US History

Week of October 15

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: List and explain two ways Southern white Democrats sought to violate core American values after Reconstruction
  • Lecture/Discussion - Finish Reconstruction/The Controversy over Confederate monuments
  • Video the Confederate monument controversy
  • Confederate monument document assignment
Confederate monument document assignment - due tomorrow
Tuesday
  • Quiz 3.2
  • Confederate monument debate
Wednesday
  • Journal: Think about who you are. Choose three words that you believe best define you and write them down. Explain why these words are a good description of you.
  • Discuss Journal
  • Caricature activity
  • Discuss caricature activity (time allowing - we may do this tomorrow)
Thursday
  • Journal: Think about the caricatures we examined yesterday. Complete the caricatures template for two of the characteristics listed.
  • Discuss Journal
  • Birth of a Nation video activity
Friday

Week of October 8

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: What caused the Civil War? Explain as best you can based on what you remember from previous classes and what you know from other sources.
  • Lecture/Discussion: The cause of the Civil War
  • Documents activity (in your notes) - Southern states on the reasons for the Civil War - For each slide, note the state. Then summarize in 25 or fewer words the reasons given for secession.
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Results of the Civil War - Questions answered and questions posed.

 

Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Reconstruction
Quiz 3.2 - Monday, October 15

Week of October 1

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
Tuesday
  • Journal: Review your notes from yesterday dealing with disparities between Blacks and Whites in 2018. Why do the disparities (differences in status, wealth, treatment and attitudes) discussed yesterday still exist in 2018? Brainstorm and explain at least two reasons.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Slavery in the United States: A brief history
  • Begin Documents activity: Two accounts of slavery
Finish two accounts of slavery activity - due tomorrow
Wednesday
Thursday
  • Today is the last day to make up/finish the unit 2 exam - both lunches and after school
  • Journal: How is the picture of slavery and slaves that emerges from the two documents we examined yesterday different? Explain in your own words using the documents. How might these differing views impact the United States after slavery was abolished?
  • Discussion of yesterday's documents
  • Documents activity: The impact of slavery
Friday
  • Journal: According to each document, what were the impacts of slavery on slaves and slave holding society?
  • Discussion of documents regarding the impact of slavery
  • Current events discussion - the Supreme Court

Week of September 24

Remember that all unit resources are linked to the Unit 2 outline including, notes, documents, review sheets and activities.

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: Using the visuals from the presentation (slide 35) answer the following:
    • What is the argument that
      both of these examples
      explicitly or implicitly make regarding immigration and
      immigration policy?
    • Is this argument valid?
    • How could we assess its validity?
  • Assessing the evidence: Immigrants and crime - activity
  • Discussion of the the evidence activity

Assessing the evidence questions - Due tomorrow;

Unit 2 exam essay component and essay outline due - Thursday;

Unit 2 exam short answer/closed notes component/short answer review/journals/notes from unit 2 - Friday

Tuesday

Wharton school article questions - due tomorrow;

Unit 2 exam essay component and essay outline due - Thursday;

Unit 2 exam short answer/closed notes component/short answer review/journals/notes from unit 2 - Friday

Wednesday
  • Review for exam

Unit 2 exam essay component and essay outline due - Thursday;

Unit 2 exam short answer/closed notes component/short answer review/journals/notes from unit 2 - Friday

Thursday
  • Substitute
  • Unit 2 exam - essay component
Friday
  • Unit 2 exam - short answer/closed notes component

Week of September 17

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Immigration in America at the turn of the century - Living conditions for turn of the century immigrants
  • Riis document activity

Quiz on sections 2-3 Friday, September 21;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21;

Unit 2 exam - Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27

Tuesday
  • Journal: What is nativism? Is it an examples of exclusion, assimilation or pluralism? Explain your answer.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Immigration in America at the turn of the century - Working conditions and nativism
  • Triangle Fire notes template

 

Quiz on sections 2-3 Friday, September 21;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21;

Unit 2 exam - Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27

Wednesday

Quiz on sections 2-3 Friday, September 21;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21;

Unit 2 exam - Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27;

