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, scholars!
I CAN: DESCRIBE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH.
FOCUS QUESTION (ANSWER ON THE STREAM PAGE): WOULD YOU RISK YOUR SAFETY BY TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO FIND GOLD? EXPLAIN
Today you are going to read about Americans who took a risky westward journey to California in the hope of striking it rich and finding gold! They were called forty-niners (because many of them arrived in 1849) ...and a football team was actually named after them: The San Francisco 49ers!!
When the forty-niners arrived, California was largely unsettled territory. Within a few years, towns and even cities were created--pretty amazing in such a short period of time. The Gold Rush had a dramatic effect on the development of the United States. California became the 31st state in 1850. Today, California has by far the largest population of any of the 50 states.
Make sure to read the text very carefully! Put thought, details and effort into answering today's questions.
Once again, I'm really proud of all of you! Keep up the great work! Mr. Bruning
Social Studies 8th Grade Agenda; Monday 5/4
All 8th-grade Social Studies classes will engage in a Google Meet.
I will post the link to the meeting in the stream section five minutes prior to the scheduled Meet time:
Google Meet Schedule 5/4
Johns Hopkins: 11:00am-11:30am
1. Be prepared to explain and discuss the role of African American's during World War II (Specifically the "Double V" campaign.")
2. Please ensure you are prepared to record brief notes.
Notes and I can apply to both Monday and Tuesday.
Good morning scholars! Please read this post in its entirety before beginning your work. Have a wonderful day!
(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.
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.
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."
Ripple Effects: (PLEASE SHARE REACTIONS, THOUGHTS, BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE, CLIPS CONNECTED TO THESE EVENTS, AND HISTORICAL FIGURES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION.)
•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.
EXIT TICKET; Monday 5/4: Short Response Writing/QFT
Please construct a short response to your formulated question using the RACE method. Please put an emphasis on EXPLAIN or ANALYSIS! (I.E. YOUR...thoughts, opinions, explanations, reactions (how did the text make you feel) connections to text & world.)