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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 Monday October 19th.
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.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Gun Control Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Gun Control 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/subject 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Gun Control Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Gun Control 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/subject 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, October 16, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Monday October 19th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate. will be today.
1. Pull out the following items:
A. Pen/Pencil
B. Your Debate Script
C. Your Debate Research Packet
2. During the debate, we will be following the Gun Control Debate script.
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: “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
1. Access the “Forming the New Government” lesson.
2. Read the Forming the New Government Basics section.
2. Read the Forming the New Government Story section.
4. Study the Forming the New Government Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Forming the New Government Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Forming the New Government Pre-Test
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
1. Access the “Forming the New Government” lesson.
2. Open the Forming the New Government Basics section.
2. Open the Forming the New Government Story section.
4. You will be introduced to the census, and you will fill out a sample of the 2020 census form.
5. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
1. Access the “Young America’s International Relations” lesson.
2. Read the Young America’s International Relations Basics section.
3. Read the Young America’s International Relations Story section.
4. Study the Young America’s International Relations Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Young America’s International Relations Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Young America’s International Relations Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
1. Access the “Young America’s International Relations” lesson.
2. Open the Young America’s International Relations Basics section.
3. Open the Young America’s International Relations Story section.
4. You will participate in an activity on the Whiskey Rebellion.
5. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
1. Access the “Political Parties Begin” lesson.
2. Read the Political Parties Begin Basics section.
3. Read the Political Parties Begin Story section.
4. Study the Political Parties Begin Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Political Parties Begin Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Political Parties Begin Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Star Spangled Banner is due today!
The Essay question is: “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
1. Access the “Political Parties Begin” lesson.
2. Open the
Political Parties Begin Basics section.
3. Open the Political Parties Begin Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the Founding Brothers.
5. If you have NOT received credit for the Star Spangled Banner you must complete it.
6. If you have received credit for the Star Spangled Banner, you will play a game to have you become familiar with the first Presidents.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “Was John Adams an effective president?”
1. Access “The Presidency of John Adams” lesson.
2. Read The Presidency of John Adams Basics section.
3. Read The Presidency of John Adams Story section.
4. Study The Presidency of John Adams Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Presidency of John Adams Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Presidency of John Adams Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Essay question is: “Was John Adams an effective president?”
1. Access “The Presidency of John Adams” lesson.
2. Open The Presidency of John Adams Basics section.
3. Open The Presidency of John Adams Story section.
4. We will start on your new group posters. You need to come up with a group name, a group design, and create your group poster.
5. You might have time to work on the 50 States of the United States.
6. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
7. 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. “Forming the New Government”
A. Study the Forming the New Government Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Forming the New Government Map Study Guide.
2. “Young America’s International Relations”
A. Study the Young America’s International Relations Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Young America’s International Relations Map Study Guide.
3. “Political Parties Begin”
A. Study the Political Parties Begin Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Political Parties Begin Map Study Guide.
4. “The Presidency of John Adams.”
A. Study The Presidency of John Adams Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study The Presidency of John Adams 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. “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
B. “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
C. “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
D. “Was John Adams an effective president?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
“Forming the New Government”
“Young America’s International Relations”
“Political Parties Begin”
“The Presidency of John Adams.”
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Forming the New Government, Young America’s International Relations, Political Parties Begin, Presidency of John Adams History/Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Forming the New Government, Young America’s International Relations, Political Parties Begin, Presidency of John Adams Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
B. “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
C. “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
D. “Was John Adams an effective president?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
1. Access the “Age of Jefferson Begins” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jefferson Begins Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jefferson Begins Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jefferson Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

The Essay question is: “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
1. Access the “Age of Jefferson Begins” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jefferson Begins Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jefferson Begins Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Thomas Jefferson’s early life.
5. We will look at documents related to Thomas Jefferson and answer Document Based Questions (DBQ) on the documents.
6. We might watch a video that gives another view of the Founding Fathers.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
1. Access “The Louisiana Purchase” lesson.
2. Read the Louisiana Purchase Basics section.
3. Read the Louisiana Purchase Story section.
4. Study the Louisiana Purchase Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Louisiana Purchase Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Louisiana Purchase Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Essay Question is: “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
1. Acess “The Louisiana Purchase” lesson.
2. Open the
Louisiana Purchase Basics section.
3. Open the Louisiana Purchase Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Lewis and Clark.
5. We will look at a “newspaper” on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
1. Access the “Jefferson’s International Challenges” lesson
2. Read the Jefferson’s International Challenges Basics section.
3. Read the Jefferson’s International Challenges Story section.
4. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Jefferson’s International Challenges Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Essay Question is: “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
1. Access the “Jefferson’s International Challenges” lesson
2. Open the Jefferson’s International Challenges Basics section.
3. Open the Jefferson’s International Challenges Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Lewis and Clark.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. You will study the 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
1. Access “The War Hawks” lesson.
2. Read the War Hawks Basics Section.
3. Read the War Hawks Story Section.
4. Study the War Hawks Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the War Hawks Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the War Hawks Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, October 30, 2020

