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Mr. Matthew Cummings
United States History & World History

Bridgeway Island K-8
(916) 375-7778
Please note the following activities are subject to change without notice and the dates are merely reference points.  Make sure you have completed the previous set of classwork BEFORE moving on to future assignments.

Wednesday, August 22, 
2013
Topic: Beginning of Year
Handouts: Syllabus; Binder Reminder; Binder Check; Bathroom Passes 
Directions: Educate students about the rules of the class and recap teacher expectations from last year.  Afterwards, pass out Bathroom Passes and the Binder Check.  For homework, students will sign and return the Syllabus.
 
Thursday, August 23, 
2013
Topic: Beginning of Year
Directions: After collecting the Syllabus, introduce the daily opener (WYCI).  Afterwards, introduce the Interactive Notebook and explain its importance to the class.  Finally, ensure that all students received the following handouts: Bathroom Passes; Assignment Sheet; Binder Check.  For homework, students will make sure they have purchased either a 5-STAR 200-page notebook or a three-ring binder with plastic sheets.
 
Friday, August 24, 
2013
Topic: Beginning of Year
Handouts: Textbook Scavenger Hunt; S2-S5
Directions: After collecting the Syllabus, students will learn about their textbook by completing a Textbook Scavenger Hunt.  Afterwards, will receive their textbooks ONLY FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, which they will leave at home.  For homework, students will read pgs. S2-S5 and complete the Scavenger Hunt.
 
Monday, August 27, 
2013
Topic: Assembly of Interactive Notebook (TOC, SOAP & Course Outline)
Directions: Pass out the Table of Contents, Course Outline, and SOAP documents - personalize those pages of the Interactive Notebook in class.  Afterwards, explain the difference between Primary and Secondary resources by completing SOAP on a letter by Dolley Madison.  For homework, complete the 4 SOAP steps and be prepared to discuss.
 
Tuesday, August 28, 
2013
Topic: Review of World History
Directions: Pass out completed notes on the major topics covered in last year's World History class.  Students will glue these documents to the pages listed in the Table of Contents.  Afterwards, students will identify 5 important facts about those documents by completing 5 visuals/labels and 5 sentences on pages 2 & 4.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  For page 6, students will answer the question listed in the Handouts section.  For homework, complete the 5/5 - this assignment is due Monday, September 3rd, provided that they demonstrate progress (1 set completed, or all images selected).
 
Wednesday, August 29, 
2013
Topic: Unit I Title Page & Unit Preview
Directions: After performing a quick grade on pgs. iv-8, assign Unit I Title Page.  This assignment is due Monday, September 3rd.  For homework, complete the Unit I Title Page and preview the upcoming unit by viewing the Unit Preview listed above. 
 
Thursday, August 30, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "Crossing the Americas"
Handouts: UNIT PREVIEW - "The World Before 1600"
Directions: After stamping the 10/10's for students who failed to qualify for the extension, explain how people first migrated to the Americas and identify barriers to migration by studying maps on pgs. A9 & 24 and engaging in a discussion.  Afterwards, identify the differences between Primary and Secondary sources by viewing examples of art, letters, maps, and other items.  For homework, read pgs. 28-29 and view the PowerPoint.
 
Friday, August 31, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "Mesoamerica Timeline"
Handouts: Timeline
Directions: Identify the major events of the early peoples of Mesoamerica by creating a timeline.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  For homework, complete the timeline - this assignment is due Tuesday, September 4th.
 
Monday, September 2, 
2013
NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday, September 3, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "Native American Tribes & Religion"
Directions: After returning graded Interactive Notebooks, explain how Natives created their own distinctive religion by analyzing a sacred burial site.  Afterwards, identify the specific locations of tribes by completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the worksheet.
 
Wenesday, September 4, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "The World's First Space Race"
Handouts: Cornell Notes - Exploration; Common Core Essay Question #2
Directions: Evaluate the importance of European explorations of the New World by participating in a lecture and creating a Common Core Essay to the question listed in the Handouts section.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due Friday, September 7th.
 
Thursday, September 5, 
2013
Topic: Explorations - "What Would You Take to Sea?"
Handouts: None
Directions: After performing Peer Edit on the CCE, identify the motives for and challenges of exploring the Americas by creating a list of items necessary for a sea voyage.  For homework, complete the worksheet and glue into the I.N.
 
Friday, September 5, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "Voyages to the Americas"
Directions: After stamping pgs. 11 & 12, identify the European explorers most associated with exploration of the Americas by completing a chart with 100% accuracy.  Establish the historical significance of this period of time by comparing it to The Space Race of the mid-20th Century.  There is no worksheet or assignment that will be glued into the book. 
 
Monday, September 10, 
2013
Topic: Exploration - "Spain Explores the Americas"
Directions: stamping pgs. 11-13, IExplain the competition between Spain and Portugal to claim foreign lands while identifying specific Spanish explorers by completing a map and answering questions.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their locations and use color on the map.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the map/questions and read pgs. 73-75.Afterwards, analyze a primary resource document on exploration by completing SOAP. For homework, finish the SOAP and graphic organizer - both are due Monday, September 10th.
 
Tuesday, September 11, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - "Unit II Title Page"
Handouts: Unit II Title Page; UNIT PREVIEW - "Colonial Life
Directions: Create a cover page for Unit II by using the example located on this website.  The title page must include the 3 appropriate images and all text displayed in the example.  Afterwards, analyze the effects of European exploration by completing the Cause & Effect Chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - it is due Thursday, September 13th.  For homework, complete the Title Page, peruse the Preview, and complete the chart.
 
Wenesday, September 12, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Colonies - "Acquisition of The Colonies"
Directions: Explain why the various people of Europe settled in the New World by completing a map and answering questions.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their locations and use color on the map - use pgs. A27 (colonies/water routes) & 104 (regions).  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - it is due Friday, September 14th.  For homework, complete the map/questions and glue in the flow chart
 
Thursday, September 13, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - "Identifying the First 6 Colonies"
Handouts: "Setting the Stage" 
Directions: After stamping the Unit II Title Page, identify the order in which colonies 1-6 were formed by completing a flow chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Afterwards, describe early English attempts at colonizing by completing an organizational chart.  For homework, read pgs. 94-96 and complete all pages of the Notebook up to page 23..
 
Friday, September 14, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - "The Early Colonies Have Mixed Success"
Directions: After collecting the WYCI, identify the order in which colonies 7-13 were formed by completing a flow chart.  Afterwards, create a series of journals about the Pilgrim's experiences in Plymouth - use pages 92-94 to gain the information needed.  Afterwards, analyze a primary resource document on exploration by completing SOAP.  Finally, complete a Binder Check.  For homework, finish the SOAP and graphic organizer - both are due Monday, September 17th.
 
Monday, September 17, 2
013
Topic: Colonies - "Introduction to the Colonies"
Directions: After stamping the Pilgrims Journals rough draft, describe the various differences between the colonies by completing Cornell Notes.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, create the final version of the Pilgrims Journals - the due date will be determined by the teacher, based on whether each student reached their benchmarks.
 
Tuesday, September 18, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - "Early American Culture"
Directions: After grading Pilgrims Journals from students who failed the benchmark, identify the order in which colonies 7-13 were formed by completing a flow chart.  Next, identify the roles of colonial women and children by creating a comparison chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, read pgs. 139-140 and complete ‘Education, Religion, Publishing & Economy’ of “Identity.”
 
