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Archive for May, 2014

Essential Unit Question: What is the role of government in everyday life?

Monday:
Daily Learning Target:
Explain the origins of the Iranian Hostage crisis and how it impacted Carter’s presidency and future relations with Iran.

Music Monday:

Iranian Hostage Crisis

Tuesday:
Daily Learning Target:
 Explain the tenets of Reagan’s campaign in terms of economic policy and how it compares to present day conservative strategy.

1. What evidence do you see in Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Address1985 Inaugural Address (Video here) that help you understand his approach to the role of government?

2. What were Marginal Tax Rates historically and how does that compare with today’s rates?

3. How did Reaganomics compare with the approach advocated by LBJ?

Wednesday:
Daily Learning Target:
Contrast the cultural and political themes of the 1980s with those we studied during the 1960s. How do these compare with today?

Popular Culture Themes: Eighties

Thursday & Friday
Daily Learning Target: 

You will be hosting poster sessions for your research paper both days. You will be sharing your paper to four separate groups of people. Be prepared to answer questions about your paper and in what ways you learned to “use history.”

 

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Wednesday: What happens after Nixon resigns the presidency? Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. He inherits a lot of problems, like what to do about Nixon and an oil crisis that hit in 1973. Here are some highlights of Ford’s presidency:

1.  What is OPEC? Why does it matter to US?

2. Watch this NBC broadcast of the OPEC oil crisis and see how it was reported as it happened.

3. Economic Crisis at home: Stagflation?

4. Buy American!

Extra video: Crash Course on Ford and Carter

Take notes on the main events in Ford’s presidency.

 

 

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Monday Music- Anticipation by Carly Simon, a top hit in February, 1972

In Class- Share your Vietnam reflections. We have a few presentations to see, everyone else will swap essays. Let’s see what you wanted to share!

We’ll also start Watergate and the end of Nixon’s presidency.

1. Nixon’s demise: Watergate (June 1972): The Final Report by National Geographic

2. Read your text for background information on the Watergate crisis and Nixon’s legacy. You can compare election ads from 2012 and 1968.

3. Nixon’s First Watergate Speech

4. Nixon’s Resignation Speech

Wednesday: What happens after Nixon resigns the presidency? Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th president of the United States. He inherits a lot of problems, like what to do about Nixon and an oil crisis that hit in 1973. Here are some highlights of Ford’s presidency:

1.  What is OPEC? Why does it matter to US?

2. Watch this NBC broadcast of the OPEC oil crisis and see how it was reported as it happened.

3. Economic Crisis at home: Stagflation?

4. Buy American!

Extra video: Crash Course on Ford and Carter

 

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Essential Questions: How is Vietnam portrayed by different groups of people? What stands out most to you about Vietnam?

Monday and Tuesday: Watch “Two Days in October” and complete the accompanying viewing guide. If you aren’t in class for the video, there is a copy on hold in the LMC for you to watch and complete the viewing guide.

Music- “Ohio” by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

Wednesday: Vietnam through oral histories. Read through a collection of sources that all show someone’s personal experiences with the Vietnam War. Use these links to help see different points of view.

PBS

The Bitter Homecoming

Homework: For Monday write a 2 page, double spaced paper on what you would include in your telling of the Vietnam War. Use at least 2 quotes that you have collected from these different sources. How would you tell the story of Vietnam? This is meant to be personal, each of you will include different quotes or stories. If you are presenting on Monday, you can include your quotes or stories in a power point or poster presentation.

Thursday: Nixon and the Silent Majority. Watch this clip and see why the protests and tensions that occurred during the late 1960s and 1970s created a backlash. What is meant by the Silent Majority?

Friday: Nixon’s presidency included more than just Watergate and Vietnam. What are some of the other policies he enacted?

 

 

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