Monday, December 11, 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Federal Powers Vs state Powers/ Checks and Balances 2017

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: Checks and Balances
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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?




Separation of Powers and Facts of Congress: Federalism

Separation of Powers:


1.  What did Hobbes say about Power?
2.  What were the results of government in the hands of the few and powerful?
3.  Name 3 ways the powers can be distributed.
4.  How else is authority distributed?
5.  What happens if people still try to grab power for themselves?  

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?

Articles of Confederation Redesign

ere is the link to the document about the Articles of Confederation (Special Thanks to Colonial Williamsburg for the resource):
https://drive.google.com/a/mcpsmd.net/file/d/0B2U2Cmjod9ojMS1GS1VJZklhWFE/view?usp=sharing

Link to capture sheet:
https://drive.google.com/a/mcpsmd.net/file/d/0B2U2Cmjod9ojLTZDX0c1RjRXcHM/view?usp=sharing

Part I:
Confederation:  A loose alliance of states for the common defense.  Usually, the National government is weaker than the State governments.

1. Look at the student friendly Articles of Confederation I gave you in class and fill out the organizer's 3 sections.  Remember, you are looking for the Powers of the States and the National Government.

You are also to write in the weaknesses of the Articles as well.  Here they are below:



On the back of the sheet and after discussing with your table group:

Part II:

3.  Write down 5 new Articles that could improve the document you just read and provide a rational for each one.

4.  Remove 3 things from the document to make the government more effective and provide a rational for each one.  You do not have to remove the whole Article and may do a line item veto to make them stronger.  Make sure you reference where you are striking out and give the rational.

This will be a graded formative assignment.
We are going to be doing a SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) activity that will help students make their own pathways to the events of the early formation of the United States.

Here is an abbreviated version of Shays' Rebellion in a video for you in case you did not understand.


Here are a couple videos that can help you understand the Articles of Confederation.

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Here is a video about the Northwest Ordinance that you can use in your research.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Live Action History with Mr Schwarten: Fort Necessity

Here is me at Fort Necessity showing you what it looks like today.





Fort Duquesne (Scale Model):
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Fort Necessity (Replica at the National Park):



Monday, October 2, 2017

The European Enlightenment and the American Enlightenment

Use this video to examine the European Enlightenment and answer questions 1-18 on your sheet.



Once you have completed the video,  read as a table group Electricity:  The New Science and Ben Franklin and answer questions 1-6.

Monday, September 18, 2017

13 Colonies Resources

3 Colonies Map Review Game:



Here is the 13 Colonies Power Point complete with lecture.



Citation for the chapter in the folder for: 
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Hart, Diane.  The United States:  Its past, Purpose, and Promise:  Part 1:  Discovery to the Civil War.  Upper Saddle River: Globe Fearon Educational Publisher, 1999. 14-18. Print.  

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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Steamboats


Locks


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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.