Wenesday, September 19, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Colonies - "The French & Indian War"
Directions: Analyze shared colonial values and other commonalities by completing a chart.  Afterwards, chart the causes and effects of the French & Indian War by completing a worksheet.  For homework, complete the Pilgrims Journal (qualified students only), "Children, "Identity," and the worksheet.
 
Thursday, September 20, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - Test Preparation
Directions:  After stamping the Pilgrims Journal final draft and the Cause/Effect chart, prepare for the upcoming exam by completing a review with 100% accuracy.  Finally, prepare the for the impending collection of the Interactive Notebook by completing pgs. 11-28.  The Notebook will be collected on Monday, September 24th.  For homework, complete the study guide.
 
Friday, September 21, 
2013
Topic: Colonies - Test Preparation
Directions: After stamping "The American Identity" and "Contemporary Children" charts, and performing a materials check, complete all sections of the study guide.  Then, analyze a primary source document from John Smith.  Finally, perform a Binder Check.  For homework, complete pgs. 11-28 of the Interactive Notebook and SOAP.
 
Monday, September 24, 
2013
Topic: Exploration & Colonies - Exam
Handouts: None
Directions: Test student knowledge of exploration and the colonies by completing a test.  Also, collect Interactive Notebooks after stamping pgs. 26-28 & 31-32.  Finally, collect the SOAP.  For homework, read pgs. 150-151 and complete the Notebook Self-Evaluation.
 
Tuesday, September 25, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Unit III Title Page"
Directions: Demonstrate creativity by creating a Unit III Title Page and using information located on the website.  The title page must include 6 appropriate images and all text displayed in the example.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - it is due Thursday, September 27th.  For homework, complete the Title Page, peruse the Preview, and preview the timeline on pg. 158.
 
Wenesday, September 26, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: American Revolution - "Beginnings of American Identity"
Directions: After completing the district assessment on exploration and the colonies, explain how to measure distances on a map by comparing territory exchanged after the French & Indian War.  Afterwards, chart the events of The American Revolution by completing a timeline with 100% accuracy - it is due Friday, October 1st.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the timeline.
 
Thursday, September 27, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Road to War"
Directions: After stamping the Unit III Title Page, identify reasons why the 13 colonies rebelled againast Great Britain by completing Cornell Notes and creating 10/10.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses, use color in their visuals, and add a colored piece of paper to the page.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due Monday, October 1st.  Afterwards, present the Unit III Preview, with a particular emphasis upon Paul Revere's ride and key documents that influenced the Declaration of Independence.  For homework, complete the 10/10, read pgs. 159-162, and peruse the Unit III Preview.
 
Friday, September 28, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Tighter British Control"
Directions: After stamping the "Road" rough draft and providing answers 5-8, explain the growing debate in the colonies over troops & taxes by identifying 'breakpoints' contained in Chapter 6.1.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item.  Afterwards, understand the hazards of war by completing a primary source document from Alexander Henry.  Finally, complete a Binder Check.  For homework, complete the SOAP.
 
Monday, October 1, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution
Handouts: "Common Sense Matrix": PDF/Word; PowerPoint
Directions: After viewing Schoolhouse Rocks and stamping pgs. 35-37, understand the financial impact of the Stamp Act on merchants by completing a math exercise.  Afterwards, summarize Thomas Paine's Common Sense by interpreting 6 excerpts from his book.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the project.
 
Tuesday, October 2, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution
Handouts:"Reactions to Common Sense"; Leaders of the American Revolution
Directions: After stamping pg. 39, identify the various reactions to Common Sense by either writing 3 journals from Loyalist, Patriot, and Merchant perspectives.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - the rough draft for this assignment is due October 5th.  Afterwards, identify important Revolution-era leaders by completing a chart with the teacher.  Again, check your TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete Common Sense, the chart, the "Leaders" rough draft, and read pg. 162.   
 
Wednesday, October 3, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution
Handouts:Guided Notes - "The Revolution Video Notes"; Leaders of the American Revolution Example
Directions: After stamping pg. 34 and collecting SOAP, complete several sections of the "Leaders" chart with the teacher.  Afterwardsm explain why America went to war against Great Britain by viewing a video and engaging in a discussion.  Check your TOC  for where to glue this item.  For homework, read pgs. 193-195 and finish the "Reactions" rough draft.
 
Thursday, October 4, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Taxation Without Representation?"
Directions: After completing another section of "Leaders" and stamping "Reactions," finish Wednesday's video notes with a particular emphasis on the lies surrounding 'Taxation Without Representation" as a cause for the War.  Students should understand why America really did not desire representation in Parliament and why "Taxation" became more of an excuse than a reason.  For homework, read pgs. 195-196.
 
Friday, October 5, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "1776: Desertions & Disasters"
Directions: Explain the troubles Washington and his army experienced between 1776-1778 by viewing a video and reading pgs. 198-199.  Afterwards, pass back papers and fill out the Assignment Sheet.  Finally, complete a Binder Check and collect.  For homework, complete the SOAP.
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Monday, October 8, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Creating a Rebel Army"
Directions: Read pgs. 194-197 and watch part 2 of "The American Revolution." This section deals with the early struggles of the Continental Army and the myths surrounding the creation of the Declaration of Independence.
 
Tuesday, October 9, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "England's Last Chance"
Directions: After reading pgs. 198-199, complete a timeline of the major events of The Revolution.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item.  Extra Credit: Students may complete the three questions at the bottom of the page for either 15 extra credit points (7 sentences per response, handwritten) or 30 points (7 sentences per response and typed).  The extra credit is due by Friday, October 12th.
 
Wednesday, October 10, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: American Revolution - Map Creation
Handouts: Guided Notes - "Revolution Notes #3";
Directions: Condense the maps from pages 193, 197, and 202 in your textbook to the worksheet assigned.  Include the State, Rivers/Water Systems, and Battle Locations.  Add the phrases American Victories and British Victories in the box, as well as colored explosions (Blue for American, Red for British).  Finally, color-code each region of the colonies a different color.  Use page 202 to see these regions.  To receive extra credit, print all words by typing them, and add colored construction paper to the background.  Please use your TOC to determine the location for this assignment.  For homework, complete the map.
 
Thursday, October 11, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "England's Last Chance"
Handouts: Guided Notes: "Sequencing the American Revolution"
Directions: After handing out the new Table of Contents, watch part 5 of "The American Revolution" and answer questions 1-11, which deal with the importance of West Point, the defection of Benedict Arnold, and the entrance of France and Spain in the War.  Check your TOC for where to glue these items.  For homework, complete the "Leaders" project and finish the "Battles" map - both assignments will be stamped on Friday.
 
Friday, October 12, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "England's Last Chance"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, finish part 5 of "The American Revolution" and answer questions 12-14, which deal with the British strategy in the South, Banastre Tarlton, and the defeat of the Colonial Army at Camden.  Also, complete a timeline and essay on the end of the Revolution.  The essay must be at least 8 sentences long - extra credit will be assigned to those students who type more than 8 sentences, type, AND place color in their background.  Check your TOC for where to glue these items.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource from Abigail Adams.
 
