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Weekly Agenda: Beginning Jan 14th

Monday will have our first vocabulary quiz of the 3rd Nine Weeks. The Vocabulary quiz comes from the following terms off of Vocabulary Sheet #5: (15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, & 26). This week we will continue our look at the Presidency of Andrew Jackson (This is connected with Chapter 10 of the textbook). We should finish up this unit on Friday and take our Age of Jackson Test Friday the 18th as well. A study guide for the test will be posted on this site and a hard copy of the study guide will be given to students on Wednesday. Below are the remaining learning targets for this unit:
 
  • I can define and explain the impact of the Indian Removal Act.
  • I can explain why Native Americans were forced off their land (Trail of Tears) (Causes & Effects).
  • I can define and explain how the Nullification Crisis promoted sectionalism in our nation.
  • I can create an alternate title for a historical painting.”
  • I can explain the causes & effects of Native Americans being forced off their land. (Trail of Tears)
  • I can explain why Jackson vetoed the charter for the Bank of the United States.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Jan 7th

For the start of the 2nd Semster, we will begin our new unit looking at the presidential years of James Monroe and John Quincy Adams. Our learning targets for the week are listed below. 
  1. I can explain how the United States acquired (gained) Florida from Spain and how this impacted/changed America.
  2. I can read a timeline for understanding and order events of the past.
  3. I can interpret a map of early American History. Compare & Contrast the Louisiana Purchase & Florida.
  4. I can explain the importance of the Erie Canal and how the canal system impacted Americans.
  5. I can analyze and interpret a map of early American History.
  6. I can differentiate between a primary and secondary history source.
  7. I can explain how the Missouri Compromise settled the conflict over Missouri statehood and exposed a problem with our national unity.
  1. I can differentiate between a primary and secondary source.
  2. I can explain the purpose of the Monroe Doctrine.
  3. I can create a newspaper story detailing the: Who, What, When, Where, & Why for either the Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine, or Erie Canal.
  4. I can explain how new forms of transportation and new roads impacted the American way of life and economy.  
  5. I can describe how the expansion of America changed voting rights in the 1820’s.
  6. I can explain how an expansion in democracy helped Andrew Jackson’s bid for presidency.
  7. I can explain (by creating a campaign ad) why Andrew Jackson was such a popular president among the “common man” in America.
  8. I can design and create a campaign ad explaining why Andrew Jackson was such a popular president among the “common man” in America.
  9. I can define and explain the impact of the Indian Removal Act.
  10. I can explain why Native Americans were forced off their land (Trail of Tears) (Causes & Effects).

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Dec 17th

For this final week of the Semester, we will have our Chapter 8 (Jefferson & Madison) Test Monday. For the remainder of the week, we will review the "most missed" questions from the Chapter 8 test and then review key standards from the semester.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Dec 10th

Starting this week we will begin our study of James Madison's Presidency. Our main topic for the week will be the War of 1812. Remember, we will have a Vocabulary QUIZ on Thursday Dec 13th. (The terms for the quiz are numbers 1-6, plus 27-29 from Sheet #5). We will also finish up our look at the Louisiana Purchase Monday then begin on the learning targets for the week below: 
 
  1. I can explain, evaluate, and diagram the main causes of the War of 1812.
  2. I can read & interpret a primary source political cartoon.
  3. I can evaluate and defend the main causes of the War of 1812
  4. I can evaluate and defend the main causes of the War of 1812.
  5. I can create an alternative name for the War of 1812 and defend it as being a better title.
  6. I can read and interpret a primary source of history associated with the War of 1812.
  7. I can solve riddles associated with prior learning.
  8. I can explain the main arguments for and against the war with Britain.
  9. I can evaluate, explain, and rank the effects (outcomes) of the War of 1812.
  10. I can explain how Tecumseh’s death impacted the Native Americans.
  11. I can explain why the Battle of New Orleans was important to the Americans and the British.
  12. I can explain the major effects (outcomes) of the War of 1812 and specifically relate how they impacted America.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Dec 3rd

We will start this week looking closing out our unit on Washington's Presidency. We will have a Quiz over this unit Tuesday December the 4th. Then will will move on to study "The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson." We will also have a new set of Vocabulary terms for this unit. The terms will posted on this site under Vocabulary Terms. Here are our learning targets for this week posted in the order that we will cover them this week. 
  1. I can explain Jefferson’s Inauguration and its purpose.
  2. I can explain the importance of Marbury v Madison.
  3. I can explain Judicial Review and its impact on our government.
  4. I can describe and discuss the importance of Marbury v Madison.
  5. I can explain why control of the Mississippi River was important to the U.S.
  6. I can explain why and how the U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory.
  7. I can explain how the Louisiana Purchased changed the U.S. geographically.
  8. I can explain why and how the U.S. purchased the Louisiana Territory.
  9. I can identify Lewis & Clark and explain the reason for their “Corps of Discovery.”
  10. I can read and answer questions from a timeline.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning November 26th

This week we will continue our look at the nation under a government and our 1st and 2nd President (Problems & Precedents). Below is a list our leaning targets for the week. 

