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May 29-June 2, 2017

posted May 29, 2017, 6:32 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 29, 2017, 6:35 PM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Memorial Day/No School
Tuesday: Watergate Scandal Nixon A & E Biography Homework:  Nixon Resigns 
Wednesday: Nixon resignation speech clipCommon Assessments (Vocab & Writing)  Top 10 stories of the 1970s. Top Ten Defining Moments of 1970s
Thursday: Iran Hostage Crisis
Friday: Scavenger Hunt 1970s-1990s.
7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Memorial Day/No School
Tuesday: Watergate Scandal Nixon A & E Biography Homework:  Nixon Resigns
Wednesday: Common Assessments (Vocab & Writing)  Top 10 stories of the 1970s. Top Ten Defining Moments of 1970s
Thursday: Iran Hostage Crisis
Friday: Scavenger Hunt 1970s-1990s.

May 22-26, 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 8:28 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 24, 2017, 8:46 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Vietnam Website and Study guide Vietnam Website 
Tuesday: View "A Vietnam War Story" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aQbjTKrX14&t=60s Read "An Unwelcome Guest at the Hanoi Hilton". Homework:  Conflicting viewpoints on the Vietnam War. 
Wednesday:Opening/Anticipatory set: Have you Ever Seen the Rain (2:39)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMTPt4OtG4

Read “from Where Have you Gone, Charming Billy” Write Paragraph to respond to the 2 questions in margin on back.

Protesting Vietnam War slide presentation with clips with protest songs. See below.

Read half sheet about protests.  Quiz tomorrow. 

Thursday: Video clips from the film Platoon.  Quiz on Vietnam Unit. 
Friday: No School

Vietnam Protests & Songs


7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Vietnam Website and Study guide Vietnam Website
Tuesday: Finish reading guide with America at War: Ten Biggest Battles of Vietnam. Read "An Unwelcome Guest at the Hanoi Hilton". Homework:  Conflicting viewpoints on the Vietnam War.
Wednesday:  Watch "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMMTPt4OtG4 Vietnam protest songs slide presentation. See below. Read "from where have you gone, Charming Billy" and write a paragraph to respond to the two questions on the back in the right margin. Quiz tomorrow. 
Thursday: Video clips from the film Platoon.  Quiz on Vietnam Unit. 
Friday: No School

May 15-19, 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 6:29 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 22, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Slides 28-37 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Tuesday:  Finish slides of US Civil Rights Movement. King, Carmichael and Malcolm X readings & diagram. Quizlet
Wednesday: Civil Rights Unit Test
Thursday: Begin Vietnam unit.  Gulf of Tonkin simulation.  Watch America: Story of Us,  Millennium episode.  4:21- 11:18. Video Homework:  Vietnam: The War that Split the Nation. This assignment is due Monday with no late work accepted. 
Friday: Reading Activity with America at War:  Vietnam War. (due Monday if not completed in class). Homework:  Vietnam/Korean War comparison. 
7th Honors U.S. History
Monday:  Slides 22-27 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Tuesday: Slides 28-37 of US Civil Rights Movement. 
Wednesday:  Finish slides of US Civil Rights Movement. Quizlet
Thursday: Civil Rights Unit Test
Friday: Begin Vietnam unit. Gulf of Tonkin resolution simulation.  Begin reading activity America at War:  Vietnam War. Complete reading packet.  Homework:  Vietnam: The War that Split the Nation. This assignment is due Monday with no late work accepted. 

May 8-12, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 7:49 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:44 PM ]


U.S. Civil Rights

7th U.S. History
Monday: Read "from My Soul Looks Back in Wonder". Slides 1-10 on U.S. Civil Rights slide presentation. Civil Rights in the USHomework:  Jim Crow's Days are Numbered. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Tuesday: Slides 1-10 on U.S. Civil Rights slide presentation. Homework: Little Rock Nine reading/questions. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Wednesday:  Review goals of CORE. View Freedom Ride film. Homework: "Watson's Go to Birmingham" reading/questions. 
Thursday: 
  1. Read abridged version of King’s letter - class discussion on impacts

  2. Videos of Bull Connor's police officers attacking protesters- slides 22 & 23.

  3. Start March on Washington - Read summaries and watch videos

Friday: Finish March on Washington with primary document activity: March on Washington Final Plans and Program. Primary documents are linked below.

