Ms Miner's Map Lesson Page (Note: The class code is https://www.educreations.com/sr/NQZEPPE) -
Find "History and Government" and then click "US History I" and Launch Course.
Click on units and chapters that correspond to the current topic we are working on. Sit back and enjoy the show!
Unit One: Columbus and the New World / A Nation of Nations (Ch 2-4, American Odyssey)
Bring your book on Monday/Tuesday! Textbook (American Odyssey) - reading in class, Chapter 2, Section 2 "Three Worlds Meet."
Also in class: Sign up for Educreations - Class code is NQZEPPE
DUE Thursday, August 27: Finish your reading notes (Cornell SQ3R method) for Thursday.
8.27 -In Class: work on What Is History?
Reading Like a Historian - Evaluating Sources
American Pageant Reading - Point of View/Corroboration
Howard Zinn reading - Point of view/Corroboration
For 8/31: No homework due
Evaluating Sources, Continued; Corroboration, Contextualization ("Lunchroom II")
Due 9/4 - Your annotated Zinn reading. Also, bring your textbook to class. (REMEMBER: No highlighting!!) Write your reactions in the margins. Circle or underline words or phrases (but generally not whole sentences.)
No homework due 9/9.
9/9: Corroboration; Reading like a Historian chart & posters.
Due 9/11: Textbook Chapter 2, Section 3 "Building Colonial America"
Take reading notes. There will be a quiz on Thursday.
Step A: Write the TITLE of the Chapter/Section at the top of your binder paper. Step B: Copy the Main Idea and the Vocabulary words underneath the title.
Cornell Method: Step One is to lay out all the titles/subtitles on binder paper, three to a page. Put your pen down! Step 2 is to read the Intro. and list any vocabulary on the Step 3 is to read a section under a title/subtitle. Step 4 is to close the book! Step 5 is to "tell the story" you just read to yourself, then to write the story down in the space on your binder paper. Do not 'bullet point.' Step 6 - Put your pen down! - and read the next section (return to step 3).
In class: Different colonies, different economies, different settlement patterns, different cultures.
Week of 9/22 and 9/24
For HOMEWORK: Four Map Exercises, due on Wednesday. (Mr Schaeffer will check to see that you have your maps.)
Important instructions for homework: You will have two blank maps. One of the maps is of the whole United States, and the other map is a "close-up" of the Atlantic Coast of the US in colonial times. (You can print a copy of either map by clicking, above.)
FOR THE "CLOSE UP" map: Follow the Map Lesson called THE CHESAPEAKE to draw on your map.
FOR THE "whole United States" map: You will watch three lessons, and draw all three on one copy of the map. The three lessons are: The South, New England, and the Middle Colonies.
IN CLASS on WEDNESDAY-
Mr. Schaeffer will check to see that you have your two maps (homework due today.)
Your Project: Work in PAIRS as assigned by Mr. Schaefer!
DRAW for the name of a Colony. (Mr. Schaefer will have an envelope for each class.)
- Your assignment: Make a "one-pager" about the colony that you selected.
- The "one-pager" project is described here, and Mr. Schaefer also has a handout.
- A sample of the project is also here.
(NOTE TO 7th period - the format has changed from what I said in class on Friday...)
--> DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD TODAY: All of the needed information, organized properly; the graphics at least located, if not printed/copied; and your "one-pager canvas" already put together. The NAME of your colony should be on the poster!
FRIDAY: Finish posters*. Present your information to the class.
Vote on Reading Like a Historian Posters.
*or- start on homework: Notes for Ch 2 Section 4 "Conflict and Growth in the Colonies."
For TUESDAY September 22:
Due: Your READING NOTES or Ch 2 Section 4 "Conflict and Growth in the Colonies."
In class: a QUIZ for the Colonies - Middle, New England, Chesapeake, and South, and a MAP. For the MAP - be sure you can DRAW and NAME the "basic rivers"; be sure you can IDENTIFY each REGION, and be able to associate the LOCATION of each colony with its NAME.
Lecture and reading (handout) about the Conflicts and Growth in the Colonies. VOTING on POSTERS!!!
For THURSDAY: No new formal homework, but get your BINDER in Perfect Shape!! You will leave your binder in class on Thursday (for a grade)
In class: Lecture; reading (handout) and Discussion about Bacon's Rebellion and its significance.