The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
1. Access “The War Hawks” lesson.
2. Open the War Hawks Basics Section.
3. Open the War Hawks Story Section.
4. We will study about the Battle of New Orleans and sing a song about the battle.
5. You will watch a video about the Battle of New Orleans and fill out a worksheet as you watch the video.
6. You might have time to work on the 50 States of the United States.
7. 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. The Age of Jefferson Begins
A. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Map Study Guide.
2. The Louisiana Purchase
A. Study the Louisiana Purchase Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Louisiana Purchase Map Study Guide.
3. Jefferson’s International Challenges
A. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Map Study Guide.
4. The War Hawks.
A. Study the War Hawks Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the War Hawks 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. “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
B. “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
C. “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
D. “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
The Age of Jefferson Begins
The Louisiana Purchase
Jefferson’s International Challenges
The War Hawks.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Age of Jefferson Begins, Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson’s International Challenges, War Hawks Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Age of Jefferson Begins, Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson’s International Challenges, War Hawks Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
B. “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
C. “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
D. “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “For the United States, what were some positive and negative effects of the War of 1812?”
1. Access “The War of 1812” lesson.
2. Read the War of 1812 Basics section.
3. Read the War of 1812 Story section.
4. Study the War of 1812 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the War of 1812 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the War of 1812 Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Essay question is: “For the United States, what were some positive and negative effects of the War of 1812?”
1. Access “The War of 1812” lesson.
2. Open the War of 1812 Basics section.
3. Open the War of 1812 Story section.
4. In order for you to do some higher level thinking, and to understand military rank, we will play the Stratego Game of the War of 1812.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” lesson
2. Read the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Read the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Story section.
4. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” lesson
2. Open the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Open the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Story section.
4. You will get a small idea of what factory conditions were like when we do our Conestoga Wagon making activity.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Moving West” lesson.
2. Read the Moving West Basics Section.
3. Read the Moving West Story Section.
4. Study the Moving West Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Moving West Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Moving West Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “Moving West” lesson.
2. Open the Moving West Basics Section.
3. Open the Moving West Story Section.
4. You will learn about canals, we will learn how a young boy during this time period viewed steamboats, and we will watch a brief video on westward expansion.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Era of Good Feelings” lesson.
2. Read the Era of Good Feelings Basics Section.
3. Read the Era of Good Feelings Story Section.
4. Study the Era of Good Feelings Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Era of Good Feelings Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Era of Good Feelings Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, November 6, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “Era of Good Feelings” lesson.
2. Open the Era of Good Feelings Basics Section.
3. Open the Era of Good Feelings Story Section.
4. You will watch a video on how the North and the South took different paths during this time period. You might have a choice of your own video to watch.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. You will study the 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. 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. The War of 1812
A. Study the War of 1812 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the War of 1812 Map Study Guide.
2. America’s Industrial Revolution Begins
A. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Map Study Guide.
3. Moving West
A. Study the Moving West Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Moving West Map Study Guide.
4. The Era of Good Feelings
A. Study the Era of Good Feelings Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Era of Good Feelings 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. “For what reasons should a country declare war on another country?”
B. “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?”
C. “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?”
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, November 9, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
The War of 1812
America’s Industrial Revolution Begins
Moving West
The Era of Good Feelings
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “For what reasons should a country declare war on another country?”
B. “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?”
C. “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?”
D. “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?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Monroe Doctrine” lesson.
2. Read the Monroe Doctrine Basics section.
3. Read the Monroe Doctrine Story section.
4. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Monroe Doctrine Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The Monroe Doctrine” lesson.
2. Open the Monroe Doctrine Basics section.
3. Open the Monroe Doctrine Story section.
4. You will look at the expectations of some parents in the United States by reading an article on at least one family’s parenting methods.
5. You will have a watch a video on Mexico or on Canada (your choice).
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Common Man” lesson.
2. Read the Common Man Basics Section.
3. Read the Common Man Story Section.
4. Study the Common Man Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Common Man Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Common Man Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “Common Man” lesson.
2. Open the Common Man Basics Section.
3. Open the Common Man Story Section.
4. You will watch a short video about the life of Andrew Jackson and fill out a sheet as you watch the video.
5. You will play the Presidential card game.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Spoils System?”
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Begins” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jackson Begins Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jackson Begins Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Spoils System?”
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Begins” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jackson Begins Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jackson Begins Story section.
4. You will read articles from a “Trail of Tears” newspaper and answer questions about the articles.
5. You will be introduced to the video Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and answer questions about the video.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” lesson.
2. Read the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Basics section.
3. Read the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Story section.
4. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson’s National Challenges Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, November 13, 2020

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?”
1. Access the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” lesson.
2. Open the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Basics section.
3. Open the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Story section.
4. To prepare for Monday’s test, you will have a Scavenger Hunt. You will need a blank Scavenger Hunt Sheet, and a Scavenger Hunt Word Bank.
5. 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. The Monroe Doctrine
A. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
2. The Common Man
A. Study the Common Man Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Common Man Map Study Guide.
3. The Age of Jackson Begins
A. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Map Study Guide.
4. Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges.
A. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges 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. “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?”
B. “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?”
C. “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?”
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Today you will have your tests on:
The Monroe Doctrine
The Common Man
The Age of Jackson Begins
Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “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?”
B. “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?”
C. “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?”
D. “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?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Ends” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson Ends Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

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.
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Ends” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jackson Ends Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jackson Ends Story section.
4. You will compare the people who supported George Washington to the people who supported Andrew Jackson.
5. You will watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the Oregon Country lesson.
2. Read the Oregon Country Basics section.
3. Read the Oregon Country Story section.
4. Study the Oregon Country Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Oregon Country Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Oregon Country Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

