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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.   





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