Honors U.S. History News Letter
By Mr. Ball, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 9/4/15
The School Year is in Full Swing!
What we've done the past two weeks
- Your student should have emailed you this flyer on the first Wednesday of school
- We learned about our monthly assignments, Editorial Evaluations, the first one is due Wednesday, September 9.
- We've discussed Historical Thinking Skills, and the class created a story about my life based on 4-5 objects that I shared with them. We have a very creative class!
- We've dug in to Reconstruction to determine the Radical Republican and Democratic plans. We determined if African-Americans were free during reconstruction. We learned how the South's economy changed during Reconstruction. Finally, we've begun discussing motives for moving West.
Please ask your student about any and all of these topics. They should be experts!
We analyzed a series of documents and constructed a chart to determine if African-Americans were free during Reconstruction.
Reconstruction & Westward Expansion
Following Reconstruction we look at how the United States expanded westward. We'll learn about the motivation to move west and the challenges faced by the groups that took on the challenge.
Reconstruction & Westward Expansion Test
NHD Intro coming Tuesday, September 15
We will officially introduce the NHD project, Tuesday, September 15. I will post the documents that include the due dates for each milestone on CANVAS and send a copy home with your students on Tuesday.