1. Final exam project work days/watch movie "13th"
Monday, May 15th
1. Discuss the erosion of our democratic norms under the Trump Administration, why Congress isn't stopping this, and how can the people #resist.
2. Take final test!
Friday, May 12
1. Meet in Lab 2202 and work on this Webquest. The sub has headphones to loan you and you will need to turn in the handout at the end of class!
Thursday, May 11th
Class Starter: On scratch paper, write 3 things you Americans value most.
1. Breaktime! American Values...compared to the rest of the world. Watch parts of "Where To Invade Next?" and fill out this viewing guide.
If absent, you MUST watch on your own these clips and fill out the corresponding boxes. Italy, France, Norway, and Portugal. Write "I was absent" at the top of the handout and make sure to also answer the LAST box on the back of the handout.
Monday, May 8th-Wednesday, 10th
1. Work on your projects with your partner in my room.
Review Day!! Using the APUSH Curriculum Framework online book, each team will be responsible for summarizing the big themes of a time period. Period 1 has been done for you, which starts on Page 24 of the document. What you will do...
Write your time period with dates at the top of yellow paper provided.
Add events that correspond with the dates of your time period.
Save some space for a "Big Picture" summary you will do AFTER the thesis/proof steps.
Read the Key Concepts and then summarize a Thesis for the Roman Numeral points.
Using the A, B, C's, etc, bullet point "Proof" to these thesis statements. Add vocab!!
2. Using rubric, grade a buddies Civil Rights LEQ. Make sure you know what to include to earn max points!!
Monday, May 1st
1. Check your Powerschools for any missing work. Then write down these dates (below) in your calendar...and spend today working with your partner to finalize your Final Exam Project tasks! The detailed list of instructions are steps are found in Folders in Edmodo under "Final Exam Info".
May 15th: Test over Chapter 33/34
May 16th: Submitted electronically (see instructions in the Edmodo documentation for how to submit to me), you and your partners list of 64 term definitions.
May 18th: Be prepared to submit your oral and visual presentation in class. No working on it in class on these final dates.
2. Turn in your thesis statements on the 4 Presidents we've covered.
Monday, April 24th: Meet in lab 2202
1. Work on this Webquest about Social Movements of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Due today (extra credit tomorrow). Also, don't forget about the last page of the handout which is found here if you're absent.
1. Discuss other events of the Cold War decades not related to the Soviet Union. Review Ch 32 Reading Guide topics to tie up loose end. Watch "The Presidents" and write down key events and details for Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson and LBJ's War on Poverty and "Great Society".
2. Write a thesis statement for each President above, using the "although ___, ultimately, ____" format, choosing two or three "big picture" categories you think could be argued best in an essay. For example: "Although Ms. Thrower focuses on American history curriculum in her classes, ultimately, what she really wants for her students' futures is to learn practical life skills and become a political informed citizen." Turn in one thesis statement for each President on this paper provided.
1. Finish discussion and take notes over the Vietnam Conflict on this graphic organizer. Finish the packet today and have Kathy tell us how she learned this history! (if you are a Robo-Teen, you will need to fill this out and turn in by next Tuesday).Use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually and also highly recommend watching Jocz summaries video 3 and video 4.
Class Starter: Read John Kerry's speech to Congress on the Winter Soldier's investigation. Answer the questions that follow on the back and turn in for a grade.
1. Begin discussion and take notes over the Vietnam Conflict on this graphic organizer. Take notes on the organizer today up through "draft deferments" (if you are a Robo-Teen, you will need to fill this out and turn in by next Tuesday).Use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually and also highly recommend Jocz videos 1 and video 2.
2. In groups of 3, using the Long Essay Prep Packet , make a chart to compare and contrast goal and strategies of African American leaders in the 1890s-1920s with those of the 1950's-60s movement. Then....
HOMEWORK: Write a 35 timed essay (I trust you!) using this information to the prompt: Compare and contrast goal and strategies of African American leaders in the 1890s-1920s with those of the 1950's-60s movement.
Monday, April 17th
1. Go over WW2 Test and spot check Ch 30 Reading Guide.
1. Take quiz over Period 8 Terms and names/years in office and of your Cold War Presidents.
Class Starter: On scratch paper, answer the following prompt: "when you hear of nation is communist, what does this mean to you? Then, look at this map of freedom in the world as a class, and discuss what qualities make someone truly free.
4. CONNECTION TO TODAY: Watch VICE "The Hermit Kingdom" to get an idea of what life in the Soviet Union was like during the Cold War...North Korea today is about a close as you could get by comparison.
Monday, April 10
1. Reading Guide review and take WWII test over Ch 27/28.
2. Turn in your Reading Guide for Chapter 24 only. Test on 24-26 will be next Thursday.
3. Using lecture from my Talking Point notes on the "Reactionary" Roaring 20's...make sure you understand ways in which WWI changed American culture (nativism, Red Scare, disillusionment, reaction to rise in scientific thoughts, Prohibition, etc). Also, watch a Drunk History over the Scopes trial
4. Using the APUSH prep books, read documents on pages 488-491 and answer the "Analyzing the Documents" section at the bottom of page 491. Be thoughtful and detailed. Share your answers with TEAM APUSH!!
3. Get reading guide for Chapter 24. This guide will be due on Friday, although testing, not until next week.
Monday, March 27: Welcome Back!
Class Starter: Current Event Check. What happened over break? On scratch paper, as you watch this federal budget summary of Trump's, a) LIST some of the proposed budget cuts b) EXPLAIN why some of these budget cuts might be considered irrational. Also, watch this summary of the health care bill (begins around 2:45 min) and answer c) Why did this bill fail to pass in Congress? d) what major issue are the Republicans going to focus on next?
1. Go over mid term test multiple choices and short answers.
2. Turn in rubrics also with any OPTIONAL work you completed.
3. In small groups with no more than 3 laptops per group, on paper provided, write as many inventions and innovations you can find between 1865 and 1920. Each inventions/innovation worth 1pt and each inventor name if you can find it earns 2pts. Inventions should be things that affected both city dwellers and farmers and settlers.. Winners in the time frame win fabulous prizes!
1. Finish discussing Imperialism and motives for American expansion at the end of the 1800s. Review my Talking Point notes if needed and take notes on the social, political and economic reasons for expansion. Here is a good organizer chart you we fill out/add to.
2. Go over Short Answers and discuss improvements and what examples the graders were looking for to improve.
3. Discuss Imperialism and motives for American expansion at the end of the 1800s. Review my Talking Point notes if needed and take notes on the social, political and economic reasons for expansion. Here is a good organizer chart you we fill out/add to.
Tuesday, Feb 28th: ACT Day...no time!
Turn Period 6 Ch 17/18 test in tomorrow! Today, you will get 2 short answer essays to include. Bring these back tomorrow as well.
2. Practice writing body paragraphs (2) of evidence for one of the following thesis statements, using information you just learned in the Story of Us episode.
Although liberties and economic opportunities were plentiful in the urban cities of the Gilded Age, ultimately living was uncomfortable and crowded for most immigrants of urban areas.
Although living was uncomfortable and crowded for many immigrants in the cities during the Gilded Age, ultimately liberties and economic opportunities drew the most willing and brave to populate urban areas.
Thursday, Feb 23
1. Peer review other students "Heartland" essays and decide if they can earn the required points on the rubric.