Friday, January 15, 2016

American History II

American History II students have been studying our Constitution, civics, and the history behind our country's creation. In addition, we are preparing for the Citizenship Test.



EXTRA CREDIT: In preparing for the Citizenship Test, what do you would be the best way to prepare?  Also, you can comment on anything we have learned about our government during this unit.



American History I

American History I students have been discussing the American Civil War.  Its causes, battles, and some of the prominent characters in this drama.  One discussion we had was about the effectiveness of Abraham Lincoln as a leader during this crisis.


EXTRA CREDIT:  I postulated the theory in this discussion that one reason the North won the Civil War was because in the time of ultimate crisis to our country, Lincoln made a moral decision.  And this decision turned the tide of the war.  Your extra credit is to explain what I meant by this OR give your own interpretation of Lincoln as a leader.



Friday, December 4, 2015

American History II

American History II is learning about our Constitution by going through it Article by Article.  Including the Bill of Rights and all the amendments to the Constitution. We ;started this unit by taking the US Citizenship Test.


EXTRA CREDIT: Do you think it is important that a citizen should be able to pass a citizenship test? Why do you think this?

American History I

American History I is discussing the exploits of Andrew Jackson, the Industrial Revolution, and Manifest Destiny.



EXTRA CREDIT: While discussing the Industrial Revolution, we mentioned some of the effects that this development had on American Society.  In your opinion, what was the most important or significant impact on American Society as a result of the Industrial Revolution?  And more importantly, why do you think this?

Monday, November 2, 2015

American History II

American History II students are finishing the unit on US involvement in Vietnam.



EXTRA CREDIT:  
             1.  What would you consider to be the most significant lasting legacy of US involvement in Vietnam and explain.
             2.  What should we as Americans learn from our involvement in Vietnam?  Have we learned this lessons?  Explain.

American History I

American History I students are studying how and why our Constitution was created.



EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss 1 or 2 of the more significant compromises that had to be agreed upon in order to complete the Constitution and get the States to ratify.

Monday, October 5, 2015

American History I

Students have been discussing what it means to be a radical, conservative, moderate, or a reactionary.  And, they are looking at the main characters in the American Revolution and trying to determine which of these words best describes them.




EXTRA CREDIT: Looking at the movement to support independence, how could the radicals, i.e. patriots, win against the British if they only had support from 1/3 of the colonists?