  1. I can explain the impact of the Whiskey Rebellion on the nation and Washington’s Presidency.
  2. I can solve riddles associated with prior learning.
  3. I can explain the impact of the Whiskey Rebellion on the nation and Washington’s Presidency.
  4. I can explain the major points of Washington’s Farewell Address. (Primary Source).
  5. I can compare and contrast Jay’s Treaty with Pinckney’s Treaty.
  6. I can explain how political parties divided the nation by region.
  7. I can explain how the XYZ Affair caused problems for John Adams and the nation.
  8. I can explain how the Alien and Sedition Acts raised the issue of state rights and how these laws conflicted with the Bill of Rights.
  9. I can apply the our constitutional rights to various real world scenarios (current and historical).
  10. I explain how are rights were derived from historical "wrongs."

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Nov 12th

For this week, we have Case21 Assessment testing Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday I'll be out for half the day in order to attend a data meeting. The remainder of the day will be used as a review opportunity. Thursday and Friday we will continue our look at Washington's presidency. Thursday we will also have our Vocabulary Quiz over terms 14-20 of Sheet #4. Below are our learning targets for the week. 

 

  • I can identify and explain major precedents established by Washington as the nation’s first president.
  • I can explain how these precedents apply to our society and government today.
  • I can create a definition for the term precedent using examples from the lesson.
  • I can compare & contrast Hamilton’s & Jefferson’s plans for our nation’s economy.
  • I can explain how political parties were started in the United States.
  • I can explain the impact of the Whiskey Rebellion on the nation and Washington’s Presidency.
  • I can solve riddles associated with prior learning.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Nov 5th

This week we will prepare for and take our "Government/Constitution" TEST. Our Test will be Thursday the 8th. The study guide has been posted on Schoology. We will also have a Vocabulary Quiz Friday November the 9th. Some classes will not meet this Tuesday due to Career Day. Monday and Wednesday will be primarily used for review days. Below is a list our leaning targets for the week in the order we will cover them. Due to the test, the vocabulary quiz and Career Day this week, it is doubtful that we will complete all the learning targets scheduled.

  1. I can review and prepare for our U.S. Constitution/Government TEST.
  2. Chapters 5 & 6 (U.S. Constitution/Government TEST
  3. I can identify and explain major precedents established by Washington as the nation’s first president.
  4. I can explain how these precedents apply to our society and government today.
  5. I can create a definition for the term precedent using examples from the lesson

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Oct 29th

We will start this week of we a look at why the Constitutional Convention was called and the creation of our Constitution. Our main topic for the week will be the compromises associated with the creation of the Constitution and its key components. We have a new set of Vocabulary Terms for this unit and they are posted on "Schoology." We will have our next Vocabulary Quiz this Tuesday Oct the 30th over the first 13 terms of Vocabulary Sheet #4. There is a copy of the Vocabulary Terms posted on Schoology, if needed. Our "Learning Targets" for the week are posted below in the order in which they will be taught. 

Learning Targets for the week:
  1. I can explain why the Constitutional Convention was called.
  2. I can compare & contrast the Virginia & New Jersey Plans – Via a Venn Diagram
  3. I can explain the importance of the Great Compromise & Predict what might have happened without the Great Compromise.
  4. I can explain the importance of the Great Compromise and the 3/5ths Compromise.
  5. I can predict what might have happened without the two Compromises.
  6. I can identify the 3 branches of government and explain the main duty of each.
  7. I can create a definition for Checks & Balances and explain its purpose in our government.
  8. I can apply the powers of Checks & Balances to the appropriate branch of government.
  9. I can define the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists.
  10. I can explain why James Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution.
  11. I can explain the key points of view in the debates between the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists.
  12. I can solve riddles associated with prior learning.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Oct 15th

For this week: Our main topic will be the "The American Revolution." We will finish up our study on the American Revolution and take a TEST this Wednesday Oct the 17th. Please note, that this TEST grade will most likely NOT be included for this nine week report card. Student will be provided a study guide for the test and it will posted on Schoology. Also, Thursday we will have our "Schilling Showdown" celebration and this might impact the test date as well. Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below. 
 
  1. I can explain how the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown & the significance of this battle.
  2. I can analyze a painting for key facts of the surrender at Yorktown.
  3. I can explain how the Americans defeated the British at Yorktown & the significance of this battle.
  4. I can define the Treaty of Paris of 1783 and explain its significance for creation of the U.S.
  5. I can use a map to identify the boundary lines of the newly created United States.
  6. *American Revolution TEST - Wednesday.
  7. Review the "Most Missed" Questions of the Test.
  8. Introduction to Chapter 5 "A New Nation"

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Oct 1st

For this week: Our main topic will be the "The American Revolution."  Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below.  I have attached a digital copy of our new Vocabulary terms on Schoology. (See Vocabulary Set #3 inside the "Vocabulary Folder"). We will have a Vocabulary Quiz this Thursday Oct 4th over terms 1-11, plus #17 from Vocabulary Sheet #3. 
 
