Sunday, May 24, 2015

This Week:
EMBATTLED! - The Civl War [1861-1865]

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other one isn't."
Ullysses S. Grant
The Storm is here...

From the 3/5 Compromise of the U.S. Constitution to Henry Clay's Missouri Compromise to the Compromise of 1850 to the disastrous Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott, the nation has been bleeding...


...bleeding from the wounds of slaves, yes....but also bleeding from the unanswered question - As a CONFEDERATION, we did not have to stay united - we could have left that confederation any time we wished. But since the Constitution, can a state secede?

And if it does...how does the rest of the nation respond?

Four years of of the most destructive war in our history was the answer - the Civil War.



...the storm is here...

Pathetic Polluted Presidential Platters
  - have you learned all the Presidents yet? The final games will be this week - do you know ALL 44 Presidents...


QUIZ!

Be ready for your 44 Presidents by Wednesday! (yes...another quiz)

Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.

In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!





NO READING DUE NEXT WEEK







...your welcome...






NO CURRENTS THIS WEEK










We will hopefully finish all the presentations this week. Bring your MR. LIPS Expedition Sheets on Wednesday!


KELVIN
I have bad news folks......I'll tell you later....



Sunday, May 17, 2015

This Week:
EMBATTLED! - The Divided Nation [1830-1865] - continued

"The time for compromise has now passed, and the South is determined to maintain her position, and make all who oppose her smell Southern powder and feel Southern steel."
Jefferson Davis
A Storm is coming...

Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850 continued an uneasy peace that had plagued our nation since its conception - the continual problem never seemed to go away - SLAVERY.

The Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott, the abolitionist movement, including the violence of John Brown, Bleeding Kansas...all these events continued to move us more and more toward the edge of the abyss of war...

...the storm is almost here...


Pathetic Polluted Presidential Platters  - have you learned all the Presidents yet? The game will continue until you know ALL 44 Presidents...

QUIZ!
Be ready for your 44 Presidents by Wednesday!

Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.
In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 32 - The Civil War

READING #32
QUESTIONS - REMEMBER: read the text FIRST!!!






THIS IS IT - the final reading for this year - there is no reading to provide you for the following week....unless you're just bored and want to read some old letters I have from a few Civil War soldiers, writing their families about camping out, eating squirrel and occasionally shooting at the enemy...






DUE this week.


TOPIC: To Be Announced







We will continue finishing up the remainder of the states - your presentations have been EXCELLENT! Bring your MR. LIPS Expedition Sheets.

KELVIN 
We got him....congrats to NGB Agents Wyatt, Callum and Demarrco!
(tell me if I missed anyone)



Saturday, May 9, 2015


This Week:
EMBATTLED! - The Divided Nation [1830-1865]

"A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided."
Abraham Lincoln
A Storm is coming...

...while we were moving West, the struggle over slavery was continuing throughout the country. And while Henry Clay's Missouri Compromise of 1820 held the peace for almost thirty years, the horrible Supreme Court decision of Dred Scott reignited the debate. Henry Clay once again to the rescue with the Compromise of 1850...

...but the rift was still too deep and too wide. It was only a matter of time that our nation would completely pull apart...or battle to remain a Union.



Pathetic Polluted Presidential Platters  - have you learned all the Presidents yet? The game will continue until you know ALL 44 Presidents...

Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.
In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 31 - The Civil War Begins

READING #31
QUESTIONS - REMEMBER: read the text FIRST!!!






THIS IS IT - the final reading for this year - next week's reading link, and next week's questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.







DUE this week.


TOPIC: To Be Announced









We will continue finishing up the remainder of the states - your presentations have been EXCELLENT! Bring your MR. LIPS Expedition Sheets.

And remember......that naughty, naughty KELVIN is still out there....




Monday, May 4, 2015


now it's ISATS...
Another odd week - just be flexible...











This Week:
FLEDGLING! - Westward Movement [1820-1861] - continued

"...limiting our greatness and checking the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions"
John O'Sullivan
A Storm is coming...

...but before it strikes, we will continue our probing of our migration into new territory - WEST! From the Oregon Territory (54 40 or Fight!), to the Texas Republic, to the California Republic - America is pushing the philosophy of MANIFEST DESTINY to its ultimate conclusion ~ from sea to shining sea.

Pathetic Polluted Presidential Platters  - we will still play the game until EVERYONE knows every one of our Presidents - know ALL 44 Presidents...it's not just a game,...it's an adventure...

....oh, it's also a quiz...

Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.
In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 30 - Slavery

READING #30
QUESTIONS - REMEMBER: read the text FIRST!!!






If you want to work ahead click here for the next reading link, and here for the next questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.







DUE this week.


TOPIC: Texas Muslim Shooting









Come ready to present your state this Thursday. Your maps will be ready to present on the screen. Bring your MR. LIPS Expedition Sheets.

And remember......that naughty, naughty KELVIN is still out there....






