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How do economic and political differences lead to conflict between nations?  

Essential Questions:   What drives people to organize and work for change in society and government?  How can citizens take action and create change when their rights are violated?

How is change a result of conflict.

How do economic and political differences lead to conflict between nations?  

 American Experience Video Link    Watch history Videos on-line

 

This Century America's Time  Video Links to Television Series

 

Week of March 12, 2011  Civil Rights Unit Test on FRIDAY, March 16th.

 

Monday-  We will talk about how the Civil Rights movement began to organize.

 

Homework:  Read pages 925-944 and complete Note taking and Checkpoints by Thursday.

 

Tuesday-  Venn Diagram comparing and contrasting Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

 

Wednesday-    We will focus on how it becomes more radical and violent and the reasons for this development.

 

Homework:  Readings due tomorrow.

 

Thursday-  Review for Test

 

Friday- Civil Rights Unit Test

 

 

Week of March 5, 2012


Monday-  Early Civil Rights Movement

 

Tuesday-Thursday - HSPA   We will relax afterwards with "The Help"

 

Friday-  Finish up "The Help".


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Essential Questions: How do economic and political differences lead to conflict between nations?  How did the fear of communism impact the daily lives of Americans?

How does fear impact government spending?  How much responsibility does a wealthy nations like the USA have to help poorer nations?

 

 

Week of February 27, 2012

 

Monday-  We compared and contrasted the 1920's and the 1950's.

 

Tuesday-  We discussed our comparisons from yesterday and then worked on a reading assignment about Jim Crow Laws in the South.

 

Jim Crow PBS

 

Museum of Hateful Things

 

Wednesday-  We continued learning about the Early civil Rights Era...Brown v BOE, Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott, etc.

 

Thursday-

 

Friday-

 

Week of February 20, 2012  COLD WAR METAPHOR PROJECT DUE Friday, Feb. 24th.

 

Monday- No school!  Happy President's Day

 

Tuesday-

 

Wednesday-

Video Link from This Century America's Time

Thursday- 

 

Friday-  Happy Days from This Century

 

Week of February 13, 2012

 

Monday-Tuesday-  Work in computer lab on simile presentations

 

Cold War Museum

 

Possible presentation sites    PREZI  and   GLOGSTER

 

Wednesday-Today we will focus on the Cold War at home.  Pages 869-875 in textbook.

 

Video  Understanding McCarthyism

 

Good Night and Good Luck

 

Video Clip  He May Be A Communist

 

Thursday-  We will continue our discussion of McCarthyism and we will play the "dot" game.

 

Friday-Quiz on Cold War.

 

Week of February 6, 2012


Monday-  Contrast Communism and Capitalism.  Hand out Cold War Simile Project.

 

Tuesday-  Today we will focus on the causes and impact of the Korean War.

 

Wednesday- The Butter Battle Book and Dr. Seuss

 

Thursday- We will focus on the Arm's Race and the Space Race

 

Friday-We will discuss McCarthyism and the paranoia on which he capitalized.

 

Essential Questions:    How and why do nations come into conflict?  How are wars won and lost?  What are the economic, political, and social impacts of war on a nation?

 

Week of January 16, 2012

 

Monday-  MLK Jr. Day

 

Tuesday- Wednesday   REVIEW  Quiz Quiz Trade Cards

 

Thursday-Friday-   MIDTERM EXAM

 

 

Week of January 9, 2012

 

Monday-  Mobilizing Children...viewing propaganda geared towards children during World War 2.

 

Tuesday- Hand out review sheets for Midterms.

 

Wednesday- Today we will focus on Japanese Internment.  Video clip on Japanese Internment

 

Thursday-Friday-  We will discuss the question of why more civilians than soldiers died in WW2.  We will watch a video on the topic.  This Century America's Time   Civilians at War

 

 

Week of January 3, 2012

 

Monday- NO SCHOOL!


Tuesday- 

 

Wednesday-

 

Thursday- Propaganda Poster Analysis counts as quiz grade.

 

Friday-  Computer Lab  Home Front Interactive E book

 

Week of December 19, 2011  QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY!

 

Monday-  We will begin with a power point presentation on the new technologies of WW2.  Then you will work on a battle presentation with a partner.

 

BBC World War 2

 

WW2 Info

 

Tuesday-  Work on battle presentation.

 

Wednesday-  QUIZ.  Work on battle presentation.

 

Thursday-  Work on battle presentation.

 

Week of December 12, 2011

 

Monday-  We will do an anticipation guide to determine what you already know about World War 2.  You will also learn about the rise of dictators in Europe.  This Century Link

 

Homework:  Read pages 772-778 and complete the Note Taking Skills and Checkpoint Questions.

 

Tuesday-  We will discuss APPEASEMENT and complete a T Chart which analyzes the good and the bad in this policy.

 

Wednesday- You will do a Venn Diagram to compare/contrast Communism and Fascism.  We will discuss the significance of the Nazi Soviet Pact. 

 

Thursday-Friday-  We will focus on the whether or not America should get involved in World War 2.  We will discuss the German strategy in dealing with Europe and how it got us involved. We will refer to pages 779-786 in the EBOOK.  We will also learn more about the event that pulled us into the war.

 

London Can Take It!

 

How do economic and political differences lead to conflict between nations?  

