6th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Hellenistic Culture 1 - 05/19
7th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Good morning, scholars! I'm really looking forward to our GOOGLE MEET session today!
I Can: Describe the importance of the reform movements of the mid 1800s in the United States.
Focus Question: What professions (jobs) are most important in helping the less fortunate in society?
This week we are focusing on the "reformers" of the mid 1800s. These are people who tried to make changes they thought would improve the country and make things more fair for all. Yesterday, we discussed the role of religion and the attempts by some to create a "utopia" (perfect society). Also, we examined the temperance movement, which was designed to limit or eliminate the drinking of alcohol in the country.
Today we are going to zone in on those that wanted to reform the education system in the mid 1800s to allow all Americans the ability to learn.
There were also many artists and authors who attempted to enlighten the American public through their work. I look forward to discussing all of these topics today!!
Exit Question: Who are the American reformers in 2020 that you feel are trying hardest to bring about positive change in the United States?
Topic: Cold War
I Can: Explain how the United States Confronted Communism in Cuba
Historical Background:Cuba is 90 miles from the U.S. and in 1959 it became communist when Fidel Castro took power.
Many Cubans who disliked Castro left Cuba and became exiles in the U.S.
The U.S. government did not want a communist country so close to its borders; in 1961 they trained, armed, and paid for a group of Cuban exiles to invade and try to overthrow Castro.
The Bay of Pigs invasion was a failure – most of the exiles were captured or killed. The incident wound up being an embarrassment for the United States.
Castro's revolution in Cuba (1959)
- Overthrows American backed dictator Bautista
- Castro a direct threat to American business interests (United Fruit)
- U.S. cuts down on Sugar buying from Cuba, on which Cuba's economy depended
- Soviet Union swoops in immediately agrees to buy all the sugar America would not buy
- Cuba no longer the good neighbor
- Eisenhower (1960) authorizes C.I.A. to arm and train anti-Castro Cuban exiles for a future invasion
- C.I.A trained force lands at the Bay of Pigs (1961)
1. Read and Annotate Bay of Pigs Invasion Text to Develop a Deeper Understanding (PDF)
2. Complete Guiding Questions on Google Document.
Please ensure to include relevant textual details to support your responses.
Emphasis on personal analysis. Specifically YOUR reactions, opinions, thoughts, connections to the text.