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U.S. History (Period 7)

Instructor
Donovan Palatino
Term
2017-2018 School Year
Department
Social Science
Description
 U.S. History - 17/18 School Year

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Vietnam Film Project
Follow the directions to make a film about the Vietnam Era in the United States. Grading rubric on page two.
DUE 5/29

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FINAL - Vietnam Debate
 
Students have been split up into groups for this final: Hawks, Doves, Presidents, and Activist Groups.
Each group has been called together to debate how America is to respond to 3 main events of the Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin Incident, Tet Offensive, and the Kent State Massacre.
 
Please read the attached sheet for full instructions.

Past Assignments

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1950s Magazine Project
 

The Best and Worst of the 1950s


Your group of 1-4 has been hired by Time Magazine to show the world what America was like in the 1950s! Your task is to produce a magazine that details life in the 1950s and some of the unfortunate social issues that came along with them. You are to write in the style of a magazine article of the era and from the perspective of someone living in the era. The reader of this magazine should have a very good idea of some of the key social events and issues facing Americans after reading it.


Use the textbook, pages 432-459, or the internet in order to find what topics and issues your magazine should detail. Your group will be responsible for at least 2 articles and a 1/2 page of advertisements per member.


DUE: Tuesday, 4/17

Grading Rubric given to class on 4/5.

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Midterm Test
The attached study guide is just that, a study guide. Please review the topics on it to prepare for your test. You will be allowed 1 standard sized page of notes, front side only, for the test time.
This test covers the Rise of Dictators and WW2 units from class.

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WW2 Propaganda Project:


Create your own piece of propaganda based on the following examples from World War 2.


Use a full sheet of plain paper to draw, paint, collage, etc, your OWN unique work.


DUE Monday, Feb. 26

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The Players and their Games:
Follow the directions on the worksheet. Remember, this is set for 1938, not modernity.

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  • Notes: Focus on the Key Terms and People from page 324.
  • Section Assessment: Questions 1-6
    • For question 2, the table and concept web is not required to answer it.
  • Due Thursday, 2/8

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The New Deal - Relief, Recovery, Reform

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Great Depression Project
Follow the instructions on the attached page. This can be done individually or with a group and must be on one of the 8 given aspects of the era. The project is done entirely online, there is NO PHYSICAL COPY turned in.

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The Great Depression and New Deal - DBQ's
 

Question: Analyze President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s responses to the Great Depression:  1) What were his responses? 2) To what extent did they help alleviate the suffering caused by the Great Depression?  Did all Americans benefit equally?  3)  How did they impact the role of the federal government?

Answer the questions, use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1929-1941 to write a 5 paragraph essay.  Make sure to use at least 4 documents in your essay as well as knowledge from class.

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Final Project:
World War 1 Simulation
See attached instruction packet; DUE the day of the final.

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For Extra Credit:
Donate canned foods to the Student Council Community Drive!
2 cans = 5 points
5 cans = 10 points
10 cans = 20 points

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Reconstruction after the Civil War
Who Wanted What and Why?
  • Follow the directions on the attached document.
  • DUE Monday 10/30/17

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Unit Test on Reform Era and U.S. Civil War
Study Guide attached and hyperlinked. Please remember to use your work from this unit for your studies as well.

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Civil War Project
 
Instructions are on the attached document. Please email me with any questions.

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DBQ: War of 1812
  • Answer the questions based on the documents inside the packet. The first page has background information on the war and the writing prompt.
    • Once done with the questions, answer the writing prompt on the back of the back page (left blank for this purpose); no longer than 2 paragraphs.
      • The writing prompt answer can be typed and stapled to the packet, emailed to me separately, or written on the back of the packet.
    • DUE 9/14
      • We will be covering the War of 1812 on Tuesday 9/12, so please try and have the questions done by then.

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9/11 Memorial: Comparison between 9/11 and the Attack on Pearl Harbor (DUE 9/13-9/14)
  • Answer the following questions after watching each video (Pearl Harbor and 9/11)
    • Who is speaking?
    • Who is the intended audience?
    • When was the speech delivered?
    • What is the topic of the speech?
    • List the three most important points of the speech.
    • Quote a line that captures the speech's intent.
    • Do you think the speech achieved its desired effect? Why/Why not?
  • Answer the questions using your own words.
    • What is your overall opinion of the speeches?
    • Pick one speech and research the country’s response to it.
      Did it have its intended effect? How do you know?

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6 Big Ideas of the Constitution
  • Using the Constitution (found online in its entirity here, but can be searched online for more specific Articles), complete the following:
    • For each Big Idea, find two Articles that relate to it.
      • Fill in the Article, Section, and Clause
      • Write a short quote that represents that Big Idea
      • Rephrase the quote in your own words.
    • An Example:
      • Republicanism - representative democracy where power is held by the people.
      • Article 1 has multiple sections on Congress, our elected officials.
        • This Article would be ideal.

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 U.S. Map
  • Fill in each state for the U.S.
    • Do the best you can from memory first. Do not look up the states until you have done your best effort.
  • On the back: fill in the 3 mountain ranges, 9 bodies of water (major ones for the U.S.), and answer the 5 questions at the bottom.