Home 2015-2016

Hello, I am Michael Meizies, and this will be my seventh year teaching at Jared Eliot Middle School and my seventeenth year overall in the Clinton School District.  I earned my B.A. from the University of Connecticut and my M.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.
 
 Welcome to United States History!  We will have an exciting and fun-filled year learning about the United States' heritage.  The course will commence with the founding of the United States' government after the adoption of the Constitution and conclude with Reconstruction.  You will have many opportunities to demonstrate your content skills and knowledge; make the most of them.
 
My e-mail address is:  mmeizies@clintonpublic.net
 
Homework assignments are listed below in chronological order. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Welcome back!  Today, we went over all academic and behavioral policies.  Additionally,  students have to write two good paragraphs on the greatness of the United States or the challenges it currently faces.  Due:  Wednesday, September 2, 2015.  ***D class*** did not receive this assignment, so it will be due at a later date.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
No homework tonight.

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Read Chapter 7, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on page 242.  This assignment will be due on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

Friday, September 4, 2015
Same homework as previous class.  Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Students will interview an adult regarding their views on personal and public credit.  The questions for this survey have been distributed  in class; moreover, this assignment will be evaluated for a quiz grade.  This will make a nice connection to the early economic policies of the United States.  Due:  Friday, September 11, 2015.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Same as previous class.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Complete the survey on credit if you have not already done so.  Additionally, study your Chapter 7, Section 2 homework, video questions on Alexander Hamilton and the chart of the Federalists and Jeffersonian Republicans in preparation for a QUIZ on Monday, September 14, 2015.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Study for the quiz on Alexander Hamilton and his economic policies. Enjoy the non humid weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2015
Read Chapter 7, Section 3 and answer questions #1-4 on p. 249.  Due:  Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
No homework-- Camp Hazen field trip tomorrow.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Constitution Day!  No new homework.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Read Chapter 7, Section 4 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pages 251, 252 and 253.  Due:  Monday, September 21, 2015.

Monday,  September 21, 2015 
No homework tonight.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Read Chapter 8, Section 1 and complete the THREE reading check questions on pp. 267, 269 and 270.  Due:  Wednesday, September 23, 2015.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
No homework tonight.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
No homework tonight.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Read Chapter 8, Section 2 and complete questions #1-3 on p. 277.  This is an important section because it details the Louisiana Purchase-one of the greatest real estate transactions in history.  Due:  Tuesday, September 29, 2015.

Monday, September 28, 2015
Same as previous class--questions on the Louisiana Purchase.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
No homework--viewing a video on Lewis and Clark.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
No homework.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Read Chapter 8, Section 3 and complete the vocabulary matching sheet as well as the THREE reading check questions.  The questions are on page 280, 282 and 283.  Due:  Monday, October 5, 2015.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Same as previous class.  Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Study for Chapter 8, Section 3 quiz; it is matching.  You should study your three reading check questions and the vocabulary matching sheet.  Also,
a poster board project on a North American creature of the student's choosing was assigned.  That project will be due on Friday, October 16, 2015.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
No homework tonight.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Begin to work on your North American creatures project; it is due on Friday, October 16, 2015.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Your "Proud to Be" response is assigned today; it is due on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.   

Friday,  October 9, 2015
Continue to work on your "Proud to Be" prompts as well as your North American fauna project.  Enjoy the Columbus Day Weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Finish reading the raid on Pettipaug and answer the accompanying 7 questions.  Due:  Wednesday, 10.14.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Continue to work on your North American Fauna Project.  It is due on Friday, 10.16.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Finish your North American Fauna Project; this is worth a test grade.  Additionally, read Chapter 8, Section 4 and answer questions 1-3 on page 287.  This will be due on Monday,  10.19. 

Friday, October 16, 2015
There will be an essay test on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 on the War of 1812.

Monday, October 19, 2015
Study your Chapter 4, Section 4 homework questions and the video-based questions on the War of 1812 in preparation for the test.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Same as previous class--Study!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
War of 1812 Test is today.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Early dismissal today; only "C" class met.  "Interview a Veteran"  assignment was handed out and it is due on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Friday. October 23, 2015
Classes "A", "B" and "D" were given the "Interview a Veteran" assignment.  This assignment will be evaluated as a quiz, and make a fine connection to  Jared Eliot's Veteran's Day assembly.

