Thursday, February 28, 2013

Thursday Feb 28 Pre Civil War Test

Your test is today.

Please remember it's not open book, notes, neighbor.
When you are finished please finish your CN on topics 3 & 4 at UCCP Course Lesson 34- The Approaching War

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Feb 26- UCCP Approaching War, Map Activity, Test Prep

Good Morning,

Your corrected practice test is due, please turn it in. After I log it in the gradebook I'll hand it back so you can study for your test this Thursday.

Please grab your headphones and go to UCCP Course Lesson 34- The Approaching War watch and make Cornell Notes on Topics 1-Kansas-Nebraska Act & 2-Dredd Scott Decision.

After complete the UCCP Course Map Activity about Free/Slave states and territories.

With time left I will preview your test.

HOMEWORK: Finish the map activity and study for your test this Thursday.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Feb 25 -Peer Review Essay, Practice Test Corrections

Good Morning,

First let's peer review our Top 5 events leading up to the Civil War essays.

After you'll have time to fix your practice test. We'll have our 'real' test on Thursday.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Feb 22 Practice Test Correction & Top 5 events leading to the Civil War

Good Morning,

Let's correct our practice tests first -pass it to another student to correct your test.
For every problem you answered incorrectly, find the page and sentence(s) in the text -write it down for full credit.

Next, you'll pick the 5 events leading up to the Civil War that YOU believe had the greatest impact on starting the Civil War.
You could pick the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Compromise of 1850, CA statehood, Fugitive Slave Act and Lincoln's Election of 1860.
Whichever 5 you pick you must argue why your 5 had the greatest impact on starting the Civil War. Be sure to provide specifics of each event and your reasons why it had the greatest impact on starting the Civil War.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thursday Feb 21 Growing Tensions Over Slavery Notes and Questions

Good Morning,

Grab a text and your IN. Make and finish Cornell Notes for Chapter 10 sections 1 & 2.

Answer the following questions using complete sentences:
  1. What event did both southerners and northerners worry would destroy the balance of power between them?
  2. How did California's proposed admission to the Union affect the debate between the North and the South over slavery?
  3. What was the Wilmot Proviso?
  4. Did the Wilmot Proviso successfully address the nation's divisions over slavery?
  5. What effect did the Wilmot Proviso have on the nation?
  6. What were the main issues that led to Henry Clay's proposed compromise?
  7. How did the Compromise of 1850 deal with the admission of California to the Union?
  8. What impact did Uncle Tom's Cabin have?
  9. What was the one effect of Harriet Beecher Stowe's horror over slavery?
  10. Which areas did the Kansas Nebraska Act open to slavery?
  11. What happened to the Missouri Compromise after 1854?
  12. What parts of the Compromise of 1850 were included to please the North?
  13. Why do you think Northerners were still unsatisfied?

After you finish begin working on the practice test. Finish the practice test for homework.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tuesday Feb 19 Wall Map -PreCivil War Events

Welcome back,

I hope you all had a great 4-day weekend.
We are going to visit our huge wall map today.
Using your primary event from the you are going to identify where the event(s) took place.
Your event likely took place in several locations -please identify the most important spots and place them on the map

Continue studying the PreCivil War events for your test this Friday.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines Day & The Jog-a-Thon

Happy Valentines-a-Jog-Thon Day!

Saint Valentine's Day
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Should be a fun day! Enjoy the 4 -day weekend.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tuesday February 12 UCCP, PreCivil War Wiki Questions

Good Morning,

Please go to the UCCP course Decade of Crisis and make Cornell Notes on topics 3 & 4. After please write a reflection on all 4 topics from the UCCP course.

After please finish answering the 5 questions on our What you don't finish will be homework.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday February 11 Decade of Crisis UCCP

Good Morning,

Let's watch the events leading to the Civil War. Next, please go to the UCCP course Decade of Crisis and make Cornell Notes on topics 1 & 2.

After please go to and begin answering the 5 questions on each of the event pages.

HOMEWORK: finish Cornell Notes for the rest of the PreCivil War wikipages.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday February 8 -PreCivil War Wiki check

Good Morning,

You'll be checking 2 topics on our PreCivil War wiki.
Please check for completeness. Is it complete? No? Explain what's missing.

Verify each answer using wikipedia/textbook.

HOMEWORK: Make sure both of your wiki pages are complete (the ones you authored this week).

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Thursday February 7 PreCivil War Wiki

Good Morning,

We'll continue our work on the PreCivil War Wiki.
Also, we'll start peer reviewing the wiki for accuracy and completeness.

Let's watch Hip Hughes The Compromise of 1850 -and make some notes/discussion.

HOMEWORK: Cornell Notes on the first 9 wiki's --through Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tuesday February 5 Continue work on Pre-Civil War Wiki

Good Morning,

Please continue your work on the After each entry please put your name in (name).
As a reminder your grade is based on quality, completeness and accuracy of information.
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Monday February 4 Pre-Civil War Events Wiki

Good Morning,

Please go to and click login (or join if you haven't signed up yet) You are not creating a wiki - just editing one.

Follow the instructions on the wiki. And begin editing your topics page.
Your grade is based on quality, completeness and accuracy of information.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday February 1 Peer Review Notes & Quizlet

Good Morning,

Please share your notes with another student in class.
We will peer review our notes. To do this you'll look up the information your partner wrote in the textbook or on wikipedia.
For each area of the notes please write where you found and verified the information.
Make the notation -"wiki article name paragraph #" or "textbook page paragraph #"

Check for plagiarism- make a notation on their notes if you found it plagiarized. 

When your notes have been verified you'll make 6-8 flash cards on quizlet to cover your 2 topics. That's 6-8 total.

HOMEWORK: finish the flascards and bring your progress report back signed.