U.S. History I
Mr. LaFortune



U.S. History I



Thursday June 13, 2019


Today was the last day of school. Have a fun and safe summer vacation!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Last Day of School 1.None 1.None USI Syllabus

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USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Wednesday June 12, 2019


Today was the Final Exam for D-Block. Tomorrow is the last day of school.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Final Exam D-Block 1.None 1.None USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment



None




Tuesday June 11, 2019


Today was the Final Exam for B-Block. D-Block should be studying for tomorrow's Final Exam. Good luck!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Final Exam B-Block 1.Study for Final Exam 1.Wednesday June 12, 2019 (D) USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Monday June 10, 2019


Today in class we played a review game for the Final Exam. Good Luck!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Final Exam Review 1.Study for Final Exam 1.Tuesday June 11, 2019 (B) & Wednesday June 12, 2019 (D) USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Friday June 7, 2019


Today in class we did the Unit V Test. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit V Test 1.Study for Final Exam 1.Tuesday June 11, 2019 (B) & Wednesday June 12, 2019 (D) USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Thursday June 6, 2019


Today in class we finished the Men Who Built America Part 6, held a discussion on the series, and did CCC XLV. We also played a Jeopardy Review Game for Friday's Unit Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit V Review 1.Study for Unit V Test 1.Friday June 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Wednesday June 5, 2019


Today in class we finished Unit V by studying how a mass culture developed and we considered whether the time period was a Golden Age or a Guilded Age. We then did CCC XLIV. We also played a Jeopardy Review Game for Friday's Unit Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Golden or Gilded? 1.Study for Unit V Test 1.Friday June 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

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USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Tuesday June 4, 2019


Today in class we began by finishing The Men Who Built America Part V. We then learned about Urbanization, Urban Problems, and Attempts to Improve Cities at the turn of the twentieth century. We then did Problem 59 City Kids, Problem 60 Success, and CCC XLIII.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Cities 1.Study for Unit V Test 1.Friday June 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Monday June 3, 2019


Today in class we watched The Men Who Built America Parts IV & V and we answered video focus questions for them.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Men Who Built America 1.Homework II- Read Textbook Pages: 347-352 (Ch. 9, § 9.6); Write: Make the argument that Mark Twain was wrong and that the turn of the twentieth century was not the “Gilded Age” but rather a “Golden Age” for the improvements that were made to society for the middle class. 1.Tuesday June 4, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Friday May 31, 2019


Today in class we began by finishing The Men Who Built America Part III. We then learned about Immigration during the Second Industrial Revolution and issues facing immigrants. We then did CCC XLII and then began the Men Who Built America Part IV and we answered video focus questions for it. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Immigration 1.Homework II- Read Textbook Pages: 347-352 (Ch. 9, § 9.6); Write: Make the argument that Mark Twain was wrong and that the turn of the twentieth century was not the “Gilded Age” but rather a “Golden Age” for the improvements that were made to society for the middle class. 1.Tuesday June 4, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Thursday May 30, 2019


Today in class we began by finishing The Men Who Built America Part II. We then learned about working conditions in the Second Industrial Revolution, the start of Labor Unions, and key Labor Union Actions in the early 1900s. We then did Problem 58 Eugene V. Debs, CCC XLI, and then began the Men Who Built America Part III and we answered video focus questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Working Conditions & Labor Unions 1.Homework HH- Read Textbook Pages: 341-346 (Ch. 9, § 9.5); Write: How did urbanization change the settlement of America and what were some of the challenges that cities faced? 1.Friday May 31, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit V Round II



Final Exam Review Games

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round I

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round II

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round III

   Jeopardy Review Final Exam Round IV




Wednesday May 29, 2019


Today in class we began by finishing The Men Who Built America Part I. We then learned about the robber barons or captains of industry. We also learned about how progressive politicians began to change the laws to restrict the ruthless capitalists. We then did Problem 57 Sherman Act, CCC XL, and then began the Men Who Built America Part II and we answered video focus questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Robber Barons or Captains of Industry 1.Homework GG- Read Textbook Pages: 334-340 (Ch. 9, § 9.4); Write: Describe where the “new” immigrants came from between 1870-1910 and the challenges that they faced coming to and establishing themselves in America. 1.Thursday May 30, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Tuesday May 28, 2019


Today we began our final unit, Unit V. We learned about the technological advances made in the second half of the nineteenth century that helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution. We also discussed some of the consequences of industrialization on society. We then did CCC XXXIX and began watching The Men Who Built America Part I and answered video focus questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Second Industrial Revolution 1.Homework FF- Read Textbook Pages: 327-333 (Ch. 9, § 9.3); Write: Describe how labor unions formed to fight for workers’ rights and identify four early labor unions that existed in the U.S. 1.Wednesday May 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

