Thursday, December 19
Wednesday, December 18
Tuesday, December 17
Monday, December 16
Thursday, December 12 and Friday, December 13
Wednesday, December 11
Tuesday, December 10
Monday, December 9
Thursday, December 5 and Friday, December 6
Wednesday, December 4
Tuesday, December 3
Monday, December 2
Monday, November 25 - Friday, November 29
Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22
Wednesday, November 20
- Read the section on National Debt on p. 250
1.Who did the United States owe money to?
2.What are bonds?
3.What are speculators?
Hamilton v. Jefferson (pages 250-254)
Role of the Citizen
Tuesday, November 19
You live on a plantation in North Carolina in the 1790s. You have just heard that the federal government plans to pay most of the northern states’ debts from the war. Your neighbors are outraged about this idea. It means more taxes and tariffs! New York and Massachusetts are far away, they say. Why should North Carolina farmers have to pay northern debts?
Would you pay other states’ war debts? Why? (from textbook)
Read: Washington Leads a New Nation (p. 246-249)
Guided Reading Questions
Monday, November 18
Thursday, November 14 and Friday November 15
Wednesday, November 13
Tuesday, November 12
Monday, November 11
Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8
Wednesday, November 6
Tuesday, November 5
- Why was the Battle of Trenton important to the American Revolution?
- Why was the Battle of Saratoga important to the American Revolution?
War in the South Notes
Yorktown and Treaty of Paris 1783
Monday, November 4
- Read -- Defeats and Victories (p. 130) Canda and New York
- Add these sections to your notes on the American Revolution
- Describe what happened in Canada and New York
- Who won? Why?
- Strengths and weakness of the Continental Army and British Armies
Thursday, October 31 and Friday, November 1
- Take out your notes and handouts and create a notecard in preparation for today's test.
Wednesday, October 30
Tuesday, October 29
- What is the first section of the Declaration of Independence about?
- What is the second section of the Declaration of Independence about?
- What is the third section of the Declaration of Independence about?
Declaration of Independence (p. 124-127
Monday, October 28
- How many copies of Common Sense sold in the colonies?
- What was special about the way that Paine wrote?
- Why is Common Sense important to the American Revolution?
Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25
Bell Work: Review the Homework Reading
- Read the selection from the article.
Colonial resistance led to violence in 1770, when British soldiers opened fire on a mob of colonists, killing five men in what was known as the Boston Massacre. After December 1773, when a band of Bostonians dressed as Mohawk Indians boarded British ships and dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor, an outraged Parliament passed a series of measures (known as the Intolerable, or Coercive Acts) designed to reassert imperial authority in Massachusetts.
Which of the following can be inferred from this selection?
- (A) The Intolerable Acts re-established British dominance over colonial affairs.
- (B) The British passed the Intolerable Acts to raise more revenue to quell the colonists.
- (C) American colonists lost morale after the passage of the Intolerable Acts.
- (D) The Intolerable Acts were a direct response to American rebellions against British rule.
- Which of the following aspects of the article is NOT thoroughly discussed?
- (A) the effects of General Benedict Arnold's defection to the British
- (B) military setbacks faced by both British and colonial forces during the war
- (C) George Washington's skills and strategies as a colonial general
- (D) the effects the Intolerable Acts had on American colonists
- According to the article, each of the following contributed to the colonists' decision to rebel against the British government, EXCEPT:
- (A) British soldiers shooting and killing five colonists in 1770
- (B) the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1773
- (C) the formation of the First Continental Congress in 1774
- (D) the fact that colonists had to pay British taxes without many rights
- Which sentence BEST summarizes how the British reacted to colonial rebellion against their authority?
- (A) The British government taxed colonists without providing them any military protections.
- (B) The British government utilized violence and taxed colonists even more to reassert their dominance.
- (C) The British government taxed colonists in order to pay for the Revolutionary War.
- (D) The British government limited how much taxes the Continental Congress could collect.
Continue Paine and Common Sense
Wednesday, October 23
- Who was the conquistador that conquered the Aztecs?
- What was the first permanent English settlement in North America?
- Who was the first group of Europeans to arrive in North America?
- Why was the Battle of Bunker Hill important?
Paine and Independence
- Compare T. Paine's Common Sense to T. Jefferson's Declaration of Independence.
Who was T. Paine?
What was Common Sense?
Why was Common Sense so appealing to a wide group of colonists?
How did Common Sense contribute to the American Revolution?
Who was T. Jefferson?
What was The Declaration of Independence?
What was the first section of the Declaration of Independence?
What was the second section of the Declaration of Independence?
What was the third section of the Declaration of Independence?
How did The Declaration of Independence contribute to the American Revolution?
Tuesday, October 22
- Who was made the leader of the Continental Army?
- Who captured Fort Ticonderoga? How?
- What famous phrase was uttered by a Patriot commander at the Battle of Bunker Hill?
Early Battles (p. 117 - 118)
- Fort Ticonderoga
- Bunker Hill
- Dorchester Heights
Thomas Paine - Common Sense - intro
Monday, October 21
What was the name of the General in charge of Massachusetts colony?
Who were the British attempting to arrest in Lexington?
What happened in Concord?
Activity: Module 4 Lesson 2, p. 118. #1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4a, 4b, 5
Activity: Think Pair Share - Answers
Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18
The Shot Heard 'Round the World'
Second Continental Congress
Wednesday, October 16
Define the following terms:
First Continental Congress
Tuesday, October 15
Bell Work: Explain what the Intolerable Acts of 1774 were.
*What effects did they have on the colonists?
