1. Go over Civil Rights test for most missed questions.
2. Spend 10 minutes organizing and turning in portfolio.
3. Take Vietnam Test.
4. When finished, due today or for homework Monday, read answer write at least a half page answer to the prompt at the end of the reading, "Say Thank You."
Thursday, April 19th
Think and Do: Using this handout about current issues related to the Trump Organization, use laptops with a partner to answer the "Research First" section and discuss. Use only this wiki link to research. Then, while listening to the 10 minutes segment found on this website, answer the Listen Last section of question. Discuss #4 as a group.
2. Spend 20 minutes writing your "Letter from Vietnam". Turn in today.
1. Finsih notes on the organizer today up through the last box. To get the info if absent, use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually. If you were absent, most of the simplified notes are also found here.
Tuesday, April 17th
Think and Do: Listen and analyze to get answers to the song lyrics for "Fortunate Song"(#7)
1. Take notes on the organizer today up through the box "Living Room War". To get the info if absent, use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually. If you were absent, most of the simplified notes are also found here.
2. HOMEWORK due Friday: Watch the first 15 minutes of this excerpt from the Ken Burns series Vietnam War (episode 6) and then write a half to full page "Letter Home" as if you were a soldier in Vietnam writing a letter back home to family or friends, using details from today's lecture and the documentary to prove you understand the challenges of fighting in South Vietnam.
OPTIONAL due Monday. Interview an adult that has memories or Vietnam and fill out this handout with their answers.
Monday, April 16th
Think and Do: Analyze these two photos (photo 1 and photo 2) related to protests during American involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. On scratch paper, in your own words, write down what you think the meaning is behind what each of the protestors in the photos are trying to convey. Write one answer for Photo 1 and another for Photo 2.
1. Begin discussion and take notes over the Vietnam Conflict on this graphic organizer.(#6) If you use notes on a test, this is what you can use.
2. Take notes on the organizer today up through the box "General William Westmoreland". To get the info if absent, use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually. If you were absent, most of the simplified notes are also found here.
3. Exit Ticket: Listen and analyze to get answers to the song lyrics for the song "I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die", while watching the performance at Woodstock "(#7)
1. In small groups, discuss and share a plan to protest to raise awareness and create change for the issue you learned about in the Think and Do video from yesterday. Make sure to address BOTH these problems: A) How will you raise awareness of this issue of unfair arrests for "driving while black"? B) How can you suggest changes within police departments?
2. Using the "Milestones" chart (#4), work in small groups to complete the information. Discuss strategies you think are most effective in protest. Tomorrow, you will share with your groups, what methods you believe work best and create a way you would protest for a cause.
Wednesday, April 11th
Think and Do: On scratch paper, write down your answer to this prompt: Explain which photo you think will be more effective to gaining support for the Black Lives Matter movement?This photo OR this photo? Explain what in each photo will help or hurt the cause.
1. Continue lecture notes on the Civil Rights movement from the Edmodo powerpoint and my Powerpoint used during lecture. You will need know topics in this chart with information you learn. Know all terms up today from Rosa Parks through the March on Washington. Make sure to watch the clips below to enhance your knowledge.
Exit Ticket: Watch this video with Nina Simone's protest song, "Mississippi Goddam". Discuss: Can music help progress in a movement? Using your phones, look up a current song you like or know of that sends a political or social message. Write down a few of your favorite lyrics on the whiteboards and share with the class, what political message this song is sending.
Think and Do: Using this website for the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia, click on "The Museum" in the red bar and answer the following questions on the bell ringer. Turn in when finished and then work the rest of the period on the step below...
2. Start Civil Rights Unit with a movie, "Hidden Figures"! As you watch, you will note-take and then use these notes to complete an essay due next week. All directions for this "active watching" assignment are found here.
1. On your own paper, title a page "5 Crazy Things About Communist Life in North Korea. Using this link from PBS Frontline, list at least 5 things that surprised or interested you about life in this country. (watch first 23 minutes)
Think and Do: Scroll through this animated powerpoint of the European Theater of WWII and answering the following on scratch paper after. A) What "story" does this animation tell? B) What is one result had America and other countries LOST this war against the Nazi's?
1. Before starting the Story of Us, filling in the definition for terms under the "Moving from Isolationism to Interventionism" at the start of the viewing guide (#7) . If you are absent, use this Powerpoint to look up the terms.
