Starting Distance Learning: Basic Info to start the semester


we will have a ZOOM backup plan for TUESDAY 8/18

Just to get us started, here are a few items that will be discussed the 1st day as well as you to be able to refer to as the semester progresses.

Syllabussyllabus ush 19-20(word document) – please keep in mind that Syllabus can change as far as our EOC is concerned.  As of right now we have one but…

syllabus ush 19-20(pdf)

Pacing GuideIMPORTANT DATES F20 (word document)


Remind:  Be sure to download the remind app if you already haven’t.  I will be sending out a remind email soon so you can join the class via email.  I don’t want to put it on the blog due to anyone can see it and join.

CTLS LEARN login info


text this code to 81010


Harrison-Virtual-Learning-Plan 8.14.2020  (click on this for CTLS learning plan

Week 1  August 17 – 21, 2020

8/17 Monday (no actual “notes” instruction today, all general info in case someone gets lost)

  1. Intros
  2. Go over syllabus
    1. syllabus ush 19-20
  3. Go over pacing guide
  4. Go over expectations etc.
  5. Lay out digital learning rules and expectations
  6. Where to’s and how to’s  (BLOG!!!!)

8/18 Tuesday

  1. WU 1:  Settling  13Colonies
    1. WU1 – settling 13 colonies
  2. Notes:  Development of American Colonies
    1. Exploration & Colonization20
    2. video link:  (copy and paste/youtube) – narrated notes
    3. Note outlines for the entire UNIT.  Pdf and Word form.  Not required but is a tool for you if you like to use it.  Can print (it’s a lot) or type in as a word document
      1. Exploration and Colonization outline 20 (word)
      2. Exploration and Colonization outline 20 (pdf)
  3. Actv: Colonization – Revolution Vocab.  (Due by Friday 3:00)
    1. Colonization – Revol Const Vocab 20 (word)
    2. Colonization – Revol Const Vocab 20(pdf)

8/19 Wednesday

  • Help Day – NO INSTRUCTION – Department Meeting
  • EVERY Wednesday is a day for you to ask questions, get help etc.  Essentially a work day for you.
  • Office hours posted on the syllabus
  • please email me if there is a need and I will connect with you.

** Work on your vocabulary, it’s due by 3:00 Friday

8/20 Thursday

  1. WU2:   Crops
    1. WU2 – crops
  2. Notes:  Types of Charters
  3. Actv:

8/21 Friday

  1. WU3:  Regional  Symbolism
    1. WU3 – regional symbolism
  2. Notes:  Southern Colonies
  3. Actv:
  4. Colonization – Revolution Vocab is due today by 3:00

Post Spring Break items USH

Due Dates:  1st usatestprep is due April 14 / 2nd usatestprep is due May 1 – check your usatestprep account

work you are turning in, get to me ASAP – so I can get it in for you

here is what I emailed out on Monday April 13________________________

Alright guys, hope everyone is doing ok and feeling good!

Here is what I can tell you as of now.

* If you like your grade as it shows right now you can keep it. – some already have, but if you are staying where you are, I would like to know so I can cut down my communication list and communicate with those I need to instead of everyone.

* ANY – missing work, you can still turn in

* future assignments you are turning in:  Seeing that not everyone will continue turning in assignments.  Take a picture, scan, whichever and email ME the assignment.  Once I see them and go through it, I will update the grades.

* I will be grading items and updating still between 10:00-12:00 each day except Friday.  Friday is supposed to be a teacher communication / work day for us

* I will be adding all the assignments coming (which I’ve already posted on the blog) into the grade book, they will be blank for you until they are submitted and graded. (if this applies to you of course)

* We WILL be having a FINAL.  Don’t know yet how we will be scoring it.  I have to get with Coach Meese (other on level US History teacher), so we can be on the same page.  He teaches Government as well and they are trying to figure out their mess right now.

Hope this helps, let me know what I can do for you and if you don’t mind, send me a message of what your intentions are


please go BACK through older posts to see notes / assignments etc.  Nothing has changed.

Digital US History: Post Spring Break Plan

Just trying to get ahead of things a little.  More detail will be added as needed.  I will be emailing parents about the plan as well.  Below is the pacing guide, notes, and political cartoons for the Modern Era Unit.  It does not look like we are doing an EOC, but, Once I am 100% sure, I will let you know and make changes as needed.