Learning Targets
  1. I can explain the causes & effects of the American Revolution.
  2. I can identify & explain where & how the American Revolution Started.
  3. I can explain the key decisions made by the 2nd Continental Congress.
  4. I can explain “Common Sense.” (Its author & its impact on the Declaration of Independence).
  5. I can define the Declaration of Independence and identify its main author.
  6. I can describe the Declaration’s 3 main points and explain its ultimate purpose.
  7. I can explain the main actions taken by the 2nd Continental Congress.
  8. I can explain the hardships the Continental Army faced at Valley Forge, PA. and why this was significant for the cause of Independence.
  9. I can explain the importance of the Battle of Trenton and its impact on the Americans.
  10. I can explain how and why the Battle of Saratoga became the turning point of the war.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Sept 24th

For this week:  Our main topic will be the "Causes of the American Revolution." Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below. Wednesday the 26th we will have our 2nd TEST of the year (The Causes of the American Revolution - "The Road to Revolution") Students will receive the study guide for this test Monday. (I have attached a digital copy of the study guide on Schoology). Thursday will review the "Most Missed" questions from the test and then introduce our next main topic: "The American Revolution."
 
  1. I can explain the cause of the Boston Tea Party and who was responsible for it.
  2. I can explain how the King and Parliament will react to the news of the Boston Tea Party.
  3. I can explain how the Colonists will react to the “Coercive Acts.”
  4. I can predict how these actions will impact the relationship between the King & Colonists.
  5. I can explain the causes & effects of the American Revolution.
  6. I can identify & explain where & how the American Revolution Started.
  7. I can define/compare & contrast the Patriots & Loyalists.  

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Sept 17th

Our main topic for the week will be the "Causes of the American Revolution." Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below. We will have a Vocabulary Quiz Thursday over the first eleven terms of the Colonialism Terms Sheet #2. I have attached a digital copy of the terms on Schoology. 
  1. I can define and explain the importance of Salutary Neglect.
  2. I can explain the significance of the John Peter Zenger Trial.
  3. I can explain what Franklin was trying to accomplish with the Albany Plan of Union.
  4. I can define & explain the impact of the Stamp Act on the American Colonists.
  5. I can define & explain the impact of the Townshend Act on the American Colonists.
  6. I can compare & contrast the Stamp Act & the Townshend Act via Venn Diagram.
  7. I can explain the main reason why the Colonists opposed these taxes.
  8. I can define & explain the causes of the Boston Massacre.
  9. I can explain how the Boston Massacre impacted the relationship between the American Colonists and the King of England.
  10. I can explain the main reason why the Colonists objected to the taxes and the troops in Boston.
  11. I can explain the cause of the Boston Tea Party and who was responsible for it.
  12. I can explain how the King and Parliament will react to the news of the Boston Tea Party.
  13. I can explain how the Colonists will react to the “Coercive Acts.”
  14. I can predict how these actions will impact the relationship between the King & Colonists.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Sept 10th

Our main topics for the week will be the "Great Awakening & the "French & Indian War." Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below. Our second set of Vocabulary terms will be issued Monday. I have attached a digital copy of the terms here on Schoology. We will have our 2nd Quiz of the Nine Weeks - Thursday Sept 13th.    Learning Targets for the week:
  1. Identify the 2 key leaders of the “Great Awakening.”
  2. Define, explain, and create a definition for the “First Great Awakening.”
  3. Describe and explain everyday life in the colonies and compare by regions.
  4. I can identify the sides of the French & Indian War.
  5. I can explain the main cause and effects of the French & Indian War.
  6. I can make a prediction about the long-term effects of the French & Indian War.
  7. I can define and explain the importance of Salutary Neglect.
  8. I can explain the significance of the John Peter Zenger Trial.
  9. I can explain why and what Franklin was trying to accomplish with the Albany Plan of Union.

Weekly Agenda: Beginning Sept 4th

Starting Monday: Our main topic for the week will be England's development of 13 Colonies in America. Below is a list of our "Learning Targets" for the week. We will cover them in the order listed below. We will also have our 1st test of the year this Thursday.
 
 
1. I can explain the main economic activities for each colony group.
2. I can identify and classify the 13 Colonies on a map.
3. I can identify and explain the major beliefs of the Quakers.
4. I can explain the main economic activities for each colony group.
5. I can identify and classify the 13 Colonies on a map.
6. I can prepare and review for the Chapter 3 Test. TEST Thursday.