Monday, September 18, 2017

13 Colonies Resources

3 Colonies Map Review Game:



Here is the 13 Colonies Power Point complete with lecture.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

American Beliefs and Values

What are values, beliefs, and Attitudes?



What are Values?
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What are beliefs?
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What are attitudes?

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At your table group, discuss:
The values of the Virtual World. (Write down your top 4)


The values of the classroom.  (Write Down your top 4)


The values seen in the both of these videos. 
Dwight Eisenhower Campaign 1952
Barack Obama Campaign in 2008










Are what Americans valued in 1952 Similar or different in 2008?  Explain. 

Dwight D Eisenhower:


Barack Obama:


Definitions from Gallery Walk:


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Civil War Music

1.  Battle Cry of Freedom






2. Dixie To Arms





3.  Just Before the Battle Mother




5.  When Johnny Comes Marching Home






Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Inserting Links into a blog Post

For your assignment you need to create 3 links per post.

1.  One link within the text that will take the reader to another post.
2.  Two down at the bottom that will take the reader to a new post to continue reading.

Linking within your text to keep the reader directions:
1.  Go to the page you want to link and copy the location of the individual blog page.


1.  Locate in your text a place where you would like to make your link and highlight it.

Reading with students can be very challenging.  Many of them shut down when presented with large readings in packet form or even just readings that have a front and a back page.  Since I teach US history, reading is a standard part of my class and one of my jobs as a teacher of history is to help them develop the skills necessary to become better readers for high school where the text is going to get harder and they are going to independently have to read more than ever.  I think of my class as one of the last times that the students will be given strategies to help themselves read harder text with a teacher that will walk them through the process step by step.

2.  Click the link button and paste the URL into the box.




3.  Click the ok button and now your text will be a link to your other post.

Reading with students can be very challenging.  Many of them shut down when presented with large readings in packet form or even just readings that have a front and a back page.  Since I teach US history, reading is a standard part of my class and one of my jobs as a teacher of history is to help them develop the skills necessary to become better readers for high school where the text is going to get harder and they are going to independently have to read more than ever.  I think of my class as one of the last times that the students will be given strategies to help themselves read harder text with a teacher that will walk them through the process step by step.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The 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 9, 2017

Jared & The Mill: Western Expansion



1.  What elements of romanticism can you identify in this work?
2.  Why do you think these concepts still appeal to Americans today?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Google Patents Link

Find a patent for a device that improved a steamboat, a lock, a canal, or a railroad/locomotive. The patent has to be from 1800-1850. Save the patent to your drive. This will help you on the next part of the project.

Here is the link to google patents: https://patents.google.com/

Monday, February 6, 2017

Regions andFormation of the United States maps

Here are the links that will help you do your HW. 

The 1st one you already did, but I thought you might like a reference.  The Second one will help you do the regions.  For the cities and geography map just use Google maps or the internet to figure it out. 

-Mr Schwarten

The Formation of the United States (Gaining Ground Map/ Video) 

The American Regions

Western Movement Videos

Canals:


Steamboats:



Locks:



How a Locomotive Works:



Thomas Edison Film on How RR are Made:


Didn't understand the lecture or forgot something I said?
Here are links to the entire thing again broken down into the different modes of transportation.

Canals
Steamboats
Locks
Railroads


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Canals


Steamboats


Locks


Rail Roads











Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Battle of Lake Erie HW

1.  Read the short reading on the Battle of Lake Erie and answer the 6 questions.
2.  Analyze the Brigg Niagara by going to the following link.    You will have to click on the links that are pdfs to analyze the design of the ship.
http://www.flagshipniagara.org/us-brig-niagara/flagship-niagara-about/
3.  Turn it in to classroom.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The War of 1812

This is the first clip that goes to the movie and they will continue on through the playlist. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Common Core Argument and the Issue of Federalism

Support for Common Core






Against Common Core





Questions to Consider

Answer the following questions.
1.     Provide a brief summary of the issue.
2.     Explain how the concept of federalism is evident in this issue.
3.   What do you think are the best arguments for state/local government to retain control over education.
4.     What do you think are the best arguments for the federal government to make about how its powers apply in this case?

5. What position would you take on this issue? Is it the right of the federal or state governments to make a decision on this issue? Why?

McCulloch V Maryland


Thursday, January 12, 2017

The election of 1800

Go to this link and answer the following questions.

http://www.270towin.com/1800_Election/

1.       Name the candidates and the parties they were from.
2.       What were some of the issues?  (Name 3)
3.       What were the results of the election?
4.       How was the President Chosen this time? 

5.       Why were people upset with Arron Burr and who became president of the United States in the End?  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Myths of George Washington (Cherry Tree and Teeth)

Below I have links to two of the most popular George Washington myths for clarification.  I thought some of you might enjoy learning about each of these in your spare time.  Both articles are from Mount Vernon and the 1st one has a video that explain how GW's teeth were built. 


Teeth:

http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/the-man-the-myth/the-trouble-with-teeth/

Cherry Tree Myth and where it came from:

http://www.mountvernon.org/research-collections/digital-encyclopedia/article/cherry-tree-myth/

Some fun songs on Early America

Here are a few fun songs that are thee XYZ Affair.




Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Election of 1796 Map Activity

For HW today you are to analyze the electoral map of the 1796 election.  (Due 1-5-16)

Write your answers on a blank sheet of paper.

Click The link Below:

http://www.270towin.com/1796_Election/

1.  Name the candidates and the parties they were from.
2.  What was different about this election than the two previous ones?  (Name 2)
3.  What were some of the issues?  (Name 2)
4.  What happened regarding the Presidency and the Vice Presidency in this election?
5.  Name 3 states that were won by each party.