• August 4 - 12: Cornell Notes; Relative and Absolute Dating and Dendrochronology

    August 16: Today we continued working on our Arizona 5Cs Zine and despite lack of computers, we are doing great. If you are absent or ill for a long period of time, review the attached sheet and turn in at least a one-paragraph summary of each of the 5Cs as an alternative. 

    August 17: Today we worked on the ZINE and will work on it for about 20 minutes tomorrow before turning it in. A lot of students are finished today and have turned it in. Due to the problems with the Chromebooks and other accessibility issues, I want you to turn in the best of what you were able to accomplish on this project. Students will not be penalized for incomplete work due to the number of hiccups. 

    August 18: Today we finished ZINES and started taking notes on The Growth of the American Colonies

    August 19: Today we navigated through crazy weather - some classes got further along than others. We continued working on the ppt from yesterday and identified the colonial regions using this worksheet: 13 colonies

    August 22: Today we continued working through The Growth of the American Colonies presentation. 

    August 23: Today we finished the Growth of the American Colonies presentation. 

    August 24: Today we started watching Africa's Great Civilizations in order to get a better understanding of the origins of slavery in America. The accompanying worksheet is here.

    August 25: Today we finished the video and accompanying worksheet from yesterday. 

    August 26: Today we started Pre-Cursor to Independence/French and Indian War/Albany Plan of Union presentation. Join or Die political cartoon assignment

    August 29: Today we finished the French and Indian War presentation. 

    August 30: Today we worked on the Declaration of Independence comparisons and meanings - draft of the Declaration of Independence, final of the Declaration of Independence, making comparisons of the Declaration of Independence. See me for these copies. 

    August 31, and September 1, I was very ill and the substitute did work in class with students. 

    Sept 2: Today we took a quiz on the Colonies and the Declaration of Independence, then started the U.S. Constitution presentation and will be working on it for a few days.   

    Sept 6: Today we continued the U.S. Constitution presentation and started the video Constitution U.S.A. - Episode 2: It's a Free Country to the 24:00 mark, with corresponding worksheet

    Sept 7: Today we finished the Constitution U.S.A. video. Started a partner collaboration studying the  preamble and answering content questions

    Sept 8: Finished the U.S. Constitution presentation. 

    Sept 9: Quiz and Early Presidents.

    Sept 12: Today we continued Early Presidents and also started Alexander Hamilton

    Sept 13 and 14: Today we continued Early Presidents and worked on Marbury v. Madison

    Sept 15: Today we moved on to James Madison in the Early Presidents presentation and started watching Tecumseh's Vision (PBS American Experience: We Shall Remain, Episode 2) with an accompanying worksheet. 

    Sept 16: Today we continue with Tecumseh's Vision: the worksheet is here, and the video link is here.

    Sept 19: Today we finished Tecumseh's Vision and the Early President's presentation. 

    Sept 20: Today we started ZINE 2 - The Early Presidents. Directions are here, pictures are here.

    Sept 21: Today we continued working on ZINE 2. 

    Sept 22: Today we finished and turned in ZINE 2. 

    Sept 23: Today there was a substitute teacher and the assignment was to read and answer all Discussion Questions on this reading - CommonLit Reading: Fugitive Slave Act of 1793

    Sept 26: Today we started and finished taking notes on The War of 1812 presentation. 

    Sept 27: Today we started notes on the Life in a New Nation presentation. 

    Sept 28: Today we kept going with Life in a New Nation. 

    Sept 29: Today we finished New Nation and did some book reading. Quiz tomorrow. 

    Sept 30: Today we took the Quiz on The Early Presidents - The War of 1812 - Life in a New Nation. We started the presentation on Westward Expansion/Territorial Growth

    Oct 3: Today we continued the Westward Expansion presentation and accompanying study worksheet

    Oct 4: Today we started taking notes on Jacksonian Democracy. We also moved between Jacksonian Democracy and President Jackson/Indian Removal.

    Oct 5: Today we continued Andrew Jackson and Native American Removal. 

    Oct 6: Today we finished Jackson and started Market Revolution

    Oct 7: Today we checked Cornell Notes. 

    Oct 17: Today we got back in the swing of things and continued our work with the Market Revolution. 

    Oct 18: Today we finished the study on the Market Revolution. 

    Oct 19: Today we played Jeopardy and began studying Antebellum Reform in the U.S. 

    Oct 20: Today we worked on a project about present day reforms that are needed and student opinions on the issues that impact our society. 

    Oct 21: Today we got caught up on materials relating to social reforms. 

    Oct 24: Today we continued studying Antebellum Reform in the U.S.

    Oct 25: Today we read the Declaration of Sentiments and answered all of the Discussion Questions. 

    Oct 26: Today we worked on Antebellum Reform and the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass answering all of the Discussion Questions. 

    Oct 27: Today we FINISHED, finally, Antebellum Reform. Great job, everyone! We have an assessment tomorrow, Friday. 

    Oct 28: Today we took an assessment on Territories, Market Revolution, and Antebellum Reform. 

    Oct 31: Today we studied the Antebellum South presentation. 

    Nov 1: Today we started Growing Sectionalism

    Nov 2: Today we finished Growing Sectionalism.

    Nov 3: Today we watched the first part of episode 1 of The Civil War by Ken Burns with an accompanying worksheet. (The showing of this documentary is through my personal PBS subscription and I do not have a link to the video elsewhere.)
          - Students who were absent today need to read from the textbook: pages 244-247, Chapter 8 Lesson 3 "The Union Dissolves" and
          - Answer all questions at the end of the lesson, questions 1-5 in order to earn credit for today's work.  

    Nov 4: Today we watched the second part of episode 1 of the The Civil War by Ken Burns with another accompanying worksheet. (The showing of this documentary is through my personal PBS subscription and I do not have a link to the video elsewhere.)  
          - Students who were absent today need to read CommonLit: The Battle of Bull Run: The End of Illusions.  
          - Answer all questions and turn them in on a separate sheet of paper. Be sure to answer the Discussion Questions using complete sentences.

    Nov 7: Today we started the presentation about the North vs.South - Civil War

    Nov 8: Today we continued working on North vs. South and started working on the Emancipation Proclamation CommonLit

    Nov 9: Today we finished and turned in the Emancipation Proclamation, studied up to Gettysburg on the slides. 

    Nov 10: Today we completed the Gettysburg Address CommonLit study. 

    Nov 14: Today we worked on Women in the Civil War, and added to our study guide. 

    Nov 15: Today we finished the Civil War presentation and study guide. Tomorrow we will watch the portion of the Civil War documentary on Lincoln's assassination. Test on Thursday. 

    Nov 16: Today we finished the Civil War documentary about Lincoln's assassination. Test tomorrow. 

    Nov 17: Today we took the Civil War test. We also started the next ZINE

    Nov 18: Today we reviewed the test and worked on the ZINE.

    Nov 19: Today we continued work on the ZINE.

    Nov 21: Today we continued work on the ZINE.

    Nov 22: Today we continued work on the ZINE.

    Nov 23: Today we finished and turned in ZINEs.

    Nov 28: Today we got copies of the Civics Test study guide (you have to get these from me in person), and started studying Reconstruction

    Nov 29: Today we continued with Reconstruction and completed Crash Course #22 - Reconstruction and 1876  video and worksheet

    Nov 30: Today we studied for the Civics Exam. 

    Dec 1: Today we studied for the Civics Exam. 

    Dec 2: Today we studied for the Civics Exam - practice test

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