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