• Week 9:  December 10th- 14th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social factors that changed our nation during Reconstruction.

    Monday December 10th

     Learning activity: Students will examine the goals of the Ku Klux Klan to determine their motivation.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up: "How can we enrich the world with our lives?"  (taken from Quote of the week below)

                    Quote of the week:   "You are not here merely to make a living.  You are here in order to enable toe world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."  (Woodrow Wilson) 

           2.  Tape in the following documents and add to Table of Contents as shown on this December 10th chart

           3.  Finals review guide - begin to look over it.

           4.  Use page 581 of your textbook (Note: You will have to complete this when you return.) to complete the following Ku Klux Klan informational sheet

    Homework:   Complete I AM poem of the 13th- 15th Amendments- due on Wednesday Dec. 12th!

     

    Tuesday December 11th

     Learning activity: Students will reflect upon the impact of various Jim Crow laws.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "What is an observation and an inference you can make from this following Congressional data of African Americans?

           2.  Use the Jim Crow laws power point to complete these Jim Crow notes.

     

    Homework:   Complete I AM poem of the 13th- 15th Amendments- due tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday Dec. 12th

     Learning activity: Students will create an acrostic which describes the impacts of various parts of the Reconstruction time period.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:   "Based on what we have discussed thus far in class, do you feel that the Reconstruction time was a success or a failure in the U.S?  Why?" 

           2.  Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this December 12th chart.

           3.  Turn in I AM poem of the 13th- 15th Amendments that is due today.

           4. Work on Reconstruction acrostic- you will also be able to work on this in class tomorrow.

     

    Homework:  None

     

    Thursday Dec. 13th

     Learning activity: Students will create an acrostic which describes the impacts of various parts of the Reconstruction time period.

    Agenda:  

           1.  No warm up today

           2.  Complete Reconstruction acrostic today.

     

    Homework: Complete geography review questions- due tomorrow

     

    Friday December 14th

     Learning activity: Students will discuss with one another an acrostic which describes the impacts of various parts of the Reconstruction time period.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "Which character trait do you most admire in an individual?  Why?"

           2.  Turn in Reconstruction acrostic.

           3. Discuss geography review questions - as a class

     

     Homework:   Complete government review questions- due on Monday

     

     

     

    Week 8:  December 3rd- 7th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social factors that changed our nation during Reconstruction.

    Monday December 3rd

     Learning activity: Students will analyze the differing plans of Reconstruction for the nation.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "Of the six descriptions about success in the Quote of the week, which stands out the most to you?  Why?"

          ** Quote of the week = "Success is no accident.  It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do." (Pele) 

           2.  Reconstruction learning goal and concept sheet- please pre-rate yourself on your understanding of the listed concepts.

           3.  Complete these Reconstruction introduction notes using this Intro Reconstruction powerpoint

           4.  Complete the Reconstruction plans assignment

     

    Homework:   Work on completing your historical book and reflection- due Monday Dec. 17th!

     

    Tuesday December 4th

     Learning activity: Students will create a graphic organizer and respond to the impact of the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War.

    Agenda: 

    1. Complete warm up: “Should the government be involved after the Civil War seeking to help former slaves get a job or should a private organization do this?  Explain." 
    2. Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this Dec 4th chart
    3. Complete the  Reconstruction plans assignment   We will tape this in to your composition book on Thursday
    4. Freedmen’s Bureau handout- you will have to get this part when you return to class.

     

    Homework:  Complete your historical book TOPS report and reflection- due Monday Dec. 17th!

     

    Wednesday Dec. 5th

     Learning activity: Students will categorize examples of black codes during the Reconstruction to determine their impact.

    Agenda: 

    1. No warm up today:  Instead, please complete the activities listed on the Freedmen's Bureau handout (Note:  You will need to get this document when you return to school.) \
    2. Complete the following black codes activity

     

    Homework:  Complete any missing assignments- due Monday Dec. 17th!

     

    Thursday Dec. 6th

     Learning activity: Students will make inferences about sharecropping as they view a flow chart of the process.

    Agenda: 

       1.  No warm up:  Instead, please complete the final response at the bottom of the black codes activity.  Respond in 1 paragraph to this question:  "How are these black codes another form of slavery for African Americans?"

      2.  Complete sharecropping inferences using the following sharecropping flow chart.  Please turn in your inferences sheet when done.

      3.  View sharecropping video clip

      4.  Complete the following sharecropping closure activity

     

    Homework:  Complete any missing assignments- due Monday Dec. 17th!

