Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Frosty the Snowman

Have a happy holiday season and a nice break! Enjoy Frosty the Snowman!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hamilton on the issue of the National Bank

Didn't understand the stuff we talked about the national bank? Take a look at this and see if it helps at all.

George Washington as President

Use this video to create the George Washington comic strip. Remember to include your captions!

Friday, November 22, 2013

American Political Principles and Fucntions of Government

Facts of Congress: Checks and Balances: 1. What was our country founded upon? 2. What does Congress do? 3. How does the President check the power of Congress? 4. How does Congress check the power of the Judicial Branch? 5. What is the system of power sharing called? Facts of Congress: The Three Branches 1. How many branches does our Government have? 2. What branch includes the President? 3. What does the President do? 4. What branch includes Congress? 5. What is the main function of congress? 6. What branch includes the court system? 7. What is the Ultimate judge of the land? Facts of Congress: Federalism 1. What are the 3 layers of the cake? 2. What does local government do? 3. What does State government do? 4. What does the federal government do? 5. What is Federalism? Federal Powers Vs State Powers 1. What are 3 of the powers of Federal powers man? 2. What are 3 powers of Sates Rights Man? 3. What are some of powers of Concurrent Powers Woman? Facts of Congress: The House of Representatives 1. What is one of the bodies that are part of what we call Congress? 2. What is the purpose of the House of Representatives? 3. How are Representatives elected in the House? 4. Name an example of a sate with lots of Reps. 5. Name a state with few Reps. 6. How often do the Congressmen have to run for reelection? Facts of Congress: The Senate 1. What was the purpose of the Senate? 2. What is the Senate supposed to be like? 3. How many Senators? 4. Why is the senate unique? (Name 2) Facts of Congress: How a Bill becomes a law 1. What is a bill? 2. What is the first step in a bill becoming a law? 3. What happens in the committee? 4. Once the bill leaves committee what must happen to it then? 5. What happens after it leaves the Senate and the House of Representatives? 6. What is the bill called after the President approves it? Just the Facts: Bill of Rights 1. What are the 1st Ten Amendments to the constitution called? 2. Did the founding fathers believe that the Bill of Rights were necessary? 3. Name three of the founding Fathers that did believe in the Bill of Right. 4. What was the first state to adopt a Bill of Rights after the war with Br.? Bill of Rights Song See if you can pick out the Amendments in the Bill of Rights song. I will play it several times to see if you can get them. What are the Bill of Rights? Plus a little history. I included the Questions from your sheet.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

The Declaration of Independence (A Dramatic Reading)

Some say that the Declaration of Independence was meant to be read. The following is a video that reading the entire Declaration. When read the beauty of the document can be heard and the importance felt.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Enlightenment

Questions: 1. When did the Enlightenment take place? 2. What does the word enlightenment mean? 3. What does the word reason mean? 4. Name three academic areas that were inspired during this time period. 5. What did Bacon Believe? 6. Name the three basic principles that Bacon based his studies on. 7. What did Descartes believe was needed for humanity to advance? 8. What was the Scientific Method? 9. How long had Jamestown and Plymouth existed when Newton was born? 10. When did the English Civil War take place? 11. Why did Newton leave the city and go into the countryside to work? 12. What kind of mathematics did Newton invent? 13. What was Newton inspired when the apple fell from the tree? 14. What other sciences grew during this period? 15. What tool helped biology grow? 16. What did Hooke discover? 17. What did William Harvey discover? 18. What did Linnaeus create during this period? 19. What were natural philosophers? 20. What is a philosopher? 21. What did John Locke mean when he said the consent of the governed? 22. What were John Locke’s 3 basic rights? 23. What other 4 rights did Locke also talk about in his paper? 24. What did Voltaire say was most important? 25. What did Montesquieu say was important about government? 26. What two documents were inspired by the ideas of The Enlightenment?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hope you al have a good summer!

I hope you all have a good summer and I wish you all the best of luck in high school! -Mr Schwarten

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Here is the Uncle Tom's cabin Video part 1: Part 2: part 3: part 4: Part 5: Part 6: Part 7: Part 8: Part 9:

GOld Rush Clip

Gold Rush Clip

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A history of the border between Mexico and the USA - Mexico and the USA

The Texas Revolution Lego Style

Here is a video about the Texas Revolution Lego Style. It covers some main points and is quick. Remember it's not 100% true, but it's a good place to start.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Trail of Tears Video

Here is the two part Trail of Tears Video. Part I Part II

The Indian Removal Act

Here is the Indian Removal Act video clip from class. This tells the story about Jackson's ability to remove the Indians west of the Mississippi River.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The formation of the United States

In case you didn't catch all the information when we did the Mental map activity, this quick video is a good summary of how the United States formed.

American Regions Video

Here is a quick video on the geographical regions of the United States.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Monroe Doctrine Video

Here is a quick little video on the Monroe Doctrine in case you didn't understand what we did in class. -Mr Schwarten

Tuesday, January 15, 2013