April 1, 2020

Hello to all.  I hope you all are staying in isolation.  I miss you all.
There are several topics we didn't get to discuss before this all began.  If you are interested, the following is a list of topics you can explore on your own. As you are learning, don't forget to ask yourself what the impact of each has had on Louisiana.

I will post resources as I find them.  

Huey Long
  1. the Great Depression
  2. Long as governor of LA
  3. Long as senator,  Share our Wealth vs. The New Deal
The Great Flood of 1927
  1. social and economic impacts
  2. role of levee system
World War II
  1. the Louisiana Maneuvers
  2. Higgins boats  Did you know that the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was built there because of LA's role in the war?  Find out why, of all the places in the United States this museum could have been built,  it was built in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Civil Rights movement in Louisiana
  1. Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
  2. Ruby Bridges


 





WEEK OF MARCH 9-13, 2020
OBJECTIVE:  8.2.7 EXPLAIN THE MAJOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECON CHANGES THAT AFFECTED LA DURING THE PROGRESSIVE, GREAT DEPRESSION, AND HUEY LONG ERAS
MONDAY, MARCH 9
The Progressive Era - What was the purpose of the movement
Impact of the Progressive Movement in LA
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
Industries in LA
Economic Impact of Industry in LA - describe the economic impact that industry has had on LA
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
Populism and Power Item Set test
THURSDAY, MARCH 13
OBJECTIVE:  ANALYZE CAUSES/EFFECTS OF MAJOR EVENTS/EVALUATE IMPACT ON GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF LA 8.2.5
The Flood of 1927 - to describe what the impact of the flood had on the physical environment of LA
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
Impacts of the Great Flood - to identify the social. political, and economic changes that occurred because of the 1927 Flood

WEEK OF MARCH 2-6, 2020
OBJECTIVE:  EXPLAIN THE MAJOR SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECON CHANGES THAT AFFECTED LA DURING THE PROGRESSIVE, GREAT DEPRESSION, AND HUEY LONG ERAS
MONDAY, MARCH 2
Reconstruction Ends - What impact did Reconstruction have on LA?
Bourbon Democrats - what beliefs from the antebellum era led to the rise of the Bourbon Democrats 
Bourbon Politics - how was the Bourbon Demo able to satay in political power
TUESDAY, MARCH 3
Louisiana Lottery - identify positive and negative aspects of the LA Lottery Comp
Convict Leasing - determine how the implementation of convict leasing was an attempt by the B Demo to bring back cheap and enslaved labor
Constitution of 1879 - explain the ways the constitution kept the BD in power
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
Jim  Crow Laws - what was the purpose of the laws
Plessy v Ferguson - Describe the effects of Af Am in LA
THURSDAY, MARCH 5
Constitutions of 1868 v 1898 - similarities and differences, what was the collective effect of both documents
The Economic State of LA - analyze to determine what the current economic state was of LA farmers after Recon
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
Populist Era - why did the people of LA feel the need to create a new political party

WEEKS FEBRUARY 10-14 AND 17-21, 2020
MONDAY, FEB 10
OBJECTIVE:  IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LA DURING THE ANTEBELLUM, CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION ERAS
Reconstruction Economy - Analyze how LA's economy changed from the Antebellum to the Reconstruction Period
Reconstruction Map - due Feb 17
TUESDAY, FEB 11
Freedman's Bureau - determine ways the bureau supported either or both the black and white citizens of LA during Reconstruction
The Amendments - What impact did the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the US constitution have on slaves in LA?
The Black Codes - What was the purpose of the black codes and why did planters enact them into law?
WEDNESDAY, FEB 12
Carpetbaggers and Scalawags - could political conflict arise much like the French and Americans had during Antebellum between people of LA and carpetbaggers and scalawags?
Political Battles in LA - What was the reason for the protest seen in the 1866 New Orleans Riot?
THURSDAY, FEB 13 - TUESDAY, FEB 18
REVIEW UNIT 3 MATERIAL FOR TEST
WEDNESDAY, FEB 19 AND THURSDAY, FEB 20
UNIT 3 ASSESSMENT

