Friday, May 12, 2023

Ken Burns The Civil War: Day 2

  EQ: What were the effects of the 1860 Presidential election?

Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Abraham Lincoln
  2. Election of 1860
  3. Democratic Party
  4. Republican Party
  5. Abolitionist
  6. Secession

Explore:

Explain:

  1. In 1860, which political party was split over the issue of slavery?
  2. Why did some southerners support a movement for secession?
  3. Why did South Carolina call for a convention after the 1860 election?
  4. What was Abraham Lincoln’s initial political platform?

Extend: 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Ken Burns The Civil War: Day 1

  EQ: How did sectionalism help lead to civil war?

 Engage:

  •  Vocabulary
  1. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin
  3. Bleeding Kansas
  4. Dred Scott

Explore:

  •  Ken Burns: The Civil War (Prime Video) 

Explain:

  1. During the mid-19th century, southerners and northerners both had fears around slavery. What did many southerners fear? What did many northerners fear?
  2. What threatened to upset the “delicate equilibrium of power”?
  3. In the course of three months how many men died in Bleeding Kansas? How long did the events around Bleeding Kansas continue?
  4. In 1857 the Supreme Court refused to free an enslaved person. What was his name? What was the reasoning?
  5. At the end of the video, President Abraham Lincoln called the nation “A House Divided.” What did he mean by this?

Extend: 

 

Map of Australia

   


EQ: What are some of the major landforms of Australia? 

Engage:

  • Geography Now Australia

Explore:

Explain:

      Label the following on the map:

  1. Indian Ocean
  2. Southern Ocean
  3. South Pacific Ocean
  4. Tasmania
  5. Great Sands Desert
  6. Gibson Desert
  7. Great Victorian Desert
  8. Tanami Desert
  9. Hamersley Range
  10. Great Dividing Range
  11. Flinders Ranges
  12. Nullarbor Plain
  13. Great Artesian Basin
  14. Cape York Peninsula
  15. Barkly Tableland

 Evaluate:

  • Label and color the map of Australia

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa: Foo

  EQ: What are some of the traditional foods found in South Africa?

Explore:

  •  Gordon Ramsey: Uncharted Wilds of South Africa (Disney+)

Explain:

  •  What are some traditional foods Gordon discovers on his trip?
  • How are traditional foods cooked in South Africa?
  • Would you like to eat some of the foods that are made in the show?

Evaluate:

Vocabulary:

  • wetland
  • cloud forest
  • rural
  • river basin
  • tropical
  • desert

Monday, May 08, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa: Petra

  

EQ: What is the city of Petra?

Engage:

Explore:

  • Petra's Hidden Origin (45:00) Disney+

Explain:

  • Who made Petra?
  • Why was Petra abandoned?
  • How has Petra remained unchanged for so long?
  • When was Petra started?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 24, 2023

Australia: Outback House


EQ: What was life really like in Australia?

 

Engage: Vocabulary

  • drought
  • global warming
  • seminomadic
  • continent
  • volcano
  • vegetation
  • Aborigine
  • earthquake
  • cyclone
  • urbanization
  • arid
  • subsistence farming
  • greenhouse effect
  • indigenous
  • deforestation

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was life like for ranchers?
  • Who are the Aboriginal Australians?
  • What are the resources of Australia
  • How have the people adapted to varying climate and terrain?
  • How has human activity damaged the environment in Australia?

 

Evaluate:

Sub Saharan Africa Map

  

 EQ: What countries inhabit the continent of Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What countries are in Africa?
  • What capital cities are in the nations of Africa?
  • What oceans surround Africa?

Evaluate:

  • Draw and Label the continent of Africa
  • Label all the nations in Africa
  • Label all the capitals in the nations in Africa
  • Label the Oceans around Africa
  • Color the map

Life in the West

  


EQ: What was life really like in the west?

Engage: Vocabulary

  • forty-niners
  • vaquero
  • missionary
  • reservation
  • Mormons
  • Oregon Trail
  • Santa Fe Trail

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was life like for farmers?
  • What events attracted settlers to New Mexico and California
  • What was life like for a miner?
  • Why were Native Americans forced onto reservations?
  • Why did Asians immigrate to California?
  • Why did Mormons relocate?
  • Who were America's first cowboys?

