US History

Week of May 20

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • New Deal group actiuvity (finish)
  • Lecture/Discussion - The New Deal

If you have not done so already, please bring your books on the day of our classes' final

Unit 7 exam - period 2 - Wednesday - period 3 - Thursday

Tuesday
  • Review for unit 7 exam

If you have not done so already, please bring your books on the day of our classes' final

Unit 7 exam - period 2 - Wednesday - period 3 - Thursday

Wednesday
  • Period 2 - unit 7 exam

If you have not done so already, please bring your books on the day of our classes' final

Unit 7 exam - period 2 - Wednesday - period 3 - Thursday

Thursday
  • Period 3 - unit 7 exam
Friday
  • No class. Enjoy your summer and have a good, productive and meaningful life.

 

Week of May 13

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Pencils down until I say pencils can go up.
  • Effects of the Great Depression group activity (sources, template)
    • Number each group member 1-5
      • 1 - Read sources A and M
      • 2 - Read sources B and N
      • 3 - Read sources C and O
      • 4 - Read sources D and S
      • 5 - Read sources E and R
    • Each group member share out what you consider to be the most important impacts of the great Depression described by this reading.
    • Examine each photograph with your group
    • Discuss, debate and decide what your group considers to be the top five impacts of the great Depression
    • Complete 1 template per group. Your goal is to make your predictions as close to the overall predictions as possible

Bring your books on Wednesday;

Quiz 7.3 - Wednesday;

Tuesday
  • Survey says (result of yesterday's activity - ask if you have questions about wording)
    • 3 points for matching a result (group says A is 3 - class says A is 3)
    • 1 point for have a result in your top five that is in the class top five)
  • Lecture/Discussion - FDR and the New Deal

Bring your books on Wednesday;

Quiz 7.3 - Wednesday;

Wednesday
  • Quiz 7.3
  • Lecture/Discussion - FDR and the New Deal
Quiz 7.4 - Friday
Thursday Quiz 7.4 - Friday
Friday
  • New Deal Activity

Week of May 6

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Discuss/Debrief progressive political cartoon activity
Tuesday
  • Journal - What is the main argument that TR makes in the New Nationalism speech excerpt?
  • Check off TR assignment (20 points)
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Progressive era reforms: government leans toward fairness in the early 20th century
Wednesday
  • Quiz 7.2
  • Lecture/Discussion - The pendulum swings back: Government economic policy in the 1920s and the return of laissez-fare
Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - The economy of the 1920s
Friday
  • Journal - Define consumer economy. Do you think a consumer society should emphasize efficiency or fairness? Explain.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The economy of the 1920s

Week of April 29

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Announcement - paper/exam return times
  • Lecture/Discussion - Introduction to the last unit - US economic history: Efficiency v. fairness
Quiz 7.1 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - efficiency v. fairness (conclude)
  • Journal - Presentation questions
  • Discuss presentation questions
  • Unit 7 outline
Quiz 7.1 - Thursday
Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Age of Laissez Faire - Business, monopoly and government power in the late 19th century
  • Political cartoon activity - What attitudes did people have regarding the relationship between government and business during the 1890s? (40 minutes - 10 minutes per cartoon)
Thursday
  • Quiz 7.1
  • Political cartoon activity - What attitudes did people have regarding the relationship between government and business during the 1890s? (40 minutes - 10 minutes per cartoon)
  • Lecture/discussion - Motivating change - investigative journalism
Quiz 7.2 - Tuesday, May 7
Friday
  • Review political cartoon activity
  • TR Political cartoon prediction activity
    • Question - Based on political cartoons from his presidency, would President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-1909) maintain or change the status quo with regard to government's relationship with business and labor?
    • Investigate at least four cartoons
  • Discuss: Based on the cartoons you investigated yesterday, would President Teddy Roosevelt (1901-1909) maintain or change the status quo with regard to government's relationship with Business and labor?
  • Journal - Read the excerpt from TR's new nationalism speech and answer The following questions:
    • Does this speech confirm or deny your answer to the question above?
    • Provide one example from the cartoons and one quote from the speech that supports your assertion to the previous question.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Progressive movement

Read the excerpt from TR's new nationalism speech and answer The following questions:

  • Does this speech confirm or deny your answer to the question above?
  • Provide one example from the cartoons and one quote from the speech that supports your assertion to the previous journal question.

