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Lessons from class will be posted with the date of lessons.  Anything underlined is linked and available for download.

History Alive! Textbook in Microsoft Word Format

Optimism vs. Pessimism- Aug. 23
Select Desk #'s- Aug. 23
Name Plates- Aug. 23
Assign Course Syllabus- Aug. 24
Advice for 8th Grade- Aug. 24
Handed out coupons to leave class- Aug. 24
Changing the World- Aug. 24
Google Classroom Reflection Assigned- Aug. 24
Google Classroom Reflection Feedback- Aug. 25
Assigned 1st Quarter Goal Sheet- Aug. 25
Assigned Student Survey- Aug. 25
Quarter 1 Goal Sheets due- Aug. 28
Likes/Dislikes of PVJH (journal & discuss)- Aug. 28
Syllabus Quiz- Aug. 28
Reviewed Class Website- Aug. 28
Housekeeping checklist- Aug. 28
Dash Video- (if time) Aug. 28
Trash Can Goals- 1st look at goals- Aug. 29-31
Goal Setting PowerPoint w/ Videos- Aug. 29-31
John Byrne Story- Aug. 29-31
Google Classroom Goal Setting Reflections and Feedback- Aug. 31
Family Feud Geography- Sept. 1
Discussed Patriotism- Sept. 5
Patriotic Day 2015 clip- Sept. 5
View Film Surviving 9-11 & Discuss- Sept. 5 and 6 |
Work on Patriotic Posters (short schedule)- Sept. 7
Patriotic Day- Sept. 8
Why History? Lesson- Sept. 11, 12
Why History? Notes- Sept. 11, 12
Advice by Kid President- Sept. 12
Timeline Challenge- Sept. 13
Google Classroom Feedback discussion on Why History? Lesson- Sept. 14
Foundations- Sept. 14-15, 18
13 Colony Puzzle- Sept. 19

BEGIN UNIT ON CAUSES OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Unit KUD and Lesson Goals- Sept. 20
Unit intro trivia with technology research practice- Sept. 20
Hand out assignment Perspective Comparison- Sept. 21
Hand out assignment Unit Key Terms- Sept. 21
Research John Locke and share findings- Sept. 21
John Locke in-class Lesson Summary- Sept. 21
John Locke Notes- Sept. 21
Google Classroom John Locke- Sept. 21
Google Classroom Feedback- Sept. 22

John Locke Intervention Sheet- Sept. 22
Reviewed John Locke- Sept. 22
British Warfare discussion- See notes in Summary on French and Indian War- Sept. 22
Notes from French and Indian War- Sept. 25
French and Indian War Guided Role Play- Sept. 25
French and Indian War Lesson Summary- Sept. 25
Google Classroom Assignment (French and Indian War)- Sept. 25
Google Classroom Feedback- Sept. 26
Reviewed French and Indian War- Sept. 26
French and Indian War Reading & Reflection- Sept. 26

DATES FROM LAST SCHOOL YEAR ON EVERYTHING BELOW




Quick Quiz on French and Indian War- Sept. 26
No Child Left Behind Review on French and Indian War- Sept. 26
French and Indian War Concept Map- Sept. 26
Proclamation Line/Sugar Act Lesson Summary- Sept. 26-27
Notes on Proclamation Line/Sugar Act- Sept. 26-27
Proclamation Line/Sugar Act Roles- Sept. 26-27
Debate Causes 1 & 2- Sept. 26-27
Quartering Act Lesson Summary- Sept. 28
Quartering Act Notes- Sept. 28
Quartering Act Roles- Sept. 28
Perspective Comparison from 1st 3 Causes- Sept. 28
NCLB Quiz- Sept. 29
Stamp Act Lesson Summary- Sept. 29-30
Read Like a Historian- Sept. 30
Standard 5 CFA (Understand author's point of view)- Sept. 30
Notes from Stamp Act-Townshend Acts- Oct. 3
Lesson Summary Stamp Act-Townshend Acts- Oct. 3
Colonists' letter to King George III- Oct. 3
King's Response to Colonists- Oct. 3
Intervention/Enrichment Standard 5- Oct. 4
Present Propaganda Enrichment Posters- Oct. 5
Review Stamp Act/Townshend Acts- Oct. 5
Debate Causes 1-6- Oct. 5
Boston Massacre Play- Oct. 6
Crime Scene Investigators Report- Oct. 6
Debate...Massacre or Self-Defense?- Oct. 6
Revere's picture of Boston Massacre- Oct. 6
Boston Massacre Lesson Summary- Oct. 6-7
Quick Quiz on Boston Massacre- Oct. 7
Boston Massacre Video 1- Oct. 7
Boston Massacre Video 2- Oct. 7
Soldiers' Trial Notes- Oct. 7
Perspective Comparison Causes 4-7- Oct. 7
Debate Causes 1-7- Oct. 10
Standard 3 CFA- Oct. 10
Standard 3 Enrichment/Intervention- Oct. 11
Notes from Tea Act/Coercive Act- Oct. 12-13
Roles from Tea Act/Coercive Act- Oct. 12-13
Tea Act/Coercive Act Lesson Summary- Oct. 12-13
Debate Causes 8 & 9- Oct. 13
Battle at Lexington Lesson Summary- Oct. 14
Battle at Lexington/Concord Notes- Oct. 14
NCLB Quiz Causes 8-10- Oct. 14
Unit Assignments Due and Reviewed- Oct. 17
Witness Selection and 10 Causes Review- Oct. 17
Mock Trial over Revolutionary War Causes- Oct. 18 & 19
Study Guide 10 Causes (Perspective Comparison)- Oct. 19
Review Game over War Causes- Oct. 19
Key Terms on Quizlet- Oct. 19
Standards Test over War Causes- Oct. 20
Rev. War Unit Intro Movie- Oct. 24
Rev. War Causes Content Test- Oct. 25
Iowa Youth Survey- Oct. 25
END QUARTER 1