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?”
1. Access the Oregon Country lesson.
2. Open the Oregon Country Basics section.
3. Open the Oregon Country Story section.
4. You will participate in a “Mountain Man” activity.
5. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Texas Revolution” lesson.
2. Read the Texas Revolution Basics section.
3. Read the Texas Revolution Story section.
4. Study the Texas Revolution Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Texas Revolution Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Texas Revolution Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The Texas Revolution” lesson.
2. Open the Texas Revolution Basics section.
3. Open the Texas Revolution Story section.
4. We will watch a video on the Siege and Battle of the Alamo.
5. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Mexican-American War” lesson.
2. Read the Mexican-American War Basics section.
3. Read the Mexican-American War Story section.
4. Study the Mexican-American War Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Mexican-American War Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Mexican-American War Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, November 20, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The Mexican-American War” lesson.
2. Read the Mexican-American War Basics section.
3. Read the Mexican-American War Story section.
4. We will play the Stratego Game on the Mexican-American War.
5. 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. The Age of Jackson Ends
A. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Map Study Guide.
2. The Oregon Country
A. Study the Oregon Country Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Oregon Country Map Study Guide.
3. The Texas Revolution
A. Study the Texas Revolution Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Texas Revolution Map Study Guide.
4. The Mexican American War.
A. Study the Mexican-American War Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Mexican-American War 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 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.” and
B. “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?” and
C. “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?” and
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, November 23, 2020

The 50 States Map is due today!
Today you will have your tests on:
The Age of Jackson Ends
The Oregon Country
The Texas Revolution
The Mexican American War.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War 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 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.” and
B. “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?” and
C. “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?” and
D. “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?”
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. If you have Not received credit for the 50 States of the United States you will take that test today.
7. If you HAVE received credit for the 50 States, start studying the Gettysburg Address.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, November 24, 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 #2 to see if you can place images in their proper time period.
2. We will review the SLO test.
3. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.
4. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Study the Gettysburg Address.
Practice for the Geography Bee.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about Geography?”
1. We will officially start the Geography Bee.
2. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

Study the Gettysburg Address.
Practice for the Geography Bee.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about Geography?”
1. We will continue with the Geography Bee.
2. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The California Gold Rush” lesson.
2. Read The California Gold Rush Basics section.
3. Read The California Gold Rush Story section.
4. Study The California Gold Rush Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The California Gold Rush Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The California Gold Rush Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. If we did not complete the Geography Bee today, practice for the Geography Bee.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The California Gold Rush” lesson.
2. Open The California Gold Rush Basics section.
3. Open The California Gold Rush Story section.
4. We will look at a Map on Western Trails and fill out a sheet asking questions about the trails.
5. We might look at a “Gold Rush newspaper” and answer questions from the newspaper.
6. We will begin our Gold Rush activity.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.
2. If we did not complete the Geography Bee, practice for the Geography Bee.

Friday, December 4, 2020

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will continue with our Gold Rush activity.
2. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.
2. If we did not complete the Geography Bee, practice for the Geography Bee.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will complete the Gold Rush activity.
2. We will complete the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Read the Privacy vs. Security Debate Basics section.
3. Read the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section.
4. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Privacy vs. Security Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Privacy vs. Security 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/subject 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section.
3. We will watch a short video clip on Edward Snowden.
4. 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security 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)
4. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be today.
1. Pull out the following items:
A. Pen/Pencil
B. Your Debate Script
C. Your Debate Research Packet
2. During the debate, we will be following the Privacy vs. Security Debate Script.
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: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?”
1. Access “The Compromise of 1850” lesson.
2. Read the Compromise of 1850 Basics section.
3. Read the Compromise of 1850 Story section.
4. Study the Compromise of 1850 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Compromise of 1850 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Compromise of 1850 Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?”
1. Access “The Compromise of 1850” lesson.
2. Open the Compromise of 1850 Basics section.
3. Open the Compromise of 1850 Story section.
4. We will look at a Territorial Map and answer questions about when this land was added to the United States.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.
1. Access the “Bleeding Kansas” lesson.
2. Read the Bleeding Kansas Basics section.
3. Read the Bleeding Kansas Story section.
4. Study the Bleeding Kansas Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Bleeding Kansas Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Bleeding Kansas Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

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.
1. Access the “Bleeding Kansas” lesson.
2. Open the Bleeding Kansas Basics section.
3. Open the Bleeding Kansas Story section.
4. You will look at either a color map or at a black and white map to answer questions about routes on the Underground Railroad.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Republican Party Begins” lesson.
2. Read The Republican Party Begins Basics section.
3. Read The Republican Party Begins Story section.
4. Study The Republican Party Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Republican Party Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Republican Party Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

1. Access “The Republican Party Begins” lesson.
2. Open The Republican Party Begins Basics section.
3. Open The Republican Party Begins Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
1. Access the “Secession” lesson.
2. Read the Secession Basics section.
3. Read the Secession Story section.
4. Study the Secession Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Secession Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Secession Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, December 18, 2020

1. Access the “Secession” lesson.
2. Open the Secession Basics section.
3. Open the Secession Story section.
4. You will look at either a color map of the United States and/or a black and white map during this time period and answer questions about which states seceded, and which stayed in the Union.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Begins” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War Begins Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War Begins Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, December 21, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Begins” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War Begins Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War Begins Story section.
4. We will play our final Stratego Game of the semester to have you become familiar with military rank and strategy.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. We will start our Civil War board game competition.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Read The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Read The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Open The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Open The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Story section.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?”
1. We will begin our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the first day, July 1, 1863.
2. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
3. We will continue our Civil War board game competition.
4. 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. “Secession”
A. Study the Secession Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Secession Map Study Guide.
2. “The American Civil War Begins”
A. Study the American Civil War Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Civil War Begins Map Study Guide.
3. “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1”
A. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
4. “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2”.
A. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 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. “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
B. “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?”
C. “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?”
D. “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.”
8. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
“Secession”
“The American Civil War Begins”
“The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1”
“The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2”
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Secession, American Civil War Begins, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 1, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take Secession, American Civil War Begins, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 1, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 2 Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
B. “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?”
C. “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?”
D. “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.”
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 Gettysburg Map.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. We will continue our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the second day, July 2, 1863.
5. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. We will continue our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the third day, July 3, 1863.
5. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” lesson.
2. Read The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Basics section.
3. Read The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Story section.
4. Study The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due today!
The Gettysburg Map Test is today!
1. Access “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” lesson.
2. Open The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Basics section.
3. Open The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Story section.
4. If you have not yet received credit for the Gettysburg Address, you will take the Gettysburg Address test today.
5. You will be tested on the Gettysburg Map.
6. You will a part of a video which shows African American soldiers in action during the Civil War.
7. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Pre-Test.