1. Finish filling out the New Deal Chart from yesterday.
2. Exit Ticket: On the final 2 step in the New Deal chart (#6) from yesterday, get in small groups and come up with at least two criticisms and two supportive arguments people might have made for the programs. Share with the class and fill out class answers at the bottom of handout #6.
3. Kahoot Review over The Roaring 20s and the Great Depression.
Monday, March 5th
Think and Do: In small groups, visit the stations in the Gallery Walk around the room, using the white boards to write one descriptive creative headline for each station. If you were absent, open the document and write your own headlines on your own paper and turn in.
Think and Do: Watch this segment on the "Hard Times Generation" and on scratch paper provided, write down at least 3 skills/qualities these kids have to help them deal with the Great Recession of 2008.
1. Participate in a group activity scenario demonstrating how the business cycle works. If absent, make sure you fully understand everything in step 2...
2. Discuss and note-take over Causes of the Great Depression. (#4) If absent, you must transfer my notes from here to the blank copy of the handout that was given in class. Do not turn in my printout in your portfolio.
Think and Do: Watch this video about the rise of the KKK in the 1920's and on scratch paper, write down 4 ways this Klan was different from the KKK of the 1860's.
1. Take spiral notes over concepts found in my Talking Point Notes about "The Reactionary 1920". Big ideas you need to learn...in what ways did people react to The Great Migration, The First Red Scare, WWI disillusionment, rising nativism, and the rise of science and fundamentalism?
OPTIONAL: Read and answer the questions on your own paper in complete sentences about the denaturing of alcohol. Due Monday.
Thursday, Feb 22nd
Think and Do: Get creative using "Twenties Talk"! . Create a skit alone or with a partner using 1920's lingo. Perform for the class!?
1. Using laptops, working groups of 3, race to see what group can get the most correct answers to this Harlem Renaissance Scavenger Hunt in timed 15 minutes. If absent, you must turn in answers to any 15 of these questions for this grade.
2. EXIT TICKET: Answer these two questions and turn in for a grade on scratch paper: A) How would you summarize the Harlem Renaissance? B) What over effects do you think the Renaissance had for African American acceptance in America and why?
Wednesday, Feb 21st
Think and Do: Read and answer the questions on your own paper in complete sentences about the denaturing of alcohol. Try the extra points too!
Meet in Media Center and work on a creative poster project that will be your Unit 4 TEST GRADE. You will also turn in your notes #3 and #4 by the end of today for notebook grades. The World War I poster is due TODAY at end of class. The OPTIONAL Yellow Press poster is due by Friday at midnight. Read all instructions and ask questions if needed! When you're read to begin, click here for the Webquest.
Friday, Feb 16th
1. Take notes over World War I and fill in this guided notes sheet (#4). You don't have a lot of space, take down only what is important! If you are absent, use these notes and also watch the video in the next step...
2. Go over Gilded Age test. Test Correction are open on this test until the end of this week.
Tuesday, Feb 13th
1. Read everything carefully today and follow all directions on both the handout "A Deeper Look: Yellow Journalism" given at the start of class and today's Webquest, which contains all the links you will need to use. You will need to turn in this handout COMPLETED at the end of class.
OPTIONAL Primary Source Muckraking reading! due by Thursday: The Jungle reading. Read the directions!
2. When finished, take out handout #2 from yesterday, and read and finish Part B-E. You'll need to use DoSomething.org as part of your research. You should finish all parts of the handout by about 20 minutes before the end of class. We will share our ideas with others.
DUE TODAY: Create a strike sign for Morgan and Alex, according to the direction at the bottom of the 30 Days viewing guide. DUE end of class on Friday.
Thursday, Feb 1st
Think and Do: Review Robber Barons vs Captains of Industry. Watch this VICE segment about Trump's businesses in Dubai. Make 2 columns on scratch paper and jot down things you see that remind you of actions of a robber baron, and which are of a Captain of Industry?
2. EXIT TICKET: Using one of the Nast famous political cartoons (pick any letter), fill out an exit ticket strip and turn in. If absent, pick a cartoon from the document above, and then using these questions for the letter you chose, answer the questions.
EXTRA CREDIT! Want a creative, fun OPTIONAL 20 pt activity making a silent kinescope film? Here's the instructions and due date if you're interested.
Monday, Jan 29th:
Think and Do: Watch this video segment "Fingers to the Bone", and answer A) Why are children used in the labor force? B) For what reasons do we have LEGAL child labor in agriculture TODAY?
