Only one more day left before Christmas break! Today we took our midterm test, turned in our notes as well as turned in our study guide. If you were absent, come in and make up the test ASAP. Don't forget that next class period is buy out day! Bring moolah to donate to the Tyler Robinson foundation so we don't have to have class!
Review day folks - that means test next time. Notes and study guide are due and worth A TON of points! Please work on getting your grade up. You only have a few weeks before the quarter ends.
The notes that must be turned in are listed below as well as your study guide:
1 - Causes of the Civil War
2 - Advantages of the North and South
3 - Emancipation Proclamation
4 - Gettysburg
5 - Gettysburg Address
6 - Reconstruction
7 - Industry - the Gilded age
8 - Life of a worker
Mark Twain labeled this era, "The Gilded Age" meaning from the outside the nation gleamed and glittered with the wealth of the rich industrialists. However, looking closer one would see the financial success of the nation was at the cost of thousands of destitute, over-worked employees. Today we learned about these workers and their story.
If you were absent:
Notes are below
Today we looked at the birth of the Industrial Revolution after the Civil War and the rich investors who ran the economy. The extreme wealth they accrued was due to the shady business tactics they followed that assured their pockets were full while the general population was scraping to just get by. The power point and video from class are attached below.
If you were absent, get notes and the assignment from below. Also watch the video clip and be prepared to respond.
The Civil War caused more American death, destruction and devastation than any other war American has been in to date. The Northern victory assured the end of the war, but no one knew how to rebuild the nation. Where would the money come from? How could we protect the free blacks? What rules would be required for a state to return to full participation in the Union? Today we examined the difficulty of these questions by simulating the reconstruction period in class.
IF you were absent -
Notes can be found at the following website:
Come see me in class for the make up assignment!
After the dreadful battle of Gettysburg, the nation mourned the loss of so many fallen soldiers by dedicating the battlefield as a cemetery. Abraham Lincoln gave a short 242 word, 3 minute long speech that has become one of the most famous and powerful speeches in American history. Today, we exercised our brains by pulling apart the speech and discovering its meaning.
If you were absent:
1. Watch the following YouTube clip
Look up the Gettysburg Address online and print it out. (or come get a copy from me) Your job is to try and understand the purpose and meaning of the Gettysburg Address. This will take some effort and thought. Make it count!
1. Circle any words you cannot define easily and look them up. Define them on your paper.
2. Underline 3 phrases you feel are the "most important"
3. Make a list of of words or ideas that are repeated throughout the speech.
When you complete this, you will need to come get the "Analyzing the Gettysburg Address" worksheet from me and complete it. I will read this, so take your time!