• Journal

    Quarter Four

     

    US History                             

    April 3, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    WWII- The Dictator

    1. How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.
    2. I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the almighty creator.
    3. If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.

    All quotes from Adolf Hitler.

    For each quote discuss what it means historically and why you believe that mindset was allowed in German society for years.

    Length: 6+ sentences

    US History                             

    April 1, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    WWII- the War Begins-

    Why do you believe the world would not interfere with Adolf Hitler’s plans within his country, the countries he “invaded”, and Poland?  Explain in great detail.

    Do you believe if this started happening in the next few years that countries would be more apt to intervene?  Why or why not?

    Length: 5+ sentences

    US History                             

    March 27, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Welcome Back!

    WWII- the War Begins-

    Figure out what are your top three picks for countries available to play in the simulation with your table.  Number them in order with one being the first pick and three (you get the picture).  Please explain why your team deserves to get your first pick in the draft for countries before we officially begin. 

    Remember- Germany is already taken.

    Available: France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, and United States

    Length: 5+ sentences

    US History                             

    March 26, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Welcome Back!

    How was your spring break?  Write about two roses and a thorn from over break and be prepared to share aloud.

    Length: 5+

    Quarter Three

    US History                             

    March 4, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What were the shantytowns where many homeless lived classed during the Great Depression?

    President Roosevelt introduced this plan to help retirees…

    What was the Harlem Renaissance?

    Length: Just answer the questions…

    US History                             

    March 1, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What led to the Great Depression?  What happened to the banks?

    Length: 4+ sentences

     

    US History                             

    February 26, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Short Story Time

    Traveling back in time- write about a day you “had” in the 1920s as a teenager.  Be creative- BUT be mindful to stay school appropriate.

    Length: 5+

    US History                             

    February 25, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Happy Monday!

    Please describe two roses and a thorn from this past weekend.  Be prepared to share with your team.

    Length: 5+

    US History                             

    February 22, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    After completing the 1920s slang work with your team… which will be checked for accuracy.  Your mission (that you HAVE TO choose to accept) is to create a short story using over 8 slang terms accurately about an event that happened in your life. 

    Please make sure your short story is school appropriate as you will be sharing aloud in class.  If you have to ask if it is appropriate… it is not. 

    Length: 8+ sentences LONG

    *Please make it interesting for Wasson

     

    US History                             

    February 20/21, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What do you know about the Roaring 20s?  Perhaps Gatsby has taught you about the glitz… what else do you know about the time period?

    Length: 4+ sentences

    NUCLEAR SCENARIO

    CIA OPERATIVE STATUS

    PARAGRAPH ONE:

    How did you do in the scenario?  Were you valued?  Too loud?  Too quiet?  How were you treated?

     

    PARAGRAPH TWO:

    How did the class do?  Would those people chosen be able to survive after the fallout? (3-4 months)  Were there mistakes made with picking?  What were they?

     

    TWO PARAGRAPHS 8-10 SENTENCES

    US History                             

    February 13, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt: Wait to get paper back…

    SHORT Story-

     How would the world be different with the sanctions and rules you applied to Germany in the Treaty of Versailles that you created?  Tell me how the world might be different or perhaps it was destined to continue on the war path of WWII.  Was it inevitable?  Could war have been prevented? Were you kind? Tough? 

    Length: 5+ sentences

    US History                             

    February 11, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What does Valentine’s Day mean to you? (It’s Thursday FYI).

    Length: 3+ sentences

    US History                             

    February 8, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What should the Central Powers been told to do after the Armistice was signed for ceasefire at the end of World War One?

    Length: 3+ sentences

     

    US History                             

    February 7, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Propaganda-

    What country is your team?  What piece of propaganda did you produce?  What was the purpose?  Who is your audience?  What colors/sayings/symbols did you use and why?

    Length: 4+ sentences

    US History                             

    February 5/6, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Propaganda-

    What is the purpose of it?  Do governments still use propaganda?  Explain why you think so. Give EXAMPLES.

    Length: 4+ sentences

    US History                              

    February 4, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Chemical Warfare-

    Should those types of weapons be used in battle today?

    What should the United States official take be on chemical warfare?

    Length: 4+ sentences

     

    US History                              

    February 1, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Would YOU survive trench warfare?

