Friday, December 20, 2013

12.20.13 Exploring American History

Option # 1: Current Event Article

Option # 2 Check out one (or several) iCivics games 

Argument Wars
Cast Your Vote
Immigration Nation
Represent Me
Court Quest
Executive Command
Law Craft
People's Pie 
Supreme Decision
We the Jury

Option # 3 Brain Pop

Option # 4 CNN Student News

Option # 5 Colonial Williamsburg Kid's Zone 

Option # 6 Mission US

Option # 7 History Channel (US History video clips)

Option # 8 Constitution Game (test your knowledge)

Option # 9 Constitution Flash Cards (test your knowledge)

Exit Ticket: Complete the exit ticket below: 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

12.18.13 Louisiana Territory

Objective: Historians of 2018 will (1) identify the causes and effects of the United States decision to acquire the Louisiana territory; (2) evaluate the United States decision to acquire the Louisiana territory

Task 1: Introduction to Unit #5 (Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny) 

Task 2: Use today's reading to complete the classwork.

Task 3: View the following video on the Louisiana Purchase 

Task 4: Map Skills (use the maps below)

Task 5: The Lewis and Clark Expedition 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

12.6.12 Adam's Foreign Policy

  • Historians of 2018 will (1) describe the causes of the War of 1812; (2) identify key events in the war

Task 1: Make a copy of today's class reading 

  • Read and annotate

***Additional War of 1812 resources***
Brain Pop - Tecumseh 
PBS - War of 1812
Fort McHenry - War of 1812
Library of Congress - War of 1812

***Nelson Mandela Resources*** 
Biography Channel
Brain Pop - ApartheidAbove and Beyond Practice: Quizlet 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12.5.13 Jefferson's Foreign Policy Decisions

  • Historians of 2018 will evaluate Jefferson's foreign policy decisions 

Task 1: Thomas Jefferson's Foreign Policy. Read the following pages in order to complete your classwork.

America and the Barbary Pirates (Library of Congress)

Above and Beyond Practice: Quizlet 

Monday, December 2, 2013

12.3.13 From Adams to Jefferson


  • Historians of 2017 will evaluate the foreign policy decisions of John Adams during the XYZ affiar
  • Historians of 2017 will analyze the results of the Election of 1800

Task 1: 
North American Territorial Claims in 1796

Task 2: Today's Reading

  • Create a copy and rename
  • Read and annotate each paragraph 

John Adam's Foreign Policy (XYZ Affair) 

Task 3: Election of 1800 (The Revolution of 1800)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

12.2.13 Election of 1796 John Adams's Presidency


  • Historians of 2018 will (1) analyze the results of the presidential election of 1796; (2) describe the political conflicts during the presidency of John Adams

Task 1: Election of 1796

Task 2: The Presidency of John Adams. Read the following pages and complete pages 3 of your classwork. You can learn more about the Alien and Sedition Acts at this website. We will discuss our responses to the classwork as a class. 

Homework #16: The Presidency of John Adams 

Above and Beyond Practice: