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  1. APUSH Oct. 16- 20

    October 16, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Road to War CONTINUED : Remember that last Friday, you were working on  the outline on the Road to Civil War info sheets on the topics listed. 

    Monday – Begin reading ch. 18 for a RQ on Chapter 18 on Thursday -Individual Multiple Choice  We will review the road to war in class and you should complete any information missing as we discuss each topic.  This will cover ch. 16 from the Brick so it will not be necessary to read it. You should reading in the Flag.   Did you complete your map? Map quiz on Wednesday.

    Tuesday = finish the road to war as needed.  Civil War powerpoint and notes   Causes and Effects of the Civil War, advantages/disadvantages,  Battles of Bull Run, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Chattanooga,  Atlanta, writ of habeas corpus, Anaconda Strategy,Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg Address,Morrill Tariff, greenbacks, Radical Republicans, Copperheads, Appomattox Court House  This will cover the info from ch. 17 so you will not need to read this chapter in the Brick.  *YOU SHOULD BE READING CHAPTER 18 (Brick) FOR THE RQ ON THURS.

    Are you reading and reviewing your notes? Help after school for anyone who would like it. 3:45 – 4: 35

    Wednesday – MAP quiz over the CSA USA map in class and complete the  with the War. Start Reconstruction

    Thursday – RQ ch. 18  continue with Reconstruction Plans LECTURE and PPT in class.  chapter 18 terms to know:  Freedmen’s bureau, West Virginia, Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction, Wade Davis Bill, pocket veto, John W. Booth, Andrew Johnson, Black Codes, Thaddeaus Stephens, Charles Sumner, conquered provinces, forfeited rights theory, Civil Rights Act of 1866, 13,14,15 amendments, due-process clause, Military Reconstruction Act, Command of the Army Act, Tenure of Office Act, Edwin M. Stanton, carpetbagger,scalawag, Ku Klux Klan, Ulysses S. Grant, hard v.soft money, Panic of 1873, Resumption Act of 1875, bloody shirt, Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, Compromise of 1876

    Friday – New South – Henry Grady’s vision, crop lien system, George Washington Carver, Booker T. Washington, Plessy v. Ferguson, Jim Crow Laws, grandfather clause, poll tax, literacy tests, Ida B. Wells

    Unit test in class over Chapters 15- 18 in the Brick  —Topics include: Antebellum (Old South) Societyquestions -few  Review your handouts,  Road to War is very important..more questions from this section, Civil War, – advantages and disadvantages – few battles identified in class,election and surrender and Reconstruction – plans and impeachment * There will be NO test corrections for this test. 

     


  2. APUSH Oct. 9-13

    October 9, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    I hope that you had a safe and fun Homecoming weekend.  I had a lot of fun playing Tailgate Trivia over information previously learned this semester.   Reminder: coupon on “The Drunkards Progress” from the temperance reform movement.

    Monday  –  We will begin the information on the territorial expansion of the USA.  We will have our map and ppt. lecture in class. You will be notes to read at home in a different format that what is used during class. It is great to process the information in more than one format. For now at home, read Chapters 14/15  and take notes using the Questions ch. 15 /outline Ch. 15 from the textbook website.    Also, Complete the manifest destiny map using the sample attached if you did not get it done in class. You will have a MAP QUIZ on the territorial expansion map this week.

    Tuesday–  Complete Manifest Destiny and complete information then on to the ppt lecture on the  Antebellum South in class.  Help available after school today.

    Wednesday – PSAT and ASVAB testing   I will not meet with all classes. For 3rd, you will have time to review and complete your Ch. 14 ?’s/15 outline so you may want to bring your Brick to class.

    Thursday Early Release  Turn in your Ch. 14 ?’s /15  outline with the map completed. this will count as your RQ for ch. 14/15.  MAP QUIZ In class, writing assignment related to Manifest Destiny and the Antebellum South.

    Friday – Small group assignment presentations to complete Antebellum South with Visuals and related to the South and the Road to Civil War .

     


  3. APUSH Oct. 2 – 6 Homecoming Week :-)

    October 2, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Monday –  50’s Dress up day for Homecoming  Turn in your Ch. 12 outline notes for a quiz grade on Thursday. This should have been completed over the break.  We will watch the “Market Revolution” in class which reviews Ch. 12 in the Brick. You should be reading along in the Flag.