     

    Friday Dec. 7th

     Learning activity: Students will begin to create an I AM poem on the 13th- 15th Amendments

    Agenda: 

       1. Complete warm up:  "After learning about sharecropping yesterday, what are your thoughts on the system?  Why?" (2-3 sentence response)

       2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this December 7th chart.

       3.  Turn in warm ups for this week.

       4.  Complete the following Reconstruction Amendment notes by using the Reconstruction Amendment power point 

       5.  Use the following brainstorming directions to prepare for your I AM poem.

       6.  Begin I AM poem- we will turn this in next week.

     Homework:  Complete any missing assignments- due Monday Dec. 17th!

    Week 7:  November 26th- 30th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War upon the U.S.

    Monday November 26th

     Learning activity: Students will respond in writing to their beliefs concerning the total war strategy used by William Sherman in the Civil War.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "How can you apply the Quote of the week to your life?"  -  "Mediocrity always sets goals it knows it can achieve.  Excellence stretches itself.  And although it may not always achieve its goalls...it always outperforms mediocrity." (Deborah Micek)

           2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 26th chart.

           3.  Use the following generals powerpoint to fill in these Generals of the Civil War notes

           4.  Complete the last question on the generals powerpoint  at the bottom of your notes, (1 paragraph)

     

    Homework:  Complete Emancipation Proclamation comic strip- due Wednesday!

     

    Tuesday November 27th

    Learning activity: Students will create a reader response journal of women and African American soldiers in the Civil War. 

    Agenda: 

          1.  Complete warm up:  "How has the role of women in society changed in the last 100 years?" 

          2.  Use the following texts below to create 2 reader response journals using these reader response directions

                                        - African American soldiers in the Civil War  

                                        - Women in the Civil War-  (Note:  You will have to get this text when you return to school.) 

          Homework:  Complete Emancipation Proclamation comic strip- due tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday November 28th

    Learning activity:   Students will reflect upon the surrender terms to end the Civil War.

    Agenda: 

          1.  Complete warm up:  Reflect back upon this 2nd quarter reflection and goal setting .  "Are you meeting your goals?  Why or why not?   If not, where do you need to make some changes?" 

          2.  Turn in your Emancipation Proclamation comic strip that is due today!

          3.  Complete surrender terms activity

     

    Homework:  Complete reader response journals by following these reader response directions - due Friday November 30th

     

    Thursday November 29th

    Learning activity:   Students will reflect upon how the nation should deal with specific challenges after the Civil War.

    Agenda: 

          1.  Complete warm up:  "Which is harder- dealing with a war or dealing with life after a war?  Why?" 

          2.  Please tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 29th chart

          3.  Complete final reflection question on surrender terms activity.   Note:  Circle the following surrender terms on your sheet as they are the real terms that General Grant gave to the South to end the Civil War (#1.  All men in the Confederate army must give up all weapons,  4.  Confederate officers are allowed to keep their personal pistols,   6.  Confederate soldiers are allowed to keep their horses.)

          4.  Complete challenges after the Civil War handout- provide good details in your responses.     Turn this in when you are done!

     

    Homework:  Complete reader response journals by following these reader response directions - due tomorrow November 30th!

     

    Friday November 30th

    Learning activity:   Students will reflect upon how the nation should deal with specific challenges after the Civil War.

    Agenda: 

          1.  Complete warm up: What are different terms and images that come to your mind with the following word- rebuild

          2.  Turn in warm ups  for this week

          2.  Please tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 30th chart.

          3.  Turn in homework that is due today- reader response directions.

          4.  Complete challenges after the Civil War handoutTurn this in as well! 

     

    Homework:   Work on completing your historical book and reflection- due Monday Dec. 17th!

     

    Week 6:  November 19th- 21st

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War upon the U.S.

    Monday November 19th

    Learning activity: Students will complete a formative assessment on the Gettysburg Address to determine proper inferences. 

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up::  "What is one way that being thankful can help someone's life?  How can a lack of thankfulness hurt someone's life?"

           2.  Please tape in the following document and add to your Table of Contents as shown on this November 19th chart.  

           3.  Read Gettysburg Address text and use it to respond to these Gettysburg Address inferential statements.  Please turn in these statements when done! 

     

    Homework:  Complete Emancipation Proclamation comic strip- due on Tuesday November 27th!

     

    Tuesday November 20th

    Learning activity: Students will provide justifications for metaphors and similes of the Gettysburg Address.

