Weekly Syllabus

Week of Monday, February 9 through Friday, February 13

This week we will finish up the Reconstruction module, do some term paper preparation, have a test, and get ready to dive into the 20th century.  You will get to watch some short videos covering the period from 1877-1914; you will then write summaries of the videos as a graded assignment.

I have made most of the topic assignments for the research paper project. Please take a look and see what it says for you; in some cases I have chosen something for you that is a bit more specific than what you wrote on the worksheet.  Please conference if you have questions or concerns.  You may notice that I have asked many of you to meet with me this week to discuss your plans. Also, some people did not have satisfactory topic work sheets--that task must be completed by Wednesday. I will be hanging onto the work sheets, but let me know if you need to photocopy yours for some reason.

Monday, February 9, 2015 (45 minutes) NO SCHOOL TODAY

Topic: Discussion of the reading.

Homework: Make sure that you have finished reading the chapter. You may now do the purple questions for Ch. 16; they will be due by the start of class on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (40 minutes)

Topic: I will be on a business trip today.  Guest star teacher Mrs. Lewis will teach you everything you need to know about the bibliography for your term paper. You don't want to miss this one!

: Work on your research papers.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Finish up discussion of Ch. 16. Review for the test.

Homework: You may begin watching the videos tonight; the video project will be due by the start of class on Monday. You must write a one page summary FOR EACH of any three (3) of the videos. In other words, each video needs one page of summary. Remember to touch on our questions of Who? What? When? Where? Why? and So What?  Try to tell me why you think that John and Hank Green selected the material that they did. You may write additional one page summaries for extra credit. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015 (50 minutes)

Topic: Period-long test on Ch. 15 and Ch. 16. Learning how to interpret art as primary sources.

: Finish reading the handout ("Reluctant Colossus") given to you in class today.

Friday, February 13, 2015 (45 minutes)

Topic: Intro to the issues surrounding America's movement towards imperialism in the late 1800's. You will complete some worksheets based on the packet I gave you.  You will be able to work in groups of 3 students.  The worksheets must be completed by the end of class.

Homework: Finish the video project.