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Samoset Homework Calendar September 2015

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1. Day 1
Aim all Classes: Welcome to 8th Grade Social Studies.

Go over the Honors Summer Project

Getting to Know You Bingo

How to share your Google Drive documents with me.

Google Presentation: Classroom Rules and Expectations.

Classroom Expectations, goals and rules

Class Syllabus

Class Procedures

All Classes Homework: Create a 911 Cinquain. Due Friday 9/4

All Classes Homework: Watch the YouTube Video on Reconstruction. Due Wednesday 9/2

2. Day 2
Aim Honors Classes: How do you outline for understanding and recall? The Reconstruction summer project.

Outlining a textbook chapter
Outlining to take notes.

What problems did the U.S. Face following the end of the Civil War?

Aim Regents Classes: What were the main challenges faced during Reconstruction in reunifying the nation?

Reconstruction Video Questions

Reconstruction Core Curriculum reading and essential questions.

Reconstruction Google Presentation


3. Day 3
Aim all Classes: Baseline tests for the 2015 school year.

 





4. Day 4
Aim all Classes: What were the differences between Lincoln's plan, Johnson's and Radical Reconstruction?

Lincoln's 10% Plan

Johnson's Plan

The Radical Reconstruction Plan of Congress

 

 

7 8. Day 5
Aim all Classes: How did Constitutional amendments and the federal legislation expand the rights and protect the citizenship of African Americans?
  • Students will examine the Reconstruction Amendments (13th, 14th and 15th amendments)
  • Students will examine the Freedmen's Bureau's purpose, successes and the extent of its success.
  • Students will examine the effects of the sharecropping system on African Americans.
  • Students will examine the reasons for the migration of African Americans to the North.
9. Day 6
Aim all Classes: How were the Federal initiatives begun during Reconstruction were challenged on many levels, leading to negative impacts on the lives of African Americans?
  • Students will explore methods used by Southern state governments to affect the lives of African Americans, including the passage of Black Codes, poll taxes, and Jim Crow laws. 
  • Students will explore the responses of some Southerners to the increased rights of African Americans, noting the development of organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan and White Leagues. 
  • Students will examine the ways in which the federal government failed to follow up on its promises to freed African Americans. 
  • Students will examine the effects of the Plessy v. Ferguson ruling. 
10. Day 7
Aim all Classes: Presentation and commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001.

All Classes Report to the Little Theater

11. Day 8
Aim all classes : How do you write a persuasive essay on Reconstruction? ?
  • Students will identify what a persuasive essay is.
  • ?Students will practice writing a thesis statement.
  • Students will learn how to write body paragraphs and conclusions.
  • Students will start to write their own persuasive essays about the Reconstruction era.?

All Classes Homework:  Finish your Reconstruction essay due Wednesday September 16.

Regents Classes Homework: America History of Our Nation online Textbook. Railroad and Native Americans. Read pages 578 - 589 and answer the worksheet. Due Monday 9/21

Honors Classes Homework:
 Outline Textbook Chapter 17 pages 578 -589 and answer the essential questions. Due Monday 9/21

14 15 16. Day 9
Aim all Classes: What were the effects of Manifest Destiny on Native Americans?

Topics: 
California Gold Rush, The Transcontinental Railroad, Manifest Destiny, Barbed Wired, Sod Busters

Links:
Google Presentation Manifest Destiny and Westward Expansion 2015

Mining, Railroads and Cattle Google Presentation 2014

Westward Expansion Map

Painting: American Progress by John Gast 

17. Day 10
Aim all Classes: Presentation and commemorationfor Constitution Day

All Classes Report to the Little Theater

18. Day 11
Aim all classes: How can we use Technology in Education to be more productive.

All classes report to the Computer Lab

21. Day 12
Aim all Classes: What were the effects of Manifest Destiny on Native Americans?

Topics: 
California Gold Rush, The Transcontinental Railroad, Manifest Destiny, Barbed Wired, Sod Busters

