To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Today we talked about Progressive Era Presidents. We looked at McKinley's assassination, Roosevelt's rise to power, and his foreign policy. We saw Roosevelt decide to retire and shoot stuff, before getting shot himself. Meanwhile Taft betrayed Roosevelt's progressive roots. We analyzed multiple types of foreign policy, domestic progress, and a bathtub. We saw Taft eat a possum, and then discussed Woodrow Wilson's foreign and domestic policy. The PowerPoint is updated under "Power Points"
Tomorrow is a work day. You should be ready to work for the day.
Your homework tonight is to watch the video posted below. As you watch, please write down 10 connections/questions/comments/key ideas.
Today we started working on our Fall Paper. I've attached the assignment here
Here are some important dates for you:
12/1: Library Work Day
12/4: Library Work Day
12/10: Rough "Diamond" Due to TurnItIn.com, Hard copy to class for peer review day
12/11: Final Library Work Day
12/15: Final Draft Due to TurnItIn.com, Hard Copy to class
Here are some helpful websites for your research:
Ms. Bacon's Library Databases
Purdue OWL MLA Style Guide
Individual Candidate Websites
Nate Silver's 538 Politics Blog
On The Issues
Today we practiced our elevator pitches on each other. They were interesting, but also accurate. Then we started to look at Progressive Era reform at the local level. We did this by starting a worksheet in class on chapter 17 in your textbook.
The worksheet is due tomorrow, and is attached below.
Today we talked about Imperialism. We watched John Green, and then started working on Imperialism Similes.
Create 2 abstract similes for American Imperialism
1 for Hawaii
1 for the Philippines
American Imperialism in Hawaii is like…
Each simile needs:
A picture (in color)
A justification of your simile using direct evidence from chapter 21.4
On the back, write an elevator pitching arguing either for or against imperialism
Noddable Details (Evidence)
Today we talked about imperialism and foreign policy. We looked at the difference between Realpolitik and Wilsonian policy, We talked about the reasons for imperialism, as well as the way people had to justify it (White Man's Burden). Then we looked at the American-Philippines War and US annexation of Hawaii.
Your homework is to read this article and be ready to write a pitch in class tomorrow.
Today we talked about Progressive Era politics. We looked at how Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders fought in Spain, as well as how the Recession of 1893 ruined the Democrats reputation in the United States.
You don't have homework tonight, use your time on the Huck Finn essay.
Today we started talking about the Progressive Era. We looked at similarities between the Progressive Era and Modern America.
Your homework tonight is to finish the chart we started in class today.
Link for the document if you prefer to type
Today we corrected our quiz. It was a blast.
Your homework over the weekend is to study for your LA test on Monday.
Today we talked about protests. We decided that a protest needs very specific things to get started, including unity, desire, and a goal. We also talked about how a protest can only be successful if it becomes a detriment to those which it is aimed (see Mizzou and the football team). Then we talked about Gilded Age politics, and determined that people really hated corruption. We saw Hayes retire, Garfield get shot (not in person, but you know what I mean), Arthur serve one term, and Cleveland battle it out with James G. Blaine. Then we looked at Presidential rhymes and decided to write some of our own...
You don't have any homework, but you should study for your quiz on Thursday...
The PowerPoint is updated.