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "What makes a speech powerful?" 

           2.  Use the Gettysburg Address text to do the following: 

                         a.  Read through it  and highlight any verbs (action words) that you see in it.

                         b.  Read through it a 2nd time and underline phrases that seem to show the purpose why Lincoln is giving this speech.

                         c.  At the bottom of the speech (in the open area), please write 1-2 sentences that explain the purpose of the speech. 

          3.  Complete the metaphors and similes of the Gettysburg Address

     

    Homework: 

    a.  Complete Emancipation Proclamation comic strip- due on Tuesday November 27th!

    b.  Complete test corrections- due tomorrow!

     

    Wednesday November 21st

    Learning activity: Students will participate in a team building activity of respect and appreciation toward classmates.

    Agenda:  

           1.  No warm up today.

           2.  Turn in warm ups for this week.

           3.  Turn in all test corrections today!

           4.  Team building activity

     

    Homework: 

      Complete Emancipation Proclamation comic strip- due on Tuesday November 27th!

     

     

    Week 5:  November 13th- 16th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War upon the U.S.

    Tuesday November 13th

    Learning activity: Students will outline major ideas concerning Civil War disease and technology. 

    Agenda:  

           1.  Complete warm up:  "Do you agree or disagree with the Quote of the week?  Why?" 

            "Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”- Gandhi

           2.  Please tape in the following documents and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 13th chart

           3.  View CNN 10

           4.  Use the following textbook outlining template to capture major ideas from the text concerning Civil War soldier life and new technology.  Note:  I cannot post the textbook sections online due to copyright restrictions.   You will need to return to school to get that portion of it. 

     

    Homework: Complete test corrections for Civil War causes- due by Wednesday Nov. 21st

     

     Wednesday November 14th

    Learning activity: Students will notate a major battle of the Civil War in order to be able to share information with classmates.

    Agenda:  

           1. No warm up     

           2.  Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 14th chart.

           3.  Complete the textbook outlining template  Note:  You will need to get this information from a classmate or Mr. Kennedy upon your return to school.
          

           4.  Civil War battle map-  Note:  You will need to get this information upon your return to school.

     

    Homework:  Complete test corrections- due next Wednesday Nov. 21st!

     

    Thursday November 15th

    Learning activity: Students will write a reaction to a soldier's letter about the Battle of Gettysburg.

    Agenda:  

           1. Complete warm up:   "What does it mean for someone to have a turning point in their life?    Provide an example of what might be a turning point for someone." 

           2.  Please tape in the following document and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 15th chart.

           3.  We completed a template on the major battles of the Civil War.   Here is a completed Civil War battle chart template.

           4.  View the following Gettysburg video clip to gain an understanding of the battle.

           5.  Complete the following Gettysburg letter reaction.   Note:  Letter taken from this war letter source

     

    Homework:      1.   Complete test corrections- due next Wednesday Nov. 21st!

                          2.  Complete any missing work- due tomorrow!

     

    Friday November 16th

    Learning activity: Students will annotate informational text on the Emancipation Proclamation to understand its importance.

    Agenda:  

           1. Complete warm up:  What are two things that stand out to you about this 1863 image ? 

           2.  Turn in warm ups for this week. 

           3. Read and annotate  this Emancipation Proclamation expository text.  Note:  Use the following codes on your paper:

                      != Wow, this stands out to me!

                     * important information

                     ?- I have a further question about this.

                     A-  I agree with this

                     D- I disagree with this

         

    Homework:  Complete test corrections- due next Wednesday Nov. 21st!

      

         

     

     

    Week 4:  November 5th- 9th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the political, economic, and social impacts of the Civil War upon the U.S.

    Monday November 5th

    Learning activity: Students will complete a sample quiz to help preapare for their causes of Civil War assessment.

     Agenda: 

           1.  Complete warm up:   "What is your reaction to the Quote of the week?"    "Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person's life."  (Jackie Chan)

           2.  Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown in this November 5th chart

           3.  Complete sample quiz on causes of Civil War (Note:  This is not for a grade).  

                Note:  After you are done with the sample quiz above, check your answers with this answer key to sample quiz

           4.  Complete a post rating using your Civil War causes concept sheet (on page 26 of composition book) and explain (using the text box), one specific reason why that event would lead to a Civil War between North and South in the United States.

    Homework:  Complete Part D of Causes of the Civil War study guide- due tomorrow!

