May 17

posted May 17, 2012, 6:05 AM by Peter Knowles
Our next assessment: Due May 23

Standard-- Civics 1.3: Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships and U.S. foreign policy.   

Big Question -- How do independent nations rely on each other to meet their current and future needs? 

Content Focus-- World War I -- Chapter 16 (522-547)

Last night's homework introduced you to the nature of World War I and covered many different ways that the "Great War" had an impact on people's lives. The links below provide additional information about many of the areas that the reading discussed. For today's in-class assignment, work with ONE other student to learn more about one area of the war. Here's what you need to do:
1) CHOOSE ONE of the links below to use for your assignment.
2) Use the information in your chosen link to learn more about the topic
3) Find and use a second web source that also deals with your chosen topic
4) Prepare a brief report in the form of a short Google Doc slideshow presenting what YOU and your partner think are the most interesting/important pieces of information that you found. 
REQUIRED: Follow the 6 by 6 rule for your slides, and include a reference slide at the end. 
OPTIONAL: Include images and/or links to other sites if you wish)
Share your slideshow in the Class DropBox before you leave.

Possible links/topics:
  1. Propaganda posters
  2. The Great Slaughter
  3. Military technology
  4. America's entry in the war: The Lusitania
  5. Total war: Everyone's in 
  6. Casualties of the war

Tonight's homework:  (Due Friday): READ Chapter 16.3 (536-541)
  1. soviets (538)
  2. Vladimi Ilyich Ulyanov (aka Lenin) (538)
  3. Bolsheviks (538)
  4. Leon Trotsky (541)
and answer the following questions:
  1. Main Ideas #2, pg. 541
  2. Main Ideas #3, pg. 541
  3. Critical Thinking #5, pg. 541