Monday, December 11, 2017

Week 16, 2017-2018



Monday, December 11
In Class: Study/review day 
Homework: Open notebook/Open book TCI multiple Choice test tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 12
In Class: Open notebook/Open book TCI multiple Choice test tomorrow
Homework: Open notebook fill in the blank test tomorrow/Thursday.

Wednesday/Thursday December 13/14 (BLOCK)
In Class:  Open Notebook--fill in the blank test.
Homework: None.

Friday, December 15
In Class:  Test review/Wrap Up, The Man Who Wouldn't Be King.
Homework: None

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week 15, 2017-2018



Monday 12/4
War in the South notes,  Liberty’s Kids-Conflict in the South

Tuesday 12/5
Notes, Deborah Samson--Liberty's Kids, Workday chapter 7 handout

Wed/Thursday 12/6-12/7
James Armistead, Yorktown, End of the War READ rest of 7.7, Review worksheet

Friday 12/8
Review Day-America Story of US Story of Us video

Test next Tuesday and Wed/Thurs.

The test will be open notes and cover chapter 5-7.  If you have band, orchestra or choir, please plan ahead for studying--you were notified of the test dates last Monday, November 27

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Week 14, 2017-2018


Monday 11/27
Notes—Saratoga Liberty’s Kids (Read 7.6)

Tuesday 11/28
Notes: Valley Forge, Battle of Monmout

Wed/Thursday 11/29-11/30
Notes: John Paul Jones, Ch 7 Handout/Questions

Friday 12/1
Notes: Bendict Arnold

Test Info

Revolutionary War Test part 1 will be on Tuesday, December 12.  It will be an open note and open book multiple choice TCI test covering chapters 5-7.

Part 2 will be Wednesday/Thursday, December 13/14.  It will be an open notebook fill in the blank type test covering chapters 5-7 and our class notes.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week 13, 2017-2018


Monday 11/13
In Class: Battle of New York, 
Homework: Notebook check tomorrow, Ch 6 ISN due.

Tuesday 11/14
In Class: Peer Notebook Check, Notes--Battle of Long Island (Hamilton—Right Hand Man)
Homework: None.

Wed/Thursday 11/15-11/16
In Class: READ 7.4 & 7.5, The Crossing--video and questions
Homework: None

Friday 11/17
In Class: The Crossing--video and questions
Homework: None

Monday, November 6, 2017

Week 12, 2017-2018



Monday 11/6
In Class: Ch 6 ISN
Homework: Make sure "Common Sense" and excerpts from the Declaration of Independence are in your notebook.

Tuesday 11/7
In Class: Ch 6 ISN, One Life to Lose—Liberty’s Kids
Homework: Ch 6 ISN due next Tuesday 11/14

Wed/Thursday 11/8-11/9
In Class: Arlington—Field of Honor video and questions.
Homework: Ch 6 ISN due next Tuesday 11/14

Friday 11/10

No School--Veteran's Day Observed

 Declaration of Independence Answers

1. When one group of people is going to break away from a country to form its own nation, then they should explain why they are doing it.

2. Individuals have some basic rights that are obvious and that should not be taken away.  Freedom for example is one of those rights.

3. Governments are formed to make sure people’s rights are protected.  Government power should come from the people.

4. When a government is taking away the rights of citizens and is not doing what the people want, then the citizens have the right to change or replace the government.
5. England has repeatedly interfered with colonists’ rights.  In doing so, it has unfairly ruled over the American colonies.

6. Here is proof that England has interfered with colonial rights: the King has not allowed laws that help the colonists the most.

7. Every time we colonists felt we were being treated unfairly, we wrote the King.  He answered by treating us more unfairly.  A ruler who abuses his power should not be able to rule us.

8. We now consider ourselves to be an independent country.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Week 11, 2017-2018


Monday 10/30
In Class: Rev. War Notes, Washington Takes Command
Homework: Ch 5 questios and Vocab due tomorrow.
 
Tuesday 10/31
In Class: Rev. War Notes, Common Sense —Liberty’s Kids, Handout, Hamilton-Farmer Refuted
Homework:  None
 
Wed/Thursday 11/1-11/2
In Class: Common Sense Handout—review, Farmer Refuted, Notes, 1st 4th of July Liberty's Kids
Homework: None
 
Friday 11/3
In Class: Excerpts from Declaration of Independence
Homework: None. 


Excerpt from the Declaration                   What the Excerpt Means
Excerpt 1: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Excerpt 2: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”




Excerpt 3: “[T]o secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”




Excerpt 4: “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”



Excerpt 5: “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”



Excerpt 6: “To prove [that England has interfered with colonial rights], let Facts be submitted to a candid world: He has refused to assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”



Excerpt 7: “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Excerpt 8: “We, therefore ….solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.”













The Declaration of Independence: What It Means
ANSWERS ARE NOT IN ORDER

England has repeatedly interfered with colonists’ rights.  In doing so, it has unfairly ruled over the American colonies.


Individuals have some basic rights that are obvious and that should not be taken away.  Freedom for example is one of those rights.


We now consider ourselves to be an independent country.


Here is proof that England has interfered with colonial rights: the King has not allowed laws that help the colonists the most.


When one group of people is going to break away from a country to form its own nation, then they should explain why they are doing it.


When a government is taking away the rights of citizens and is not doing what the people want, then the citizens have the right to change or replace the government.


Every time we colonists felt we were being treated unfairly, we wrote the King.  He answered by treating us more unfairly.  A ruler who abuses his power should not be able to rule us.


Governments are formed to make sure people’s rights are protected.  Government power should come from the people.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week 10, 2017-2018


Monday 10/23
In Class: Notes Midnight Ride—Liberty’s Kids
Homework: Ch 5 Handout due Monday 10/30

Tuesday /Wed10/24 10/25
In Class: Notes: The Spark; Lexington & Concord; Ticonderoga—Liberty’s Kids: Green Mountain Boys
Homework: Ch 5 Handout due Monday 10/30

Thurs/Friday 10/26-10/27
In Class: Second Continental Congress, Bunker Hill.
Homework: Ch 5 Handout due Monday 10/30