Monday, December 10, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we begin learning and discussing the end of World War One. Students will take a short True/False, short answer test on material covered so far. Students are encouraged to use their notes for this test.

Homework: An original, 8-line (minimum) poem about a particular aspect of WWI is due Thursday.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we go over the study guide from "Kids Discover: WWI" that students worked on last Friday and Monday. We also look at the poem "Flanders Fields" to see how rhythm and rhyme contribute to the overall meaning of the poem.

Homework: WWI original, 8-line (minimum) poem using rhythm and rhyme due next Thursday, 12/13.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we look at the African-American experience in WWI and American propaganda during the war.

Homework: WWI original, 8-line (minimum) poem using rhythm and rhyme due next Thursday, 12/13.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we look at the sinking of the Lusitania, the Zimmerman Telegram, and America's entry into WWI.

Homework: Original 8-line (minimum) poem with rhythm/rhyme about a particular aspect of WWI due Thursday, Dec. 13.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

ssential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we begin continue working on a concept map covering key aspects of WWI. We review notes on trench warfare and add notes about the use of airplanes using a clip from the History Channel's "Dogfights: The First Dogfighters".

Homework: An 8-line (minimum) poem about some particular aspect of WWI is due Thursday, December 13, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we begin constructing a concept map covering key aspects of WWI, including its origins, weapons and strategies, and consequences.

Homework: An 8-line (minimum) poem about some particular aspect of WWI is due Thursday, December 13, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Students will complete a research guide using "Kids Discover: World War One". Anyone who does not finish today will have time on Monday.

Homework: none

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today students create a color-coded map of the nations, alliances, and combatants during World War One. In a lecture-discussion, they will note how and why a single assassination sparked war on 3 continents and the deaths of millions.

Homework: none

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we create a simulation of the causes that led to the World War One, based on what we learned about empire-building and world domination from experience gained yesterday.

Homework: none

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Essential Question: What was WWI all about?

Agenda: Today we create a simulation of the causes that led to the World War One.

Homework: none

Monday, November 26, 2018

Essential Question: Why did the United States declare war on Spain?

Agenda: Today we take a clicker quiz (talking aloud, no notes) over material we have covered regarding American imperialism and the Spanish-American war.

Homework: none

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Essential Question: What were the causes and effects of the Spanish-American War?

Agenda: Today we finish our notes on the Spanish-American War, by reading and discussing the war in the Philippines. We will also watch an excerpt from the PBS documentary, "The Spanish-American War: Crucible of Empire."

Homework: study your map of Central American and the Caribbean and notes on the Spanish-American War. There will be a quiz on Monday, November 26 over this material.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Essential Question: What are the causes and effects of European colonization of Africa?

Agenda: Today we suspend our study of the Spanish-American War to watch National Geographic's Guns, Germs, and Steel: Into the Tropics, based on the Jared Diamond's book of the same name.

Homework: none

Week of November 12, 2018

Essential Question: Why did the U.S. go to war with Spain?

Agenda: This week we look at the acquisition of Alaska and Hawaii, and the cause and effects of the Spanish-American war. Using History Alive and A People's History of American Empire, students will explore America's dalliance with imperialism.

Homework: none

Friday, November 9, 2018

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

Agenda: Today we look at another problem that the Industrial Revolution helped create when it solved the problem associated with energy and transportation: Climate Change. Students will look at clips and political cartoons as we try to come to terms with 150 years of burning of fossil fuels.

Homework: Finished panels or booklets illustrating events surrounding New York's infamous 1911 Triangle Fire are due today. No new homework.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

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

Agenda: Today we look at another problem that the Industrial Revolution helped create when it solved the problem of food production. Students will describe and explain the message of two different political cartoons dealing with industrial agriculture as an in-class writing assignment.

Homework: Finished panels or booklets illustrating events surrounding New York's infamous 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire are due tomorrow, November 9, 2018.

Tuesday and Wednesday, November 6 and 7, 2018

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

Agenda: Today we look at another problem that the Industrial Revolution helped create when it solved the problem of food production. Industrial agriculture's unintended consequences have led to a world dealing with habitat loss, anti-biotic resistance, exploitation and abuse of both humans and animals, and a host of other problems future generations will have to deal with. We will watch parts of the documentary, Food Inc. and discover some of the deadlier consequences of the Industrial Revolution.

Homework: Finished panels or booklets illustrating events surrounding New York's infamous 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire are due Friday, November 9, 2018.

Monday, November 5, 2018

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

Agenda: Today we look at the aftermath of the 1911 Triangle Factory Fire and investigate where our clothing comes from.

Homework: Finished panels or booklets detailing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire are due Friday, November 9, 2018.

Wednesday-Friday, October 31- November 2, 2018

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

Agenda: We look at the tragic 1911 Triangle Factory Fire that happened in New York. Using both a version in History Alive and the version in the PBS do cumentary, "The American Experience: Triangle Fire", students will create their own illustrated history of what happened and why.

Homework: Finished panels or booklets detailing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire are due Friday, November 9, 2018.

Monday-Tuesday, October 29-30, 2018

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

Agenda: Today we look at the events surrounding the 1886 Haymarket Riot in Chicago, and develop an understanding of the ideas regarding anarchism, capitalism, and socialism/communism and America's first Red Scare.

Homework: none