Monday, January 30, 2012

Schedule January 30-February 3

Monday, January 30

1.  Finish Lecture on the Gilded Age
2.  Discuss elective options

Read Howard Zinn, "Robber Barons and Rebels" for Friday.  On Friday, you will begin to respond to some online discussion questions based on the article.  Also, you will need to start reading Chapter 19.  The Reading Guide for Chapter 19 is due on Friday as well.

Tuesday, January 31

1. Lecture:  The History of Corporate Personhood
2.  Document analysis:  Sherman Anti-Trust Act

Wednesday, February 1

Lecture:  The Labor Movement, Part 1

Thursday, February 2

The Labor Movement, Part 2

The Chapter 19 Reading Guide is due tomorrow.  Plus, make sure you have finished reading Zinn for tomorrow as well.

Friday, February 3

Video:  The Homestead Strike

Start reading Chapter 21.  The Reading Guide for Chapter 21 is due on Thursday.  On Wednesday, you will have a quiz over Chapters 18 & 19.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Welcome to Semester 2! (Plus Schedule for January 24-27)

Here we are:  Semester 2.  Things will pick up in terms of pace and material.  This week, we start Unit 6, which covers roughly 1870-1900. 

Tuesday, January 24

1.  Intro to semester 2
2.  Lecture:  Native America, Part 1

Complete Ch 17+ Reading Guide for Thursday.

Wednesday, January 25

Lecture:  Native America, part 2

Chapter 17 Reading Guide due tomorrow.

Thursday, January 26      BRING BOOK TODAY

You will have the period to begin working on the Chapter 18 Reading guide.  The reading guide is due on Monday.

Friday, January 27

Lecture:  Introduction to the Gilded Age

Reading guide for Chapter 18 due on Monday.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


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
13)       The Union in Peril, 1848-1861 (pages 255-257)
            1. D   2. E   3. D   4. A   5. C   6. B   7. B   8. C   9. B   10. D
14)       The Civil War, 1861-1865 (pages 282-283)
            1. D   2. E   3. B   4. D   5. C   6. A   7. D   8. A   9. B   10. A
15)       Reconstruction, 1863-1877 (pages 303-305)
            1. E   2. A   3. C   4. C   5. D   6. E   7. B   8. D   9. B   10. A

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Here is the lecture for Reconstruction.  Your test over Unit 5 will be this Friday, with the group retake on Tuesday.  Finals are on Thursday, so it all comes at once.  For Wednesday and Thursday this week, you will have class time to prepare for both the test on Friday and the final exam.  The final exam will be 100 questions.  You can find keys for the reading guides for this unit above.  Don't worry about Chapter 17 right now; we will be doing it first thing next semester.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Hi everybody. Sorry I have not been in.  Obviously, we will have to make some changes to the schedule.  I am not sure when I will be back; hopefully by Wednesday (fingers crossed).

Therefore, your test won't be until Thursday and the retake on Friday.

On Monday and Tuesday, you will be watching a provocative movie about Reconstruction.

I was planning on lecturing about Reconstruction.  Instead, I will post the lecture online which will consist of a powerpoint with yours truly narrating it (gotta love technology).

On Monday or Tuesday, your reading guides will be returned.  I'll put the keys online so you can check your answers.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, just email me.

Mr. J