Friday, April 17, 2015










STILL...
We are still in the middle of state testing - so check with Mr. Moon on your schedule...













This Week:
FLEDGLING! - The Age of Reform [1830-1860]

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen."
Horace Mann
RELIGION and POLITICS...
Two areas most people don't want to discuss...but it's in these two areas that our nation worked to REFORM the society of our culture in the 1830s and 1840s.

It was also a time many in our nation saw the hope of moving WEST and creating a new life with a pioneering spirit!

...Yet on the horizon problems were in the distance...the debates of STATE's RIGHTS and SLAVERY will continue rising until brother will begin fighting brother in the brutal CIVIL WAR...


TUESDAY...
U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  let's try it again - be ready to present ALL 44 Presidents...you have a work day on MONDAY, so if you have finished your reading, STUDY YOUR 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!!!



# 28 - The West

READING #28
QUESTIONS - read the text FIRST!!!

REMEMBER we will have a WORK DAY on Monday to finish your reading this week. It is due this TUESDAY.



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.









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.






    Sunday, March 15, 2015



    This Week:
    FLEDGLING! - A Changing Nation:
    The Jackson Era
     - CONTINUED [1817-1837]


    "I have heard something said about allegiance to the South. I know no South, no North, no East, no West, to which I owe any allegiance."
    Henry Clay

    We will continue discussing The Jackson EraJohn Quincy Adams land his Corrupt Bargain helped bring about a major President in our historyAndrew Jackson! We will discuss the DEMOCRACY that he helped develop in our early history - and also discuss how we were slowly beginning to pull ourselves apart into two major divisions; NORTH and SOUTH...

    U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  YES - there will be another one this week, (have you noticed I want you to know our Presidents?) KNOW the first 33...

    OH....and make sure you have your CONSTITUTION in class every day!!!



    # 24 - Early American Transportation

    READING #24
    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.









      Our FOURTH EXPEDITION on the NORTHERN PLAINS will begin this week.
      REMEMBER - it is a quiz over geography, not just a game. STUDY YOUR EXPEDITION SHEETS!!!

      KELVIN REPORT!

      Thanks to the efforts, diligence and dedication of AGENT SECOND CLASS BRONSON FULK, we were able to apprehend KELVIN in the state of New York. As Agent Fulk announced last week, Kelvin IS a Girrafe.

      More details will follow...






      Sunday, March 8, 2015


      This Week:
      FLEDGLING! - A Changing Nation:
      The Jackson Era
       [1817-1837]


      "The planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer... form the great body of the people of the United States, they are the bone and sinew of the country men who love liberty and desire nothing but equal rights and equal laws."
      Andrew Jackson

      The War of 1812 ended with the Treaty of Ghent. And while it did not change anything radically between the U.S.A. and Great Britain, it changed America! The Era of Good Feelings, James Monroe's Administration, provided not only a zeal of VICTORY and PATRIOTIC SPIRIT, but a lack of political opposition. John Quincy Adams lost respect with his Corrupt Bargain (we'll talk about that), with his political finagling, which opened up the White House to a man of the people - a man who would provide WHITE MALE SUFFRAGE (all the men can now vote) in our nation...

      ...the Hero of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson!

      U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ  -  YES - there will be another one this week, so be ready to write out the first 33...

      OH....and make sure you have your CONSTITUTION in class every day!!!



      # 23 - Andrew Jackson

      READING #23
      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.









        Our FOURTH EXPEDITION PRESENTATIONS on the NORTHERN PLAINS will be finished up this week. We will start writing our questions for the EXPEDITION NEXT WEEK...this week if we have time!

        KELVIN REPORT!

        WILL SOMEONE PLEEEEASE FIGURE OUT WHERE AND WHAT HE IS???






        Sunday, March 1, 2015



        This Week:
        HATCHED! - War of 1812 [1800-1815]

        "If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
        James Madison

        We did not get to start our discussion of the War of 1812 last week, as planned - so we will try again this week! 

        James Madison may have lead us into war, but it was James Monroe that benefited during the overwhelming patriotic spirit of Americans following the war - a period we call the Era of Good Feelings....well, you know....we were feeling GOOD! WE WON!

        U.S. PRESIDENTS QUIZ - be ready to write out the first 33...



        # 22 - War of 1812

        READING #22
        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.









          Our FOURTH EXPEDITION PRESENTATIONS on the NORTHERN PLAINS goes on this week. Get ready for the EXPEDITION NEXT WEEK!

          KELVIN REPORT!

          Does anyone have any idea WHAT and WHERE he is by now???






          Friday, February 20, 2015


          This Week:
          HATCHED! - War of 1812 [1800-1815]

          "Strike wherever we can reach the enemy, at sea and on land. But if we fail, let us fail like men, lash ourselves to our gallant gars, and expire together in one common struggle, fighting for free trade and seamen's rights."

          Henry Clay

          Great Britain refused to remove her troops and forts from the territory we gained after the Revolutionary War.

          Great Britain was encouraging indian attacks within our western regions.

          Great Britain was impressing our sailors on the high seas.

          James Madison decided it was time to go toe to toe against our former Mother country...

          we are no longer their colonies...




          # 21 - Tecumseh...

          READING #21

          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.









          Our FOURTH EXPEDITION on the NORTHERN PLAINS will continue this week. You will be presenting your findings so be ready!

          KELVIN REPORT!

          WHAT is He? WHERE is He?