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Be sure when you read below that you are reading the correct class (US1- freshmen vs. US2- sophomores).

US2 06/08/09 Monday

posted Jun 8, 2009, 12:01 PM by Carla Aiello

Today we reviewed for final exams.

This slide show contains all the images that may be on your exam.  You should be able to identify the era and significance of the image.
There are some questions in the slideshow as well.

See you tomorrow for exams!

US1 06/08/09 Monday

posted Jun 8, 2009, 4:01 AM by Carla Aiello   [ updated Jun 8, 2009, 12:04 PM ]

Today we played review games for Final Exams.

You can play them at home to review :)

US2 06/05/09 Friday

posted Jun 5, 2009, 2:00 PM by Carla Aiello   [ updated Jun 6, 2009, 4:58 AM ]

Today we reviewed for the final exam. 

HW:  Use your study guide (attached) to review chapters 22-33 for the final exam.
On Monday, we will review images and documents that will be on the exam. 

US1 06/05/09 Friday

posted Jun 5, 2009, 1:57 PM by Carla Aiello

Warm up: What was the context of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address? 

Today we reviewed the format and requirements for the final exam essay.

HW:  Use the study guide to review chapters 6-12 for the final exam.

US1 06/04/09 Thursday

posted Jun 4, 2009, 12:27 PM by Carla Aiello

I did not see any freshmen (C, D, or F) yesterday.

So, today...

Warm up:  What was the Plessy case about?  What did the court find?

Classwork objectives:  Prepare for essay portion of final exam.  Discuss Plessy case as part of the "end of reconstruction".  Evaluate the judge's justification for upholding the Plessy decision and describe the effects of Plessy (the doctrine of separare but equal).  We also had a rousing debate about what is equal vs. what is fair today.  Link.

HW: Re-read Lincoln's 2nd inagural address.  Final exam review questions are attached.

US2 06/02/09 Tuesday

posted Jun 2, 2009, 1:52 PM by Carla Aiello

Warm up:  Why was the Watergate scandal so named?

Classwork objectives:  Analyze how Nixon sought to increase the power of the Presidency.  Summarize the details and scandal of the Watergate break-in.   Notes are attached.   We discussed Nixon's attitude and beliefs that led him to participate (at  the very least) in the cover up of the Watergate break in.  We watched a video clip of Nixon's resignation speech.

HW:  Read 33.2 (on p. 1040) about Regan.  Complete #2 on p. 1044- do a thorough job on the long term and short term effects, please.

US1 06/02/09 Tuesday

posted Jun 2, 2009, 1:08 PM by Carla Aiello   [ updated Jun 2, 2009, 1:56 PM ]

Warm up:  What does it mean to "reconstruct"?  Just a generic definition.

Classwork objectives:  Compare and contrast Presidential and Congressional Reconstruction.  Describe the successes and limitations of reconstruction.  Notes are attached.  Why did Lincoln take an attitude of leniency toward the Confederacy?  What did Radical Republicans want him to do?

HW:  Read Plessy vs. Ferguson (#9) and Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address (#7) in the attached document, in preparation for final exams.  We will discuss them on Thursday.

US2 06/01/09 Monday

posted Jun 2, 2009, 9:08 AM by Carla Aiello

We took the Vietnam War (Chapter 30) test today.

HW:  Read Chapter 32.2 (Nixon/Watergate) and complete the attached WS.

US1 06/01/09 Monday

posted Jun 2, 2009, 9:07 AM by Carla Aiello

Test today on Civil War for F and C.

HW:  Due tomorrow- Read 12.1 and complete attached WS.   D had a similar assignment, so you can do either one.  Regardless, you are reading 12.1 and doing a graphic organizer of reconstruction.

US2 05/29/09 Friday

posted May 29, 2009, 11:17 AM by Carla Aiello   [ updated May 29, 2009, 11:27 AM ]

Warm up:  To what extent did Nixon fulfill his campaign promise to end the war in Vietnam?

Classwork objective:  Evaluate the causes of American's growing disapproval of the Vietnam War.  Why, by the 1970's, did so many Americans feel we needed to get out of there, whereas in 1967 the majority thought we were doing the right thing?  Describe the legacy of the Vietnam War.   How is it similar and different to the situation in Iraq?  Notes are attached.  Discussion activity:  choose one event that you most feel made Americans feel like we needed to end our efforts in Vietnam?  Defend your argument.

HW:  Study for Chapter 30 Vietnam test- on Monday. Best way to study- your homework worksheets.

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