Classwork: Today we spent the class period in the computer lab. This was your last class period to work on the research paper.
Homework: Your research paper is due by Monday night at 11:59pm.
Classwork: Today we started our turn of the century unit which covers a variety of topics such as westward expansion, rise of industry, immigration and urbanization. Today we started looking at Westward Expansion and how it impacted different groups of people. We listened to music to get us in the mood of the west.
Classwork: Today we took the Civil War/Reconstruction Unit Test
Homework: None! Keep working on the research paper.
Classwork: Today we peer edited the Rough Draft and Works Cited. We also played pictionary to review for the Civil War Quest.
Homework: Study for test tomorrow!
Classwork: Today we reviewed our Recon Notes and went to the computer lab to work on the candidate research paper.
Homework: Rough Draft and Works Cited is due tomorrow. Both need to be uploaded to turnitin.com and bring a hard copy to class!
Classwork: Today we further discussed the Reconstruction period post Civil War. We talked about the aftermath of the war and the issues the US faced to rebuild. We took notes on Ch 11 in the textbook.
Homework: None! Unless you want me to look at your outline
Classwork: Today we spent the class period in the library working on the Presidential Candidate Research Paper. By today most of your research should be completed and you should start to focus on the writing component of the paper. Your Republican and Democrat charts were due today - yon can print or turn them into turnitin.com. I also passed out the Civil War extra credit opportunity. If you would like to have an outline edited - it is due tomorrow to turnitin.com. Please use the outline resources on the right to help you.
Homework: Optional Outline due tomorrow to turnitin.com
Classwork: Today you spent the class period in the computer lab working on the research paper.
Homework: Republican and Democrat chart is due tomorrow. Please upload to turnitin.com
Classwork: Today I passed out the study guide for the test next week and notes about the civil war battlers. We also looked at what life was like for the soldiers and the advantages of both the North and South. We watched Crash Course to help understand the impact of the Civil War. We started thinking about Reconstruction and how the US would re build after the war.
Classwork: Today we had shorter class periods due to an AM assembly. In class you solved a murder mystery to better understand how evidence and thesis statements relate to each other. I went over tips/tricks about writing thesis statements and looked at examples of good, bad and ugly thesis statements.
Homework: Thesis Check 1 is due tomorrow. Write the best thesis you can based upon the evidence you have collected so far.
Classwork: Today we were in the computer lab working on the Political Candidate Research Paper. By the end of today you should have at least one of the candidate spreadsheets completed.
Classwork: Today we spent the class period in the library. Today was your first day of research for the fall paper. By the end of class you should have had a good start on the candidate spread sheet.
Classwork: Today you took the PSAT
Homework: Think about what candidate you want to research for your fall paper.
Classwork: Today I introduced the fall research paper which asks you to look at different presidential candidates and their polices on controversial issues. We also finished watching the Gettysburg section of the Ken Burns documentary.
Presidential Candidate Research paper
Research Paper Calendar
Homework: Start thinking about your research paper.
Classwork: Today we reviewed your chapter 10 notes and discussed the advantage/disadvantage of the North and South as well as how different individuals had a variety of impacts of the war. We ended the class by watching an episode of Ken Burns The Civil War.
Classwork: Today we finished talking about the Causes of the Civil War. You started reading Chapter 10 to understand the major battles and the impact the war had one different groups of people in the North and South. After reading chapter 10 you need to complete the reading challenge. Chapter 10 Notes/Directions.
Homework: Finish chapter 10 notes and reading challenge.
Classwork: Today we continued to take notes on the causes of the Civil War. We had a gallery walk around the classroom to look at all of the abolitionist social media profiles.
Classwork: We started to take notes on the causes of the Civil War. The second half of class was used as work time for your abolitionist profile assignment.
Homework: Abolitionist Profile is due tomorrow.
Classwork: We read opposing documents from Lincoln and Hammond and discussed the Mudsill theory regarding slavery and economics. I introduced the Abolitionist Profile assignment.
Classwork: Today we started our Civil War Unit by looking at abolitionists - those opposed to slavery. We looked at biographies of important and influential individuals of the anti-slavery movement. We read excerpts from multiple perspectives regarding the issues of slavery, including those that were in favor of it. This helped us understand the build up to the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln Reading
John C. Calhoun Reading
William Lloyd Garrison Reading
James Hammond Reading
Homework: Finish the Slavery Comparison Chart.
Thursday 3/15: 1950s Unit Test
Semester 2 Final
Civil Rights -1960s
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