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American Imperialism & Hawaii

October 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Friday October 28, 2011

Good morning Sophomores.

How did a string of islands 2,000 miles away come under U.S. control?

Today we will be studying about the imperialism of the United States during the late 1800’s. Specifically, you will read about how Hawaii was annexed and eventually incorporated into the United States. You will also learn how America began to increase its dealings with other nations of the world and the development of America as a world power.

Remember, throughout the early and mid 1800’s, the United States largely “kept to itself” in the world. Not only was our nation focused on western expansion of the North American continent, but also we spend much of the 1800’s dealing with our domestic issues. This came to a head during the Civil War. After the Civil War, with the issue of slavery and secession behind us, America could move forward and take her place as a world power.

Here is your Guided Reading for Chapter 17/Section1:
Sec. 1 GR (The Lure of Imperialism)


Chapter 17 Introduction

October 26, 2011 2 comments

Wednesday October 26, 2011

Good morning Sophomores!

Today we are going to wrap up Ch. 16, Sec. 4.  You will be given the first few minutes of the period to wrap up the work from yesterday (if you didn’t finish) and to go over the material. Then you will have a short quiz over Section 4. This quiz will end our study of the Progressive Era.

We are now moving on to America’s foreign policy in this era. You will learn how in the years between the Civil War and World War I, the United States took a more active role in the world.

You will learn things like:

  • How the U.S. ended up controlling Hawaii
  • How we were able to build and operate the Panama Canal
  • Our role in freeing Cuba & the Philippines from Spanish rule
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s activist foreign policy
You will begin working on the Ch. 17 Introduction Assignment (This is due Sunday night on SpringBoard)
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Wrapping up the Progressives . . . Taft and Wilson

October 25, 2011 Leave a comment

October 25, 2011

Woodrow Wilson & William Howard Taft

Hello Sophomores! It’s time to get back to work again! I hope you all enjoyed watching “To Kill a Mockingbird” last week.

I will be in class today (Tuesday) for Ms. Connolly. You will be taking your geography quiz and wrapping up the Progressive era. You will read over Chapter 16/Sec. 4 in class and answer 8 questions on the section. You can answer them in the following document or by hand from the projector.

Sec. 4 Questions (Taft and Wilson)

Chapter 16 Test Study Guide

October 9, 2011 2 comments

Monday October 10, 2011

Here is the Study Guide for Wednesday’s test on chapter 16 (Sections 1, 2 & 3): Chapter 16 Study Guide (Sec 1,2,3)

Who will be in the new top 4????

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Teddy Roosevelt & the Progressive Era

October 7, 2011 2 comments

Friday October 7, 2011

Today we covered the Theodore Roosevelt’s contributions to the Progressive Era. In class, we covered the different aspects of TR’s domestic agenda of reform.

Here is the PowerPoint: Roosevelt and the Square Deal

Remember your Chapter 16 test will be next Wednesday. You will only be tested on sections 1, 2 & 3.

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Women of the Progressive Era

Thursday October 6, 2011

Today you will be learning about how women organized themselves in the Progressive issues to take on issues within society. The two main issues that you will read about are the Temperance Movement and the Women’s Suffrage movement. These are two key historical concepts that you need to have a solid knowledge of.

Here is today’s Guided Reading: Ch. 16. Sec. 2 – Women and Public Life

Word of the Day: Teetotaler (look it up and know what it means!)




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Overview of the Progressives

October 5, 2011

Today we will be watching a short documentary that gives an overview of the Progressive Movement.  You will be answering these questions: Progressive Era Documentary Questions(Due on SpringBoard after class).

Here is your Guided Reading for Section 1:  Ch. 16.Sec 1 – Progressivism Guided Reading  (This is due on Thursday night on SpringBoard).

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