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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

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.

OPTIONAL: Read and complete this analysis of the Pentagon Papers handout by Friday.

Tuesday, April 18th

1. Discuss Civil Rights Movement "highlights".  Watch video clips below jot down any info you think you should add to your notes.

VISUAL LEARNING: sit in scene with SNCCFreedom Riders challengesBirmingham and Bull Connor,  Little Rock School integration, March on Washington, the real Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Act of 64  and Voting Rights Act of 65

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.

2. Finish notes from the Cold War Part A Powerpoint, slides 22-34.  Make sure to watch the videos...

VISUAL LEARING CLIPS:   MAD and Star Wars  "tear down this wall" speech, Tiananmen Square,  Velvet Revolutions and Berlin Wall coming down.

Good Friday Holiday!

Thursday, April 13th:   More bad 80's mtv music videos...Cold War hysteria!

Class Starter QUIZ: Using your notes from yesterday, fill out this summary chart of actions we took during the Cold War to contain communism. 

1.  Turn in OPTIONAL "Life in the Soviet Union" diary if you chose to do that.  Spot check Ch 29 Reading Guide.

2. Continue notes from the Cold War Part A Powerpoint, slides 22-34.  Make sure to watch the videos...

VISUAL LEARNING:  Sputnik,  U-2 incident building of the Berlin Wall, détente under Nixon, Cuba under Castro

3. Get interims! 

Wednesday, April 12:  Bad Cold War Mtv Music Videos!

Go over Great Depression and 20's test.

Class Starter: Cold War explained in 9 minutes!  Jot down on scratch paper, two global events you caught from this quick summary.  Discuss!

1. Take spiral notes over slides 1-21 in the Cold War Part A Powerpoint

VISUAL LEARNING:  Greece and TurkeyMarshall PlanBerlin AirliftChina, Korea, Bay of Pigs,  Vietnam, Iran Contra under Regan

OPTIONAL: Read the instructions carefully on this reading about "Life in the Soviet Union", and bring your work back by tomorrow if you choose to complete.  up to 15 pts for awesomeness!

Tuesday, April 11

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.

2.  Read the "Military Industrial Complex" speech and complete the matching and 3 of the questions at the bottom of the handout.  Your choice!

3. Discuss the definition of ideology.   Using this handout on ideologies of the Cold War, fill out and discuss.  You will need to watch this video  fill out some examples.

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.  Get Reading Guide for Chapter 29-32 and this primary source from President Truman.   Test on this is April 21st, however, I will have a checkpoint grade for Ch 29 on Friday, April 14th and Chapter 30 on April 17th.  Stay caught up

3. Write a "letter of advice" to future APUSH students visiting on Thursday.  Would you recommend taking this class? If so, how can you survive it?

HOMEWORK due tomorrow:  Quiz over Period 8 Terms  AND the order and dates in office of all Cold War era Presidents.  (see below).  This quiz will be first as you walk in the door!

Harry Truman: April 1945-1953

Dwight Eisenhower: 1953-1961

John Kennedy: 1961-November 1963

Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ): 1963-1969

Richard Nixon: 1969-Aug 1974

Gerald Ford: 1974-1977

Jimmy Carter: 1977-1981

Ronald Reagan: 1981-1989

George H. W. Bush: 1989-93

Friday, April 7

1.  Take Talking Point notes over WW2, isolationism to interventionism.

See overview of the European theater of war by using the World War II: Best visual teacher ever!

2.  For visual learning on battles and ways we won the war at home:  Watch videos clips from some popular movies to reinforce your learning:  Battle of Britain,Battle of Iwo JimaJapanese abuse to POW'sBattle of the Bulge ,Tuskegee AirmenBattle of Stalingrad  , landing at Normandy on D-Day,   liberation of a Nazi death camp, and bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki.

The first 30 minutes of the documentary "WWII: Homefront" also is a good learning tool for the war effort.

Thursday, April 6

1. Reading Guide review and then take the Period 7 Prosperity and Depression test.

2.  Get reading guides for Chapter 27 and 28.  Test MONDAY.

OPTIONAL:  For an optional 25 pts, watch this episode of Story of Us and answer the viewing guide.  This will be due Monday with the test (thesis statement on last question is 5 pts)

Wednesday, April 5

Class Starter: Watch this segment on "Riding the Rails" and discuss if you believe kids would react to a massive economic depression today in this way.