    Also, you should have completed the outline  over Jackson using the Flag. We have a few items that will be filled in during class presentations. Listen carefully. We will reconvene with our Andrew Jackson groups that met on Friday before the break. You will have a few minutes to review your individual assignments and then we will present the information.  If you have not already done so, watch the Crash course on Andrew Jackson’s Presidency. #14. (Ch. 10 in the Flag)

     Tuesday  – A Pair of Dice = TWIN dress up day for homecoming Continue with our coverage of Andrew Jackson – You will complete an evaluation of his presidency using specific evidence. Begin Reform movements: 2nd Great Awakening (Religion) , Women’s Rights, Education, Utopian communities, Transcendentalists, Mentally Ill/ Prison Reform, Temperance (anti-alcohol), Abolition          * After school help available today 3:45 – 4: 45

    Watch Crash (US History)  course # 15 Reform Movements in  Antebellum America

    Wednesday –  Dress up like a character from the game CLUE for homecoming – Reading Quiz Ch. 13 in the Brick , then we will finish Antebellum Reform movements covered in class: Chart

    Thursday –  Dress up like a detective for homecoming /  Assessment- to page 220 in the Flag  Open Note:Multiple choice 1 pt per item and short answer total 20 pts * No test corrections since it is open note (Info begins with the election of 1824 “Corrupt Bargain”, Market Revolution and includes Antebellum reform movements) You will turn in your notes with the test today. 

    Friday – Dress up in class colors = light blue for Juniors Pep Rally today  Competition TRIVIA for coupons based on info learning this semesters so far!  Map to color in class regarding territorial acquisitions of the US  Fall tailgate/brunchgate  in class Bring your own drink and something to share. I will provide the paper goods and utensils.


  4. APUSH Sept. 18 – 22

    September 15, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend, complete your Ch. 10 outline w. 3 visuals (70%) and the 15 item quiz (30%)as you read the chapter.

    Monday – Madison’s election and presidency discussed in class. response to Embargo as initiated by Jefferson, Hartford Convention, War of 1812, terms of the Treaty of Ghent . Read the Article “A Shadow of Secession” tonight

    Tuesday – Monroe’s election and presidency “Era of Good Feelings” discussed using outline  esp. Monroe Doctrine, , Henry Clay’s American System , Panic of 1819, *Missouri Compromise,  *Monroe Doctrine, Convention of 1818 Review session after school at 3:40 pm.

    Wednesday – 7:45 AM Review Session Unit III test in class

    Thursday  – Map of election of 1824 “Corrupt Bargain” Explained ; Presidency of JOHN QUINCY Adams, UNIVERSAL MALE SUFFRAGE, Party NOMINATING COVENTIONS, ELECTION OF 1824,Popular vote = Electoral , “Corrupt Bargain”, Adams asked Congress for $ for ?, “tariff of abominations”

    Friday – TBD Is Jackson truly a Jeffersonian as he claims?   The beginnings of the Democratic Party

    Election of 1828,Spoils system, Maysville Road Veto, War on the Monster bank,Nicholas Biddle,“specie Circular” Kitchen Cabinet,Peggy Eaton affair,Use of the Veto “King Andrew” (cartoon) Native American policy. Indian Removal Act,Rise of the two party system

    South Carolina Ordinance and Presidential response; War on the bank; Jackson’s spoils system, cabinet removals, Death to the ‘monster’ bank,  Jackson defys the Supreme court; Chief Justice Marshall ” ‘let him enforce it;Martin Van Buren, Panic of 1837, AJ report card and review of DBQ development

    Over the break complete the AJ chart and the take home RQ Ch.12.


  5. APUSH Sept. 13 – 15 updated due to Irma

    September 11, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Review your notes on Chapter 8 Federalist Era  – Washington and Adams and begin looking at the online practice questions for these 2 Presidencies.

    Review your reading notes from Chapter 9 Age of Jefferson that you took prior to last Friday’s reading quiz. If you are not taking notes as you stop at  2-3 sections, then try to get in the habit of doing so. Don’t forget that the online website provides you with a printable outline if you would like to work with one.

    Coupon : Find an article in the newspaper (printed or online) about the attacks on the US of Sept. 11th and attach bulleted answers to the following questions

    Who? What? When? where? Why? How? and the reaction from 1 adult that you know who remembers that day.