Essential Questions:    Is it inevitable that struggles and hardships follow periods of economic prosperity and success?  How do people respond to adversity and crisis?  What is the role of government during an economic crisis?

 

Week of December 5, 2011  UNIT TEST ON GREAT DEPRESSION/NEW DEAL FRIDAY DEC 9.

 

Monday-Friday's reading assignment due.  We will focus on the  New Deal Programs.  You will do a smart board activity about the agencies.

 

Homework:  FDR and the New Deal article and questions.

 

Tuesday-You will learn the different attitudes of liberals and conservatives towards the New Deal.  Review Sheet.

 

Wednesday-  You will learn about 1930's culture through a This Century Video and you will work on your Review Sheet.  Homework:  Review Sheet Study for FRIDAY'S TEST.

 

Thursday-  Review.

 

Friday- UNIT TEST ON GREAT DEPRESSION/NEW DEAL

 

Week of November 30, 2011

 

Monday- Thursday-  BE SURE TO BLOG FOR MONDAY!  We will be in and out of  the Computer Lab  (Room 5) working on our stories about Riding the Rails.  These websites will be very helpful for ideas and research.  We will record our ideas on our Voice Thread  Riding the Rails VT  later this week.  A Day in the Life of a Hobo Project.

 

PBS Riding the Rails

 

Hobo Slang

 

The American Hobo

 

Catching Out

 

Hobo Signs

 

Friday-  Reading Assignment on Hoover's Response to the Great Depression   720-724.

 

 

New Deal Sites.

The Living New Deal

 

The New Deal Network

 

Celebrating New Deal Arts and Culture

 

Week of November 14, 2011

 

Monday-  We will focus on the causes of the economic downturn and how it spread to all parts of society leading to the Great Depression. (pages 702-709)

 

1929 Crash PBS American Experience

 

Tuesday- You will complete a 9 Word Challenge on the Causes of the Great Depression and  then we will discuss the

impact of the rising unemployment.

 

Stormy Weather Part 1

 

Homework:  Read 709-717 and do note taking skills and checkpoint questions by Thursday.

 

Wednesday- We will focus on how young people your age dealt with homelessness.

 

Riding the Rails  PBS American Experience

 

Homework:  Read 709-717 and do note taking skills and checkpoint questions by Thursday.

 

Thursday- Friday-  "Surviving the Dust Bowl"

 

Surviving the Dust Bowl  PBS American Experience


Interactive Dust Bowl Map

 

 

Essential Questions:    How does a booming economy lead to changes in the American way of life?  What happens when cultures clash?  How does mass culture reflect technological and social changes?

 

Week of October 31, 2011  CHOICE BOARD DUE THURSDAY, NOV 3,  TEST ON FRIDAY, NOV 4

 

Monday-  We will discuss the new national culture that emerged in the 1920's to better understand how the new technologies created this new national identity.  You will have some time to work on your choice board today.

 

This Century Video Piece

 

Tuesday-  We will discuss the new role of women in the Roaring 20's.

 

Wednesday-  You will work in a small group to write a skit reflecting the cultural conflict in the 1920's.

 

Homework: CHOICE BOARD DUE TOMORROW!

 

Thursday-  CHOICE BOARD DUE.  Perform skits and review for test.

 

Homework:  STUDY for test!

 

Friday-  ROARING TWENTIES TEST!

 

Week of October24, 2011

 

Monday-  Today you will learn about some of the problems Americans faced right after WW1.  We will do a Word Splash Activity about the  Sacco and Vanzetti Trial and you will learn about the Flu Epidemic of 1918

(647-651 in text)

 

Tuesday-  Today we will focus on the new consumer culture of the 1920's.  I will hand out your choice board for the 1920's unit.  (660-665 in text)

 

Roaring Twenties Choice Board Tic Tac Toe

 

Wednesday-  We will use the laptops to complete a web based assignment called a JOT PAIR SHARE on the Clash of Cultures. 

 

Thursday-  We will focus on the differences between conservatives and liberals during this period.  Discussions include the Scopes "Monkey" Trial and the rise of the KKK during the 1920's.

 

American Experience Scopes Monkey Trial

 

Friday-  We will focus on why Prohibition was enacted and how it promoted organized crime.

 

 

Essential Questions:    What issues determine our involvement in foreign affairs?  What factors determine whether or not our nation will go to war?  How are wars won and lost?

 

Week of October 17, 2011

 

WORLD WAR TEST ON THURSDAY, October 20th

 

Monday-  Read pages 628-635 and 637-645 and do checkpoint questions

 

Tuesday-  Today we will discuss the implications of the Treaty of Versailles.

Paris 1919

 

Homework:  Readings on German response to Treaty of Versailles.  According to the Germans, what was wrong with the Treaty of Versailles?

 

Wednesday- We will review for the Unit Test on WW1.

 

Thursday-  WORLD WAR 1 TEST

 

Friday-  Finish WW 1 Tests.

 

Week of October 11, 2011     Essay on Imperialism due on Thursday.

 

Monday-  No School.

 

Tuesday-  After an anticipation guide to determine what you already know, will discuss the causes of WW1.

 

PBS The Great War

 

Homework:  You will read 618-627 and do checkpoints and note taking skills.  Work on your essay!

