Friday, September 22, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we go over the study guide from yesterday, clarifying and adding information about the settling of the western U.S. in the late 19th century.

Homework: none

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Students will study the Industrial Revolution's impact on the western U.S. as settlers moved east and encountered American Indians by reading an excerpt from Joy Hakim's A History of U.S. and completing a study guide.

Homework: none

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we watch video about the Industrial Revolution and answer questions based on the video.

Homework: none

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than is solved?

Agenda: Today we look at several versions of the Battle of Little Bighorn to identify bias in historical accounts.

Homework: Finish the Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn crossword puzzle and the Transcontinental RR matching activity (2 sides of the same sheet0 for tomorrow, Sept. 20. Turn in the word search for a prize.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we answer questions while watching an excerpt from the documentary, "500 Nations".

Homework: none

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Essential Question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today we debate the fairness/unfairness of the Treaty of Ft. Laramie.

Homework: none (and no class tomorrow as we are visiting the Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Essential question: Did the Industrial Revolution create more problems than it solved?

Agenda: Today, students will have the entire period, barring fire drills, to work on an evidence-based essay (EBA) about whether or not the 1868 Treaty of Ft. Laramie was fair to the Indians who signed it. Students should provide and explain at least 2 pieces of evidence to support their opinion.

Homework: EBA's are due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Essential Question: How did the Industrial Revolution impact Native Americans in the American West?

Agenda: Today we look at the transcontinental railroad and its impact on Native Americans, by studying the 1868 Treaty of Ft. Laramie. Students should create a four-square feature analysis chart on their own notebook paper that delineates the advantages and disadvantages of the treaty for both Indians and the federal government.

Homework: Feature analysis charts, if not finished in class, should be taken home and finished for homework.
EXTRA CREDIT: Shade in the area of the map that was reserved for the Sioux based on Article 2 of the treaty, printed on the b ack of the map.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Essential Question: Who was W.E.B. Du Bois?

Agenda: Students conduct short, 3-question interviews, based on readings about Du Bois from Cobblestone magazine.

Homework: none

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Essential Question: Who was W.E.B. Du Bois?

Agenda: Today we research one of America's most important civil rights warriors--WEB DuBois. Students read a short chapter from a Cobblestone magazine about Du Bois and select 3 questions to answer as Du Bois from the reading.

Homework: Tomorrow students will be asked their questions in front of the class, so study your questions and any notes you took from your reading.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Essential Question: What happened during Reconstruction?

Agenda: Students will take an open-note quiz on material covered in class using clickers.

Homework: none

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Essential Question: What is the connection between Reconstruction and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina?

Agenda: Today we share poems about Katrina, if we choose, and take more notes on Reconstruction and how it came to die.

Homework: none

Friday, September 1, 2017

Why and how did Reconstruction fail?

Agenda: Today we look at sharecropping and conduct a simulation of how likely it was to get out of debt as a sharecropper when the odds were against it.

Homework: Katrina commemorative poem, 8 lines minimum, due Tuesday.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Essential Question: How and why did Reconstruction fail?

Agenda: We went over the homework that was due Monday and added information our concept map/web including sharecropping, military Reconstruction, and the election of U. S. Grant.

Homework: Katrina Commemorative poem due Tuesday, September 5th. Students can earn extra credit if they read them aloud on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Essential Question: How and why did Reconstruction fail?

Agenda: Today we wrap up our look back at Hurricane Katrina and how the government failed to protect and help so many citizens.

Homework:
Due tomorrow: Cartoon analysis on a large notecard (distributed today), due tomorrow (cartoon is attached below).

Download file "Homework 8:30.pdf"
Due next Tuesday:
In 8 lines or more,
Write an original poem
Of how Katrina the monster
Took on the 'Dome.

Help us remember
This terrible time
Stick to the facts,
But you don't have to rhyme.

Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29, 2017

How does the failure of Reconstruction impact life today?

Agenda: Students will watch Spike Lee's documentary about the Hurricane Katrina disaster, "When the Levees Broke" to understand why this storm was so devastating to so many.

Homework: none

Friday, August 25, 2017

Essential Question: What happened during Reconstruction?

Agenda: Today students will take a pre-test on the geography of the 48 contiguous American states. An actual test will be given in mid-September.

Homework: "Is This Progress? Slavery to Sharecropping" and "Black Reconstruction: A Moment at the Top" double-sided answer sheet due Monday.

Mr. Barbour's Syllabus


Download file "barboursyllabus.pdf"

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Essential Question? How was the violence in Charlottesville, VA last week related to the aftermath of the Civil War?

Agenda: Students will engage in a discussion using images, quotes, and a textbook to look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments passed during the era of Reconstruction.

Homework: none


Tuesday and Wednesday, August 22 and 23, 2017

Essential Question: What is a timeline?

Agenda: Students have today and tomorrow in class to create a timeline of their lives, including national and world events like Hurricane Katrina as well as personal events like vacations to interesting places and the births and deaths of family members. Timelines should include the title, "Life and Times of (first and last name) and a scale where one year = 1 1/4".

Homework: While not technically assigned as homework, timelines are due at the end of class on Thursday, Aug. 24.