Early History of the United States

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Q3W5 Essential Explanation: Consequences of Slavery

Essential Question Examine the cause and consequences of American slavery. Assignment From the war based slavery of the Ancient Empires to the race based slave trading of the American ports, the enslavement of people stands as a crime against humanity…. Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Slavery of the Ancient Empires

Essential Question Examine the cause and consequences of American slavery. Assignment Slavery has been a blight in the history of humans since the beginning of time as ancient empires were built upon the backs of the subjugated. Before examining the… Continue Reading →

Q3W5 Essential Explanation: Surviving the Oregon Trail

Essential Question: Survive the Oregon Trail This week, we set forth on the Oregon Trail, using the knowledge you acquired the last few weeks in class of survival in the era of Manifest Destiny. There were encounters with deadly plants,… Continue Reading →

Oregon Trail Survival Guide

Prep your wagons, load your rifles, and gather your kinfolk, this class is headed out on the Oregon Trail! Hold onto your hats and glasses, this here is the wildest ride in the Wilderness. To properly prepare for the trip… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Deadliest Nature

Essential Question Uncover the dangers of nature and technology in Manifest Destiny. Assignment As exampled by the Donner Party, survival in the Wild West may prove more difficult than some considered. Surprisingly, one of the most dangerous threats to survival didn’t… Continue Reading →

Q2W10 Essential Explanation: Assassination of an American President

Essential Question Examine the psychology of America’s most infamous assassins. Assignment Infamous historical events stand out as moments in history where the world caught its breath. Moments when a person may ask ‘do you remember where you were when…” The… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Secret Service of the United States

Essential Question Examine the psychology of America’s most infamous assassins. Assignment The assassination of a country’s leader can cause chaos and upend the power structure that keeps a country running smoothly. The assassination of American presidents has always caused discord… Continue Reading →

Second Quarter Final Exam: Law and Order

Essential Question of the Quarter Examine the crafting of the American political system, including the American Revolution, the founding documents, as well as current legal realities including social justice issues that have roots in early American history. Assignment Resisting the… Continue Reading →

Q2W7 Essential Explanation: Prohibition & Gender Equality

Essential Question Determine how Constitutional Amendments reflect shifts in American society. Assignment The Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twenty First Amendments to the Constitution all concern essential elements of the early 1900s social and cultural movements. As examined this week, this hasn’t… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Gender Stereotypes in American Advertising

Essential Question Determine how Constitutional Amendments reflect shifts in American society. Assignment In the 1800’s, women found themselves facing a multitude of potential threats, including internment in mental facilities at the discretion of their husbands. By taking up the issue… Continue Reading →

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