Thursday, May 7, 2009

Debate Prep: Controversial Issues at the end of WWII


7 minute debates:

today you will be preparing for a TWO ROUND debate on ONE of the following issues. You will not be told in advance WHICH position you will argue in class tomorrow, so be sure to complete both perspective columns in your notes.


Dropping of Atomic Bomb

Is the deployment of the A Bomb a necessary step to end Japanese aggression and ensure America’s victory in the Second World War? - Video - primary sources, truman library primary sources, truman library



22nd Amendment to US Constitution:  Is it necessary  to limit the President to two terms in office? Do term limits preserve checks and balances or hinder democratic process?


Formation and joining of NATO : Is the formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization a necessary step in advancing diplomacy and world peace?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Review Help

I decided to start posting helpful review sites. Please add your reccomendations as comments as you like. 

Also, if anyone wants to write songs or poems to the tune of pop songs to help the class review specific eras, please do.

 You'll get +5 test points for each rhyme successfully posted and PERFORMED for class - that's right. PERFORMED!

Cinco de Mayo 101

Monday, May 4, 2009

Homework for May 4, 2009 (due Tues. 5/5)

The following is the assignment that was distributed in class today.  B e sure to read the reminders at the end of this HW assignment. 

1. Read pp. 890 -n 901 in Out of Many. 

2. Define: 

Nuremburg Laws
Nye Committee
Neutrality Act of 1939
Lend Lease Act
Axis Powers
Allied Powers
Atlantic Charter
War Powers Act
Office of War Information
Office of War Mobilization
Rosie the Riviter
Executive Order 9066
Korematsu v. United States

3. Identify and describe how the nation adapted economically and culturally to mobilize for the war effort.

Please note that if you missed today's exam (the SAT is not a reason to  miss class, folks) you will need to make up your test after school this Tuesday or Wednesday. If you have a medical or legal excuse note, we can negotiate your lunch period as a make up time. 

If you have not submitted the New Deal DBQ keep in mind that it is worth 27/ 100 points from the exam we took today.  You will lose 10% of that essay score for each day late.