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D Block Emerging Tensions in Colonial America

March 5, 2012

D Block students analyzed primary source evidence about the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans and the cultural significance of the First Great Awakening.

Students should listen to this broadcast to complete their homework.  Parents are welcome to listen and leave comments.  Enjoy!

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G Block Emerging Tensions in Colonial America

March 2, 2012

G Block students analyzed primary source evidence about the impact of westward expansion on Native Americans and the cultural significance of the First Great Awakening.

Students should listen to this broadcast to complete their homework.  Parents are welcome to listen and leave comments.  Enjoy!

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The Origins of American Politics - C Block

June 10, 2011

My C block honors history freshmen students worked together to review the information they have learned about the first four presidencies up through the War of 1812.  Their test is on Monday.

They created these poems as part of the review process.  Enjoy and please comment!

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The Origins of American Politics - D Block

June 9, 2011

My D block honors history freshmen students worked together to review the information they have learned about the first four presidencies up through the War of 1812.  Their test in on Monday.

They created these poems as part of the review process.  Enjoy and please comment!

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What Caused the American Revolution? - D Block

April 8, 2011

My honors freshmen students have a lot going on right now.  Not only are they in the middle of a new unit covering the American Revolution, they are in the midst of the largest research project any of them has ever attempted.  I decided that today, a Friday, they needed a relaxed class period to regroup from all the intense work they have been dutifully producing. revolutionarywar2.jpg

So today we created a new podcast episode for you!  They wrote poems, some serious and well written, others silly and funny, about the causes of the American Revolution.It gave them an opportunity to review the information that will be on an upcoming quiz and laugh together in small groups.

I hope you enjoy the results!

 

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What Caused the Revolutionary War? - C Block

April 8, 2011

My freshmen students have a lot going on right now.  Not only are they in the middle of a new unit, they are in the midst of the largest research project any of them has ever attempted.  They needed a relaxed class period to regroup from all the intense work they have been dutifully producing.

So today we created a new episode for you!  They wrote poems, some serious and well written, others silly and funny, about the causes of the American Revolution. 

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It gave them an opportunity to review the information that will be on an upcoming quiz and laugh together in small groups.

I hope you enjoy the results!

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Emerging Tensions in Colonial America - C Block

March 4, 2011

Students read about two key building tensions in 18th Century colonial America:

  • the tension between the European settles and Native Americans over colonial westward expansion into American Indian lands; and
  • the tension among colonists and preachers, like George Whitefield pictured below, over the shifting religious beliefs and practices of the settlers as European Americans became more industrious and profitable.

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In the following podcast, the student analyze primary source quotes the the time period to understand various perspectives of people who lived during this tumultuous time.

Image from: http://www.sevensidedcube.net/wp-content/uploads/george-whitefield.jpg

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Emerging Tensions in Colonial America - D Block

March 3, 2011

Students read about two key building tensions in 18th Century colonial America:

  • the tension between the European settles and Native Americans over colonial westward expansion into American Indian lands; and
  • the tension among colonists and preachers, like George Whitefield pictured below, over the shifting religious beliefs and practices of the settlers as European Americans became more industrious and profitable.

george-whitefield.jpg

In the following podcast, the student analyze primary source quotes the the time period to understand various perspectives of people who lived during this tumultuous time.

Image from: http://www.sevensidedcube.net/wp-content/uploads/george-whitefield.jpg

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Louis XIV Changes the Rules - C Block

December 23, 2010

Freshmen honors students have been studying absolute monarchs in 17th Century Europe.  So far we have covered Spain and France.  They wanted to share what they have learned by creating RAFT writings.  In a RAFT writing, students take on a Role, write to an Audience, keep to a certain Format, and explain how they feel about a particular Topic.

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You will hear from French Huguenots (R), writing to King Louis XIV (A), in the form of a petition (F), about the revokation of the Edict of Nantes (T).

You will also hear from the French Nobles (R), writing the King Louis XIV (A), in the form of an open letter (F), about their loss of control over their lands in France (T).

Enjoy and PLEASE comment. The kids would love to hear from you!

Image from: http://the-falcon1.tripod.com/ballet_modern/id22.html

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