Early History of the United States

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Q4W1 Essential Exploration: Historical Villains

Essential Question Discover the historical origin of history’s most infamous bad guys. Assignment Hiding in the shadows and ready to inspire your imagination, pirates, ninja, and zombies have long been the focus of many fictional stories. Surprisingly, they all have basis… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Pirates vs Ninja

Essential Question Discover the historical origin of history’s most infamous bad guys. Assignment This week, we are examining the most infamous bad guys in history lore, including a look at the true life origins of pirates, ninja, and zombies. These elements… Continue Reading →

Third Quarter Final Exam: Manifest Destiny & the “Taming” of North America

Essential Question of the Quarter Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of American Survival in the 1800’s. Assignment America has always existed as a country where a successful life comes at the cost of struggle, sweat, and determination. Even with all the grit… Continue Reading →

Third Quarter Project: Historical Survivor Tattoo Sleeves

Essential Question: Create tattoo art that summarizes survival themes of the Third Quarter. Third Quarter Project Description America has always existed as a country where a successful life comes at the cost of struggle, sweat, and determination. Even with all… Continue Reading →

Q3W6 Essential Explanation: Surviving American Slavery

Essential Question Research the life of an American enslaved person in the plantation system. Assignment Escaping the American slavery system, in particular the system and economy established in the Southern states, was essential to the survival of the enslaved people… Continue Reading →

Internet Exploration: Southern Plantation Hauntings

Essential Question Research the life of an American enslaved person in the plantation system. Assignment The Deep South of America holds a history that is rich and tragic in its scope; including the enslavement of human beings through the Transatlantic… Continue Reading →

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 →

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