Thursday, February 25, 2016

Work that needs to be completed by Sunday/Monday

Work that needs to be completed for the weekend. 

1.  If you did not finish coloring your gaining ground maps then they are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. (2/26)

2.  The geography HW is due on Monday (2/29).  This includes the Regions Map and the general geographic features map that you need to label.  You only need to color the Regions map.  The general geographic features map you only need to label and DO NOT COLOR.  

3.  The Andrew Jackson Blog Posts are due on Sunday @ midnight.
     Your blog needs to include: 
            Andrew Jackson Blog Posts Final Project

The following must be in your Blog to receive full credit:

  1. 3 Blog Articles selected from the list of prompts. (700- 900 words) (Due Sunday @ 11:59pm) (Each post is worth 20 Pts for a total of 60 summative Pts)
2.  1 review post linking to someone else’s article in this class. (400-600 words)  (20 Summative Pts)
3. Photos that you either took yourself or ones you took from another website.  Please, cite those that you took from another site.  (When blogging taking your own pictures is helpful so you do not infringe on any copyrights.)    
4.  Paste link to your blog in the google doc on classroom. (You may use the one you created for media last year.)
5. All content must be accurate and reflect the learning conducted in the research and in class over the last week and also must take a position and have a thesis statement for each one.    
6.  Each blog post must have links to your other articles so you can maximize your SEO and keep people reading on your blog.  (Remember to create a web that your reader does not want to leave.)    
7. You must have an archive link at the top of your page that has all of the links to your posts so people can find the posts easily.

Andrew Jackson Blog Post Prompts

Below are a set of prompts that you are to use for your blog articles.  You are to select 3 of the following prompts to answer as posts.  Each article should be 700 to 900 words.  If you go over that is ok, just remember your time is limited in class to write these.  You will be given two class days.  All final articles will be due on Sunday @ midnight.          

  1. Was Andrew Jackson a “Man of the People?”  Explain.

  1. Should Andrew Jackson be on the $20 bill and celebrated?  Explain.

  1. Explain Andrew Jackson’s leadership style and the legacy it might have left on the Presidency.  Should this style be something other presidents should emulate?

  1. Was Andrew Jackson a patriot?  Explain.

  1. Discuss AJ’s childhood.  How did his childhood shape who he was and his legacy?

  1. What is AJ’S Legacy on American politics?  How is his legacy still worth us today?

  1. AJ has been called “...a most law defying, law obeying citizen.”  What does that statement mean in regards to how AJ lived his life and our understanding of his legacy today?
  1. How democratic was AJ?  Explain.

  1. What precedents did AJ set as a political leader?   Have any presidents attempted to emulate these precedents in today’s Presidency? (Think econ, social policy, political strategy, campaign strategy, etc)

  1. Compare the elections of 1824, 1828, and 1832 to the modern day race.  Are there any similarities to the race we are witnessing right now?  Were there any lessons that stand out from these two elections that could be useful to the candidates today?   

Formation of the United States

In case you didn't catch all the information in class, this quick video is a good summary of how the United States formed.

American Regions video

Historians and geographers all have different ways of classifying the different regions of America. On this post there is a video that describes the American regions. This video disagrees with the map, since some count the west coast as one entity and some do not. Use the map when you are filling in and coloring your map.  The map for this and the basic American Geography map is due on Monday in class.

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


Monday, February 22, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Why is Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill?

Since you all asked me about why Jackson was on the $20 bill I thought I would find some resources. Personally, I have a feeling he was selected in 1928 because people still saw him as a champion of "the common man" and democracy when compared to the elitist paradigm that had existed before him.  The American understanding of the issue of the Indian Removal act has changed things since the 1960's and so has our view of Jackson.  I have given you some resources here in case you would like to know more.

Hamilton will share the 10 Dollar Bill with a woman that is to be named later in 2020:

Washington Post Article on why Jackson is on the $20:

History Channel Video on the reasons why he is on the $20:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Trail of Tears

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.

The Trail of Tears:

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Understanding Native American Resistance (HUM)

This is HW Due on 2-16 at the beginning of class.  We are going to build on this information in class, so you need to have the movie viewed, the reading read, and be ready to discuss.

The sheet you need is in classroom and can be found here:

1.  Watch the movie about Pontiac's Rebellion and answer the questions 1-12 on your sheet.
2.  Read about Tecumseh in your textbook on pages 245 to 247 and fill out the sheet.  

3.  Be ready to begin class and discuss both of these movements against the Westward Expansion of American settlers.  

Andrew Jackson and The Issue of the National Bank

 Andrew Jackson Vs The Bank of the US

The Nullification Crisis

Andrew Jackson

Saturday, February 6, 2016

What needs to be turned in for the Podcast Project?

1.  The yellow internet research sheet
2.  The goldenrod (C-3P0) sheet on the primary sources
3.  The script.  (This maybe shared with me at account.  Please put all group members names on it) 
4.  The MP3 file of the Podcast. 

Remember that I am collecting all of this stuff on Monday.  Everything has to be finished and completed for full credit.  All of the worksheets can be found on google classroom.  

Hope you are all having a good weekend.  


Wednesday, February 3, 2016