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  1. APUSH May 14- 18th

    May 11, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    It was exciting to see so many “thumbs up” after the exam. I am proud of you!

    Monday / Tuesday – Lab time to complete your poster and scavenger hunt. Each person will complete their own.   Details for the project at the end of this post and handed out w/score sheet in class on Monday. ** USE YOUR TIME WISELY IN CLASS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY TO COMPLETE YOUR POSTER, SCAVENGER HUNT AND FINALIZE DETAILS WITH YOUR GROUP.

    Wednesday – Many of you will be out for the AP Lang exam. If you are here, you can work on which parts of the project still need work.

    Thursday / Friday / Monday – Decades Presentations in class * You will evaluate your group members.

    • You should be preparing for the final using your EOC study guide.

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    U.S. HISTORY DECADES PROJECT –Individual 1920’S  1930’S  1940’S  1950’S  1960’S  1970’S   1980’S  1990’s

    You have known about your decade since before Spring Break.  You should have made decisions about your costume and food by now.   Presentation dates start May 17th.  Your dates were announced last week.

    PROJECT REQUIREMENTS: Individual grades for this project – presentation for each decade will be planned as a group but graded individually. *You will evaluate your group members after the presentation!

    Part ONE:Scavenger Hunt: 1/3 of the grade  Completed in the lab and if not, you will have to finish it at home.      Content information related to the decades on a grid = scavenger hunt

    • Each group member must turn in a completed Scavenger hunt!
    • Accurate information

    Part Two – Poster –1/3 of the grade    Use a full size POSTER related to your chosen topic of discussion or on one of the historical events listed below.

    • Approved topics have been selected on an individual basis. EACH member of the group must turn in a completed poster on presentation day!
    • Bring your poster to the lab and put it together here at school. You have time to get both poster and scavenger hunt done on Monday and Tuesday in class.
    • Include a title= topic and always check your spelling.
    • Include a timeline of you decade in American history with your topic in larger print or highlighted, unless you are discussing a non event such as music, sports,etc. 
    • a minimum of 7 visual elements(may be Xeroxed, drawn or from computer)  with captions on each visual
    • Use your space wisely.  Make it colorful and appealing.  NO LOOSE items!  Not accepted late!
    • Accurate Contentinformation =Suggestions for explaining this content information/visuals = people involved, cause/effects, related vocabulary, timeline, area affected-map, importance or relevance in history, etc.
    • Ask for help if needed. Hint: Create subtitlesrelated to your content information/break them information into titles boxes so that your poster doesn’t look unorganized.  You may work on it in my room after school.
    • Your poster will be on display during your presentation but doesn’t have to be incorporated into the presentation.
    • Topics below: Each person must pick a different topic than their other group members, whether it be a topic below or ONE TOPIC THAT YOU WERE INTERESTED IN.

    1920’S Prohibition    Women’s Suffrage   Stock Market Crash    Sacco and Vanzetti   Trial  St. Valentine’s Day Massacre 1930’S     Bonus March on Washington        Great Depression      New Deal (1st/2nd)     The Dust Bowl      FDR’s Presidency 1940’S    World War II@ Home     D- Day   Manhattan Project   Cold War  War in the Pacific War in Europe/N. Africa     the Great Migration1950’S   Korean War     Civil Rights    McCarthy’s “Red Hunt”      Cold War Homefront       Baby boom   Warren court: Brown vs. Board of Education   Integration of baseball: Jackie Robinson      Truman’s Desegregation of the military1960’S    Vietnam War      Caesar Chavez (UFW)        Bay of Pigs invasion      Cuban Missile Crisis       Civil Rights: March on Washington/Voting Rights Act       Assassinations of Famous Leaders (JFK, Dr. King, RFK, Malcolm X)    LBJ’s Great Society1970’S    Fall of Saigon      Camp David Accords   Watergate: Ford’s Pardon    Environmental Movement      NOW        Iranian Hostage Crisis Supreme Court decisions (Roe v. Wade, Bakke) 1980’S Challenger Explosion     Reaganomics      Astronaut Sally Ride         Sandra Day O’Connor       Iran/Contra Affair         Cold War Ending   Exxon Valdez crisis 1990’s King Verdict Riots in LA      Oklahoma City Bombing      Impeachment of Pres. Clinton         NAFTA          Operation Desert Storm/Persian Gulf War

    PART THREE –  Classroom Experience 1/3  Presentation This presentation must be done on the date assigned!  EACH PERSON MUST DRESS UP, TRY TO DANCE AND CONTRIBUTE A FOOD/DRINK ITEM AND BRING IT IN PREPARED TO SERVE TO THE CLASS (SNACK SIZE) BRING IN WHATEVER ITEMS NEEDED TO SERVE IT!