Monday, October 15, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Birth of the Republic"
Directions: After collecting the SOAP homework on Abigail Adams, watch the final part of "The American Revolution", which deals with Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown and the near coup of the American government.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item. 
 
Tuesday, October 16, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - "Birth of the Republic"
Directions: Finish part 6 of "The American Revolution" and complete the video worksheet, which explains how the current role of the President as Commander-in-Chief has its origins in Washington's insistence on returning military power back to the government after 1783.  Discuss the free enterprise system in post-war America, and compare the value of money between then and now.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.
 
Wednesday, October 17, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: American Revolution - "Legacy of the War"
Handouts: None
Directions: After completing a Binder Check and passing back graded papers, students will explain The Treay of Paris and the legacy of the Revolutionary War, in terms of its financial cost and human toll.
 
Thursday, October 18, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - Review
Handouts: American Revolution Test - Study Guide
Directions: After stamping Monday's video questions, students will engage in a review of the American Revolution by completing a study guide for the test.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The test will be given on Monday October 22nd.  After completing the guide, students will finalize pages 30-51 of their Interactive Notebook, which will be collected on October 26th.
 
Friday, October 19, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - Review
Handouts: American Revolution Test - Study Guide
Directions: Complete page 2 of the Revolution Study Guide, and receive the Notebook Evaluation #3.  This will be placed unglued between pgs. 30 & 31.  Students will also finalize pages 30-51 of their Interactive Notebook, in anticipation of its collection on October 26th.  Again, both the test and the Notebook will be collected on Monday October 22nd.
 
Monday, October 22, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - Review
Handouts: American Revolution Test - Study Guide; Notebook Evaluation #3; Notebook Self-Evaluation #3
Directions: Complete the Revolution Study Guide, and make final adjustments to pages 30-51 of the Interactive Notebook.  Review the Study Guide, and provide students with their score on the Materials Check.   In order to provide more time to complete these assignments, the test and collection of the notebook will be rescheduled to Tuesday, October 23rd. 
 
Tuesday, October 23, 
2013
Topic: American Revolution - Testing
Handouts: Revolution Word Search OR Word Scramble
Directions: Test knowledge gained of the American Revolution by completing both teacher- and district-generated assessments.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Articles of Confederation - Pre-instruction
Directions: Create a cover page for Unit IV by using the example located on this website.  The title page must include 4 images and all text displayed in the example.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - it is due Friday, October 24th.
 
Thursday, October 25, 
2013
Topic: Articles of Confederation - "Challenges of Post-War America"
Handouts: Challenges of Post-War America; Analyzing Features of the Articles
Directions: Students will explain the economic and political situation of the country after the Revolution.  In addition, students will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
 
Friday, October 26, 
2013
Topic: Articles of Confederation - "Challenges of Post-War America, Part 2"
Handouts: SOAP: Joseph Plumb Martin; Guided Notes - "The Confederation Era"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, receive a presentation on the Articles of Confederation and read pgs. 223-224.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource from Joseph Plumb Martin. 
 
Monday, October 29, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Articles of Confederation - "Shays's Rebellion: The Last Straw"
Handouts: "NW Ordinance & Shays's Rebellion"Article on Shays' Rebellion; "Confederation to Constitution" 
Directions: After updating the Challenges worksheet, students will explain how the Articles of Confederation weakened the country and analyze what steps were taken to resolve those problems.    
 
Tuesday, October 30,
2013
Topic: Articles of Confederation - "The Constitutional Convention"
Directions: Explain how the Articles presented problems in running the new nation, and identify key events leading to the Constitutional Convention and read pgs. 228-232.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 
2013
Topic: Articles of Confederation - "Compromises of the Constitutional Convention"
Directions: Analyze the the major compromises made during the Convention and explain the compromises made regarding slavery and trade.


Thursday, November 1,  
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "A New Plan for the Country"
Handouts: "Principles of the US Constitution"
Directions: Identify the major aspects of the Consitution, with a particular emphasis on the 1787 Philadelphia Convention and the powers of the three branches of government.  Students will identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.
 
Friday, November 2,  2
013
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "A New Plan for the Country"
Handouts: "Principles of the US Constitution"
Directions:   After completing a Binder Check, students will finish the lecture by learning qualifications and terms of office for the President, as well as the role of the Supreme Court.  Students will identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource from George Washington. 
 
Monday, November 5, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Foundations of Government"
Handouts: "Foundations of Government"; Schoolhouse Rocks Video: "Preamble"
Directions: After completing the Constitution lecture and collecting the SOAP, discuss why people need government and how the Constitution creates a strong foundation to keep the three branches in check.  Students will also view the Schoolhouse Rocks! video on the Preamble.
 
Tuesday, November 6, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Goals & Principles of the Constitution"
Directions: List and explain the seven principles of the Constitution as well as the six goals.  Students will also view the Schoolhouse Rocks! video on the Preamble.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on The Federalist Papers.  The "Seven Principles" project is due on Friday, November 16th.
 
Wednesday, November 7, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - The US Constitution - "Article I, Sections I-III"
Handouts: "Article I, Sections 1-3"
Directions: Students will explain Congress' powers, and compare the qualifications between the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Students will also view the Schoolhouse Rocks! video on the Preamble.
 
Thursday, November 8, 
2013
NO SCHOOL
 
Friday, November 9, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Article I, Sections 4-10"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, students will analyze the law-making process as it applies to Congress by completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, students will analyze a primary source on Federalist Paper #51. 
 
Monday, November 12, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Chart of the Three Branches"
Directions: After collecting the SOAP homework on Federalist Paper #51, watch the 'Preamble' section of Schoolhouse Rocks! in preparation for Friday's test.  Also, create a visual summary project on the Preamble.  Finally, identify basic differences between the three branches of government.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item.  The project is due on Friday, November 18th.
 
Tuesday, November 13, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Federalism & The Organization of Congress"
Directions: Compare & contrast the various powers of the government, and explain the various qualifications and duties of each house of Congress.  Both the chart and the essays are due Thursday, November 19th.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Limits on Congress and the States"
Directions: Explain how Article I Section 10 of the Constitution places specific limits on both Congress and the states.  Also, students will characterize the various roles of the President by delving into Article II.
 
Thursday, November 15, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Article II"
Handouts: "Roles of the President"; "Powers & Duties of the President"
Directions: After the Federalism Diagram and "Limits" assignments, students will engage in a discussion of the roles of the President and identify which are expressly written in the Constitution and which were defined after the document's passage.  Students will watch Schoolhouse Rocks! for the final time, in preparation for Friday's test.  
 
Friday, November 16, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Preamble Test & The President's Cabinet"
Handouts: "Identifying the President's Cabinet"; "The Federalist Number 78
Directions: Before stamping "Visual Aid," "Powers," & "Duties," students will complete a test on the Preamble.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on Federalist Paper #78.
 
Monday, November 26, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Presidential Biography"
Directions: After collecting the SOAP homework on Federalist Paper #78, create a first-person narrative project on the president.  This project is due Thursday, December 3rd.  Check your TOC for where to glue this item. 
 
Tuesday, November 27, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "The Supreme Court & Judicial Branch"
Directions: Explain the various qualifications and duties of the Judicial Branch by completing a reader and questions.  Research the Court's most important cases by completing a chart - this will be used to complete Wednesday's project.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Judicial Review & Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court"
Directions: Students will explain how Judicial Review allows the court system to review past rulings for constitutionality, and identify two examples of how the process works.    Also, students will complete this week's projects in the lab.
 
