Mr. Valenzuela
15Jun/11

US History – Final Exam Review

We will spend the next two days (June 15-16) in-class reviewing and studying for the Final Exam on June 20th and 21st!

Download the following handouts (these will also be passed out in-class) to study for the final!

1) Multiple Choice Review

2) Possible Essay Questions and Brainstorm Graphic Organizer

3) Final Exam Flashcards List

14Jun/11

US History – Reconstruction Day 2

Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

1) End of Reconstruction Reading

2) The Reconstruction Era (2 of 2)

13Jun/11

US History – Reconstruction Day 1

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Good morning students, Mr. V is not in school today (his girlfriend is being sworn into the Massachusetts Bar Association today!). I expect you to work hard while I'm gone.

Copy down the Objective and Do Now below on page 62 (Title=Reconstruction Letter):

Objective - SWBAT describe how the nation began to rebuild itself immediately after the end of the Civil War

Do Now - At the end of the Civil War, do you think the South deserved to be punished? Or do you think they deserved to have their cities and towns rebuilt after they were completely destroyed?

Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

1) Reconstruction Reading

2) The Reconstruction Era Guided Questions (tape on to page 63)

Homework - p. 62 - Write a letter to a friend about what you learned in class today about the Reconstruction Era (right after the end of the Civil War).

6Jun/11

US History – Postcards from the Frontlines Project

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The goal of this project is to work in groups to understand (through primary and secondary sources) the experiences of five different groups of Americans that were challenged and impacted by the Civil War. Groups will each create five postcards (based on their research) that represent the experiences of Americans during this time period.

The essential questions of this project are: What kinds of challenges did different groups of Americans face during the Civil War? How did the Civil War impact these different groups of Americans? How does photography enhance our understanding of the Civil War?

Download the following handouts to help you get started on completing this group project:

1) Postcards from the Frontlines Instructions

2) Group Preparation Handout

3) Postcards from the Frontlines PowerPoint

4) Sample postcard

Download the following primary and secondary sources to better help you understand the experiences of different groups during the Civil War (1861-1865):

1) Soldiers - Excerpts from Soldiers (Primary source); Civil War's Impacts on Soldiers (Secondary source)

2) Government Leaders - Excerpts from Government Leaders (Primary source); Challenges of Civil War Leaders (Secondary source)

3) African Americans - Excerpts from African Americans (Primary source); Civil War's Impacts on African Americans (Secondary source)

4) Women - Excerpts from Women (Primary source); Women's Contributions to the Civil War (Secondary source)

5) Irish Immigrants - Excerpts from Irish-Americans during the Draft Riots (Primary source); The Irish During the Civil War (Secondary source)

Links to Civil War photographs:

1) PBS' "The Civil War" - Images of the Civil War

2) Photos of the Civil War from the National Archives

This group project is due on Friday June 10, 2011 @ 3:30 pm (email jose@mrvalenzuela.com). This project is worth 100 points!

26May/11

US History – Dred Scott and the Election of 1860

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Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

Do Now - Dred Scott and Election of 1860

Secondary Source - Dred Scott and the Election of 1860

Cornell Notes Dred Scott and the Election of 1860

Homework - p. 54 - Write 10 sentences explaining how the suspects from today’s reading might have caused the Civil War (Today's suspects: Dred Scott, the Supreme Court, Stephen Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, the Election of 1860, the Republican Party, secession)

24May/11

US History – Slave Uprisings in North America

As we begin to narrow our suspects of who caused the Civil War (and therefore is to blame for the deaths of 620,000 Americans), today we consider whether the various slave uprisings of North America in the 19th century are to blame.

You will be completing a WebQuest to understand more about this time period. When you finish email your completed WebQuest to jose@mrvalenzuela.com (name it “Lastname_firstinital_Slavery WebQuest) by 3:30p.m. on TUESDAY MAY 24!


To get started, download the handout you'll need to record your notes:

Slave Uprisings WebQuest

Begin your WebQuest and explore the different events below by clicking on the links:

A) Haitian Revolution and the Impact of the Revolution (1803)

B) German Coast Uprising and When Slaves Attacked New Orleans Audio (1811)

C) Nat Turner's Rebellion (1831)

D) Amistad and Chronology (1839)

E) Kansas Nebraska Act (1854)

F) John Brown (1859)

Homework - p. 52 - Write 10 sentences explaining how the suspects from today’s readings might have caused the Civil War (Today's suspects: Haitian Revolution, German Coast Uprising, Nat Turner, Amistad, Kansas, John Brown)

20May/11

US History – Compromise of 1850

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Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

Cornell Notes - Compromise of 1850

Secondary Source - Compromise of 1850

Class Notes - p. 51 Westward Expansion Review Timeline

CSI Civil Investigation Report

Homework - p. 50 - Write 10 sentences explaining how the suspects from today’s reading might have caused the Civil War (Today's suspects: Compromise of 1850, California, Senator Henry Clay, Wilmot Proviso, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850)

19May/11

US History – Confronting Slavery

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Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

Confronting Slavery Do Now and Classwork

Secondary Source the Issue of Slavery

Homework - p. 48 - Write 10 sentences explaining how the suspects from today’s reading might have caused the Civil War

18May/11

US History – Features of the North and South in the 19th Century

Download the following handouts to complete today's classwork:

1) Features of North and South Do Now

2) Differences of the North and South (PowerPoint)

3) Features of the South

4) Features of the North

Homework - p. 46 - Write 10 sentences explaining how the differences between the North and the South might have caused the Civil War (and therefore led to the deaths of 620,000 Americans).

13May/11

US History – Enslavement Unit Timeline

US History Timeline

Today in class, we will conclude our unit on Enslavement by creating a timeline of the major events we have studied. We will be using Dipity to create our digital timelines. Follow the directions to get started:

Dipity Timeline Enslavement Instructions

Homework - p. 42 - Create a Top 10 List of the things you learned in Unit 7!

p. 43 - Unit 8 cover page - IN BIG LETTERS write UNIT 8 WHO/WHAT CAUSED THE CIVIL WAR?