Friday May 6th-Thursday May 12th: You are under arrest…for causing the Civil War!!!

This week’s objective:  We will begin narrowing down our suspects for the crime of “murdering” 620,000 Americans in order to WRITE A LETTER TO A GRAND JURY.  Who or what is most responsible for causing the Civil War?  Is it a person? idea? object? event?  Below are the instructions for how you will complete your investigation of the Civil War.  DUE DATE: May 12th

Today’s Download(s): 

  1. CSI Civil War Rubric & Completion Instructions  
  2. Our Original Civil War Hypotheses

KEY WORDS (In case you forgot 🙂 )


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Thursday, May 5th: Can voters and John Brown be guilty of causing the Civil War?

Today’s Objective:  We will learn of an issue that may or may not have caused the Civil War.  Your job is to investigate the crime once again… and to come away with a few new suspects.  Click on the picture below to help you with your DO NOW 🙂

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Day 7 Do Now & Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-John Brown & Election of 1860
  3. Secondary Source-The South Secede (What Actually Happened)


Wednesday, May 4th: Can a book be guilty of causing the Civil War?

Today’s Objective:  We will learn of an issue that may or may not have caused the Civil War.  Your job is to investigate the crime once again… and to come away with a few new suspects.  Click on the picture below to help you with your DO NOW 🙂

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Day 6 Do Now & Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  3. Secondary Source-The Dred Scott Decision (What Actually Happened)


Tuesday, May 3rd: Are Nat Turner & California guilty of causing the Civil War?

Today’s Objective:  We will learn of an issue that may or may not have caused the Civil War.  Your job is to investigate the crime once again… and to come away with a few new suspects.  Click on the picture below to help you with your DO NOW 🙂

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Day 5 Do Now & Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-Fugitives & California


Monday, May 2nd: Is Missouri guilty of causing the Civil War?

Today’s Objective:  We will learn of an issue that may or may not have caused the Civil War.  Your job is to investigate the crime once again… and to come away with a few new suspects.  Click on the picture below to help you with your DO NOW 🙂

Today’s Downloads:

  1. Day 4 Do Now & Classwork
  2. Secondary Source-The Issue of Slavery


Friday, April 29, 2011: Mr. M is out but…

HERE IS TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT:

  1. Download the following file:Crack The Code-William Drayton
  2. Complete the assignment, working alone, or in groups.
  3. Go to THIS WEBSITE to answer a series of questions about what you just read, then submit your answers by 3:30pm so that you receive credit for your work.
Hope you all have a great weekend, see you on Monday!!!

Thursday, April 28th: Did Mother Nature Cause the Civil War?

Today’s Objective:  We will learn of how the North and South were already very different LONG before the Civil War actually began.  Whose fault is that?

Today’s Downloads:

DO NOW Differences of the North & South POWERPOINT

Day 3 DO NOW and Classwork Handout

Features of the North: Reading

Features of the South: Reading


Tuesday, April 26th: CSI Civil War Begins!!!

Today’s Objective:  We will begin forming our 1st hypothesis as to what may have caused the Civil War.  We will also begin introduced to our first project of term 4:  CSI: Investigating the Civil War

Today’s DOWNLOADS:

  1. Day 2 Do Now
  2. CSI Civil War Project Instructions
  3. CSI Civil War
  4. CSI Civil War Rubric

Monday, April 25th: Welcome Back, Unit 10 Begins!

Today’s Objective:  Students will learn and understand 12 new vocabulary words by matching the pictures from the PPT below with each word.  This will be accomplished by talking in groups.

Today’s DOWNLOADS:

  1. Civil War Vocab Pictures
  2. Civil War Vocab
  3. Civil War Vocab Matrix
  4. Day 1 DO NOW

Thursday, April 14th: Test Today

Today, we are taking a short open-response test on our most recent unit: The Era of Reform (Historical Facebook).

If you were not here, be sure to make this test up with Mr. M during lunch.

TODAY’S DOWNLOAD (When finished):  Reform Wordspell (Each Letter for a different Reformer)

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