Monday, April 10, 2017

Andrew Jackson and the Trail of Tears



Southwest and Central Asia


Map Directions

1) Draw and label Kazakhstan, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, United Arab Emigrates, Oman, Qatar, Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. (p. 404)

2) Label the capitol cities for each country. (p. 404)

3) Label Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, and the Persian Gulf. (p. 404)

4) Identify on the map the major resources for southwest and central Asia. Draw the oil pipelines but not the shipping lanes. (p. 405) 

5) Color the countries and the bodies of water.


We will be watching these videos this week as we work on our maps of the eastern Mediterranean region. 




Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Russia, So Much to Learn

There is so much information on Russia, we are going to spend the week learning about it (maybe more?) Follow the steps below to take care of the requirements.

1. Make a copy of the GDoc titled Russia Template and rename the copy Name Russia
2. Watch Russia Physical Geography below and answer the questions on the GDoc
3. Choose a video below, watch and answer the questions on the GDoc. 
4. Repeat
































Erie Canal, Manifest Destiny, and the Monroe Doctrine

Read Chapter 10 Sections 2-3 in the online textbook then watch the videos below.








Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

As you watch the videos below on Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania 

make sure to answer the questions on the GForm.









Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Growth and Expansion Part 1

In this assignment we are going to look at two different historical time periods to find out how the industrial revolution positively and negatively effected women. As you watch the videos and scan the online information, you should reflect on what happened and why. You should also think about how they have influenced women (and men) in factory work today. Please note you will not finish this activity today, so don't even bother trying. 

1) Read Chapter 10 Section 1 in the online textbook.

2) Click the link to watch

Mill Time David Macaulay

3) Watch the video below


4) Here is the link to the

  Lowell Mill Girls Wikipedia Page

5) Click the link to watch

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

6) Here is the link to the

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Wikipedia Page

7) The Crime of Carelessness (1912), and Thomas A. Edison short inspired by the Triangle Factory fire.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pick an Event and Write About It

Today the lesson starts on Wikipedia's Timeline of United States History


1) Choose an even that took place between 1801 and 1815. Pick wisely, something that you are interested in. Take a few minutes to look through them before you choose.

2) After you have picked an event, find 5 good resource sites to learn about that event. You will need to identify these sites on your assignment.

3) On a Google Doc in your team drive, write a 300-500 word summary of your event. Answer the following questions in your summary:

a) What happened?
b) Why is this event important to United States history?
c) Why did you pick this particular event?

At the bottom of the document add links to the five sites you used as resources. Write the name of the site down, highlight it, then click on the chain button to add the web address. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A Vacation in Denmark. Make It Happen!

You say you are obsessed with Denmark? Well, why don't you vacation there? You say you are worried your parents will say no? I say, make them say yes!

Watch the videos below and check out the websites underneath. Collect information that will convince your parents to take you on vacation to Denmark. Maybe if your presentation is good enough they may even decide to move!








Requirements for this assignment:

  1. Make a Google Presentation on visiting Denmark with 15-20 slides.
  2. Embed at least one video
  3. Add pictures to at least 10 slides
  4. Cite your sources for all pictures, videos and information
  5. Include information that you think will make your parents want to go!

How to make a Google Presentation Playlist

Monday, March 20, 2017

A New (Old) Resource

Today we are going to get you access to our online textbook. Click on this link to take you to the page pictured below. Notice, the link is on the left side of the blog in the Geography/History links.


On the board you will find the code that you have to submit to get into the site. When you put in the code click on the name of the textbook, The American Journey Early Years.

1) You will need to read Chapter 9 The Jefferson Era. See what things you can click on as you read through the pages. Are you finding anything useful? Did you remember that if you click the speaker it will read the text to you? Click around on things and see what they do.

2) Leave a comment on the post explaining the usefulness of having this online textbook, or explain why you think it isn't a very useful resource.

3) After you have finished reading, choose 12 questions from the section reviews to answer. You will answer them using a Google Doc in your new team drive. I will show you how to use that.