Friday, March 20, 2015

American History I

American History I students are completing their unit on the Spanish-American War and America's turn to empire.




EXTRA CREDIT: How would you evaluate the pros or cons of practicing the policy of imperialism.  Explain your reasoning.

American History II

American History II students are completing their unit on 9-11.  The root causes, the effects, and the rationales for going to war in Iraq.




EXTRA CREDIT:  Students--from your research, how would you describe America's progress in eliminating terrorism in the Middle East?   Discuss your reasoning.

Monday, February 9, 2015

American History I

American History I classes have been discussing western settlement.  The conflict with indigenous tribes and the early mining, logging, farming, and livestock industries.


EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss the Indian policies of the US government and the success or lack of success of each in the settlement of the west.

American History II

American History II students are discussing 9-11 and the events thereafter.  We have watched two films concerning 9-11.



EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss your impression of the film "9-11" that we watched in class.  You can also discuss the video of 9-11 that was assigned on the educanon.com site.

Monday, January 12, 2015

American History I

American History I students are concluding their discussion of the Civil War.  We will be watching the film "Glory" later this week and we will be testing over this unit next week.



EXTRA CREDIT: The battle of Antietam is regarded as the bloodiest battle of the war.  Describe why this battle was significant.

Friday, December 19, 2014

American History II

American History II students have been discussing the Bill of Rights and the media.




EXTRA CREDIT: Concerning the media, how much do you think mainstream news sources influence our view of issues and how do you think this influence relates to our First Amendment?

American History I

American History I students are discussing the events leading to the Civil War.


EXTRA CREDIT: Which event that we studied do you think was the most important cause of the Civil War?  Why?