Quiz 7.2 - Tuesday, May 7

Week of April 15

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: Why did the US support French recolonization of Vietnam after World War II?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Vietnam War
  • "Why we are in Vietnam" speech activity
Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (essay) and Thursday April 18 (Short answer)
Tuesday
  • Review for exam
Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (essay) and Thursday April 18 (Short answer)
Wednesday
  • Unit 6 exam - Essay
Thursday
  • Unit 6 exam - Short answer
Friday
  • No school

Week of April 8

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: Complete the questions and paragraph from the Atomic Cafe video notes
  • Atomic cafe discussion

Atomic Cafe Video notes - due tomorrow;

Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)

Tuesday Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)
Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Cuban Missile Crisis
Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)
Thursday
  • Get into your groups - Take 10 minutes and complete the group response chart except for number three
  • Read the advisor statements and complete the advisor chart (15 minutes)
  • Discuss the information you have and make your decision (10 minutes) Record this decision on the response chart, question three.
  • Class discussion
  • Kennedy's decision and the resolution of the crisis
Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)
Friday
  • Journal: How did the Cold War mindset shape our actions toward Vietnam in the 40s and 50s?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Vietnam War: Vietnamese history didn't start in 1963!
  • Lecture discussion: Escalation in Vietnam
  • Document activity - LBJ "Why we are in Vietnam"
Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)

Spring Paper Resources

Paper date changes - Outline template - Friday, March 22; Peer edit drafts - Friday, March 29; Final draft Friday, April 5

Paper help appointments - Both lunches and after school Today, both lunches Tuesday and Wednesday, after school Wednesday. Please sign up. Showing up to a help appointment is worth 1 participation point, missing an appointment without notice will cost you 1 participation point

Week of April 1

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Drop in paper help both lunches and after school, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Nuclear testing documents and activity
  • Discuss nuclear testing activity - Brainstorm who what and how onto the board.
Tuesday
  • Drop in paper help both lunches and after school, Tuesday and Thursday
  • Quiz 6.3
  • Lecture/Discussion - Arms control and disarmament: Backing away from the brink.
  • Journal - What policies do you think would reduce the risk of nuclear war? What advice would you give your president and representatives on this issue?

Spring paper - due Friday;

 

 

Wednesday
  • Drop in paper help both lunches and after school, Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Arms control/The Cold War at home
  • Murrow video
  • Journal: What are your reactions to the Murrow video? How is this video relevant to contemporary America?

Spring paper - due Friday;

Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)

Thursday

Spring paper - due Friday;

Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)

Friday

Unit 6 exam - Wednesday April 17 (short answer) and Thursday April 18 (essay)

Week of March 25

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Return outlines and general comments

Turn in NATO template

  • Lecture/Discussion - US nuclear strategy during the Cold War

 

Paper help appointments - Today both lunches and after school;

Peer edit draft - due Friday - Please complete body part 3 (argument about whether Schenck should be pardoned) and one paragraph of part 4 (argument about whether Snowden should be pardoned). Your part four paragraph should focus on 1 argument and must be at least 8 sentences in length. Both paragraphs should be typed, should include quotations where appropriate and must parenthetically cite all sources used.

Tuesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Nuclear strategy - continued

Paper help appointments - Today both lunches;

Peer edit draft - due Friday - Please complete body part 3 (argument about whether Schenck should be pardoned) and one paragraph of part 4 (argument about whether Snowden should be pardoned). Your part four paragraph should focus on 1 argument and must be at least 8 sentences in length. Both paragraphs should be typed, should include quotations where appropriate and must parenthetically cite all sources used.