 

Wednesday-  Video Link  Shell Shock  This Century America's Time

We will discuss the new technology involved in WW1 and how it changed the way wars were fought.  We will learn about why the USA became involved in the war.

 

Homework:  FINISH ESSAY!

 

Thursday-Essay on Imperialism due.  You will analyze propaganda from the war.

 

First World War Propaganda

 

Friday-  You will learn how the war impacted the soldiers who fought it.

 

Essential Questions:    Does the USA have the right to expand its power and influence worldwide?  How should the USA use its status as a world power?Week of October 3, 2011

 

Monday-You will finish the Jigsaw activity (chart on Imperialism)  we started on Friday. 

 

History.com TR and Spanish American War Video Link

 

This Century America's Time Video Link

 

Tuesday-  Panama Canal Video

 

American Experience Panama Canal

 

Wednesday-  We will focus on the idea of "yellow journalism" and how it lead to the Spanish American War.

 

The Crucible of Empire (Spanish American War)

 

Thursday-Jot Pair Share Activity to prepare for essay writing. 

 

Friday- Essay writing...Is the USA an imperialistic nation?

Question: Is U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reminiscent of U.S. imperialism at the turn of the century? Why or why

Question: Is U.S. involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan reminiscent of U.S. imperialism at the turn of the century? Why or Essential Questions:  What is a government's responsibility to promote the social and economic welfare of its people?  At what price is progress?  How do individuals make a difference?  How do horrible images motivate reform?

 

Week of September 26, 2011    Progressive Era Unit Test on Wednesday.

 

Monday-We will focus on the Election of 1912 and the impact that a third party candidate can have on an election.

 

PBS Wilson and the Election of 1912

 

Issues Link Election of 1912

 

Homework:  Study for test.  Review sheet due tomorrow.

 

Tuesday-  Review for Unit Test on the Progressive Era

 

Wednesday-  Unit Test on Progressive Era

 

Homework:  After test, read pages 576-579 and complete the note taking skills and checkpoint questions

 

Thursday-We will discuss US  and world imperialism.  You will read and interpret primary resources.

 

Friday- Jigsaw activity on US imperialism.

 

 

Week of  September 19, 2011  Progressive Era Choice Board due Friday, September 23.

 

Monday-  We will discuss the movement for women's suffrage and the reasons why many were opposed to women getting the right to vote.  We will also view several political cartoons.

 

Readings 557-562 in the textbook.  Do checkpoints and Note Taking Skills.

 

Tuesday-  We will continue to learn about women's suffrage and watch a piece from the film Iron Jawed Angels.  You will also have a reading assignment.


Homework: Read pages 564-568 Do the check points throughout the chapter, and the Terms and People on page 568.

 

Wednesday-  Today we will discuss the groups "left out" of the Progressive Movement.  We will do a few activities using this website. The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

 

Thursday-  We will work on our unit choice boards and review sheets.  Choice board work is due Friday (tomorrow).

 

Friday-  CHOICE BOARD IS DUE TODAY!  You will learn about Teddy Roosevelt today and the actions he took to help protect the environment.

 

Week of  September 12, 2011

 

Monday-  We are going to focus on life in the city at the turn of the century. 

Lower East Side Tenement Museum Website

 

I will also hand out your choice board for this unit.  Progressive Era Choice Board

 

Homework:  Your BLOG is due on Tuesday, September 13.  Start your choice board!

 

Tuesday-  Today we will focus on the tragedy at the Triangle Shirt Factory.

Triangle Factory Fire Website

 

Homework:  Nine Word Challenge on the Triangle Factory Fire and Whose Fault is it???

 

Wednesday- Today you will draw as I read you an excerpt from "The Jungle"... a book that changed the meatpacking industry. 

Frontline-Meatpacking Industry

 

Thursday-Friday-  We will focus on child labor at the turn of the century.    You will take some notes and you will complete in which you analyze photos.

 

Child Labor Photos

 

 

 

Week of  September 5, 2011

Monday- Wednesday-  No School.  Labor Day and Teacher Inservice

 

Thursday-  Today we will talk about Life at the turn of the century as well  as discuss classroom procedures.

 

Friday-  We will focus on the decisions that immigrant families were forced to make upon entering our nation.

Homework:  BLOG response due Tuesday, Sept 13.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010-2011 School Year

Essential Questions:  What effects (positive & negative) can a President have on a nation? 

Why is it important for the government to have the people's trust?  What role does the media play in our society?  How do we protect ourselves from terrorism but still protect our rights as Americans?

 

FINAL EXAMS:   Period 1  Thursday, June 9     Period 2  Friday, June 10

 

Week of June 6, 2011

 

Monday- REVIEW PACKETS DUE!  We will go over the entire review packet today.

 

Tuesday- Jeopardy:)

 

Wednesday- Quiz Quiz Trade

 

Thursday-  Period 1 will take final exam

 

Friday- Period 2 will take final exam
 

Week of May 30, 2011   New World Order Storybook Project due Friday, June 6

 

Monday-  MEMORIAL DAY    NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday-Today you will learn about the George HW Bush  and Clinton years.

 

Wednesday-  We will focus on 9/11 today.

 

Thursday-

 

Friday- New World Order Storybook Project due

 

 

Week of May 23, 2011

 

Monday-  We will differentiate between conservatives and liberals.  Political Spectrum Quiz

 

Tuesday-  We will watch a video about Reagan to learn more about the issues that arose during his presidency. 

