Mr. McKain's Blog

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Location: Seaford, Delaware, United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tuesday, February 27th Agenda

1. Warm-up: If you wanted to go from Seaford, DE to Chicago, IL, how would you get there? What would be the quickest way? The cheapest?
2. Pop Quiz: Cause and Effects of Revolution
3. Read pp. 110-115 in Hakim “Modern Transportation”
4. Using the reading and your textbook pages 337-341, pretend you are living in 1815 and wish to travel from rural Delaware to Chicago, IL. How would you get there? What other ways could you go? What difficulties would you encounter? Details!!

Monday, February 26, 2007

Monday, February 26th Agenda

1. Warm-up: Copy the Key terms from the overhead.
2. What do you think the word “revolution” means? What do you think of when you hear that word?
2. Introduce the Industrial Revolution
3. Cause and Effect Chart: Industrial Revolution
4. Review charts – Bring them tomorrow!
5. HW: Key Terms (Due Thursday)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Thursday, Feb. 22nd Agenda

1. Warm-up: What kind of things can I do to encourage you to complete more assignments? How can I improve the class? Be realistic.
2. Review timelines
3. Notes: War of 1812
4. Worksheet “African Americans in the War of 1812”
5. Review for Test - Jefferson and War of 1812

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Wednesday, Feb. 21st Agenda

1. Warm-up: How did the conflict with the Native Americans in the west increase tensions with the British? (p. 318 for help)
2. Read “A Push Toward War” in the textbook
3. Worksheet: Ch. 10 Sec. 4 GR AND Americans p. 177
4. Review worksheets and discuss causes of the war
5. HW: skim p. 320-325; make a time line including 5 major events of the War of 1812

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday, February 20th Agenda

1. Warm-up: p. 317 Geography Skills #'s1-3
2. Discuss Grades / Review Course Expectations
3. Read: p. 68-72 in Hakim
4. Who was Tecumseh and why was he important? Answer in your notes.
5. Grade Sheets - Make up work!!!!

Friday, February 16, 2007

Friday, February 16th Agenda

1. Warm-up: What role should the government play in our lives? Explain.
2. Notes: Jefferson as president
3. Skills practice: Writing an introduction
4. p. 315 practice the skill - economics
5. Review p. 315
6. Discuss Current Events (if time)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Thursday, Feb. 15th Agenda

1. Warm-up: What image pops into your head when you hear the word "pirate"? Explain.
2. Discuss "Threats from Overseas" that Jefferson faced
3. Video: Thomas Jefferson
4. Essay - Due Monday! This will be a small test grade!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Wednesday, Feb. 14th

1. Warm-up: Imagine you are going somewhere that you have never been before. What kinds of things do you notice? Explain.
2. Collect Key Terms
3. Lewis and Clark group work: read p. 57-63 in Hakim. Then, write a series of letters back to Thomas Jefferson OR send back a combination of letters and drawings of what you find.
4. Share Projects (if time)

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Back: Tuesday, Feb. 13th Agenda

I apologize for my extended absence; my grandmother passed away a week ago. Make sure if you were absent, you find out what work you missed while you were gone!

Meanwhile, on to today. Period 1, you will now be a day behind until further notice. I should be able to catch you up by the end of the week.

1. Warm-up: Which do you think would be cheaper: shipping goods by boat or by horse and wagon? Explain.
2. Notes: The Louisiana Purchase
3. Map Activity (Worksheet): The Louisiana Purchase
4. Guided Reading Worksheet
5. Review Map Activity
6. HW: Continue Working on Key Terms - Due tomorrow!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday, February 1st Agenda

1. Warm-up: Why is it dangerous to pick sides in fights between two friends? What might happen?
2. Discuss classwork questions
3. Video: The French Revolution
4. Washington’s farewell address (read and worksheet)
5. Worksheet: Reading and Review Questions Sections 1 and 2
6. Quiz tomorrow!!