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Homework for the week of February 25 - March 1

Homework for the week of March 4 - 8

Homework for the week of March 11 - 15

Homework for the week of March 18 - 22

Homework for the week of March 25 - 29

 

February 25 - March 1

 
APUSH
GoPo
EURO
Monday

First Draft Due

 

1. Research D.C. v. Heller

2.Keep up with your flashcards/studying

1. Read p. 911 – 916

2. Read the excerpts of the Treaty of Versailles

3. Answer questions 32-34

Tuesday

Test

1. Read p. 117 – 125

2. Answer questions 8 - 10

3. Research Mapp v. Ohio, Gideon v. Wainwright,  and Miranda v. Arizona (your textbook has a good summary of Miranda on p. 121)

1. Read the essay by Margaret MacMillan about the impact of WWI

2. Answer question 38

3. Choices due today for your presentation of the Intellectual and Cultural Revolution

Wednesday

1. Read. P. 710 -721

2. Answer questions 1 -5

3. Go to this site and go through the interactive questions for the Europe and Asia. I’m less interested in your memorizing each step you’re your getting a feel for the interplay of events abroad and American responses.  http://teachingamericanhistory.org/static/neh/interactives/neutrality/  (The link is on my website.)

1. Read p. 130 – 145 to “Women and Equal Rights”

2. Answer questions 1 – 6 from Chapter 6

3. Research Plessy v. Ferguson, Korematsu v. U.S., and Brown v. BOE.  

Review Charts due before 10:00 PM on Tuesday night.

Thursday

1. Read p. 721 – 737

2. Read the documents on Japanese internment

3. Answer questions 6 –12

1. Read the excerpts from MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”  Take good margin notes on his arguments and come in prepared to discuss his argument.

2. Read through the handout on hate speech and speech codes.

3. For the three cases described,

A. Make up a list of arguments for and against speech codes.

B. Decide how you would rule and why.  Come in prepared to discuss the cases.

 

Friday  

1. Read the excerpts from MLK’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”  Take good margin notes on his arguments and come in prepared to discuss his argument.

2. Read through the handout on hate speech and speech codes.

3. For the three cases described,

A. Make up a list of arguments for and against speech codes.

B. Decide how you would rule and why.  Come in prepared to discuss the cases.

Test

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March 4 - 8

 
APUSH
GoPo
EURO
Monday

1. Read p. 743 – 755 AND p. 817 - 822

3. Questions 10 - 14 

1. Read p. 145 - 149

2. Read through the handouts on the Right to Privacy and take margin notes about the key issues.

3. Research Griswold v. Connecticut and Roe v. Wade

4. Answer questions 7 - 9

1. Read p. 921 – 937 (to “The Search for Peace and Political Stability”)

2. Answer questions 1 – 7

Tuesday

1 Read the documents on dropping the atom bomb and be prepared to discuss whether Truman made the correct decision.

2. Answer question 15

3. Read p. 757 – 763 to “Soviet expansionism…”

4. Answer questions 1-2 for Chapter 25

1. Read p. 149 - 154

2. Research Regents of the University of California v. Bakke.

3. Answer questions 10 - 11

1. Read p. 937 – 948

2. Answer questions 8 - 11

Wednesday

1. Read p. 763 – 772 AND 775 - 781

2. Answer questions 3– 12

1. Read 154 – 156

2. Answer question 12

3. Research Lawrence v. Texas 

1. Read p. 957 – 964

2. Answer questions 12 - 16

3. Read your assigned document packet and prepare to summarize your insights to your classmates.  Pick out evidence from your readings to teach the class about your subject.

A. The Policies of Lenin and Stalin

1) V. I. Lenin, “The Communist Emancipation of Women”

2) V. I. Lenin, “Stalin is Too Rude”

3) Joseph Stalin, “Either Perish or Overtake Capitalistic Countries”

4) Joseph Stalin, “Collectivization and the Liquidation of the Kulaks”

B. Soviet Propaganda and how the Soviets operated

1) A.O. Avdienko, “The Cult of Stalin”

2) Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Precocious Autobiography

3)  Maxim Gorky,  the Craftsmen of Culture

4) Lev Kopelev, Terror in the Countryside

C. Soviet Terror, Purges, and the Gulags

1) Vladimir Tchernavin,  I Speak for the Silent

2) “For the Fatherland!” from Pravda

3) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gulag Archipelago

Thursday

1. Read p. 822 -  833 (up to “Freedom Rides”)

2. Watch the following videos on civil rights in the 1950s

Montgomery Bus Boycott http://tinyurl.com/86rt4eq

Little Rock Nine http://tinyurl.com/6me7j3b

3. Answer questions 1-2 from Chapter 26

Preliminary Outline due for your Supreme Court Case Paper – this needs to be typed.  You will be turning this in.  Follow the rubric on your assignment sheet.

