• Welcome to US History!

     Steve Johnson, Room D112, (425) 385-7065, sjohnson@everettsd.org

    Syllabus 2019-20

    Parent/Guardian Night Info

     

    December 9-13 Continued with Modern America Emerges Unit, focusing on Progressive Movement as it relates to the rights of Women Women's Rights PPT and Minorities Progressives and Minorities PPT MAE Dec 9- Progressives-Women and Minority Rights

     

    December 2-6 Starting on our Modern America Emerges ("MAE") Unit. MAE Dec 2 MAE Mass Culture PPT 

     MAE, Dec 3 Progressives and MAE Dec 4-5  On, by Friday (if the internet is cooperating) students should have turned in electronically their work on Mass/Pop Culture's emergence ("MAE Dec 2") and completed the online digital Pearson assignments relevant to Progressive Era and Muckrakers. They also should be ready to discuss Plessy v. Ferguson, "MAE Dec 4-5" for reference. 

    December 6, returning "IIU" (Industrialization, Immigration, and Urbanization) quizzes. If one did the formative assignment dated 11/20 (as indicated by a "Y" for "yes"), they can do test corrections. 

    TEST CORRECTIONS = Take test, write 2-3 SENTENCES for each wrong answer, explaining what the correct answer should be, AND HAVE THIS PREPARED TO TURN IN AT THE START OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 12/09. 

    Also, Westward Expansion paragraphs will be returned and these are now in the gradebook. 

     

     

    November 25-27- Engaged in Industrialists EBC in class writing assessment.

     

    November 18-22 This document explains how we are completing (formative parts that will be checked, etc) the "IIU Unit" and references the IIU Quiz on FRIDAY 11/22. November 18-19

    After completing formative work for the unit, students should attempt the practice quiz Ind-Imm-Urb Practice Quiz and cross reference how they did with POSSIBLE answers IIU Practice Quiz to Review

     

    Next week, we will thorough examine the industrialists of the late 1800's, early 1900's (Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, etc) Students will ask to read selected evidence about them, and ultimately support a position regarding whether or not they think these individuals had an overall positive or negative impact on America and Americans. As a WARM UP for this, not the exact same question so that's why it's only a warm up, we want students to engage in the DBQ online activity regarding Andrew Carnegie, and whether he should be viewed as a "hero" or not. Links to get into this:

    2nd Period: https://www.dbqonline.com/course/nekkr37e

    3rd Period: https://www.dbqonline.com/course/yd9qk63d

    5th Period: https://www.dbqonline.com/course/md8pj55d

    6th Period: https://www.dbqonline.com/course/pdxqx98e

     

    RUBRIC/DETAILS FOR NEXT WEEK'S INDUSTRIALISTS EBC (evidence based claim)  We'll do this in class writing in class November 25-27 and it will be graded out of 10, quiz out of 10 too.

    Industrialists EBC Rubric

     

     

    November 12-15 Immigration, Industrialization, Immigration 1870's-1900. November 12-13November 14-15

    Westward Expansion Quizzes- In gradebook, and/or back to students on 11/15. If one earned below a B (8.5/10) they can do test corrections to improve a D/F grade to a C or C to a B. ALSO, ONE HAS TO HAVE DONE THE FORMATIVE FOR THE UNIT, MEANING THERE IS A "YES" IN GRADEBOOK FOR ASSIGNMENT DATED 11/1. The details on this are as follows:

    Take test, write 2-3 SENTENCES for each wrong answer, explaining what the correct answer should be, AND HAVE THIS PREPARED TO TURN IN AT THE START OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 11/18.

