US History

Week of December 17

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