Thursday, November 29, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "The Need for Laws"
Directions: After stamping the presidential biography project, students will identify what Freedom and Liberty mean to them, and the teacher will explain how the Bill of Rights protects those two important aspects.  Students will complete an experiential exercise on the need for laws by identifying whether they would create laws to address 10 different situations.  In addition, students will read pages 280-281. 
 
Friday, November 30, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "The Need for Laws, Pt. 2"
Handouts: "The Need for Laws"
Directions: After stamping the Supreme Court Case project and two other items, students will identify what laws are needed to run a country and to what degree those laws should be enforced by comparing their responses to yesterday's assignment to those of their classmates.  Also, students will receive an updated TOC for page ii.  Finally, students will complete a Binder Check.
 

Monday, December 3, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "The Bill of Rights"
Directions: After stamping "The Need for Laws," students will analyze the makeup of the Bill of Rights, and identify how its freedoms apply to them, with a particular emphasis on Amendments I-III.   Students will create 10 images, sentences, and labels for each page - this assignment is due Thursday, December 10th.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.
 
Tuesday, December 4, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Amendments IV-X"
Directions: Analyze Amendments IV-X, and differenciate between which are 'fundamental' to their freedoms, and which are merely 'ordinary.'  Students will judge why these were written, using their knowledge of the American Revolution as scaffolding.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.
 
Wednesday, December 5, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - "Amendments XI-XXI
Directions: After stamping Tuesday's worksheets, students will analyze Amendments XI-XXI, and explain why Amendments XIV & XV are so important to our nation's sovereignty.
 
Thursday, December 6, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - "Amendments XXII-XXVII"
Handouts: "Amendments XXII-XXVII"; Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example; Learn About the Proejct Benchmarks HERE)
Directions: After stamping the Bill of Rights Cornell Notes, students will complete their discussion of the amendments by analyzing XXII-XXVII and discuss why so many years passed between their approvals.  Also, students will highlight one amendment by completing a collage and essay with 100% accuracy - this assignment will be due on Thursday, December 13th.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.
 
Friday, December 7, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - Review
Handouts: "Constitution Test - Study Guide"; Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example; Learn About the Proejct Benchmarks HERE)
Directions: After stamping Thursday's assignment, students will engage in a review of the Constitution by completing a study guide for the test.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The test will be given on Thursday December 13th.  After completing the guide, students will finish their drafts of the Bill of Right Collage - students will receive their first Benchmark (worth 10 pts) for completing one of the 6 goals listed on the directions.  Students will also receive a binder check.
 
Monday, December 10, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - Review
Handouts: "Constitution Test - Study Guide"; Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example; Learn About the Proejct Benchmarks HERE)
Directions: Finish another section of the project by completing another Benchmark listed on the directions - again, students will receive Full or Zero credit for work completed at home.  Afterwards, complete all pages of the Constitution Study Guide, and provide any "Ask Mr. C." questions that appear.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The test will be given on Thursday December 13th.  Preview questions 1-15 of the district assessment, which will be given Wednesday December 16th.  Finally, stamp pgs. 88-93.
 
Tuesday, December 11, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - Review
Handouts: "Constitution Test - Study Guide"; Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example; Learn About the Proejct Benchmarks HERE)
Directions: After stamping all pages of the Constitution Study Guide, students will go to the lab to complete the visuals for the Bill of Rights Collage.  Also, preview questions 16-25 from the district assessment.  Finalize pages 52-96 of their Interactive Notebook, which will be collected on either December 17th (bad weekly behavior) or January 4th (good weekly behavior). 
 
Wednesday, December 12, 
2013
Topic: The US Constitution - Testing
Handouts: Bill of Rights Collage (Directions; Example); Notebook Evaluation #4
Directions: After completing the district assessment, students will return to the lab to complete the essay portion of their Bill of Rights Collage.  Students will also receive Interactive Notebook Evaluation #4, which they will slide into their book in preparation for its collection.  For homework, complete all pages of the Interactive Notebook and study for the test.
 
Thursday, December 13, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The US Constitution - Testing
Handouts: None
Directions:  Test knowledge gained of the Constitution by completing a teacher-generated assessment.  Afterwards, students will receive a Binder Check.  Finally, students will receive a 'completion' stamp for their Bill of Rights Collage, which will be used to determine their final score on the project.  This 10-point award will represent the final benchmark for the project. 
 
Friday, December 14, 
2013
Topic: Interactive Notebook Completion
Handouts: None
Directions:  Complete pgs. 53-94 of the Interactive Notebook, and collect any Notebooks from students who are ready.  Students will be given the Winter Break to complete these pages, and the book will be collected upon our return.  For homework, complete pgs. 53-94, as well as the Self-Evaluation.
 
Monday, December 17, 
2013


Topic: The New Nation- "Accomplishments of George Washington"
Directions: After collecting Semester 1 Interactive Notebook, students will analyze the events of the new nation from 1789-1809 by completing a 'foldables' project.  Students will begin by studying the accomplishments of George Washington.  This assignment is due Wednesday, January 13th.  Students will also receive a reminder to purchase a new Interactive Notebook by January 8th.
 
Tuesday, December 18, 
2013
Topic: The New Nation - "Accomplishments of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson"
Directions: Explain why Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton became fierce political rivals by comparing their philosophies on the role of government.  Complete this assignment by filling in the "New Nation" worksheet, completing "Jefferson/Adams Accomplishments," and participating in a PowerPoint presentation.  For homework, students will read pgs. 305-306 & 316-319.
 
Wednesday, December 19, 
2013 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The New Nation - "Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton"
Directions: After stamping Tuesday's worksheets, students will compare/contrast the political philosophies of Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.  Students will explain how Hamilton's banking system paved the way for a more financially stable nation.  For homework, students will read pgs. 295-297 and complete the "Addresses" portion of their project.
 
Thursday, December 20, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The New Nation - "Emergence of Political Parties"
Directions: After completing a district assessment on the Constitution, students will explain why the country split into two distinct political parties by participating in another section of the PowerPoint lecture. For homework, students will complete the “Emergence” portion of their project.
 
Friday, December 21, 
2013
NO SCHOOL


Monday, January 7, 
2014
Topic:
The New Nation- “The Daily Lives of People”
Handouts: SOAP: "Alexander Hamilton's Report on the Public Credit"
Directions: After stamping Thursday's assignment and receiving a binder check, students will explain how the political events of the nation affected the daily lives of its people.  Also, students will complete all remaining sections of their “Matrix” and receive stamps for each completed section at this time.  For homework, students will perform SOAP on Hamilton’s first national bank.  This assignment is due Monday, January 14th.
 
Tuesday, January 8, 
2014
Topic:
The New Nation - Project
Directions: After providing a COMPLETED/NOT COMPLETED grade for the purchase of new Interactive Notebooks, students will be sent to the lab to make final adjustments to their project.  At this time, students will be able to print and cut the pages using school facilities.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The assignment is due on Wednesday, January 16th. 
 
Wednesday, January 9, 
2014
Topic:
The New Nation - Project
Directions: Students will complete the Foldables project in the lab.  Any final printing and cutting will be done at this time.  For homework, students will complete all pages of the project.
 