    Wednesday –  Sept. 11 Memorial discussion and continued reference to current events

    In class, the Age of Jefferson beginning with the Election of 1800 and the transition from one party(Federalist) to the another (Democratic Republican). What federalist policies did he continue? or not?  How did he solve the issues with the Barbary Pirates? maintain neutrality? What were his proudest accomplishments? greatest disappointment? election of 1804? the “Dambargo”

    Thursday – continue with Jefferson lecture and then review activity in small group

    Friday – election of 1808 Madison and the War of 1812


  6. APUSH Sept 5-8

    September 4, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Monday– Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday – Reminders: You have 2 coupon opportunities this week =1- print out the current US cabinet members w/ positions  2- memorize the preamble.  You will have until Thursday at the end of the day to say or sing the preamble.  Also, if you did not finish your group assignments, you should have done so by today. These will be due on Wednesday at the beginning of class. *** ALL MAKEUP WORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY PM. (cutoff for 6 weeks grades)

    Last Friday ,you had an introduction to the Presidency of George Washington and were asked to attend to his election, precedents and decisions (cabinet & judicial appointments, Whiskey Rebellion, city of Washington, Neutraility!). You have already read Chapter 8 and took the Federalist Era quiz as well.  If you took any notes while reading Chapter 8, read over those and bring them to class.  We will complete a lecture outline on his presidency in class.

    Electoral college w/Unanimous x2 =Washington’s elections, first cabinet (who were they and what were their positions) and foreign affairs, Whiskey Rebellion, Proclamation of Neutrality, importance of the electoral college, Bill of Rights goes into effect, first federal court appointments,”Genet” affair national bank,  Assumption of the debt, Hamilton’s influence, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Treaty of Greenville, Jay’s and Pickney’s Treaty, cabinet appointments and disruption, “right of deposit”, precedents  (actions that became traditions) of GW and farewell address

    Wednesday  – continue w/Presidential outlines in class, * Turn in your assignments from last week.

    1st two political parties, election of John Adams – video clip from “The Presidents”  Alien and Sedition Acts,  opposites in the first two Presidencies, common themes ex. neutrality and the entrenchment of the first two political parties, XYZ affair, Navy

    Did he accomplish anything while in office?  How has his Presidency been reevaluated over the years? How was he different than Washington? (ex. one term only)

    Thursday  RQ on Ch. 9 Age of Jefferson 1800 – 1816

    Election of 1800, 1st Inaugural,Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark expedition, War Hawks, Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Strict v. Loose interpretation, Hartford Convention, Barbary pirates, neutrality,  Chesapeake Leopard Affair, 2nd inaugural,  Embargo of 1807, NonIntercourse Act, Macon’s Bill No.2

    Friday – Jeffersonian Age continues, in class review activity that will count as a quiz grade


  7. APUSH August 28 – September 1

    August 25, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Remember that your book analysis hard copy is due to me on Tuesday at the beginning of the period. Read your directions carefully! We will not use turnitin for this assignment.   Also, make sure that you print out your paper before class and have it stapled, if needed, prior to the bell.

    Monday –  If you have not turned in your Documents assignment from class last Tuesday, it is due today. PM Test Corrections  Fill out the AOC part of the Compare/ contrast on US Constitutions then we are onto THE CONSTITUTION which resulted from the convention in Philadelphia,Constitutional Compromises; 3 branches of government; Bill of rights  Assignments; work on the Constitution during class  Start group presentations ( 1 branch )

    Tonight: Watch the US History Crash course over the Constitution # 8

    Tuesday – AM or PM Test Corrections SUMMER ASSIGNMENT BOOK ANALYSIS DUE TODAY AT THE BELL. Group presentations on the Constitutions: COMPLETE  CC on the Constitutions

    RQ on ch. 8 Friday

    Wednesday  – Test corrections completed on Unit II ? Wed am 7:40 last Chance  Early Release Day/ Open Note Constitution assessment (* Turn in your notes with the assessment.) in class Short Answer and Multiple Choice

    Thursday – Begin the Federalist Era :Washington and Adams administrations   *For some of the Presidents we will have an outline which allows for discussion of Domestic and Foreign Affairs. These will serve as great outlines for study.

