Thursday, November 30, 2006

No HW Tonight

There is no HW tonight.

However, there will be HW over the weekend. Please remember to take your book and spirals home.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Propaganda Poster

1. Work on your propaganda poster. Get it close to completion because you will only have about 15 minutes of class to work on it tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Chapter 6

1. Preview & Read Chapter 6 (all)

2. Answer questions #12, 17, 21-24 on pages 196-197.


Monday, November 27, 2006

Declaration of Independence

1. Translate the two sentences we read in class (the most important and second most important sentences in American history). They must be in your own words (and NOT what it says in the margin). What do these sentences mean to YOU? How do you feel about them? Why?

2. Make an argument that either supports or refutes this statement: The purpose of government is to protect basic rights. You should have your introductory paragraph plus one or two supporting paragraphs.

Friday, November 17, 2006


1. HW that was due for today (Friday) will be checked on Monday.

2. Reminder: Star Wars Mini-Project is due on Monday (and you may NOT use a HW pass to get out of it).

3. Weekend HW (you MAY use a HW pass for this, BUT it will eventually have to be turned in before your final):

Quotation work:

Take the quotation you agree with the most, and make an argument for why it is correct. Begin to write an essay proving your point. However, you may NOT use personal pronouns. Please type this up and have a minimum of 3 paragraphs. You will be graded on thesis statement, and support points.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

French & Indian War/Taxation

Use your book/outline to help you answer the following questions:

A. Summarize the reasons for the French/Indian War.

B. What was the outcome of the War?

C. What were some of the direct reasons for new taxes being imposed on the Colonists?

D. What were the most egregious (look it up) taxes imposed on the colonists? Why? (Make an argument)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Colonial Homework

Try your hand at the questions on pages 134-135.

  • Complete 1-11 in your spirals.
  • For #10, also answer this question: c) The free enterprise system certainly benefitted many individuals during the colonial period, but not everyone. Who/what groups did it hurt and why? Provide examples.
  • For #11-- you might have to look up "milestone" to understand the question. Try your hand at it.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006


I didn't have time to get my assignment this means:

You won't have HW tonight. We will do what we can in class tomorrow.

Please have your outline completed.

Bring your textbook too...

Monday, November 13, 2006

Outlining, part 2

1. If you HAVE NOT finished your outline for Chapters 3-5, please try again this evening. This time use the new information. Please follow the same time rule (no more than 30 minutes per chapter).

2.If you HAVE finished
outlining the chapters then outline Chapter 6 tonight. Follow the same time consideration (30 min/chapter), but see if you can get the outlining concept correctly.

Please DO USE the handouts to help your process.

Friday, November 10, 2006


Please view your Star Wars episode and complete the analysis prior to Monday Nov. 20.

Outline Due Monday

The outline for Chapters 3-5 is due Monday.

Remember, don't spend more than 30 minutes on each chapter.

Good Luck...

Friday, November 03, 2006


  • Please study for your Ideology exam. It is scheduled for Tuesday Nov. 7th.
  • You must know the meanings of all the words on the list.
  • Be able to identify cow analogies and make cow analogies.
  • Be able to write persuasively about ideologies (and other words).
  • Be able to discuss the differences between similar ideologies.
  • We will review in class Monday.

Expect the exam to take the whole period. It is worth 100 points.