Lesson on Diversity- Aug. 31
Pilgrim Story No Errors- Aug. 31
Dyslexia Pilgrim Story- Aug. 31
Autistic Teenager Video- Aug. 31
World's Strongest Dad Video- Aug. 31
Team Hoyt- Extended Version- Aug. 31


UNIT ON REVOLUTIONARY WAR

2nd quarter Goal Sheet- Oct. 26
Unit intro Trivia- Oct. 26
Explain Revolutionary War Projects and Select- Oct. 26
   
(Students pick 1 of the following projects to complete)  
Newspaper                    Skit                Newscast                     Music Video
PowerPoint/Prezi            Poster            Research Paper            Social Media
Artwork
 
Work on Projects- Oct. 27-28
Students Present Projects- Oct. 31 & Nov. 1
Iowa Assessments- Nov. 2-3
Finish projects (if not finished)- Nov. 3
Rev. War Video (finish)- Nov. 3
Revolutionary War PowerPoint- Nov. 4, 7
Revolutionary War Dodge ball- Nov. 8
Compare game with war- Nov. 9
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Rev. War Edition)- Nov. 9
Assign Current Event Summary-Nov. 9

BEGINNING UNIT ON AMERICAN GOVERNMENT- Nov. 10
Government Star Wars Unit Intro- Nov. 10
US Citizenship Test- Nov. 10
Government Unit KUD- Nov. 10
Unit Intro- Shays Rebellions- "What is wrong with our country?"- Nov. 11
Farmer Point of View on Shays' Rebellion- Nov. 11, 14
Governor Point of View on Shays' Rebellion- Nov. 11, 14
Textbook Account on Shays' Rebellion- Nov. 11, 14
Shays' Rebellion Lesson Summary- Nov. 11, 14
Parliamentary Procedure Activity- Nov. 14
Weaknesses of Articles of Confederation- Nov. 15
Review 8 weaknesses of Articles of Confederation- Nov. 15
Constitutional Convention Preview- Nov. 16-17
Book Review of Convention (pp.106-112)- Nov. 16-17
NCLB Quick Quiz- Nov. 17
Constitutional Convention Play- Nov. 18
Constitutional Convention Lesson Summary- Nov. 18
Constitutional Convention Notes- Nov. 18
Government Puzzle- Nov. 21
Government Branches Notes- Nov. 21
Read pp. 121-129 from History Alive- Nov. 22
Answer Government Questions- Nov. 22
Bar Exam Flash Cards- Nov. 22
Bar Exam- Nov. 23
Law School Graduation Ceremony- Nov. 23
Review Convention Debate Assignment (if time allows)- Nov. 23
Conduct Legal Competition- Nov. 28
Electoral College Lesson Summary- Nov. 29
Electoral College Notes- Nov. 29
NCLB Government Quiz 2- Nov. 30
Study Sheet on Bill of Rights- Nov. 30
Completed Study Sheet on Bill of Rights- Nov. 30
Vocabulary Pre-Test- Dec. 1
Vote on Supreme Court Cases- Dec. 1
Government CFA- Dec. 1
Create Bill of Rights Poster/Presentation- Dec. 2
Present Bill of Rights Posters- Dec. 5
Bill of Rights Notes- Dec. 5
Rights Rights Baby Song- Dec. 6
Deputy Wilkinson 4th Amendment- Dec. 6
Enrichment/Intervention- 7
Bill of Rights Scenarios- Dec. 8
Gun Debate Video- Dec. 8
Lesson Summary on Taxes- Dec. 9
Notes on Taxes- Dec. 9
How a law gets passed- Dec. 12
Bill to Law Lesson Summary with Videos- Dec. 12
Unit Key Terms Differentiated- Dec. 13
Unit Quizlet Terms Game- Dec. 13
Government Vocabulary Arcade Games- Dec. 13
Trash Can Vocabulary Game- Dec. 13
Pac-Man Unit Vocabulary Game- Dec. 13
Explain Supreme Court Case project- Dec. 14
Work on project- Dec. 15-16
Present Projects- Dec. 19-21
Levels of Government Lesson Summary- Dec. 22
NCLB Government Quiz 3- Dec. 22
Check Homework Assignments- Jan. 3