    • START WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR DECADE.
    • Try not to read straight from the paper. What is fun or memorable about your decade? Who were the people we should associate with your decade? Why were they significant? Touch on the highlights = interesting tidbits!  Stations are a good way for everyone to present.
    • Make it interesting by using props = pictures, yearbooks, music, inventions, toys, ads, technology (ex. VCR, CD) clothing, video or music clips. Be creative. If you can’t find the actual item bring in pictures of it. What would make it interesting to you? Souvenirs? Let me know if you need help.
    • Each person mustbring in food/snack/drink related to the decade. We must know if it was popular or new to the food scene.
    • Create the atmosphere – concert, Drive – in, movie theatre; speakeasy, soup kitchen, disco, soda shop, etc.  REQUIRED TO Use a background slide on a powerpoint to let us know “where” we are ex. Concert, drive in, on television, at a protest, in a speakeasy, at a sock hop, etc. Bring slides in on a jump drive!  * You should be able to select this in the computer lab Mon or Tues.
    • We must dance, eat and be educated!
    • What were people doing for fun in your decade? What were they concerned about? Fads? Headlines in the news? Celebrities of the day? Popular food? New inventions?
    • You will have a MIN 35 minutes MAX 38 minutes to present with time for set up/take down. The entire class will help with your set up, etc. Just be organized and communicate with us.  Plan wisely and include set up and clean up time.  Your classmates can help with this!  You can use the timer if you want.
    • Dress up as a famous person or in the fashion of the day! Many of these fashions are still current. Remember the suggestions given during class. You should be able to find fashions representative of the decade at home. You will not need to have a costume.
    • Your group should have a presentation plan which is updated with each meeting as to the order and responsibilities of each group member for presentation day.  Let me know if you have any questions and get started now!  This is going to be as fun and interesting as you make it!!!!
    • Let me know if you have any questions as you go.

     


  2. APUSH May 7- 11

    May 7, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    MONDAY – Last few Presidents and work on your EOC study guide afterwards.  Many will be out for the AP PSYCHOLOGY EXAM TODAY

    • Weekend Late Cold War and Politics quiz assignment due when you return to class next week if you did not finish it after the test.
    • TUESDAY  7:45 am 3;45 PM May 8th EOC review          **  THURSDAY 7:45 am  3:45 PM May 10 AP USH Exam review

    TUESDAY – EOC review game in class Before/ After school EOC review session/ several students will be out for the Physics and Spanish AP Exams

    WEDNESDAY – EOC study guide is DUE for a TEST GRADE! the EOC will count 20%  of your final grade

    THURSDAY – AP Preparation video in class and reminders for tomorrow’s AP EXAM at 8 am. Eat a good breakfast.   AM review at 7:45 am  ********** MONSTER prep section  and afterschool reminder and Prep for the Exam at 3:45 pm until 5ish??  Bring money for pizza and your own drink.

    FRIDAY –  AP EXAM at 8 am  YOU CAN DO IT. THINK POSITIVELY AND DO IT!


  3. APUSH April 30 – May 4

    April 30, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Please take note of the bell schedule for Monday, April 30.

    1st Period: 8:20 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
    2nd Period: 9:10 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
    3rd Period: 11:10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    • A: 11:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Lunch for all ELA testing students)
    • B: 11:35 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
    • C: 12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
    • D: 12:55 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    4th Period: 1:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    MONDAY – We will complete the Early Cold War reading and open note quiz in class and then move on the 1960’s timeline. Please make sure that you are completing your EOC study guide as we cover the latest information in class.   NO AP review on Tues morning due to the Senior Breakfast before school. I am a Senior advisor.

    TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY

    Bell Schedule for MAY 1 – MAY 2, 2018
    1st Period 8:20 – 9:40
    2nd Period 9:45 – 11:30
    3rd Period 11:35 – 1:45
    A 11:35 – 12:00 (ALL ELA TESTING LUNCH)
    B 12:04 – 12:35

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    C 12:39 – 1:10
    D 1:14 – 1:45
    4th Period 1:50 – 3:30

    Tues- With another short 1st period, we will complete the 1960’s timeline in all classes /2nd will watch the Presidents video Eisenhower to Carter  * At home you should complete your Civil rights fill in the blank quiz from last Friday and turn it in, stapled to your Rev. King/ Malcolm X compare contrast graphic organizer by Thursday to start class.

    Wed.- In  class reading and open note quiz over US Society and Politics up to 1970.  Timeline on the  70’s. For first period students, you will need to complete that at home.

    Please take note of the bell schedule for May 3-4.

    • 1st Period: 8:20 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
    • 2nd Period: 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
    • 3rd Period: 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
    • A: 11:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. (ADD Math Testing Lunch)
    • B: 12:15 p.m. – 12:41 p.m.
    • C: 12:46 p.m. – 1:11 p.m.
    • D:  1:16 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
    • 4th Period: 1:55 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Thursday In class Late Cold War quiz and 70’s timeline in class Essay Rubric

    Tuesday/ Thursday   AFTER SCHOOL, practice AP multiple choice exam 55 questions. It will be graded as you finish

    Friday – Unit 9 test post WWII to 1980 in class Multiple choice and Rubrics as a reminder for Long essay and DBQ

    • Weekend Late Cold War and Politics quiz assignment due when you return to class next week if you did not finish it after the test.
    • TUESDAY 3;45 PM May 8th EOC review          **  THURSDAY  3:45 PM May 10 AP USH Exam review

  4. APUSH April 23-27

    April 20, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    REMINDER:  AP Review sessions continue on Tues  am & pm /Thurs am only (I have an EOC meeting after school)  until the test on May 11. Are you checking out the practice questions on Khan Academy?

    Have you completed your EOC review guide up to #17?  Remember that this counts as a test grade.

    The Crash and Depression to follow.  FDR’s presidency and the New Deal efforts to provide relief, recovery and reform.  OVER THE WEEKEND,  read Ch. 24 in the Flag and complete your Chart ( *Hint: look in your info on the New Deal first and find the info for chart included.)on the New Deal legislation with emphasis on the 3 goals of the New Deal = Relief, Recovery and Reform. Watch the Crash courses # 33 and #34 over the Great Depression and the New Deal.

    1. Depict the character and appeal of FDR.
    2. Characterize the sources for New Deal legislation.
    3. Explain the New Deal approaches to the problems of recovery in industry and agriculture.
    4. Delineate the criticisms made of the New Deal by the left and the right.
    5. Describe New Deal efforts to deal with unemployment and welfare.
    6. Assess the changes in the United States wrought by the New Deal.
    7. Appreciate the cultural changes of the thirties

    Monday – RQ on Ch. 24 Flag to start class Lecture and discussion on The Stock Market Crash and the presidency of the FDR during the Depression  Read Ch. 24 in the Flag as it pertains to the US involvement in WWII tonight.

    Tuesday  Pearl Harbor and US involvement in WWII.  Remember that there will be no questions on battles, theaters of war or strategy to mimic the AP exam. Watch the crash course #

    Wednesday- Test over the end of period 3 – 1919 to 1945 in class. All multiple choice questions on which you will be allowed to use your handwritten notes/outlines from class.  There will be no test corrections so come to class prepared! Start reading ch. 25 on Truman and the Cold War 1945- 1952

    Thursday – The timeline on the 1950’s  covered in  class Cold War, domino theory, containment, Korean War, Sputnik,  McCarthyism (Rise and Fall), Truman’s Presidency, Brown v. Board of Education 1954, sit ins, Eisenhower’s Presidency, Interstate Highway Act, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., nonconformity, Rock n Roll

    Friday – Eyes on the Prize – Civil Rights movement 50’s & 60’s  Over the weekend, Read chapter 27 on the Eisenhower Years 1952-1960.

