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2021-22 LESSON PLANS

1st Semester 2021-22


LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

Quote of the Week:  
You can do anything you want if you really put your heart, soul, and mind to it.

Monday, September 27, 2021 - Day #2

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - Day #3 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - Day #4

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - Day #1

Friday, October 1, 2021 - Day #2


Day #1
Constitution Handbook Quiz (Assignment Due)

Day #2
The Civil War
The Civil War Introductory Assignment
The Civil War Power Point


Day #3
Video "America:  The Story of US - The Civil War" Video Link
Video "America:  The Story of US - The Civil War" Assignment


Day #4
Review Units Test (Assignment Due)

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 4, 2021

Quote of the Week:  
Being courageous requires no exceptional qualifications, no magic formula, no special combination of time, place and circumstance.  It is an opportunity that sooner or later is presented to all of us.

Monday, October 4, 2021 - Day #3

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - ACT Testing

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - Day #4

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - Day #1

Friday, October 8, 2021 - No School/In-Service


Day #1
Introduce Chapter 18 - Americans Move West
Chapters 18 - 20 PDFs
Chapter 18 Extra Credit
Chapter 18 Unit Organizer
Chapter 18 Notes
Chapter 18 Assignment


Day #2
Chapter 18 Section 1 - Miners, Ranchers, and Railroads
Chapter 18 Section 1 Study Guide
Chapter 18 Section 1 Power Point
Westward Expansion Note Sheet
Westward Expansion Power Point


Main Ideas:  1) A mining boom brought growth to the West.  2) The demand for cattle created a short-lived Cattle Kingdom on the Great Plains.  3) East and West were concerned by the transcontinental railroad.

1. Mining Boom Brings Growth
2. The Cattle Kingdom
3. The Transcontinental Railroad

Video "The Transcontinental Railroad"

"The Transcontinental Railroad" Video Assignment

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 11, 2021

Quote of the Week:  
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Day #2

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - Day #3 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Day #4

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Day #1

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Day #2


Day #1
Chapter 18 Section 2 - Wars for the West
Chapter 18 Section 2 Study Guide
Chapter 18 Section 2 Power Point
Conflict with Native Americans Note Sheet
Conflict with Native Americans Power Point

Main Ideas:  1) As settlers moved to the Great Plains, they encountered the Plains Indians.  2) The US Army and Native Americans fought in the northern plains, the Southwest, and the Far West.  3) Despite efforts to reform US policy toward Native Americans, conflict continued.

1. Settlers Encounter the Plains Indians
2. Fighting on the Plains
3. Conflict Continues

Day #2
Chapter 18 Sections 1 and 2 Quiz

Day #3
Chapter 18 Section 3 - Farming and Populism
Chapter 18 Section 3 Study Guide
Chapter 18 Section 3 Power Point

Main Ideas: 1) Many Americans started new lives on the Great Plains.  2) Economic challenges led to the creation of farmers' political groups.  3) By the 1890s, the western frontier had come to an end.

1. New Lives on the Plains
2. Farmers' Political Groups
3. End of the Frontier

Day #4
Review for Chapter 18 Test
Chapter 18 Test Review Power Point

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 18, 2021

Quote of the Week:  
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently.

Monday, October 18, 2021 - Day #3

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Day #4 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - Day #1

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - Day #2

Friday, October 22, 2021 - Day #3


Day #1
Chapter 18 Test (Assignment Due)

Day #2
Introduce Chapter 19 - The Industrial Age
Chapters 18 - 20 PDFs
Chapter 19 Extra Credit
Chapter 19 Unit Organizer
Chapter 19 Assignment
Chapter 19 Notes


Day #3
Section 1 - The Second Industrial Revolution
Chapter 19 Section 1 Study Guide
Chapter 19 Section 1 Power Point
7 Factors of America's Industrial Growth Note Sheet
7 Factors of America's Industrial Growth Power Point
The Industrial Age - Labor Supply Note Sheet
The Industrial Age - Labor Supply Power Point

Main Ideas:  1) Breakthroughs in steel processing led to a boom in railroad construction.  2) Advances in the use of oil and electricity improved communications and transportation.  3) A rush of inventions changed American's lives.

1. Breakthroughs in Steel Processing
2. Use of Oil and Electricity
3. Rush of Inventions


Day #4
Chapter 19 Section 2 - Big Business
Chapter 19 Section 2 Study Guide
Chapter 19 Section 2 Power Point
"Fat Cats" Note Sheet
"Fat Cats" Power Point

Main Ideas:  1) The rise of corporations and powerful business leaders led to the dominance of big business in the United States.  2) People and the government began to question the methods of big business.

