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Bellringer/ Ice Breaker Take out a scrap sheet of paper and do the following (If you want to share a sheet with your neighbor, that’s fine): 1. Write three statements about yourself. One of these three statements needs to be false. Be creative and original. Write your name at the top of the scrap. 2. Fold your sheet of paper in half and pass it to the front of your row. 3. If you are at the front of the row, pass your stack towards the board.
Mr. Andersen 1.I have visited more than 10 different countries around the world. 2.I broke my neck when I was 19 and spent several months in a hospital learning to stand, walk, and feed myself again. 3.While working as a stagehand in college, I met Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones. WHICH IS NOT TRUE?
Materials Needed For Class Binder and loose leaf paper Composition book for daily journal entries Standing Assignments Daily Journals (turned in every Friday)
Class Goals The purpose of this class is to give you a basic understanding of the history of the United States. We will examine how people, practices, and products over time in the United States have contributed to shape the narrative of the country. We will not cover every single thing in American history, BUT we will cover a lot of material this semester.
Class Rules Be on time with all materials. Use the bathroom and get water before class begins. Use positive language with one another. Turn all phones off or to silent before class begins. If you finish an assignment, work quietly on an assignment for another class or STUDY!
Consequences 1 st Offense: Verbal Warning 2 nd Offense: 2 minutes after class 3 rd Offense: 5 minutes after school 4 th Offense: Parent contact and 30 minutes after school 5 th Offense: Parent contact and write-up Failure to comply with consequences will result in an automatic write-up.
Grade Breakdown 20% of Final Grade: Measure of Student Learning 80% of Final Grade: 25% Weekly Journal 25% Classwork, Homework, Quizzes 25% Tests 25% Class Participation
Notes Notes are posted online at the end of each week or unit, whichever comes first. They will be posted on your class website. http://www.burke.k12.nc.us/schools/ebhs/dand ersen/Pages/U.S.-History-CP.aspx
Tests Tests will be given on the date specified on the semester plan. It is available on the website. The test will also be announced in class, and the day before tests will be spent engaging in some sort of review. All tests are cumulative, meaning there will be some information from earlier units on them. This is how your MSL will be, so the more you can recall and use, the better off you are. Should you not do well on a test, you may earn points back by doing test corrections after school.
Mistakes A mistake is a missed opportunity for improvement and growth. If you make a mistake, learn from it, and move on. They aren’t bad things, as we all make mistakes. They can be something everyone can benefit from, so don’t be afraid of making them. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you are bound to repeat them.
Bellringer/ Journal Entries To get a 100%: All entries for the week are present and in order, dated, and with one entry per page. All questions have been written, and the answers have been provided in a thoughtful manner. To get an 85%: All or most entries present, dated, and with one entry per page. Answers may be present without questions, or there may be questions without an answer. To get a 70%: Only a few of entries are present, may be in an incorrect order. Answers are without questions, and questions are without answers.
Bellringer/ Journals Sample Entry for a 70: [list of items, but no way to tell what they have in common.]
Bellringer/ Journals Sample Entry for an 85: January 23, 2014 The United States is…[completed answer addressing both parts of the question].
Bellringer/ Journals Sample Entry for a 100: January 23, 2014 What is the United States? What are some characteristics of the United States? The United States is…[completed answer addressing both parts of the question].
Class Expections/ Ways to Succeed Do your best for each activity. Act responsibly. Be OPEN to new ideas and experiences. Respect yourself and others.
Weekly Introduction The first few days we will cover: 1.A summary of life in the colonies. 2.Reasons for revolting against the British. 3.The Declaration of Independence 4.The Revolutionary War 5.Attempts at governance after the war ended. Your first test will be on Friday, January 31!
Bellringer January 23, 2014 What do you know about the American colonies? What countries had colonies on the North American continent? Which colonies eventually became the United States? Please take a few minutes to reflect on your answers.
Words/ People to Know Section 1: mercantilism, Navigation Acts, William and Mary, Glorious Revolution, English Bill of Rights, confederation, salutary neglect Section 2: triangular trade, Middle Passage, cash crop Section 3: Benjamin Franklin, Enlightenment, social contract, Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield Section 4: George Washington, Treaty of Paris (1763), George Grenville, Pontiac, Proclamation of 1763
Match the following (You may use phones to look things up): 1.An economic system based on the export of raw materials from colonies and finished goods from a mother country. 2.When a country allows a colony to do as it wishes as long as it doesn’t conflict with interests of mother country. 3.Laws enacted by Great Britain only permitting shipment of goods from British colonies to Great Britain and to no others. a)Navigation Acts b)Mercantilism c)Salutary neglect
Fun Fact for Today! There are currently 7.06 BILLION people on Earth. Something to ponder… According to OXFAM, The world’s richest 85 people control as much wealth (money, stock, etc.) as the Poorest 3.5 BILLION people COMBINED! How do you think this impacts society?
January 27, 2014 Bellringer: Colonial North and Central America: What countries control the continent?
