Tuesday: Finish the "West" questions from Monday. Then do the Underground Railroad webquest below. Finish for HW.
May 3-6: #28 "The West" questions (in the picture above.) To access the America History of Our Nation Textbook online, do the following.
2. Username: "FLMiddle" Password: "password123"
3. Click on "Florida America History of Our Nation"
4. Click the "Curriculum" tab on top.
5. Select the chapter, section, and then "student online edition."
May 6: #29 Complete an acrostic poem for the term "Manifest Destiny." The words in your poem should summarize the term.
May 1-2: Finish the Westward video. Examine the painting titled "American Progress" by John Gast and figure out the story being told in the painting. For more information on the painting, check out this website:
#28 In America: History of Our Nation textbook:
If you are absent, check out a yellow textbook or do the following:
Call to Freedom textbook
*16.2 Texas Gains Independence pg492, questions 1-4 pg 496
*17.1 Manifest Destiny pg 516, questions 1-4 on 521
*17.2 Mexican War pg 522, questions 1 and 3 on 526
Mon-Block: America: The Story of Us "Westward" video. If you were absent and have Netflix, you can probably find this History Channel episode there.
Wed-Thurs, 4/24-25: Jackson quiz on Friday 4/26. Florida in the Early Republic" New Textbook, America History of Our Nation, page FL3-2 (pg375). Read the section and answer questions 1-5 on FL3-7. (you do NOT need to write full paragraphs for #3 and 4.) Finish in class on Friday if needed.
Tues-Thursday, 4/9-25: Andrew Jackson and the Growth of American Democracy. We'll use the History Alive text in class. Use Ch 12.3 and 12.4 (pages 374-384) in Call to Freedom at home if you are absent. DUE Friday 4/26.
Wed-Mon 4/3-4/8: A Midwife's Tale documentary.
This website has more information about historian Laura Thatcher Ulrich, Martha Ballard, and the making of the video:
Due Friday 4/12: After watching the video you will write a paper that compares and contrasts women’s lives then and now when it comes to medical care, marriage, housework, and pregnancy.
Research and write an essay about one of the invention/innovation topics below. Compare and contrast the change in technology from 1700s/1800s to modern day.
· Medicine and germ theory
· Land surveying tools and process
· Sawmills and lumber production
· Looms & cloth production
Please type, double space, 12pt font, standard margins!
Directions for both essays are attached below.
April 2, 2013: #21 "Florida's Fountain of Youth" article and questions is due on block day.
4/1/13: In case you missed it, the Florida Essay was an April Fool's Day joke. You DO NOT need to write an essay. :)
Here is the 2013 March Madness college basketball tournament bracket for those of you who want to participate.
3/13 &3/14: Foreign Affairs in the New Nation Dilemmas #19 and Project. The project is due on Tuesday, 3/19 and the directions are on the third page of the Foreign Affairs document below.
If you are absent on Friday, do the following make up assignment in place of the dilemmas worksheet.
Absent Make up work:
1. Read “President Adams and the XYZ Affair” on CtF 321. Explain what the XYZ Affair was about and how Adams avoided war.
2. Read “Danger on the High Seas” and “A Trade War” on 344-346. Describe how Jefferson dealt with the problem of pirates attacking American ships.
3. Read “ War Debate,” “A Declaration of War,” and “The War of 1812” on 348-355. Describe why war was declared in Britain during Madison’s presidency and the results of the war.
4. Read “The Issue of Florida” and “The Monroe Doctrine” on 365-367. Explain how the Monroe Doctrine supported newly independent Latin American Nations.
Anti-Violence week Poster and PSA contest: due 3/21 for extra credit
Track your money: www.wheresgeorge.com
( for the story of the website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where's_George%3F)
For those of you interested in buying a Where's George stamp, there are lots of options online, just google "wheres george stamp."
Study Guide for the Test on Tuesday
1. Know the difference between Federalist and Democratic-Republican political party ideologies:
*Strong state government v. strong central (federal) government
*Manufacturing v. agriculture
*Loose construction v. strict construction
*Alien and Sedition Acts
2. Identify the parties of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, Madison
3. Know how to calculate the area of a square (yes, MATH on the test!)
4. Identify the Elastic Clause
5 . Understand the messages in Washington’s Farewell Address.
6. Know the definition of the term “cession.”
Friday 3/8: (DO THIS ONLY IF YOU ARE ABSENT) Read p317-318 "Washington's Farewell Address" Answer the "reading check" questions on 318. Read the "Historical Document" on 317 and answer the "analyzing primary sources."
(All answer should retate the question and include supporting details from the text.)
Block Day HW: Due Friday
#16 The XYZ Affair
•Read “President Adams and the XYZ Affair” on page 321 of Call
•Write a one paragraph summary of the problems between France and the United States and how President Adams tried to solve them.
If you didn't finish the Federalist v Democratic Republican Chart, you can use pages 310, 316, 322 in Call to Freedom.
John Adams’ Presidency: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqAt8A0W204
French Revolution video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otnADq4Y0-A
HBO John Adams - Hamilton and Jefferson debate
Tues & Block: (Make up Work IF YOU ARE ABSENT) #15 Federalist v. Democratic Republicans
1. Read p316 "Whiskey Rebellion" and answer the "reading check" and "interpreting the Visual Record" questions.
2. Read p310 "French Revolution" and answer the "reading check" question on 311.
3. Read p322-323 "The Alien and Sedition Acts." Explain what the Alien Act and Sedition Acts were about. Answer the "reading check" questions on 323.
(All answer should retate the question and include supporting details from the text.)