1. Dominance of Big Business
2. Questioning the Methods of Big Business

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 25, 2021

Quote of the Week:
Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Day #4

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - Day #1 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - "All 8" - Parent's Day Early Release

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - No School - In-Service

Friday, October 29, 2021 - No School


Day #1


Day #2


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LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Quote of the Week:
All the education and all the knowledge in the world can't help the poor soul who has no common sense.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - Day #1

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - Day #2

Friday, September 3, 2021 - Day #3


Day #1 
Classroom Rules and Expectations
Modern US History Syllabus

Textbook Issue and Registration / Schoology Sign-up / Textbook Assignment 
Textbook Registration

Day #2 
US History and Geography Pre-Test / Results

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 7, 2021

Quote of the Week:
People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about.

Monday, September 6, 2021 - Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - Day #4

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - Day #1

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - Day #2 

Friday, September 10, 2021 - Day #3


Day #1 
Introduce Geography Handbook
Geography Handbook Assignment
United States States Practice
Geography Handbook Notes
Geography Handbook Power Point


Day #2 

Book Cover Due
Geography Handbook

Objectives: 1) The student will examine the five themes of geography, explore how they aid geographic observation and analysis, and identify some ways in which the geography of the United States has affected its development.

A. The Landscape of America
B. Themes of Geography
1. Location
2. Place
3. Region
4. Movement
5. Human-Environment Interaction


Day #3 
Geography Handbook continued . . .

C. Map Basics
1. Types of Maps
2. Reading a Map
3. Longitude Lines
4. Latitude Lines
5. Hemispheres
6. Projections
D. Physical Geography of the United States
1. Land
2. Resources
3. Climate
4. Vegetation
E. Geographic Dictionary


Latitude and Longitude Map Assignment

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

Quote of the Week:
All the education and all the knowledge in the world can't help the poor soul who has no common sense.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - Day #4

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - Day #1

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Day #2

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - Day #3 

Friday, September 17, 2021 - Day #4


Day #1
Geography Handbook continued . . .

F. Human Geography of the United States
1. Humans Adapt to Their Surroundings
2. Humans Affect the Environment
3. Preserving and Restoring
4. Human Movement
5. Humans Spread Ideas and Information


Day #2
"Geography Handbook" Qui


Day #3
"Geography Handbook" States and Cities Test (Assignment Due)

Day #4
Review Units Review
Review Unit 1 - Our Colonial Heritage
The American Colonies Power Point

The Declaration of Independence Reading

LESSON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 20, 2021

Quote of the Week:
You can do anything you want if you really put your heart, soul, and mind to it.

Monday, September 20, 2021 - Day #1

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - Day #2

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - Day #3

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - Day #4 

Friday, September 24, 2021 - Day #1

Day #1
Review Unit 2: A New Nation
The Revolutionary War Power Point

Video "America:  The Story of US - The Revolutionary War" Video Link
Video "America:  The Story of US - The Revolutionary War" Assignment

Day #2
Review Unit 3 - A New Republic
Creating A Government Power Point

Day #3
Introduce Constitution Handbook
Constitution Handbook Reading
Constitution PDF
Constitution Handbook Assignment
Constitution Handbook Notes
Constitution Handbook Power Point


Objective: The student will understand the seven principles of government that helped shape the Constitution.
1. The Living Constitution
2. Seven Principles of the Constitution
3. How a Bill Becomes a Law

"How A Bill Becomes A Law"" Power Point


Day #4
Constitution Handbook continued . . .
Constitution Handbook Reading
Constitution PDF
Constitution Handbook Assignment
Constitution Handbook Notes
Constitution Handbook Power Point


Objective: The student will understand the seven principles of government that helped shape the Constitution.
1. The Living Constitution
2. Seven Principles of the Constitution
3. How a Bill Becomes a Law

"How A Bill Becomes A Law"" Power Point

2020-21 LESSON PLANS

1st Semester 2020-21

LESSON PLANS FOR OCTOBER 26, 2020 HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
All learning is trial and error.  The negative experiences do not inhibit but rather contribute to the learning process.

LESSON PLANS FOR NOVEMBER 2, 2020 - HYBRID SCHEDULE

Quote of the Week:
If you want it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.

All make-up work must be turned in by Friday, November 6, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020 - Day #4 (Letters L - Z in School; A - K Virtual - Hours 4, 1, 2, 8, 5, and 6) 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - Day #1 (Letters A - K in School; L - Z Virtual - Hours 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7)

Wednesday, No