Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Essay Question for Exam

In the years from 1820-1860, the US grew from "sea to shining sea". What were some key developments that made growth possible? What were some key problems from this massive expansion?

Please get your evidence from the document page I gave you AND the textbook.

You may pre-write (brainstorm, outline, notes, quotes), but NOT write a full draft.

Bring all to class tomorrow. You will be granted 45 minutes.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Finish Research Questions

Friday's classwork will be due TOMORROW...

  • double spaced
  • typed
  • 10-12 font
  • readable font (not all caps or curly-cues)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Proper Paraphrasing

1. Attempt to properly paraphrase a passage from chapter 13 on the Mexican-American war IF your topic is about what LED to the conflict. To do this you should write at least one paragraph and include the paraphrase within it and use proper citation.

HINT: It is NOT the same as quoting, but does follow similar citation rules.

Bring research notebook to class tomorrow and be prepared to write about your historical person.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Upcoming Test

Test coming 3/29-3/30 (both dates)
Westward Expansion Exam
  • open book/note
  • all essay and short answer


  • Monroe Doctrine
  • Andrew Jackson's presidency
  • Indian removal
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Mexican-American War

Research Due Monday

All notes for your research project are due on MONDAY 3/19.

This will be considered a Q3 grade. If you don't have them Monday you will receive a zero on this part of your project (100 points).

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Research HW (Take Notes)

Take notes this week on your sources. Remember that you need FIVE sources overall (one from each category listed on the original sheet).

When you take notes, keep in mind your new information on paraphrasing/quoting.
Also, please make sure you consider these topics while taking notes:

1) Early life & history of person
2) Struggles of person
3) Achievements/successes of person
4) Your opinion on person

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Finish Works Cited practice

1. Finish your Works Cited practice from the other day.

2. Read and highlight the second plagiarism handout.

Due-- Tomorrow