Please go to Google Classroom to find all homework assignments!
Final Project due TOMORROW 6/7!!!! Board Game MUST be turned in to me by the end of the day even if you do not have class!
Make sure that you have all the work from the Socratic Seminar: The Manifest Destiny Packet, Texas Independence Graphic Organizer, Mexican American War Organizer, Causes of Mexican War Mini DBQ, Oregon Fever, Brainstorm Questions and 3 reasons FOR and 3 Reason AGAINST Manifest Destiny.
For Periods 2 and 4: Make sure you have the Socratic Seminar assessment sheet done as well.
All classes: Make sure that you answered the Socratic Seminar questions in class. If not, complete them tonight. Also, after reading the cases FOR and AGAINST Manifest Destiny, write down 3 reasons for each. Make sure you are thinking about the Socratic Seminar question: Was Manifest Destiny postive or negative for the country?
Periods 1, 2 and 4: Finish "Travelling to Gold Country" in the Gold Rush packet.
Period 5 and 6: no homework
Period 1, 2, 4: Texas Revolution Sheet
Period 5: Donner Party Doc. 1
Period 6: "Annexation" and questions 1-3
Period 1: Oregon Fever sheet
Periods 2 & 4: Donner Party Document 1
Period 5: John O'Sullivan's "Annexation" questions 1-3
Period 6: Manifest Destiny Packet, page 1 top 3 boxes, page 3 Read the map and answer questions
Periods 1, 2 and 4: Read "Annexation" by John O'Sullivan and answer questions 1-3.
Periods 5 and 6 finish your DBQ essay!
Periods 1, 2 and 4: Make sure essay is complete (DBQ, graphic organizer and peer edit)
Periods 5 and 6: Make sure DBQ and graphic organizer are complete.
Period 1, 2 and 4: Make sure that your graphic organizer is complete and that you have completed the introduction and 1st body paragraph of the essay!
All classes: Complete the paragraph answering whether the Trail of Tears was a case of emminent domain or genocide. (periods 5/6 will be due after NWEA Testing)
Andrew Jackson Good Guy or Bad Guy Worksheet
War of 1812 Questions due tomorrow.
Madison's Foreign Affairs packet is due WEDS. 4/27. (This is on the War of 1812, you can use the outline notes to help you).
Constitution Quiz tomorrow! Make sure the study guide is complete. Also, here is a quizlet to help you study.
All classes work on your Create your own political party project.
Study for your Constitution quiz on WEDS!
Period 4: Complete the John Adams packet through the XYZ Affair
Periods 1 and 2: Complete the Democrats and Republicans sheet
Period 4: Read the following paragraph and answers question 2 on your sheet:
Political parties played a large role in the election of George Washington's successor. In 1796, Democratic Republicans backed Thomas Jefferson for President and Aaron Burr for Vice President. Federalists supported John Adams for President and Thomas Pinckney for Vice President. The election had an unexpected outcome. Under the Constitution, the person with the most votes became President. The candidate with the next highest total of votes became Vice President. John Adams, a Federalist. won office as President. The leader of the Democratic Republicans, Thomas Jefferson, came in second and became Vice President.
2. What was the outcome of the Election of 1796? Would it be good or bad for our country for the president and vice president to be from opposing parties? (Explain)
Finish the Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson Bubble Sheets.
Periods 5 & 6: I will not see your classes tomorrow due to CMT testing, so have them completed by Wednesday.
“Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations is to have with them as little political connections as possible.”- George Washington’s Farewell Address
Have we followed Washington’s advice in terms of foreign policy? How has this affected us as a nation? What advice would you give the next president of the United States in terms of foreign policy?
Alexander Hamilton's Economic Program Worksheet.
All classes complete an introduction for the Constitution DBQ.
All Classes: Constitution DBQ through Document C.
Here is the website quiz for extra credit:
Email me your results. (or google share them)
All classes complete the Constitution DBQ Hook Exercise 1-4.
All classes complete the Checks and Balances Worksheet.
All classes, complete the 7 Principles of the Constitution worksheet.
All classes, finish the Ratifying the Constitution worksheet.
Complete the Constitutional Convention Reflection sheet.
Answer the following question:
During the Constitutional Convention, the Northern states did not want slaves counted as population (for representative purposes) while the Southern states did. What is your compromise for this problem?
Finish the Articles of Confederation Star assignment.
For homework tonight answer the following question:
What would need to be changed in order to fix the Articles of Confederation and make it more effective?
Finish Articles of Confederation Scenarios 1-6
Articles of Confederation Reading Activity
Quizlet to help you study: https://quizlet.com/_1z4wwo
Revolutionary War Slogan Progect due tomorrow!
Here is a quizlet for the Revolutionary War test https://quizlet.com/_1z4wwo
Periods 5 and 6 finish the Valley Forge DBQ for tomorrow.
All classes, Women and African Americans in the Revolution sheet due Wednesday.
District Writing Assessment
District Writing Assessment
All Classes: Finish the Common Sense Sheet and write which argument you think is the strongest and which is the weakest. Also describe why.
Here is the GEO BEE quiz on National Geographic
Period 1: 2 sections of Common Sense
Periods 2, 4, 5, and 6: Complete the 2nd Continental Congress Comic page questions.
Quick Quiz tomorrow! Sequencing the 10 events on the Road to Revolution!
Review sheet in Worksheets From Class folder below!
Complete the Proclamation of 1763 Map sheet using this map to help you:
Here is the link to the video on Pontiac's Rebellion if you missed it from class. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxbipcZ-ee4
Periods 1 and 5 complete the French and Indian War Map sheet using this map
All classes complete the Perspectives of the French and Indian War sheet with the questions and chart.
Any missing work has to be turned in by tomorrow!
TEST ON MODAY 11/23/15!
Make sure to STUDY!
here is a quizlet:
Periods 2, 4, 5, and 6: Finish Rivalry in North America reading sheet with 4 questions if not completed in class.
QOD books due tomorrow!
Study for 13 Colonies Test on Monday!!!!
Study for the 13 Colonies Test on Monday 11/23/15!
Here is a quizlet to help you study!
Period 1 finish paragraph: "Is slavery ever justifiable?"
Period 2: no homework
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Finish the last 4 boxes on the Socratic Seminar evaluation page. The Overall Feedback section.
Make sure you have your
1. Mercantilism DBQ
2. Middle Passage DBQ
3. Socratic Seminar Brainstorming Sheet
4. Socratic Seminar Evaluation sheet
completed and ready to be turned in tomorrow!
Study for 13 Colonies Map Quiz tomorrow!
Here is another game to help you!
Complete the Middle and Southern Colonies worksheet for homework.
Also, remember that there will be a 13 Colonies Map Quiz on Thursday 11/12/15! Here is a map game to help you study!
Label the 13 Colonies Map. Also color the 3 sections: New England, Middle and Southern colonies.
STUDY For Test tomorrow!
Period 1: No homework
Period 2: finish Virginia Assembly questions 1-4
Periods 4, 5, 6: No homework
Study for Test on Wednesday!
Periods 1 and 2: Finish Roanoke CSI packet including the writing at the end.
Periods 4, 5, 6: Answer questions 1-3 on Laws Divine, Moral and Martial sheet.
Test has been pushed back until next Wednesday 10/28/15!
Period 1 and 2: CSI packet through scenario 5
Periods 4, 5 and 6: Complete the CSI packet including your conclusion.
Period 1: Roanoke CSI packet up to scenario 2.
Period 2: no homework
Periods 4, 5, and 6: CSI packet up to scenario 5.
Period 1 No homework
Periods 2, 4, 5 and 6: Work on Roanoke CSI packet. Scenarios 1 and 2 should be completed for tomorrow's class.
All classes finish the New Spain-New France-New Netherlands chart from class if not completed.
Also, fill out the map. Only put in New Spain, New France and New Netherlands (not Britain or Sweden)
All classes finish the Life in New Spain packet from Monday!
Study for quiz on Monday!!!!!!
Here is a Quizlet that will help you study! https://quizlet.com/_1m4cvh
Here is a link to the study guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15gGft1F-Aec5NGj7oXgGikdvu9oWopPIcp-pkegG3-E/pub
or you can find it below in Worksheets from Class
Make sure that your Columbus DBQ is complete and the following pieces of the graphic organizer are also complete:
1) Background information (Names, dates, important places)
2) 3 main paragraph ideas
3) Thesis statement.
