December 11 – 15, 2017

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Agenda for the week: We are on an Exam Schedule this week at HMS.   Students who have my class for 1st and 2nd will take their 9 weeks final this Tuesday.  My 5th and 6th period classes will take their test on Wednesday and my 3rd & 4th periods will take their final test on Thursday.  On the days we aren’t testing my classes will be given character parts and will read aloud “The Trial of Sacco & Vanzetti” from the class set of paperback books “8 Plays of U.S. History”. 

Key Terms (Roaring 20s):  Teapot Dome Scandal, Kellog-Briand Pact, flappers, Red Scare, 21st Amendment, fundamentalism, Scopes Trial, talkie, Jazz Age, expatriates, Harlem Renaissance, Lost Generation

Key People to Know:  Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Sacco & Vanzetti, Charles Lindbergh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Al Capone, Nellie Ross & Miriam Ferguson

Homework for the week:  

Monday: Look over the Quizlet links and take practice tests online in Google Classroom.  The 9 Weeks final on the Jazz Age Era is this week!

Tuesday:  Study for your 9 weeks final – Jazz Age Era / Key terms & people

Wednesday:  Study for your 9 weeks final – Jazz Age Era / Key terms & people

Thursday:  None tonight!

Friday: 1/2 day today.  Students will be dismissed by 1:00 p.m. for the holidays.

***This week ends the 2nd Nine Weeks of school!!!

***Americanism essays are due in by Monday, January 8th, 2018

December 4 – 8, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  We are continuing to discuss sections 2 & 3 of the Jazz Age Era in class this week.  The 9 weeks final that will be taken next week in class will be a combined test including the key terms and key people listed below.  There are links for the students to study online using Google Classroom.

Key Terms (Roaring 20s):  Teapot Dome Scandal, Kellog-Briand Pact, flappers, Red Scare, 21st Amendment, fundamentalism, Scopes Trial, talkie, Jazz Age, expatriates, Harlem Renaissance, Lost Generation

Key People to Know:  Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Langston Hughes, Louis Armstrong, Sacco & Vanzetti, Charles Lindbergh, Georgia O’Keeffe, Al Capone, Nellie Ross & Miriam Ferguson

Homework for the week:  

Monday: Finish defining the key terms which are due this Tuesday in class.

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 2 & 3 Jazz Age Era handout by Friday!

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 2 & 3 Jazz Age Era handout by Friday!

Thursday:  Complete the Section 2 & 3 Jazz Age Era handout by Friday!

Friday:  Look over the Quizlet links and take practice tests online in Google Classroom.  The 9 Weeks final on the Jazz Age Era is next week!

***We will review in class next Monday playing a Kahoot game so bring a device!

***Americanism essay sheet was given today (Due back in by Jan. 8th, 2018)

November 27 – December 1, 2017

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Agenda for the week This week in U.S. History we will be sharing our Google Slides Projects on the different countries of Europe.  We should finish up by this Wednesday and will be moving into Chapter 9 (The Roaring Twenties).  We will cover this unit before leaving for Christmas break and will eventually test on 12 key terms and notes associated with this unit.

Key Terms (Roaring 20s):  Teapot Dome Scandal, Kellog-Briand Pact, flappers, Red Scare, 21st Amendment, fundamentalism, Scopes Trial, talkie, Jazz Age, expatriates, Harlem Renaissance, Lost Generation

Homework for the week:  

Monday: Complete the Chap. 9 / Sec. 1 & 2 handout using the textbook

Tuesday:  Complete the Chap. 9 / Sec. 1 & 2 handout using the textbook

Wednesday: Begin defining the Chap. 9 Key Terms in your notebook

Thursday:  Work on the key terms / finalize the Sec. 1 & 2 handout

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy the weekend.

 

***Americanism essay sheet was given today (Due back in by Jan. 8th, 2018)

 

 

November 13 – 17, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in class the students will use chromebooks to research their European country and create a Google Slides Project to display for a grade.  The project has to be between 7 – 10 slides and is due by 11/27 when we return from Fall Break!  In addition to this research, we will have the county reading specialist in our classroom this Wednesday to do an interactive lesson pertaining to WWI while we have the chromebooks available to us.

