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 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, August 27, 2013
First day of school--no homework.  Went over academic and behavioral expectations.
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Read Chapter 7, Section 1 in your text and answer questions #1-3 on p. 237.  Due:  Friday, August 30, 2013.
 
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Same as previous class.
 
Friday, August 30, 2013
No homework--enjoy your Labor Day weekend. 
 
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Read Chapter 7, Section 2 in your text and answer questions #1-3 on p. 242.  Due:  Thursday, September 5, 2013.
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Complete previous class's homework AND study for a brief QUIZ on Chapter 7, Section 2.  The quiz will be on Thursday after we go over 7.2 homework.
 
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Quiz today on Chapter 7, Section 2!  Additionally, you should write one full paragraph (5-7) sentences on a time in your life where you made a deal with someone.  Due:  Friday, September 6, 2013.
 
Friday, September 6, 2013
Read Chapter 7, Section 3 in your text and answer questions #1-4 on p. 249.
Due:  Tuesday, September 10, 2013.

Monday, September 9, 2013
Continue to work on your Chapter  7, Section 3 questions.  They are due on Tuesday, 9.10.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tax interview form will be assigned.  I will go over the guidelines in class.   Due:  Friday, September 13, 2013.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Complete handout on Washington's Farewell Address.  Due:  Thursday, September 12, 2013.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Complete your tax interview form if you have not already done so.  It is due on Friday, September 13, 2013.
 
Friday, September 13, 2013
No Homework.  Enjoy the weekend.
 
Monday, September 16, 2013
Read Chapter 7, Section 4 and complete the THREE blue reading check questions in that section.  Due:  Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

Tuesday, September 17, 2017
Constitution Day!  Read the handout on Abigail Adams and answer the accompanying questions.  Due:  Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Begin to organize all of your Chapter 7 homework assignments and notes on the Alexander Hamilton video in preparation for a TEST ON CHAPTER 7.  The test will be on Friday, September 20, 2013.

Thursday, September 19, 2013
STUDY for your test on Chapter 7; the test is tomorrow.

Friday, September 20, 2013
Read Chapter 8, Section 1 and complete the THREE blue reading check questions in that section for Monday, September 23, 2013.
 
Monday, September 23, 2013
Finishing Chapter 7 Test; therefore, no homework.
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Read Chapter 8, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 277.  Due:  Thursday, September 26, 2013.
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Same as previous class's homework.
 
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Read the handouts on John Marshall and Sacagawea and answer the accompanying questions.  Change here; these biographical profiles will now be due on Monday, September 30, 2013.
 
Friday, September 27, 2013
Enjoy the autumn weekend and go to the Durham Fair if you can!
 
Monday, September 30, 2013
No homework!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Read Chapter 8, Section 3 and complete the three blue reading check questions in this section.  Due:  Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Finish the handout on Tecumseh if you have not already done so.  Due:  Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Study for a quiz on Chapter 8, Section 3; the quiz will be on Friday, October 4, 2013.

Friday, October 4, 2013
No homework--enjoy the weekend.
 
Monday, October 7, 2013
Mrs. Mantzaris, school guidance counselor, is coming in to all classes to present a lesson on goal-setting.  Therefore, there will be NO HOMEWORK tonight.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Students should write two paragraphs in response to "Proud to be..."  This prompt was distributed in class.  Due:  Thursday, October 9, 2013.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Mrs. Mantzaris is coming in to all classes to complete her lesson on goal-setting.  Students should continue to work on the previous night's homework.
 
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Students should read Chapter 8, Section 4 and complete questions #1-3 on p. 287.  Due:  Tuesday, October 15, 2013.
 
Friday, October 11, 2013
Same homework as previous class.
 
Monday, October 14, 2013
Columbus Day--no school!  Enjoy!
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Study for a quiz on the War of 1812--Chapter 8, Section 4.  The quiz is a fill-in the blank quiz; it will be on Thursday, October 17, 2013.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Same as previous class.
 
