Week of Jan. 22-16, 2018

here are our adjustment due to missing school.

NO BATTLE QUIZ (will have a section on the test

Vocab Quiz will be moved to Friday

Test stays the same (2/1)


Monday 1/22

  • Notes:  Revolution
  • Actv:  visual vocab (22 words that will be on the quiz)
  • Notes:  Revolution

Tuesday 1/23

Wednesday 1/24

  • WU7:  pg. 126 – Map Skills
  • Notes:  Forming a New Nation
  • Actv:  the Patriot

Thursday 1/25

  • WU8:  pg. 147- You Decide
  • Notes:  Washington’s New Government
  • Actv:  the Patriot

Friday 1/26

  • Vocab Quiz
  • Notes:  Constitution (new will have to add to blog and outline packet)
  • Actv:  Constitution packet / overview

Week of 1/15/18 United States History

Monday 1/15

  • No School – MLK Day

Tuesday 1/16

Wednesday 1/17

  • WU
  • Notes:  American Revolution
  • Visual Vocab – selected 24 words that will be on the vocab quiz
  • review questions

Thursday 1/18

  • WU
  • Notes:  American Revolution in the South
  • The Patriot:  School version, Questions that go with it

Friday 1/19

  • Revolution Battle Quiz
  • Notes:  Finish Revolution if needed / move on to Forming a New Nation if possible.
  • The Patriot:  Finish the movie, questions are due

Week of Jan. 8th United States History

Jan. 9/Tuesday

  • WU2:  Jamestown
  • Notes:  Finish Colonization & start Colonial Life
  • scheduled to go get books
  • actv:  Colonization Vocab1

Jan. 10 / Wednesday

  • WU3: pg. 67 (map skills 2&3)
  • Notes:  Colonial Life
  • Actv:  Colonization People Chart – due today is the plan (tba)
  • Review ?’s if time allows

Jan. 11 / Thursday

Jan. 12 / Friday

  • F&I War Article – doing this today, adjustment from yesterday.  See above if you need article.
  • Colonies and Post F&I War Map Activity
  • America Story of Us:  Rebels II & start Revolution

Week of Jan. 1 – 5 United States History

Welcome Back for Spring 2018

Important information

Syllabus:  USH syllabus Spring 18-25v9wah

Pacing Guide:  United States History Important Dates S18-1bapl7g

Jan. 1 / Monday :  NO SCHOOL

Jan. 2 / Tuesday:  NO SCHOOL

Jan. 3 / Wednesday NO SCHOOL

Jan. 4/ Thursday

  • seating chart / attendance
  • Placement forms
  • Go over Syllabus & expectations
  • Notes:  start notes – see note packet given in class (all power points will be posted on the blog as well) – Exploration
  • “Pre test Activity”

Jan. 5 / Friday

  • Warm Up #1:  Who writes History?  Explain
  • Notes:  Colonization
  • Activity:
  • Review Questions:  5 questions, multiple choice, review of previous days notes etc.


Power Point Notes for this Unit of Colonization – Constitution







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Week of December 11, 2017

Important Dates:

Wednesday 12/13:  Test/Quiz Make Up day

Thursday 12/14:  Any make up assignments are due / WWI-WWII Test (replace lowest score, can’t hurt you) – all NOTES

Dec. 19 & 20th:  “Final Exam Days” – Cold War through Modern America UNIT test.

Preview Test: Cold War-present day unit test f17-22nbz53


I will update you on EOC scores as soon as I get them!!!

Monday:  NO SCHOOL – Snow Day

Tuesday:  Miracle / Work make up

Wednesday:  Test / Quiz make up day / US History movie

Thursday:  WWI – WWII Test (see above note) / US History movie

Friday:  Grade update (plan is to have everything updated at that point) / US History movie


Important Dates:

Lab Days 12/13 & 12/18

Charity Presentations during “finals”- 19th (you can turn in on Dec. 18th which is our last lab day)


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Monday:  No School – Snow Day

Tuesday:  News Update – Last one of the year

Wednesday:  Lab Day

Thursday:  Simpsons (from Friday of snow) / TBA

Friday:  CNN10 / Simpsons

Week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 1, 2017

EOC is December 6&7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20% of your TOTAL GRADE

EOC study guide is due December 8th at the start of class.  Be sure to take advantage of this xtra credit quiz grade.  We have and will be going over certain selections during class throughout the week.


I get here at 7:40 each morning but plan on being here around 7:30 on Thursday to answer questions.  If you have a need ASK, make it known to me what you need and I’ll be glad to make arrangements to meet with you.

EOC advice:

Resources to use (per Mrs. Dickmann’s Blog)


Do your study guide – If it’s not on study guide, don’t waste your time with it.

Read your notes as if its a book.

usatestprep is a very good tool to use.  ALL of YOU have an account.  I will be posting practice tests for you soon.

Visit my EOC section on the left hand side.  I have posted a practice test with answer sheet to check yourself.  It’s not the exact test, but pretty good practice.

Don’t wait until December 5th to study!  Should have already started, test is close to 80 questions (about 40 a day).

Use the resources on the blog.  CHECK OUT THE EOC SECTION ON THE LEFT SIDE.

