Today we talked about the divide within the North during the Civil War. We saw growing animosity between rich and poor, hatred between the blacks and the Irish, and a massive riot in New York City.
You have a quiz Wednesday. I've attached a study guide for your reading pleasure.
Today we talked about the start of the Civil War. We analyzed the election of 1860, talked about sectionalism, and focused mainly on motivations for both Northern soldiers and Southern soldiers.
You have a quiz next week, which will either be open note or done with a partner based on the flip of a coin...
This quiz will take place Wednesday (moved back...)
Your homework is to finish the marketing poster you started in class:
Create a recruitment poster convincing Americans to join either the Northern or the Southern
Advantages of each side
Motivations for fighting (local issues)
At least one image
At least 3 pieces of evidence from Chapter 10 (bullet points on the back of the poster)
Today we spent quite a bit of time talking about the Presidential election as well as some key local issues. Then we looked at one of the darkest moments in American history: Dred Scott v. Sanford. We talked about the precedence this case set as well as the major issues it detailed.
You don't have any homework tonight.
Today we looked at the political buildup to the Civil War. We discussed the causes of the war (it was slavery), as well as the election of 1956 and the inevitability of the war as a whole.
Your homework is to shift gears and focus on the local elections for a bit:
Choose one of the following props/initiative to research
Write a short, evidence based, opinion paragraph explaining a position (pro/con/neutral) on your chosen prop/initiative:
Initiative Measure No. 732: Carbon Tax
Sound Transit Proposition 1: Light-Rail, Commuter Rail, and Bus Service Expansion
Initiative 1464: Campaign Finance Reform
Today we talked about the increasing divide between the North and the South. We looked at the change of Northern Culture, the growing debate over slavery, John Brown, and events that made the Civil War inevitable.
I'll be gone tomorrow. Be nice. We will pick up our conversation and start the Civil War on Wednesday.
Today we debriefed the slavery packet we read over the last few days. We talked about the institution as a whole, and decided that summarizing slavery simply as "bad" oversimplified the courage, humanity, and perseverance of an entire group of people. Then we talked about how technology can impact the development of a society, using the Cotton Gin as our example. Following that, we got derailed and talked about cell phones for 25 minutes, which was great.
Over the weekend you should peruse chapter 9.
Today we talked very briefly about the textbook selection process in the United States, the long term impact of the slave trade, and the lens we must use in our analysis of the Civil War.
Your homework (if you didn't do it already) is to closely read the slavery packet you were given Tuesday.
Today we had a work day to work on:
Today we started to talk about Andrew Jackson. We looked at his campaign for office as well as some major changes he brought about.
Then we started a document analysis form in an effort to better answer the question "How democratic was Andrew Jackson?"
Today we talked about:
Your homework is to finish your Snapchat Story that is due Monday.