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

September 25 – 29, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. History we will introduce and discuss the key points and highlights of Chapter 6 “The Progressive Spirit of Reform”.  In this chapter there will be an emphasis on the rights of women, children, and minorities as well as key amendments to our constitution.  The 9 weeks benchmark study guide was given last week and discussed in class this week.  Additionally, students will work on a small group project (Thurs. & Fri.) involving conservation efforts in a state they select in class.  We will post our findings on the 6th grade hall on large posters! The test will be on October 4th and will be a 100 pt. Gold grade!

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

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Continue to fill out the benchmark study guide (25 terms & people)

Tuesday:  Study the 13 Southern States and be able to match them accordingly.

Wednesday:  Benchmark Study Guide / Use link on Quizlet to study also!

Thursday:  Benchmark Study Guide / Use link on Quizlet to study also!

Friday:  Benchmark Study Guide / Use link on Quizlet to study also!

 

***There will also be a quiz this Wednesday on the 13 Southern States!  We are completing classwork activities this week to help the students learn their locations.

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

September 18 – 22, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. history we will be finishing up with Chapter 5.  Students should be actively working on their study guides at home and in the classroom.  The study guides were given last week on Thursday.  We will also play an online review game using the KaHoot website on Wednesday.  There wasn’t a weekly homework handout issued this week.  

Chapter 5 Key Terms:  Old immigrants, new immigrants, steerage, benevolent societies, tenements, sweatshops, Chinese Exclusion Act, mass transit, suburbs, mass culture, settlement houses, Hull House

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Finish filling out the study guide and look over any other notes taken in class for the upcoming test this Thursday!

Tuesday: Bring a device to play the KaHoot review game in class tomorrow!

Wednesday: Study your study guide!

Thursday: None tonight.

Friday:  None / Enjoy your weekend!

***Chapter 5 Test will be this Thursday for a Gold Grade!

***There will also be a quiz next week on the 13 Southern States!  We are completing classwork activities this week to help the students learn their locations.

***Key People for Chapter 5:  Joseph Pulitzer, Jacob Riis, William Randolf Hearst, Jane Addams, Frederick Law Olmstead, Florence Kelley

September 11 – 15, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. History we will cover sections 2 & 3 of Chapter 5.  We will have a Gold Grade Test on Chapter 5 next Thursday and a study guide for that test will be given this week!

Key Terms:  Old immigrants, new immigrants, steerage, benevolent societies, tenements, sweatshops, Chinese Exclusion Act, mass transit, suburbs, mass culture, settlement houses, Hull House

Homework for the week:

Monday:  No school due to Hurricane Irma!

Tuesday: No school due to Hurricane Irma!

Wednesday: Complete the Section 3 handout (pages 148 – 151)

Thursday: Finish Sec. 3 handout / Finish defining the key terms in your notebook.

Friday:  FFill in your study guide for next Thursday’s test.  Use quizlet link!

***Chapter 5 Test will be next Thursday!  A study guide was given this Thurs.

***Chapter 5 Key terms are to be defined in the notebook by this Friday!

***Key People for Chapter 5:  Joseph Pulitzer, Jacob Riis, William Randolf Hearst,

Jane Addams, Frederick Law Olmstead, Florence Kelley

September 4th – 8th, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in history we will begin a new unit on Immigration to America.  We will discuss the reasons why people emigrated to the United States and the challenges they faced once they arrived.  The focus will be on Section 1 “A New Wave of Immigration” pgs. 138 – 143 of the text.  

Key Terms:  Old immigrants, new immigrants, steerage, benevolent societies, tenements, sweatshops, Chinese Exclusion Act, mass transit, suburbs, mass culture, settlement houses, Hull House

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Labor Day Holiday / No school today for students!

Tuesday: Chapter 5 – Section 1 handout (double-sided) ***Due Friday!

Wednesday: Finish handout / Define key terms

Thursday: Finish handout / Define key terms

Friday:  Finish defining any key terms for Chapter 5.  There are 12 total.

