Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Today's schedule is A-B-Lunch-C-D

A - Social Studies 11 - Today we'll continue the work we began yesterday. In class yesterday we watched the civil defense video "Duck and Cover" along with the documentary "The Atomic Cafe". I hope you got a sense of the fear associated with nuclear war and communists (Senator Joseph McCarthy's communist witch hunt - the House Un-American Activities Committee which became known as the ideology of "McCarthyism"). We also took a look at the Truman Doctrine (President Truman pledged assistance to "free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures") which leads us into our "Cold War Flashpoints" activity where we analyze the following four conflicts through a W5H approach: Korean War, Vietnam War, Suez Crisis, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. You'll have the whole class to work on this today and I'll have a few handouts to help.

B- Social Studies 10 - Today we'll continue with our project on the CPR. You will need to sketch out your story on a large 11x17 storyboard today. If you don't know how to storyboard here are a few websites that can help:

Knight Digital Media Center

Time for Kids Storyboarding

Story center

C - Criminology 12 - Today we will take some time to finish our look at violence by discussing assault and sexual assault. We'll discuss the long and unfortunate history of sexual assault, we'll take a look at Groth's typology of rapists (anger, power, and sadistic), we'll discuss date rape, and lastly we'll look at the factors that predispose men to commit sexual assault. I'll have you work on a question related to this topic.

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