This Century America's Time  A New World

 

Wednesday-  Today we will focus on the collapse of the Soviet Union and how this created a new world over.  I will also assign your CHILDREN"S BOOK PROJECT.

 

Thursday-  Friday-  We will work on the  Children's Book "New World Order" project.

 

 

Week of May 16, 2011

 

Monday- Nixon  Foreign Affairs and other achievements as president.  Was Nixon Good or Evil?  View videos and make a decision.

 

Tuesday-   Watergate Scandal.  Draw comic strip of what happened.

 

Wednesday- Ford, Carter, and the 1970s.  This Century Starting Over

 

Thursday- Finish Video and go over notes and discussion about the era.  Reading on the Iranian Hostage Crisis

 

Friday-  QUIZ on Nixon Ford and Carter

 

 

Essential Questions:  Why do nations go to war?  Why is war controversial?  How does the media shape public opinion?  How can Americans express dissenting opinions about war?

 

Week of May 9, 2011  Test on VIETNAM on THURSDAY

 

Monday- 1000-1007 reading and questions.

 

Homework:  Woodstock BLOG

 

Tuesday-  Impact of the War and discussion about the COUNTERCULTURE

 

Homework:  Find out a wonderful little factoid and BLOG about it!  You can use your real name if you want to!

Wednesday-   WOODSTOCK WEDNESDAY! 

 

Thursday-  Test on VIETNAM    Read pages 1007-1011 and do the Note Taking Skills and Checkpoints.

 

Friday- Watch the following film (all three parts)  This Century America's Time Approaching the Apocalypse

 

 

Week of May 2, 2011

Monday-  Discussion of Osama Bin Laden's Death.   Video documentary  Osama Bin Laden Documentary A and E

 

Tuesday-  We will begin learning about the Vietnam War. 

 

Wednesday- You will learn about the brutality of the war.

 

HW- "No Crime is a Crime during War"  with questions.

 

Thursday-  "Streets of Rage" article with questions.  Start watching Letters Home from Vietnam.

 

Friday- Letters Home from Vietnam

 

 

ow did the fear of communism impact the daily lives of Americans? 

Essential Questions:  What is the role of government in our society?  When is America exerting its power and influence justified?

 

Week of April 11, 2011

 

Monday-  Today we will discuss the role of JFK in the Cold War.  You will

 

Berlin Wall Documentary

 

JFK Library

 

Tuesday-  We will focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis and the decisions each leader had to make.

 

Cuban Missile Crisis Library Think Quest

 

Wednesday- Today you will learn about the assassination of JFK...the circumstances and  controversy surrounding it and the impact it had on our nation.

 

Homework:  STUDY for Quiz on JFK

 

Thursday-  Quiz on JFK   We will spend time discussing LBJ's leadership and takeover of the government.

 

Friday-  You will work in groups to discuss what makes a Great Society.

 

Essential Questions:

What drives people to organize and work for change in their society and government?  How can citizens take action and create change when their rights are violated? How is change a result of conflict?

 

Week of April 4, 2011     UNIT TEST ON CIVIL RIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH

 

Monday-     We will focus on how the civil rights movement became more radical and come up with reasons as to why.

 

Tuesday-  We will review for our Civil Rights Unit Test with Jeopardy.

 

Wednesday-  UNIT TEST ON CIVIL RIGHTS

 

Thursday- Today we will begin our 1960's unit.  You will learn about the election of 1960 by creating a Venn Diagram of the similarities and differences between JFK and Nixon (use pp 952-953) and by watching the highlights of the JFK Nixon Debates.  We will discuss the influence that TV has on elections.

 

Friday-  We will discuss the "image" vs. the actual achievements of JFK's administration.

 

Week of March 28, 2011

Monday-  Today we will discuss the early Civil Rights Movement.

Homework:  Due Wednesday-  Read 916-932 (checkpoints and note taking skills)

Tuesday-  We will watch "Eyes on the Prize" about the Little Rock Nine.

Wednesday-  Crisis Scenarios...Montgomery Bus Boycott

Thursday-  Photo Analysis on Movement.  Readings about Freedom Summer and Mississippi Burning.

Friday-  Venn Diagram on Martin Luther King Jr

 

Essential Questions:  How do economic and political differences lead to conflict between nations?   How much responsibility does a wealthy and powerful nation like the United States have to help other nations?   How did the fear of communism impact the daily lives of Americans?  How does fear impact government spending?  How are economics, technological, and cultural trends reflected in society?

 

Week of March 21, 2011  UNIT TEST ON COLD WAR AND FABULOUS FIFTIES ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23.

 

Monday-  Today we will call upon what we learned about the Roaring Twenties and evaluate how similar it was to the 1950's. 

 

Homework:  Review Sheet..study for Wednesday's test.

 

Tuesday-  Review for Unit Test on Cold War and 1950's.

 

Homework:  Review Sheet..study for Wednesday's test.

 

Wednesday- UNIT TEST ON COLD WAR AND FABULOUS FIFTIES

 

Thursday-  We will begin our Civil Rights Unit by discussing Jim Crow Laws and how African Americans were treated in Southern states...by law.

