Week of September 18th

Important Dates / some changes due to weather:  New Republic – Manifest Destiny Unit Test is TUESDAY 9/19

Mon:   Review Day / finish Manifest Destiny Notes / Go over – Study Guide – Preview Test – People Chart / Finish Movie if time allows

Tues:  Q&A / NR-MD Test / Civil War – Reconstruction Vocab1

Wed: WU / Notes:  Heading Towards Division / CW-Recon Vocab2 / Review Questions

Thurs:  WU / Notes:  Heading Towards Division / CW-Recon People Chart

Fri:  WU / Notes:  War Breaks Out / America Story of Us:  Division / Review Questions



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War Breaks Out-2a7sb33

Civil War outline (2)-1a2d2v6


The End of Reconstruction-1i3ktge


vocab Quiz:  9/20

presentations: 9/21 -22

Mon: Immigration class discussion

Tues: Lab – 5 questions actv. from your topic / presentation work

Wed: Lab – NK news update / presentation work

Thrs and Fri:  Presentations post presentation activities

  • Rubric:

Week of September 5, 2017

Important  Dates:  September 8th Vocab Quiz / September 15th Unit Test (New Republic – Expansion)


Tues: WU3 / Notes:  Jeffersonian Democracy / Visual Vocab / America Story of Us

Wed: WU4 / Notes:  War of 1812 / LA Purchase Map / Jefferson Cartoon / review questions / Most missed test questions review (Revolution – Constitution) * may have to be Thursday, depends on time etc. (tba)

  • pg. 222 (1-9, 12-14) – Chapter Review for Wendesday

Thur: WU5 / Notes:  Industry and Transportation /  Lab – Jackson, Slavery / LA Purchase Map will be done today!

Fri: 10 min. review time / New Republic Vocab Quiz / Notes:  Religion and Reform / Presidents video:  Monroe – Jackson


New Nation-2g1oj5m

Forming a New Nation-vwv7z4

Jeffersonian Democracy-2jjykan

War of 1812-19f1jjm

Jackson Years-1xvijyp

Industry and Transportaion-2jarwa4

Religion and Reform-1aql0gr

Manifest Destiny-24beqw5


SSUSH6 Analyze the challenges faced by the first five presidents and how they responded.
a. Examine the presidency of Washington, including the precedents he set.
b. Explain the presidency of John Adams including the Sedition Act and its influence on the
election of 1800.
c. Explore Jefferson’s expansion of presidential power including the purchase and exploration
of the Louisiana Territory.
d. Explain James Madison’s presidency in relation to the War of 1812 and the war’s
significance in the development of a national identity.
e. Explain James Monroe’s presidency in relation to the Monroe Doctrine.

SSUSH7 Investigate political, economic, and social developments during the Age of
a. Explain Jacksonian Democracy, including expanding suffrage, the Nullification Crisis and
states’ rights, and the Indian Removal Act.
b. Explain how the North, South, and West were linked through industrial and economic
expansion including Henry Clay and the American System.
c. Explain the influence of the Second Great Awakening on social reform movements,
including temperance, public education, and women’s efforts to gain suffrage.
d. Explain how the significance of slavery grew in American politics including slave
rebellions and the rise of abolitionism.

SSUSH8 Explore the relationship between slavery, growing north-south divisions, and
westward expansion that led to the outbreak of the Civil War.
a. Explain the impact of the Missouri Compromise on the admission of states from the
Louisiana Territory.
b. Examine James K. Polk’s presidency in the fulfillment of Manifest Destiny including the
Texas annexation and Oregon.
c. Analyze the impact of the Mexican War on growing sectionalism.
d. Explain how the Compromise of 1850 arose out of territorial expansion and population
e. Evaluate the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the failure of popular sovereignty, Scott v. Sanford,
John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, and the election of 1860 as events leading to the
Civil War.

important dates:  Immigration Debate/Discussion Sept. 15 /  vocab quiz:  September 19 / Presentations September 21st and 22nd


Tues:  WU1 (check 2) / News Update Day:  CNN/Fox

Wed: WU2 / presentation group organization / awards day for last conspiracy presentations / topic discussion and selection / starter actv.

