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?






          Sunday, February 15, 2015

          This Week:
          HATCHED! - Launching a New Nation [1789-1800] - continued


          "No, no, not a sixpence!"
          Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
          United States Minister to France


          John Adams had to stare down the French during the X,Y,Z Affair, an unfortunate "misunderstanding" between the French Foreign Minister, Charles Talleyrand, and our envoy - we Americans do not bribe other nations to stop treating us unjustly!

          But it showed we were hatching out of the egg! We were establishing ourselves as a real-live nation!...and the world was watching...

          But back at home...

          Thomas Jefferson came to the White House with some different ideas about DEMOCRACY that would change us - and bring, yet, more power back to the people - what our Founding Fathers originally wished in the Constitution.
          This week we will be introduced to the author of our Declaration of Independence and his expansion of our nation - the Louisiana Purchase!



          Keep reviewing the first 33 PRESIDENTS! - make sure you know their names (first and last)! 

          Remember to go over the "5s" - George, James, John, James, James, William, Calvin . . . 

          You can also use the PRESIDENT MAP, if that helps you too...

          Here's the PRESIDENTIAL RAP song, it that helps...

          Here's the sheet if you need it again.







          # 20 - Jefferson 
          - is due next Monday.



          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.









          We will start analyzing our FOURTH EXPEDITION REGION...the NORTHERN PLAINS...you will receive new Mission Report Sheets to prepare...

          KELVIN REPORT!

          So WHAT is He and WHERE is He? Do you know yet?






          Saturday, February 7, 2015

          This Week:
          HATCHED! - Launching a New Nation [1789-1800] - continued


          "People need freedom, choices, and room to improve, and people should not pay too much money to their government."
          Thomas Jefferson

          John Adam's Alien & Sedition Acts caused some people distress on a Constitutional level - but a new President, Thomas Jefferson, would return the swing back to the people having more power - and a reduction in the power of government. This week we will analyze the Revolution of 1800 - and a new sense of Democracy...




          SINCE WE DID NOT HAVE TIME until Wednesday to go over the PRESIDENTS, we moved that test to THIS MONDAY.

          Remember to go over the "5s" - George, James, John, James, James, William, Calvin . . . 

          You can also use the PRESIDENT MAP, if that helps you too...

          Here's the PRESIDENTIAL RAP song, it that helps...

          Be ready to know the first 33 PRESIDENTS! - make sure you know their names (first and last)! 

          Here's the sheet if you need it again.





          # 19 - John Adams 
          - is due next Monday.



          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.







          We will continue the THIRD EXPEDITION COMPETITION...the questions will cover the PACIFIC COASTROCKY MOUNTAIN and SOUTHWEST regions...and [you guessed it] your ZINGERS...go over your Mission Report Sheets and be prepared...

          KELVIN REPORT!

          So WHAT is Kelvin and WHERE is he?





          Saturday, January 31, 2015

          This Week:
          HATCHED! - Launching a New Nation [1789-1800]


          "Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives."
          John Adams

          Our first President, George Washington, established a precedent how U.S. Presidents have acted throughout history. All Presidents (except FDR) have honored two term presidencies, all Presidents place their hand on the Bible when giving their oath to the office, and all Presidents strive to uphold the Constitution (even if we don't always think they are doing so)...

          ...even our second President, John Adams, tried to uphold the Constitution...but did he really with the Alien & Sedition Acts? We will see...




          TEST ON WEDNESDAY OVER THE FIRST 33 PRESIDENTS AND YOUR CLASS NOTES. We will review and discuss...

          Be ready to know the first 33 PRESIDENTS! - make sure you know their names (first and last)! 

          Here's the sheet if you need it again.

          Someone was asking for the PRESIDENTIAL RAP song. Here it is...





          # 18 - George Washington 
          - is due next Monday.



          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.







          THIS WEEK we will hold the THIRD EXPEDITION COMPETITION...the questions will cover the PACIFIC COASTROCKY MOUNTAIN and SOUTHWEST regions...and [you guessed it] your ZINGERS...so get ready!

          We will finish up one report on OKLAHOMA....then get our questions ready...

          KELVIN REPORT!

          Are you getting closer in figuring out WHAT Kelvin is and WHERE he is?