Government Week #6: (May 4th – May 8th)

Monday (May 4th)

Enjoy the Senior Parade! No work assigned for today.

Tuesday (May 5th)

Click on the Power Point LINK below and follow it to see if you are classified as a Liberal or Conservative.  Have one of your parents take it as well. YOU AND YOUR MOM MIGHT HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN YOU THINK…

American Government PPT – Day 23 (2020)

Thursday (May 7th)

Click on the Power Point LINK below and read through the entire presentation. Try to see what you know about Presidential Trivia, before you click on the answer… HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

American Government PPT Day 25 (2020)

Government Week #5: (April 27th – April 30th)

Monday (April 27th)

Click on the hyperlinks below to review the structure of Congress, the role of Congressional Committees, and how a bill becomes a law:

American Government PPT – Day 18 (2020)

Committee Types and Roles

Just read the Power Point and article. There will be a worksheet based on this information posted on Tuesday.

ENJOY THE VANILLA ICE VIDEO! An explanation will come on Tuesday.

Tuesday (April 28th)

Click on the Types of Committee LINK below. Use the resources from yesterday to help you complete the worksheet. Make sure you put your NAME on the worksheet!

Types of Committee (LINK)

Wednesday (April 29th) 


I – The bill is INTRODUCED into either house of Congress

C – The bill then goes into COMMITTEE where all of the work is done

E – The ENTIRE house of Congress where the bill was introduced votes on the bill.

I – The bill is then re-INTRODUCED into the other house of Congress.

C – It then goes into COMMITTEE like it did initially; unless its being worked on by a JOINT COMMITTEE

E – The ENTIRE other side of Congress then votes on the bill.

BABY! – The President signs it into law OR he vetoes it.

Click on the School House Rock video and then on the SNL video. Then read the article. Your assignment will be posted on Thursday’s blog. 

Executive Orders Explained (LINK)

Thursday (April 30th)

Use the reading above to answer the following questions from the Executive Orders WS (LINK) below: 

Executive Orders WS (LINK)





Government Week #4: (April 20th – April 23rd)

Monday (April 20th)

Click on the LINK below to take the UNIT 1 TEST. Remember to include your NAME, TEACHER, and PERIOD in the answer to Question #1.

The Unit 1 Test has been closed.

This LINK will be valid until 11:59 PM (4/20/2020).

Tuesday and Wednesday (April 21st and April 22nd)

Click on the LINK below and read through the Power Point Presentation on the Constitution. Complete the In-depth Constitution Worksheet (LINK). 

American Government PPT Day 15 (LINK)

In-depth Constitution Worksheet (LINK)

Thursday (April 23rd)

Click on the LINK below and read through the Power Point Presentation on the 116th Congress. Complete the 116th Congress Worksheet (LINK). 

American Government PPT Day 17 (LINK)

116th Congress Worksheet (LINK)


Government Week #3: (April 13th – April 18th)

Monday (April 13th)

Read the Day 10 Power Point on Hobbes and Locke AND the Articles of Confederation. Use the LINKs below to complete the Hobbes and Locke Comparison Questions (LINK) and the Articles of Confederation Questions (LINK)

American Government PPT Day 10 (2020)

Hobbes and Locke Comparison Questions (LINK)

Articles of Confederation Questions (LINK)

Tuesday (April 14th)

Read the Day 11 Power Point on the Preamble and the 7 Articles of the Constitution. Use the LINK below to complete the Constitution Questions. 

American Government PPT Day 11 (2020)

Constitution Questions (LINK)

Wednesday (April 15th)

Watch the video on the transition from the Articles of Confederation to the Constitution.  Answer the Constitution Video Questions using the LINK below:

Transition to the Constitution Video

Transition to the Constitution Video Questions (LINK)

Thursday (April 16th)

Click on the file BELOW. This is great preparation for your first test which will be on Monday, April 20th. I have already answered some questions that I thought you might have trouble with. PLEASE LOOK THROUGH PREVIOUS WORK FROM THE PAST 3 WEEKS TO HELP WITH YOUR TEST PREPARATION! 

Unit 1 Study Guide (Partially Answered)


Week 12: March 30th – April 3rd (World History w/ Reason)

Start looking at these as you work your way through the daily assignments. It’s a good way to test your how much you retained:

Age of Exploration Study Guide

Exploration Match-Up

World History for Monday March 30


1.Click on the LINK below and answer the questions over the Renaissance,Reformation,and Scientific Reformation.  Make sure you put your name in the space provided. Once you answer the questions and hit submit, your answers will disappear and will be sent to me 🙂

Review worksheet for the Renaissance,Reformation,and Scientific Revolution (LINK)

2.  We are moving on to our new unit- which is the early civilizations of Africa,the Americas, and Asia. Print out the new guided notes for the unit or if you don’t have a printer… you can copy down the notes.