Monday, October 26, 2015
Read and complete the primary source activity on John Quincy Adams'  Fourth of July Speech; it is due on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Students will be working on a project in class that depicts American Foreign Policy after the War of 1812.  Students will be working on this collaborative foreign policy project for a few days; it will count as a quiz.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Try to complete your "Interviewing a Veteran" assignment if you have not already done so.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
No homework tonight, however, if you did not finish your project you should do so by Monday, November 2nd.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Read Chapter 9, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on page 305.  Due:  Monday, November 2, 2015.

Monday, November  2, 2015
Finish "Interviewing a Veteran" assignment; it is due on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Study all historical figures, places and physical things for a matching quiz on Chapter 9, Scction 2; the quiz will be on Wednesday, November 4, 2015.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Complete the graphic organizer on Chapter 9, Section 3 for Friday, November 6, 2015.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Same as previous class.

Friday, November 6, 2015
No homework--enjoy the weekend.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Check your PowerSchool account, as finalized grades have to be put on the server by tomorrow afternoon.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Read Chapter 10, Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on page 324.  Due: Thursday, November 12, 2015.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Same as previous day.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Complete the handout on the biographical sketches on John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster.

Friday, November 13, 2015
No homework--enjoy the weekend.

Monday,  November 16, 2015
Students will begin to prepare for an essay test on Andrew Jackson' s early life and tumultuous presidency.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Students recorded notes from the excellent video we viewed in class on Andrew Jackson; this will serve as a study guide for the essay test.  The test will be on Monday, November 23, 2015.

Wednesday. November 18, 2015
Students should complete the survey "Technology Preassessment" which appears on my web page.  This will be due on Friday, November 20th.  Additionally, read Chapter 10, Section 2 and answer the FOUR reading check questions in this section.  This will be due on Friday, November 20th.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Same as previous class.  Study your Andrew Jackson guided viewing notes.

Friday, November 20, 2015
STUDY FOR THE ESSAY TEST ON ANDREW JACKSON.  Test is Monday!

Monday, November 23, 2015
Make sure you have chosen a historical figure topic for your upcoming VoiceThread Project.  If not, you need to see me!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
No homework--enjoy the Thanksgiving Break!  

Monday, November 30--Friday, December 4, 2015
Students will be creating a VoiceThread presentation on a 19th century American Historical Figure in the Library Media Center.  Therefore, there will be no homework this week.  However, if students fall behind in their research or writing out their dialogue boxes, they should do homework to catch up.  The completed VoiceThread will be evaluated as a test.

Monday, December 7, 2015--Pearl Harbor Day
Students will finish their dialogue boxes for homework if they did not finish the boxes in class.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
The VoiceThread project is due Thursday, December 10, 2015.  Therefore, you may want to record some threads at home.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Finish your VoiceThread projects!

Thursday, December 10, 2015
No homework--presenting VoiceThreads.

Friday, December 11, 2015
Enjoy the abnormally warm weather this weekend.

Monday, December 14, 2016
Read Chapter 11, Section 1 and answer questions 1 and 2 on page 349.
Due:  Wednesday, December 16, 2015.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Same as above.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Study for a quiz on Chapter 11, Section 1.  The quiz will be Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Read Chapter 11, Section 2 and complete the vocabulary handout and guided reading questions  for that section.  Due:  Monday, December 21, 2015.

Friday, December 18, 2015
Same as previous class.

Monday, December 21, 2015
Complete your map of Texas if you have not already done so.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
No homework.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Enjoy the Holiday vacation.  See you in 2016!

Monday, January 4, 2016
Study for a multiple choice and map activity quiz on Texas.  The quiz will be Wednesday, January 6, 2015.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Texas quiz is today.  Additionally, read Chapter 11, Section 3 on the Mexican-American War and complete the vocabulary handout on this section as well as questions #2 and #3 on page 363.  Due:  Monday, January 11, 2015.

Thursday,  January 7, 2016
Same as previous class.

Friday, January 8, 2016
Enjoy the NFL Playoffs!

Monday, January 11, 2016
Study your handout and section review questions on the Mexican-American War in preparation for a quiz.  The quiz will be Wednesday, January 13, 2016.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Study for the above-mentioned quiz.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Mexican-American War quiz is today.  Additionally, make sure you completed the primary source, "A Mexican Views the War."

