October 1, 2014

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Today students are going to learn what life was like in the United States just prior to the Civil War. Students will understand how tension over slavery began to build. Below is the power point for this topic.

US prior to civil war

September 30, 2014

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Today we students will be given the opportunity to finish the work we started yesterday. Students will be given 15 minutes to finish the charts from September 29. Upon finishing the chart students will look at several quotes in favor of slavery and against it. Students will create a “T” chart and list as many reason for slavery and against slavery. I need to see a minimum of 5 reasons for each side of the argument. When you tell me the reasons for and against slavery let me know what quote gave you that answer and explain specifically what the quote said to give you that opinion. The quotes are located on the link below.

For-Against Slavery Sources

September 29, 2014

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Today students will do another word of the week. After today students will have 6 words. They are Amendment, Diplomacy, Capitalism, Deficit,Annexed, and Abolition. When students are finished with the word they will be introduced to the slavery issue. This will be done by looking at several charts and answering 25 questions that go along with the charts. Below are the questions and charts.

Slave Graphs

Slave Graph Questions

September 27, 2014

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Today students will take a quiz dealing with the revolution time period and land we have acquired. The quiz is multiple choice and there are 30 questions.

September 26, 2014

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Today students will review for the quiz which will be tomorrow. We will do this by playing a game where students will answer questions in a group.

September 25, 2014

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Today students will take an answered Type A question and grade it based on the Rubric from yesterday. This will give students a better understanding of how the rubric works by applying it to an answered question. Upon the completion of grading the paper students will be given a study guide to prepare for a quiz that will be on Friday. Below is a copy of the study guide.

KQ1 Study Guide

September 23, 2014

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Today students are going to finish the chart on land acquisition. Upon finishing the chart students will learn what a Type A question is. Students will be introduced to the rubric to grade it and they will answer a question in that format.

September 22, 2014

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Today students will learn how America gained Texas and the Southwest. Students will use the link below for the notes. Upon finishing notes students will finish their land acquisition charts.

Texas and Southwest

September 19, 2014

Posted: September 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

Today students will learn about the Trail of Tears. Students will take notes on the topic and then finish the work that is located on September 15, 2014. Below is the power point. To access the work from the 15th students will have to go to that blog.

Trail of Tears

September 18, 2014

Posted: September 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

Today students will learn how we gained Florida, Maine, and Oregon. There are two slides of notes on this topic. Below is the link for the two slides. When students are finished talking about these two topics we will continued to fill out the land chart.

Canada and Florida