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Week of May 25-28, 2015        SBAC WEEK- Tuesday Testing

Monday May 25, 2015     MEMORIAL DAY- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday May 26, 2015    SBAC TESTING ALL PERIOD

Announcement: Reminder- there will be a COMPREHENSIVE final in this class- on Civil Rights, Vietnam, Watergate, The Eighties and US in Middle East. There will also be some questions from throughout the year. I will pass out a review sheet soon and will post the review sheet to my documents page.

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda
2. Smarter Balanced Testing all period- we will try to do all testing today and leave Thursday for our study of Vietnam.

HW:
1. Work on Oral History interviews- Boomer and Gen X interviews due by THIS THURSDAY- 5/28! REFLECTION NOT DUE UNTIL A WEEK LATER.
2. ETHICS- Read 1960s/70s Reading Packet on My Lai "What a Waste"- pp.72-77. Answer Qs- Analyzing Ethical Issues 1-8 and Expressing your Reasoning 1 and 2. Due on separate paper on Thursday 5/28
3. Due Thursday 5/28 on back of above Qs- Read Vietnam Packet p.84 and discussion- The Use of Napalm and read Seattle Times article on Napalm Girl- Answer Qs on Ethics and War from p.84.

 

Week of May 18-21, 2015    CBABA- BUT SHORT SCHEDULE ON Tues/Wed

Monday May 18, 2015     NOW A C DAY     US IN VIETNAM

Purpose: To understand how the war in Vietnam escalated by taking notes on Ms. M’s lecture.

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, collect HW- soldiers
2. Reading quiz on VN Upfront Reading (as promised :)
3. lecture on US Entrance into Vietnam
4. One Social Movements presentation- take notes

HW:
1. Read TCI ch. 51- due Thursday 5/21- all parts, including cartoon for "processing"- do the notebook activity on separate paper, unless you have your History Notebook back from me.
2. work on interview- 2 interviews need to be done by 5/28.

 


Tuesday May 19, 2015 SHORT CLASS PERIOD (67 minutes)- Escalation

Purpose: To understand the impact of the escalation of the Vietnam War through the eyes of US soldiers by watching film “Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam”

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. 1 social movement presentation (p4) (maybe 2 in p.6)
3. Vietnam experience through the eyes of US soldiers- Escalation—watch "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam: film and take notes.

HW:
1. Read Escalation Primary Sources in green Facing Complexity reading packet and fill in chart- you are reading 3 primary source documents and analyzing them. Due Thursday.
2. Finish ch. 51 notebook guide- all- due Thursday.
3. Work on Interviews- due 5/28 (both boomer and gen X)
NOTE- if you were absent today, or will be gone on Thursday, plan on watching the parts of Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam online (there are a couple of versions on Youtube, and netflix probably has it). We watched the first 40 minutes in class today and will finish it Thursday. You can get the viewing guide from me or have a friend pick it up.

 

Thursday May 21, 2015   

Purpose: To further understand the impact of the Vietnam War on the US and soldiers by watching  more of Dear America/taking notes and starting Escalation and Exit lecture.

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th
In Class:
1. hw and agenda, collect LBJ HW- Vietnam escalation in primary sources
2. What did you notice in these docs?
3. Finish “Dear America” video
4. Start Escalation, Ethics and Exit Lecture- includes anti-war movement

HW:
1.  Create Cornell Notes for TCI ch. 52- Getting Out of Vietnam- Do in History Notebook.  Due next Tuesday 5/26.
2. Work on Oral History interviews- Boomer and Gen X interviews due by NEXT THURSDAY- 5/28!


Week of May 11-14, 2015      XBABA    SOCIAL MOVEMENTS/VIETNAM

Monday May 11, 2015    Shoreline Strike Day- No School

Tuesday May 12, 2015     Social Movements and Vietnam Entrance

Purpose: To gain an understanding of various social movements for change by presenting group projects and taking notes, and to understand the roots of how Vietnam is part of the Cold War and how the US got to be there- by participating in jigsaw and watching film/taking notes.

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th

In Class:
1. Logistics:
- Ms. M stamps your Oral History reflection
- turn in History Notebook check #4 with name on notebook and filled out blue notebook check with your name on it- slide into start of entry, make sure post-its mark start and finish of check #4
- turn in Civil Rights Packet
-  check out Vietnam packet
- turn in final copy of Social Movement presentation to Ms. M

2. HW and agenda
3. Presentations- Social Movements (2)- make sure Ms. M has the final copy at
4. Intro to Vietnam War-
a) song
b) essential Qs
c) start to watch "Roots of War" from VN: A Television History- take Cornell notes/discuss

HW:
1.   Intro to Vietnam- Read TCI Textbook Ch. 50- The US Gets Involved in Vietnam- fill in Notebook guide on separate paper- to be taped into History Notebook when you get it back. Due Thursday.  
2. Interview confirmation due Thursday- for Oral History project- just have the date of interview and people set up.


Thursday May 14, 2015    Entrance into Vietnam

Purpose: To understand the historical factors contributing to US entrance into Vietnam by watching film, participating in simulation and taking notes on lecture.

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, teacher stamped Ch. 50 US Gets Involved in Vietnam History Notebook, and checked/entered grade for final plans for interview, returned graded work.
2. Social Movements presentations (1- in period 4 only)
3. US in Vietnam- Entrance into Escalation
a) roots of war- finish video
b) simulation activity
c) start Lecture on escalation- no time

HW:
1. Due Monday 5/18- Answer Qs on Handout- BOTH SIDES- US Troops in Vietnam- read VN packet pp. 40-47, and write paragraph based on reading pp.51-55.
2. Read handout on Vietnam War- from Upfront Magazine- potential reading quiz on Monday
3. Cornellize your viewing guide from Roots of War video from today in class- write higher level questions on the side as you review and write a summary paragraph at the end. Due Monday.
4. Start your interviews- need to be done by Thursday 5/28!

 

Week of May 4-9, 2015

Monday May 4, 2015

Purpose: To understand how the Civil Rights struggles and movements relate to today.

Announcement: Extra Credit Options are out there! US History goes to the movies- check my Extra Credit page on my website- follow all directions. All movie EC due by Thursday June 11th! If you are below a C grade, you may do 2 movies. If you are a C or above, you may do one movie.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Small group debrief Race in America- Discuss whole class at each step
a) make a list of 3 most striking things you learned about Seattle Civil Rights- poster board
b)make a list of 3 striking things you learned about race and education in America
c) Add to list- 3 most striking things about Baltimore current events

HW:
1.  Read TCI chapter 48 on The Great Society- under president LBJ. Take Cornell Notes in your History Notebook. WHAT IS THE PROPER ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN SHAPING AMERICAN SOCIETY???? Due Tuesday.

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Purpose: To research ways in which the Civil Rights Movement influenced other social movements for change by researching your topic and preparing a presentation with a small group.

Announcements: Presentations begin last part of Thursday’s class!!!!

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, turn in Seattle Civil Rights Assignment, Blue History Notebook check in
2. How do we tend to see the world?
a) CNN clip- no
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPVNJgfDwpw
b) Privilege and self- what we take for granted
(store, car- same gender team, alone- dressed up, SW to Library- disability)
c) lynching letter from Eleanor Roosevelt- why movements for social change?
3. Social Movements for change- the women’s rights movement
a) what do you know, some background
b) Take notes on yellow handout- change makers video clip- From start to creation of NOW- stop at first case for NOW.  About 20 min total watching time

http://video.pbs.org/video/2336932877/

c) teacher models ppt of women’s movement

4. Social Movements for change- YOUR topic
a) select groups- pass out card- aces first
b) read TCI on your section and primary source document
c) divide up your research slides

HW: ALL DUE THURSDAY
1. Read TCI ch. 46- The Widening Struggle- for your section/topic- take good notes.
2. Research your topic- find and take notes on at least 2 additional sources on your topic- and your subsection of the keynote presentation. Make sure and record MLA- due next class, no exceptions- you will start presenting on Thursday!
3. Find at LEAST 3 good images to use, keep citation info- HISTORICALLY CORRECT!

 

Thursday May 7, 2015

Purpose: To be able to explain the overarching themes and specific history of your social movement by creating your group’s keynote and presenting ideas to the class.

Announcement: ALL Extra credit and passes due Thursday June 11th

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, preamble again! and D of I ideals
2. Introduce 3 Generations of Modern America Oral History
2. My model presentation- women- take notes
3. Your Social Movements Project
a) Library- sit with your team and establish what you know about each slide idea. Form a group thesis and add thesis to title slide.
b) research- Library
c) finalize keynote

HW:
1. Start Oral History Project- complete YOUR reflection on green sheet by Tuesday 5/12.
2. Oral History Project- Confirm your interviews (with whom- get their confirmation) and set dates to talk in person or by Skype/video chat or phone. EMAIL AND TEXT INTERVIEWS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE- MUST BE PERSON TO PERSON. Identify, confirm and schedule interview by Thursday 5/14 (interviews do NOT have to be completed by this date).
3. Make sure your history notebook is in order- Notebook check #4 will  be collected Tuesday 5/12. 

 

Week of April 27-30, 2015

Monday April 27, 2015 Welcome back from break!

Purpose:To  understand the significance and origins of the Voting Rights Act by participating in a role play and watching film on Selma.

Announcement: MANDATORY HISTORY FAIR IS WEDNESDAY FROM 6-8 PM IN SW COMMONS AND VICINITY. FREE COOKIES!!! EXTRA CREDIT AVAILABLE, BUT ALSO MANDATORY POINTS FOR ATTENDANCE.

Documentary people- check with me about when and where to be- what to bring. Exhibit people- bring a copy of your annotated bib Wednesday to place with exhibit and arrange to have your exhibit leave the commons with you at 8 PM! Paper people, bring a clean copy of paper and annotated bib to place on table. Bring to me Tuesday.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in Civil Rights Act handout and Heart of Atlanta Motel- STAPLED
2. HD update and logistics
3. Civil Rights- Voting Rights
a) Finish tea party
b) watch Power and Vote and Selma
c) Voting Rights Act Handout and Chart

HW:
1. finish Voting Rights Act handout and chart-
2. Read Malcolm X speech Bullet or the Ballot- fill in handout
3. HISTORY FAIR IS (at SW- in the Commons) IS THIS WEDNESDAY  6-8 PM- ATTENDANCE MANDATORY- INVITE YOUR FAMILY! You will sign in and pick up an extra credit sheet when you arrive- you must do one HD product from each of 4  categories to get EC.


Tuesday April 28, 2015    Black Nationalism Day

Purpose: To analyze the beliefs and tactics of the Black Nationalism movement by reading and discussing primary and secondary sources, and working with small group to understand Black Panther party.

Announcements: History Fair this Wednesday evening 6-8 PM. Exhibit people- if OK with teacher, leave your classroom at 2:25, come to my room for exhibit and set up exhibit in Commons- find tables for McFarlane. Paper writers, leave a clean copy of your paper with me today- if you forgot, bring tomorrow and place on the McFarlane papers table at end of school day Wednesday.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. History Fair logistics- BRING PENCILS AND PENS!!!!!!!!!
3. Finish Selma
4. Black Nationalism and Malcolm X-
a) reading on Black Nationalism
b) pod-quad discussion- Black Nationalism and Malcolm X speech
c) watch "The Time Has Come"- take Notes on viewing guide
Purpose for viewing:
* beliefs of Malcolm X
* How did his beliefs change- why and when did they change?
* How did Malcolm X differ in philosophy and strategies and tactics from MLK?
* How did Black Panthers emerge, what did they advocate?
5. Black Panthers- ppt and platform (CR packet pp. 90-91)
6. link past to Seattle’s past and present- Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project

HW:
1. Finish TCI ch. 45 "redefining Equality," do part .4 in your History Notebook, using notebook guide from last week. Due Thursday.
2. Read the following and take BRIEF Cornell Notes- including summary- in your History Notebook- just major ideas:
a) CR Packet pp. 92-95 (on Brown v. Board);
b) read online powerpoint about re-segregating schools TODAY- last year was the 60th anniversary of Brown- ADD 4-5 POINTS OF EVIDENCE TO NOTES:
http://www.propublica.org/article/segregation-now-the-resegregation-of-americas-schools#intro
3. Read and cite MLA for 2 current events on events in Baltimore right now. Write a reflective paragraph- why is this happening right now, and what does it say about where we are in the civil rights struggle? USE SEPARATE PAPER TO TURN IN. 

 

Thursday April 30, 2015    CAREER CENTER SESSION TODAY

Purpose:To plan for your future through career center experience!

Announcement: Congratulations on History Fair- thanks for your great work and a great night!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turned in stapled papers:

1. Heart of Atlanta Motel- purple
2. Civil Rights Act paper
3. Voting Rights Act Paper
4. Bullet or Ballot
5. Baltimore Current Events
6. Black Nationalism Qs from in-class reading on Tuesday.

Also- if you did not give me yellow Pilgrimage to Non-violence Qs, also turn this in.
2. College and career exploration with Ms. Spellman

HW:
1. Read my current event on Baltimore to add to your understanding. We will discuss on Monday- see link below:
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-baltimore-riots-take-hold-where-urban-renewal-didnt/
2. Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project assignment- Due Monday May 4th- complete this assignment (handed out Tuesday), using the link below. If you lost the handout, I have put an electronic copy on my documents page.
http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/

See above for assignments turned in during class, too-

Week of April 13-16, 2015        CBABA

Monday April 13, 2015     NEW SEATS

Purpose: To introduce broad themes and ideas for Civil Rights movement by meeting with quad-pod, reviewing ideas and watching video clip.

Announcement:  Cold War quiz on Thursday

In Class:
1. Logistics:
- NEW SEATS
- return half sheet of extra photos from last night’s HW
- return Cold War packet and recycle book card
- fill out new book card for Civil Rights packet- $10, McFarlane as author, etc. Put PERIOD in middle top of card
2. hw and agenda
3. Intro to Civil Rights
a) discuss Paul Robeson, then Quad-pod- name everyone you know who was in CR movement and any groups
b) share out 3 specific ideas from segregation homework
c) watch video clip - Emmett Till case

HW:
1. Read TCI ch. 44 Like a Mighty Stream- parts 44.1 THROUGH 44.4. Add to your timeline with new pictures. Due Tuesday.
2. Read Brown Civil Rights packet pp. 60-62- King’s Pilgrimage to Non-Violence- prepare questions from separate sheet for activity Tuesday- DUE TUESDAY!!!!

Save the date- SW History Fair is 6-8 PM Wednesday April 29th- invite your family. Required for all US HD students. Extra credit available, in addition to attendance grade.

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Purpose: To analyze the theory of non-violent civil disobedience by reading and discussing writings of MLK and watching video clips.

Announcement: Cold War quiz is Thursday. BRING A PEN OR PENCIL TO HISTORY FAIR!

In Class:
1. HW and agenda
2. The early Civil Rights Movement
a) examine p.1 from new Civil Rights Packet- remind yourself of Reconstruction
b) discuss Emmett Till case- anatomy of a social movement- explain
c) watch bus boycott clip and Little Rock, read Melba Patilla Beals, fill in chart on anatomy of social movement
d) do sit-ins tableaux, watch clip on sit-ins

3. What is Non-Violence?
a) Pilgrimage to non-violence discussion on theory
b) read Birmingham Jail silently- take Margin Notes/underline VERY PURPOSEFULLY c) small group discussion on theory of non-violence NO TIME
d) watch Birmingham clip- NO TIME

HW:
1. Study for Cold War Quiz- on Thursday 4/16.
2. Finish Reading TCI ch. 44.5-7, complete  Timeline in History Notebook- Due Thursday
3. Read background on Selma- 15 things to know
http://www.teachingforchange.org/selma-bottom-up-history

EC- watch Selma movie that came out this year!

Save the date- SW History Fair is 6-8 PM Wednesday April 29th- invite your family. Required for all US HD students. Extra credit available, in addition to attendance grade.

 

Thursday April 16, 2015

Purpose: To carefully analyze the OPVL of the theory of non-violence by reading and discussing primary sources, and learning about the fight for Voting Rights by participating in a role play.

Announcement: History Fair is Wednesday April 29, 2014- right after break— 6-8 PM in SW Commons. BRING A PEN OR A PENCIL to the History Fair!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Take Cold War quiz
3. Civil Rights- Non-Violence Theory
a) go over Pilgrimage to Non-Violence- OPVL
b) finish reading Letter from Birmingham Jail-
c) pod-quad discussion. OPVL- large group debrief
d) watch Birmingham clips
e) Civil Rights Act of 1964- handout- do as HW- you have already read ch.44

4. But what about the vote?
a) literacy test
b) role play- intro to Selma
- debrief background on Selma
- read role and prepare
- tea party mixer
- chronological order debrief

HW:  ALL DUE MONDAY 4/27/15
1. Read TCI parts 1, 2, 3- ch.45 Redefining Equality- fill in timeline in History Notebook for those parts.
2. Complete purple handout on Heart of Atlanta Motel case- at bottom, write one paragraph as to how this case illustrates about a major strategy of the Civil Rights movement.
3. Complete Civil Rights Act Handout- TCI related sections (not viewing guide on Selma portion)

Have a wonderful spring break!

Save the date- SW History Fair is 6-8 PM Wednesday April 29th- invite your family. Required for all US HD students. Extra credit available, in addition to attendance grade.

 

Week of April 6-9, 2015

Monday April 6, 2015    Teacher work day- no school for students!

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Purpose: To appreciate your argumentation and creativity in your final History Day Product by having a party and voting for People;s Choice Awards! Also- to further understand the reality of life on the homefront during the 1950s by watching ephemeral film clips and participating in a meet and greet jigsaw.

Announcement: Cold War quiz next week- date TBD! MANDATORY HISTORY FAIR IS Wednesday 4/29 6-8 PM IN SW COMMONS AND VICINITY. FREE COOKIES!!! EXTRA CREDIT AVAILABLE, BUT ALSO MANDATORY POINTS FOR ATTENDANCE.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. Set up History daywork and celebration- Congratulations!  Place rubric in front of website or exhibit- include a) rubric b) annotated bib- word count on rubric.
Make sure text is into turnitin.com
PARTY :)
3. An era of consumption- the Cold War era at home- Meet and greet activity- ch.41- Peace, Prosperity and Progress and Wealth chart

HW:
1. Read TCI ch.42- Two Americas- very short- write one paragraph describing each of the two Americas- do this in History Notebook. Due Thursday.
2. Extra Credit- could watch Good Night and Good Luck- due next Thursday 4/16- see film analysis assignment on extra credit page.
IS YOUR HISTORY DAY TEXT INTO TURNITIN.COM?????

 

Thursday April 9, 2015

Purpose: To understand era of conformity by participating in meet and greet and watching films.

Announcements: Cold War quiz next week, exact date TBD :)

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, return work, check Data Dashboard
2. The Cold War at home
a) finish meet and greet- 8 mins, then debrief
b) watch clips- Ephemeral Films- meet Joe King and I like Ike, other films
c) discuss ecological footprint and interview, turn in footprint if not done
d) earth and the American Dream- recent history

HW:
1. Study for Cold War quiz next week- T or Th
2. Read Cold War Packet on Paul Robeson:  Read Cold War packet pp. 47-53 (on Paul Robeson).  Write one thoughtful and evidence-filled paragraph: who was Paul Robeson, what happened to him and why, what do you think of this? Due Monday.
3. Read TCI ch.43 Notebook- Segregation in Post WWII Period- do notebook guide sections 2, 3, 4. Due Monday.

 

Week of March 30-April 2, 2015        CBABA Last Week of Quarter 3!

Monday March 30, 2015

Purpose: To understand the actual implications of Cold War “Proxy Wars” on areas of the developing world by participating in debate.

Announcements: Tech support for websites and exhibits on Tuesday SAS 3/31- my room, general tech help, especially with documentaries (but any needed help ok) on Thursday SAS 4/2- Ms. Kim’s room.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in Zinn Qs
2. History Day- any questions at this point?
3. Cold War Debate- sit with correct number group.
a) Prep- finish reading online article and prepare notes, discuss main ideas to bring up.
b) debate- each side gets to present for 4-5 minutes, then each side gets 2 minutes rebuttal. ALL MEMBERS ON YOUR TEAM MUST SPEAK- GROUP GRADE.  Iran first, then Guatemala.