7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Write two facts and one "fib" about Berlin Wall Crisis. Begin Cuban Missile Crisis presentation. Homework:  Cuban Missile Crisis.
Tuesday: Summative assessment of Berlin Wall. Finish Cuban Missile Crisis presentation. KWL on Civil Rights and anticipatory activity. 
Wednesday: Context slides on Civil Rights. Civil Rights Context & Definitions Begin US Civil Rights presentation. 1-5. Homework: Jim Crow's Days are Numbered. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Thursday: Read "from My Soul Looks Back in Wonder". Finish slides through 10 on US Civil Rights. Homework: Little Rock Nine reading/questions. Late work not accepted for this assignment. 
Friday:  Review goals of CORE. View Freedom Ride film with viewing guide. Homework: "Watson's Go to Birmingham" reading/questions. 

Copy of World on the Brink

Copy of Civil Rights: Context and Definitions

U.S. Civil Rights


May 1-5, 2017

posted May 2, 2017, 6:53 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated May 3, 2017, 10:57 AM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Berlin Wall slide presentation.  Homework:  Cuban Missile Crisis
Tuesday: 2 Facts and a Fib on Berlin Wall.  Correct homework. "World on the Brink" slide show. Read "Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis". Berlin Wall
Wednesday: "Pop quiz" on Berlin Wall. Finish "World on the Brink". View nuclear attack scene from The Day After. KWL on Civil Rights movement. Cvil Rights Matching Activity. See below. 
Thursday: Civil Rights Scavenger Hunt. 
Friday: Civil Rights definitions, terms/events videos & discussion, Brown v. Board of Education video. Homework: "Remembering Jim Crow". 

Berlin Wall

Copy of World on the Brink


7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Slide Presentations: "Hope for a Stable World" and "Allies to Enemies"
Tuesday: Cold War videos/slide presentation: "Red Scare & McCarthyism". Homework: McCarthyism
Wednesday: Correct homework. Korean War slide show. Begin 1950's Pop Culture. "Test" tomorrow. 
Thursday: Stamp Activity "Test" 
Friday: Berlin Wall slide show. Homework: Cuban Missile Crisis. 

Hope for a Stable World Fades

Allies to Enemies: Cold War

Cold War Videos

1950's Pop Culture

Korean War


April 24-28, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 2:43 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 2:46 PM ]

7th U.S. History
Monday: Space Race/Arms Race, Sputnik.  (Hour 8 will be ahead. See Tuesday's lesson, due to MCA testing). Sputnik film clip  Read "It All Started With Sputnik". See Google doc below.  Watch America: History of Us.  
Tuesday:  2nd, 4th and 6th hours finish yesterday's lesson. All classes: Korean War Slide presentation. 
Wednesday:Urban Renewal and Boom times cultural changes. See slide presentation linked below. 1950's Pop Culture 4th hour MCA Math test. 
Thursday:  8th hour math test. All other classes finish slide presentation of 1950's pop culture.  Pre-assessment for tomorrow's final assessment. 
Friday:  1950's & the Cold War Stamp assessment. 

1950's Pop Culture



Korean War


It All Started with Sputnik

7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Introduce Website Summative Assessment due next Monday. (May 1st)
Tuesday:  "The Last Days" of WWII slide presentation (See last week's post for a link to this presentation.)
Wednesday: Math MCA during this class. 
Thursday:
Friday:

April 17-21, 2017

posted Apr 17, 2017, 8:25 AM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 2:28 PM ]

7th U.S History
Monday: Continue working on WWII website (summative assessment) Due next Monday.See document below for instructions and rubric.  Slide presentations are all linked below for more information.  
Tuesday: Cold War unit anticipatory activity. "Get Your Game On" 
Wednesday: Post-war Big Vision slide presentations:  Hope for a Stable World Fails and Allies to Enemies linked below. Vocabulary review. McCarthyism & new Red Scare. First two videos on "Cold War" slide show. linked below. Homework: Read "The US Assumes a World Leader's Role" and answer comprehension questions.  (No late assignment accepted). 
Thursday: Correct homework. Read McCarthy primary document. Continue film clips of McCarthyism on "Cold War" slide show. 
Friday: Arms Race, Sputnik, science developments, hydrogen bomb, "Duck & Cover" WWII Website due Monday. America: The Story of Us (start at 36:38 to the end)
Read "It All Started with Sputnik" after viewing this TED Ed film clip. TED Ed 

It All Started with Sputnik

2nd hour will be a day behind beginning on Wed. due to MCA testing during our class on Tuesday. 6th hour will be a day behind beginning on Thursday due to MCA testing during our class. 