Thursday, January 10, 
2014
Topic:
The New Nation - Unit V Title Page
Handouts: Unit V Title Page (for visuals); Unit V Title Page(for topics)
Directions: After collecting the SOAP, students will complete Unit V Title Page in the lab.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The assignment will be stamped on Wednesday, January 16th.  For homework, students will read about pg. 314 (the death of Alexander Hamilton).
 
Friday, January 11, 
2014
Topic:
 The New Nation - "Thomas Jefferson and Lewis & Clark"
Handouts: Cornell Notes: "Lewis and Clark"
Directions: Students will summarize the events surrounding Thomas Jefferson's purchase of the Louisiana Territory and analyze the journey taken by Lewis & Clark by participating in a PowerPoint presentation.  Students are highly encouraged to write down the dates which appear on this presentation!  For homework, students will read pgs. 318-321.
 
Monday, January 14, 
2014
Topic: The New Nation - "Map: Lousiana Purchase"
Directions: After receiving a Binder Check, students will receive their graded Interactive Notebooks, along with all graded work, in anticipation of collecting their Assignment Sheet next week.  Also, students will describe the physical features of the Louisiana Territory by completing a map.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, students will analyze a primary resource document from Thomas Jefferson to Meriwether Lewis.  For homework, students will complete the Assignment Sheet, Map, and SOAP.
 
Tuesday, January 15, 
2014
Topic: Lewis & Clark - "The Journey Begins"
Directions: Summarize the events surrounding Lewis & Clark’s journey of the Louisiana Territory by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  For homework, students will visit the National Geographic website to play an interactive game called "Onward!"
 
Wednesday, January 16, 
2014

- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Lewis & Clark - "Sacajewa, Return Home, and Troubles"
Directions: After stamping the Unit V Title Page and The Louisiana Territory Map, students will judge the effect of the journey by viewing part two of the video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue the video questions.  For homework, students will read pgs. 321-323.

Thursday, January 17, 
2014
Topic: Lewis & Clark
Handouts: "Jefferson & The New Nation"; "New Nation Acrostic" (Directions)
Directions: After stamping both video questions, students will summarize the events surrounding Lewis & Clark’s journey of the Louisiana Territory by organizing dates into a timeline.  Finally, students will organize significant data of the new nation by creating a ‘New Nation Acrostic.’ Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  These assignments are due Monday, January 25th. 
 
Friday, January 18, 
2014
Topic: War of 1812 - "Impressment & The War Hawks"
Handouts: "The War of 1812" PowerPoint PresentationWorksheet
Directions: After receiving a Binder Check and turning this document into the teacher, students will describe why Jefferson's foreign policy created struggles between the United States and England.  Additionally, students will explain how the term 'War Hawks" related to this time period.  Students will complete these objectives by participating in a PowerPoint presentation on The War of 1812.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, students will create 10 images and sentences about the lecture, and will also read pgs. 326-328.  These assignments are due Tuesday, January 22nd. 
 
Monday, January 21, 
2014
NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday, January 22, 
2014
Topic:
War of 1812 - "War, Mary Pickersgill, and Francis Scott Key"
Directions: After stamping last week's homework, students will analyze the causes and major players of the War of 1812 by viewing a video and participating in a discussion on how several important American cultural icons were created during this time.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Tuesday, January 29th.  For homework, students will read pgs. 329-331. 
 
Wednesday, January 23, 
2014

- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
War of 1812 - Personal Book: Setup & Folding
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will form groups, fold the paper, and receive a presentation on the requirements.  This assignment will not be glued into the Interactive Notebook - the project is due Thursday, February 5th.  For homework, students will begin pg. 2 research & drawing.
 
Thursday, January 24, 
2014
Topic:
War of 1812 - Personal Book
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 2 and begin researching pg. 3.  The project is due Thursday, February 4th.  For homework, students will finish pg. 3 research & drawing.
 
Friday, January 25, 
2014
Topic:
 War of 1812 - Personal Book
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 3 and begin researching pg. 4.  Pages 2 & 3 will be stamped today.  The project is due Thursday, February 7th.  For homework, students will finish pg. 4 research & drawing.
 
Monday, January 28, 
2014
Topic:
War of 1812 - Personal Book
Handouts: "The War of 1812 Personal Book"
Directions: After receiving a Binder Check, students will explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 4 and begin researching pg. 5.  Page 4 will be stamped today.  The project is due Thursday, February 7th.  For homework, students will finish pg. 5 research & drawing.
 
Tuesday, January 29, 
2014
Topic:
War of 1812 - Personal Book
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 5 and begin researching pg. 6.  Page 5 will be stamped today.  The project is due Thursday, February 7th.  For homework, students will finish pg. 6 research & drawing.
 
Wednesday, January 30, 
2014
Topic:
War of 1812
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 6 and begin researching pg. 7.  Page 6 will be stamped today.  The project is due Thursday, February 7th.  For homework, students will finish pg. 7 research & drawing.
 
Thursday, January 31, 
2014
Topic: War of 1812 - Personal Book
Directions: Explain the major aspects of The War of 1812, including the events, people involved, and cultural significance by completing a Personal Book.  Today, students will complete pg. 6 and begin researching pg. 7.  Also, students will receive information about the creation of the Cover Page.  Page 7 will be stamped today.  Finally, students will analyze a primary resource document from a witness to the burning of Washington. The SOAP is due Monday, February 8th; the project is due Thursday, February 4th.  For homework, students will finish the Cover Page and complete the SOAP.
 

Friday, February 1, 
2014
Topic: War of 1812 Personal Book
Directions: After testing knowledge gained of the War of 1812 by completing a teacher-generated assessment, stamp the Cover Page of the Personal Book and collect.  Also, organize the dates of the war into a timeline and complete an essay on the effect of the war.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Monday, February 8th.  For homework, students will complete the timeline/essay.
 
Monday, February 4, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "National Growth & The First 20 States"
Handouts: 20 States Map
Directions: After receiving a Binder Check, students will complete and turn in their Semester 1 Assignment Sheet.  Also, evaluate the territorial effects of The Louisiana Purchase by completing a map of the first 20 states.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Monday, February 8th.  For homework, students will complete the map, timeline, and SOAP.
 
Tuesday, February 5, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "Causes of The Industrial Revolution"
Directions: Explain how the Industrial Revolution began, and analyze its effect on 19th Century American society by participating in a PowerPoint presentation.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, students will create 10 images and sentences about the lecture.  This assignment is due Thursday, February 7th.   
 
Wednesday, February 6, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Westward Expansion - "Inventions and Innovations Matrix"
Directions: Explain how the Industrial Revolution began, and identify inventions that improved transportation and communication by completing a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Thursday, February 7th.  For homework, students will complete the matrix.
 
Thursday, February 7, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "The Era of Good Feelings and The Monroe Doctrine"
Directions: Explain the growth of national unity and the setting of territorial boundaries by reading pgs. 354-359 and completing "Guided Notes - Missouri & National Unity."  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, students will analyze a primary resource on The Monroe Doctrine.  These assignments are due on Tuesday, February 7th.  For homework, students will complete the reading and worksheet.
 
Friday, February 8, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
 Westward Expansion - "Sectionalism & National Unity"
Directions: After stamping and discussing the week's homework, analyze the sectional tensions and the compromises that lessened them by completing an essay and Venn Diagram.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Tuesday, February 12th.  For homework, students will complete the assignment, as well as the SOAP.
 
