Agenda: Wed/Thu April 13 & 14, 2011

Quote of the Day: "Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword never encountered automatic weapons." - General Douglas MacArthur (American General, 1880 - 1964)
American Doughboy fighting in WWI with machine gun.

Targets for Chapter 23 - WWI:
• Competition over trade and colonies led to the formation of two rival European alliances—theTriple Entente of Great Britain, France, and Russia; and the Triple Alliance, consisting ofGermanyAustria-Hungary, and Italy.
• Repeated crises over Serbian claims on the Austro-Hungarian region of Bosnia revealed the dangers inherent in these alliances. Austria-Hungary, as well as numerous other European governments, confronted challenges from minorities that wished to establish their own national states. 
• Strikes and violent actions by Socialist labor movements also threatened European governments. Many states responded with increasing militarism. 
• The assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary Francis Ferdinand by a Bosnian Serb militant set off a chain of diplomatic & military decisions that led all the great powers of Europe to WW I.

1.  Pass out the graded DBQ.  Quick debrief on how it went.
2.  Pass out Harry's War Reading Packet - We will do a Socratic Seminar over the packet next week.
3.  Present Video Projects.  Students will write notes and reflections on each of the videos.  We will finish them today (or Friday) and hand in our overall reflections.
4.  If any time remains, we'll discuss World War I.

Friday - World War I Begins and "What was the nature of life on the Western Front?"
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