Citizenship Test- Must pass with 60% or higher- Jan. 3
Test Review- Jan. 4
Student created test review in PowerPoint- Jan. 4
Government Study Guide- Jan. 4
2nd Government Study Guide- Jan. 4
Copy of Old Government Test- Jan. 4
Government Unit Test- Jan. 5

Geography Bee- Jan. 6, 9

BEGIN UNIT ON MANIFEST DESTINY
What is "Manifest Destiny"?- Jan. 9
Manifest Destiny Summary- Jan. 9
Unit Intro Trivia- Jan. 10
Unit KUD- Jan. 10
Unit Review in Pictures- Jan. 10
Jefferson and Madison Era (Covered only through Jefferson)- Jan. 11
Lewis and Clark Classroom Activity - Jan. 12
Lewis and Clark Activity Descriptions- Jan. 12
Watched Lewis and Clark- national geographic.  Can be found on youtube.com - Jan. 13

END QUARTER 2
Goal Sheet 3rd qtr. assigned- Jan. 17 (Due Jan. 20)
Madison Era- (See above P.Point from Jan. 12)- Jan. 17
No Child Left Behind Quick Quiz - Jan. 17
Who Wants to be a Millionaire (Jefferson & Madison Years)-Jan. 17
Andrew Jackson's Legacy- Jan. 18-24
Project: Storybook on Texas fight for independence: Work in Class- Jan. 25-27
Texas Independence- (click links in Presentation to watch videos) Jan. 25-27
Notes on Texas Independence- Jan. 25-27
Share children's stories of Texas Independence- Jan. 30
Mexican War (click links in Presentation to watch videos) Jan. 31
Mexican War Roles- Jan. 31
Mexican War Review Video- Jan. 31
Review Mexican War- Feb. 1
NCLB Quiz # 4- Feb. 1
Unit Review in Pictures- Feb. 1
Mexican War DBQ Questions- Feb. 2
Mexican War DBQ Documents and Answers- Feb. 2
Reviewed DBQ Answers- Feb. 3
Oregon Trail Game- Feb. 3|
Manifest Destiny Content Test- Feb. 6
"Super Bowl" Debates Rubric- Feb. 7-10
Debate Topics- Feb. 7-10
High School Registration Day- Feb. 13
Black History Month
Rosa Parks Story- Feb. 14-16 (May be found on www.youtube.com by typing in name of movie)
Movie Quiz- Feb. 16

Beginning of Slavery Unit
Slavery Introduction- Feb. 21
Equiano Primary Source- Feb. 21
Summarization Form- Feb. 21
Answers to Summarization Form-Feb. 21
Middle Passage Lesson- Feb. 22-23
Slavery Mini-Drama- Feb. 24, 27
Primary Sources for Mini Drama- Feb. 24, 27, 28
Slavery Mini-Drama Rubric- Feb. 24, 27, 28
Slavery Mini Drama Aspect Notes- Feb. 24, 27, 28
Mini Drama FAQ's- Feb. 24, 27, 28
Present Mini Dramas- March 1,2
Fact, Opinion, Reasoned Judgment Example- March 2
Slavery CFA- March 2
Underground Railroad Webquest- March 3
Underground Railroad Webquest Questions- March 3
Slavery CSA- March 6
Unit Movie- Race to Freedom- March 7-9
Race to Freedom Movie Guide- March 7-9
Slavery Unit Study Guide- March 9
Test Review- March 9
Slavery Unit Key Terms Due- March 9
Slavery Content Test- March 10
SPRING BREAK- March 13-17

Beginning of Civil War Causes Unit
Unit KUD- March 20
Unit Intro Trivia- March 20
Plan for "Teach Off" of Civil War Cause- March 21
Choose groups and explain "Teach Off"- March 21
Give Examples for "Do's and Don'ts" of "Teach Off"- March 21
Students Research and Plan for "Teach Off"- March 22-24
END 3rd QUARTER

4th Quarter Goal Sheets- March 27
Teach Off Competition- March 27-29
Teach Off Summaries- March 30-31
Teach-Off Student Guide Due- March 31
"Was the south justified in seceding?" (claim and evidence)- March 31
Civil War Story of Us- April 3
Intro Project- April 4
Work on Project- April 5-7    Newspaper Template- April 5-7
Present Projects- April 10
JA Guest Entrepreneur- April 11
Present Projects- April 12-13
No School- April 14
Glory- Civil War Movie- April 17-20
Glory Movie Guide- April 17-20
END UNIT