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 3-7, 2020
OBJECTIVE:  IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LOUISIANA DURING THE .... CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (8.2.6)
MONDAY
Antebellum Society
1.  Reasons for and Against Slavery - describe the views of black planters and an abolitionist with regards to slavery
2.  Plantation Owners of Color DBQ - analyze the view of black planters with respect to slavery
Essay:  What conclusion can be made about black planters' views with respect to slavery

TUESDAY
Antebellum Politics
1. The Political Divide - to understand the possible problems that could arise politically in LA
2.  Napoleonic Code vs. Common Law
WEDNESDAY
The Whig Party in LA DBQ - describe the differences between the voters of the Whig Party and why they come together for political power
LA's Constitutional Conventions - describe the changes to the constitutions of 1845 and 1852
THURSDAY
Civil War
1.  The Plan - analyze sources to determine the Union plan for capturing the Miss River
2.  The economic Impact of the Blockade - to determine the economic impact the federal blockade had on LA and the South.
How did the blockade impact LA economically?
FRIDAY
Civil War economy
1.  Economy During the War - determine purpose and impact of blockade
2.  Rule of the Beast - identify whether or not the decisions made by Gen Butler had a positive or negative effect on New Orleans

WEEK OF JANUARY 27-31, 2020
OBJECTIVE:  IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LOUISIANA DURING THE .... CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION (8.2.6)
MONDAY
New Inventions DBQ to learn how new inventions/innovations improved Louisiana's economy
TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY
Antebellum Economy Test
THURSDAY 
The People of Antebellum Louisiana - analyze sources to describe cultural groups, their contributions to LA culture, the conflict they had at the time, cause of the conflict.  Graphic organizer
FRIDAY
A City Divided DBQ - to determine why New Orleans was so divided after the LA Purchase


WEEK OF JANUARY 13-17, 2020
OBJECTIVE:  IDENTIFY AND DESCRIBE THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND POLITICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LOUISIANA DURING THE ANTEBELLUM ERA (8.2.6)
MONDAY-TUESDAY
Antebellum Era: North vs South chart economic differences between the North and the South
Plantation Economy: graphic organizer
WEDNESDAY
Factors of Production - the purpose is to determine how factors of production influenced the development of the antebellum economy
THURSDAY
Supply and Demand - to infer how supply or demand woudl impact the price of a good or service sold
FRIDAY
White Gold and Cotton King - to analyze the factors that led to sugar and cotton being predominant cash crops in LA


WEEK OF DECEMBER 9-13, 2019
MONDAY, DEC 9
Begin Unit 3 19th Century LA -A State in Conflict
Objective:  Analyze causes and effects of major events and evaluate their impact on the growth and development of LA
Not a Yet a State-CHART- the purpose of this activity is to identify the political, economic, social, and geographic impacts on LA in regards to the LA Purchase

TUESDAY, DEC 10
This Is Our Home - CHART - the purpose is to analyze the reasons why the people of LA would be angry or upset with LA being taken over by the Americans

WEDNESDAY, DEC 11
The German Coast Uprising - the purpose is to analyze the causes that explain why there was an uprising of slaves in 1911
On to Orleans - to describe the reasons that caused the slaves of the German Coast to rise up and revolt against their owners

THURSDAY, DEC 12
Neutral Ground and West Florida - to compare and contrast the regions of the Neutral Strip and West Florida
LA's Constitution - compare and contrast the LA and US constitutions

FRIDAY, DEC 13
Becoming a State DBQ - the purpose is the analyze the process and decisions that were needed to be made in order for LA to become a state.  
Writing Task:  students will develop a claim that will determine whether or not LA should have been accepted as the 18th state in the US

