Monday, October 21, 2013

Gilded Age Stuff

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Find your name, and your ASSIGNED Topic;

Create a blog post.
Title it
Submit the link Here

Then, write it:
Find your sources
Write it.
Include your source
Include 1 picture.
If you can include imbedded you tube clip

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Transcontinental RR!!!!


We're going to explore the construction of the Transcontinental Rail Road.  Get in your groups.  Go to library.  Stay in your groups.

You will be required to post a report, on ONE of your blogs.  Submit your group's work HERE


Get a map from me.  You're building a railroad.  For now, just map out your route.
Must go from coast to coast.  Brainstorm and DISCUSS and make a note of 3-5 things that would make building a giant rail road in the 1800's would be. (no more than 5 minutes)

Talk about the following questions as a group, and record your answers.  They will need to be published on your blog.  Answer each of these questions in your group, and write them down.
You can type them later.  Should be about (20 minutes total)

Hiring Workers:
What do you think the attitudes of the owners of the Transcontinental Rail Road were about their workers?  Who do you think they hired?

Dealing with Workers
-How do you think working conditions were?
-What should an employer do about dangerous working conditions?
-What should a worker do about dangerous working conditions?

Life in the Camp
-What do you think the camps where they built the RR's were like?

The Builders?
-Who do you think built the Rail Roads:  Government, states, or people?
-What do you think they did with their money?

Impact of Transcontinental Rail Road.
-what do you think the impact of the rail road would be?

Writing assignments
Divide up these assignments between the entire group. There are 5.  If you have a 4 person group, someone may have to do two.

Write your article, and publish the article on YOUR blog.  Make sure you have a title, author, and link to your source.  If you don't have a blog, see me, and I'll set you up to publish on a 'group blog.' You will get permission to be a contributor, you'll just need to give me your password.

Article Assignments:  
5 per group.  Each must have a good paragraph about it.  You must have a TITLE, and AUTHOR, and put a link to your source.  When done, you will give me all the links on ONE recorders blog.

Now let's find out more, and see how what we learn differs from what we thought.

Hiring Workers:
Read THIS ARTICLE.  It is about the workers.  Summarize.

Dealing with workers.
Read this article about conflict between workers and owners.  Report.

Life in the Camp
Read this article, and describe life in the camp.

Let's look at an owner.
Read this article, summarize it, telling me about the importance of the subject.  Also, tell me what do you think pros and cons of business owners were in 1800s?

Summarize the impacts of the Transcontinental Rail Road.
Read this article, and summarize the impacts of the transcontinental RR.

Part 4) Collaboration.
Read every one of your team mates posts, and post a friendly, respectful comment or question.

Group:  Organization:  (0-5)
All blogs are linked together on ONE recorders site, and I am given the blog address.
All links work.
General layout of this post is clean and easy to follow, with good organization, and a title.

Group: Content:
(20 points)
All 5 articles will be scored as a whole.
So help each other, and correct typos, make sure that each article is informative, and shows understanding of the issue.  One article will not ruin the group grade, but as a team, you must work together to improve each other's works.

Your blog post (10 points).  Title, Author, link to source.  Clear explanation of the material presented.
Your comments (5 points).  Good, friendly thoughtful comments about each blog post your team mate writes.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Civil War and Reconstruction Test Review

Explain what each is, and tell why it is important/ significant to civil war.
Who is Eli Whitney

What is the nullification Crisis? 

Trail of Tears

2nd great awakening

Gold Rush

What is reconstruction

14th Amendment

Who is US Grant

What is the KKK?

What are tenant farmers?

What are sharecroppers?

Anaconda plan

What were the economic differences for the north and south:

South military advantage (leaders)

North military advantage (leaders?)

Briefly explain the how the growth of our country led to increasing tensions between north and south (manifest destiny, missouri compromise, balance of states?)

Why was it ‘harder’ for the Union to win the civil war?

Explain difference between Lincoln's Amnesty plan and the Radical reconstruction.

What happened to blacks after the end of Radical Reconstruction?

 “It is...for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that...we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this, nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that the government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln
Gettysburg Address.

Prompt: Approximately 620,000 people died in the Civil War. If this fact was known by President Abraham Lincoln, do you think he still would have supported the war? Support your answer with specific evidence from the above passage from Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

CH 2-4 questions

Find a sentence in book to support this.

The north economic advantages.

The south had better generals to start.

The north had better navy.

The south had a worse economy.

The war had higher casualties than previous wars (why?)

Explain the anaconda plan?

Look at a map of US.  How was battle of New Orleans critical to war?

What did the South think would give them victory?

What was the Bloodiest one day battle of the war.  Stats?

What happened to the economies of the N. and S. as war ground on?

Gettysburg? Why did the south go there? 

What caused the most death?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Civil War preview questions.

What was the Monroe doctrine p. 177.  How does it make The US more important?

Geography skill p. 178.

Who is Eli Whitney, and why is he important ( p. 179)

How was the Missouri compromise important?  Why was it scary? (p. 183)

Missouri Compromise Chart Skills p. 184?

What is the nullification Crisis?  How did it suggest civil war? P. 185

Trail of Tears p. 185?  How do you think it caused by growth of transportation (p.178)

Look over the 2nd great awakening
What is manifest destiny; p. 193

Read about the gold rush on p. 196.  How did this contribute to the looming war between the states.