Mr. McKain's Blog

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Location: Seaford, Delaware, United States

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Tuesday, October 31st Agenda

Sorry this is late coming out!

1. Warm-up: What three things did you write about in last night's homework? Why?
2. Notes: England and colonial trade.
3. Read "The Nasty Triangle" in Joy Hakim's book
4. Write down the 5 most important things you read about.
5. HW: Finish p. 123 #'s 1-5 for tomorrow

Today's lesson focused on trade between England and its colonies in North America. We discussed the Navigation Acts, Mercantilism, and triangular trade in detail. Read up on these things in your textbook and do the homework if you were absent!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Monday's Agenda

1. Warm-up: What do you think is the most important event that we have studied so far?
2. Timeline Activity
3. Review Timelines
4. HW: --Finish Paragraph from timeline activity (due tomorrow) & p. 123 #’s1-5 (due Wednesday)

The purpose of today's lesson is to review what we have covered so far and to establish where we are chronologically as far as the history of colonial America. Also, we are addressing history standard 1 by looking at cause and effect relationships evident in the timeline. (See, and you guys just thought I was torturing you ;-))

Friday, October 27, 2006

Friday, October 27th Agenda

1. Warm-up: As all of these colonies were settled, how do you think the Natives felt?
2. Quiz: Middle and Southern Colonies
3. Current Event: Choose one of three
4. Mini Project: Create a flier or pamphlet trying to convince Europeans to come to your colony. You may choose to represent any of the colonies we have discussed. Include factual information such as the background of the colony and the geography. Be creative!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Weekly Objectives - Use to study!

1. Identify William Penn and explain the start of the colony of Pennsylvania.
2. Explain why the Middle Colonies were known as the breadbasket colonies.
3. Describe life in the “backcountry.”
4. Explain the foundation of the Southern Colonies.
5. Describe the ways of life in the Southern Colonies.
6. Identify how slavery became an important part of southern life and culture.

Thursday, October 26th Agenda

1. Warm-up: Is America today religiously tolerant? What about most individuals?
2. Review yesterday's classwork and collect homework.
3. Notes: Southern Colonies and Slavery
4. Primary Source Reading
5. Video: The Southern Colonies
---> Write 5 things you see in the video that you already knew and 5 things that you learned from watching the video.
6. HW: Study!!! Quiz Tomorrow - The Middle and Southern Colonies (Chapter 4 Section 2 and 3)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

October 25th - Agenda

1. Warm-up: How is the South unique?
2. Collect p. 112 #'s 1-6
3. Complete chart: Southern Colonies
4. Guided Reading worksheet: Southern Colonies
5. Review Classwork
6. HW: p. 119 #'s 1,2,5,6,8

Monday, October 23, 2006

Tuesday, October 24th Agenda

Today in class:
1. Warm-up: What ideas, images, etc. come to mind when you think of Pennsylvania?
2. Notes/Discussion: The Breadbasket Colonies and the BackCountry
3. Read: "William the Wise" p. 105-108 in Joy Hakim's Making the Thirteen Colonies
4. Complete questions about the reading.
5. HW: Finish p. 112 #'s 1-6 - Due Tomorrow

Monday, October 23rd

Today in class:
1. Warm - up: We labled the 13 colonies on a map.
2. We reviewed last week.
3. We completed a chart on the Middle Colonies
4. We started classwork/homework.
----> p. 112 #'s 1-6 Due Wednesday
5. HW: Finish Take Home Test (Due Tomorrow)


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