     

    November 4-8 Monday, we had a discussion/review of last week's material and learning targets. Tuesday, 11/5, we practiced analyzing and questioning viewpoints on Westward Expansion 1865-1900. View on West Expansion, 11-5

     

    UPCOMING, REMINDERS-

    • Parts of West Expansion that were collectible/checkable (Oct 28-29 notes/interactions and Topic 3, lesson 2 and 1 Pearson digital assignments) should have been turned in and have now been recorded as completed or not (a "Y" in gradebook for assignment dated 11/1 means you have completed these). If you did not complete them, I'd suggest doing so ASAP, and Mr. J might want to know why they were not completed earlier.
    • QUIZ ON WESTWARD EXPANSION ON FRIDAY 11/08---Study, review what we did Oct 28-29, and the Pearson Digital activities (a review of essentials from these included in the "West Expansion Oct 28-11/1 document)
    • WESTWARD EXPANSION PARAGRAPHS, Westward Expansion Paragraphs  Due anytime between now and Tuesday, November 12 at 7am. These are turned in to turnitin.com, login info and reminders below again.

    Paragraphs (A and B) completed on one document due to turnitin.com anytime between now and Tuesday , 11/12, 7am. Turnitin.com login, registration details. Period 2- Class ID = 22764034, Key = d112awesome2  Period 3- ID = 22764077, Key = d112awesome3  Period 5- ID = 22764099, Key = d112awesome5  Period 6- ID = 22764119, Key = d112awesome6

    There's a last minute issue with turnitin.com late Monday, 11/11??? Then, and only then, email the document to me, sjohnson@everettsd.org, in an attachment and we'll figure out turnitin.com later. Any questions on this? Sjohnson@everettsd.org over the weekend and I'll do my best to answer.

    October 28-Nov 1  We have started our Westward Expansion unit, activities Westward Expansion October 28-November 1

     By the end of the week, students should have completed:

    1) October 28/29 notes/interactions/summary (many have already turned this in)

    2) Digital, Pearson Topic 3, Lesson 2 (The West is Transformed) and Topic 3, Lesson 1 (American Indians Under Presssure) assignments

    3) "Analyzing Multiple Viewpoints"....page 5 of the "Westward Expansion 10/28-11/1" document above, one can do this electronically and keep it, so we can discuss on Monday.

    4) Start considering, researching something today that can be compared to Westward Expansion 1865-1900..See page 6 of the document above for an explanation and example

     

    Civil War Quizzes- In gradebook, and/or back to students on 11/1. If one earned below a B (21.5/25) they can do the "redo" assignment to improve a D/F grade to a C or C to a B. ALSO, ON E HAS TO HAVE DONE THE FORMATIVE FOR THE UNIT, MEANING THERE IS A "YES" IN GRADEBOOK FOR ASSIGNMENTS DATED 10/8 AND 10/15. The details on this are as follows:

    Address the following two prompts (A and B, paragraph of multiple sentences for each), in a complete, well thought out, original, and insightful paragraph for each that recalls elements of the unit to support your position (don't Google and plagiarize!).

    A) There are a lot of people that have "forgotten" or dispute what the Civil War was really all about. Why is the cause of this war so hard for America and Americans to understand and come to terms with?

    B) How did the war both prove and establish the power of the federal, national United States Government?

    Due to turnitin.com by Monday, 11/4, 7am. Turnitin.com login, registration details. Period 2- Class ID = 22764034, Key = d112awesome2  Period 3- ID = 22764077, Key = d112awesome3  Period 5- ID = 22764099, Key = d112awesome5  Period 6- ID = 22764119, Key = d112awesome6

    There's a last minute issue with turnitin.com late Sunday night, 11/3??? Then, and only then, email the document to me, sjohnson@everettsd.org, in an attachment and we'll figure out turnitin.com later.