1. Fill out New Deal programs on this guided notes chart. If you are absent, watch this Crash Course on the New Deal to discuss criticisms and praise for the programs AND use the google to help you fill out your chart. 

2.  Now that you know criticisms and praise for the New Deal, write a concluding paragraph in which you will synthesis your argument with a modern day argument to the following prompt.

Tuesday, April 4

OPTIONAL due Thursday.  Howard Zinn's "Self Help in Hard Times".  Read him before the schools ban him!

Class Starter: Watch this segment on the "Hard Times Generation" and on scratch paper provided, write down 5 challenges brought by the Great Recession of 2008.

1. Watch History Channel's "The Presidents" on Hoover and the first part of President Roosevelt and complete the notes guide with relevant information. 

2. Discuss Dust Bowl, and other "non New Deal" related events, court cases from Talking Point Notes over the Great Depression.   Fill out this info on the chart from step above.

3.  Go over WWI test.

Monday, April 3

1. Discuss Causes of the Great Depression  and write an intro/thesis paragraph for the question that follows on page 2.

2. Watch most of "Story of Us: Bust" and answer questions on the viewing guide.

Friday, March 31

1.  Go over Progressive Era test.  

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!!

Thursday, March 30

1.  Watch President over Harding and Coolidge and fill out the first section of these guided notes

2.  Watch and finish viewing guide for Story of Us: Boom!  Turn these in for easy grade!

HOMEWORK: Chapter 24 Reading Guide due tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 29

1.  Go over DBQ over Imperialism and LEQ (from mid term exam).  Discuss on the DBQ good examples of "describing and analyzing" with a partner using this handout.

Tuesday, March 28th

1.  Review World War I Chapter 23 for test TOMORROW.   Here's a great video summary if you need visual learning.

2. Take Chapter 23 Test.  (45 min)

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.  OPTIONAL due tomorrow:  Work on this reading and answer the questions from the Helen Keller "Strike Against War" speech. 

Friday, March 10

*Mid Term: 25 MC, 1 SA, 1 LEQ

Thursday, March 9

1.  Go over Imperialism Test.

2. Mid Term Review fun!  Brainstorming and then... 

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!

For tonight's review:  Here's a great ushistorgy.org website to review for tomorrow's test.   Also recommend watching the Period overviews from Jocz youtube channel.

Wednesday, March 8

1. Quick review and Ch 21/22 Test.

2.  Get Chapter 23 Reading Guide and Mid Term/Optional information

Tuesday, March 7

Class Starter: On scratch paper, list as many examples of how we current vet refugee entry into our country.  Play Act 2 of This American Life: according to those that vet refugees?

1. Talking Point notes over the Progressives.  Make a 3 column chart to categorize laws and reforms as either political, social or economic.   Watch this segment on Discovery Channel about the Progressive Era as you fill out your list.

3. Go over test Period 6B.

Monday, March 6

1.  Go over test Period 6A and other returned work.

2.  In class 55 minute DBQ...DBQ...here will be your prompt and grading rubric.

Friday, March 3

1. Quick review and then take Test Over Period 7 Chapter 20: Imperialism

2.  Get reading guides for Ch 21/22.  Test Wednesday.

3. Current Events!  What's up with the GOP replacement for healthcare

MONDAY: DBQ...here will be your prompt and grading rubric.

Thursday, March 2

Class Starter:  Modern Imperialism! Watch this video "Haitian Money Pit"(start at 14 min in) and answer the questions on this class starter.

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. Watch first 20 minutes of "Crucible of Empire" to see why America gets involved in the Spanish-American War.

3.  Go over past tests for re-learning and review.

HOMEWORK due Friday.   Current event...economics! unions! global trade!

Wednesday, March 1

1. Quiz: Period 7 Terms quiz

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. 

1.  Get Reading Guide for Chapter 20 with 4 questions on this primary source.  This all will be due this FRIDAY, with a test.  Also, OPTIONAL: Choose any 4 questions from page 2 and answer on your own paper, turn in for xtra pts.

Remember Period 7 Terms quiz TOMORROW!

