Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Schedule May 27-May 30

Tuesday, May 27

Helter Skelter!

Wednesday, May 28-Friday, May 30

Intro to 9/11.  For the next three days we will be watching a film about 9/11.  There is a sheet that goes with this film and will be collected on Friday.  If you miss any day, you will need to watch the film and turn in the sheet.



Finals are next FRIDAY.  You will get a review sheet on Monday, and you will have the period to work on it.

In addition,  you will be turning in your books on TUESDAY.

Any work that you need to turn in will be due on TUESDAY.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you want credit, you'll need to turn it in by this day.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Schedule May 19-23

DON'T FORGET YOUR READING GUIDE.  IT IS DUE TUESDAY...OR YOU CAN DO THE ONLINE QUIZ AS WELL.  THE QUIZ EXPIRES AT NOON ON TUESDAY!

Monday, May 19

Today, you will be writing an essay for the Unit 9 Exam.

Tuesday, May 20

Test:  Unit 9  This is the multiple choice segment of the exam.  make sure you know your Unit Sheet.

Also, your Unit 9 Reading Guide is due.

Wednesday, May 21 - Friday, May 23

We will be in the Computer lab to complete a 1970s-80s webquest.  What you don't finish in class you will have to complete on your own.  It is due on Tuesday.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Schedule May 12-16

NOTE:  The Act of Citizenship is due on Friday.  If you haven't done anything, the choices have pretty much expired.  You can still write letters to soldiers or write a letter to a politician.


Plus, you may want to check to see if there are any board meeting coming up this week or next. Attend a board meeting and write something up.

Monday, May 12

Finish We Were Soldiers.  Discuss

Complete the reading guide for Vietnam.  This reading guide will be due the day of the test, which is Tuesday May 20.  You may choose to take the online quiz.  That quiz expires Monday   at midnight.

Tuesday, May 13

Lecture:  Vietnam War Through Music

Wednesday, May 14

Video:  Behind the Music: 1968  There is a sheet that goes with this video.

Thursday, May 15

Lecture:  The Atrocities of War

Friday, May 16

Lecture:  Kent State and the End of War

Your Unit 9 Test will start on Monday.  On Monday, we will be doing the final class essay.  Then, on Tuesday will be your Unit 9 Test.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Schedule April 28 - May 2

Monday, April 28

Finish watching, A Time for Justice.  Discuss.


Tuesday, April 29

Lecture:  "Or Does it Explode?" The Civil Rights Movement After 1965.  There is a Note Sheet for this lecture.

Wednesday, April 30

Today, meet down in the theater for a forum regarding the history of Elk Grove Village.  There will be a note sheet at the forum that will be collected at the end of the period.

Thursday, May 1

Lecture:  The Civil Rights Movement Expands:  Women's Rights, Hispanic Rights and Gay Rights

The Civil Rights Reading Guide is due tomorrow.  If it is not in tomorrow, it will be counted late.

Friday, May 2

Quiz:  The Civil Rights Movement


Monday, April 21, 2014

Schedule April 21-25

Monday, April 21

Today, we will be starting Unit 9.  Here is the Unit 9 Overview.

Lecture:  The Roots of the Civil Rights Movement.  There is a note sheet for this lecture.

Tuesday, April 22

Video:  A Time for Justice.  This video covers the main events of the Civil Rights Movement. There is a sheet that goes with it.



Wednesday, April 23

PSAE Day!  No Class!

Thursday, April 24

Discuss film.

Friday, April 25

Work on reading guide for the Civil Rights Movement.  The reading guide will be due next Wednesday! You will have a short quiz over the Civil Rights Movement next THURSDAY!


Monday, April 14, 2014

Schedule April 14-17

Monday, April 14

History of Rock and Roll.  You have your Unit Test on WEDNESDAY.  Check your Unit 8 Overview.  You need to know the terms and be able to answer the questions.

Tuesday, April 15

Practice ACT Reading.

Tonight, starting at 8:30, I will be online, hanging out in the Chat Room.  Join us for a discussion of all of the stuff in this unit, plus hints as to the ESSAY question and the EXTRA CREDIT as well.

Wednesday, April 16

Unit 8 Test

Thursday, April 17

Go over ACT reading skills.