Wednesday

Paper help appointments - Today both lunches and after school;

Quiz 6.3 - Friday;

Peer edit draft - due Friday - Please complete body part 3 (argument about whether Schenck should be pardoned) and one paragraph of part 4 (argument about whether Snowden should be pardoned). Your part four paragraph should focus on 1 argument and must be at least 8 sentences in length. Both paragraphs should be typed, should include quotations where appropriate and must parenthetically cite all sources used.

Thursday
  • Journal: What were your thoughts and feelings about the discussion and activities dealing with nuclear weapons? What do you think should be done to reduce the threat of nuclear war today?
  • Document activity - Nuclear testing

Quiz 6.3 - Friday;

Peer edit draft - due Friday - Please complete body part 3 (argument about whether Schenck should be pardoned) and one paragraph of part 4 (argument about whether Snowden should be pardoned). Your part four paragraph should focus on 1 argument and must be at least 8 sentences in length. Both paragraphs should be typed, should include quotations where appropriate and must parenthetically cite all sources used.

Friday
  • Peer edit activity
  • Next week - Cold War at home and Atomic Cafe

Week of March 18

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • What we will work on during testing downtime/testing rules
  • Go to Downstairs library computer lab. We will meet here on Tuesday and Wednesday

Meet in downstairs library computer lab - tomorrow - Wednesday;

Spring paper outline - due Friday;

All week (every day)- Bring any materials you need to work on your research/outline/paper. No phones allowed during testing days (no exceptions)

Tuesday
  • Math testing - Meet in downstairs library computer lab

computer lab - tomorrow - Wednesday;

Spring paper outline - due Friday;

All week - Bring any materials you need to work on your research/outline/paper. No phones allowed during testing days (no exceptions)

Wednesday
  • Math testing - Meet in downstairs library computer lab
  • We will assess whether we need another day at the end of the session today. If we do, we will meet in the library computer lab again tomorrow

computer lab - tomorrow - Wednesday;

Spring paper outline - due Friday;

All week - Bring any materials you need to work on your research/outline/paper. No phones allowed during testing days (no exceptions)

Thursday
  • Math testing/Spring paper work day - bring all materials you need for completing the spring paper outline.

computer lab - tomorrow - Wednesday;

Spring paper outline - due Friday;

All week - Bring any materials you need to work on your research/outline/paper. No phones allowed during testing days (no exceptions)

Friday
  • Collect outlines
  • Take a minute to review the article
    Journal: What is the main point of the article? What questions do you have regarding this article?
  • Current events/NATO
NATO template/paragraph/map due - Monday, March 25

Week of March 11

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/Discussion - 1949
  • Current affairs article - The US and NATO in 2019

Quiz 6.2 - Tomorrow;

Read and complete template for NATO article - Friday

Tuesday Read and annotate NATO article - Friday
Wednesday
  • Get into small groups. Then, in your journals, answer the question: What was NSC-68 and what events motivated it?
  • NSC-68 activity
  • Questions on the paper?
  • NATO article reading time
Read and annotate NATO article - Friday
Thursday
  • Journal: Do you think the Cold war mindset would do more good or more harm? Explain
  • Academic honesty conversation (unplanned)
Read and annotate NATO article - Friday
Friday
  • NSC-68 Review
  • Discuss NSC-68 activity
  • Lecture discussion - Nuclear Weapons
Math testing - next week

Week of March 4

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Make up this week - Both lunches Thursday and after school Thursday.
  • Collect Afghanistan template and paragraph
  • Lecture/Discussion - Origins of the Cold War (finish)
  • North Korea article

North Korea article and template - due Friday;

Research template four - due Wednesday;

Quiz 6.1 - Thursday

Tuesday
  • Journal - List the four approaches to US foreign affairs discussed last unit, then explain which would likely serve the US best during the Cold War? Explain your answer
  • Lecture/Discussion - Goals of US led the post-war world order

North Korea article and template - due Friday;

Research template four - due Wednesday;