1. Take spiral notes over Gilded Age Inventions and Innovations from slides 4-8 in the Rise of Industrialization powerpoint. Discuss some of the positives and negatives for each technology. Discuss positives and negatives for modern technologies, like the Smartphone! What are your thoughts after watching that segment? If absent, turn in half page writing on YOUR thoughts!
Connection to Today EXIT TICKET: Write down the 3 things the Trump Administration wants in their new immigration plan while watching this video.
Thursday, Jan 25th
Think and Do Gallery Walk: Using these photos, on whiteboards, for each grouping, write a creative newspaper headline that describes what the photos tell you about life in the Gilded Age. Example: "Industrial Workers' Job Difficult and Dirty...Any Ages Apply!". If absent, you must turn these in to me on paper.
OPTIONAL HOMEWORK: Earn up to 16 points by reading and completing questions from this excerpt from Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives. Answers must be detailed to earn full credit. Show me you read it by the way you answer. Due Monday for full credit.
Wednesday, Jan 24th
1. Kahoot review for test!
2. Take test.
3. When finished, work to turn in this reading from comedian and writer, Kuwame Bell, "On Being Black". Turn in for grade by tomorrow if you run out of time today.
EXIT TICKET: On back your handout #6, complete the Opinion/Proof . Watch the video first, then form an opinion based on this question: Is Donald Trump a populist President? Make sure to add Proof and Evidence in the right column to support your opinion.
2. EXIT TICKET: complete a Lesson Closure (#6) over the information you learned yesterday and today. Remember to think about WHY the key ideas are important. The lesson you are summarizing is "Native Americans"...write this in the title.
Tuesday, Jan 16th
Think and Do: On scratch paper, jot down 2 stereotypes you hold about Native Americans then or now. Discuss your answers.
2. CONNECTION TO TODAY: Watch this Ted Talk about "Prisoners of War" and discuss life on Native American reservations today. EXIT TICKET: A) Jot down at least 2 facts you learned about current life on the reservation towards the end of the video and B) Write down one solution WE can do to improve life on the Pine Ridge reservation today. Turn in when finished.
Think and Do: Read this story from an Economics professor about how and why he changed his grading system and then fill in the blanks after you read with words you think best explain the meaning behind the story.
1. Listen to a verbal story without or with pictures and explain what the story meant. Write on scratch paper provided the answer to the following: what did this activity teach you about paying attention to videos/visuals in your classes?
2. Watch the first 10 minutes or so of Beau Lotto explaining how our brain learns, and why understanding the way context is everything, is key to being happy and to continue challenging yourself!
3. Finish reviewing your Job Training Packet. Make sure to bring the signed parent form back by this Friday! Have donations by end of this week if possible.
EXIT TICKET: On scratch paper, write down 2 interesting or important facts you learned in my class so far. Share with class.
Monday, Jan 8th
Think and Do: Introduce yourself to the class and tell us what motivates YOU! Look at letters from last semester's students and discuss some advice you were given.
1. Continue highlighting and reviewing your Job Training Packet pages 6 and 7. See videos below to fully understand the skills you need to succeed in my class.
Think and Do: On the scratch square paper, write down today's objective, replacing the 3 terms I have in bold, with your own words. Today's objective: "Be able to demonstrate your current level of focus, self motivation, and ability to delay gratification." Watch this amazing football play and discuss how the quarterback demonstrate all 3 of these skills.
1. Look at the graphic on the front cover of your Job Training Packet and discuss what the data tells you about why you are required to come to school and why taxpayers pay for you to have a free education.
2. Go through pages 1-5 of the Job Training Packet and discuss any questions you may have. As we read and discuss about motivation, watch this summary of the Candle Problem and be able to explain why motivating students using rewards for complex tasks is a REALLY bad idea. Are grades used as rewards in your complex task of education?
2. When finished, spend some time writing a letter of inspiration to next semester's students. Include a) what skills they will need to use to be successful in Ms. Thrower's class, b) what mistakes you made and c) what you did at any point in the class you were most proud of!
HOMEWORK: Using what you learned from all above videos, fill out a thoughtful lesson closure (#5) will have to be in your notebook by tomorrow! Topic "Hurricane Katrina and What America Learned"
Monday, Dec 4th
Think and Do: Read this text book entry and answer the questions about 9-11 in complete sentences on your own paper.
1. In your spiral notes, make a new entry titled President George W. Bush 2001-2009". Then title a first bullet point, "The Stolen Election of 2000". Watch from the start up to 13 minutes in the documentary "Unprecedented" and list at least 5 problems with voting problems in the state of Florida. Include what the popular vote vs electoral vote between Bush and Gore was? Then summarize the Supreme Court ruling in Bush vs. Gore by studying this entry.