Monday, Feb 27th

Class Starter:  Review Robber Barons vs Captains of Industry.   Watch this VICE segment about Trump's businesses in Dubai.  What aspects are of a robber baron, which are Captain of Industry?

1.  Using the second prompt on Primary Source D&A , work in pairs to answer the last question.  You will need these political cartoons of Thomas Nast

2. Take notes on political machines and the boss system.   Watch this video to understand the Tweed story.

3.  Go over last test.

Friday, Feb 24th

1.  Watch "Story of Us: Cities" and complete viewing guide .

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.

2.  Take notes over Rise of Industry and Industrialists.   Use this Jocz video from 8 minutes to the end and take notes.  VISUAL LEARNING: Haymarket Riot!!

If needed for further understadning, use Talking Point notes over labor union activity of the Gilded Age.

3.  Connection to Today: Watch first 30 minutes of "Inside Man: Unions" and fill out the viewing guide.

Wednesday, Feb 22

1. Quick Review and then take test over Period 6: Ch 15, 16, and 19

2.  Get Reading Guides for Chapter 17 and Chapter 18.   Test Monday.  Due this Friday, Jacob Riis primary source Q&A.

Tuesday, Feb 21

Class Starter: Analyze and complete this political cartoon from the 1880s 

1.  Take spiral notes from Talking Points about the Rise of Populism.   How does all this relate to the Wizard of Oz ?  

2.   Work on the Primary Source Ch 19 Describe and Analyze for the Cross of Gold speech.  Homework if we run out of time. (just the first speech, questions 1 and 2)

Monday, Feb 20

1. Go over test Period 5C.

2. Discuss key events in the Indian Wars time period.   Use this Prezi on Indian Wars as a visual learning and, if you're absent, use my (starts on page 2) Talking Points notes. 

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?

Friday, Feb 17

1. Watch "The Story of Us: Heartland" and fill out the viewing guide to grasp big concepts. 

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.

Thursday, Feb 16th

Class Starter: Take  QUIZ over Period 6 Terms and turn in the Booker T primary source analysis.

1. Take notes over African American early civil rights reformers. 

VISUALS to go with note-taking above:   BIOS: Ida B. Wells,  Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois .

2.  Discuss Plessy vs Ferguson case and Cumming vs. Richmond County Board of Ed

OPTIONAL due tomorrow with Ch 15 and Booker T speech...10 pts "Wilmington Riots"

Wednesday, Feb 15th

1. Quick review and test over first part of Chapter 15.

2., Get reading guide for the second half of Ch 15 and Chapter 16.  (read the chapters and pages your next test covers carefully.)   This includes a primary source analysis of a famous Booker T. Washington speech, which will be due tomorrow. 

Tuesday, Feb 14th

Class Starter:  Read and complete this analysis of the 14th Amendment.

1. Watch from 10 minutes into the documentary "Slavery After Slavery" until 43 minutes and jot down ways in which freed African Americans were disenfranchised during Reconstruction.

2. Finish discussion Ch 15 with  Talking Points Reconstruction.  (page 2 of my notes only)

Monday, Feb 13th

Class Starter: Discuss and turn in this dissection of the Black Codes 

1. Get back Civil War prompts and discuss ways the thesis could have been improved.

2. Watch first 20 minutes of "Aftershock" and make a 3 column chart and find evidence for the 3 categories Social, Economic, and Political.   

3. Begin discussion Ch 15 with  Talking Points Reconstruction.  (page 1 of my notes only)

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.

Friday, Feb 10

1. Take test over Period 5 Chapter 13 and 14.

2. Receive Reading Guide for Chapter 15 (due Wednesday with test) and "Black Codes" primary source (due Monday)

Thursday, Feb 9

1. Watch  "The Story of Us: Civil War".   Make a chart and jot down the advantages/disadvantages of both the North and South before and during the war.

2. Write an intro paragraph and thesis for one of these 3 sample essay prompts. Don't forget to contextualize!

Wednesday, Feb 8

1. Go over Test 4B to re-learn and review.

2. Discuss Talking Point notes over Manifest Destiny and  Causes of the Civil War .

VISUAL LEARNING! Watch Drunk Histories...The Alamo, Douglass and Lincoln, Harriet Tubman,  "Caning of Charles Sumner"

3. Moment of Awesomeness

Tuesday, Feb 7

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.  Pick up Chapter 13 and Chapter 14.  Guides and Test THIS Friday. 

