Classwork: Today we continued playing the scavenger hunt game to become more familiar with the constitution. In small groups you created a Constitution Report Card to see if it holds up to the basic principles and american ideals. Any remaining class time was used to work on your homework.
Homework: Continue to work on Constitution Scavenger hunt
Classwork: Today we reviewed the amendments to the constitution and took notes on the 6 basic principles of the Constitution (these notes can be found in the power point from yesterdays blog post). We played a Constitution Scavenger hunt game in class.
Homework: Continue to work on Const. Scavenger Hunt (due Tuesday)
Classwork: Today we reviewed the AOC Graphic Org. and discussed its strengths and weaknesses. We took notes on the problems of the AOC and how the U.S. Constitution was created.
Classwork: Today we briefly discussed last nights presidential debate. We took notes on the writing of the Articles of Confederation. The end of class was used to fill out the AOC Graphic Org. - this is due tomorrow.
Articles of Confederation.
Homework: None, make sure the AOC Graphic Org. is finished for class tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we reviewed the major battles and impact this war had on the New Nation. We played Kahoot to review for the unit test on Monday.
Homework: Study for Test. Work on Comic Strip.
Classwork: Today we read Declaration of Independence and excerpts from Common Sense. and completed a Venn-Diagram I introduced the Rev. War Comic Strip assignment and you had the majority of class to work on this. Unit Test on Monday.
Homework: Continue working on comic strip. Option 1-pager and study for Unit Test.
Classwork: Today we worked in small groups and discussed the options we read from last night. In these groups you discussed/debated the best option the Colonist had regarding their decision with Britain. Any remaining class time was used to start your homework for tonight.
Homework: Option writing assignment.
Classwork: Today we took notes on the French & Indian War and the Causes of the American Rev. war. The last 20 minutes was used to critically read a different perspective regarding the option to go to war or not.
Option 1: Restore the Ties of Loyalty
Option 2: Create a more perfect Union
Option 3: Defend our Rights as Englishmen
Option 4: Fight for Independence
Homework: Finish critically reading whatever option you started today in class. You must be ready to defend your position in class tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we took the US History District Common Assessment
Classwork: Today we briefly talked about the Salem Witch Trials and how we view witches in our society. In groups you acted as a detective and worked the cold case of the with trials in Salem during the colonial times. Make sure you answer the questions below on last page of your packet.
Famous American Trials: Salem Witch Trials
What about Witches
The Salem Witch Trails: A Chronology of Events
The Salem Witch Museum
National Geo Interactive Lesson
1.Do you believe a similar event could (or has happened) happen again? Why or why not?
2.What values and principles of American democracy were defied during the Salem Witch Trials? Explain.
3.Do you find these trials to be more related to economic, social, religious, or political issues? Explain.
4.What governmental documents, amendments, laws, rights, etc. would assist to prohibit this from occurring in modern society? (i.e. freedoms of expression, search and seizure, due process, self incrimination, rights of those accused, speedy and public trial, trial by jury, fines and punishments, etc.)
Homework: Finish the Salem Witch Trial Case Study Packet - due Monday.
Classwork: Today we critically read different articles about Puritan Values and how they have shaped our modern world. At your table groups you filled out the Puritan note sheet.
Homework: None. You will have time tomorrow to finish the puritan drawing.
Classwork: Today, you used the the Jamestown DBQ to write a thesis with evidence and analysis to support a claim as to why the death rate was so high in the early stages of settlement. You took notes on the 13 colonies.
Classwork: Today we walked around the classroom and took notes on the different Native American tribes and discussed their culture in relation to early colonial history. We watched an episode of crash course to further our discussion.
Homework: Please critically read the documents in the Jamestown DBQ and bring to class tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we took the US State/Capital quiz. In groups you research different native american tribes and presented this information to the class. If you were absent today you will be excused from this activity - but expected to take notes on the tribe jigsaw on Monday.
Native American Tribe Research Assignment:
–You will be researching the various aspects of their culture as it existed in the colonial era.
–Symbols that represent the tribe
•Must be hand drawn and colored
•All information must be neatly placed on the provided paper/poster
•You will be sharing your posters with the class on Monday
Native American Tribe groups:
Homework: Native American Tribe Poster is due Monday (if you did not finish in class)
Classwork: Today we took a practice map quiz and corrected in class. We got back in our Roanoke groups to discuss our theories about what happened to this lost colony as well as what evidence best supported our claims.
Homework: Study for Map Quiz!
Classwork: Today we took notes on early and Spanish/British colonization and discussed what we knew about Native American tribes. We started working on the Lost Colony of Roanoke inquiry assignment - we will finish this in class tomorrow.
Homework: Finish the Roanoke reading your started in class. US Map due tomorrow.
Classwork: Today we spent the majority of class discussing what we already know about US History and what we want to know more about. We also discussed our journal questions about values and ideals in America. The last 15 minutes of class was used to work on labeling your US map (states & capitals)
1. What are the core values of the United States? How are these values determined? How are they upheld?
2. How would you describe the ideals and values of your own generation specifically(Generation Y)? How do they differ from the generations before you (Generation X, Baby Boomers)?
3. How are American values reflected in the media (news, literature, film, tv, music)? Does the media portray an accurate view of American culture?
4. How do other countries view the US? Explain with detail.
Homework: Work on US Map and POTUS list. Signed syllabus and writing folder
Classwork: Today we registered for the class turnitin.com and actively learn accounts. We will get textbooks set up next week. We took a pre-assessment quiz and reviewed the states and capitals.
Homework: Signed Syllabus and Writing Folder
Monday 5/21: Nixon Epitaph
Semester 2 Final
Civil Rights -1960s
JFk - LBJ
Semester 1 - Finals
Turn of the Century
Colonial America/New Nation
- Assignment Sheet
- Thesis Refinement Sheet
- Writing PPT
- Source Annotation
- Source Annotation Sample
- Research Q/Thesis "How To"
- Dead Words/Active Voice
- Citation Guide
- Easy Bib How-to
- Outline How-To
- Outline Template
- Outline Guide
- Thesis Writing