    Trench Foot

    Lice

    Rats

    Shell Shock

    No Man’s Land

    Length: 3+ sentences

    US History                              

    January 30/31, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Short Story-

    The assassination attempt was stopped by the driver who jumped in front of the Archduke, although the Duchess still suffered a fatal shot and passed away in her husband’s arms.

    What happens next?  Finish the adventure… what does the Archduke do?

    Length: 6+ sentences

    US History                              

    January 28, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    ASSASSINATION!!!

    You are going to write about the assassination of the Archduke that started the chain-reaction of World War One.  What country would you like to pretend you are from as the journalist?  Serbia? Russia? Germany? Austria-Hungary? France? Great Britain? The United States?

    Explain why you would like to pretend to be an author from that country.

    Length: 3+ sentences

    US History                              

    January 25, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What made the United States finally decide to enter WWI?

    Length: 4+ sentences

    US History                              

    January 23/24, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Explain how WWI started in your own words.  Make it simple… 3rd grade simple.

    Length: 4+ sentences

    US History                               QUIZ DAY

    January 22, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Who were the two robber barons of the Gilded Age?  What industry were they in?  OY-OY- who invented the telephone?

    Length: List. 1-2-3

     

    US History          

    January 18, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Who won the war?  Who protected their country the best under the given circumstances (breaking news and confidential information)? Give examples.

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    January 16/17, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What alliances does your country have?  How are you protecting your country?  Is everything really FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR?!?

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    January 15, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Describe your flag, coat of arms, flower, animal, and tree as it pertains to your country.

    What do the colors mean?  The symbolism?  How does it pertain to your country and how does it portray your goals historically as a country?

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    January 14, 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Immigration: How does your country regulate immigration?  Legislation (rules)?  What is your public stance on people wishing to immigrate to your land?

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    January, 11 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    You are now a country in your island.  Please write down five laws, listed in order of importance WITHOUT discussing ideas with your fellow citizens.

    Length: List the laws- please be very specific. Perhaps write down the punishment for not following the law.

     

    US History          

    January, 10 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What could be a problem with a company being a monopoly?  Make up a real-world situation that would be problematic to you personally.

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    January, 9 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Define monopoly.

    Do your best to explain what it means in plain terms.

    Length: 2+

    US History          

    January, 8 2019

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Welcome Back!

    Please write about two roses and a thorn from over the break.  Be prepared to share with your group!

    Length: 5+

    Quarter Two

    US History          

    December 5/6, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln stated that the purpose of the war was to ensure, “That this nation … shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

    What do you think he meant?  Give examples.

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    December 4, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Do you believe the issues with the Civil War have been completely resolved?

    Racism in the United States- what steps need to be taken to help ensure the equality for all? 

    Whose job is this?  Why is it their job?

    Length: 6+

    US History          

    December 3, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What did you do for the Instagram Quiz?  How was it historically relevant to the chapter read?  Describe how the hashtags were appropriate for the events that you depicted.

     

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    November 27, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What type of attacks would you be willing to wage for the Union in the Civil War as the General in charge?  Explain battle techniques, technology used, and sacrifices you are willing to make.

     

    Length: 5+

    US History          

    November 26, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    Name one rose and one thorn from over the long holiday weekend.  Explain.

     

    Length: 4+

     

    US History          

    November 14, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    The Civil War- what was it fought about?  Who won?  Why did Lincoln believe we were stronger together than apart?

    Length: 3+

    US History          

    November 13, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What was the Underground Railroad and who is known for starting it? Explain.

    Length: 3+

    US History          

    November 9, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    The Oregon Trail

    Paper version- What were the best three decisions you made?  What were the worst three decisions you made?  What happened to your family on the journey?  Did you survive?

     

    Length: 7+ sentences

    US History          

    November 6, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    How long is a Senate term?

    How long is a Representative term?

    How long is a President’s term in office?

     

    Length: List.

    US History          

    November 5, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What is the name of our State Representative?

    What is the name of our Governor?

    What is the name of our State Senator?

    Length: List the names.

    US History          

    October 31, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What is the rule of law? Explain.

    Length: 2+

    US History          

    October 30, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Why do some states have more representatives than others?  In what month do we vote for President?