Quiz 6.1 - Thursday

Wednesday
  • Make up this week - Both lunches Thursday and after school Thursday.
  • Collect research template 4
  • Journal: Look over the five goals we discussed yesterday. What was the contradiction contained within these goals? (we discussed this yesterday) What was the danger to the United States and what the nation believed in that this contradiction presented? Explain with an example if possible.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Structures of the US led post war order
  • Reading time - N. Korea article

North Korea article and template - due Friday;

Quiz 6.1 - Thursday

Thursday
  • Make up this week - Both lunches today and after school.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Cold War Mindset and NSC68
  • NSC 68 activity
North Korea article and template - due Friday;
Friday
  • Current foreign events - North Korean Nuclear threat

Week of February 25

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Listen to this NPR story on refugees to the US in 2018, then answer the following questions in your journal:
    • To what extent is the situation in the NPR story similar to or different from the story of Jews seeking refugees status in the US in the 1930s and 1940s?
    • Does the US have a moral obligation to allow refugees to enter the US?
  • Discussion - What should American policy be regarding refugees (past and present)

Research template 3 - due Wednesday;

Afghanistan template - due Thursday

Tuesday
  • Video: The costs of great power war
  • Review of four approaches to US foreign policy
  • In your journals (with a partner)
    • Of the four approaches to US foreign policy, which do you think had the best chance of preventing great power war after 1945?
    • If you were an American leader after World War II, what steps would you take to prevent another great power war? Brainstorm as many as you can think of.
    • What would a great power war look like today? Explain in as much detail as possible
  • Previewing the next unit - unit 6 outline

Research template 3 - due Wednesday;

Afghanistan template - due Thursday

Wednesday
  • Journal: What do you know about the Cold War either from previous classes or your own knowledge? List as much as you can.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Origins of the Cold War

 

Afghanistan template - due Thursday

Thursday
  • Current events discussion - Afghanistan
  • Here is the presentation used in class with links to additional resources on this topic. The slides dealing with Afghanistan are 19-23

Current events template (Afghanistan) - due Monday, March 4;

Research template 4 - Due Wednesday, March 6

Friday
  • No School

 

Week of February 18

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No school
Tuesday

Period 3 research template 2 due Friday;

 

Wednesday

Period 3 research template 2 due Friday;

Thursday
  • Kevin Atlas assembly
Period 3 research template 2 due Friday;
Friday

Week of February 11

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No school
Tuesday
  • Make up and help on the exam - today after school
  • Journal: Why didn't George Takei Hate America after his ordeal? This should be answered in 50 to 100 words. Be thoughtful in your response
  • Lecture/Discussion - Korematsu v. US
  • Korematsu activity

Korematsu activity paragraph - due tomorrow;

Closed notes component of the unit 5 exam - Thursday, open notes component (essay) - Friday

Wednesday
  • Make up and help on the exam - today after school
  • Finish discussion of the internment of Americans of Japanese ancestry
  • Review for unit 5 exam
Closed notes component of the unit 5 exam - Thursday, open notes component (essay) - Friday
Thursday
  • Unit 5 exam closed note component
Open notes component (essay) of the unit 5 exam - Friday
Friday
  • Unit 5 exam - Open note (outline) component
  • Current events - Afghanistan
Afghanistan article and template - due Friday, February 22

Week of February 4

Date Agenda Homework
Monday

Unit 5 exam - Essay - Friday, February 15, SA Thursday, February 14;

Quiz 5.4-5 - Friday (note exceptions to terms on unit outline)

 

Tuesday
  • Make up today - both lunches
  • Journal: What are the 3 most significant arguments Lindbergh makes against US entry into the war? Read the FDR Document. How does FDR respond to the concerns of the isolationists?
  • The War in the Pacific

Unit 5 exam - Essay - Friday, February 15, SA Thursday, February 14;

Quiz 5.4-5 - Friday (note exceptions to terms on unit outline)

 

Wednesday
  • Make up today - both lunches and after school
  • Check research templates - questions?
  • World War II in the Pacific and Europe