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Make sure you complete the geographic activity on California; we will have a quiz on the acquisition of California and there will be a map component.

Friday, January 15, 2016
Enjoy the holiday weekend that honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Read Chapter 11, Section 4 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 369.  Due:  Thursday, January 21st.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Same as previous class.  Begin to study for a multiple choice and map quiz on the California Gold Rush Era.  The quiz will be Friday, January 22, 2016.

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Study for the California Gold Rush Quiz.

Friday, January 22, 2016
Enjoy the snowy weekend.

Monday, January 25, 2016
Read Chapter 12, Section 1 and answer questions #1-3 on page 389.  Due:  Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Same as previous day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
No homework.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Read Chapter 12, Section 2 and complete the vocabulary handout as well as the THREE reading check questions on pp. 391, 394 and 395.  Due:  Monday, February 1, 2016.

Friday, January 29, 2016
Same as previous class.  Enjoy the weekend.

Monday, February 1, 2016
No homework tonight.

 February 2-4, 2016
Students will be working on an in-class project designing a recruiting flyer for the Lowell Mills.  Students will be working in groups; furthermore, this assignment will be evaluated as a double-quiz.  

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Read Chapter 12, Section 3 and answer questions #1-4 on page 401.  Due:  Monday, February 8, 2016.

Friday, February 5, 2016
No school-snow day.

Monday, February 8, 2016
No school-snow day.  Homework will now be due on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Finish your Lowell Mills projects today.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Study for a quiz on Chapter 12, Section 3.  The quiz will be matching and is on Thursday,  February 11, 2016.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Chapter 12, Section 3 Quiz is today.

February 12-16--February break
No homework

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
No homework.

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Read Chapter 13, Section 1 and answer questions #1-3 on page 419.
Due:  Monday, February 22, 2016.

Friday, February 19, 2016
Same as previous class.

Monday, February 22, 2016
Read Chapter 13, Section 2 and complete the graphic organizer that was handed out in class.  Due:  Wednesday, February 24, 2016.  

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Same as previous homework assignment.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Study for a map quiz on the Southern states, their capitals, and a few other major cities.  The quiz will be Friday, February 26, 2016.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Study your Southern Map for tomorrow's quiz!

Friday, February 26, 2016
No homework.

Monday, February 29, 2016
Students will be viewing an excellent documentary on the slave experience in the Southern United States.  It is important that they take thorough notes on the guided viewing sheet in preparation for an essay test.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Check PowerSchool to see that all of your grades are in.  Progress reports go out on Friday, March 4, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
We will continue to view Unchained Memories in class in preparation for a take home essay.  

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Students have a choice of writing a response to the part of Gone With The Wind viewed in class OR the excellent documentary Unchained Memories.   The guidelines were distributed in class, but basically students need to word process a double-spaced response to the questions posed.  This will be evaluated as a test grade  and it will be due on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

Friday, March 4, 2016
Same as previous class.

Monday, March 7, 2016
No new homework, same as above.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Read Chapter 14, Section 2 and complete both sides of the graphic organizer handed out in class.  Due:  Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Same as previous class.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
No homework--enjoy the beautiful weather!

Friday, March 11, 2016
Read Chapter 14, Section 3 and answer the Section Review Questions #1-4 on page 453.  This will be due on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Monday, March 14, 2016
Same homework as previous class.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Complete the SIX paragraph survey on public education at Jared Eliot and the entire United States.  This will be evaluated as a quiz.  Due:  Friday, March 18, 2016.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Continue to work on the public education survey.

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Early dismissal today and only one core class met; therefore, no homework other than finishing the survey.

Friday, March 18, 2016
Read Chapter 14, Section 4 and answer Secrion Review questions #1-3 on p.459.  Due:  Tuesday, March 22, 2016.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Same as Friday.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Homework due today.  No new homework today.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Study your Chapter 14, Section 4 homework and the bold and highlighted terms in preparation for a MATCHING and TRUE/FALSE quiz on Thursday, March 24, 2016.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
No homework--enjoy the long weekend!

Monday,  March 28, 2016
Your task is to write TWO paragraphs on the most intelligent, hard-working, mentally tough, socially conscious and moral woman you personally know.
Due:  Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
No new homework--teacher out.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
No homework.