Homework:
1. Read packet pp.20-24 on McCarthyism. DO THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK. Answer any 5 of the questions at the end of the reading.
2. History Day papers with revised annotated bib at back and rubric on front due Thursday 4/2.  ALL other final HD products due Tuesday April 7th. MUST HAVE REVISED AND MERGED ANNOTATED BIB, DIVIDED INTO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY, WITH PRIMARY FIRST. TEXT  FROM HISTORY DAY PRODUCT- NOT BIB- MUST BE TURNED IN TO TURNITIN.COM OR NO GRADE.  MUST HAVE CITATION THROUGH PARENTHETICAL NOTATION (or oral citation for documentary) OR NO GRADE!!!!!!

In Class History Day party on Tuesday 4/7- bring food/snacks/drinks on 4/7 :)

 

Tuesday March 31, 2015

Purpose:To analyze the impact of US Cold War policy decisions on other nations and on the Homefront by participating in debate, taking notes and preparing for SAC.

Announcements: One more SAS tech workshop- Thursday April 1st in Ms. Kim’s room- 2508. Focus is documentaries, but all tech help OK.

In Class:
1. stamp McCarthy Qs in History Notebook.
2. HW and agenda
3. Cold War politics:
a) vocab
b) Finish Debates (4 mins per side, 2 min. rebuttal)
c) NPR clip on Iran- from today
http://www.npr.org/2015/03/31/396505284/negotiations-over-irans-nuclear-program-come-down-to-the-wire
d) discuss Zinn- what is meaning of proxy wars for long-term policy?

4. The Cold War at home
a) Red Dot Game
b) read ch. 40.1
c) p.6 start Duck and Cover

Homework:
1. Affluenza interview and ecological footprint online quiz due Thursday 4/2. Interview is VERY SHORT and takes about 5 minutes! Try and interview a family member who grew up in the 1950s or 60s. Very quick and fun!
2. Extra Credit Opportunity ”Story of Stuff"- answer Qs on handout- takes about 20 minutes to watch. Due Thursday 4/9. Link is here- make sure and find the correct cartoon by clicking on more movies to find the original film “the story of stuff”:
www.storyofstuff.com
3. Work on History day! Papers, with rubric and bib due on Thursday. All other products due Tuesday with rubric and bib.
NOTE- WEBSITE USERS. YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE WEEBLY APP OFF OF THE APPLE STORE FOR FREE (FOR YOUR IPAD)- WORKS REALLY WELL TO BUILD YOUR WEBSITE. AND IT HAS THE YOUTUBE EMBEDDED FEATURE FOR VIDEOS AND AUDIO.

 

 Thursday April 2, 2015

Purpose: To analyze ways that McCarthyism and Cold War fears of communism influenced life at home by taking notes and participating in SAC.

Announcement: History Day celebration on Tuesday- bring food/drink/cups- no school for you on Monday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, history day papers turned in- WORD COUNT ON RUBRIC, paper, annotated bib.
2. The Cold War at Home: McCarthyism
a) duck and cover
b) note-taking on ch.40.2- on T-Chart
3. SAC- background for Canwell Structured Academic Controversy (SAC)-
a) documents on communism- legal or illegal?
b) READ PACKET PP. 25-26 FOR BACKGROUND (IF A FAST READER, READ ON 27-32)- ANSWER 5 W’S WITH GROUP- take notes-
c) get roles and discuss your argument with your same role partner
d) run the SAC and discuss

HW:
1. Finish your History Day final product- due Tuesday! Rubric with word count on front (circled), annotated bib, actual product. If doing a documentary, you MUST burn me a DVD. If doing a website, you MUST publish and send me email with your names, hit return, title, hit return, url
2. Bring food/drink for class party on Tuesday!!!!!!
NOTE- if you did not finish the ecological footprint, then do so on a computer before class on Tuesday and turn in then- OK. Link is below.

Ecological Footprint link here- NOT iPad friendly so find a computer or phone to do this on :)
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

Week of March 23-26, 2015        XBABA

Monday March 23, 2015 Teacher Work Day

Tuesday March 24, 2015

Purpose: To understand the breadth of Cold War international actions by Watching Moyer’s film and starting activity with TCI ch. 39.

Announcements: History Day papers are due a week from Thursday, and all other final products due Tuesday 4/7- bring food for party that day.
Come get help from me NOW as needed!

In Class:
1. Logistics
- turn in Truman Trial reflection
- turn in HD draft plan with all names on it- separate stack- WEBSITES SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR NAMES, CLASS PERIOD AND HD WEBSITE LINK IN SUBJECT LINE, THEN IN BODY OF TEXT ON THREE SEPARATE LINES- HIT RETURN BETWEEN EACH IDEA- ALL NAMES OF PEOPLE IN GROUP, TITLE OF WEBSITE, WEBSITE LINK
- turn in WWII reading packet
- check out Cold War reading packet and fill out book card
- pick up correct HD final product rubric- one per product
- pick up Group Product contract if in a group- one per person
- pick up and fill out Blue History Notebook Check #4

2. hw and agenda, go over
3. Hand out and discuss HD rubric for Final Product- how to edit outline and transfer outline to final product. If you lose the rubric, it is on my website.
4. Defining the Cold War- watch Moyer's film- take notes and discuss

Homework:
1. Take notes on all of ch. 39- sections 1, 2, 3 divided and labeled by sections- in History Notebook- this is step 1 to prepare for debate on Thursday. Note- potential reading quiz on chapters 37-39 on Thursday! BRING CHARGED IPAD TO CLASS ON THURSDAY!
2. Work on History Day final product!

Thursday March 26, 2015

Purpose: To analyze the real impact of Cold War “proxy wars” on Latin America and the Middle East by preparing for and participating in a debate.

Announcement: See me NOW if you need help with History day!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. reading quiz on question press- chapters 37-39
3. Understanding the Cold War
a) finish Moyers video
b) vocab and map-
c) Truman Inauguration Speech 1949- packet- SOAPS with small group, small group definition
4. Debating the Cold War Proxy Wars
a) take notes on ch. 39- parts 4 and 5
b) read your assigned handouts and websites to prep for your side and your debate
c) 2 debates- NO TIME FOR DEBATES YET

HW:
1. Read Zinn reading in Cold War packet- answer questions on handout. Due Monday.
2. History Day!!!!!  Work on your final product.
Everyone needs to continue to revise annotated bibliography- just one annotated bib per product now (groups merge annotated bibs)- arrange them alphabetically, and put primary sources first. You should change the last sentence to say how you are using the source (not how you think you will use the source).  Revised annotated bibs come in with the final product. Papers due Thursday 4/2! Final Product due date for all other categories: Tuesday 4/7, along with updated annotated bib.  

Week of March 16-19, 2015         CBABA

Monday March 16, 2015

Purpose: To understand more of the complexity of dropping the Atomic Bomb by partaking in the Truman Trial.

Announcements: NO SCHOOL for you next Monday 3/23 :)

YOU SHOULD BE MEETING WITH ME NOW IF YOU NEED HELP WITH HISTORY DAY- THURS I AM HERE SAS AND AFTER SCHOOL T/TH!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, SAS passes
2. Truman Trial
a)  rubrics- go over and what to turn in for each role
b) explain how trial works, 5 minutes of prep time as jury moves furniture
c) Begin trial
- swear in jury
- Opening statements (both sides)
- prosecution call first witnesses
3. Return work for some

HW:
1. Cold War Map- due Tuesday
2. Make sure you have your Truman Trial materials ready and in order- you need to turn them in at the close of the trial- due no later than Thursday 3/19.
3. Work on History Day Product Draft- follow my directions for the product draft assignment- due Tuesday 3/24! See documents for assignment if you no longer have the paper that explains what you need to do for your product draft assignment!


Tuesday March 17, 2015     Happy St. Patrick’s day!

Purpose: To continue to analyze the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by participating in the Truman Trial.

Announcements: Turn in Truman Trial Packet of prepared materials on Thursday 3/19.
- HD Product Draft due Tuesday 3/23 (see below for reminder).
- HD Papers due Thursday 4/2. All  other HD  products due Tuesday 4/7.
- Bring food for HD party/celebration on 4/7!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, HD update- comments on outlines, return graded work
2. TT
a) Prosecution continue presenting its case- 4 mins per witness, per side- direct examination by prosecution and cross-examination by defense.
b)  Defense presents witnesses, prosecution cross-examines
c) closing arguments

Homework:
1. Read TCI ch.38 on Origins of Cold War and write key terms IDs in your History Notebook. Due Thursday. Key terms list is on back of Map assignment (yellow).
2. Make sure all TT materials are together- use your rubric to prepare your packet of materials, based on your role. Due Thursday at start of class (or end of trial).
3. HD product Draft due due Tuesday 3/24!

Thursday March 19, 2015

Purpose: Finish Truman Trial,  understand the origins and reality of the Cold War by watching documentary by Bill Moyers and taking notes, and discussing map with small group.

Announcements: HD Product Draft is due on TUESDAY!!!!!! No School Monday.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, return work as needed.
3. Finish Truman Trial, Turn in packet of materials.
3. HD update- return work, feedback on outlines to final product
4. Start film- Post-War Hopes, Cold War Fears- take notes on Viewing Guide

Homework:
1. Finish History Day Draft Product- due Tuesday 3/24-

Save the date- SW History Fair is 6-8 PM Wednesday April 29, 2015- invite your family. Required for all US HD students. Extra credit available, in addition to attendance grade.

2. Complete Truman Trial Reflection- due Tuesday 3/24:  
Reflection:  How did your thinking about Truman’s use of the bomb develop as the trial progressed?  What did you think of the trial itself, and how much did the skill and understanding of those involved influence your thinking? What was the strongest argument and evidence for the prosecution and the strongest argument and evidence for the defense?  What did you think about the Verdict ? Explain.  Other general reactions?  Length should be 1 to 1&1/2 pages, typed or neatly written in blue or black ink.  Please double space. 

Week of March 9-12, 2015

Monday March 9, 2015

Purpose: To develop background on the dropping of the atomic bomb and the definition of a war crime by doing library research and participating in a small group discussion.

Announcements:  YOU SHOULD BE MEETING WITH ME NOW IF YOU NEED HELP WITH HISTORY DAY- See me during SAS AND AFTER SCHOOL T or Th

ALL STUDENTS- SAS Workshops during SAS on THURSDAY!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in HD Product Choice sheet and Korematsu/Densho questions.
2. What is a War Crime- clarify
Small Group War Crime Discussion
Read the articles linked to my website- share with a neighbor if needed. Discuss the following questions after skimming each article:
            
What is a war crime?  Read the following link for discussion:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/1420133.stm
1.    How is a war crime defined when displacing civilians or destroying infrastructure?
2.    Are international tribunals political, and is it necessary to have one unified voice to try war crimes?

Read this article on Total War from the Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0412/p09s01-coop.htm
3.    Is total war considered a war crime?

READ FULL OVERVIEW-click on summary of Geneva Protocols from 1949 and find the section in the pdf on civilians. Discuss.
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/genevaconventions
4.    what is the issue with civilians in war time? What do the Geneva Conventions say about this?

3. Library Research- sit in 3 teams again. Research for your role!!!

HW:
Jurors- create personal background sheet- final bio due Tuesday (2 copies)- see back of your role sheet- and complete timeline from yellow handout for jurors. Due Tuesday- start of class.
Attorneys: Read background material, talk together and come up with main thesis/argument for your side- divide up witnesses, collect contact information from each witness and each other, get organized! Come in with at least 3 witness questions tomorrow and have an idea for opening argument.
Witnesses- do a lot of research on your character, take notes and record MLA, write your bio- and start collecting primary source documents. see back of your witness sheet. final bio due Tuesday- start of class (2 copies).

 

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Purpose: To carefully analyze rationales and evidence to support and oppose the use of the atomic bombs on Japan by preparing for the Truman Trial.

Announcements: SAS Workshops on Thursday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2.  History Day product creation!!!  - The Product Draft
3. More on What is a War Crime? Look over first two articles from yesterday and discuss!
3. Library prep time- Truman Trial

HW-
1. Prepare for Truman Trial-
attorneys- make sure you have spoken to all witnesses and have prepared questions for all you are responsible for. You may need to contact your witnesses out of class time- make sure you know how to reach them. Prepare Opening Statement.
Witnesses- help your own side come up with good questions for you for the stand. Continue to research your role. Find AT LEAST 3 Primary sources related to your character to help your side.
Jury- finish timeline, if not done, and write 1/2 paragraph on 10  witness bios- do NOT do the human rights expert. Due Monday your trial prep packet.

2.  Begin to do background work on creating final History Day product.
a) go to nhd.org website and find the contest information- read the RULES for the category you have selected
b) begin set up for your final choice- decide shape and materials (cheap!) if doing an exhibit, go to the website section of nhd.org and read about how to set up the nhd weebly site, then look at site and decide what kind of set up you might want. Website, exhibit, doc, assemble  images for your final product. Papers and all categories, begin to look for MORE PRIMARY SOURCES FOR FINAL PRODUCT.

NOTE- History Fair for all juniors is 6-8:00 on Wednesday April 29th
. You are expected to be there, hopefully with family in tow. Get the date off now (if you work).

 

Thursday March 12, 2015

Purpose: To further prepare for Truman Trial  by library prep time and meeting with your team to clarify your argument.

Announcements: Start your HD product creation!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. HD product draft info
3. Truman Trial prep- be ready for opening arguments on Monday! Dress up!

Homework:
1. Prepare for Truman Trial- check RUBRIC and make sure you have fulfilled all trial prep and have your materials together at start of trial!
2.  Read online version of TCI ch. 37: The Aftermath of WWII- take notes on the main points from each section. Due Monday in your History Notebook!!!!!!
3. Start HD Product Draft assignment- due Tuesday 3/24.

 

Week of March 2-5, 2015    CBABA

Monday March 2, 2015

Purpose: To work on logic in outlining by peer editing exercise, and to introduce concepts related to Japanese American Incarceration.

Announcements: Starting today, you have non-history day HW on a regular basis again :)

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. What kind of role for Truman Trial??
3. History Day- peer-edit outlines.
4. Study of WWII- Japanese American Internment
a) what would you bring?

HW:
1. Read WWII Packet pp.35-39. Answer Qs for Japanese Internment Background- back side of purple Evacuation Order Form I gave you last week. Due Tuesday.
2. Revise Sentence Outline. Entire outline and revised annotated bib due Thursday 3/5!

 


Tuesday March 3, 2015

Purpose: To understand the Constitutional and issues and reality regarding Japanese American Incarceration by examining evidence in website and watching short video clips and participating in small group activity. We will also introduce the Truman Trial.

Announcement: Did you turn in your registration form? It is binding (choices are final) and due by March 10th to your SAS teacher. Check in with me regarding this.

History Day SAS Workshops are Thursday March 12 SAS- next week-
Sukol- papers, McFarlane- websites, Kim- Exhibits, Hershey- Documentaries

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, turn in purple Evacuation sheet and Qs
2. Japanese American Incarceration
a)Executive Order 9066
b) show government film
c) where are the camps?- "quiz"
d) propaganda ppt
d) Video Clip- Mistreatment of Japanese Americans- Learn 360
e) start Densho and Korematsu, if time

Homework:
1. Go to website: www.densho.org
This website is on JA Incarceration. Follow my directions on the handout and answer the questions on both JA incarceration and on the Korematsu case. Due Thursday 3/5.
2. Final Sentence Outline with rubric on top and Annotated Bib directly behind due Thursday 3/5/15. Also include at end, draft of edited draft with peer edit sheet and thesis draft sheet and essay/outline organizers.PUT TEXT OF OUTLINE AND BIB INTO TURNITIN.COM- 2 ENTRIES. IT IS READY FOR YOU.
3. HD Product draft choice sheet due Thursday 3/5 or Monday 3/9.

DUE: THURSDAY 3/5/15
PUT OUTLINE MATERIALS IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:

- 1 Sentence Outline Rubric with all names

- If in a group, a contract for EACH person- filled in by individual student and verified by a supervising adult (one for EACH PERSON!!!)

- Final sentence outline

- Revised Annotated bib- ONE PER STUDENT- NOT YET COMBINED- STILL INDIVIDUAL

- Peer Edit sheet from March 2nd in class activity

- Thesis drafts

- Essay organizer/Outline Organizer

- Drafts (1- 2 only)-that show growth

- You also need to turn in both your sentence outline and your annotated bib to turnitin.com- 2 separate entries.

 


Thursday March 5, 2015

Purpose: To analyze the question "what is a war crime" and the dropping of the atomic bomb by watching short video, reading and discussing 3 short articles and taking on a role for Truman Trial.

Announcements: SAS HD Workshops- Thursday March 12th!

In Class:
1. Logistics:  turn in Sentence Outline!!!!!!  Download Truman Trial 2015 e-resources to use in library
2. hw and agenda,
3.  Moved Korematsu discussion for DECA FT- we will come back to this next week.
4. Truman Trial intro
a) Background on historical context- read in class and return copies to teacher- science comics and barefoot gen
b) Truman and the Bomb- video
c) explain Truman Trial and go over roles and rubrics and jobs to complete by role
5. Truman Trial- GO TO LIBRARY sit in research teams- SIT WITH YOUR TEAM- Jury, Defense or Prosecution. Make 3 big "tables" at which to work. You need to use the Truman Trial eResources sheet to do your research, at least initially.  TODAY IN LIBRARY AND FOR HW- find and read 2 sources on Truman Trial and prepare notes-

Homework:
1.  Go to the following website: http://www.dannen.com/decision/  then fill in the T chart passed out in class. List at least 10 points of evidence per side- yes and no. Cite your page numbers/sources. Should the US have dropped the Atomic Bomb? Due Monday.
2. Find, read and take notes on 2 sources for the trial- about your character (if a witness), any of the witness characters (if on the jury) or anything about  the bomb (if an attorney).

NOTE- History Fair for all juniors is 6-8:15 on Wednesday April 29, 2015. You are expected to be there, hopefully with family in tow. Get the date off now (if you work).

 

Week of February 23-26, 2015    CBABA    Welcome back to C days!

Monday February 24, 2014

Purpose: To begin HD sentence outline in earnest, by working on first major argument.

Announcement: Theme for the week: Organizing & Classifying ideas/Developing an Outline with substantial detail and evidence!

In Class:
1. welcome back! Turn in Extra Credit scholarly article write up.
2. hw and agenda
3. How are you doing on HD citation? Examine examples in HD handbook, Qs on when to cite.
4. Working on the Outline-
-- Draft of ENTIRE Sentence Outline due Monday March 2, 2015. BRING 2 COPIES OF YOUR DRAFT OF YOUR SENTENCE OUTLINE MONDAY!
-- Final Sentence Outline (with attached rubric) and revised Annotated Bib attached due THURSDAY March 5, 2015.
a) read through examples of completed outlines in HDH
b) Working on refining and expanding your outline, critique part I, starting part II- the beautiful topic sentence and providing very specific evidence-
c) Double check thesis and arguments with Ms. M
d) Logistics
- handed out group contracts- MUST be turned in with final outline
- explained what you will turn in with outline
- check arguments (theme as part of each) for II, III, IV- then re-write thesis, as needed
- work on outline
 SEE HDH pp. 48-49 FOR OUTLINE TEMPLATE TO GET YOU STARTED- AN OPTION THAT MIGHT HELP- TYPE YOUR OWN FROM MY EXAMPLE.

Homework: READ TIPS BELOW TO HELP YOU.
1. DUE TOMORROW- Teacher notes check for 15 sources, 15 annotations and 80+ notecards- due Tuesday 2/24. Bib must be printed out if you are using notecards! (No need to print in Evernote).
Make sure you have 3-5 sentences per annotation (what you learned, credibility, how you will use the source) and that it is alphabetized and divided between primary and secondary sources.

See this website if you need MLA help:
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

2. DEVELOP your arguments for II tonight, III on Tuesday night, and IV on Thursday night. This means develop A, B, C, and add 3-5 pieces of evidence per assertion (1., 2., 3.) under each A, B, C, etc.  You will probably use (a), (b), (c) beneath the 1, 2, 3, etc.  This is where you bring in lots of depth and evidence to prove your ideas!  CITE YOUR SOURCES, USING PARENTHETICAL NOTATION!

USE LOTS OF PRIMARY SOURCES- THE WORDING OF A JIM CROW LAW, A QUOTE FROM A PERSON FROM THE TIME, A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE QUOTE FROM THE TIME, THE TEXT OF A BROCHURE, ETC!

A QUALITY DRAFT OF ENTIRE SENTENCE OUTLINE due Monday March 2, 2015!  BRING 2 PRINTED COPIES OF SENTENCE OUTLINE DRAFT ON MONDAY!