 

History of Jim Crow

 

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

 

Museum of Hateful Artifacts

 

Friday- We will learn about key events that occurred in the 1950s, including Brown v BOE Topeka, the murder of Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

 

 

 

Week of March 14, 2011

 

Monday-  COLD WAR SIMILE PROJECTS DUE TODAY!  Today we will discuss the lives of 1950s teens and compare their lives with ours.

 

Tuesday-  Today we will view a film called the Fabulous 50's

 

Wednesday- Thursday-  I will be at a workshop.  On Wednesday, I want you to read pages 882-887 and pages 896-901 and do the Checkpoints and Note taking skills for those sections.  

 

Thursday-I want you to read pages 888-895 and do the checkpoints and note taking skills for that section.

 

Friday-  Today you will learn about the role of women in the 1950s and how it set itself up for the feminist movement.

 

Week of March 7, 2011

 

Monday- Tuesday- YOU NEED TO  BE WORKING ON YOUR COLD WAR SIMILE PROJECT! Today and tomorrow we will talk about the arm's race and space race.  You will do a reading and a T-Chart on the Space Race on Tuesday.

 

Some Interesting Links...

Atomic Archive History of Cold War

Duck and Cover Video

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Website  Space Race Exhibit

Space Race Video Link

 

Homework:  WORK ON PROJECT

 

Wednesday- Thursday-  We will be discussing McCarthyism and the Red Scare.  You will need to complete a Venn Diagram about the Hiss/Rosenberg espionage trials and evaluate the telegrams sent between McCarthy and Truman.

 

Homework:  WORK ON PROJECT  Study for QUIZ

 

Friday-    QUIZ on Cold War Vocab.  We will also play a cool game which will help you better understand Cold War Paranoia.

 

 

Week of February 28, 2011

 

Monday-  We will discuss the Korean War.  You will read pages854-859 about the war and complete an alphabet soup about the events of the war.

 

Tuesday- Thursday-  HSPA Testing

 

Friday- We will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday, a few days late, by reading the Butter Battle Book.

 


 

Week of February 21, 2011

 

Monday-  NO SCHOOL!  President's Day

 

WW2 Essay Assessment due on FRIDAY, February 25th.

 

Tuesday-  Wednesday-We will learn about the origins of the Cold War.  You will understand the differences between Communism and Capitalism and you learn about some of the key events that escalated Cold War tensions.

Today I will also hand out your Cold War Simile Project which will be due on MARCH 10.

COLD WAR MUSEUM

The Cold War 1945-1960

Thursday-We will watch the film "The Murder of Emmett Till" today and tomorrow to understand how this event contributed to the rise of the Civil Rights Movement.

Friday-oWW2 Essay Assessment due!   We will finish the film "The Murder of Emmett Till".vernment spending?

 

Essential Questions:  Why do nations go to war?  What determines "winners" and "losers"?  How does war impact the people of  a nation?hy

World War 2 Info Page

Week of February 14, 2011

Monday-  Today we will evaluate the role of the US in the Holocaust.  We will discuss the Tcharts you did for the American Heritage article. 

America and the Holocaust  Timeline

Tuesday-  Today we will focus on the effects of the war on the US and its allies.

Wednesday-Today we will focus on the effects of the war on the US and its allies.

This Century America's Time USA the Best Times

This Century America's Time   Post War Europe

Thursday-Friday-  work on essay for Unit Test

Week of February 7, 2011

Monday-  Today you will work on your memo to President Truman about using the atomic bomb.   The final paper is due on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday-  I will be absent today.  You will read pages 828-833 and do all Note Taking Skills, Checkpoint Questions, and the Critical Thinking Questions on age 833. 

Wednesday-  MEMO TO TRUMAN  due!     Today we will discuss the origins of Anti-Semitism and how the Nazi Party built upon this with propaganda.

US Holocaust Museum Nazi Propaganda Online Exhibit

"The Eternal Jew"  Nazi Anti Semitic Propaganda Film  Watch to analyze Anti-Semitic stereotypes.

Jesse Owens in the Olympics

Thursday-  You will read an article about the role of FDR and the United States and reflect upon the question of whether or not the US was a bystander during the Holocaust.

Friday-  We will watch a film called "Children of the Holocaust". 

 

Week of January 31, 2011

Monday-   Today we will evaluate the purpose of  propaganda posters from the WW2 home front.  If you miss this assignment, you can go to this site for help to complete it.  WW2 Propaganda

Tuesday- Wednesdsay- We will learn all about Japanese Internment as you put yourselves in the shoes of the people who experienced it.  We will also read a play on the topic.

Ansel Adams Photos of Japanese Internment

Japanese American Internment

Thursday-Friday-  We will be discussing the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the impact these acts have had on our world. 

 

Week of January 24, 2011

SNOW DAY CHANGE>>>MIDTERMS-  January 25 and 26

Review Guide

Monday-  Today we will play Quiz Quiz Trade to prepare for the midterm.

Homework:  STUDY FOR MIDTERMS!

Tuesday-  Today you will be taking the ESSAY portion of the midterm exam.

Wednesday-  Today you will be taking the multiple choice portion of the midterm exam.

Thursday-  Today you will read 809-814 and do checkpoints and note taking skills.  I will be in meetings so you will have a substitute teacher and give the work to him or her.

Friday-  Today you will watch a video about the Homefront during WW2.

Week of January 17. 2011

Monday-  No school today.   Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday-  We need to finish your battle charts.