    Length: 2+

    US History          

    October 29, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    You picked your top ten team members, packed your equipment, and chose your path- now you find out that all but two members perished in the Missouri River on the return trip.  What items made it home with the remaining two?  What was President Jefferson’s reaction to the expedition?  Create a journal entry for August 4, 1805 detailing the harrowing events that occurred at the end of the expedition.

    Length: 6+

    US History          

    October 24, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Lewis and Clark Expedition

    What flora and fauna are you going to sketch?  Are you sure they would have been in the area of trail that you will be traveling?  Why are you choosing that plant and animal for your project?

    *Remember you have to do all of the work even if you have a partner… partners are just a trusted person you can bounce ideas off of and help you brainstorm.

    Length: 4+

    US History          

    October 22, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Who is the strongest member of your ten person team?  Who is your leader?  Are they the same person? 

    Delegate the team captain of your expedition and put a star next to their information in your packet.

    Length: 3+

     

    US History          

    October 19, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What was the purpose of the Lewis and Clark Expedition?

     

    Length: 2+ sentences

    US History          

    October 18, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Is it possible to govern democracy without political parties? Explain.

     

    Length: 4+ sentences

    US History          

    October 17, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    WELCOME BACK!

    Write down one rose and one thorn from over the break.  Explain them…

    Length: 4+ sentences

     

     

    Quarter One

    Journal Prompts

    US/AZ History

    July 24, 2018

    Journal Entry One

    Prompt:

    Why do people want to come to the United States?  What are they fleeing?  What are they hoping for?  Do you support closed borders now?  If yes, should the borders have been closed before the American Revolution?  Explain your reasoning in detail. Length: One paragraph.

    Expectations?  Back up your opinion with distinct reasoning.

    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

     

    July 25, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    “Live Free or Die.”

     

    Phrase used from the Revolutionary War with Great Britain, during World War II with the Axis of Evil, and now is the motto for New Hampshire.

    Why did this phrase gain momentum in the past?  Do people still stand by this in the United States?  Explain your interpretation of this historically and in present times.  Length: One paragraph.

    July 26, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    Create a map of your favorite room in your home. A small grid. Make sure the page faces north, contains a compass, a square key with five details, and color.

    This should be enlarged enough to take up half of a page.

    July 27, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    Basic Understanding:

    From past years of American History… please tell me what you know about:

    -Traveling to the New World

    -13 Original Colonies

    -American Revolution

     

    Who/What/Where/Why/How

     

    US/AZ History

    July 30, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    As noted in the Geography Test of the United States- most large cities are near large water masses.  Why would early Americans call these areas home?  What was made easier for them? Length: 4-5 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    July 31, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What are the solutions to illegal immigration in America?

    As we begin to discuss the Founding Fathers of our Nation and the Revolution of Colonists- majority who were immigrants- please describe how in 2018 our United States can attempt to find a solution to illegal immigration.

    Length: One Paragraph

     

    US/AZ History

    August 1, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    "Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it." Thomas Paine- American Revolutionary

    Agree? Disagree? Explain the meaning behind this famous quote.

    Length: One Paragraph

     

    US/AZ History

    August 2, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Who is the most famous revolutionary?  Why and what are they known for?  Why do you deem them the most worthy?  

    Length: 2-3 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    August 6, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    Grab a copy of the Revolutionaries- from the 1776 Draft.

    Tell me the top three people you wanted for your team and explain WHY. 

    How would they have helped with the cause?  What were their strengths?  Did they have a lot to lose?

     

    US/AZ History

    August 7, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Would you be willing to fight in a revolution?  Penalty upon losing is treason.  What would it take for you to fight for your country, your family, or your home? 

    Length- One paragraph.

     

    US/AZ History

    August 8/9 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

    Explain the meaning behind these words.  Length- 3-4 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    August 10, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Write a short story about quartering, from the view point of a colonist during a Boston winter.

    Length: 5-6 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    August 13, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    According to the Declaration of Independence, what should the people do when the government fails to fulfill its purpose?

    One Paragraph

    US/AZ History

    August 13, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    The American Revolution Instagram Quiz

    What did you decide to show?  Why did you choose that specific time period?  How were you clever?

    Length: 4-5 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    August 15/16, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What ideas were expressed in the Declaration of Independence? 

    What drove the Patriots to draft this document?

