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  • Monday 5/14/18
    Today students learned about the Battle of Antietam (Start at the 45 minute mark).  They completed this video guide as they watched. We also examined the Emancipation Proclamation as well as these other texts and determined where Lincoln freed the slaves or they freed themselves.
    Posted May 15, 2018, 1:13 PM by Garrett Smothers
  • Tuesday 5/8/18
    Today students were given the first five minutes of class to work on their California Maps. The test well be Wednesday 5/16/18. The practice map is due this Thursday.

    Today we discussed the basic strategy for each side in the Civil War. Students  recorded information on this map based on this slideshow. Students also took notes in this graphic organizer on the advantages and disadvantages each side had at the beginning of the war.
    Posted May 8, 2018, 3:23 PM by Garrett Smothers
  • Thursday 4/26/18
    Today students started class by adding elements from the South to their U.S. Regions map:

    1. Use the map on pages 298-299 to draw the path of the Trail of Tears. Label it Trail of Tears. Draw a picture to show what the Trail of Tears was.
    2. Write Steamboats. Draw a small picture to represent steamboats.
    3. Write  PLantations, Agriculture, (Farming), Cotton, and Slavery. Use the rest of the space to draw a picture that represents all four of these things.

    Today we finished watching the excerpt from Roots. Students finished their History of Slavery Graphic Organizer. They then used their notes and responses for an open-note quiz.


    Posted Apr 26, 2018, 3:33 PM by Garrett Smothers
  • Tuesday 4/24/18
    Today instead of starters, students filled in information for the North Region on this expanded U.S. map

    We continued our examination of the institution of slavery in the United States. Students recorded their discoveries in this graphic organizer as we finished listening to the podcast from Friday, as well as read through the texts in this packet. Students should now have entries in their graphic organizers for "History is not a toy," Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Ann Jacobs.
    Posted Apr 24, 2018, 3:14 PM by Garrett Smothers
  • Friday 4/20/18
    Today students compared the impact of the Industrial Revolution to the potential impact of the Automation Revolution that continues to occur to this day. Students used this graphic organizer to record their findings and wrote a response to the prompt on the back.

    We moved on to examine the United States' history of slavery. Students listened to the report on this site. During the coming lessons, students will be introduced to a variety of sources on the topic of slavery. They will use this graphic organizer to record their discoveries.
    Posted Apr 20, 2018, 3:17 PM by Garrett Smothers
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