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November 2016

Wednesday homework

At your table, you divided the assigned work into five parts. You may read just your assigned section (or all 5 if you wish). 

  1. 796-803 entrepreneurs 
  2. 803-811 labor conditions
  3. 812-821 Gompers and the AFL
  4. 824-831 urbanization 
  5. 831-837 immigration 

You will need to take notes on your assigned section and share what you have learned with your group tomorrow in class. 

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Unit 5

Monday, November 28th, we began by discussing the basic tenets of Capitalism.  Given that the late 19th century and early 20th century were a time known as the Gilded Age, we will be considering the role of labor, industry, and government played in the development of our country.

Tomorrow, you will begin by  considering the perspectives about Capitalism presented in the two documents distributed in class. Then, you will answer a few questions regarding the perspective that each document brings to the discussion.

Then, you will receive a Rockefeller article at the front table of the classroom. You will critically read the document in class.

Homework – Due Wednesday at the beginning of class – will take roughly half an hour. Here’s what you should read in Tindall and Shi.  IF you take notes on this material, you can use your own handwritten notes on any quiz.

  •  782-783      The End of the Frontier
  •  786-796     The Rise of Big Business

As a review – if you have time in the next few weeks – you should skim the first part of Chapter 19 in Tindall and Shi regarding The New South.  It reviews (for your semester final) details like:

  • The transcontinental railroad
  • Economic growth in the South
  • Sharecropping and Tenant Farmers
  • The Bourbons Convict Leasing
  • Jim Crow laws
  • Disenfranchising African Americans
  • the 14th Amendment
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

Homework Packets due 11/23

Hopefully, your essay tests went well today.  Tomorrow, we will be submitting our homework packets on the material from the Constitution unit through the Civil War.  Please click here and print out a cover sheet and assemble your work into your journal.  Some things may not fit simply (for example the most recent 35 page textbook critical reading) – just put those few items into the pockets.

History Journals that consistently demonstrate mastery of the expectations will be considered holistically and will be given four main scores:                                            100%                 95%                90%                      83%

All other journals will be scored based on each assignment.

 
Self Evaluation:  Circle all that apply

Consistency of quality work –

I did my best work and was prepared…     each day     almost every day      often            sometimes          on _______ (date)

Quality of in-class contributions – Large Group     I consistently….

Ask clarifying questions        make connections      contribute ideas      listen       just consume oxygen

 
Assignment Date I came prepared I completed the minimum And I produced quality work well above minimum expectations
Constitution        
Woodard CR Chpt 12

Independence orRev?

  Complete Critical

Reading                        

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

T&S Chapter 7 notes      
NW Ordinance        
Constitution Packet   Stamped: includes CM  
Woodard CR Chpt 14   Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

CR Alien/Sedition & Va/Ky resolutions      
Timeline work        
2 discussion Practice Prompt sheets      
Sectional Identities Reading   Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

Prelude to War   Pink Sheet Stamped all 5 581-592    592-599   603-616    616-630   630-645
Gen. Washington’s slave      
Garrison CR 10/14 Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

Dredd Scott CR   Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

Lincoln House divided CR 10/18 Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

Calhoun Slavery CR 10/13 Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

Fishbowl Write-up 10/12    
Presentation notes      
Pre-Civil War Unit 10/20-11/1    
Civil War Battles 11/2-6    
         
Civil War & Reconstruction        
Reconstruction and the New South 11/9ish      
         
35 pg chpt. 12 online text CR or Notetaking   Complete Critical

Reading

Colors or shapes used to link ideas

Commentary does more than paraphrase or react

         
Optional, additional Study Preparation

 

Optional Independent research

 

Homework Calendar for November

11/9 – Continue research into your topic.  Your group should have:

  • established a topic
  • created an initial research question and a thesis
  • begun research into the topic
    • Sources are known and selected to avoid encyclopedias
    • at least one primary source
    • visuals (maps, photos, cartoons) identified and sources known
    • data included (source known)
  • subdivided the work among group members

for class on 11/14…

IF you have a Civil War Battle presentation…

  • you will have read the expectations and the rubric
  • you will have finished your research
  • you will have your presentation (powerpoint, prezi, etc.) constructed
  • you will have practiced once
  • you will have a sense of how long it is (you’ve timed one practice run)
  • you will assume that you will present on 11/15