Monday, January 11, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 2nd Period will be in Gettysburg today!
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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
5. You will look at some original newspapers describing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
6. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Restoring the Union” lesson.
2. Read the Restoring the Union Basics section.
3. Read the Restoring the Union Story section.
4. Study the Restoring the Union Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Restoring the Union Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Pre-Test.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 6th Period will be in Gettysburg today! 2nd Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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?”
1. Access the “Restoring the Union” lesson.
2. Open the Restoring the Union Basics section.
3. Open the Restoring the Union Story section.
4. You will finish a video on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
5. You will look at some original newspapers describing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
6. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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.”
1. Access “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” lesson.
2. Read the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basics section.
3. Read the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Story section.
4. Study the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Pre-Test.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 8th Period will be in Gettysburg today! 6th Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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.”
1. Access “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” lesson.
2. Open the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basics section.
3. Open the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Story section.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Reconstruction” lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Basics section.
3. Read the Reconstruction Story section.
4. Study the Reconstruction Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Reconstruction Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Reconstruction Pre-Test.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

8th Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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?”
1. Access the “Reconstruction” lesson.
2. Open the Reconstruction Basics section.
3. Open the Reconstruction Story section.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the Reconstruction Ends lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Ends Basics lesson.
3. Read the Reconstruction Ends Story lesson.
4. Study the Reconstruction Ends Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Reconstruction Ends Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Reconstruction Ends Pre-Test.

Friday, January 15, 2021

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?”
1. Access the Reconstruction Ends lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Ends Basics lesson.
3. Read the Reconstruction Ends Story lesson.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

No Homework.
Have a great time in Science!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

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.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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.
4. We will work on group posters.
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..
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.

Friday, January 22, 2021

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. 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 an poor English citizen in the 1600s, would you rather live in Plymouth or in Jamestown?”
1. Access the Plymouth lesson..
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.

Monday, January 25, 2021

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. 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 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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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.

Friday, January 29, 2021

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:

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.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday February 5th.
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/subject 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 February 5th.
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.

Tuesday, Feburary 2, 2021

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday February 5th.
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 February 5th.
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, February 3, 2021

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday February 5th.
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 February 5th.
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, February 4, 2021

Our Immigration Question is: Should more immigrants be allowed in the United States?
The Immigration Debate will be on Friday February 5th.
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 February 5th.
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, February 5, 2021

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, February 8, 2021

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, February 9, 2021

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, February 10, 2021

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, February 11, 2021

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, February 12, 2021

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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

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.

Friday, February 19, 2021

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.
9. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

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.

Monday, February 22, 2021

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.

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.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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. Read the Articles of Confederation Basics section.
3. Read 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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

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.

Friday, February 26, 2021

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.
8. We might end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

1. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about geography?”
1. We will some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
2. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
3. If we didn’t do it last Friday, we will end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

Tomorrow 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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

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.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

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.

Friday, March 5, 2021

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.
4. We might end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
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.

Monday, March 8, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Gun Control Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Gun Control 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/subject 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Gun Control Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Gun Control 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/subject 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, March 12, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Open the Gun Control 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 Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate will be on Tuesday March 16th.
1. Access the Gun Control Debate lesson.
2. Use the Gun Control 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 Star Spangled Banner.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Our Gun Control Debate Question is: “Should United States citizens be allowed to own guns?”
The Gun Control Debate. will be today.
1. Pull out the following items:
A. Pen/Pencil
B. Your Debate Script
C. Your Debate Research Packet
2. During the debate, we will be following the Gun Control Debate script.
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: “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
1. Access the “Forming the New Government” lesson.
2. Read the Forming the New Government Basics section.
2. Read the Forming the New Government Story section.
4. Study the Forming the New Government Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Forming the New Government Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Forming the New Government Pre-Test
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
1. Access the “Forming the New Government” lesson.
2. Open the Forming the New Government Basics section.
2. Open the Forming the New Government Story section.
4. You will be introduced to the census, and you will fill out a sample of the 2020 census form.
5. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
1. Access the “Young America’s International Relations” lesson.
2. Read the Young America’s International Relations Basics section.
3. Read the Young America’s International Relations Story section.
4. Study the Young America’s International Relations Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Young America’s International Relations Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Young America’s International Relations Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Essay question is: “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
1. Access the “Young America’s International Relations” lesson.
2. Open the Young America’s International Relations Basics section.
3. Open the Young America’s International Relations Story section.
4. You will participate in an activity on the Whiskey Rebellion.
5. We might practice the Star Spangled Banner.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
1. Access the “Political Parties Begin” lesson.
2. Read the Political Parties Begin Basics section.
3. Read the Political Parties Begin Story section.
4. Study the Political Parties Begin Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Political Parties Begin Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Political Parties Begin Pre-Test.
7. Study the Star Spangled Banner.