WEEK OF DECEMBER 16-20, 2019

MONDAY, DEC 16
War of 1812-the purpose of this task is to analyze the events that caused the War of 1812
Roots of the War of 1812
Writing Task- describe the reasons why the Americans declared war on Great Britain in 1812
TUESDAY, DEC 17
The Battle of New Orleans - the purpose of this activity is to describe how the geographic features and the positioning of the American Army helped defeat the British army at New Orleans
Read sources and complete guided questions
Writing task
WEDNESDAY, DEC 18
Early Territorial Period Item Set - GRADED
Describe 2 reasons why the Americans would want to protect and control New Orleans
Analyze the reasons why different cultural groups did not want the Americans in New Orleans
THURSDAY, DEC 19
Antebellum Era:  North vs South CHART
Plantation Economy - graphic organizer



WEEK OF DECEMBER 2-6, 2019
Unit 2 test is Thursday and Friday of this week
We will begin Unit 3 next week
MONDAY, DEC 2
Unit 2 assessment review day 2-Spanish colonial LA
TUESDAY, DEC 3
Unit 2 assessment review day 3-LA Purchase
WEDNESDAY, DEC 4
unit 2 Assessment Part 1 - Extended Essay
THURSDAY, DEC 5
Unit 2 Assessment Part 2 - Multiple Choice
FRIDAY, DEC 6
Begin Unit 3


WEEK OF NOV  18-22, 2019
MONDAY, NOV 18
WRITING TASK:  CHOOSE ONE
Was America's decision to purchase LA wise?
Was the decision constitutional?
TUESDAY, NOV 19
International Trade and the LA Purchase DBQ - How did the Port of New Orleans affect the international economy as a result of the LA Purchase
Writing Task:  Analyze how the Port of New Orleans affected the international economy as a result of the LA Purchase
WEDNESDAY, NOV 20
Louisiana Purchase Item Set - GRADED
THURSDAY, NOV 21
International Trade and the LA Purchase Task Set-GRADED
How did the port of New Orleans affect the international economy after the LA Purchase?
FRIDAY, NOV 22
Unit 2 Assessment Review Day 1-French Colonial LA


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019
MONDAY, NOV 11
Galvez and the American Revolution - to learn about Galvez's role in the Am Rev. and complete a map of Galvez's battles
Treaty of Paris 1763 - describe what the Spanish and LA gained as a result of the treaty
TUESDAY, NOV 12
Pinckney's Treaty - determine the most important provision given to the Americans by the treaty
Port of NOLA-Shut - to determine the impact the closing of the port had on the Americans and decide whether or not the Spanish and the French were justified in their decisions
WEDNESDAY, NOV 13
We Want LA Back - Why did France want LA back?
Treaty of San Ildefonso - What did France and Spain gain from the treaty?
Why I Want to Sell - describe the reasons Napoleon wanted to sell LA to the Americans
THURSDAY, NOV 14
Thomas Jefferson - determine Jefferson's pt. of view on the West, NOLA, and foreign countries
Manifest Destiny - explain the term
FRIDAY, NOV 15
Activity 1:  Was America's Decision to Purchase LA Wise? analyze America's decision and write an essay that analzyes if the decision to purchase LA was wise or not

Activity 2:  Was the decision constitutional?
1.  Did the constitution allow for new states to be created from taking foreign territories?
2.  Did Jefferson have the constitutional right to negotiate the deal?
Writing Task:  Develop an argument for whether or not the LA Purchase was constitutional or not.



WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4-8, 2019
MONDAY, NOV 4
Spanish Impact of LA's Development - to analyze the economic legacy of the Spanish in LA
TUESDAY, NOV 5
Louisiana and the American Revolution
" Why did Spain join the American Revolution?" DBQ  to determine why and how Spain  helped the American Revolution
WEDNESDAY, NOV 6
Galvez and the American Revolution -  analyze how Spain helped the American Revolution
"Treaty Of Paris 1783"  What did Spain and LA gain as a result of the treaty?
THURSDAY, NOV 7
Pinckney's Treaty - what was the most important provision given to the Americans by the treaty?
Port of NOLA Shut - What impact did the closing of the port have on the Americans?
Were the Spanish and French justified in their decision?
FRIDAY, NOV 8
"We Want LA Back" - Why did France want LA back?
"Treaty of San Ildefonso - What did France and Spain gain from the treaty?
"Why I Want to Sell" - describe the reasons Napoleon wanted to sell LA to the Americans


