Mr. Valenzuela
11Apr/11

US History – Legacy of Manifest Destiny

30 days

Today in class we watched an episode of "30 Days" where the film maker Morgan Spurlock goes to Navajo Nation to live on their reservation for one month to experience what life is like on a Native American Reservation in 2008. We watched the film to answer the question - What is the legacy of Manifest Destiny for Native Americans today?

30 Days Guide

Homework - p. 18 - Based on what you saw in the film "30 Days," complete the reflection handout on the Legacy of Indian Removal on Native Americans today. To answer the questions about what the maps reveal about the legacy of westward expansion, click "Continue Reading" below to see the maps.

1Apr/11

US History – Manifest Destiny Essay

Persuasion Map screenshot

Today we will be drafting our essays based on all of the reflections that we have been writing throughout this unit over the past couple of weeks. Make sure you download the following handout below (Mr. V will also pass out a hard copy):

Essay Completion Steps

Once you have downloaded the handout, open up this link and wait for Mr. V to show you how to proceed with Step #1 of your essay draft! Use the rubric below to make sure you are turning in a terrific final draft!

Manifest Destiny Final Essay Rubric

Homework - Make sure that you are working each night on parts of the essay to make sure that you turn in the final draft on time! The question that you are answering is:

Did the United States act ethically in the way it moved West? Was the United States justified in how it acquired new territory in the 19th century?

This essay is due Friday April 8, 2011! If you are not working on this outside of class, you will have a very difficult time meeting Friday's deadline! Go to Edline to drop off the final draft or click on this link to go directly to the drop box.

31Mar/11

US History – Acquiring the Southwest

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on how the United States acquired the territories formerly owned by Mexico (California, Arizona, New Mexico, etc.):

Secondary Source Mexico Reading

Homework - p. 16 - Complete a reflection of at least 10 sentences that answers the questions: Was it ethical for the United States to move west into Mexico? Was the US justified in how it acquired the Mexican territories?

29Mar/11

US History – Mexican American War

US-Mexico War Poster

Today in class, we will be having a "Tea Party"! But this is no ORDINARY party! At this party are present the different people that all played a part in the US War with Mexico (1846-1848). You will be assigned one of the roles today, and your task will be to meet the others involved and find out more about them. Download the following handout to help you learn about each person:

Tea Party Handouts

If you can't see the Do Now, click on the link here to see it.

Homework - p. 14 - Read the handout "We Take Nothing By Conquest, Thank God" and highlight/underline the important information, write at least 6 comments/questions/reactions/connections in the margins, and answer the reflection questions on the back! Due Thursday March 31, 2011.

28Mar/11

US History – Texas and Oregon

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on how the United States acquired Louisiana:

Secondary Source Texas Reading

Secondary Source Oregon Reading

Classwork - Did the United States Acquire Texas and Oregon Ethically

Homework - p. 12 - Complete a reflection of at least 10 sentences that answers the questions: Was it ethical for the United States to move west into Texas? Oregon? Was the US justified in how it acquired Texas? Oregon? How did the way the US acquired Texas and Oregon compare to how we acquired Louisiana, Florida, and the Indian territories?

 

23Mar/11

US History – Petition Against Indian Removal 1830

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on excerpts from a petition written by the women of Steubenville, Ohio - "Petition Against Indian Removal" (1830):

Crack The Code - Petition Against Indian Removal

Homework - p. 10 - Complete the SOAP for the classwork on "Petition Against Indian Removal"

21Mar/11

US History – Indian Removal Act

Trail of Tears

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on how the United States acquired Louisiana:

Primary Source Indian Removal Act

Secondary Source Indian Removal Act (to answer the bottom half of your handout)

Complete the Show What You Know for today

Homework - p. 8 - Complete a reflection of at least 10 sentences that answers the questions: Was it ethical for the United States to move the Native Americans west into Indian Territory? Was the US justified in how it acquired the Native Americans' lands?

 

18Mar/11

US History – Florida

florida-map

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on how the United States acquired Louisiana:

Secondary Source Florida Reading

CSI Secondary Source

Homework - p. 6 - Complete a reflection of at least 10 sentences that answers the questions: Was it ethical for the United States to move west into Florida? Was the US justified in how it acquired Florida? How did the way the US acquired Florida compare to how we acquired Louisiana?

 

15Mar/11

US History – Louisiana Purchase

1912_the_louisiana_purchase

Download the following handout to complete today's classwork on how the United States acquired Louisiana:

Secondary Source Lousiana

Homework - p. 4 - Complete a reflection of at least 10 sentences that answers the questions: Was it ethical for the United States to move west into Louisiana? Was the US justified in how it acquired Louisiana?

14Mar/11

US History Homework – Mar 14

p. 2 - Write a 10 sentence reflection to the following question: Do you think it matters if you hurt people to achieve your destiny or goals in life? Why or why not?

Make sure your new notebook pages are numbered from 2-100 and decorate your new notebook!