Monday, July 7, 2008

July Session - First Day Assignment

Before you leave today, you need to let me know what theme/topic you are going to focus on for the next day or two. You may post your comment here. In addition, you need to let me know how you spent your time. Did you visit some of my post blog posts? If so, which ones did you find particularly interesting? Did you find any project suggestions that appeal to you? If so, which one(s)?

If you are struggling coming up with topics/themes, visit the wikispace page or see me for Mr. Theide's binder. I have copies of the U.S. History and World History textbooks as well. You can spend some time looking through the textbooks or skimming the Table of Contents for topic suggestions.

If you posted a comment under an older post, let me know so I can give you credit.

Wikispace page:

I mentioned the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in one of my comments. Here is the link:
Online exhibits:

History Channel "1968" Documentary link (MUSIC):


Aagaard_US said...

I'm very interested in music, and along with it, it's effect on (popular) culture, and culture's effect on music. I dont' know as much as I'd like to about Experimental American Art music of the 20th and 21st century, so I'd like to research some stuff on that.
I've always enjoyed looking at visual art, but I don't have a whole lot of understanding for much of it aside from anything that ties in with musical works, so I'd like to research some 20th century art, too.
I've also been fascinated by the various things going on in the 1960's to 70's having to do with counterculture, communism, drug use, and again, experimentalism in music, so I wanna check out some' dat fo shiz.

jaleesaWH said...

I am very interested in music, cultures effect on our society. i also like art and also i am very interested in homosexuality/gay rights, also things that have to do with what is going on with society today and what effects they are having on the youth and yeah....

Lea Hansen-George said...

jaleesawh- I posted a comment for you on the blog post "Assault on Gay America."

Lea Hansen-George said...

aagaard - I have a couple books on the 1960s that I think you would really like. If you are interested, see me. Also, check out the "1968" blog post. The PBS link is AWESOME! I can show the documentary in the July session if you are interested. It's very good.

Lea Hansen-George said...

aagaard - oops, it's history channel, not pbs!

jaleesaWH said... love to watch the video....can i borrow it???? I'd love it....the class is going pretty can i do worksheets as well??? just wondering....well can i do little "side projects" like alot of things for gay rights and our culuture on what they are glorifying now vs. what they did in the earlier years ( 1920-30s) or a look on each decade what they glorified vs. now

Lea Hansen-George said...

jaleesawh - Visit the October 1 post for many project suggestions on this topic.
Here is the link:
You can search the blog: type in "Improving School Climate."

Lea Hansen-George said...

jaleesawh- I found the video!

wegnerH said...

i am going to work on the movie born on the fourth of july ad i wanna do something in the 80s but im not sure yet

Lea Hansen-George said...

wegnerh- Were you here when we watched the film in June? If you missed part of it, you are welcome to watch it again. You may also want to do some research regarding films dealing with the Vietnam War that are considered historically accurate. Can you find something on the internet listing films Vietnam vets say accurately describe the war? Which films do the "critics" like? Are the lists different? What reasons do the two groups give with regard to the films they prefer?

Are you familiar with the film "Platoon"? You might want to do a little research on this film as well.

Let me know what you'd like to do.

Lea Hansen-George said...

Everyone- I believe I've responded to everyone who left a comment. If not, I couldn't find your comment. If you leave a comment under an older post, let me know so I can give you credit. I'm concerned that I haven't heard from some of you. Don't forget to update me on a regular basis as to what you are doing.

Foley HR said...

Posted a little late, but, I would maybe like to do something in reference to the "Red Scare" of the 1950, The counterculture movements of the 60's and 70's, and a lot of psychology related things. Also, the Salem witch trials I would like to learn more about at some point

drake w. said...

Date : 1959 - April 30th, 1975

location : Southern Asia

the war ended up with the withdrawal of the united states and the win for northern Vietnam.

In 1973 the president of the united states had started the "Come Back Home" campaign to bring back the soldiers home to the United States and leave the war up to other people because we had enough of it.

The war had effects on both sides of the war front. Millions of Vietnamese had died on both sides including many Americans, Phillipenos,etc.(all the other races of people who joined the fight to get southern Vietnam its independence.

Lea Hansen-George said...

foley - Are you familiar with the movie "Good Night and Good Luck?" It deals with McCarthyism of the 1950s. It is very good. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of it but if someone wants to bring it in, I would be okay with it.
wikipedia link:

Lea Hansen-George said...

drake w - Are you responding to questions I've posted somewhere else on my blog?

I guess I'm confused. I know you want to do something with the Vietnam War. Is there something in particular that you would like to study in depth?

If you are not sure what to do, I suggest doing a webquest search for topics relating to the Vietnam War. A webquest is an online lesson. I have the address linked in an older blog post. I think the post is called, "Looking for Ideas." I will look for it and include it in today's post.

wegnerH said...

i Google searched top Vietnam movies and the movie Platoon was the second one on the list and born on the fourth of July is fourth on the list. I was wondering if you had the movie platoon? if i could watch it that would be great. i am still looking for something on the 80s.

Lea Hansen-George said...

wegner - Are you interested in something in particular from the 1980s? Maybe the end of the Cold War? Or, are you more interested in studying popular culture of the 1980s? Let me think a while and I'll get back to you with some ideas.

Did you watch "Born on the Fourth of July" in the June session? If so, it is not too late to do a project associated with the film.