We've officially entered the 20th Century! Welcome to the Progressive Era! Today we reviewed the reasons reforms were needed and also learned about prominent muckrakers and how their writings led to changes in laws and society.
HW: Vocabulary #16. Quiz on Friday.
Today was our culminating activity in our Immigration Inquiry mini unit. Students had the opportunity to use the app Flip Grid to take videos of themselves answering 5 questions about immigration:
Today we finished analyzing documents from our Immigration Inquiry packet. Students wrote a paragraph using evidence from the sources to compare and contrast the systems created by the three historical approaches to immigration policy that we studied.
Happy Valentine's Day! Today we continued our examination of primary sources related to immigration policy throughout US History. Students wrote a paragraph using evidence from the sources we have covered that compared and contrasted the arguments made in support of the three historical approaches to immigration policy. We then began reviewing documents which detailed the specific immigration policies.
HW: Define Vocabulary #15
Today we're taking a deep dive into primary source documents to examine attitudes towards immigration during the lat 1800's, 1920's, and the 1960's. We're working together as a class to annotate the documents and take notes on them. Then students will write a paragraph using evidence from the sources that compares and contrasts the arguments made in support of the three historical approaches to immigration policy.
HW: Finish paragraph from yesterday's class (if haven't already done so) and Vocabulary #15
This week we are working on a mini unit on Immigration. We will be examining how attitudes in the United States towards immigrants has evolved over time as well as how policy dealing with immigration has evolved over time. We will be focusing on four specific time periods: the late 1800's, 1920's, mid 1960's, and today.
During today's class period, students will choose among five current issues surrounding immigration and summarize the arguments in support and in opposition to that idea. Then they will give their opinion using facts to support their rationale. Information for this assignment can be found here.
HW: Vocabulary #15 due Thursday
Happy Friday! Today we took Vocabulary Quiz #14. Afterwards we analyzed political cartoons about the Robber Barons. Students who did not finish need to complete the assignment for homework.
Another 2-hour delay following a snow day! Craziness!
Today we started talking about immigration. We will be completing an in depth study on the subject next week. Today, we reviewed immigration from colonial times through the start of the twentieth century particularly focusing on the reasons for people coming to the US and how they were treated once they got here.
Vocabulary Quiz #14 tomorrow.
In our follow-up to unions, today we discussed major labor strikes from the late nineteenth century. We discussed similarities between all of them in terms of treatment of workers, violence, and how business leaders were viewed during these events.
HW: Define Vocabulary #14
Another 2-hour delay! Today we discussed the start of unions during the Gilded Age.
HW: Define Vocabulary #14