"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Week 21: Jan. 22-25, 2k19

No School Monday -- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- It wouldn't hurt for y'all to watch this little flick at some point...

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Day 1
In Class:  Go over Group I Q's for Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel
HW:  Gettysburg Address Group II Q's due Friday, 1/25 -- Fillmore and Pierce due Monday, 1/28

Day 2
In Class:  Finish Group I Q's for Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel and begin Group II Q's due Friday 1/25
HW:  Gettysburg Address Group II Q's due Friday, 1/25 -- Fillmore and Pierce due Monday, 1/28

Day 3
In Class:  Go over Group II Q's for Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel 
HW:  Fillmore and Pierce due Monday, 1/28

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Week 20: Jan. 14-18, 2k19

Welcome to the second week of the Civil War unit!

Day 1
In Class:  Continue our weaponry of the Civil War: Minie Ball -- Rifled Musket -- Telegraph -- Railroad -- 1862: A very bloody affair! -- The Ironclads and Antietam




HW:  Check the blog for Pres. Project Due Dates! 

Day 2
In Class:  Antietam -- Emancipation Proclamation -- Gettysburg and Vicksburg -- THE Address!






HW:  Check the blog for Pres. Project Due Dates!

Day 3
In Class:  The Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel  -- The book tells the story of why the 272 words were chosen based on the history of the United States using events like European colonization, John Locke’s principles of human rights, the American Revolution, the Constitutional Convention, the Whiskey Rebellion, westward expansion, Romanticism and more!  The book is more than just a comic storytelling experience, it is a historical examination of how Lincoln’s words in his Gettysburg Address tell the complete story of the Civil War and America itself.



HW:  Gettysburg Address Group I Q's due Tuesday 1/22 -- Check the blog for Pres. Project Due Dates!

Day 4
In Class:  The Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel
HW:  Gettysburg Address Group I Q's due Tuesday 1/22 -- Check the blog for Pres. Project Due Dates!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome Back #Davis8! Week 19 Jan. 7-11, 2k19

Welcome back #Davis8!  I hope y'all had a wonderful Winter Break and here we go with the second half of the year!  Huzzah!

A for the Day's & Midterm Information
If you have not given me your A for the Day information, I must have it by Wednesday, no exceptions.  Remember, you may use your A for the Days on either the Jackson Paper or the Midterm.  Jackson paper 4 = 1 pt and Midterm 5 = 1 pt.  The midterm grades were pretty good and I am pleased with the grades.  IF you scored below a 70, you will receive instructions attached to your midterm.  You will then meet me during Monday's study hall.  No exceptions.

Day 1
In Class: Work on the John Brown/Road to Civil War paper... Paper due Jan 11 (Friday!)
HW:  Paper and Presidential Projects!!!  Check the due dates!

Day 2
In Class: Work on the John Brown/Road to Civil War paper... Paper due Jan 11 (Friday!)
HW:  Paper and Presidential Projects!!!  Check the due dates!

Day 3
In Class: Welcome to the Civil War!

1. What led to the Civil War?
2. Who fought in the Civil War?
3. What were the advantages and disadvantages to both Union and Confederacy?
4. How did the war "start" -- Sumter and Bull Run...


HW:  Paper and Presidential Projects!!!  Check the due dates! 

Day 4
In Class: Civil War -- Weapons of the War!  -- Minie Ball...Morse Code...Railroad...Rifled Musket




HW:  Presidential Projects!!!  Check the due dates!

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Week 18 - Dec. 17-21, 2k18

Hey #Davis8, we've entered the LAST week before Winter Break!  Huzzah!  Can you believe we're halfway through the year?!?! We've had a terrific first half of the year and I thank you for that :)
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Day 1
In Class: Work on study guide/Road to Civil War Paper/MVB, WHH, JT, or JKP Presidential Projects
HW: Study for that midterm!

Day 2
In Class: Kahoot Review for the Midterm!
HW: Study for that midterm!

Day 3
In Class: Last chance to review for the Midterm and then work as you please!
HW: Study for that midterm!

Day 4
In Class: The Midterm!

HW: HAVE A WONDERFUL WINTER BREAK!!!

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Week 17: Dec. 10-14, 2k18

Welcome to the LAST week before midterms #Davis8...We got some history to cover so here we go!
Hey #Davis8, here's the lowdown on how to use "A for the Days"

Below are the last listed assignments for the first half of the year...
Dec. 7 - Andrew Jackson Pres Project --- 15 A for the Days
Dec. 14 - Andrew Jackson paper due --- 4 A for the Days = 1 pt added to the grade
Dec. 20 - Midterm Study Guide Due! --- You may not use A for the Days
Dec. 20 - Cumulative Midterm (2 Test Grades) -- 5 A for the Days = 1 pt added to the grade

If you plan on using your A for the Day's on the midterm, you will write on the Scantron the total number of A for the Days you have and that number will be added to the grade you receive.  

A for the Days WILL NOT carry on into the second half of the year...Sorry!

If you missed Friday's Class you NEED to watch the following Video Podcast below:





Day 1
In Class:  Road to Civil War -- 1850s, A Decade of Turmoil...

Contributing Factors to the Civil War...
  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Republican Party created in 1854
  • Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856
  • Pottawatomie Creek Massacre,  1856
  • Beating of Senator Sumner in Congress, 1856
  • Dred Scott Decision, 1857
  • Lincoln-Douglas Senate Debates of 1858
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, 1859
  • Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860

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HW:  Andrew Jackson paper due Friday, Dec. 14

Day 2
In Class:  Continue the Road to Civil War...

Contributing Factors to the Civil War...

  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Republican Party created in 1854
  • Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856
  • Pottawatomie Creek Massacre,  1856
  • Beating of Senator Sumner in Congress, 1856
  • Dred Scott Decision, 1857
  • Lincoln-Douglas Senate Debates of 1858
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, 1859
  • Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860


HW:  Andrew Jackson paper due Friday, Dec. 14

Day 3
In Class:  Continue the Road to Civil War...
Contributing Factors to the Civil War...

  • Mexican-American War (1846-1848)
  • Compromise of 1850
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854
  • Republican Party created in 1854
  • Sack of Lawrence, Kansas, 1856
  • Pottawatomie Creek Massacre,  1856
  • Beating of Senator Sumner in Congress, 1856
  • Dred Scott Decision, 1857
  • Lincoln-Douglas Senate Debates of 1858
  • John Brown’s Raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, 1859
  • Election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860
HW:  Andrew Jackson paper due Friday, Dec. 14

Day 4
In Class:  Andrew Jackson Paper Due! -- Work on Study Guide for Midterm!
HW:  Andrew Jackson paper due Friday, Dec. 14