For this week


This week we will talk about the War of 1812, and study the Industrial Revolution, and how our nation expanded westward following the Louisiana Purchase.

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, March 22, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What do you already know about American History?” You will take some Pretests to see what you already know. We might have time to go over the 50 States of the United States. We will end class with the current events competition.

Homework:

Read and download “The War Hawks” Basics and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Who were the War Hawks?” We will review the “War Hawks” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson.The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?”We will learn about the Battle of New Orleans by a power point, a song, and a video. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The War of 1812” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The essay question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Why did we fight the War of 1812?” We will review “The War of 1812” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson.The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?” We will play our Stratego Game based on the War of 1812.

Homework:

Read and download the “America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” Lesson power points and PDFs. The essay question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?” Work on your 50 States Map.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What were factory conditions like in the Industrial Revolution?” We will review “The America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” Basics Lesson and the Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?” We will discover changes in transportation, including the Erie Canal.

Homework:

Read and download the “Moving West” Basics and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of having goods and people moved on a canal versus having them move along a road? Why did railroads replace canals as a method of moving goods and people?” Work on your 50 States Map.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What were some challenges to westward expansion?” We will review the “Moving West” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of having goods and people moved on a canal versus having them move along a road? Why did railroads replace canals as a method of moving goods and people?” You will get experience a small sample of what factory work, and watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Era of Good Feelings” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons should Americans today have pride in the region in which they live? What are the strengths and weaknesses of regions in the United States?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What is the difference between Nationalism and Sectionalism?” We will review the “Era of Good Feelings” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons should Americans today have pride in the region in which they live? What are the strengths and weaknesses of regions in the United States?” We will work on the 50 States Map.

Homework:

Read and download “The Monroe Doctrine” Basics and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “Should the United States government only protect the area within our borders? Should we protect a larger region such as North America and South America. Should the United States continue to be “the policeman of the world?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What was the Monroe Doctrine?” We will review the “Monroe Doctrine” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Should the United States government only protect the area within our borders? Should we protect a larger region such as North America and South America. Should the United States continue to be “the policeman of the world?” We will watch a brief video clip on the “Era of Good Feelings.” You work practice on your 50 States Map. We will try to do a couple of rounds of the Geography Bee. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Common Man” Basics and Narrative power points or PDFs. The Essay Question is: “What were the similarities and differences between the people who supported John Quincy Adams, and the people who supported Andrew Jackson during the 1820s?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Who was Andrew Jackson?” We will review “The Common Man” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Who do you think was better for our country, the Federalists who supported George Washington in the 1790s, or the people who supported Andrew Jackson during the 1820s?” We will watch a video clip on Andrew Jackson and may watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Age of Jackson Begins” Basics and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?” We will review “The Age of Jackson Begins” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?” We might play a card game on United States Presidents. We will watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” Basics and Narrative power points or PDFs. The 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?” Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What name was given to the right of states to not follow some federal laws?” We will review the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The 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?” We will practice the Geography Bee. If we didn’t do it yesterday we might play a card game on some of the first Presidents of the United States. We will see a short video on Andrew Jackson’s life. Will will end class with a section from the Roots video.

Homework:

Study for tomorrow’s quiz, map test, and essay test on: The Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, The Age of Jackson Begins, and Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges. The essay questions are: “Should the United States government only protect the area within our borders, or should it protect a larger region such as North America and South America? Should the United States continue to be “the policeman of the world?” and “Who do you think was better for our country, the Federalists who supported George Washington in the 1790s, or the people who supported Andrew Jackson during the 1820s?” and “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?” and “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?” Work on correctly locating and spelling the 50 states of the United States.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Our Essential Question is, “What do you know about the Age of Andrew Jackson?” You will have your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on: The Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, The Age of Jackson Begins, and Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges. The essay questions are: “Should the United States government only protect the area within our borders, or should it protect a larger region such as North America and South America? Should the United States continue to be “the policeman of the world?” and “Who do you think was better for our country, the Federalists who supported George Washington in the 1790s, or the people who supported Andrew Jackson during the 1820s?” and “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?” and “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?”

Homework:

Read and download “The Age of Jackson Ends” Basics and Narrative power points or PDFs. The 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. Work on correctly locating and spelling the 50 states of the United States.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What were some differences between George Washington and Andrew Jackson?” We will review “The Age of Jackson Ends” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The 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.” We will examine the differences between the people who supported George Washington, and the people who supported Andrew Jackson. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the Oregon Country lesson. Work on correctly locating and spelling the 50 states of the United States.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What four countries claimed the Oregon Country?” We will review “The Oregon Country” Basics and Narrative Lessons. The Essay Question is: “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?” We will look and attempt to decipher a painting titled “American Progress.” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

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?” Study the 50 States.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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?” Study the 50 States.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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:

Study the 50 States.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What do you currently know about American Cultures?” You will take your Student Learning Objective (SLO) Test. You will take Pre-Test #3 to see if you need previewing or enrichment during the next COLT cycles. You work practice on your 50 States Map. We will end class with the current events competition.

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?” Study the 50 States.

Monday, April 15, 2019

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:

Study the 50 States of the United States. Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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”).

Wednesday, April 17, 2018

The 50 States Map is due today! Our Essential Question is “How successful would you have been during the California Gold Rush?” We will complete our Gold Rush activity.

Homework:

Read and download the materials for the Privacy vs. Security Debate that we will have on Monday, April 29th. Work on the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3”).

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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, April 29th. 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, April 24, 2019

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, April 29th.

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”).

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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, April 29th.

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”).

Friday, April 26, 2019

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, April 29th. We will have our 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, April 29, 2019

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, April 30, 2019

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 1, 2019

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.”

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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?”

Friday, May 3, 2019

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:

Read and download the Secession lesson. 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 6, 2019

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 7, 2019

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 8, 2019

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 9, 2019

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 10, 2019

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.”

Monday, May 13, 2019

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 14, 2019

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 15, 2019

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.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 16, 2019

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 17, 2019

You should be able to finish the Gettysburg Address 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?”

Monday, May 20, 2019

6th Period Class is in Gettysburg Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Battle of Gettysburg?” We will either watch a video on how Hollywood gets you excited about the Founding Fathers, or we will watch another video.

Homework:

Memorize the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

7th Period Class is in Gettysburg Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Battle of Gettysburg?” We will either watch a video on how Hollywood gets you excited about the Founding Fathers, or we will watch another video.

Homework:

Memorize the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8th Period Class is in Gettysburg Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Battle of Gettysburg?” We will either watch a video on how Hollywood gets you excited about the Founding Fathers, or we will watch another video.

Homework:

Memorize the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.” 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?”

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Gettysburg Address is due today! 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.”

Friday, May 24, 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 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?”

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

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.

Wednesday, May 29, 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. We might end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

No Homework. Have a great time in 9th grade!

Dates to Remember

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Monroe Doctrine, and Common Man, and Age of Jackson Begins, and Jackson's National Challenges Test is today!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Monday, April 29, 2019

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Friday, May 10, 2019

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, May 17, 2019

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!

Monday, May 20, 2019

6th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

7th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

8th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!