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Read Chapter 14, Section 5 and define the SIX terms in bold and answer the THREE reading check questions as well.  Due:  Monday, April 4, 2016.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Same as previous class.

Monday, April 4, 2016--Friday, April 8, 2016
Students will be working on their Civil War VoiceThread projects all week.  Students have selected their topics already, and this will be a major grade for the 4th quarter.  


Thursday, April 7, 2016
Your homework is to view your VoiceThread from the Fall and reflect on what you did well and what can be improved.

You must answer the following two questions in a few sentences EACH.

1.  What do you feel went well on your Fall VoiceThread project?

2.  What aspects of your Fall VoiceThread can be improved upon?

Due:  Friday, April 8, 2016.

Friday, April 8, 2016

FIELD TRIP permission slips were handed out today for Mystic Seaport and Old Sturbridge Village.  The slips are due back on Friday, April 15, 2016. Both trips are in May.

Monday, April 11, 2016
GET YOUR PERMISSION SLIPS IN FOR THE MYSTIC AND STURBRIDGE FIELD TRIPS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
GET YOUR PERMISSION SLIPS IN FOR THE MYSTIC AND STURBRIDGE FIELD TRIPS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET YOUR FIELD TRIP FORMS IN.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Your Civil War VoiceThreads are due on Monday, April 25th. 
Additionally, read Chapter 15, Section 1 and complete the handout as well as the FOUR reading check questions that appear on pp. 477, 479, 480 and 481.
Due:  Monday, April 25th.

Friday, April 15, 2016
Same as previous class.  Most important, enjoy the vacation week!

Monday, April 18--Friday, April 22, 2016
It was a beautiful vacation.

Monday, April 25, 2016
No homework.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Read Chapter 15, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 487.  Due:  Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 
Same as previous class.

Thursday,  April 28, 2016
REMINDER:  THE MYSTIC SEAPORT FIELD TRIP IS MONDAY, MAY 2nd.

Friday, April 29, 2016
No homework.

Monday, May 2, 2016
Mystic Seaport Field Trip is today.

Tuesday, May 3rd and Wednesday, May 4th 2016
Teacher at Nature's Classroom; students will complete the handouts on Dred Scott and Stephen Douglas and answer the accompanying questions.  Moreover, students will view the excellent video on Abraham Lincoln and answer the guided viewing questions as well.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Read Chapter 15, Section 3 and answer section review questions #1-3 on page 492.  Due:  Monday, May 9, 2016.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Study for a MATCHING quiz on Chapter 15, Section 3.  The quiz is Monday, May 9th.  

Monday, May 9, 2016
Chapter 15, Section 3 Quiz is today for B and C classes ONLY.  Additionally, B and C classes should complete the vocabulary and reading check questions on Chapter 15, Section 4 for Wednesday, May 11th.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Chapter 15, Section 3 Quiz is today for A and D classes ONLY.  Additionally, A and D classes should complete the vocabulary and reading check questions on Chapter 15, Section 4 for Friday, May 13th.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
No homework for B and C classes .  A and D classes need to complete their vocabulary and reading check questions for Friday, May 13th.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Sturbridge Village Trip is today; weather will be beautiful!

Friday, May 13, 2016
Read Chapter 16, Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on page 515.  Due:  Monday, May 16, 2016.  Enjoy the the Spring weekend.

Monday,  May 16, 2016
No homework because we will be working on an in-class project for a few days that compares Union and Confederate advantages at the outset of the Civil War.  This project will be evaluated as a QUIZ.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Read Chapter 16, Section 2 and answer the THREE Reading Check questions and define the EIGHT bold terms beginning with Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.  Due:  Friday, May 20, 2016.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Same as previous class.  Additionally, study for a fill-in the blanks quiz on Chapter 16, Section 2; the quiz will be Monday, May 23rd.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Study for the quiz on Chapter 16, Section 2; the quiz is Monday.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Finish your VoiceThreads if you have not already done so.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
VoiceThread presentations will start today; therefore, no homework.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
VoiceThread presentations continue today.  No homework.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Final VoiceThread presentations are today.  No homework.

Friday, May 27, 2016






































                                    
 


























































 


































 
 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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