• Welcome to US History!

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

    Syllabus 2019-20

    Parent/Guardian Night Info

     

     

    April 20th through end of the semester.... COMMUNICATING AND POSTING ACTIVITIES ENTIRELY THROUGH OUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM PLATFORM. 

    ISSUES GETTING INTO GC??? THEN EMAIL MR. JOHNSON!! 

    class codes for Google Classroom if you haven't enrolled:

    Period 2- rb3c4ag

     Period 3- ej3kly4
     
    Period 5- 7c6cxxh
     
    Period 6- 5n2csnu
     

     

    April 13-17 Welcome Back! By the end of the week on Google Classroom I will have posted some messages, information and an activity. Check there please, email me if you are having trouble utilizing Google Classroom and/or if you want me to get this activity and information to you another way. Stay well and stay safe!! 

    March 30-4/3

    WW 2 Unit, 3/31/20 3rd Review

    The basic "plan", suggested schedule, and items to potentially work on:

    • Summative and formative work not completed before 3/13 (sent an email home Friday 3/27 reminding any and all that had earlier assignments that are missing) feel free to complete these and let me know when they are completed.
    • 3/19 and 3/24 WW 2 Reviews, practice quizzes, posted on Google Classroom, welcomed you to complete them and return for feedback. Many of you already have, if you haven't feel free to still do so.
    • Next WW 2 Reviews will be posted today or tomorrow, along with some other WW 2 Unit related materials later in the week. 
    • APRIL 1 (WEDNESDAY) 1PM CLASS ZOOM SESSION. That's not an April Fool's joke, I do believe that Mr SRJ has figured out Zoom, a little, and I am looking forward to "seeing you". This is just an option to touch base, discuss some items, see each other, answer questions, etc. No promises, we'll see how it goes, but looking forward to connecting.

    LINK TO OUR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 ZOOM MEETING

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    March 23-27  (Below i've restated and included exactly what I put on Google Classroom....students should access the review there and turn it in to me on Google Classroom, for feedback)

    3/24/20- Hello! I will post another WW 2 unit review, practice quiz here in a minute. Honestly, if you never completed the formative work before we "left" March 13, you might want to catch up on these first. They are all on my website, and listed here again:
    1) Hard copy of Lindbergh speech that you SOAPS'd and responded to
    2) Dr. Seuss Cartoon
    3) Pearson Topic 7, lessons 3, 4, 6, and 8,
    4) 2/27 Japan-Pearl Harbor handout,
    5) 3/5- Notes/Interaction that was assigned and turned in on Google Classroom

    Once you have completed these, then I'd suggest doing the second unit review, practice quiz here WW 2 Unit, Second Review

    Thanks, miss ya, hope you are safe and well. 

     

     

    March 16-20 Hope all are safe, well, and coping with these crazy times! On Google Classroom I posted a message to students and a practice quiz. WW 2 Causes Review, Practice Quiz

    March 9-13 Transitioning to Google Classroom, relevant materials for today, March 9 are there but I"ve put them here too until the transition is complete. WW 2 Unit, March 9 WW 2 Unit Two Fronts PPT WW 2 Unit March 10 Home Front PPT March 11 WW 2 Unit, March 12

    Wow, crazy times for sure! As I write this, we are all dealing with uncertainty. But, so far both here and on Google Classroom, I have documents noted by date that encompass essentially what we "did" each day. Per usual, some of these activities I want to check/collect to see how you're doing and to hold you accountable for your efforts. Thus far, the "assignments" in the gradebook are:

     

    2/25- Hard copy of Lindbergh speech that you SOAPS'd and responded to

    3/3- Dr. Seuss Cartoon/Pearson Top 7, lesson 3, and 2/27 handwritten Japan-Pearl Harbor handout

    3/9- Notes/Interaction that was assigned and turned in on Google Classroom

    3/13- Pearson digital Top 7, lessons 4,6, and 8

     That basically sums up where we are at, and where you should be at as we close out this week. Moving forward, there is uncertainty of course. I hope we can, through Google Classroom, conduct a WW2 test on the whole unit and the Hiroshima/Nagasaki writing assessment next week (March 16-20) but that remains to be seen. I will communicate through Google Classroom exclusively from here on out. So, that class codes for Google Classroom if you haven't enrolled:

    Period 2- rb3c4ag

     Period 3- ej3kly4
     
    Period 5- 7c6cxxh
     
    Period 6- 5n2csnu
     
     
     
     

    March 3-6 Continuing with our WW 2 Unit, March 3 focusing on Japanese Internment. We'll discuss and "work on" these questions in table groups and/or with partners, and they should be viewed as a study guide regarding "what to know and be able to do" relevant to the Japanese Internment aspect of  our WW 2 unit and its learning targets. March 3, Japanese Internment

    On March 5, concluded our discussion on Japanese Internment, and then moved into other aspects of WW2, centered around our main essential questions for this week. WW 2 March 5

    This "assignment" is also on Google Classroom btw. (a miracle, SRJ figured it out, I know!)

