DBQ is Tuesday
Just in case there is any doubt, I wanted to confirm that the DBQ will be tomorrow. See you then.
Type 2/DBQ Possibilities/Video
We started class today with a Type 2 of assigned pages. If you are one of the many people gone today, make sure you make it up next week.
We then spent time talking about the possibilities for Monday's DBQ (Populism, Imperialism and the Politics of the Gilded Age. I've included a picture of the notes from the board today below.
We finished the class by watching a video about the growth of American cities.
By Tuesday, you need to have Chapter 28 finished.
Have a great weekend!
Now that we are under a winter storm warning, I've decided to officially move the DBQ to Monday. If we do have school on Thursday, you likely will be suffering from an acute case of Lack of Snow Day Depression. I want your mind sharp and ready to go on this DBQ, so let's go ahead and move it to Monday.
Additionally, I don't want you to have two tests next week as you transition to reviewing for exams. Consequently, you will not have a chapter test next week. Keep up on assigned readings and expect Type 2s.
So does anyone actually check this website? I guess this is a good test.
Today's class began with a discussion on the different arguments for and against imperialism. We then discussed U.S. policy in China, the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, and the Panama Canal in the context of late 19th century imperialism.
After a Type 2 over imperialism, we then focused on document analysis in preparation for blind DBQ work. For each document, students were given two minutes to write out a developed line of analysis. Students then shared their work with a partner and lastly, we discussed examples of this analysis as a class. The general feedback I received was that this was a helpful activity so we will do more of this over the next two months.
Tomorrow we look inward again as many Americans sought to address the problems still present in early 19th century America. Tonight's reading (638-645) will get you started.
Today's class started with an examination of the overall justifications for American Imperialism. I've included the PowerPoint below. We then examined two primary sources that represent the arguments for and against American imperialism. We'll finish discussing these documents tomorrow.
Due to the high number of people that will be gone on Friday, the DBQ has been moved to Thursday.
Your reading homework is to finish reading the chapter. Expect a Type 2 tomorrow. See you then.
Test Results/Period 7 Introduction
Class started today with a review of the Chapter 25/26 Test. Afterwards, we discussed Period 7 (1890-1945). The main theme of this period will be America in the World. As the 19th century drew to a close, the nation debated what role the country should assume on the world stage. This will be the main issue framing Period 7.
On that note, we will have a Type 2 and discuss the Chapter 27 readings tomorrow. The assigned pages for tonight are 612-617.
Today's class was spent taking the Chapter 25/26 Test. Students then had time to work on tonight's reading homework which is p. 607-612.
On to Period 7 tomorrow!
Type 2's/Practice DBQ Work
After starting the class with two Type 2 writing assignments of the weekend's reading, we spent the majority of class working on blind document analysis using the 2007 DBQ.
Reading homework for tonight is 594-599. I've attached the review guide for Wednesday's test below.
Long Essay/Weekend Reading
Class time today was spent writing Long Essay #4. By Monday, you need to have 574-594 of Chapter 26 read.
Remember, Type 2's are open note, not open book. The only thing you may use is notes that you take. You are not allowed to print up the chapter outline from the book's website, nor are you allowed to print other online resources. If you do type your notes, you must get them approved by me before you can use them.
1st and 4th Period finished the film today, 3rd period had a Type 2 to start class. Remaining time was used to discuss the learning objectives of Chapter 25.
Remember that Chapter 25 is to be read by tomorrow. See you then.