***Key People for Chapter 8:  Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Cabot Lodge, John J. Pershing, Baron von Richthofen (Red Baron), Alvin York, Henry Johnson, Willhelm II, Gavrilo Princip

Homework for the week:  

Monday:  Continue to look over the study guide for WWI Test tomorrow.  Get the Project form signed by a parent.

Tuesday:  Get the project form signed by a parent.

Wednesday: Gather information about your country for the Google Slides Project.

Thursday: Gather information about your country for the Google Slides Project.

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your fall break!!!

***Chapter 8 Key Terms:  militarism, mobilize, Central Powers, Allied Powers, trench warfare, stalemate, U-boats, Zimmerman Note, Selective Service Act, Liberty bonds, American Expeditionary Force, Communist, armistice, League of Nations, reparations   (15 total)

***There will be a Gold Grade test worth 100 pts. on WWI this Tuesday!!!

***We are out all next week for Fall Break!!!  Enjoy your Thanksgiving!!!

November 6 – 10, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. History we will discuss Section 4 of WWI “Establishing Peace” (pgs. 243 – 247).  In this section the students will learn about the consequences for Germany once the war had ended.  Students will also learn about the new nations that were created in Europe after WWI due to countries being broken apart.  A study guide will be given this Monday in class and the Chapter Test for WWI will be next Tuesday.

***Key People for Chapter 8:  Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Cabot Lodge, John J. Pershing, Baron von Richthofen (Red Baron), Alvin York, Henry Johnson, Willhelm II, Gavrilo Princip

Homework for the week:  

Monday:  Section 4 handout is due back this Thursday in class!

Tuesday:  Fill out the WWI Study Guide and be able to discuss next Monday.

Wednesday:  Fill out the WWI Study Guide and be able to discuss next Monday.

Thursday:  Fill out the WWI Study Guide and be able to discuss next Monday.

Friday:  Veteran’s Day Holiday!!!  No school today!!!

***Chapter 8 Key Terms:  militarism, mobilize, Central Powers, Allied Powers, trench warfare, stalemate, U-boats, Zimmerman Note, Selective Service Act, Liberty bonds, American Expeditionary Force, Communist, armistice, League of Nations, reparations   (15 total)

***There will be a Gold Grade test worth 100 pts. on WWI next Tuesday!!!

***We are out this Friday due to Veterans Day holiday!!!

 

October 30 – November 3, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  We are continuing to cover World War I this week with a focus on Section 3 “Americans in World War I”.  The main idea of this section will teach students how American troops helped the Allies achieve victory in World War I.

***Key People for Chapter 8:  Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Cabot Lodge, John J. Pershing, Baron von Richthofen (Red Baron), Alvin York, Henry Johnson, Willhelm II, Gavrilo Princip

Homework for the week:  

Monday:  Section 3 handout (double-sided) is due this Friday.  Also, use the link on Google Classroom to help you study for the Midwestern States Quiz on Tuesday.

Tuesday:  Complete the Section 3 handout & look over key term definitions.

Wednesday:  Complete the Section 3 handout & look over key term definitions.

Thursday:  Complete the Section 3 handout & look over key term definitions.

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your weekend

***Chapter 8 Key Terms:  militarism, mobilize, Central Powers, Allied Powers, trench warfare, stalemate, U-boats, Zimmerman Note, Selective Service Act, Liberty bonds, American Expeditionary Force, Communist, armistice, League of Nations, reparations   (15 total)

***There will be a quiz this Tuesday on the Midwestern States!!!

***We will have a quiz on 10 key terms this Friday!!!!

October 23 – 27, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. History we will begin discussing World War I.  In this chapter we will discuss how World War I impacted America and how it transformed Europe.  We will also explore and discuss trench warfare and the new technology and weaponry that made this war unique for it’s time.  Students will be responsible for 15 key terms in this chapter and they are due next Monday.  A homework handout was also given on Monday and it is due this Friday.

