US History Agenda March 19-March 23
On Monday and Tuesday students will review rules and procedures, then we will view any presentations that students want to present. Students will go over grading process for how there final grade is determined in our class. Students will complete a group activity about Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion. On Wednesday and Thursday students will read primary sources of American slaves and compare and contrast the different experiences that slaves faced. On Friday students will complete worksheets in groups about Frederick Douglass. When not doing group work students will work on IXL.com 8th grade Social Studies I.1, I.2, and I.3 for classwork grades.
Homework- Students will complete workbook pages 143-150 or Edpuzzle through Google Classroom
Login for IXL.com is first namelastname@horizonacad and your password is the same password you log into your portal with. If you need a reminder of how to login to Google Classroom see the Google Classroom tab on my website.
US History Agenda February 26-March 3
Students will complete a series of assignments on Google Classroom as well as researching a PowerPoint project and reviewing for a test next week.
US History Agenda February 20-February 23
Students will complete their essay for the Document Based Question (DBQ) then complete questions about the California Gold Rush. After students will be given a preview of the Industrial Revolution and will begin to brainstorm for their research project next week.
Homework- Google Classroom or p. 127- 134 from the workbook
US History Agenda February 12-February 16
Students will work on a Document Based Question packet this week. The questions in the packet will be worth classwork grades and the essay they must write to answer the question is worth a test grade.
Homework- Google Classroom or p. 115-126 from the workbook or google classroom due 02-16
US History Agenda January 29-February 2
Students will complete a worksheet about the Bank War of 1832, comparing the ideas of Daniel Webster and Andrew Jackson. Students will then examine the Indian Removal Act and the Trail of Tears and will determine if they think things should have been handled differently and how they would have done so.
Homework- Google Classroom or workbook pages 109-114 due February 2nd
US History Agenda January 22-January 26
Students will cover the Monroe Doctrine and Era of Good Feelings and begin answering 5 questions on the topics. Studetns will finish questions in the following class and will start learning about Andrew Jackson. Students will complete a worksheet on John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson's war with the bank.
Homework- Google Classroom or workbook pages 103-108
US History Agenda January 16-January 19
Students will examine the causes of the War of 1812 including impressment of American sailors and the Embargo Act of 1807. Students will answer questions 1-4 on p. 283. On the second block students will follow the course of the war and explain how the United States won the war, complete a primary source activity on Dollie Madison and how the country continued to grow under James Monroe.
Homework- Edpuzzle through google classroom or workbook pages 97-102
US history Agenda January 08-January 12
Students will examine Thomas Jefferson's inaugural address and complete a worksheet answerinwig questions in reference to the speech. Students will examine the court case Marbury v. Madison and the significants of Judicial Review. Students will learn about the Louisiana Purchase and different constitutional and financial matters related to it.
Homework- Edpuzzle through Google Classroom or workbook pages 85-96
US History Agenda November 27-December 1
Students will learn about the presidency of George Washington and John Adams. Students will complete worksheets and textbook questions about how the nation developed under the two presidents. Students will start filling out a study guide for the Unit 3 Test.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle through google classroom or workbook p. 73-78
US History Agenda November 06-November 10
Students will complete a chart describing the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, then complete a worksheet describing Federalist Papers #15. Students will complete a series of questions regarding the new constitution other aspects of forming the new government on p. 162. Students will complete a scavenger hunt activity in which they must figure out which amendment from the US Constitution is being described.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle through google classroom or workbook p. 67-72
US History Agenda October 30-November 03
Students will complete their Document Based Question essay. Students will then complete a graphic organizer about the Articles of Condederation and the reasons why it failed and was replaced. Students will analyze primary sources and works from Thomas Paine and the Federalist Papers. Students will learn how the United States Constitution came to replace the Articles of Confederation.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle through Google Classroom or workbook pages 61-67 or write a summary describing the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
US History Agenda October 17-October 20
Students will read Thomas Paine's "Crisis Papers" and answer questions. Students will evaluate Valley Forge and Sentiments of an American Woman. Students will fill out study guide for Unit 2 Exam which will be administered next week. Introduction to DBQ.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle through google classroom or workbook pages 55- 60.
