6th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Grade 6 Assessment for today.
7th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Happy Friday, scholars! I want to repeat that I'm really proud of the effort that so many of you are contributing to the online learning process! This is new for everyone and we're all in this together!
I CAN: DESCRIBE HOW THE STRUGGLE FOR WESTERN TERRITORY LED TO WAR BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO.
Today, we will continue reading about the the attempts by the U.S. government and pioneers to keep pushing west. Sound familiar? It should, because we have been analyzing this fact all week.
Currently, Mexico is one of America's closest allies (friends). Yet, in the mid 1800s the United States and Mexico came in direct conflict over a huge area of land in what is now the Southwest and West of the United States. This area included what is now parts of the states New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, California and Wyoming.
Mexico claimed they were there first. The United States said they had a right to expand their country westward. The two nations that are now good friends actually went to war over this issue.
Closely read the text that I provide. The move westward is a critical part of United States history. Imagine what our country might have been like if we had not been able to expand westward.
Good luck with the reading and questions. I'm proud of you!
I Can: Examine how African Americans contributed during World War II
Mini-Lecture/Important Notes/Historical Context:
(Major Concept)WWII - On one hand the nation denounced racism abroad, and on the other maintained segregation in the armed forces and cast a wide web of discrimination at home, especially jobs.
Harry Truman had to reckon with this reality. What Du Bois said long ago, unnoticed, loomed large in 1945: "The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line."
In 1941, the Air Corps began a military “experiment” to see if African Americans could be trained as combat pilots. These men became known as the Tuskegee Airmen, numbering between 15,000– 19,000 and including pilots, mechanics, cooks, doctors, nurses, parachute riggers, gate guards, flight instructors, firemen, radio operators, and more.
Hot Question: Can anyone make a connection between Tuskegee Airmen and modern films.
Ripple Effects: (Important Milestones) (Please don't Take these Notes for Granted.)
•Harry Truman appoints a committee on Civil Rights.
•Congress finally pass anti lynching laws
•1954, Courts strike down the "separate but equal" doctrine
•Brown v. Board of Education rules a separation of schoolchildren "generates a feeling of inferiority."
•Rosa Parka/Montgomery, Alabama/decides to sit down in the white section of the bus
•Bus Boycott: A vote to boycott all city busses/Carpools organized to transport negroes to work/Most people walked/MLK one of the boycott leaders
•1956, Segregation outlawed on local bus lines
•Montgomery was the beginning. It forecast the style and mood of the vast protest movement that would sweep the South: Emotional church meetings/Lost American Ideals/Struggle and Sacrifice
•1960, four freshman at a negro college in Greensboro, North Carolina, sit down at the Woolworths lunch counter where whites ate. They were refused service. When they would not leave, the lunch counter closed for the day. They returned day after day. Sit ins spread to fifteen cities
•By the end of 1960, lunch counters were open to blacks in Greensboro
•CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) organized "Freedom Rides", blacks and whites traveled together on southbound busses, to try to break the segregation pattern in interstate travel
life at midnight, always on the threshold of a new dawn
Civil Rights Leaders
•Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech thrills 200,000 black and white Americans at the Civil Rights march, Washington (1963). It was magnificent oratory, but lacked the anger many blacks felt.
•The march was embraced by JFK and other leaders
•John Lewis, a young SNCC leader, tried introducing a stronger, more militant note of outrage. He was censored by the leaders of the march
•Black militant Malcolm X was closer to the mood of the black community. Brilliant orator.
1. Read and Learn about the "Double V Campaign"(Link on Google Document)
2. Complete Double V Campaign Guiding Questions on Google Document