For this week


This week we will have some Pre-Tests to see what you know about the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction. We will start the Geography Bee, and we will begin our Gold Rush activity. At the end of the week we will begin to research for the Privacy vs. Security Debate. The 50 States Map is due Tuesday, November 26th!

Charles Lindbergh Reconstruction Ends Reconstruction The Presidency of Andrew Johnson Restoring the Union The American Civil War The Last Campaigns The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 2 The American Civil War's Western Theater Part 1 The American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 2 The American Civil War's Eastern Theater Part 1 The American Civil War Begins Secession The Republican Party Begins John F. Kennedy

Upcoming Assignments

Friday, November 15, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the time period of Westward Expansion?” Today you will have your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on: The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, and the Mexican American War.
The essay questions are:
“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
“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
“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
“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?”

Homework:

Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Our first Essential Question is what do you know about the events leading to the Civil War, and about Civil War and Reconstruction? We will take a Pre-Test on the time period from 1850-1876. We will take our Student Learning Objective (SLO) test. We might practice for the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Work on locating and on correctly spelling the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about Geography?” We will practice for the Geography Bee, and/or have a couple of rounds of the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Read and download “The California Gold Rush” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “You travel to California in 1849. What do you think will be a better decision: becoming a gold miner, or operating a business where the miners will spend their money?” Work on the 50 States Map.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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

Homework:
Homework:

Read and download “The California Gold Rush” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “You travel to California in 1849. What do you think will be a better decision: becoming a gold miner, or operating a business where the miners will spend their money?” Work on the 50 States Map.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?” We will complete our Gold Rush activity. We might practice a couple of rounds of the Geography Bee.

Homework:

Read and download the materials for the Privacy vs. Security Debate that we will have on Thursday December 5th. Work on the 50 States Map.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will research privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Thursday, December 5th. We might play our current events game.

Homework:

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

Monday, November 25, 2019

The 50 States Map is due today!Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will research privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Thursday, December 5th.

Homework:

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 50 States Map is due today!Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will research privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Thursday, December 5th.

Homework:

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will continue our research on privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Thursday, December 5th.

Homework:

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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will continue our research on privacy versus security for a debate that we will have on Thursday, December 5th.

Homework:

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

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Our Essential Question is “Should the government be allowed to collect private information about its citizens in order to better protect its citizens?” We will have our Privacy vs. Security Debate.

Homework:

Read and download “The Compromise of 1850” Basics and Narrative power points or pdfs. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”).

Friday, December 6, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The Compromise of 1850” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “In your opinion, who gained more from the Compromise of 1850, the free states or the slave states?” We will review when the United States acquired its territories. We will watch a little of the “Young Mr. Lincoln” video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Bleeding Kansas” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.”Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review the “Bleeding Kansas” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Describe how the Fugitive Slave Act, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott decision contributed to the American Civil War.” We will become more familiar with the Underground Railroad. We will watch a little of the Young Mr. Lincoln video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Republican Party Begins” power points and pdfs.The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would have been different if Stephen Douglas was elected President of the United States in 1860?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The Republican Party Begins” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would have been different if Stephen Douglas was elected President of the United States in 1860?” We will watch a clip from the video Young Mr. Lincoln.

Homework:

Read and download the “Secession” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events led the American Civil War?” We will review the “Secession” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” We will look at original newspapers during the period of the Harpers Ferry Insurrection, the election of Abraham Lincoln, and the secession of South Carolina. We will watch a little of the Young Mr. Lincoln Movie. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War Begins” power points and PDFs. The Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events led to the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War Begins” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “If you had been in charge of the United States’ armed forces during the American Civil War, what would have been your strategy to defeat the Confederate states?” We will play the Stratego Game for the final time.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of United States army commanders in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War? What do you think are the characteristics of an ideal military commander?” We will start our Civil War board game competition. We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome. Study the Gettysburg Address (1st Two Paragraphs for a “3”)which is due January 7th.”

Monday, December 16, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” We will watch a little of the Gettysburg movie.

Homework:

Study for your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “Secession,” “The American Civil War Begins,” “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1,” and “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2.”
The Essay Questions are:
“Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” and
“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?” and
“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?” and
“What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.”
Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” Today you will have your quiz, your map test, and your essay test on “Secession,” “The American Civil War Begins,” “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 1,” and “The American Civil War’s Eastern Theater Part 2.”
The Essay Questions are:
“Was John Brown a hero who should be admired, or was he a terrorist?” and
“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?” and
“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?” and
“What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Eastern Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.”

