Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Monday, September 11, 2017

meaningful primary source assignment - due Thurs 9/14

Due at the start of class on Thursday 9/14:

Bring a primary source that has meaning to you.  Write a short (3-4 sentence) explanation of what the source is and why it's meaningful to you.  Your explanation needs to be typed and printed in time for class.  If you don't want to bring the original source itself because it's delicate or valuable, you may choose to bring a picture or a copy (please remember to print the copy or image - all work is due in hard copy, unless an assignment specifically says otherwise).  Worth 10 points and due at the start of class on Thursday 9/14.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

First post of 2017-2018 school year

Welcome back! You can find the course syllabus linked here.  It was also given out in class on the first day.  Please read and sign (and have your parents read and sign) the final page of the document and complete the technology survey.  Due by Friday 9/8.

Due Monday 9/11:  Please get a 1" or 1.5" three ring binder and stock it with lined paper, neatly and clearly label it with your and the class (U.S. History) and bring it to class on Monday 9/11.  Optionally, you may choose to decorate it with original art, stickers, etc., that reflect the subject or your personality!  (However, this is not a requirement).  This assignment is worth 10 points for term 1.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

final project

Here is the assignment, and here are some more specific guidelines:
- Please remember that you need to create a product that has both writing and a visual piece.  
- You may work with a partner or on your own.
- To show your understanding of the scope of U.S. history you learned this year, you will need to trace the theme by demonstrating how it appeared in 5-10 historical eras or events within the timeframe of the course.  Be sure that the other periods you select are varied (e.g. don't use four different examples from the Age of Jackson). 
- You will have class time to work on this (Wednesday 6/14 and Friday 6/15).  The final is due Wednesday 6/12 at 8 a.m.  (no exceptions or late work).
- If you can bring a device (laptop or tablet) to work with next week, please do so.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Due Tuesday 6/6 and Monday 6/12

Due Tuesday 6/6:  attach (with tape or a gluestick/glue) the cause and effect pairings from class today onto a blank sheet of paper.  Work chronologically from top to bottom - i.e. put the first event that happened chronologically at the top of the page, and the last to happen at the bottom.  Here is the handout from class.  If you were absent, you should try to match the causes and effects together as best as you can.  You may also refer to the textbook (chapter 10 section 4) for help.

Due Monday 6/12:  choose one of the two projects described in this document.  If you need help with the events of the 1850's, refer to the textbook (chapter 10 sections 1-3).

Friday, June 2, 2017

due Monday 6/5 and meet in room 236 on Monday

*We will have class in room 236 on Monday. 236 is one floor down from our usual room (336) and right across the hall from the Downs House Office. Please go directly to 236 for the start of D block - do not go to 336 (there's science MCAS testing in 336 on Monday).*

Due Monday: Choose two of the following prompts below.  Answer each one on one of the sticky notes given out in class today.  Write a 3-4 sentence response.  Write your name on the back of each sticky note.
  1. Describe a time you had to compromise with someone about something, how you reached the agreement, and how you felt about it after.
  2. Describe a piece of literature that you had a strong emotional reaction to, and that stayed with you and you thought about long after reading it.
  3. Describe a time when you and your peers had to make an important decision on your own about a divisive issue (meaning that members of the group had differing opinions) without the help of adults (teachers, parents, coaches, etc.).
  4. Describe a time you defended the reputation of a friend or relative, and why you felt you had to stand up for him/her.
  5. Describe a decision made by someone of authority (in the government, or an authority figure, like a school administrator, teacher or parent) that you strongly disagreed with.
  6. Describe an action you took to publicly express your opinion about an issue you believed in strongly. 
  7. Describe a time you took a drastic action to achieve a goal you strongly believed in.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

due Friday 6/2

Work from Old Hall on Tuesday, if you did not do it, is due by Friday.