Thursday, December 7, 2017

Agenda 12/6-7:

  1. Students listened to a presentation from the CHS chapter of the Youth Ending Slavery.
  2. I began the new unit (Development of Modern Nations) by discussing the Dakota War in Minnesota during the 1850s [below].

Monday, December 4, 2017

The Civil War

This past few classes I gave a presentation about the Civil War [below]. Students learn some of the major battles and focused on the aims and impacts of the Emancipation Proclamation. Here are my notes. After, students debated the question, "Was Lincoln Racist?". Here are the documents students used in their debates.

The Civil War:

Was Lincoln Racist:

Friday, November 17, 2017

QUIZ - Slavery

There will be a quiz over the unit on slavery on Thursday  or Friday (11/30 or 12/1). You will be given two of the following prompts at random. There will also be a document analysis section.

  • Compare and contrast the Haitian revolution to another example of resistance by enslaved people in the Americas.
  • Define abolitionism. Explain at least two arguments made by abolitionists.
  • Explain the Triangular Trade. Why was the slave trade so profitable?
  • "Race is a social construct". Discuss what this means and explain how race was constructed in the United States.
  • Discuss the reasons why Africans were enslaved and brought to work in the Americas.