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
Think and Do: On the back of handout #8, watch the Woodstock "I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die" performance and answer the questions.
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.
2. 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.
Monday, Oct 30th
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 say. Write one answer for Photo 1 and another for Photo 2. Discuss your answers as a class and then turn in for a bell ringer grade.
1. Begin discussion and take notes over the Vietnam Conflict on this graphic organizer. If you use notes on a test, this is what you can use.
2. Take notes on the organizer today up through "General William Westmoreland". To get the info if absent, use this Vietnam Prezi to grasp the big concepts visually and also highly recommend Jocz videos 1 and video 2. IF absent, most of the simplified notes are also found here.
3. Exit Ticket: Listen and analyze to get answers to the song lyrics for "Fortunate Song"(#7)
1. In small groups, discuss, create, and then present a plan of protest to raise awareness and create change for the issue you learned about in the Think and Do video from above. Write your answers on Big Paper (or if absent, on regular paper). Make sure to address BOTH these problems: A) How will you raise awareness of this issue of "driving while black"? B) How will you make change within police departments?
2. Present to class your Protest Plan!
Wednesday, Oct 25th
Think and Do: Using this website on your phone, choose one of the times a violent riot actually made a social or political change. Summarize the riot and that change on your scratch paper.
2. Using the "Milestones" chart, 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.
Tuesday, Oct 24th
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.
Exit Ticket: Watch this video with Nina Simone's protest song, "Mississippi Goddam". Discuss: Can music move 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.
Friday, Oct 20th
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...
1. Finish and print and turn in your essay(s) by the end of class. (Honors due Monday)
OPTIONAL/HONORS Cold War cereal box project: Watch this video of Cold War events and discuss which ones you already know. Which ones do you WANT to know about? Wanna see the actual Billy Joel video?, click here. This will be due on Dec 1st, and all the instructions are found here OR on the group page in Edmodo.
1. Finish Cold War spiral notes over slides 30-35 in the Cold War Powerpoint. Watch the clips below to learn and take summary notes.
2. Connection to Today: Watch this segment on 60 Minutes about ways the Trump campaign and the Russians used Facebook to swing the election. When finished, complete this Lesson Closure explaining why the ideas in this segment are important to know.
1. Quiz over Presidents. Prove you have learned their order and years in office! Turn in your extra credit diary for Life in the Soviet Union if you chose to do this.
2. Watch these clips about the Second Red Scare in the 1940's - 1960's. As you watch, in your notes, write down summary definitions and essentials about each. Keep it short and simple! These are also somewhat explained in slides 23-29 in the Cold War Powerpoint.
Think and Do: On your own paper, title a page "10 Crazy Things About Communist Life in North Korea. Using this link from PBS Frontline, list at least 10 things that surprised or interested you about life in this country. (watch first 23 minutes)
1. Turn this in and get relief maps. Find the following countries: Russia, Germany, Japan, Vietnam, North Korea, China and Nicaragua.
1. Take spiral notes over Containment Policy slides 11-22 in the Cold War Powerpoint. Remember your Presidents! Quiz tomorrow. (tip: "The Educated Kids Just Now Failed Class Really Bad")
Think and Do: In small groups, read the directions and study the political cartoon on this handout, then collaborate and discuss answers. Have one person write after everyone has best decided how you want to express your answers.
1. In same groups, take the following Cold War Pre-test. If absent, turn in your answers on your own paper for this grade.
2. Continuing in small groups, match Wartime Experiences you find in your envelopes with either the United States or the Soviet Union following WW2. Make two stacks of equal amount of "experiences" and see which team gets the results done first.
Tuesday, Sept 19th: Don't forget the "4 Freedoms" speech homework due tomorrow! (3rd period is optional, 2nd period required)
STEP 1. Log into a computer and learn about Home Front during World War 2. Follow these instructions:
Click on this link and then click on "Wake ID Portal login". Once in, click on SAS Curriculum Pathways. Then click on "Login with Active Directory." Then...
...in the search bar, type in homefront and it should be the first lesson that appears. Click on Launch Resource. Type in your full name and then Start. Listen and read, and as you go through the lesson, fill out the Outline Notes. (#3 in notebook). When you are finished....
...Take the quiz only. Mark your score at the bottom of your handout. Then turn in to me! And finally...
.STEP 2. Open a Word doc and type a double spaced essay fulfilling all the requirements of the Greatest Generation essay assignment detailed on the back page (or page 2 here) of your Unit 7 Syllabus: World War II (#1).If you don't finish this today, you must have this printed and turned in to me by end of class on Thursday, Sept 21st.
Monday, Sept 18th
Homework due Wednesday over the "4 Freedoms" speech. This is required for Honors and OPTIONAL for academic classes.
1. Using your spiral notes, and as you listen to class lecture and by reviewing Class Notes World War II, understand and be able toanswer the following Essential Concepts: 1) What actions did our government take to move us from isolationism to interventionism? 2) What was the significance of major battles and event in both the Pacific and European Theaters of war? 3) What were the final results of the war for both America, Europe and Japan?
Think and Do: On the back of the handout #4, (see below in step #1), analyze these two headlines, write each one of them, and then explain what YOU think they mean. Discuss answers as a class.
1. Discuss and note-take over Causes of the Great Depression. If absent, you must transfer my notes from here to the blank copy of the handout that was given in class on back of your syllabus. Do not turn in my printout in your portfolio.
Think and Do: Watch this video on Vice News about the rescinding of DACA. Answer the following: A) What does DACA do for undocumented children? B) What do YOU believe should be done with kids brought here by undocumented parents?
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?
2. Using phones, 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.
3. EXIT TICKET: Answer these two questions and turn in for a grade: 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?
OPTIONAL: Get creative using "Twenties Talk"! Due Tuesday after Labor Day for full points.