Junior Achievement- April 21

Beginning Post-Civil War Unit
Reconstruction Intro Activity- April 24
Lincoln's Assassination Activity- April 25-27

Lincoln's Assassination Lesson- April 25-27
Lincoln's Assassination Notes- April 25-27
Finish Lincoln's Assassination lesson- May 1
Lincoln Trial (Defense Team)- May 2-4, May 8
Junior Achievement May 5
Assassination Civilian Trial- May 9, 10
Civil War Guest Speaker- May 11
Junior Achievement- May 12
Finish Assassination Trial- May 15
Conspiracy Kickball- May 16
Reconstruction Unit intro trivia- May 17
Junior Achievement- May 19
Reconstruction Power Point- May 22,
Reconstruction KUD- May 18, May 22
History Alive Reconstruction Notes- May 18, May 22
Mr. Paul's Reconstruction Notes- May 18, May 22
Sharecropping Activity- May 23
Reconstruction Kickball- May 24
Industry and Immigration- May 25

Junior Achievement- May 26
Reflection Day- May 30






Industrial Revolution Notes- Jan. 20-21
Industrial Revolution PowerPoint- Jan. 20-21
History Channel on Industrial Revolution- Jan. 20-21
NCLB Quick Quiz on Industrial Revolution- Jan. 21
Assembly Line Activity- Jan. 22
Discuss Assembly Line Activity- Jan. 23
Missouri Compromise/Monroe Doctrine Lesson Summary- Jan. 26
Missouri Compromise/ Monroe Doctrine Notes- Jan. 26,
Missouri Compromise/Monroe Doctrine review Questions- Jan. 26
Andrew Jackson Activity Sheet- Jan. 27-28
Jackson Activity Station Materials- Jan. 27-28
Corrupt Bargain 1824 - Station 1   Jan. 27-28  
Andrew Jackson & Indian Removal- Station 6   Jan. 27-28
Indian Removal Act Video- Jan. 27-28
Review Stations/Jackson- Jan. 29
NCLB Quick Quiz (#3 of unit)- Jan. 30
Indian Removal Act Movie- Jan. 30
Snow Day (No School)- Feb. 2
Oregon Trail Video- Feb. 10
Oregon Trail Celebrity Guest- Feb. 10
"Groups that Moved West"  Work on Mini-Drama- Feb. 11-13
Primary Sources for Mini Dramas- Feb. 11-17
Primary Source Notes for Mini Dramas- Feb. 17
Present Mini Drama- Feb. 17
Absent for Mini-Drama Alternative- Feb. 17
Manifest Destiny Key Term List 1- Feb. 19
Manifest Destiny Key Term List 2- Feb. 19
Unit Review in Pictures- Feb. 19
Review Unit Homework Map- Feb. 19
Manifest Destiny Study Guide (may be completed by Feb. 23 to raise Homework score to 16)- Feb. 19
Test Review- Feb. 20

Test over Manifest Destiny- Feb. 24

Review missed items from test- Feb. 25
  
Games:
Geography 1


BEGIN UNIT ON ELECTION CAMPAIGN (only during Presidential election years)
Campaign Unit Explanation and Watch Debates- Oct. 22
Electoral College Notes- Oct. 23
Problem Solving Group Work- Oct. 23
8 Sample States from 2008 Election- Oct. 23
2008 Electoral Map- Oct. 23
2012 Electoral Map- Oct. 23
History Flashback!  Gore Wins Florida- Oct. 23
History Flashback!  Florida too close to call- Oct. 23
History Flashback!  Florida in recount- Oct. 23
Select Campaign Jobs- Oct. 24
Begin work on campaign- Oct. 24
Jobs listed below (each student picked 1 job)
Presidential Debate
Vice-Presidential Debate
Speech
Cabinet Member (research one of 5 major issues)
Commercial Producer
Social Media Specialist
Fill out 2nd quarter goal sheets- Oct. 25
Watch political ads/speeches/debates- Oct. 25
Work on campaign in class- Oct. 26
Work on campaign in class- Oct. 29
Hand in Cabinet Papers-Oct. 30
Watch Commercials/Social Media- Oct. 31
Speeches and VP Debates- Nov. 1
Presidential Debates- Nov. 2

Electoral College Problem Solving Group Work (2012 Election)- Nov. 23
 State Results from 2012 Election (used for problem solver)- Nov. 23
Electoral Map 2012-Nov. 23
Electoral Map 2008- Nov. 23




Jason Paul Video- "Overcoming Obstacles"- March