****This does not apply to period 2, they should just make sure that the DBQ is completed***********
All classes except period 2, finish Columbus DBQ. We will be working with this tomorrow!
You should also be studying for your first quiz on MONDAY 10/12/15! (study guides are posted below in Worksheets from Class)
Finish the Colombian Exchange Map activity if not completed in class.
All classes also answer the following questions
Name a traditional food that your family eats at gatherings. Where do the ingredients originate? Would you have been able to enjoy this meal without the Colombian Exchange?
Here is a link for a map:
Periods 1 and 2: Finish Columbus Biography.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Finish the Columbus Hero or Villain? 500 Nations Questions.
Here is the 500 Nations video clip to help you with the questions. ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?=TJ4VkfOJLy8
Periods 1 and 2: No homework
Periods 4, 5 and 6: Continue working on the Christopher Columbus Bio.
Periods 1 and 2 answer the following question:
Periods 1 and 2 Silhouette Project due on TUESDAY 9/15!!!
I was shocked to see so many blank silhouettes left in my room today! Not sure how the projects will be completed without them!
Periods 1 and 2: Complete the Native American similarities and differences sheet. Also, finish the paragraph on the back.
Periods 4, 5, 6 No homework.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: The Silhouette Project is due TOMORROW 9/9/15!
Periods 1 and 2: the Silhouette Project will be due Tuesday 9/15 due to NWEA testing.
Periods 5 and 6 should finish the Similarities and Differences questions and paragraph on the back if they did not finish it in class. I normally do not give homework over weekends, but there was more than enough time in class to complete this activity.
Period 4 finish the Culture Groups Similarities and Differences questions.
Periods 5, 6 should try to complete the Culture Groups charts. We will finish the questions tomorrow.
All classes (except period 2) answer the following question:
Give 3 examples of how climate affects the culture of an area.
Last 10 QOD!!!!!
41. George Washington is sometimes referred to as the Precedent President, what do you think this means?
42. In our country today, do the 2 main political parties help or hurt the American people?
43. Would it help or hurt the American people to have the President and Vice President be from 2 different political parties? How?
44. What does it mean to be contradictory? Can you give an example?
45. Should we downsize our military to reduce the $16 Trillion dollar debt?
46. What does it mean to be between a rock and a hard place?
47. During the War of 1812, Britain blockaded American ports. This was meant to cause financial hardship for America. Instead, the blockade ended up doing the country a favor. How so?
48. Can a good person be a bad president and vice versa?
49. Can the government ever make you move from your home?
50. Would you move to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming if the government would give you 160 acres of land for free. The catch is that you have to live on the land for at least 5 years in order to keep it.
Finish Documents C and D if not done in class.
For homework tonight, complete the sorting sheet for Documents A-D; write the source, whether it is pro-Manifeest Destiny or pro-Mexico and how you know.
Opening of the West Map and questions
Here is a map to help you.
Complete introduction and 1st body paragraph for Jackson DBQ.
All classes: Finish Jackson DBQ if not completed in class. Also, make sure to sort the documents into PRO or CON.
Breaker Boy/Lowell Girl project due on Monday 5/11!
Period 1 answer section/cartoon 1 on the Andrew Jackson review sheet
Period 2, 5 and 7 answer questions 3 and 5 on the Andrew Jackson review sheet
Periods 1, 2 and 7 Washington/Adams/Jefferson Test on MONDAY!
Periods 4 and 5 make sure to have your study guide on Monday, test on Tuesday
Make sure to have your Chapter 9/10 Study Guide for class tomorrow!
Periods 4 and 5 make sure to have your War of 1812 questions for the quiz.
Make sure the War of 1812 questions are with you in class.
Washington/Adams/Jefferson test on Monday 5/4
Industrial Revolution project due Monday 5/11
Periods 1 and 5 complete the Industrial Revolution ticket to leave question.
Period 7, finish the Industrial Revolution worksheet.
For the classes that I saw today, start working on the Washington, Adams, Jefferson study guide. We will have the test next week. (Haven't decided on the day yet).
All classes except period 4, complete the Chapter 9 Test sheet.
Period 4, finish the John Adams Ticket to Leave sheet.
Make sure to read the John Adams (XYZ Affair and Alien & Sedition Act) Sheet and answer questions 1-5.
Here is a quick video to help! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw0KcA59_8s
Make sure to finsh the bubble sheets on Hamilton and Jefferson in order to answer the following question:
Whose views do you align with more, Hamilton or Jefferson? Why?
If you need more info here is a short video:
Answer the follwoing question:
What are the 2 political parties in the US today? Who are the Congressional leaders of each party?
Please finish the Washington's Precedents work. Here is a sheet ot help.
What do you think is the most important of Washington’s precedents and why?
What are 4 problems the United States is facing right now? Using Washington’s precedents as a guide, how would Washington advise Obama in handling these problems?
1. Problem: _________________________________________________________________
2. Problem: ___________________________________________
3. Problem: __________________________________
4. Problem: __________________________________________________________
All students please fill out the Debate Evalutation sheet for class tomorrow.
Constitution Quiz will be on Thursday 3/26/15, study guide in Worksheets from class below.
Make sure you have all your information in preparation for the DEBATE on Friday. This should include:
Your historical court cases (Tinker, Fraser, Fredericks)
Your early social media court cases (Emmet v. Kent, Bethlehem, Biedler etc)
Your roles in the debate.
Your notes on current cases from the articles.
Your statements for the debate.
Judges will also need to know the facts on both sides.
No homework! Slainte! (Happy St. Patrick's Day!)
All classes make sure that the Preamble Unscrambled sheet is complete.
2nd period make sure the Checks and Balances sheet is also complete.
Quiz on Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention (including the plans and compromises), Federalists and Antifederalists will be TOMORROW Weds. 3/4/15!!!!!
Periods 1, 2, 4, 5: Make sure the Constitution Main Idea sheet is complete.
Period 7: no homework
Please finish the Federalists and Anti-Federalists packet for homework tonight.
The Revolutionary War test will be on WEDS!!!! Make sure you have your study guide and class notes!
Periods 1 and 2 finish The War Ends Worksheet
Periods 4 and 5 finish the Setting the Stage Sequencing sheet use the following terms:
Declaration of Independence
Fighting ends at Yorktown
Fighting at Sea
Fighting Moves South
Greene takes Command of the Southern Army
Treaty of Paris
Revolutionary War Slogan Project due TOMORROW! Remember you must have the paragraph explanation on the back.
Make sure to finish all the Documents in the Valley Forge DBQ. You should have them sorted into the Stay or Go piles. The graphic organizer will be due on Tuesday!
Start to work on your Revolutionary War Slogan project. This will be due Weds. 2/11
All classes should continue to work on the Valley Forge DBQ
Period 1: You should be sorting the documents and working on the graphic organizer
Period 2: You should be completing the documents at least through Doc. C
Period 4: You should be completing the documents at least through Doc. C
Period 5: You should be completing the documents through Doc. D
Period 7: You should be completing documents through Docl. B
All classes except Period 1 answer the following question for homework:
If Brawn Versus Brawn does not work, what must General Washington do to start winning battles against the British?
PROJECT DUE TOMORROW!!!!!!
Common Sense questions due tomorrow.
Study for Quiz tomorrow!
Finish the Battle of Bunker Hill packet (Reading 1 questions 1-3, Reading 2 questions 1-6)
Finish your Lexington and Concord Primary Source chart and make sure to complete your explanation of who you believe shot first. (Make sure to cite 2 pieces of evidence from the sources).
Also make sure to vote on the link below! (you can text or use your computer to vote!)
Work on your project!
The due date has been extended until
Research for your project is due tomorrow!
Start studying your Road to Revolution Sequence quiz review sheet.
REVOLUTIONARY WAR RAP PROJECT IS DUE 1/12!
Period 1: Finish reading the Primary source from the Boston Tea Party and answer the questions. Remember, the answer may not be in the reading. Put "No Evidence Found" if that is the case.
Period 2: After reading the primary and secondary accounts of what happened at the Boston Tea Party, answer the following questions: How alike/different are the two accounts? Why do you think this is the case? How do we know if the version we have learned in history books is true or not?
Period 4: Finish reading the secondary source of The Boston Tea Party. After reading the primary and secondary accounts of what happened at the Boston Tea Party, answer the following questions: How alike/different are the two accounts? Why do you think this is the case? How do we know if the version we have learned in history books is true or not?