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Star Spangled Banner is due today!
The Essay question is: “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
1. Access the “Political Parties Begin” lesson.
2. Open the
Political Parties Begin Basics section.
3. Open the Political Parties Begin Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the Founding Brothers.
5. If you have NOT received credit for the Star Spangled Banner you must complete it.
6. If you have received credit for the Star Spangled Banner, you will play a game to have you become familiar with the first Presidents.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.
8. We will end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “Was John Adams an effective president?”
1. Access “The Presidency of John Adams” lesson.
2. Read The Presidency of John Adams Basics section.
3. Read The Presidency of John Adams Story section.
4. Study The Presidency of John Adams Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Presidency of John Adams Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Presidency of John Adams Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Essay question is: “Was John Adams an effective president?”
1. Access “The Presidency of John Adams” lesson.
2. Open The Presidency of John Adams Basics section.
3. Open The Presidency of John Adams Story section.
4. We will start on your new group posters. You need to come up with a group name, a group design, and create your group poster.
5. You might have time to work on the 50 States of the United States.
6. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.

Homework:

Monday you will have a History/Quiz, a Map Test, and an Essay on:
1. “Forming the New Government”
A. Study the Forming the New Government Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Forming the New Government Map Study Guide.
2. “Young America’s International Relations”
A. Study the Young America’s International Relations Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Young America’s International Relations Map Study Guide.
3. “Political Parties Begin”
A. Study the Political Parties Begin Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Political Parties Begin Map Study Guide.
4. “The Presidency of John Adams.”
A. Study The Presidency of John Adams Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study The Presidency of John Adams 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. “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
B. “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
C. “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
D. “Was John Adams an effective president?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
“Forming the New Government”
“Young America’s International Relations”
“Political Parties Begin”
“The Presidency of John Adams.”
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Forming the New Government, Young America’s International Relations, Political Parties Begin, Presidency of John Adams History/Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Forming the New Government, Young America’s International Relations, Political Parties Begin, Presidency of John Adams Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “In your opinion, what is the most important branch of the U.S. federal government: Legislative, Executive, or Judicial?”
B. “In your opinion, after the American Revolution, should the United States have supported France in its wars against Great Britain?”
C. “If you lived in the United States in the 1790s, which political party would you have supported (Federalists or Democratic-Republicans), and why would you have supported that party?”
D. “Was John Adams an effective president?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
1. Access the “Age of Jefferson Begins” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jefferson Begins Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jefferson Begins Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jefferson Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Essay question is: “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
1. Access the “Age of Jefferson Begins” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jefferson Begins Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jefferson Begins Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Thomas Jefferson’s early life.
5. We will look at documents related to Thomas Jefferson and answer Document Based Questions (DBQ) on the documents.
6. We might watch a video that gives another view of the Founding Fathers.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
1. Access “The Louisiana Purchase” lesson.
2. Read the Louisiana Purchase Basics section.
3. Read the Louisiana Purchase Story section.
4. Study the Louisiana Purchase Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Louisiana Purchase Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Louisiana Purchase Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Essay Question is: “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
1. Acess “The Louisiana Purchase” lesson.
2. Open the
Louisiana Purchase Basics section.
3. Open the Louisiana Purchase Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Lewis and Clark.
5. We will look at a “newspaper” on the Lewis and Clark expedition.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
1. Access the “Jefferson’s International Challenges” lesson
2. Read the Jefferson’s International Challenges Basics section.
3. Read the Jefferson’s International Challenges Story section.
4. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Jefferson’s International Challenges Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Essay Question is: “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
1. Access the “Jefferson’s International Challenges” lesson
2. Open the Jefferson’s International Challenges Basics section.
3. Open the Jefferson’s International Challenges Story section.
4. We will watch a video on Lewis and Clark.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. You will study the 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. We will end class with the Current Events competition.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
1. Access “The War Hawks” lesson.
2. Read the War Hawks Basics Section.
3. Read the War Hawks Story Section.
4. Study the War Hawks Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the War Hawks Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the War Hawks Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, March 29, 2021

The Essay Question is: “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
1. Access “The War Hawks” lesson.
2. Open the War Hawks Basics Section.
3. Open the War Hawks Story Section.
4. We will study about the Battle of New Orleans and sing a song about the battle.
5. You will watch a video about the Battle of New Orleans and fill out a worksheet as you watch the video.
6. You might have time to work on the 50 States of the United States.
7. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

Monday you will have a History/Quiz, a Map Test, and an Essay on:
1. The Age of Jefferson Begins
A. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jefferson Begins Map Study Guide.
2. The Louisiana Purchase
A. Study the Louisiana Purchase Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Louisiana Purchase Map Study Guide.
3. Jefferson’s International Challenges
A. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Jefferson’s International Challenges Map Study Guide.
4. The War Hawks.
A. Study the War Hawks Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the War Hawks 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. “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
B. “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
C. “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
D. “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
The Age of Jefferson Begins
The Louisiana Purchase
Jefferson’s International Challenges
The War Hawks.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Age of Jefferson Begins, Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson’s International Challenges, War Hawks Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Age of Jefferson Begins, Louisiana Purchase, Jefferson’s International Challenges, War Hawks Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “What do you think was more effective: the changing of power in the United States’ national government from the Federalists to the Democratic Republicans, or the changing of power in the national government of France during the French Revolution?”
B. “Besides the Lewis and Clark expedition, what other exploring expeditions have been funded by the United States government and why were they important?”
C. “Is it more effective for a country to have a shooting war or an economic war?”
D. “Why should a country declare war on another country?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

The Essay question is: “For the United States, what were some positive and negative effects of the War of 1812?”
1. Access “The War of 1812” lesson.
2. Read the War of 1812 Basics section.
3. Read the War of 1812 Story section.
4. Study the War of 1812 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the War of 1812 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the War of 1812 Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

