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

--John Adams

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Class on Friday, January 10, 2014

Hey there Baby Birds!  I am not in school today, so I wanted to post the instructions for class!  We finished our reforms yesterday (prison, education, abolitionism, and women's rights) and today we are moving toward Civil War.  The 1840s were a decade of social and political change and you will see the 1850s will be rocked with political drama -- SLAVERY and what to do about SLAVERY will dominate the decade.  You are to do the following...

-If you have not read the last page of the Era of Reform packet (The Nation at 1850) please read that before continuing...Meaning...You need to read The Nation at 1850 :)

-Read the packet about Slavery in America 1800--1860 and answer the three questions on the last page.  Answer the three questions on short slips of paper and Blue Box them when you are done for a HW grade...

-When finished with the questions, I would like you to get your textbook and begin reading Chapter 21.  Read 21.5 (The Compromise of 1850) through the end of the chapter and fill out the handout that goes with it....Blue Box when you are done for a HW grade.  If you do not finish this...it IS HW due Monday Jan. 13...  Chapter 21 Handout Click here for those of you who want an electronic copy

If you finish both assignments in class...you may work on other assignments for any class silently...

Don't forget!  James K. Polk is due on Monday!!