Due for Friday 2/16 and Monday 2/19 The Antebellum Era
Due for Wednesday and Thursday 2/15 The Antebellum Era
1) Read Chapt. 10 section 1 about the politics of Slavery. Then answer the Main Idea
Questions A-E. Then define the terms in question #1.
Due for Monday 2/12 and Tuesday 2/13 Test on Andrew Jackson
1) Study for the Test Today! Finish the review guide. given out last week You DO NOT
want to miss this assignment-- Trust Me as the test will be EASY if you did it.
2) Read the following Study Guide ... It is the best resource available for American History 1.
Finish the review Questions throughout the chapter reading and the multiple choice
questions at the end. I know its alot. There will be a large grade and reward for its
Due for Thursday 2/8 and Friday 2/9 Test on Andrew Jackson
1) Study for the Test on Monday and Tuesday by finishing this chapter reading. Answer the
Main Idea Questions A-D.
2) Start working on the Study Guide for the UNIT TEST on Monday /Tuesday. It will be due on
the day of the test.
Due for Tuesday and Wednesday 2/7 Andrew Darn Jackson
1) If you did not finish the prior reading, please finish Chapter 7 sect 3 and answer
the questions below.
2) Watch the short video on Mr. Jackson and answer the following questions.
Due for Friday 2/2 and Monday 2/5 Andrew Jackson
1) Read text pages Ch. 7 Sect. 3 (pgs. 224-229) & answer Big Idea Questions A-D.
Due for Wednesday 1/31 and Thursday 2/1 Manifest Destiny
1) Test today... Manifest Destiny, Reforms, Sectionalism! I'd study. Jackson week starts today!
2) List of illustrations used to discuss Expansion and Manifest Destiny Here.
Due for Monday 1/29 and Tuesday 1/30 Manifest Destiny
2) Complete the pictionary assignment for the expansion terms.
3) The expansion test is the first test of the new quarter. Study.
Due for Thursday 1/25 and Friday 1/26 - Manifest Destiny and Territorial Expansion
1) Complete the Map and worksheet showing the territorial additions to the USA.
Use colors for Heaven's sake- It's an Arts school after all. Steal crayons from your little
brother if you have to but make sure you put them back when your done.
2) You can view this map online to see how the nation grew. It's pretty good.
Due for Tuesday 1/23 and Wednesday 1/24 - Manifest Destiny and Territorial Expansion
1) Fill in the this Chart which tracks the growth of the United States. Knowing these territorial
addition is critical to you doing well on today's quiz!
2) Watch the following video about expansion! Please review it again if you don't understand
something... its only 3 minutes but your grade will last forever.
Due for Thursday 1/18 ---> Monday 1/22 Manifest Destiny and Territorial Expansion
1) Complete the following chapter reading on Expansion. Then answer the Main Idea
For Wednesday ---> Friday 1/19 Make Up Midterm Exam
1) For students who of the "Snowday" Wednesday, study for your Friday MIDTERM. Many
students who took it earlier this week failed because they didn't study, wasting a good
semester grade. Use the midterm study guide with its detailed list of terms... It's clear who
actually did and didn't. Go back over the terms on the list if you want to crush the
midterm. Remember, you can be a either a Shining Example or a Horrible Warning. Study!
2) Complete the following chapter reading on Expansion. Then answer the Main Idea
Due for Thursday 1/11 and Friday 1/12 Early National Period Reforms
1) Read the following section on Women - Reform & answer Main Idea Questions. A-D.
2) Complete this review activity before the Midterm!
3) We will work on the following study guide in class. You are expected to finish it before
the midterm. You may skip the section on Andrew Jackson. It'll find you next semester.
Due for Tuesday 1/10 and Wednesday 1/11 Early National Period Reforms
Due for Friday 1/5 and Monday 1/8 Early Nation Reforms
1) Welcome back! Read the following section discussing Reform efforts. When women start
changing society, tensions rise and life improves unless you like living in squalor, getting
drunk in public and avoiding church. Read to understand what these crazy women
change. Then answer the Main Idea questions A-E to show you got it!
