• Friday, December 

    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

    Thanksgiving Break


    Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22


    Wednesday, November 20

     Bell Work:

    • 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








    National Bank


    Tuesday, November 19

    Bell Work:

    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

    Bell Work:

    1. Why was the Battle of Trenton important to the American Revolution?
    2. 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

    Bell Work:

    • 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

    Bell Work:

    • Take out your notes and handouts and create a notecard in preparation for today's test.


    Wednesday, October 30

    Early Release

    Schoolwide Curriculum


    Tuesday, October 29

    Bell Work:

    1. What is the first section of the Declaration of Independence about?
    2. What is the second section of the Declaration of Independence about?
    3. What is the third section of the Declaration of Independence about?

    Declaration of Independence (p. 124-127

    Monday, October 28

    Bell Work:

    1. How many copies of Common Sense sold in the colonies?
    2. What was special about the way that Paine wrote?
    3. Why is Common Sense important to the American Revolution?


    DOI Notes

    Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25

    Bell Work: Review the Homework Reading

    Reading Quiz

    1. 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?
      1. (A) The Intolerable Acts re-established British dominance over colonial affairs.
      2. (B) The British passed the Intolerable Acts to raise more revenue to quell the colonists.
      3. (C) American colonists lost morale after the passage of the Intolerable Acts.
      4. (D) The Intolerable Acts were a direct response to American rebellions against British rule.
    2. Which of the following aspects of the article is NOT thoroughly discussed?
      1. (A) the effects of General Benedict Arnold's defection to the British
      2. (B) military setbacks faced by both British and colonial forces during the war
      3. (C) George Washington's skills and strategies as a colonial general
      4. (D) the effects the Intolerable Acts had on American colonists
    3. According to the article, each of the following contributed to the colonists' decision to rebel against the British government, EXCEPT:
      1. (A) British soldiers shooting and killing five colonists in 1770
      2. (B) the passage of the Intolerable Acts in 1773
      3. (C) the formation of the First Continental Congress in 1774
      4. (D) the fact that colonists had to pay British taxes without many rights
    4. Which sentence BEST summarizes how the British reacted to colonial rebellion against their authority?
      1. (A) The British government taxed colonists without providing them any military protections.
      2. (B) The British government utilized violence and taxed colonists even more to reassert their dominance.
      3. (C) The British government taxed colonists in order to pay for the Revolutionary War.
      4. (D) The British government limited how much taxes the Continental Congress could collect.

    Continue Paine and Common Sense

    Wednesday, October 23

    Bell Work:

    1. Who was the conquistador that conquered the Aztecs?
    2. What was the first permanent English settlement in North America?
    3. Who was the first group of Europeans to arrive in North America?
    4. 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

    Bell Work:

    1. Who was made the leader of the Continental Army?
    2. Who captured Fort Ticonderoga? How?
    3. 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

    Bell work:

    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

    Bell Work:

    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

    Bell Work:

                 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

    Bell Work: 

    Make-Up Work Day 


    Tuesday, October 8

     Bell Work: 

    • 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

    Collected Homework


    Thursday, October 2 and Friday, October 3

    Bell Work

    Consequences of the French and Indian War, pt. 2

    Boston Masscre

    Compare and Contrast Video with Newspaper and Textbook

    Boson Tea Party

    Intolerable Acts 

    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-

    Stamp Act

    Townshend Acts

    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

    Half Day

    Soft Skills Lesson Plan


    Tuesday, September 24

    Bell Work:

    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


    Documents 1-4


    Wednesday, September 18

    Bell Work

    DBQ Introduction and Background Essay 


    Tuesday, September 17

    Bell Work



    Monday, September 16

    Bell Work



    Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13

    Bell Work

    Explain how things have changed in the United States since 9/11/2001


    Test Review

    Middle Colonies: Wkbk 34-36


    Wednesday, September 11

    Bell Work

    Describe what happened on 9/11/2001

    9/11 Lesson Plan


    Tuesday, September 10

    Bell Work:

    • Who was Equiano
    • What was the Toleration Act of 1649
    • What was the economy of the Southern Colonies Like?

    Graphic Organizer

    New England Colonies: Wkbk Module 3 Lesson 2


    Monday, September 9

     Bell Work:

    • 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

    Homework: Jamestown


    Thursday, September 4 and Friday, September 5

    Bell Work: What happened at Roanoke?

    13 Colonies Map

    Jamestown Notes


    Wednesday September 3

    Hurricane Day


    Tuesday September 2

    Hurricane Day


    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

    Bell Work: 

     Match the key term to the description on the right



    Native Americans






    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.


    European Presence

    Summarize the section in a few sentences.

    English (p.56-58)


    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

     Bell Work


    Why was this explorer important?

    Hernan Cortes


    Francisco Pizarro


    Ponce De Leon


    Hernando De Soto


    Pop Quiz and Review

    The Northwest Passage


    Monday, August 26

    Bell Work:

    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

    Bell Work: 

    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










    What Happened


    Why did it happen?



    Wednesday, August 21

    Bell Work:

         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

    Bell Work: 

         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

    Bell Work: 

         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

    Wkbk: 14-25

    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?

    *Syllabus Due


    Wednesday August 14

    Classroom Policies and Procedures


    Tuesday August 13

    Classroom Policies and Procedures

    -Syllabus Assignment


    Monday August 12

    School Policies and Procedures