     

    Tuesday November 6th

    Learning activity: Students will create a graphic organizer of the causes of the Civil War to help prepare for their test tomorrow.

     Agenda: 

           1.  No warm up

           2.  Complete a post rating using your Civil War causes concept sheet (on page 26 of composition book) and explain (using the text box), one specific reason why that event would lead to a Civil War between North and South in the United States

           3.  Complete graphic organizer review for test tomorrow.

     Homework:  Take 15-20 minutes tonight to review composition book notes for your test tomorrow. 

     

    Wednesday November 7th

    Learning activity: Students will complete an assessment demonstrating their understanding of the causes of the Civil War.

     Agenda:

          1.  Complete warm up"Of the following causes of the Civil War, which one stands out to you as having the greatest impact to lead to the war?  Why?" 

                                                     Sectionalism, Compromise of 1850, John Brown, Dred Scott case, Kansas-Nebraska Act

          2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown on this November 7th chart

          3.  You will need to complete your Causes of Civil War test upon your return to class. 

    Homework:  None

     

    Thursday November 8th

    Learning activity: Students will annotate text to determine whether North or South had the advantage to begin the Civil War.

     Agenda:

          1.  Complete warm up:  "What are various advantages that might help a sports team be victorious?  Justify your response."

          2.  Civil War learning goal and concept sheet- please pre-rate your current understanding of the Civil War topics.

          3.  View Fort Sumter video clip

          4.  Read the North versus South advantages article (please print out if you can).  Then, follow these North South directions using the text.

    Homework:  None

     

    Friday November 9th

    Learning activity: Students will reflect upon major strategies of North and South to begin the Civil War. 

     Agenda:

          1.  Complete warm up:  "What was the greatest advantage the North had before the Civil War?   Why?  What was the greatest advantage the South had before the Civil War?  Why?" 

          2.  Turn in warm ups for this week.

          3.  Complete the North and South strategy notes using this North South power point

    Homework:  Complete any missing assignments- due by Friday November 16th

            

    Week 3:  October 29th- November 3rd

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the causes that paved the road to our American Civil War. 

    Monday October 29th

    Learning activity: Students will begin to create a 3 word summary of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  Paraphrase the Quote of the week:   "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."-  William Faulkner

      2.  Please tape in the following document and add to Table of Contents as shown on this October 29th chart.  

      3.  1st and 4th period only:  Complete Compromise of 1850 reflection questions- turn these in when done!! 

      4.  Read Kansas-Nebraska Act informational text two times through- please choose 5 key events (phrases) to highlight.

      5.  Begin 3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act.

     

    Homework:  3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act - due on Friday November 2nd

     

    Tuesday October 30th

    Learning activity: Students will interact with their notes on the impact of a book and a court case on the Civil War.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "What would have to happen for a court decision to be called the worst in American history?" 

      2.  Tape in the following document and add to Table of Contents as shown on this October 30th chart.

      3.  Complete the following book and court case notes using the October 30th powerpoint.

     

    Homework:  3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act - due on Friday November 2nd

     

    Wednesday October 31st

    Learning activity: Students will analyze multiple sources to understand the person of John Brown.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  Examine the following scenario and write your belief on what should be done:   

    • A man has a very sick child that can only be saved with a particular medicine. However, the man cannot afford the medicine due to its extraordinary cost. Therefore, he decides to break into a pharmacy one night to steal the medicine in order to save his child.   Is the man justified to perform this action?  Why or why not?

      2.  Causes of the Civil War study guide - test next Wednesday November 7th! 

      3.  Complete the following John Brown source packet.   Note:   Please click on the John Brown painting to view the information to complete Source #1.

     

    Homework:  3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act - due on Friday November 2nd

     

    Thursday November 1, 2018

     

    Learning activity: Students will analyze multiple sources to understand the person of John Brown.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "Do the different sources on John Brown corroborate (agree on) what type of person he was?  Why or why not? 

      2.  Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to Table of Contents using this November 1st chart.  When you are done, please label the next 10 pages (pp 41-50) in your composition book. 

      3.  Complete the following John Brown source packet.   Note:  Turn this in when done!!

      

    Homework:  3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act - due tomorrow!

     

    Friday November 2, 2018

     

    Learning activity: Students will examine quotes from Lincoln regarding slavery.