Period 5: no homework
Period 6: finish reading the primary source of the Boston Tea Party and answer the questions.
Please read the Boston Tea Party primary source and answer the assigned questions (1-3) We will continue to answer them tomorrow in class.
1st period be ready for your quiz tomorrow.
7th period, you did not get the Boston Tea Party reading yet. You will get it tomorrow.
All Classes, finish the Image Analysis sheet for Paul Revere's Engraving of "The Bloody Massacre." Here is the image to help you finish. (Period 1, you DO NOT have to finish the drawing)
Mercantilsim/French and Indian War/Pontiac's War and Proclamation of 1763 Quiz will be on MONDAY 12/15!!!!
Study guide will also be due!!!
If you did not finish the question from class today, please finish. Why did the colonists have such a strong reaction to the Stamp Act?
Homework: Look up our tax system (in CT and/or in the US). Describe who decides what taxes we will have and where the money goes. Do the people have a say in this? Why or why not?
After viewing the clip on tarring and feathering from HBO's documentary John Adams (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6PJ0Eoiwl4 ) , answer the following question;
"Do you approve of using brutal and illegal acts to enforce a political principal?" (John Adams to Sam Adams)
In other words, do you think it is ok to use tactics such as tarring and feathering to get a political point across? Why or why not?
Periods 1, 4 and 5 finish French and Indian War Map. Use this map to help you:
Period 1, 2, 4, and 7: If you did not finish re-writing the Mercantilism introduction complete for homework.
Period 5: Complete the ticket to leave questions if you did not finish in class.
Finish Doc A-D sheet answering the question:
Is Mercantilism positive or negative?
Finish Middle Passage DBQ.
Study for 13 Colonies Quiz tomorrow! Make sure study guide is complete, it WILL be collected!
Here is an animated timeline to help you study. http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/amer_hist_recon/resources/htmls/animations/ah03_anim_foundcolonies.html
Here is a Quizlet game to help you as well. http://quizlet.com/19750632/learn
Here is another game! http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=NTcxMDU5
Finish Triangular Trade Sheet.
Here is an animated timeline to help you study. http://www.classzone.com/cz/books/amer_hist_recon/resources/htmls/animations/ah03_anim_foundcolonies.html
Here is a Quizlet game to help you as well. http://quizlet.com/19750632/learn
Here is another game! http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=NTcxMDU5
All Classes: Finish Document 1 on Mercantilism DBQ.
If you did not finish the double sided Mercantilism sheet in class, finish as well!
Study for 13 Colonies Map Quiz tomorrow!
Here is a game to help you study! http://www.purposegames.com/game/d4c1306c
Study for 13 Colonies Quizzes
Map Quiz on Tuesday 11/18
Colonies Quiz Friday 11/21
All Classes: Study for Quiz on Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth! Study guide must be turned in as well!
Period 5: Map Mini-Project is due tomorrow as well!
13 Colonies Infographic is due MONDAY 11/17!
****Period 1: "More English Settlements" Packet due THURSDAY not tomorrow!!!!!
All Classes: Read the English Settlements in New England and complete the activity attached.
All Classes: Roanoke, Jamestown and Plymouth Quiz on WEDS!
Period 5: Map Mini-Project due Weds.
All periods should continue working on the 13 Colonies Infographic Project!
Here is the link to the Livebinder: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?present=true&id=1553240
Periods 2, 4, 5, and 7 should begin working on the 13 Colonies Infographic Project!
Period 1 should be taking notes using Easybib Notetaking page. This is located on Livebinder on the Media Center page (under 8th grade projects/Colony Project).
All classes take notes on your Colony Project (either Society or Geography) using your Easybib Notetaking page. This is located on Livebinder on the Media Center page (under 8th grade projects/Colony Project).
*****13 Colonies Map Mini-Project is due WEDS 11/5 for all classes except period 5!*******
All Classes work on Map Mini-Project due next Weds.
Period 4, finish Virginia Assembly Laws questions.
****ALL CLASSES STUDY FOR TEST TOMORROW!****
STUDY GUIDE WILL BE COLLECTED FOR A GRADE! IF YOU NEED ANOTHER COPY, PRINT ONE FROM WORKSHEETS FROM CLASS BELOW!
STUDY FOR TEST ON TUESDAY!
BE PREPARED FOR JEOPARDY ON MONDAY!
Periods 1, 5, and 7:
Finish reading Laws Divine, Moral and Martial and answer the pertaining questions.
Periods 2 and 4, no homework tonight.
What do you think happened to the colonists at Roanoke?
Periods 2 and 4 need to write which theory was the best and why.
Periods 1, 2, 4, 5, and 7: Don't forget to VOTE!
Periods 1, 5, 7: Write which theory on the disappearance of the colonists of Roanoke is the most convincing and why.
Periods 2 and 4: Come up with a hypothesis of what happened to the colonists at Roanoke. Make sure to cite 2 pieces of evidence from the John White primary source.
Periods 1, 4, 5, and 7:
Come up with a theory about what happened to the people of Roanoke. Make sure to give 2 pieces of evidence (either 2 for or 1 for 1 against).
For the New Spain, New France and New Netherlands notes from class, look in Worksheets from Class below!
Can the factor that you determined to be the most significant (in bringing about the downfall of the Meso-American civilization) be applied in modern areas of conflict such as Iraq or Syria (or even here in America)? Why or why not?
Christopher Columbus Biography questions due tomorrow (given out on Monday)
****Also***** Bullett 3 new items that you learned about Christopher Columbus Also due tomorrow!
There has been no homework this week due to the Common Assessment we have been working on in class!
Get ready, next week we are back to regular work!
All Classes answer the following question in paragraph form:
Did the Meso-Americans (with the Mayan
as an example) meet the criteria of
"Highly Advanced" society? Make sure to
use evidence from your DBQ documents.
Periods 1 and 4: Answer the following question:
What areas would the Mayans need to be skilled in to complete the pyramid at Kukulcan?
Periods 5 and 7: Create your final list of criteria for an Advanced Society. You should have the headings with the criteria that goes with it. For example:
Culture: religion, music, art, written language.
Please complete the Meso-American Map. Use the links below to help you.
Western Hemisphere Map http://mapas.owje.com/img/Mapa-de-America-844.jpg
Western Hemisphere Physical Map with mountains https://mapshop.com/classroom/Continents/KlettWesternHemisphere31032-over.htm
Study for your first quiz on Monday!
Remember, you need to complete and turn
in your study guide! If you need another
copy, it is posted in Worksheets from Class
under Native American
In finishing up our 9/11 Unit, for homework tonight:
Summarize what you have learned through the course of this unit. How would you pass on this information to the younger generation who were born after 9/11? (Think 3rd graders) What should they know? Why?
*******Make sure that you have all of your 9/11 Unit work completed! I will be collecting it all together tomorrow!*******
Answer the 9/11 question on the bottom of your sheet.
(Posted below as "9/11 Questions")
Study for Quiz next Monday!
Using your class notes answer the following question:
Explain how culture (in the Native American communities) is determined by climate (and/or natural resources). Make sure to use at least 2 examples.
Please finish the Native Americans as mascots paragraph tonight that you started in class today. (Should teams with Native American mascots (like the Washington Redskins) have to change their mascot? Why or why not?)
You should have completed:
1. Read your article with the following primary/secondary source questions in mind: Is it a primary or secondary source? Who wrote it? Why? Who is the audience? Was it written to persuade you? Is it biased? Is it a good source to use?
2. Summarize your article for the members in your group.
3. Share your summaries with your group.
4. Pull out a piece of text evidence from your article and write it in your graphic organizer (either FOR or AGAINST).
5. Look at your evidence.
6. Decide on a claim.
7. Use your evidence to back up your claim.
Please text in your vote on whether the Washington Redskins and other teams with Native American mascots should change their names? at
Also remember that your Silhouette is due on MONDAY!
Please re-watch "What Makes the Red Man Red" song from Peter Pan and note any stereotypes you see.
For homework write a paragraph to Disney with suggestions on how to update the song to make it more realistic.
Here is the link for the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_at9dOElQk
Please complete the Primary/Secondary Source Rules sheet.
Our first project, the Silhouette project will be due next Monday 9-8. Please see the rubric in Worksheets from Class Unit 1 section below or posted on the Upcoming Tests/Projects tab.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION PROJECT DUE ON MONDAY 5/19!
