Today was our first scored discussion. I think for the first one, you had some pretty insightful questions and conversations. I have opened up the discussion board for the online portion of the discussion. HERE IS THE LINK. The directions for the online portion are on the discussion page. You will have until Friday, 10/20/16 at midnight to make your online posts. I recommend you make your initial post then wait at least a day for everyone else to have made their initial posts before trying to make you required responses. For Mr. Hutchison's classes, the following students did not reach the required points. Posted by your student ID is the number of points you need to make up online.
Student: Points to make up:
We started today by finishing up a DocBlock document left over from Friday on the "Know-Nothing" party. We then interpreted and discussed the image "American Progress" by John Gast as an example of the justifications for the policies of Manifest Destiny . We then read the editorial by O'Sullivan which coined the term Manifest Destiny and answered some questions over the document and image in DocBlock.
We next spent time discussing DBQ essays and used the document from the beginning of class as a brief practice exercise. We then wrapped up class with Unit 4 theme teams. I'm attaching the posters from Hutchison's classes below as well as in the normal Google Folder.
Tomorrow is your first Scored Discussion. Make sure you are prepared to share and that you have completed your pre-write response which you should print and bring to class!
Hutchison was out today, but work continued as you spent time examining a couple of documents related to the Nat Turner work you did last night. You then worked in Lit Circles analyzing a set of documents dealing with issues around the antebellum reform movements.
Don't forget the Scored Discussion reading and pre-write for Tuesday and Chapter 11 is due Monday!
Today we started with a Quiz on Chapter 13. We then proceeded to complete a DocBlock from a document by Charles Grandison Finney and a related DBQ exercise. We also took some content block notes on Reform movements that were not discussed in the textbook, including Education, Prison and Mental health reforms.
Homework tonight is to complete the Nat Turner Webquest found under Period 4 activities (#8). Also, next Monday Chapter 11 is due and next Tuesday will be your first Scored Discussion. the reading for that discussion is under period 4 as well as the directions for your pre-writing assignment, an imperfect sample of a pre-writing paper, and the rubric for scoring the in class discussion.
PreACT Testing had our schedule shifted today and Mr. Hutchison out of class giving the test. In class, however, it was business as usual with a thesis rewriting activity starting the class, followed by a periodzation activity where you coupled two historical events by identifying a series of cause and effect links. After that, you analyzed a series of political cartoons about issues that arose during the Jackson administration.
Don't forget Chapter 13 is due tomorrow!
Today we recovered from our storm day off Monday be diving deeply into analysis of documents related to the Indian Removal act. We also discussed your reading assignment from the storm day. Don't forget, chapter 13 is due Thursday!
So Hurricane Matthew made things in Wake County nasty enough to keep us out of school Monday. You need to use the time tomorrow to read and take notes over the following selection from the book Natives and Strangers on Indian Relations, and to work on your textbook notes for Chapter 13 which are due Thursday.
Today we discussed the Era of Good Feelings and looked at a DBQ over that era. We also did a DocBlock over a speech by Tecumseh on land use and possession and began a chart on significant Supreme Court decisions. You can find the court cases under Period 4, SkillBlock as Marshall Court Briefs.
Make sure you take a look at the Class Calendar as well since we have shifted the due dates of a number of Chapters. You NO LONGER have FOUR chapters due next week! :)
Today we explored the Presidencies of Jefferson and Monroe and a little about the Lewis & Clark expedition and the War of 1812. Don't forget tomorrow Chapter 10 is due! Next week is the most packed week of the semester, so be planning now so you can make it happen with a minimum of stress and a maximum of success!
Hamilton! was the order of the day today as we met in the Auditorium for a cross curricular meeting with the performing arts classes to discuss the intersection of history and art in the musical Hamilton. We discussed differing interpretations of historical material and what each presentation form brings to the table when representing historic figures and events.
Don't forget Chapter 9 is due tomorrow and Chapter 10 on Friday!