Idea for developing your sentence outline- One way to think about it:
Thesis at top- includes Leadership and Legacy in History
I. Introduction, give lots of historical context and perhaps some broad historical perspective
II. Basic background on your topic (some early historical perspective
III. analyze your topic regarding Leadership- key people, events and ideas and add more historical context, if needed
IV. analyze specific impact, significance  and Legacy of your topic
V. Conclusion- wider significance and overview- this will be a paragraph- only time it is OK to have more than one sentence per line!

Each roman numeral above should be a gorgeous topic sentence and relate to the thesis and the theme!!!!!!
A, B, C should be a topic sentence that has qualitative terms and is a sub-topic to prove under II, Details, quotes and evidence come under 1, 2, a, b, i, ii, etc.

II. Topic Sentence (which ties in to thesis and has at least one word from theme in it)
    A. Main Argument for III- complete sentence!
    1. detail that supports A
    2. another detail that supports A
        a) a quote or super-specific fact that supports 2
        b) analysis of a) or another super specific fact that supports 2
            i) even more detail- supports b
            ii) another detail that supports b
    B. Another main Argument for III- complete sentence!
    C. Another main Argument for III- complete sentence!
    D. Another main Argument for III- complete sentence!


Tuesday February 24, 2015

Purpose: To more fully develop an understanding of outline argumentation by writing and revising outline, using peer and teacher help.

Announcements: Make sure you check in with me about ideas for social studies registration for next year!
Also, I am here to help you- come in after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and get yourself some SAS passes!

In Class:
1. Logistics:
a) turn in notes (80+) and annotated bib (15) and rubric- worth many points! If using evernote, make sure you have shared your folder with me.
b) ss electives
2.  homework and agenda
3. Clarify work in Exhibit- examine exhibit examples
4. Work Day on Sentence Outline- sit with your HD group.

Homework:   
1. Fill in list of what you would take with you sheet- purple handout in class
2. Type and write section III of your sentence outline- you do not need to print it out. Use complete sentences and in-depth research.
Note- MAJOR DRAFT OF SENTENCE OUTLINE DUE MONDAY 3/2. Final Outline with revised annotated bib due Thursday 3/5.
GROUP MEMBERS NEED TO EACH ATTACH THEIR OWN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY- THESE ARE NOT YET COMBINED. Every Group member must turn in the signed yellow document confirming their participation in the outline.

SEE HDH pp. 48-49 FOR OUTLINE TEMPLATE TO GET YOU STARTED- AN OPTION THAT MIGHT HELP- TYPE YOUR OWN FROM MY EXAMPLE. 

 

 Thursday February 26, 2015

Purpose: To clarify argument with Roman Numerals and thesis by writing out assignment for Ms. M and examine example with partner, and to introduce Japanese American internment.

Announcement: Bring 2 copies of SENTENCE outline on Monday- printed!

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda,
2. returned work
3. History Day
a) explain argumentative writing rubric- how it intersects with scoring guide already passed out for sentence outline
b) fill in half sheet with arguments and revised thesis
c) final product choice- go over choices again- due next Thursday 3/5
d) use white HD Product Examples- go over website choice and look at examples- nhd.org
e) Examine Outline example with partner and answer questions
f) a few mins of work time


HW-
1. Complete draft of Sentence Outline, including section IV, due Monday 3/2. Bring 2 printed hard copies to class.

Remember- For final outline- due Thursday 3/5- GROUP MEMBERS NEED TO EACH ATTACH THEIR OWN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY- THESE ARE NOT YET COMBINED. Every Group member must turn in the signed yellow document confirming their participation in the outline.

Week of February 10-12, 2015    ABABA

Tuesday February 10, 2015

Purpose: To develop a strong research-based HD thesis and to understand expectations of creating Sentence Outline by participating in thesis revision and analysis activities and by reading outline materials/starting outline ideas.

Announcements: Vertical (legal-sized) Essay Organizer (hand-written) and Part I of Sentence Outline (typed) due Monday after break!

1. hw and agenda
2. handed out and went over rubric for annotated bib and notes (due Thursday 2/12), essay organizer (small one- due Thursday)- Vertical OUTLINE ORGANIZER- due Monday after break, rubric for Sentence Outline, thesis activities.
- Passed out new Free HW, Free Late and No Problem passes for semester 2- don't lose these!
3. Peer Notes Check #2
4. Thesis development work-
a)  elements of a good thesis, practiced finding qualitative (opinion) terms with partner (HDH pp.41-42).
b) fill in History Day thesis organization day
c) start Green Sheet for thesis revision
5. The History Day Sentence Outline!!!!!! Thesis to Outline activities
a)  passed out Sentence Outline rubric
b) essay organizer- short one- worked on this with thesis

HW:
1. Revise your thesis again- using the green sheet (plan on revising it MANY times)
2. Complete your formal annotated bibliography 12 sources and 12 annotations- due Thursday 2/12 for GRADE. This version needs to include the sentence on how you are using the source in your project, thus far. THIS BIB MUST BE PRINTED OUT ON PAPER, PROPERLY FORMATTED WITH INDENTING IN A WORD DOCUMENT!  ATTACH RUBRIC TO TOP OF ANNOTATED BIB.
Make sure you have 3-5 sentences per annotation (what you learned, credibility, how you will use the source) and that it is alphabetized and divided between primary and secondary sources.
3. Take more notes!
4. Essay Organizer (8 1/2 X 11 that we started in class) due Thursday!--See Notes below to help you!
5. Due Monday after break- Vertical (legal-sized) OUTLINE  organizer and typed Part I of Sentence Outline.
6. Work on Extra Credit Scholarly Article assignment, if you like, which is due after break.

Essay Organizer Helpful Hints:
ESSAY ORGANIZER--From thesis to your main arguments of your outline- It all comes from your thesis!!!!!!
    •    Roman Numeral I is often your Historical Context, and sometimes some of your broad Historical Perspective
    •    Roman Numeral II is often detailed background and Historical perspective- early- on- of your topic or an issue facing your person/group (example- background on Jim Crow segregation and the Negro Leagues, as it relates to the topic of Jackie Robinson)
    •     Roman Numeral III is often your topic/what happened- as it relates to the theme- Leadership
    •    Roman Numeral IV is often the outcome/immediate significance of your topic- the Legacy.
    •    Roman Numeral V is your conclusion- broad significance, often up to present date- don't worry too much about this yet.

 

Thursday February 12, 2015  Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! BHM Assembly Day

Purpose: To understand some additional important elements of Black History by attending BSU assembly, and to understand how a research outline is developed by looking at and discussing examples.

Announcements: Have a great break, and get caught up on History Day!

In Class:
1.  Black History Month Assembly
2. turn in typed annotated bib (12 sources) with yellow rubric stapled to top- your name on it. Returned graded work.
3. Assembly discussion
4. The History Day Sentence Outline
a) examine examples in HDH- pp.50-71. Pod-quad- what do you notice? Rules? Use of evidence? Citing sources? Discuss.
b) rules of outlines- HDH pp.43-46
c)  Sentence Outline rubric- go over this
d) Fill in horizontal OUTLINE ORGANIZER for your main arguments Roman Numerals II, III, IV- note- Roman Numeral II is often Historical perspective- early- on your topic. Roman Numeral III is often your topic/what happened, and Roman Numeral IV is often the outcome/immediate significance of your topic.

Homework:     
1. Continue to add to notes, as needed. Big Notes check by Ms. M on Tuesday 2/24/15- 80+15 MLA+15 Annotations.
2. Complete Outline Organizer (legal sized sheet) for your outline planning- put in lots of detail and evidence you can use.
3. Write section I of outline- typed. SEE YELLOW OUTLINE TIPS ABOVE! Make sure you are backing this up! (sometimes it helps to turn off auto-format). This section has your thesis at the top and then addresses Historical Context, and perhaps some historical perspective- broadly, usually, in section I. Don't make intro TOO detailed, but you do need some direction for your outline from section I-  CITE YOUR SOURCES, USING PARENTHETICAL NOTATION! This is due on the day we return from break- Monday 2/23.
4. Finish  EXTRA CREDIT scholarly article for extra credit- due Monday 2/23. OK to give to me Tuesday 2/24, too, but best to get it done and use the research!

Week of February 2-5, 2015

Monday February 2, 2015

Purpose: To learn to develop research- based analytical questions by examining your notes and preparing 1-2 analytical questions that will help lead to your thesis.

Announcements: UW Field Trip this Thursday! History Day calendar went home with students today.

In Class:
1. logistics:
a) turn in Source Evaluation #4
b) TURN IN UW FIELD TRIP FORM
c) picked up topic review assignment, analytical Q assignment, HD schedule
2.  hw and agenda- Explain Topic Review assignment- due Thursday on the bus to UW!
3. go over history day schedule and and what to expect for peer-editing notes due Tuesday 2/3- 10 bib cards, 30+ QUALITY notecards, 5 ANNOTATIONs

4. Go over UW protocol
6. Analytical questions- explain and assign
7. To Library- Show me SW Library Assignment- bright yellow- should be done now. Show me annotations, if not done in library last Thursday.

Homework:
1.  Notes on 10 MLA FORMAT SOURCES, 30 + NOTECARDS and 5 ANNOTATIONS due tomorrow . See below for tips on writing your Annotations. YOU ONLY NEED TO HAVE 5 ANNOTATIONS FOR YOUR BIB WRITTEN BY TUESDAY, BUT YOU NEED TO HAVE 10 SOURCES IN YOUR BIB. PRINT OUT YOUR BIB TO TURN IN WITH NOTES.
2. Analytical question(s) (1-3) due Tuesday 2/3
3. HD Topic Review due Thursday on FT. Give to me on the bus!
4. Get started on Extra Credit Scholarly Article assignment, if you like. Due 2/23/15.

Tips on Annotations: It might help you to read HDH on Annotated Bibliography pp.88-91.  Refer to the checklist on p. 88 of HDH to help with MLA and what to do for Annotation.  This is basically what you need to write for your Annotated Bib- for EACH MLA source- 3-6 sentences per annotation.  Content is:
a) what you learned from the source- be as specific as you can
b) why and how this is a reliable/credible (believable) source
c) how you think you will use it in your HD project (this last sentence will change as you go through the HD process).

 

Tuesday February 3, 2015

Purpose: To understand how the UW library system works and prepare search materials in advance by completing the UW Prep assignment in class today.

Announcements:  Field Trip to UW Thursday 2/5.  Leave bus area at 9:45 AM! Return at 2:15 PM. Meet me at the bus turnaround with your lunch, $5, charged iPad, flashdrive and stuff!

In Class:
1. Logistics, hw and agenda:
- any last FT forms or bus fees!
- turned in analytical questions for me to check.
- Download UW Library Assignment.

2. Peer edit notes and review note-taking- 10 MLA sources, 5 annotations, 30+ note cards
3. UW Field trip Last check-in
4. UW Library assignment- bring this completed assignment with you to UW!!!!!!
5. If time, work in SW library

Homework:
1.  Continue working with UW FT Prep Assignment as needed to prepare for UW- continue taking notes on your research. LOTS OF NOTES. HUGE note check due Tuesday 2/10- 12 sources, 70+ cards, draft of annotated bib.
2. Draft of your thesis due next Tuesday 2/10.  SEE TIPS BELOW.
3. Super-polished, Beautiful Annotated bib with 12 sources due PRINTED OUT FOR GRADE Thursday 2/12

Helpful tips for Developing a Thesis
Build from the topic Thesis = Topic + Theme + Impact (Significance)

1.) Limit your thesis statement to one sentence (remember it can be detailed if you use the proper sentence type—compound/complex).

2.) Clearly state something about leadership and/or legacy in the thesis.

3.) Make sure your thesis clearly states why your moment is a significant turning point in history.  In order to do this, you’ll want to mention the areas impacted.

4.) Don’t spit out any specific research at this point.  Keep the thesis somewhat general/universal.

5.) Use transitional words to create a complex thesis



Thursday February 6, 2014  UW!

Announcements: UW Field Trip Today!  Bring your completed UW Library Prep sheet with you and use it all day.

If you are not going, you are expected to tell me, check in with Ms. Gilman and work in the library the entire time 4th or 6th period- you also need to check out with the librarian at the end of the period.

Homework: Continue to RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH! Make notes, keep adding to your annotated bib.
1. Draft of your thesis- see above to help you think about crafting a thesis. Due Tuesday 2/10.
2. Notes Check: 12 sources, 70+ cards, draft of annotated bib- due Tuesday 2/10.
3. Printed and Perfect (or nearly so) Annotated Bib- due to be Graded - Min. of 12 sources due Thursday 2/12, with all 12 annotations. Draft of this due electronically on Tuesday 2/10.

Helpful tips for Developing a Thesis
Build from the topic Thesis = Topic + Theme + Impact (Significance)

1.) Limit your thesis statement to one sentence (remember it can be detailed if you use the proper sentence type—compound/complex).

2.) Clearly state something about leadership and/or legacy in the thesis.

3.) Make sure your thesis clearly states why your moment is a significant turning point in history.  In order to do this, you’ll want to mention the areas impacted.

4.) Don’t spit out any specific research at this point.  Keep the thesis somewhat general/universal.

5.) Use transitional words to create a complex thesis

Week of January 27-29, 2015  XBABA Week

Monday January 26, 2015  Day between semesters- so school for students

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Purpose: To understand the big picture around history day and begin the research in earnest by looking at and analyzing examples and going to SW library.

Announcements:  Field Trip to UW Thursday 2/5  9:40 AM-2:10 PM.  Field trip form is due back to me by Monday. Field trip form and $5 fee is due back to me by Monday 2/2.

In Class:
1.   Welcome,
2. Logistics: students looked at grades on data dashboard, returned graded work/History Notebooks.
3. Download from my website and keep in a dropbox folder called HISTORY DAY:
a) History Day Research Sources 2015
b) Initial HD slugs
4. HW and agenda
5. Explain UW Field Trip on Thurs. Feb. 5th- FT FORM AND $5 DUE MONDAY!!!!!!
6.  History Day
a) introduction- visual HDH p.1
b) show DOCUMENTARY example
7. LIBRARY RESEARCH- explain Library Assignment and go to Library

Homework:
1. Skim/Read quickly article "Research Road Map"- HDH pp.3-12. Answer Qs on sep. handout- brief is fine. Due Thursday 1/29.
2.  Take notes on at least 2 more of the sources you found in the library today- min. of 3 notecards per source. This makes 6 total sources for you now.
3. History Day Source Evaluation #3- answer Qs based on one of your new sources from library. Due Thursday.
4. Get UW field trip form signed and bring in $5 fee- due by Monday 2/2 (see me if you need assistance with fee).
5. Clean out your notebook- needs to be tidy on Thursday for a quick check. HD section should have ALL handouts about HD handed out so far. Also include any research resources, like 2 pink library sheets.
6. Bring me a copy of your KCLS library books you have ordered/have in your possession. Cut and paste from KCLS website.

 
Thursday January 30, 2014

Purpose: The Purpose of today's class is to more deeply understand credibility and bias, primary vs. secondary sources, and how to write a HD annotation by examining websites with pod-quad, taking notes on ppt and doing library research- writing one annotation.

Announcements:  You must turn in UW FT form and mandatory $5 for bus fee by Monday! FT is next Thursday!

In Class:
1. Logistics:
a) turn in research road map Qs,  collect any UW FT forms, turn in Source Eval. #3.
b) NEW SEATS
2. hw and agenda
3. Discuss HD Source Eval- bias and Cred-w/ Pod Quad do Credibility and Bias Assignment- small group- discuss whole class
4. History Day
a) review- primary and secondary sources
b) Explain how to write annotations, today's exit pass
5. Library research- complete Library research assignment- 6 pts. participation- complete SW library assignment today- all of secondary, and at least start primary- check off with me BEFORE LEAVING LIBRARY! Also, you must show me one annotation and the parenthetical notation for that source today.
Homework:
1. Complete HD OPVL source evaluation #4. Use one of the sources you have already found. Due Monday.
2. UW field trip form signed- due by Monday 2/2
3. Due Tuesday 2/3- Notes check on 10 sources (w/ 30+ notecards) and 5 Annotations- see tips below to help you.

Tips on Annotations: It might help you to refer to a completed Annotated Bibliography and sample rubric in your HDH  pp.29-36.  Refer to the rubric on p. 36 and MLA handbook info on pp.39-40 of HDH to help with MLA and what to do for Annotation.  
This is basically what you need to write for your Annotated Bib- for EACH MLA source- 3-6 sentences per annotation.  Content is:
a) what you learned from the source- be as specific as you can
b) why and how this is a reliable/credible (believable) source
c) how you think you will use it in your HD project (this last sentence will change as you go through the HD process).

Example: (Note- if MLA is more than one line, indent 2nd, 3rd lines of MLA. Indent Annotation, too).
Daily, Robert. The Code Talkers: American Indians in World War II. New York: Franklin Watts, 1995.

Though this book is aimed toward younger readers, it does provide a good overall picture of the code talkers. It contains a valuable anecdote about the code talkers’ services on Saipan that provided a good example for my final project. Other helpful sections were those explaining the battles that the code talkers were part of and the Comanche code talkers, who provided a comparison point for the Navajos. I found this book in the bibliography of another, which supports Daily’s credibility.

 

Week of January 20-22, 2015

 Monday January 19, 2015  MLK DAY- NO SCHOOL- Hope you made it a Day of Service!

Tuesday January 20, 2015

Purpose: To understand the end of the war and its impact on Americans by acting out newsreels, taking notes on presentations and watching film.

Announcements: Study for Thursday's final exam! Bring in WWII packet if you do not have me second semester.

In Class:
1. Turn in all Extra Credit, passes, etc. Turn in HD Source Evaluation OPVL #2, return OPVL HD Source #1.
2. hw and agenda
3. Newsreels-
a) 8 minutes prep
b) perform- take notes on other presentations- T-Chart- opportunities and Hardships
4. Film- History Day documentary on D-Day
5. Study for final!

HW:
1. Prepare History Notebook #3 to turn in on Thursday before test- make sure you place your Blue History Notebook Check #sheet at the start of check #3, and move your 2 post-it notes to the beginning and end of Notebook check #3. DON'T FORGET TO LIST YOUR PAGE NUMBERS TO THE LEFT SIDE OF EACH ENTRY!.
2. Study for final exam- about 100 questions- you get 1 3X5 notecard, both sides!
3. Order your 5-6 KCLS books on your HD topic and historical context of your HD topic era to come by next Tuesday- start of semester 2 :)


Thursday January 22, 2015

Announcements: Last day of the semester!

In Class:
1. Turn in History Notebook for Check #3, WWII Reading Packet if you do not have me next semester. Return graded work.
2.  Final Exam
3. History Day examples.

HW:  NO Homework if you are all caught up with History Day- this is previously assigned work- but it had better be done on Tuesday!  4 bib cards/sources, and quality notes on these 4 sources (3+ notecards per source)- using the slugs I developed for you. Rather than Bib cards, you can just type up a word processing document for your MLA page, divided into primary and secondary- print out a new copy each time you show me notes. See the document in the History Day section of my documents link on this website if you need another copy of the slugs. Have your KCLS card and pin and BOOKS ready for Tuesday!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND RELAX!!!!!!!!


 

Week of January 12-15, 2015

Monday January 12, 2015 

Purpose: To investigate and clarify the causes behind the rise of militarism, fascism and totalitarianism in the 1930s by participating in KWL, questionpress quiz and review activity.

Announcements: ALL Extra Credit and passes due Tuesday January 20, 2015. Make sure you have lined up at least 5 books on your history day topic from KCLS to come at the end of semester 1. Have one book now and start reading it and taking some notes!

In Class:
1. Logistics:
a) Stamp both History Day OPVL Source Evaluation #1 and HW ch.34 in History Notebook.
b) Check out WWII packets- $10- list author as McFarlane

2. hw and agenda
3. History Day check-in-
a) example of HD notes with correct PN info
b) Check HD source validity and key words ideas with small group- turn in OPVL #1
4. Economic inequality today
a) review Pew Research article and your thoughts
b)  watch video on Crisis of Credit
5. Intro WWII-
a) KWL
b) debrief ch.34 with Question Press Quiz
c) maps
6. Daily Quick review- final exam

HW:
1. Read ch. 35 The Impact of WWII on Americans- sections 1 and 2- in History Notebook, fill in notebook guide for preview and section 2. Due next class.

 

Tuesday January 13, 2015     DECA FIELD TRIP

Purpose:  To understand factors leading the US into war, and the impact on Americans by watching film, taking notes, small group activity making a "newsreel."

