For this week


On Tuesday we will have our Privacy vs. Security Debate. The rest of the week we will concentrate on events leading directly to the American Civil War.

Charles Lindbergh Reconstruction Ends Reconstruction The Presidency of Andrew Johnson Restoring the Union The American Civil War The Last Campaigns The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 2 The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 1 The American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 2 The American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 1 The American Civil War Begins Secession The Republican Party Begins John F. Kennedy

Upcoming Assignments

Friday, December 8, 2017

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will research privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Tuesday, December 12th. We will end class with the current events competition.

Homework:

Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”). Research the privacy versus security debate Proposition and Opposition positions.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will continue our research on privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Tuesday, December 12th.

Homework:

Prepare for Thursday’s debate. Research the privacy versus security debate Proposition and Opposition positions. Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will have our Privacy vs. Security Debate.

Homework:

Read and download “The Compromise of 1850” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The Compromise of 1850” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” We will review when the United States acquired its territories. We will watch a little of the “Young Mr. Lincoln” video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Bleeding Kansas” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.”Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review the “Bleeding Kansas” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.” We will become more familiar with the Underground Railroad. We will watch a little of the Young Mr. Lincoln video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Republican Party Begins” power points and pdfs.The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would have been different if Stephen Douglas was elected President of the United States in 1860?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The Republican Party Begins” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would have been different if Stephen Douglas was elected President of the United States in 1860?” We will watch a clip from the video Young Mr. Lincoln. We will end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “Secession” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led the American Civil War?” We will review the “Secession” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” We will look at original newspapers during the period of the Harpers Ferry Insurrection, the election of Abraham Lincoln, and the secession of South Carolina. We will watch a little of the Young Mr. Lincoln Movie. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War Begins” power points and PDFs. The Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War Begins” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” We will play the Stratego Game for the final time.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” We will start our Civil War board game competition. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome. Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 5th.”

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” We will watch a little of the Gettysburg movie.

Homework:

Study for your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “Secession,” “The American Civil War Begins,” “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1,” and “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2.” An Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” Another Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” Another Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” Another Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Friday, December 22, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” Today you will have your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “Secession,” “The American Civil War Begins,” “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1,” and “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2.” An Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” Another Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” Another Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” Another Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.”

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of Confederate States army commanders in the Western Theater of the American Civil War? Explain fully what plan you would have implemented if you had been a Confederate army commander in the Western Theater.”Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of Confederate States army commanders in the Western Theater of the American Civil War? Explain fully what plan you would have implemented if you had been a Confederate army commander in the Western Theater.” We will watch a little of the Gettysburg movie.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Western Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Western Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” We will watch a little of a movie on African American soldiers titled “Glory.”

Homework:

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” power points and pdfs.The Essay Question is: “President Lincoln was of course fighting the Southern/Confederate states during the American Civil War. With what issues did he clash with individuals in the Northern States concerning the goals of the war and how to achieve those goals? Who do you think was correct and why?” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. We might have a test on this section. The Essay Question is: “President Lincoln was of course fighting the Southern/Confederate states during the American Civil War. With what issues did he clash with individuals in the Northern States concerning the goals of the war and how to achieve those goals? Who do you think was correct and why?” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons was ‘Unconditional Surrender Grant’ very reasonable with Robert E. Lee during the Surrender at Appomattox? How did the event at Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox affect the future of our country?” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Gettysburg Address is due today! Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons was ‘Unconditional Surrender Grant’ very reasonable with Robert E. Lee during the Surrender at Appomattox? How did the event at Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox affect the future of our country?” We might watch a little of the Roots video. We will end class with the current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “Restoring the Union” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and had finished his second term of office?”

Monday, January 8, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review the “Restoring the Union” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and had finished his second term of office?” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basic and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose.”

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the time of Reconstruction?”We will review “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson.The Essay Question is: “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose.” We will watch a video showing race relations in the American South durinjg the 1930s.

