Period 6 Guide
America's History Ch. 17
Essay Writing tips
America's History Ch. 18
America's History Ch. 19
America's History Ch. 20
Indy Book Project
Book project rubric
Template for poster
How to write a history book review
Effective poster presentations
Helpful tips for BuzzFeed posts
Book titles rewritten to get more clicks
Course Theme Infographic
Assignment and Rubric
This tool helps you easily create awesome infographics using pre-designed templates. It also lets you create an infographic out of any Twitter Hashtag provided you are signed in which you can do using your Twitter account.
This is another great web tool to create infographics. Again the process is very simple just drag and drop. Easel.ly provides you with a set of pre-made designs to choose from and use as a canvas and you can also upload your own images to include in your infographics
This tool also provides pre-made themes and allows you to cutomize the enitre font and colour scheme in your infographic
1920s example made using visual.ly
Legal cases example (also visual.ly)
January 12, 2015
In class today, we began to consider Course Theme Project #2. Resources for this project (and assignment details) can be found on the sidebar.
Students also listened to a lecture about Boss Tweed and Thomas Nast before examining some of Nast's political cartoons.
December 18, 2014
The link for Oregon Trail is here.
December 17, 2014
Central historical question: What factors contributed to the Chinese Exclusion Act?
Find documents, graphic organizer, and timeline from today's lesson here.
December 11, 2014
Today in class, we examined the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Food for thought
About a century has passed since the events at the center of this lesson—the Haymarket Affair, the Homestead Strike, and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. For some people in our nation, these incidents illustrated the unfair conditions faced by workers as the United States assumed its position as the most highly industrialized nation in the world. For others, they demonstrated the difficulty of managing industries. Such disagreements continue to this day. Where do we draw the line between acceptable business practices and unacceptable working conditions? Can an industrial—and indeed a post-industrial—economy succeed without taking advantage of those who do the work?
December 10, 2014