Jeff Mahana

Social Studies- World Cultures and US History


Posted on April 22, 2017

Week of 4/24- 4/28

World Cultures

M- POL POT Documentary-Students will take 25 movie notes

T- Finish Documentary and start Cambodian Genocide WS.

W- Genocide WS Due at the beginning of class. Start Vietnam presentation.

TH- Finish Presentation- South Asia Today

F- Finish South Asia Today


US History

M-T-W- McCarthy Project

BRAINSTORM and CREATE an Adobe Spark Web Page:

You’re part of a special interest group that either supports or opposes the 1954 reelection of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Using the information provided in class and information you’ve obtained through additional research, it is your job to convince the voters of Wisconsin to either reelect or defeat Senator McCarthy through an ADOBE SPARK Web page or campaign ad commercial.

Students will have to create and Adobe login at

After creating your account use the ADOBE SPARK- PAGE- start to create you web blog/ or campaign ad commercial.

Students need to get into groups of 4.

  1. RESEARCH: All group members should begin by conducting additional research on McCarthy and your assigned group’s ideals and views regarding McCarthy.
  2. As your research ends, the group will begin to think about ideas for your WEB PAGE/BLOG campaign ad commercial, based on what you now know about your special interest group, their views on McCarthy, and McCarthy himself.
  3. The web blog or campaign ad commercial must be multiple pages in length
  4. Your blog or campaign ad commercial should introduce the spokesperson of the group. (e.g. “I’m Joseph McCarthy, Republican Senator from Wisconsin).
  5. Your Web blog or campaign ad commercial should include 3 specific reasons to support or oppose (depending on who your assigned special interest group is) McCarthy’s reelection.
  6. Include sources, for example, “According to the New York Times, Joseph McCarthy did this and that…” (As noted above, your group must use your additional research and cannot rely solely on your handout for information. Remember to cite your sources.)
  7. Make sure your web blog or campaign ad commercial answers the question, “What American values are being destroyed/defended by Joseph McCarthy?”
  8. Your blog web pages or campaign ad commercial will be due Wednesday 4-26. It needs to be shared to Mr. Mahana by the end of the period.

TH- Culture at Home 1950’s

F- Space Race

Posted on March 21, 2017

WW2 webquest



Victory in the Pacific YOUTUBE channel

Posted on March 21, 2017

Week of 3-20/ 3-25

World Cultures

M- Population Activity

T- China Webquest

W- Finish China Webquest-

TH- China Notes



US History-

M- Finish TCI CH 34

T- Finish Presentation and Part 2 of WW 2 Vocabulary

W- WW2 Webquest

TH- Cont

F- Due today

Posted on March 15, 2017

Tank Man Video

Posted on March 14, 2017

Week of 3-13-17 through 3-17-17

World Cultures

M- Start East Asia Outline

T- Cont

W- Finish outline- Start Geography Notes

TH- Tank Man Video with WS



M- Finish New Deal Project and finish all of CH 32

T- Present NEW DEAL projects and Great Depression Quiz

W- WW2 Vocab

  1. circular loans
  2. Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act (1934)
  3. Pan-American Union
  4. “Good Neighbor” Policy
  5. Nye Committee
  6. Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, 1937
  7. FDR’s “Quarantine” speech
  8. Manchurian Crisis
  9. Stimson Doctrine
  10. Panay Incident
  11. Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
  12. Smith-Connolly Act (1943)
  13. Office of Price Administration [OPA]
  14. War Production Board
  15. Operation Magic
  16. Fair Employment Practices Act [FEPC]
  17. Executive Order 8802
  18. Congress of Racial Equality [CORE]
  19. Tuskegee Airmen
  20. National War Labor Board
  21. Navajo “code-talkers
  22. braceros
  23. “Zoot Suit” Riots
  24. “Rosie the Riveter”
  25. Manhattan Project
  26. Robert Oppenheimer
  27. General Leslie Groves
  28. Hiroshima
  29. Nagasaki
  30. Unit 731
  31. Executive Order 9066
  32. internment [“relocation”] camps
  33. Korematsu v. US (1944)
  34. V-J Day
  35. September 2, 1945



Posted on February 28, 2017

drop box great depression




Posted on February 27, 2017

Week of 2-27 – 3-3-17

World Cultures

M- Finish South Asia GEO notes/ pg 564 Review # 11-20 and Main Ideas # 1-10

T- India Notes

W- Pakistan and Bangladesh Notes

Th- Nepal and Bhutan Notes

F- Sri Lanka and Maldives- Notes

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US History

M- Stock Market Crash-


T- Great Depression Intro Webquest


W- Great Depression Notes

Th- Great Depression Notes

F- Activity

Posted on February 6, 2017

Week of 2-6-17/ 2-10-17

World Cultures

M= Stalin Web Quest

T- Cont/ Finish

W- pg 370-374 2 column Notes/ pg 374 # 1,3,4

Th pg 375 -379 2 column notes/ pg 379 # 1,3,4

F- pg 382 1-10 make flash cards, 11-20 and Main Ideas # 1-10

US History-

M- Neutrality to War INTRO

T- Neutrality to War act

W- Finish

TH- Reading Challenge

F- Start TCI chapter 23

Posted on January 25, 2017

week of 1/23-1/27

World Cultures

M- Russia Maps

T- Continue Russia Maps- Flash Cards

W- Russia and Republics Research Project

Th- Continue

F- Vocabulary quiz- 10 Terms- Maps Due- Present Project


US History

M- Foreign Policy Notes

T- Continue

W- Foreign Policy Reading Challenge

Th- American Imperialism

F- Continue.

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