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

--John Adams

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Week 26: Feb. 19-23, 2k18

Hey #Davis8!  Welcome to our final week of Civil War!  Friday is our Civil War Test which will include ANY and ALL details of the War and Reconstruction which we are going to also learn about this week...

Civil War Q's...
1. How many slaves were in the US before the Civil War?
2. What were the four border states and what border state was most important? Why?
3. Who was the leader of the Confederacy and who was their star general?
4. Advantages and disadvantages for both sides entering the war.
5. What was the deadliest weapon of the war?
6. What was the bloodiest day of the war?
7. What was the bloodiest battle of the war?
8. What was "total warfare"?
9. What did Sherman do in Georgia?
10. What was Andersonville?
11. What was the average soldier before the war?
12. How much did a Civil War soldier's backpack weigh?
13. Did the Emancipation Proclamation free the slaves?
14. What was the message of the Gettysburg Address?
15. What were some problems with "death" during the Civil War?
16. What was Booth's plan?
17. What were the two main aims of Reconstruction?
18. What amendments were passed during Reconstruction?
19. What was the Freedmen's Bureau?
20. Approximately how many people died during the Civil War?


Day 1
In Class: Review Quizzez from last week -- 1865 -- The Final Year!  Lincoln's second inauguration -- April 1865, Appomattox surrender...Lincoln's assassination...


Lincoln's Assassination -- 13:46--19:13

HW:  Watch the Video Podcast below and complete this Google Form for HW due by Day 2...




Day 2
In Class:
HW:  Study for the Civil War test!

Day 3
In Class:  Civil War Test!
HW: None!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Week 25: February 12-16, 2k18

Hey #Davis8 welcome to Week 2 of the Civil War!  We will dive into the details of the war including battles, technology, and important Lincoln moments!  Enjoy!

Day 1
In Class:  1862 -- A Very Bloody Affair -- Antietam -- Ironclads -- The Dead of Antietam...

Ironclads!



Antietam!

HW:  Google Form HW!!! -- Most y'all did this last week.  Sorry for accidentally posting it on Friday...







Day 2

In Class:  The Emancipation Proclamation -- Did Lincoln really free the slaves?...Death and the Civil War  
HW:  None!

Day 3
In Class:  Gettysburg...The Battle and The Address -- Vicksburg -- The turning points...



HW:  None!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Week 24: Feb. 5-9, 2k18

Hey #Davis8!  I hope you enjoyed your weekend!  Last week, we wrote a Road to Civil War/John Brown AP style essay and I was very impressed with the job y'all did!  "A for the Day" for all the kids who wrote it!  This week we dive into the Civil War...


Day 1
In Class:  Go over our first set of Q's about the Gettysburg Address and introduce the Civil War -- 

Advantages and disadvantages for Union and Confederacy -- Who seceded from the Union? -- Union and Confederate goals  THE Civil War Doc!


HW:  Set II of Gettysburg Address graphic novel Q's due Friday!


Day 2
In Class: Union and Confederate Goals -- Fort Sumter -- Bull Run -- Technology in the Civil War! THE Civil War Doc!  


HW:  Set II of Gettysburg Address graphic novel Q's due Friday!

Day 3
In Class: Technology in the Civil War -- Who was the average soldiers? -- What was daily life like during the Civil War? -- Jews in the Civil War -- THE Civil War Doc! 
HW:  Set II of Gettysburg Address graphic novel Q's due Friday!

Day 4
In Class: Go over Set II Q's for Gettysburg Novel 

HW:  Watch 1862 Video Podcast and answer Q's in the Google Form -- Due Monday by 8 am! -- Google Form HW with Video Podcast Above!


Monday, January 29, 2018

Week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2, 2k18

Hey #Davis8 we've got a big week!  Here's what's in store...

You have a Road to Civil War/John Brown essay due Friday, Feb. 2.  IF you want to use "A for the Days" you must submit 30 A for the Days because it is worth two quiz grades...The A for the Days are due by Friday.

Road to Civil War Writing Assignments... 2 Quiz Grades
Choose one of the following two writing prompts from below and provide a short persuasive essay answering the question...

1. Explain in detail the following contributing factors that led to the Civil War.   You must use the following items in your essay and you may not use an outside sources.  Use only your notes.

Mizzouri Compromise          John Brown          Compromise of 1850          Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Kansas Nebraska Act     Charles Sumner's Beating    Election of 1860          Lincoln-Douglas debates

2. Explain who John Brown was and whether you think John Brown was a hero, a villain, or maybe both based on his beliefs and actions.  You may only use the links below and notes from class.  You do not need to cite any work


This is a typed essay in MLA format.  No cover page needed.  You may NOT write in the first person.  The essay may not be any longer than two pages typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, one-inch margins.  

-5 points if not in MLA format
-5 points if not one-inch margins, or double spaced, or 12 Font Times New Roman
-5 points if longer than two pages
-5 points if written in the first person at any point during the essay

Day 1
In Class:  Work on Road to Civil War/John Brown Essay
HW:  None

Day 2
In Class:  Work on Road to Civil War/John Brown Essay
HW:  None

Day 3
In Class:  Introduce the Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel



HW:  Group I of Gettysburg Address Q's due by end of class Friday.

Day 4
In Class:  Turn in Road to Civil War essay and work on Gettysburg Address graphic novel assignment --  Gettysburg Address Graphic Novel Assignment
HW:  Group II of Gettysburg Address Q's due Feb. 9

Monday - January 29, 2k18

Hey #Davis8!  Sorry I am not with you today for I am with #Davis7 on a field trip.  Today is a work day on the Road to Civil War short essay.  If you were not in class on Friday, January 26 or if you were in Block 1, that missed class you will need to watch the short video podcast below (in fact you should all watch it).  The video explains what we covered in class plus a writing assignment due Friday, February 2, 2k18.




Road to Civil War Writing Assignments... 2 Quiz Grades
Choose one of the following two writing prompts from below and provide a short persuasive essay answering the question...

1. Explain in detail the following contributing factors that led to the Civil War.   You must use the following items in your essay and you may not use an outside sources.  Use only your notes.

Mizzouri Compromise          John Brown          Compromise of 1850          Uncle Tom's Cabin 
Kansas Nebraska Act     Charles Sumner's Beating    Election of 1860          Lincoln-Douglas debates

2. Explain who John Brown was and whether you think John Brown was a hero, a villain, or maybe both based on his beliefs and actions.  You may only use the links below and notes from class.  You do not need to cite any work


This is a typed essay in MLA format.  No cover page needed.  You may NOT write in the first person.  The essay may not be any longer than two pages typed, double spaced, Times New Roman, one-inch margins.  

-5 points if not in MLA format
-5 points if not one-inch margins, or double spaced, or 12 Font Times New Roman
-5 points if longer than two pages
-5 points if written in the first person at any point during the essay

Here are some old Video Podcasts about the Road to the Civil War that you may use for your essay...