Block 2 & Block 5 Homework

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To for class on:


Thursday,
June 16
Final Exam, Block 5 from 8-9:30 in our regular classroom. Please bring 2 sharpened pencils.
Please go to the Constitution and Civics page of the wiki and look for the Civics10.key and ElectoralCollege10.key presentations. These will be helpful to review, as well as this Jeopardy game from our work this fall:
Tuesday,
June 14
Final Exam, Block 2 from 8-9:30 in our regular classroom. Please bring 2 sharpened pencils.
Please go to the Constitution and Civics page of the wiki and look for the Civics10.key and ElectoralCollege10.key presentations. These will be helpful to review, as well as this Jeopardy game from our work this fall:
Friday,
June 10
Prepare Civics review sheet.
Wednesday,
June 8
Complete reading on war in Afghanistan and be prepared for a brief reading quiz.
Monday,
June 6
Block 2 - complete Middle East map
Block 5 - no homework
Thursday,
June 2
Protest song assignment due. Each student should print his/her analysis of the song (see pg. 3 of attached assignment) and be ready to present in class. No late passes for presentation!

Thursday,
May 26
Work on protest song assignment, with each student completing song analysis and individual/small group preparation of presentation - due June 2.
Tuesday,
May 24
If you finished your work on the spread of nuclear weapons in the Cold War period - no homework. If you didn't have an opportunity to finish after the World War II quiz, please complete this work (directions in the Pages document).


If you have other late or missing work, please take advantage of the weekend to get caught up.
Friday,
May 20
Quiz on World War II.
Wednesday,
May 18
Finish the Brown University Choices packet on US involvement in World War II and answer the second page of the question sheet. I will collect this in class on Wednesday.
Monday,
May 16
Read the Brown University Choices packet on US involvement in World War II and answer the first page of the question sheet stapled to the back of the packet.
Thursday
May 12
Watch May 11 CNN Student news for a current events quiz.
Tuesday,
May 10
Study for a quiz on imperialism and WWI. See WWI page of the wiki for review sheet, jeopardy Powerpoint, etc.
Friday,
May 6
a) watch May 4 CNN Student news for a current events quiz.
b) review any student current events presentations (Block 2 - Peter and Block 5 - Frank) for quiz.
Wednesday,
May 4
Open this Pages document to read about US efforts to build a canal through Panama and to exert influence in Latin America:
Monday,
May 2
No homework - enjoy the weekend. We'll start a new thematic unit - War and Diplomacy - on Monday.
Thursday,
April 28
Watch April 26 CNN Student news for a current events quiz. There's not much meat in this newscast, so it will be a short quiz - just 5 questions.

ENJOY APRIL VACATION!
Thursday,
April 14
a) Prepare for US Immigration Policy deliberation in class.
b) watch April 13 CNN Student news for a current events quiz.
Tuesday,
April 12
No homework - enjoy the weekend. We'll be talking about current immigration challenges in class on Tuesday.
Friday,
April 8
a) Watch the April 6 CNN Student News for a current events quiz. Block 5 should also review Josef's current events presentation (posted to current events page).
b) Japanese Internment homework due -
Wednesday,
April 6
No class - block 2 because of science augmentation test.
Block 5 - have class time to work on immigration keynote
Monday,
April 4
Please talk to your parents/grandparents/older family members about your heritage. Make a family tree or write a short paragraph or come up with another creative way to share what you learn!
Thursday
March 31
NO CLASS DUE TO CEP.
Tuesday,
March 29
"Coming to America" reading and questions due. This is the end of the quarter, so it is important to get this done on time.
Friday,
March 26
Watch MAR. 23 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Friday. Start reading & working on questions for "Coming to America" handout about immigration in the US (due 3/29).
Wednesday,
March 24
Prepare for an open-note quiz on Civil Rights - go to the Diversity and Equality page for reminders on handouts/keynotes, etc. to review. http://ushistory-yhs.wikispaces.com/Diversity+and+Equality
Monday,
March 21
We'll try something new this week by going more in-depth on a couple of news stories. Please watch the videos on these links to learn more about key news stories and issues affecting teens:
1) PBS News Summary, including Libya (5 min.): http://video.pbs.org/video/1841604068/
2) Helping to explain the concern about meltdown in nuclear power plant in Japan (3 min.): http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12739184
3) Protests in Bahrain (20 sec.): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#42079073
4) Young people and caffeine (2 min.): http://abcnews.go.com/Health/report-shows-energy-drinks-harm-children/story?id=12901333
Watch these stories to be prepared for a current events quiz.
Wednesday,
March 16
No homework.
Monday,
March 14
Complete Civil Rights time line assignment (read and answer questions). If you get stuck on any of the questions, give it your best try. We will discuss this in class tomorrow. Then choose any 2 events with an Eyes on the Prize segment to explore in more depth. Explore the content on the Eyes on the Prize website and then add your thoughtful reflections on the Google Doc linked from that page (http://ushistory-yhs.wikispaces.com/Civil+Rights).
Thursday,
March 10
Watch MAR. 9 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Thursday.
Tuesday,
March 8
Study for Reconstruction quiz. See review sheet handed out in class and Reconstruction materials on Diversity and Equality page of the wiki.
Thursday,
March 3
Watch MAR. 2 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Thursday. Block 2B students should just review the CNN broadcast and Block 5B students should watch CNN and review Tyler's current events keynote presentation.

