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Week of May 6, 2013

Monday - Chapter 19, Section 1 - Depression and a Second World War

Tuesday - Chapter 19, Section 2 - The Cold War Era; The Korean War

Wednesday - Chapter 19, Section 3 - Modern America; Nixon's Administration; Watergate; The Reagan Presidency

Thursday - Chapter 19, Section 4 - The War on Terrorism; September 11, 2003; The Spirit of America; Protecting America

Friday - Chapter 20 Test




Week of April 29, 2013

Monday - Discuss the Assassination of Lincoln and why it happened.

Tuesday - Begin watching "Glory".

Wednesday - "Glory"

Thursday - "Glory"

Friday - No school




Week of April 8, 2013

Monday - Complete the Important Documents Flip Chart - STUDY FLASH CARDS

Tuesday -  US History Map - Students will complete a map outlining important events in American History and where they happened - STUDY FLASH CARDS

Wednesday - Students will work on STAAR questions outlining strategies and proving answers - STUDY FLASH CARDS

Thursday - Students will continue strategy questions in the Mastering Social Studies TEKS books proving all answers. - STUDY FLASH CARDS

Friday - Practice STAAR Test - Students MUST show strategies for credit on test.







Week of February 18, 2013

Monday - Discuss Chapter 14, Section 1 - Education Reform; Chapter 14 Section Assessments DUE THURSDAY - Pg. 415 #1-6, Pg. 424 #1-6; Pg. 428 #1-6

Tuesday -  Discuss Chapter 14, Section 2 - The Abolitionists;

Wednesday- Chapter 14, Section 2 - The Womens' Movement;

Thursday - Go over  Chapter 14 Test Review; Chapter 14 Assessments Due!

Thursday  - Chapter 14 Test





Week of February 11, 2013

Monday - Discuss Chapter 13 Section 4; HOMEWORK:  Pg. 400 #1-6; Pg. 407 #1-6; Chapter 13 Test Review

Tuesday - Discuss Chapter 14, Section 1 - Education Reform; Chapter 14 Packet DUE FRIDAY!; Go over Chapter 13 Review

Wednesday -  Chapter 13 Test; discuss Chapter 14, Section 2 - The Abolitionists; Chapter 14 Test Review

Thursday - Chapter 14, Section 2 - The Womens' Movement; Go over  Chapter 14 Test Review

Friday - Chapter 14 Test



Week of February 4, 2013

Monday - Benchmark
Tuesday - Begin Chapter 13, Sections 1 & 2 - The North People & Economy - Packet DUE FRIDAY
Wednesday - Chapter 13, Sections 3 & 4 - The South People & Economy 
Thursday - Review for Chapter 13 Test; Review Benchmark
Friday - Chapter 13 Packet Due, Chapter 13 Test 




Week of January 28, 2013

Monday - Manifest Destiny - The Oregon Country; Chapter 14 Packet DUE FRIDAY!
Tuesday - Independence for Texas; the Annexation of Texas
Wednesday - War with Mexico
Thursday - California Gold Rush - Packets Due tomorrow!  Chapter 14 Test Review
Friday - Chapter 14 Test


Week of January 21, 2013

Monday - No School
Tuesday - Chapter 11, Section 1 - Jacksonian Democracy - The election of 1824, The Adams Presidency; Jackson as President; "Old Hickory";  the Spoils System; the Nullification Crisis; Begin working on Chapter 11 Packet DUE FRIDAY.
Wednesday - Jackson dealings with Native Americans; Indian Removal Act; the Trail of Tears
Thursday - Jackson deals with the Bank; the election of 1832; Panic of 1837; the Whigs come to power; Chapter 11 Test Review
Friday - Chapter 11 Packets Due; Chapter 11 Test



Week of January 14, 2013

Monday - Semester Exam Review
Tuesday - Semester Exam Review
Wednesday - Semester Exam Review Due
Thursday - Semester Exams
Friday - Semester Exams


Week of January 7, 2013

Monday - Discuss the growth of industry in America known as the INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION; how technology made its way to the US; the factory system; interchangeable parts and the growth of cities in the US.  Begin working on Chapter 10 packet - DUE FRIDAY!

Tuesday - Discuss how people traveled and moved west and how the canal system was developed.  Continue working on Chapter 10 packet due FRIDAY; Begin working on Chapter 10 Test Review.

Wednesday - Discuss the election of James Monroe and the Era of Good Feelings; how sectionalism grew and affected the nation; the Missouri Compromise; the American System proposed by Henry Clay; "McCulloch vs. Maryland" and "Gibbons vs. Ogden" and their effects on business in the US; the Adams-Onis Treaty and the Monroe Doctrine.

Thursday - Continue Wednesday's discussion.  Continue working on packet and test review.  Chapter 10 TEST - TOMORROW!!!!

Friday - Chapter 10 Test



Week of December 3, 2012

Monday - Discuss the Adams' presidency, the XYZ Affair, and the Alien and Sedition Acts.
Begin Chapter 8 Test Review; Chapter 8 Test - Wednesday

Tuesday - Chapter 8 Test Review; Complete graphic organizer of Washington's presidency and Adams' presidency; Compare and contrast the two administrations

Wednesday - Chapter 8 Test

Thursday - Complete the "Portrait of the United States in 1800" graphic organizer. Discuss Thomas Jefferson's takeover in 1803 and how the Republicans changed things in America.

Friday - Discuss the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark and Marbury vs. Madison.  Discover how these three events changed everday life in the United States.

Week of November 12, 2012

Monday - Discuss  the 7 Principles of Government - Make Foldable of Principles.

Tuesday - Discuss the Amendment Process.  Complete Chart showing how an amendment to the Constitution is approved.

Wednesday -  The Bill of Rights - Discuss how they apply to our lives; Complete Bill of Rights Chart

Thursday - Review for Civics Test

Friday - Civics Test!

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