2) Watch the following short video of the Reforms which swept through American Society
during this time period. It is led by a college professor and it helps explain why Americans
are so reform minded, even today. Then answer these questions.
Due for Winter Break
1) Complete the attached Midterm Review Packet. There are 40 terms to identify but the
assignment will carry a great deal of weight and has a strong correlation to the topics you
should know for your midterm exam.
2) Write a short (650 word Max = 1 page) college essay. The list of essay prompts from the
common app used for college admissions. The writing prompts allow you
to write about virtually anything. The finished product can be used for next year's
college application so put some thought into it. It's only 1 page, so don't fret.
Due for Monday 12/18 and Tuesday 12/19
1) Read Chapter 8, section 4 on the development of Northern Industry. We've spent some
time discussing Southern Agriculture and the growth of Cotton... now learn what the North
was doing to keep up. Then answer the Main Idea Questions A-E.
2) One of the most famous new industrial factories to hire women was the Lowell Mills. Read
this account of one of the first women factory workers in America and answer the questions
at the end. Its a short reading but provides a window into what the first female workers
were have been thinking in a male dominated society. Please come in prepared to discuss it!
(There will be a quiz to make sure you read it.)
3) Congratulation on making it to the last school day of the year! There will be a small winter
break assignment which I'll post shortly. Thank you for a great 2017- You guys have been a
pleasure to teach!
Due for Wednesday 12/13 and Thursday 12/14 Early National Growth
1) Review the first 5 President's Administration by watching the Presidential videos from
Washington to Monroe. Then fill in their accomplishments on the following handout.
Due for Thursday 12/7 and Friday 12/8 Congratulations... The Era of Good Feelings
1) Scores for the test will be posted within 24 hours of the test.
2) Read Chapter 7 sect. 1 on Regional Differences between the North and South. Answer
the Big Idea questions A-E and define the vocab in Question 1 at the end of the Chapter.
Due for Tuesday and Wednesday 12/5 and 12/6 Test on Early Nation
1) Study for the test today.
2) Seriously... study.
Due for Friday 12/2 and Monday 12/4 Jefferson through War 1812
1) Read the text on the War of 1812 and answer the Big Idea Questions A-B. Then answer
4) The test on the Critical Period through the War of 1812 is on Tuesday or Wednesday
Due for Wednesday 11/29 and Thursday 11/30 Jeffersonian Democracy
1) Read Chapter 6 Section 3 and answer the Main Idea Questions. Then define the bolded
terms from section 3 as you read the text.
3) Enjoy this actual Graffiti painted in New York by a very determined street artist after (the
very unpopular) Jay's Treaty was signed: (Who said impressment didn't matter?)
"Damn JOHN JAY. Damn everyone who won't damn JOHN JAY. Damn
everyone that won't put candles in the window and stay up all night
damning JOHN JAY."
4) The death of Alexander Hamilton in a duel with Aaron Burr is memorialized in this
funny commercial. Enjoy his loss and remember who shot him... you never know when
it could come in handy.
Due for Thanksgiving Break - Baby USA and the Critical Period
1) Read Chapter 6 Section 2 and answer the Main Idea Questions. Then define the bold
vocabulary terms from section 2.
2) Complete the following questions on this take home assignment. Yes, its a test. No you
cannot copy it from a peer. Yes, I have a way to verify you did the work yourself.
4) To better understand the importance of the watching movies together with family over
the holidays, enjoy this 2 minute video. By the way, Star Wars comes out this December.
Due for Tuesday 11/21 Baby USA and the Critical Period
1) The new Nation will struggle to find its way after Independence. Washington's first
years in office are covered in Ch. 6 Section 1 and answer these questions:
a) What did the Judiciary Act of 1789 actually do?
b) Who were the members of Washington's Cabinet and what were their roles?
c) What were the 4 parts of Hamilton's economic plan?
d) Why did the location of the US Capital move from New York to Philly to DC?
e) What was the effect of the Whiskey Rebellion?
2) Answer the End of Chapter questions for Ch. 6 Section 1 #2-5
Due for Friday 11/17 and Monday 11/20 Critical Period
1) The new Nation will soon realize the Articles of Confederation are no working well. To
replace them, two groups will begin a debate... led by leaders Alexander Hamilton and
Thomas Jefferson. Read both short guides and answer the questions on each. Don't copy
from a friend as you will be assured of a zero and a lump of coal for Christmas. Plus Jesus
is probably watching. Next time somebody asks you WWJD... you can tell em: HOMEWORK.
2) Finish the second part of the AOC video and answer these questions.
a) How many states ratified the A.O.C?
b) What did Washington fear?
c) Who was the USA's ambassador to France?
d) What three things did Congress need to do to win the war?
e) What event lead Maryland to FINALLY ratified the A.O.C?
3) Click on the following links if you need a copy of the Early Nation class notes or the
Comparison chart of the Federalists and Dem-Republicans.
Due for Wednesday 11/15 and Thursday 11/16 - Baby USA and the Critical Period
1) Watch this short video about the nation's 1st government: The Articles of Confederation
It's from a new group and does an amazing job of explaining the events we are discussing.
To be sure you actually understand it, answer these questions AFTER VIEWING IT.
a) According to the speaker what type of government does America create?
b) What action did Britain take to punish the colonist after the Boston Tea Party? ( there’s 2)
c) In the summer of 1776 what three things did the Continental Congress do?
d) Who created an early plan of union which was thrown out?
e) Who wrote Letters from a Pennsylvanian Farmer?
f) Under the A.O.C how the new government would be funded?
g) What is the GREATEST American city?
2) The Articles of Confederation were a very weak form of government. Finish the worksheet
listing at least 6 weaknesses of America's first government. We did this in class but
expect to be quizzed just in case!
Due for Monday 11/13 and Tuesday 11/14 -Review of 1st Quarter
1) Complete this take home set of questions reviewing the material we have covered. It will
be a heavily weighted assignment which requires some thought. Please get it done on time.
2) If you want to get ahead, check out the new material! This powerpoint introduces USA
for those of you curious enough to wonder if the new United States will make it.
Due for Wednesday 11/8 and Thursday 11/9 American Revolution Test???
1) Hopefully, your test is today, so make sure you have studied and prepared your notebook.
2) Finish reading Ch. 4 section 4 on wining the Revolution. Then answer ALL the Main Idea
3) If you will be in an alternate room thanks to ACT testing on Wednesday, you may make
a handwritten copy of the class wall signs in the picture to the left which can be used
on the test. Remember, Luck favors the prepared.
Due for Monday 11/6 and Tuesday 11/7 American Revolution Test or Review ???
1) If everyone does the homework, the test will be moved from today to next class. Yes,
everyone means EVERYONE. If we test, it will be primarily on the Road to Revolution events
and the American Revolution itself, with a few review questions from the colonial period.
2) The Powerpoint for the Amer. Rev. is here. Please look it over. You are responsible for
knowing its content.
3) Complete the following Pictionary and define each of the terms. Your pictionary and
definitions should demonstrate you know the term.
Due for Thursday 11/2 and Friday 11/3 - Fireworks and the American Revolution
1) Read Ch.4 sect.3- "Struggle to Saratoga" then complete "Main Idea Questions" A-E
2) Try this quiz on the American Revolution.
Due for Tuesday 10/31 and Wednesday 11/1 The American Revolution
1) Watch the following video and write 15 questions as if you were the teacher creating a
video guide. It's an awesome introduction to the Revolution and prior students really
liked it. The questions should be evenly spaced from start to finish and make it
clear you watched the ENTIRE video. A good guide will be usable by your classmates.
2) Complete the Chapter 4 section 2 reading and answer the main idea questions.
3) Show your little brother or sister you love them by telling them a scary story which keeps
Due for Thursday and Friday Road to Revolution
1) We will use this set of notes for the buildup to the Revolutionary War. Make sure you know
the terms for the test next week.
2) Complete this handout on Samuel Adams, a controversial hero of the Revolution.
3) Read Chap. 4 Section 1 on the American Revolutionary and answer the Main Idea
Questions A-E. Seriously, sit down and read this. Then watch how it changes what you
get from class today. It's the difference between an Honors grade and just getting by.
