Thursday, June 16, 2016

2016 School Year Reflection

In Social Studies this year, we covered a lot of people events from the Colonial Era through the Civil War. Looking back on your year, which topics and/or people did you enjoy learning about the most and why? Which projects and/or activities did you learn the most from and/or enjoy the most? Please take a few minutes and write your reflections below. Thanks for a great year, boys and girls!! :)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Andrew Jackson: Hero or Villain of History?

After researching Andrew Jackson using multiple sources, summarize your opinion of him. Do you think he deserves to be on the $20 bill? If so, why? If not, why not, and who should be on it instead?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Modern Day "Witchcraft": A Global Problem (MP 3)

Read the brief article below:

What are your thoughts after reading this article? How does this relate to what we have learned about in history? What can de done to solve this problem?

Thursday, February 4, 2016

MP 3: Current Events

Visit and watch the current events recap of the day. Summarize at least one topic in the program and respond to it. Include the Who, What, When, Where, and Why in your summary. In your response you should also include an opinion, a connection and/or a question on the topic. Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

MP 2: Patriots or Something Worse?

As we have learned, the Sons of Liberty (America's most dedicated Patriots) went to extreme measures to become free from England. Tarring and feathering tax collectors, burning down British officials' and Loyalists' homes, destroying British goods (i.e. Boston Tea Party) and creating exaggerated propaganda (i.e. Revere's engraving) are just a few examples of how far the Patriots went to express their dissatisfaction with England. Do you feel these actions were justified in order to achieve the ultimate goal of freedom or did these Sons of Liberty sometimes take things too far? Can you make any modern connections related to people going to extreme measures to show their frustration? (Post as anonymous using first name, last initial and class period only!)

British propaganda depicting the Sons of Liberty. Look closely...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Causes of the American Revolution

Using your notes, the text and other reliable resources, state which CAUSE of the Revolution was the MOST responsible for the outbreak of war. Use textual evidence to support your opinion. Don't forget to respond to your peers' posts!