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Tuesday and Wednesday, May 16th/17th

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.  ItalyFranceNorway, 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.

Friday May 5th!!!!!  It's happening!...good luck!

Here's ya'lls review summaries...great job!  And crash watch Jocz Ultimate Period reviews now!!

Thursday, May 4th

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!!
  • Share with class your time period! 

Wednesday, May 3rd

1. Crash course! Bill Clinton, the man and   Bill Clinton and the 90s.  Take notes on his foreign and domestic issues. Columbine school shooting, Oklahoma City bombingNAFTA!,

2. Crash course!  Gore vs Bush Election of 2000 , watch up to 10 minutes in the documentary Unprecedented to see how Florida stole the election...ain't that some bull?!

And then  9/11 under Dubya

9-11 VISUAL LEARNING: Footage of the Pentagon plane crash...then, why did United 93 crash?  Live footage from NY (see 12 min in), and towers collapsing (disbelief!!).  Some clips from the Naudet brothers documentary inside the Towers: first tower hitting, collapse. And if you don't know the history and WHY we were attacked, let Hip Hughes explain.

OPTIONAL DUE TOMORROW:  Clinton Impeachment

Tuesday, May 2nd

Class Starter: Discuss your pro/con of Reagan.  Make sure you understand the big milestones of his Presidency.

1.  Discuss Period 9 events.  VISUAL LEARNING!  Reagan and GH Bush, and Persian Gulf Wars. 

"Jarhead" movie clips teach it all! Landing in Saudi Arabia (spot the Military Industrial Complex in actions?!). Desert Storm preparations, Saadam fights back with the only environmental weapons he has.  A changing military for ground troops.

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.

Friday, April 28th

Class Starter: Read and answer the questions from this timely current event related to economic theory!

1.  Discuss Period 9 events, including Jimmy Carter, the 70's energy crisis, stagflation, Iran Hostage Crisis and Reagan and ReaganomicsMake sure to understand Rise of Conservatism (80's...why?) and Reagan...a great Short Answer APUSH questions possibility!

2.  Using ipads research in pairs, make a pro/con chart of Reagan policies.  Use this info to write an intro paragraph with your partner. 

3. Share your paragraphs about Reagan with the class. 

OPTIONAL: Analyze Reagan!  Due Monday.  Use these slides to help you understand some of his major pros and cons, foreign and domestic.

Thursday, April 27th

Class Starter: Period 9 Terms Quiz

1. Go over past test.

Wednesday, April 26th

1. Take Chapter 29-32 test.

2. Get final reading guides!! Everything except the rap will be due May 4th.  Period 9 Terms Quiz tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 25th

1. Finish discussion on  Nixon, Robert Kennedy assassination, 1968 DNC in Chicago, Watergate in 2 minutes and turn in all your presidential on this paper provided.

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.

Friday, April 21

**Turn in your OPTIONAL Pentagon Papers handout.

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".

More VISUAL LEARNING!: Kennedy assassination, Oswald murder, 5 stupid things about the JFK conspiracies

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.

Thursday, April 20th

** Turn in your Chapter 31 for spot check grade.  Turn in your LEQ on Civil Rights leaders.

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.

2.  Complete a practice short answer (12 minutes timed) over the Vietnam Conflict and turn in for a grade. 

Wednesday, April 19th