Evaluate:

Thursday, April 20, 2023

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Iran

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

  1. Arabic
  2. Aramaic
  3. Hebrew
  4. Kurds
  5. Berbers
  6. Persians

Explore:

Explain:

  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?
  • How have ethnic differences led to conflict in the Kurdish regions of Southwest Asia?

Evaluate:

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Cut Paper Presidential Portrait

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/painting-the-presidents/

EQ: Which President will you choose to make a portrait of?

Engage:

  • Presidential Portraits

Explore:

Explain:

  •  Choose a President from 1824-1859 and look at their picture.

Evaluate:

  • Create a torn paper portrait of your chosen President. 

Cities of the Underworld: Southeastern Turkey

  

 

EQ: What was found in Capodocia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How old was the site?
  • What was the site?
  • Who found the site?
  • Where is the site?
  • When was the site found?
  • Why is the site important?

Evaluate:

  • Answer the 5 W's and H questions. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

People and Culture of Northwest Africa and Southwest Asia: Turkey

  

 EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

 Engage:

  • Central Turkey Rick Steves (25:03)
  • Expedition Unknown S2 Ep13 The Sultan's Heart (Disney+)

Explore:

Explain:

  • What are the cultural elements that unite North Africa and Southwest Asia?
  • How do ethnicities and languages unite and divide the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Mesopotamia
  2. Sinai Peninsula
  3. Silk Road
  4. Mansa Musa
  5. Nubia
  6. Babylon

Extend:

Friday, April 14, 2023

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Palestine

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did Christianity become the world's largest religion?
  • How did Islam become the dominant religion in the region?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. Sahara
  2. Giza
  3. Black Sea
  4. Fertile Crescent
  5. Sumer

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Presidents 1824-1849

 

EQ: Which of these Presidents faced the most challenges?

Engage:

  • None 

Explore:

Explain:

  • Andrew Jackson easily won the popular vote. Why did he fail to win the presidency?
  • What was Jackson’s approach toward the Native population?

Evaluate:

People of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Israel

  

EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What made Southwest Asia and North Africa and important area for trade?
  • How did Judaism begin?

Evaluate:

  • Vocabulary
  1. fertile
  2. Gaza Strip
  3. Nile River
  4. Dead Sea
  5. Golan Heights

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Westward Expansion Day 5

 

EQ: How did the California Gold Rush impact the United States?

Explore:

Explain:

  • What impact did the Gold Rush have on westward movement?
  • Why is Kit Carson famous?
  • How did California secede from Mexico?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 10, 2023

People and Culture of North Africa and Southwest Asia: Egypt

 

Can you decode this hieroglyph? 




EQ: How have religious and ethnic differences influenced life in Southwest Asia and North Africa?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How has Egypt changed since World War II?
  • How does Egypt's past influence their present?

Evaluate:

Westward Expansion Day 4

 

EQ: What impact did Manifest Destiny have on the growth and development of the Us?

 Game Day:

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Westward Expansion

 EQ: What impact did Manifest Destiny have on the growth and development of the Us?

 Engage:

  1. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  2. Manifest Destiny
  3. forty-niners
  4. prospect
  5. empresario
  6. merchant,
  7. Gadsden Purchase
  8. abolition
  9. subsistence farming
  10. Santa Fe Trail
  11. California Gold Rush
  12. Oregon Territory
  13. Mormons
  14. Oregon Trail
  15. Donner Party

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was Manifest Destiny?
  • How did the US acquire the Oregon Territory?
  • How did the US acquire Texas?
  • What were the causes of the Mexican-American War?
  • How did the US gain control of the Southwest?
  • Who were some of the famous explorers of the western US?

Evaluate:

Monday, April 03, 2023

People and Culture of Central Asia Day 2

   

EQ: How have political and religious changes influenced the cultures of Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What religious beliefs do the people of Russia and Central Asia have?
  • How has religious practices changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?
  • What food and arts are common in Russia and Central Asia?

Vocabulary: 

  1. gulags
  2. Cold War
  3. atheism
  4. Warsaw Pact
  5. minority
  6. diversity
  7. pogroms
  8. Silk Road
  9. cultural diffusion
  10. persecution

Evaluate:

Worksheet

7B Vocabulary Assessment

7C Vocabulary Assessment

7A Vocabulary Assessment

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

People and Culture of Central Asia Day 1

  

EQ: How have political and religious changes influenced the cultures of Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  •  How did Russia's diverse population develop?
  • How did the Soviet Union impact life in Russia?
  • What influences shape modern Asia?

