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Hello, I am Michael Meizies, and this will be my eighth year teaching at Jared Eliot Middle School and my eighteenth 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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Complete the writing prompt on the greatness/challenges of the United States of America.  Due:  Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

 Wednesday, August 31, 2016

No homework; textbooks were issued.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A survey on the role of credit in the United States was assigned.  This survey, in which a student interviews an adult is due on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Enjoy the Holiday weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The surveys on the role of credit in the United States are due today.  Additionally,  read Chapter 7, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on page 242.  This assignment will be due on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Continue to work on Chapter 7, Section 2 homework.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Study for a 12 questions quiz on the debt problems that the newly formed United States faced.  The quiz is Friday, 9/9.   You should review your Chapter 7, Section 2 homework and the chart handed out in class.

Friday, September 9, 2016

No homework--enjoy the weekend.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Read Chapter 7, Section 3 and answer the FOUR section review questions on p. 249.  Due:  Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Same assignment as previous class.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

No homework--Camp Hazen Field Trip.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Camp Hazen Field Trip today!

Friday, September 16, 2016
Read Chapter 7, Section 4 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pages 251, 252 and 253 for homework.  Due:  Monday, September 19, 2016.

Monday, September 19, 2016
Read Chapter 8, Section 1 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pages 267, 269 and 270 for homework.  Due:  Wednesday, September 21, 2016.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Same as previous class.  Additionally, students were assigned a posterboard project on a North American creature of their choosing.  Detailed guidelines were handed out and this project will be due on Friday, September 30th.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
No homework tonight.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Read Chapter 8, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 277.  Due:  Monday, September 26, 2016.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Same as previous class.  Enjoy the first weekend of Autumn!

Monday, September 26, 2016
Chapter 8, Section 2 questions are due today.  Continue to work on your North American Creatures Projects.  They are due on Friday, September 30th.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Continue to work on your projects.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
No new homework.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Finish your North American Projects; they are due tomorrow.

Friday, September 30, 2016
Read Chapter 8, Section 3  and define the EIGHT terms in bold and answer the THREE reading check questions as well.   Due: Monday, October 3, 2016.

Monday, October 3, 2016
Study for a matching quiz on Chapter 8, Section 3.  The quiz is Tuesday, October 4, 2016.  Study the terms in black bold to prepare.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
No homework.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Read Chapter 8, Section 4 on the War of 1812 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 287.  Due:  Friday, October 7, 2016.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Same as previous class.

Friday, October 7, 2016
No homework-- enjoy the holiday weekend.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
No homework.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Study for a quiz on the Louisiana Purchase Map.  The quiz will be Friday, October 14th.  I handed back your Louisiana Purchase pretests for you can study from them.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Continue to study for the Louisana Purchase Map Quiz.  The quiz will be Friday.

Friday, October 14, 2016
Study for the essay test on the War of 1812-- the test is Monday, October 17, 2016.  You should study from your video sheet.

Monday, October 17, 2016
No homework tonight.  War of 1812 Test is today.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
No homework.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Read Chapter 9, Section 1 and answer the THREE reading check questions and the TWO analysis skills questions for homework.  Due:  Friday, October 21, 2016.  Additionally, an Interview a Veteran assignment was handed out in preparation for our Veteran's Day assembly.  This assignment will be graded as a quiz; it is due on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Same homework as previous class.

Friday, October 21, 2016
No homework-teacher out.

Monday, October 24, 2016
Read Chapter 9, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 305.  Due:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Study for a matching quiz on Chapter 9, Section 2; the quiz will be Thursday, October 27, 2016.

Thursday, October 27, 2016
No homework tonight.

Friday, October 28, 2016
Read Chapter 9, Section 3 and complete the graphic organizer on the American culture of this era (time).  Due:  Monday, October 31, 2016.

Monday, October 31, 2016
No homework tonight.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Answer the TWO writing prompts that were posted on the SmartBoard.  Give examples.  Due:  Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Read Chapter 10, Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on page 324.  
Due:  Friday, November 4, 2016.

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Same as previous class.

Friday, November 4, 2016
No homework-enjoy the extra hour of sleep!

Monday, November 7, 2016
Explore the www.270towin.com web site in anticipation of the 2016 Presidential Election.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Study your video guide sheet on Andrew Jackson's early life in preparation for a multiple choice and short answer quiz.  The quiz will be Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
No homework.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Read Chapter 10, Section 2 and answer the FOUR blue reading check questions  that are on pages 327, 329, 330 and 331.  Due:  Monday, November 14, 2016.

Friday, November 11, 2016
Veteran's Day.  Same homework as previous class.  Enjoy the weekend.

Monday,  November 14, 2016
Read Chapter 10, Section 3 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 335.  
Due: Wednesday, November 16th.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Same as previous class.  Additionally A and B classes should study for an essay test on Andrew Jackson; the test will be Thursday, November 17, 2016.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
C and D classes should study for an essay test on Andrew Jackson; the test will be Friday, November 18, 2016.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
A and B classes will have the essay test on Andrew Jackson today!

Friday, November 18, 2016
C and D Classes will have the essay test on Andrew Jackson today!  Additionally, all classes should read Chapter 11, Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on p. 349.  This assignment will be due on Monday, November 21st.

Monday, November 21, 2016
No Homework.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
No Homework!  Enjoy the Thanksgiving Break with those that are close to you.

Wednesday, November 23---Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thanksgiving Break!

Monday, November 28, 2016
Read Chapter 11, Section 2 and answer questions #1--3 on p. 353.  Due:  Wednesday, November 30, 2016.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

































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