March 20 – 24, 2017

Please Note: Altered schedule due to testing.

Mon – 6 periods,  Tues. – 6 periods, Wed. – X, Thurs. – Y, Fri. – Z

All completed assignments are to be put in the class binder.  

Next week will be a portfolio check.


Essential Questions:  Were critics of WWI anti-American?  What were the experiences of U.S. soldiers in the first world war?


Day 1

  1. Sedition background ppt., Sedition Intro
  2. DBQ:  Were critics of WWI anti-American?, StudPackWerecriticsofWWIantiAmer , DocWere criticsofWWIantiAmer

Day 2

  1. Continue DBQ work from Day 1 analyzing documents and responding to questions.

Day 3

  1. Write claim/evidence statement answering question, “Were critics of WWI anti-American?”
  2. Begin viewing, “Lost Battalion”  and completing story map of events surrounding true story of U.S. military in WWI., final-basic-story-map

Day 4

  1. Continue viewing of Lost Battalion begun on Day 3



March 13 – 17, 2017

Essential Question:  What were the causes of WWI?

Day 1

  1. Finish PPT Notes:  American Imperialism begun last week.
  2. Student textbook W.S. – Causes of WWI,Causes of World War I 

Essential Question:  Why did the U.S. enter WWI?

Day 2

  1. Current Events/ Map Practice
  2. Finish student textbook worksheet from Day 1
  3. DBQ:  Why did the United States enter WWI,DocWhyUSenteredWWI , StudPackWhyUSenteredWWI 
  4. Life in the Trenches video clip                            

Day 3

  1. Current Events/Map Practice
  2. Continue work on DBQ begun on Day 2

Essential Question:  Were the critics of WWI anti-American?

Day 4

  1. Finish DBQ from Day 2 & 3
  2. Begin DBQ:  Were the critics of WWI anti-American?,DocWere criticsofWWIantiAmer , StudPackWerecriticsofWWIantiAmer

March 6 – 10, 2017

Please Note:  Special Schedule this week:

Mon – X, Tues-Y, Wed-Z, Thurs-X, Fri-Early Release 11:15 a.m.- Periods 3,6

Please Note #2:  Beginning Monday, March 6, 2017, all students 18+ years of age desiring to excuse their absences from class with their own signatured notes or phone calls, must turn in a form signed by a parent or guardian agreeing that their student can do so.  All Student Note or Student Call absences will be considered “Unexcused” and subject to a loss of points on assignments for the day of absence, until the agreement form has been received. ( Points can be restored with receipt of the agreement  form), parentagreestudentexcusedabs

Day 1

  1. Assessment of Understanding – Reconstruction, Gilded Age & Reform

Day 2

  1. Complete Assessment of Understanding

2. Submit Unit Portfolio for scoring

Essential Question:  What caused American ideals and industry to expand to foreign countries?

Day 3

  1. Current Events
  2. New unit portfolio:  Imperialism, WWI, & the 1920’s, imperwwigrtdepressportfolio-table-of-contents
  3. PPTNotes:  American Imperialism, american imperialism1StudNtsPPTNoteAmericanImperialism

February 27 – March 3, 2017


Essential Question:  What was life like during the “gilded age” in America?

Essential Question: What was the Progressive Era?  What regulations did the  government put in place to respond to issues during the Gilded Age?  

Day 1

Complete the current political cartoon begun on Day 3 of previous week.

Tuesday, Feb. 28th = No School-Snow Day

See Special Schedule each day for the rest of the week.

Day 2 (X Day)

  1. PPT Notes:  Gilded Age P3: The Progressive Era,ppt-thegilded-agesec3progressive-era, studpptntsp3gildedageprogressive-era

Essential Question:  Why was the 18th Amendment passed?

Day 3 (Y Day)

  1. DBQ:  Prohibition:  Why was the 18th Amendment passed?,studpackwhy18thamendpasseddocpackwhy18thamendpassedclaim-evidence-frame-why-was-the-18th-amendment-passed

Day 4 (Z Day)

  1. Complete DBQ begun on Day 3


Feb. 20 – 24, 2017

Please Note Monday is President’s Day = No School

Essential Question:  What was life like during the “gilded age” in America?

Essential Question: What regulations did the  government put in place to combat corruption in the American political system?

