Monday, October 31, 2011

Schedule November 1-4

Tuesday, November 1

1. Practice ACT reading
2.  Go over Ch 5 and Ch 6 Quiz

Chapter 8 & 11 reading guide due tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 2

Test:  Unit 3

Start reading Chapter 7.  Complete reading guide for Tuesday.

Thursday, November 3

Test corrections by groups

Friday, November 3

Lecture:  The War of 1812, part 1

Reading guide due Tuesday.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

AMSCO book answers for Unit 3

5)         The American Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1787 (pages 89-90)
            1. E   2. A   3. C   4. C   5. D   6. A   7. A   8. A   9. D   10. C
6)         The Constitution and the New Republic, 1787-1800 (pages 114-115)
            1. A   2. B   3. E   4. C   5. B   6. D  7. B   8. C   9. D   10. D
7)         The Age of Jefferson, 1800-1816 (pages 134-135)
            1. E   2. D   3. B   4. C   5. A   6. C   7. D   8. C   9. A   10. D
8)        Nationalism and Economic Development (pages 157-159)
            1. C   2. E   3. C   4. B   5. A   6. C   7. E   8. C   9. C   10. E
11)       Society, Culture, and Reform, 1820-1860 (pages 213-215)
            1. D   2. B   3. E   4. D   5. A   6. C   7. E   8. B   9. C   10. E

Monday, October 24, 2011


Monday, October 24

Work on Chapter 8 & 11 Reading Guide in class.  Due on Friday.

Tuesday, October 25

Video:  How the States Got Their Shape:  Plains, Trains and Automobiles  (The link will take you to part 1 of 3 of the video on Youtube)

Wednesday, October 26

Lecture:  The Early Industrial Revolution in America

Thursday, October 27

Writing day!  Body of Essay

Friday, October 28

Test:  Unit 3

Begin reading Chapter 7. Complete reading guide for Thursday.

Monday, October 17, 2011


Monday, October 17

Lecture:  The Election of 1800

Tuesday, October 18

Meet in PRODUCTION LAB.  You will be meeting with counselors this period.

Wednesday, October 19

Lecture:  The Administration of Thomas Jefferson

Finish Ch 6 reading guide.  Quiz over Chapter 6 tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20

Quiz:  Chapter 6

Friday, October 21

Introduction to Social History:  "The Secret Life of a Developing Country"  You will be reading segments of an article in class, then summarizing for the class the point of the segment.

Start reading Chapters 8 and 11.  Complete reading guide for Wednesday.  Test over the unit 3 next THURSDAY.  (You will have a work day on Monday; so bring your book).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Greatness of George Washington

For Friday, you need to read the article by Gordon Wood, "The Greatness of George Washington."  You can read it online or via the handout in class.  For the discussion (or quiz) you should be able to answer the following questions:

1. In what ways was Washington “deified” in his own lifetime?
2. Gordon Wood describes Washington as the “only truly classical hero we have ever had.” What does he mean by this? What is a “classical hero?” Give examples.
3. Wood admits that Washington was not an intellectual, but a “man of affairs.” What did he mean by this? Give examples.
4. What was “Mount Vernon?”
5. He was not an intellectual nor was he a traditional military hero. According to Wood, where did Washington’s greatness lay?
6. To Washington, what did it mean to be a “man of virtue?” Give examples from the text in regard to Washington’s behavior.
7. What was “Washington’s Enlightenment?”
8. What major “moral mark” did Washington make in the political world?
9. What two decisions did Washington have to make in his life that caused him the most distress? Why?
10. According to Wood, what is the significance of Washington attending the Constitutional Convention in 1787?
11. What were Washington’s “levees?’
12. What two “crucial precedents” did Washington establish as president? Explain their significance.
13. Why were Washington’s final years of retirement not happy ones? Explain.
14. In one sentence, summarize the author’s argument. In other words, what is it that Wood set out to prove in the article?
15. Identify the evidence Wood uses for his argument.
16. Critique Wood’s argument. How effective is Wood’s argument? What questions does he leave unanswered? What challenges can be made to his thesis? Etc.


Tuesday, October 11

Lecture:  Washington's Administration

Reading guide, Chapter 5 part 2 due tomorrow

Wednesday, October 12

Lecture:  The Adams Administration

Read article, "The Greatness of George Washington" for Friday

Thursday, October 13

1.  Quiz:  Chapter 5
2.  Lecture:  The Election of 1800

Read Chapter 6.  Complete reading guide for Wednesday.  This reading guide is different than past guides.  It is an outline of the chapter.  Expect a quiz over chapter 6 on Wednesday of next week.  You will be able to use your outline.  So complete it well.  The quiz will count as your reading guide grade.  I will not be collecting it.

Friday, October 14

1.  Quiz/Discussion over Greatness of George Washington
2.  Lecture:  Administration of Thomas Jefferson

Reading guide due on Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Constitution & Ratification Powerpoint

Here are the powerpoint slides for the Constitution and Ratification lecture.

Click here to download.

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Monday, October 3

1.  Go over Chapter 3 Quiz
2.  Lecture:  Articles of Confederation

Test tomorrow over Unit 2!

Tuesday, October 4

Test:  Unit 2

Read p. 141-151.  Complete Reading Guide for Chapter 5, Part 1 for Friday.

Wednesday, October 5

Lecture:  The Constitutional Convention

Thursday, October 6

Video:  Making a Constitution

Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Friday, October 7

Lecture:  Ratification of the Constitution

Read, p. 151-167.  Complete Reading Guide for Chapter 5, part 2.  Due on Thursday.

Quiz next Friday over Chapter 5.  


Here are the answers for Chapters 4 & 5 of the AMSCO book.

4)         Imperial Wars and Colonial Protest, 1754-1775 (pages 70-71)
            1. E   2. E   3. B   4. C   5. D   6. C   7. B   8. C   9. E   10. A
5)         The American Revolution and Confederation, 1775-1787 (pages 89-90)
            1. E   2. A   3. C   4. C   5. D   6. A   7. A   8. A   9. D   10. C