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Welcome to American Cultures. Parent Orientation is Thursday August 20, 2020 from 5:30-6:30 PM. At the beginning of the year, my classroom will be #2353. During the first week of instruction, we will introduce you to the course, and show you the expectations for this class. On Tuesday you will take some Pretests. On Wednesday we will study the English and their quest to colonize North America. On Thursday we will study Jamestown. On Friday you will study Plymouth and you will have your first current events competition.

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Upcoming Assignments

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What are the Expectations for American Cultures?”
Parent Orientation is from 5:30-6:30 PM.
Today’s presentation will be an introduction to American Cultures.
Open this link for the Parent Orientation PDF so that you can follow along with it on your electronic device.
For those of you who want to look ahead:
On the front page of mrhousch.com, click on the Overview tab to view the Course Expectations lesson, and the Course Expectations signature sheet.

Homework:

1. Bring in your parent’s/guardian’s signature on the Course Expectations Sheet.
2. Acquire a notebook (spine at least 2 inches wide) if you have not already acquired one.
3. Get headphones if you do not already have them.
4. Make sure that you have a computer and that the battery is fully charged.

Monday, August 24, 2020

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 Lesson
and the How We Know What We Know lesson.

Homework:

1. Bring in your completed Personal Information Sheet.
2. Bring in your parent’s/guardian’s signature on the Course Expectations Sheet.
3. Acquire a notebook (spine at least 2 inches wide) if you have not already acquired one.
4. Acquire headphones if you do not have them.
5. Make sure that you have a computer and that the battery is fully charged.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What do you already know about American History?”
You will take some Pretests to see what you already know.
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Student Learning Objective (SLO) Test #1 to see if you can place images in their proper time period.
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Pre-Test #1 to see what you know in general about early American History.
3. We will review the SLO test.
4. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

Read and download The English lesson.
Our first Essential Question is “Why did the English attempt to plant colonies in North America?”
1. Access “The English” lesson power points and PDFs.
2. Read “The English” Basics Section.
3. Read “The English” Story Section.
4. Study the English and Jamestown Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the English and Jamestown Map Study Guide.
6. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Our first Essential Question is “Why did the English attempt to plant colonies in North America?”
1. Access The English lesson by clicking on this link to get you to the lesson.
2. We will go over The English Basics section.
3. We will go over The English Story section.
Our second Essential Question is “What are the Expectations of Good Digital Citizens?”
4. Today we will go over Digital Citzenship Lessons.
5. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

The Essay question for this lesson is: “If you were an “average” English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather live in England or in Virginia?”
1. Access the Jamestown lesson power points/pdfs.
2. Read the Jamestown Basics Section.
3. Read the Jamestown Story Section.
4. Study the English and Jamestown Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the English and Jamestown Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the English and Jamestown Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Essay question for this lesson is: “If you were a poor English person in the 1600s, would you rather live in England or in Virginia?”
1. Access the “Jamestown” lesson by clicking on this link.
2. We will go over the Jamestown Basics Section.
3. We will go over the Jamestown Story Section.
4. You will invest in an English colony during our Joint-Stock Company activity.
5. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

The Essay question for this lesson is: “If you were an poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather live in Plymouth or in Jamestown?”
1. Access the Plymouth lesson power points/pdfs.
2. Read the Plymouth Basics Section.
3. Read the Plymouth Story Section.
4. Study the Plymouth Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Plymouth Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Plymouth Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Essay question for this lesson is: “If you were an poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather live in Plymouth or in Jamestown?”
1. Access the “Plymouth” lesson by clicking on this link.
2. We will go over the Plymouth Basics Section.
3. We will go over the Plymouth Story Section.
4. To have you become familiar with this time period we will watch some short video clips on the English colonies and Jamestown.
5. We will start on our group posters. You need to come up with a group name, a group design, and create your group poster.
6. We will learn the Current Events competition rules.
7. We will end class with our Current Events competition.
8. We will probably NOT have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

The Essay Question for this lesson is: “If you were a poor English citizen in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts or in another New England colony?
If you want to live in another New England colony, name that colony along with a thorough explanation of why you would want to live there.”
1. Access the New England Colonies lesson.
2. Read the New England Colonies Basics Section.
3. Read the New England Colonies Story Section.
4. Study the New England Colonies Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the New England Colonies Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the New England Colonies Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Monday, August 31, 2020