3. Read and complete the notes up to slide 12 Coastal Trading.  We will complete the rest throughout the week.

Africa Notes Power Point

Africa MesoAmerica & Exploration Guided Notes new guided notes packet

World History for Tuesday March 31


1.Read and complete the rest of the power point over African civilizations.  Complete your guided notes portion that you started yesterday.

2. Watch the video clip over human migration and write down 3 facts about human migrations- try to include push/pull factors

Human Migration Video Clip

Have a great last day of March!

World History for Wednesday April 1

1.Watch the video clip over Mansa Musa and answer this questions that follow

Mansa Musa video clip

A.  What empire did Mansa Musa rule?

B.  What were the 2 resources that were located within his empire?

C.   List one of his lasting legacies or greatest contributions

2.   Read the notes over the Mesoamerican Civilizations and complete the guided notes up to the last part ( Old World & New World)

Ancient American Civilizations Power Point

Africa MesoAmerica & Exploration Guided Notes

Government Week #2 (March 30th – April 3rd)

Monday (March 30th)

Read the CNN Article “Russia Uses Authoritarian Tech to Curb Coronavirus” and use the LINK below to complete Russia Uses Authoritarian Technology Questions:

Russia Uses Authoritarian Tech to Curb Coronavirus

Russia Uses Authoritarian Technology Questions (LINK)

Tuesday (March 31st)

Read the Day 7 Power Point on Democracy. Then read the document entitled: “Presidential and Parliamentary Democracy Reading.” Use the LINK below to complete the Democracy Info Chart (LINK).

American Government PPT Day 7 (2020)

Presidential and Parliamentary Democracy Reading

Democracy Info Chart (LINK)

Wednesday (April 1st)

Watch the video entitled “Political Systems 101.” Use the LINK below to complete the questions from the video.

Political Systems 101 Video Questions (LINK)

Thursday and Friday (April 1st and 2nd)

Read the Power Point, then watch the video. As you watch the video answer the questions using the LINK below:

American Government PPT Day 9 (2020)

The Road from Runnymede Video

The Road from Runnymede Video Questions (LINK)

Have a great Spring Break! Stay safe and stay healthy!

Week 11: March 23rd – March 27th (World History w/ Reason)

Use the Renaissance Match-up below to help complete the Study Guide. All of the answers are in the Renaissance Match-up, but they are out of order!

Renaissance Study Guide for Extra Practice

Renaissance Match-up


World History for Tuesday March 24

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Read the power point over the Spread of Protestantism and complete the guided notes over the Spread of Protestantism


Renaissance & Reformation SN 2014

2. Read the biography over Henry VIII and the English Reformation and answer the questions that follow.  Write your answers on  a piece of notebook paper.

Henry VIII biography (English Reformation)

1. When did Henry VIII rule England?

2. Why was Henry VIII considered to be a Renaissance king?

3. What is Henry VIII most known for?

4. Who became head of the Church of England?

5.  In your opinion, what do you think is the most interesting fact about Henry VIII?

** Have a great day!!**

World History for Wednesday, March 25


1.Read the notes over the Counter-Reformation and complete the guided notes. This concludes the Renaissance and Reformation and then we will spend a few days on the Scientific Revolution 🙂

Counter Reformation (2014) new

Renaissance & Reformation SN 2014

2. Review questions (Use the power points and your packet to help you answer the questions)- write on a piece of notepaper

A. Where did the Renaissance begin and why did it begin there?

B. What is humanism?

C. How did the invention of the printing press help to spread knowledge?

D. How did the arts change during the Renaissance? (hint: techniques and topics)

E. What was Martin Luther’s role during the Protestant Reformation?

F.  List one difference between Catholicism and Lutheranism( see the chart)

G. What was the Act of Supremacy?

H.  Who were Henry VIII’s 3 kids who ended up ruling England at some point?

I. What was the  main goal of the Counter Reformation?

Have a super day!

World History for Thursday, March 26

Read the notes over the Scientific Revolution and answer the questions.  The questions will serve as your notes and they go in order.  As you read the power point, think about how the Renaissance and the Reformations contributed to the Scientific Revolution.


2. Answer the following questions over the Scientific Revolution- the questions follow along with the notes and are in order 🙂

1.  Before the Scientific Revolution, who were the established authorities?

2. What were the 3 new instruments that emerged?

3. What is Geocentricity (written in red)?

4. What did Copernicus write?

5. What was the new theory, Heliocentricity (Heliocentric)?

6. What did Copernicus state?

7. What did Kepler state?

8. What did Galileo Galilee write?

9.  Galileo established the ___________________________.

10. List 2 things that Galileo observed?

11. What was Galileo accused of ?

12. Where/how did Galileo live until he died?

13. What did Newton develop?

14.  In your opinion, what was the important discovery of the Scientific Revolution?

Have a great day!