The Essay question is: “For the United States, what were some positive and negative effects of the War of 1812?”
1. Access “The War of 1812” lesson.
2. Open the War of 1812 Basics section.
3. Open the War of 1812 Story section.
4. In order for you to do some higher level thinking, and to understand military rank, we will play the Stratego Game of the War of 1812.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” lesson
2. Read the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Read the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Story section.
4. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “America’s Industrial Revolution Begins” lesson
2. Open the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Basics section.
3. Open the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Story section.
4. You will get a small idea of what factory conditions were like when we do our Conestoga Wagon making activity.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Moving West” lesson.
2. Read the Moving West Basics Section.
3. Read the Moving West Story Section.
4. Study the Moving West Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Moving West Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Moving West Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “Moving West” lesson.
2. Open the Moving West Basics Section.
3. Open the Moving West Story Section.
4. You will learn about canals, we will learn how a young boy during this time period viewed steamboats, and we will watch a brief video on westward expansion.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Era of Good Feelings” lesson.
2. Read the Era of Good Feelings Basics Section.
3. Read the Era of Good Feelings Story Section.
4. Study the Era of Good Feelings Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Era of Good Feelings Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Era of Good Feelings Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, April 9, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “Era of Good Feelings” lesson.
2. Open the Era of Good Feelings Basics Section.
3. Open the Era of Good Feelings Story Section.
4. You will watch a video on how the North and the South took different paths during this time period. You might have a choice of your own video to watch.
5. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.
6. You will study the 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. 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. The War of 1812
A. Study the War of 1812 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the War of 1812 Map Study Guide.
2. America’s Industrial Revolution Begins
A. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the America’s Industrial Revolution Begins Map Study Guide.
3. Moving West
A. Study the Moving West Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Moving West Map Study Guide.
4. The Era of Good Feelings
A. Study the Era of Good Feelings Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Era of Good Feelings 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. “For what reasons should a country declare war on another country?”
B. “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?”
C. “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?”
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
The War of 1812
America’s Industrial Revolution Begins
Moving West
The Era of Good Feelings
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “For what reasons should a country declare war on another country?”
B. “What were the advantages and disadvantages of a factory system versus the cottage industry where craftsmen made goods mostly on their own property?”
C. “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?”
D. “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?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Monroe Doctrine” lesson.
2. Read the Monroe Doctrine Basics section.
3. Read the Monroe Doctrine Story section.
4. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Monroe Doctrine Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The Monroe Doctrine” lesson.
2. Open the Monroe Doctrine Basics section.
3. Open the Monroe Doctrine Story section.
4. You will look at the expectations of some parents in the United States by reading an article on at least one family’s parenting methods.
5. You will have a watch a video on Mexico or on Canada (your choice).
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Common Man” lesson.
2. Read the Common Man Basics Section.
3. Read the Common Man Story Section.
4. Study the Common Man Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Common Man Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Common Man Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “Common Man” lesson.
2. Open the Common Man Basics Section.
3. Open the Common Man Story Section.
4. You will watch a short video about the life of Andrew Jackson and fill out a sheet as you watch the video.
5. You will play the Presidential card game.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Spoils System?”
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Begins” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jackson Begins Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jackson Begins Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson Begins Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Essay Question is: “What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Spoils System?”
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Begins” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jackson Begins Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jackson Begins Story section.
4. You will read articles from a “Trail of Tears” newspaper and answer questions about the articles.
5. You will be introduced to the video Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and answer questions about the video.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” lesson.
2. Read the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Basics section.
3. Read the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Story section.
4. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson’s National Challenges Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, April 16, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges” lesson.
2. Open the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Basics section.
3. Open the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Story section.
4. To prepare for Monday’s test, you will have a Scavenger Hunt. You will need a blank Scavenger Hunt Sheet, and a Scavenger Hunt Word Bank.
5. 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. The Monroe Doctrine
A. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
2. The Common Man
A. Study the Common Man Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Common Man Map Study Guide.
3. The Age of Jackson Begins
A. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jackson Begins Map Study Guide.
4. Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges.
A. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges 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. “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?”
B. “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?”
C. “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?”
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
The Monroe Doctrine
The Common Man
The Age of Jackson Begins
Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “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?”
B. “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?”
C. “Do you think we should still have the Spoils System?”
D. “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?”
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 50 States of the United States.
7. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Ends” lesson.
2. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Basics section.
3. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Story section.
4. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Age of Jackson Ends Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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.
1. Access “The Age of Jackson Ends” lesson.
2. Open the Age of Jackson Ends Basics section.
3. Open the Age of Jackson Ends Story section.
4. You will compare the people who supported George Washington to the people who supported Andrew Jackson.
5. You will watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the Oregon Country lesson.
2. Read the Oregon Country Basics section.
3. Read the Oregon Country Story section.
4. Study the Oregon Country Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Oregon Country Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Oregon Country Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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?”
1. Access the Oregon Country lesson.
2. Open the Oregon Country Basics section.
3. Open the Oregon Country Story section.
4. You will participate in a “Mountain Man” activity.
5. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Texas Revolution” lesson.
2. Read the Texas Revolution Basics section.
3. Read the Texas Revolution Story section.
4. Study the Texas Revolution Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Texas Revolution Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Texas Revolution Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The Texas Revolution” lesson.
2. Open the Texas Revolution Basics section.
3. Open the Texas Revolution Story section.
4. We will watch a video on the Siege and Battle of the Alamo.
5. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Mexican-American War” lesson.
2. Read the Mexican-American War Basics section.
3. Read the Mexican-American War Story section.
4. Study the Mexican-American War Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Mexican-American War Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Mexican-American War Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, April 23, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The Mexican-American War” lesson.
2. Read the Mexican-American War Basics section.
3. Read the Mexican-American War Story section.
4. We will play the Stratego Game on the Mexican-American War.
5. 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. The Age of Jackson Ends
A. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Map Study Guide.
2. The Oregon Country
A. Study the Oregon Country Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Oregon Country Map Study Guide.
3. The Texas Revolution
A. Study the Texas Revolution Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Texas Revolution Map Study Guide.
4. The Mexican American War.
A. Study the Mexican-American War Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Mexican-American War 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 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.” and
B. “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?” and
C. “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?” and
D. “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?”
8. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, April 26, 2021

