Do you have a good idea of the causes, events, and impact of the Korean War now, young Cold War historians? Do you understand the importance of the Korean War Veterans Memorial that we visited in DC? Please use the class activity and resources to complete your Korean War assignment in your online notebook. The DMZ has ben in the news lately! The video below will give you more info about the DMZ, if you are interested!
We will be looking at the Korean War on Monday in class, and you can get a head start on the topic by beginning a Korean War page on your online notebook. The instructions are clearly outlined here, and you should have the page completed by Tuesday – it’s your choice if you want to work on it over the weekend! Some great resources to complete the Korea War page include …
The various sites on the Korean War research list on ABC-CLIO (usmstudent, historyrules)
Did the movie trailers get you a little excited in learning about the Cold War? Here’s hoping … I will make a list of cool movies available online that you can watch – ok?
We introduced the Cold War today by getting a basic definition of the term, along with some common characteristics. Make sure you have your “Cold War Big Picture” slide show embedded or linked on your notebook – nothing elaborate, ok?
Your assignment tonight is “The Early Years of the Cold War”. Use Creating America, the videos, and/or the ABC-CLIO research list to take some bulleted notes on the major topics of the early years of the Cold War and see how it “heats up” across the globe. We will use and review this info in class tomorrow. Try to get as far as you can … hopefully you will enjoy this last major topic in 8th grade history!
I hope you feel comfortable with our study of the Civil Rights movement and that most of your questions are answered. I have a few more for you … in the form of one of those fun online quizzes! As always, the quiz is open note, open book, open web, open CRM Tweets … but do it ALONE! The quiz opens at 1:00.
Tomorrow, it’s off to our last topic of the year – the Cold War!
Hopefully you have a solid grasp of the individuals, events, ideas, and legacy of the Civil Rights movement after our look at the era over the past week. Did the movement succeed? Has MLK’s dream of equality and having everyone judged by the “content of their character” been realized? What is the status of different minority groups in our population today? What are the pressing civil rights issues of today? Spend a few minutes tonight (15-20) taking a look at some of the links below and make some observations on the current status of civil rights in America.
Hopefully you have an idea about how the Civil Rights movement met with some success in the 1960s … and then divided. While the turning points of the March on Washington and Selma demonstrated success with new laws for civil rights and voting, many African Americans in urban areas in the North and West were fed up with the lack of progress … and the movement split.
In addition, you can examine the video of Civil Rights and Native Americans, making sure you understand the basic grievances of the Native American population and what happened at Alcatraz and Wounded Knee. You should also check out the video about Latino Activism and the impact of Cesar Chavez.
Hopefully, you understand that the Civil Rights Movement was much more than Martin Luther King Jr.
Continue with your tweets over the weekend, young civil rights historians. You can alos work on your CRM movie poster or trailer (or both, if you are up to the challenge!)
We are going to try a (hopefully) fun activity during Monday’s class, but it will involve some help from you. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iTouch (I am working on the iSchwiets), please download the Aris app and install it on your iDevice. Hopefully it will work! If not …