Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, November 3 through Friday, November 7

This week we will enter the home stretch of the longest trimester of the year. We have 10 days of classes remaining before the final and during that time we will learn about life in the different regions of America in the decades leading up to the Civil War.  We will probably NOT read entire chapters of the textbook; instead we will jump around a bit, and you might have some non-textbook readings as well.

Your end of term exam will be two weeks from Monday (November 17); it is not too late to begin reviewing your notes, quizzes and tests to get fully prepared for that test. The test will be worth approximately 15% of your trimester grade.

Monday, November 3, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading. 

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 252-257.  Skip p. 253. Finish up the current events project by writing your 4 article summaries and posting them on the class portal.  REMEMBER TO MAKE THE POSTS PUBLICLY VIEWABLE!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (40 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

: Read in  AP&AN the left hand side of page 279; p. 285 (Factories...)-288 (Consumption and Commercialization).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (50 minutes)

Topic: Current events discussion about yesterday's midterm elections.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp.293 (The Growth of Cities)-299 (Urban Culture)

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading. Valuable learning activity

: Work to finish the valuable learning activity.  Your group may want to use a GoogleDoc to collaborate. 

Friday, November 7, 2014 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of reading.  Continuation and finishing up of the valuable learning activity.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 314 (Abolitionism)-319 (Jacksonianism and Party Politics). And go watch the Fall play if you have a chance!