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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
No Homework due to Healthy Choices Day tomorrow.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Healthy Choices Day--no classes.

Friday, December 2, 2016
We will be viewing "The Alamo" in class, a realistic depiction of the legendary event in the Texas War of Independence; therefore, students should take notes as there will be a lengthy quiz on the main characters in the Texas War of Independence.

Monday, December 5, 2016
We will continue viewing "The Alamo."  Students should read over their notes in preparation for a quiz on this material.

Tuesday, December 6, 2017
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.  Study for a multiple choice quiz on "The Alamo" film and the map of Texas.  Your quiz will be on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
No homework.

Friday, December 9, 2016
Read Chapter 11, Section 4 and complete questions #1-3 for homework.  This assignment will be due on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

Monday, December 12, 2016
Same as previous class.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Complete the map activity of California that was handed out in class if you have not already done so.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Begin to study for a quiz on the California Gold Rush and the California map we completed in class.  The quiz will be Friday, December 16, 2016.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Same as previous class.

Friday, December 16, 2016
Read Chapter 11, Section 3 and complete questions #2-4 by Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

Monday, December 19, 2016
Same homework as previous class.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Study for a matching quiz on Chapter 11, Section 3 (the Mexican-American War).  The quiz will be tomorrow--Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Quiz today; additionally, select a 19th Century Historical Figure for our upcoming VoiceThread project.

Thursday, December 22, 2016
No homework.

Friday, December 23, 2016
No homework--enjoy the Holiday Vacation; it is well-deserved!

Holiday Vacation--December 26th--January 2nd.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017
We will begin our VoiceThread Projects in the Library Media Center with Ms. Calabrese.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Your homework is to continue your research on your historical figure in preparation for your VoiceThread project.

Thursday, January 5, 2017
Finish your research on your historical figure AND write out a few dialogue boxes in preparation for your upcoming recording.

Friday, January 6, 2017
Try to complete your dialogue boxes in preparation for your final VoiceThread product.  Enjoy the snowy weekend.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Your VoiceThread projects will be due on Friday, January 13th.  Go Clemson Tigers!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Finish recording your VoiceThreads!  Clemson Tigers--National Champions!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
No homework.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Review your VoiceThreads as we will present them tomorrow in class.

Friday, January 13, 2017
No homework--VoiceThread presentations will resume on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  Enjoy the three day weekend that honors the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Check your grades on PowerSchool!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Read Chapter 12, Section 1 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 389 on the origins of the Industrial Revolution in the United States.  Due:  Friday, January 20th.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
Same as previous class.

Friday, January 20, 2017
No homework--enjoy the football games.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Read Chapter 12, Section 2 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pp.  391, 394 and 395.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
If you feel you are behind on your Lowell Mills Girls project work on it at home.

Thursday, January 26, 2017
Same as previous class.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Read Chapter 12, Section 3 and answer Section Review Questions #1-4 on page 401.  This section is on steam engines, steamboats, etc.  Due:  Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

Monday, January 30, 2017
Read Chapter 12, Section 3 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pages 391, 394 and 395.  Due:  Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
No homework.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Read Chapter 12, Section 4 pages 402-405 and complete the graphic organizer that was distributed in class.  Due: February 3, 2017.

Friday, February 3, 2017
No homework--enjoy the Super Bowl!

Monday, February 6, 2017
Start organizing your notes from the Gone with the Wind segment we viewed in class.  You will have an essay test on Wednesday on this material.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Study for your test tomorrow.  Bring your notes sheet to class.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Gone with the Wind essay test is today.  Additionally, read Chapter 13, Section 1 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 419.  This assignment will be due on Friday, February 10, 2017.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Same as previous class.

Friday,  February 10, 2017
No homework--enjoy the winter weekend.

Monday,  February 13, 2017
We will be viewing "Unchained Memories" an excellent primary source based video on the slave experience in the South.  It is important that you take good notes in preparation for an upcoming project on this material.

Tuesday,  February 14, 2017
Complete Chapter 13, Section 2 questions on page 423 if you did not finish those questions in class.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
No homework.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Review your notes on "Unchained Memories" in preparation for your project on slavery.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Enjoy the mini-break!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Students, working collaboratively if they wish, will write a series of scenes that accurately describes the slave experience in the American South prior to the Civil War.  Students will use the notes they took on the excellent documentary--Unchained Memories as the basis for their project.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Same as previous class; remember this project will be evaluated as a TEST!

Friday, February 24, 2017
You should start to assemble your storyboard on the slave experience in the pre Civil War South.

Monday, February 27, 2017
Read Chapter 14, Section 1, pp. 438-442 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 442.
Due:  Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Same as previous class.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
No homework.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Finish your projects on the slave experience as depicted in Unchained Memories.  It will be evaluated as a test.

Friday, March 3, 2017
No homework.

Monday, March 6, 2017
Begin to study for a quiz on the Irish in America video.  The quiz will be Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Quiz tomorrow on the Irish immigrant experience in the 19th Century United States.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Quiz today.  Additionally, read Chapter 14, Section 2 on the American Arts and complete both sides of the graphic organizer that was handed out in class.  Due:  Thursday, March 9, 2017.

Thursday, March 9, 2017
Read Chapter 14, Section 3 and answer the FOUR Reading Check questions in this section.  Due:  Monday, March 13, 2017.

Friday, March 10, 2017
No school--snow day!

Monday, March 13, 2017
No homework--enjoy the snow tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
No school--snow day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
"C" class complete the School Reform Survey in full sentences; it is due on Thursday, March 16th for your class.   "A", "B" and "D" classes surveys are due on Friday, March 17th.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
No new homework.  Enjoy the early dismissal day!

