June 1, 2017 – Gettysburg Address and Newspaper Project

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Gettysburg Address Activity
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Summarize the meaning of the Gettysburg Address
  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 474-480, answer 1-5 on 480
  • Read 481-487, answer 1-4 on 480

Day in Review:

We began class with a short video (found below) on the Civil War.  We then had a short activity around the Gettysburg Address. We discussed the ideas that Lincoln evoked in his address and the connections to the Revolution. We examined repeating ideas, areas that stand out, and the idea of what the address asked Americans to do.

Following the activity students were given the remaining time to work on their group projects.  As a reminder, each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas Corpus. Papers are due next Friday and should plan accordingly to ensure the project is complete.  No late assignments will be accepted.


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May 30, 2017 – Emancipation Proclamation

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Summarize the meaning and result of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Explain the goals and consequences of the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 465-471, answer 1-5 on 471

Day in Review:

We began class with a short video (found below) on the Civil War.  We then had a short activity around the Emancipation Proclamation. We discussed the goals of the proclamation, the political realities that influenced the scale and scope of the it, and the results.

Following the activity students were given the remaining time to work on their group projects.  As a reminder, each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus. Papers are due next Friday and should plan accordingly to ensure the project is complete.  No late assignments will be accepted.


Assignments and Resources:

May 26, 2017 – Newspaper Project

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 458-464, answer 1-4 on 464

Day in Review:

Today students were introduced to our final project on the Civil War. Students will produce a newspaper that has various stories about life during the Civil War. Each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus.


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May 23/24, 2017 – The Civil War Newspaper

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Civil War Newspaper Project
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain major conflicts during the Civil War
  • Describe how life changed for women during the Civil War
  • Detail the life of a Civil War soldier
  • Explain major events of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Read 452-457, answer 1-4 on 457

Day in Review:

Tuesday and Wednesday students were introduced to our final project on the Civil War. Students will produce a newspaper that has various stories about life during the Civil War. Each group was assigned a major battle and a general to write about, and all groups will write an article on the changing role of women, the life of a soldier, a prediction on who will win the war, and a critical assessment of the economy, the draft, or the removal of Habeas corpus.


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May 19, 2017

7th Grade

7th Grade had time to work on their China Dynasty projects in class. Projects are due next Friday, where groups will present their awards in front of the class. Students have the option to draw a picture of their awards, or to construct an actual award for each of the dynasties. Homework is to work on the project, and to make up any missing assignments that students have.

8th Grade

8th grade worked on a group project dealing with the causes of the Civil War. Students worked with partners or in groups of three to answer a series of questions about the Civil War. These will be finished up next Tuesday, and we will go over the answers and then move onto the events of the Civil War.  Homework is to read pages 433-438, and then answer questions 1-6 on page 438; Due on Tuesday.

May 18, 2017 – The Civil War

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • The Civil War Video
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain the events that contributed to the sectionalism prior to the civil war
  • Describe the early battles of the Civil War and their outcomes

Homework:

  • Read 433-438, answer questions 1-6 on page 438

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today we watched an episode of the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War.  We covered the issues that led to the Civil War and the responses to secession. Students used a guide while they watched, which we will go over on Thursday.


Assignments and Resources:

  • None

May 16, 2017 – Ken Burns The Civil War

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • The Civil War Video
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain the events that contributed to the sectionalism prior to the civil war
  • Describe the early battles of the Civil War and their outcomes

Homework:

  • Read 428-432, answer questions 1-6 on page 432

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today we watched an episode of the Ken Burns documentary The Civil War.  We covered the issues that led to the Civil War and the responses to secession. Students used a guide while they watched, which we will go over on Thursday.


Assignments and Resources:

  • None

May 12, 2017 – Road to Civil War

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Causes of Civil War Activity
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain the events that contributed to the sectionalism prior to the civil war

Homework:

  • None

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today began with a short vocabulary builder exercise. Students then watched a short video regarding slavery and the events leading to the Civil War.  Students then had time to complete the graphic organizers and reflection Questions for the project.

Students finished the activity by writing a letter to the President of the United States. Recently the President asked why the Civil War occurred, and why it couldn’t have been avoided. The letters that students will write will answer these two questions.

Once complete student turned in both graphic organizers, both sets of reflection questions, and their letter to the President.


Assignments and Resources:

May 11, 2017 – Road to Civil War

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Causes of Civil War Activity
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Explain the events that contributed to the sectionalism prior to the civil war

Homework:

  • Complete the Secessionist reading assignment and answer the three questions on the reflection sheet. Due tomorrow.

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today began with a short vocabulary builder exercise. Students then received a graphic organizer that they used to research the events leading to the Civil War. Once they finished their research they then ranked the events from most important to least important causes that led to the war.


Assignments and Resources:

  • Road to Civil War Graphic Organizer
  • Road to Civil War Reflection Questions

May 8, 2017 – Causes of Secession

Agenda:

  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Cause of Secession Reading/Writing
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Outline the grievances of the secessionist states
  • Explain the cause of the Civil War

Homework:

  • Complete the Secessionist reading assignment and answer the three questions on the reflection sheet. Due Friday.

Vocabulary Words:

  • None this week

Day in Review:

Today began with a short vocabulary builder exercise. When discussed in class the perceptions students had regarding why the Civil War was fought. We then looked at the status of Free and Slave states in 1860 when the crisis began. Finally, we read the secessionist documents from South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia and filled in a graphic organizer chart. Students were given reflection questions to answer for homework (due on Friday). Anything not finished in class is homework, due on Friday.Map of the U.S.


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