Mon., 3/4: Read 10.2 "Debate Over the Bank" pages 308-309
Define: 1.Loose construction 2. Strict Construction 3. Elastic Clause
4. Answer the Reading Check question on 309
5. Answer the "Connecting to Economics" question on 308
(All answer should retate the question and include supporting details from the text.) Finish for HW
FYE: Aaron Burr v. Alex Hamilton duel themed commerical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1_s0eWbaYI
Wed/Thurs: 2/27 &28: Read the "Hamilton and Jefferson Start Political Parties" article (below) and answer the 11 questions. Finish for HW, due Friday.
Tues, 2/26: Pass back Constitution Tests. If you are unhappy with your grade, study and retake the test before or after school or during lunch by Friday, March 1.
Monday, 2/25: Read 10.1 "Laying the Foundations of Government" and answer the "Reading Check" questions on 301, 302, 303. Finish for HW, due block day
Friday, 2/22: Read "George Washington's Legacy" and answer the questions. You will have 10 minutes on Monday to finish if needed.
Test on Constitution on Block Day 2/20 and 21. Covering info in chapter 8 and 9.1 & 9.2. Know reasons for Constitutional Convention, major compromises at the convention, the requirements and responsibilities of the 3 branches of gov., the purpose of the Bill of Rights.
Block Day: 2/20 or 2/21 (Due Monday)
Bill of Rights MiniPoster
1. For your assigned amendment (section of amendment) pick one:
A. Find a picture(s) that illustrates your amendment.
B. Write a caption in sentence format:
*What right are you illustrating? State the original text and explain
what it means in "modern" wording.
*How does your illustration represent the right pictured?
C. Make a miniposter with your caption and illustration
2. Make a comic strip that illustrates and explains your amendment .
Tuesday, 2/12: Read chaper 9.2 "Bill of Rights" pages 284-289 and Read the 1st 10 amendments on 275-276. Explain each of the rights mentioned in each amendment.
You should have a copy of the 3 branches of government tree:
2/6-7: 8th Grade Activities Acknowledgement forms must be signed by a parent and turned in to particpate in end of the year activities. It is listed in my gradebook as an Extra Credit activity. The form is attached above, if you lost yours.
Wed/Thurs: Read ch 8.4 "Ratifying the Constitution" and discuss the questions on 243 and 244. Read the "Federalist and Antifederalist" worksheet play and discuss the questions. Read "Hamilton and Jefferson" worksheet (in same "fed" PDF below) and answer questions individually on your own paper #6. You will need to review the "Shays's Rebellion" section on 234 to answer the last question. (due 2/14.)
Tues., Review NHD requirements. The project is DUE on Monday, 2/4.
Mon. 1/28: High school registration information session with h.s. guidance counselor.
1/ 17 or 1/ 23: #5 Chapter 8.3 "The Constitution" DUE Friday, 1/25.
*READ (not skim) pager 236-241
*Answer the reading check questions on 237, 238, 239, 240, 241.
* Answer the "National Currency" question on 240.
EXTRA CREDIT: Watch President Obama's inauguration speech at noon on Monday, January 21 and fill out the bingo card. Due 1/25.
Thurs or Fri, 1/17 or 18: Finish the "Constitution" article for HW if needed.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Second semester DECORATED history folders are due Tuesday, 1/15. The decoration
theme is “My favorite color,” You should pick a MONOCHROMATIC design. Old
folders should be turned in to your class cubbie once you have your new folder.
1. Finish timeline event cards from block day
2. define the following "New Government" terms on notebook paper. Terms are in chapter 8.1 and 8.2 of Call to Freedom:
c. limited government
f. interstate commerce
2. Then pick one term from the list and complete a “vocab map” for that term on a new sheet of notebook paper. Finish Monday if needed.
1. Read chapter 8.1 “Articles of Confederation” in Call to Freedom pages 222-227
a. answer the 4 red "Reading Check" questions at the end of each section.
b. Answer the "Western Land Claims" map questions on 225.
2. Read 8.2 “Problems in the New Nation” in CtF pages 230-235
a. answer the 5 red "Reading Check" questions at the end of each section.
b. Answer the "Connecting to the Arts" question on 231
c. Answer the "How Credit Works" question on 233.
AP HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: This is the summer hw for students taking AP Human Geo in high school.
"Students will have a world map test within the first two weeks of school. Students will be required to label a blank world map with country names (no word bank). Students need to start studying for this test over summer in order to be successful on this test. Use these two websites to help you prepare for the test:"
2nd Semester Folder Assignments
1. Title Page
2. New Government Vocab
3. Articles of Confederation questions
4. Constitution FCAT Article
5. Ch 8.3 Constitution Textbook Questions
6. Hamilton and Jefferson
7. Three Branches of Government Tree
8. Video:Federal Government Presidency
9. Bill of Rights "chart"
10. Bill of Rights MiniPoster rough draft
11. Constitution Test
12. George Washington's Legacy Article
12B. 10.1 Laying the Foundation for the New Gov't
13. Hamilton and Jefferson Start Political Parties Article
14. Debate Over the Bank
15. Federalists v. Democratic-Republicans
16. The XYZ Affair
17. Test: Political Developments in the New Nation
18. North American Territorial Map
19. Foreign Affairs in the New Nation Dilemmas
20. Folder Check Test
21. Florida's Fountain of Youth
22. A Midwife's Tale Notes and Essay
23. The Federal Period vs. Jacksonian Period
24. Jackson and the Rise of American Democracy
25. Florida in the new Republic
26. Jacksonian America Quiz
27. Westward Expansion Video
28. The West and Conflict with Mexico
29. Manifest Destiny acrostic poem
30. Underground Railroad webquest
31. World's of North and South
32. Division Video
33. Road to the Civil War Notes/Summaries
33 Back. Moving to Civil War DBA
34. The Call to Arms chart