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Ms. Russell - American History

Ms. Russell - American History

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Take out blank sheet of paper, pencil, textbook, and set up folders

2.  Fourth Quarter Exam and turn in textbooks

3.  Letter to Ms. Russell or Letter to Upcoming 8th Graders

HW - Practice Exit Project Presentation

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Get ready for Jeopardy!

2.  Explain rules and procedures

3.  JEOPARDY!

HW - Study!  Exam tomorrow!

Monday, May 13, 2013

1. Warm-Up - a) Which two battles turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the Union?  b)  At what locations did fighting take place at the Battles for Chattanooga?

2.  Questions about study guide?

3.  Review Games - SWAT and Pictionary

HW - Study and work on projects!

Friday, May 10, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Pick up Superlative ballot

2.  Work on 4th Quarter Exam Study Guide

HW - Study and work on projects

Thursday, May 9, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Pick up copy of 4th Quarter Exam Study Guide

2.  Finish Naturalization Test (3rd, 4th, 5th)

3.  Work on Exam Study Guide

HW - Study and work on projects

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Pick up a copy of the 4th Quarter Exam Study Guide from front desk

2.  Continue with Naturalization Study Guide

3.  Work on Exam Study Guide

HW - Work on projects and study

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Study silently for five minutes before Naturalization Testing begins.

2.  Naturalization Testing begins.  Students not being tested study for test, work on Exit Project, and/or on Reading Project.

HW - Study and work on projects!

Monday, May 6, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a)  True or False - Andrew Jackson is the only president to eliminate the national debt.  b)  True or False - Andrew Jackson adopted a Native American child.  c)  The Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery.

2.  Work on Naturalization Test Study Guide

HW - STUDY!  Naturalization Testing begins tomorrow!

Friday, May 3, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Examine the given graph and answer the corresponding questions in complete sentences.

2.  Explanation of schedule on Monday for Algebra EOC

3.  Return graded work

4.  Work on Naturalization Test Study Guide

5.  Sang songs from year!

HW - Naturalization Testing begins Tuesday!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Use the warm-up binder and examine the given chart.  Answer the questions that go along with the chart.

2.  1st, 3rd, and 5th periods - Finish "America: The Story of Us - The Civil War" and turn in viewing guides.

3.  "Jaywalking" Video clips and explanation of process to become a naturalized citizen. 

4.  Naturalization Test Study Guide

HW - Work on Naturalization Test Study Guide

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) Who was the president of the Confederacy?  b) What battle is considered the bloodiest day in U.S. history?  c) The ________ abolished slavery.

2.  Watched "America: The Story of Us - Civil War" 

3.  Turned in video notes (T-Chart of each episode) when we finished the "Civil War" episode.

HW - Work on 8th grade Exit Project

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) Define sectionalism.  b) What novel, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, increased sectionalism?  c)  What Supreme Court case increased sectionalism because it declared that slaves were property and therefore had no rights?

2.  Watched "America: The Story of Us." 

HW - Work on Exit Project

Monday April 29, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) What phrase was used to express the idea that God planned for the United States to expland from coast to coast?    b) Describe at least two hardships endured by the settlers on the westward trails?

2.  D.C. Scrapbooks - return and discuss/share

3.  "America: The Story of Us - Division"

HW - None!

 

Monday, April 22-Friday, April 26, 2013

TCAP Week

Playing "Government Jingo" and watching "America: The Story of Us."

Friday, April 19, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Check TCAP Practice Questions from last night on the projected answer key and circle any you got wrong, so we can go over those. 

2.  Finish Civil War PowerPoint and Guided Notes

HW - Get plenty of rest, eat breakfast, and bring a snack - TCAP starts Monday!

 

** Remember D.C. Scrapbooks due April 19, 2013!

***Extra-Credit Opportunity = Play Oregon Trail and write a five-paragraph essay about the hardships you and yuor party endured while traveling west.  Oregon Trail can be downloaded as an app or played online on a variety of wedbsites.  The essay is worth an extra-credit test grade and is due by April 19, 2013.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Check TCAP Practice Questions from last night on the projected answer key and circle any you got wrong, so we can go over those. 

2.  Continue Civil War PowerPoint and Guided Notes

HW - Answer TCAP Practice Questions #51-69

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Check TCAP Practice Questions from last night on the projected answer key and circle any you got wrong, so we can go over those. 

2.  Continue Civil War PowerPoint and Guided Notes

HW - Answer TCAP Practice Questions #36-50

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

1.  Review TCAP Questions that were last nights homework (1-15)

2.  Warm-Up - see warm-up binder

3.  Discuss Warm-Up (Causes of Civil War)

4.  Begin Civil War PowerPoint and Guided Notes

HW - Answer TCAP Practice Questions 16-35

Monday, April 15, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) What is the Know-Nothing Party?  b) What happened to the Know-Nothing Party?