Evaluate:

Worksheet

Vocabulary: 

  1. architecture
  2. Tatars
  3. Slavic peoples
  4. mosque
  5. colonization
  6. Rus
  7. Mongols
  8. Arab Empire
  9. caravan
  10. steppe
  11. glasnost
  12. capitalism
  13. assembly
  14. autocracy
  15. authoritarian

Challenges of Expansion

  

EQ: Did the benefits of expansion outweigh the costs?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did the Northwest Ordinance aid the expansion of the United States?
  • Which Northern states were added to the Union in the beginning of the 1800's?
  • Which Southern states were added to the Union in the beginning of the 1800's?
  • How did Native Americans react to the early expansion?
  • What was the American System?
  • How did transportation improve?
  • What economic measures supported the American System?

Evaluate:

  1. Land Ordinance of 1785
  2. Northwest Ordinance of 1787 
  3. Erie Canal
  4. market revolution
  5.  Gibbons v. Ogden
  6. National Road
  7. Adams-OnĂ­s Treaty  
  8. pioneer 
  9. McCulloch v. Maryland
  10. Tariff of 1816 
  11. meridian 
  12. Treaty of Ghent

Friday, March 17, 2023

Russian Empire

                              

EQ: Why did the Russian Empire Fail?

Engage:

  •  Review last lesson

Explore:

Explain:

  • What was the nickname of Ivan III?
  • When was Moscow founded?
  • What empire did Russia borrow religion and architecture from?
  • Who ruled over the Russians for three centuries until they were defeated by Ivan III?

Evaluate:

Monday, March 13, 2023

War of 1812

   

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812#/media/File:War_of_1812_Montage.jpg

EQ:

  • What was the impact of the War of 1812 on early history of the United States?
Engage:
Explore:
Explain:
  • What caused tensions between the US and Great Britain?
  • What caused tensions between the US and Native Americans?
  • What finally started the War of 1812?
  • What were the major battles of the War of 1812?
  • What were the results of the War of 1812?
Evaluate:

Geography of Russia

   

EQ:

  • How does geography effect life in Russia and Central Asia?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What are the major physical features of Russia and Central Asia?
  • What countries make up Russia and Central Asia?
  • What is the climate like in Russia and Central Asia?
  • What is the natural vegetation like in Russia and Central Asia?

Evaluate:

Friday, March 10, 2023

Age of Jefferson: Day 6

 

EQ: How did the United States deal with the Barbary Pirates during Jefferson's Presidency?

Explore:

Explain:

  • Who are the Barbary Pirates
  • What problems did they cause to the US?
  • How did Jefferson deal with them?

Evaluate: 

  • Class Discussion

EQ: How did the United States deal with the Barbary Pirates during Jefferson's Presidency?

Explore:

Explain:

  • Who are the Barbary Pirates
  • What problems did they cause to the US?
  • How did Jefferson deal with them?

Evaluate: 

  • Class Discussion

EQ: How did the United States deal with the Barbary Pirates during Jefferson's Presidency?

Explore:

Explain:

  • Who are the Barbary Pirates
  • What problems did they cause to the US?
  • How did Jefferson deal with them?

Evaluate: 

  • Class Discussion

Wednesday, March 08, 2023

European Union

   



EQ:

  •  What is the European Union?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain

  • What is the EU?
  • What countries belong to the EU?
  • How has the EU addressed political and economic challenges?

Evaluate:

  • EU Timeline

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

Age of Jefferson: Day 4-5

   


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Murray,_4th_Earl_of_Dunmore


By His Excellency the Right Honorable JOHN Earl of DUNMORE, His Majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of VIRGINIA, and Vice Admiral of the same.

