US History

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
  • Lecture/Discussion - challenges of the new nation
  • Current events paragraph questions and work time

Quiz 1.2 - Thursday;

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

Friday
  • Federalist 10 activity
  • Unit 1 exam review assignment

Quiz 1.3-4 - Wednesday, August 22;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Thursday, August 23 (review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Friday, August 24

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

 

Week of August 20

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Structure of the Constitution - American political values in the constitution and constitutional shortcomings.

Quiz 1.3-4 - Wednesday, August 22;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Thursday, August 23 (review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Friday, August 24

Tuesday
  • Wrap up Constitution
  • Bill of Rights Activity

Quiz 1.3-4 - Wednesday, August 22;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Thursday, August 23 (review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Friday, August 24

Wednesday
  • Quiz 1.3-4
  • Review for exam
  • Back to school night is tonight!

Quiz 1.3-4 - Wednesday, August 22;

Unit 1 exam extended response - Thursday, August 23 (review outline due);

Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Friday, August 24

Thursday
  • Unit 1 exam
Unit 1 exam short answer section (short answer review, notes and journals due) - Friday, August 24
Friday
  • Unit 1 exam