Week of Oct. 28-Nov 1, 2019
We are a day off this week.  Spanish rule will be Tuesday
French and Indian War map DUE Friday, Nov 1st
Monday, Oct. 28
Spanish Rule of LA - to analyze/chart the cause and effect of decisions made by Spanish leadership
Tuesday, Oct. 29 
move to Wed
Spanish Settlement DBQ
Wednesday, Oct. 30
move to Thurs
Spanish Settlement Item Set - GRADED
Thursday, Oct. 31
move to Fri
Spanish Economics - to analyze how Spanish economic policies would have affected LA during its Spanish colonial period
CR:  Describe 2 ways in which supply and demand affected LA's economy during the Spanish colonial period
Friday, Nov 1
move to Nov 4
Spanish Impact of LA's Development - to analyze the economic legacy of the Spanish in LA

Week of Oct 21-25, 2019
Monday, Oct. 21
LA as a Proprietorship continued
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Mississippi Bubble Item Set - GRADED
Wednesday, Oct. 23
French and Indian War - describe political, economic, and geographical causes of the French and Indian War
Thursday, Oct. 24
Reasons for the French and Indian War - to determine why each nation fought for control of the Ohio River Valley
Friday, Oct. 25
Push - Pull factor for Migration
Acadian Migration - to determine whether the migration of the Acadians of LA was based on push or pull factors

WEEK OF OCTOBER 7-11, 2019
Monday, Oct.  6
Early Explorers of LA continued

Tuesday, Oct. 7
French Colonization DBQ - to determine why the French colonized LA

Wednesday, Oct. 8
French Settlements - to strategically look at reasons why three different early explorers selected three different locations to settle at in LA and determine how this impacted the colony as a whole
Chart settlements of Iberville, St. Denis, and Bienville along with geographic features and reasons for settling the region

Thursday, Oct. 9
French economics Cause and Effect - to analyze the causes and effects of major events and evaluate their impact on the growth and development of LA
Chart the causes, effects, and impacts of the three forms of economies

Friday, Oct. 10
Louisiana as a Proprietorship - to analyze the proprietorship of LA and the Mississippi Bubble
Determine first proprietor of LA and explain the Mississippi Bubble


WEEK OF SEPT 30- OCT. 4, 2019
Monday-Unit test completed
Tuesday Oct 1
Unit 2 vocabulary
Colonial LA timeline
Isle of Orleans map
Wednesday Oct 2
students will make Unit 1 test corrections
Thursday Oct 3 - Friday Oct 4
Oct 3 Early Explorers of Louisiana DBQ - read about early explorers  DeSoto and Lasalle and complete comparison chart
country of origin, why exploring, accomplishments, cause of death
Oct 4 Early Explorers questions:  compare relationship of French and Spanish with Native Americans, compare and contrast explorations, why did they start exploration in location that they did?

WEEK OF SEPT 23-27, 2019

SEPT 23 TEACHER OUT

SEPT 24-25
unit 1 review continued
Sept 24 review coastal erosion and solutions to coastal erosion, natural resources
Sept 25 review prehistoric and historic indian groups and Poverty Point

SEPT 26-27
Unit 1 Assessment students will have 2 class periods to complete assessment
Sept 27
early finishers of assessment will begin vocabulary for Unit 2 and begin work on French Louisiana Timeline





WEEK OF SEPT 16-20, 2019

SEPT 16
Historic Indian Tribes of LA
SEPT 17-18
Comparing Settlements DBQ ( document-based questions) the purpose is to have students compare and contrast the reasons why both Native Americans and Europeans settled Louisiana
Sept 17-teacher and students will analyze documents and answer document specific questions
Sept 18-students will write an extended essay that compares and contrast settlement of both Native Americans and Europeans
Sept 19-20
 Unit 1 Review
Sept 19- review latitude/longitude, time zones, climate, geography (major rivers, boundaries, major cities, delta)
Sept 20- review geographic land regions and cultural regions

