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.