Homework:

Read and download the “Reconstruction” Basic and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the time of Reconstruction?” We will review the “Reconstruction” lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?” We will watch a video showing race relations in the American South during the 1930s.

Homework:

Read and download the “Reconstruction Ends” lesson power points/pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?”

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the time of Reconstruction?” We will review the “Reconstruction Ends” lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?” We will watch a video showing race relations in the American South during the 1930s.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s test on: Restoring the Union, The Presidency of Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and Reconstruction Ends. The essay questions are: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and finished his second term of office,” and “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose,” and “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?”

Friday, January 12, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Reconstruction Period?” Today you will have your test on: Restoring the Union, The Presidency of Andrew Johnson, Reconstruction, and Reconstruction Ends. The essay questions are: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and finished his second term of office,” and “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose,” and “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?”

Homework:

No Homework. Have a great time in Science!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What are the Expectations for American Cultures?” Today’s class will be an introduction to American Cultures. On the front page of mrhousch.com, click on the Overview tab to view the Course Expectations and the How We Know What We Know lessons.

Homework:

Read and download “The English” lesson power points/pdfs. Bring an Artifact which you can share/explain to the class what it is. Bring in your completed Personal Information Sheet. Bring in your parent’s guardian’s signature on the Course Expectations Sheet.Acquire a notebook (at least 2 inch) if you have not already acquired one.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Our Essential Question is “How Do We Know What We Know?” If we didn’t do it yesterday, we will have a presentation on How We Know What We Know. You will tell the class about the artifact that you brought. We will go over “The English” lesson. We will also perform our first Student Learning Objective (SLO). If we have time, we will go over the Preamble to the Constitution. We may have time to look at some of our Lessons.

Homework:

Think of Group Name and the design of your Group Poster. If you did not bring an artifact today, bring an Artifact which you can share/explain to the class what it is. Bring in your completed Personal Information Sheet. Bring in your parent’s guardian’s signature on the Course Expectations Signature Sheet. Acquire a notebook (at least 2 inch spine width) if you have not already acquired one. Read and download the rules and schedule for the Washington, D.C. field trip.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What is the schedule for the Washington, D.C. field trip?” We will go over the schedule and rules for the Washington, D.C. field trip. You will work on your group posters. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution. We will end the class period with our Current Events Competition.

Homework:

On mrhousch.com, read and download the Basics and Narrative power points and/or pdfs for the Jamestown lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in England to how they lived in Virginia.”

Monday, January 22, 2018

Our Essential Question is “Where were the first English colonies located?” We will go over the “Jamestown” lesson. The Essay question for this lesson is: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in England to how they lived in Virginia.” To have you become familiar with the businesses/organizations that funded the colonists, we might have time to play the Joint Stock Company Game.

Homework:

On Mrhousch.com read and download the Basics and Narrative power points and pdfs for the Lesson on “Plymouth.” The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in Jamestown, Virginia to how they lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts.” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Our Essential Question is “Why did the Pilgrims want to leave Europe?” We will go over the “Plymouth” lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in Jamestown, Virginia to how they lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts.” To have you become familiar with this time period we will watch some short video clips on the Colonies and Jamestown. If we didn’t get to it yesterday, we will play the Joint Stock Company game. We will review the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

Read and download the Basics and Narrative power points and pdfs for the New England Colonies lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and Contrast the way Plymouth was founded and established to how other colonies in New England were founded and established.” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the founding of the other New England Colonies?” We will go over the “New England Colonies” lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way Plymouth was founded and established to how other colonies in New England were founded and established.” We will fill out questions for a map showing how and where colonies were established. To have you become familiar with American slavery, we will watch a brief clip from the “Roots” video.

