6th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
7th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Good morning and Happy Friday scholars! I've been impressed with all the critical thinking and discussions we've had over the last few days. Let's finish strong as we close out another great week!
I CAN: DESCRIBE THE EFFORTS TO RESIST AND ESCAPE SLAVERY BY HEROES LIKE HARRIET TUBMAN.
FOCUS QUESTION: SPIRALING BACK: WHAT WAS THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ECONOMIES OF THE NORTH AND SOUTH DURING THE MID 1800s? PUT THE ANSWER ON THE STREAM PAGE!
This week we've been discussing the characteristics of the Southern economy and the hardships and cruelty endured by the enslaved population of the South.
Today we are going to examine the resistance to slavery by figures such as Nat Turner and Harriet Tubman.
Remember that the issue of slavery lead to rising tension between the North and South. This would in a few years lead to the United States Civil War (1861-1865).
EXIT QUESTION: PRETEND THAT YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED TO CONGRESS TO MAKE A PROPOSAL THAT HARRIET TUBMAN SHOULD HAVE A FEDERAL HOLIDAY IN HER HONOR. WHAT WOULD BE THE MAJOR POINTS OF YOUR PRESENTATION? PUT THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION ON TODAY'S DOCUMENT!
i'M REALLY PROUD OF YOU, SCHOLARS! GOOD LUCK ON TODAY'S LESSON! MR. BRUNING
Topic: Cold War (McCarthyism & The Red Scare)
Americans’ fear of Communism throughout the world during the Cold War led to efforts to contain it on the home front.
Truman administration wasted no time creating an atmosphere of crisis and the Cold War.
• Established a climate of fear
• A hysteria about Communism
Enter McCarthyism: His accusations sparked an anti-Communist hysteria and national search for “subversives” that caused suspicion and fear across the U.S. Merely being accused by McCarthy caused people to lose their jobs and reputations.
Distraction was similar to Post 9/11. McCarthyism and "The Red Scare" Left Pressing Looming Domestic Issues in Limbo. Keeping the country secure and safe from Communism was the MAIN FOCUS.
In the Meantime:
Minimal Advancements for:
• the Economy
This exaggerated paranoia or hysteria created by Senator McCarthy Justified an Aggressive Foreign Policy.
• The country seemed sedated and under control in the 1950's.
• The calm before the storm (the radical activism 60's)
Today's Assignment: Red Scare/McCarthyism Image Analysis Worksheet:
1. Analyze "Red Scare" Political Cartoons (PDF)
2. Respond to the Worksheet Prompts using your Observations and Evidence from the Images.