Thur: WU3 / Lab Day – Vocabulary / Project Starter:  North Korea- Presentation Rubric

Fri: CNN10 ? tba -Inside North Korea:  National Geographic Special

Week of August 28th, 2017

Important Dates:  Unit Test 8/31 — Essay (Founding Father’s Letter) 8/29


Mon: Test Corrections (see link below for study purposes) / Notes:  New Nation Foreign Policy / Preview Test

Tues:  WU / Notes:  NN Foreign Policy / Presidents Video / Constitution Packet / Review Questions

Wed:  Early Release Day / Go over People Chart / Go over Preview Test / Go over Study Guide  / Notes:  Washington’s New Govt.

Thur:  Q&A / Unit Test:  Revolution – Constitution / New Nation Vocab

Fri:  WU / Notes:  Jefferson / New Nation People Chart


Important Dates:  Presentations 8/30-31 (Last lab day is 8/29)

Mon:  WU / CNN-FOX News Updates

Tues: LAB day – last time before presentations

Wed:  Presentation Turn in (1/2 day).  ALL presentations are due on Coach Storey’s laptop.

Thur: Presentations / Friday if another day is needed

Fri: WU / CNN10  / Simpsons

week of 8/22/17

Important Dates:  8/25 Vocab Quiz — 8/31 Unit Test

Mon:  Eclipse Day

Tues:  finish The Patriot / Revolution – Constitution People Chart (due Wednesday)

Wed:  WU1 / notes:  Finish Revolution / Visual Vocab / Review Questions

Thur:  WU2 / notes:  Forming a Nation / America Story of Us / Review

Fri:  WU3 / notes:  Forming a New Nation Foreign Policy / Map skills / Political Cartoon


important dates:  Vocab Quiz 8/25 — Presentations 8/30-31

Mon:  Eclipse day

Tues:  WU9 / News Updates

Wed: WU10 / Conspiracy Theory discussion / Illuminati, Masons New World Order

Thur: WU check / Lab day

Fri: WU1 / CNN10 / Simpsons

August 14 – 18th

Important Dates:  8/17 Colonization Unit Test — 8/24 Revolution Vocab Quiz — 8/31 Revolution Unit Test

Monday:  WU / Notes:  Revolution / Preview Test / America Story of Us:  Rebels 2

Tuesday:  SLO / Notes:  Revolution / Review ?’s

Wednesday:  WU 10  / Notes:  Revolution / Review Day

Thursday:  15 min. Q&A / Unit Test Colonization / Revolution Vocab

Friday:  WU check / Notes:  Revolution / the Patriot


Important Dates:  8/25 Vocab Quiz — 8/30-31 Presentations

Monday:  News Update

Tuesday:  Lab   –  Violent Protests & Conspiracy – Work on Presentations

Wednesday:  WU /  Topical Discussion / Who is the Illuminati and New World Order

Thursday:  WU / Topical Discussion / Free Write:  Conspiracy Theory / Our class Poll activity

Friday:  CNN Student / Simpsons – discussion

week of August 7 – 11 / United States History and Current Issues

Important Dates:  August 11th Vocab Quiz / August 17th Unit Test

Monday 8/7

  • WU5
  • notes:  French / Indian War
  • lab:  Quakers and Puritans
  • reveiw ?’s

Tuesday 8/8

  • WU6
  • notes:  French / Indian War
  • Visual Vocab

Wednesday 8/9

  • WU7
  • notes:  Leading to Revolution
  • lab:  usatestprep
  • review ?/s

Thursday 8/10

  • WU8
  • notes:  Leading to Revolution
  • Map skills (1753-1763)
  • review ?’s

Friday 8/11

  • Review time
  • Colonization Vocab Quiz
  • Notes:  finish Leading to Revolution if needed
  • Tax Chart

power point notes for the unit





american-revolution (just need the pre war info at this point)