Texas Revolution Worksheet
Andrew Jackson Paragraph Due on MONDAY 5/12/14!!!
If you need another copy, it is listed as Andrew Jackson Paragraph in Worksheets from Class tab below.
Finish the paragraph on whether
the Trail of Tears was a
case of Eminent Domain or
All classes: Finish the Andrew Jackson and the Bank War sheet. If not completed, complete Documents 4-5 on the Andrew Jackson DBQ.
REMEMBER: RESEARCH FOR THE BREAKER BOY/LOWELL GIRL PROJECT IS DUE AS WELL!!!!
Periods 1 and 4: Finish Industrial Revolution Ticket to Leave AND the Nationalism/Sectionalism packet from yesterday.
Period 2: Complete the Nationalism/Sectionalism packet.
Periods 5 and 6: Finish the the Nationalism/Sectionalism packet from yesterday
Periods 1, 4, 5 and 6: Read and answer questions on the American Sectionalism and Nationalism packet. Due Thursday.
Period 2: Make sure that your War of 1812 graphic organizer is complete. Answer the War of 1812 Questions sheet to help you study for the quiz.
Make sure that your War of 1812 Graphic Organizers are complete for the Quiz tomorrow! Here are some questions that will help you prepare for the quiz!
War of 1812 Questions
- What were the main issues which led to James Madison’s Declaration of War in 1812?
- What was impressment and why do you think it became such an issue between the U.S. and Great Britain?
3. Why did the New England Federalists oppose the war? How did this opposition play into later events in the war?
4. Why was Tecumseh angry? What did he do to fight against the Americans?
5. Why was the Battle of New Orleans considered to be an important battle?
6. Who do you think were the heroes of the War of 1812?
7. Was the Treaty of Ghent an effective treaty? Why or why not?
8. What do you think the long-term ramifications of the war were for the United States, in other words what were the major effects of the war?
9. Why do you think the War of 1812 has been referred to as “America’s Forgotten War”? Why should it be studied and remembered today?
Periods 1, 5 and 6: Answer the following question:
With the budget problems that the US is facing, should we decrease the size of our Army/Navy to save money? Why or why not?
Periods 2 and 4: No homework.
Period 1: finish the Lewis and Clark Map (using the map listed in Worksheets from Class under Lewis and Clark map)
Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: Finish the Lousiana Purchase question sheet.
Period 1: Finish Hamilton's Financial Plan using pages from the book. Listed in Worksheets from Class as Hamilton's Financial Plan Pages.
All Classes please answer the following question:
What would Washington do in the Ukraine? Should we get involved in the dispute between Russia and the Ukraine or not (according to Washington) and why?
Periods 1, 2, 5 and 6: Finish Stations 1-5 on graphic organizer. On back answer the following question: Which precedent was the most important and why?
Stations are listed in Worksheets from Class below under Washington's Precedents.
Periods 1-6: Shay's Rebellion v. Whiskey Rebellion Sheet.
Reminder: Constitution study guide is now due NEXT week!
Period 1: Did not meet due to SBAC Testing, no homework.
Period 2: Finish DBQ, graphic organizer and intro paragraph.
Period 4: Complete Shay's Rebellion/Whiskey Rebellion Venn Diagram and question
Period 5 and 6: Complete the Compare/Contrast sheet on Shay's Rebellion and the Whiskey Rebellion.
**NOTE: THE CONSTITUTION STUDY GUIDE IS DUE NEXT THURSDAY 4/10!
Constitution Study Guide due for all classes on Friday 4/4/14.
If you did not complete the introduction paragraph for the Constitution DBQ, it must be turned in by tomorrow. (Along with the DBQ, Question sheet, Doc. A-D sheet, and graphic organizer)
Period 1: Finish Constitution DBQ organizer and intro paragraph.
Period 2: Finish Constitution DBQ Documents A-D.
Period 4 and 5: Finish Constitution introduction.
Period 6: We did not meet today due to SBAC Testing, no homework.
Period 1: 1st Amendment Ticket to Leave question.
Period 2: School rules v. constitutional rights question
Period 4, 5, 6: Finish the Constitution DBQ through Document D.
Periods 1 and 2: Finish the question Constitutional Rights v. School rules.
Period 4: Finish the Ticket to Leave Question
Period 5 and 6: no homework
Period 1 and 2: Complete the Bill of Rights scenarios activity.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Complete the question on the bottom of the School Rules v. Constitutional Rights sheet.
Periods 1 and 2: Finish the Checks and Balances sheet for homework.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Finish the Bill of Rights Scenarios sheet for homework tonight.
Periods 1 and 2: Study for your QUIZ tomorrow! Also finish the 7 Principles of the Constitution worksheet that we started in class.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Study for your QUIZ tomorrow! Also remember to either write a jingle for 3 of the 7 Principles of the Constitution or write 3 of the 7 as you would to a kindergartener!
Periods 1 and 2: We did not meet today due to the Science CMT. Just remember to study for the Articles of Confederation and Constitutional Convention quiz on FRIDAY!
Periods 4, 5 and 6: Either write a jingle (nursery rhyme) or explain the 7 Principals of the Constitution to a kindergartner. This is due on Friday. Remember to study for the Articles of Confederation and Constitutional Convention Quiz for this Friday as well!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Tonight, finish the Federalist/Anti-Federalist sheet that we started in class. The back side has the Articles of Confederation review.
Also, you should start on the study guide for the Articles of Confederation/Constitutional Convention Quiz which will be this FRIDAY 3/21!
Articles of Confederation Star Project due Monday 3/17/14!
See template in Worksheets from Class.
Articles of Confederation Sheet is due on Weds. 3/12/14.
Revolutionary War Test is tomorrow Tuesday 3/11/14!
Make sure that your study guide is all filled out. Revolutionary War Test has been moved to Tuesday 3/11/14
Copies of study guide, Terms Test exemplar and Terms Test rubric listed below in Worksheets from Class section.
Finish up DBQ graphic organizer if not completed in class.
Write the introduction paragraph for the Valley Forge DBQ essay. (make sure to include background information as well as the 3 reasons you would stay or go).
Studey for Road to Revolution Test!
Study guide listed in Worksheets from Class.
Here are some interactive quizzes to help you study!
Battle of Bunker Hill Sheet, if you did not finish in class.
Make sure to study for your upcoming test! Test is on Monday 2/24!
Please start working on the Road to Revolution (Chapter 5) Review sheet.
The test will be either next Weds. or Thursday depending on the snow situation.
If you need another copy, it is in the Worksheets from Class section below.
Review for Road to Revolution Test will be given out in class tomorrow. A copy of the review is located in Worksheets from Class section below.
Periods 1 and 2: we did not meet today, no homework.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: finish the Declaration of Independence packet.
Period 1 and 2: Finish Declaration of Independence packet. (Attempts to Address Grievances and Declaration)
Period 4: Finish the question from class: Pick the top 2 grievances and write why you believe they were the tipping point that led to the Declaration/Revolution.
Period 5: since we missed class today, no homework.
Period 6: begin working on Attempts to Address Grievances section of the Declaration of Independence packet.
Periods 2 and 6: finish questions 1 and 2 under the section BELIEFS on the Declaration of Independence.
All other classes do not have homework.
Complete the Comparing and Contrasting Patriots and Loyalists worksheet.
*copy can be found in Worksheets from Class
Revolutionary Raps are due on TUESDAY 1/21/14!
Feel free to text in who you believe fired the first shot at Lexington and Concord. Follow the link below!
Work on Project!
Period 4 answer the following question:
Was the Boston Tea Party a terrorist event? Would the Sons of Liberty be Patriots or terrorists?
Periods 1,2,5,6: Answer the following questions: Whas the Boston Tea Party a terrorist event? Would the Sons of Liberty be Patriots or terrorists?
Period 4: Draw your version of the Boston Massacre on the sheet provided. Write down what actually happened on the night of March 5th, 1770. Would your version still be titled "The Boston Massacre"?
All research for your Revolutionary Raps was due today!
Make sure that you have your lyrics ready to be checked on Tuesday 1/14/14!
Project is due on Friday 1/17/14!
All periods (except period 4)
Draw your version of the Boston Massacre on sheet provided.
What do you think actually happened on the night of March 5th, 1770? Give specific details. Would your version still be titled “The Boston Massacre”?
