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This week we will study the Age of Andrew Jackson. You will have a test on Thursday.

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Upcoming Assignments

Thursday, April 4, 2024

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 TWO PARTS of this Test:
1. When instructed, click on the link to the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Quiz
2. When instructed, click on the link to the War of 1812, America’s Industrial Revolution Begins, Moving West, Era of Good Feelings Map Test
3. Study the 50 States of the United States.
4. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
5. Read the Monroe Doctrine Basics section.
6. Read the Monroe Doctrine Story section.
7. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
8. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
9. Click on this link to take the Monroe Doctrine Pre-Test.

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. Click on this link to take the Monroe Doctrine Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, April 5, 2024

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.
7. We will end class with the Current Events competition.

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.

Monday, April 8, 2024

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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

Next class you will have a History/Quiz and a Map Test on:
1. The Monroe Doctrine
A. Study the Monroe Doctrine Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Monroe Doctrine Map Study Guide.
C. Click on this link to take the Monroe Doctrine Pre-Test.
2. The Common Man
A. Study the Common Man Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Common Man Map Study Guide.
C. Click on this link to take the Common Man Pre-Test.
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.
C. Click on this link to take the Age of Jackson Begins Pre-Test.
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.
C. Click on this link to take the Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Pre-Test.
5. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

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 TWO PARTS of this Test:
1. Click on this link to take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Quiz
2. Click on this link to take the Monroe Doctrine, The Common Man, Age of Jackson Begins, Andrew Jackson’s National Challenges Map Test
3. Study the 50 States of the United States.
4. You could study the 50 States by playing a 50 States computer game.
5. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Basics section.
6. Read the Age of Jackson Ends Story section.
7. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Quiz Study Guide.
8. Study the Age of Jackson Ends Map Study Guide.
9. Click on this link to take the Age of Jackson Ends Pre-Test.

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.

Friday, April 12, 2024

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.
6. We will end class with the Current Events competition.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Oregon Country Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Texas Revolution Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Mexican-American War Pre-Test.
7. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Thursday, April 18, 2024

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:

Next class you will have a History/Quiz and a Map Test:
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.
C. Click on this link to take the Age of Jackson Ends Pre-Test.
2. The Oregon Country
A. Study the Oregon Country Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Oregon Country Map Study Guide.
C. Click on this link to take the Oregon Country Pre-Test.
3. The Texas Revolution
A. Study the Texas Revolution Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Texas Revolution Map Study Guide.
C. Click on this link to take the Texas Revolution Pre-Test.
4. The Mexican American War.
A. Study the Mexican-American War Quiz Study Guide.
B. Study the Mexican-American War Map Study Guide.
C. Click on this link to take the Mexican-American War Pre-Test.
5. Study the 50 States of the United States.

Friday, April 19, 2024

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 TWO PARTS of this Test:
1. Click on this link to take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War Quiz
2. Click on this link to take The Age of Jackson Ends, The Oregon Country, The Texas Revolution, The Mexican American War Map Test
3. Start on your homework.
4. We might watch a little of the “Roots” video.
5. We will end class with the Current Events competition.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

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.

Monday, April 22, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will continue with our Gold Rush activity.
2. Distance Learners will complete National Geography Bee 2011 Round 3.
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Our Essential Question is “How successful were you in the Gold Rush?”
1. We will continue with our Gold Rush activity.
2. Distance Learners will complete National Geography Bee 2011 Round 3.
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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.
3. Distance Learners will complete National Geography Bee 2011 Round 3.
4. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

1. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Friday, April 26, 2024

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.
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 8th.
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, April 29, 2024

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 May 6th.
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)
8. We might have time for the Current Events competition.
9. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 6th.
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, April 30, 2024

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 May 6th.
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)
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 6th.
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 1, 2024

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 May 6th.
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. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 6th.
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 2, 2024

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 May 6th.
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. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 6th.
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 3, 2024

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 May 6th.
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.
5. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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 May 8th.
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, May 6, 2024

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
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Compromise of 1850 Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Bleeding Kansas Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Bleeding Kansas Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Thursday, May 9, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take The Republican Party Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Friday, May 10, 2024

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.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Secession Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Monday, May 13, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the American Civil War Begins Pre-Test
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

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.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Thursday, May 16, 2024

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.
4. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

Next class you will have a History/Quiz and a Map Test 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. Study the Gettysburg Address.
6. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Friday, May 17, 2024

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 TWO 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. Study the Gettysburg Map.
4. Study the Gettysburg Address.
5. Start on your homework.
6. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 1 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Monday, May 20, 2024

The Gettysburg Address is due today!
The Gettysburg Map Test is today!
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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the American Civil War’s Western Theater Part 2 Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.
8. Study the Gettysburg Map.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the American Civil War Behind the Battlelines Pre-Test.
7. Study the Gettysburg Address.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

If we are having our Field Trip, then 5th 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. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the American Civil War The Last Campaigns Pre-Test.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

If we are having our Field Trip, then 6th 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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Restoring the Union Pre-Test.

Friday, May 24, 2024

If we are having our Field Trip, then 8th Period will be in Gettysburg 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.
7. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

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. Click on this link to take the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Pre-Test.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

1. You will not have class today because you should be at Hershey Park.

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. Click on this link to take the Presidency of Andrew Johnson Pre-Test.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about the Geography?”
1. When instructed, you will work on National Geography Bee 2011 Rounds 1 and 2. There are 70 questions.
2. We watch a video about the assassination of President John F Kennedy.
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

No Homework.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Our Essential Question is “What do you know about Geography?”
1. When instructed, you will work on National Geography Bee 2010 Rounds 1 and 2. There are 61 questions.
2. We watch a video concerning American history.
3. Distance Learning Students Click on this link.

Homework:

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