Week of 9/29 - 10/1
Dear Students - I'm sorry I'm unable to be with you today. I will check your notes (Ch 3 section 1) on Tuesday. Today's scheduled quiz (Ch 2 sec 4) will be postponed until Wednesday. (Jr. Retreat Monday)
Thursday in class: "Toward Revolution."
Click HERE for the links to the videos.
If you are using an iPad or other iOS device, you will need to use the PUFFIN browser, as the videos are on Flash.
REMEMBER TO STOP FIVE MINUTES BEFORE THE END OF CLASS to fill out a yellow "EXIT TICKET." (blanks are on the table by the door.
See you Monday!
Week of 10/5 - 10/7 - 10/9
Week of 10/15
Week of 10/19
Week of 10/26
TUESDAY: No homework due. Your binders are ready for pickup. In class: Jigsaw work on the Zinn reading continues.
Lecture/discussion - second part of the section. Possibly a quiz on this section (Ch 2 Section 4)
Map: Proclamation Line 1763
THURSDAY: Due Thursday: Review for quiz, Section 4 of Chapter 2.
ALSO DUE THURSDAY: Chapter 3 Section 1 "Toward Revolution" SQ3R-type notes.
THURSDAY: See the <--- left sidebar for instructions - Get an iPad if you need one. (Please don't use your phones unless absolutely necessary...)
HOMEWORK for MONDAY: Reading Notes, Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter Three.
Due Monday: Reading Notes, Sections 2 and 3 of Chapter 3.
Bring work for quiet study.
Wednesday: No new homework; have your notes in good order. I'll check the Video notes from last Thursday. In class: Review of Ch 2 sec 4 for the QUIZ!! (From way back before the jr. retreat and before Mr. Schaefer subbed for me...)
Moving on to: the Lead-up to the Revolutionary War and the Declaration of Independence (Activity)!
then, the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution; activity about the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists.
10/9 - Quiz on Chapter 3, sections 1 & 2
In class: The Declaration of Independence;
6th period. Go to https://todaysmeet.com/US6MsM - we'll use this for some class discussion today! "Create an Account" using your Mercyhs gmail address.
Due THURSDAY 10/15: Reading notes, Ch 4, Sections 2 & 3 "Debate & Ratification," "Launching he New Government"
In class -Federalists, Anti-Federalists.
PowerPoint: Articles of Confederation.
On WEDNESDAY, 10/21: quiz on Chapter 4, sections 1 and 2
*Describe the Whiskey Rebellion and Hamilton's reaction to it. What did Jefferson think about the situation?
* What were the main conflicts between the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans?
* John Marshall strengthened the Supreme Court's power by establishing the right of the Supreme Court to.... ( ?)
* When was the War of 1812? Who was in favor of the war? When did it end? What did it accomplish?
FOR FRIDAY: Quiz on Section 3; READ Chapter 5, section 1 (and take some notes.)
Prepare for Cherokee Press Conference!
DUE TUESDAY: your "ticket to participate" in the Indian Removal Press Conference.
INFORMATION PAGE has the details, and it includes a link to character assignments.
If you are one of the NAMED CHARACTERS - your "ticket to participate" is your OPENING STATEMENT. (See the Information page or the class handout for the requirements)
If you are a Member of the Press (from one of the "NEWSPAPERS PRESENT," your "ticket to participate" is a list of ten questions to ask of the people representing various opinions about Indian Removal and the status of the Cherokee nation. (See the Information page or the class handout for the requirements)
THE INFORMATION PAGE also contains a LINK to a .pdf file which has a MAP, a TIMELINE, and the "Case Study" taken from your textbook pages. You can accomplish your task from reading this "Case Study" thoroughly, as well as studying the timeline and the map.
STUDENTS WHO WERE ABSENT ON THURSDAY 10/23 - check the information page and the link to "Role Assignments"
--> --> Students who do not have their completed "ticket to participate" assignments will not be allowed to participate in the press conference.
DUE THURSDAY: Quiz on Chapter 5, section 1. If you were a NAMED CHARACTER: due on Thursday is your (5 pt.) reflection about your experience particiapating in the simulation. If you were a MEMBER OF THE PRESS, your (25 pt.) Newspaper Front Page is due Thursday.