Our 2nd Unit will include readings and activities below. When work is assigned, it will include the due date as well. Students should arrive at the Beginning of class with the work listed.
Unit two will include selections from Tindall and Shi Chapter 7 (and, likely, 8). For ALL assigned work in Tindall and Shi, students should take notes on the material in the chapter.
In addition, the history journal will include assigned work below:
Your notes from Monday evening, September 26th –the first Presidential Debate – Students will be expected to watch the debates. They begin at 6pm Pacific Time and will last roughly 90 minutes. In class (27th), we conducted some research and did some analysis. Include the product of your efforts in your 2nd history journal.
Chapter 7 ALL PAGES is due on Wednesday, September 28. Why not break it up into two sections?
- Beginning to Shay’s Rebellion (roughly 11 pages) [weekend]
- Shay’s Rebellion to the end of the chapter (16) [Tuesday night]
As homework for September 28th, please answer – in one quality paragraph – a typed response to the same question you addressed in class today: “Considering revenue, slavery, and statehood… In what ways did the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 acknowledge that the fledgling federal government had learned from colonial mistakes?” Be sure to include specifics (and, likely, quotes) from Tindall and Shi in your response. Use page numbers in lieu of MLA formatting. This is due at the beginning of class September 29.
excerpts from American Nations by Colin Woodard:
- Chapter 12 141-149 Due September 30th Early political decisions
- Chapter 14 157-170 Due October 4th The early secessionists
excerpts and primary documents
- Thomas Jefferson drafts of the Declaration of Independence podcast
- Thomas Paine excerpts from “Common Sense“
- Excerpts from the Federalist Papers (Finish before the unit test)
- The U.S. Constitution Due October 3 (Print and Critically read 146-159)
- The Bill of Rights in a simpler form than above
- Washington to Jefferson
- For the unit test and fishbowl 10/11 and 10/12, consider these Constitutional questions and how they are applied in the events/conflicts of the early 19th century.
- How does the Supremacy Clause work?
- What is the concept of nullification?
- How are sectional identities changing?
- In what ways was the Constitution ‘fleshed out’ in the years following its ratification?
- For 10/12, answer your question with examples from the fishbowl
- Group 3 had the following prompt:
- How are laws passed (what is the process?)
- How are amendments passed (process?)
- [and importantly] In the Constitution, where is the provision to determine the constitutionality of legislation? Whose job is it?
- Group 3 had the following prompt:
- Watch the Presidential Debate Monday September 26th @ 6pm
- Complete the 3-column Continental Congress-to-Constitutional Convention chart you started on September 30. Add Tindall and Shi events. Due October 3.
- Create a timeline of dates and events from the Revolution’s end to 1805. In listing your events, find a way (color, shapes, fonts, etc.) to group the events around emerging themes. You are in charge of determining themes (but a good starting place is the list of topics we discussed in class on 10/4). Pull the events from the U.S. Constitution and the Woodard readings above as well as the two-page textbook reading handed out in class. Due October 5. This should take you 30-45 minutes if you work from your notes/readings.
- Domestic unrest
- Fiscal policy
- the powers of the judiciary
- the powers of the executive
- Foreign policy
- Xenophobia and Sedition
- State/Federal power struggle