Week of August 5-9, 2019
Thursday, August 8
Introductions, class rules and procedures
"Why Study History?" class discussion

Friday, August 9
Objective:  Use maps, charts, and diagrams; apply knowledge of geography skills
Agenda
Mapping Louisiana-neighbors, major cities, major rivers, other geographical features.
Due Tuesday, August 13-GRADED


Week of August 12-16, 2019
Monday, August 12
Objective:  Use maps, charts, and diagrams; apply knowledge of geography skills
Agenda
"Louisiana's Location and Climate"  the purpose the this activity is to map LA's location, plot longitude and latitude, discover LA's time zone in relation to rest of the U. S.  and LA's boundaries

Tuesday, August 13
Objective:  predict consequences of environmental modifications on LA and its inhabitants
Agenda
Human and Natural Interaction to LA's Environment:  read and chart interaction and impacts intended/actual.  Topics include:  canals, flood control, human/natural disasters, and introduced species

Wednesday, August 14
Objective:  predict consequences of environmental modifications on LA and its inhabitants
Agenda
Human and Natural Interaction to LA's Environment - continued
  • Hurricane Katrina video
  • population increase/decrease following Katrina - map
  • Constructed Response (written):  Describe two economic impacts of coastal erosion in LA
Thursday, August 15
Objective:  predict consequences of environmental modifications on LA and its inhabitants
Agenda
"Solutions to Coastal Erosion"  the purpose is to learn how solutions benefit the LA coast
Read and chart: sediment diversion, barrier islands, creating marsh, and shoreline protection

Friday, August 16
Objective:  locate and describe the physical and political features of LA;  Use maps, charts, diagrams,...
Agenda
Louisiana's Waterways - Chart descriptions of rivers, lakes, bayous
Mapping - LA's  Major Rivers 
Due Tuesday, August 20 - GRADED


Week of August 19-23, 2019
Monday, August 19
Objective:  Locate and describe the physical/political features of LA
Agenda
"LA's Geographic Regions"  read/annotate sources on LA's geographic land regions:  Mississippi Floodplain,Terraces,
Marsh, Red River Valley, Hills    CHART:  location, physical features, flora

Tuesday, August 20
Objective:  locate and describe the physical and political features of LA;  Use maps, charts, diagrams,..
Agenda
LA's Natural Resources - the purpose is to learn LA's natural resources and CHART:  industry location, how LA geography and climate support the industry, and how the industry affects LA's economy

Wednesday, August 21
Objectives: 
 Analzye how the physical and natural resources of LA affectee migration patterns of  cultural groups
Describe the causes/effects of cultural diffusion and its impact on diversity in LA
Agenda
LA's Cultural Regions  - the purpose of the activity is to identify LA's cultural regions and the cultural groups that settled in each region:  Sportsman's Paradise, Crossroads, Cajun Country, Plantation Country, and Greater New Orleans
CHART:  other names for region, description or region, ethnic groups that settled region, reasons for settling

Wednesday, August 22
Objectives:  
Analzye how the physical and natural resources of LA affect migration patterns of  cultural groups
Describe the causes/effects of cultural diffusion and its impact on diversity in LA
Agenda
Prehistoric Indians of LA - read/chart information on LA's prehistoric Indians: Paleo-, Meso-, Neo-
CHART:  time period, sedentary/nomadic, food, tools/weapons, and shelter

Thursday, August 23
Objectives:
Describe the contributions of explorers and early settlement groups to LA development
Describe the importance of the Miss. River as it relates to historical events in LA history
Agenda
Poverty Point Louisiana DBQ (Document-based questioning)  complete DBQ to answer:  Were the Poverty Point Indians interdependent on other Indian societies throughout America?

Friday, August 24
Objectives:
Describe the contributions of explorers and early settlement groups to LA development
Describe the importance of ths Miss. River as it relates to historical events in LA history
Agenda
Historic Indian Groups of LA - the purpose is to identify the diff groups of Indians, geographic location, traditions, way of life, and other interesting facts