2.  6 Steps to Successfully Answering Multiple-Choice Questions - Modeled steps with #1 in TCAP Practice Book

3.  Explanation of Homework

4.  Finished "Various Groups' Contributions to American History" Chart

HW - Answer questions #1-15 in TCAP Practice Book.  Must make note of why wrong answers are wrong, cannot just circle correct answer.  We are practicing step #4, which students should do internally on multiple-choice tests. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) Name three famous abolitionists and what each did to abolish slavery. (p. 466-467)  b) Name the two women who organized the Seneca Falls Convention and briefly describe what happened there.  (p. 468-470)  c) Who is Susan B. Anthony and what did she do? (p. 470)

2.  Various Groups' Contributions to American History Chart

HW - Work on D.C. Scrapbook

Thursday, April 11, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences:  a) What is Manifest Destiny?  b) Name one political, one economic, and one social impact of Manifest Destiny on the United States.

2.  Return and discuss graded tests

3.  Various Groups' Contributions to American History

HW - Finish at least two boxes on Contributions Chart.  Read Ch. 14, Section 3 (p. 465-471)

Wedesday, April 10, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences using yesterday's notes and the map on page 421.  a) Why did people move west?  b) In what city and state did the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails begin?  c) What two mountain ranges did pioneers on the Oregon Trail have to cross?  d) Why do you think some of the trails ran along rivers? 

2.  Return graded Andrew Jackson viewing guides

3.  "Effects of Manifest Destiny" PowerPoint and Guided Notes.  We also watched a short clip from the History Channel about the Battle of the Alamo titled, "The Alamo Deconstructed." 

HW - Read Chapter 14, Sections 1 and 2 (p. 451-461)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

1.  Turn in Andrew Jackson Viewing Guide

2.  Ch. 11 and 12 Test

3.  "American Progress" Painting.  For warm-up, write down five things you see in the picture.  Then we discussed the painting and its meaning.

4.  Manifest Destiny Notes

HW - Work on D.C. Scrapbook!

Monday, April 8, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Copy and complete chart in warm-up binder

2.  Finish Andrew Jackson Video and Viewing Guide

3.  Write a paragraph - As Andrew Jackson a hero or a villian?  Make a claim and a counterclaim and use support from the video and your textbook

HW - Study  - Ch. 11 and 12 Test tomorrow (Inventions, Nationalism, Sectionalism, and Jackson)

Friday, April 5, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - a) According to the map and graph on page 405, what five tribes were relocated by the Indian Removal Act?  b)  Which tribe had the most people relocated?  c) Which political party was formed in opposition to Andrew Jackson and his policies after his terms as persident?

2.  Discussed warm-up and turned in week's warm-ups

3.  Contined watching Andrew Jackson video

HW - Work on D.C. Scrapbook

Thursday, April 4, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Sit in new assigned seats.  Answer the following in two complete sentences each.  a) Describe how sectionalism divided politics in the 1824 election and how it led to John Quincy Adams being elected president.  b) Describe Jackson's reaction to the 1824 election. How did that change political parties?

2.  Andrew Jackson - Hero or Villain?  (Video)

HW - Read Ch. 12, Section 2-3 (p. 413-412)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Answer in complete sentences: a) Why is Marbury v. Madison significant?  b) Why is Gibbons v. Ogden significant?  c) How did the cotton gin impact the nation?  d) With which event did President Monroe first assert the USA as a world power?

2.  Return graded work

3.  Examine "An American Textile Mill" animation from online textbook

4.  Discuss Chapter 12 Essential Question, "What impact did Andrew Jackson's presidency have on the nation?"  Discuss behavior/participation daily grades for behavior and preparedness during Andrew Jackson video. 

5.  Begin Andrew Jackson video created by History Channel

HW - Read Ch. 12, Section 1 (p. 395-401)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - a) What is a textile?  b) Copy and complete the chart in Warm-Up binder to show how a resource (cotton) becomes a finished product (shirt) in 1820. 

2.  Discuss and collect homework

3.  Morse Code to demonstrate how the telegraph worked

4.  Ch. 11, Section 3 PowerPoint and notes

HW - None

Monday, April 1, 2013

1.  Warm-Up - Copy and complete the cause and effect chart to review the Jefferson Era (located in the Warm-Up Binder).

2.  SPE Notes on Chapter 11, Sections 1 and 2

HW - Finish Ch. 11, Sections 1 and 2 SPE Notes

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