A PROCLAMATION

As I have ever entertained Hopes, that an Accommodation might have taken Place between GREAT-BRITAIN and this Colony, without being compelled by my Duty to this most disagreeable but now absolutely necessary Step, rendered so by a Body of armed Men unlawfully assembled, firing on His MAJESTY'S Tenders, and the formation of an Army, and that Army now on their March to attack his MAJESTY'S Troops and destroy the well disposed subjects of the Colony. To defeat such treasonable Purposes, and that all such Traitors, and their Abettors, may be brought to Justice, and that the Peace, and good Order of this Colony may be again restored, which the ordinary Course of the Civil Law is unable to effect; I have thought fit to issue this my Proclamation, hereby declaring, that until the aforesaid good Purpose can be obtained, I do in Virtue of the Power and Authority to ME given, by His MAJESTY, determine to execute Martial Law, and cause the same to be executed throughout this Colony: and to ****** the Peace and good Order may the sooner be restored, I do require every Person capable of bearing Arms, to resort to His MAJESTY'S STANDARD, or be looked upon as Traitors to His MAJESTY'S Crown and Government, and thereby become liable to the Penalty the Law inflicts upon such Offenses; such as forfeiture of Life, confiscation of Lands, &. &. And I do hereby further declare all indented Servants, Negroes, or others, (appertaining to Rebels,) free that are able and willing to bear Arms, they joining His MAJESTY'S Troops as soon as may be, foe the more speedily reducing this Colony to a proper Sense of their Duty, to His MAJESTY'S Crown and Dignity. I do further order, and require, all His MAJESTY'S Liege Subjects, to retain their Quitrents, or any other Taxes due or that may become due, in their own Custody, till such a Time as Peace may be again restored to this at present most unhappy Country, or demanded of them for their former salutary Purposes, by Officers properly ***** to receive the same.

GIVEN under my Hand on board the Ship WILLIAM by Norfolk, the 7th Day of November in the SIXTEENTH Year of His MAJESTY'S Reign.
DUNMORE

(GOD save the KING.)


 During the battle of Yorktown Joseph Plum Martin experienced this:
During the siege, we saw in the woods herds of Negroes which lord Cornwallis, (after he had inveigled them from their proprietors,) in love and pity to them, had turned adrift, with no other recompense for their confidence in his humanity, than the small pox for their bounty and starvation and death for their wages. They might be seen scattered about in every direction, dead and dying, with pieces of ears of burnt Indian corn in the hands and mouths, even of those that were dead. After the siege was ended many of the owners of these deluded creatures, came to our camp and engaged some of our men to take them up, generally offering a guinea a head for them. 


EQ:
  • To what extent did Jefferson's actions as President reflect his principles?
Explore:
Explain:
  • What ideals did Jefferson bring to the Presidency?
  • How did American daily life change in the early 1800's?
  • How did Jefferson deal with foreign affairs?
  • What did Lord Dunmore's Proclamation do?
  • Why were there runaway slaves around Yorktown during the battle?
Evaluate:

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

The Age of Jefferson Day 3: The Lowell Girls

  



EQ:
  • To what extent did Jefferson's actions as President reflect his principles?
Explore:
Explain:
  • What ideals did Jefferson bring to the Presidency?
  • How did American daily life change in the early 1800's?
  • How did Jefferson deal with foreign affairs?

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Rick Steves Eastern Europe

  





EQ: What are some of the countries in Eastern Europe?

Explore:

  • Rick Steves Poland, Romania, Croatia and Bulgaria

Explain:

  • What are some of the cities RS visits in Eastern Europe
  • What important sites does RS visit?

Evaluate:

Monday, February 27, 2023

Government and Geography of Europe

  

 EQ: What role do government and economic systems play in the lives of Europeans?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • How did Europe change after the end of World War 2?
  • What brought about the fall of the Soviet Union?
  • How did ethnic tensions contribute to political change in Eastern Europe?

Evaluate:

Friday, February 24, 2023

The Age of Jefferson Day 1

  






EQ:

  • To what extent did Jefferson's actions as President reflect his principles?

Engage:

Explore:

Explain:

  • What led to Marbury vs Madison and why was it important?
  • How did trouble with Napoleon lead to a land deal?
  • How did the Louisiana purchase become official?
  • How did the Louis and Clarke expedition begin?

Evaluate:

  • Answer Explain questions

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Hamilton Versus Jefferson

   

EQ:
  • How did the nation's early problems reveal different philosophies about government?
Engage: 
Explore:
Explain:
  • Why did the first political parties form?
  • How democratic was the new government?
  • How did Hamilton deal with the nation's debt problem?
  • What other economic measures did Hamilton offer?
  • How did the national bank become a source of debate?
  • How did political differences affect foreign policy?
  • Why did the United States and Great Britain sign Jay's Treaty?
  • How did party disagreements continue during the Adams presidency?
Evaluate: