Monday, December 8, 2014

Unit 7 Review (part 1)

Classwork 3 - Unit 7 Review (part 1)

Extra Credit - #TriangleFactoryFire

  • Take a picture of an example of a work safety reform that took place because of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
  • Post the picture to Social Media with the hashtag
  • Share link or screenshot w/ mrd12eagles@gmail.com
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Populist Party - Google Video Political Ad

Use Google video editor to create a political TV ad that explains the 9 beliefs listed in the Populist Party Platform (a platform is a list of beliefs of a political party). Use your unit 6 study guide and google image search to complete this assignment.

Click Here for step by step instructions.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Reconstruction Poetry Assignment using Primary Sources

Monday, October 27, 2014

Civil War Primary Source Work

Wed-Fri (10/29-31) - 12 Years A Slave Film

Mon-Fri (11/3-7)

Civil War Primary Source Work:

What is a primary source? It is an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study.

Read one of the following primary sources and...
  • adapt the primary source into an 8 pane comic ...or...
  • write a three paragraph response to the letter. Assume the role of the person that received the letter. Write your response from the recipients perspective.

Primary Sources from learnnc.org:

Due: Tuesday 11/4

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Oregon Trail Diary Assignment

Play Oregon Trail Game (1980s) - Role Play - write journal (primary source) about your experience. Get into character. Try not to simply list the events that occur. A diary/journal shows feelings and thoughts. It is not a grocery list.


How to play game:
  1. Follow the link above
  2. Read the Directions during the game. Pay close attention to the advice the game gives you. BUY ENOUGH SUPPLIES or you will die.
  3. Every 5 minutes, take a 4 minute writing break.
Click Here for Detailed Instructions

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Civil War Learning Activities (unit 4)

sectionalism student map


Civil War Day 1 Review Game - Scroll down to Teacher Invaders
 

Friday 10/10

Take Home Quiz due Tuesday 10/14 8am

you cannot fail. you can only improve your grade. If you score a B or higher, your overall grade will go up. Score lower, then it will not count. You may use your notes and any other resource GO TO: tinyurl.com/powerccs. Click on schoolnet. Take my quiz - pass code: jackson2. you may pause the quiz. If you do not have internet at home, use Friday's Study Hall and Elective class to take the quiz. If you do not complete it Friday, then work on it in Monday's Study Hall and Elective class. questions? email me - mrd12eagles@gmail.com

Create a Sectionalism Map

Directions: Draw lines that divide the country into three parts: North, South, and West. Label each region. Fill in the regions of your map with characteristics that symbolize the region. Title the map in the bottom left.

Monday 10/13


Primary Source Work: 
Read the excerpt from "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." Rewrite the ending or create a comic strip that illustrates the excerpt. You may not use stick figures and you're art must be historically accurate. 8 tiles. Sleepy Hollow read aloud on YouTube (start at 1:03:15).


Classwork #6 - Unit 4 Fill-in Blank

End of 9 weeks assignment check list

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday 9.29 - Complete Google Maps and Tariff Sheet

Each assignment is due tomorrow 9/30

Google Maps Activity:

Find locations on Google maps that represent, apply or can be associated with rights or rules in the 27 amendments
  • 15 locations (or slides) 
  • The location should be a good example of the freedom or the rule 
  • Title the location and give the city & state 
  • Title the slide with 
    • Amendment number 
    • Freedom or Rule
  • 4 Slides = Preamble
  • 5 Slides = 1st amendment
  • 6 Slides = any other amendment
  • You may not do the 18th or 21st amendment 
  • Due Tue 9/30 ...use Google drive ...share w/ mrd12eagles@gmail.com
More Instructions


Tariff Activity:

For a better understanding of how Tariffs affect nations, specific sectors of the economy, and consumers - complete the following assignment:

Tariff Transactions Google Doc
















what's my duty (Kiwi Link)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Tariff Transactions

For a better understanding of how Tariffs affect nations, specific sectors of the economy, and consumers - complete the following assignment:

Tariff Transactions Google Doc
















what my duty (Kiwi Link)

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Social Studies Review Game - Early US Game #10

Simple Game based on Early US terms to get students ready for bigger topics and tougher games. This game is a stepping stone.

Early US Review Game #10

Monday, September 22, 2014

Classwork #3 - Primary Source - Trail of Tears

  • Adapt the story into a comic strip ...or 
  • answer the questions on the right side of the text (1-14) ...or 
  • answer the padeia questions and discuss your answers with a partner. record your partner's responses 

(click here for help with the reading - read aloud)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

What I (student) Need to Know



Questions that I can thoroughly answer, breakdown, defend and debate.

Unit 1 - New Nation
  1. Why did (do) people come to America?
  2. How are the North and South different geographically?
  3. How does geography influence economics?
  4. How did democracy exist in the early American colonies?
  5. Is the French and Indian War something that should be studied?

Unit 2 - Revolution
  1. Was Britain too hard on the American Colonists?
  2. Were the founding fathers spoiled brats?
  3. Do you agree with Paine and Jefferson?
  4. If the Americans lost the American Revolution, would democracy exist today?


What I Need to Know (student checklist) - Google Docs (updated often)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

US Constitution and Google Maps

Find locations on Google maps that represent, apply or can be associated with rights or rules in the 27 amendments
  • 15 locations (or slides) 
  • The location should be a good example of the freedom or the rule 
  • Title the location and give the city & state 
  • Title the slide with 
    • Amendment number 
    • Freedom or Rul
  • You may use an amendment twice 
    • Ex. 1st amendment – you may create a slide for freedom of religion and freedom of assembly. You may not use the 1st amendment again.
  • You may not do the 18th or 21st amendment 
  • Due Tue 9/16 ...use Google drive 
More Instructions

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Post Quiz - Mine Test or Remediation

If you score an 80 or above on quiz 2, then your assignment is to complete a Colonial America Virtual Museum using Minetest (free software).

Here are you instructions:

Charter of the Minetest Company of Mr. D's Social Studies Class


social studies games - revolutionIf you score below an 80 on the quiz, then your remediation assignment is to complete the following:


help answering remediation questions...example for #1:

Violence was necessary to solve this conflict. The American colonists exhausted all other possible solutions. The Americans attempted to peacefully boycott British goods to persuade the British to repeal unfair taxes. The Americans then resorted to smuggling goods into America to avoid aggression with the British. In the end, the British continued to unfairly tax the colonists.

Not only did the British continue to tax the colonists, but the British took away the rights of the American colonists. The writs of assistance removed the citizens' right to privacy and the quartering act forced citizens to house British Soldiers. The Americans protested, but the laws remained. The British would not listen to the Americans. After Bostonians were murdered in the street and British Troops fired on American militiamen, the First Continental Congress wrote a letter to The King explaining the situation. The King ignored the Continental Congress. The only way the colonists could get the King's attention was through force.


...The answer above uses information purely from your study guide and Mr. D's lesson videos. Defend your answer by using evidence in the study guide!
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Quiz 1 Remediation

Students Scoring less than an 80% on Quiz 1 need to complete the Quiz 1 remediation assignment.

Quiz 1 Remediation Assignment - due Monday 9/8

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Classwork #2 - due Monday 9/8

Primary Source Study: Read Creed of a Rioter (click here)

  • Write a short story based on this character. Tell of one the writer's adventures from the first person perspective.
  • The creed (or motto or beliefs) is Non-Fiction primary source. your writing is a Fiction secondary source.

  • Writing Rules:
    • By hand or Google Docs (share document w/ mrd12eagles@gmail.com)
    • At least 5 paragraphs
    • 4 or more sentences is a paragraph
    • Follow all ELA rules (capitalization, punctuation, subject-verb agreement, etc.)
 Due Monday 9/8 at the beginning of class

Monday, August 4, 2014

Welcome to the New Website

It's not really new, but saved some bucks with web hosting by redirecting my domain here. BORING! I know, give me a break. Please, enjoy the resources. There are more on the way.

Have a wonderful 2014-15 or something,

Mr. D

P.S. don't mess with Andrew Jackson - He's crazy.