Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, January 5 through Friday, January 9

Welcome back!  I hope that 2015 will be a wonderful year for you, and I look forward to working with you in the remaining months of the school year.

This week we will begin our study of the Civil War in earnest.  We will spend most of January learning about this critical period in American history.  Make sure to conference if you have questions about the material.

Monday, January 5, 2015 (45 minutes)

Quiz: on the reading from AP&AN pp. 382-386.

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Read Lincoln's First Inaugural Address. You can find it at:


Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the key points and ideas of Lincoln's First Inaugural.

: Read AP&AN, pp. 391-393 (Union Naval Campaign); 397-400 (Wartime Northern Economy). 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 (40 minutes)

Topic: Putting the Civil War casualties into context.

Homework: Read AP&AN pp. 400-404 (The Advent of Emancipation)

Thursday, January 8, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

: Read AP&AN pp. 404-407 (African-American Recruits)

Friday, January 9, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework:  None. Enjoy International Food Night!