Triangle fire video notes - due tomorrow

Thursday
  • Journal: 1) Should the owners of the Triangle factory have been held criminally liable for the 146 people killed in the fire? List and explain three reasons for your answer. 2) What does the video suggest about the role immigrants played in the American economy at the turn of the twentieth century
  • Debrief video in small group discussion format
  • Lecture/discussion - Finish nativism & The Americanization movement.
  • Unit 2 test preparation sheet
  • Questions on immigrant experience project?
  • CA 10 Candidate debate today (on the Modesto Bee Facebook page)

Quiz on sections 2-3 Friday, September 21;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21;

Unit 2 exam - Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27

Friday
  • Quiz 2.2-3
  • Go over unit 2 exam prep sheet
  • Journal - Make a T chart. Label one side “arguments that immigration is beneficial to the United States” and on the other “arguments that immigration is detrimental to the United States.” Then, list and explain two examples on each side. Try to identify arguments that apply to modern America.
  • Assessing the evidence: Immigrants and crime - activity
  • Discussion of the the evidence activity

Assessing the evidence activity - due Tuesday (assignment is on slide 36 of the presentation)

Unit 2 exam - Wednesday and Thursday, September 26-27

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Week of September 10

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Sit in color groups. Immigration history jigsaw activity
    • Choose two members (1 member if your group is smaller than 4) of your group that will be teachers. The teachers should be prepared to explain what the largest two groups of immigrants were, what the major drivers of immigration were and which response was dominant during this period.
    • Choose two members of the group that will be students. Each student should visit two or three other groups and fill out their template for that groups period based on their presentation.
    • Students (visitors to the group) should ask any questions needed to clarify the teacher's lesson.
    • While student must record information on their sheets, they may not look at the teaching group's notes as they do (they should take notes on what is presented).
    • Return to your group and share the information with the other members of your group
  • Check immigration paragraph HW

Quiz 2.2 - Tuesday, September 18;

Complete the 6 stages of immigration template using your book - due tomorrow (20 points)

Tuesday
  • Sit in color groups.
  • Journal - examine your jigsaw notes template from yesterday. With your group, discuss and agree on what you consider to be the most significant change over the course of American history with regard to immigration and immigration policy. Be prepared to share your answer and the reasons that support it
  • Lecture/Discussion - A history of American immigration (review of activity)
  • Introduction to the immigrant experience project
  • Journal - What are the 6 stages of the immigrant experience? What questions do you have regarding these stages?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The immigrant experience and using photographs and images as historical evidence

Quiz 2.2 - Tuesday, September 18;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21

Wednesday

Quiz 2.2 - Tuesday, September 18;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21

Thursday

Quiz 2.2 - Tuesday, September 18;

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21

Friday
  • Progress check - Is more time for research needed?
  • Immigrant experience project work time

Immigrant experience project + research template - Due Friday, September 21

Week of September 3

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No school
Tuesday
  • Sub instructions for tomorrow
  • Journal: What is the Supreme Court? What does it do and why has it been in the news?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Current events - The US Supreme Court

Questions from 3 approaches to diversity article - due Thursday, September 6;

Quiz 2.1 - Friday, September 7

Wednesday

Questions from 3 approaches to diversity article - due Thursday, September 6;

Quiz 2.1 - Friday, September 7

Thursday
  • Journal: When people say that America is a nation of immigrants, what does that mean both historically and to you personally?
  • Lecture/Discussion - 3 responses to diversity/Brainstorming examples from history and our own time
  • Begin group activity on the history of immigration in America

 

Today is a make up day - both lunches + after school;

Quiz 2.1 - Friday, September 7

Friday

Immigration paragraph HW - Due Monday, September 10;

Quiz 2.2 - Wednesday, September 12

Week of August 27

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Review for unit 1 exam

Unit 1 exam part 1 extended writing section - tomorrow;

Historiography paragraph outline - due tomorrow

Tuesday
  • Unit 1 exam extended response

Unit 1 exam part 2 short answer section - tomorrow;

Unit 1 exam preparation sheet, unit 1 notes and unit 1 journals - due tomorrow

Wednesday
  • Unit 1 exam short answer section
Thursday
  • Journal - How did the test go yesterday? Predict your grade. What would you have done differently? What could I do differently to help you succeed in the future
  • Diversity topic introductory activity
  • Unit 2 unit outline
  • Lecture/Discussion - American diversity in 2018
Quiz 2.1 - Friday, September 7
Friday
  • Unit 2 outline/homepage
  • Review of yesterday's activity
  • Lecture/discussion - Madison's Federalist 10, American diversity, privilege and disadvantage