Enjoy your February break!
Thursday,
Feb. 17
Watch FEB. 16 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Thursday. Block 2B students should just review the Feb. 16 CNN broadcast and Block 5B students should watch CNN and review Sarah's current events keynote presentation.
Tuesday,
Feb. 15
Prepare for unit test on slavery, causes of the Civil War, and the Civil War. Review sheet:
Thursday,
Feb. 10
a) watch FEB. 9 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Thursday. Block 2B students should review Matt's current events keynote presentation and Block 5B students should just review the Feb. 9 CNN broadcast. We will reschedule Sarah's presentation.
b) complete Glory question prompts on gray sheet of paper in preparation for graded discussion about the film.
Tuesday,
Feb. 8
a) watch FEB. 2 CNN broadcast in preparation for current events quiz in class on Tuesday. Block 5B students only should review Hope's current events keynote presentation, which is uploaded to the wiki.
b) complete homework on women and Mainers in Civil War. Link to complete Mainer's Lives in the Civil War:
http://www.mainememory.net/bin/Features?f=lb;n_id=4;album_id=6519;supst=StudentGallery - be sure to click on full transcript to read about the Pownal men's experiences.
Thursday,
Feb. 3
Complete gray time line assignment (links to complete it are on the Diversity/Equality page) and watch the CNN Student News broadcast for Wednesday. We'll have a quiz on current events next Tuesday (schedule switches to make up for lost white days due to storms.)
Tuesday,
Feb. 1
Complete map assignment handed out in class by coloring and labeling the free and slave states and territories that remained loyal to the Union (United States) and the states that seceded from the United States. Please see the DIversity and Equality page of the wiki for map references.
Friday,
Jan. 28
Watch the Wednesday, Jan. 26 broadcast of CNN Student News. Link located on Current Events page of the wiki or here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/studentnews/01/25/transcript.wed/index.html. This also includes a transcript of the program if you want to read instead of watch. We will have a short current events quiz on Friday in class over this material.
Wednesday,
Jan. 26
No homework.
Monday,
Jan. 24
No homework.
Thursday,
Jan. 20
Review class handouts and keynote/powerpoint presentations on the Industrialization/Reform page of the wiki. You will have an open-note test on Industrialization and Reform Unit in class on Thursday.
Tuesday,
Jan. 18
Revise draft of public policy letter and hand in final version.
Thursday,
Jan. 13
No homework.
Tuesday,
Jan. 11
Read assigned section of John Steinbeck’s Harvest Gypsies and answer questions
Friday,
Jan. 7
Draft of public policy letter due.

Happy Winter Vacation!
Mon., Dec. 20
No homework - enjoy a relaxing weekend after your public policy presentations!
Tue. Dec. 14 & Thur. Dec. 16
Public policy presentations.
Wed. Dec. 8 & Fri. Dec. 10
Keep working on preparing your public policy presentations. Presentations are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday next week.
Monday,
Dec. 6
Work on draft of public policy presentation. You'll have time to work on this in class on Monday.
Thursday,
Dec. 2
Draft and send an email to an expert on your topic. See assignments page of the public policy wiki for text of your email.
Tuesday,
Nov. 30
No homework - first day back from Thanksgiving.
Thursday,
Nov. 25
Happy Thanksgiving!
Tuesday,
Nov. 23
Interest groups/alternative policies assignment due at end of class on Tuesday.