World History for Friday March 27

1.Watch the Crash Course video over the Scientific Revolution and write down 4 facts from the video.

2.  Do a general search and find one contribution/discovery of the following scientists. Write your answers on a piece of notebook paper 🙂

A. Johannes Kepler-

B. Galileo Galilee-

C.  Nicolaus Copernicus-

D. William Harvey-

E. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek-

F. Robert Boyle-

G. René Descartes-

Week 10: March 16th – March 20th (World History w/ Reason)

Important Message:

Mrs. Reason is updating her blog daily. In addition to her daily blog, I will include some extra materials with links. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU ARE ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WORK ON HER BLOG!

World History for Monday March 16


I hope that you are all well!  Please follow the activities.  If you were in class on Friday, you received the new packet for the Renaissance and Reformation.  If you were not in class, I will post the sheets needed to take notes.  If you can’t get the links to print, just write down the notes on a piece of paper.  I would like for you to hold onto the work that you do while we are out of school.  My virtual office hours will be 10:00-12:00 where I will be able to answer emails if you  have questions about an activity.

Take care and I will see you soon!

Mrs. Reason

Monday’s lesson

  1. Make a KWL chart over what you Know about the Renaissance,what you Want to know about the Renaissance, and what you Learned about the Renaissance.
  2. Click on the link and copy down the Renaissance timeline- there is a timeline in the packet or you can simply draw a timeline on a piece of paper.

Renaissance Era Timeline

Renaissance Timeline (annotated)

3.  Take out your packet (Renaissance and Reformation)- Read the notes over The European Renaissance and complete the notes through the Printing Press and you will do the rest of it tomorrow.

Renaissance & Reformation SN 2014– note packet for this new unit over the Renaissance and Reformation

Power power point is below

The Renaissance

World History Lesson for Tuesday March 17

  1. Finish reading the power point over The European Renaissance and completing the guided notes page from your packet that you started on yesterday

The Renaissance (2014)– power point

Renaissance & Reformation SN 2014– guided notes (your packet)

2. Watch the video clip: Renaissance art video from Khan Academy

Renaissance Art Video

write down 5 characteristics of Renaissance art.  You can include things such as colors used, what it looks like,etc.

For example, many of the statues that were created during the Renaissance era were made of marble.

*** Hold onto your work for now :)***

World History for Wed. March 18


  1. Take out a piece of notebook paper and answer the following questions
  2.  Do you think that the Mona Lisa is the most famous in the World?  If so, why do you think it is so famous?
  3.  Watch the 2 video clips and then answer the questions that follow

4. After watching the video clips, answer questions 1-3

1. List 2 reasons why the Mona Lisa is famous?

2. Looking back on your Renaissance notes from yesterday, why is the Mona Lisa a good example of Renaissance art? Example: colors used, portrait.etc.

3. If you had the opportunity to buy the Mona Lisa, would you buy it and how much do you think it is worth?

5.  Click on the link  below and read the article about the Medici family and their influence during the Renaissance.  Remember, the Renaissance began in Italy and  each city-state played a different role in the Renaissance.

de Medici Family Article

World History for Thursday March 19

Hi guys!  I hope you all are well!  I hope that you are enjoying learning about the Renaissance…it is one of my favorite time periods in history!  It definitely is a contrast to the Middle Ages!


  1. Take out a piece of notebook paper.  Read the following article and answer the questions over the  printing press.
  2. Gutenberg Article
  3.   Answer the questions about Gutenberg and the printing press

A.  Can you imagine what life would be like without books or print?  How would your life be different if there weren’t any books or texting?

B. Where was Gutenberg born? When?

C. What type of job did Gutenberg have that gave him knowledge of how to make books?

D. What was the first book published by Gutenberg?  How many books did he make?

E.  In your opinion, how did the invention of the printing press impact life during the Renaissance?( Give 2 ways)

4. Watch the video clip below of  how the printing press works

World History for Friday, March 20th


1. In your packet find the page (or see the link that I am attaching) Middle Ages versus Renaissance and complete and  the answer questions 1-3:

Middle Ages vs. Renaissiance chart (blank)

Middle Ages vs. Renaissiance chart key

2. Read the article over Machiavelli  from (political writer from the Renaissance era) and answer the questions:

Machiavelli Article

Machiavelli Video

1.What did Machiavelli write and what was the book about?

2. What is the main theme of The Prince?

3. What does the term “Machiavellian” mean?

4. Do you think he should be considered the ” father of modern political theory”? Explain your ideas.


Renaissance Reading

Renaissance Reading Chart – Student

Crash Course Renaissance


Political Theory of Machiavelli

Machiavelli BBC


Protestant Reformation PPT

Crash Course Protestant Reformation


Renaissance Art PPT

History of Ideas – Art

Renaissance Art 

Why is This Vermeer’s Painting Considered a Masterpiece?