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


























                                    
 


























































 


































 
 
 
 









 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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