Thursday, February 28, 2013


The test scheduled for Friday, has been moved to Monday.  We will also have our first in-class free response essay on Tuesday.

And the group test retake will be on Wednesday.  I will be giving out the Chapter 23 Reading Guide on Monday.  It will now be due on Friday of next week.

The online study session will be on Sunday night at 8:30. (I am going to be out for most of the day, if I don't get back home by 8:30, I'll let you know on the chat.  But I will be available).

Have a great weekend.  Hope to see you at the chat.  :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Schedule February 25-March 1, 2013

Monday, February 25

Lecture:  The Muckrakers

Complete the Ch 22 reading guide for Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 26  MEET IN BLACKBOX

Lecture:  The Progressive Age

Wednesday, February 27

Video:  The Presidents

Thursday, February 28

1.  Go over Chapter 22 reading guide
2.  Lecture:  The Suffrage Movement

I will be online tonight starting at 8:30 if anyone would like to review.

Friday, March 1 

Test:  Unit 4

On Monday, we will be meeting in the Black Box again.  Start reading Chapter 23. The reading guide will be due on Thursday.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Schedule February 19-22

Tuesday, February 19

1.  Lecture:  Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
2. Go over reading guide for Chapter 19

Read “The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism” For Friday.  You will be having a quiz over the article on Friday.  Here are questions you should be able to answer:

A. Summarize Frank Baum’s background. What factors influenced his writing of The Wizard of Oz ?
B. Littleton writes of The Wizard of Oz as “Baum’s immortal American fantasy” that has “symbolic allegory implicit within its storyline and characterizations.” Be able to explain the symbols Baum uses in the Wizard of Oz, according to Littleton.
C. Littlefield argues that through his story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Baum provides a gentle and friendly Midwestern critique” of Populism. According to Littlefield, what is Baum’s critique?
D. Overall, what is Littlefield’s purpose in writing the article?
E. Think critically about Littlefield’s thesis. Is it correct? What problems might there be with it? 

Wednesday, February 20

Lecture:  Populism and the Election of 1896, Part 1

Thursday, February 21

Lecture:  Populism and the Election of 1896, Part 2

Friday, February 22

1. Quiz:  Wizard of Oz reading
2.  Introduction to the Progressive Movement

Read Chapter 22.  Complete Reading guide for Wednesday.  Test over Unit 4 next FRIDAY.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Schedule February 11-15, 2013 *UPDATED*

Monday, February 11

1.  Finish Video.  Discuss.
2.  Labor DBQ Activity and Documents.

For homework, finish the DBQ activity.  Be prepared to share and discuss your thesis with the class.  You must email me your thesis sometime tonight.

Tuesday, February 12

Go Over Theses from the DBQ.  Discuss THESIS and PARTITION writing.

Write a answer to the DBQ. Word-processed essay due on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 13

Quiz:  Chapters 17 & 18

DBQ essay due tomorrow.

 Thursday, February 14 

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 1

Start reading Chapter 21.  Reading guide due on Tuesday.

Friday, February 15

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 2

Reading Guide due Tuesday.

Friday, February 8, 2013

APUSH Gilded Age Discussion Questions

Here they are: the Gilded Age discussion questions. The purpose of these discussions is to provide an opportunity to debate historical issues with your peers. You need to approach the discussion much like you approach essays. You need to argue a point and provide concrete evidence to support it.

There are THREE discussion questions. Here are the instructions:

1.  Write a response to TWO of the questions.  The responses should be in the form of a paragraph and contain specific information as evidence to the point you are making.  The evidence needs to come from Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."

2.  After other people have started making responses, you need to make two responses to statements made by your peers.  You need to either support or refute what they have said...again, using specific evidence from Howard Zinn and/or Chapters 17 & 18 from the text.

So, in the end, you will have made 4 responses TOTAL (You can do more than four...That would show that you have really gotten into history discussion.  I like that ;)

Remember to be civil and to provide evidence for everything you state.

The discussion will be open until 6 am Monday morning.  If you have not made responses by then, you will not receive any points for this discussion.

Click on the link below to enter the discussion board. Have fun.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Schedule February 4-8, 2013

Monday, February 4

Lecture:  Intro to the Gilded Age

Reading Guide for Chapter 18 due tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 5

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

Read Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."  Starting on Friday, you will be responding to some online discussion questions in regard to the reading.  You will have to respond to a question AND respond to a classmate's response as well.  We'll talk about this more later in the week.

Also, you will be getting the reading guide for Chapter 19.  That will be due on Monday.

Wednesday, February 6

Lecture:  Intro to the Labor Movement, Part 1

Thursday, February 7

Lecture:  Intro to the Labor Movement, Part 2

Make sure you have finished the Zinn reading for tomorrow.

Friday, February 8

Video:  Homestead Strike

The Chapter 19 Reading Guide is due on Monday.  This weekend you will need to go online to partake in an online discussion of Howard Zinn's "Robber Barons and Rebels."  You will also be given the reading guide for Chapter 21.  That will be due on Friday of next week.

Also, there will be a quiz over Chapter 17, 18 and 19 on Wednesday.