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Friday May 24, 2019


Today we met in the Library and did the Unit IV Test. Have a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit IV Test 1.Late/Missing Work 1.Tuesday May 28, 2019 USI Syllabus

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USI Problems

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Thursday May 23, 2019


Today D-Block played a Jeopardy Review game for tomorrow's Unit IV Test and we also watched a video and answered video questions on Presidents Hayes & Garfield. In B-Block we watched a review video.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Review Day 1.Study for Unit IV Test 1.Friday May 24, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Wednesday May 22, 2019


Today D-Block did not meet due to MCAS. In B-Block we watched a video and answered video questions on Presidents Hayes & Garfield. We then watched a review video.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D B-Block: Review 1.Homework EE- Read Textbook Pages: 321-326 (Ch. 9, § 9.2); Write: Describe the rise of big business and the government regulations passed to protect competition. 1.Thursday May 23, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Tuesday May 21, 2019


Today D-Block did not meet due to MCAS. In B-Block we finished our discussion on the west.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D B-Block: West 1.Homework EE- Read Textbook Pages: 321-326 (Ch. 9, § 9.2); Write: Describe the rise of big business and the government regulations passed to protect competition. 1.Thursday May 23, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Monday May 20, 2019


Today in class we looked at Reconstruction Documents and played a Jeopardy Review Game for Unit IV (the test will be on Friday). We then did CCC XXXVIII and watched a video and answered video questions on Hayes & Garfield.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit IV Review 1.Homework EE- Read Textbook Pages: 321-326 (Ch. 9, § 9.2); Write: Describe the rise of big business and the government regulations passed to protect competition. 1.Thursday May 23, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Friday May 17, 2019


Today in class we learned how Reconstruction ended and the legacy it left for the country. We then watched a video and answered video questions on Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant, did Problem 55 Booker T. Washington, and Problem 56 W.E.B. Du Bois. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Reconstruction Ends 1.Homework DD- Read Textbook Pages: 312-320 (Ch. 9, § 9.1); Write: What made the Industrial Revolution possible in the 1870s? 1.Monday May 20, 2019 USI Syllabus

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USI Problems

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Thursday May 16, 2019


Today in class we finished learning about how Congress took over Reconstruction. We then learned about the issues freedmen faced and racial violence in the South. We then did CCC XXXVII and did Problem 54 Organization of the KKK.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Congressional Reconstruction & Racial Violence 1.Late/Missing Homework 1.Friday May 17, 2019 USI Syllabus

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USI Problems

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Wednesday May 15, 2019


Today in class we finished the Reconstruction Convention. We then discussed what actually happened in terms of Reconstruction and the challenges posed by Reconstruction. We ended with CCC XXXVI.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Reconstruction Convention Day 2 & Reconstruction Begins 1.Homework CC- Read Textbook Pages: 299-307 (Ch. 8, § 8.3); Write: Explain how the South attempted to restrict African American rights during Reconstruction. 1.Thursday May 16, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Tuesday May 14, 2019


Today in class we finished watching Ken Burns Civil War Episode 8. We then began our Reconstruction Convention. We will finish the convention tomorrow and discuss what actually happened in terms of Reconstruction.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Reconstruction Convention Day 1 1.Read Textbook Pages: 291-298 (Ch. 8, § 8.2) & Do Homework BB- Read Textbook Pages: 284-290 (Ch. 8, § 8.1); Write: Describe Congress’s major Reconstruction legislation between 1864 and 1870. 1.Wednesday May 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Monday May 13, 2019


Today in class we finished watching the movie Glory and answering Video Focus Questions for it. We also continued watching Ken Burns Civil War Episode 8. Tomorrow we will begin our Reconstruction Convention.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Glory Day 2 1.Prepare for Reconstruction Convention 1.Tuesday May 14, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit IV Round III




Friday May 10, 2019


Today in class we began watching the movie Glory and answering Video Focus Questions for it. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Glory Day 1 1.Late/Missing Work 1.Monday May 13, 2019 USI Syllabus

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USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Thursday May 9, 2019


Today in class we did CCC XXXV and learned about the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's Assassination. We then did Problem 52 Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. Finally, we began watching Ken Burns Civil War Episode 8 and answering Video Focus Questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D End of the War * Lincoln's Assassination 1.Late/Missing Work 1.Friday May 10, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Wednesday May 8, 2019


Today in class we did CCC XXXIV and learned about the Battle of Gettysburg and Total War. We then watched a few clips from the movie Gettysburg and did Problem 51 Gettysburg Address.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Gettysburg & Total War 1.Late/Missing Work 1.Thursday May 9, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Tuesday May 7, 2019


Today in class we did CCC XXXIII and learned about soldiers during the Civil War. We also learned about fighting along the Mississippi River as well as in Virginia. We then finished Episode 1 of Ken Burns the Civil War and finished answering video focus questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Soldiers & Fighting Along the Mississippi and in Virginia 1.Late/Missing Work 1.Wednesday May 8, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Monday May 6, 2019