Sunday, April 6, 2014

Schedule April 7-11

Monday, April 7

Lecture:  The Cold War

Homework:  Read Chapter 26 and complete the reading guide or take the online quiz.  Or both. The reading guide and/or the quiz is due on Friday.

Tuesday, April 8

For the next couple of days, we will be watching two episodes from the series, The Century.  Today, we will watch the episode, "The Best Years: 1946-1952."  There is a video guide that goes with these two episodes.  If you miss a day, you will need to see these films.


Wednesday, April 9

Today, we will be watching the next episode in the series, The Century.  Here is the video guide.



Thursday, April 10

Lecture:  The Cold War in the 1950s:  Duck and Cover and McCarthyism

The reading guide is due tomorrow, or you can take the quiz.

Friday, April 11

Lecture: 1950s Culture: Highways, Babies and Rock and Roll

If you are taking the online quiz, it is due tonight by midnight.

Your Unit Test is NEXT WEDNESDAY, April 16!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Act of Citizenship Opportunities

Here are some Act of Citizenship Opportunities coming up real soon!

Packages for Patriots
April 15th (6:45 - 8 pm)
Sign up with Miss Kezios in room 237 by MONDAY

Feed My Starving Children
May 7th (4 pm - 8 pm)
Sign up with Mr. Phillips in room 237


Monday, March 31, 2014

Schedule March 31-April 4

Monday, March 31

Welcome to 4th Quarter!!

Today, we will be examining World War II in the European theater.  The lecture will include a note sheet.

You have a QUIZ on Friday, covering World War II.

Tuesday, April 1

Lecture:  World War II in the Pacific Theater.  The lecture will include a note-sheet.

Wednesday, April 2

Today, you will be working on a RG for World War II.  The reading guide will be used as review for the test.  It is due on Friday, but you will have all period to work on it.

Thursday, April 3

Lecture:  The making of the Atomic Bombs and the beginning of the Cold War.  The lecture will include a note-sheet

Friday, April 4

Quiz:  World War II  This quiz will be approximately 25 questions, multiple choice.

After the quiz, you will have some time to work on the next reading guide, due next Thursday.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quiz over Chapter 22-23 is now LIVE

The optional quiz for the Depression reading guide is due Sunday night!  It is now live.  You can do the quiz or turn in the reading guide.

Your test over this unit is on TUESDAY!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Schedule March 3-7

Monday, March 3

ACT Reading Benchmark
Return Unit 6 Test Essays.  You will be able to rewrite the essay portion of the test.  If you choose to rewrite, you will need to:

1) type out the rewrite
2. turn in the original with the rewrite

Tuesday, March 4

Today, you will be working on the reading guide for Chapters 22 & 23 The Great Depression. The optional quiz will be due by Friday night.

Wednesday, March 5

Lecture:  The Stock Market Crash and the coming of the Depression

Thursday, March 6

Lecture:  FDR and the New Deal

Friday, March 7

Video:  America: The Story of Us  "Bust"



On Monday, we are going to wrap up the unit.  Your unit test is on TUESDAY, MARCH 11!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Schedule February 24-28

Monday, February 24

Today, we will be watching an episode of America: The Story of Us.  This episode is about the 1920s and is entitled "Boom."  There is a sheet that goes with it.  You can download it here.


Tuesday, February 25

Lecture:  The Painful Cost of Beauty  The 1920s Woman

Last Friday, you should have completed a 1920s Word Scramble and Chart.  The Chart is what will be collected.  The quiz of the chart is due on Friday.

Wednesday, February 26

Beauty in the American Media

Thursday, February 27

The History of Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance, Part 1

Friday, February 28

History of Jazz and the Harlem Renaissance, Part 2

Tonight, your QUIZ for the 1920s is due.  By Midnight.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Schedule February 18-21

Tuesday, February 18

Today, you will be completing  review sheet for tomorrow's Unit 6 Exam.  The exam will be 50 multiple choice questions, plus an essay.

There are flashcards online as well.  Click here to see them.

Tonight, at 8:30 pm join me in the Chat Room for a study session.  I will go through the test and answer any questions you might have.

Wednesday, February 19

Test:  Unit 6

Thursday, February 20

Introduction to the 1920s:  Prohibition.