Thursday, October 17, 2013
If you did not finish your Dolley Madison assignment in class, you must finish for homework.  It is due on Friday, October 18, 2013.
 
Friday, October 18, 2013
Start thinking about any veterans you would like to interview for our annual Veterans' Day assignment.  If YOU do not know any, ask a family member or family friend if they do.  This assignment will be distributed on Monday, October 21, 2013.
 
Monday, October 21, 2013
Interview a Veteran assignment handed out and explained in class.  This will be evaluated for a test grade; it is due on Thursday, October 31, 2013.

Tuesday, October 22,2013
Students should finish their Dolley Madison White House invitations, if they have not already done so.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Study for the essay test on the War of 1812!  The test will be on Friday, October 25, 2013.  The essay questions were given out in class today.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Finish studying for the essay test on the War of 1812--Test is tomorrow!
 
Friday, October 25, 2013
No homework--enjoy the fall foliage.
 
Monday, October 28, 2013
Read Chapter 9, Section 1 and answer the THREE "Reading Check" questions AND the TWO "Analysis Skill" questions for homework.  This will be due on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Same as previous class.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
CHECK YOUR POWERSCHOOL GRADES!
 
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Veteran Interview Assignment is due today.  Additionally, you should read Chapter 9, Section 2 and complete questions #1-3 on p. 305 .  This will be due on Monday, November 4, 2013.

Friday, November 1, 2013
Same as previous class.  Enjoy your extra hour of sleep this weekend!  BRING YOUR TEXTBOOKS TO CLASS ON MONDAY TO WORK ON THE ERIE CANAL ASSIGNMENT.

Monday, November 4, 2013
No new homework.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Read Chapter 9, Section 3 and complete the graphic organizer chart on American culture during that time.  Due:  Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Make sure you have completed your advertising flier for the Erie Canal.  It is due on Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
No homework.

Friday, November 8, 2013
Read Chapter 10, Section 1 and complete questions 1 and 2 on p. 324.  Additionally, write a full paragraph on the following question:  Who was the "common man" during the first half of the 19th century?  You can explain with examples.  Due:  Tuesday, November 12, 2013.

Monday, November 11, 2013
Veterans' Day!  School wide assembly beginning at 8:30. No new homework.
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
No Homework.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
STUDY for a quiz on the beginnings of the Jacksonian Democracy era.  The quiz will be on Thursday, November 14th at the beginning of class.
 
Thursday, November 14, 2013
No homework, but you must take really good notes from the video we are viewing in class on Andrew Jackson.  We will have an essay test on Andrew Jackson in the near future.
 
Friday, November 15, 2013
Check your grades on PowerSchool.  Additionally, complete the biographical handout on John C. Calhoun for Monday, November 18, 2013.
 
Monday, November 18, 2013
No homework, but be sure to take good notes on Jackson's presidency.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Read Chapter 10, Section 2 and answer the FOUR blue reading check questions on Andrew Jackson's presidency.  Due:  Thursday, November 20, 2013.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Same homework as previous class.  Additionally, begin to study for a matching quiz on Chapter 10, Section 2.  The quiz will be Friday, November 22, 2013.
 
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Study for Chapter 10, Section 2 quiz.  Read Chapter 10, Section 3 and answer questions #1-3 on page 335.  DUE:  Monday, November 25, 2013
 
Friday, November 22, 2013
Same homework as above.  Moreover, there will be an essay test on Andrew Jackson on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2013.  Therefore, you should organize all of your notes for the test, because you are allowed to use ONLY YOUR  NOTES FOR THIS TEST.
 
Monday, November 25, 2013
Study for the test on Andrew Jackson--the test is tomorrow.
 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
TEST IS TODAY!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
No homework.  Enjoy the Thanksgiving break!

Monday, December 2, 2013
Read Chapter 11 Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on page 349.  This assignment will be due on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Same as previous day.  You should also begin to work on your North American poster board project.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Read Chapter 11, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 353.  This assignment will be due on Monday, December 9, 2013.

Thursday, December 5, 2013
No new homework.

Friday, December 6, 2013
Field trip today-- CT Science Center.  It is going to be fun!

