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    ** Remember to always do "question & answer" when completing Section Discussion Questions !  and Standards Review
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    US HISTORY (8) - Room 701
    Week 1- Aug 21-25th  

    A.)  5 themes of Geography packet (World Map, Continents, US Map)
    B.)  Cornell Notes “check”
    C.) Begin reading Chap.1  (pg.6-27)
    D.) Begin Chap. VOCAB. Packet – 60 pts – Due Oct.6th
    E.) Introduce Family History REPORT - Due SEPT. 15th
    F.) COLUMBUS DOCUMENT BASED QUESTIONS & CLOSE READ ( in class)
    - Section Discussion Questions- pg.11 #1-3 a&b
    - pg. 19 #1-4 a&b
    - pg. 23 #1-3 a&b
    - pg. 27 #1-3 a & b
    - Standards Review (p.29 #1-9 A)
    Chap.1 QUIZ – Friday Aug 25th (tentatively)
    Chap.1 TEST Tuesday Aug 29th (tentatively)  

    Week 2- Aug 28th- Sept 1st
    *
    Begin Chap.2 "The English Colonies"
    *
    Reading Assignment p. 36-63
    *13 colonies Map Activity (in-class)
    * Section Discussion Questions p. 41 (#1-4 a&b), * p.48 (#1-4 a&b)
    * p.51 (#1-3a) * p. 61 (#1-4 a&b)
    * CHAP.2 TEST (open book/ note) Sept 8th

    Week 3 - Sept 5th-8th  
    * Begin Chap.3 "THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION"
    * Watch "Liberty" PBS documentary on the Amer. Revolution
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEMQSdhvtx0
    * Complete discussion questions- (50 pts)
    * American Revolution TIMELINE - (100 pts) - poster board
    *Dec. of Independence - Primary source activity/ document based questions- (50pts)

    Week 4 - Sept 11th-15th
    * Sept 11th lesson/ video/ group discussion
    * Begin Chap. 4 "CREATING THE CONSTITUTION"
    * Section Discussion Questions
        
    * pg.117 #1-3 a & b  (and) Articles T-chart "strengths & weaknesses"
    * pg. 124#1-4 (a&b)
    * pg. 130 #1-4 (a&b)
    * ORIGINS OF THE CONSTITUTION POSTER- Flow Chart (50pts)
    *  US CONSTITUTION ACTIVITY PACKET -  (100 pts)

    * PREAMBLE RECITALS BEGIN (TBA)
    * CHAP.5 -BILL OF RIGHTS & UNDERSTANDING THE BRANCHES OF GOVT.
    * pg 183 #1-4 (a&b)
    * pg. 187 #1-4 (a&b)
    * Chap.5 Quiz sections 1 & 2
    * Preamble recitals continue
    * Chap 5 Vocab.wkst
    *Chap 5 Study Guide & Standards Review pg. 189-190  (#1-9 A)
    * Chap.5 TEST (BILL of RIGHTS Amendments)
    * Review & Study for US CONST. & Bill of Rights TEST- 133 questions
    * US CONSTITUTION PACKET - DUE - 150 pts
    Chap.6 The FEDERALIST ERA & THE WASHINGTON PRESIDENCY
    - pg 199 # 1-3 a&b      
    - pg 204 #-13 a&b  
    - pg 211 #-14 a&b  
    - Chap.6 Vocab.wkst 15pts      
    - CHAP.6 Study Guide 30pts
    - G.Washington Farewell Address"Close Read" Packet 50pts
    - Chap 6 Vocab & Founding Brothers DVD questions (50pts)

    CHAP 7 - THE JEFFERSON PRESIDENCY & the War of 1812
    - Sec. Discussion Questions: pg 297 #1-3 a & b
    - CHAP. 8&9 TEST  (4/5/16)
    - Chap.7 Quiz - Friday March 4th (see pgs.228-245)
    - Louisiana Purchase (mapping wkst.)     -Jefferson DBQ & essay (100pts)
    - pg 232 #1-4 a&b
    - pg 239 #1-3 a&b
    - CHAP 7&8 Study Packet & Short Answer Writing assignments (50pts)

    *CHAP 8 "The ERA of GOOD FEELINGS" and  The MONROE DOCTRINE
    - Chapter 7&8 Study Packet & Short Answer Writing Assignments (80pts) continue
    - pg. 263 #1-3  a&b
    - pg 267 #1-3 a&b
    - Document Based Quest. Andrew Jackson (50pts) continue in class & homework
    - CHAP 8&9 STUDY GUIDE (40pts) * map must be colored and labeled

    * Chap 9 " The Age of Jackson" & the Trail of Tears
    - Sec. Discussion Questions: pg 286 #1-3 a & b- complete flow chart
    - Sec. Discussion Questions: pg 293 #1-4 a & b

    * CHAP 10 "WESTWARD EXPANSION"-
    - Chap.9 & 10 Combo pack. (map activity, vocabulary, study guide) - 100pts
    - Sec. Discussion Questions pg. 315 #1-3 a&b * complete chart
    - Sec. Discussion Questions pg. 325 #1-4 a&b * complete chart "cause & effect"
    - MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR TIMELINE Activity- 50 pts (11x17) paper or poster board
    - review pgs 317-323 and Timeline example pg. 335
    - DONNER PARTY - DOC. BASED QUESTIONS - 50pts
    - CHAP 10 QUIZ - 25 pts
    - Sec Discussion Questions : p. 351 # 1-3 a&b (20pts)      
    - p. 357 #1-4 a&b- complete flow chart (20pts)
    - Industrial Rev. Document Based Questions - (50pts)


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