Announcements: You have 4 US History Classes left in semester 1! All extra credit due 1/20- NEXT TUESDAY!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Check in on History Notebook list
3. Rise of Fascism and Militarism
a) vocab and notes on Hitler's rise to power- appeasement, Blitzkrieg, Non-Aggression Pact, Battle of Britain, Neutrality Acts, Lend Lease Act, Japan Invades China/Manchuria puppet state, Vichy France
b) Watch Triumph of the Axis- Viewing Guide Notes- tape into History Notebook
4. US enters war- FDR call for war- primary source SOAPSS
5. Daily quick review for final exam!

HW:
1. Skim read all of ch.35- you will take notes on class presentations next class- notes not required on tonight's reading unless you want to.
2. Read WWII packet pp.1-15- primary sources. Select one and place the title of the source and the date at the top of one of your next free page in your History Notebook. Make a visual response to the source.
3. Be reading your ONE History Day Book NOW; Queue up 5-6 books on your HD topic or on historical context of your era- look for them and hold them at KCLS. Order them to come late next week so you have them for the semester change.
4. Study for Final Exam!!!!! 

 

Thursday January 15, 2015

 Monday January 19, 2015  MLK DAY- NO SCHOOL- Note- Seattle has the largest, longest running MLK celebration in the country. You can go to Garfield HS for the Workshops, rally and March! Classes start at 9:00 AM. Rally at 10, March at noon.
Theme: Fight For Your Rights in 2015
Keynote Speaker: Jelani Brown from Ferguson, MO

Purpose: To analyze the way that various groups of Americans were impacted by WWII by creating and acting out "newsreels."

Announcements: All extra credit movies/other extra credit, passes, etc. due Tuesday 1/20/15!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda- explain new handout on OPVL- what your focus should be
2. The Evernote Fix for HD- go over this
3. P.6 only- finish Triumph of Axis
4. ch. 35- Impact of WWII on Americans
a) debrief rationing and section 2- problems in the economy. Pod-quad discuss- how did war impact: fashion, food availability, car companies, etc. and debrief primary source responses
b) read class handout on wartime production
c) newsreels activity- ch. 35- impact of war on Americans- create and present
6. Daily quick review for final exam!

Homework:
1. SPECIAL History Day OPVL Source Evaluation #2 (golden sheet) is due Tuesday 1/20 for one additional new source- this will be your 4th source (find a new source for this one). This means you should have 4 bib cards and at least 12 "notecards" by Tuesday. You will have a great start on HD for semester 2 with these 4 sources as early background on your topic!
2. All Extra Credit (movies, etc.) and passes due Tuesday 1/20!
3. Study for comprehensive Final Exam- see my documents section for copy of the review sheet, as well as green handout from class 1/6/15. YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK CHECK #3 IS DUE EXAM DAY WITH CORRECT AND FILLED OUT BLUE ENTRY LIST WITH PAGE NUMBERS INDICATED TO LEFT SIDE.

YOU GET ONE 3X5 NOTECARD- BOTH SIDES- FOR FINAL!  ABOUT 100 QUESTIONS!

 

Week of January 6-8, 2015        ABABA

Tuesday January 6, 2015

Purpose: To understand the challenges to a new expanded role for government during FDR's New Deal by taking notes, analyzing economic choices with partner and reading economic theorists.

Announcements:  7 more classes this semester!

In Class:
1. turn in HD notes- both bib and note cards- if cards, use a rubber band. If Evernote, make sure you have used SL Naming Convention (4 or 6-lastnamefirstinitial-HDTopic)- then share this folder with me at sarah.mcfarlane@shorelineschools.org
2. hw and agenda
3. Explain HD OPVL Source Evaluation- due next Monday 1/12.
4. Goal Setting in US History- your goal for this class by January 22nd, steps and timeline to get there, when to meet with me about it, if needed. Turn this goal- with your name and today's date and heading into alpha sorter.

5. Challenges to New Deal
a) notes and cartoons
b) Schecter case
c) which economic response?- Partner work on liberal vs. conservative ideas
d) read Keynes- answer Qs- pod-quad
6. work on New Deal poster and annotations for bib for poster- Entire Poster next class- no exceptions

HW: NOTE- I UPLOADED SEMESTER EXAM REVIEW SHEET FOR YOU IN DOCUMENTS. I WILL GIVE YOU A PAPER COPY ON THURSDAY.
Reserve books from KCLS to come end of semester. Order one book now and start reading it!
1. New Deal Poster due Thursday, including annotated bib. YOUR TEXT AND BIB MUST GO INTO TURNITIN.COM
2. Do OPVL History Day Source Evaluation #1 (handed out in class)- due Monday 1/12/15.
3. Get your King County Library card in order (or get one!) and know your pin. Look up 5-6 books from KCLS that you might be able to order for History Day. Put into a word document, and order them next week so that they come at the semester change. Order ONE OF THEM NOW- start reading one now. Remember- if you are researching Al Capone, you could still find a general book on the 1920s helpful, as it will help you understand Historical Context for Al Capone.

MORE EXTRA CREDIT- US History goes to the movies! Check out the Extra Credit page on this website. To clarify- films must be from any of the eras we have studied- through the Great Depression (WWII is next semester). Follow directions on the website.  ALL Extra Credit is due Tuesday January 20th (includes free HW pass, etc.).


Thursday January 8, 2015  

SEE NOTES ON EXTRA CREDIT MOVIES- DUE 1/20!

Purpose: To be able to analyze how effectively the New Deal helped the American economy by providing relief, recovery and reform by participating in large group and small group activities using your New Deal posters.

Announcements: Remember three things about History Day------
a) all research is individual, not group. You find your own resources, take your own notes, write your own MLA info. You can share good resources with others of same topic, but it is all you for now!  
b) You need to make sure and let me see your notes thus far- NOW, IF YOU DID NOT TURN THEM IN ON TUESDAY!!!
c) Begin to order some books from KCLS to help you in your HD research- start reading one of them now and line up 5 of them to arrive just before start of semester 2.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda- logistics:
a) make sure your name is on front of New Deal Poster and that you have Parenthetical Notation within it, put your word count and name on your rubric

b) make sure your New Deal text, timeline and annotated bib are in turnitin.com right now

c) Missing HD Notes, Return paper notes and CHANGE HD Evernote Notebook naming convention- MUST DO RIGHT NOW JUST LIKE THIS- MUST USE DASHES, NOT UNDERSCORE, MUST START W/HD AND CLASS PERIOD, NO SPACES-- otherwise too hard for me to sort

HD4-Lastname1stinitial-topic  OR HD6-Lastname1stinitial-topic

2. Semester Exam information and review sheet info
3. New Deal poster activities
a) name and word count on poster AND on rubric
b) movement and analysis activities
c) Schecter case- EC
d) turn in poster with rubric at end of activity

HW:
1. Read ALL of Ch. 34- do notebook guide in your History Notebook- for sections 2, 3-5- you do NOT need to do the processing-due Monday 1/12.
2. History Day OPVL Source Evaluation #1 due Monday 1/12- use a source you already took notes on! Should not be overly difficult  or time-consuming :)
3. EXTRA CREDIT- US History goes to the movies! Check out the Extra Credit page on this website. To clarify- films must be from any of the eras we have studied- through the Great Depression and WWII). Follow directions on the website.  ALL Extra Credit is due Tuesday January 20th (includes free HW pass, etc.).
4. EC- Schecter case handout- due Monday!

 

Week of December 15-18, 2014    BBABA    Great Depression/New Deal

Monday December 15, 2014

Purpose: To understand the underlying causes of the Great Depression and the Great Depression's impact on average Americans by participating in small group presentations and taking notes.


Announcements: History Day homework over break will be to find, read, OPVL and take notes (with slugs and write MLA for) 3 sources for History Day- use research sources you learned about for T and C research, plus the documents on my website. I will post in documents History Day Slugs 2015- the research categories/slugs you need to start with (then you will add your own). Evernote preferred, but notecards OK (3X5). START YOUR MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY PAGE NOW AND KEEP BACK UP IN DROPBOX OR GOOGLE DOCS OR EVERNOTE.

Semester 1 is over in 4 weeks! LAST DAY FOR TEST CORRECTIONS 3:30 PM Thursday 12/18.

1. hw and agenda, turn in econ. inequality response, turn and talk- response to economic inequality
2. Turn in History Day topic- purple sheet- make sure your top choice is circled. One per group! All member's names on it. Must be approved by me.
3. Return graded work and history notebooks- check DD, discuss how to use notes and test ideas, examine example.
4. Activity with ch. 30-
a) song- Herbert Hoover!  and take notes on economic vocab, also: conservative vs. liberal vs. radical
b) read DBQ background and mark the text
c) The Causes of the Great Depression?- Galbraith ideas and primary sources- jigsaw and presentations

Homework:
1. Finish Ch. 31 TCI Activity in History Notebook, processing section OK in one paragraph that compares and contrasts the two responses. Read entire chapter, but just do activities for sections 3-4 plus processing. Due Tuesday. Chance of reading quiz.

Tuesday December 16, 2014

Purpose: To analyze various responses by government to economic hard times by watching film, doing TCI activity, singing and more!

Announcements: Last day for test corrections: Thursday 12/18 at 3:30 PM.
- Make sure your History Day section of your notebook is in good order.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Review- underlying causes of Great Depression? P.6 finish 2 groups on Economic weaknesses
3. Great Depression- how bad was it?
a) Brother, can you spare a dime?
b) watch After the Crash- Bonus Army
c) singing!
4. Proper response of government to hard times?
a) Activities with ch. 31 in class- Response to Economic Collapse- conservative vs. liberal vs. radical
b) FDR's inaugural speech
c)  Read Cartoon on Hoover vs. FDR in Great Depression packet, pp.63-73-
from Great Depression packet- debrief.
5. Explain and assign topics for New Deal Poster

Homework:
1. Read TCI Ch.33 on The New Deal and Its Legacy- take good Cornell Notes- you will need them for your poster project. Due Thursday.
2. Find and read and take notes on one source on your New Deal topic. Due Thursday. Your poster is due Thursday January 8, 2015. NOTE- YOU HAVE A PAPER COPY OF THE NEW DEAL E-RESOURCE LIST. ELECTRONIC COPY IS ON MY DOCUMENTS PAGE.

 

Thursday December 18, 2014

Purpose: To research one's New Deal topic and practice research and note-taking skills by observing models and doing library research.

Announcements: History Day homework over break will be to find and research 3 sources for History Day- use research sources you learned about for T and C research, plus the documents on my website. I will post in documents History Day Slugs 2015- the research categories/slugs you need to start with (then you will add your own). Evernote preferred, but notecards OK (3X5).
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR TEST CORRECTIONS- DUE BY 3:30 TODAY!

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda,  pass out New Deal poster paper, in case you want to start on it over break.
2. Explain HD info- research on 3 items for HD, show students example from evernote and rubric for notes, hand out HD slugs- History Sources are on my document page- USE THIS.
2. New Deal-
a) FDR's Speech
b) New Deal mini-lecture
3. New Deal poster project
a) clarify, explain annotations
b) library research time

Homework:
1.  Find and take notes on one more New Deal source for your poster- due Tuesday 1/6/15. Poster due Thursday 1/8/15.

2. Due after break on 1/6/15- For your History Day topic-
- a) Decide on your note-taking system- you should use electronic notes with EVERNOTE or paper notecards- either way, you need to start with the research slugs/categories I gave you in class (also in documents on this website), then write your own slugs as you progress in your research (this is later). If you think you will do an exhibit, a documentary or a website, I strongly recommend electronic notes.
- b) find, skim, write MLA info for, then REALLY READ and TAKE NOTES on 3 sources- follow this order, so you don’t waste your time. 2 of the 3 sources should be from Gale Virtual Reference, which you can find on KCLS.org within DATABASES. Seattle Public Library also has Gale. If you can’t access Gale, they need to be from a similarly reputable source (such as a published book) or museum/university website.
So you should have at least 9 note cards and and 3 BIB cards/ or 3 MLA entries on a word document for these 3 sources due the Tuesday after break- January 6, 2015.

3. Have a great (safe, relaxing, learned, interesting, secure) break!


Week of December 9-11, 2014    ABABA    The Great Depression

Tuesday December 9, 2014    GUEST TEACHER TODAY- Social Studies Planning

Announcements: Last day for test corrections: Thursday 12/18 at 3:30 PM

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in T chart on modernists vs. traditionalists- turn in to alpha sorter
2. Watch Moyers- Walk Through 20th Century: The Twenties- take notes
3. Read in-class on Zinn- Self-Help in Hard Times- RETURN COPIES OF ARTICLE TO AT END OF PERIOD. Turn in questions at end of period.


HW:
1. Read TCI ch.28 sections 1, 2, 3, 4. Write one lengthy paragraph- how did each of the concepts you read about help to create the paradigm and reality of the 1920s?
2. History Day topic- purple sheet due  to me no later than Monday December 15th!!! One sheet per topic (if you are in a group)- all group members meet with me and participate in filling out the purple sheet, and you need to have completed research on three topics and circled your top choice.

EXTRA CREDIT- US History goes to the movies! Check out the Extra Credit page on this website. To clarify- films must be from any of the eras we have studied- through the Great Depression and WWII. Follow directions on the website.  ALL Extra Credit is due Tuesday January 20th (includes free HW pass, etc.).

 

 

Thursday December 11, 2014

Purpose: To understand the economic events that took place in the late 1920s by playing a game and taking notes and discussing in a small group/large group activity.

Announcements: Last day for test corrections: Thursday 12/18 at 3:30 PM

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda,
2. Discuss Twenties Packet on Zinn- take notes.
3.  Bubble Bursts- country
a) d) ch. 29.2- urban vs. rural
b) song and map
c) Ken Burns images- Dustbowl
http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/photos/
4. Stock Market game- Yee Haw
5. Activity with ch. 30-
a) read DBQ background
b) The Causes of the Great Depression?- Galbraith ideas- jigsaw and presentations
6. If time, watch video on Crisis of Credit? HW- look for economic inequality today article, or find them one?

Homework:
1.  Economic inequality today- watch short video clip and read article. Write 1 paragraph response- your thoughts on the issue? Cite evidence to back up your opinion!
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/01/07/5-facts-about-economic-inequality/
2. Read ch.32 "The Human Impact of the Great Depression"- create a visual response to a specific idea or the general tenor of the reading. Due Monday.
3. History Day topic- purple sheet due  to me no later than Monday December 15th!!! One sheet per topic (if you are in a group)- all group members meet with me and participate in filling out the purple sheet, and you need to have completed research on three topics and circled your top choice.

 

 

Week of December 1-4, 2014    XBABA    The Roaring Twenties

Monday December 1, 2014 X Day- Teacher work day

Tuesday December 2, 2014        

Purpose: To understand the tensions present on the Homefront during The Great War, as well as what is meant by Total War, by watching a film clip and participating in small group activity.

Announcements: - KEEP OLD PAPERS IN FILE SYSTEM OR ENVELOPES AT HOME, BY UNIT. Can be helpful for test review.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in political cartoon
2. Check data dashboard and clip Q1 grade sheet into your binder- KEEP THIS FOR REFERENCE ALL SEMESTER!- Return Work
3. Go over Blue History Notebook Check #2
4. Jigsaw on ch. 23- fighting the war and on Treaty of Versailles
A. Read 23.1 together, then create a list of 3 important ideas for us to write down

B. Discuss Treaty of Versaille- make sure you understand: 14 POINTS, LEAGUE OF NATIONS, WAR-GUILT CLAUSE, SELF-DERMINATION, REPARATIONS, CONFLICT IN US CONGRESS AND PARTISANSHIP, RATIFICATION.
5. The Homefront in Wartime
a) clarify Schenck
b) watch clip- Iron-Jawed Angels- women's suffrage- 19th Amendment
6. review for test

Homework:
1. Skim read ch.26 using your online textbook- read just the MAIN POINTS/IDEAS HIGHLIGHTED IN YOUR ONLINE TEXTBOOK WHEN YOU CLICK ON MAIN IDEA. MARK DOWN 5 IDEAS FOR EACH SECTION OF CH. 26- Understanding Postwar Tensions on separate Cornell Notes Paper- to tape into History Notebook AFTER THIS CHECK #.
2. Prepare History Notebook #2 to turn in on Thursday before test- make sure you place your Blue History Notebook Check #sheet at the start of check #2, and move your 2 post-it notes to the beginning and end of Notebook check #2.
3. Study for T and C/Foreign Policy Test 12/4- you may have one 3X5 notecard- one side only- your name on the other side. Use both Key Terms sheets to help you study (one from each unit- these are both on my documents page of my website).  YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK IS DUE EXAM DAY WITH CORRECT AND FILLED OUT BLUE ENTRY LIST WITH PAGE NUMBERS INDICATED TO LEFT SIDE.

 Thursday December 4, 2014     

Purpose: To assess your understanding of US History during the period of time between 1865 and about 1920 by taking a big test :), and to introduce the Roaring Twenties!

Announcements: Your History Day Topic Purple Sheet is due to me no later than Monday December 15th!!! All 3 options filled in- circle top choice. LINK TO THEME!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Finish PPT on WWI, review a few concepts
3. Exam on T and C/Foreign Policy, Turn in History Notebook
- Turn in Notecard after exam.
- test Corrections OK until Thursday 12/18 at 3:30- SAS, before or after school on B days.
4. Farming Game!- NO TIME- SKIPPED IT THIS YEAR

HW:
1. Read ch. 29: The Clash Between Traditionalists and Modernists. Make a T-chart on paper labeled Traditionalists and Modernists. Mark each section- along the far left side
(ex: 29.2) with notes on each side of the issue. Do whole chapter. Due Tuesday 12/9- to turn in.
2. Work on History Day choice sheet- due entirely filled out on Monday 12/15!




Week of November 24-26, 2014    ABCedXX    "The Great War"

Monday November 24, 2014 A Day

Tuesday  November 25, 2014

Purpose: To understand the US entry into and participation in the Great War (WWI) and analyze the justification behind it by taking notes on ppt and participating in jig-saw activity.

Announcements: Test on Imperialism and Foreign Policy on Thursday 12/4- you may create and use on side of 1 3X5 notecard. I have some if you need one :)  Political cartoon and write up due Tuesday 12/2.

1. hw and agenda
2. Response to current events? Events in Ferguson- CA Newsreel and Great Migration
3. Intro to WWI/The Great War/The War to End All Wars
a) KWL
b) Was the US Justified in entering ppt on WWI- q's to discuss with partner as we go- neutrality or war, who is calling for it?
c) ppt on WWI background

HW:
1. Read ch.24 Homefront- do activity box for sections 2-5 in your history notebook, using notebook guide handout given in class. Due Wednesday 11/26
2. work on political cartoon- due Tuesday after break 12/2
3. hw for Treaty of Versailles due Tuesday12/2- read ch.25 on Treaty of Versailles- do preview questions for 25.1 and create outline for 25.2-5. This can be a PHRASE outline, but make sure each idea has evidence or fact AND interpretation/opinion. Use handout to guide you.
4. Study for T and C/Foreign Policy Test 12/4- you may have one 3X5 notecard- one side only- your name on the other side. Use both Key Terms sheets to help you study (one from each unit). YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK IS DUE EXAM DAY WITH CORRECT AND FILLED OUT BLUE ENTRY LIST WITH PAGE NUMBERS INDICATED TO LEFT SIDE.

 

Wednesday November 26, 2014    C ED Day 22 min. periods

Announcements: History Day topics due to me on or before Dec. 15th! REMEMBER THAT YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK GETS TURNED IN THE DAY OF YOUR TEST- 12/4- LOTS OF POINTS THIS TIME!!!!!!!!!

HAVE A GREAT BREAK!

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda
2. Check data dashboard
3. The Homefront and the War
a) more ppt
b) civil liberties and time of war- limits on speech background and Schenck case- Govt packet p.80A- pair-share

HW:
1. hw for Treaty of Versailles due Tuesday12/2 in your History Notebook- read ch.25 on Treaty of Versailles- do preview questions for 25.1 and create outline for 25.2-5. This can be a PHRASE outline, but make sure each idea has evidence or fact AND interpretation/opinion. NOTE- THE NOTEBOOK GUIDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ARE ON THE BACK SIDE OF LAST NIGHT'S CH.24 HW PAPER/NOTEBOOK GUIDE.
2. work on political cartoon- due Tuesday after break 12/2
3. Study for T and C/Foreign Policy Test 12/4- you may have one 3X5 notecard- one side only- your name on the other side. Use both Key Terms sheets to help you study (one from each unit). YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK IS DUE EXAM DAY WITH CORRECT AND FILLED OUT BLUE ENTRY LIST WITH PAGE NUMBERS INDICATED TO LEFT SIDE.

