Welcome! We will be studying how North America tranformed from Colonial America into the United States of America. Participate, be happy, and go with the flow, and you will be successful in my class. That's all there is to it. Oh, and complete all your work on time.
TIME TO RECITE THE FIRST 16 PRESIDENTS
TO THE CLASS ON TUESDAY, 10/3
WE finalize Chapter 6 by responding to three discussion questions regarding Jefferson/Hamilton and their political parties Democratic-Republicans/Federalists. After the discussion, you will answer the essential question "How big of a role should government play" by choosing the vision of these two key leaders. Finally, you and a partner will take a quiz on chapter 6 to demonstrate your knowledge.
Wednesday we will move on to Chapter 7 and begin discussing key events and people during the time period of 1810 to 1850.
This will include reformers, Manifest Destiny, the Market Revolution, the industrial revolution, slavery and the Age of Jackson. Whew! That's a lot to get through by November 10 ;)
We will focus on the life and legacy of two Americans that shaped our Nation: Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. We will look at their vision, annotate examples of their work, and summarize their achievements. Thursday we will have a debate.
Check in Friday with:
1. Alexander Hamilton notes, summary, debate notes, section 1 page 185
2. Thomas Jefferson notes, summary, debate notes, section 1 page 185
3. page 187, terms and vocabulary words
4. reciting the first 16 presidents
Complete Chapter 4 packet and add "Women in the Revolutionary War" summary.
Complete Chapter 5 packet regarding Our New Nation and be ready to check in on
Monday, September 25.
This week we explore the reasons why the Colonists became dissenters and how they reacted to the Acts passed by Parliment.
Please check in on Friday:
1. Acts that caused the rebellion graphic organizer
2. Key Patriots bios and difference between a Loyalist and Patriot
3. packet Chapter 4
We are exploring Chapters 2 and 3 to learn about the 13 colonies, the three regions, key leaders, types, and what they traded. Our test over Chapters 1-3 will be on August 31. Please read the chapters thoroughly and play review games on QUIA.
Check in on Friday, 8/25:
1. Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 packet completely done.
2. Whaling response essay
This week we explore Chapter 1, sections 3-5. We will look at West African societies and examine the relationships with other tribes and the Portuguese as they set sail to the New World. Slavery begins and Christopher Columbus discovers the West Indies. The Columbian Exchange is the result of European powers exploring Central America and the Caribbean. We will have a debate over whether Christopher Columbus was a "Hero or a Villain".
Check in on Friday:
1. Native American summaries
2. Ch.1, section 3 and 5 worksheet
3. Columbus debate notes
This week we explore Chapter 1, sections 1 & 2 regarding Early Americans and complex societies.
Please check-in in on Friday:
1. Ch.1.1 - key terms defined, response essay #4
2. Ch. 1.2 - terms and group museum display 1.2