Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, January 12 through Friday, January 16

At the conclusion of this week we will reach the midterm of the Winter trimester.  By Friday, the school year will be halfway over!  But we still have a lot to do. This week we will spend a bunch of time in the period 1862-1863 learning about the issues surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation. It will involve a group project and part of your grade will depend on my evaluation of how you use your time together in class. 

Monday, January 12, 2015 (45 minutes 30 minutes)

Topic: Description of this week's project. Also, Mrs. Lewis will give you an introduction to the ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.

Homework: Research for your project.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Time in class to work on your project.

: Read AP&AN, pp. 407 (African American Recruits)-411 (1863:The Tide of Battle Turns).

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Read "Who Freed the Slaves?" handout. Be prepared to write about it tomorrow. You may take notes directly on the handout.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: "Who Freed the Slaves" in-class writing and discussion.

: Work to finish up your Antietam project. 

Friday, January 16, 2015 (40 minutes)

Topic:  Time in class to finish the Antietam project.

Homework: Read AP&AN, pp. 411-416 (1864:The Final Test of Wills).