6th Grade: Complete and submit work on Google Classroom by the end of the day
Good morning, Scholars! Today I will be participating in professional development. Please carefully read the text that I have provided and answer the questions. Remember to use complete sentences and fully explain the answers in your own words using details. Good luck--I'm really proud of all of you! Mr. Bruning
I CAN: DESCRIBE THE START OF THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT IN THE MID 1800s.
FOCUS QUESTION: PREDICT: IN WHAT WAYS DO YOU THINK WOMEN FACED DISCRIMINATION IN THE 1800s?
Yesterday, we discussed the importance of the great abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass.
Today, we are going to examine how activists such as Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for women's rights in the mid 1800s. Abolitionist hero Frederick Douglass and other men also joined the cause for women to have an increased role in society, including the right to vote.
Right here in our home state of New York, the Seneca Falls Convention (1848) became a historic moment in the struggle for women's equality. The rights women have today can be directly linked to the heroic actions of leaders of this movement in the 1800s.
EXIT QUESTION: DO WOMEN IN 2020 STILL FACE DISCRIMINATION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY? EXPLAIN.
I Can: Examine opposing United States perspectives surrounding the Vietnam War.
From 1964-1972, the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the history of the world made a maximum military effort , with everything short of atomic bombs , to defeat a nationalist revolutionary movement in a tiny, peasant country and failed.
The U.S. turns out as the big loser in Vietnam, and the history books must reveal this.
This was the longest war the United States fought in the 20th century, and it also became the most unpopular. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated two million Vietnamese deaths.
It was the first clear defeat to the global American empire formed after World War II. The defeat was administered by revolutionary peasants abroad, and by an astonishing movement of protest at home.
By the end of the Vietnam war, 7 million tons of bombs were dropped on Vietnam, more than twice the total bombs dropped on Europe and Asia in World War II
HUMAN BEINGS PREAILED OVER TECHNOLOGY
The whole Vietnamese people, animated by a common purpose, are determined to fight to the bitter end
• A Revolutionary Movement led by a Communist named Ho Chi Minh Sought independence from Colonial French rule.
• One day in June 1963, a Buddhist monk sat down in the public square in Saigon and set himself afire as a protest to the South Vietnamese Diem regime's discriminatory Buddhist laws. He hope to show that to fight all form of oppression, a sacrifice must be made.
• Vietnam was split in two between Communist North Vietnam, led by Ho Chi Minh, and Democratic South Vietnam, led by Ngo Dinh Diem until his assassination in 1963
• Minh and the Vietcong from the north invaded the south in an attempt to unify the country as a Communist state.
• Ho Chi MInh issues a Declaration of Independence. It borrowed from the American Declaration of Independence, and began: "All men are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Just as the Americans in 1776 had listed their grievances against the English king, the Vietnamese listed their complaints against French rule.
• The United States reacted in line with the philosophy of the Truman Doctrine of Communist Containment and carried out an escalating series of military measures to keep the South Democratic.
• August 1964, President Johnson used a murky set of evidence in the gulf of Tonkin, off the coast of North Vietnam, to launch full scale war.
The Greatest Antiwar Movement the Nation had ever Experienced
• By early 1968, the cruelty of the war began touching the conscience of many Americans.
• Lyndon Johnson escalated the war and failed to win it.
• Poisonous sprays were dropped by planes to destroy trees - Vietnamese mothers reported birth defects
• Muhammad Ali refuses to serve
• First sign of opposition came out of the Civil Rights movement. The experience of black people with the government led them to distrust any claim that it was fighting for freedom
• Sometimes to be silent is to lie
• The climax Protest came in the spring of 1970 when President Nixon ordered the invasion of Cambodia. At Kent State University in Ohio, on May 4, when students gathered to demonstrate against the war, National Guardsmen forced into the crowd. Four students were killed.
Ho Chi Minh (Prime Minister North Vietnam) - THE VOICE OF VIETNAMESE INDEPENDENCE
• Capable of mounting effective resistance over either the Japanese or the French
• Ho was the only Vietnamese wartime leader with a national following
• Assured himself wider appeal after overthrowing the Japanese in 1945
• Established the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
• For a few weeks in September 1945, Vietnam was for the first time and only time in its modern history free of foreign domination, and united from north to south under Ho Chi Minh
• Viet -Cong units have the recuperative powers of the phoenix
• Viet-Cong units amazing ability to maintain morale far exceeded the democratic forces
• Stop Communism in Asia
• Adhere to the "Domino Theory", that like a row of dominos, if one country fell to Communism it would create a ripple effect.
• The United States quickly established South Vietnam as an American sphere. Set up Government in Saigon (South Vietnam)
• Southeast Asia attractive and appealing due to rich natural resources. This is not the language that was used by President Kennedy in his explanations to the American public. He talked of Communism and freedom.
Opposing Sides: The Vietnam War: Short Response Writing (RACE):
Compare and contrast the war views of Martin Luther King and President Lyndon B. Johnson.
How were their views different?
How were they the same?
Was there anything that surprised you?
Provide two pieces of relevant textual evidence to support your response.
Please place an emphasis on personal analysis by including your thoughts, reactions, opinions, feelings, connections of any kind to the text. Mastering this art will propel your writing to the next level.