Monday, February 11, 
2014
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "The Revolution's Affect on Population"
Directions: After stamping last week's assignments and collecting the SOAP, identify how "Push/Pull" factors contributed to a rapid rise in immigation to the US by completing a map and questions.  Students may receive extra credit by typing the states and territories, coloring the map, and adding colored paper to the back of the map.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Thursday, February 21st.  For homework, students will complete the map and questions.
 
Tuesday, February 12, 
2014
Topic: Westward Expansion - "Nativism"
Handouts:
Directions: Explain why the country became fiercely prejudicial in the mid-1800's against the growing tide of immigrants by reading pgs. 426-428 and completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignments is due on Thursday, February 18th.  For homework, students will complete the worksheet.
 
Wednesday, February 13,
2014
Topic:
 Westward Expansion - "Understanding Immigration Numbers in a Pie Chart"
Handouts:
Directions: Summarize the effect of mid-1800's immigration by creating two charts in the lab.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Monday, February 25th.  For homework, students will complete the charts.
 
Thursday, February 14, 
2014
Topic:
Westward Expansion - States Test
Handouts: 20 States Map
Directions: After receiving two Binder Checks, new bathroom passes, assignment sheet, and taking a test on the first 20 states, students will receive graded work and enter their scores.  The test will be the first of two given.  Afterwards, complete the charts started in Thursday's class.  For homework, complete the Assignment Sheet and charts.
 
 Friday, February 15, 
2014
NO SCHOOL
 
Monday, February 18, 
2014
NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday, February 19,
2014
Topic: Westward Expansion - "American Artists Interpret & Transform the Country"
Directions: Analyze the effect which American artists had on mid-1800's culture by analyzing their achievements in a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Tuesday, February 23rd.  For homework, students will complete the chart "Amercian Literature & Art."
 
Wednesday, February 20, 
2014
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "An 1850 American Culture Fair"
Directions: Given information covered in the previous class, highlight the achievements of one influential American artist by creating a poster advertising a fictitious American Culture Fair. Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Friday, February 22nd.  For homework, students will complete the project.
 
Thursday, February 21, 
2014
Topic:
Westward Expansion - "Education & Women's Rights"
Directions: Explain how abolitionists and leaders of the women's rights movement affected public opinion in the mid-1800's by participating in a discussion and completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Friday, February 22nd.  For homework, students will complete the worksheet.
 
Friday, February 22, 
2014
Topic:
 Westward Expansion - "Leaders of the Abolition & Suffrage Movements"
Directions: Given information discussed this week, organize the achievements of 7 abolitionists and women by creating a project in the first-person narrative.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due on Monday, March 4th.  For homework, students will complete the project.
 
Monday, February 25, 
2014
Topic:
Westward Expansion - Interactive Notebook
Directions: After receiving a Binder Check and stamping the "American Culture Fair" project, finalize pages 1-25 of the Interactive Notebook, which will be collected on Monday, March 4th.
 
Tuesday, February 26, 
2014
Topic: Age of Jackson - "Politics of the People"
Directions: After collecting the Interactive Notebook, assign Unit VI Title Page.  This assignment is due Thursday, March 7th.  Afterwards, preview the political and economic consequences of Andrew Jackson’s presidency by summarizing his life.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the Guided Notes on Jackson as well as the Unit VI Title Page.
 
Wednesday, February 27, 
2014
Topic:
Age of Jackson - "Climb the Ladder"
Directions: After discussing last night's homework, analyze the important events in Andrew Jackson's life by completing a 'ladder' project.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due Friday, March 8th.  For homework, complete the project and the Unit VI Title Page.
 
 
Thursday, February 28, 
2014
Topic: Age of Jackson - "The Corrupt Bargain and Spoils System"
Directions: Explain the importance of the 1820 and 1824 elections by completing a timeline.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due on Monday, March 4th.  Additionally, explain why the Election of 1820 was known as "The Corrupt Bargain," and evaluate Jackson's use of the spoils system by participating in a discussion. For homework, complete the timeline and essay.
 

Friday, March 1, 
2014
Topic:
Age of Jackson - "Jackson and Indian Removal"
Handouts: "Indian Removal"
Directions: After stamping the Unit VI Title Page, evaluate how Native Americans reacted towards Jackson's policies by reading pgs. 374-378 and completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the worksheet and finish the Jackson timeline.
 
Monday, March 4,  
2014
Topic:  Age of Jackson - "Jackson and the National Bank"
Directions: After receiving the final Binder Check, collect this document.  Afterwards, stamp the Jackson timeline and "Indian Removal" worksheet.  Explain why Jackson destroyed the National Bank and reflect on his presidency by completing a matrix and engaging in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.
 
Tuesday, March 5, 
2014
Topic: Age of Jackson - "Jackson and Indian Removal"
Directions: After stamping the "electorate" essay, describe the hardships of the Trail of Tears and analyze the effectiveness of Jackson's removal campaign by completing a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the chart and essay.

Wednesday, March 6, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "Opening of the West"
Directions: After stamping essay, identify reasons people went west by completing a map.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  The assignment is due Thursday, March 7th.  For homework, complete the map.
 
Thursday, March 7, 
2014
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "Migrating to the West"
Directions: Explain the political, economic, and social importance of westward expansion by participating in a PowerPoint presentation.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, students will create 10 images and sentences about the lecture.  This assignment is due Monday, March 11th.
 
Friday, March 8, 
2014
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "American Progress & Daily Life"
Directions: After stamping the westward expansion map, describe the opening of the Santa Fe Trail and the impact of "Oregon Fever" on expansion by reading pgs. 395-397.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, students will analyze a primary resource on the '49er Luzena Stanley Wilson.  For homework, complete the worksheet, SOAP, and finish the Jackson timeline.  All assignments are due Monday, March 11th.  
 
Monday, March 11, 
2014
Topic:
  Manifest Destiny - "Growth of the United States"
Directions: After receiving a new Binder Check document, conduct a check.  Afterwards, mark the growth of the United States between 1873-1853 by completing a map.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the map.
 
Tuesday, March 12, 
2014
Topic:
Manifest Destiny - "The Texas Revolution"
Directions: After stamping Friday's HW, explain tensions between Mexicans and Texans and analyze why Texans and Mexicans went to war by reading pgs. 400-404 and completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the Guided Notes on The Texas Revolution.
 
Wednesday, March 13, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "The War with Mexico"
Directions: After stamping Monday's homework, describe how the Mexican War began and detail the peace agreement and territory gained by the US by completing Guided Notes.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the Guided Notes on the Mexican War.
 
Thursday, March 14, 
2014
Topic:
Manifest Destiny - "Review of Manifest Destiny"
Directions: After receiving a Materials Check, review the various aspects of Manifest Destiny by creating either a bubble chart or a timeline of major events covering 1821-1849.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Also, analyze a primary resource document on the Battle of the Alamo.  For homework, complete the review and SOAP (this assignment is due Monday, March 18).
 
Friday, March 15, 
2014
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "The California Gold Rush"
Directions: Describe events occuring in the country prior to the rush by participating in a PowerPoint.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  The rough draft for this assignment is due on Friday.
 
