Today we talked about rights. We look at amendments 1-4 and discussed how those rights applied to school as well as the public sphere. We discussed legal precedent, talked about free speech, and discussed your privacy and property at school.
We'll finish this conversation on Monday!
You have no homework this weekend besides looking over your Bill of Rights.
Today we talked about the whole Constitution. It was a lot of content, but we killed it.
Your homework is to read TCI Chapter 6.5.
Federalists v. Antifederalists
The Bill of Rights
I've also attached a few videos to help clarify some ideas from today's conversation.
Today we talked about the growing divides and themes of Early American history. We analyzed stances taken by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson, looked at states' rights, and discussed how these divides might manifest themselves into the Constitution.
Your homework tonight is to watch the attached video:
Today we reflected on the quiz as well as on the Presidential Debates. Then we spoke briefly about the idea of Compromise before starting to work on a Constitutional Compromise chart.
Your homework is to finish the chart that we started in class today.
Today we took a quiz, and crushed it.
Your homework tonight is to:
Reflect on the quiz format/question style. Did you like it? Did you hate it? Should Mr. Buker do more quizzes in this style?
Somehow check in with the Presidential debate. Watch it live, Twitter Moments, video recap, etc.
Today we talked about the War for Independence (in one slide). We analyzed the effects of the American War for Independence, talked about colonial fears, and the Articles of Confederation. We looked at the failures of the Articles, colonial hesitancy for a monarch, and Daniel Shays' rebellion.
You have a quiz on Monday:
5-short response questions
Short Response Categories:
-Development of the New World
-Economic and Societal Institutions
-British Acts and Government
-Social Change and Protest
-Revolutionary and Political Ideals
Ways to study:
Textbook (Chapters 3 through 6.3)
Powerpoints (On Website)
Today we talked about the political, social, and ideological build up to the American Revolution. We analyzed how these factors added to colonial desire and willingness for violence, saw the first battle of the war, and analyzed the structure of the Declaration of Independence.
Your homework tonight is to write a break-up letter to an imaginary significant other (person, thing, idea, activity, etc.) in the format/structure of the Declaration of Independence.
Include (and label) each of the following in your letter:
1.(Claim): Statement of hypothetical rights/treatments you deserve followed by your request for independence
2.(Evidence) List of wrongdoings your significant other has besieged upon you
3.(Analysis) Explanation of how these wrongdoings have impacted your life and impeded on your liberties
4.(Conclusion) A final farewell solidifying your departure from the relationship
Today we talked about colonial response to the newly imposed British acts. We analyzed why these acts were so impactful, looked at the economics behind them, and discussed the idea of boycotts. We explored the purpose and value of boycotts, and determined whether or not they are actually successful.
Your quiz has been moved to Monday.
Your homework is to read the Declaration of Independence. As you do, keep in mind the following questions:
What did you notice?
What do you think?
Is it effectively written given the context?
How does the structure of the Declaration of Independence make it an effective argument?
Today we started the period with a short John Green video to reinforce what we already knew about the build up to the American Revolution. Then we spent the rest of the period finishing our visuals.
Your homework tonight is to finish your revolution visual. The instructions are posted on Friday's blog post.
Today we took the district pre-assessment. It was thrilling.
You have a quiz Friday.