The Essay Question is: “If you were a poor English citizen in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts or in another New England colony?
If you want to live in another New England colony, name that colony along with your thorough explanation of why you would want to live there.”
1. Access the “New England Colonies” lesson.
2. We will go over the New England Colonies Basics section.
3. We will go over the New England Colonies Story section.
4. We will study a Colonies Map and Fill in the Blanks showing where the English colonies were established.
5. To have you become familiar with American slavery, we will watch a brief clip from the “Roots” video.
6. If we have time we will go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “If you were a poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather have lived in the Middle Colonies or in the New England Colonies?”
1. Access the Middle Colonies lesson.
2. Read the Middle Colonies Basics Section.
3. Read the Middle Colonies Story Section.
4. Study the Middle Colonies Quiz Study Guide
5. Study the Middle Colonies Map Study Guide
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Middle Colonies Pre-Test
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Essay Question is: “If you were a poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather have lived in the Middle Colonies or in the New England Colonies?”
1. Access “The Middle Colonies” lesson.
2. We will go over the Middle Colonies Basics section.
3. We will go over the Middle Colonies Story section.
4. We will watch a brief video clip on the colonies.
5. We will Fill out Questions for a Colonial Jobs Map showing how the English colonists made a living.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.
7. If we have time we will go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

Tomorrow you will have a History/Quiz, a Map Test, and an Essay on:
1. The English
2. Jamestown
A. Study the English and Jamestown Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the English and Jamestown Map Study Guide.
3. Plymouth
A. Study the Plymouth Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Plymouth Map Study Guide.
4. New England Colonies
A. Study the New England Colonies Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the New England Colonies Map Study Guide.
5. The Middle Colonies.
A. Study the Middle Colonies Quiz Study Guide
B. Study the Middle Colonies Map Study Guide
6. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
7. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
8. There are four possible essay questions.
You will choose ONE of the following questions to write your essay:
A. “If you were a poor English person in the 1600s, would you rather live in England or take a chance and move to Virginia?” and
B. “If you were a poor English person in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Jamestown, Virginia or in Plymouth, Massachusetts?” and
C. “If you were a poor English citizen in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts or in another New England colony?
If you want to live in another New England colony, name that colony along with your thorough explanation of why you would want to live there.”
D. “If you were a poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather have lived in the Middle Colonies or in the New England Colonies?”
9. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
The English
Jamestown
Plymouth
The New England Colonies
The Middle Colonies.
There are THREE PARTS of the Colonies Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the English, Jamestown, Plymouth, New England, Middle Colonies History/Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the English, Jamestown, Plymouth, New England, Middle Colonies Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “If you were a poor English person in the 1600s, would you rather live in England or take a chance and move to Virginia?”
B. “If you were a poor English person in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Jamestown, Virginia or in Plymouth, Massachusetts?”
C. “If you were a poor English citizen in the early 1600s, would you rather have lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts or in another New England colony?
If you want to live in another New England colony, name that colony along with your thorough explanation of why you would want to live there.”
D. “If you were a poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather live in the Middle Colonies or in the New England Colonies?”
4. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
5. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
6. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution
7. You will watch a video on the Salem Witch Trials.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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.”
1. Access the Southern Colonies Lesson
2. Read the Southern Colonies Basics Section
3. Read the Southern Colonies Story Section
4. Study the Southern Colonies Quiz Study Guide
5. Study the Southern Colonies Map Study Guide
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Southern Colonies Pre-Test
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Essay Question is: “During the 1600s-1700s, would you have rather lived in the Southern Colonies or in the Middle Colonies?”
1. Access “The Southern Colonies” lesson.
2. We will go over The Southern Colonies Basics section.
3. We will go over The Southern Colonies Story section.
4. We will review when the 13 English colonies were established by looking at a map and answering some questions.
5. We might look at a reproduction newspaper on the colonies and answer some questions about the newspaper articles.
6. We might have our current events competition.

Homework:

1. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Our Essential Question is: What will you do after high school?
Mrs. LaManna will have you on your computers looking at college choices in preparation for your college visit next month.

Homework:

Our Immigration Question is: “Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?”
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Read the Immigration Debate Basics section.
3. Read the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section.
4. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Our Immigration Questions is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Immigration Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section.
4. You be be divided up into Proposition or Opposition sides.
5. You will choose to do one of the following:
A. Opening Statement or Closing Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes)
B. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute)
6. We will divide up topics for the One Minute Statements
7. We will start working on the four research sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)

Homework:

Our Immigration Question is: “Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?”
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Use the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)
3. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Open the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section.
3. We will watch an Opposition video on Immigration.
4. We will watch a Proposition video on Immigration.
7. We continue working on the four research sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)

Homework:

Our Immigration Question is: “Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?”
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Use the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)
3. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Open the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section.
3. We continue working on the four research sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)