Today in class we continued learning about the Civil War and did CCC XXXII. We learned about slave encounters, emancipation, and wartime life. We also did Problem 50 Emancipation Proclamation and continued Episode 1 of Ken Burns the Civil War and answered video focus questions for it.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D First Years of War & Wartime Life 1.Homework AA- Read Textbook Pages: 274-278 (Ch. 7, § 7.7); Write: Describe the end of the Civil War and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. 1.Tuesday May 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Friday May 3, 2019


Today in class we began our new unit on the Civil War & Reconstruction. We discussed the advantages and disadvantages of the North and South at the start of the war and we discussed the course of the first year of fighting. We also completed Problem 49 Lincoln's First Inaugural Address and watched a video on President Abraham Lincoln and answered video focus questions for him. At the end of class we began Episode 1 of Ken Burns the Civil War. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Start of the Civil War 1.Homework Z- Read Textbook Pages: 267-273 (Ch. 7, § 7.6); Write: Explain how the Union was able to defeat the Confederates at Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and during Sherman’s March to the Sea. 1.Monday May 6, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Thursday May 2, 2019


Today in class we took the Unit III Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit III Test 1.Homework Y- Read Textbook Pages: 256-266 (Ch. 7, § 7.4 & Ch. 7, § 7.5); Write: What were Lincoln’s plans for freeing the slaves and how did he carry his plans out? 1.Friday May 3, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Wednesday May 1, 2019


Today in class we read the Slave Narratives DBQ Documents together to get a first-hand sense of how slave masters controlled their slaves. We then played a Jeopardy Review Game in preparation for tomorrow's Unit III Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Slave Narratives & Unit III Review 1.Study for Unit III Test 1.Thursday May 2, 2019 USI Syllabus

USI Powerpoint

USI Class Notes

USI CP Fill-In Class Notes

USI Problems

USI Video Focus Questions

Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

   Jeopardy Review Unit III Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit III Round II

   Jeopardy Review Unit III Round III




Tuesday April 30, 2019


Today in class we finished learning about the events leading up to the Civil War. We discussed the Dred Scott case, Lincoln's Election, and Secession. We then did Problem 47 Dred Scott, Problem 48 Declaration of Secession, and CCC XXXI. Finally, we watched a video and answered video focus questions on President Zachary Taylor, President Millard Fillmore, President Franklin Pierce, and President James Buchanan.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Secession 1.Study for Unit III Test 1.Thursday May 2, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Monday April 29, 2019


You turned your Research Papers in on Turnitin.com and Google Classroom by SUNDAY APRIL 28 at 9:00 PM and today you turned in a hard copy to me at the start of class. The research project is now officially over!!! Today in class we learned about the arguments concerning the expansion of slavery in the new western territories and the compromises offered to delay armed conflict like the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. We also learned about the causes of division between the North and South, which had slavery at the root. We also learned how the North increased its resistance to slavery after the Fugitive Slave Act and Uncle Tom's Cabin and we did Problem 46 Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Compromise & Conflict 1.Homework- Read Textbook Pages: 249-255 (Ch. 7, § 7.3) 1.Tuesday April 30, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

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Friday April 26, 2019


Please note that I changed the Research Paper deadline to SUNDAY APRIL 28 at 9:00 PM. Today in class we watched videos on the Mexican-American War, President John Tyler, and President James K. Polk and answered video focus questions for all of them. We then did Problem 43 Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World, Problem 44 Gradual Abolition, and Problem 45 Fourth of July Speech. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Slavery & Early Abolitionists 1.Final Draft 1.Sunday April 28, 2019 (by 9:00 pm) USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Thursday April 25, 2019


Today in class we finished the Alamo. We then learned about the Abolition Movement in the 1800s and did CCC XXIX.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Abolition Movement 1.Final Draft 1.Friday April 26, 2019 (by 11:59 pm) USI Syllabus

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Model Thesis

Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Wednesday April 24, 2019


Today in class we continued watching a movie called the Alamo.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D The Alamo 1.Homework X- Read Textbook Pages: 237-249 (Ch. 7, § 7.2 & Ch. 7, § 7.3); Write: State the major issue facing the nation in 1850 and discuss the key events dividing the country along sectional lines from 1850 to 1860 because of it. 1.Thursday April 25, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Tuesday April 23, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Mexican-American War and how the west was won. We did CCC XVIII and began a movie on the Alamo.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D How the West Was Won 1.Final Draft 1.Friday April 26, 2019 (by 11:59 pm) USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Monday April 22, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Reform Era of the early 1800s. We also did CCC XXVII, Problem 41 Treatment of the Insane, and Problem 42 Declaration of Sentiments. Tomorrow we will learn how the west was won.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Reform Era 1.Homework W- Read Textbook Pages: 228-236 (Ch. 7, § 7.1); Write: What were the important parts of the Compromise of 1850 and where did John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, President Zachary Taylor, and President Millard Fillmore each stand in the debate over its passage? 1.Tuesday April 23, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

