For this week


This week you will study events that led to the American Revolution including the costly French and Indian War (Seven Years War) and the taxes that the British wanted to raise in order to pay for that war. Our test will be on Thursday. On Friday we will have our college visits.

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Upcoming Assignments

Friday, September 23, 2016

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. 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 “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 Star Spangled Banner..

Monday, September 26, 2016

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 Star Spangled Banner. 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, September 27, 2016

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 Star Spangled Banner. 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?”.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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 for your test on Becoming Americans, French and Indian War, and Taxes. The essay questions are: “Compare and contrast the Enlightenment with the Great Awakening. Explain what you think is the most important movement.” Also, “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?” Also “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?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the English colonists Becoming Americans, the French and Indian War, and how Taxes were a major cause of the American Revolution?” You will have your quiz, your essay test, and your map test on Becoming Americans, French and Indian War, and Taxes. The essay questions are: “Compare and contrast the Enlightenment with the Great Awakening. Explain what you think is the most important movement.” Also, “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?” Also “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 watch a video on employment practices before the American Revolution. We will end class with our Current Events Competition.

Homework:

No Homework.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What education will you have after high school?” You will take your “college visit” today.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner. 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?”.

Monday, October 3, 2016

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, October 4, 2016

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.

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, October 5, 2016

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, October 6, 2016

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 for your test on The American Revolution Begins, Declaring Independence, The American Revolution Northern Battles, and The American Revolution Southern Battles. The essay questions are: 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?” and “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?” and “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?” and “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the How the American Revolution Began, about our Declaring Independence, about the American Revolution Battles in the North and the American Revolution Southern Battles?” You will have your quiz, your essay test and your map test on The American Revolution Begins, Declaring Independence, the American Revolution Battles in the North and the American Revolution Southern Battles. The essay questions are: 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?” and “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?” and “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?” and “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?” We will end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner. Read and download the “Yorktown” power points/pdfs.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

We will have our final writing prompt on if individuals under the age of 18 should be eligible to vote in the presidential election. We might have time to practice for the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner. Read and download the “Yorktown” power points/pdfs.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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:

Prepare for tomorrow’s test on Yorktown.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Siege and Battle of Yorktown? You will have your quiz, your essay test and your map test on Yorktown. The Essay question is: “How did the Americans achieve Victory at Yorktown during the American Revolution?” You will prepare for the Washington, D.C. trip. We will end class with our current events competition.

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

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 watch a little of the Roots video.

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.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What does 40 acres look like?” We will review “The Confederation Era” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?” If the weather is adequate we will attempt to walk outside and show you an area of 40 acres.

Homework:

Read and download the “Constitutional Convention” Lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The Essay question is: “”What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Can you name a compromise in the U.S. Constitution?” We will review “The Constitutional Convention” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “”What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?” We will watch a video on the Constitutional Convention.

Homework:

Read and download the Constitution lesson power points/pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?” Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Why did compromises lead to the adopting of our constitution?” We will review “The Constitution” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson.The Essay question is: “If you could add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what amendment would you add and why?” To have you become familiar with the Constitution, you will create a poster on an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that interests you.

Homework:

Study the Star Spangled Banner (Due Tomorrow). Study for tomorrow’s test on The Articles of Confederation, The Confederation Era,The Constitutional Convention, and the Constitution. The Essay Questions are: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?” and “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?” and “What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?”and “If you could add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what amendment would you add and why?”

Friday, October 21, 2016

Our Essential Question is What do you know about the Confederation period and the Constitutional Convention? The Star Spangled Banner is due today. You will have your quiz, your essay test and your map test on The Articles of Confederation, The Confederation Era,The Constitutional Convention and The Constitution. The Essay Questions are: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?” and “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?” and “What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?” and “If you could add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what amendment would you add and why?” You will prepare for the Washington, D.C. trip. We will end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Look over the Constitution of the United States (under Related Documents). Study a map of the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What Type of Government is the Best Government?” You will decide if you want to live in a country without any laws, or in one with very strict laws. We will watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Become familiar with the Constitution using a version that you can find in the related documents section of The Constitution page. Study a map of the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What are some of the Bill of Rights?” We will study some Bill of Rights court cases.

Homework:

Look over the Constitution using a version that you can find in the related documents section of The Constitution page.Study a map of the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the location of the 50 States?” You will have your second SLO (Student Learning Objective) test. You will begin to study the 50 State Maps. We will play a Geography Bee game. We might see a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Gun Control Debate” power points and/or pdfs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Should citizens not be allowed to own guns?” We will research gun control for a debate that we will have on Tuesday, November 1st. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Read and download the Gun Control Debate materials. Research the gun control debate. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Should citizens not be allowed to own guns?” We will research gun control for a debate that we will have on Tuesday, November 1st. We will end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the Gun Control Debate materials. Research the gun control debate. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Should citizens not be allowed to own guns?” We will research gun control for a debate that we will have on Tuesday, November 1st. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Read and download the Gun Control Debate materials. Research the gun control debate. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Should citizens be allowed to own guns?” We will have our gun control debate today. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Forming the New Government” Lesson power point and PDFs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

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 “Forming the New Government” Lesson power point and PDFs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Our Essential Question is “Why do we need a Census?” We will review the “Forming the New Government” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay question is: “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?” We will fill out a census form.

Homework:

Read and download the “Young America’s International Relations” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Our Essential Question is “What was the Whiskey Rebellion?” We will review the “Young America’s International Relations” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. We might have a test on this section. The Essay question is: “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?” We will play a game/act out a play to have you become familiar with the Whiskey Rebellion. We might have time to work on the 50 states map. We will end class with our current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download the “Political Parties Begin” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States. Study for your trade book test on either My Brother Sam Chapter 10 (X) or Fever Chapters 22 and 23 or Chains pages 177-195 or Killer Angels Chapter 4 (Chamberlain).

Dates to Remember

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Preamble to the Constitution is Due Today!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Your "Becoming Americans," "French and Indian War," and "Taxes," Test is today!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Your "The American Revolution Begins," "Declaring Independence," "American Revolution Northern Battles" and "American Revolution Southern Battles" Test is today!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Your "Yorktown" Test is today!

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Star Spangled Banner is Due Today!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Your "Articles of Confederation," "The Confederation Era," "The Constitutional Convention" and the "Constitution" Test is today!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Our Gun Control Debate is Today!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The 50 States Map is Due Today!

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Gettysburg Address is Due Today!