Quizizz Review game code is 785293. Go through join.quizizz.com if you have trouble logging in through google classroom. Unit 2 Study Guide is available under Terms Lists and PowerPoint tab.
US History Agenda October 9-October 13
Students will complete a worksheet activity in groups examining senarios and determine whether the person being discribed is a Patriot, Loyalist, or Neutral in terms of independence in the American colonies. Students will examine key battles and key people that contributed to the American Revolutionary War. Students will compare land control before and after the Treaty of Paris. Students will complete study guide for Unit 2 Test.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle through google classroom or write a summary describing causes and effect of the American Revolution or worksheet p. 49-54
US History Agenda October 2-October 6
Students will finish covering causes and effects of the French and Indian War. Students will analyze causes of the American Revolution including a propaganda activity about the Boston Massacre and points of view activity about Patriots and Loyalists.
Homework- Choose one: 2 Edpuzzles through google classroom (1 on French and Indian war and 1 on causes of the American Revolution), or p.43-48 in the work
US History Agenda September 25- September 29
Finish DBQ. Review in class for assessment. Unit 1 assessment. French and Indian War Activity. Primary Source Activity for Samuel Adams. Activity covering causes of the American Revoluion.
Homework- Choose one: Edpuzzle on Massachusetts Bay Colony or Write a 1 page summary describing the Massachusetts Bay colony or Workbook pages 37-42
US History Agenda September 18- September 22
Continue working on DBQ about the Salem Witch Trials. Activity for the French and Indian War. Review for Unit 1 Test.
Homework- Due to Hurricane Irma I will extend last weeks homework due date to next week.
US History Agenda September 5- September 8
Finish summary and chart activity about colonies. Primary source activity in groups on Pocahontas. Jamestown and Plymouth colonies activities.
Homework- (1) Edpuzzle on Jamestown. Written option is to write a summary describing Jamestown of about 1 page.
US History Agenda August 28- September 1
Review and complete quiz on early colonization. Students will write a mock charter colonizing their own colony in groups. Students will research the 13 colonies and fill out chart and organizer in groups. Students will complete primary source activities for each group of colonies. 13 colonies assessment at the end of section.
Homework- (1) Edpuzzle on 13 colonies accessible through google classroom. Directions for accessing Google Classroom on my webpage.
Or write a one page summary comparing the similarities and differences of the 3 different colonial regions.
US History Agenda August 21-25
Students will finish European colonization chart, work on primary sources from Columbus and Bartolome de las Casas, in groups students will answer assigned questions regarding primary sources. Videos and PowerPoint included. In the second and third blocks this week students will cover the Middle Passage and Columbian Exchange analyzing primary sources that link to the African Slave trade. Bellwork every class.
Homework- Edpuzzle accessed through Google Classroom. Alternative assignment is to write a one page summary describing how the Columbian Exchange created a new system of trade across the Atlantic Ocean.
US History Agenda August 14-18
Monday/ Tuesday- Students will review rules, procedures, drills, and other school policies. Students will receive bellwork folders and fill them out and personalize them before reviewing bellwork procedures. Students will fill out table of contents for their notebook and will review how the notebook will be organized. After students will log into their google classroom and review how to look for assignments, complete assignments, and check grades.
Wednesday/ Thursday- Students will be go to a computer lab to further review google classroom, and login procedures. Then students will receive an introduction to Edpuzzle, Quizziz, iCivics, my webpage, and other useful websites and programs to help them with the class this year.
Friday- Students will begin by learning about early Native American, African, and European cultures. Students will go over basic geography for future use in the class. Students will discuss the differences and similarities between the European countries competing to colonize North and South America while filling out a chart for their notebook.
Homework- Coming Soon!