Unit 5 exam - Essay - Friday, February 15, SA Thursday, February 14;

Quiz 5.4-5 - Friday (note exceptions to terms on unit outline);

Research template #2 - Due Wednesday, February 13

 

Thursday
  • Return notes templates
  • World War II in the Pacific and Europe

Unit 5 exam - Essay - Friday, February 15, SA Thursday, February 14;

Quiz 5.4-5 - Friday (note exceptions to terms on unit outline);

Research template #2 - Due Wednesday, February 13

 

Friday

Unit 5 exam - Essay - Friday, February 15, SA Thursday, February 14;

Research template #2 - Due Wednesday, February 13

Week of January 28

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Finish video
  • Citizen Four discussion - Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor, neither or both?

Quiz 5.3 - Wednesday

Current events - Venezuelan crisis - due Friday

Tuesday
  • Make up day - Both lunches
  • Journal - Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor, neither or both? Explain the reasons for your answer.
  • Spring formal paper - explanation, rubric, resources
  • Current events article - Crisis in Venezuela

Quiz 5.3 - Wednesday

Current events - Venezuelan crisis - due Friday

Wednesday
  • Journal: The US should take a leading role in making the world more peaceful and secure from war even if this means giving up some of our sovereignty? Rate your position: Strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree. Then explain why you feel this way.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The End of World War I
  • Research template explanation
Current events - Venezuelan crisis - due Friday
Thursday
  • Make up day - Both lunches and after school
  • Quiz 5.3
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Road to World War II
  • Neutrality documents pair questions
Current events - Venezuelan crisis - due Friday
Friday Research template 1 - due Wednesday, February 6

Week of January 21

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Tuesday
  • Journal: Should Charles Schenck have gone to jail? Explain your reasons.
  • Schenck document discussion
  • Citizenfournotes assignment

Make up day - Wednesday - Both Lunches and after school;

Citizenfour video notes template - Due Monday, January 28

Wednesday
  • Citizenfour
Citizenfour video notes template - Due Monday, January 28
Thursday
  • Citizenfour
Citizenfour video notes template - Due Monday, January 28
Friday
  • No school

Week of January 14

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Finishing current events - Journal: Write the paragraph called for on the current events template
  • What is bias and how is it identified?
  • Discussion of whether we should pull out of Syria
  • Collect template
Current events article - China's controversial claims in the South China Sea - Template due Friday
Tuesday
  • Journal: Based on what you remember from last year, what caused World War 1?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The US and World War I - Background, US involvement and the end of the war
  • Citizen 4 permission slip and rationale

Current events article - China's controversial claims in the South China Sea - Template due Friday;

Permission slip - due Thursday

Wednesday
  • In your color groups, discuss each question for 5 minute and then individually write your answers in your journal. 1) What is the appropriate balance between freedom and security? 2) Should free speech be limited during war time? 3) Should the government be able to secretly monitor the communications of American citizens for the purpose of preventing terrorism? 4) If the government does do this, do Americans have the right to know what the government is doing?
  • Lecture discussion - Suppressing dissent in World War I - Schenck v. US and Debs v. US

Current events article - China's controversial claims in the South China Sea - Template due Friday;

Permission slip - due Thursday

Thursday Current events article - China's controversial claims in the South China Sea - Template due Friday;
Friday
  • Current events discussion
Quiz 5.3 - Thursday, January 24

Week of January 7

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Welcome back/announcements/seating
  • Journal:
    • Where is Syria?
    • Why does the US have troops in Syria?
    • Do you think the US troops in Syria should stay or be brought home?
    • What questions do you have about this topic?
  • Third quarter current events assignments

Quiz 5.1 - Friday;

Current events document activity Article #1 - Due Friday

Tuesday
  • Journal: Under what circumstances should the United States become involved in foreign conflicts? Describe two-three criteria you would use if you were president
  • Document activity - Four approaches to American foreign policy
    • With a partner, read your assigned document.
    • From the perspective of the document, discuss and answer the following questions:
      1. From the author's perspective, is US involvement in world affairs desirable?
      2. How would this author answer the journal question? Explain in your own words and then identify a quote from the document that supports your answer.
      3. What do you see as the benefits and the problems of this approach to foreign policy?
    • Share your answers with three other groups, noting down their answers to the questions