Answer the following question (from John Adams documentary clip)
Do you believe it is alright to use brutal, illegal acts to enforce a political principle?
Answer the following questions:
Why were the colonists so against the Stamp Act?
How did the Stamp Act help bring about the Revolutionary War?
***Except period 5, finish question from class only. Which of the 6 people from Boston society did the Stamp Act affect the most and why?**********
Periods 1,4, 5, and 6: Finish Stamp Act sheet. If you need a copy it is under Worksheets from Class.
Period 2: Finish your different version of the Stamp Act sheet.
Study for QUIZ tomorrow! Remember, the study guide must be handed in as well! If you need another copy, it is located below as Mercantilism/French and Indian War Study Guide in Worksheets from Class.
Finish Proclamation of 1763 Map sheet.
Use this map to help you:
Study ofr Quiz on Friday!
Start research on Revolutionary Rap Project.
Period 1: Finish the Which Side Would You Choose sheet
Periods 2, 4, 6: make sure that your conflict scenarios sheets are completed.
Period 5: make sure that you have up to conflict #2 completed on your sheet.
Periods 2, 4, 5, and 6: Finish French and Indian War Questions.
Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: Finish Middle Passage DBQ. Second, please watch the first video on the link below.
If the video is not working, please look at this website to help you: http://www.foodispower.org/slavery-in-the-chocolate-industry/
After you watch this video, answer the following question:
Do the profits that the chocolate companies make justify the way that they go about making it? In other words, is the profit they make at the expense of human misery justifiable?
Study for your 13 Colonies Map Quiz for tomorrow!
Here is an interactive quiz website to help you practice:
Study for your 13 Colonies Test tomorrow!
Remember 13 Colonies map quiz is FRIDAY
Make sure your notes are in order for the Test on THURSDAY!
Remember, quiz on 13 Colonies Map on FRIDAY!
Make sure your QOD Blue book is up to date. I will be collecting the books on FRIDAY 11/22/13! If you are missing any questions, they are all located on the QOD tab to the left of the page.
Make sure that all of the information on the 13 Colonies is completed in your chart.
Periods 4,5,6 finish 13 Colonies map.
Map Project due tomorrow! Make sure that everything is identified and colored appropriately. Also make sure that you located the Appalachian Mountains and added the colonial products.
If you need to see the maps, they are listed in Worksheets from Class under COLONIAL PRODUCTS.
The 3 maps needed to help you put the COLONIAL PRODUCTS onto your map project are located below in Worksheets from class listed as COLONIAL PRODUCTS.
Study for TEST on WEDS!!!!!
13 Colonies Map Mini-Project given today and due on Tueday 11/12/13.
QOD, first 10 questions will be due this FRIDAY 11/8/13. If you are missing any, the first 10 are posted on my website under the QOD LOG tab.
Study for Test on WEDS!!!!!
Make sure to start studying for the test on Weds!
No Homework! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
Periods 1, 2, 5: Study for test next week
Periods 4, 6: Start 13 Colonies map project and study for test next week.
Periods 1 and 2: Finish up the Virginia Assembly questions.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Finish up the Mayflower Compact: Would you sign?
Periods 1 and 2: Finish writing which theory of Roanoke you believe was the most convincing.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Text in your Roanoke theory to Polleverywhere.com
Also, finish the Laws Divine, Moral and Martial worksheet for Jamestown.
Periods 1 and 2: Write up your theory on what happened to the colonists at Roanoke. Remember to include 3 pieces of evidence from the text.
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Complete the write up on which theory on the disappearnance of the colonists at Roanoke was the most convincing and why.
Periods 1 and 2: no homework
Periods 4, 5, and 6: Finish your theory of what happened to the colonists at Roanoke tonight. Remember, you must include 3 pieces of evidence from John White's primary source.
Finish Explorer Chart
AFTER THAT: Complete map. Shade in the areas for England, Spain, France and Netherlands (Dutch). You DO NOT have to shade in SWEDEN.
Use this map to help you!
Finish Graphic Organizer for Columbus Essay.
You should do the following:
1. List 3 reasons
2. For each reason you should list 2 details
3. For each detail, find a quote, statistic or other information from your data.
4. Cite where you got the information, whether it is an outside source or from a document.
Make sure you have all of your data in order:
Columbus Bio, Columbian Exchange Map, 500 Nations Sheet/Primary Sources, Columbus Journal, Invasion of Mexico notes, Man or Myth sheet.
Answer the following question:
Can the factors discussed in class that led to the downfall of the Mes-American empires be applied to areas of modern conflict such as Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria?
If you prefer to answer this on a worksheet, it is posted in Worksheets from Class as "Conquistador Homework"
Read the following article on conquistadors. (Spanish conquerors) If you would like to print a copy, it is located in Worksheets from Class as Conquering the Americas
Conquering the Americas
When Columbus arrived in the Caribbean, Native American had been living in the Americas for tens of thousands of years. In what is now Mexico and Peru, complex civilizations had developed. But these civilizations were unprepared for the Spanish attacks that began in the early 16th century.
The Invasion of Mexico
While Magellan’s crew was sailing around the world, the Spanish began their conquest of the Americas. Hernando Cortes landed on the Mexican coast with 508 conquistadors in 1519. He already knew that the Aztec Empire was not a single unified nation. Rather it was made up of several hundred min-states who fought one another and hater their conquerors- the Aztecs.
The Spanish arrival shook the Aztec Empire which ruled most of Mexico. The Aztec emperor Montezuma II feared that Cortes was an Aztec god sent to reclaim the throne. Montezuma sent Cortes precious gifts to get him to leave. But the gifts only excited Spanish dreams of riches.
The Spaniards marched inland and formed pacts or treaties called alliances, with the native peoples who hated Aztec rule. After a few months, Cortes reached the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. Montezuma welcomed Cortes with great ceremony. However, Cortes took Montezuma captive and tried to rule the Aztec by giving commands through the Aztec emperor.
But, the Aztecs rebelled and trapped the Spanish in Tenochitlan (teh-nawch-tee-TLAHN). On June 30th, 1520, the Aztecs caught the Spaniards trying to escape, and fighting broke out. About 1,800 Spaniards and their allies were killed. The Spaniards called the event La Noche Triste- the Sad Night.
Despite this defeat, Cortes led his forces back to Tenochtitlan in May 1521. At this point, the Spaniards got help from an unusual source- disease. Many Aztecs fell victim to an outbreak of smallpox, which severely weakened their ranks. The germs that caused this disease had been brought to America by the Europeans.
On his return, Cortes placed Tenochtitlan under siege for several months. When Tenochtitlan finally fell in August 1521, the empire lay in ruins. On the rubble of the Aztec capital, the Spanish built Mexico City. Over time, the populations and cultures of Spain and Mexico merged and produced a new society, that of the present day nation of Mexico.
The Inca Empire Falls
Despite the fall of the Aztec, the Inca still had a powerful empire in the Cuzco Valley in what is now Peru. By 1525, the Inca ruled a 2,000 mile long territory in the Andes Mountains along the western coast of South America. The Inca also possessed much gold and silver. Stories of Incan wealth reached the Spanish. In 1531, a conquistador named Francisco Pizarro led 180 men into Peru.
Incan emperor Atahualp (Ah-tuh-WAHL-puh) went to greet the Spaniards, but the Spanish killed thousands of Inca and took him captive. To free himself, Atahualpa gave the Spanish a treasure of gold, but the Spaniards killed him anyway. With the Incan emperor dead, the Inca Empire collapsed. Then Pizarro took control of this area for Spain, which he had already called Peru.
Read the Biography of Christopher Columbus and answer questions number 1-4.
If you need another copy, it is below in Worksheets from Class as Biography of Christopher Columbus.
Quiz tomorrow! Remember to A) STUDY! B) Have your study guide filled out and ready to turn in tomorrow.
If you did not finish the Mayan DBQ, make sure that it is finished. All classes (except period 2) should have finished the question posed at the end of class: "Did the Mayan/Meso-American people meet the qualifications of an advanced society?"
Finish up the Mayan DBQ up to document C if not completed in class.
If you need another copy, see the link below:
All classes finish Meso-American Map. Please using the following maps to help you.
All classes except for period 6: finish the Native American Similarities and Differences question/paragraph for homework.
Period 6: Finish questions sheet and begin paragraph.
Sheet located in worksheets from class under: Native American Similarities and Differences.
Period 1: Finish questions 1-6 on the Native American Culture Groups.
