We will be watching the movie Glory in class.
I hope that you all have a wonderful and restful break!
Today we started the Civil War! Since we will be watching the movie Glory in class we gave the students a bit of a background of some of the battles of the war, specifically Antietam and discussed the Emancipation Proclamation. This is especially important since it included the provision for African Americans to join the military, which is what the movie is about.
Today, students took Vocabulary Quiz #11. Afterwards, we finished our discussion of advantages and disadvantages faced by both sides during the Civil War.
It's time for the Civil War! Today we started discussing the advantages and disadvantages that each side had militarily, politically, and economically during the war. The PowerPoint can be found on Google Classroom.
Tomorrow is Vocabulary Quiz #11.
Today students finished writing their DBQ essays.
Vocabulary Quiz #11 will be on Friday.
Today students were given the class period to write their DBQ essay about secession. Students were able to use their documents, outlines, notes and ask the teachers for assistance if they needed it.
HW: vocabulary #11 is due tomorrow.
Today we outlined our DBQ essay which asked "Why did the South Secede?" We used the documents and outside information to determine how we would format the essay.
HW: Vocabulary #11 due Wednesday
Today students took Vocabulary Quiz #10. Afterwards, we began going over the documents from the "What Caused Secession" DBQ.
Today we completed Part 2 of the Amazing Race! It was great to see the students really get into the spirit of competition as well as hearing their conversations analyzing the documents and delving into history! Congratulations to the winners!
Vocabulary Quiz #10 is tomorrow.
Today the class engaged in an exciting competition---an Amazing Race! To help students learn how to write a DBQ essay, we used the online program Quizizz to create a team competition where students answered questions requiring them to analyze documents to put them into social, political, or economic categories, find information from the documents, and recognize outside information. All of this will be helpful as we begin to write our essays. The topic: What was the cause of secession?
There will be a quiz on Vocabulary #10 on Friday.