Friday, April 17, 2015










and more...
We are still in the middle of state testing - your schedule may change so be flexible...











This Week:
FLEDGLING! - Westward Movement [1820-1861]

"If a young man is about to commence in the world ... we say to him publicly and privately, go to the West. There, your capacities are sure to be appreciated and your industry and energy rewarded."
Horace Greeley
A Storm is coming...

...but before it hits, we need to discuss America's expansion to the only region available to her - WEST! Leading up to the Civil War was a swift and determined migration to the Western frontier. From the Santa Fe Trail to the Mexican Cession (the land we obtain following the Mexican War), America is GROWING...WEST!

Pathetic Polluted Presidential Platters  - be prepared to play the game each day - know ALL 44 Presidents...it's not just a game, but a daily quiz!

Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.
In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 29 - Texas and Mexico

READING #29
QUESTIONS - read the text FIRST!!!

sBACs may change our workday schedule this week. Stay tuned!



If you want to work ahead click here for the next reading link, and here for the next questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.







NO CURRENTS due this week.


We won't have time with the sBACs.









sBACs messed up our calendar last week. We'll try again.


You were all assigned your very own STATE of the remaining 23 states we need to analyze. You will have time this week to work on researching your state and fill in the MR. LIPS Expedition Sheet - we plan on having the next EXPEDITION next week.

And remember......that naughty, naughty KELVIN is still out there....






Sunday, April 12, 2015










This week we will be having school-wide SBAC testing. So...the daily schedule will change a bit. Check with Mr. Moon on where you go each day...and KEEP SMILING!!!













This Week:
FLEDGLING! - North and South - continued [1800-1845]


"I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, or as a Northern man, but as an American."
Henry Clay

We are not finished with the two major divisions of our nation, NORTH and SOUTH. And, sadly, we won't be until the two go to war...

But I'm getting ahead of myself - we are finishing our observation of the Industrial Revolution and also the Era of Reform - a period in our history where we were focused on changing our culture for it's better (or so that was the goal). From religion and temperance to education, there was a movement in our nation to REFORM (change) our society in many, many ways...



TUESDAY...
U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  this is it - time to share ALL 44 Presidents...we will prepare on MONDAY!
Here's the list of Presidents Handout, if you need another.
In case you need another President's Map, click here.

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 27 - Art and Culture

READING #27
QUESTIONS - read the text FIRST!!!






If you want to work ahead click here for the next reading link, and here for the next questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.







CURRENTS due this week.


To be announced.









Because of time, you were all assigned your very own STATE of the remaining 23 states we need to analyze. You will have time this week to work on researching your state and fill in the MR. LIPS Expedition Sheet - we plan on having the next EXPEDITION next week.


And remember......you guys set KELVIN free.....he's still out there....






Sunday, April 5, 2015


This Week:
FLEDGLING! - North and South - continued [1800-1845]


"...we ask nothing of our northern brethren but to "let us alone." Leave us to the undisturbed management of our domestic concerns, and the direction of our own industry, and we will ask no more."
Robert Hayne

We will continue analyzing the two major divisions of our nation, NORTH and SOUTH, cultures so different, and developing quickly into such radically opposites on so much, a separation was going to happen...

But first, we will also continue looking at the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION that changed our nation drastically...and helped our new nation become stronger than ever!



COMING SOON...
U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  this is it - time to learn ALL 44 Presidents...are you ready for the challenge????

And remember - your CONSTITUTION must be in class every day!!!



# 26 - Reform

READING #26
QUESTIONS - read the text FIRST!!!




If you want to work ahead click here for the next reading link, and here for the next questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.






CURRENTS due this week.


To be announced.









OK - we had a little distraction while you all tried to free KELVIN (you, naughty, naughty people, you!)....now back to work!

We will begin researching our FIFTH EXPEDITION on the GREAT LAKES this week. You will be assigned your state for your table team this week.






Friday, March 20, 2015










This Week:
FLEDGLING! - North and South [1800-1845]


"Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!"
Daniel Webster

Slowly we are creeping toward Civil War.

The two major divisions of our nation, NORTH and SOUTH, are drifting apart at this time - and will until another nation will form: the Confederate States of America! This week, we will begin analyzing the two different divisions, cultures and peoples.



U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  I KNOW - many of you were ready for last week's quiz, which didn't happen. THIS WEEK IT WILL! KNOW the first 33 Presidents...

And your CONSTITUTION must be in your hand every day!!!



# 25 - Union & Dred Scott

READING #25
QUESTIONS - read the text FIRST!!!




    If you want to work ahead you can, but remember the next week is SPRING BREAK - I do not give homework! If you want to work ahead, that's your choice: click here for the next reading link, and here for the next questions link. READ THE READING before you complete the questions.







    CURRENTS due this week.


    To be announced.









    We will begin researching our FIFTH EXPEDITION on the GREAT LAKES this week. You will be assigned your state for your table team this week.