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Friday April 12, 2019


Today was our final day working on the Research Project during class. We met in the Third Floor Computer Lab and worked on writing the Research Project Essay. The paper is due by 11:59 pm on Friday April 26. Have a fun and safe April Vacation!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Day 7 1.Research Paper 1.Friday April 26, 2019 (by 11:59 pm) USI Syllabus

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Sample Research Paper Theresienstadt

USI 2019 Research Assignment

None



Thursday April 11, 2019


Today we met in the Third Floor Computer Lab to work on the Research Outline and begin writing the Research Paper. Tomorrow will be our final day working on the Research Project in class.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Day 6 1.Research Outline 1.Friday April 12, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Wednesday April 10, 2019


Today in class D-Block met in the Library (back section) to continue working on the Research Project. We spent that majority of class reading sources and finishing our Note Cards in Noodle Tools but we also did CCC XXVI. B-Block met in the classroom and did Problem 40 Donner Party as a class. We then did CCC XXVI and reviewed the comments I made on the War of 1812 DBQ. We then learned about the Settlement of Texas and the Texan Republic. Tomorrow all classes will meet in the Third Floor Computer Lab to work on the Research Outline and begin writing the Research Paper.
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B & D Catch Up Day 1.Research Note Cards (CP 20 and CPA 30) 1.Thursday April 11, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Tuesday April 9, 2019


Today in class we met in the Library (back section) to continue working on the Research Project. We spent that majority of class reading sources and making more Note Cards in Noodle Tools. At the start of class we discussed how to make a thesis statement and I provided you with a sample. You then turned in your thesis to Google Classroom.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Day 5 1.Research Note Cards (CP 20 and CPA 30) 1.Thursday April 11, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Monday April 8, 2019


Today in class we met in the Library Conference Area to learn how to do an Outline and how to properly do Chicago Turabian citations in your Research Paper. We then moved to the Library (back section) to continue working on the Research Project. We spent that majority of class reading sources and making more Note Cards in Noodle Tools. The thesis is due tomorrow and the remainder of the Note Cards are due at the start of class on Thursday (when you will complete your Outline in class).
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Day 4 1.Research Note Cards (CP 20 and CPA 30) 1.Thursday April 11, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Friday April 5, 2019


Today in class we met in the Library (back) to work on the Research Project. We finished getting sources and you compiled a Bibliography. You then spent the rest of class reading your sources and making Note Cards in Noodle Tools. The first 10 are due at the start of class on Monday. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Day 3 1.Research First 10 Note Cards 1.Monday April 8, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Thursday April 4, 2019


Today in class we met in the Library (back) to work on the Research Project. We continued getting sources and I demonstrated how to compile a Bibliography from Noodle Tools.
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B & D Research Day 2 1.Research Bibliography 1.Friday April 5, 2019 (by the start of class) USI Syllabus

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Wednesday April 3, 2019


Today in class we learned about the challenges facing the Presidencies of Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler as well as the landscape and allure of the west. We then did CCC XXV, Problem 38 Nullification Proclamation, and Problem 39 Manifest Destiny. We ended class by watching a Video on the Presidents John Quincy Adams & Andrew Jackson and answering video focus questions for them. Tomorrow we will meet in the Library (back) to work on the Research Project.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Manifest Destiny 1.Homework V- Read Textbook Pages: 211-217 (Ch. 6, § 6.5); Write: Who were the abolitionists and what two branches of the movement existed in the 1800s? What were the arguments made by those who supported slavery in the South? 1.Thursday April 4, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday April 2, 2019


Today in class we learned about the challenges facing Andrew Jackson's Presidency. We then did CCC XXIV. We ended class by watching a Video on the Trail of Tears and answering video focus questions for it.
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B & D Andrew Jackson 1.Homework U- Read Textbook Pages: 201-210 & 218-222 (Ch. 6, § 6.4 & Ch. 6, § 6.6); Write: What were the major reform movements of the early 1800s and how did they improve society? 1.Tuesday April 3, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Monday April 1, 2019


Today in class we learned about the "Era of Good Feelings," Monroe Doctrine, the "Corrupt Bargain," and the Election of Andrew Jackson. We then did CCC XXIII and we did Problem 37 Monroe Doctrine. We ended class by watching a Video on James Monroe and answered video focus questions for it.
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B & D Monroe Doctrine & Age of Jackson Begins 1.Check Jupiter and Do All Late/Missing Work 1.Monday April 2, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday March 29, 2019