Friday, March 17, 2017
Happy Saint Patrick's Day.  Read Chapter 14, Section 4 and complete questions #1-3 on page 459.  Due:  Tuesday, March 21st.

Monday, March 20, 2017
First day of spring!  Study for a 12 question multiple choice and short answer quiz on the Chapter 14, Section 4 homework that is due tomorrow.  The quiz will also be on TUESDAY, MARCH 21ST.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Quiz today; other than that no homework.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
No homework.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Your task is to write or world process TWO paragraphs on the following prompt.  Who is the most intelligent, hard working, mentally tough, moral and socially conscious woman you know?   This will make a nice connection to the 19th Century Women's Movement.  Due:  Monday, March 27th.  It would be nice to share these in class as well.

Friday, March 24, 2017
Same as previous class.

Monday, March 27, 2017
Read Chapter 14, Section 5 and answer the THREE reading check questions on pages 462, 463, and 465.  Additionally, define the SIX terms in bold in this section.   Due:  Wednesday, March 29th.
We will have a test on Chapter 14, Section 5 on Thursday, March 30th.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Same as previous class.
***Test format is 20 multiple choice questions and THREE single paragraph answers***  STUDY!!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
STUDY for your test on Abolition and the Women's Rights Movement!  Test is TOMORROW!

Thursday, March 30, 2017
No homework; most students still need to complete the essay portion of the test.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Read the handout on Sojourner Truth and answer the THREE questions at the end of this brief biographical sketch.  Due:  Monday, April 3, 2017.

Monday, April 3, 2017
Get your permission slips in for the field trips to Mystic Seaport and Sturbridge Village as soon as possible.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Read Chapter 15, Section 1 and answer the FOUR reading check questions on pp.  477, 479, 480 and 481 AND complete the vocabulary sheet that was handed out in class.  Due:  Thursday, April 6th.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Same as previous class.  There will be a fill-in the blanks quiz on Thursday on Chapter 15, Section 1 on Thursday.  STUDY!


Thursday, April 6, 2017
No homework.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Enjoy your Spring vacation; hopefully the weather will be better!

Monday, April 10, 2017---Friday, April 14, 2017  Spring Vacation

Monday, April 17, 2017
Read Chapter 15, Section 2 and answer questions #1-3 on page 487 in your text.  Due:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Same homework as previous class.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
No new homework.  Still, get your FIELD TRIP PERMISSION slips in ASAP!

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Reade Chapter 15, Section 3 and completely fill out the vocabulary sheet that was distributed in class as well as answer the THREE Reading Check questions on pp.  489, 491 and 492.  Due:  Monday, April 24, 2017.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Complete your homework AND STUDY for a matching quiz on Chapter 15, Section 3.  The quiz will be Monday, April 24, 2017.

Monday, April 24, 2017
No homework, UNLESS you have not handed in your field trip permission slips.  Get them in ASAP!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Read Chapter 15, Section 4 and answer questions #1-3 on p. 497.  This section focuses on John Brown's raid and the 1860 Presidential Election.  Due:  Thursday, April 27, 2017.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Same as previous class.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Read Chapter 16, Section 1 and answer questions #1 and #2 on page 515.  This section is on the beginning of the Civil War.  Due:  Monday, May 1, 2017.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Band and Chorus field trip today--Enjoy!  Same homework as previous class.

Monday, May 1, 2017
No homework in preparation for SBAC testing tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
No homework, as three core classes did not meet.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
No homework in preparation for SBAC testing tomorrow.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Read Chapter 16, Section 2 and complete the fill-in the blanks vocabulary activity and the THREE Reading Check questions that are on pp. 518, 519 and 521.  Due:  Monday, May 8, 2017.

Friday, May 5, 2017
Same as previous class.  Enjoy the weekend!

Monday, May 8, 2017
No homework--last SBAC test for us!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Read Chapter 16, Section 3 and answer questions #1 and #2 on p. 525.  Due:  Friday, May 12th.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Same homework as previous class.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
Work on your Civil War projects, as today is the Mystic Seaport Field Trip.

Friday, May 12, 2o17
No homework enjoy the weekend.

Monday, May 15, 2017
Read Chapter 16, Section 4 and complete the FOUR reading check questions and the graphic organizer I handed out in class.  Due:  Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Same as previous class, but be sure to bring in your materials tomorrow to work on your Civil War project.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Be sure to complete the graphic organizer and FOUR reading check questions for tomorrow's class.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Continue to work on your Civil War Project.  THE DUE DATE IS MONDAY, MAY 22nd.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Enjoy the weekend and finish your Civil War project!

Monday May 22, 2017
Civil War projects are due today.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
No homework.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Bring your textbooks to class on Friday.  Reminder:  our field trip to Sturbridge is one week from today (May 31, 2017)

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Same as above.

Friday, May 26, 2017
Complete Chapter 16, Section 5 Review questions for Tuesday, May 30th if you did not finish in class.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
No homework--tomorrow is our trip to Sturbridge Village!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Sturbridge Village Field Trip

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Start to prepare for our test on the Civil War; the test will be Tuesday, June 6th.

Friday, June 2, 2017
STUDY FOR THE TEST ON LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR!

Monday, June 5, 2017
STUDY FOR THE TEST ON LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR.  THE TEST IS TOMORROW.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
No homework.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Bring your textbook to class tomorrow.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
If you did not finish Chapter 17, Section 1 Review Questions in class today, finish for homework.  Due:  Friday, June 9th.

Friday, June 9, 2017
Be sure to hand in your textbook if you have not already done so.

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