April 2013 archive

Reading: Bombingham – complete by Monday April 29

Please read the article in your packet titled “Bombingham” and be prepared to answer questions about what happened in Birmingham in 1963.  You may also want to review Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”. In addition, continue to work on the research, outline and/or slides for your second semester research project.

Second Semester Research Project Presentation Dates

ALL SENIORS will present their second semester research project PPTs on May 10. Any senior not present that day will need to return to school on May 14 (and you really don’t want to do that!) The rest of us will begin presentations on May 14th – all PPTs must be submitted to me by …

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U.S. History Show and Tell: Opium Weights

Thank you Brandon for sharing the counter-weights used in measuring out opium.  These weights were used during the opium trade era in China.  What a very cool reminder of the Open Door Policy era.    

Homework Due April 12

Beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement Read the following pages in the textbook: 658 – 663, 711 – 712, 904 – 932. On page 913 answer questions # 1 (all), 3, 4 and 5.  Also read the following section from US Digital History.

New (and last) Unit: Civil Rights Movement

Essential Questions: Who decides how laws or rules are applied? How can we ensure that laws and rules are applied to everyone in the same way? What are civil rights? Who decides? How can we respond when our civil rights are violated? What can be done to strengthen the civil rights of individuals and groups? Is …

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Assessment Questions

It has been said that the Depression changed forever the relationship between the American people and the government of the United States. How and in what ways is this true? What impact did the Dust Bowl have on the American economy and society? What efforts were made by the Federal government to address these problems? …

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NPR Story: The Race Card

When You’re Mixed Race, One Box is Not Enough Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What  

Homework – Due April 5

Complete the Dust Bowl questions and bring a hard copy to class.  In addition please complete the reading for the Great Depression – pages 721 – 725 in your textbook and answer questions 1, 2 and 4. Change to our test date and format – we will have an open book writing assessment in class …

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Homework and In-class Assignment (Wed, April 3) – DUST BOWL

  Your homework assignment is to review the questions you will answer in a small group format IN CLASS on Wednesday.  Also you should review ALL the websites/sources so you are familiar with what they contain.  There will some additional questions/assignments once you get to class.   DUST BOWL Learning Objectives: List problems ordinary Americans …

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