Conspiracy Theory Presentation Date:  August 30th and 31st

Conspiracy Theory Rubric:  conspiracy rubric 17-2lh5gub

Monday 8/7

Lab Day (vocab and research) / Conspiracy Theory Rubric

Tuesday 8/8

Lab Day (research and activity)

Political Figures of 2017 —- 17 politicians CI-1daqium

  • open the document called “17 politicians CI”
  • save it immediately after opening so you can work on it and save as you go
  • search and find (copy and paste) a picture of that person in the appropriate column next to their name.  Be sure to resize it / minimize it to fit better in the space provided.
  • research importance / summary of that person and enter it into the space provided.
  • be sure to include party affiliation where appropriate.  Include their role in government/politics.  List any accomplishments roles etc.

Wednesday 8/9

  • WU5
  • Discussion
  • News Update / Comparison

Thursday 8/10

  • WU6
  • Discussion
  • Conspiracy Free Write
  • Random topic group breakouts

Friday 8/11

  • WU7
  • Simpsons
  • discussion
  • tba

1st week / Fall Semester 2017

Welcome to Fall Semester 2017 and Harrison High School.

There are 2 classes that will be on this blog.  My 1st and 3rd pd. United States History, and 2nd pd. Current Issues.  Be sure to scroll through the blog and use the tabs to find your appropriate classes.

Below will be pacing guide (subject to change) as well as the syllabus for both courses.

US history Syllabus

US History syllabus 17-18-1pra2si

US History test dates for fall 17

Unit 1:  8/17

Unit 2: 8/31

Unit 3: 9/14

Unit 4: 10/4

Unit 5 / Midterm:  10/19

Unit 6:  11/2

Unit 7:  11/16

Unit 8:  Modern

EOC is usually the following week

Current Issues Syllabus

current issues syllabus 17-18-1za85ro

Current Issues Presentation Dates

topic 1:  8/30-31

topic 2:  9/21-22

topic 3:  10/30-31

topic 4: 11/29-30

final 12/19

Week of 5/8/17: United States History

Upcoming Dates

May 11th – 1960’s Vocab Quiz

May 15th and 16th EOC

May 18th – the LAST day to make up TESTS/QUIZES

May 23rd and 24th – 1960’s – Modern America Unit Test (last days of school) 1st & 2nd pds. are on May 23rd / 3rd & 4th pds. are on May 24th

This week

Monday:  WU check / Notes:  Present Day  / Modern Era notes chart

Tuesday: EOC Review study guide / EOC cartoons

Wednesday:  EOC study guide / Preview Test (previously released EOC) / 1960’s Visual Vocab

Thursday:   1960’s Vocab Quiz / EOC study guide / TBA as far as review activity / go over EOC sample test

Friday:  EOC study guide Review / xtra credit opportunity


EOC reminders – scroll down to previous posts and see EOC tab to the left


Week of 5/1-5: United States History

Important Dates

WWI-2 Unit Test:  5/4

EOC 5/15-16

Monday:  WU / Notes:  Kennedy and Johnson / 1960’s vocab 2

Tuesday:  WU/ Notes:  Civil Rights / Preview Test / Civil Rights Chart

Wednesday:  WU /  Notes:  1970’s / Review Day / Presidents

Thursday:  Q&A / TEST:  WW 1 – WW2 / Modern Era Vocab 1

Friday:  WU / Notes;  Modern Era / Modern Era Vocab 2

EOC Reminders

  • May 15th & May 16th, 35-40 questions each day
  • 20% of your TOTAL grade (this IS your FINAL)
  • use usatestprep to practice / also there is a resource to the left that has a practice EOC, blank answer sheet, answer key is included on the practice test
  • Study Guide has been provided

Standards for this week

SSUSH20 The student will analyze the domestic and international impact of the Cold War on the United States.

SSUSH21 The student will explain the impact of technological development and economic growth on the United States, 1945-1975.

SSUSH22 The student will identify dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1970.

SSUSH23 The student will describe and assess the impact of political developments between 1945 and 1970.

SSUSH24 The student will analyze the impact of social change movements and organizations of the 1960s.

SSUSH25 The student will describe changes in national politics since 1968.



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