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of Confederate States army commanders in the Western Theater of the American Civil War? Explain fully what plan you would have implemented if you had been a Confederate army commander in the Western Theater.”Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.”

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What were some strengths and some weaknesses of Confederate States army commanders in the Western Theater of the American Civil War? Explain fully what plan you would have implemented if you had been a Confederate army commander in the Western Theater.” We will watch a little of the Gettysburg movie.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Western Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.”Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.” Study the Gettysburg Map

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “What do you believe was the most important battle of the American Civil War in the Western Theater? Fully explain the importance of that battle’s outcome.” We will watch a little of a movie on African American soldiers titled “Glory.”

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” power points and pdfs.The Essay Question is: “President Lincoln was of course fighting the Southern/Confederate states during the American Civil War. With what issues did he clash with individuals in the Northern States concerning the goals of the war and how to achieve those goals? Who do you think was correct and why?” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.” Study the Gettysburg Map.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War Behind the Battlelines” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. We might have a test on this section. The Essay Question is: “President Lincoln was of course fighting the Southern/Confederate states during the American Civil War. With what issues did he clash with individuals in the Northern States concerning the goals of the war and how to achieve those goals? Who do you think was correct and why?” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons was ‘Unconditional Surrender Grant’ very reasonable with Robert E. Lee during the Surrender at Appomattox? How did the event at Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox affect the future of our country?” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.” Study the Gettysburg Map.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review “The American Civil War The Last Campaigns” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “For what reasons was ‘Unconditional Surrender Grant’ very reasonable with Robert E. Lee during the Surrender at Appomattox? How did the event at Wilmer McLean’s parlor at Appomattox affect the future of our country?” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download the “Restoring the Union” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and had finished his second term of office?” Study the Gettysburg Address (first two paragraphs for a “3.” Study for the Gettysburg Map Test.

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Gettysburg Address is due today! The Gettysburg Map Test is Today! Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the American Civil War?” We will review the “Restoring the Union” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and had finished his second term of office?” We might watch a little of the Roots video.

Homework:

Read and download “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson Basic and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose.”

Monday, January 6, 2020

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

Homework:

Study for the Gettysburg Field Trip Test.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

6th Period class will take their Gettysburg Field Trip test today! 7th Period Class is in Gettysburg Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Battle of Gettysburg?” We will either watch a video on how Hollywood gets you excited about the Founding Fathers, or we will watch the video Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Homework:

Study for the Gettysburg Field Trip Test.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7th Period class will take their Gettysburg Field Trip test today! 8th Period Class is in Gettysburg Today! Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Battle of Gettysburg?” We will either watch a video on how Hollywood gets you excited about the Founding Fathers, or we will watch the video Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

Homework:

Study for the Gettysburg Field Trip Test. Read and download the “Restoring the Union” power points and pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How do you think the United States would be different today if President Lincoln had not been assassinated, and had finished his second term of office?”

Thursday, January 9, 2020

8th Period class will take their Gettysburg Field Trip test today! Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the time of Reconstruction?”We will review “The Presidency of Andrew Johnson” Basics Lesson and Narrative Lesson.The Essay Question is: “If you have lived during this time period, would you have favored President Johnson’s plan for Reconstruction or Congress’ plan for Reconstruction? Explain fully why you would have favored the plan that you chose.” We will watch a video showing race relations in the American South durinjg the 1930s.

Homework:

Read and download the “Reconstruction” Basic and Narrative Lesson Power Points/PDFs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?”

Friday, January 10, 2020

Our Essential Question is “What events occurred during the time of Reconstruction?” We will review the “Reconstruction” lesson Basics and Narrative power points/pdfs. The Essay Question is: “How did the ending of Reconstruction in the 1870s lead to the Civil Rights Movements in the 1950s and the 1960s?” We will watch a video showing race relations in the American South during the 1930s.

Homework:

Read and download the “Reconstruction Ends” lesson power points/pdfs. 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?”

Dates to Remember

Friday, November 15, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The 50 States Map is due Today!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Privacy vs. Security Debate is today!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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

Friday, January 3, 2020

The Gettysburg Address is due Today! The Gettysburg Map Test is Today!

Monday, January 6, 2020

6th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

6th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today! 7th Period Class goes to Gettysburg Today!

Friday, January 8, 2020

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

Friday, January 9, 2020

8th Period Class Gettysburg Field Trip Test is Today!