The 50 States Map is due today!
Today you will have your tests on:
The Age of Jackson Ends
The Oregon Country
The Texas Revolution
The Mexican American War.
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War 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 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.” and
B. “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?” and
C. “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?” and
D. “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?”
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. If you have Not received credit for the 50 States of the United States you will take that test today.
7. If you HAVE received credit for the 50 States, start studying the Gettysburg Address.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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 #2 to see if you can place images in their proper time period.
2. We will review the SLO test.
3. You might watch some scenes from the Mr. Smith Goes to Washington video.
4. We might do some practice rounds of the Geography Bee.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The California Gold Rush” lesson.
2. Read The California Gold Rush Basics section.
3. Read The California Gold Rush Story section.
4. Study The California Gold Rush Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The California Gold Rush Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The California Gold Rush Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. If we did not complete the Geography Bee today, practice for the Geography Bee.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The California Gold Rush” lesson.
2. Open The California Gold Rush Basics section.
3. Open The California Gold Rush Story section.
4. We will look at a Map on Western Trails and fill out a sheet asking questions about the trails.
5. We might look at a “Gold Rush newspaper” and answer questions from the newspaper.
6. We will begin our Gold Rush activity.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will continue with our Gold Rush activity.
2. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will complete the Gold Rush activity.
2. We will complete the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Read the Privacy vs. Security Debate Basics section.
3. Read the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section.
4. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Friday May 7th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. We will go over the Privacy vs. Security Debate Basics section.
3. We will go over the Privacy vs. Security 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/subject 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Friday May 7th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section.
3. We will watch a short video clip on Edward Snowden.
4. 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Friday May 7th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security 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 Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Friday May 7th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Open the Privacy vs. Security 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)
4. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be on Monday December 14th.
1. Access the Privacy vs. Security Debate lesson.
2. Use the Privacy vs. Security Debate Rules and Research section to work on one of the following areas:
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 Gettysburg Address.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Our Privacy vs. Security Debate Question is: “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?”
The Privacy vs. Security Debate will be today.
1. Pull out the following items:
A. Pen/Pencil
B. Your Debate Script
C. Your Debate Research Packet
2. During the debate, we will be following the Privacy vs. Security Debate Script.
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: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?”
1. Access “The Compromise of 1850” lesson.
2. Read the Compromise of 1850 Basics section.
3. Read the Compromise of 1850 Story section.
4. Study the Compromise of 1850 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Compromise of 1850 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Compromise of 1850 Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, May 10, 2021

The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?”
1. Access “The Compromise of 1850” lesson.
2. Open the Compromise of 1850 Basics section.
3. Open the Compromise of 1850 Story section.
4. We will look at a Territorial Map and answer questions about when this land was added to the United States.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.
1. Access the “Bleeding Kansas” lesson.
2. Read the Bleeding Kansas Basics section.
3. Read the Bleeding Kansas Story section.
4. Study the Bleeding Kansas Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Bleeding Kansas Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Bleeding Kansas Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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.
1. Access the “Bleeding Kansas” lesson.
2. Open the Bleeding Kansas Basics section.
3. Open the Bleeding Kansas Story section.
4. You will look at either a color map or at a black and white map to answer questions about routes on the Underground Railroad.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Republican Party Begins” lesson.
2. Read The Republican Party Begins Basics section.
3. Read The Republican Party Begins Story section.
4. Study The Republican Party Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Republican Party Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Republican Party Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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.
1. Access the “Bleeding Kansas” lesson.
2. Open the Bleeding Kansas Basics section.
3. Open the Bleeding Kansas Story section.
4. You will look at either a color map or at a black and white map to answer questions about routes on the Underground Railroad.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The Republican Party Begins” lesson.
2. Read The Republican Party Begins Basics section.
3. Read The Republican Party Begins Story section.
4. Study The Republican Party Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The Republican Party Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take The Republican Party Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

1. Access “The Republican Party Begins” lesson.
2. Open The Republican Party Begins Basics section.
3. Open The Republican Party Begins Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
1. Access the “Secession” lesson.
2. Read the Secession Basics section.
3. Read the Secession Story section.
4. Study the Secession Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Secession Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Secession Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, May 14, 2021

