Thursday, September 29, 2011

Yale University Lecture on the Revolution

Here's an interesting lecture giving by Dr. Joanne Freeman from Yale University.  The title of the lecture is "Freeman's Top Five Tips for Studying the Revolution."

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Schedule September 26-30

Monday, September 26

1.  Finish discussing Declaration of Independence
2.  Lecture:  The American Revolution:  A Timeline

Start studying for Friday's Unit Test!

Tuesday, September 27

Lecture:  The Revolutionary War Soldier

Wednesday, September 28

Lecture:  Revolutionary War Contributions and the Meaning of Revolution

Thursday, September 29

No School.  Happy Rosh Hashanah!

Friday, September 30

Lecture:  The Historiography of the American Revolution:  What do historians say?

Test over Unit 2 on Monday!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Schedule September 19-23

Monday, September 19

Lecture:  From Taxes to Open Rebellion

Reading guide due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 20

1.  Quiz:  Chapter 3--the quiz will be a written quiz in which you will need to define and describe the significance of items and make connections between items you read about.
2.  Lecture:  Paul Revere and the Battle of Lexington Concord

Read Chapter 4. Complete Reading Guide for Monday.  This is a big one, so make sure you do a little each night.

Wednesday, September 21

The Road to Independence, Part 1:  Common Sense.  Today you will be analyzing the Thomas Paine's Common Sense pamphlet

Thursday, September 22

The Road to Independence, part 2:  The Declaration

Homework:  Finish the activity on the Declaration of Independence for tomorrow.

Friday, September 23

Discuss Declaration of Independence.
Lecture:  The American Revolution:  Chronology

Finish Chapter 4 Reading Guide for Monday.  Test over Unit 2 next Wednesday.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Schedule September 12-16, 2011

Monday, September 12

1. Collect essays.  Discuss.
2.  Lecture:  The start of the French and Indian War

Homework:  Read p. 79-95.  Complete Chapter 3 Reading Guide, Part 1.  Due on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 13

Lecture:  The French and Indian War

Wednesday, September 14

Writing Day:  "I'd Like to Have an Argument Please"--How to make an argument

Reading guide due tomorrow.  Essay introduction due on Friday.

Thursday, September 15 (9:30 Start)

Lecture:  The Causes of the American Revolution (Print out a copy of the powerpoint here)  

Homework:  Essay introduction due tomorrow (turn in with the original essay). Also, read pages 95-108.  Complete Reading Guide Chapter 3 part 2 for Tuesday.

Friday, September 16

Activity: The Incident in Boston:  Massacre or Propaganda?  Discussion of documents.

Reading guide due on Tuesday.  Quiz over Chapter 3 on Tuesday as well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

AMSCO Book Answers for Chapters 1-3

Here are the answers for the AMSCO practice tests for chapters 1-3.

1)         Exploration, Discovery and Settlement, 1492-1700 (pages 14-15)
            1. C   2. A   3. B   4. D   5. E   6. C   7. C   8. E   9. C   10. B
2)         The Thirteen Colonies and the British Empire, 1607-1750 (pages 36-38)
            1. A   2. E   3. C   4. D   5. D   6. E   7. B   8. C   9. B   10. C
3)         Colonial Society in the Eighteenth Century (pages 54-55)
1. C   2. E   3. A   4. B   5. D   6. E   7. A   8. D   9. C   10. D

Monday, September 5, 2011

Schedule September 6-9

Tuesday, September 6  (Bring Book Today)

Finish lecture on Colonies
"Itemize the Colonies" Activity ( Part 1, Part 2)

Wednesday, September 7  (Bring Book Today)

Finish "Itemize the Colonies" Activity

Thursday, September 8

Go over Chapter 2 Reading Guide
Discuss Unit 1 Test

Friday, September 9

Test:  Unit 1 (Multiple choice in class)
Essay  (Take home test).  You will have one essay to write over the weekend.  It will be due Monday.  It needs to be word-processed.  You will have a choice of AP Style essays dealing with colonization.

We will be starting Chapter 3 on Monday. You may begin reading p 79-95.  The Reading Guide (Chapter 3 Part 1) will be assigned Monday.  It will be due on Wednesday  (Part 2 will be assigned on Wednesday and will be due next Friday.  It is available here if you would like to get ahead).