NOTE- KEY TERMS SHEETS TO STUDY FROM ARE UPLOADED ON MY WEBSITE DOCUMENTS PAGE IF YOU LOST THEM :)

 

Week of November 18-20, 2014    ABABA

Tuesday November 18, 2014

Purpose: To organize your understanding of a complex secondary text by reading and annotating a reading and creating an outline of ideas.

Announcements: Continue to research potential history day topics! Come and meet with me as soon as the purple sheet is all filled in and you have circled your first choice.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, stamp Ch.21 Notes, turn in OPVL
2. Imperialism
a)  reasons for imperialism- role play debrief
b) OPVL- Elementary Geography- what do you think?
c) finish US Becomes World Power film- tape VG into History Notebook.
d) pod-quad- and class- debrief these concepts-
Fill in Key Terms sheet and review- Roosevelt's Big Stick Policy, Roosevelt Corollary, Taft's Dollar Diplomacy and Wilson's Moral Diplomacy, Panama Canal, Puerto Rico's status, US war in Philippines, US annexation of Hawaii, Open Door Policy in China, Cuba and Platt Amendment.
3. Reading and Outlining Zinn's "Empire and the People"
a) read first part and annotate
b) begin outline

Homework:
1. Complete Zinn Outline- due Thursday at start of class
2. Finish original political cartoon assignment- due Tuesday 12/2. NOTICE MAJOR EXTENSION ON THIS!!!!!!
3. Study for BIG test on T and C and Foreign Policy- test is probably Thursday after Thanksgiving break 12/4- use two key terms study guides to help you.

 

 Thursday November 20, 2014        Socratic Seminar

Purpose: To analyze and evaluate 2 different secondary texts on imperialism by OPVLizing them, comparing them and participating in a fishbowl socratic seminar.

Announcements: Big Test on T and C/Foreign Policy on Thursday 12/4. ONE side of a 3X5 card OK for test.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, stamp Zinn outline    
2. Zinn Outline- understanding the material- 3 groups
a) take expert notes on your assigned group section
b) come up with DOK questions for your section for Socratic Fishbowl- go over DOK
c) Create Venn Diagram on Zinn vs. TCI ch.21
d) create 2 general DOK questions for socratic fishbowl- thinking about comparison of texts (no level 1 questions).
e) socratic seminar- Fishbowl- outside circle helps give group grade
3. group OPVL textbook, individual OPVL ZINN
4. Intro to WWI/The Great War/The War to End All Wars
a) KWL
b) TCI ch. 22 intro

HW:
1. Complete Notebook Guide for TCI ch. 22- fill in your History Notebook as directed on your handout. Due Tuesday 11/25.
2. Study for T and C/Foreign Policy Test 12/4- you may have one 3X5 notecard- one side only- your name on the other side. Use both Key Terms sheets to help you study (one from each unit). YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK IS DUE EXAM DAY WITH CORRECT AND FILLED OUT BLUE ENTRY LIST WITH PAGE NUMBERS INDICATED TO LEFT SIDE.

Week of November 10-13, 2014     BXABA    IMPERIALISM

Monday November 10, 2014    

Today's Objective: To analyze the role of the US as a Global Power at the turn of the 20th century and today by taking notes on ppt and participating in small group discussions.

Announcements: Combined T and C/Imperialism test in about 10 days.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, stamp Notetaking strip sheet (this should be in your History Notebook)
2. history day brainstorm- based on topic ideas you came up with this weekend
3. Intro to Foreign Policy- new but related unit- US Expansionism and Imperialism
a) Prior Knowledge/ opinion questions- fill in opinion survey, then answer following question in History notebook:
When is war justified?
Discuss
    
b) define terms with elbow partner- explain realism vs. idealism
c) my essential questions
4. Foreign policy today
a) Discuss themes from Foreign Policy Map and  discuss questions- pod-quad
b)  ppt. on Iraq war- add to notes

HW:
1. Read TCI ch. 20 take Cornell Notes on entire chapter- due Thursday.
2. Political Cartoon assignment due Thursday 11/20.
3. History Day topic- purple sheet due by Monday December 15, 2014- one sheet per topic (if you are in a group)- all group members meet with me and participate in filling out the purple sheet.


Tuesday November 11, 2014    NO SCHOOL- VETERAN'S DAY

Thursday November 13, 2014     

Purpose: To understand what is meant by the term "imperialism" and analyze arguments for and against imperialism in 1898 by watching film and participating in simulation.

Announcements: T and C/Expansionism test will be combined with foreign policy. Use both Key Terms sheets to help you study (one from each unit). Note- Political cartoon assignment now due on Wed. 11/26.

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda, stamp Ch. 20 CN
2. Foreign Policy in 1898--film- US Becomes a World Power:
--take notes- VOCAB- Manifest Destiny, Isolationism, Neutrality, Sphere of Influence, Monroe Doctrine, Imperialism- economic, social moral and political rationales for imperialism (take notes on CN sheet of questions- back side of Imperialism key terms)
 3. US and the US Imperialism - Was the US Justified in going to war?
a) white man's burden (2 versions)
b) Political cartoons- small group
c) Philippines simulation- fill in chart as groups present

Homework:
1. This is CRITICAL for a mini-project and Socratic Seminar we will do next week. YOU MUST HAVE THIS DONE ON TUESDAY.  Read & take notes on TCI chapter 21 (paying especially close attention to section 4).  Answer the following questions.
a.    How does the textbook explain the cause of the Spanish American War?
b.    How does the reading explain the consequences of the Spanish American AND Philippine American Wars?
c.    Does the reading tend to argue that U.S. imperialism had an overall positive or negative effect on the places it controlled?  Refer to specific passages that might lead you to a conclusion about the effects of these wars.
2. Read the Elementary Geography textbook handout and OPVL-ize it- due Tuesday.

 

Week of November 4-6, 2014    ABABA WEEK-Happy start of 2nd Quarter!

Tuesday November 4, 2014  DUE- Central Questions Response                

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand the role that the progressives played in re-shaping America at the turn of the last century, especially as applied to an understanding of immigration and labor- by agree/disagree activity and films.

Announcements: Happy quarter 2!

 In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. Grades check in- return work and check Data Dashboard. TURN IN TOWN HALL CENTRAL QUESTIONS- W/MLA
3. Immigration
a) watch short video clip on immigration
b) review 5 points from article (below)
http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/TT47_Immigration%20Debate%204.pdf
c) Read/review "Immigration over-haul"
d) agree/disagree activity
4. Progressives
a) video with notes

HW:
1.  Map of US interventions, chart and questions on back of list- due Thursday
2. Dress up for Town Hall- prepare!
3. Might be a test for T and C Unit next Monday? TBD
4. Extra credit on Social Darwinism due Thursday

 Thursday November 6, 2014  TOWN HALL DAY- Dress Up

Purpose: To analyze the role of government in the Gilded Age, and the costs/benefits of this period by participating as your historical figure in the Town Hall Meeting.

Announcement:  Start examining History Day topics, and figure out if you want to work alone or in a group (no larger than 3).

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, return work, turn in Social Darwinism EC and map with Qs
2. go over turnitin.com - must put test prep Qs in turnitin.com this weekend
3. Explain HD- theme and list and due date for topic selection sheet
4. Town Hall Activity
a) make BOTH your name tag and your name plate for your desk :)
b) intros
c) scavenger hunt
d) small group discussion- write your two questions using the Depth of Knowledge prompts- write one Level 2 Q and 1 Level 3 Q for your small group discussion.
e) philosophical chairs

HW: GREAT JOB TODAY AT TOWN HALL!!!!!!!!!
1. Notetaking strips- use as a guide in your Cornell Notes- Read and take notes on TCI ch. 19, following prompts in Notetaking Strips- due Monday in your History Notebook.
2. Look through your TCI History book, look carefully over my topic list and discuss History Day topic ideas with adults you know. Come up with your first great idea for a topic by Monday :)  Purple sheet--- filled in----topic circled---Due Monday December 15th.  If you work in a group, one purple sheet per group but ENTIRE group must meet with me to get the topic.
3. Enter your Town Hall Prep Questions (that you turned on Tuesday 11/4) in to Turnitin.com. Due by Monday AM.

Week of October 27-30, 2014    XBABA WEEK

Monday October 27, 2014        Non- Student Work Day- No School!

Tuesday October 28, 2014 IMMIGRATION

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand the factors involved in immigration that linked to industrialization by taking reading challenge on ch.15 and by taking notes on various activities/partner discussion.

Announcements: National College Fair is a week from Saturday on 11/1 at WA State Convention and Trade Center- sign up now. YOU HAVE NEW SEATS :)

In Class:  NEW SEATS
1.  Logistics:
a) NEW SEATS
b) stamp HW- ch.15
c) make sure you have shared your EVERNOTE Notebook with me so that I can check your notes today- DUE RIGHT NOW!
2. hw and agenda, explain Biography write-up
3. Reading challenge- ch.15- you may use your history notebook. You have 10 minutes.
4. Industrialization
a) finish ppt- p.4 slide 5, p.6 slide 6
b) wealth and democracy chart
c) add to notes- vocab
d) watch film on Gilded Age

HW:
1. Read TCI ch.14 on Labor's Response to Industrialism- in your History Notebook, do NOTEBOOK ACTIVITY USING HANDOUT.
2. Biography of your character- due Thursday 10/20. FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON THE TOWN HALL HANDOUT- SEE DOCUMENTS PAGE FOR ASSIGNMENT IF YOU CAN NOT FIND YOUR PINK HANDOUT.

NOTE- Look in DOCUMENTS on this website if you need the GREEN TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE KEY TERMS that we used for notes today.

 


Thursday October 30, 2014         END OF QUARTER 1

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze the connection between industrialization and immigration in the Gilded Age by adding to notes and discussion activities.

Announcements: National College Fair is THIS Saturday November 1st 12-4 at WA State Convention Center. Are you signed up???

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, Return GRADED NOTES
2. Turn in Autobiography
Autobiography Rubric:         
•    Appropriate length (1- 1 ½ pages min – Typed and double spaced)
•    Provides an complete picture of their life -  highlighting key moments
•    Provides accurate picture of person – grounded in facts/research
•    Cited sources using Parenthetical notation
3. Industrialization
a) wealth and democracy chart, add to vocab notes
b) finish film and with partner- write main ideas sentences
c) your attitudes? Survey- what is Social Darwinism and what is Laissez-Faire capitalism?
4. Immigration
a) intro
b) immigration today activity- read the following articles:
c) http://www.tolerance.org/sites/default/files/general/TT47_Immigration%20Debate%204.pdf
b) Immigration over-haul

HW:
1. Prepare Town Hall Preparation Questions- due Tuesday 11/4/14- with MLA page (same one you have used all along, with any additional sources added in alphabetically). Prep Q Rubric-
•    Responded to all parts of both prompts
•    Answers question fully – about 1-2 paragraphs per question
•    Shows understanding of that person’s perspective
•    Integrates facts/details from research
•    Able to analyze the question, person, and period to address the complexities of issue
•    Cited sources using Parenthetical notation

2. Read TCI chapter 16.3, 16.4, 16.6- list 5 ideas per section, and MAIN IDEAS BUTTON for ch.17 TCI (Progressives Respond)- list 3 ideas per section. Put these in your History Notebook- due Tuesday.

3. EXTRA CREDIT OPTION: Read handout on Social Darwinism- answer questions 1-3 from page 59 of handout. Due Thursday.


 

Week of October 20-23, 2014    BBABA WEEK

Monday October 20, 2014

Purpose: To analyze the impact of the rise of Jim Crow segregation in the USA by reading/discussing 3 African American Views article and completing Plessy v. Ferguson HW.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Show Evernote example- clarify notes and partner check evernote notes- by slugs
3. Three African American Views- Review article, then 3 Corners activity and discussion- main views of Marcus Garvey, WEB DuBois and Booker T Washington
4. slavery reparations agree/disagree continuum and discussion
5. T and C research in library- second half of class

HW:
1. Take notes on 2 additional sources for your Town Hall project character- add MLA to bibliography, then take notes. These additional 2 sources due Tuesday.
2. Complete handout on Plessy v. Ferguson Supreme Court case- SUPER IMPORTANT- due Tuesday.

 Tuesday October 21, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze the role that westward expansion played in shaping the industrial era, and to solve the mystery- where did all the buffalo go- by participating in small group activities and watching documentary.

Announcements: No school for you this Friday AFTERNOON or all day next Monday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, check Blue Notebook list- stamp and number pages
2. Reading Check- Quiz and Check History Notebook- blue sheet check-in
3. Westward Movement- what happened? Relationship to T and C?- PLACARDS
a) sing
b) How to read a document- homestead Act- OPVL RUBRIC
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=3978
c) Where did all the buffalo go activity?
d) watch earth and Am. dream
e)  Dawes Act
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=4029

4. Intro to ch. 13- The Age of Innovation and Industry- 13.1 activity
5. Library research- last time- 30 mins- focus on primary sources if you do not yet have at least 2-3 primary sources!

HW:
1. Add two more sources to your notes- all notes are due no later than start of class on Tuesday 10/28. Your autobiography is due Thursday 10/30. Town Meeting will be 1st week of November.
2. Complete Notebook guide for chapter 13: The Age of Innovation and Industry- 13.2-13.5. Due Thursday.

DUE DATES FOR TOWN HALL

TU  Oct 28:     FINAL Notes and divided MLA due for T and C- primary and secondary sources identified- You should have already shared Evernote             w/me

TH  Oct 30:      Autobiography Due- typed- includes Parenthetical Notation throughout your autobiography and MLA page printed out

T  Nov 4:     TYPED Town Preparation Paragraphs Due (1-2 paragraphs PER question)- includes Parenthetical Notation and Printed MLA Page.

TH  Nov 6:     Town Hall- DRESS UP HISTORICALLY AND APPROPRIATELY!

Thursday October 23, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand the factors contributing to Industrialization in late 19th century US History and to analyze the economic inequality of this time period by checking notes and understanding in class activities.  

Announcements: National College Fair

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. OPVL RUBRIC- self reflection on Emancipation Proclamation- use pencil on rubric
3. Conflict on the Plains
a) Where did all the buffalo go- discussion
b) Outcomes- The Dawes Act- OPVL in pod-quad
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=4029
4. Industrialization
a)  Intro to ch. 13- The Age of Innovation and Industry- 13.1 activity
b) Industrialization PPT

HW:
1. Read Ch. 15 TCI- take EXCELLENT Cornell Notes on Immigration. Due Tuesday.
2. All Town Hall Notes and MLA due Tuesday. USE PROJECT RUBRIC AS A CHECKLIST!
NOTE- For Notes Slug about "Relationship to Others"- this means your group's relationship to other groups. (If you can find notes on specific people, that is fine, but hard to do). For Example- if you are Andrew Carnegie- how did you think about and relate to labor leaders? To immigrants? To Progressives? etc. In general, how did your character think about the other groups and those groups' ideas?

 

Week of October 13-16, 2014    ABABA Week (PSAT on Wed)/Homecoming!

Tuesday October 14, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze what happened in US History during Reconstruction (immediately following the Civil War) by taking notes on powerpoint and video clips and small group discussion.

Announcements: QUIZ CORRECTIONS MUST BE DONE BY END OF DAY THURSDAY AFTER SCHOOL 3:30 PM.

Start thinking of a History Day topic! Leadership and Legacy in History :)

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, keep adding to your Green Key Terms sheet during this unit.
2. Quad-pod- what did you learn about the Civil War and OPVL of Emancipation Proclamation?
3. Reconstruction- ppt and notes

HW:
Read TCI- Ch.11- take CN- you will tape this into your History Notebook. Take notes on what you DO NOT KNOW from today's lesson/lecture. Due Thursday.

Thursday October 16, 2014    Reconstruction and T and C Project

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze the impact of the retreat from Radical Reconstruction by taking notes on lecture/video and reading/discussing 3 African American Views article.

Announcements:  Keep up with your History Notebook. National College Fair- free-12-4 on Saturday November 1st- WA State Convention and Trade Center.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. Logistics:
- return History Notebooks, comments
- download T and C documents
- take number
- stamp 3 Cornell Notes on blue sheet- list on NEW blue sheet marked #2- number your pages and list the pages to the left of the date box- far left space on blue sheet.
    1. 10/9/14  Ch.9 TCI Cornell Notes- A Dividing Nation
    2. 10/14/14  Cornell Notes- John Green Crash Course: Civil War
    3. 10/14/16 Slavery Reparations Questions
    4. 10/16/14  TCI Ch. 11 TCI Cornell Notes:  Reconstruction
3. Finish Reconstruction lecture
4. Explain Town Hall Meeting project, Sign up during reading time.
5. 3 African American Views- Read article, then 3 Corners activity and discussion- main views of Marcus Garvey, WEB DuBois and Booker T Washington
6. T and C Project-
-  explain note taking system- use EVERNOTE and share with notebook with me.
- Library research- find and take notes on TWO SOURCES today and for your HW.

HW:
1. Read TCI Ch. 12- Change and Conflict in the American West- take Cornell Notes. Due Monday.
2. Find and read two sources on your Town Hall person- use the note taking system I taught you. Due Monday. All notes (in EVERNOTE)- make your 4 pages with slugs in Evernote per my instructions. Use SL naming convention class period-lastnamefirstinitial-topic for Town Hall (ex: Carnegie). All Notes and MLA Bibliography due Thursday 10/23.

Week of October 6-9, 2014        BBABA Week

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand how the 3 branches of government work under the US Constitution and the significance of the 1st amendment through participating in skits and small group discussion.

Monday October 6, 2014

Announcements: National College Fair is FREE and on November 1, 2014- WA State Convention Center downtown Seattle. www.gotomyncf.com
Don’t forget to ask if the college you are learning about is a for-profit or non-profit college.

Did you register for PSAT? Do so by 10/10- this Friday!!!!!! $14 in business office or go to counselor for financial assistance with registration. ALL JUNIORS SHOULD TAKE THIS!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, stamp Constitutional Pursuit
2. Test review and techniques- study tips
3. How the Constitution Works
ch. 7 TCI- 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 jigsaw activity- performance and poster share out- take notes on the 3 branches sheet
4. bill of rights ppt and activity

HW:
1. Prepare your 3X5 notecard (both sides) for TOMORROW'S test- 10/7. Make sure your name is on it. Study for the test. I recommend first making a one page study sheet using colors to help you categorize ideas, then break this down to your note card. Test will be scantron- matching, T/F, multiple choice- about 55 questions, blue some bonus questions.
2. REMEMBER THAT I AM GIVING EXTRA CREDIT FOR UP TO 2 COLLEGE/POST-HS TRAINING PROGRAM VISITS HERE AT SHOREWOOD- CAREER CENTER DURING SAS OR LUNCH.  Write your notes, write up a one paragraph response- what do you think of this school/program and why, and provide me verification of your attendance. I will return your notes to you and you should keep them in a folder or box you create now that says College Search (or post-HS programs). You can place mailings of schools you are interested in this folder/box. You will use it next year.

Tuesday October 7, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze ways that the 1st Amendment impacts your life by note-taking/socratic seminar, and formatively assessing your understanding of the Founding Ideals unit (a test :)

Announcements: --National College Fair is FREE and on November 1, 2014- WA State Convention Center downtown Seattle. www.gotomyncf.com
-- Sign up for PSAT by THIS FRIDAY 10/10

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, tab History Notebook and check Blue Sheet- MUST HAVE YOUR NAME ON IT, then turn in History Notebook
2. explain quiz corrections
3. Test- Founding Ideals- turn in notecard
4. Fill in formative assessment- "pre-test" on slavery in America handout
5. Bill of Rights activity-  if time

HW:
YOU HAVE UNTIL NEXT THURSDAY 10/17 TO DO QUIZ CORRECTIONS- DO THEM DURING SAS, OR BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL IN MY ROOM- TH, T, TH.
1. Take Cornell Notes on TCI ch. 9- a Dividing Nation. Due next class.

 

Thursday October 9, 2014      Transformation and Change: Slavery, War and Reconstruction

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand specific historical incidents related to slavery leading up to the Civil War by participating in small group discussion and OPVL-izing a primary source document.

