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January 11:  End of the Plains Indians:  East meets West part 2
1. Watch segment 2: Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (part 2) 30 mins
2. Continue to take notes and answer questions posed on the worksheet. (posted below)
Homework:  Inquizzitive Review  Guides.

January 9:  End of the Plains Indians:  East meets West
1. Begin watching Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (part 1) 30 mins
2. Compare what happened in the West with what happened in the South during Reconstruction.
3. Take notes and answer questions posed on the worksheet. (posted below)
Homework:  Inquizzitive Review  Guides.


January 3, 2018: "Heritage, Not Hate" or "A Heritage Of Hate"?
2. Analyze Image above /Define "The Lost Cause"
3. Read Chapter 17 sections 2 and 3:  Write notes on what happened to Reconstruction. (Race, The Government, Economics, Black Leadership)
4. How did the reading support Doug Baldwin's viewpoint?
Homework:  Finish Chapter 17 section 4-7.  Compare and Contrast what happened in the West to what happened in the South (Race, The Government, Economics, Indian Leadership)

Exam Preparation Guide:  See Bottom of this page.

December 20:  What Happened to Reconstruction?
1. Battle of Viewpoints:  Political Cartoon Analysis
2. Analyze the depiction of Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens, compared to that of John Wilkes Booth.  What happened to our textbooks?
3.. Film, Reconstruction the second civil war:  The Lost Cause and the Coushatta Massacre
3. Interpret Supreme Court Cases:  US v. Cruikshank, US v. Reese, Slaughterhouse Cases, Plessy v. Ferguson.
Homework: Quiz on Civil War and Reconstruction (Fort Sumter 1861 through Supreme Court 1896).

December 18:  Reconstruction Part II
1. What was 40 acres and a mule?
2. Film, Reconstruction the second civil war:  Black Codes and Andrew Johnson.
3. Analyze the 14th amendment:  In what ways does it respond to the Johnson presidency?
Homework:  Finish Chapter 15:  What happened to the 14th amendment?  What happened to reconstruction?  What questions do you have?




December 14:  From Civil War to Civil Rights?  Reconstruction.
1. Review the Draft Riots.  Define "Copperheads".
2. Compare and Contrast Gettysburg Address with 2nd Inaugural Address.
3. "Solve" Reconstruction Activity in Groups.  Goal:  Rebuild what was (past)?  Or Improve on it for the future?
Homework:  Chapter 14, section 4. Chapter 15, sections 1 and 2.  a. How did the Civil War end?  b. In what ways did the Civil War not end during Reconstruction?  c. What happened that affected your Reconstruction Goals?

December 12:  Civil War Controversies
1. Sherman.  The Morrill Land Grant Act.  The Emancipation Proclamation.
2. What controversial issues affected the war?  (The draft, The suspension of Habeas Corpus, Antietam/Gettysburg, The Election of 1864 v. The Peace Democrats)
3. In pairs, Analyze two documents:  The Emancipation Proclamation and Sherman's Special Field Order 15.  Discuss the controversies embedding in the document.
Homework:  Watch the New York City Draft Riots. (1:17:00-1:43:00)  a. List causes of the riot.  b. List things that the rioters attacked.  c. How does this video segment help you re-evaluate Lincoln as a president?


December 8:  Lincoln's Leadership during the Civil War
1.  Maps:  Confederacy and Fort Sumter.
2. What should Lincoln do about Fort Sumter:  Consider Options.  Make decisions.
3. Evaluate your decision-making compared with Lincoln's decisions at:  Lincoln's Crossroads
Homework:  Finish your evaluation of Lincoln's Crossroads.  Also read chapter 14, section 2 and 3 in your book.  What things in this section affect your understanding of Lincoln's decision-making?

December 4:  Test Review:  The Causes of the Civil War.
1. How did the electorate vote in 1860?  Why did Lincoln win?
2. How did Lincoln respond to South Carolina's secession?  (What excerpts might he have tweeted back in the day?)
Consider Lincoln's inaugural address.  How did he confront SC's arguments?
Homework:  Study for test on 1836-1861. (Reformers/abolitionists, manifest destiny, TX, MX war, Gold Rush, events of 1850s-- chapter 12 and 13).  Consider why the Crittenden Compromise did not get approved to save the union in 1861.  What did Republicans, Democrats, and other groups find objectionable in it?  Crash Course: expansion and  causes of Civil War.



November 30: Bleeding Kansas and the Election of 1860.
1. Why did the Election of 1860 go the way it did?
2. What split the Democrats?  What did the Republicans stand for?
3. Watch film clip.(51:30-1:22:30)  Had the time arrived for violence?  Compose an answer from the viewpoint of John Brown, S.C. or Abe Lincoln.  
Homework:  Read South Carolina's Declaration of Secession.  1. What were their major arguments? 2. What events of the 1850s did they use to support their arguments? 3. What counter-arguments can you make to their arguments?
November 28: Manifest Destiny, Part II
1. What was Manifest Destiny, really?
2. What did California's history have to say about Manifest Destiny?
3. Why was the fugitive slave act such a bad law?
Homework:  Read chapter 13, section 4 (pp. 445-458).  How did the following themes collide in this section:  Manifest Destiny, political parties, legal institutions?  Write your own questions, too.