Homework:

Our Immigration Question is: “Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?”
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday September 11th.
1. Access the Immigration Debate lesson.
2. Use the Immigration Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following sections:
A. Facts (24 Facts and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Facts can be from both sides)
B. Stories (Stories must be at least three full sentences) (6 Stories and 6 Different Sources = “4”) (Stories have to be from your side)
C. One Minute Statement (45 Seconds to 1 Minute) (One Minute Statement is based on the letter/topic that you chose/were assigned)
D. Three Minute Statement (2 Minutes to 3 Minutes) (Everyone has to write a 3 Minute Statement whether you are giving an Opening or Closing Statement or not)
3. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be today.
1. Pull out the following items:
A. Pen/Pencil
B. Your Immigration Debate Script
C. Your Immigration Debate Research Packet
2. During the debate, we will be following the Immigration Debate Script pdf.
3. When you speak, keep your head up and look at your audience (don’t just have your head down reading your statement/notes)
4. When you go into your huddles you have 45 seconds to:
A. Pick a Speaker
B. Figure out how you can challenge/attack the other side
C. Give the speaker 3 topics to discuss
5. You will vote on who you think won the debate
6. The teacher(s) will vote on who they thought won the debate

Homework:

The Essay Question is “Explain what you think is the most important movement, the Enlightenment, or the Great Awakening?”
1. Access the “Becoming Americans” lesson.
2. Read the Becoming Americans Basics section.
3. Read the Becoming Americans Story section.
4. Study the Becoming Americans Quiz Study Guide
5. Study the Becoming Americans Map Study Guide
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Becoming Americans Pre-Test
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Essay Question is: “Explain what you think is the most important movement, the Enlightenment, or the Great Awakening?”
1. Access the “Becoming Americans” lesson.
2. Open the Becoming Americans Basics section.
3. Open the Becoming Americans Story section.
4. You will play a card game to have you become familiar with colonial leaders.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.
6. If we have time we will go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “You are the King of Great Britain. You have won the French and Indian War. What will be your priorities to make sure that the Indians/Native Americans will be friendly to your country in the years to come?”
1. Access the The French and Indian War lesson.
2. Read the French and Indian War Basics section.
3. Read the French and Indian War Story section.
4. Study the French and Indian War Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the French and Indian War Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the French and Indian War Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The Essay Question is: “You are the King of Great Britain. You have won the French and Indian War. What will be your priorities to make sure that the Indians/Native Americans will be friendly to your country in the years to come?”
1. Access the French and Indian War lesson.
2. Open the French and Indian War Basics section.
3. Open the French and Indian War Story section.
4. We will play a “Stratego” game to have you become familiar with strategy, tactics, and military rank.
5. If we have time we will go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Taxes” lesson.
2. Read the Taxes Basics section.
3. Read the Taxes Story section.
4. Study the Taxes Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Taxes Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Taxes Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “Taxes” lesson.
2. Open the Taxes Basics section.
3. Open the Taxes Story section.
4. We might watch a brief video on Taxes and Smuggling.
5. We will play a game to have you become familiar with taxation practices during the colonial period.
6. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.

Homework:

1. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Our Essential Question is “How do governments raise money?”
1. We will watch a video on Colonial occupations and the movement towards the Boston Tea Party.
2. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.
3. We might have time for you to find out how much you know about United States and world geography.
4. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essential Question is: “What do you know about Geography?”
1. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about Geography?”
1. We will participate in some practice rounds for the Geography Bee.
2. We might have time to go over the Preamble to the Constitution.
3. You will take part in the Current Events competition.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the the American Revolution Begins lesson.
2. Read the American Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Read the American Revolution Begins Story section.
4. Study the American Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Revolution Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Revolution Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Monday, September 21, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The American Revolution Begins” lesson.
2. Open the American Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Open the American Revolution Begins Story section.
4. We will see a video on the first battle of the American Revolution.
5. You will be introduced to some American Revolution tactics.