3. Also, due tomorrow...Read this excerpt from a famous Fredrick Douglass speech.   Using the POV/CAP criteria off the DBQ rubric, fill out a description and then each of the POV/Context/Audience/Purpose analysis for this document.  Here is the form

Friday, Feb 3

1.  Go over Period 4A test. 

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!! 

Tuesday, Jan 31st

Class Starter:  Listen to the first 16 minutes of the Pod Save America episode "protest is the New Brunch" and answer the questions that follow on the handout.  (see folder if absent)

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.

2.  Get Reading Guide Ch 11 and 12.   Test with reading guides will be this Friday.

3. Quiz Wednesday over Period 5 Terms.

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. 

Friday, Jan 27th

1. Go over Period 4A Test.

2.  Write the DBQ over Jackson.  55 minute timed minutes.

Thursday, Jan 26th

1. Work on outlining your DBQ Essay for tomorrow by discussing  Talking Point notes.  We will write the 55 minute essay in class tomorrow!

2. Play review games with key ideas in Chapter 10: Market Revolution!

Wednesday, Jan 25th

Current Events: Let's wrap up the crazy from the weekend.  Try to avoid using "alternative facts" in your APUSH essays.

1. Watch Jocz tell us about Writing the DBQ and take notes and do's and don'ts.

2. Begin discussing the "Age of Jackson".   Watch this hilarious opinion of Jackson.  Then watch the History Channel's less biased version.

3.  Using this packet on a sample DBQ over Jackson as a guide, we will discuss the documents, why they are used, how to write then into YOUR essays, and how to work in outside information.

Tuesday, Jan 24th

1. Quick Review (Inc Drunk History "Jefferson/Adams" feud) and then take Period 4 Ch 7/8 Test.

2. Receive Reading Guide for Chapter 9 (due Friday) and Chapter 10 (due Monday) and Period 4 "War of 1812" Dissecting Primary Sources. (due Wednesday)     Ch 10 Reading Guide and Test Monday over 9 and 10.

OPTIONAL DUE FRIDAY: Indian Removal Act Jackson

Monday, Jan 23rd

Class Starter: Quiz over Period 4 Terms.  Turn in Dissecting Primary Sources for Period 2.

1. With a partner, look at the intro and education section of Chapter 7 in your green book and find the author's thesis on the Jeffersonian vision.  Answer 1-3 on your own paper.   Peer review.

2. Take notes and watch key events in the Presidencies of Thomas Jefferson and watch "Drunk History: Lewis and Clark" .

3. Take notes and discuss the War of 1812 and laws, events and court cases that follow. 

Friday, Jan 20th

1. Take Period 3 Test.

2.  Receive Reading Guide Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 (Test Tuesday) and Dissecting Primary Sources for Period 2.  Primary Sources will be due Monday.

Thursday, Jan 19th

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.

1.  Review Talking Points for Ch 6.

2. Learn your Presidents!  Watch George Washington and John Adams on "The Presidents".   Then watch and take notes over this review on how political party forms and Hamilton's Plan.  Notes: Make a list of issues that led to the formation of political parties, including which party supported what issues (Federalists or Democratic Republicans)

3. Watch this great clip of John and Abigail arriving at the newly built White House is pretty cool

4.  Go over Period 2 Test if time.

Wednesday, Jan 18th

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!

Formation of a Nation:   Quick discussion over Federalism,  Articles of Confederation and Shay's Rebellion.  

Monday, Jan 16th: MLK HOLIDAY

Friday, Jan 13

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)

3. Receive Chapter 5/6 Reading Guide.   Period 3 test is STILL happening next Wednesday.

HOMEWORK TONIGHT: Watch some "Story of Us" on the run-up to the Revolution.  Here's some tar and feathering protesting on the part of the Sons of Liberty too.  

Wednesday, Jan 11th: SNOW DAY=complete from home today

Snow Starter: Need some extra motivation to learn for the APUSH exam in May?  These famous speakers from history are here to encourage you!

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

Snow Starter:  Secret footage just found of Hitler reacting to his APUSH exam score! #henryclayshot

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"








 























































































































































































 




































  




























































































































































 







 


 
















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