Homework:

On Mrhousch.com read and download the Basics and Narrative Lessons for “The Middle Colonies.” The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way the Middle Colonies were founded and established to how the colonies in New England were founded and established.”Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What were the Middle Colonies?” We will go over “The Middle Colonies” lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way the Middle Colonies were founded and established to how the colonies in New England were founded and established.” We will watch a brief video clip on the colonies. We will fill out questions for a map showing how and where the English colonies were established. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Study for your quiz, your essay, and your map test on Jamestown, Plymouth, the New England Colonies, and the Middle Colonies. The Essay Questions are: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in England to how they lived in Virginia,” and “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in Jamestown, Virginia to how they lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts,” and “Compare and Contrast the way Plymouth was founded and established to how other colonies in New England were founded and established,” and “Compare and contrast the way the Middle Colonies were founded and established to how the colonies in New England were founded and established.” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What do you Know about the English Colonists at Jamestown, Plymouth, the New England Colonies, and the Middle Colonies?” You will have your quiz, your essay test, and your map test on The English, Jamestown, Plymouth, the New England Colonies, and the Middle Colonies. The Essay Questions are: “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in England to how they lived in Virginia,” and “Compare and contrast the way that English settlers lived in Jamestown, Virginia to how they lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts,” and “Compare and Contrast the way Plymouth was founded and established to how other colonies in New England were founded and established,” and “Compare and contrast the way the Middle Colonies were founded and established to how the colonies in New England were founded and established.” We will practice for the Geography Bee. We will end class with our Current Events Competition.

Homework:

On Mrhousch.com, read and download the Basics and the Narrative Lessons for “The Southern Colonies.” The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way the Southern Colonies were founded and established to how the Middle Colonies were founded and established.” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What were the Southern colonies?” We will go over “The Southern Colonies” lesson. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the way the Southern Colonies were founded and established to how the Middle Colonies were founded and established.” We will look at a reproduction newspaper on the colonies and some original newspapers from the colonies. We might watch a brief clip from the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Become familiar with the Immigration Debate that we will have on on Friday, February 10th. Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Our Essential Question is “If you were running the country, what would be your Immigration policy?” We will research immigration for a debate that we will have on Friday, February 2nd. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Study the Preamble to the Constitution.Continue your research for the immigration debate.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Our Essential Question is “If you were running the country, what would be your Immigration policy?” We will research immigration for a debate that we will have on Friday, February 2nd. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Complete your research for the Immigration Debate that we will have on on Friday, February 2nd. Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Our Essential Question is “If you were running the country, what would be your Immigration policy?” We will research immigration for a debate that we will have on Friday, February 2nd. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Complete your research for the Immigration Debate that we will have on on Friday February 2nd. Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Our Essential Question is “If you were running the country, what would be your Immigration policy?” Today we will have our immigration debate.We might have time for our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “Becoming Americans” Basics and Narrative Lesson power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is “Compare and contrast the Enlightenment with the Great Awakening. Explain what you think is the most important movement.” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What factors led to an American Way of Life developing in the British colonies?” We will review the “Becoming Americans” Basics and Narrative lessons. The Essay Question is: “Compare and contrast the Enlightenment with the Great Awakening. Explain what you think is the most important movement.” We will have you write proverbs such as Benjamin Franklin wrote for Poor Richard’s Almanack. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Study the Preamble to the Constitution. Read and download The French and Indian War Lesson Power Points and PDFs. The Essay Question is: “You are the King of Great Britain. You have won the French and Indian War. What will you do to make sure that the Indians/Native Americans will be friendly to your country in the years to come?”

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What are some military ranks?” We will review the French and Indian War Basics Lesson and the Narrative. The Essay Question is: “You are the King of Great Britain. You have won the French and Indian War. What will you do to make sure that the Indians/Native Americans will be friendly to your country in the years to come?” We will play a game to have you become familiar with military rank.

Homework:

Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What classes will you take in high school?” You will not have American Cultures today because the high school guidance counselors will be in our classroom going over the courses that you might want to take in 9th grade.

Homework:

Study the Preamble to the Constitution. Read and download the “Taxes” Lesson Power Points and PDFs on mrhousch.com. The Essay question is: “We live in a republic in which we elect leaders to represent us in the state legislatures and the national Congress. For what reasons would you think of taking up weapons against your country?”

