Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31

This week we will finish up our study of the early years of the Constitution and have our second major test.  The test will take place on Friday (it's Halloween, but the test shouldn't be scary), so you have time to conference.  Note that I am also busy with seniors working toward college application deadlines for this Saturday, so if you want to conference, please tell me in advance so I can make sure that we spend the necessary time together.

We will also spend some time preparing for our next current events project, which will be tied to the upcoming midterm elections.

Monday, October 27, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 234-237 (Sectionalism Exposed).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 (50 minutes)

Quiz: on last night's reading. Cancelled. But do the reading!!

Topic: Discussion of the reading

: Read AP&AN pp. 237-243. Feel free to skip p. 239, but make sure to read. p. 242.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Study for the test.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading; intro to current events project.

For our current events project, you will need to learn about the upcoming midterm elections.  I would like you to learn about the following topics (I've included links to Google News searches for you, but feel free to use any other reputable sources):
You might also find this page from the New York Times helpful, but remember that you can't read too many articles from them without paying a subscription.

On Tuesday you will want to give me FOUR (4) one paragraph summaries of articles you read (one from each category).  They will be due at the start of class on the class portal.  They should be typed and proofread and there should be a clear attribution of the source (author and publication and date) and a hyperlink if possible.  On Wednesday we will discuss the results of the elections.

Homework: Study for the test.

Friday, October 31, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Period long test on Ch. 7, Ch. 8, Ch. 9 and the U.S. Constitution.

Homework: Read AP&AN, pp.247-252 (Southern Expansion...)