Day 1

    1. Current Events
    2. Finish PPTNotes begun on Friday Gilded Age Part 1:  Segregation and Social Tensions
    3. PPTNotes Gilded Age Part 2:  Political and Economic Challenges, gilded-age-p2-political-and-economic-challenges,  studppnts-p2gildedagepoliticsandeconchallenges


Day 2

  1. Current Events
  2. Primary Source Photo Analysis:  The Gilded Age, stud-ws-political-cartoon-analysis , political-cartoons-for-analysis

Day 3

    1. Finish Primary Source Cartoon Analysis begun on Day 2
    2. Begin to create own current Political Cartoon following the steps in the analysis cartoon begun on Day 2, stud-ws-create-your-own-political-cartoon


Feb. 13 – 17, 2017

Essential Question:  Were African-Americans really free during Reconstruction?

Day 1

  1. Finish Reconstruction segment of video “Free State of Jones”, map the element of the story, final-basic-story-map

Day 2

  1. Current Events
  2. Structured Academic Controversy:  Reconstruction “Were African Americans free during Reconstruction?”docpacksacwereaafree-during-reconstructionstudpacksacwere-aa-free-during-reconstruction

Thursday is Electives Fair (special schedule – no THORS)

Day 3

  1. Current Events
  2. Continue Structured Academic Controversy begun on Day 2
  3. Write paragraph which compares content of 2 Reconstruction Amendments and how the law was carried out by southern authorities.frame-comparereconamend

Day 4  Freshman Follow Up (Special Schedule)

  1. View & list new learning in  overview of Gilded Age:
  2. PPTNotes Gilded Age: Part 1 – Segregation and Social Tension, segregation-and-social-tensions-1pptntsgildedagepart1segregationsocialtensions


Jan 30-Feb 3, 2017

Please Note:  This is the first week of 2nd semester

Essential Question:  What was the plan for the South in Reconstruction?

Day 1

  1. Overview of Winter/Spring Syllabus, us-syllabus-wintsprg-sem-2017
  2. Intro new Unit-Reconstruction, Gilded Agerecongilded-age-portfolio-table-of-contents-doc
  3. Brainstorm what remember about the Civil War
  4. W.S. – At the end of the Civil War, “What would you do?”whatwouldyoudo

Day 2

  1. Current Events, Current Events Summary Worksheet
  2. Guided Reading:  ICivics-“Civil War and Reconstruction”,gdrdgicivicscivilreconstr

Day 3

  1. Current Events
  2. Questions: ICivics-“Civil War and Reconstruction”, wsicivicscivilreconstr
  3. Cross Check

Essential Question:  Were African-Americans really free during Reconstruction?

Day 4

  1. Video Notes:  Free State of Jones, Part 2


January 23 – 27, 2017

Please Note:  Friday Teacher Work day = No School


Day 1 (6 periods)

  1. Discuss Final Exam Preparation Notes,ushist-1st-sem-final-exam-prep-noteslegacy-examples
  2. View and map the plot of  “Free State of Jones”

Day 2 (6 periods)

  1. Finish viewing “Free State of Jones” Turn in Plot Map

Day 3  (Final Exam)  Wed = 1,3,5    Thurs = 2,4,6

Below is the daily time schedule for Finals on January 25 & 26.

Open   7:45   – 8:15 During the Open Period & Break students will meet with their teachers or use individual study time.
Period 1/2   8:20 –   9:55
Break   9:55 – 10:15
Period 3/4 10:20 – 11:55
Lunch 11:55 – 12:35
Period 5/6 12:40 –   2:15


January 16 – 20, 2017

Please Note:  Monday is a holiday = No School

All 1st semester work is due by 3:30 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017

Day 1

    1. Current Events
    2. Finish Doc Analysis and claim evidence state begun Day 3 & 4 last week.ce-frame-re-and-corrowhat-caused-the-civil-war
    3. Civil War Map #2, civil-war-map-pg-1-1civil-war-map-activity


Day 2

  1. Current Events
  2. DBQ:  Did Lincoln free the slaves or did they free themselves?,dbq-stud-did-lincoln-free-the-slavesdbqdocpackdidlincolnfree-the-slaves

Day 3

All 1st semester work is due by 3:30 p.m.

  1. Finish DBQ – include for scoring with portfolio
  2. Review/Reflect/Submit Civil War Portfolio, civil-war-portfolio-table-of-contents