Announcements: QUIZ CORRECTIONS MUST BE DONE BY END OF DAY THURSDAY 10/16 AFTER SCHOOL 3:30 PM.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, stamp Cornell Notes and sign new blue sheet for History Notebook
2. Intro to Transformation and Change Unit
a) ess Qs
b) basic understandings
3. Slavery video- J Green
a) crash course video- slavery
b) small group activity- become the expert- share out in small groups, big picture- AHA MOMENT
--where is slavery in the US Constitution? (article I twice, article IV, 13th Amendment, 15th Amendment)
--Missouri Compromise
--differences between N and S
--Lead-up to Compromise of 1850, actual Compromise and fugitive slave law
-- Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
-- Dred Scott Case and implications
--John Brown and other abolitionists, plus secession and outcome
4. The Civil War
a) watch John Green- The Civil War Part 1 (#20)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY9zHNOjGrs
b) OPVL- The Emancipation Proclamation
c) what does it all mean?

HW:
1. Watch John Green's Crash Course on US History- The Civil War Part 2 (#21)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzTrKccmj_I
Take notes in your history notebook
2. Read the article below on Reparations for Slavery- answer the questions at the bottom of the article- DUE TUESDAY. Answer these questions on a separate sheet of paper and list this in your history notebook blue sheet. You will tape this into your notebook when you get it back next week. Here is the link to the Constitutional Rights Foundation reading:
http://www.crf-usa.org/brown-v-board-50th-anniversary/reparations-for-slavery-reading.html

Week of September 29-October 2, 2014

Monday September 29, 2014  Teacher Work Day- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Tuesday September 30, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand how the Constitution came to be formed (frames of reference) and how current events on government relate to the structure of the Constitution by participating in small group activities.

Announcements: OPEN HOUSE IS THURSDAY EVENING 10/2 7 PM- please invite Parent/Guardians and send them with a map and a list of your classrooms!

PSAT is Wednesday 10/15 at SW. Juniors must register and pay for this now! Get a waiver if eligible (see your counselor for this). National Merit Scholarships are based on PSAT Junior year!
- National College Fair is Saturday 11/1- 12-4 FREE at WA State Convention Center downtown Seattle.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Entry task- cartoon on Shay's rebellion- 5 mins- write in History Notebook- Shay's Rebellion video clips- What issues are they facing? Are they justified or not in resorting to violent civil disobedience? What is at stake?

3. Preamble quiz
4. current events check-in, Ms. M's current event and editorial. Tie into study of govt- 5 groups
5. Forming the Constitution- Constitutional Convention- 1787- who made the Constitution?
VOCAB- Unicameral vs. Bicameral Legislature, VA Plan vs. NJ Plan= Great Compromise, 3/5 compromise, Electoral College, ratification, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights (5 groups- report out)

HW:
1. In your history notebook, complete TCI ch. 7- 7.6, 7.7, 7.8-- follow instructions on notebook guide handout from last Thursday. Due Thursday
2. Study for Founding Ideals exam- you may prepare one 3X5 notecard for the test- your name on it, your writing and ideas. Study from your History Notebook, review Ch. 2, 5,6,7 and notes.  Test will be Tuesday 10/7. YOU WILL TURN IN YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK ON TEST DAY- FOR MANY POINTS!

 

Thursday October 2, 2014  

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand how the Constitution is organized and locate basic ideas within the US Constitution by participating in jigsaw activity and playing game.

Announcements:
OPEN HOUSE IS TONIGHT! SEND YOUR PARENT/GUARDIANS.
I will collect your History Notebook (spiral) next week- Tuesday 10/7, DAY OF EXAM!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2.  Finish Group activity report out- 3/5 compromise- ENTRY TASK-p.4 Garry Wills on 3/5 , Electoral College, ratification, Federalists, Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights

3. The actual Constitution- how does it work?!
a. what are 3 principles of Constitution- Govt 101 (limited Govt, federalism, separation of powers)
b. 3 branches of government
-- Three Ring Circus Song
-- ch. 7 TCI- 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 jigsaw activity
c. Constitutional Pursuit Game search- hw to finish game- no time

HW:
1. Do Constitutional Pursuit search game at home- fill out #8-20 on your sheet and tape into your History Notebook- due Monday.
2. Study for Founding Ideals exam- you may prepare one 3X5 notecard for the test- your name on it, your writing and ideas. Study from your History Notebook, review Ch. 2, 5,6,7 and notes.  Also, study the Bill of Rights for your test- Know ALL major parts of bill of rights (know all of Am. 1 and then 1-2 major ideas per other amendments)Test will be Tuesday 10/7.
YOU WILL TURN IN YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK ON TEST DAY- FOR MANY POINTS!

Week of September 23-25, 2014    ABABA

Tuesday September 23, 2014 THEME= CREATING CONSTITUTION

Announcements: Open House is Thursday October 2nd at 7 PM- invite Parent/Guardian. Preamble quiz next Monday, Test on formation of USA history- next week.

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand how the US came to develop its current system of government and the US Constitution by taking notes, working in small group discussion and reading TCI.

In Class:
1. Turn in Essay on 5 Ideals in D of I
2. HW and agenda
3.  Give out free HW/LATE and NO PROBLEM PASSES- can't use free HW pass with essay due today :)  You CAN use Free Late pass for it.
4. Why a Revolution? -- ppt and add to your Cornell Notes
5. Preamble song
6. TCI ch. 6- Creating the Constitution
VOCAB- Federalism, Great Compromise, Slavery, Electoral College, Federalists and Anti-Federalists, Bill of Rights

Homework:
1. Start memorizing Preamble- quiz on Tuesday 9/30.
2. TCI-finish reading and doing Notebook Guide for Chapter 6 in your History Notebook- Creating the Constitution, all sections through section 5- follow Notebook guide-you do not have to do the Processing part at the end. Due Thursday.

Thursday September 25, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand early government of new USA (successes, failures) and frames of reference that influenced the political moment by taking self-quiz, small group and class discussion activities.

Announcements:
    •    I see you T, Th next week- no school for you on Monday!
    •    Invite families to Open House Th 10/2.
    •    First Data Dashboard grades upload is today!
    •    Preamble quiz on Tuesday (for sure),  
    •    History quiz on Thursday or following Monday 10/6 (start studying all notes/assignments in your history notebook- I collect history notebooks on test days).

 In Class:
1. hw and agenda, Return graded work and check Data Dashboard
2. What the Constitution Isn't Activity- I stamp ch. 6 TCI HW in History Notebook

3. Debriefing ch. 6- Creating the Constitution
a) Articles of Confederation ratified in 1781--strengths and Weaknesses- Small group and T Chart on board (Govt packet pp. 6-7, TCI 6.2 and 6.3)  VOCAB: Unitary, Confederation, Federalism, republic, Northwest Ordinance (law that sets up local regulations), Shay's Rebellion

b) Who is an American and what is America at this moment in time?  Constitutional Convention- 1787- who made the Constitution?
Govt. packet activity- has America lived up to its founding ideals? Who was "in" and who was "out" at forming of our government?- list of attendees, letters- Abigail and John Adams, Epitaph of a Proud Man

Homework:
1. Study for general history quiz next Thursday or maybe the following Monday! Study your History notebook and ideas from chapters 2, 5 and 6 and 7 (parts intro, 2 and 3 in ch. 6 creating Constitution).
2. Memorize Preamble of US Constitution - QUIZ on Tuesday (youtube School House Rock to help you sing it!).
3. Study Government 101 handout
4. Read 7.1 TCI and do 1st questions for from the handout in your History Notebook.
5. Current event- find a current event related to government- write up MLA and 2 paragraphs- one paragraph summary and one paragraph of analysis, then 2 questions you have. Put this in your History Notebook- due Tuesday. 

 

Week of September 15-18, 2014    BBABA

Monday September 15, 2014

Announcements: TCI accounts today!

The purpose of today's class (objective): To clarify different ways to determine veracity of source through class discussion of activities and homework, and to understand founding ideals of the USA through SOAPSSing two primary source documents.

In-Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in What is History Qs
2. Kensington stone
a) debrief- fraud or no?
b) Read Truthiness article- discuss
c) current events- quality, reliability and veracity of source? Snopes? VOCAB
d) what is history?- Fenton and primary vs. secondary sources- ch.1 TCI

3. TCI online accounts- give out cut slips and register.  

4. What is America and who is an American?
a) my survey
b) Founding Ideals survey on TCI handout- discuss
c) read TCI ch. 2.1, start HW with TCI 2.2

Homework: VOCAB-  VERACITY, CREDIBLE, IDEAL
Read Pursuing American Ideals textbook Ch.2- sections 2.2-2.7- fill in boxes on back of notebook worksheet. Do not recopy into your notebook- we will glue/tape it into your notebook :)  Due next class.

 

Tuesday September 16, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand text and analyze meaning of 2 primary source documents and work with small and large groups to find ways that 5 ideals are found in US history.

Announcements: Note- if you were absent yesterday, make sure you have logged into TCI online account- get cut slip from Ms. McFarlane.

In-Class:
1. NEW SEATS!
2. hw and agenda, teacher stamps ch.2 notebook guide hw (tape into history notebook and add to blue notebook list), give out free hw and late work passes, no problem pass
3. D of I- why so important?!
a. secret doc
b. purpose of govt ppt TCI
c. D of I vocab in notebook- Vocab: Unalienable, Abolish, Sovereignty, Confederation, Federal, Unitary
d. class- examine doc with ppt, then pairs- political ideology of the Am. Rev.
4. Start Ch. 5 TCI- read 5.1, start HW if time

HW- Cornell Notes in your History Notebook- TCI Chapter 5.2, 5.3, 5.4- just set up and take notes- write down date, title, essential question and take your notes on 2/3 of page to right. Leave space on the left side. We will "Cornellize" your notes next class- adding questions and categories to left and writing one paragraph summary of understanding.


Thursday September 18, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To analyze ways in which the USA has and has not lived up to the 5 founding ideals from the D of I throughout US History by reviewing pictures and quotes with a partner, classroom discussion and writing a 5 paragraph essay!

Announcement: Please invite your parent/guardians to Open House- Thursday October 2, 2014 at 7 PM.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. Review D of I- significant ideas- elbow partner
3. Founding ideals activity- Placards-
Start Essay Organizer with thoughts fresh in your head.
4. Why a Revolution? SCOTLAND'S VOTE TODAY?????
- Cornellize your notes on Ch. 5 with pod-quad-- I stamped hw- write higher level Qs and categories on side, and write summary paragraph- main meaning of the reading- 3-5 sentences at bottom of notes.

HW- Finish organizer, write draft and final version of your 5 paragraph essay on ideals- due next Tuesday!  Essay question: Have Americans lived up to the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence?
NOTE: IF IT HELPS YOU, THERE IS A COPY OF THE PLACARDS ON MY DOCUMENTS PAGE.


Week of September 9-11, 2014     ABABA

Tuesday September 9, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To understand the historical method used by historians (historiography) by participating in small and large group discussion, observing video clips and reading articles on Ferguson, MO and taking notes on the historical method.

In-Class:
1. Turn in HW- scavenger hunt, confidential info sheet if not yet in, make sure I have Parent/Guardian emails.
2. hw and agenda, announcements
3. Your generation-
a) finish explaining in p.6, do you agree?
b) VOCAB- NARCISSISM- how do others define you? Do you agree?
c) what would you call your parent/guardian's generation? Associations?
4. What is History
a) Your Personal History- Quad Pod activity-
During class reading today I will check off your planner system and history notebook and binder with dividers.
b) classification exercise
c) frame of reference activity
- article and notes- How Historian Inquires into Past- teacher checks off planner, binder, dividers and history notebook


Homework:  
Read: How the Historian Uses Hypotheses:  The Riddle of the Kensington Stone. (Handout).  On a separate sheet of paper, with a complete heading in the right corner, and a title across the top of the front page, please answer the following questions.  Please mark up your reading with highlighter/underlining and margin notes (this is also called annotating your notes). DUE THURSDAY 9/11.
1.  What is the source of this article?
2. The author of the article states several facts at the beginning of the article- name one and offer your response to this fact.
3.  After these facts, what, hypothesis does he discuss first in the article- this hypothesis is based on Breda’s work?
4.  What evidence does he give for this hypothesis?
5.  What hypothesis does he discuss next- based on Holand’s work?
6.   How does he support the second hypothesis?                   
7.  Do you think he proved the hypothesis that the stone is an authentic relic?  Support your answer.

 

Thursday September 11, 2014

Announcements: Bring your binder and history notebook  EVERYDAY!  
PUT YOUR NAME, MY NAME, 2013-14 IN FRONT OF YOUR TCI BOOK, & COVER YOUR BOOK.

The purpose of today's class (objective): To apply PERSIAN and social science concepts to a study of events in Ferguson, MO in order to formulate hypotheses by speaking in pod-quads and whole class and recording specific evidence found in various texts/videos/photos .

In-Class:
1.  hw and agenda
2. Entry task on Kensington Stone (label your entry this)- Write in your History Notebook for 3 Minutes- Is the Kensington Stone real or not? Why?

3. Logistics:
a) Make Two Truths and a Lie (TTL) card
b) Teacher passed out No Problem and free HW pass
c) if you missed any part of check-off on supplies (missing dividers, binder, planner), show me now.
d) Teacher stamps HW- annotated article and 7 questions- How Historian Uses Hypotheses

4. What is History- frame of reference activity
a) discuss article and notes- How Historian Inquires into Past- methodology
b) examine examples- Ferguson, MO and PERSIAN

Business Week article on County Map
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-08-15/how-st-dot-louis-countys-map-explains-fergusons-racial-discord

California Newsreel on Redlining
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW764dXEI_8

This one is about breaking out of one's paradigm :)
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/08/self-segregation-why-its-hard-for-whites-to-understand-ferguson/378928/

5. What is History- The Kensington Stone
a) Pod-quad and large group activity based on reading
b) add a new paragraph to History Notebook- now what do you think? Is the Kensington Stone real or not? Why? Most convincing evidence for you?
b) turn in stamped HW- staple 7 questions to your article

Homework: NOTE- IF INTERESTED IN MORE ON FERGUSON, SOME INTERESTING LINKS FOR YOU ABOVE
1.  Read "Why Study History" by Edwin Fenton. Answer questions on handout. Due Monday 9/15.
2.  Go to www.snopes.com- look up two urban legends.  Examine this site- how this might be a useful site for you? Write two sentences in your history Notebook.
3. Current events in US History- Pick a current event to investigate- one topic.  Read at least 3 different news sources (draw from the list and links below) on this one current event (so read 3 articles on this one topic). IN YOUR HISTORY NOTEBOOK--For each of the 3 sources, write down the name of the source (website), article title and one sentence per source on your opinion as to the quality of this news source- think about perspective, bias, depth. Due Monday 9/15.
Current Events links:
BBC    http://www.bbc.com/
CNN    http://www.cnn.com/
NPR    http://www.npr.org/
Fox    http://www.foxnews.com/
NBC    http://www.nbcnews.com/?OCID=ggl|NBC+News+awareness|MSNBC|msnbc|Exact
Al Jazeera    http://www.aljazeera.com/
Democracy Now    http://www.democracynow.org/

 

Week of September 3-4, 2014

The purpose of today's class (objective): To get to know teacher and others, and to identify procedures/locate necessary materials in this class by listening to the teacher, speaking/listening to other students and recording information on scavenger hunt.

Wednesday September 3, 2014 C Day Opening Day- 45 min. class

Announcements:  Welcome to US History- I am glad you are here!

In-Class:
1.  Welcome, attendance, make your name card
2. Create your notecard, fill in Student Info Sheet- fill this in at home.
3. About Ms. M, about you
4. Homework and planner vs. ical/electronic calendar for the year- you need a system! A few other procedures

Homework:
1.  Student info sheet due tomorrow, if not completed in class today- 9/4
2. Scavenger hunt due Tuesday 9/9
3.  Signatures and P/G email to Ms. M- due Tuesday 9/9
4.  ical/calendar set up by Tuesday 9/9- I will check
5.  Supplies and notebook set up due Tuesday 9/9 for Notebook check

 


Thursday September 4, 2014 B Day

The purpose of today's class (objective): To define your generation and analyze your generations' role in history through small group and class discussion, and writing.

Announcements: Get your supplies. Tell your families about Open House- Thursday October 2, 2014.

In Class:
1.  Turn in Confidential Student info sheet if not in yet, and any signed course sheets that are done. Sign out textbook- cover your book at home. RIGHT NOW- put your name, McFarlane and 2014-15 in the front of the book. Keep your book safely at home! We will do TCI accounts next week for online access.
2. Entry Task: Write down this definition in your history notebook-- VOCAB PARADIGM
 A paradox is when two ideas seem to contradict/be the opposite of each other, but are both true.
    Look at the bulletin board with the words "ideal" and "real"- how do you think the         word Paradox applies to the ideas presented here?

    Go over ideas, and explain blue History Notebook Check paper- tape into front of         History Notebook.

3.  Attendance, hw and agenda
4. More on overview of class/projects, history day, norms and protocol- absence folder, food, grading/late work- turn in and pick up, respect norms- brainstorm what you are excited to learn about in US!
5. Finish discussion from Wednesday- book, summer, influential movie, current event (record)
6. Why study history?
a)  pair discussion- no “so we don’t repeat the past”
b)  story/ppt
c) 9/11- history or a current event?
6. My Generation- Vocab- NARCISSISM
a) group exercise on my generation-
b) empty pockets- define/find object for your generation- discuss
c) name and define your and your parent/guardians’ generation

7. The links below are for HW: Read at least two of the four articles below on "your generation"- write your paragraph in your history notebook, as explained in the HW section
"Millennials are Old News"
http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-z-spending-habits-2014-6

"Contrasting Gens Y and Z"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-elmore/contrasting-generation-y-_b_5679434.html

"Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle"
http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2009-06-23-millennial-recession_N.htm

"Gen Z- Lazy and Unaware?"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/06/apathetic-teens-generatio_n_1323577.html

Homework: VOCAB- PARADIGM, NARCISSIM
1.  Due Tuesday 9/9: Scavenger hunt, Signatures and P/G email to Ms. M, have ical/calendar set up, Supplies and notebook set up- - I will check planner, binder and spiral bound history notebook.
PLEASE SEE ME IF YOU NEED HELP WITH THIS, OR HELP WITH SUPPLIES.
2. Due Tuesday 9/9. Read 2 of the four articles above about  "your generation" (links are in in-class section), write a one paragraph  analysis in your history notebook: Do these articles accurately portray your generation?  Explain, and cite examples from the articles. Use complete heading and underline title of the assignment (see syllabus for example- syllabus should be stored in front of US History section of binder).
3. Complete your Personal History assignment- due Tuesday 9/9
4. Read TCI CH.1.1 and 1.2- on history. Fill in chart on back side of personal history- due Tuesday 9/9.

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Hollywood and History Lessons: Spring 2015

Week of May 25-28, 2015    XBABA

Monday May 25, 2015- Memorial Day- No School!

Tuesday May 26, 2015

Purpose:  To analyze the changing role of race relations in the 1960s by discussing In the Heat of the Night.

Announcements: 3 weeks left in semester!!!!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, COLLECT VISUAL RESPONSE TO PRIMARY SOURCES
2. Finish  "In the Heat of the Night" (1967, 107 mins)
3.  Discussion- Heat of Night- Leaders are Connie and Kaylenn
- if time- watch House we Live in- CA Newsreel
4.If time-  Intro- The Graduate- generation gap? Background on youth movement/generation gap in 1960s
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/03/12/the-1960s-polarization-cynicism-and-the-youth-rebellionredirect

HW:  NOTE- CHECK DATA DASHBOARD- I UPLOADED GRADES TODAY
1.  Write Comparative review- "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night." Due Thursday.
Address the following questions in your review- How do both "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" and "In the Heat of the Night" reflect the historical moment in which they were created and what do they teach us about changing (and not changing) race relations in 1960s America? Which film is most powerful and why? Which film is most relevant today and why? Use examples from both films to prove your points. Finally, give your star rating/explanation for both films.

I GAVE AN EXTENSION ON PRIMARY SOURCES HW- NOW DUE NEXT MONDAY 6/1. See Thursday 5/28 below for specific instructions.


Thursday May 28, 2015

Purpose:  To understand elements of youth culture and a move toward rebellion in the 1960s by watching the film The Graduate.

