Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dec 1 - View: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Watching a movie today!

It is from HBO Films but it is not as racy as Game of Thrones. It is actually based on the book by historian Dee Brown's book by the same name. Very powerful film that truly captures the plight of the late 19th Century Native American.


- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

View: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Homework: CH 18 Quiz on Monday… plus Outside Reading Project due soon!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Nov 29 - CH 17 Quiz and Continue: FJT Frontier Thesis

Today we will take a quiz and continue our discussion of Turner's Fronteir Thesis. By the end of today you will have created a nice argumentative paragraph defending one of the 5 major points Turner made.


- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Quiz: CH 17
Discussion/Activity: Frederick Jackson Turner
Closure: #1

Homework: Continue with nightly readings, Opt out permission slip for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Nov 28 - FJT Frontier Thesis (EDpuzzle)

Going to be plugging in today and listening to your favorite APUSH teacher... Adam Norris!!!

Today you will be viewing an EDpuzzle video and answering questions on a separate sheet of paper. If you have not done an EDpuzzle before I will show you the ways, but it does require headphones so please bring those.

The Frontier Thesis is an interesting historical concept that deserves some closer examination. Hopefully this lesson and Tuesday's continuation will do just that.

- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Warm Up: #1
Discussion/Activity: Frederick Jackson Turner
     EDpuzzle Activity

Homework: Read CH 17

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Nov 23 - Quiz: CH 16

Pretty simple agenda.

In short... Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Quiz: CH 16

Homework: Theme Essay Due Tonight

Friday, November 18, 2016

Nov 22 - Unit 5 Test and Intro Unit 6

Time to shine!

You are going to crush the LEQ. You got this. Make my job grading easy...

Please, no pencil!!!
Also we will discuss the major topics of Unit 6 and maybe even have some time to read CH 16 and finish Theme Essays!

- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Turn in Unit Pack
Unit 5 Test: LEQ
Preview: Unit 6 Assignment Sheet
Preview: Unit 6

Homework: CH 16 Quiz (Tomorrow)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Nov 17 - SAC Reconstruction (Day 2)

As usual, lots to do today!

Hope you had a great week and are looking forward to closing out the week with some APUSH conversations. Also I heard that there was a nice "safe space" offered by our administration (which many other colleges and high schools are offering). I know that you all love memes, so I couldn't resist: LINK

I am definitely not for people, and young people at that, having their opinions attacked, but that is the nature of free speech. The speech may be free but the reactions people have to that speech may have consequences. Just interesting and academic food for thought. Also here is a good article about college safe spaces - LINK 

Looking forward to our discussion about Reconstruction!

- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Warm Up: #5
Review: Emancipation Proclamation
Review: LEQ Writing
Finish: SAC Reconstruction
     Organize Evidence
     Reach Consensus
Closure: #5

Homework: Unit Pack (Check for the checklist soonish!) Here it is!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Nov 15 - SAC Reconstruction (Day 1)

Today we are engaging with a bunch of primary sources!

Yes, these all help better describe the process of Reconstruction in the South. We will take our time and answer the questions for each document as a whole class.

On Block 2 we will organize this information as evidence to help us better wrestle with and discuss our guiding questions:

  1. Were African Americans free during Reconstruction?  In what ways?
  2. What does it mean to be free?
  3. Based on these documents, was Reconstruction a success or failure?
- Mr. T

Agenda (PPT)

Warm Up: #4
Start: SAC Reconstruction
     Read and Discuss: Reconstruction Documents
     Research: Outside Evidence

Homework: Emancipation Proclamation Assignment (Directions Below)

For the Emancipation Readings, please do the following:

  1. Read the documents
  2. Summarize the documents in your own works (3-5 sentences for each reading)
  3. Determine the purpose(s) of the Emancipation Proclamation and the intentions of Lincoln regarding abolition based on the documents
    1. In your unit pack you will submit a paper that has 3 summaries and the answer to that last question!
    2. I will stamp these on Thursday, so please do it!!!