Homework:  Review Packet

Wednesday- Today we will discuss the exam format and you will receive your essay topics for next week's exam.

Homework:  Review Packet

Thursday-I will check your review packets for a grade.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have.    We will also have some additional review strategies like Quiz Quiz Trade.

Friday-  We will review with Jeopardy.

 

Week of January 10, 2011

BBC World War 2

Monday-  You will watch a video about the attack on Pearl Harbor and the impact that this had on the United States.

Pearl Harbor and Japanese Aggression

Tuesday-  Today you will begin working on group presentations about various aspects of the war.

Wednesday-  Thursday-  Presentations

Homework:  Study for Battle Quiz

Friday-  QUIZ on WW2 battles.    Review sheets

Week of January 3, 2011

The Price of Freedom  Americans at War

Monday-  Today we will focus on what led to the rise of totalitarian governments during the 1930's.  Be sure to watch this video below.

This Century   Stormy Weather Part 2

Homework:  Read 772-778 and complete chart about Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan.  Due Thursday

Tuesday-  Today we will discuss the arguments for and against appeasement and whether or not this was a mistake.

Wednesday-  Today you will learn to differentiate between communism and fascism.  We will complete a Venn Diagram in class.o n

BBC website.  The Outbreak of WW2at

Thursday- We will discuss the opposing viewpoints as to whether or not the US should get involved in the war in Europe.  (779-786).

Friday- Today we will watch a propaganda film about the London Blitz.  You will decide whether or not you think the USA should get involved in this war.  Britain Can Take It!   Read pages 779-786 in the textbook if you are absent.

An interesting website about the war in Britain. Museum of London...the Blitz

PBS  The Warions go to war?  What factors determine "winners" and "losers"?  How does war impact a nation?

Essential Questions:  What factors can lead to an economic collapse?  How should the government respond to an economic crisis?  How do Americans react in times of crisis?

Week of December 20, 2010

Monday-  Review with Quiz Quiz Trade

Tuesday-  Visit from Guidance Counselors about College Planning.

Wednesday-  UNIT TEST on Great Depression and New Deal.

Thursday-  Reindeer Games:)

Week of December 13, 2010

Monday:  Today we will focus on the strategies used by politicians to deal with the New Deal.  We will discuss the significance of the Election of 1832.  If you are absent, it would help to read pages 732-739.

Stormy Weather Part 1          Stormy Weather Part 2       Stormy Weather Part 3

Tuesday-  We will focus on the New Deal.  You and a partner will do a poster project.  You can read 740-747 to keep up if you are absent.

This site will show you samples of posters  By the People, For the People: Posters from the WPA, 1936-1943

New Deal Network

Wednesday-We will discuss critics of the New Deal and continue to work on our posters.

Thursday-  You and your partner will present your poster and you will complete a chart while listening to other pairs' presentations.

Friday-  You will receive your review sheet for your test on the New Deal.  Our UNIT TEST will be on Tues. Dec 21st.

December 6, 2009

Monday- QUIZ TOMORROW!  Today you will either write a poem or complete an Alphabet Soup about the hardships people faced during the Great Depression.  You will use the following terms:  bread line, soup kitchen, dust bowl, freight car hopping, eviction, Okie, migrant, job hunting, relief check, charity Hooverville.

Homework:  Study for QUIZ.

Tuesday-  QUIZ on Causes and Impact of Great Depression.  After the Quiz, we will begin watching Cinderella Man.

Wednesday-Friday-  We will continue to watch and discuss Cinderella Man.

Homework due Friday-  Reading pages 720-724 and complete worksheet on Hoover.  This website may be helpful:

The Hoover Administration

Week of November 29, 2010

Monday- Today we will focus on the causes of the Great Depression.  We will focus primarily on the Stock Market Crash of 1929.

Homework:  Read pages 702-708 and complete the Note Taking skills and Checkpoint questions. 

American Experience  The Crash of 1929

Brain Pop Video Great Depression

Tuesday- We will review how the Stock Market crash eventually filtered down to everyday families by completing a 9 word challenge.  You will also learn about the impact this difficult time had on everyone who experienced it. 

Inflation Calculator

Wednesday- You will do writing prompt on what you would do if your parents couldn't keep you anymore.  We will work on a meal planning activity to help us better understand the experiences faced by so many American families.

American Experience  Riding the Rails

Thursday- Friday- We will be watching a video called "Surviving the Dust Bowl".  Afterwards, we will do the activity "Who Caused the Dust Bowl?  Man or Nature?

Surviving the Dust Bowl

Essential Questions: How does a booming economy lead to changes in the American way of life?    What happens when cultures and generations clash?  How does mass culture reflect technological and social changes?  As minority groups gain acceptance, how do they express their new identities? 

Week of November 22, 2010

ROARING TWENTIES TEST and CHOICE BOARDS DUE ON  Tuesday, NOVEMBER 23RD.

Monday-   REVIEW FOR TEST on THE ROARING TWENTIES!

Homework:   Study for test and finish Choice Boards

Tuesday-  ROARING TWENTIES TEST and CHOICE BOARDS DUE!

Wednesday-

 Week of November 15, 2010   ROARING TWENTIES TEST and CHOICE BOARDS DUE ON  Tuesday, NOVEMBER 23RD.

