February 23, 2015

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US History

Today students will finish the notes on WWI and then link what they have learned about the notes and discussions to political cartoons. Students will need to tell me what they believe 5 of the following cartoons are trying to explain. Be specific on your summary and support it will evidence from the cartoon. Below you will find many cartoons.

WWI Cartoons

February 20, 2015

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Today students will take notes on America Preparing for war. The notes are located on the link below. The assignment for today is located on slide 27. Just follow the directions on the slide.

WWI

February 11 – 17, 2015

Posted: February 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Today students will watch the movie “Far and Away.” While watching the movie students will need to connect the movie to the the notes and class discussion from yesterday. To do this students will need to explain 10 scenes from the movie and how they connect to the notes and discussions on immigration. If you missed all the days of the movie you need to explain 10 things you know or learned about immigration from the mid 1800’s to early 1900’s.

February 10, 2015

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Today students will take notes on immigration. The notes are located on the link below.

us-pp-immigration

February 9, 2015

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Today students will take notes on immigration to the United State in the 1800’s. Students then had to answer 5 questions on one of two immigrants from the time period. Below are the links to the people you have to choose from and also the questions you have to answer on that person.

Pick one of these two people and read the article about them immigrating to the United States

Seymour Rechtzeit

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/relive-boys-journey

Annie Moore

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/culture/Story/Story_Ireland.htm

Answer the 5 following questions on the person whom you read about.

1. What Country did your person come from?
2. Why did your person leave their country?
3. What was the trip like?
4. What was it like upon arriving into America?
5. Explain one thing you found interesting about your person.

February 6, 2015

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Today students will take notes that deal with the Panama Canal. The notes are on the link below.

Panama Canal

February 5, 2015

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Today students had to write 4 small sections from the text book and take their own notes on the four sections. The sections deal with the fighting of the Spanish American War. Students then had to write a short summary of the notes at the end. If you missed class you will need to google and write notes on the following topics: 1. Fighting in the Philippines. 2. Fighting in Cuba 3. Rough Riders 4. What did America gain after winning the war? 5. Summarize the war.

February 4, 2015

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Today students will summarize three different causes of the Spanish American War. Students must pick three causes of the war and draw a picture (color would be nice)that depicts that causes for all three of them. In other words you should have three pictures. One for each causes. The power point below may help a little.

Causes of Spanish American

February 2, 2015

Posted: February 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Students will begin to understand how the United States grew into a super power. We will first learn about the Spanish American War. Below is a link to a graphic organizer. Students need to complete the chart based on the documents that will be attached to the other links.

spanish-american-war-graphic-organizer

Awake United States

Spanish American War Docs

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.

Monday

Today we went over the answers to the final exam.

Tuesday

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-pp

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