Quiz 5.1-2 - Friday;

Current events document activity #1 - Due Friday

Wednesday
  • Lecture/Discussion - four approaches to American foreign policy
  • Journal: Of the four approaches to American foreign policy we examined yesterday, which do you think should guide American actions in the world? Explain your answer.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Spanish American war and the US annexation of the Philippines

Quiz 5.1-2 - Friday;

Current events document activity #1 - Due Friday

Thursday

Current events document activity #1 - Due Friday;

Quiz 5.1-2 - Friday;

Philippine annexation policy brief - Due Tuesday, January 15

Friday
  • Quiz 5.1
  • Current events discussion:
    • (Students) Based upon your reading of the article and your own knowledge, what information do you need to better understand the situation described in the article?
    • (Mr. Haydock) Answers to questions above and brief presentation of the background to this situation.
    • (Students) Debate/Discussion - Should the US remove its military presence from Syria? What should our policy be regarding involvement in the Middle East
  • Explanation of policy brief and policy brief work time (time allowing - hopefully it won't!)
Philippine annexation policy brief - Due Tuesday, January 15

Week of December 17

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Women's reproductive rights and the status of women in Modern America

Unit 4 exam - Period 2 (tomorrow), period 3 (Wednesday);

Completed test preparation sheet (with outline); journals and notes due on the day of the final - No late papers

Tuesday
  • Period 2 final period - unit 4 exam
Wednesday
  • Period 3 final period - unit 4 exam
Thursday
  • No class
Friday
  • No school - Have a great break!

Week of December 10

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal - To what extent have women achieved equality in modern America?
  • Lecture/Discussion - the status of women int the early republic
  • Declaration of Sentiments activity
Finish Declaration of sentiments activity - 20 points - due tomorrow
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday Video notes - due tomorrow
Friday
  • Lecture/Discussion - the Feminine Mystique
  • Feminine Mystique reading
  • Discussion of the video and the article
  • Questions on the unit 4 review?

Week of December 3

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Quiz 4.2 - Tomorrow
Tuesday
  • Zoot Suit activity - debrief
  • Journal - What was the most significant way that the four accounts of the zoot suit affair differed? What does this say about the nature of history and textbooks? How can we know the truth from history?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The origins of the farm labor movement
Wednesday
  • Quiz 4.2
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Farm labor movement
  • Video - Latino Americans: The farm labor movement (beginning to 20:00) - In your notes answer the following question: In what ways were the actions of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta similar to the actions taken by African Americans during the Civil Rights movement? Explain using specific examples.
Thursday
Friday
  • Journal - What part of yesterday's document did you find the most interesting/surprising? As a historian, what cautions would you have regarding this document? How would you attempt to address those cautions?
  • Debrief yesterday's activity - the panel's decision.
  • Lecture/Discussion - Segregation, the Chicano movement and the LA walkouts
  • Latino American Video - LA Walkouts (40:30 - end)
Quiz 4.3 - Tuesday, December 11

Week of November 26

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Unit 4 outline
  • The plan for the rest of the semester
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Geography of Mexican American relations
Quiz 4.1 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Video - Foreigners in their own land
  • While you watch: Why are Latino Americans called foreigners in their own land? List and explain at least four examples from the video (200-250 words).