Monday-  Today we will talk about the new "national" identity that emerged in the 1920's.  You will learn about fads, styles, and the new celebrity culture that developed because of the new developments in technology and industry.

Link on 1920's fads

Link about Dance Marathons

Homework: 679-687 Note taking and check points

Tuesday-  You we will discuss the FLAPPER!!!  Learn all about how teenage girls rebelled against their mothers!

History of the 1900's Flappers

Homework:  Finish yesterday's assignment and BLOG by Friday.

Wednesday-  Today I will be attending meetings.  You will read pan article and answer questions about the Harlem Renaissance.   When  you are finished you can work on your choice board.

Thursday-Friday-  You and a small group will be planning and performing  a skit using 1920's slang and stories!    AIN"T WE GOT FUN:)  After the skits, we will read a play about teens in the Roaring Twenties!

ROARING TWENTIES TEST and CHOICE BOARDS DUE ON  Tuesday, NOVEMBER 23RD.

 

 

Week of November 8, 2010

Eyewitness to History America in the 1920's

Links to sites about the Roaring 20's

Monday-  Today we will focus on the rise of consumerism in the 1920's.  People were encouraged to BUY BUY BUY!  Sound familiar? 

Henry Ford's Model T

The Attic- Advertising in Women's Magazines 1920's

Understanding Advertising  Decoding an Ad's Appeal

Tuesday-We will wrap up our work on the growth of consumerism and discuss how the politics of the 1920's supported this growth.  You will learn about Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover.

You will also receive your TIC TAC TOE Choice Board for the 1920's unit today.

Wednesday-  Today you will work on the computers to complete an assignment that deals with the social and cultural tensions that existed in the 1920's.  Not everyone wanted all the changes that the Roaring 20's brought!

Clash of Cultures Web Page

Thursday-  Today you will continue to learn about the clash of cultures.  We will discuss the Scopes Trial and the rise of the KKK

Homework: 671-678

Friday- Today we will talk about the "Noble Experiment"...Prohibition.  Why did the law pass?  Why did it fail?  you will look at this issue from various perspectives.

 

Essential Questions:   Does the USA have the right to expand its power and influence worldwide?  How should the USA use its status as a world power?  How does politics influence policy decisions?  How is the media manipulated to support economic and political motives?  What factors determine when and why we go to war?  How does war impact a nation's people?

Week of October 27, 2010        TEST ON WORLD WAR I Thursday, October 28!

Monday- We will discuss how the war ended.  You will learn about the Treaty of Versailles.

Youtube Video about Treaty of Versailles

Paris 1919  Website for film about the Treaty of Versailles.  You can watch clips from the film.  Highly recommended.

Homework:  Study for Test .   Read pages 637-641 in textbook.

Tuesday-  Quiz Quiz Trade Review for WW1 TEST

Homework:  Study

Wednesday-    Jeopardy for WW1 Test

Thursday- TEST ON WORLD WAR I    After the test, read pages 647-651 and do the Note taking skills and checkpoint questions.

Friday-  Today we will focus on Sacco and Vanzetti...a topic that truly illustrates the clash of cultures that existed after
WW1.

Week of October 18, 2010                       IMPERIALISM PERFECT 10 ASSIGNMENT IS DUE MONDAY.  ESSAY ON IMPERIALISM     DUE TUESDAY.

Monday-  PERFECT 10 DUE TODAY!  Today we will do an anticipation guide to determine what you already know about World War 1.  We will review the causes of the war that you learned in World History class.  We will discuss why YOU think we should go to war.

Homework:  Finish essay on US Imperialism.  Begin reading section 1 (618-627) in your textbook and doing the note taking skills and check point questions.  It will be due on Thursday.

Tuesday- ESSAY ON US IMPERIALISM DUE TODAY! Today we will discuss how new technologies impacted modern warfare.  You will learn about how WWI became a stalemate.  You will  also discover why the United States became involved in World War 1. 

Wednesday-  Today we will analyze propaganda posters from the American Home Front during  World War I to better understand how the war impacted the daily lives of Americans.

Thursday-Today you will work to put the horror of trench warfare into words.  You will write a poem, song, or rap about it...funny or serious...to express the experience of the soldiers of WW1.

First World War   Life in the Trenches

Photos of Life in the Trenches

Trench Warfare Simulation Game

Ending of Film Gallipoli  Check it out!

Friday- Today you will watch a film called "Letters Home from WWI"

Essential Questions:   Does the USA have the right to expand its power and influence worldwide?  How should the USA use its status as a world power? 

Week of October 11, 2010

Monday-  No School!  Happy Columbus Day:)

Tuesday-  Today you will learn about Yellow Journalism and the Spanish American war.  You will also view a variety of political cartoons about the role of the US in world affairs.

Wednesday-  Today you will read an article about American imperialism today.  This will help you prepare to write your essay tomorrow.  After we read, I will hand out the question.

Homework:  Pre-write for essay with THESIS STATEMENT!

Thursday-  You will work on your essay assessment in class.

Friday-  You will work on your Perfect 10 Unit Assessment about Imperialism.

 

Week of October 4, 2010

Monday-  Today we will define imperialism and identify arguments for and against it.  You will read and interpret primary resources.

Homework:  Arguments for and against.    BLOG!

Tuesday-  Today we will focus on the acquisition of the Hawaiian islands.