 

***Chapter 5 Key terms are to be defined in the notebook by next Wednesday!

***Key People for Chapter 5:  Joseph Pulitzer, Jacob Riis, William Randolf Hearst,

Jane Addams, Frederick Law Olmstead, Florence Kelley

August 28 – September 1, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in U.S. History the students will focus on the key people involved in Chapter 4 and there will also be discussions and videos to reinforce the issues involving strikes and labor unions during this time period.  The homework is due this Friday on loose-leaf paper and is review from all three sections of Chapter 4.  There is a quiz scheduled for this Thursday on Important People and their contributions to society.  We will be moving into the next chapter when we return next week!

Key Terms:  Second Industrial Revolution, Bessemer Process, Patent, Trust, Monopoly, Corporation, Collective Bargaining, Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Pullman Strike, Homestead Strike, Haymarket Riot

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Chapter Review (p. 129) # 1-7 & Chapter 4 Standardized Test Practice (p. 131) # 1-7.  Complete both using short answers on a loose-leaf sheet of paper!

Tuesday: Complete page 129 & 131 written homework on loose-leaf & study notes.

Wednesday: Complete page 129 & 131 written homework on loose-leaf & study notes.

Thursday: Complete the homework on pages 129 & 131  (14 total responses)

Friday:  None tonight / Enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend!

 

***Materials needed for this class:  Pencil, red pen, 5-subject notebook!!!

***Chapter 4 Key People Quiz will be this Thursday in class!!!  Study the people below.

Thomas Edison, Alexander G. Bell, Andrew Carnegie, Mary Harris Jones, Leland Stanford, Henry Ford, Wright Brothers, John D. Rockefeller

August 21 – 25, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in class we will be moving into Sections 2 & 3 of Chapter 14 “The Industrial Age”.  Students will be learning about different monopolies and the unfair/unsafe business practices of this period.  This will also lead them to understand why different groups went on strike to fight for better pay and treatment by their wealthy employers.  There will be a quiz on the 12 Powerful Words this Thursday in class and I will also be checking their notebooks for all 12 Key Terms (which should be defined using the glossary).  The homework handout (double-sided) given on Monday in class will be due by this Friday.

Key Terms:  Second Industrial Revolution, Bessemer Process, Patent, Trust, Monopoly, Corporation, Collective Bargaining, Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Pullman Strike, Homestead Strike, Haymarket Riot

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Complete the Section 2 & 3 handout for Chap. 4 by Friday!!!

Tuesday: Handout / Study the 12 Powerful Words / Finish defining the Key Terms

Wednesday: Handout / Study the 12 Powerful Words / Finish defining the Key Terms

Thursday: Handout / Finish defining the Key Terms (due tomorrow)

Friday:  None tonight!

 

***Materials needed for this class:  Pencil, red pen, 5-subject notebook!!!

***Chapter 4 Key Terms (listed above) are to be defined in the notebook by this Friday!!!

August 14 – 18, 2017

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Agenda for the week:  This week in history the students will begin working in Chapter 4 “The Industrial Age”.  The first homework assignment has been issued and will be due in class by this Friday.  The class will also take notes this week on the 12 Powerful Words.  There will be a test next Thursday on these words!  I have also attached a link to Quizlet on Google Classroom for the students to access and study them.  Information for the online textbook will also be shared this week and students will be able to check out a “hard copy” textbook as well.

Key Terms:  Second Industrial Revolution, Bessemer Process, Patent, Trust, Monopoly, Corporation, Collective Bargaining, Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Pullman Strike, Homestead Strike, Haymarket Riot

Homework for the week:

Monday:  Complete the Section 1 handout pages 114-118 (Due by this Friday)

Tuesday: Start looking over the 12 Powerful Words handout

Wednesday: Complete handout / Study the Powerful Words list

Thursday: Complete handout / Study the Powerful Words list

Friday:  Complete handout / Study the Powerful Words list

***Online textbook code: rwilson2322            Password: h2z5e

***Materials needed for this class:  Pencil, red pen, 5-subject notebook!!!

***Chapter 4 Key Terms (listed above) are to be defined in the notebook by next Friday!!!

 

 

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