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.
3. Watch this TED speaker discuss "Prisoners of War" and discuss some facts you learned about the current situation of the Native Americans today. Turn in an Exit Ticket: Is it up to US to do something about this?If so, what, if not, why?
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 bountiful in the Great American Desert post Civil War, ultimately living was uncomfortable and lonely for most homesteaders who in the end, returned back east in defeat.
Although living was uncomfortable and lonely for many homesteaders in the Great American Desert post Civil War, ultimately liberties and economic opportunities drew the most willing and brave to settle the West.
PROMPT: What shifts occurred in the South immediately following the Civil War? Turn in an intro and thesis tomorrow based on what you learned so far. Make sure you include 2 or 3 categories with descriptive arguments.
1. Peer review your Fredrick Douglass homework from Monday.
2. Watch "The Story of Us: Division". Make a 2 column chart and jot down any evidence you learn from the video to support these 2 prompts: Detail the economic and social characteristics of the North and South. Then Analyze how new lands in the West and sectionalism leads to the Civil War. Write a thesis!
Monday, Feb 6
1. Quick review and take Test over Period 5 Ch 11 and 12.
2. Work to assess sample essays on republican motherhood and cult of domesticity. Use a rubric to grade one of the samples on your own. If you are absent, see me for these documents.
Thursday, Feb 2
1. Go over DBQ's from last week. Discuss and take notes on ways to improve and get the full 7 points!
2. Get in small groups and look over your groups intro paragraph written yesterday about slavery resistance. Would you give points for 1) thesis 2) thesis excellent/cohesive 3) contextualization
3. Using Chapter 11 to review and work with group to write a introductory and thesis paragraph for the following prompt: Reform movements in the United States sought to expand democratic ideals. Assess the validity of that statement with reference to the years 1820-1850.
4. Share the above in Step #3 with the class. Vote for winning group to earn incentive coupons!
Wednesday, Feb 1
Class Starter: Period 5 Terms Quiz
1. THESIS PRACTICE DAY: Watch from 1:35 to 2:42 in "Slavery The Making of America" and take spiral notes on the struggles of slaves and the ways in which they resisted bondage. Using this knowledge and any other you have. Also, watch this clip...what do the slaves reaction to the hanging show us about how they "adjusted to slavery"?
...you will write a thesis and intro paragraph (contextualize!) for the following. Essay Prompt: Assess the methods and extent to which slaves resisted their condition of day to day bondage. Think of 2 categories you could use in a thesis!!
1. Watch this Ted Talk about the moral roots of political ideology. On scratch paper before you watch, rank in the order YOU most think matters to a stable, moral society: caring, fairness, loyalty, respect for authority, purity/sanctity. Share your answers.
2. Read excerpts from two speeches given after recent terror attacks and answer the questions that follow on your own paper.
Monday, Jan 30th
1. Quick review and then take Period 4 Part B test over Ch 9/10. Turn in Reading Guides.
4. HOMEWORK DUE BY THIS Wednesday: Read and follow instructions found on this bookmark. The online full book is found here if you don't check one out from me. Again, this is due TUESDAY typed or handwritten.
Class Starter: Using the Dissecting Primary Sources for Period 3, work with a partner to "describe and analyze" the first two primary source questions. The Declaration of Independence in the last part will be tonight's homework. HOMEWORK ALERT: Bring this tomorrow with Reading Guides.
Class Starter: Write a thesis statement (with categories using the although...ultimately formula" for the following prompt: Defend is your position regarding why America is the greatest country in the world. Then watch the following clip from Miles Hunt's favorite clips of all time.
1. Go over Period 1 test.
2. Using this Powerpoint, take spiral notes over the main points and ideas found in our Constitution. Discuss as a class ways in which the branches and powers work together today. Use American Pageant textbooks to use the constitution as a primary source.
Tuesday, Jan 17th
Class Starter: Take quiz over Period 3 Terms to Know and discuss challenges writing the Long Essay.
1. Review and take notes over Ch 5 to prepare for test Thursday. The links below are good resources to watch as visual learners.