Modernism Presentations

Friday Flex-Day

Flex-Day

Flex-Day

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March 11 - 15

 
APUSH
GoPo
EURO
Monday

1. Read p. 772 – 775

2. Watch the following videos on youtube

“Duck and Cover” http://tinyurl.com/7pjunbv“Make Mine Freedom” http://tinyurl.com/65n6f6 “He May Be a Communist” http://tinyurl.com/d783xb

Joseph McCarthy vs. Joseph Welch http://tinyurl.com/q8lrjsh   

3. Answer questions 13 – 14 from Chapter 25. 

Brainstorm an answer to the following question: Which of the following is most responsible for the expansion of civil rights and liberties: social movements, an activist Supreme Court, or a motivated legislative branch? Use either “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” or one of the required Supreme

Court cases in addition to your knowledge of the U.S.

government as evidence to support your position.

Your brainstorming should include

1. a thesis that addresses the prompt and sets up your argument

2. at least two pieces relevant evidence/argument as defined in the question

3. one piece of evidence that goes against your claim and how you would refute that evidence.

Modernism Presentations

Tuesday

1. Read p. 787 – 794

2. Answer questions 3-6

Extra Credit starts for Final Draft

Test

Modernism Presentations

Wednesday

1. Read p. 794 – 806

2. Answer questions 7 - 11 for Chapter 26

1. Read Federalist No. 78 excerpts – the link is on my website on the Lesson Units page.

2. Read the excerpts from Brutus’s Antifederalist essays – the link is on my Lesson Units page

3. Read p. 438-440, Marbury v. Madison on page 443 in the textbook.

4. Answer questions 1 – 5.

1. Read p. 953 – 957 AND 964 – 966

2. Read the excerpts from Mussolini on fascism in Perspectives  p. 509

3. Read the excerpts from Mein Kampf  in Perspectives, 513  Bring Perspectives to class

4. Read the review of Mein Kampf  by George Orwell. 

5. Answer questions 17 - 22

Thursday

Read p. 806 – 814

2. Answer questions 12 – 13 from Chapter 26

1. Read p. 441-452 to “Legislation and the Courts”

2. Answer questions 6 – 9

1. Read p. 966- 977 to “Hitler’s New Order….”

2. Answer questions 23 - 26

Friday Flex-Day Flex-Day Flex-Day

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March 18 - 22

 
APUSH
GoPo
EURO
Monday
 

 

 
Tuesday

Final Draft of paper due

1. In the Readings book, read p. 303 – 309 from David Yalof’s article, Pursuit of Justice.

2. Read the handout on judicial nominations. 

3. Go to Wikipedia and read about the Supreme Court nominations and confirmations of John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.  You don’t need to read the full entries, just the sections on their nominations and confirmations.

4. Answer questions 10 – 11.  Come in prepared to discuss what you’ve learned about Supreme Court nominations.  Type your answers to question 11 and be prepared to hand it in for a small grade.

1. Outline evidence to answer the proposition in question 27.  Come in prepared to discuss this.

Wednesday

1. Review for the test

1. Read p. 452 - 455

2. Read the article by David O’Brien, Storm Center, p. 298 – 302 in the Readings book

3. Answer questions 12 -14

 

Extra Credit for the final draft starts today

1. Read p. 979 – 984

2. Answer questions 28 – 30

3. Come in prepared to present your arguments and evidence for question 31

Thursday

1. Presidential Charts Due by 10:30 pm on Weds. night

1. Read p. 455-463

2. Watch the video from NPR on Presidents and the Supreme Court   http://video.pbs.org/video/2219530719/ There is also a link on my website.

3. Answer questions 15- 20

1. Read p. 977 – 979

2. Answer question 31

Friday

Test on WWII and the Fifties

1. Download and read the excerpt from William H. Rehnquist, The Supreme Court

2. Answer questions 21-22

1. Read the two historians about German responsibility

2. Take margin notes on their arguments.

3. Answer question 32.

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March 25 - 29

 
APUSH
GoPo
EURO
Monday
 

Review for the test and work on your Supreme Court paper.

Review Charts Due by 10:00 pm Sun. Night

 

Tuesday  

Test on the Judiciary

Test

Wednesday  

Supreme Court Paper due

 

 
Thursday      
Friday Ex-Day    

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