Monday, December 9, 2013
No homework!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Students should work on their North American wildlife projects.  The guidelines for this project were handed out in class last Tuesday.  Students may work with a partner.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Continue to work on your North American wildlife project.  THE DUE DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th.  

Thursday, December 12, 2013
Students will take notes in class on the Alamo and Texas independence in preparation for a test next week.  Students should review their notes for homework.

Friday, December 13, 2013
Continue to work on your North American wildlife project; it is due on WEDN
ESDAY, DECEMBER 18th.

Monday, December 16, 2013
No new homework--continue to work on your project.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
You must review your notes from "The Alamo" in preparation for an upcoming brief test.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Read the profile of Lorenzo de Zavala and answer the THREE questions at the end of the selection.  Due:  Thursday, December 19th.

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Check the student portal and see me if you are missing any tests, quizzes and/or homework assignments.

Friday, December 20, 2013
No homework.  Have a great holiday vacation and see you in 2014!

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Study for a test on Texas history and geography.  The test will be on Monday, January 6, 2013.  YOU NEED TO STUDY THE FOLLOWING:  The Alamo video questions, your map of Texas and your Chapter 11, Section 2 homework.

Friday, January 3, 2014
No school--snow day.

Monday, January 6, 2014
Texas test is today!  Additionally, read Chapter 11, Section 3 and answer the TEN questions on the handout.  Due:  Wednesday, January 8, 2014.
 
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Same as previous class.
 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Read Chapter 11, Section 3 pp. 357-363 and answer questions #2 and #3 on p. 363.  Due:  Friday, January 8, 2014.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
Same written assignment as above.  Additionally, there will be a MATCHING quiz on Chapter 11, Section 3 on Monday, January 13, 2014.

Friday, January 10, 2014
Study for your Chapter 11, Section 3 quiz!  The quiz is Monday.

Monday, January 13, 2014
Chapter 11, Section 3 quiz  is today.  No new homework.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Read Chapter 11, Section 4 and complete questions #1-3 on p. 369 for Friday, January 17, 2014.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Same as previous class.

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Due to early dismissal today, most core classes did not meet.  Therefore, students should finish Chapter 11, Section 4 questions for tomorrow.

Friday, January 17, 2014
If you did not finish the questions on "Life as a Miner" in class, you must do so for homework.  Due:  Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Monday, January 20, 2014
No school--Martin Luther King day observed.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Early dismissal day.  California test will be Friday, January 24, 2014.  You need to study your California map AND your Chapter 11, Section 4 homework questions.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Continue to study for your test on California history and geography.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Check Powerschool to make sure all of your grades are in; that includes retake options and writing class assignments.

Friday, January 24, 2014
You should list at least five of your favorite products; examples are clothes, sporting equipment, electronics, toys, cars, etc.  In a few sentences, you should write what you like about these products.  Due:  Monday, January 27, 2014.

Additionally, read Chapter 12, Section 1 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 389.  Due:  Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Monday, January 27, 2014
Same as previous class.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
No homework!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Read Chapter 12, Section 2 and complete the vocabulary handout.  Additionally, complete the THREE blue reading check questions on pp. 391, 394 and 395.  Due:  Friday, January 31, 2014.  

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Same as previous class.

Friday, January 31, 2014
No homework, but students are working on a mini-project on the Lowell Mills in class.  Classes "B" and "C" are due on Monday, February 3, 2014.  Classes "A" and "D" are due on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. This mini-project will be evaluated as a quiz.

Monday, February 3, 2014
No school--snow day.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Read the handout on Sarah Bagley and complete the two questions at the end as well as the diary entry activity.  Due:  Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
No school--snow day.

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Read Chapter 12, Section 3 and complete questions #1-4 on p. 401 for Monday, February 10, 2014.

Friday, February 7, 2014
Same as previous class.

Monday, February 10, 2014
Students should review Chapter 12, Section 3 HW for a brief matching quiz on this section.  The quiz will be on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Read Chapter 12, Section 4 and complete the graphic organizer for Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Complete the Chapter 12 TAKE HOME TEST!  It is due on Friday, February 14, 2014.