Monday, March 18,
2014
Topic: "The Presidents 1-8"
Handouts: "Presidents 1-8" 
Directions:  After completing a Binder Check and passing back graded papers, students will know the first 8 presidents of the United States by completing a chart and creating a mnemonic.  Check the TOC for where to glue the chart.  Also, students will receive two binder checks.  For homework, study for the presidents test, which will be given next week. 
 
Tuesday, March 19, 
2014
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "The California Gold Rush Part 2"
Directions: Analyze the impact of the California Gold Rush by participating in a PowerPoint.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  The rough draft for this assignment is due on Wednesday.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: Manifest Destiny - "Life in the Mining Camps"
Directions: Describe life in California Gold Rush mining camps by completing Guided Notes.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Also, students will prepare for Wednesday's Presidents test by reciting the first eight presidents.  For homework, complete the Guided Notes on the Gold Rush and prepare for the Presidents test.
 
Thursday, March 21, 
2014
Topic: Presidents Test & Manifest Destiny - "US Expansion: 1846-1853"
Directions: After completing a test on Presidents 1-8 and stamping Monday's homework, distinguish cause, sequence, and effect by completing a chart on US expansion.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the chart and finish Interactive Notebook pgs. 26-49.
 
Friday, March 22, 
2014
Topic: Interactive Notebook 
Directions: Prepare the Interactive Notebook for collection by completing pgs. 26-49 and displaying the rough draft of the evaluation.  This assignment will be collected on Friday.  For homework, complete pgs. 26-49 of the Notebook.
 

Monday, April 1, 
2014
Topic:
 Interactive Notebook & Unit VII Title Page
Directions: After collecting the Interactive Notebook, receiving a Binder Check, and passing back graded work, prepare for the upcoming unit by completing Unit VII Title Page.  Additionally, judge the effort and performance on the current unit by completing a Self-Evaluation.  Both of these assignments are due Friday, April 5th.  For homework, complete the Unit VII Title Page and Self-Evaluation #6.
 
Tuesday, April 2, 
2014
Topic: Civil War - "The Nation Breaking Apart"
Directions: After returning the Interactive Notebook and adding scores to the grade, explain how the Abolition movement heightened tensions between North & South, ad identify the major events leading up to the Civil War by creating a timeline.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due on Friday, April 5th.  For homework, glue in the Unit VII Title Page and finish the timeline.
 
Wednesday, April 3, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
Civil War - "The Compromise of 1850 Creates More Fractures" 
Directions: Describe the controversies over slavery in the territories and analyze the Compromise of 1850 by reading pgs. 457-458 & 459-461 and organizng data into a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due on Wednesday.  For homework, complete the reading and the chart.
 
Thursday, April 4, 
2014
Topic:
Civil War - "Civil War Overview"
Handouts: "The Civil War"
Directions: Understand the conflicts that pulled the North & South apart by completing Cornell Notes.  Additionally, identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item  - this assignment is due Friday, April 9th. 
 
Friday, April 5, 
2014
Topic: 
Civil War - "Civil War Overview, Pt. 2"
Handouts: "The Civil War"
Directions: Understand the efforts to reunite the fragmented country and identify the effects of the War by completing Cornell Notes.  In addtion, identify 10 important facts about the lecture by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  Extra credit will be awarded to those students who type their responses and use color in their visuals.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item  - this assignment is due Tuesday, April 16th.  Finally, analyze a primary resource about the infamous Brooks/Sumner incident by completing SOAP.
  
Monday, April 8, 
2014
Topic: Civil War - "Growing CW Tensions during Presidents 9-15"
Handouts: "Presidents 9-15";
Directions: After stamping work from Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and receiving a Binder Check, identify the accomplishments of Presidents 9-15 and explain what effect each had on the Civil War by completing a chart and creating a mnemonic.  Also, discuss the rise and fall of the Whig Party by viewing a political cartoon on Zachary Taylor.  
 
Tuesday, April 9, 
2014
Topic: Civil War - "Presidents Test & Growing Tensions"
Directions: After completing a test on Presidents 1-15, explain how differences between North and South led to tensions and eventually secession by completing a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, discuss the infamous Brooks/Sumner incident by studying a series of political cartoons from the period.  For homework, complete "Growing Tensions."
 
Wednesday, April 10, 
2014
Topic:
Civil War - "Compromise Juggler"
Directions: Measure the effectiveness of Civil War political legislation of the period by creating a visual representation in the lab and participating in a PowerPoint presentation.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - this assignment is due on Friday, April 12th.  For homework, complete the project.
 
Thursday, April 11, 
2014
Topic:
Civil War - "The Lincoln-Douglas Debates"
Directions: Summarize the effects of the Dred Scott case, and analyze the Lincoln-Douglas debates by completing a chart and participating in a PowerPoint.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, prepare for the upcoming states test by studying the locations and their spellings.  For homework, complete both assignments and study for the states test.
 
Friday, April 12, 
2014
Topic: 
Civil War - "The States Choose Sides"
Directions: After stamping pgs. 61-63, identify which states joined the Confederacy and which stayed with the Union by completing a map and questions.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  Finally, prepare for the upcoming states test by studying the locations and their spellings.  For homework, complete the map and questions.
 
Monday, April 15, 
2014
Topic:
 Civil War - "The 1860 Presidential Election & The Beginning of the Civil War"
Directions: After completing the states test, a Binder Check, and receiving graded work, describe how fighting began at Ft. Sumter and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each side by completing a chart.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a political cartoon about the 1860 election.
 
Tuesday, April 16, 
2014
Topic:
SAT Test Prep & The Civil War - "Leaders of the Civil War"
Directions: After stamping Friday's classwork and collecting the SOAP, identify the lives and views of Civil War leaders by completing a project.  The rough draft for this assignment is due on Wednesday, April 17th.  Afterwards, prepare for the upcoming SAT9 tests on 6-8 history by completing a series of handouts and participating in a PowerPoint discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  For homework, complete the rough draft of the project and glue in the SAT9 Prep materials.
 
Wednesday, April 17, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
SAT Test Prep
Handouts: 6th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets; 7th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
Directions: Prepare for the upcoming SAT9 tests on 6-8 history by completing a series of study guides and participating in a PowerPoint discussion - today, finish review of 6th grade history and begin 7th grade.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  For homework, complete the rough draft of the project and glue in the SAT9 Prep materials.
 
Thursday, April 18, 
2014
Topic:
SAT Test Prep
Handouts: 7th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
Directions: After stamping the rough draft of the "Leaders" project, prepare for the upcoming SAT9 tests on 6-8 history by completing a series of study guides and participating in a PowerPoint discussion - today, continue review of 7th grade history.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  For homework, complete the rough draft of the project and glue in the SAT9 Prep materials.
 
Friday, April 19, 
2014
Topic:
 SAT Test Prep
Handouts: 8th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets
Directions: Prepare for the upcoming SAT9 tests on 6-8 history by completing a series of study guides and participating in a PowerPoint discussion - today, begin review of 8th grade history.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  For homework, finish the final copy of the "Leaders" project and glue in the SAT9 Prep materials.
 
Monday, April 22, 
2014
Topic:
SAT Test Prep & SOAP- "Ft. Sumter & Major Robert Anderson"
Handouts: 8th Grade Study Guide: PPT/Worksheets; "SOAP: Reports of Maj. Robert Anderson"
Directions:  Prepare for the upcoming SAT9 tests on 6-8 history by completing a series of study guides and participating in a PowerPoint discussion - today, review all documents in group study format.  Afterwards, display released test questions.  For homework, glue in the SAT9 Prep materials.
 
