Archive for January, 2014

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We are going to play Jeopardy today so here is a quick review….

Jeopardy review

World War one was fought from 1914 – 1918. Japan was our Ally in this war as was France and England. Germany lost the war and was made to pay back money to the Winners of the war. This ruined the German economy and made Germany very poor.This was the terms of the peace agreement. Germany was also forbidden to raise an army. Adolph Hitler rose to power in part because of the bad shape Germany was left by the terms of the peace. Adolph Hitler was the leader the Nazi parties he had some very extreme and insane ideas, but he sold himself to the German people as restoring Germany to a world power and a great nation. He did by building planes and battleships which created jobs and this restored the economy. But what would follow would be terrible. He was so successful that he was Time magazines man of the year in 1936.

When Germany lost it’s power Japan took it’s place as a world power, building up it’s navy and arming itself. Japan also began to take over island that belonged to Germany. In the 1920’s both Britain and the United States saw Japan as a threat.

Here are some terms we need to further our discussion

Imperialism a policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining control over other areas of the world

Isolationism refers to America’s longstanding reluctance to become involved in European alliances and wars. Isolationists held the view that America’s perspective on the world was different from that of European societies and that America could advance the cause of freedom and democracy by means other than war

Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons.

The event that started WWII was when Germany invaded the country of Poland in 1939. Britain and France then declared war on Germany. The event that got the U.S. involved in WWII was the bombing of the naval base Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Japanese on December 7th, 1941. This was a surprise attack because the radar ( a new invention) could not see the hundreds of planes coming through the mountains. Also the attack was early on a sunday morning when most of the naval officers and sailors were off duty.

In the Attack over 2000 men died and we lost 8 battleships.

Axis powers: Germany , Italy and Japan

Allied powers: Britain, France, United States, and Soviet Union.

Winston Churchill Prime minister of Britain

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd president of the U.S.

Adolph Hitler dictator of Germany

Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union

Benito Mussolini – Dictator of Italy.


Causes of WWII

We are examining the causes of WWII. In many ways we can see that WWI led to WWII.

Here are some terms we need to further our discussion

Imperialism a policy or practice by which a country increases its power by gaining control over other areas of the world

Isolationism refers to America’s longstanding reluctance to become involved in European alliances and wars. Isolationists held the view that America’s perspective on the world was different from that of European societies and that America could advance the cause of freedom and democracy by means other than war

Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons.

The Age of Expansion refers to a period of time 1500 to 1900 in which European countries gained many colonies. a time period when many countries wanted to expand their border to gain more land,

At the conclusion of WWI Germany was held accountable for the crimes of the war made to pay a high rate of money to pay for the crimes. They lost any standing they had in the World. The country was not permitted to have an armed force.

Japan stepped up traditionally having little to do with international affairs took over much of Germany’s power and trade, began to build it’s navy. They became very military took a leadership role in Japan and during the late 20’s it was feared that Japan a new power would start a war with England and the U.S.

At the same time the US and England were leaning toward an end to the Era of imperialism and expansion. Japan that had just really become a World power felt this was wrong. They had just come to the table so to speak and now you take all the food away.

At home there was also a call for disarmament. Brought on mainly by the Horror of WWI. The peace movement wanted all nations to give up their weapons and to become somewhat isolationist with each country taking care of it’s own business.

Japan built it’s navy and was bent on expansionism, but knew for the time they had to get along with the west. In 1931 Japan attacked China. Japan was becoming a world class military power.


World War II Resource to Answer Questions

Click the Link and answer the questions on your sheet.

World war II


Jackie Robinson

Read this excerpt and use it to answer the questions?

Born January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia, Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major league baseball. Throughout his decade-long career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, he made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series. He retired in 1957, with a career batting average of .311.

QUOTES

“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”

– Jackie Robinson

Early Life

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia. Breaking the color barrier, Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play in baseball’s major leagues. The youngest of five children, Robinson was raised in relative poverty by a single mother. He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region’s Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.

Robinson’s older brother, Matthew Robinson, inspired Jackie to pursue his talent and love for athletics. Matthew won a silver medal in the 200-meter dash—just behind Jesse Owens—at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Jackie continued his education at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he became the university’s first student to win varsity letters in four sports. In 1941, despite his athletic success, Robinson was forced to leave UCLA just shy of graduation due to financial hardship. He moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he played football for the semi-professional Honolulu Bears. His season with the Bears was cut short when the United States entered into World War II.

From 1942 to 1944, Robinson served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army. He never saw combat, however; Robinson was arrested and court-martialed during boot camp after he refused to move to the back of a segregated bus during training. He was later acquitted of the charges and received an honorable discharge. His courage and moral objection to segregation were precursors to the impact Robinson would have in major league baseball.

 


WWII Resource

 

Use resource link below to answer the questions online or on paper.

WWII LINK


Thank you to Teddy Atlas

Every year Teddy Atlas donates Toys to our School at Christmas as well as making donations to our carnival and other events.

Today we are going to create  a personal thank you to Teddy Using Wordle and Keynote and Photobooth.

First open up keynote on your desk top. Then open up photo booth Now open up a browser and go to

Wordle.net .

Create your wordle using some or all of these words. Remember if you want two words like your name to stay together MsBroderick you can have no spaces in the line.

Some words to use Thankyou, Fromyourname, Gift, Christmas, Thoughtful, Generous, IAppreicatemygift, Nameoftoy, Lovedit, Holiday, SantaClaus, TEDDYATLAS, KInd, Wonderful, ect..

When your wordle is finished

1Save it to your desktop as as pdf.

2Drag into keynote,

3take a picture of your self in photobooth.

4 in keynote create a circle shape.

5 Click on the shape

Drag photo of yourself in it twice

Now you are ready to print.

Create A wordle that we will printout for Teddy using


What do you love to Do?

In life people love to do certain things. We call this passion. What is your passion? Some people love to sing or dance, draw, act in a play, etc… What are you passionate about? Some people love to play a sport or cook. Some people love being  outdoors in the cold air or warm sun.How do you know what you are passionate about?

Well if time seems to go by very fast when you are doing something chances are that is your passion. Tell me about what you really love to do. Be specific tell me how it feels when you do this activity. Do you think this is something you could do for a living?For example: If you love to cook maybe you could work with food, or if you love to be outdoors maybe you could work for the parks department.

Hint:  I love to talk to people about ideas and debate. I love to learn new things and  I love to discuss new ideas.  So my job of  teaching has given me the opportunity to have discussions all  day long with kids, colleagues. Teaching was  a good fit for me.