Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Welcome to my blog for the 2016-2017 school year!

Monday October 10th and Wednesday October 12 will be parent/teacher conferences at LCMS. Teachers will available from 4-8 pm. All parents/guardians are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 School Year

*Homework assignments are posted each week on Powerschool.
*Students use Google Classroom to answer their daily bell ringers and exit tickets.
*This year they have a new text:History Alive!The United States Through Modern Times which is online through TCI. In addition there are some copies of hard bound texts to use in the classroom.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dred Scott Activity

Dred Scott

Directions: Read the article found here, and answer the following questions using complete sentences.

  1. After 10 years of seeking his freedom through the courts, how do you believe Dred Scott felt when the Supreme Court ruled against his case?

  2. Why do you believe this particular court case was being closely monitored by a great number of people living in the United States, both in the North and the South?

  3. How do you believe many Northern abolitionists responded to the case?

  4. How do you believe many Southern slave owners responded to the case?

Friday, April 17, 2015

Social Media Civil War Project

We are going to look at the Civil War through the perspective of how social media might have changed the way Americans saw and experienced the Civil War. As you know, social media did not exist during the American Civil War. However, if it had, what would social media have looked like?

You will need several things:
1. This form! (Click here to open)

2. You need to choose a historical figure to impersonate through this unit. I suggest doing a bit of research on each person to see who interests you the most. You are more than welcome to use Wikipedia to do your basic research.
PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to submit a form by the end of the week (Thursday, 4/23), I will pick your person and social media platform for you. If you want a say in this project, this is your chance.

Civil War Historical Figures:
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Robert E. Lee
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Jefferson Davis
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Rose O'Neal Greenhow
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Clara Barton
  • William H. Carney

3. You need to pick a social media platform to use. You can choose any social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, or Snapchat. If you think of something I don't have listed, check with me first. You need to pick a social media outlet that would be appropriate for your person. For example, picking Abraham Lincoln and Instagram probably isn't the best choice since Lincoln didn't witness first-hand many of the battles/events of the Civil War.

If you get done with the form and there is still time left in class, you can start designing your template in a Google Presentation. Check out the following links for some ideas from previous projects and how they designed their social media presentation.

Facebook - Link 1 / Link 2

If you would like to view the grading rubric, please click here.