Sunday, August 25, 2013


Monday, August 26

1.  Lecture:  The "discovery" of America
2.  Go over the reading and identify the supporting details that are used to make each claim.

For homework, you will need to write a MelCON paragraph that argues whether or not Columbus can be viewed as a hero or villain.

Tuesday, August 27

Lecture:  The English settlement of America

Wednesday, August 28

Introduction to Specific Definitions

Homework:  Read pages 52-54. Complete the Unit 1, #1 Specific Definition sheet.  Due Friday.

Thursday, August 29

Lecture:  The Puritans in America

Be sure to finish the Specific Definition #1 for tomorrow!

Friday, August 30   BRING YOUR BOOK TODAY!

1.  Finish discussing the Puritans
2.  Work Time.  You will have some time in class to work on the the Specific Definitions #2.  I will be around to help, if you are having difficulty.  Also, you can work on the 13 colonies Map.  Everything will be due on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 3, 2013



Welcome to class.  We will discuss the expectations and hand out books.

Homework:  Read the article, "The Corn God" by Michael Caduto.  Annotate the reading, underline important passages.  Why, you ask?  You will be having a short quiz over the reading on Friday!  (It's about corn--and, living in America in 2013, there is nothing you eat more).


Lecture:  America before Columbus

Homework:  Make sure you have read the article:  Quiz tomorrow!


1.  Quiz over the article
2.  Lecture:  The History of Corn

Homework:  Read the two articles about Columbus:  Was Columbus a Hero or Not?  On Monday, we will discuss the articles and you will write an argumentative paragraph, using evidence from the articles. Have a great weekend!

Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!

Hi everybody.  Welcome to the new school year.  I am pleased to be with you at Elk Grove this year. This is our class website.  Here you will find everything you need in order to be successful.  All homework assignments are downloadable, the textbook is available online and a weekly schedule will be posted so that you can always know what we are doing and what is coming up in the future.

Welcome back!  I look forward to a great school year!