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?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

American History I

American History I students are concluding their unit on the Industrial Revolution, Andrew Jackson, the Abolitionists, and Manifest Destiny,  It is an incredibly large and diverse unit; however, there is much to cover in the mid-19th century American history. 




EXTRA CREDIT: This past week we talked learned about the abolitionist movement and some of the US Presidents during the mid-19th century.  The first question I have for you is simply: of all the abolitionist groups and individuals, which stand out as courageous or unique and why?

Secondly: Of the Presidents we talked about, which of these did you find most interesting and why?



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

American History II

American History II students have been studying the articles of the US Constitution.  This week we have been reading and outlining Art. II & III.




EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss the idea of checks and balances and give a couple examples.  

OR

Discuss the idea of judicial review and give an example.

American History I

American History I students have been discussing the industrial revolution, the Jacksonian Era, and manifest destiny.  This week we are concentrating on Andrew Jackson.



EXTRA CREDIT: Jackson professed to be a 'man of the people'.  Either support or refute his claim by discussing some examples.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

AHII

American History II students are currently studying the US Constitution and preparing for the citizenship test.  Article I of the Constitution has been assigned to read and outline.





EXTRA CREDIT: Section 8 of Article I discusses the powers granted to Congress.  Which of these powers do you think is the most important and why?