Jan 30, 2008

Homework due Thursday, 1/31; No Homework due Friday, 2/1, or Monday, 2/4

Study for the major exam on the Civil War. You may use notes and the photocopied handouts I gave you.

You will receive a magazine for Life Awareness to read on the weekend, and some of you still haven't turned in the "parent chat" about drugs. That's a "zero" in the gradebook, so you might want to get that done.

Jan 29, 2008

Homework due Wednesday, 1/30

1. Study like crazy for the test on Thursday. Remember, prepare for at least two of the essay questions; only three of the choices will appear on the test.

2. Read about the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's assassination, pp. 133-149. Take just one set of notes for the reading.

There will be no homework due Friday or Monday.

Jan 28, 2008

Homework due Tuesday, 1/29

Read the primary source on Sherman's March in Eyewitnesses (photocopy, included with Gettysburg address). Answer all three questions. Also, continue to review and plan for your open-note test on Thursday.

Life Awareness: if you have not yet presented, be prepared to do so.

Jan 25, 2008

Homework due Monday, 1/28

1. Study for the open note 5-min/5-question quiz.

2. Read WTW, pp. 124-9 (total war).

3. Read Gettysburg Address and answer three questions.

4. Continue preparing for the test on Thursday.

Jan 23, 2008

Homework due Thursday, 1/24

Nothing is due.

Begin preparing for your test next week, on which you may use any notes (not photocopied or scanned) you wish. You should also choose two essay questions to focus on.

Jan 22, 2008

Homework due Wednesday, 1/23

Change the calendar!

ONLY read WTW, 98-102.

Jan 18, 2008

Homework due Tuesday, 1/22

Do Civil War notebook:

WTW, 76-88; 103-106.
AJ, 471-2; 473-477; 492-3.

Jan 17, 2008

Homework due Friday, 1/18 Update


Jan 16, 2008

Homework due Thursday, 1/17, and Friday, 1/18

We have Convocation Rehearsal in the Auditorium on Thursday. By class on Friday, please do this reading/note taking:

WTW 17-22 and 94-97; AJ 468-9 (beginning of Civil War, Ironclads)
WTW 34-37; 59-63; 73-75; 86-88 (presidents of North and South)

Jan 15, 2008

Homework due Wednesday, 1/16

Read WTW, pp. 27-33 and 48-53 (slavery and H. Tubman). Be ready for a "book talk" and have an organized Civil War Notebook.

Jan 14, 2008

Homework due Tuesday, 1/15

Read and take assigned notes on AJ, pp. 460-467.

Jan 11, 2008

Homework due Monday, 1/14

Follow the directions for your Civil War Notebook on post for 1/8. Also, make sure to label your work and use bullet points, arrows, etc. to make your notes more useful.

WTW 23-26 and 54-58.

Jan 10, 2008

Homework due Friday, 1/11

Follow the directions for your Civil War Notebook on post for 1/8.


Tonight: AJ, 449-453 and WTW, 14-16.

Jan 9, 2008

Homework due Thursday, 1/10

Follow the directions for your Civil War Notebook on post for 1/8.

Tonight: AJ, 441-444.

Jan 8, 2008

Homework due Wednesday, 1/9

Follow the directions for your Civil War Notebook on post for 1/8.

Tonight: AJ, 434-439.

Jan 7, 2008

Homework due Tuesday, 1/8

1. Organize a CIVIL WAR NOTEBOOK. It can be a section in your binder or a separate notebook. Put the notes we took today into the beginning of that notebook and bring it to class with you everyday.

2. Read WAR, TERRIBLE WAR (Henceforth, WTW), pp. 5-13. For these pages, and all subsequent assignments, do the following:

First, make three post-its for each chapter (or section in AMERICAN JOURNEY). They could be questions, comments, or pointing out of a good quote or idea.

Second, copy out in your notebook a good quotation (and the source), preferably a primary source or another historian. You can use excerpts by placing ellipses in the passages.

Third, write a title for your chapter. In a complete sentence, write the MAIN IDEA for the chapter. Finally, write three details.

NOTE: If you haven't already done so, turn in your photo permission slip for the Newcomers film.