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

--John Adams

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week 18: Dec. 11-15, 2k17

Hey #Davis8, we've got one week before Midterms week and the halfway point of the year!  Wow!  Below is what the week will look like...

Day 1
In Class: Andrew Jackson's presidency -- Inauguration Party -- The Veto -- The Spoils System

HW: Midterm Study Guide due Dec. 21

Day 2
In Class: Andrew Jackson's presidency -- Maysville Road Veto -- Nullification Crisis -- Indian Removal Act




HW: Midterm Study Guide due Dec. 21

Day 3
In Class: Andrew Jackson's presidency  -- Trail of Tears -- Bank War -- Foreign Policy -- Jackson's Legacy..
HW: Midterm Study Guide due Dec. 21

Day 4
In Class:  Andrew Jackson's legacy! -- What are we thinking about Jackson...

HW: Midterm Study Guide due Dec. 21

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Week 16: Dec. 4-8, 2k17

Hey #Davis8 we've got a solid week of content coming up...Enjoy!

Day 1
In Class:  Finish the Industrial Revolution 1789--1825 -- Cotton Gin, Steamboat Clermont, Railroads, and the Erie Canal!  Industrial Revolution Doc
HW:  Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Pres. Projects due Friday, Dec. 8

Day 2
In Class: 1824 - The Corrupt Bargain showdown between John Q. Adams and Andrew Jackson -- Clay vs. Adams vs. Crawford vs. Jackson...What's it gonna be??? -- Ultimate Guide to the Presidents Guided Handout Notes and JQA Reading...
HW:   Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Pres. Projects due Friday, Dec. 8



Day 3
In Class:  Introduce The Age of Jackson!!! Jackson Doc - Andrew Jackson Paper -- Go over the paper and details about Jackson's presidency...








HW:   Thomas Jefferson and James Madison Pres. Projects due Friday, Dec. 8

Day 4
In Class: Continue Jackson's presidency
HW:   None!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Week 15: Nov. 26-Dec. 1, 2k17

Welcome back from Thanksgiving!  We've got a big week ahead of us!  Washington and Adams presidential projects due Friday and we're entering the War of 1812 this week...

Day 1
In Class:  Introduce James Madison and the War of 1812 Madison, Monroe, JQ Adams Presidencies
What led to the War of 1812?
Who fought in the War of 1812?
What happened during the War of 1812?
Who were some heroes and important figures of the War of 1812?
HW:  Work on Presidential Projects: Washington, Adams, Jefferson...

Day 2
In Class:  Continue James Madison and the War of 1812 Madison, Monroe, JQ Adams Presidencies  -- Star Spangled Banner -- Treaty of Ghent -- Battle of New Orleans -- War ends -- Results???







HW:  Work on Presidential Projects: Washington, Adams, Jefferson...

Day 3
In Class:  Finish Mr. Madison's War -- Era of Good Feelings with James Monroe!
HW:  Work on Presidential Projects: Washington, Adams, Jefferson...



Day 4

In Class:  America's FIRST Industrial Revolution 1789--1825
HW:  Work on Presidential Projects: Washington, Adams, Jefferson...

Friday, November 10, 2017

Week 14: November 13-17, 2k17

Hey #Davis8 -- Welcome to the first few presidencies!  We're on John Adams and then Thomas Jefferson!  I've got a big surprise for you on Day 3 this week...

Day 1
In Class:  John Adams Presidency -- Reading about John Adams answering the following Q's:

  1. Why do you think Adams had a tough time as president?
  2. What happened between the United States & France during his presidency?
  3. How did Adams respond to the problem between France & the US after the XYZ Affair?
  4. What is impressment?



HW: Watch the video podcast below on Thomas Jefferson and fill out the Google Form here: Google Form HW CLICK ME!




Day 2
In Class:  Thomas Jefferson! -- Go over the HW Q's and discuss Jefferson...Introduce Lewis and Clark Expedition: The Corps of Discovery!
HW: Lewis and Clark Template -- MUST be completed by Day 3...

Day 3
In Class:  The Lewis and Clark Expedition!



HW: None!

Day 4
In Class:  Finish/Go over Lewis and Clark -- Jefferson's Foreign Policy -- Impressment -- Chesapeake Affair -- Embargo Act
HW: None!  Shabbat Shalom and have a Happy Thanksgiving!




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Week 13: Nov. 6-10, 2k17

Hey Gang!  We've got two more weeks left in the first trimester.  Where has the time gone?  Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner and we are diving into the first few years of the new republic!

Day 1
In Class:  I am not in class today as you clearly can see.  Y'all got some work to do!  Click on the link here: Washington - Jefferson Doc and read about President Washington.  Answer the following questions in your notes and be ready to discuss on Day 3 this week after our Constitution Test.


  1. How difficult do you think it was for G Dubbs to be the first president?
  2. What made Washington such a great president?
  3. What were some struggles Washington faced as president?
  4. Why do you think it was important for Washington to personally put down the Whiskey Rebellion? Did he use too much force/power?  
  5. Was it a good decision to remain neutral in 1793 between France and Britain?  Why/Why not?
  6. What were two things Washington mentioned in his Farewell Address to the nation?
  7. How do you think the development of political parties split the nation?
  8. Do you think Washington did a good job as president? Explain your answer...

When you finished answering the questions, watch these two short flicks...






George Washington: The Nation's First President and the New Republic...What problems did Washington face as the first president?  What issues were important in the first years of the new republic?  How did he "get things done"    Washington - Jefferson Doc
HW: None -- Constitution Test Day 2 this week!

Day 2
In Class:   Constitution Test!
HW: None

Day 3
In Class:   Continue discussing Washington's presidency -- Whiskey Rebellion, touring the young nation, creating a Cabinet, problems Washington faced as the first president, Proclamation of Neutrality --  Washington - Jefferson Doc
HW: None



The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents: Washington -- Monroe




Day 4
In Class:   Finish Washington -- Introduce John Adams -- Problems with France and struggles at home for Mr. Adams...  Washington - Jefferson Doc

HW: None