Thursday, Aug 31st
1. No notebook! Quick review and take test!
2. When finished, complete this Gallery Walk on your own, keep quieting for students still testing. If you are absent, come after school to make this up or scroll down in the document for the pictures.
Wednesday, Aug 30th: TEST TOMORROW!
1. Take notes over World War I and fill in this guided notes sheet. 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. Gallery Walk: Using the Gallery Walk stations document found here, write 1-2 complete sentences using the vocabulary term underlined. You have to analyze the cartoons at each gallery stop to deduce the meaning of the word. Prizes for team that has the best answers.
Think and Do: On scratch paper, answer the following prompt after watching this video. For what reasons are cities and states finally considering taking down Confederate statues? How are citizens pushing these changes?
2. Play Jeopardy review game in small groups. You can use notes...work to memorize names, laws, and organizations all setup for reform! If absent, you can play here.
Monday, Aug 21st (eclipse day!...don't look at the sun!)
1. Today, your only job is to be amazing to the sub, read and hopefully finish this Webquest. If you were in class last Friday, you'll only need to start with Part B. If you were absent either Thursday or Friday last week, do those days first...the sub has the handouts you'll need to go with the activiteis. Make mamma proud!
2. To learn about political corruption of the Gilded Age, we will do a Gallery Walk around the room analyzing these famous political cartoons while your group answers these questions as a group. If absent, you must turn in your own answers on that handout for credit.
Work on test corrections using the internet to find missed answers. Follow the process!
Finish your Optional excerpt from How the Other Half Lives for extra credit points.
Have a stress free weekend.
Thursday, Aug 10th
Think and Do: Watch this slide show on child labor during the Gilded Age. On scratch paper answer A) For what reasons might we have had LEGAL child labor in industry THEN? Then watch this video segment "Fingers to the Bone", and answer B) For what reasons do we have LEGAL child labor in agriculture TODAY?
2. Using all knowledge gained so far, write 20 minutes "free write" page diary entry as if you are an immigrant factory worker during the Gilded Age. Include what your pay, hours, and working conditions might havebeen. Include why you came to America in spite of the downsides of your work. Peer review diary entries and share with the class.
3. Watch segments of Morgan Spurlock's "30 Days"...Working in a Coal Mine in West Virginia. Make a list of all the challenges he faces in this job. Then turn in an exit ticket...list 5 reasons why working in a cold mine is a challenging job. Any you list over the 5 will earn extra points.
Wednesday, Aug 9th
Think and Do: Listen to the first part of "The Daily" about Trump's response to North Korea's nuclear threats. Answer on scratch paper: A) Describe how Trump is reacting to N. Korea's escalating nuclear program? For what reason did N.Korea threaten the island of Guam? B) Do you think Trump's response is a good idea or bad? Why?
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 Friday for full credit.
Tuesday, Aug 8th
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.
EXIT TICKET: On back your handout #7, complete the Opinion/Proof . Watch the video first, then form an opinion based on this question: Do YOU believe Trump is truly a populist? Make sure to add Proof to support your answer.
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, Aug 1
Think and Do: On scratch paper, jot down stereotypes you hold about Native Americans in American TODAY. Discuss your answers.
2. CONNECTION TO TODAY: Watch this Ted Talk about "Prisoners of War" and discuss life on Native American reservations today. Jot down at least 5 facts you learned about current life on the reservation and discuss "is this our problem?" and "How do Native Americans seem to be living today?"
4. Review slides 1-10 in the unit Powerpoint notes and take a quick quiz exit ticket over today's knowledge.
Friday, July 28th
Think and Do: Watch this short video, about knowing your "why". On a scratch square turn in your answer to the following prompt: "Here's why I'm going to do my absolute best effort semester...." In my class, everything you do should be your BEST EFFORT. What is "best effort"? Watch this awesome football play and discuss how this quarterback incorporates all the components of effort incorporates (which means, the ability to delay gratification, focus on what matters, change direction when needed and staying motivated.)
1. Get in small groups and look at the work that was turned in by other students on assignment #1. Discuss positives and negatives in the work you saw turned in. What skills seem to need to be improved? What skills were needed to complete this to the best of your ability? What gratification did you have to delay? What motivated you to finish it? How focused were you when working on it?
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. Keep and add important due dates to the calendar on the back.
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. Discuss process for Test Remediation and Test Makeup procedures. (add this to your notebook after the Job Training Packet). Remember, you are focusing on learning, not the grades.
3. Finish reviewing your Job Training Packet. Make sure to bring the signed parent form back by this Friday! Have donations by Monday!
4. 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!
Tuesday, July 25th
Think and Do: Introduce your self to the class and tell us what you want to be in your future!
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 2 things that motivate you to do well in school. Introduce yourself to the class and tell us your motivations.
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. On your own paper (number it #6 and title it "The Stolen Election of 2000". Follow these steps exactly:
A) What were at least FIVE issues with voting in Florida during the 2000 Presidential Election? Watch from the start to 13 minutes in this documentary Unprecedented to see how Florida stole the election and make your list.
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. (we will finish Norway and the other boxes tomorrow.)
If absent, you MUST watch on your own these clips and fill out the corresponding boxes. Italy, France, 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.
2. Take world's easiest quiz over the spiral notes you took this week on Culture Eisenhower through Carter.
4. Go over past tests!!! It's happening!
Wednesday, May 3rd
Class Starter: Watch this VICE segment about President Trump's "conflicts of interest". On scratch paper, write an answer to these 2 prompt: a) How could Trump's businesses become a conflict of interest while he's President? b) Should we hold our President's to a higher standard of ethics?
1. Continue this notes packet.(#9) through terms under Nixon Presidency. If absent, Talking Point notes found here. Make sure to watch these visual learning clips...