Friday, February 21

Today, in class, you will be working on a Word Scramble and Definitions chart for Chapter 20 & 21.  This is over the Roaring Twenties.  The quiz for these chapters will be on Wednesday, February 28.




Monday, February 10, 2014

Schedule February 10-14

Monday, February 10

Go over the DBQ.  Discuss the documents and begin writing your essay.  The essay will be due on FRIDAY!  There is a sample DBQ located in the tab above.

Tuesday, February 11

Lecture:  Introduction to World War I

Wednesday, February 12

Lecture:  America Goes to War

Thursday, February 13

Lecture:  The Versailles Peace Treaty and the League of Nations

Your DBQ is due tomorrow.

♥♥♥Friday, February 1♥♥♥

The Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment

Monday, we will take a practice ACT then review a bit for your Unit Test.  Your Unit Test will be on TUESDAY.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Schedule February 3-7

Monday, February 3

1.  Discuss the "Act of Citizenship" Project
2.  Lecture:  Intro to Imperialism

Read Chapter 18.  Complete the reading guide: Chapter 18 Imperialism or take the quiz.  The Quiz is due by midnight Thursday.  It is 15 points.

Tuesday, February 4

Lecture:  The Spanish American War

Wednesday, February 5

Lecture:  Walk Softly and Carry a Big Stick: Imperialism in the Early 20th Century

Thursday, February 6

Imperialism ACT Reading Activity

Tonight, the Quiz over Chapter 18 is due.  You can complete the quiz or turn in the reading guide. Each is worth 15 points.

Friday, February 7

DBQ Unit 6--we will go over the documents today and write the DBQ on Monday in class.  This semester, we will be writing whole DBQs----that is, four to five paragraphs!

Next week, we will be starting World War I and examining the 19th Amendment.  You can get a start on Chapter 19.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Schedule January 29-31

Wednesday, January 29

Lecture:  The Progressive Age goes Presidential

Because of the cold days, I've extended the QUIZ until tonight.  You must take it by midnight in order to get credit.  Or, you can turn in the reading guide instead.

Thursday,  January 30

Introduction to the AGE of IMPERIALISM.

Read Chapter 18, pages 548-573.  Complete the Chapter 18 Imperialism Reading Guide or take the quiz.  The quiz is due by Tuesday, February 4, midnight.

Friday, January 31

Watch the "Presidents"  William McKinley Through Wilson.  There is a note sheet for this video. It covers the Progressive Era and Imperialism.



Read Chapter 18, pages 548-573.  Complete the Chapter 18 Imperialism Reading Guide or take the quiz.  The quiz is due by Tuesday, February 4, midnight.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Schedule January 22-24

Welcome to Second Semester!

Wednesday, January 22

Intro to second semester.  Discussion of policy changes and introduction of online tools.  We will be going to the computer lab to log in and complete a few activities.  You will complete a Semester 1 Reflection on the QuizStar site. Then you will log on to the Chat Room and finally, complete a short webquest.

1. Semester 1 Reflection.  Answer the questions on the reflection and then hit "submit"
2. Chat Room.  Type your user name in the box below the chat then hit "Profile."  You will then need to enter your password (which is your ID number). Once logged in, post a message in the chatroom.
3. Intro to the Progressive Age Webquest. This webquest you will be doing online.  You must be logged into your student account in order to answer the questions.  When you are done, hit "submit."  If you don't finish this, it is homework.

Thursday, January 23

Junior ACT Benchmark test
Discuss the Webquest

Friday, January 24

Lecture:  The Progressive Age: Chicago and the Union Stockyards

Homework:  You will need to read Chapter 17, pages 510-518.  You will need to take the quiz over this reading by Tuesday, January 28, 11:59 pm.  You can also do the Reading Guide as well.




Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Schedule January 8-10

Welcome Back!  Hope you had a great break (an an extra couple of days, too).  We are quickly coming to the end of the Semester.  You finals are already next week!  That means, we still have a lot to cover.  Here is a list of terms you need to know.

Wednesday, January 8

Lecture:  The West in Pop Culture

Thursday, January 9

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 1

Friday, January 10

Lecture:  Immigration, Part 2