Periods 2,4, and 5: Make sure that your chart is completely filled in. Answer questions 1-3 on the Native American Culture Groups.
Period 6: We did not get to meet today, make sure that your large chart is completed for class tomorrow.
Complete the Native American way of life v. European way of life question.
Compare/Contrast the two sides and answer:
Which wasy of life do you think you follow the most, the Native American or European? Why? (make sure to give at least 3 examples!)
Answer the following question:
Do you think that schools and professional sports teams should be required to change their mascots (if they are Native American)? Why or why not?
***Remember**** It doesn't matter which side you choose, be sure to give good supports for your idea.
****For all students who were in Enrichment, the powerpoint from class is posted below as Native American Mascots*********
Ask parent/guardian the questions on the sheet passed out in class.
If you need another copy, look below in Worksheets from Class: 9/11 Questions
All periods except period 5 complete the following questions for homework:
"The first plane hits, most people think it is an accident, the second plane hits, this is really happening to us, what does it mean to America/the world?"
Period 5, answer the following question:
Why do we study 9/11?
Finish Primary and Secondary Worksheet.
Period 5 please also finish the Exit Slip from class as well.
Begin Silhouette Project. Make sure to write out your name in an ACROSTIC poem (with sentences). Make sure that it is colorful and you can see the lettering from at least 5 feet away.
This is due MONDAY!
Make sure you are ready for the EPIC BATTLE RAP tomorrow!
Quiz on the strengths/strategies of North and South on Weds. 6/19/13!
Weapons of War sheet
Use this link to answer questions.
Period 1: read Day 2 Chapter 1 Freemantle pages 155-165 and answer questions. There WILL be a QUIZ!
Period 2/4/6: read Day 2 Chapter 3 Longstreet pages 181-191 and answer questions. There WILL be a QUIZ!
Period 5: read pages 176-187 and answer questions. There WILL be a QUIZ!
Period 1: Weapons of War, fill out the sheet using this website below.
Per 2 and 4 and 6: Read pages 166-172 and answer the questions, there WILL be a QUIZ tomorrow on the reading!
Period 5: Read pages 164-169 and answer the questions, there WILL be a QUIZ tomorrow on the reading!
Period 1: go to this link and answer the questions on "Who They Were"
Period 2/4/5/6: Go to this link and answer the questions on "How They Died"
Period 1: Click on the link below and answer the questions.
Period 2,4,5, and 6: Click on the link below and answer questions.
Period 1: go to this link and answer the questions on "How They Died?"
Period 2: read pages 131-135 and answer the questions.
Period 4/5/6: Go to this link and answer the questions on "Who They Were"
Period 1: Write the summaries for Day 1: Chapter 2 Buford and Chapter 3 Lee. Make sure to finish the questions.
Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: Read pages 126-131. Make sure to answer the first 3 questions on the questions sheet.
Period 1: read pages 73-78.
Periods 2,4,5,6: Complete summary for Day 1, Chapter 1 Lee. Make sure to complete the vocab too.
All classes: Complete the Character Page homework except period 2.
Period 2 needs to finish Chapter 4 Longstreet and fill out the last questions.
Periods 1, 2, 4 and 5: Write Chapter 3 summary and look up the vocab words.
Period 6: no homework.
Finish Slavery DBQ, it is due tomorrow!
Slavery DBQ due on Friday
Make sure that you have completed the introduction to the Mexican-American War DBQ essay.
Essay is due next TUESDAY 5/28!!!!
Periods 1 and 2, no homework.
Period 4, no homework.
Periods 5 and 6 finish Chapter 2 Chamberlain questions.
Industrial Revolution projects due tomorrow!
Periods 1 and 2: Complete Document B in Mexican American War DBQ.
Periods 4, 5, and 6 start to organizer your details for your essay.
Periods 1 and 2 no homework due to SBAC testing.
Periods 4,5,6: Finish Mexican American War DBQ documents C and D.
Finish Mormon Trail Worksheet.
Finish Frontier Math sheet.
Finish Andrew Jackson 3 paragraph mini-essay.
Finish Andrew Jackson DBQ
Andrew Jackson writing assignment due on FRIDAY 5/3/13!
Andrew Jackson DBQ Documents 1-3
Research for Industrial Revolution project due tomorrow! Must have graphic organizer complete AND have at least 3 sources documented.
If you didn't finish the John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson sheet, finish tonight.
Start the research for your mini-project!
Use graphic organizer posted in worksheets from class.
Based on Clay's American System:
Write one paragraph outlining what YOUR American system would be to fix our country's economic problems today. Your plan should have 3 points like Clay's plan.
Study for test!
Study guide on Worksheets from Class section below.
Secession Crisis Sheet
Study for Chapter 9/10 Test this WEDS!!!
Here is a link for a Jeopardy game to help you study!
Read the following and answer the questions on the Cartoon Sheet.
Definition:First decision by the Supreme Court to declare a law unconstitutional (1803).
Here is a summary:
- At the very end of his term, President John Adams had made many federal appointments, including William Marbury as justice of the peace in the District of Columbia.
- Thomas Jefferson, the new president, refused to recognize the appointment of Marbury.
- The normal practice of making such appointments was to deliver a "commission," or notice, of appointment. This was normally done by the Secretary of State. Jefferson's Secretary of State at the time was James Madison.
- At the direction of Jefferson, Madison refused to deliver Marbury's commission. Marbury sued Madison, and the Supreme Court took the case.
- Chief Justice John Marshall wrote that the Judiciary Act of 1789, which spelled out the practice of delivering such commissions for judges and justices of the peace, was unconstitutional because it the gave the Supreme Court authority that was denied it by Article III of the Constitution. Thus, the Supreme Court said, the Judiciary Act of 1789 was illegal and not to be followed.
This was the first time the Supreme Court struck down a law because it was unconstitutional. It was the beginning of the practice of "judicial review."
Sedition Act Sheet
Periods 1 and 2
Also, the 2 sheets on The Lousiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition are due FRIDAY!
If you need them, they are located at the bottom of the page in Worksheets from Class.
Finish the work packet that you were working on in class:
Hamilton v. Jefferson
Political Party scenarios
Shay's Rebellion v. Whiskey Rebellion chart
Bill of Rights Scenarios sheet (except period 6)
Sheet is in the Worksheets from Class section at the bottom of the page if you need another copy!
Study For Articles of Confederation Quiz!!!!!
Definition of a constitution:
2 Strengths of the Articles of Confederation
3 Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
What is Shay’s Rebellion and how did it show that the Articles of Confederation needed to be changed?
Compare and Contrast the Virginia and the New Jersey Plans.
List the Parts of each plan. (Fill in the roles of the 3 branches)
Answer the questions down below.
3 Branches of Government: (Define these terms)
1.) Legislative: _____________
3.) Judicial: ____________________
Which House of Congress is similar to the Virginia Plan? Why?
Which House of Congress is similar to the New Jersey Plan? Why?
Explain, in your words, the 3/5ths Compromise and how a northerner and a southerner would react to it?
Finish the 7 Principles of the Constitution Worksheet.
Use these to help you!
The principle that government gets its authority from the people, therefore people have a right to change or abolish their government.
The principle that government has only the powers that the Constitution gives it. Everyone, no matter how important, must obey the law.
Separation of Powers
The idea of limiting government power by dividing it among different branches of government.
Checks and Balances
Each branch of government has power to check, or limit, actions of the other branches.
The principle of dividing power between the federal government and the states.
A form of government in which citizens elect representatives to carry out their will.
Individual rights include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to trial by jury.
Quiz on Articles of Confederation on Friday 3/22/13
If you need a copy of the study guide, print one off the Worksheets from Class section at the bottom of the page.
Complete the Strengths and Weaknesses Sheet
It is posted in Worksheets from Class if you need an extra copy.
