For this week


This week we finish our study of the Age of Jackson. We will have a test on this material at the end of the week. The 50 States Map is also due on Friday.

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 Bleeding Kansas Charles Lindbergh

Upcoming Assignments

Friday, April 21, 2017

The 50 States Map is Due Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you Know and Think about Current Events?” You will have your tests today on Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges, and The Age of Jackson Ends, and “The Oregon Country.” An Essay Question is: “Do you think it was right for the United States Federal government to forcibly remove Native Americans from their lands? Fully explain why or why not. If you do think it was wrong, are you willing to give up land where you live to Native American groups?” Another essay question is: “If you were running to be President of the United States, how would you position yourself to receive the most votes? Would you present yourself as a ‘smart’ successful person who is very qualified to lead the government, or as a person of the Common People? You are just like them, and you know their challenges. Explain fully the advantages and disadvantages of taking each position,” and “In your opinion, should the United States have attempted to acquire ALL of the Oregon Country, or is it good that we decided to negotiate for the amount of land that we did receive?”

Homework:

Read and download “The Texas Revolution” Basic and Narrative Lessons Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, should Texas have been able to break away from Mexico with its slaves, or should Texas have stayed a part of Mexico without slaves?” Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Monday, April 24, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What happened at the Alamo?” We will review “The Texas Revolution” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, should Texas have been able to break away from Mexico with its slaves, or should Texas have stayed a part of Mexico without slaves?” We will watch a video clip on the Alamo. We will watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Mexican-American War” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, was the United States correct to expand past our Rocky Mountain borders all the way to the Pacific Coast? Would America be the country that it is today if we did not acquire that land? Should we have gone further by attempting to acquire all of Canada and Mexico?” Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Our Essential Question is “How did the United States obtain a large part of the southwestern United States from Mexico?” We will review “The Mexican-American War” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, was the United States correct to expand past our Rocky Mountain borders all the way to the Pacific Coast? Would America be the country that it is today if we did not acquire that land? Should we have gone further by attempting to acquire all of Canada and Mexico?” We will play the Stratego Game.

Homework:

Read and download “The California Gold Rush” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “You travel to California in 1849. What do you think will be a better decision: becoming a gold miner, or operating a business where the miners will spend their money?” Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Our Essential Question is “How successful would you have been during the California Gold Rush?” We will review “The California Gold Rush” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “You travel to California in 1849. What do you think will be a better decision: becoming a gold miner, or operating a business where the miners will spend their money?” We will begin our Gold Rush Activity. We might see a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Our Essential Question is “How successful would you have been during the California Gold Rush?” We will continue our Gold Rush Activity. Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Our Essential Question is “How successful would you have been during the California Gold Rush?” We will continue our Gold Rush Activity.

Homework:

Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Friday, April 28, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events caused the American Civil War?” We will complete our Gold Rush activity. We will have our final SLO (Student Learning Objective) test. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the materials for the Privacy vs. Security Debate that we will have on Monday, May 8th. Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Monday, May 1, 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 Monday, May 8th. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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

Tuesday, May 2, 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 Monday, May 8th. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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

Wednesday, May 3, 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 Monday, May 8th.

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”).

Thursday, May 4, 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 finish our research on privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Monday, May 8th.

Homework:

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

Friday, May 5, 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 finish our research on privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Monday, May 8th.

Homework:

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

Monday, May 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 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”).

Tuesday, May 9, 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 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.”

Wednesday, May 10, 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 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?”

Thursday, May 11, 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 might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s quiz, map test and essay test on “The Compromise of 1850,” “Bleeding Kansas,” and “The Republican Party Begins.” An essay question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” Another essay question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.” Another 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 (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Friday, May 12, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” Today you will have a quiz, a map test and an essay test on “The Compromise of 1850,” “Bleeding Kansas,” and “The Republican Party Begins.” An essay question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” Another essay question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.” Another 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?”

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 (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Monday, May 15, 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 (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Tuesday, May 16, 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 (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Wednesday, May 17, 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 will end class with the current event competition.

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 (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Thursday, May 18, 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, May 19, 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.”

Monday, May 22, 2017

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.”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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:

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.”

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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.”

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1,” “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2,” “The American Civil War, Behind the Battlelines,” and “The American Civil War, The Last Campaigns.” An 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. Another 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.” Another 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?” Another 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, May 26, 2017

The Gettysburg Address is due today! Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” You will have your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1,” “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2,” “The American Civil War, Behind the Battlelines,” and “The American Civil War, The Last Campaigns.” An 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. Another 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.” Another 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?” Another 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?”

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?”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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.”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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. We might have a test on this section. 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 little of the Roots video and play a Civil War combat card game.

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?”

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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.

Friday, June 2, 2017

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:

No Homework.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Our Essential Question is “What will you do at Hershey Park?” We will not have class today because most of you should be at Hershey Park.

Homework:

No Homework.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our Essential Question is “How does Hollywood attempt to make you excited about the Founding Fathers?” We will watch a video to have us become familiar with one version of the background of the Founding Fathers. Homework:No Homework.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Our Essential Question is “How does Hollywood attempt to make you excited about the Founding Fathers?” We will watch a video to have us become familiar with one version of the background of the Founding Fathers. Homework:No Homework. Have a great time in 9th grade!

Dates to Remember

Friday, April 21, 2017

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Andrew Jackson's National Challenges, Age of Jackson Ends, and Oregon Country Test is Today!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Your "Compromise of 1850," "Bleeding Kansas," and "The Republican Party Begins" Test is today!

Friday, May 19, 2017

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!

Friday, May 26, 2017

Your "The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 1," and "The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 2," and "The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines," and "The American Civil War, The Last Campaigns" Test is today!