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

--John Adams

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Last Post of the 2k17-2k18 School Year...

When I was your age, I watched a lot of TV shows about school.  I watched Saved By The Bell, The Secret World of Alex Mack and Boy Meets World.  I always wondered what it would be like to be a teacher watching this show because I could easily relate to the students; I was one!  I remember the last scene of the show Boy Meets World...I find it fitting to leave you with this...



Class of 2018, I love you all...Be Good... -- Mr. Barry

Friday, May 4, 2018

LAST Post before the Final!

Hey Gang!  Here is your last "academic" post of the year!  We take the Final Exam on Monday... The test is 100 multiple choice Q's.  You will turn in your study guide to the proctor of your exam.  As I said a billion times already you will write down the number of A for the Days you have next to your name on the scantron.  If you forget to do this, tough!  You should have your final exam grades before you go on your big trip and you will receive them, your papers, and your presidential projects when you return from the trip!



Have fun in Israel.  Wear your hat at all times.  Put on plenty of sun cream.  Drink plenty of water.  Listen to your chaperones, for they are your parents for two weeks, and take a billion pictures OF Israel not just yourself in silly selfies of stuff.  LISTEN to your tour guides because they will be amazing and have a ton of stuff to share with you about your homeland.  Be excited every day for the itinerary and soak up what the country and the experience has to offer.  You are going on a journey of a lifetime and I sincerely wish I was able to be there to experience it with you.  I will think of you every day and I look forward to seeing all the pics on Twitter.  Have fun and Be Good!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

LAST WEEK OF CLASS 2k18...

Hey #Davis8, this is your last week of social studies class at Davis.  Hard to believe?  We're not done just yet but the finish line is next Monday when you take the Final Exam...

Final Exam Study Guide is due Monday, May 7.  Must be handwritten.  Answers only. Worth one HW and one Quiz grade.  Final Exam is 100 Multiple Choice Q's

Day 1
In Class:  Review the Roaring Twenties for a smidge then talk about the Great Depression and how FDR tried to respond to it... Great Depression Doc

HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 2

In Class: Continue and finish our discussion on the Great Depression Great Depression Doc
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 3

In Class: Study Guide Work Day...
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten

Day 3

In Class: Final Exam Review Kahoot... Final Exam Study Guide
HW:  FDR Presidential Project due Friday and Final Exam Study Guide due Monday.  Must be handwritten 


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Week 34: April 23-27 2K18

Hey #Davis8, I am in Washington, D.C. with the 7th graders.  Remember your trip?!  Y'all have a big week ahead of you while I am gone!

Yes, there is a short test on Friday on Native American West, World War Won, and the Roaring Twenties...Think about all those Q's you got in those packets/readings....Hmmm....


Day 1
In Class:  Finish any World War Won stuff we've got by watching this video podcast I made that quickly and basically answer the Q's from the reading and summarize the war and its impact...When finished, begin reading the Roaring Twenties Doc and answer the Q's in your notes.  You will be going over those answers on Day 3. Roaring Twenties Google Doc


HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...


Day 2
In Class:  Continue the Roaring Twenties with this Roaring Twenties Google Doc and answer the Q's based on the reading & short videos about the prosperous decade!  Y'all will begin going over the Google Doc Q's at the beginning of Day 3 class...
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...


Day 3
In Class:  Continue the Roaring Twenties Google Doc Q's and go over those answers...
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...

Day 4
In Class:  Native American West, World War Won, and Roaring Twenties Test...It's a short one.  
HW: April 30, Woodrow Wilson Pres. Project due...

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Week 33: April 16-20, 2k18

Hey #Davis8, we leave behind Native America, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era and we enter the 20th Century...


Day 1
In Class:  Work on President Research Paper!  The Paper is due Tuesday when you arrive to class.  You only need one copy of the paper, a cover page, and a works cited page.  Check out the details below:

12 Font...Times New Roman...1 Inch margins...Double Spaced - 5 points if not done this way!

Do NOT Write in the First Person!  - 10 points if you do at any point in the paper

Cover Page Will Look Like The Following:  - 5 points if not done this way!
-Picture of the President
-Number and Name of President
-Terms in Office and Political Party
-Your Name

You Do Not Need MLA Format On The First Page!  - 5 points if not done this way!


You need a Works Cited page at the end of the paper.  Arrange in alphabetical order by author last name - 5 points if done incorrectly

BE SURE YOU HAVE PARENTHETICAL DOCUMENTATION IN THE PAPER!!!  IF YOU DO NOT CITE YOUR SOURCES THROUGHOUT THE PAPER -30 POINTS


Day 2
In Class:  Welcome to the 20th Century -- Watching TR's video and answering the Q:  What makes Theodore Roosevelt the first "modern" president?  Explain your answer...


HW:  None

Day 2
In Class:  World War Won... World War Won Doc

  1. What is imperialism and how did it lead to World War Won?
  2. How did the United States get involved?
  3. Who was president during World War Won?
  4. What was the president’s message for getting involved in World War Won? Does the United States still live by this message today when entering war? Should the United States follow this method?
  5. What were new technologies in the war and how did they change warfare?
  6. What did the US do at home to promote the war?
  7. Why did the US pass the Espionage and Sedition Acts?
  8. How did the US treat German-Americans during the war?
  9. What was the purpose of Wilson’s Fourteen Points and how do we abide by these principles today?
Life in The Trench...

Technology in World War Won...


The United States in World War Won...

HW:  None

Day 3
In Class:  World War Won... World War Won Doc
  1. What is imperialism and how did it lead to World War Won?
  2. How did the United States get involved?
  3. Who was president during World War Won?
  4. What was the president’s message for getting involved in World War Won? Does the United States still live by this message today when entering war? Should the United States follow this method?
  5. What were new technologies in the war and how did they change warfare?
  6. What did the US do at home to promote the war?
  7. Why did the US pass the Espionage and Sedition Acts?
  8. How did the US treat German-Americans during the war?
  9. What was the purpose of Wilson’s Fourteen Points and how do we abide by these principles today?
HW:  None

Day 4
In Class:   Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! 

HW:  None