THIS WEEK

(Items that are bold, italicized, and underlined will be collected for a grade.)
(All other items are to be studied for assessments.)

Monday 10/15/18 (Day 2 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question identifying how, unlike the Federalists, the Democratic Republicans objected to the interference of the national government in the economy. 
  • Students will view a clip on Discovery Education explaining the conflicting views in 1791 on the role of the federal government in American society.
  • Students will define the words aliencaucusnullifypartisan, and sedition.
  • Students will read pp. 267-272 in Chapter 8 "A New Nation".
  • Students will construct/discuss notes 21-30 on the assigned reading covering the opposing views of Americans regarding domestic and foreign policies, the emergence of political parties, the Federalist Party, the Democratic Republican Party, the implied powers within the Constitution, political parties and the people's role in them, President Washington's dilemma between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, the Election of 1796, President John Adams, the XYZ Affair, the undeclared naval war with the French, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolution involving states' rights.
  • Students will complete a reading exercise on the Alien and Sedition Acts, comparing them with today's concerns regarding immigration and security.
  • Students will complete a reading activity on the involvement of political parties in American government and explain the various challenges and points to consider with that involvement.
  • Learning Log # 3 

    What are the names of the two major political parties in the United States of America? Do you know their symbols?


  • On p. 272 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.
Tuesday 10/16/18 (Day 1 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question describing the President's role in how a federal bill becomes a law.
  • Students will view a clip on Brain Pop explaining the process of how a bill becomes a law.
  • Students will read pp. 217-227 in the text, "Civics in Action".
  • Students will complete a reading exercise on the process of amending the Constitution and describe the methods used to make changes to the document.
  • Students will complete a reading activity on and illustrate how a bill becomes a law in the legislative branch.
  • Students will summarize how the Constitution can be amended and how a bill becomes a law, add their own thoughts on the processes, and construct a clarifying statement or question for discussion. 
  • On pp.. 222 and 227 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.
Wednesday 10/17/18 (Day 2 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question describing the President's role in how a federal bill becomes a law.
  • Students will view a clip on Brain Pop explaining the process of how a bill becomes a law.
  • Students will read pp. 217-227 in the text, "Civics in Action".
  • Students will complete a reading exercise on the process of amending the Constitution and describe the methods used to make changes to the document.
  • Students will complete a reading activity on and illustrate how a bill becomes a law in the legislative branch.
  • Students will summarize how the Constitution can be amended and how a bill becomes a law, add their own thoughts on the processes, and construct a clarifying statement or question for discussion. 
  • On pp.. 222 and 227 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.
Thursday 10/18/18 (Day 1 of Lesson)
  • Students will complete a test on Chapter 8 "A New Nation".
Friday 10/19/18 (Day 2 of Lesson)
  • Students will complete a test on Chapter 8 "A New Nation".





LAST WEEK

(Items that are bold, italicized, and underlined will be collected for a grade.)
(All other items are to be studied for assessments.)

Monday 10/8/18
  • Holiday
Tuesday 10/9/18
  • Holiday
Wednesday 10/10/18 (Day 1 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question determining how Americans regarded Jay's Treaty with the British as dishonorable. 
  • Students will view a clip on Discovery Education identifying how Jay's Treaty between the United States of America and the British Empire led to an undeclared naval war between the Americans and the French. 
  • Students will define the words impressment and neutrality.
  • Students will read pp. 263-266 in Chapter 8 "A New Nation".
  • Students will construct/discuss notes 11-20 on the assigned reading covering the Whiskey Rebellion, the struggle over Western territories, war against the Shawnee Tribe, the Battle of Fallen Timbers, difficulties with European empires, President Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality, the impressment of Americans by the British, Jay's Treaty with the British, Pinckney's Treaty with the Spanish, and President Washington's Farewell Address.
  • Students will interpret and analyze a political cartoon of the French Revolution.
  • Using President George Washington's Farewell Address as a primary source, students will explain the importance of national unity and pride.
  • Learning Log # 2 The Mississippi River has several major tributaries and smaller rivers which flow into it. Can you name some of them? Why was the Mississippi River and its system of smaller rivers  so strategically important in American history?
  • On p. 266 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.
Thursday 10/11/18 (Day 2 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question determining how Americans regarded Jay's Treaty with the British as dishonorable. 
  • Students will view a clip on Discovery Education identifying how Jay's Treaty between the United States of America and the British Empire led to an undeclared naval war between the Americans and the French. 
  • Students will define the words impressment and neutrality.
  • Students will read pp. 263-266 in Chapter 8 "A New Nation".
  • Students will construct/discuss notes 11-20 on the assigned reading covering the Whiskey Rebellion, the struggle over Western territories, war against the Shawnee Tribe, the Battle of Fallen Timbers, difficulties with European empires, President Washington's Proclamation of Neutrality, the impressment of Americans by the British, Jay's Treaty with the British, Pinckney's Treaty with the Spanish, and President Washington's Farewell Address.
  • Students will interpret and analyze a political cartoon of the French Revolution.
  • Using President George Washington's Farewell Address as a primary source, students will explain the importance of national unity and pride.
  • Learning Log # 2 The Mississippi River has several major tributaries and smaller rivers which flow into it. Can you name some of them? Why was the Mississippi River and its system of smaller rivers  so strategically important in American history?
  • On p. 266 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.
Friday 10/12/18 (Day 1 of Lesson)
  • Students will respond to a released iLEAP question identifying how, unlike the Federalists, the Democratic Republicans objected to the interference of the national government in the economy. 
  • Students will view a clip on Discovery Education explaining the conflicting views in 1791 on the role of the federal government in American society.
  • Students will define the words alien, caucus, nullify, partisan, and sedition.
  • Students will read pp. 267-272 in Chapter 8 "A New Nation".
  • Students will construct/discuss notes 21-30 on the assigned reading covering the opposing views of Americans regarding domestic and foreign policies, the emergence of political parties, the Federalist Party, the Democratic Republican Party, the implied powers within the Constitution, political parties and the people's role in them, President Washington's dilemma between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, the Election of 1796, President John Adams, the XYZ Affair, the undeclared naval war with the French, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the Virginia and Kentucky Resolution involving states' rights.
  • Students will complete a reading exercise on the Alien and Sedition Acts, comparing them with today's concerns regarding immigration and security.
  • Students will complete a reading activity on the involvement of political parties in American government and explain the various challenges and points to consider with that involvement.
  • Learning Log # 3 

    What are the names of the two major political parties in the United States of America? Do you know their symbols?


  • On p. 272 in the text, students will copy and answer question 2-5.