Announcements: Make sure you are caught up and are using your passes- less than 3 weeks left in semester!!!!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in comparative review- Guess/Heat
2.  Intro- The Graduate- generation gap? Background on youth movement/generation gap in 1960s
http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2010/03/12/the-1960s-polarization-cynicism-and-the-youth-rebellionredirect
3.  Watch "The Graduate" (106 mins)- discussion leaders next Monday will be Jasmin, Dalton and Austin (I moved you :)

HW:
1.  To give us a sense of the historical context of social movements for change in the 1960s, read HH Packet pp. 46-54- primary sources on various movements for change in the 1960s- select one of the readings and make a visual response to the reading, then write a short paragraph of response text to the reading below your drawing/visual response. Due Monday 6/1.
NOTE- discussion leaders on “The Graduate”-  next Monday 6/1- will be Jasmin, Dalton and Austin (I moved you :)

 

Week of May 18-21, 2015    CB(testing)A(testing)BA  (new Schedule)

Monday May 18, 2015     C Day

Purpose: To analyze race in 1960s America through the lens of the film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"

Announcements: ELA is due this Thursday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in Comparative review- Strangelove/Failsafe
2. Watch Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, 108 mins)

HW:
1.  ELA #2 due Thursday 5/21- THIS THURSDAY
Hollywood and History Extended Learning Assignment (ELA) #2
Examine the approved ELA list of films in packet #2- this is the second column of films on pp.2-3 under the listing "Approved ELA Films." Select one film to watch by the start of the new year. Then, by Thursday May 21, 2015, create your response.

Due Date:  Thursday May 21, 2015

Your Task:
1. Select your film from the list.
2. Make a creative response: This could be a drawing, a cartoon, a thoughtful poem (Haiku is not going to do it), or some other piece.
3. Write two paragraphs: one paragraph of analysis/review of the film (not the same as a plot summary!) and one paragraph connecting the film to other film(s)/eras we have studied.

Due Thursday May 21, 2015 for sharing with class and teacher evaluation!

Note: Homework Pass does not work for ELA assignment.

 

Tuesday May 19, 2015    B Day- Testing Schedule- arrive 7:50, but start class later- (Class=67 mins)

Purpose: Purpose: To examine film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner for historical references to changing thoughts on race in 1960's America- by watching and discussing film.

Announcements: 4 weeks left in semester, seniors!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Finish Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, 108 mins)
3. Discussion- if time

HW:
1. ELA #2 due next class!!!!!

Connie and Kaylenn- prep discussion for In the Heat of the Night- for Tuesday after Memorial Day.


Thursday May 21, 2015

Purpose:  To analyze various historical elements of the Civil Rights Movement in 1960's America by watching and discussing various media segments., and to look for these elements in the film “In the Heat of the Night.”

Announcements: After today, we have 3 more weeks in the semester- get caught up, if needed! You have 2 more reviews to write, and a couple of smaller assignments (like tonight's)- stay caught up!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, semester check-in, return graded work
2. Turn in ELA#2 and share
3. More on Race in America
a) finish discussion- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
b) watch House we Live in- CA Newsreel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mW764dXEI_8
c) Background- Heat of Night- Eyes on Prize- Power of Vote- (CORE to funeral of Cheney)- murder of 3 civil rights workers in Freedom Summer- in Philadelphia, Mississippi- not unlike Sparta, MI in film.
4. Watch "In the Heat of the Night" (1967, 107 mins)

HW:  
1.  To give us a sense of the historical context of social movements for change in the 1960s, read HH Packet pp. 46-54- primary sources on various movements for change in the 1960s- select one of the readings and make a visual response to the reading, then write a short paragraph of response text to the reading below your drawing/visual response. Due Tuesday.

Connie and Kaylenn- prep discussion for In the Heat of the Night- for Tuesday after Memorial Day.

 

Week of May 11-14, 2015    CBABA

Monday May 11, 2015 NO SCHOOL - STRIKE DAY

Tuesday May 12, 2015

Purpose: To understand how satire was used to lampoon Cold War policies by watching the film Dr. Strangelove.

Announcements: Make sure you are all caught up in this class- ELA due a week from Thursday.

In Class:
1.  hw and agenda, turn in nukes article
2. Watch Dr. Strangelove (1964, 95 mins)

HW:
1. Read HH packet on Dr. Strangelove (pp. 41-43), Read HH packet on Failsafe (pp.44-45). Discussion leaders for both films prepare for Thursday’s discussion.
2. NOTE- Your next review will be a comparative one, due on Monday 5/18- so you know how to plan:
Comparative review question will be- Dr. Strangelove and Failsafe- - Why were these two movies made on the same topic during the same year (tie in with historical context)?
- Compare Failsafe to Dr. Strangelove- which movie makes the greatest impact? Why? Use at least 3 film examples from EACH film to explain your argument. As you write, make sure you address the different viewpoints on the viability of thermonuclear war (possibility of it working successfully). And provide your star rating for each film, with explanation.
3. ELA #2 due Thursday 5/21

 

Thursday May 14, 2014

Purpose:  To analyze the cold war context of and compare and contrast Failsafe and Dr. Strangelove by participating in student-led discussion on both films.

Announcements: Senior lists are starting to go out- make sure your name is not on it and/or comes off of it!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Joint Discussion- Failsafe and Dr. Strangelove- include question on current nukes article
3. Intro to race and film in sixties-
a) review Civil Rights background
b) video clip- Loving V. Virginia
http://blogs.kqed.org/lowdown/2013/03/24/less-than-50-years-ago-the-supreme-court-put-an-end-to-race-based-marriage-bans/
c) connections to current events?
d) Start Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, 108 mins).

HW:
1. This review on nuclear films will be a comparative one, due on Monday 5/18/14-:
 Dr. Strangelove and Failsafe were made on the same topic during the same year- 1964. Think about the historical context for these films. Compare Failsafe to Dr. Strangelove- which movie makes the greatest impact? Why? Use at least 3 film examples from EACH film to explain your argument. As you write, make sure you address the different viewpoints on the viability of thermonuclear war (possibility of it working successfully). And provide your star rating for each film, with explanation. Due Monday to both turnitin.com and in paper with rubric attached.

2. ELA #2 due Thursday 5/21



 

Week of May 4-7, 2015    CBABA

Monday May 4, 2015

Purpose: To analyze significance of film Invasion of the Body Snatchers by discussing the film.

Announcements: ELA #2 is due the Thursday BEFORE Memorial Day weekend.

In Class:
1. HW and agenda
2. Discussion- Invasion of the Body Snatchers- Andrew C and Jaeil
3. Intro to nuclear peril of the sixties- Background activities for Failsafe/Strangelove- current nukes
a) duck and cover
b) Cuban Missile Crisis HD DVD

HW:
1.  Read HH Packet pp. 36-38 on "Invasion"- add to film notes in your History Notebook. Review for Invasion due Thursday 5/7.  For review, write 3 paragraphs on the following:
- 1 paragraph proving that this film is about the fear of communism
- 1 paragraph proving that this film is a statement on conformity in the fifties
- 1 paragraph stating what you think this film is about and your star rating/why.

2. Work on ELA #2- Due Thursday May 21st.

 

Tuesday May 5, 2015

Purpose: To analyze the films "Failsafe" and "Dr. Strangelove" for changes in Cold War thinking- by watching the films, and to understand nuclear weapons arms race.

Announcement: If you are behind, meet with me during SAS :)

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. Intro to nukes- Background activities for Failsafe/Strangelove- current nukes
a) your understanding of Cuban Missile Crisis- based on US History and HD DVD
b) review this chart:
http://www.ploughshares.org/world-nuclear-stockpile-report
c) skim this overview on USA (make sure and read "During Cold War" and "After Cold War" segments:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_weapons_and_the_United_States
d) Read the following article in Rolling Stone on today's nuclear arsenal-
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/q-a-eric-schlosser-on-the-secret-history-of-americas-nuclear-arsenal-20130916
3. Start Failsafe (1964, 112 mins)

HW:
1.  Read HH Packet pp. 36-38 on "Invasion"- add to film notes in your History Notebook. Review for Invasion due Thursday 5/7.  For review, write 3 paragraphs on the following:
- 1 paragraph proving that this film is about the fear of communism
- 1 paragraph proving that this film is a statement on conformity in the fifties
- 1 paragraph stating what you think this film is about and your star rating/why.
2. Work on ELA #2- Due Thursday May 21st.
Note- We will have one combo discussion on Failsafe and Dr. Strangelove on Thursday 5/14- Leaders for BOTH films will be Andrew M, Cole K, Dayna L.  

 

Thursday May 7, 2015

Purpose:  To understand the Cold War fears of nuclear war present during the 1960s by watching the film "Failsafe."

Announcements: Grade upload today!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, check data dashboard, make sure Invasion of Body Snatchers special review is in turnitin.com
2. Finish Failsafe
3. If time, start Dr. Strangelove (1964, 95 mins)

HW:  
1. Find and read one article on current nuclear proliferation. Always make note of the source- write two paragraphs- one on summary of ideas, one of your analysis- what are you thinking about nukes right now? Due Tuesday.

NOTE- Your next review will be a comparative one, due on Monday 5/18- so you know how to plan:
Comparative review question will be- Dr. Strangelove and Failsafe- - Why were these two movies made on the same topic during the same year (tie in with historical context)?
- Compare Failsafe to Dr. Strangelove- which movie makes the greatest impact? Why? Use at least 3 film examples from EACH film to explain your argument. As you write, make sure you address the different viewpoints on the viability of thermonuclear war (possibility of it working successfully). And provide your star rating for each film, with explanation.
Note- We will have one combo discussion on Failsafe and Dr. Strangelove on Thursday 5/14- Leaders for BOTH films will be Andrew M, Cole K, Dayna L. 

2. ELA #2 due Thursday 5/21

Week of April 27-30, 2015        CBABA

Monday April 26, 2015

Purpose: To watch for elements of responses to McCarthyism by watching film On the Waterfront.

Announcements: If you are behind, see me now!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. watch On The Waterfront (1954, 108 mins)

HW:
For your planning: You will write one comparative review for On the Waterfront and High Noon, due Thursday 4/30. The essential theme to address is: Compare and Contrast these two films as they relate to the Cold War era of fear and McCarthyism in early 1950s America. Provide several (at least 3) specific examples from each film as you offer your analysis. Which is the stronger film, and which message  resonates the most with you/why? Give each film a star rating, with your rationale. Due Thursday: Paper Copy with rubric and turnitin.com

Discussion Leaders for On the Waterfront- Prepare for Tuesday’s Discussion: Kalinda and Emily

Tuesday April 28, 2015

Purpose: To analyze the Cold War elements in the western High Noon and the crime drama On the Waterfront by participating in class discussion.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,
2. assign ELA #2
3. Finish On the Waterfront (1954, 108 mins)
4. Background for discussion- 15 mins-
a) Read Dalton Trumbo article- handout-front/back. Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten. Jot down notes that help answer my 2 questions on the side on separate paper. Look up Dalton Trumbo on IMDB. What do you notice about his movie credits? Jot this down on the same paper.
b) Read Roger Ebert's review on "On the Waterfront," particularly for what he says about the director Elia Kazan and his role in the HUAC hearings. Jot down 5 observations from this review on the paper above.
http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-on-the-waterfront-1954
5. Discussion- High Noon and On The Waterfront- McFarlane, Emily and Kalinda

HW:
1. Read HH Packet #2 pp.29-33. Plot summary and analysis of On the Waterfront. Then, write one comparative review for On the Waterfront and High Noon, due Thursday 4/30. The essential theme to address is: Compare and Contrast these two films as they relate to the Cold War era of fear and McCarthyism in early 1950s America. Provide several (at least 3) specific examples from each film as you offer your analysis. Which is the stronger film, and which message  resonates the most with you/why? Give each film a star rating, with your rationale. Due Thursday: Paper Copy with rubric and turnitin.com

2. Decide which film to watch for ELA #2- due Thursday May 21st. Directions below:

Hollywood and History Extended Learning Assignment (ELA) #2

Examine the approved ELA list of films in packet #2- this is the second column of films on pp.2-3 under the listing "Approved ELA Films." Select one film to watch by the start of the new year. Then, by Thursday May 21, 2015, create your response.

Due Date:  Thursday May 21, 2015

Your Task:
1. Select your film from the list.
2. Make a creative response: This could be a drawing, a cartoon, a thoughtful poem (Haiku is not going to do it), or some other piece.
3. Write two paragraphs: one paragraph of analysis/review of the film (not the same as a plot summary!) and one paragraph connecting the film to other film(s)/eras we have studied.

Due Thursday May 21, 2015 for sharing with class and teacher evaluation!

Note: Homework Pass does not work for ELA assignment.

Thursday April 30, 2015

Purpose: To analyze Invasion of the Body Snatchers for Cold War elements, and in order to understand the paradigm of 1950s America.

Announcement: Make sure your senior project is in NOW.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in combined review- High Noon/On the Waterfront
2. Paradigm of popular culture and conformity- also, fear of communism of the era
3. Start Invasion of Body Snatchers

HW:
1. Read Seattle Times short article on Baltimore- your current event of the day:
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/in-baltimore-riots-take-hold-where-urban-renewal-didnt/
2. Work on ELA #2- Due May 21st.

Invasion Discussion leaders next Monday May 4th will be: Andrew C and Jaeil


Week of April 13-17, 2015        CBABA

Monday April 13, 2015     

Purpose: To discuss ways in which Best Years of Our Lives helps the viewer understand the Post WWII paradigm.

Announcements: SCC full-ride scholarship GPA requirement has been changed- to 3.25!!!!!!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda,  turn in packet #1, check out HH Packet #2
2. Finish Best Years of Our Lives
3. Discussion- Best Years- Kristina and Ajani


HW:
Review HH Packet #2- NEW PACKET-Review pp. 18-21 on Hollywood Ten and Blacklists, then read pp. 7-17- answer these questions to turn in on Tuesday:
1. What was HUAC and what role did it play in shaping Hollywood in the 1950s?
2. Who was Alger Hiss and how does he factor into Cold War Politics?
3. Describe the role of Joe McCarthy on this era- how would you define and explain McCarthyism?
4. What was the McCarran Internal Security Act and how does it relate to Hollywood?
5. Who was Paul Robeson and how does he fit in?
6. How did the Chinese Revolution (when was it, too) and the Soviet deployment of the Atomic bomb (date?) factor into the 1950s paradigm (mind-set)?
7. Why did the Hollywood Ten get into trouble, what happened to them, and what is a blacklist?

2. write Review- Best Years of our Lives- due Thursday 4/16

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015

Purpose: To understand elements of Cold War politics on domestic life in the USA by reviewing ideas from US History and watching High Noon.

Announcement:  SCC scholarship due tomorrow!!!! 3.25 GPA min.

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, turn in questions for Cold War
2. Historical Context of the 1950s in the USA
a) pod-quad- KWL
b) film clips    - life in the fifties- teens, cars
        - communism vs. capitalism
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMwbvIVh2EQ

3. Who were the Hollywood Ten?
a) read HH Packet #2 pp. 18-21
b) audio clip from History.com
http://www.history.com/speeches/the-hollywood-ten-placed-on-blacklist
4. Start High Noon- 1952- I will lead Discussion Leaders on Thursday

HW:
Write review- Best years of our lives- due Thursday 4/16 (paper and turnitin.com)

 

Thursday April 16, 2015

Purpose: To analyze film High Noon for Cold War McCarthyism elements by watching film.

Announcements: No HW over break!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in Best Year's of Our Lives review (paper and turnitin)
2. finish High Noon
3. Start On the Waterfront (1954) (we will have combo discussion on these two films after break)

HW:
1. No HW yet- you will have a comparative review later- High Noon and On the Waterfront. Have a wonderful spring break!


Week of April 7-9, 2015    XBABA

Monday April 6, 2015    No School for Students- Teacher Work Day

Tuesday April 7, 2015

Purpose: To analyze elements of post-WWII life in America by watching Best Years of Our Lives.

Announcements: Welcome to Quarter 4- we will keep a running grade book, Q3 grades are due Thursday AM.

In Class:
1.hw and agenda
2. Watch Best Years of Our Lives (1946, 172 mins)
3. go over data dashboard-return work

HW: Find one article on PTSD- current or past wars- cite MLA and jot down notes on content of article to share with others.  Due Thursday.


Thursday April 9, 2015

Purpose: To understand issues faced by returning WWII Veterans and those on the Homefront by watching and discussing”The Best Years of Our Lives."

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in PTSD notes
2. Return graded work and check Data Dashboard
3. Watch Best Years of Our Lives  (1946, 172 mins)

HW:
Read HH packet pp.88-91. Add to notes. Review for Best Years due next Tuesday or Thursday. Discussion on Monday! (Ajax and Kristina)

 


Week of March 30-April 2, 2015

Monday March 30, 2015    

Purpose: To analyze the role of women on the home front and the interaction between women and the US government during WWII by watching the film Tender Comrade and participating in primary source activity.

Announcements: End of quarter 3 is this Friday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, make sure Bataan 2 paragraph review is into turnitin.com
2. Intro activities to Tender Comrade-
a) women and archives- finish
b) women and the war clips
3. Start Tender Comrade (1943, 102 mins)

HW:
Read HH packet pp.75-79 in HH packet.
Discussion on Thursday.

 


Tuesday March 31, 2015     

Purpose: To gain a sense of the role women played on the Homefront during WWII by watching the film "Tender Comrade."

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Watch Tender Comrade (1943, 102 mins)
3. return work, check DD

HW:
NONE!

 

Thursday April 2, 2015    END OF QUARTER 3

Purpose: To analyze the role of women in war through discussion, and to intro Best Years of Our Lives.

1. hw and agenda
2. Discussion- Tender Comrade
3. Intro to issues facing post-WWII America
a) small group roles- notetaker, 2 speakers, facilitator, checker, image finder

b) read HH packet for your section and take notes. As a group, come up with a thesis statement for your section and at least 5 points of evidence to prove your thesis. You also need to locate at least 2 images to support your thesis- have image finder share on iPad. Make sure you have a concluding statement to wrap it up.

c) speakers present ideas on doc camera as class take notes in Film Journal

4. Intro and start Best Years of Our Lives (1946, 172 mins)

HW:
1. Your gift- no review for Tender Comrade :)
Discussion Leaders for Best Years of Our Lives- Ajani and Kristina- do research and prepare. Discussion probably next Thursday 4/9.

 

Week of March 23-26, 2015  XBABA Week

Monday March 23, 2015    Teacher Work Day- no school for students

Tuesday October 21, 2014    

The purpose of today's class: Understand elements of the WWII “combat film” and elements of propaganda by watching the movie Bataan.

Announcements: First ELA due Thursday- bring in your artwork and analysis!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Watch Bataan (114 mins, 1943)

Discussion Leaders for Bataan- prepare for Thursday- Delcia and Alex

HW:
1. Complete ELA- due Thursday- March 26th!
Hollywood and History Extended Learning Assignment (ELA) #1
Examine approved ELA list of films in packet- this is the second column of films on pp.3-4. Select one film to watch and prepare a creative response for by Thursday March 26, 2015.

Due Date:  THURSDAY MARCH 26th

Your Task:
1. Select your film from the list.
2. Make a creative response: This could be a drawing, a cartoon, a thoughtful poem (Haiku is not going to do it), or some other piece.
3. Write two paragraphs: one paragraph of analysis/review of the film (not the same as a plot summary!) and one paragraph connecting the film to other film(s)/eras we have studied.

Due March 26th for sharing with class and teacher evaluation!

Note: Homework Pass does not work for ELA assignment.

 

Thursday March 26, 2015

Purpose: To share out Extended Learning Assignment movies and to interpret the film "Bataan" for elements of the "combat film" and for portrayal of the "enemy."

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in ELA
2. Share ELA
3. Finish Bataan
4. Discussion on Bataan
5. Intro activities to Tender Comrade- women and archives

HW:
1. Read WWII in Hollywood reading from Packet- pp.81-83.
2. Write short review on Bataan. One paragraph on a single theme with at least 3 points of evidence from film, and one paragraph with star rating and why. Just into turnitin.com OK- due Monday March 30, 2015. 

 

Week of March 16-19, 2015      CBABA

Monday October 16, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To examine elements of early WWII reality in North Africa by watching the film Casablanca.

Announcements: NO SCHOOL for you next Monday 3/23 :)

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in Modern Times/Great Dictator Comparative Review w/rubric half sheet- turnitin.com, also
2. Watch Casablanca (1942) (102 mins)

HW:
1. Discussion leaders prepare for Casablanca discussion. Find and record MLA for 2 articles- be prepared to share questions and background ahead of time with me.
Next class- Casablanca discussion leaders will be: Zana and Pablo

Casablanca review will be due next Tuesday 3/23.

2. Work on ELA #1- due Thursday 3/26.

 

Tuesday March 17, 2015    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The purpose of today's class: To examine elements of early WWII reality in North Africa by watching the film Casablanca.