    US/AZ History

    August 17, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Note Check:

    What did you need to know about:

    King George III-

    Benjamin Franklin-

    Patrick Henry-

    Abigail Adams

    US/AZ History

    August 20, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Battle Movement-

    What Battle Movements helped win the war against the British in the Revolutionary War?

     

    Length: 4-5 sentences

    US/AZ History

    August 21/22, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What did the Revolution accomplish, and what ideas did it set in motion?

    Length: 3-4 sentences

    US/AZ History

    August 23, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    In what ways did the British misunderstand the conflict with the colonies?

     

    Length: 3-4 sentences

    US/AZ History

    August 24, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Explain the American Revolutionary War Propaganda piece that you turned in.  What side did you choose to support?  What words did you use?  What colors helped aid your propaganda piece?

    EXPLAIN.

     

    Length: 4-5 sentences

    US/AZ History

    August 27, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    With the passing of our esteemed Senator, John McCain- what do you believe will be his legacy? 

     

    How will Arizona fill his vacant Senate seat?

     

    Length: 2-3 sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    August 28, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Imagine you are a Continental Army General… write a six step battle plan that describes the battle movements for your troops and supplies, battle fortifications taken to protect your men from harm, and the technology you would seek out to help secure your freedom.

    Length: LARGE paragraph explaining the six steps.  Be prepared to share in detail your battle plans in class.

    US/AZ History

    August 29/30, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    How well are you prepared for today’s test?  Did you finish the Study Guide?  How do you feel you are going to do on the test?

     

    Length: 3+ sentences

     

    US/AZ History

    September 4, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

     

    What Amendments do you know from the Constitution and Bill of Rights? 

    Name and explain what they rights they protect.

     

    Length: 5+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 5, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Write a scenario where someone breaks your 5th amendment rights… can be first person.

    Length: 6+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 10, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Write a scenario where someone breaks your 1st OR 6th amendment rights… can be first person.

    Length: 6+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 11, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    What do you know about the event that occurred on this day seventeen years ago?  What happened?  Who attacked the United States?  How did it change the United States?

    Length: 3+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 12/13, 2018

    Journal Entry

    Prompt:

    Who are you going to interview for the September 11th assignment?  Why are you choosing them? 

    Length: 3+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 14, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    DEBRIEF- What happened on September 11th?  What did we lose?  What does the author mean about selfless love?

    9/11

    I have always liked the voice of rain:

    The susurrus of a drizzly mist,

    The clatter of a tropic downpour.

    The white noise of an all-day storm.

    But last night I heard another that I didn’t like at all:

    The crack of flesh upon concrete,

    Percussion of bodies fallen from sky,

    The testament of choosing air over fire,

    Will we ever find peace under roofs again?

    Perhaps not under roofs,

    But no day is entirely dark,

    Where brothers look after brothers,

    And there is selfless love.

    Bob Camba

    Length: 6+ sentences

    US/AZ History

    September 17, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    Tyranny of the Chief Executive: What if there was no legislative branch and the President had the power to both make laws and enforce laws?

     

    Give examples of what could happen- worst case scenario.

    Length: 3+

    US/AZ History

    September 18, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    Articles of Confederation- what were they?

    Length: 3+

    US/AZ History

    September 19/20, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    French and Indian War- what was one of the key events and what was the outcome?

    Length: 3+

     

    US/AZ History

    September 21, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    List:

    1. Which colony had rocky soil?
    2. Which colony had plantation economy of cash crops?
    3. What colony was considered a breadbasket?
    4. What colony had a majority of Puritan colonists?
    5. What colony’s economy was based on sea related activity?

    Length: List 1-5.

     

     

    US/AZ History

    September 24, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    1. Where did the early battles of the Revolutionary War take place? North or South or Canada.
    2. Near the end of the war most of the battles were fought in what part of the United States? North or South or Canada.
    3. Frenchman who volunteered to fight for the Continental Army. Became a leading general who helped defeat the British. Who is he?
    4. The Treaty of Paris was signed in what location?

    Length: List. 1-4

    US/AZ History

    September 25, 2018

    Journal Entry 

    Prompt:

    Check your current grade online for US History.  How are you doing?  How many missing assignments do you have? Are you ok with the grade you are earning currently?  Explain.

    Length: 3-4 sentences.

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