Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Research Books by Friday

  • Please bring at least TWO books and ONE article for your research project on FRIDAY.
  • Please also bring your research binder.
  • IF you have trouble with this, it is YOUR responsibility to let me know so we can problem solve your dilemma.

American Indian Relations 1800-1860

1. Please find any/all references about American Indian relations in your textbooks from the time period between 1800-1860.

  • The information you find should be presented chronologically and should include page numbers where the information can be found plus a BRIEF description of the events.

Example: In 1823 Andrew Jackson proposed the Indian Removal Act which promised to move American Indians off their land (p. xvi).


Sunday, February 25, 2007

Week's Schedule

1. Continue finding sources for your research. Bring actual BOOKS/Articles to class on THURSDAY 3/1.

2. Mon-Wed we will continue discussions on Westward Expansion (focusing on American Indian relations).

3. Thurs-Fri will be research based and will include focus on how to take bibliographic information (with handouts) and how to determine which information is the most accurate for your research.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Finish War of 1812 class work

1. Finish the sheet on War of 1812 tonight.

2. Remember, Research part 1 (list of keywords, list of sources) is due Wednesday.

There will be NO hw over the break!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Research Part 1-- Keywords, Finding Sources

1. Please write up a list of keywords based on your person. For example:

person's name, occupation, invention/works, time period, etc

2. Use this list to begin searching library catalogs for info. Here are the links for Pasadena and LA libraries. If you live in San Marino, please try to use another library because their temporary library will not have enough info. for your project. I highly recommend using LAPL for its extremely large collection.



3. When you do your searches, please PRINT out a list of the books/sources you found. You do not need to bring books in to class at this time.


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Notable Person

1. Research up to 5 people from the list distributed today in class.

Please use Wikipedia OR www.biography.com

2. If you want to do a person NOT on the list, please make a proposal including birth-death dates. Please understand I will have final say on any proposed notable individuals.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Please turn in your essay tomorrow

Please remember to turn in your essay (from the weekend) to the tray by tomorrow. Thank you.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

HW and Quiz Tomorrow

1. Get prepared for a short quiz tomorrow on political parties.

You should know these items:

  • definition of political party
  • difference between two-party, multi-party, one-party systems
  • origin of political parties in US (see p. 287-289)
  • why Washington (and Jefferson early on) didn't like parties (p.287)
  • why the Federalist party split (p.292)
  • how you feel about parties