Today in class we began by watching Mill Times and answering video focus questions for it. We then learned about the Industrial way of life in New England and how slavery operated in the South. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D INdustrial North & Slave South 1.Check Jupiter and Do All Late/Missing Work 1.Monday April 1, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday March 28, 2019


Today in class we began Unit III. We learned about advances in technology, transportation, farming, and industry that came about during the Industrial Revolution that began in the late 1700s and early 1800s. We then did Problem 36 Mill Girls.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Industrial Revolution 1.Homework T- Read Textbook Pages: 192-200 (Ch. 6, § 6.2 & Ch. 6, § 6.3); Write: How did Americans gain land from Mexico through the Mexican-American War? 1.Friday March 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday March 27, 2019


Today only D-Block met due to MCAS. In class we watched a course review video and answered video focus questions for it.
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B & D Review Day 1.Homework T- Read Textbook Pages: 192-200 (Ch. 6, § 6.2 & Ch. 6, § 6.3); Write: How did Americans gain land from Mexico through the Mexican-American War? 1.Friday March 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday March 26, 2019


Today only D-Block met due to MCAS. In class we worked on Late/Missing work to increase grades before the end of the term.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Make Up Day 1.Homework T- Read Textbook Pages: 192-200 (Ch. 6, § 6.2 & Ch. 6, § 6.3); Write: How did Americans gain land from Mexico through the Mexican-American War? 1.Friday March 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Monday March 25, 2019


Today we met in the library and Mrs. Lamothe taught us how to search for books in the library, search the school's databases, and use Noodle Tools. We then spent the rest of class beginning our research, finding sources, and declaring our research topics. We also registered for Noodle Tools and Turnitin.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Research Project Day 1 1.Homework T- Read Textbook Pages: 192-200 (Ch. 6, § 6.2 & Ch. 6, § 6.3); Write: How did Americans gain land from Mexico through the Mexican-American War? 1.Friday March 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday March 22, 2019


Today in class we briefly went over the Research Paper Instructions. We then took the Unit II Test in the library. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit Test II 1.Homework S- Read Textbook Pages: 186-191 (Ch. 6, § 6.1); Write: Which groups of people moved westward in the 1800s and how did they get there? 1.Monday March 25, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday March 21, 2019


Today in class we met in the library to write the War of 1812 DBQ Essay. Please finish it for homework and study for tomorrow's Unit II Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D War of 1812 DBQ Essay 1.Finish War of 1812 DBQ Essay & Study for Unit II Test 1.Friday March 22, 2019 War of 1812 DBQ

War of 1812 DBQ Document Analysis

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Wednesday March 20, 2019


Today in class we finished watching the War of 1812 and answering Video Focus Questions for it. Next we orally did Problem 35 Star Spangled Banner (no need to write it in the journal). We then closely read and analyzed the War of 1812 documents together (we will write the essay tomorrow in class and you will finish it for homework). Finally, we played a Jeopardy Review Game to prepare for Friday's Unit II Test.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D War of 1812 Documents & Unit II Review 1.Homework R: Read Textbook Pages: 175-180 (Ch. 5, § 5.7); Write: What challenges did Andrew Jackson face as president of the United States? Did he succeed in each of them? 1.Thursday March 21, 2019 War of 1812 DBQ

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Tuesday March 19, 2019


Today in class we learned James Madison and the War of 1812. We then did CCC XXII and watched the War of 1812 and also the video on President James Madison and answered Video Focus Questions for both of them.
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B & D James Madison & War of 1812 1.Homework Q: Read Textbook Pages: 167-175 (Ch. 5, § 5.6 & Ch. 5, § 5.7); Write: How did the people of the U.S. express their nationalism following the War of 1812 economically, politically, and socially? 1.Wednesday March 20, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Monday March 18, 2019


Today in class we learned more about Thomas Jefferson's presidency and the challenges he faced including. We also talked about the election of James Madison. We then did CCC XXI and watched the Louisiana Purchase and answered Video Focus Questions for it. Finally we attempted to crack a Thomas Jefferson secret code.
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B & D Thomas Jefferson, Foreign Affairs, and Secret Codes 1.Homework P: Read Textbook Pages: 156-166 (Ch. 5, § 5.4 & Ch 5. §5.5); Write: How did the Industrial Revolution change production of textiles in the 1800s? What four improvements in transportation also improved trade in the early 1800s? 1.Tuesday March 19, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Friday March 15, 2019


Today we learned about Thomas Jefferson's presidency and the challenges he faced including reducing the size of the government, the Barbary War, international affairs with France and Britain, and the Louisiana Purchase. We did Problem 32 Marbury v. Madison and Problem 33 Lewis & Clark Expedition. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Thomas Jefferson's Challenges 1.Homework O: Read Textbook Pages: 151-155 (Ch. 5, § 5.3); Write: What were the causes of the War of 1812? How did the battles at the beginning of the war differ from those late in the war? 1.Monday March 18, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Thursday March 14, 2019


