This blog is a quick way to gain information about the daily class assignments. Please use it to check homework, check the class GoogleDrive page, and check in when absent. Basically, lots of checking. The Home page will have postings with the daily agenda and homework. The General Resources page is used to access great online resources. The Google Drive tab takes you to our digital storage locker full of PowerPoints and necessary documents for the class.
- Mr. T
Hope that today still feels like a test and that you try your best to succeed. From the 60 minutes you have on the DBQ to your in depth post-reflection, I need you to try your best. Remember that the level of your participation factors into your score. This process should be low in stress but high in the learning take-a-ways.
Today we will finish the unit by analyzing primary source documents. Through this analysis we can also discuss the connection to the DBQ document analysis that you will all be practicing again on Tuesday.
I think seeing all of you cured my illness (almost... still feeling a bit under the weather).
Today we are going to have a brief discussion/overview of late 1800s economy and society, with a focus on business and industrialization. After that we will read an excerpt of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. This text demonstrates the poor working conditions of the Gilded Age and highlights the necessity of reform that will come in the next unit.
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.