Monday, October 14
Teacher Workday - No School
Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11
Career Planning Day
What do you think you would like to do when you become an adult?
Career Planning Day Lesson:
Using MyCareerShines, take the skills confidence and interest tests. Then discover careers that may interest you.
Wednesday, October 9
Make-Up Work Day
Tuesday, October 8
- You are a member of the British Parliament in the 1770s. Some members say that the Americans are defying the king. Others point out that the colonists are British citizens who have certain rights. Now the king must decide to punish the rebellious colonists or listen to their complaints.
- What is your advice?
Activity: Cause and Effect Chart
Think Pair Share: Compare and Contrast answers with parterners
Quick Write: How did the
Monday, October 7
Bell Work: How did colonists respond to the Townshend Acts?
History Stairs to the Revolution
Notes: How did taxes lead to the Boston Tea Party
Who were the Sons of Liberty
Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3
Consequences of the French and Indian War, pt. 2
Compare and Contrast Video with Newspaper and Textbook
Boson Tea Party
Homework: Create a Poster Advertising one of the Acts covered in Module 4 Lesson 1 (Stamp Act, Townsend Acts, Intolerable Acts, Sugar Act). The poster should visually explain the purpose of the Act. The poster can be made from either the British or American perspective. There should be no more than 10 words on the poster (it is visual)
Computer or Printer paper (not on poster board)
Colored pencils or crayons
Bell Work: Explain how the Treaty of Paris (1763) reshaped the landscape of North America
Consequences of th French and Indian War p. 106-
Students Informed of current grade and missing work
Tuesday, October 1
Bell Work: Explain the outcome of the French and Indian War
Review Unit Test 2
Monday, September 30
Bell Work: A farmer who wanted to grow sugar cane would most likely live where?
French and Indian War p. 95
Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 26
Colonial Governments and Triangular Trade (p. 90-94)
Unit 2 Test
Wednesday, September 25
Soft Skills Lesson Plan
Tuesday, September 24
DBQ Essay and Board Game Review
Monday, September 23
Bell Work: POSER Analysis of
DBQ Documents 5-9
DBQ Documents Discussion
Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20
Wednesday, September 18
DBQ Introduction and Background Essay
Tuesday, September 17
Monday, September 16
Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13
Explain how things have changed in the United States since 9/11/2001
Middle Colonies: Wkbk 34-36
Wednesday, September 11
Describe what happened on 9/11/2001
9/11 Lesson Plan
Tuesday, September 10
- Who was Equiano
- What was the Toleration Act of 1649
- What was the economy of the Southern Colonies Like?
New England Colonies: Wkbk Module 3 Lesson 2
Monday, September 9
- Describe life in Jamestown:
- 1. Relations with Native Americans?
- 2. What type of people would you see there?
Extra Credit Announcement
Graphic Organizer for the Colonies set up
Southern Colonies: Wkbk Module 3 Lesson 1
Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5
Bell Work: What happened at Roanoke?
13 Colonies Map
Wednesday September 3
Tuesday September 2
Monday September 1
Labor Day no School
Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30
Bell work: Make one index card with whatever notes you want for today's test.
Unit 1 Test
Notecards Unit 2
Introduction to Jamestown
Wednesday, August 28
Match the key term to the description on the right
Set off on a voyage from Spain in 1492.
This country sponsored Columbus' voyage in hopes that he could find a new route to Asia
This people group were the original inhabitants of the Americas
Many nations on this continent began colonizing the Americas in the late 1400s and early 1500s
Columbus originaly landed in this area.
Many native Americans caught small pox becuase they lacked these.
Colubus was trying to reach this area
When a larger nation tries to take over an area outside of their borders to gain more wealth and resources.
Summarize the section in a few sentences.
French (p. 58-59)
Dutch (p. 59-60)
HW The First Europeans (Due 8/29 and 8/30. Deadline Tuesday 9/3).
Tuesday, August 27
Why was this explorer important?
Ponce De Leon
Hernando De Soto
Pop Quiz and Review
The Northwest Passage
Monday, August 26
1.How did Spain gain control over North America from Mexico to western South America?
Spain Explores the Southeast p. 48-51
Spain Explores the Southwest p. 51
Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23
What factors led Europeans to begin their voyages of exploration?
2.Dutch and French
- What role did religion (Catholicism and the Protestant Reformation) on exploration of the New World?
Textbook: Module 2 - Lesson 3
Students were divided into groups to read a section of Module 2 - Lesson 3, took notes on the section using the POSERS method, and reported their section to the whole class. Students were required to take notes on the other students presentations using the following chart
Why did it happen?
Wednesday, August 21
Why did the French and Dutch explore North America?
Where did the French set up their
Why do you think that both the French and the Dutch set up their main colonies on rivers that led to the Atlantic Ocean?
Newsela: Imperial Rivalries, part 3
Tuesday, August 20
Explain why the Spanish sailed west
What did Christopher Columbus do when he landed on new islands?
Why did Spain explore the New World?
Newsela: Imperial Rivalries, part 2
Monday, August 19
POSERS- Analysis of an engraving
Text Coding Boot Camp
Newsela: Imperial Rivalries, part 1
Thursday August 15 and Friday August 16
Bell Work: Why do people EXPLORE, well... anything? Explain.
Vocabulary Unit 1 Flash Cards
How to setup our notebooks
Crash Course: Age of Exploration and Notes
Textbook: P. 36
Closure: What factors led the Portuguese and the Spanish to begin their voyages of exploration?
Wednesday August 14
Classroom Policies and Procedures
Tuesday August 13
Classroom Policies and Procedures
Monday August 12
School Policies and Procedures