     

    October 7-25 Continued with our Civil War learning targets and activities. Practice QuizCivil War October 8-10Civil War, Reconstruction October 10-15. Related, some important "things to know":

    • All formative work for the unit is due October 15, or extend that as you have to until October 21. AFTER OCTOBER 21, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TURN IN FORMATIVE WORK, WHICH MEANS YOU WILL MISS OUT ON A BONUS ON THE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENTS AND WON'T BE ELIGIBLE FOR ANY RETAKE OR REDO!!
    •  October 22- YOU WILL HAVE A CIVIL WAR QUIZ

    We will get "back into" the Reconstruction part of this unit (below) after the Civil War quiz on Tuesday, Oct 22. Between Thursday October 17 and the quiz on October 22, I'd suggest students focus their attention on A) Finishing the formative (due Oct 21 at the latest if not already turned in) and B) studying for the Civil War quiz. On Monday, October 21, we will review for the quiz. Here is a quiz review Civil War Quiz Review

    • Any time between October 25-29, you must turn in the Reconstruction Paragraph (more details to come) to turnitin.com. Turnitin.com login, registration details. Period 2- Class ID = 22764034, Key = d112awesome2  Period 3- ID = 22764077, Key = d112awesome3  Period 5- ID = 22764099, Key = d112awesome5  Period 6- ID = 22764119, Key = d112awesome6
    • Keep in mind, the work on the documents related to "Who Killed Reconstruction, North or South" must be completed in order for the Reconstruction Mini Essay to be accepted!

     Here is the assignment itself Reconstruction Paragraph

     

     

     

    September 30-October 4 Started our Civil War Unit. Civil War Sept 30-Oct 2Civil War Oct 3-4 Also, on Friday October 4 returned first unit quiz. Here is "the deal", so to speak, regarding test corrections.

    1) I added two points to the score already, if one did the formative. "Doing the formative" = a "Y" for all three checks in gradebook on Sept 13, 20, and 25.

    2) If one earned below a B (21.5) on the quiz, AND THEY COMPLETED THE FORMATIVE, then they can do test corrections to improve an F or D to a C, C to a B.

    3) Test corrections involve: A) Checking out a copy of the test  B) Figuring out the correct answer  C) For each answer one didn't earn full credit, adding 2-3 SENTENCES OF  YOUR OWN WRITING AND THOUGHTS AS TO WHAT THE CORRECT ANSWER SHOULD BE.

    4) This is due IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU WALK IN THE DOOR AT THE START OF CLASS, on Monday 10/7

     

    September 23-27 A review of practice quiz is here Constitution Pract Quiz We completed our first unit on September 24,  September 23-24and there will be a summative assessment on Friday, 9/27. The test will be "on" learning targets and activities September 9-10, September 11-12, September 16-20, and Sept 23-24. These are all available online here on this web page. If one did all of the in class formative assignments, in other words they were complete and marked "Y" (yes) in the gradebook on September 13, 20, and 25 respectively, then they earned a bonus on the quiz and the "right" to potentially do a "redo" on the assessment if it does not go well. THE FORMATIVE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THURSDAY 9/26!

    September 16-20 Notes, discussions, learning targets for this week, 9/16-20. Sept 16-20 Concluding the week, I asked that you measure how well you are understanding the learning targets by taking a short "practice quiz". Also, the formative work from this week is due Friday 9/20-Monday 9/23. In terms of "things you are supposed to do" that would include:

    1) An effort to take notes relevant to states' perspectives when they headed to the Constitutional Convention in 1787. (aka Handwritten, 9/16 and 9/17 handout)

    2) All six of the online Pearson activities assigned for Review Topic, Lesson 2 ("Founding a New Nation").

     

    September 9-13 We started review Unit 1, and electronic copies of this week's activities are here September 9-10September 11-12 This would include (highlighted) activities that I'd like to see students engage in and complete, either in writing or digitally. The window of opportunity to turn in this formative work is September 12-16. In some cases, students have already turned in their responses and I have returned them back so that they can more completely respond and I can then more completely confirm that they are understanding, "getting" the material. ULTIMATELY, WE'D LIKE FOR ALL OF THIS FORMATIVE IN CLASS WORK TO BE IN BY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16. Doing formative activities completely is the best way to insure success on later summative assessments, and additionally doing all of the formative work within a unit allows students the right to do any retakes or "redos" if a summative assessment does not go particularly well the first attempt.