Friday, August 30, 2019

  1. Labor Unions
    Finish Notes

  2. Industrialization Quiz

  3. Strikes
    Take Notes

  4. Simpsons--Last Exit to Springfield Episode
    Homer becomes the union boss

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What were the housing problems that many poor city dwellers faced?
    2. What reforms did the Populist Party promote?

  2. Populism
    Finish Notes

  3. What is Populism? Video

  4. Labor Unions
    Take Notes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What did nativists believe?
    2. How did the Chinese Exclusion Act limit Asian immigration?

  2. Challenges of Urbanization
    Finish Notes

  3. Crash Course: Growth, Cities, and Immigration Video

  4. Populism
    Take Notes

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What push factors (then and now) could lead people to leave their homelands for the United States?
    2. What pull factors (then and now) could draw people to the United States?

  2. New Immigrants
    Finish Notes

  3. Schoolhouse Rock Video
    Great American Melting Pot

  4. Challenges of Urbanization
    Take Notes

Monday, August 26, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What is the difference between big business leaders being referred to as “captains of industry” or “robber barons"?
    2. How did advertising, brand name products, and mail order catalogs change the way Americans shopped?

  2. New Immigrants
    Take Notes

  3. Cool Down Questions
    1. In about a half-page, write whether you think America is a:
      • Melting Pot--All mix in and come out the same
      • Beef Stew--Still have separate ingredients, but "flavors" mix
      • Salad--All parts remain separate, with all that unites them is the "dressing" of being American
      Include examples from either your own life or things you have observed, or examples from the country's history.

Friday, August 23, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. How did engineering innovations help cities grow upward and outward?
    2. What effect did advances in paper, printing, and photography have on publishing and journalism?

  2. Science and Urban Life
    Take Notes

  3. How Photography Connects Us Video

  4. "New Industrial Revolution" Article
    Read the article (Google Classroom) and answer the questions

  5. Cool Down Questions
    1. How has your life been changed by photography?
    2. Do you think photography is an effective means for change? Why or why not?

Thursday, August 22, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What was the Interstate Commerce Commission? Why was it necessary?
    2. What was the difference between vertical integration and horizontal integration?

  2. Big Business
    Finish Notes

  3. Who were the Richest Tycoons in America? Video

  4. Science and Urban Life
    Take Notes

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. How did Edwin Drake and Henry Bessemer fuel the nation’s economic boom?
    2. How did the growth of railroad lines promote the growth of cities and trade?

  2. Nation's Expansion
    Finish Notes

  3. Why Trains Suck in America Video

  4. Big Business
    Take Notes

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

  1. Warm Up Questions
    1. What are your biggest academic stresses this year?
    2. What are you hoping to learn about in U.S. History this year? Why?

  2. Nation's Expansion
    Finish Notes

Monday, August 19, 2019

  1. Finish American?
    Using your opinions and the video, answer the questions

  2. More Class Information
    Discuss Google Classroom and unit homework

  3. Nation's Expansion
    Take Notes

  4. Begin work on Industrialization Unit Essential Questions (Homework--Due the day of the unit test)

Friday, August 16, 2019

  1. Finish We the People Video

  2. American?
    Using your opinions and the video, answer the questions

  3. Empathy Activity
    Review the definition, watch the video, and then "find someone who..." in the classroom

  4. Parent/Guardian Contact Sheet (Homework--Due Monday)
    Take syllabus home and have parent(s)/guardian(s) fill out the Contact Sheet

Thursday, August 15, 2019

  1. Class Information
    Review syllabus and course description

  2. We the People Video
    Answer questions

  3. Parent/Guardian Contact Sheet (Homework--Due Monday)
    Take syllabus home and have parent(s)/guardian(s) fill out the Contact Sheet

  4. Student Survey (Homework--Due Tomorrow)
    Answer questions