Video Question - due tomorrow

Quiz 4.1 - Thursday

Wednesday
  • Journal: Why would a video on the 19th century history of Mexico and the United States be relevant to events of 2018? Why is the video titled "foreigners in their own land?"
  • Discuss journal and video.
  • Lecture/Discussion - US Mexico relations from 1880-1920
  • Review of section 1
Quiz 4.1 - Thursday
Thursday Deportation article questions - due tomorrow
Friday
  • Discussion of Deportation article

Week of November 12

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School
Tuesday
  • Quiz 3.5
  • MLK Letter from a Birmingham Jail - activity
  • Lecture/Discussion - Civil Rights legislation
Wednesday
  • Review for exam
Thursday
  • Unit 3 essay exam
Friday
  • Unit 3 short answer exam

Week of November 5

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Substitute - Video - Eyes on the Prize - Emmett Till + questions
  • Link to the video. This section runs from the beginning to the 26 minute mark.
Tuesday
Wednesday
  • Journal: Read the excerpt from Brown v. Board and list any unknown words in your journal.
  • Lecture/Discussion - The beginning of the Civil Rights Movement and Brown v. Board
  • Brown v. Board Activity

Quiz, section 5 - Tuesday;

Unit 3 exam - Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16

Thursday
  • Discuss Brown v. Board readings
  • Video - Little Rock 1957, runs from beginning to 30:30
  • Journal: Put yourself into the shoes of one of the Little Rock 9. What do you think your greatest struggle would have been?
  • Lecture/Discussion - The movement expands - Sits ins and freedom rides

Quiz, section 5 - Tuesday;

Unit 3 exam - Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16

Friday

Quiz, section 5 - Tuesday;

Unit 3 exam - Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16

Week of October 29

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • Journal: Read the excerpts from W.E.B. Du Boise. If you are on the west side of the classroom, put the main idea of the first passage into your own words. If you are on the east side of the classroom, put the main idea of the second passage into your own words.
  • Lecture/discussion - The Harlem Renaissance
  • Harlem Renaissance activity (start)
Quiz 3.3-4 - Thursday
Tuesday
  • Harlem Renaissance activity
Quiz 3.3-4 - Thursday
Wednesday
  • Finish Harlem Renaissance activity
  • Journal: Which work of art/poem from the Harlem Renaissance activity did you find the most powerful? Briefly explain why you feel this way.
  • Discuss/Debrief Harlem Renaissance activity
Quiz 3.3-4 - Thursday
Thursday
  • Finish Harlem Renaissance activity debrief
  • Journal: What is the significance of the Harlem Renaissance?
  • African Americans in World War II
Friday
  • Quiz 3.3-4
  • Lecture/Discussion - Finish African Americans in WWII
  • Instructions for Monday and Tuesday (Substitute)

Week of October 22

Date Agenda Homework
Monday
  • No School - Parent conferences
Tuesday
  • 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
Wednesday Caricature paragraph - due tomorrow
Thursday
  • Lecture/Discussion - Caricature in popular media - Birth of a Nation
  • Birth of a Nation video clips and discussion
Friday
  • Journal: We just saw several clips from the movie The Birth of a Nation. This movie is about the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction. How does the movie interpret this period of American history (who were the heroes and who were the villains?) How do you think this interpretation relates to the controversy over Confederate monuments we discussed earlier in the week?
  • Discuss journal
  • Lecture/Discussion - African American Reformers
  • Document activity - W.E.B. Du Boise

Week of October 15

Date Agenda Homework
Monday Confederate monument document assignment - due tomorrow
Tuesday
  • Quiz 3.2
  • Small group discussion/Debate- How should the confederacy be memorialized (Bonus participation point day) - In groups, share your individual arguments from your HW.
    • 1) Line up activity and new groupings
    • 2) Discuss and agree to what the strongest arguments are on each side. You are not limited to the arguments from the articles. You may engage in civil argument during this part of the activity. Record on your templates.
    • 2) Your group should discuss and agree to a possible compromise between those who want complete removal and those who want the statues to remain. Record this on your templates. Groups should be prepared to share their arguments with the class and should encourage members with fewer points to speak for the group.
  • Whole class debate - Should Confederate monuments be removed from public places?
Wednesday
  • Journal: After yesterday's debate, what do you think should happen to the Confederate monuments? Explain
  • Lecture/Discussion - The Era of Jim Crow: The Lost cause and segregation
Thursday
Friday
  • Debating the propositions

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