    Washington’s election, first cabinet (who were they and what were their positions) and foreign affairs, Whiskey Rebellion, Proclamation of Neutrality, importance of the electoral college, Bill of Rights goes into effect, first federal court appointments,”Genet” affair national bank,  Assumption of the debt, Hamilton’s influence, Battle of Fallen Timbers, Treaty of Greenville, Jay’s and Pickney’s Treaty, cabinet appointments and disruption, “right of deposit”, precedents  (actions that became traditions) of GW and farewell address

    Friday- RQ ch. 8 continue with Washington as needed – John Adams – video clip from “The Presidents”  Alien and Sedition Acts,  opposites in the first two Presidencies, common themes ex. neutrality and the entrenchment of the first two political parties, XYZ affair, Did he accomplish anything while in office?  How has his Presidency been reevaluated over the years? How was he different than Washington? (one term only)


  8. APUSH August 21-25 Updated!

    August 18, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend, complete your American Crisis coupon opportunity.  You were given a chart of the battles from Chapter 6, review that information using your textbook.  Read Chap 7 by Wednesday. The RQ will be at the beginning of class on Wednesday.

    Monday – Eclipse Day! Study hall/movie in class.

    Tuesday – 3 Documents activity in class Common Sense , “Remember the Ladies” Declaration of Independence

    Wednesday – Hoya block starts today. Fighting the American Revolution – Make sure you bring your chart with the battle information to class.

    Strategy, Washington’s leadership, Benedict Arnold The Crisis, battles, surrender, minutemen, Suffolk Resolves, Hessians, Loyalists, Tories, Whigs, Valley Forge, Continentals, Treaty of Paris 1783,

    Thursday – RQ ch.7  lecture on USA first government and constitution Why did the Americans intentionally create a weak national government?

    First USA constitution, Articles of Confederation, unicameral, bicameral, Land Ordinance of 1785, Northwest Ordinance of 1787, Shay’s Rebellion (failure/success of the Articles), constitutional convention, separation of powers.

    Friday  Unit Two Test? Multiple Choice and Short Answer section in class  * All corrections must be done by Wednesday of next week.  Friday  3:40 – 4:30 pm and Monday 740-810 am 340 pm – 430 pm next Tuesday 7:40- 8:10 am am/3:40 – 4:30 pm

    Monday– The Branches / Amendments of the US Constitution – replacing the Articles


  9. APUSH August 14 – 18

    August 11, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend, read Chapter 5 in the Brick and be prepared for a quiz on Monday.  Also, you have ONE highlighted item on your chart to complete. Be ready to present your information related to the highlighted item on Monday.  We completed the map exercise on American Before and After the French and Indian War in class on Friday. Bring it to class.

    REMINDER: Your movie analysis is due on Tuesday! You will load the final copy into Turnitin on Tuesday and bring a hard copy with you to class on Tuesday. Follow the instructions carefully! This grade will go into the Essay/ Project category.

    MONDAY _ Reading quiz Chapter 5 in class. Lecture and Discussion – Intro to the French and Indian War : causes and effects; Join or Die cartoon If time allows, we will begin our Road to Revolution.  Tonight print out a hard copy of your movie analysis to turn in at the beginning of class.

    Map exercise on American Before and After the French and Indian War
    How did the relationship between the colonists and the British change as a result of this war?

    Cause and Consequences of French and Indian War (1754-1763)
    Edward Braddock
    William Pitt
    George Washington
    Battle of Quebec
    Albany Plan of Union
    Benjamin Franklin
    Treaty of Paris (1763)
    Proclamation of 1763
    Pontiac’s Rebellion 1763

    American Colonial Economic Issues
    Salutary Neglect
    Navigation Acts/Laws (1660-1665)
    Revenue- money taken through taxation
    writs of assistance
    Effects of the French and Indian War-

    Explain how the end of the Anglo-French Imperial competition as seen in the French and Indian War and the 1763 Treaty of Paris laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.

    Map – Look over it again. How did the European spheres of influence change?-  Video clip,

    continue with coverage on our road to war chronological chart map activity Before and After FI war

    Tuesday  :  Movie Analysis Due today ! Bring a hard copy to class.  SLO pretest in the LAB; continue with the causes of the American Revolution- Boston Massacre & Kent State massacre compare/contrast activity in class  * chart  YOU SHOULD BE READING CHAPTER 6!

