Week of December 1.

Students took final exams this week. Students were given days during the week to do late work, study/review for final and ending by taking the final exam.

Week of December 7.


Today we went over the answers to the final exam.


Today students learned about corruption in government in the late 1800’s though early 1900’s. Students took notes and then had to answer 8 questions based on the notes. Below are the notes and and questions.


corruption quiz

Wednesday and Thursday

Students took notes on the progressive era. Studens also learned how muckrakers led to change and the class specifically looked at one muckraker. His name was Upton Sinclair who wrote “The Jungle.” Students had to read three parts of the book. For each of the three parts students had to draw a picture that depicts that given part of the book. Below are the sections of the book.

The Jungle

Students are going to watch the movie “The Wizard of Oz.” The movie is symbolism for the populism movement. Each student will be given a list of items that can be found in the movie. They will need to tell me what how the items in the movie symbolize the different aspects of the Populist Movement.

Wizard of Oz

November 19, 2014

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To start class we will finish what was started yesterday. When the work from yesterday is finished then we will start our discussion on populism. The notes are located below.


November 18, 2014

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Today students will be looking at sources that deal with the Battle of Little Bighorn. Students will need to read the textbook version of what happened and answer the questions. After answering the textbook version of the events students will need to read the first hand accounts of the events and answer those questions. Below are the links to the accounts of Little Bighorn.



November 14, 2014

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Today students will take notes on the Native American Wars. Below you will find the power point for this topic.


November 13, 2014

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Today students will begin to learn how America went from fighting the Civil War to Native American tribes. Students will need to look at 4 different accounts of the Sand Creek Massacre. Students will need to summarize the 4 accounts. After summarizing the 4 different accounts students will have to pick aspects of each of them and tell me what they truly believe happened at the Massacre. Below is the link to the accounts.


November 12, 2014

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Today students will learn how African Americans were treated after the Civil War. Students will understand Black Codes and Jim Crow Laws. After discussing this topic students will have to look at several pictures and pic two of them to answer 4 questions on. Below is the notes and assignment.


November 7, 2014

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Today students will at opposing views of reconstruction. Below you will find a link to two politicians points of view on Reconstruction. You need to answer the questions that relate to the points of view.

Radical Reconstruction

November 6, 2014

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Today students will be given 15 minutes to finish their Civil War Journals. There should be 6 of them. The battles that journals need to be on include: Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg. You can look at previous blogs to find the description of the battles. Upon finishing the journals students will begin to learn about Reconstruction. The notes for reconstruction are located below.


October 31, 2014

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Today students will learn about the 6th and final battle worth mentioning from the Civil War. When the class is done discussing this battle we will also look at the Gettysburg Address and it’s importance on the war. When we are finished with the notes students will complete their last journal and also answer 3 questions dealing with the Gettysburg Address. Below are the three questions.

Gettysburg Address