Today we finished our discussion on Manifest Destiny by talking about groups that brought about the Wild West and reviewed for the test next time! Notes and assignment are attached below.
Today we completed our coverage on Manifest Destiny by holding a Socratic Seminar or discussion on the topic. Be well versed on Manifest Destiny for the test next week.
If you were absent : Read the article below and fill out the planning sheet. Then in 3-5 sentences answer the following question: "Do you think The Gap was justified in marketing this t-shirt to the public -OR- do you think it was inappropriate? Why?"
NEXT CLASS PERIOD WE WILL FINISH UP NOTES AND PREPARE FOR THE TEST. 2ND QUARTER MIDTERM IS ON MONDAY!
As our country grew, we needed more land and moved westward in the name of progress. This helped America grow into a powerful nation, but at what cost? Who suffered because of it? Today we looked at a concept known as Manifest Destiny and began preparation for a debate which we will hold next class period.
If you were absent: Copy or go over the power point notes for today. Read the article below and fill in the "Socratic Seminar Planning Sheet." Come prepared with opinions that both support and refute the article. Do you think people are overly sensitive or was the shirt Gap created racist?
Today we examined how Americans feel about their right to vote. Should Americans have to vote? Why don't they? During the age of Jackson, American citizens voted in larger numbers than ever before! What has changed?
Homework: Don't forget to vote on Friday 10 minutes before school and 10 minutes after school on the referendums we discussed in class.
1 - Men stand for women
2 - Treats for phones being out
3 - Teapot if tardy
IF YOU WERE ABSENT - make sure to copy the notes below and come vote on Friday!
Women in the 1800's were seen as second class citizens unable to have a voice or participate in the government. Today we looked at the first time in history that women tried to change their circumstances legally - the Seneca Falls Convention!
Homework: Declaration of Sentiments (If you were absent, the assignment is attached below with a website link to the Declaration itself)
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/senecafalls.asp (COPY AND PASTE TO GET TO THE LINK)
Today we had a spirited discussion about the differences between men and women, the stereotypes we have of them, and if men and women are equal. Fun was had by all! Do you think men and women are the same? Should they be treated the same?
Homework: Pink opinion sheet "Men and Women in the 21st century" ****I do not have an electronic copy of this, so if you need one, come see me.
No notes today!
Today's discussion revolved around America's consumerism addiction. We as a nation love to shop, get the best deal and own the latest and greatest gadgets. Where did this mentality stem from? The market revolution! While the South was busy growing cotton, the North was busy turning that cotton into finished goods via factories and industry. The powerpoint is attached below.
Homework - None
If you were absent - Go through the notes below