Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Honors: HD Revised Essay

IF I gave back your revised essay, please do the revisions suggested and highlight the changes on your revised essay.

If you gave me your revised essay today, I will look at this weekend and hand it back into you on Monday. Your homework will then be to revise it and hand it back in on Wednesday, please highlight the changes/revisions.

Periods 2, 4 & 6: Portfolio: Unit 6 - Early American Government (the booklet with Washington's face) needs to be signed by a parent and returned on Monday.

If you have any questions or discrepancies in your grade, please feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to respond in a timely matter. 

Most importantly,

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Honors - History Day Revised Essay & Reminders

Thank you to all who have turned in their revised essays and actually revised them.
To those who just turned in a reprint of your first rough draft, please try again and please take note of the comments on the papers you turned in originally and do the revisions suggested.
If you still haven't turned in an essay, step to it. 

Please double check your spelling and grammar. Please redo your in-text citations in MLA format.

For example, if the following quote was taken from a book I wrote, "I would simply put the author's last name of the source I got the quote from into parentheses as well as the page number." (Yuen 7)

If you are still unsure of how to cite your source, there are resources in your History Day folder. If you would like further help, please feel free to come see me to make an appointment to receive assistance on your History Day paper.

If you still haven't turned anything in, I suggest you come in to see me as soon as possible so you can get the help you need to bring your grade up. (History Day assignments are worth more than chapter notes or classwork so if you really need to bring your grade up from an F to a C, I suggest spending time on History Day assignments that you still need to turn in.) 

Please let me know if you have any questions whatsoever. Click above on the "Contact" tab for contact information :)


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Per 7 - Invention Notes

Use this form to take notes during the presentation. Click "submit another response" to fill it out again for the next presentation.
 

 After everyone has presented, answer the following question.

What invention do YOU think had the biggest impact on American life? You cannot vote for your own invention. Write down 3 -4 reasons from the presenter in the form below.

Invention Speech and Poster Notes

For each presentation, fill out this form. Click on "submit another response" after each presentation is done.

 After everyone has presented, answer the following question. 

 What invention do YOU think had the biggest impact on American life? You cannot vote for your own invention. Write down 3 -4 reasons from the presenter in the form below.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Honors: Bring your HD essay on Wednesday, November 20th

Please bring your History Day essay to class in our classroom on Wednesday, even if you're not done with it. Just bring what you have.

We will be going over it and doing a peer edit session that day with the substitute.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Periods 5 & 7 - Invention Project Reminder

We are in the computer lab on Monday in W-305


AFTER you are done with your research you will write a 3 paragraph essay.

The essay should include background information about the inventor and invention and how it worked.

Most importantly, your essay should also include how it impacted the lives of the people in America when it was first invented.

Template of essay:

Paragraph 1 - Introduction about inventor
Paragraph 2 - Information about invention - use your research notes
Paragraph 3 - How invention impacted American life (when it was first invented) - use your research notes.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Honors: Invention Project Reminder

The 5 paragraph essay about your invention should be emailed to me by Monday morning.


The essay should include background information about the inventor and invention and how it worked.

Most importantly, your essay should also include how it impacted the lives of the people in America when it was first invented.

If you are able to, please "share" your Google Document with me via Google Drive, if not, an attachment in an email will work just as well.

Once you've sent me the email, check your email again for your score/grade or look out for comments on ways to improve your grade.

If you have any questions, email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

P.S. We will work on the poster on Monday so do not fret about it.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Computer Lab Reminder!

Hi y'all!

Periods 2 & 4 - Meet me at W-305 to continue the invention research project

Periods 6 - Meet me at W-304 to continue the invention research project

Periods 5 & 7 - Meet me at W-305 to start the invention research project


See you Thursday!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Honors: Computer lab reminder!

Hi y'all!


Periods 2 & 4 - Meet me at W-305 to start the invention research project

Period 6 - Meet in me at W-304 to start the invention research project

See you Wednesday!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Honors: History Day Essay reminder for Wednesday, November 13th

History Day Research Essay due Wednesday, November 13th

Please email me if you have any questions. I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. 

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Honors HW - due Friday, November 8th

Read, take notes and answer questions 1, 2, 4 & 5 for Chapter 7 Sections 1 & 2.

You will have a reading quiz on Friday.

Periods 5 & 7 - TEST on Friday, November 8th

What you need to know for the test tomorrow.

Review for Early Government Test on November 8th.


1. Name at least two responsibilities for the four departments of the cabinet, including the Defense, Justice, State and the Treasury Departments.


2. Describe George Washington's feelings on political parties in America


3. Name two beliefs of the Federalist Party and name one of its leaders.


4.  Name two beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party and name one of its leaders.


5. Identify which region of America supported the Federalist Party and explain why.


6. Identify which region of America supported the Democratic-Republican Party and explain why.


Click here to download a copy of the study guide

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Honors - TEST on Thursday, November 7th

What you need to know for the test tomorrow.

Review for Early Government Test on November 7th.


1. Name at least two responsibilities for the four departments of the cabinet, including the Defense, Justice, State and the Treasury Departments.

2. Describe George Washington's feelings on political parties in America

3. Name two beliefs of the Federalist Party and name one of its leaders.

4.  Name two beliefs of the Democratic-Republican Party and name one of its leaders.

5. Identify which region of America supported the Federalist Party and explain why.

6. Identify which region of America supported the Democratic-Republican Party and explain why.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Period 5 & 7 - Visual Map

Election of 1800 Visual Map


  1. Draw an outline of the United States during the Election of 1800. 
  2. Draw the economies that were prominent in the North and in the South. 
  3. Label the political parties that were mostly in the North and in the South as well as who the party leaders were. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Honors - History Day Homework due Wednesday 11/6

The 3 body paragraphs that was due on Halloween was pushed to Friday, November 1st.

NEW due date for the 3 body paragraphs is THIS WEDNESDAY, November 6th.

The essay will be due THIS FRIDAY, November 8th.

If you need help, PLEASE come see me ASAP!!