Unit 7 Guide
Important Elections review guide
Important Elections flashcards
Presidents review guide
Political Parties review guide
US Territorial Acquisition Map review
Supreme Court cases review guide
Tariffs review guide
Financial Panics review guide
Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
In class today, students explored the end of the Cold War.
First, students examined the causes of the breakdown of the Soviet Union by examining four aspects of the USSR: Environment, Economy, Political Freedom, and Foreign Policy. Then, they completed a graphic organizer to summarize these cracks.
Then, students watched a brief clip of the meeting of Gorbachev and Reagan before examining documents that illustrate how the leaders conducted diplomacy.
Finally, students examined the causes and effects of the end of the Cold War by reading George H. W. Bush's State of the Union address and completing the accompanying graphic organizer.
Monday, March 31st
In class today, students took a reading quiz on KCB Chapter 39.
Students listened to a brief lecture about the historical context for the women's movement in the 1920s and 1960s.
Then, students examined three articles about feminism and the women's movement
1. Krolokke, Charlotte. Gender Communication: Theories and Analysis, Chapter 1: “Three Waves of Feminism” [p. 7-15 required; all of chapter 1 recommended]
2. Mainardi, Pat. “The Politics of Housework”
3. Schlafly, Phyllis. “The Fraud of the Equal Rights Amendment” “The Phyllis Schlafly Report,” Volume 5, February 1972
Wednesday, March 19th
In class today, students listened to brief lecture on the major events of the Civil Rights Movement before watching an episode of Eyes on the Prize, "No Easy Walk."
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Central Historical Question: Who was primarily responsible for the starting the Cold War: USSR or US?
In class today, students reviewed the early Cold War timeline and listened to a brief lecture on key events of the early Cold War. Then, students examined primary source documents from the early Cold War, developed hypotheses regarding the central historical question, and revised these hypotheses after the addition of additional documents. Finally, students participated in a discussion of the following questions:
Students also reviewed for Thursday's quiz on important elections using digital flashcards.
Monday, March 3, 2014
In class today, students took a reading quiz on Chapter 36. Then, they created flashcards to review for the Presidents quiz on Thursday (presidents 1-8). Finally, they listened to a lecture about the Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan (slides to be uploaded soon).