Due for Tuesday 10/24 and Wednesday 10/25 - Road to Revolution
1) Read the description of the Road to the American Revolution. It stops at Lexington
& Concord but explains why Taylor Swift was right... England and USA will never get
back together. Make a Timeline with at least 10 of the events described in the reading
and add a short description of each of your 10 events onto your timeline. It should be
good enough for a classmate to use. A sample might look like this or this.
2) Watch the following Crash Course and answer these questions.
Due for Friday 10/20 and Monday 10/23 - The Seven Years War & Road to Revolution
1) Test Scores are in so if you want to come back fro test corrections or tutoring, now is
your chance. Anyone scoring below 75% may want to fix their grade as the quarter ends!
2) We will wrap up the Seven Years War and begin the Road to the American Revolution. To
make sure you have the 7 Year War down, watch the following video about the War and
answer the questions
Due for Wednesday 10/18 and Thursday 10/19 Late Colonial Test
1) Read the following short section from an amazing new guidebook. I showed it to a couple
"Middle of the road" students and they loved it. It is written in a direct, non-nonsense
style which makes it easy to understand. This will be the last test before the quarter
ends so please study! Pay particular attention to the Stono Rebellion... it's on the test.
Read about it! (Anyone want to guess who in class will ask what the Stono Rebellion was?)
2) Mollie Wasserman prepared an awesome Quizlet to help you guys study. Try it. Anyone
who can finish the LEARN Function can claim an edible prize in class. You must bring proof
you completed it.
Due for Monday and Tuesday - Late Colonial Period and 7 Years War
1) Read Ch. 3 Section 4 about the French and Indian War & answer Main Idea Questions A-C
AND questions 1-2 at the end of the section.
2) Know the following terms for Wednesday/Thursday's test on theLate Colonial Periodand
the7 Yrs. War.
Due for Thursday and Friday Late Colonial period and 7 Years War
1) Watch the following two videos describing the importance of the French and Indian War.
Khan Academy video #1 and video #2 and answer these questions. I know its a little
"dry" but think of it as a good test of your ability to succeed in college. Can you follow a
professor who teaches this way?
2) Complete pictionary for the following 7 Years War terms.
Due for Tuesday and Wednesday Late Colonial History
1) Look over the late colonial terms handout we discussed in class. There will
be a game next class and a test on Monday and Tuesday which requires you to know
2) Complete the attached handouts.
Due for Friday 10/6 and Monday 10/9 Late Colonial History
1) Read Chapt. 3 sec. 3 and answer the Main Idea questions (A-D)
2) Complete this Pictionary by drawing the key terms. Any drawing, regardless of skill
needs to show you know what the term signifies.
Due for Wednesday and Thursday Late Colonial History
1) Read Chapter 3, sect. 2 and answer the main idea questions (A-F). and questions 1-2 at the
end of the section. PLEASE READ IT and MAKES SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT!
It is clear a few of you are not doing so and I need you to step up. If you have late work,
I will take it up to Friday. After that, all bets are off. We have to change.
Due for Monday 10/2 and Tuesday 10/3 Test on Early Colonial History
1) The test on the Early American Colonies is today. Please be prepared by reviewing
(and ready in your notebook) the following study guides:
3) Read Ch. 3, Sect 1 from the text on the growth of the English colonies. Answer
Due for Friday (9/29) Original 13 Colonies
1) It is important that you know the differences between the New England, Middle and
Southern Colonies before the test on Monday/Tuesday. Please watch the following
superb video by a teacher on those differences. It's really short but packed with info.
2) Watch the following Crash Course video about the Middle British colonies. Then answer
the following questions.
Due for Wednesday 9/27 and Thursday 9/28 The Original 13 Colonies
No, you cannot switch him for me because he is smarter and better looking. Sorry.
2) Read the following textbook section on the middle colonies. Answer Big Idea q's A-C.
to the information as it will be central on the test on Mon. 10/2 and Tuesday 10/3.
The test will cover the following:
Due for Monday 9/25 and Tuesday 9/26 The Original 13 Colonies
1) Read the following textbook pages and define the vocabulary on Pg 54 in "The Americans"
•Puritans •John Winthrop •Separatist •Plymouth Colony •Massachusetts Bay Colony
•Roger Williams •Anne Hutchinson •Pequot War •Metacom •King Philip’s War
2) Answer questions 1-4 on page 54. Be able to explain your answers in class!