Example of Open Note Test
Writs of Assistance
Lexington and Concord
Boston Tea Party
Proclamation of 1763
Committees of Correspondence
Tarring and feathering
Sons of Liberty
Daughters of Liberty
King George III
Olive Branch Petition
Were the Patriots justified in their bid for independence? Use 20 out of 30 terms
The Patriots were justified in their bid for independence from the British for many reasons. The British monarch, King George III needed to repay the debt from the French and Indian war and he decided to raise taxes on the colonists in America to produce the revenue. This would have been fine as the colonists were used to paying taxes to their local representative governments. However, King George III did not allow the colonists to have representation in the government; they had no one to speak for them in Parliament. This angered the colonists when the first of the taxes, the Sugar Act was placed upon them. Even though the Sugar Act really lowered the tax, it still angered colonists because it made smuggling impossible. Combined with this was the writs of assistance which gave British customs officials free reign to search colonial houses and places of business at any time for smuggled goods. This invasion of privacy further angered the colonists. After King George III enacted the Stamp Act, placing a tax on all legal documents, the colonists started forming organized groups to protest. The woman formed the Daughters of Liberty which participated in protests such as boycotting which means to stop buying all British goods and sending petitions to the British Parliament. The men formed the Sons of Liberty which included the founding fathers: Samuel Adams, Paul Revere and John Hancock. The Sons of Liberty participated in much more violent forms of protest such as tarring and feathering the tax collectors and hanging effigies or dummy representations of the tax collectors in hopes of intimidating them. The women were more successful in their attempts at protest and eventually the Stamp Act was repealed or taken away. However, the Townshend Act was soon put into place which taxed many household items such as paint, lead, glass, paper, and tea. This infuriated many colonists as it hurt them financially. This coupled with the Quartering Act which required that colonists allow British soldiers to live in their house caused many colonists to take their protests to the streets. Such a case happened in March of 1770 when a group of workers in Boston who had lost their jobs to British soldiers and were angry at the Townshend Act took to the streets and started yelling and throwing ice balls at a group of British soldiers. Panic ensued and the soldiers fired on the unarmed crowd killing five. Son of Liberty Paul Revere immediately created a piece of propaganda with his drawing of the act when he labeled it the Boston Massacre and had it circulated around the colonies to make people even angrier at the British. These violent protests also succeeded in having most parts of the Townshend Act repealed. On the other hand, the tax on tea was kept in the form of the Tea Act. Like the Sugar Act, the Tea Act also lowered the tax placed on tea. While the British thought the colonists would be pleased, they were wrong. The colonists were furious that under the Tea Act, the only company they could buy tea from was the East India Company. The Tea Act cut colonial tea merchants and smugglers out of the tea business. Once again, the Sons of Liberty protested. They dressed up like Mohawk Indians and boarded 3 British tea ships. They threw 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor worth over one million dollars. This became known as the Boston Tea Party. Although King George III did get the message, he was in turn beyond angry at the citizens of Boston and established the Intolerable Acts to punish them. These acts put Boston on lock down until the cost of the tea was repaid. The port of Boston was shut down; causing thousands to lose their jobs and the shipments of food that Bostonians depended on was also stopped. A new and more substantial Quartering Act was issued and these soldiers would not be tried in Boston if they did a crime, but in England. Many realized that this essentially gave the soldiers free reign to commit crimes against the people in Boston. All town meetings were cancelled and citizens could not congregate in groups of larger than 3. King George III thought this would cripple Boston, but it did not. Samuel Adams had formed Committees of Correspondence which were systems of letter writing that allowed the protestors to plan their next actions in secret. The founding fathers also created the first Continental Congress which was a meeting of delegates from the 13 colonies that would sit down and decide how to formally handle the British. They decided to send food to Boston and to start training an Army just in case. The Continental Congress also tried one last time to reason with King George III and sent the Olive Branch Petition. Again, this petition like all previous attempts; was ignored by King George III. In the meantime, Thomas Paine had written a pamphlet called Common Sense that told colonists that kings were bad and that people deserved to rule themselves if they were abused by their government. Common Sense caused many people in the country to join the Patriot cause and believe that it was time for the colonies to become independent and many militias were formed. Soon, King George III sent soldiers to Lexington and Concord to disarm these militias. A shot was fired (known as the Shot heard round the world) and the American Revolution had begun. Although the colonists tried to show their disapproval of the taxes and treatment shown to them by King George III, they were all ignored. Only armed conflict resulting in the separation of the two countries would prove to show the King that the colonists were serious. Therefore, the colonists were indeed justified in their bid for independence.
Read the passage on Shay's Rebellion and answer the following question:
What was Shay's Rebellion and how did it show that the Articles of Confederation was not working?
After the Revolution, the United States owed millions of dollars to individuals and foreign nations. Without the power to tax, Congress had no way to repay these debts. It asked states for money, but the states often refused.
After the Revolution, the nation suffered an economic depression. A depression is a period when business activity slows, prices and wages fall and unemployment rises.
The depression hit farmers har. The war had created a high demand for farm products. Farmers borrowed money for land, seed, animals and tools. However, when the Revolution ended, demand for farm goods went down. As prices fell, many farmers could not repay their loans.
In Massachusetts, matters worsened when the state raised taxes. Courts seized the farms of those who could not pay their taxes or loans. Angry farmers felt they were being treated unfairly.
Daniel Shays, a Massachusetts farmer who had fought at Bunker Hill and Saratoga, organized an uprising in 1786. More than 1,000 farmers took part in Shay's Rebellion. They attacked courthouses and prevented the state from seizing farms. finally, the Massachusetts legislature sent the militia to drive them off.
Monday's test will be on TUESDAY!
Finish writing your conclusion paragraph for your Valley Forge essay.
Restate thesis (would you stay or go) and recap your three reasons in the same order you originally put them in the introduction. This should tie up the entire essay. Don't introduce any new material into the conclusion.
Valley Forge Essay: Write the introduction.
(If you didn't finish the outline in class, DO IT TONIGHT!!!)
Write would you stay at Valley Forge or would you leave.
Write out your 3 reasons why.
Valley Forge DBQ: Please complete Document A for homework tonight.
Make sure you bring it to class tomorrow!
If you need a copy, it is located in Worksheets from Class section at the bottom of this page.
Test tomorrow! Make sure to study.
Also finish Comparing and Contrasting Patriots and Loyalist worksheet.
STUDY for your Chapter 5 test tomorrow!
If there is no school tomorrow, the test will be on Monday!
If you need another copy of the study guide, it can be found in the WORKSHEETS FROM CLASS section at the bottom of this page.
Feel free to email me if you have any problems or questions!
Here is the copy of the Declaration of Independence in modern English.
Chapter 5 Test moved to Friday 2/8/13 due to my illness and the power outage.
Make sure the study guide is completed!
Finish Common Sense questions tonight.
Time Line Mini Project
Choose 5 events leading up to the Revolutionary War. Put them on a time line.
For each event, write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining why it is important AND how it lead to the Revolution.
Revolutionary Raps are due on TUESDAY!
Answer the following question:
What were the Committees of Correspondence? How did they work and how did they help bring about the Revolutionary War?
Chapter 5 sections 1/2 Quiz on next Thursday 1/17/13!
Make sure to complete the study guide!
On the clip from the HBO John Adam's show (showing the tarring and feathering scene), John Adams asks his cousin and Son of Liberty member Sam Adams the following question: "Do you approve of brutal and illegal acts to enforce a political principle?"
With that in mind, answer the following question:
Were the Sons of Liberty Patriots or terrorists?
(make sure to write 5-7 sentences)
Read the information on the Quartering Act and Townshend Act and fill out the DETAILS box on your chart.
Stamp Act and Quartering Act
In 1765 Parliament passed the Stamp Act as a further measure to raise revenue by placing taxes on newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets, advertisements, land deeds, marriage licenses, insurance policies, and even dice and playing cards. Revenue stamps or stamped paper had to be purchased before goods could be sold in the colonies. Colonists united in opposition and organized committees to boycott British goods. Some newspapers refused to
purchase stamped paper and published in defiance of the law. The Sons of Liberty, a secret organization, was formed to intimidate anyone who cooperated by purchasing the hated stamps. Members of the organization terrorized men who had been selected to issue the revenue stamps and were responsible for tar and feathering tax collectors. The commander of British forces in America, General Thomas Gage, called on Parliament to send troops to the colonies to impose order. Parliament passed a Quartering Act requiring the colonies to supply food and shelter for the troops in inns and unoccupied dwellings. Later Quartering Acts house troops in private homes at the expense of the homeowners.
Several of the colonies called for a special congress to meet to take measures to oppose Parliament’s tax policy. The Stamp Act Congress accused Parliament of violating their rights as Englishmen. The Congress called on all colonies to refuse to buy any goods made in England until the act was repealed. The governor of Rhode Island refused to enforce the Stamp Act. In several other colonies the courts were closed rather than usethe required stamps.