Thursday, February 13, 2014
No school--snow day.  Be sure to complete the Chapter 12 Test.

Friday, February 14, 2014
HAVE A GREAT VACATION!

Monday, February 24, 2014
Welcome back!  Read Chapter 13, Section 1 and complete the vocabulary handout and the THREE "Reading Check" questions in the section.  Due:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Read Chapter 13, Section 2 and complete the graphic organizer on the varying social classes in the antebellum South.  Due:  Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Thursday, February 27, 2014
B and C classes--your response essay to the "Gone with the Wind" clip is now due on Wednesday, March 5th.

Friday, February 28, 2014
A and D classes--your response essay to the "Gone with the Wind" clip is due on Thursday, March 6th.  

Monday, March 3, 2014
All classes should work on their essays.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
All classes should continue to work on their essays.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
No homework.

Thursday, March 6, 2014
No homework.

Friday, March 7, 2014
No homework--enjoy the weekend!

Monday, March 10-13, 2014
All classes are working collaboratively on their Chapter 13 Culminating Activity; this in-class project will be evaluated as a test.

Friday, March 14, 2014
Read Chapter 14, Section 1 pp. 438-442 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 442.
Due:  Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Monday, March 17, 2014
Saint Patrick's Day!  Finish 14.1 assignment if you have not already done so.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Students should read Chapter 14, Section 2 on 19th century American culture and complete BOTH sides of the graphic organizer handed out in class.  Due: Thursday, March 20th.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Same as previous class.

Thursday, March 20, 2014
No new homework, but students should study for a quiz on Chapter 14, Section 2.  The quiz will be Monday, March 24, 2014.

Friday, March 21, 2014
Study for Chapter 14, Section 2 quiz.

Monday, March 24, 2014
Complete reading the handout on Dorothea Dix and answer the last question that I wrote in.  Due:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
You need to complete at least 4 of the 6 School Reform survey questions for class tomorrow.  You will finish the remaining two questions as class work on Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
No homework--SBAC testing tomorrow.  You will do well.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
No homework--SBAC testing.

Friday, March 28, 2014
You should take advantage of the retake opportunity for the Chapter 14, Section 2 quiz; all retakes are due on Monday, March 31, 2014.  Additionally, you should read Chapter 14, Section 4 and complete questions #1-3 on p. 459.  This assignment will be due on Tuesday, April 1, 2014--not a joke!

Monday, March 31, 2014
Complete Chapter 14 Section 4 HW questions for Tuesday, April 1st.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
"A" and "C" classes need to complete the two paragraph prompt on the most intelligent, moral, mentally tough, etc. woman you know.  Due:  Thursday, April 3, 2014.  "B" and "D" classes have no homework.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
No homework--teacher out sick.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
A reminder that the quarter closes on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. CHECK POWERSCHOOL!

Friday, April 4, 2014
No homework!  Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, April 7, 2014
Read Chapter 14, Section 5 and answer the THREE reading check questions and define the SIX terms in BOLD.  Due:  Wednesday, April 9, 2014.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Read Chapter 15, Section 1 and answer the FOUR reading check questions on pp. 477, 479, 480 and 481.  Due:  Friday, April 11, 2014.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Complete previous class's HW and STUDY for a fill-in the blanks quiz on Chapter 15 Section 1.  Quiz is Friday, April 11, 2014.

Friday, April 11, 2014
ENJOY SPRING VACATION!  YOU DESERVE IT AFTER THIS WINTER.

April 14-18 No School--Spring Vacation.

Monday, April 21, 2014
Read Chapter 15, Section 2 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pp. 484, 486 and 487.  Additionally, complete the matching handout for this section.  BOTH of these assignments are due on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014-- Earth Day!
Same homework assignment as above.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Read Chapter 15, Section 3 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 492.  This assignment will be due on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Thursday, April 24, 2015
Same as previous class.  NOTE:  You and your group members must continue to work on the 1850s Timeline Project in class; it counts as a TEST GRADE!
GET YOUR FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS IN ASAP!