Pacing guide

Notes for Modern Era

Modern Era Outline and study guide

  • in progress, will post when finished with it

Assignments for Modern Era

Political Cartoons – Modern Era

usatestprep , look for messages on your usatestprep account


Distance Learning: week of March 23

It’s understood that you may be doing US History last because there are other deadlines in other classes.  Just be SURE that you get your USH work done too!  Don’t confuse relaxed deadlines with “I don’t have to do this”.

Emerging as a World Power (EWP) People charts and New Deal Chart has been added!

  • I have NOT added any new assignments
  • If I add anything for the week I will do it below these notations.  I don’t plan on adding assignments, just maybe some resources and updates.
  • Be sure to use and complete usatestprep assignments.
  • PLEASE, email myself, Mrs. Dickmann, and or Mr. Taylor if you need ANYTHING!!!

Please guys! practice social distancing.  No U S History work parties!!!!!  Seriously, be smart please


here are some of the work that we did before we let out.  In case you need to make it up.

  • IWI vocab 1,2, and visual vocab
  • IWI people chart (prt 1 is 1-20, prt 2 is 21-40)
  • Frontier Essay
    • Men Who Built America ESSAY
    • People on/from video and research if needed
      • Tecumseh / William Henry Harrison / Andrew Jackson / Davey Crockett / James K. Polk / David Freemont / Kit Carson
    • Essay options for writing the essay if you do not have your paper
      • type it out (double space, 12 font, 1 page
      • if on paper, normal space (single) 1 1/2 pages
      • you can scan or type, send to me via email

U.S. History Movie ideas / suggestions

Below is a link to a pdf that I have put together of some movie and or TV series shows that may interest you.  NONE of these are assignments, but if you are interested and watching something that may help you with US History, here are some that I would recommend while we are practicing some SOCIAL DISTANCING.

IWI movie suggestions

US history movies cont

  • also, “Hell on Wheels”  AMC series about the Transcontinental Rail Road

School Closing Instruction: United States History

**** An email was sent out from Coach Storey explaining the process of how we are going to handle work, tests, quizzes etc.  I am going ahead and posting the pacing for notes and activities.  This is a work at your own pace, but keep in mind this is what we would be doing if we were in class.  More will be added as I complete digital copies etc.  Below the pacing will also be a list of items for you to download and work on.  Items will be due upon return and could change based upon when we can return.****


  • Copy and paste the link.  Follow the direction / links, past the link in your browser.  You may need your office 365 info.
  • Section Reviews
    • Chapter 14 Assessment (# 1-6) pg. 405 – online text does NOT list page numbers
    • Chapter 15 Assessment (#1-8) pg. 435


click on the image to see a bigger/clearer image

please note:  there are 2 parts to people chart, also I left off the 1920’s from pacing guide.  Be sure to look at the Roaring ’20’s notes

usatestprep info:

Be sure to check your messages etc. on usatestprep.  In class you took a picture of you login etc.  Be sure you have joined “my class” to be sure you get credit and assignments.

if you need to create a new login and creation information is:


newton 91

  • there is no set date for due date.  Both assignments will be due upon return to school
  • you can try as many times as possible to get credit.  Just be sure you finish and again, a member of “my class”

for usatestprep help:  text @67f2ca to 81010


IWI Unit

Emerging as a World Power Unit

Homework / Activities


Political Cartoons

Next Unit:  Emerging as a World Power (EWP)

Week of March 9 – 13, United States History

Important Dates:

Thursday 3/12 Touchstone 2:  New Republic – Reconstruction

Vocab Quiz, IWI 3/19

Test:  IWI 3/26

Monday 3/9

  1. WU
  2. discuss
  3. Notes:  Expansion of Industry
    1. Expansion of Industry-2guh2r1
  4. People Chart (1-20)
    1. people chart iwi 18

Tuesday 3/10

  1. WU
  2. discuss
  3. Notes:  Gilded Age
    1. The-Gilded-Age-19
  4. People Chart (21-40) due today

Wednesday 3/11 – Early Release Day –

  1. WU check – turn into red crate
  2. Section review
    1. pg. 347 (1-12)

Thursday 3/12

  1. WU
  2. discuss
  3. Notes:  Innovation in Farming and Effect on Native Americans
    1. Innovations-in-Farming-19
  4. Touchstone 2

Friday 3/13

  1. WU
  2. discuss
  3. Notes:  Rail Road Indsutry
    1. Rail-Road-Industry-19
  4. Visual Vocab
    1. IWI Visual Vocab
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