In class: time to work on Interest groups/alternative policies.
Friday,
Nov. 19
Due at beginning of class: statistics/opinion poll assignment (see Assignments page on public policy wiki).

In class: time to work on Interest groups/alternative policies assignment.
Wednesday,
Nov. 17
Due at beginning of class: court case assignment (see Assignments page on public policy wiki).

In class: time to work on statistics/opinion poll assignment.
Monday,
Nov. 15
Due to the storm day on Nov. 8, Issue Overview now due Mon., Nov. 15. Unless you have spoken with me (limited topics), you also should complete your Relevant Law assignment.
Tuesday,
Nov. 9
Issue Overview due. Please print before you come to class.
Friday,
Nov. 5
Class time to work on Issue Overview. Template can be uploaded here:

Wednesday,
Nov. 3
Complete Initial Interest Statement. Template can be uploaded here:

Monday,
Nov. 1
Study for the Civics Test.
Review sheet -

Review keynote -

Feel free to email me questions!
Thursday,
Oct. 28
I will be available after school, from 2:30-3:30, for anyone who would like to review Civics materials. Stop by Room 503 if you'd like help reviewing!

Read about the Tea Party movement and reflect on its effect on politics.

Tuesday,
Oct. 26
Complete in-class work on how an amendment is added to the constitution and the assignment on the governor's race in Maine.

Friday,
Oct. 22
No homework - we'll continue our study of the constitution and US government framework in class.
Wednesday,
Oct. 20
No homework - we'll continue our study of the constitution and US government framework in class.
Monday,
Oct. 18
Study for quiz on causes of colonists' frustrations with Britain, the Declaration of Independence, and the Revolutionary War. Study guide handed out in class:
Thursday,
Oct. 14
No homework.
Tuesday,
Oct. 12
No homework - we'll continue with our causes of the Revolutionary War on Tuesday.
Thursday,
Oct. 7
We're switching gears and going back to the Colonial era to study causes of the Revolutionary War as the start to our Government and Civics unit. Complete brief reading (yellow 1/2 page handed out in class) and summarize on the yellow timeline handed out in class what happened during that event, what caused it, and what its effect was. We'll discuss each of these events in class on Thursday.
Tuesday,
Oct. 5
Complete reading about current issues facing Lakota youth on the Lakota Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota.


Friday,
Oct. 1
No homework.
Wednesday,
Sept. 29
Complete as much of the Dances with Wolves handout (tan paper) as you can in preparation for a discussion of the film
Monday,
Sept. 27
No homework - we'll continue the film in class on Monday.
Thursday,
Sept. 23
Study for a brief quiz that covers the material we discussed in class on Tuesday - how did the US government acquire the major pieces of territory (Louisiana Purchase, Florida, Texas, Mexican cession, and Oregon Territory) to complete the territorial expansion of the existing continental United States? (I'll make this a matching quiz...) Also be prepared to answer:
How did the concept of Manifest Destiny contribute to the desire to get these territories?
Tuesday,
Sept. 21
No homework.
Friday,
Sept. 17
Study for a quiz about tribes in North America prior to contact with Europeans, colonial settlement, and the early frontier. Please see the top of the Frontier page of the wiki for review sheet and links.
Wednesday,
Sept. 15
Read class handout, "United States in 1803." Please answer questions on 3rd page, and be sure to mark the geographic location included throughout the text on one of the maps on the last page in the handout.
Monday,
Sept. 13
Please complete annotated colonial map, and be sure to answer questions about the five major colonial cities (Boston --> Charleston).
Thursday,
Sept. 9
No homework.
Tuesday,
Sept. 7
Read creation story for the Native American tribe assigned to your group (handed out in class) and review the 2 keynote presentations for your tribe completed by last year's students (located on the Frontier page of the wiki).
Thursday,
Sept. 2
Complete writing for "About You" assignment. Due at the beginning of class.