Notes for this week (pace)

Monday:  WWII – America during WWII

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Tuesday:  Cold War

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Wednesday:  Cold War Conflicts – Kennedy & Johnson

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Thursday:  Civil Rights –  Nixon & 1970’s

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Friday:  Modern America – Present Day

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Sports Topic Presentations:  11/29 & 30

Next topic is Charitable Organizations (“final” presentation) – December 19th – those who choose NOT to present will loose 15 points on their total.  This is a “normal” presentation grade.

Monday:  News Update

Tuesday:  lab day – for research only

Wednesday:  Presentations

Thursday:  Presentations

Friday:  CNN10 / Simpsons / Intro to Charitable Organizations Research projects

Week before Thanksgiving Break reminders!!!!

Midterm:  Wednesday – can replace your lowest test score assuming it’s better than your lowest score.

  • 58 EOC questions (taken from an old EOC that has been “released”)
  • you will receive your own copy for review / practice.
  • EOC is Dec. 6&7
  • EOC is 20% of your TOTAL grade – counts as your “final”
  • EOC study Guide is due start of class on Dec. 8 for xtra credit quiz grade.

EOC – HOYA BLOCK Review Power Point:  Hoya block eoc review-2nkhm5g

We will set a date for WWI-WWII Test some time after the break.










Sports Presentations:  Nov. 29&30

Lab days:  11/9, 11/16, 11/28

Reminders:  Make sure your Rubrics have elements of “showing your work”.  They must show me how you want to be graded (in detail) on the items you are turning in as well as the items you will be covering.

Monday:  News Update

Tuesday:  Concussion Movie – response questions provided

Wednesday:  finish movie – rubric check and hand back – discussion

Thursday:  LAB DAY – entire period is for you to work on your project with your partner.

Rubric:  Rubric Fromat Sheet – sports-2f2mbul

Friday:  CNN 10 / Concussion – Technology discussion or “When Sports in no longer about sports” / Simpsons

Weeks of 10/30 – 11/10/17

Important Dates: for the unit of Imperialism – Progressives

11/9 Vocab Quiz

11/10 Imperialism Notes Quiz

11/15 “Midterm” – replace LOWEST test score.  Explained in class

11/16 WWI-II Test (tba – depends on how we are doing on time etc.)


Monday:  Notes:  Gilded Age / Preview Test / Carnegie Article

Tuesday: Review / Presidents Video / Go over Preview Test / Go over Study Guide

Wednesday:  Q&A / Unit Test:  Industry – West / Imperialism – Progressive Vocab

Thursday:  WU / Notes:  Imperialism / People Chart

Friday:  WU / Notes:  Imperialism / Visual Vocab / Review ?’s


SSUSH12 Evaluate how westward expansion impacted the Plains Indians and fulfilled
Manifest Destiny.
a. Examine the construction of the transcontinental railroad including the use of immigrant
b. Evaluate how the growth of the western population and innovations in farming and
ranching impacted Plains Indians.
c. Explain the Plains Indians’ resistance to western expansion of the United States and the
consequences of their resistance.

SSUSH13 Evaluate efforts to reform American society and politics in the Progressive Era.
a. Describe the influence of muckrakers on affecting change by bringing attention to social
b. Examine and explain the roles of women in reform movements.
c. Connect the decision of Plessy v. Ferguson to the expansion of Jim Crow laws and the
formation of the NAACP.
d. Describe Progressive legislative actions including empowerment of the voter, labor laws,
and the conservation movement.

Monday: WU check / Notes:  Square Deal / Imperialism Chart

Tuesday:  WU / Notes:  Square Deal / Literacy Test Activity – writing assignment

Wednesday:  WU / Notes:  Progressive Presidents / Progressives Chart

Thursday:  Vocab Quiz WU / Notes:  Progressive Presidents / Colonization Review Day

Friday:  Notes Quiz / Presidents Video:  Progressives  /  Political Cartoon Activity – progressive issues

Unit Notes


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SSUSH14 Explain America’s evolving relationship with the world at the turn of the
twentieth century.
a. Describe how the Spanish-American War, war in the Philippines, and territorial expansion
led to the debate over American imperialism.
b. Examine U.S. involvement in Latin America, as reflected by the Roosevelt Corollary to the
Monroe Doctrine and the creation of the Panama Canal.


Important Dates: Sports Presentations Nov. 29&30

lab days:  Nov. 9, 16, 28 (limited lab time this month)


Monday:  Paranormal Presentations due / Haunted Atlanta Video

Tuesday: Presentation Day / Halloween food day

Wednesday: Presentation Day

Thursday:  Finish Presentations if needed / News update:  CNN-FOX

Friday:  WU / discussion / CNN10 Nov. 2&3 / Simpsons / Discussion


Next Topic is SPORTS.  We will be looking at a wide range of issues in the Sports topic.  Social Influences, Protests, Title 9, Pay for play, Drugs, Race issues etc.


Monday:  News Update day / FOX – CNN

Tuesday:  No School – election day

Wednesday:  WU / Discussion / Sports topic selection – starter activity – Free write

Thursday:  Lab Day – Sports Vocab / Sports topics

Friday:  WU / Discussion / CNN10 Nov. 9&10 / Simpsons

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