Much of this will be migrating to Canvas. Stay tuned!Syllabus 2018-2019Connecting history to home - Connecting history to home - due Friday, September 7Outside nonfiction reading assignment Outside reading assignment - due TBAWWI Country project - Project instructionsSources: Use the "encyclopedia" link to help you on this website. It has a huge variety of topics, countries, and all things WWI. website"All Quiet on the Western Front" movie viewing with viewing guide, 1930 versionLink to the movie via Youtube (this is not the best copy, but it is there and it is free; you might be able to find this elsewhere) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkQSVcOpOQcStaff Ride Resources (Staff Ride assignment)http://www.greatwar.co.uk/battles/ (Battles of the Western Front, shown on a map)http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-i/battle-of-the-somme (Battle of the Somme)
Why did the US enter the Great War?The Lost BattalionThe Lost Battalion available on YouTube: http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+lost+battalion&&view=detail&mid=B3C0DCFF74920BDC01E6B3C0DCFF74920BDC01E6&FORM=VRDGARTreaty of Versailles SimulationSimulation resources (all countries - very useful)Establishing goals for your country - Google docFinal country goals:Evaluating Germany's response to the Treaty of Versailles (includes why this was not the "war to end all wars")Use the documents from class and answer the following questions:Mystery leader campaignYour team is to create a campaign poster for your "mystery" leader. Do not reveal the person by name or image on your poster. Your poster should include the following details:--Images (not of your leader)--Slogan (that you create or something that he really used)--An original quote from the person that illustrates a compelling promise that would appeal to the people of his nation-- Promises of what he will do to improve the country--The specific conditions that need improvement in the country (economic, social, political)Your poster should be a finished, polished product that represents time well spent and an effective use of group work. It should be accurate and present a strong case for why your leader should be elected.You may choose to use Wikipedia, World Book Online (through the CHS Library), history.com, and other credible sources.The Wavehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICng-KRxXJ8Who Voted For Hitler?WWII In Color: The Gathering Stormhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjTgMbkZcbMEuropean Theater map resource - label the countries and bodies of water as indicated and shade each country as axis, ally, or neutral (make sure to key this)https://www.google.com/search?q=european+theater+ww2+map&safe=strict&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS757US757&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih4JfM983XAhUfHGMKHYMAArIQ_AUICigB&biw=1600&bih=904#imgrc=5BfsDjSm-R3EoM:
US Neutrality Debate: Was neutrality the best course of action for the US during the interwar years?
Oil embargo against Japan (below)
Explanation by Chief of Naval General Staff Nagano at the Imperial Conference of 6 September 1941 (from the Japanese perspective):
... From the operational standpoint of Imperial General Headquarters, based on the assumption that a peaceful solution has not been found and war is inevitable, the Empire's oil supply, as well as the stockpiles of many other important war materials, is being depleted day by day with the result that the national defense power is gradually diminishing. If this deplorable situation is left unchecked, I believe that, after a lapse of some time, the nation's vitality will deteriorate and ultimately fall into dire straits. On the other hand, the defense of military installations and key points of Britain, the United States and other countries in the Far East, as well as military preparations of these nations, particularly those of the United States, are being strengthened and augmented at a fantastic tempo. By the latter half of next year, military preparations of the United States will have made such rapid strides that we will find it difficult to oppose them. Therefore, wasting time now can prove disastrous for the Empire. Such being the case, if our minimum demands for the Empire's self-existence and self-defense are not recognized in diplomatic negotiations and if ultimately a war becomes inevitable, I believe that it is imperative for the Empire that it should first make the fullest preparations and lose no time in carrying out positive operations with firm determination, in order that it can find a way out of the difficult situation.
The Homefront - WWII
(a little bit of everything and lots of links – dig in)
Dr. Seuss goes to war
Posters of the Homefront
a student’s work on Disney during the war, but includes videos and art work. Not a bad source & should be accessible from school.
Click on the link for the Scotts family who lived in the home from 1941-45. What does their WWII story reveal about life on the Homefront?Critical Movie Analysis – step one
For TBA, know the title of the movie that you have selected to watch for your critical analysis. Your movie should meet the following criteria:
Step II: View the movieAs you watch, take notes on questions that you have as you view the movie. These can be questions about the movie's authenticity or how/when/where scenes and events were depicted. For example, when watching the movie Mrs. Miniver, one could wonder "did they really have those people with armbands and helmets who told people to turn out their lights?" You will be researching the answers to the questions that you develop as well as reading critiques of the film.You should watch the movie prior to TBA so that you can make full use of your work time during class. Your final project will be due no later than May 18.Step III:You will critique your movie using Google docs. We will work on this in class on TBA and it is due as an electronic copy no later than TBA.Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sXLSMgt9e--CjLsl_-zJhjy3DCxVAz1YMO3F6P8rC4U/edit?usp=sharingGrading: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MxujEF-kW8RZD_ZpHQLyJ05wCuX81hQalP6KzwdAW78/edit?usp=sharingInteractive European Theater of Operations Map:
- 1.5-4 hours in length
- Should be a feature film, NOT a documentary
- Must be connected to WWI or WWII
- It may not be any movie that we have watched in its entirety in class (this includes Schindler's List & Mrs. Miniver which we will be watching)
- It can be a more modern film or an older one; it does not have to be a primary source
- Make sure that this is a film you can access and watch in its entirety by the end of March
D-Day: What If?Work time with your groups (and computers) on TBA and TBA. Share out with class on TBA. Each person should present a section of your information and/or a slide. 16 points, daily work. Credit for accuracy, everyone participates and presents rather than reads, accountability to work time (on time and present and on-task), visual appeal of your presentation (includes map and includes a maximum of 5 words per slide).The full assignment description is here.Research links:Holocaust resources - readings from The World Should Know due TBAPages 73-88 "Life in the Ghettos"1. What were ghetto conditions like?2. What was the Judenrat and what did they do?3. What was the function of each and what happened there?
Warsaw, Lodz, Jewish Councils, KovnoSystematic Extermination, pages 119-1501. What and where were the camps?2. What were the three stages?3. What was "selection" all about?
4. Auschwitz was considered one of the worst camps. Why?5. How did tattooing and shearing contribute to the systematic organization of the camps?6. What are the lessons that we should take from the Holocaust in our 21st Century lives?"A Day in Auschwitz"Final Project: WWII - due TBA at the beginning of class. Declare your project on TBA