Announcements: No school next Monday 3/23

In Class:
1. HW and agenda
2. Watch Casablanca
3.If time-  Reading Casablanca background- HH packet pp.64-67 and the following website- the sections entitled "Hollywood and the Homefront" and "United Nations on the Silver Screen"
http://www.brightlightsfilm.com/55/casablanca.php#.VEUmtxlXB78
4. Class discussion on Casablanca-- discussion leaders will be: Zana and Pablo
5. If time, intro to Bataan

HW:
1. Start Casablanca review- due next Tuesday 3/23.
2. Read HH Packet pp.68-75 (background analysis of Hollywood and combat films- to prepare for Bataan)- add to your film notes. Due next class- there will be a SHORT READING QUIZ. If you take notes, you can use them.
2. Work on ELA #1- due 3/26

 


Thursday March 19, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To understand historical background and experiences of the US war in the Pacific, particularly as related to Bataan, and portrayal of the "enemy" by examining historical background as whole class and watching film.

Announcement: ELA #1 due NEXT THURSDAY!!!!!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. WWII combat film reading quiz
3. Intro to Bataan- the WWII "Combat Film"
a) Bugs Bunny cartoon on "nip the nips"- 1944
http://www.teachertube.com/video/bugs-bunny-nips-the-nips-22830
b)  quad-pod- discuss what you remember from last year about US fighting in the Pacific in WWII- how US got into war, the battle for Bataan and the Death March.
c) anti-Japanese propoganda ppt
d) read then discuss
http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/02/travel/la-tr-philippines-timeline-20121202
4. Start Bataan (114 mins, 1943)- Discussion leaders on Bataan- prepare for next Tuesday Delcia and Alex

HW:
1. Write Casablanca review- due next Tuesday 3/23.
2. ELA #1 Due NEXT Thursday 3/26.

Week of March 9-12, 2015     CBABA

Monday March 9, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To observe elements of satire related to the Holocaust and Europe's entry into WWII by watching The Great Dictator.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Watch the Great Dictator (1940, 125 mins)

HW:
1. Read about US response to Holocaust:
A- http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005182
B- http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007652
Write one paragraph- due Tuesday. What do you think  Chaplin is saying to the US with this film?
2. ELA #1 due Thursday 3/26/15
3. Discussion leaders prepare- for Thursday 3/12 Discussion on Great Dictator will be:  Jake L and Jacob C.

LEADERS- PREP WITH AT LEAST 2-3 SOURCES, RECORD MLA AND NOTES, SHARE BACKGROUND WITH CLASS, COME UP WITH QUESTIONS, SELECT DISCUSSION PROTOCOL WITH MS. M.  DISCUSSION, TURN IN NOTES AND DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT SHEET AFTER CLASS DISCUSSION.



Tuesday March 10, 2015   

The purpose of today's class: To review background knowledge on the origins of WWII and the Holocaust through small group activity, and to look for elements of this history in the Great Dictator.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Discuss what you read last night- US response
3. Watch The Great Dictator

HW:
1. Add new paragraph to the one you wrote last night- now what are you thinking about Chaplin's message?
2. ELA #1 due Thursday 3/26/15
3. Discussion leaders prepare- for Thursday 3/12 Discussion on Great Dictator will be:  Jake L and Jacob C.

LEADERS- PREP WITH AT LEAST 2-3 SOURCES, RECORD MLA AND NOTES, SHARE BACKGROUND WITH CLASS, COME UP WITH QUESTIONS, SELECT DISCUSSION PROTOCOL WITH MS. M.  DISCUSSION, TURN IN NOTES AND DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT SHEET AFTER CLASS DISCUSSION.

 Thursday March 12, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To observe elements of satire related to the Holocaust and Europe's entry into WWII by discussing The Great Dictator AND to discuss elements of the US entry into WWII in North Africa and the role Hollywood played in shaping the US perception of this by examining several primary and secondary source materials on this part of the war.

Announcement: Comparative review on Chaplin films due Monday!

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Jake and Jacob- Leaders- Discuss Great Dictator
3. Background
4. Inro to Casablanca and US entry into WWII

a) examine this photo essay on WWII in North Africa:
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/09/world-war-ii-the-north-african-campaign/100140/

b)  find one article about one of the following: the war in North Africa, the underground/resistance movement, or Vichy France. Note MLA and take notes. Share with small group

c) Wartime movies as propaganda? Does Casablanca fit into this? What is OWI?
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/topic_display.cfm?tcid=126

d) class discussion on materials

5. start Casablanca

HW:
1. Write Modern Times/Great Dictator Comparative Review- due on Monday 3/16 (both paper copy with rubric attached and into turnitin.com). In 2 pages, address the prompt below:

How effectively does each film exemplify its historical moment, what do you take away as the most important concept from each film, and which film is the most effective at making its point and why?
Give a star rating to each film with your rationale. Make sure that you develop a thesis that lets the reader know what you think about these two films in your introduction. I would assume that at least your introduction and conclusion will refer to both films.

2. Work on ELA #1- due Thursday 3/26.

Week of March 2-5, 2015    CBABA

Monday March 2, 2015  

Purpose:  To look for examples of the impact of both industrialization and the Great Depression on people's daily lives by watching Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times.

Announcement: We will have a combined review on next two films- both by Chaplin.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2.turn in review for Gold Diggers of 1933- both turnitin.com and paper copy with rubric attached
2. Explain ELA #1 Creative Assignment
3. Intro to (see movement activity) and watch Modern Times (1936, 87 mins)

Note- on Tuesday, Discussion Leaders for Modern Times will be:

Leaders- PREP WITH AT LEAST TWO SOURCES, SHARE WITH CLASS, COME UP WITH QUESTIONS, SELECT DISCUSSION PROTOCOL WITH MS. M.  DISCUSSION WILL BE Tuesday.

HW:  
1. Think of ELA movie. ELA creative response due Thursday March 26, 2015.
2. Read HH packet pp.44-46 on Chaplin's life. Add to notes in film journal.

Discussion leaders for Modern Times- prepare for Tuesday's discussion: Messay and Junior. Discussion on Thursday.

Hollywood and History Extended Learning Assignment (ELA) #1

Examine approved ELA list of films in packet- this is the second column of films on pp.3-4. Select one film to watch and prepare a creative response for by Thursday March 26, 2015.

Due Date:  THURSDAY MARCH 26th
Your Task:
1. Select your film from the list.
2. Make a creative response: This could be a drawing, a cartoon, a thoughtful poem (Haiku is not going to do it), or some other piece.
3. Write two paragraphs: one paragraph of analysis/review of the film (not the same as a plot summary!) and one paragraph connecting the film to other film(s)/eras we have studied.

Due March 26th for sharing with class and teacher evaluation!

Note: Homework Pass does not work for ELA assignment.

 


Tuesday March 3, 2015

Purpose: To further understand conflict and reality of industry, technology and workers during the Great Depression by watching Modern Times.

Announcement: Did you turn in your culminating senior project work to your SAS teacher?

In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2. Wake up movement activity: Comedy, Industrialization and Film
3.  finish Modern Times

HW:
1. Read HH Packet on Chaplin- pp.47-53- add to notes. Due Monday. Note: last page is a primary source :)- second page p.52 (should be p.53) New York Times Review of Modern Times- titled "The Screen."
2. DO NOT YET WRITE REVIEW OF MODERN TIMES- we will have a comparative review of Chaplin's Modern Times and The Great Dictator, assigned after Great Dictator discussion.  Discussion Leaders Prepare for Thursday's discussion- Messay and Junior.
3. Work on ELA- Due March 26, 2015

 

 Thursday March 5, 2015      

The purpose of today's class: To analyze the film Modern Times by participating in class discussion, and to review elements of both the expansion of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust by reading and participating in small group activity.

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, download two maps- Europe 1930s and Holocaust map- my documents page
2. Discuss Modern Times
3.  Intro to Great Dictator- (1940, 125 mins)- Chaplin takes us from Great Depression into WWII and Holocaust
a) number off, small groups- examine maps, my posters, discuss what you know about how WWII started in Europe and origins of Holocaust
b) large group historical context- US response included

1- http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005182
2- http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007652

4. Start film.

HW:
1. Read HH Packet on Chaplin and Great Dictator, pp.54-57.
2. Start on ELA #1 assignment- outside movie- due Thursday 3/26.
3. DO NOT YET WRITE REVIEW OF MODERN TIMES- we will have a comparative review of Chaplin's Modern Times and The Great Dictator, assigned Thursday.
 Discussion leaders this Thursday on Great Dictator will be:  Jacob and Jake

Discussion leaders next week Tuesday 3/10 or Thursday 3/12 on Great Dictator will be:  Jake L and Jacob C.

Leaders- PREP WITH AT LEAST TWO SOURCES, SHARE WITH CLASS, COME UP WITH QUESTIONS, SELECT DISCUSSION PROTOCOL WITH MS. M.  DISCUSSION WILL BE TUESDAY OR THURSDAY TBD.

Week of February 23-26, 2015    CBABA Week!

Monday February 23, 2015        

Purpose: The purpose of today is to gain a sense of how to write traditional HH review by discussing criteria.

Announcements:  First official review due with this next film.

In Class
1. HW and agenda
2. Sign up to lead discussion- go over this job
3. return reviews and hand out info on traditional review assignment-
4. Start gold diggers of 1933

HW:
1. Read HH Packet on pp.15-20 on the Production Code- prepare for possible quiz on Tuesday.
2. Read HH packet to learn more about this movie- a musical! Read HH packet pp.41-43 on "Golddiggers of 1933."

Tuesday February 24, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To observe the genre of the early musical and look for Great- Depression era elements from Gold Diggers of 1933 related to race, gender, class, and pre-Production Code examples by watching the film and taking notes.

Announcements: Seniors- have you checked in with your SAS teacher about your senior culminating project?

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in current event on economy
2. Production Code QUIZ
3. The musical genre of early 1930's…how does Production Code fit/not fit this film?
4. Watch Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933, 97 mins)

HW:
1. Read HH packet pp.39-40- more background on Gold-diggers- add to notes in film journal to help with review.
2. Find one current event on today's economy- note MLA- take brief notes to use in discussion
3. Discussion leaders prepare for Thursday's discussion

NOTES FOR DISCUSSION LEADERS- DISCUSSION IS THURSDAY- Rebecca and Ariel
- Prior to your discussion day, research 2-3 sources- read about your film, find photos, ideas, clips (maybe) to share. Share with class before or during discussion. Note the MLA, take notes and write your questions.
- Meet with Ms. M and your partner to go over your questions, the packet questions, and decide on a discussion protocol in advance
- After the discussion (that same day), turn in your notes and questions to Ms. M

Thursday February 26, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To make connections between economy of 1933 and today by discussing current events, and to analyze Gold Diggers of 1933 for elements of race, class, gender and cinema through student-led discussion.

Announcements: Did you go to career center and get your senior culminating project paperwork?

In Class:
1. HW and agenda, return work
2. pod-quad discuss current economy
3. Finish watching Golddiggers of 1933
4. Discussion- led by Rebecca and Ariel
5. Go over sample reviews and movie review criteria- if time,  start review

HW:  
1. Write review- Golddiggers of 1933- Due Monday 3/2- paper copy and electronic version to turnitin.com. Introduce your film and  historical context in paragraph one, and make sure you use the 2nd paragraph to address the film overall- including my questions and SPECIFIC examples from the film, and that 3rd paragraph for deeper analysis of a single issue, with MORE EXAMPLES from the film. Don't forget your star rating and rationale in your 4th paragraph.


Week of February 10-12, 2015     ABABA

Tuesday February 10, 2015      DUE FUGITIVE REVIEW

Purpose: To further understand the issues faced by people living through the Great Depression, especially veterans, by reading a history book excerpt and starting the film "Heroes for Sale."

In Class:
1. HW and agenda and BSU logistics- Make sure I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang short review is in turnitin.com
2. Reading Quiz on Depression America and its Films
3. More background- Great Depression
a) Individually, read HH packet pp. 21-23- this is an excerpt from Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States. Take quick Notes in your Film Journal on what life was like for most people in the US during the Great Depression. List at least 8 ideas (include the Bonus Army).
b) Discuss with partner
3. Intro to Heroes for Sale  
4. Watch Heroes for Sale (1933, 76 mins)

HW:
1. Listen to or read NPR story on the Bonus Army- add some notes in your film journal
http://www.npr.org/2011/11/11/142224795/the-bonus-army-how-a-protest-led-to-the-gi-bill

 


Thursday February 12, 2015     BSU ASSEMBLY FIRST HALF OF CLASS

The purpose of today's class: To analyze the issues faced by WWI Veterans in the twenties,  questions of communism and capitalism in 1933 Great Depression and the question of "who is a hero in 1933?"  through class discussion of the film.

In Class:
1. BSU Assembly- meet in theatre
2. hw and agenda
4. Watch Heroes for Sale (1933, 76 mins)
5. Discuss Heroes for Sale- pod-quad/large group or agree-disagree?

HW:
No HW over break- your present- no review!
But - see link below if you are interested in Crisis of Credit cartoon video- to understand some of the roots of the recent Great Recession. This is for enrichment- not an assignment :)
http://crisisofcredit.com/

Week of February 2-5, 2015        BBABA

Monday February 2, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To analyze the history of early film in America by discussing specific historical details.evaluate the film "The Public Enemy" in a Socratic Seminar discussion through providing examples from the film and critiquing the film in class discussion; the goal is to have everyone speak and participate.

Announcements: first review due tomorrow! Bring in paper copy and turn in to turnitin.com

In Class:
1.  logistics
a) turn in syllabus signature and Welcome to Hollywood
b) sign up for turnitin.com- create account and keep your personal password!
c) return Qs- pp.9-13 to use in discussion
d) stamp notes in film journal
2. Entry Task- look over the Primary Source Cartoon provided- "The Ladder of Success."  In your film journal, write down "The Ladder of Success" - note the source and date, and write quietly for 3 minutes. What is this cartoon about, why is the date significant and what messages is it sending? To whom?

3. hw and agenda
4. The history of film- small group/large group discussion of early film and Hollywood
SHOW EXAMPLES:
1878 Muybridge Horse Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEqccPhsqgA

France- Lumiere, others
Melies Atrip to the Moon- 1902- France
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbGd_240ynk

The Great Train Robbery- USA 1903
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc7wWOmEGGY

1915- DW Griffiths- Birth of a Nation- Black Face Al Jolson- not shorts anymore- longer film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkmLs-2UiNY

The Jazz Singer- 1927

5. Discussion
a) protocols and how we "do" discussion in Hollywood- look at HH packet and how first pages work, show roster and how I mark discussions
b) Read background on Socratic Seminar
c) turn in your question for Public Enemy to box
d) discussion- refer to cartoon for Gospel of Success

HW:
1. Write Introductory review- special assignment for your intro- The Public Enemy. Due Tuesday 2/3/15- to both Turnitin.com and paper copy- start of Tuesday's class.See Documents on this website if you lost the instructions on how to write this.

 

Tuesday February 3, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To understand the impact of the Great War (WWI) on the American economic experience, and the reality of the Justice system for some Americans through watching the film I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang.

Announcements: we go to the BSU assembly a week from Thursday, FYI

In Class:
1. hw and agenda, turn in intro review of Public Enemy- make sure it is in turnitin.com, too
2. Pass out, explain and go over passes
3. Any last comments on Public Enemy? Go over questions turned in.
4. The Great Depression-
a) Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
b) Background for understanding I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
c) photo activity
d) class discussion on background on The Great War and role of the economy and veterans in WWI.
5. Start "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." (1932, 92 mins)

HW:
1.  Read HH Packet pp. 24-29 "Depression America and its Films"- Reading Quiz on Thursday- you may use your HW.
Questions:-  Due Thursday 2/5.
1. How did the Depression years strengthen studios?
2. What was the public attitude towards movies/film during the Great Depression?
3. Discuss various genres of Depression-era films. Which are you most attracted to and why?
4. How did Franklin Delano Roosevelt's election factor in to Hollywood?
5. What is your overall impression of Hollywood's impact on/response to the Great Depression?

Thursday February 5, 2015        Ms. M to UW FT periods 4 and 6

The purpose of today's class: To analyze the historical context of the Great Depression and issues surrounding the 1930s Justice System through discussion of "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang."

Announcements: See you next Tuesday
    
In Class:
1. hw and agenda
2.Watch  "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." (1932, 92 mins)
3. read HH pp. 22 (end)- 23- then discuss Bonus Army
4. Background from Ms. M  .  Discuss Fugitive- inside/outside circles discussion protocol.

Homework:
1. Read HH packet pp.36-38 on "I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang". add to your notes in your Film Journal- within your film notes is fine.  This is to help with your review.
2. Write 2 paragraph review for Fugitive- due Tuesday 2/10/15. Focus on one theme- create a thesis statement, then provide 3 film examples to prove your thesis, explain your evidence and offer a conclusion (about 8 sentences). Second Paragraph- star rating and why- 3-5 sentences. Put in turnitin.com only. Due start of next class.
3. Reading quiz on Depression America and its Films reading and Qs will be Tuesday right at start of class (moved because of my club photo this AM :)

 

Week of January 27-29, 2015    XBABA WEEK

Monday January 26, 2015  Non-Student Day

Tuesday January 27, 2015

 Welcome to Hollywood and History! This is such a fun and eye-opening class; I am really excited about spending the next semester with you!


 Supplies you will need for this class:
 A spiral 3 hole punch notebook or a composition book for your film journal (you will store this in your B Day binder). Set up your B Day binder (Hollywood will be one part of that)- you only need one divider/section for Hollywood.
Bring loose paper, pens, pencils and your charged iPad daily. If you prefer the single folder or accordion file system, that should work fine- just set aside one single folder or one section of the accordion folder for Hollywood handouts and paper, and bring your film journal daily.

The purpose of today's class:  Review procedures and expectations for this class and get to know others by listening/speaking during activities, and introducing first film.

In Class:
1. Welcome and about Ms. M
2. hw and agenda, Sign out HH Packet #1
3. Intro activities
- name card
- student info card
- Welcome to Hollywood info sheet
-  start syllabus- go over class expectations, my website and safety/evacuation info
4. Intro The Public Enemy (1931- 83 mins) and start film- TAKE NOTES- tape into film journal.

Homework:
1. Finish reading syllabus and get parent/guardian signature by Monday 2/2/15. CUT OFF BOTTOM PORTION OF LAST PAGE AND RETURN THAT SLIP TO ME (NOT ENTIRE SYLLABUS).
2. Get supplies by Monday 2/2/15- Get spiral 3 hole punch notebook for film journal (will go with binder). Set up B Day binder (Hollywood will be one part)- have dividers, pens, pencils. See above for details.
3. Finish Welcome to Hollywood sheet if needed. Due Thursday 1/29/15.
4. Questions from Blue Hollywood and History Reading Packet- due THURSDAY 1/29/15 on separate paper- use title and full heading. I have given you a slip of paper with these questions.

Response Questions for “The History of Film” p. 9-13
After reading the article please answer using complete sentences- on separate paper- due next class period.

1.    Why does the article say film is different than other art forms?  Do you agree?  Why or why not?

2.    How did the film industry prevent government censorship of motion pictures?  

3.    How did the introduction of sound in 1927 change the industry?  (Go deeper than “people could hear now”)

4.    How did events in 1933/34 affect the film industry?

 Thursday January 29, 2015

The purpose of today's class: To analyze the film The Public Enemy for elements of Historical Context by observing film, discussing with whole class, and writing a discussion question based on the film.

Announcement: get signatures and supplies by Monday.

In Class:
1. Logistics: turn in Welcome to Hollywood (OK to give me next Monday, if needed), syllabus signature if you have it and last night's 4 Qs on history of film
2. hw and agenda
3. Watch The Public Enemy- take notes in your history notebook

Homework:
1. Finish reading syllabus and get parent/guardian signature by Monday 2/2/15.
2. Get supplies by  Monday 2/2/15.- Get spiral 3 hole punch notebook for film journal (will go with binder). Set up B Day binder (Hollywood will be one part)- have dividers, pens, pencils.
3. Finish Welcome to Hollywood sheet if needed. Due no later than Monday.
4. Read HH Packet pp.30-35. Write additional notes in your film notebook to help you better understand the background for the film "The Public Enemy." Don't forget to cite your source in your notes- indicate page number in your notes. Note- your HW on Monday night will be to write your first film review!
5. Write one question for the question basket for Monday's discussion on The Public Enemy.