Due for Tuesday 9/19 and Wednesday 9/20 - Jamestown v. Massachusetts Bay
1) We discussed the problems faced by both Jamestown and Mass. Bay early in their
histories. Your challenge is to design your own colony which would avoid similar disasters.
To make it worth your while, it will count as your first test grade. Future tests will be
quite difficult so seize the opportunity to earn a good grade on one which you control.
Don't be afraid to look up what other forts look like OR ask an adult for advice.
The assignment must include:
A) Map/Layout (3D or drawn)
B) List of 5 Laws which will govern your colony
C) List of 50 individuals and their professions to start your colony
(You can have more than 1 of a single job... example: 3 farmers or 5 soldiers)
D) List of 5 large items to bring. Assume 1 animal includes both a male and female.
E) Choose and JUSTIFY your selection of location A, B or C.
I will grade it carefully so please don't turn in something from middle school and call it a day.
2) (Optional) If you ever worry about humanity, this is food for the soul. But only watch
it after finishing the assignment/test.
Due for Friday 9/15 and Monday 9/18 - English Settlement at Jamestown
1) Enjoy a rare homework break. Walk around in the grass without shoes. Pet a kitten.
Tell your little brother/sister you love them, even if you sometimes don't. They won't know.
Due for Wednesday 9/13 or Thursday 9/14 - English Settlement at Jamestown
1) Read Ch. 2 Sect. 2 (Pgs. 42 - 47 ONLY) about the English founding of Jamestown.
Then answer Big Idea Questions A-E on a separate sheet of paper. Jamestown is a tough
place to live, eh?
Due for Monday 9/11 or Tuesday 9/12 - European Conquest of the New World
1) Watch Episode # 1 of John Green's Crash Course US History and answer the Episode #1
questions. Watch the video as many times as needed be to ensure you understand the
narrator as he talks faster than the average Southerner.
2) Optional- Bring in a large bag of M&M's or Skittles (2 varieties) for a homework pass so we
can do a fun mapping activity that explains immigration in the British Colonies.
3) Don't forget about the Rho Kappa Honor Society meeting after school at 4:25 on Tuesday!
Due for Thursday 9/7 or Friday 9/8 - Age of Exploration
1) Read Chapter 2, Sect. 1 from the textbook and answer the Big Idea Questions A-E on
a separate sheet of paper. Its an interesting description of how Spain conquered much
of the New World. Learn about it!
2) Define the following terms listed in the reading: (Perhaps a quiz next class?)
•Hernándo Cortés •conquistador •New Spain •Mestizo •Encomienda •
Francisco Pizarro •New Mexico •Popé
Due for Tuesday 9/5 or Wednesday 9/6 - Age of Exploration
1) Please watch the following video about European Exploration in the New World. Then
answer the video questions at the end of the video on a sheet of notebook paper.
2) Check out your textbook... it has been asking about you all summer and can't wait to
meet you. Today's reading is short... Then answer the Big Idea Questions A-E on the
sides of the pages in the reading.
3) Don't forget to retake the geography quiz if you struggled. I will make parent
phone calls home this week and would prefer to talk about positive things. Then again,
we can talk about the NYC Yankees and stuff that makes people sad.
Due for Friday 9/1 and Tuesday 9/5 classes --Age of Exploration
1) Read the following article & answer the questions about Columbus' arrival.
2) Print out the following study guide for the Early Colonial Era. It will guide you for your
Due for Wednesday 8/30 and Thursday 8/31 classes-
Welcome to American History. Your 1st Assignment
1) Memorize the following names and locations within the 13 Original US Colonies.
Key Terms: Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Connecticut New York
New Jersey Delaware Virginia Maryland N. Carolina
S. Carolina Georgia Pennsylvania Florida- (Spanish colony)
Jamestown Philadelphia New York City Charleston Boston
Atlantic Ocean Chesapeake Bay Massachusetts Bay Gulf of Mexico
look it up!