Mr. McKain's Blog

Welcome to the class blog. This page will serve as a way for me to communicate with my students and their parents and provide students with the opportunity to ask questions and make comments about assignments. Please check out the full class website as well!

Location: Seaford, Delaware, United States

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tuesday, March 27th Agenda

1. Warm-up: How did the Mexican War increase tensions between the north and south?
2. Discuss Mexican War and sectionalism
3. Quiz: Mexican War
4. P. 402 #’s 3 and 4
5. Review and Discuss Questions
6. Video: Gold Rush

Monday, March 26, 2007

Monday, March 26th Agenda

1. Warm-up: Why do you think many Americans believed it was their right to control all land west to the Pacific Ocean?
2. Review Rules and Expectations
3. Discuss Manifest Destiny
4. Read about the Mexican War
5. Guided Reading: Mexican War
6. HW: Quiz on Mexican War Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


3/14-3/23 Has been and will be occupied with the DSTP. Students should see me in person regarding any missed work for this time period. Best of luck to all students on this very important test!!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Agendas for 3/7-3/9

With the snow, the agendas are a little mixed up. I'm hoping to have everybody ready for a test on MONDAY. We just don't have enough time to get everything in to do our normal Friday test day. Below is an estimate of what we'll be doing; some classes will have slightly different schedules due to shortened periods, etc.

1. Warm-up: Why did Jackson’s opponents call him “King Andrew”? (p. 366)
2. Quiz: Vocabulary
3. Chapter 12 Sections 2 and 3 Guided Reading
4. Review Guided Reading Questions

1. Warm-up: How would you react if you were forced to leave your homes by the government and move to somewhere you had never been before? Explain.
2. Notes/Discuss Indian Removal / Trail of Tears
3. Indian Removal Packet
4. HW: GR Ch. 12 Section 3

1. Warm-up: Do you think Andrew Jackson deserves his spot on the $20 bill? Explain.
2. Check off and review worksheets
3. Collect Indian Removal Packets
4. Review: Andrew Jackson
5. HW: Test Monday

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

March 6th, 2007 Agenda

1. Warm-up: Do you think the government should spend money to promote the arts and sciences? Explain.
2. Discuss political party evolution
3. Notes: The Presidency of Andrew Jackson
4. Vocabulary Builder: Chapter 12
5. Review
6. HW: Study Vocabulary – Quiz tomorrow

Monday, March 05, 2007

Oops (Monday, March 5th Agenda)

Apparently I was out of it last week and forgot to keep this site updated. My apologies to students who check it regularly. I did not collect the week's warm-ups, so it should not be a major issue. If you need make up work, check with myself or your other classmates.

Today's Agenda

1. Warm-up: How is the president elected? What role does the electoral college play?
2. Read p. 361-362
3. Discuss the Election of 1824 and John Quincy Adams
4. Worksheets (Americans)
5. Review Worksheets
6. HW: Read p. 363-364. Identify: Andrew Jackson, Jacksonian Democracy, the Whig Party