Revenues Parliament had expected from the Stamp Act were not being raised and British merchants were being seriously hurt by the success of the colonial non-importation agreements. In 1766 Parliament debated repeal. Benjamin Franklin in London as an agent for several colonies was called to testify. Franklin warned that if Britain attempted to send more troops to enforce the Stamp Act there would likely be open rebellion. Parliament relented and repealed the Stamp Act. On the same day it repealed the Stamp
Act, Parliament, not wishing to give the impression that it was “backing down,” passed the Declaratory Act. This act simply stated that Parliament had the power to pass any laws it wished to govern the colonies.
In 1767, Parliament tried again to tax the colonies. Charles Townshend, as Chancellor of the Exchequer or finance minister, called for a tax on goods imported by the colonies. The Townshend Duties placed a tax on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea. Money raised from these duties was to pay for the defense expenses and the cost of running colonial governments.
The colonists saw little distinction between this new tax and the earlier Stamp Act and revived the non-importation agreements as a way of forcing repeal. Sam Adams, a leader of the Sons of Liberty in Boston, denounced the Townshend Acts arguing that they violated the principle of “no taxation without representation.”
Colonists demonstrated in the streets of Boston to express their opposition to British policy. As a result Britain sent troops to Boston to maintain order. In 1770 colonial protests convinced the British to repeal the Townshend Acts. Lord North, the new prime minister, feared that if all the taxes were removed it would be taken as a sign of weakness. He therefore persuaded Parliament to repeal all the duties except for tea.
In Massachusetts, as in the other colonies, people celebrated repeal but continued to boycott tea until that tax was also removed. Since the French had been expelled from the North American continent, colonists voiced more and more resentment to the stationing of British troops in the colonies. This was especially the case in Boston. British soldiers were not paid well and many took part time jobs in the city. Boston laborers felt that the soldiers were taking jobs away from them and often clashed with troops.
Finish Writs of Assistance questions on the back of the Road to Revolution smuggling scenario worksheet.
French and Indian War map activity.
Use the map below to help.
Look on QOD Log tab on left side of website:
Make up any missing QOD in your blue book.
There should be 30 total!
Make sure to write 3 sentences for each!
These will be on your first trimester grades!
Finish 13 Colonies Study Guide utilizing your chart and class notes.
13 Colonies Quiz tomorrow!
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Go onto your class period and make sure to take notes on an additional 2 colonies tonight!
1. Finish researching your colony. Due tomorrow.
2. Begin working on PowerPoint
3. Work on Map Project that is due THURSDAY. (If you need another map, it is listed on Worksheets from Class section at the bottom of the page.) Maps on Upcoming Tests/Projects page if you need help.
Complete 13 Colonies Map DUE THURSDAY!!!
Begin Researching your colony! The research is due on Wed. If you need another graphic organizer, they are located in Worksheets from Class section at the bottom of the page!
Finish the Mayflower Compact Would you sign? sheet tonight.
If you lost the copy, it is located on the Worksheets From Class section at the bottom of the page.
Study for Chapter 3 Test tomorrow!
Here is a link to play Jeopardy for extra studying.
Finally....make sure to know these terms:
Precedent, persecute, Cortes, Pizzaro, courier du bois, Squanto, Columbus, John Smith and representative government, House of Burgesses.
Period 1 No Homework
Period 2 House of Burgess Sheet
Periods 4,5,6 Finish Laws Divine, Moral and Martial Sheet
Period 1: Finish documents D and E
Periods 2, 4, 5, 6: Finish all documents if not completed in class and answer the following question in a paragraph:
Why did so many people die at Jamestown? (Make sure to use the date from the DBQ).
Period 1 Finish Jamestown Map
Period 2 Finish doc. A, B and C on Jamestown DBQ
Periods 4,5,6 Finish doc. A and B on Jamestown DBQ
Period 1 No Homework
Period 2 Finish Roanoke sheet. Decide which was the best hypothesis based on what your classmates wrote.
Periods 4-6 Finish front page of Roanoke sheet. Write out your hypothesis based on the clues from the primary source reading.
No School Election Day!
Make sure to check out Team 8 Blue's Election results!
Welcome Back! I hope you all made it through Hurricane Sandy safely!
Finish reading the article on Roanoke.
Election Results can be found in Worksheets from Class!
Periods 1 and 2: Answer the following question in three sentneces- What is the difference between an explorer and a conqueror?
Periods 4-6: Read your document on the Conquistadors. Then answer the following at the bottom of the page:
1) What is the main idea of this document?
2) Which hypothesis on why the Conquistadors were able to overpower the native americans did the document fall under? (example: better weapons or the Conquistadors betrayed the natives)
3) Re-answer the question of the day: Why were the outnumbered Conquistadors able to conquer the native people of the Americas?
Periods 1 and 2: STUDY FOR NATIVE AMERICAN AND MESOAMERICAN TEST TOMORROW!
Periods 4-6: Complete map on the routes of the Conquistadors (the ones listed on your graphic organizer) using the link below: (Make sure to ignore the routes other than the Spanish. Also make sure to color each Conquistador's route a different color even though they are all gold on the map)
Periods 1 and 2
Periods 4-6: Complete the reading on the Conquistador and complete the questions.
Periods 1 and 2: Christopher Columbus Bio AND Columbus Hero or Villain Graphic Organizer
Periods 4-6: Your Columbus Hero or Villain essay should have been peer edited in class. Re-write or type final draft to be turned in tomorrow!
Periods 1 and 2: Columbian Exchange Ticket to Leave
Periods 4-6: Native American and Meso-American Test Review Sheet
Periods 1 and 2: Finish the Columbus Takes Possession of the New Country drawing.
Periods 4-6: Finish Columbus Hero or Villain graphic organizer in preparation for writing tomorrow.
Periods 1 and 2: Finish the Columbus Primary Source Sheet
Periods 4-6: Answer the following question:
What did you have for dinner? What are the ingredients? Where did they come from (Old World or New)?
Periods 1 and 2: Finish Mayan DBQ documents C and D.
Periods 4-6: Finish Columbus Hero or Villain questions 5-7.
PERIODS 1 AND 2!!!!
MUST UPLOAD YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN ESSAY TO WPP!
WPP DUE ON TUESDAY!
Periods 1 and 2: Finish Map activity
WPP due on Tues!
Periods 4-6: WPP due tomorrow!
Map due tomorrow
Mayan DBQ due tomorrow
IMPORTANT!!!! PERIODS 1 AND 2: THE SUB WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE YOU THE MAYAN DBQ PACKET! DO NOT DO IT!!!
Periods 4-6 Finish Mayan DBQ packet and work on the map activity sheet for tonight.
Period 1 and 2: Continue to work on WPP paper. DUE TUESDAY 10/9
Periods 4-6: Finish Documents A and B on the Mayan DBQ for tomorrow. You will finish C and D in class tomorrow.
Period 1- Finish introduction of your WPP paper.
Period 2- Finish another paragraph of WPP paper.
Periods 4-6- Answer the following question in 3-5 full sentences: What does it mean to be an "advanced" society? What are some of the qualifications?
Period 1- If you did not finish in class.......
Write 3 similarities and 3 differences between the Native American cultures in North America.
Use your chart for information.
PERIOD 1 Answer the following questions: How similar were your drawing of an Indian and the Disney version? Why do you think this is the case? What can be done so that future students do not come into this American History class with misconceptions about Native Americans based on stereotypes?
PERIODS 2-6 Make sure to finish the entire culture comparison chart. Also, write down 3 similarities and 3 differences that you noticed when comparing the 5 Native American culture groups. (Yes, write in complete sentences!)
Each student was assigned a square on the research graphic organizer. You much complete that research tonight and bring it in complete for class tomorrow. (Example: housing, food, religion etc.)
If you need another sheet, please look in Worksheets from class section at the bottom of the homework page.
In at least one paragraph, explaining the events of 9/11 to an incoming 6th grader who was born after the events took place. Make sure to cover the Who What Where When and Why of the event.
This will be due for all classes on TUESDAY 9/18
Talk with your parents/grandparents/older relatives. Discuss what they were doing on 9/11. What were their reactions to the events that took place? How did they feel?
Make sure to write down 5-7 sentences on the paper we have been working on.
"The first plane hits, most people think it is an accident, after the second plane hits, this is really happening to us, what does this mean for America? The World?"
Answer in 2-3 sentences.