Wednesday-Thursday-  You will work in a small group to on a JIGSAW about the US imperial goals at the turn of the century.  Each group will have a region to describe.  You will then share the information you learned with another group tomorrow.

Age of Imperialism

The Crucible of Empire (Spanish American War)

World of 1898 Spanish American War

American History and Puerto Rico

Japan Documents

Open Door Policy with China

Alaska acquisition

Make the Dirt Fly   Building the Panama Canal

PBS  Panama Canal

Homework:  Be ready for Jigsaw on Thursday. 

  Read pages 592-598 and do the Cause/WarEvents/Effect worksheet. BLOG!

Friday-  Today we will watch a video about the building of the Panama Canal.  Check out the sites below to help you complete your "Perfect 10" Unit Assessment.

Make the Dirt Fly   Building the Panama Canal

PBS  Panama Canal

Homework:  Work on "Perfect 10" Assignment.

Week of September 27, 2010

Essential Questions:  What is a government's responsibility to promote the social and economic welfare of its people?  At what price is progress?  How do individuals make a difference?  How do horrible images motivate reform?

Progressive Era Test on Thursday, September 30th.

Your Unit Assessment (Choice Board/tic tac toe) will be due on Monday, September 27th.

Monday-  Your Unit Assessment (Choice Board) is due today!  We will talk about Roosevelt as a Progressive.  Watch the video and list his achievements.  Read 569-575 and do note taking skills on 569 and 574.

Roosevelt's National Park Legacy  Video

Tuesday- Legacy of Progressive Era (T-chart)    Study Guides.

Homework:  Study Guides.

Wednesday-  Review

Homework:   STUDY FOR TEST!

Thursday-  Unit Test on the Progressive Era

Week of September 20, 2010

Monday-  Today you will learn about the suffragettes.  You will look at political cartoons as well as discuss the arguments which people used to keep women from voting.  We will be having a QUIZ  TOMORROW!

Homework:   QUIZ on Progressives on Tuesday and  BLOG for Friday.  You will also need to read Sections 2 and 3 (557-568) of the chapter and do the Checkpoint questions.  The reading assignment is due Thursday.

Visit the home of Alice Paul

Tuesday- QUIZ on Progressives.  After the quiz, we will watch some of Iron Jawed Angels to better understand what women went through to get the right to vote.

Homework:  Blog and reading.

Wednesday-  Reading assignment (557-568/checkpoints) is due Thursday.

Thursday- Today we will focus on the African American experience during the Progressive Era as an example of "those left out".

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

Interactive Map of Lynchings and Riots

The Legacy of Jim Crow

Billie Holliday sings "Strange Fruit"

Homework:    BLOG!!!

Friday-  Discuss and react to the blog responses.  We will then work on our Choice Board assignments which are due on Monday, September 27th.

Week of September 13, 2010

Monday-  Today you will learn about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire...the worst accident in NYC before 9/11.  Check out this web site for more information and photos on this interesting story.  You will do a "nine word challenge which I will check.

Triangle Factory Fire

Homework:  Read pages 548-556 and do Check point questions and the Note taking skills in Section 1.  This will be due on Thursday.

Tuesday-You will learn the meaning of the term "muckraker".  We will discuss Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and its impact.

Do you think your meat is safe?

Voicethread Child Labor

Wednesday- Today we will

Homework:  Finish reading assignment.  Checkpoint questions and Note taking skills are due on Friday.  See if you are able to access the Voicethread(above) and answer it for extra credit.

Thursday- To further our study of the Progressive Era,we will also read an article and do a Word Splash about "The Strike for 3 Loaves".  You will do a raft writing assignment after a short reading.

Homework:  Finish reading assignment

Friday-Reading assignment due!  Today you will be analyzing photos of child labor at the turn of the century in order to better understand the need for reform.

Week of September 6, 2010

Tuesday- Welcome to my class!  Today we will get familiar with each other and the requirements, rules, and procedures for my class.  We will contrast life circa 1900 with life today.  We will also discuss the role that YOU think government should play in the social and economic welfare of  its people.

Homework:  1.  Please check out my blog and respond.  I want to see how this works.  2.  I would also like you to try to use the e-book on line so that we are sure you are able to use it.  Use the directions on the hot pink paper I gave you today,  3.  Work on your Multiple Intelligences Indicator.

Wednesday- Today we will focus on the new immigrants who made up the workforce that promoted the industrial growth of our nation.

Experience Ellis Island Worksheet

 Look for your ancestors at  www.ellisislandrecords.org

Homework:  1.  Please check out my blog and respond.  I want to see how this works.  2.  I would also like you to try to use the e-book on line so that we are sure you are able to use it.  Use the directions on the hot pink paper I gave you Tuesday.  3.  Work on your Multiple Intelligences Indicator.  4.  Experience Ellis Island due on Friday.

Thursday- We will continue to focus on the new immigrants and the difficulties that they faced in America.  You will also receive information about your Progressive Era Unit Assessment.

 Website for Lower East Side Tenement Museum

View a you tube presentation of photographs on tenement life.

Homework:  Finish Experience Ellis Island.

Friday-
Today you will learn about an industrial accident that led to  many of the reforms of the Progressive Era.

                                                                                      Triangle Factory Fire Website

                                                                                    Youtube on Triangle Factory Fire