Wednesday, May 25, 2016

American History II

American History II students are completing their unit on the Holocaust in Europe.  They have discussed the causes of the Holocaust, the rise of Hitler, and how Germans could commit heinous acts against innocent people.  We also watched Schindler's List.


EXTRA CREDIT: Describe what you consider to be a major theme of Schindler's List and explain why you believe this to be true.


EXTRA CREDIT: Write a short essay on how good people can commit atrocious acts against other human beings.

Monday, April 25, 2016

American History II

American History II classes are finishing our unit on the American Civil Rights Unit.  We have discussed all the major events beginning with Jackie Robinson and ending with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.




EXTRA CREDIT: After watching the film 42 , how would you summarize the significance of Jackie Robinson?  And how would your describe his personal motivation and discipline?

American History I

American History I students are discussing the causes of WWI and how these causes led to the outbreak of war.  In addition, we have recently completed a writing assignment on Theodore Roosevelt based upon his biography.




EXTRA CREDIT: 1.    Which of the four long term causes or policies that led to WWI were/are the most important and why?  Your answer is worth from 2-10 points.  So make it good.

                             2.    How would you characterize Teddy Roosevelt?  His personality, his views of the land, and his views of our country's role in the world?

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

American History II

American History II students are discussing the major events of the Civil Rights Movement.


EXTRA CREDIT:  Discuss the most important moment(s) of the Civil Rights Movement and why you think this.

American History I

American History I students are discussing the pros and cons of a country such as the United States, pursuing an empire or overseas possessions.



EXTRA CREDIT:  Discuss three of the best arguments for expansion.  Or/and discuss three of the best arguments against a country's decision to expand.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

American History I

AHI students are finishing their study of the Gilded Age with an essay test.  The essay topic is below on the extra credit question.


EXTRA CREDIT: How would you summarize the economic, social, and political situation in America at the turn of the 19th century?

Friday, February 26, 2016

American History II

American History II students are studying the causes, responses, and the attack itself that took place on September 11, 2001.



EXTRA CREDIT: Comment on one or both of these questions.

1.  Describe the best response of America to the 9-11 attacks and why.

2.  Describe the worst response of America to the 9-11 attacks and why.