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Our Essential Question is “How do governments raise money?” We will review the “Taxes” Basics Lesson and the Narrative. The Essay question is: “We live in a republic in which we elect leaders to represent us in the state legislatures and the national Congress. For what reasons would you think of taking up weapons against your country?” We will play a game to have you become familiar with taxation practices during the colonial period.

Homework:

Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Our Essential Question is “How do governments raise money?” We will watch a video on Colonial occupations and the movement towards the Boston Tea Party. We will have our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the American Revolution Begins Lesson Power Points and PDFs on mrhousch.com. The Essay Question is: “If it is not right to take up weapons against our country today, why was it right for American colonists to take up weapons against their fellow countrymen, the British?” Study the Preamble to the Constitution.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Revolution?” We will review “The American Revolution Begins” Basics Lesson and the Narrative. The Essay Question is: “If it is not right to take up weapons against our country today, why was it right for American colonists to take up weapons against their fellow countrymen, the British?” We will see a video on the first battle of the American Revolution. You will be introduced to some American Revolution tactics.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner. Read and download the “Declaring Independence” Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The essay question is: “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Our Essential Question is “From whom or what do you want to declare your independence?” You will review the “Declaring Independence” Basics Lesson and the Narrative. The Essay question is: “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?” You might be declaring your independence, and you could see a movie about colonists who had to make a choice to be loyalists or patriots. If the weather is good, you might reenact a little of the Battle of Bunker Hill. We might end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “American Revolution Northern Battles Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The essay question is: “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What battle is considered to be the “turning point” of the American Revolution?” We will review “The American Revolution Northern Battles” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?” We will watch a video on George Rogers Clark. If the weather is good, we will take you outside and reenact the Battle of Bunker Hill unless we have already done that.

Homework:

Read and download the “American Revolution Southern Battles” lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The essay question is: “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What do you Know and Think about Current Events?” The Preamble to the Constitution is due today! We will prepare for the Washington, D.C. trip by looking at presentations on the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial and go over the general rules, information, and the schedule again. We will watch a video on Arlington National Cemetery. We will practice a round of the Geography Bee. We will end class with our Current Events Competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “American Revolution Southern Battles” lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The essay question is: “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What were some of the Revolutionary War battles that occurred in the South?” We will review “The American Revolution Southern Battles” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?” If the weather is good, we will go outside and reenact the Battle of Cowpens. If not we might work on basic military drills inside the school building.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

6th Period Class is in Washington, D.C. Today! Our Essential Question is “What will you experience on your Washington, D.C. trip?” We will watch the video Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Homework:

Read and download the Yorktown Lesson Power Points and PDFs on mrhousch.com. The Essay Question is: “If it is not right to take up weapons against our country today, why was it right for American colonists to take up weapons against their fellow countrymen, the British?” Study the Star Spangled Banner..

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What was the Last Major Battle of the American Revolution?” We will review the “Yorktown” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “How did the Americans achieve Victory at Yorktown during the American Revolution?” We will watch a video on Benjamin Franklin. We will practice the Star Spangled Banner. We might see a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Articles of Confederation” Lesson Basics and Narrative power points/PDFs on mrhousch.com. The Essay question is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Our Essential Question is “What were the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation?” We will review “The Articles of Confederation” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson.The Essay question is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?” We will perform a play on Shay’s Rebellion. We may have some time to review the Star Spangled Banner. We will have our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download “The Confederation Era” lesson power points/PDFs on mrhousch.com. The Essay question is: “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Secession and American Civil War Begins and American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 1 and American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 2 Test is today!

Friday, January 5, 2018

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Restoring the Union and Presidency of Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction and Reconstruction Ends Test is today!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Your English, Jamestown, Plymouth, New England Colonies, and Middle Colonies Test is today!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Our Immigration Debate is Today!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Preamble to the Constitution is Due Today!

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Star Spangled Banner is due Today!

Friday, April 20, 2018

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!