IF you have a reconstruction presentation…

  • you will have critically read the article about reconstruction historiography
  • you will be refining your research
  • you will have read the rubric
  • you will have gathered and printed out your visuals (for your posterboard)
  • your group will have an initial outline of what you will present (all will learn the same presentation)
  • you will assume that you need to present on 11/17

for class on 11/15…

  • you will arrive with notes either on or with the assigned 35 page reading
  • you will be ready to present (IF you have a Civil War battle presentation)
  • you will be ready to take notes if you are doing a reconstruction presentation

We will do presentations from 11/15 through 11/17.  All Civil War battle presentations should be ready on 11/15.  IF you have a Civil War presentation, you will read the reconstruction historiography the evening after you present.  Reconstruction presentations should be ready on 11/17.  We may need to push back a day.  You should assume that there will be an essay test on 11/18, but we may need to push that back into the following week.

Once we are ready for the essay test, you can prepare by:

  • considering the essay prompts from previous years.  The question you get will either be identical or virtually identical to these prompts.  You will be expected to write responses to one or two questions.  You will be given 50 minutes to answer each question.
  • considering the rubric.  This is  that we will be using all year.

Civil War Presentations

As a means to study the war, you will need to do some individual work and then decide how you want to present your knowledge.   Your individual work will include:

  • [already done] All assigned readings and texts from the previous unit – Prelude to Civil War
    • This included Tindall and Shi reading notes from chapters 15 and 16
  • [Due 11/15] Evidence that you have read this reading packet (Print and Critical Read it or take quality notes from it) or you can read and take notes on Tindall and Shi Chapters 17, 18, and 19

For the presentations:

Civil War Studies

Our objective will be to:

  1. Understand the political, social, and economic realities of the North and South prior to Civil War
  2. Compare the levels of preparation, leadership, and military strategies of the North and South
  3. Consider the causes of Civil War
  4. Evaluate the intent and effectiveness of reconstruction following the war
Option 1: Option 2: Option 3:
Topic and medium Military preparation, leadership, and strategy presentation that includes this content

 

Like a World’s fair – Set in 1908 (post reconstruction)

The new American nation created by the wonders of Reconstruction

Military Leadership Evaluation –

Abraham Lincoln

Jefferson Davis

Generals: Sherman, Grant

How many? Groups up to four Two (or three) individual
What it looks like Presentation to class like the pre-Civil War groups Tri-fold poster presentation and oral presentation to visitors who travel booth-to-booth Create a research question, research, write a paper, present
How long? 3-4 minutes per presenter 3-4 minutes per presenter Just Question and Answer
How you are graded Same rubric as pre-Civil War

Both content and presentation

Oral Presentation similar to pre-civil war rubric.  Strong question-and-answer responses needed. IA rubric for written work

AND Oral Presentation similar to pre-civil war rubric.  Strong question-and-answer responses needed.

These are the relevant battles that will be part of our Civil War test.  You will be able to take notes during the presentations as a way to learn this content.  You may also use online resources.  In Bold are the battles that groups have signed up for:

  1. July 21, 1861 – First Manassas (Bull Run)
  2. March 8-9, 1862 – Battle of Hampton Roads
  3. April 6-7, 1862 – Shiloh
  4. Seven Days’ Battles June 1862
  5. September – December 1862 – The U.S. Dakota War
  6. September 17, 1862 – Antietam
  7. May 1863 – Vicksburg
  8. July 1-3, 1863 – Gettysburg
    1. Cemetary Ridge – day 2 and day 3
    2. Round Top – day 2 and day 3
    3. Gettysburg address
  9. July 22, Battle of Atlanta, Georgia
  10. Sherman’s March to the Sea

Election

To begin this process, let’s get informed:

Check out the King County Voter’s Pamphlet

Now you are ready to vote: Vote here

Now consider how this election is different from those preceding it:

 

The election itself:

Voter fraud:

Voter suppression:

  • You met Kim Wyman.  Do you think this claim is legitimate?

Following the election

Tonight(11/2), you have no homework.  We are taking a break in our pursuing studies of the Civil War.  Based on the interests of several (roughly 20) of your classmates, I will be crafting a new assignment with options that will meet the needs of those who wish to study military strategy in the Civil War.

Between tonight and November 9th, we will be studying the election.  We will attempt to do the following:

  1. Study this election in the context of other recent elections
  2. Consider the ways that technology and social media has altered the campaigns
  3. Identify which candidate you most align with based on:
    1. Policy
    2. Temperament
    3. Values
  4. Vote in our own mock election on November 8th
  5. Consider the election results and political landscape on November 9th

 

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