    Agenda: 

      1.  No warm up.  Please turn in your warm ups for this week!

      2.  Turn in your 3 word assignment of Kansas-Nebraska Act  

      3.  Complete the following John Brown source packet.   Note:  Turn this in when done!!

      4.  Complete the following Lincoln and the South notes by using the Lincoln and the South powerpoint

    Homework:  Complete Parts B and C of Causes of the Civil War study guide

     

     

     

     

    Week 2:  October 22nd- 26th

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the causes that paved the road to our American Civil War. 

    Monday October 22nd

    Learning activity: Students will use key vocabulary to complete a fictional narrative of life between a North and South in the United States.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "What is one specific way that failure in life can help us?"  (Question based off Quote of the week)

      2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents using this

    October 22nd chart

      3.  Complete the following North versus South notes using this North versus South power point

      4.  Complete fictional narrative of North and South.   Note:  When you are done, check your answers using this answer key of fictional narrative.

     

    Homework:  None

     

    Tuesday October 23, 2018

    Learning activity: Students will analyze the significance of the Missouri Compromise as they examine a map of it.

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  "What does it mean to compromise in life with someone?  Provide an example of when you compromised with someone else."

      2.  Tape in the following documents to your composition book and add to Table of Contents as shown in this

    October 23rd chart 

      3.  Read informational text of Missouri Compromise- Note:  You will need to get this text when you return to school.

      4.  Analyze the following map of the Missouri Compromise by responding to the following Compromise map questionsNote:  Turn this in when you are done! 

     

    Homework:  Complete vocabulary and questions activity of key terms (Note:  document has 2 sides to it).  Due on Thursday Oct. 25th! 

     

    Wednesday October 24, 2018

    Learning activity: Students will sum up their understanding of the Missouri Compromise by responding to a metaphor

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  What is the purpose of a metaphor?  Provide 1-2 examples of metaphors that could be used in life. 

      2.  Tape in the following document to your composition book and add to your Table of Contents using this October 24th chart

      3.  Complete your analysis of the following map of the Missouri Compromise by responding to the following Compromise map questions.  Note:  Turn this in when you are done! 

      4.  Use a note card (or a separate sheet of paper) to respond in complete sentences to the following  Missouri Compromise prompts. (provide 2 strong sentences for each!). 

      5.  Turn in assignment above (for #4) when done!  

     

    Homework:  Complete vocabulary and questions activity of key terms (Note:  document has 2 sides to it).  Due tomorrow! 

     

    Thursday October 25, 2018

    Learning activity: Students will evaluate the various perspectives on the Compromise of 1850. 

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:   What does it mean in life when people have differing perspectives on issues?  What effects can different perspectives have?   

      2.  Complete Compromise of 1850 activity

     

    Homework:   None

     

    Friday October 26, 2018

    Learning activity: Students will reflect upon the impact of the Compromise of 18750 upon the nation. 

    Agenda: 

      1.  Complete warm up:  Is there much popular sovereignty that occurs in the United States today?  Why or why not? 

      2.  Turn in warm ups from this week. 

      3.  Complete Compromise of 1850 activity if not done. 

      4.  Complete Compromise of 1850 reflection questions- turn these in when done!! 

     

    Homework:   None

     

     

     

    Learning goal:   Students will analyze the causes that paved the road to our American Civil War. 

    Wednesday Oct. 17th

    Learning activity:  Students will reflect upon their 1st quarter areas of strength and improvement in addition to creating 2nd quarter academic goals. 

    Agenda: 

        1.  Complete 2nd quarter reflection and goal setting.   Note:  Please keep this when you are done as we will come back to this in about 3 weeks. 

        2.  View CNN 10. 

     

    Homework:  Choose an historical book to read this quarter.  

                        2nd quarter historical book directions

                        Book reflection form

     

    Thursday Oct. 18th

    Learning activity:  Students will analyze primary sources of abolitionists to determine their ideas. 

     

    Agenda: 

    1.  No warm up

    2.  Clock buddies activity-  Note: You will receive this handout when you return. 

    3.  Review of Causes of Civil War studied thus far- using composition book.

    4.  Begin Abolitionist primary sources

     

    Homework:  Choose an historical book to read this quarter.  

                        2nd quarter historical book directions

                        Book reflection form

     

    Friday October 19th

    Learning activity:  Students will synthesize information gained from primary sources of abolitionists to give a clear explanation. 

     

    Agenda: 

           1.  No warm up

           2.  Complete Abolitionist primary sources

           3.  Complete synthesis of abolitionists- turn in when you are done!

     

     Homework:  Choose an historical book to read this quarter.  

                        2nd quarter historical book directions

                        Book reflection form