Today I was not in class. We did Problem 30 Washington's Farewell Address and we watched the videos on President John Adams and answered video focus questions for it. We then watched a review video and answered video focus questions for it in our journals. At the end of class we used cell phones to begin working on filling in the government officials homework worksheet that is due tomorrow.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Review Day 1.Government Officials Homework 1.Friday March 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit II Round II




Wednesday March 13, 2019


Today in class we finished learning about the challenges facing the presidencies of George Washington and John Adams. We then did CCC XIX and watched Adams: Unite or Die.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D George Washington & John Adams 1.Check Jupiter Grades & Do Late/Missing Work. D-BLOCK ONLY- make a list of George Washington's domestic and international challenges that he faced during his presidency and how he attempted to address each of them. (Do this on a separate sheet of paper- Not Google Classroom) 1.Thursday March 14, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday March 12, 2019


Today in class we finished reading and the Ratification Debates primary sources. We then learned about the challenges facing George Washington's presidency, did CCC XVII and CCC XVIII, and watched videos and answered video focus questions on the Adam's series and on George Washingon.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D George Washington 1.Homework N- Read Textbook Pages: 144-150 (Ch. 5, § 5.2); Write: Evaluate Jefferson’s presidency. Overall was it a success or a failure? Explain. 1.Wednesday March 13, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Monday March 11, 2019


Today we did a scavenger hunt for the Constitutional Amendments. We then learned about the ratification debates and read the primary sources associated with them in the Ratification Debates DBQ, which included Federalist 10, Federalist 51, and Centinnel 1. Finally we watched videos and answered video focus questions for Alexander Hamilton, Constitutional Convention, and James Madison.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Ratification Debates 1.Homework M- Read Textbook Pages: 134-143 (Ch. 5, § 5.1); Write: Contrast the achievements of George Washington’s presidency to those of John Adams (one certainly has a lot more achievements than the other!). 1.Tuesday March 12, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday March 8, 2019


Today we learned about Articles II-VII of the U.S. Constitution as well as the 27 Amendments. We then did a Scavenger Hunt for Articles II-VII. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Articles II-VII & 27 Amendments 1.Homework L- Read Textbook Pages: 123-129 (Ch. 4, § 4.3); Write: Who were the key Federalists and Anti-Federalists and what arguments did they make to support their positions? 1.Monday March 11, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday March 7, 2019


Today we learned about the Preamble and Article I of the U.S. Constitution. We then did a Scavenger Hunt for Article I. Don't forget to complete your DBQ Revisions tonight!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Preamble & Article I 1.Read Textbook: Articles III-VII and Amendments 1-27 of the U.S. Constitution (887-899 or online) & Complete DBQ Revisions 1.Friday March 8, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday March 6, 2019


Today we learned about the actual Constitutional Convention and the Plans presented. We then did Problem 22 Virginia Plan and Problem 23 New Jersey Plan. Finally, we examined the Constitutional Roots and Constitutional Basics.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Constitutional Convention & Constitutional Principles 1.Read Textbook: The Preamble & Articles I-II of the U.S. Constitution (878-887 or online) 1.Thursday March 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday March 5, 2019


Monday was a Snow Day. Today in class we continued our Mock Constitutional Convention. Tomorrow we will discuss what happened at the actual Constitutional Convention.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Constitutional Convention Day 2 1.Homework K- Read Textbook Pages: 117-122 (Ch. 4, § 4.2); Write: Describe the similarities and differences between the Virginia Plan and the New Jersey Plan? 1.Wednesday March 6, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday March 1, 2019


Today in class we took CCC XIV and then began our Mock Constitutional Convention. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Constitutional Convention Day 1 1.Prepare for Day 2 of the Mock Constitutional Convention 1.Monday March 4, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday February 28, 2019


Today in class we continued watching the Crossing. We then discussed the actual and our Mock Constitutional Conventions.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Constitutional Convention Discussion 1.Prepare for Day 1 of the Mock Constitutional Convention 1.Friday March 1, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday February 27, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Articles of Confederation and issues facing the brand new country. Finally we did Problem 20 Articles of Confederation and Problem 21 Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Tomorrow we will hold our Mock Constitutional Convention.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Articles of Confederation 1.Check Jupiter Grades and Do Late/Missing Work 1.Thursday February 28, 2019 American Revolution DBQ

American Revolution DBQ Analysis

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Tuesday February 26, 2019


Today in class we met in the computer lab to write the DBQ essay on the American Revolution. You will need to finish the essay for homework tonight.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D American Revolution DBQ- Writing 1.American Revolution DBQ Essay 1.Wednesday February 27, 2019 American Revolution DBQ