***Key People for Chapter 8:  Archduke Francis Ferdinand, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Cabot Lodge, John J. Pershing, Baron von Richthofen (Red Baron), Alvin York, Henry Johnson, Willhelm II, Gavrilo Princip

Homework for the week:  

Monday:  Chapter 8 – Section 1 & 2 handout on WWI (use red textbook)

Tuesday:  Chapter 8 – Section 1 & 2 handout on WWI (use red textbook)

Wednesday:  Chapter 8 – Section 1 & 2 handout on WWI (use red textbook)

Thursday:  Chapter 8 – Section 1 & 2 handout on WWI (use red textbook)

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your weekend

***Chapter 8 Key Terms:  militarism, mobilize, Central Powers, Allied Powers, trench warfare, stalemate, U-boats, Zimmerman Note, Selective Service Act, Liberty bonds, American Expeditionary Force, Communist, armistice, League of Nations, reparations   (15 total)

***There will be a quiz early next week on the Midwestern States!!!

October 16 – 20, 2017

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Agenda for the week: We will have a quiz this Thursday on the key people listed below.  Have students study them using the Quizlink web link that is posted on Google Classroom.  We are also wrapping up with Chapter 7 this week and will be introducing Chapter 8 (World War I) before the week is out.  The students will have a Gold Grade project coming up soon for this unit.

***Key People for Chapter 7:  Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Seward, John J. Pershing, Liliuokalani, Commodore Matthew Perry, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, George Goethals

Homework for the week:  

Monday:  Look over the list of key people for a quiz this Thursday!  Complete pages 219 (1-8) & 221 (1-7) on loose-leaf paper using Chapter 7 as a guide.  

Tuesday:  Look over the list of key people for a quiz this Thursday!  Complete pages 219 (1-8) & 221 (1-7) on loose-leaf paper using Chapter 7 as a guide.  

Wednesday:  Look over the list of key people for a quiz this Thursday!  Complete pages 219 (1-8) & 221 (1-7) on loose-leaf paper using Chapter 7 as a guide.  

Thursday:  Finish the Chapter Review (p, 219) & S.T.P (p.221) due tomorrow!

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your weekend!

 

***Last football game and pep rally is this Thursday!!!  

 

October 9 – 13, 2017

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Agenda for the week: This week in history we will be covering Chapter 7 “America as a World Power”.  In this chapter we will discuss topics such as the Spanish-American War and the building of the Panama Canal.  All grades taken this week will go onto the 2nd Nine Weeks.  The homework handout given on Tuesday is due this Friday in class.  Students must also have all eleven key terms defined by this Thursday in their notebooks.

Chapter 7 Key Terms (11 total):  imperialism, isolationism, spheres of influence, Open Door Policy, Boxer Rebellion, yellow journalism, Anti-Imperialist League, Panama Canal, Roosevelt Corollary, dollar diplomacy, Mexican Revolution

Homework for the week:

Monday: Teacher Workday / No school for students today!

Tuesday:  Complete the double-sided handout for Chapter 7 (due Friday)

Wednesday:  Complete the double-sided handout for Chapter 7 (due Friday)

Thursday:  Complete the double-sided handout for Chapter 7 (due Friday)

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy your weekend!

 

***1st Nine Weeks Report Cards go home this week!!!

***Key People for Chapter 7:  Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Seward, John J. Pershing, Liliuokalani, Commodore Matthew Perry, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, George Goethals

October 2 – 6, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  Students will take the ASPIRE “Reading” Test on the Chromebooks on Monday in my class.  Tuesday we will play a review game in class to help prepare students for the benchmark and we will wrap up with Chapter 6 “Progressive Spirit of Reform” by this Thursday.  A homework handout was given in class on Monday and will be due by this Thursday for a grade!

Chapter 6 Key Terms:  capitalism, socialism, Progressives, 16th Amendment, 17th Amendment, 18th Amendment, 19th Amendment, conservation

Homework for the week:

Monday: Finish the 9 Weeks Benchmark Study Guide and review the Quizlet link

Tuesday: Finish the 9 Weeks Benchmark Study Guide and review the Quizlet link

Wednesday:  Complete the Chapter 6 handout (doubled-sided) **40 pt. Bronze

Thursday:  No homework tonight!!!  Enjoy your long weekend!!!

Friday:  Teacher Workday / No school for students today!

***1st Nine Weeks Report Cards go home next week!!!

***Nine Weeks Benchmark Test is this Wednesday  (Gold Grade – 100 pts.)

***Key People for Chapter 6:  Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Julia Tutweiler, Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois

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