November 20:  Manifest Destiny
1. Two views: Poem and Whig Protest.  Reconsider: Honor, Heroism, Sacrifice, Manifest Destiny
2. Where was "American Blood Spilled"?  Was it "American Soil"?
3. Why did Polk say 54'40" or Fight?
Homework:  Watch film (from beginning to 1:20:00)  1. What does this film suggest about manifest destiny?  2. What various effects did manifest destiny have on people/groups in California?  3. Make notes on governmental actions in the film.


November 16:  Why are social reformers feared?
1. What connected diverse social reformers together?
2. Film clip (11:00-22:00)): What actions did abolitionists take?  What actions were taken against them?
3. Read Case study: Prudence Crandall documents  1. Why was Prudence considered so dangerous?  2. Was she more dangerous than those who were against her school?  Give examples.  3. What does this say about the CT state government?
Homework: Read textbook: chapter 13 sections 1-3 (420-445).  1. List connections between this chapter and the previous work we did on the reformers.  2. What questions to you have on Manifest Destiny and the events of expansion?


November 14:  Jacksonian Whodunnit
1. Solve the murder of Andrew Jackson.  Inquest.  Evidence. Verdict.
Homework:  Chapter 12 sections 3 and 4, pp. 391-405
1. Which characters from our crime scene showed up in your reading?
2. What happened to reformers during the Jacksonian Age?
3. What reform methods proved effective?
4. What questions do you have?


November 9: Andrew Jackson:  A President for the People
1. Who saw Andrew Jackson as a hero?  Who saw him as a threat? Film:  1:29:00-1:45:00
2. Investigate Jacksonian Whodunnit
Homework:  YOU are a prime suspect in the murder of Andrew Jackson, and are also the only person who can catch his killer.  Go to the Suspect List at the bottom of this page and follow the directions on it.  You must clear your name, investigate this crime, accuse others and FIND THE KILLER!



Nov 6:  Seizing Florida
1. Which famous Americans were involved in the invasion of Florida?
2. If you were on the House Committee investigating the Seminole Wars, who would you subpoena and why?
3. Compare and Contrast this story with Lewis and Clark
Homework:  Textbook:  Chapter 10: Jacksonian Era Sections 1-3 (pp. 319-333).  1. What thingS surprised you about Jackson's presidency? 2. What thingS did not? 3. In what ways did the Florida story predict the Presidency that Jackson had?  4. Your questions.


October 31:  Lewis and Clark Gear
1. Map the states in the Louisiana Purchase.
2. Read Jefferson's instructions to Lewis and take notes.
3. Sample items in the teaching trunk and try to identify them as:  a) Camp Tools, b) Indian Presents, c) Indian Culture, d) Science
Homework:  Watch: Lewis and Clark (43 mins)
Fill out Jefferson Report Card Note Sheet based on what they did and found on their mission.


10/23: Federalist Opposition to the War of 1812
1. Reading packet:  The Federalist Opposition
a. compare Madison's foreign policy to Jefferson's.
b. What conclusions does this story make about political parties, foreign policy and war?
c. Which of the Hartford Convention proposals do you think were good ideas?
d. What questions do you have?
Homework:  Study for test on Friday (1780s-1815)

10/19: Jefferson's Domestic and Foreign Policy
1.  Sell Madison for the Presidency in 1808 based on the last eight year Republican record.
2. Sell a Federalist for the Presidency in 1808 by attacking the last eight years of Republican rule.
3. Critique or support Jefferson's actions with regard to the Barbary Pirates.
Homework:  Read the Article entitled, "The Bittersweet Victory at Saint Domingue"
1.  How does this story change your understanding of the Louisiana Purchase?  2. Why did they refer to the victory as "Bittersweet"? explain.  3. What ironic things happen in this story?  4. How is domestic policy and foreign policy connected for Jefferson?

10/17:  Foreign Policy: Assess the 1790s
1. Review questions on 1790s
2. Document analysis:  Perspectives on US foreign policy.  Support/oppose Federalist policies
3. Written paragraph:  What grade would you give the Federalists?  Defend your answer with 3 documents and your background knowledge.
4. Hamilton Video:  What grade did they give him?
Homework:  chapter 7, section 1 and 2, Grade Jefferson's presidency.  What evidence defends your grade?

10/12: The First Political Parties: Why did political parties emerge from the Washington administration, even though GW feared political parties?
1. Analyze:  the Alien and Sedition Acts.  React. Why did John Adams sign these laws?  How is 1798 similar to 2017?
2. Solve 4 crises GW faced and give him advice.
3. Define the differences between Hamilton's Federalists and TJ's Republicans.
Homework:  Inquizzitive activity for chapter 6.

10/10:  Constitutional Convention
1. Which new powers were given to the Federal government under the Articles of Confederation?
2. In a committee, prepare to support or attack the Constitution.  (See file below: Constitutional Convention)
3. Ratification Debate.  Federalists v. Anti-Federalists
Homework:  Finish Chapter 6 (sections 4-5).  Did the 1790s prove the Federalists or the Antifederalists correct?  Relate examples.




October 6:  How Responsive Is The Government To Your Problems?
1. Was the state government responsive to the needs of its people in the 1780s?  Consider the issues involved in Shays Rebellion.
2. Shays reading. with questions.
3. Video clip on Shays Rebellion.
4. Thomas Jefferson's views on Rebellion's purpose to our government.
Homework:  Chapter 6 (sections 1-3 up through page 200):  1a. Who saw problems with their governmental system? 1b. What problems did they see?  2.  What major changes were created?  3. If Daniel Shays were interviewed about the Constitution, would he support it?(explain)





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