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Monday February 25, 2019


Today in class we read together and marked up the American Revolution DBQ documents. Tomorrow during class you will write the essay that corresponds to this set of documents. After reviewing the documents we watched the video the Crossing.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D American Revolution DBQ Analysis & The Crossing 1.Homework J- Read Textbook Pages: 110-116 (Ch. 4, § 4.1) & The Articles of Confederation (903-908 or online); Write: What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? 1.Tuesday February 26, 2019 American Revolution DBQ

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Friday February 15, 2019


Today in class we took the Unit I Test and your notes were graded. After the test you worked on Homework J. Have a fun and safe February Break!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit I Test 1.Homework J- Read Textbook Pages: 110-116 (Ch. 4, § 4.1) & The Articles of Confederation (903-908 or online); Write: What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation? 1.Tuesday February 26, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round I

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Thursday February 14, 2019


Happy Valentine's Day. Today in class we watched a video segment and answered video focus questions on Yorktown & the End Game and we did CCC XIII. We then played a review game for tomorrow's Unit I Test. Be sure your notes are up to date because they will be graded tomorrow.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Unit I Review 1.Study Notes to Prepare for Unit Test I 1.Friday February 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round I

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Wednesday February 13, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris, ending the Revolution. We also watched a video segment and answered video focus questions on the Siege of Charleston. We then did Problem 18 Benedict Arnold's Proclamation and Problem 19 Surrender at Yorktown. Tomorrow we will review for Friday's Unit I Test. Be sure your notes and journal are up to date because they will be graded tomorrow.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Yorktown & the End Game 1.Study Notes to Prepare for Unit Test I 1.Friday February 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round II




Tuesday February 12, 2019


Today in class we learned about the the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse, Benedict Arnold's Treason, and the Siege of Charleston. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions on Monmouth Courthouse, Arnold's Treason, and the Siege of Charleston. We then did Problem 18 Benedict Arnold's Proclamation.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Monmouth Courthouse, Arnold's Treason, & Charleston 1.Study Notes to Prepare for Unit Test I 1.Friday February 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round I

   Jeopardy Review Unit I Round II




Monday February 11, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Saratoga. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions on Washington's First Success, Talk of Independence, Crossing the Delaware, and the Battle of Saratoga. We also did Problem 17 Events in Massachusetts.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Trenton & Saratoga 1.Study Notes to Prepare for Unit Test I 1.Friday February 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday February 8, 2019


Today in class we learned about Dorchester Heights, the Battle of New York, and the Declaration of Independence. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions on Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Paine, and Lexington & Concord. We then did CCC X, CCC XI, and CCC XII. Finally, we did Problem 15 Declaration of Independence and Problem 16 Jefferson's Draft. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Dorchester, New York, and Independence 1.Study Notes to Prepare for Unit Test I 1.Friday February 15, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday February 7, 2019


Today in class we learned about the start of the American Revolution. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions for Boston Bloody Boston & Patrick Henry.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D First Shots of the American Revolution 1.Homework I: Read Textbook Pages: 97-105 (Ch. 3, § 3.4); Write: How did the Patriots win the American Revolution? What key events led to America’s victory over England? 1.Friday February 8, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday February 6, 2019


Today in class we learned about the new British approach to governing the Colonies following the French & Indian War, which included new taxes and policies. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions for John Hancock & John Adams.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D British Taxes & Policies 1.Read Textbook Pages: 92-96 (Ch. 3, § 3.3) & The Declaration of Independence (900-901 or online) 1.Thursday February 7, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday February 5, 2019


Today in class we learned about the French & Indian War. We also watched video segments and answered video focus questions for the Conflict Ignites Parts I & II, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock. Finally, we did CCC IX and Problem 14 Capitulation of George Washington.
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D French & Indian War 1.Homework H: Read Textbook Pages: 84-91 (Ch. 3, § 3.2); Write: What arguments did the Colonists make against taxation from Parliament? What counterarguments did the British make? 1.Wednesday February 6, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Monday February 4, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Colonial Economy and different political, religious, and social aspects of life in the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies. We did CCC VIII and finished the questions for Problem 12 Confession of Nat Turner. Finally, we did Problem 13 Jonathan Edwards: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God."
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Colonial Social, Economic, Political, & Religious Differences 1.Homework G: Read Textbook Pages: 67-72 & 78-83 (Ch. 2, § 2.6 & Ch. 3, § 3.1) & 902 (Magna Carta); Write: Explain the relationship among the British Colonists, the French, and the American Indians in the mid-1700s. 1.Tuesday February 5, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday February 1, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Middle Colonies, the Slave Trade, and Immigration in the Colonial Era. We did CCC VII and then did Problem 12 Confession of Nat Turner. Have a fun and safe weekend!
Block Topic Assignments Due Dates Class Documents Links
B & D Middle Colonies 1.Read: “Beyond the Pilgrim Story: William Bradford” by Dorothy Honiss Kelso, found at: http://www.pilgrimhallmuseum.org/william_bradford.htm and if you have some free time and are interested, feel free to also read the Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (1675) http://www.gutenberg.org/files/851/851-h/851-h.htm (which we began in class yesterday) 1.Monday February 4, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday January 31, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Salem Witch Trials. We did CCC V, CCC VI, and then did Problem 10 Salem Witch Trials as a skit in class. Finally, we watched the Salem Witch Trials video and answered video focus questions for it.
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B & D Salem Witch Trials 1.Homework F- Read Textbook Pages: 55-66 (Ch. 2, § 2.4 & 2.5); Write: Explain how European immigration changed between the late 1600s and 1700s. 1.Friday February 1, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday January 30, 2019