Think and Do: Look at this chart about the top tax rates over time. Answer on scratch square: A) What "trend" does this chart show under Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)? B) What might be some effects of lower tax rates in American society?
Monday, Nov 20th/Tuesday, Nov 21: If absent, read on for make up assignments (no passes)
2nd period: Watch Argo and turn in viewing guide. If you were absent Tuesday, you still need to complete your own essay from website research. If you chose the essay on regime change click here, or the heroic actions of Tony Mendez, click here and here to research.
3rd period: Watch movie!!!! The Butler? If you were absent for one or more days, your alternate assignment is to research the life of the real life butler and write a 1-2 page summary of his life and his importance in the civil rights movement...yes, the work he did helped progress for African Americans.
Friday, Nov 17th
Think and Do: Take world's easiest over the spiral notes you took this week on Culture Eisenhower through Carter.
1. Kahoot and packet review...you may use notes on the test!
2. Take test!
Thursday, Nov 16th
Think and Do: Read this intro about Jimmy Carter, "The Everyman" and some of the cultural and economic changes of the decade. Answer the questions on your own paper.
Think and Do: Analyze this graph showing participation in the American workforce for women and men. On scratch paper, answer these two questions: a) What "trend" does this graph tell about women in the workforce? b) What social, political or economic factors might explain this trend beginning in the 1960's?
1. Watch excerpts from the Tom Brokaw documentary, "1968" and fill out this viewing guide (#4). Share your answers to the final question with the class.
ACCELERATION: Go over Vietnam Test.
Monday, Nov 13th
Think and Do: Open up this list of government programs enacted during the 1960's. Pick one from the first group under "Major Program" and then one from the "representative sampling" list and then google each of the two you chose in Wikipedia. On your own paper, write down 2 things this law or program accomplished. We will discuss the various programs as a group when 15 minutes of your research are up.
1. As a class, watch this video "LBJ Documentary The Great Society" about some of his programs and laws passed and fill out the Pro/Con chart (#3 in notebook), putting details, positive or negative, where you feel they should go.
2. As a class, discuss additional pros and cons, until you have at least 10 on each side. Practice writing an argumentative thesis, stating your opinion on the prompt at the bottom of the page.
3 Exit Ticket: Write summary notes in the Great Society/War on Poverty box in your notes packet.
4. Go over Vietnam Test to review.
Friday, Nov 10th: Happy Armistice Day! (that's Veteran's Day to you!)
Thursday, Nov 9
1. Continue note-taking on this notes packet about Cultural Changes through Eisenhower. If absent, use my Talking Point notes found here and make sure to......watch the VISUAL LEARNING clips here for 1940's and 1950's:impact of:
Exit Ticket: Using Ipads, go to the Peace Corp website, browse under Stories, and read a few. Share with the class one of the stories you read and how you think this service helped. If absent, turn in a short paper summarizing 3 of the stories you read for this grade.
Wednesday, Nov 8th
1. Finish Pleasantville to show understanding of these 5 characteristics. Fill out this viewing guide as you watch.
2. Begin Pleasantville to show understanding of these 5 characteristics. Fill out this viewing guide as you watch.
Monday, Nov 5th: Make a teacher happy today. Be nice to subs!
1. Your only task today, due at the end of class, is to watch the videos (sub has headphones you can BORROW if needed), and fill out the guide the sub gave you. Click here for the Webquest that has the video linksyou must use to fill out the handout. Turn the guide in at the end of class. If you don't finish, I'll assume you were unfocused and couldn't delay gratification. Don't be like that.
1. Finish discussion and take notes on the organizer today up through "draft and deferments". To get the info if absent, use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually and from the simplified notes are also found here.
2. Discuss what you learned and answer questions you have. Complete a Lesson Closure (#9) over key ideas in the Vietnam Conflict lessons.
Wednesday, Nov 1st
1. Using laptops/ipads, go to this Webquest link and begin work. Girls will do "odd" numbers...boys will do all "even" numbers on this handout. When finished, wait quietly until everyone is finished, and then groups will mix and teach each other the rest.
2. Old School Vietnam "teach in". Change groups...and teach other groups what YOU learned and share out info until everyone fills out all their sheets. When everyone is finished, turn in an exit ticket answering the following: "Surprising facts that other groups taught me were..."
Tuesday, Oct 31
Think and Do: Popcorn read and answer questions on this primary source Vietnam reading.