Links:
Native American Struggles Google Presentation 2015

Native American Struggles Handout 2015

Mining, Railroads and Cattle Google Presentation 2014

Westward Expansion Map

Painting: American Progress by John Gast 

22. Day 13
Aim all Classes: What were the effects of Manifest Destiny on Native Americans?

?Topics: 
The Railroads and the Buffalo, Reservation Life, The end of the Indian Wars, A Changing Culture and the Dawes Act. Native American Boarding Schools

Links:
Native Americans Struggle Handout

Native Americans Struggle Google Presentation

Chief Joseph and Native American Boarding Schools reading handout

Native American Struggles Google Presentation

Google Presentation: Into the West

Regents Classes Homework: America History of Our Nation Textbook. Farmers and Reformer Read pages 595 - 599 Due Thursday 9/24

Honors Classes Homework: Complete the essay in the homework handout for pages 595 - 597. Due Thursday 9/24

23 24. Day 14
Aim all Classes: How did William Jennings Bryan and the Populist Party work to help the plight of farmers in America?

?Topics: 
Populist Reforms (Government control of RR's and telegraph, currency and free silver, direct election of Senators, the secret ballot, short work hours, progressive income tax, ?The Homestead Act, Sodbusters, Dry farming Barbed Wire

Links:
Farmers Struggle Google Presentation

The Populist Party Google Presentation

Song: The Farmer is the Man

The People's Party Political Cartoon

All Classes Homework: Complete the test review sheet due Monday 9/28


25. Day 15
Aim all Classes: How did William Jennings Bryan and the Populist Party work to help the plight of farmers in America?

?Topics: 
Populist Reforms (Government control of RR's and telegraph, currency and free silver, direct election of Senators, the secret ballot, short work hours, progressive income tax, ?The Homestead Act, Sodbusters, Dry farming Barbed Wire

Links:
Farmers Struggle Google Presentation

The Populist Party Google Presentation

Song: The Farmer is the Man

The People's Party Political Cartoon

All Classes Homework: Complete the test review sheet due Monday 9/28


28. Day 16
All Classes Test Review Today on Unit 1 Reconstruction and Westward Expansion

Regents Classes Homework: America History of Our Nation Textbook chapter 18: Industry and Urban Growth complete the homework handout. Monday 9/29

Honors Classes Homework: Outline Textbook chapter 18 section 1: A New Industrial Revolution pages 608- 613 Due Monday 9/29
29. Day 17
Test Today All Class: District Unit Test on Reconstruction and Westward Expansion
30. Day 18
Aim: Inventions, Henry Ford, the Assembly Line and Mass Production. Core Curriculum Lesson. Essay writing in class today.

Video: Henry Ford and the Assembly Line

Henry Ford and the Assembly Line Handout and Essay Assignment.

Honors Classes Homework:
Outline Textbook chapter 18: Big Business and Organized Labor pages 608- 613 and complete the worksheet. Monday 10/5

Regents Classes Homework: America History of Our Nation Textbook chapter 18: Big business and Organized Labor. Complete the essential questions and vocabulary worksheet. Due Monday 10/5

1. Day 19
Aim: Inventions, Henry Ford, the Assembly Line and Mass Production.

Google Presentation on Edison, Ford and Jobs

Worksheet for Edison, Ford, Jobs and the economy.

Google Presentation on Inventions

Inventions Graphic Organizer

Thomas Edison and the Electric Light bulb Video

Frankenstein Movie 1910 Edison


2. Day 20
Aim: The Economics of the Growth of Big Business.

Factors of Production
stock, shareholders.
Profits and dividends
Stockbrokers / Stock Exchange
Banks, loans, interest rates
Installment Loans
Supply and Demand
Tradional, Command and Free Market (Free Enenterprise)
Capitalism) Socialism Communism

Economic Vocabulary Worksheet

Basic Economics Worksheet

Economics and Economic Systems Google Presentation

Video: How the Stock Market Works

 

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