and the video below will give you more info about the DMZ, if you are interested!


Want to see a recent tour of the DMZ?

And, here is Taft’s overview of the general flow of the war –

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Assignment May 26

CW_Early.jpg

It didn’t take long for the Cold War to get hot – very hot – and play an important role in the change in American foreign policy.  .  To get an overview of the origins of the Cold War, begin by reading Allies to Enemies: Origins of the Cold War (usmstudent, historyrules) from ABC-CLIO.

How can we describe the major events of the early years of the Cold War?  Simple –  we find out about the origins of the Cold War and create some (kinda) trading cards.   Use the links provided below and “The Cold War” research list on ABC-CLIO to develop a decent description for each event or idea from the early years of the Cold War. This information will help set the stage for our next activity. Each entry should have an essential image and complete detailed information.  Use the first entry as an example for detail – bulleted points are fine. Fun facts are optional.

After you are done, you should be able to discuss how each of the events led to greater tension between the two sides of the developing Cold War.

 

 

 THE YALTA CONFERENCEyalta.jpg
DETAILS – A postwar meeting near the end of WWII – the big 3 met to discuss post war Europe – they agreed that …
  • Germany will be divided, controlled by the Allies
  • Liberated Eastern European countries will have new elections
  • USSR is eventually given great influence over Eastern Europe, and new government must be “Soviet friendly”
  • United Nations will be formed
  • FDR and Churchill will later be criticized for handing E Europe and parts of Asia to the USSR
HOW DiD THIS INCREASE TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES OF THE COLD WAR?
The roots of the Cold War are established – the US and USSR will conflict over Germany and Eastern European countries – and will argue in the United Nations!
 
 
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Assignment May 21 – CRM Online Quiz

As we close the Civil Rights Movement, let’s see if you learned some of the basic content by taking a quick online, open notebook, solo quiz.  Head over to myUSM and start the quiz.  It is untimed, but you only get one shot.  Remember the covenant!

Don’t forget about your CRM Mural Contribution as well!

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