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.  


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


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?


American History I students are discussing a number of very relevant issues in America, such as, the industrial revolution, the charisma of Andrew Jackson, and the resurgence of slavery and the subsequent rise of the abolitionists.

EXTRA CREDIT: What do you believe to be the most important industrial development and why?  OR, stated another way, of the inventions that we have discussed, which do you think was most significant and why?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


AHII students are completing our Vietnam unit.  We have discussed the historical background of US involvement, the rationales for going to Vietnam, the legacies of our involvement and the lessons we could learn from this conflict.

EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss at least TWO things that you learned from our unit on Vietnam.  More than TWO would be better.


AHI students are studying the creation of our Constitution.  The basic principles, founding fathers, etc.

EXTRA CREDIT: Discuss at least one of the several compromises that had to be made in order for the Constitution to be ratified by the States.