Hope for a Stable World Fades


Cold War Videos


Allies to Enemies: Cold War


WWII in Europe


Turning of the Tide



War in the Pacific


The Last Days


The Homefront


7th Honors U.S. History
Monday: Introduction to Totalitarianism, Fascism, Communism and WWII.  Begin WWII in the Pacific slide presentation. 
Tuesday: Finish Pacific slide presentation and WWII in Europe. 
Wednesday: WWII maps of Pacific and Europe due tomorrow. D-Day invasion (Turning of the Tide) slide presentation. 
Thursday: Japanese Internment. Homework: Reading. 
Friday: Home Front Slide presentation and present summative assessment for WWII website. 

See below for slide presentations.

April 3-7, 2017

posted Apr 2, 2017, 6:56 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Apr 6, 2017, 8:14 PM ]

7th US History

Monday: RAFT due.  Review WWII maps.  Both are due Wednesday.  Read primary document regarding Japanese Internment during WWII.  Watch video Japanese InternmentRead interview with Fred Korematsu. Homework:  America Prepares for War. Due tomorrow. No late assignment accepted. 
Tuesday:  Finish Japanese Internment lesson by reading Scopes magazine article. Read biographies. Watch film clip. Pick a Position. Due tomorrow. Maps due Thursday. 
Wednesday: WWII maps due tomorrow. WWII in the Pacific.  Slide presentation and timeline.  Complete "The Big Picture."
Thursday: Watch portions of the WWII episode of "America: The Story of Us."  Slide presentation on European Theater. (linked below)
Friday: Slide presentation on D-Day and the end of the war. 
7th Honors US History
Monday: Finish stock market simulation.  Reflection paragraph.  Great Depression, Dust Bowl and New Deal readings. Complete "quizzes".
Tuesday:  Finish Great Depression readings and quizzes.  Exit slip. Quiz tomorrow.  Quizlet
Wednesday: Great Depression Quiz.  Introduce Holocaust unit and begin Gallery Walk.
Thursday: Finish Holocaust Gallery Walk. Read "The Boys Who Fought Hitler".
Friday: View "I'm Still Here" and read selected diary entries. Reflection. 

March 27-30, 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 12:37 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 7:12 PM ]

7th US History
Monday: Read Whispering Town. View Elie Wiesel & Oprah at Auschwitz. Auschwitz Death Camp
Tuesday:  Finish watching Elie Wiesel & Oprah at Auschwitz and introduce writing assessment. See Word document below (Holocaust R.A.F.T) Due Monday. 
Wednesday: Attack on Pearl Harbor lesson. Watch first ten min. of America: The Story of Us, WWII episode.  
Thursday: WWII mapping activities. Due Monday. 
Friday: No School. Teacher Workshop
7th Honors US History
Monday: Read controversial issues on Immigration of the 1920s. Compare to today. Questions due tomorrow. 
Tuesday: 1920's slide presentation:  Red Scare, Great Migration, KKK, Roaring 20s. See link below. 
Wednesday: Introduce stock market crash with slide show below; Simulate Stock Market crash
Thursday: Finish stock market simulation. 
Friday: No School. Teacher Workshop.

March 20-24, 2017

posted Mar 19, 2017, 2:31 PM by Brenda Svendsen   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

7th US History
Monday: Introduce concept of Fascism. Venn Diagram comparing Fascism to Democracy. Complete chart in class comparing Italian, German, Russian and Japanese totalitarian governments. 
Watch "The Path to Nazi Genocide" Homework: Reading: "The World is Threatened by Dictators" and questions (questions linked below; unable to link reading). 
Tuesday: Holocaust Gallery Walk
Wednesday: Finish Holocaust Gallery Walk. Kristallnacht slide show with children's book. 
Thursday: 
Friday:
7th Honors US History
Monday: Map practice. Slide presentation linked below. WWI-The Road to War.
Tuesday: Map practice. Slide presentation: America Prepares for War.
Wednesday: Map practice. Versailles Treaty & end of War. PearDeck for important people to know. 
Thursday: WWI Map quiz Test tomorrow. quizlet
Friday: WWI Test

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