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6Mar/120

Mar. 5-9

This week in class students will finish their discussion of the branches of government by discussing important Supreme Court decisions that have affected students and teenagers in the past 50 years. Finally, students will participate in a session of Congress where they will try to create laws based on their own ideas, just like it happens everyday in Congress.

Make sure to study for your Quest this Thursday--here's a game to play to help you study about the Branches of Government.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

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27Feb/120

Feb. 27 – Mar. 2

This week in US History class we will continue to study the US Constitution by focusing on the major principles established in this important document. Students will also spend time learning about the three branches of government and how their distinct roles affect our society today.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

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23Feb/120

Feb. 21-24

Welcome back after your long President's Day weekend. This week in class we will finish our discussion of the early government of the United States and have our Quest over the material. After our field trip on Thursday to the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame we will begin our mini-unit on the Constitution.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

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12Feb/120

Feb. 13-17

This week in class students will study about the Bill of Rights and how it was created to solve the debate between Federalists and Anti-Federalists. Students will create short videos about what our society would look like without the Bill of Rights to discover the important role these rights still play in our society over 200 years after they were written.

As always, keep up with your assignments.

2nd Amendment  Example:

http://kentschools.net/bhaggerty/files/2012/02/2nd-Amendment-Example_0.flv

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4Feb/120

Feb. 6 – 10

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention Bios

This week in US History class we will discuss the Constitutional Convention of 1787 by actively participating in the process that created the US Constitution. Students will assume the role of different delegates to the Constitutional Convention and voice the different concerns that Americans had during this process.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

Quiz Review - Quiz Friday!

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30Jan/120

Jan. 30 – Feb. 3

This week in US History we will finish our discussion of the Articles of Confederation by discussing some of the weaknesses created by the document. Students will learn about the Northwest Territory and Shay's Rebellion.

Also, students will have a chance to hear several TRHS teachers in their classes this week as they visit Stanton to give students a better idea of what to expect next fall when they begin high school.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

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24Jan/120

Jan. 23-27

This week in class we will finish our discussion of the American Revolution. After completing our test over the material, students will learn about the early forms of government that existed in the US before the creation of the US Constituion. To introduce this unit, students will create their own governments and present their ideas to the class.

As always, keep up with your assignments throughout this new quarter!

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16Jan/120

Jan. 17-20

Welcome back after your 3-day weekend. I hope you took some time to reflect on the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We can all certainly agree that the work of Dr. King has impacted our society in positive ways that are still felt today.

This week in US History class we will finish our discussion of the American Revolution by examining the Southern Campaign of 1778-1781. Students will learn about the Battle of Yorktown and the Treaty of Paris (1783) that officially ended the war and created the United States of America.

This week also marks the end of the 2nd Quarter--check the assignments page to make sure you've turned everything in by THIS FRIDAY (Jan 20)!

Southern Campaign Interactive Activity

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9Jan/120

Jan. 9 – 13

This week we will spend time discussing the Declaration of Independence as well as some important battles of the American Revolution.

As always, keep up with your assignments!

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3Jan/120

Jan. 3 – Jan. 6

Welcome to 2012! Hopefully you all had a great Winter Break and enjoyed some rest from your studies.

This week in US History class we'll be picking up where we left off with the American Revolution. Our topics for discussion will include the 2nd Continental Congress, the Battles of Bunker Hill and Dorchester Heights, Common Sense, and the Declaration of Independence.

As always, keep up with your assignments. Only three weeks left in the 2nd Quarter!

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