1. Access the “Secession” lesson.
2. Open the Secession Basics section.
3. Open the Secession Story section.
4. You will look at either a color map of the United States and/or a black and white map during this time period and answer questions about which states seceded, and which stayed in the Union.
5. You will watch a video on the early life of Abraham Lincoln.
6. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Begins” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War Begins Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War Begins Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War Begins Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War Begins Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, May 17, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Begins” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War Begins Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War Begins Story section.
4. We will play our final Stratego Game of the semester to have you become familiar with military rank and strategy.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. We will start our Civil War board game competition.
5. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Read The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Read The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Open The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Open The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Story section.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?”
1. We will begin our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the first day, July 1, 1863.
2. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
3. We will continue our Civil War board game competition.
4. 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. “Secession”
A. Study the Secession Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Secession Map Study Guide.
2. “The American Civil War Begins”
A. Study the American Civil War Begins Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Civil War Begins Map Study Guide.
3. “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1”
A. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
4. “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2”.
A. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2 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. “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
B. “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?”
C. “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?”
D. “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.”
8. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Today you will have your tests on:
“Secession”
“The American Civil War Begins”
“The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1”
“The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2”
There are THREE PARTS of this Test:
1. On Google Classroom you will take the Secession, American Civil War Begins, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 1, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 2 Quiz
2. On Google Classroom you will take Secession, American Civil War Begins, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 1, American Civil War Eastern Theater Part 2 Map Test
3. Put your computer away, and using pen and paper, you will answer ONE of the following Essay Questions:
A. “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?”
B. “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?”
C. “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?”
D. “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.”
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 Gettysburg Map.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Start on your homework.

Homework:

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Monday, May 24, 2021

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.
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Story section.
4. We will continue our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the second day, July 2, 1863.
5. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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.”
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due today!
The Gettysburg Map Test is today!
1. Access “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Story section.
4. We will continue our study of the Battle of Gettysburg by watching a video about events on the third day, July 3, 1863.
5. We will study the Gettysburg Map.
6. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” lesson.
2. Read The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Basics section.
3. Read The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Story section.
4. Study The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 2nd Period will be in Gettysburg today!
1. Access “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” lesson.
2. Open The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Basics section.
3. Open The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Story section.
4. If you have not yet received credit for the Gettysburg Address, you will take the Gettysburg Address test today.
5. You will be tested on the Gettysburg Map.
6. You will a part of a video which shows African American soldiers in action during the Civil War.
7. We might have time for the Current Events competition.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” lesson.
2. Read the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Basics section.
3. Read the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Story section.
4. Study the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Pre-Test.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 6th Period will be in Gettysburg today! 2nd Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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?”
1. Access “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” lesson.
2. Open the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Basics section.
3. Open the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Story section.
4. You will watch a video on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
5. You will look at some original newspapers describing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
6. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Restoring the Union” lesson.
2. Read the Restoring the Union Basics section.
3. Read the Restoring the Union Story section.
4. Study the Restoring the Union Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Restoring the Union Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Pre-Test.

Friday, May 28, 2021

If we are having our Field Trip, then 8th Period will be in Gettysburg today! 6th Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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?”
1. Access the “Restoring the Union” lesson.
2. Open the Restoring the Union Basics section.
3. Open the Restoring the Union Story section.
4. You will finish a video on the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
5. You will look at some original newspapers describing the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
6. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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.”
1. Access “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” lesson.
2. Read the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basics section.
3. Read the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Story section.
4. Study the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Pre-Test.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

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, June 2, 2021

8th Period will have their Gettysburg Field Trip test today.
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.”
1. Access “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” lesson.
2. Open the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basics section.
3. Open the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Story section.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the “Reconstruction” lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Basics section.
3. Read the Reconstruction Story section.
4. Study the Reconstruction Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Reconstruction Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Reconstruction Pre-Test.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

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?”
1. Access the “Reconstruction” lesson.
2. Open the Reconstruction Basics section.
3. Open the Reconstruction Story section.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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?”
1. Access the Reconstruction Ends lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Ends Basics lesson.
3. Read the Reconstruction Ends Story lesson.
4. Study the Reconstruction Ends Quiz Study Guide.
5. Study the Reconstruction Ends Map Study Guide.
6. Access Google Classroom and take the Reconstruction Ends Pre-Test.

Friday, June 4, 2021

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?”
1. Access the Reconstruction Ends lesson.
2. Read the Reconstruction Ends Basics lesson.
3. Read the Reconstruction Ends Story lesson.
4. You will watch a video on race relations in the South following the Civil War.

Homework:

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

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!

Monday, October 19, 2020

The Gun Control Debate is today!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Star Spangled Banner is due Today!

Monday, October 26, 2020

The Forming the New Government and Young America's International Relations and Political Parties Begin and the Presidency of John Adams Test is today!

Monday, November 2, 2020

The Age of Jefferson Begins and Louisiana Purchase and Jefferson's International Challenges and War Hawks Test is today!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Your War of 1812, America's Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, and Era of Good Feelings Test is today!

Monday, November 16, 2020

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

Monday, November 23, 2020

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Monday, November 23, 2020

The Age of Jackson Ends, and The Oregon Country, and The Texas Revolution, and The Mexican American War Test is today!

Thursday, December 14, 2020

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!

Friday, January 8, 2021

The Gettysburg Map Test is Today!

Monday, January 11, 2021

2nd Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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

Thursday, January 14, 2021

8th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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

Friday, February 5, 2021

The Immigration Debate is today!

Friday, February 19, 2021

The Preamble to the Constitution is Due Today!

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

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

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Gun Control Debate is today!

Friday, March 19, 2021

The Star Spangled Banner is due Today!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Forming the New Government and Young America's International Relations and Political Parties Begin and the Presidency of John Adams Test is today!

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Age of Jefferson Begins, and Louisiana Purchase, and Jefferson's International Challenges, and War Hawks Test is today!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Your War of 1812, America's Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, and Era of Good Feelings Test is today!

Monday, April 19, 2021

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

Monday, April 26, 2021

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Age of Jackson Ends, and The Oregon Country, and The Texas Revolution, and The Mexican American War Test is today!

Friday, May 7, 2021

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Friday, May 21, 2021

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!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Gettysburg Map Test is Today!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Gettysburg Address is due Today!

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

2nd Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

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!