Today in class we began by watching Desperate Crossing and answering video focus questions for it. We then did CCC IV and Problem 11 Captivity of Mary Rowlandson. Next we learned about the Pequot War, Praying Towns, and King Phillip's War.
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B & D Pequot & King Phillip's War 1.Homework E- Read Textbook Pages: 50-54 (Ch. 2, § 2.3); Write: Describe how the settlement of the Middle Colonies differed from New England & the Southern Colonies politically, economically, religiously, and with respect to native relations. 1.Thursday January 31, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday January 29, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Pilgrims, Mayflower, and Settlement of Plymouth Colony. We then did CCC III, Problem 8 the Mayflower Compact, and Problem 9 City Upon a Hill. At the end of class we began watching Desperate Crossing and answering video focus questions for it.
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B & D Pilgrims & Plymouth Colony 1.Homework D- Read Textbook Pages: 44-49 (Ch. 2, § 2.2); Write: Who were the Puritans and Separatists and what motivated them to leave England? How did the Puritans attempt to convert Native Americans to Christianity and were they successful? Explain. 1.Wednesday January 30, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Monday January 28, 2019


Today in class we learned about the French settlement of the "new" world and the first English attempts at settlement. We then met in groups and did our first official journal entries: Problem 6 Richard Hakluyt, A Discourse Concerning Western Planting and Problem 7 Captain John Smith, Generall Historie of Virginia, Book III.
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B & D French Colonies & First English Attempts at Settlement 1.Homework C- Read Textbook Pages: 25-33 (Ch. 1, § 1.4); Write: How were the Spanish and French settlements in the “New” World similar and different from each other? Explain. 1.Tuesday January 29, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Friday January 25, 2019


Today in class we learned about the Spanish settlement of the "new" world. Next, we did CCC II and then met in groups to do Problem 4 & 5 on Bartolome de las Casas. Have a fun and safe weekend!
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B & D Spanish and French Colonies 1.Homework- Read Textbook Pages: 38-43 (Ch. 2, § 2.1) 1.Monday January 28, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Thursday January 24, 2019


Today in class we learned about Europe during the Renaissance and the Portuguese and Spanish during the Age of Exploration. We then met in groups and did Problem 3 Columbus's Discovery Letter. Finally we took CCC I.
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B & D Renaissance & Exploration 1.Homework B: Read Textbook Pages: 15-24 (Ch. 1, § 1.3); Write: Describe how Hernán Cortés and the Conquistadors were able to defeat Montezuma and the great Aztec Empire. Then explain what the Columbian Exchange was and how it changed the world on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. 1.Friday January 25, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Wednesday January 23, 2019


Today in class we went over how to use the online textbook. The link on my website is now working. The password for all of my U.S. I students is (in all lower case) spring2019. We also took a look at the course website and I informed you that it is updated daily for your benefit. In class we learned about the first Americans, Native Americans, and African Kingdoms. We then met in groups and did Problem 2 Olaudah Equiano.
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B & D First Americans 1.Homework A: Read Textbook Pages: 4-14 (Ch. 1 § 1.1 & 1.2); Write: Describe the ways in which the various Native American civilizations were similar to one another and how they were different. 1.Thursday January 24, 2019 USI Syllabus

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Tuesday January 22, 2019


Today was our first class and we went over the syllabus, rules, and procedures for the course. The online textbook is now working. The password for all of my students is (in all lower case) spring2019. Since the book was not working until 6:40 this evening, I will allow you to turn in Homework A on Google Classroom by Thursday instead of tomorrow. In class we spent the remainder of class in groups doing Problem 1: the Beringian Standstill Hypothesis. Be sure to have your forms signed tonight!
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B & D Course Introduction 1.Have Forms Signed AND Homework A: Read Textbook Pages: 4-14 (Ch. 1 § 1.1 & 1.2); Write: Describe the ways in which the various Native American civilizations were similar to one another and how they were different. 1.Thursday January 24, 2019 USI Syllabus

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