US History with Mrs. Newman

Texas Virtual Academy

Welcome Back!

I hope you ALL had a great, restful Spring Break! What did you do? I know that some of you had big plans and were travelling. I would love to hear what you did! KMail me and let me know!

We had a wild Spring Break -- we got chickens. My daughter turned 12 and she's wanted to raise hens for the past year, so we now have 3 baby chicks in my laundry room.

This Week in Modern US History & Honors Modern US History

This week we jump into Unit 3 and begin talking about the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Monday, we talked about the movement in general, and on Wednesday, we'll talk about specific Civil Rights leaders. Don't miss it! This is an interesting week to be a part of class! If you missed Monday, check out our WHIM page. There are some great extra videos there for you, too! Are you struggling with this week's assignments? We did the 3.01 and 3.02 Checkpoints together in Small Group today. Go check out the recording!


Monday: Read 3.01, then complete the 3.01 Checkpoint.

Tuesday: Read 3.02, then complete the 3.02 Checkpoint.

Wednesday: Read 3.03 and 3.04. No checkpoints!

Thursday: Read 3.05 and complete the 3.05 Checkpoint.

Friday: Practice in USATestPrep. I have assigned you all some "Suggested Practice" exercises based on the results from the midterm.

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Midterm Reminder

Did you complete the Interim Assessment (Midterm) in USATestPrep? If not, you have a 0 in the gradebook! Please check the gradebook for an missing work, 0s, or low grades -- you have the opportunity to retake checkpoints and quizzes once for a higher grade, and you can resubmit any written assignments for higher grades, too. This is a great time to get caught up! Need help? Message me on KMail or Skype (shelbynewmantx) or come to Catch Up, M-Th at 4, and we will help you make a plan!
Let Freedom Ring - MLK Rap Song
History Specials: King Leads the March on Washington | History
Civil Rights and the 1950s: Crash Course US History #39
The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40
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Have a great week!

Remember: I'm here to help! Don't be afraid to ask questions!

Mrs. Shelby Newman

TXVA HS Social Studies Teacher. Mom of Many. Chicken Whisperer.