    ****** Work on your Khan academy practice for the AP Exam and completing the EOC  study guide.

     


  5. APUSH April 16-20

    April 13, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    This weekend, Watch the Crash course on Imperialism  and then complete your Take Home Reading Quiz on Ch. 20 Imperialism assuming you have completed your reading of the chapter. Watch the crash course over US involvement in the Great War.  Check out the practice questions in preparation for the Unit Test this Wednesday which covers Progressive, Imperialism and US World War I.

    Are you completing your EOC study guide? Remember that it will count as a test grade. It needs to be completed before May 6th. Let me know if you need help or a study hall before or after school.

    Are you checking out the period AP reviews on Khan Academy website! Take the practice multiple choice question for each unit!

    Monday – Turn in your Take home quiz from the Flag Chapter 20 on Imperialism.  You will receive a chart to take notes on American expansion.  We will review the Spanish American war as well in class.  Tonight read Ch. 22 in the Flag over US involvement in the Great War 1917-1918 and the controversy between Sen. Lodge over ratification – 1919. WWI RQ can be found in your notes pages and will be due on Wednesday.

    Tuesday – America’s involvement in the Great War   Make sure you have completed your reading of Chapter 22 and the RQ, prior to the test tomorrow.

    Wednesday – Unit 7 test in class; Short answer will be a part of this test. No test corrections.  Read Chapter 23 in your Flag after the test and complete your reading at home.

    Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 23:

    1. Depict and account for the mood of the 1920s.
    2. Describe the nativist reaction in the twenties and the revival of the Ku Klux Klan, and their consequences.
    3. Trace the emergence of fundamentalism and its effects.
    4. Account for the experiment in Prohibition and its persistence in the face of widespread evasion of the law.
    5. Compare the political and social positions of women and blacks in the twenties.
    6. Explain the scientific basis of the moral relativism of the decade.
    7. Appreciate the literary flowering of the 1920s and the contributions of major U.S. novelists and poets of the era.

    Thursday – The Roaring Twenties in class Republican dominance, women vote, Scandal, controversy and Prohibition

    Let the fun with our Decades project development begin!

    Friday – The Crash and Depression to follow.  FDR’s presidency and the New Deal efforts to provide relief, recovery and reform.  Complete your Chart on the New Deal legislation with emphasis on the 3 goals of the New Deal = Relief, Recovery and Reform

    1. Depict the character and appeal of FDR.
    2. Characterize the sources for New Deal legislation.
    3. Explain the New Deal approaches to the problems of recovery in industry and agriculture.
    4. Delineate the criticisms made of the New Deal by the left and the right.
    5. Describe New Deal efforts to deal with unemployment and welfare.
    6. Assess the changes in the United States wrought by the New Deal.
    7. Appreciate the cultural changes of the thirties.

  6. APUSH Spring Break April 9th-13th AP REVIEWS Tues/Thurs am/pm

    March 30, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the break, you should be completing your EOC/Milestone study guide. Remember that this counts as a test grade. Try to finish up to SSUSH 15 and then continue when we return. The EOC/Milestone will be your first in Social Studies and will count 20% of your final average so don’t assume that it will be easy.

    Also, you were given a chart to use for the AP review and the next coupon opportunity when you turned in the last reading quiz.  Read over the chart which goes back to 1450.  If you are taking the AP Test, you should have ordered the AP US HISTORY CRASH COURSE book  (Greg Feldmeth, Larry Kreiger) to study by now, so start reading it! Make sure you get the most recent edition as the test has changed.

    Monday – Reminders (Coupon/ AP study chart/ EOC study guide must be completed by Sunday, May 6th) and video clip (20 min) on 1890’s to 1910. Turn of the century topics reviewed, Decades grp mtg at the end of class. ** You should be reading ch, 21 in the FLAG over the Progressive Era/ quiz on Wednesday to begin class

    Tuesday – Progressive Era in class; Intro and chart reviews along with short reading questions to be completed at home

    Wednesday – RQ over Progressive Era Flag Ch. 21 to begin class  Continue with the Progressives fill in the blank notes. Watch Crash course US History: Progressive Era

    Thursday – AP Review session  7:45 am/ 3:45 pm  If you cannot attend the review session, you should be reviewing the multiple choice questions using the Khan Academy website practice/Unit tests.  We will complete our notes on the Progressive Era highlighting the 3 Progressive Presidents= T. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson  Charts Populism/ Progressive and Progressive legislation to be reviewed in class

    Reminder: You should be reading Chap. 20 IMPERIALISM in the Flag.

    Friday– Progressive Review and video on the 1910-1919 up to and including culture, politics and World War I  This weekend, Watch the Crash course on Imperialism and then complete your Take Home Reading Quiz on Ch. 20 Imperialism assuming you have completed your reading of the chapter.

    Are you completing your EOC study guide? Remember that it will count as a test grade. It needs to be completed before May 6th. Let me know if you need help or a study hall before or after school.

    Plan for the next Unit test midweek over Progressive, Imperialism and US involvement in World War I-Treaty 1919

     


  7. APUSH March 26-30

    March 23, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend, complete your take home quiz on Ch. 20 which is due at the start of class on Monday.  * Reminder of the cumulative Test score of which the RQ ‘s and notes will be parts!  Find at least 1 labeled visual for each of the topics covered this week.. (7 total) if you want to get a jump on Friday’s visual assignment. Save them in a word document on your jump drive until Friday when we have the lab.

    THIS WEEK: We will continue to cover the postbellum topics 1865 to 1910 (Turn of the Century). After presentations, I will review information with you each day but I need you to read the information covered in class in your Flag text (Chapters in the Brick and Flag are identified at the top of each page).

     Read chapters 16  – 19 in the Flag and complete your Take Home Quizzes as we cover the information. 

    Monday – turn in the Chap. 20 RQ *Presidents Cleveland and Harrison w/ video clip in class – you should be completing the National politics as those presidents are reviewed in the video )and we will cover the Westward settlement in class

    As time allows, begin Rise  the Emergence of Urban America outline which you should pick up after you turn in your RQ 20 quiz along with the next RQ over Ch. 21. which is due on Wednesday.

    EOC MILESTONE Study Guide is now available for you to begin the review. This will count as  a test  grade!!

    Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 21:

    1. Understand the important intellectual trends in the period 1877–1890.
    2. Describe city growth in the late nineteenth century.
    3. Account for the new immigration and the reaction that it engendered.
    4. Trace major developments in higher education after the Civil War.
    5. Discuss the development of an urban popular culture.
    6. Explain the concepts of social Darwinism and reform Darwinism.
    7. Appreciate the realist and naturalist movements in literature.
    8. Explain the social gospel and describe its manifestations.

    Tuesday – Video clip of the  Cities and Immigrants: Urban America discussion and if time permits start with Rockefeller rise to captain of industry & Rise of Industrial America; Labor movements covered in class .

    *******You have from 3:30 today until 4pm tomorrow to email if you have any preferences for the Decades (20’s to 90′).

    Wednesday – Turn in the Chap. 21 RQ   Pick up RQ 22 to be done by Friday. We will cover the Farmers (Populist Movement) Defend themselves in class  At home, complete the RQ as you read the chapter

    Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 22:

    1. Discuss the major features of politics in the late nineteenth century.
    2. Describe the political alignments and issues in the “third political system.”
    3. Explain the major issues in the presidential elections of 1888, 1892, and 1896.
    4. Account for the rise of the farmer protest movement of the 1890s.
    5. Evaluate the impact of populism on the American scene

    Thursday –  Complete the Populists part of the chart handed out in class as we finish with our discussion of the farmers alliances and problems with the railroad.  We can address any questions you have concerning the National politics page.

    Friday –  Turn in RQ 22 You will have 1/2 the period to create your own Legal sized representation of the Turn of the Century information in the lab. You will be given instructions earlier in the week in case you want to get started on the visual. You have been shown examples of a visual assignment for the past 6 days of class. Yours will be much smaller.

    OVER the Break, you have the EOC study guide to work on.  Write your answers on this guide so no sentences are necessary,  Remember that it will be a test grade! If you want to get a jump on our next topic,  Progressive Era and  Imperialism (We will be writing an essay from those topics.)


  8. APUSH March 19 – 23

    March 17, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Monday – Lecture review of the Civil War – You have the ppt notes and bold printed battles on a chart that are significant.

    Tuesday – Multiple choice/ Individual RQ on Ch. 18 as the 2nd part of your Ch. 18 coverage. You should have already read this chapter and you met in small groups last week to discuss the Social /Econ/Pol aspects of Reconstruction.  We will review the Presidential plans for Reconstruction during class.  Review session after school 3: 45 to 4:45

    Wednesday –  Unit V test in class.  Road to Civil War, Civil War and Reconstruction up to the Compromise of 1877.  Multiple choice only  * After the test, pickup the Ch. 19 Take Home quiz *The coupon is explained on the board using the Emancipation Documents that you received last week behind the 1 page reading that you should have completed. Sentences are not necessary but a title is. For each document, you should complete the following:  Source= what is it/ author/ primary source or not? Context= what is the time or situation in history that it refers to?  Intent/Purpose= what is the purpose or meaning? Point of view= bias? perspective of the author? intended audience  CS = Corroborating the source which means is it relevant and/or reliable as a source (No one source is completely reliable but do you think a reasonable judgement or point of agreement/disagreement was made. If so, what was it?)

    Begin reading Ch. 19 for take home RQ due this Friday. Individual and all multiple choice!  Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 19:

    Thursday – the New South and the West

    1. Explain the concept of the New South, its development, and how it affected the South after the Civil War.
    2. Account for the rise of the Bourbons to power in the South and explain their impact on the South.
    3. Discuss the causes and process of disfranchisement of blacks in the South.
    4. Compare the views of Washington and Du Bois on the place of blacks in American life.
    5. Describe the Indian wars and explain the new Indian policy of 1887.
    6. Account for the rise and decline of the cattle industry.
    7. Assess the problems of farming on the western frontier.
    8. Appraise the environmental impacts of farming in the South and mining in the West.
    9. Understand the importance of Turner’s theory of the significance of the frontier in American history

    Friday – RQ 19 Take Home due at the beginning of class.  Study questions for the post war /turn of the century topics  Conflict with Native Americans covered in class/ Complete the Take Home RQ on ch. 20 over the weekend.


  9. APUSH March 12-16

    March 10, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Complete your highlighted topic using your Flag over the weekend (reminder: you need to bring in your 1/2 page visual also on your highlighted topic), you should be reading ch. 16- the Crisis of the Union (covered in the video last Friday) and  watch the crash course US History #18 over the Election of 1860 and the Road to Disunion.

    We will cover information related to the LONG essay format throughout the week and you will receive a sample rubric.  On Friday, you will write your first Long essay in class related to this unit ( Antebellum south, Road to war, the Civil War, Reconstruction ) There are sample essays online but remember that we will be using the NEW format from the Collegeboard.

    • Coupons for this week due by Friday as usual:  1- Find an printout a copy of a Matthew Brady civil war photo w/ label and Write out a WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY OR HOW? FOR EITHER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION AND/OR THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS  ***You can get TWO coupons if you have 2 different titled Brady Civil War photos and do both documents.  For example, 1 = phot0 + Eman. Proc and 2= photo + Get. Address

    MONDAY = Review of Antebellum South (Ch. 15) Then we will begin our Road to war in chronological order.  You will present your info on the highlighted topic and your 1/2 page related visual printed with your name and title on back.  We will label and review  the practice map as of 1861 in class to prepare for the Map quiz (Wed).  {Union (incl Border states) / Confederate states/ Territories *  as of 1861}

    TUESDAY = RQ on Ch. 16 to start class  Complete the Road to war (* important to review the causes of the war.  )  Begin reading Chap. 18 on Reconstruction and be prepared to take the reading quiz on Thursday. We will not read Ch. 17 but will cover the necessary information in class on Wed. Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 18:

    1. Describe the impact of the Civil War on both the South and the North and on the status of freed blacks.
    2. Explain the circumstances that led to Radical Reconstruction.
    3. Assess the nature and extent of Radical Reconstruction.
    4. Explain the process that returned control of the South to the conservatives.
    5. Discuss the contributions and failures of the Grant administration.
    6. Understand the outcome of the election of 1876 and the effects of that election and the special arrangements made to conclude it.
    7. Appraise the overall impact of Reconstruction.

    As usual: Tuesday -Help available after school from 3:45- 4:45 pm. Other times available by appoint.

    WEDNESDAY – USA/ CSA Map quiz to start class. 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?

    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 Assassination of President Lincoln, Surrender and proposals for Reconstruction; Begin comparison chart of the 3 plans 10% (Lincoln), 10%+(Johnson), Presidential  Watch the US History crash course on Reconstruction.

    FRIDAY –   LONG ESSAY FROM A MENU OF 3-5 PROMPTS. Blue or Black pen only Reminders before you write the essay and then essay for first 1/2 of class (approx. 40-45 minutes for planning). Last 1/2 of class, video on postebellum America. Begin reading Ch. 19 for  RQ next Tuesday. Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 19:

    1. Explain the concept of the New South, its development, and how it affected the South after the Civil War.
    2. Account for the rise of the Bourbons to power in the South and explain their impact on the South.
    3. Discuss the causes and process of disfranchisement of blacks in the South.
    4. Compare the views of Washington and Du Bois on the place of blacks in American life.
    5. Describe the Indian wars and explain the new Indian policy of 1887.
    6. Account for the rise and decline of the cattle industry.
    7. Assess the problems of farming on the western frontier.
    8. Appraise the environmental impacts of farming in the South and mining in the West.
    9. Understand the importance of Turner’s theory of the significance of the frontier in American history.

  10. APUSH March 5-9

    March 2, 2018 by Marcie Gorsuch

    Over the weekend –  Review your notes on Jackson. Complete your report card on Jackson (due on Wednesday)  and use the outline on front as a review guide.   Review your practice questions on historyteacher.net as preparation for this week’s test over Chap. 11- 14.  (JQA election of 1824 – Manifest Destiny = Expansion)  You should review this information in the Flag ( Ch. 10-12).  Check out Wednesday’s note about the 1 Page of notes and start it now!

    Extra Credit Coupons for the week: Find a visual for any of the following and make sure that each one is titled.  4 visuals inserted on 1 page = 1 coupon. Missouri Compromise, Mexican-American War, Electoral college map from any or all of the 4 elections form 1848 to 1860,  Compromise of 1850, Kansas – Nebraska Act

    We will begin Manifest Destiny with a map of the expansion of the US during the Antebellum period. Over the weekend, prepare for the RQ on Chap. 14 on Monday.  Watch the Crash course  US  History #17 over Manifest Destiny /Expansion over the weekend. You were given the opportunity to pick up the outline notes and map pertaining to Ch. 14 in class on Friday.

    Monday – RQ on Ch. 14 to begin class;  We will complete our notes on the Antebellum Reform chart. You have had those notes in ppt, graphic organizer and outline format since last Thursday and then begin the Manifest Destiny notes from Chap.

    Tuesday – We will complete the Manifest Destiny notes and map review in class.  Review session after school form 3:40 to 4: 40  Video clip on Presidents if time allows.

    Wednesday – Turn in your A.Jackson report card.   Unit IV test  Multiple Choice ( map included ) with short answer section.  * You may use a ONE sided (front only) Notes page (a standard sized sheet of notebook paper with as much as you can fit on 1 side of it 🙂 on the test, if it is handwritten without copied visuals such as the map.  You will turn this in with your test.  No test corrections for Unit IV because you can use the 1 page(front only) of notes.

    Begin reading Chapter 15 – The Old South and complete your take home quiz as you read. This will be due on Friday.

    Thursday –  Life in the Antebellum South lecture and discussion in class.  Reminder: Are you completing the take home reading quiz over Chap. 15 which is due tomorrow?

    Friday – Turn in your Ch. 15 Take Home Quiz  –  Video on causes of the American Civil war.  Begin the Road to Civil War, using the outlined topics.  Complete your highlighted topic using your Flag over the weekend and  watch the crash course US History #18 over the Election of 1860 and causes of the US Civil War


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