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (1741) So that, thus it is that natural men are held in the hand of God, over the pit of hell; they have deserved the fiery pit, and are already sentenced to it; and God is dreadfully provoked, his anger is as great towards them as to those that are actually suffering the executions of the fierceness of his wrath in hell, and they have done nothing in the least to appease or abate that anger, neither is God in the least bound by any promise to hold them up one moment; the devil is waiting for them, hell is gaping for them, the flames gather and flash about them, and would fain lay hold on them, and swallow them up; the fire pent up in their own hearts is struggling to break out: and they have no interest in any Mediator, there are no means within reach that can be any security to them. In short, they have no refuge, nothing to take hold of, all that preserves them every moment is the mere arbitrary will, and uncovenanted, unobliged forbearance of an incensed God... Consider this, you that are here present, that yet remain in an unregenerate state. That God will execute the fierceness of his anger, implies, that he will inflict wrath without any pity. When God beholds the ineffable extremity of your case, and sees your torment to be so vastly disproportioned to your strength, and sees how your poor soul is crushed, and sinks down, as it were, into an infinite gloom; he will have no compassion upon you, he will not forbear the executions of his wrath, or in the least lighten his hand; there shall be no moderation or mercy, nor will God then at all stay his rough wind; he will have no regard to your welfare, nor be at all careful lest you should suffer too much in any other sense, than only that you shall not suffer beyond what strict justice requires. Nothing shall be withheld, because it is so hard for you to bear. Ezek. viii. 18. "Therefore will I also deal in fury: mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity; and though they cry in mine ears with a loud voice, yet I will not hear them." Now God stands ready to pity you; this is a day of mercy; you may cry now with some encouragement of obtaining mercy. But when once the day of mercy is past, your most lamentable and dolorous cries and shrieks will be in vain; you will be wholly lost and thrown away of God, as to any regard to your welfare. God will have no other use to put you to, but to suffer misery; you shall be continued in being to no other end; for you will be a vessel of wrath fitted to destruction; and there will be no other use of this vessel, but to be filled full of wrath. God will be so far from pitying you when you cry to him, that it is said he will only "laugh and mock," Prov. 1:25, 26, &c.
Great Awakening: Rise in Religious fervor in the colonies. Response to the Enlightenment. – Enlightenment stressed reason, thought, and logic. – Great Awakening preachers stressed a return to religion and away from those who claimed all could be explained by reason. Major people in the Great Awakening: – Jonathan Edwards – George Whitefield Most evangelical in nature, not from Catholics
Bellringer January 28, 2014 What was the main reason for the English colonies? What are some ways the English increased the population? Please take a few minutes to consider your answer.
The Road to Revolution With a partner, complete the handout about events leading to the Revolution. Complete all parts to the best of your ability.
Bellringer: Please write the question and your answers: August 29, 2013 What are some events in the late 1700s that upset the colonists? Do your best to explain why these events made the colonists upset. Please take a few moments to reflect on your answer.
Bellringer (Sorry, Broncos fans!) February 3, 2014 Do you think the colonists should have tried to stay attached to England, or did they do the right thing by seeking independence? Please take a moment to consider your answer.
Bellringer February 4, 2014 How important do you think a letter (what comes in the mail) can be? Do you think that a letter has the power to change the world? Why or why not? Please take a moment to consider your answer.
The Declaration of Independence Written by Thomas Jefferson (remember that name!) – John Adams originally asked, but didn’t think himself a good enough writer. Several sections: – Preamble: Introduction, setting the stage – Beliefs: establishing a basis for arguments – Complaints/Grievances: giving examples of events that go against beliefs of colonists – Attempts to Address Grievances: examples of how the colonists tried to fix problems/differences with King George – Declaration: Actual act of declaring the English colonies free from English rule. – Signatories: 56 men representing the 13 colonies at the Second Continental Congress
Small Group Assignment (Voice Level 2 of 5) Open your book to page 121 and read the entire Declaration of Independence. Take turns reading portions of the text aloud. Please be respectful of other groups and don’t read too loud! Once you have completed reading the text, go to page 141 and answer question 19 under “Analyzing Primary Sources” (You will need to read the quote about question 18 to answer).
American Revolution Timeline Activity Groups of 3-4, Voice Level 2 of 5 You will be making a timeline of important events in the Revolution. Events can be found on the assignment sheet. Your timeline MUST include: 1. an image for each event 2. month and year of each event 3. events in the correct order 4. assignment sheet attached to final product This is due at the end of class! The names of all group members need to be present on your assignment sheet.
Words/ People to Know for Today Section 1: Samuel Adams, Stamp Act, writs of assistance, Boston Massacre, Committees of Correspondence, Intolerable Acts, First Continental Congress, minutemen Section 2: Second Continental Congress, Thomas Jefferson, Continental Army, John Adams, Bunker Hill, Loyalist, Thomas Paine, Common Sense, Virginia Declaration of Rights, Abigail Adams Section 3: Redcoats, Saratoga, Valley Forge, inflation, Marquis de Lafayette Section 4: George Rogers Clark, Nathanael Greene, Charles Cornwallis, Count de Rochambeau, Bernardo de Gálvez, Battle of Yorktown, Treaty of Paris (1783)