Breaking Free From England: Watch these great clips from "John Adams": King's response to the Olive Branch Petition. Analyze this scene as they "edit" Jefferson's work on the Declaration! And get goose bumps at this!
Class Starter: Listen to "Pod Save America" from 39 min to 41 min with the interview portion of the current Obama Ethics Advisor. Fill out this class starter as you listen. If you are absent, look up the terms on the starter and write your own definitions for the terms.
1. Using some of your classmate's thesis statements, peer review according to the instructions on this practice document.
2. HOMEWORK: Write a 35 minutes "first try" essay over one of the assignment prompts from Chapter 4. Time yourself. Do not use notes...see if you can do this!
Thursday, Jan 12
1. Quick review and turn in Chapter 2 and 3 Reading Guides. Also, turn in the OPTIONAL on Champlain Q&A if you chose to do that.
2. Take test over Chapter 2 and 3. (60 minutes timed, one short answer)
1. Continue reading and preparing for your in class Ch 4 Long Answer Essay practice. For a grade today, you will need to write a practice thesis statement for BOTH prompts on the Ch 4 Guide and Submit them via Edmodo in the "Thesis Quiz" assignment found under our group on the wall. Be original, but show me you read the notes from yesterday! This means you will write a one sentence thesis for each essay question on the Ch 4 guide.
Tuesday, Jan 10th: SNOW DAY=complete from home today
1. Take notes in your spiral from the Powerpoint "How to Write a History Thesis". You don't need to copy everything from this Powerpoint, but you should understand the BEST way to write one. Pay attention to "the formula". This is your simplest route to forming a great thesis.
2. Receive Assignment (not a Reading Guide) for Chapter 4. Please note, you will have a timed, in class essay practice for this unit. So take good notes. If you need help improving your textbook reading and note-taking skills, here's a good website of tips to assist you. When you are finished reading Chapter 4, I recommend you watch the Jocz recap video.
3. Take notes in your spiral on How to Write an LEQ for the AP College Board Exam. Understand the grading rubric, what "HTS" means, what it means to synthesis, Denzel Washington's message to you, etc. We will write one of the 35 minutes timed essay choices from Chapter 4 in class Friday if all goes right in the world.
TEST/QUIZ INFO: Multiple Choice Test for Period 3 will be over Chapters 4, 5 and 6 on Wednesday, January 18th. Reading guides for 5 and 6 to be given in class on Friday, Jan 13th. You will have a QUIZ over Period 3 terms on Friday, Jan 13th in class. Be familiar with the key terms and get them added to your Final Exam document.
Monday, Jan 9th (snow day...you must complete this from home today!)
You have this class period to pace-yourself and finish all the steps in this Technology Setup Day Webquest. Remember, Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 Period 2 TEST Tuesday! Reading guides will be turned in BEFORE you take the test and AFTER we do a quick review of any questions you might still have.
Friday, Jan 6th
Class Starter: Look over Period 2 Terms to Know" and discuss what you already know about them. Prepare for an online quiz via Edmodo on these terms on Monday in the Media Center.
1. Why is learning history and our government important? And hey, learning about Economics is important too. Here's another reason...can you explain from history why President Elect Trump's "plan" to raise tariffs of global trade is a really bad idea?
2. Begin discussing how to write a historical thesis and introductory paragraph for your essays. Add to your spiral notes, thing you learn by watching this video with thesis writing tips.
3. Work to spot some historical thesis statements. Use these two intros from the new Brinkley book and highlight the thesis.
4. Use this reading about the Columbian Exchange to recognize a historical thesis and then find evidence that supports this thesis. Save this file so we can use later when we start to discuss "outside information"
Thursday, January 5th
Class Starter: Watch Jocz Productions and take notes in a spiral or section in your notebook called "Talking Points APUSH". Today's note-taking will be about how to answer the Short Answers.When answering essays on the exam, try not to sound like a Miss South Carolina.
1. Quick Review over Chapter 1 and then take the timed exam (45 min) over Chapter 1 Brinkley textbook reading.
Class Starter: Watch this awesome clip from "Good Will Hunting" and think about what Will is trying to say about learning of history. How are YOU going to learn the vast amount of info for this class in 4 short months?