Friday, April 25, 2014
GET YOUR FIELD TRIP PERMISSION SLIPS IN ASAP!  Have a good weekend!

Monday, April 28, 2014
Read Chapter 15, Section 4 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 497.  This assignment will be due on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.  It will help you with your completing of the 1850s Timeline Project.  

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Students will continue to work on their 1850s Timeline projects in class.  This assignment will be weighed as a test grade!

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Students should complete their Timeline projects in class.

Friday, May 2, 2014
No homework---enjoy the weekend.

Monday, May 5, 2014
Students should thoroughly answer the questions from the Lincoln DVD.  This is an excellent DVD, and we will have an essay from this DVD later in the unit.  ALSO, I WILL BE AT NATURE'S CLASSROOM THE ENTIRE WEEK.  I HAVE LEFT SUPERB PLANS.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Students will read primary sources on the outbreak of the US Civil War and answer accompanying questions.  Finish for HW, if haven't completed in class.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Students will use their textbooks to complete a T Chart of Union and Confederate advantages at the outset of the Civil War.  This assignment will be done in class with a partner.

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Students should finish their T chart comparisons and read the biographical sketch of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as well as answer the questions at the end of the selection.

Friday, May 9, 2014
Students will view more of the Lincoln DVD and answer the accompanying questions.  Moreover, students will read Chapter 16, Section 2 and complete the graphic organizer on pivotal early Civil War battles.  Due:  Tuesday,
 May 13, 2014.

Monday, May 12, 2014
Field trip to Mystic Seaport today!  We will learn a lot about the hearty seafaring life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Complete your T Chart comparison of Union and Confederate advantages at the outset of the Civil War.  Due:  Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Same homework as previous class.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Read Chapter 16, Section 2 and complete the graphic organizer on the early battles of the Civil War AND the reading check questions on pp. 519 and 521.
Due:  Monday, May 19, 2014.

Friday, May 16, 2014
Continue to work on your Civil War Project; it is due on Monday, June 2, 2014. Enjoy the spring weekend.
 
Monday. May 19, 2014
Read Chapter 16, Section 3 and complete questions #1 and #2 on page 525.  Due:  Wednesday, May 19, 2014
 
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Same as previous class.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
TOMORROW IS THE FIELD TRIP TO STURBRIDGE VILLAGE.  ALL PROTOCOLS WILL BE REVIEWED IN CLASS TODAY!  NO HOMEWORK.
 
 Thursday, May 22, 2014
Sturbridge Village trip is today!  It is going to be good!
 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Work on Civil War Projects and enjoy the weekend.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
All classes except "B" should write a full paragraph on what you learned from the Civil War presenter today.  Due:  Wednesday, May 28th.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
"B" class should write a full paragraph on what you learned from the Civil War presenter yesterday.  Due:  Thursday, May 29th.   All other classes should work on your Civil War projects.

Thursday, May 29, 2014
Read Chapter 16, Section 4 and answer the FOUR reading check questions in the section.  This assignment will be due on Monday, June 2, 2014.  Additionally, continue to work on your Civil War projects; they are due on MONDAY!

Friday, May 30, 2014
Finish your Civil War Projects if you have not already done so!

Monday, June 2, 2014
Present Civil War projects today!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Study for a quiz on Chapter 16, Section 4 on the Civil War home fronts.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
No homework!

Thursday, June 5, 2014
Chapter 16, Section 4 quiz today.

Friday, June 6, 2014
Read Chapter 16, Section 5 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 543.  Due:  Tuesday, June 10, 2014.  Additionally, CIVIL WAR PROJECT grades were handed back.

Monday, June 9, 2014
Continue to work on Friday's homework.
 
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Study for a matching and multiple choice quiz on Chapter 16, Section 5--the end of the Civil War.  The quiz is on Wednesday, June 11, 2014
 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Chapter 16, Section 5 quiz is today. 




 


































 
 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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