Course Description

This course covers U.S. history topics with an emphasis on the 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, we deal extensively with learning how to read, understand, and interpret a wide variety of both primary and secondary texts. We also aim to put the knowledge and understanding we are gaining into practice. This will be achieved in two ways: First, through regular class discussions, simulations, "history labs", and occasional assigned oral presentations or debates. Second, through the regular writing of focused essays and short responses. Though challenging, this course is extremely important in understanding America as it exists in the world today. Students will be rewarded in a number of ways for the effort they put into it. Finally, if the past is any guide to the present – and I believe that you will learn that it is – this course will be one of the most enjoyable and beneficial that you will take.

About This Website

Below you will find links to any recent announcements regarding Homework Assignments and Unit Vocabulary. "The Fridge" features the best samples of student work on past and current units of study.  In addition, their are a number of links on the side of this page to help give you additional information about this course.  The Class Calendar will keep you updated on upcoming tests, field trips, history labs, and other major assignments.  Be sure to check out the "Useful Links/Study Materials" and "Helpful Videos" if you are looking for any additional information on something we are studying in class to help prepare you for summatives.  

Homework Assignments

  • 7 Nov 2018 Students will need to complete the "Bleeding Kansas and  the Caning of Charles Sumner" handout for their interactive notebooks.  Students should scan the QR code on the worksheet to help ...
    Posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:41 AM by Brittany Philibert
  • Formative Tomorrow 31 Oct 2018 Tomorrow we will be taking a formative assessment over slavery and abolition prior to the Civil War.  Students should study tonight for homework.  I attempted to upload the PowerPoints we ...
    Posted Oct 30, 2018, 10:29 AM by Brittany Philibert
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The Fridge

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  • Summative 20 Oct 2016 The summative for Unit 2 will be next Thursday, 20 Oct.  Students are responsible for turning in 20 CYOA points for this summative that are due with the test.  Students ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2016, 7:42 AM by Brittany Philibert
  • New Learning Target Today we started a new Learning Target. Learning Target 2 "I can examine the slave system in the south and describe what life was like for slaves".  We will have ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 1:09 PM by Brittany Philibert
  • Unit One Vocabulary (The North and the South) LT 1: "I can compare and contrast the social and economic structure of the North and the South prior to the Civil War." Telegraph: an apparatus that used electric signals ...
    Posted Sep 8, 2016, 12:56 PM by Brittany Philibert
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