Dec 18, 2007

Homework due Wednesday, 12/19

Do research on your selected person for the U.S. History Hall of Fame.

In s short nominating speech tomorrow, give a little "bio," a quote from the person, and at least three reasons why you are nominating him or her.

For the winter vacation, be sure to read and laugh and sleep a lot. Please don't do any social studies homework!

Dec 17, 2007

Homework due Tuesday, 12/18

Please review your answers about abolitionists.

Then, read about women's rights and answer #1-5 on p. 428.

Don't forget about posting on two occasions on NICENET by Dec. 20.

Dec 12, 2007

Homework due Friday, 12/14 and Monday, 12/17

Please do your Human Rights Day responsibilities -- practice and know your role for the readings, bake the cake (and get together candles, cutting/serving utensils), or make the poster. Get poster paper from Ms. Allen.

Copy "Why It Matters," pp. 410-411.
Answer: How is this timeline different from the one on 384? How is it the same?
Read "Social Reform," pp. 412-415, and answer #1-5.
Read "Abolitionists," pp. 418-424, and answer #1-6.
Answer: Which reformers/abolitionists do you most admire? Pick three, and say why.

BY DEC. 20:
Please make at least two nicenet postings about Human Rights Day.

Dec 11, 2007

Homework due Wednesday, 12/12

1. Get the ISEE letter signed.

2. Read about the South in the AJ, pp. 397-407. Answer all the green reading check questions. Use the questions in the answers, or write the questions first.

3. Get your quizzes signed.

Dec 10, 2007

Homework due Tuesday, 12/11

1. Read in AJ, Ch. 13, Section 2: "The North's People," pp. 391-395.

2. Answer #1-6, p. 395. Use the questions in the answers.

Dec 7, 2007

Homework due Monday, 12/10


Read the assigned pages carefully and answer each assigned question in a complete sentence that includes the question, or ask the question first.

Read “The Growth of Industry,” pp. 306-310.
Answer the green check question, p. 310, and #2 and #3, p. 311.
Read “Sectionalism Grows,” pp. 322 -324.
Answer #2 and #3, p. 327.

Read “North and South,” including the timeline, pp. 384-5.
On your homework, copy out “Why It Matters.”
Then, list the two presidents before Jackson, and two others after him. Who was president just before Lincoln? Lincoln ran for president in 1860 and took office in 1861.

Read “The North’s Economy,” pp. 386-390.
Answer #1 and #2, p. 388 , and #5, p. 390.

Dec 6, 2007

Homework due Friday, 12/7

Read the two articles about free speech for teens. Type up a two-sentence position statement about student freedom of expression in schools, based on these articles and your thinking over the last month about these cases. Paste the position statement on the index card (put your name on it).

Dec 5, 2007

Homework due Thursday, 12/6

Study for the quiz on the packet/book on the topic, "The Growth of the U.S."

If you did not do so already, please highlight your corrected essay and turn in a final revision.

Dec 4, 2007

Homework due Wednesday, 12/5

1. Highlight/mark all comments about your writing on your graded Supreme Court essay. Add any patterns of problems to your writing reminders.

2. Take a crack at actually revising your paper according to those recommendations. These are the papers that will be posted in the hallway.

3. Remember, you will have a quiz/test = quest on Thursday.

Dec 3, 2007

Homework due Tuesday, 12/4

Finish the "Growth of the U.S." packet.

There will be a quiz on it on Thursday.

Please locate and bring in your Supreme Court essay.