Tuesday, April 23, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War - "Important Battles of the War"
Directions: After stamping the final copy of the "Leaders" project and stamping all pages of the SAT9 tests, highlight the important battles of the Civil War by completing a chart.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  The final draft for this assignment is due on Thursday, April 25th.  For homework, complete the chart in preparation for this week's discussion. 
 
Wednesday, April 24, 
2014
Topic: 
The Civil War - "Secession, Ft. Sumter, and Manassas"
Handouts: "Civil War Battlefields" #1
Directions: Describe how fighting began at Ft. Sumter and summarize the results of the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items. 
 
Thursday, April 25, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War - "Ft. Donelson and Shiloh"
Handouts: "Civil War Battlefields" #2
Directions: Explain the role of women in the Civil War and analyze the battles at Ft. Donelson and Shiloh by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items. 
 
Friday, April 26, 
2014
Topic:
 The Civil War - "New Orleans, 2nd Manassas and Antietam"
Handouts: "Civil War Battlefields #3
Directions: Explain why Lee decided to invade the North and decribe the outcome of the Battle of Antietam by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items. 
 
Monday, April 29, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War - "Gettysburg, Atlanta and Surrender"
Handouts: "Civil War Battlefields" #4; "SOAP: Reports of Maj. Robert Anderson"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, evaluate the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg and describe the surrender at Appaomattox by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource from Union Major Robert Anderson and Confederate PGT Beauregard.  For homework, complete the SOAP.
  
Tuesday, April 30, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: The Civil War - "Gettysburg, Atlanta and Surrender"
Handouts: "Civil War Battlefields" #4
Directions: Evaluate the importance of the Battle of Gettysburg by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, glue in the worksheet. 
 

Wednesday, May 1,  
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: 
The Civil War - "Visual Timeline"
Handouts: "Civil War Visual Summary"
Directions: Describe Sherman's "Total War" campaign and the surrender at Appaomattox by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  Afterwards, organize significant Civil War events by creating a visual timeline - extra credit will awarded for typing th dates and printing the timeline in color.  Check the TOC for where to glue these items.  This assignment is due on Thursday, May 6th.  For homework, complete the timeline.
 
Thursday, May 2, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
The Civil War - "Election of 1864"
Directions: Evaluate the significance of "Pickett's Charge" and the result of the election of 1864 by reading pgs. 513-517 and completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  For homework, complete the worksheet.
 
Friday, May 3, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic:
 The Civil War - "Causes and Effects of the War" 
Directions: Analyze the various causes and effects of the Civil War by completing a visual summary - students will receive extra credit for typing and printing the document in color.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  This assignment is due on Tuesday May 7th.  For homework, complete the visual summary and check the emailed first draft of Notebook Evaluation #7 for errors.
 
Monday, May 6, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War - "The Gettysburg Address and Victory" 
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, analyze the economic, physical, and emotional costs of the Civil War and describe the events related to Lincoln's Assassination by completing a worksheet.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.  For homework, complete the SOAP.
 
Tuesday, May 7, 
014
Topic:
The Civil War - "Casualties of the Civil War"
Directions: Summarize the casualties of the Civil War by creating three charts in the lab.  Check the TOC for where to glue this item - this item is due on Thursday, May 13th.  For homework, complete the chart. 
 
Wednesday, May 8, 
2014

- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: 
The Civil War - "President Lincoln's Assassination"
Handouts: None
Directions: Describe the events related to President Lincoln's assassination, and summarize John Wilkes Booth's role by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  For homework, read pages 521-523.
 
Thursday, May 9, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War - "President Lincoln's Assassination and Test Study Guide" 
Directions: Explain the short- and long-term effect of Lincoln's assassination on the nation by viewing a video and participating in a discussion.  In addition, prepare for the upcoming Civil War exam by completing a study guide.  This assignment is due Friday, May 10th.  For homework, complete all pages of the Interactive Notebook in anticipation of its collection on Thursday.
 
Friday, May 10, 
2014
Topic:
 The Civil War - "Test Study Guide"
Directions: After collecting the Interactive Notebook, prepare for the upcoming Civil War exam by finishing and reviewing the study guide. 
 
Monday, May 13, 
2014
Topic:
The Civil War -  Exam
Handouts: None
Directions: Test knowledge gained about the Civil War by completing an in-class exam.  Afterwards, complete a Binder Check and pass back papers.
 
Tuesday, May 14, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Rebuilding the Nation"
Handouts: "Reconstruction"
Directions: Describe why Reconstruction was needed and analyze the conflict that developed between Southerners and the Radical Republicans by completing Cornell Notes and engaging in a discussion.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 
2014
Topic: 
Reconstruction - "Rebuilding the Nation"
Handouts: "Reconstruction"
Directions: Complete Reconstruction Cornell Notes and measure the success of early attempts at Reconstruction by completing 10 visuals/labels and 10 sentences.  This assignment will be stamped based on the schedule we created; the project will be collected after the project is completed.
 
Thursday, May 16, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Students will gather into teams, receive directions, view examples, and fold their paper.  For homework, drawers will add "cheat lines" and a grid to the back page, while writers will begin research on pg. 2.  This page will stamped on the schedule we created.
 
Friday, May 17, 
2014
Topic:
 Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish page 2 visuals and sentences.   This page will stamped on the schedule we created.
  
Monday, May 20, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 3 visuals and stamp pg. 2.  Finally, students will complete SOAP on a primary resource on the Lincoln assassination.  For homework, complete pg. 3.
 
Tuesday, May 21, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 3 visuals and stamp pg. 3.  For homework, complete pg. 4.
 
Wednesday, May 22, 
2014 
- MINIMUM DAY
Topic: 
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 4 visuals and stamp pg. 4.  For homework, complete pg. 5.
 
Thursday, May 23, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 5 visuals and stamp pg. 5.  For homework, complete pg. 6.
 
Friday, May 24, 
2014
Topic:
 Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Directions: Explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 6 visuals and stamp pg. 6.  For homework, complete pg. 7.
 
Monday, May 27, 
2014
NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday, May 28, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Handouts: "Reconstruction Personal Book"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish pg. 7 visuals and stamp pg. 7.  For homework, complete the Cover Page.
 
Wednesday, May 29, 
2014
Topic:
Reconstruction - "Personal Book"
Handouts: "Reconstruction Personal Book"
Directions: After completing a Binder Check, explain the impact of various Reconstruction events on the country by creating a Personal Book on the subject.  Today, finish and stamp the Cover Page.  Collect Book, Cornell Notes, and 10/10 by period's end.  There is no homework scheduled.
 
  
Thursday, May 30, 
2014
Topic:
RCHS Visitation - NO CLASS
Handouts: None
Directions: Learn about the classes offered at the high school by participating in a field trip to the campus.
 
Friday, May 31, 
2014
Topic:
 Administrative
Handouts: None
Directions: Collect textbooks and pass back papers.  For homework, bring the textbook.
 
Monday-Thursday, June 3rd-6th, 
2014
Topic: Administrative
Handouts: None
Directions: There is no classwork or homework scheduled.