Quiz 2.1 - Friday, September 7

Week of August 20

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Federalist 10 partners activity and discussion

Federalist 10 paragraph (described on the bottom of the Federalist 10 template) - due tomorrow

Quiz 1.3-4 - Thursday, August 23;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

Tuesday
  • Journal: Do your best to answer the following questions regarding the Constitution (no grade)
    • The Constitution has 7 articles. What is the major topic of each of the articles?
    • What are the three branches of government described by the Constitution?
    • Can the Constitution be changed? How?
    • What is one power of Congress?
    • What is one thing Congress cannot do?
    • What is one power of the presidency?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Structure of the Constitution - American political values in the constitution and constitutional shortcomings.

Quiz 1.3-4 - Thursday, August 23;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

Wednesday
  • Sit in Color groups
  • Journal: What are checks and balances? How do checks and balances fulfill one of the core values of American democracy? Explain in terms of a specific example from the Constitution.
  • Bill of rights activity (in color groups)

Quiz 1.3-4 - Thursday, August 23;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

Thursday

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

Friday
  • Quiz 1.3-4
  • Return current events paragraph and discuss rubrics and grading
  • Current events and American values activity (in color groups)

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

 

Week of August 13

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Source analysis templates - 1 per group - due at the end of class today;

Quiz 1.2 - Thursday;

Values/Current events paragraph + completed BMP outline template- due Friday

Tuesday
  • Journal: Think about the American Revolution. How might you tell the story of the American Revolution if you were a historian from the United States, Great Britain, or a Native American tribe? Think about this and explain in as much detail as you can.
  • Lecture discussion - Historiography
  • Bailyn/Zinn Activity and discussion
    • Read and highlight unknown vocabulary
    • With a partner, complete the T chart
    • Class brainstorm and discussion of Zinn and Bailyn excerpts

Quiz 1.2 - Thursday;

Values/Current events paragraph + completed BMP outline template- due Friday

Wednesday
  • Journal: Which historian do you believe most accurately describes the motivations behind the DoI? Which historian reflects what you have been taught in earlier grades?
  • Lecture/Discussion - Overview of American history from the founding of the colonies to the Civil War. Use the notes template to take notes on today's presentation
  • Winthrop/Lincoln documents journal entry (from presentation).

Quiz 1.2 - Thursday;

Values/Current events paragraph + completed BMP outline template- due Friday

Thursday
  • Finish overview of early US history
  • Winthrop/Lincoln documents journal entry (from presentation).
  • Quiz 1.2
  • Current events paragraph questions and work time

Quiz 1.2 - Thursday;

Values/Current events paragraph + completed BMP outline template- due Friday

Friday
  • Housekeeping - Back to school night, unit 1 exam, paragraph return
  • Lecture/Discussion - challenges of the new nation
  • Begin Federalist 10 activity

Quiz 1.3-4 - Thursday, August 23;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Tuesday, August 28(review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Wednesday, August 29

Week of August 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Welcome!
  • Seating
  • The educational philosophy of this class
  • Syllabus highlights
Tuesday
  • Journal - If I ask, "what are your values?" what does that mean? Where do your values come from? Provide three examples of your own values
  • DoI activity - Identifying American values
    • Read the excerpts of the DoI and circle unknown words that you think are important
    • Vocab notes
    • With a partner discuss the excerpt, then agree to and record three essential values that arise from the document. Underline a passage from the text that supports each value and then put the value in your own words.
    • Whole class discussion of American values
  • Lecture/Discussion - Core American values
Wednesday
  • Journal - Do we always live up to the values discussed yesterday? Provide an example supporting your position and explain the example.
  • Lecture/Discussion Writing and arguments in this class - Basic Model paragraph (BMP)
  • (In your journal) Put your journal the response into simple BMP format - Make a claim in your topic sentence, provide an example in a sentence or two and explain how this example demonstrates your topic sentence in 1-2 additional sentences.
  • Share your simple claim with a partner. Your partner should highlight/underline and label the TS, evidence, and explanation.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Core American political values and the Enlightenment
  • Unit 1 outline and discussion of how unit outlines/quizzes work in this class quiz 1.1 reminder/review
Thursday
Friday

 

 

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