    Begin in small groups: Boston Massacre & Kent State massacre compare/contrast activity in class
    Treaty of Paris (1763)
    Proclamation of 1763
    Pontiac’s Rebellion 1763

    Remember : American Colonial Economic Issues
    Salutary Neglect; Navigation Acts/Laws (1660-1665),Direct taxes = Revenue- money taken through taxation
    writs of assistance
    First and Second Continental Congress

    Explain how the end of the Anglo-French Imperial competition as seen in the French and Indian War and the 1763 Treaty of Paris laid the groundwork for the American Revolution.

    Map – Look over it again. How did the European spheres of influence change?Watch Crash course review on causes of the American Revolution

    Wednesday – Continue with the causes of war Begin the Boston Massacres/Kent State Massacre compare contrast activity  Tonight read about the Kent State/American society in your set of info passed out in class today.

    Thursday-  Complete the Boston Massacres/Kent State Massacre compare contrast activity  and our causes of war

    Friday – Reading Quiz over Ch. 6   Complete the war (battles for the End of Course up to an including the Treaty of Paris 1783  The “social revolution”, home front and equality.  Political revolution and the new American government.  Achievements and weaknesses of the Confederation government. Land Ordinance Tonight begin reading chapter 7. 

    Monday – The Patriot   Solar eclipse day Absences are excused checkouts by 1:30pm

    Tuesday  If time allows, review in class and then begin the Constitutional convention and  3 branches of the constitution.  Virginia and New Jersey plans, constitutional compromises


  10. APUSH Aug. 7 – 11

    August 4, 2017 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend, you should complete your reading of Chapter 2 and review the questions in the online quiz (from the Brick).

    Begin Chapter 2: Great Britain in the New World

    This is what to look for as you read the first half of Chapter 2.
    Charters/ Magna Carta
    James VI/ Charles I/ Divine right
    Oliver Cromwell/Parliament
    The Restoration
    Charles II
    Glorious Revolution/ William and Mary
    Act of Settlement 1701 / Act of Union 1707
    Jamestown
    John Smith
    John Rolfe
    Tobacco
    Primogeniture
    Chesapeake region (be able to locate this on a map)
    plantations
    Virginia
    Chief Powhatan
    Virginia company
    headright system
    Year 1619
    House of Burgesses
    African labor
    Women as a commodity in Virginia
    William Berkeley
    Native American relations
    Economic Growth in Virginia
    1676-Bacon’s Rebellion
    Maryland- the Calverts and Catholicism
    Act of Toleration (1649)

    • check the flag for future lists of terms, people, etc.

    *Reminder practice quiz questions can be found on the textbook support website mentioned on last weeks blog.

    Monday –  Reading quiz Chapter 2 English colonization Tonight review the map on the original 14 (yes 2 are in Massachusetts)colonies Practice map completed in class last Friday!  Be prepared for the English colonial map quiz tomorrow at the start of class.  New England, Middle and Southern colonies compare/contrast. Complete the Bacon’s Rebellion questions (on back of handout reading ) for a coupon, pick up the Mayflower Compact reading for a coupon.  Yes, you have 2 opportunities for a coupon this week so pick them up on Monday.

    Tuesday-   Map quiz to start class.   the Continue with the English colonies to include groups (ex. Pilgrims and Puritans)during class – Reading on the democratic aspects of the colonies for tomorrow.  TEST review session after school at 3:45 – 4: 30 ish

    Wednesday – Reading quiz over chapter 3 in class. Causes and effects of the French and Indian War * We will not read chapter 4 in the Brick but you will need to read up to page 63 in the Flag. Over the weekend, review your information for the first unit test on Wednesday. Check out the practice questions in the Flag, quizlet and on historyteacher.net  as mentioned in class.  Multiple choice only for this first test with test corrections for up to 1/2 earned back.

    Thursday – 7:45 am Review session Unit One test in class *All multiple choice for test One  Exploration – Colonial America  Chapters 1-3 in the Brick

    Friday – Test corrections in class to start.  You have the opportunity to earn up to 1/2 half back.  Begin the Road to American Revolution in class. You should be reading Chapter 5 now. Reading quiz over Chapter 5 on Monday.  


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