Homework:

The essay question is: “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?”
1. Access the “Declaring Independence” lesson.
2. Read the Declaring Independence Basics section.
3. Read the Declaring Independence Story section.
4. Study the Declaring Independence Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Declaring Independence Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Declaring Independence Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Essay question is: “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?”
1. Access the “Declaring Independence” lesson.
2. Open the Declaring Independence Basics section.
3. Open the Declaring Independence Story section.
4. If the weather is good, you might go outside and reenact a little of the Battle of Bunker Hill.
5. If the weather is NOT GOOD we might do some basic military maneuvers in the school hallways (depending on how much room there is in the hallways).
6. If the weather is not good, you might see a movie about colonists who had to make a choice to be loyalists or patriots.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “American Revolution Northern Battles lesson.
2. Read the American Revolution Northern Battles Basics section.
3. Read the American Revolution Northern Battles Story section.
4. Study the American Revolution Northern Battles Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Revolution Northern Battles Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Revolution Northern Battles Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The American Revolution Northern Battles” lesson.
2. Open the American Revolution Northern Battles Basics section.
3. Open the American Revolution Northern Battles Story section.
4. If the weather is not good, we will watch a video on George Rogers Clark.
5. If the weather is not good, we might do a practice round of the Geography Bee.
6. If the weather is good, we will take you outside and reenact the Battle of Bunker Hill unless we did that yesterday.
7. If the weather is good today but not good tomorrow, we will take you outside to have you participate in a reenactment of the Battle of Cowpens.
8. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The essay question is: “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?”
1. Access the “American Revolution Southern Battles” lesson.
2. Read the American Revolution Southern Battles Basics section.
3. Read the American Revolution Southern Battles Story section.
4. Study the American Revolution Southern Battles Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Revolution Southern Battles Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Revolution Southern Battles Pre-Test.
7. Study the Preamble to the United States Constitution.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Preamble to the Constitution is due today!
The Essay question is: “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?”
1. Access “The American Revolution Southern Battles” lesson.
2. Open the American Revolution Southern Battles Basics section.
3. Open the American Revolution Southern Battles Story section.
4. If the weather is good, we will go outside and the Battle of Cowpens.
5. If the weather is not good, we will watch a video on George Rogers Clark.
6. If the weather is not good, we might do a practice round of the Geography Bee.
7. If the weather is NOT GOOD we might do some basic military maneuvers in the school hallways (depending on how much room there is in the hallways).
8. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Tomorrow you will have a History/Quiz, a Map Test, and an Essay on:
1. The American Revolution Begins
A. Study the American Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Revolution Begins Map Study Guide
2. Declaring Independence
A. Study the Declaring Independence Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Declaring Independence Map Study Guide
3. The American Revolution Northern Battles
A. Study the American Revolution Northern Battles Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Revolution Northern Battles Map Study Guide.
4. The American Revolution Southern Battles
A. Study the American Revolution Southern Battles Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Revolution Southern Battles Map Study Guide.
5. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
6. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
7. There are four possible essay questions.
You will choose ONE of the following questions to write your essay:
A. “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?”
B. “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?”
C. “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?”
D. “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?”
8. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
The American Revolution Begins
Declaring Independence
The American Revolution Northern Battles
The American Revolution Southern Battles
There are THREE PARTS of the American Revolution Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the American Revolution Begins, Declaring Independence, American Revolution Northern Battles, American Revolutions Southern Battles History/Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the American Revolution Begins, Declaring Independence, American Revolution Northern Battles, American Revolutions Southern Battles Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “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?”
B. “Were the Americans who rebelled against Great Britain during the American Revolution traitors?”
C. “George Washington lost more battles than he won during the American Revolution. Why do many Americans consider him to have been an effective leader?”
D. “Why did the British decide to put money and resources into fighting the Americans in the Southern colonies?”
4. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
5. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
6. Study the Star Spangled Banner.
7. Start on your homework.
8. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “How would the world be different if the United States had lost the American Revolution?”
1. Access the Yorktown lesson.
2. Read the Yorktown Basics section.
3. Read the Yorktown Story section.
4. Study the Yorktown Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Yorktown Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Yorktown Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Essay Question is: “How would the world be different if the United States had lost the American Revolution?”
1. Access the “Yorktown” lesson.
2. Open the Yorktown Basics section.
3. Open the Yorktown Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the Surrender at Yorktown.
5. You will watch either a PBS video on Benjamin Franklin or a History Channel video on Benjamin Franklin.
6. We will practice the Star Spangled Banner.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?”
1. Access “The Articles of Confederation” lesson.
2. Open the Articles of Confederation Basics section.
3. Open the Articles of Confederation Story section.
4. Study the Articles of Confederation Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Articles of Confederation Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Articles of Confederation Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Essay question is: “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?”
1. Access “The Articles of Confederation” lesson.
2. Open the Articles of Confederation Basics section.
3. Open the Articles of Confederation Story section.
4. We will watch two short videos and then perform a play on Shay’s Rebellion.
5. We will practice the Star Spangled Banner.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?”
1. Access “The Confederation Era” lesson. Study the Star Spangled Banner.
2. Read The Confederation Era Basics section.
3. Read The Confederation Era Story section.
4. Study The Confederation Era Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Confederation Era Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Confederation Era Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Essay question is: “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?”
1. Access “The Confederation Era” lesson.
2. Open The Confederation Era Basics section.
3. Open The Confederation Era Story section.
4. If the weather is adequate we will attempt to walk outside and show you an area of 40 acres.
5. If the weather is not adequate, we will watch a video on the Confederation Era and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
6. If the weather is not adequate, we will practice the Star Spangled Banner.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “”What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?
1. Access the “Constitutional Convention” lesson.
2. Read the Constitutional Convention Basics section.
3. Read the Constitutional Convention Story section.
4. Study the Constitutional Convention Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Constitutional Convention Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Constitutional Convention Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Essay question is: “”What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?”
1. Access “The Constitutional Convention” lesson.
2. Open the Constitutional Convention Basics section.
3. Open the Constitutional Convention Story section.
4. If we didn’t do it yesterday, and if the weather is adequate, we will attempt to walk outside and show you an area of 40 acres.
5. If we did the 40 acres walk yesterday, we will watch a video on the Confederation Era and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
6. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

1. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What will you do after high school?”
We might not have class today because you might have your college visit.
1. If you are not having your college visit this year, we might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
2. We will end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

Monday you will have a History/Quiz, a Map Test, and an Essay on:
1. Yorktown
A. Study the Yorktown Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Yorktown Map Study Guide.
2. The Articles of Confederation
A. Study the Articles of Confederation Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Articles of Confederation Map Study Guide.
3. The Confederation Era
A. Study The Confederation Era Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study The Confederation Era Map Study Guide.
4. The Constitutional Convention
A. Study the Constitutional Convention Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Constitutional Convention Map Study Guide.
5. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
6. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
7. There are four possible essay questions.
You will choose ONE of the following questions to write your essay:
A. “How would the world be different if the United States had lost the American Revolution?”
B. “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?”
C. “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?”
D. “What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?”
8. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
Yorktown
The Articles of Confederation
The Confederation Era
The Constitutional Convention
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Yorktown, Articles of Confederation, Confederation Era Constitutional Convention History/Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Yorktown, Articles of Confederation, Confederation Era Constitutional Convention Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “How would the world be different if the United States had lost the American Revolution?”
B. “What are the advantages and disadvantages of a state government being mostly independent from a national government?”
C. “How did the Founding Fathers realize they needed a better national government than the Articles of Confederation was providing?”
D. “What were some strengths and weaknesses of the Constitution in 1787?”
4. Your essay question will be in the Social Studies 5 Paragraph Essay Format.
5. Your essay question will be graded using the Social Studies Writing Rubric.
6. Study the Star Spangled Banner.
7. You will watch either the John Green video on the Constitution, or the Keith Hughes video on the Constitution.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “If you could add an amendment to today’s Constitution, what amendment would you add, and why?”
1. Access the Constitution lesson.
2. Read the Constitution Basics section.
3. Read the Constitution Story section.
4. Study the Constitution Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Constitution Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Constitution Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Essay question is: “If you could add an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, what amendment would you add and why?”
1. Access “The Constitution” lesson.
2. Open the Constitution Basics section.
3. Open the Constitution Story section.
4. To have you become familiar with the Constitution, you will create a poster of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that interests you.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

1.Become familiar with the Constitution by looking over a version that you can find when you click on this link.
2. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What Type of Government is the Best Government?”
1.You will research to see how the federal government’s power is divided in the U.S. Constitution.
2.You will decide if you want to live in a country without any laws, or in one with very strict laws.
3. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
4. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

1.Become familiar with the Constitution by looking over a version that you can find when you click on this link.
2.Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What are some of the Bill of Rights?”
1. You will do a word search and a scavenger hunt to find answers to questions about the U.S. Constitution.
2. We will study some Bill of Rights court cases.
3. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens not be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Thursday October 15th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Read the Gun Control Debate Basics section.
3. Read the Gun Control Debate Rules and Research section.
4.Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Immigration Debate is today!

Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Preamble to the Constitution is Due Today!

Friday, September 25, 2020

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

Monday, October 5, 2020

The Yorktown and Articles of Confederation and Confederation Era and Constitutional Convention Test is today!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Star Spangled Banner is due Today!

Monday, November 23, 2020

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Gettysburg Map Test is Today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

2nd Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2nd Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today! 6th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

6th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today! 8th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Friday, January 8, 2021

8th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today!

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Gettysburg Map Test is Today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

2nd Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Thursday, May 27, 2020

2nd Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today! 6th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Friday May 28, 2021

6th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today! 8th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Monday, May 31, 2021

8th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today!

Monday, May 31, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!