For Tues 2/19 & Wed 2/20

B-Day classes see the previous post for homework due Fri 2/15.

On Thurs/Fri we continued researching our group topics on the goals and successes of the Progressives.  Groups created posters for a gallery walk that we will present & use  next class.  PPT: Progressives Project Day 2   Progressives & Populists

HOMEFUN DUE TUES 2/19 & WED 2/20:  Please read whatever of this you have not yet read: AMSCO Progressive Era and/or watch this Crash Course Progressive Era.  Be prepared to present and explain your group’s poster. 

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For Thurs 2/14 & Fri 2/15

On Tues/Wed we took a homework quiz, we reviewed a bit on business vs. labor and the challenges of urbanization.  We also read an excerpt from The Jungle and introduced a small project on the Progressive Movement.  Oh, we also took the Unit 4 mini-assessment.   PPT: Progressives Project Intro ’19   Progressives & Populists  

HOMEFUN DUE 2/14 & FRI 2/15:  Please read AMSCO Progressive Era and/or watch this Crash Course Progressive Era.  You may not get through the entire reading, but pay particular attention to your group topic.  You’ll need to know all of this eventually, so read as much as you can.  Take notes appropriately.  Be ready to work with your group to complete questions 1-7 for your project. You’ll have the first 1/2 of class to do this, and then I’ll give you a specific task to do with your content.

For Tues 2/12 & Wed 2/13

On Fri/Mon we practiced some Paper 2 responses, and we looked at the growing tensions between business & labor in the late 19th Century and the issues and conflicts that arose from immigration and urbanization.  Link: Business vs. Labor    Business vs Labor and City Problems Worksheet     Unit 4 GQ2 Practice Questions

HOMEFUN DUE TUES 2/12 & WED 2/13:  Please read Progressives Intro – USHistWho were the Progressives and what did they want?  What problems did they seek to address? How were they influenced by Populists?  Who were the muckrakers?

We will also have the mid-unit 4 assessment on Tues/Wed.  Be prepared for it with notes on anything we’ve done so far.  You may use any of your own hand-written notes.  You may not use your phones, printed articles, or other people’s work. 

Sorry I had to miss on Friday.  If you need to take the Unit 3 assessment, we’ll do that Tuesday during flex lunch.  If you didn’t get to turn in an AICE Diploma application, I’ll take it Monday or Tuesday. 

For Fri 2/8 & Mon 2/11

On Wed/Thurs we began examining the social and economic impacts of industrialization.  We discussed how farmers were impacted and how they reacted to industrialization, and we investigated the Captains of Industry and the Robber Barons of the day.  PPT: Unit 4 Day 3    Captains of Industry or Robber Barons

HOMEFUN DUE FRI 2/8 & MON 2/11: Please read Text pp 112-114.  What were the causes of  the economic panics of the late 19th Century?  How did immigration impact society and the economy?  What challenges did cities begin to face, and how did they begin to address them?

Friday 2/8 is the last day to apply for the AICE Diploma!!! aice diploma application spring ’19

Friday during flex is also the last day to take the Unit 3 assessment if you missed it last week.

COOL TRIP OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in the 2020 Spring Break trip to Europe, you can find the general info here:  Spring Break in Spain ’20 These trips are not cheap, but you have a lot of time to do some babysitting, save up, hit up grandparents for birthday or Christmas $$$, and plan ahead.  There are even some scholarship opportunities, although they are very competitive.  See Coach Douthit for more details.   Talk to mom/dad and think about this cool opportunity.  We’ll be asking for commitments in the coming weeks.

 

 

For Wed 2/6 & Thurs 2/7 – Updated

On Mon/Tues we took a brief quiz and continued working on the causes of industrialization.  We collaborated using Padlet, and we began looking at some past Paper 2 questions related to GQ#1.  PPT: Unit 4 Day 2    GQ#1 Practice P2 Questions

HOMEFUN FOR WED 2/6 & THURS 2/7:  Please read Plight of the Farmers.  How were farmers impacted by industrialization?  How did they respond to these changes? Who were the Populists?  If you didn’t finish the reading for Mon/Tues, please do so –  Text pp 102-109.

If you might qualify for the AICE Diploma this spring, let Trotter know by Friday 2/8. aice diploma application spring ’19

If you missed the Unit 3 assessment you’ll need to take it Wednesday 2/6 or Friday 2/8 during flex lunch. 

COOL TRIP OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in the 2020 Spring Break trip to Europe, you can find the general info here:  Spring Break in Spain ’20.  These trips are not cheap, but you have a lot of time to do some babysitting, save up, hit up grandparents for birthday or Christmas $$$, and plan ahead.  There are even some scholarship opportunities, although they are very competitive.  See Coach Douthit for more details.   Talk to mom/dad and think about this cool opportunity.  We’ll be asking for commitments in the coming weeks.

For Mon 2/4 & Tues 2/5

On Thurs/Fri we introduced Unit 4 on the Gilded Age & the Progressive Era.  We discussed the unit questions and discussed some of the major issues of the time period.  We also began investigating in groups why the 1870s & 1880s were a period of such rapid industrialization.  PPT here:  unit4intro2719     unit4majorthemes2719   causesofindustrializationorganizer

HOMEFUN FOR MON 2/4 & TUES 2/5: Please read text-pp-102-109 and take notes appropriately. It’s a bit long, but read what you can. Use your causesofindustrializationorganizer.  We’ll go over this in class, but you’ll ultimately need all of this. How are these factors leading to industrialization?  Remember your group assignment from Monday. Be ready to share your list of reasons “why” or “how” your topic contributed to industrialization in the 1870s & 1880s. 

If you might qualify for the AICE Diploma this spring, let Trotter know by Friday 2/8. aice diploma application spring ’19

***CORRECTION: If you missed the Unit 3 assessment you’ll need to take it Wednesday 2/6 or Friday 2/9 during flex lunch.  I originally said Fri 2/1, but that doesn’t work.  Sorry.

For Thurs 1/31 & Fri 2/1

On Tues/Wed we took the Unit 3 assessment.  If you missed it, you can take it during flex lunch Friday 2/1 or Tuesday 2/5.  You’ll need 45 minutes. 

HOMEFUN FOR THURS 1/31 & FRI 2/1: Please read and take notes on gilded age intro ushist   How did the economy begin to change in the late 1800s?  How/why did this happen?  What role did the government play in this growth?

If you think you may be eligible for the AICE Diploma this spring, let Trotter know before Friday Feb. 8.  Info here: aice diploma application spring ’19

COOL TRIP OPPORTUNITY: If you are interested in the 2020 Spring Break trip to Europe, you can find the general info here:  Spring Break in Spain ’20.  These trips are not cheap, but you have a lot of time to do some babysitting, save up, hit up grandparents for birthday or Christmas $$$, and plan ahead.  There are even some scholarship opportunities, although they are very competitive.  See Coach Douthit for more details.   Talk to mom/dad and think about this cool opportunity.  We’ll be asking for commitments in the coming weeks.