     

    Feb 24-28 Monday, Feb 24 and Tuesday Feb 25 we worked with a speech delivered while Americans were heavily debating involvement in the war in Europe WW2 Lindbergh Speech and some political cartoons from the same time period that communicated a much different message https://library.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/#1941

    Wednesday, some classes have advisory, please "progress" on our WW2 Unit independently. WW 2 Unit, Feb 26 

     

    Thursday and Friday, we moved towards another essential question ("EQ"), WHAT DID AMERICA HAVE TO OVERCOME TO BE VICTORIOUS IN WW2? Feb 27-28 WW2 Unit

     

    So to review the week, and clarify what students should have completed in class that is "checkable and collectible":

    1) The "SOAPSing" of the Lindbergh Speech, turned in as a hard copy

    2) The break down of a Dr. Seuss WW2 Cartoon, most turned in by sharing with me on Google Drive

    3) Pearson Topic 7, Lesson 3 activities, "America Enters War" and these were to be completed digitally

    4) Questions 1-5 on the "Feb 27-28" document, relevant to Pearl Harbor and the start of the war in the Pacific. This should be completed by Friday and turned in.

     

     

    Feb 18-21 Started our WW2 Unit! WW2 Pre Test, Essential Questions Ponderings Feb 20-21 Build Up to War

     

     

     

     

    2ND SEMESTER, GREAT DEPRESSION/1930'S UNIT 

     February 21, Great Depression/1930's Unit Quizzes back. If one wants to improve the grade, (F/D to a C, C to a B) then they:

    1) Have to have completed all of the formative (a "yes" in the gradebook for the first three assignments this semester)

    2) Take your quiz answers and check out a copy of the quiz

    3) Turn in corrections first thing on Monday, 2/24 CORRECTIONS = 2-3 SENTENCES FOR EACH WRONG ANSWER, EXPLAINING WHAT THE CORRECT ANSWER SHOULD BE!

     

    Feb 10-14  2/10, Reviewed pop culture in 30's, New Deal, GD Pop Culture And examined some documents relevant to analysis of the New Deal and its implications and effectiveness. 

     SIPP Practice- ND Docs 

    2/11- Continued to work with and share out thoughts on potential evidence for the GD/1930's Analysis summative assignment. Details here: GD/30's Analysis 

    So, to review details, due dates, etc as we close out this week and the 1930's/Great Depression Unit:

    1) All Formative work, 3 assignments (Causes, Lesson 4, and Lesson 5) which were assigned and worked on in class several days ago, is due Wednesday, 2/12 at the latest.

    Choosing not to complete the formative work means one forfeits a bonus on the quiz and cannot redo or retake it!!!!!!!

    2) Quiz on the Great Depression, 1930's on Friday 2/14

    Another review, guide that students may find helpful 30's/GD Quiz Review

    3) Great Depression, 30's Analysis is due anytime between now and Wednesday, FEB 19 at 7am to turnitin.com. All turnitin.com details are written out on the assignment itself.

    STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET THIS DONE AND IN BEFORE THE LONG WEEKEND, DON'T PUT IT OFF!!

     Sample template for this paragraph here GD/1930's Analysis, Sample Template

    February 3- 7 Continued with GD/30's unit, turning focus to life during the GD and attempts to end itGD/30's Unit, Feb 3-4  2/3-4 Video, "Stormy Weather" notes Feb 5, GD-30's. Also assigned Pearson digital Topic 6, lesson 4 and 5. Took a formative practice quiz tooCauses, New Deal Practice Quiz, Answers

     

     

    January 28-31- Wrapped up some items from last semester and started on the Causes of the Great Depression. GD/30's Unit- Causes of the GD

     

     

     

     

     

     

    End of Semester Reminders The Extra Credit "offering" is detailed here. 1st Semester Extra Credit IN LIGHT OF THE SNOW, WE WILL EXTEND THE DEADLINE TO TURN IN THE EXTRA CREDIT TO FRIDAY, 1/24. Also, STUDENTS WHO HAVE MISSING SUMMATIVE WORK CAN STILL TURN THESE IN, FOR LATE CREDIT. DOING SO WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE ONE'S GRADE. THE LAST CHANCE TO TURN IN ANY MISSING SUMMATIVE WORK IS FRIDAY 1/24!

    January 13-17  Completing the WW1/1920's Unit....1920's related learning targets, essential questions, and activities January 10-14, 1920's

     Temperance and Good Citizenship Day (1/16) Materials Registering to Vote Future Voter Toolkit

    Due Dates as we wrap up our last unit and first semester:

    • ONE MUST COMPLETE THE FORMATIVE WORK FOR THE WW1/1920'S UNIT IN ORDER TO EARN CREDIT ON THE WW1/20'S PROJECT! If you never do the WW1/20's formative work (all three parts) then you will have a 0/25 on the summative WW1/20's project. If you don't have the work done by the day you are assigned to present your project, then your project is late and only eligible for late credit (15/25). GET THE FORMATIVE DONE BY THIS WEEK SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON THE PROJECT AND, IF YOU CHOOSE TO DO IT, THE EXTRA CREDIT!
    • We will NOT HAVE a WW1/20's Quiz
    • World War 1/1920's project/presentation will be 1/22-1/29 WW1/1920's Project, depending on your choice and number drawn in the lottery.

    Jan 6-10 Happy New Year! We will embark on our last unit starting this week, titled "World War 1/1920's". This will culminate with summative assessment(s) which will conclude January 24 at the latest. We do not have a semester final but will use the extended periods during the finals schedule to conclude the aformentioned assessments. To begin, we'll examine Prohibition Prohibition, January 6 On January 7, students should engage independently and together with the readings on this document. They should also respond to #1-6 and turn this in to Mr. Johnson via Google docs. Use Mr. Johnson's "O6531" account, and PLEASE NAME THE DOCUMENT "SJOHNSONPROHIB", using their own first initial and last name of course. Also, Jan 7, students should complete the two Pearson digital activities I've assigned, relevant to Prohibition (Topic 5, Lesson 6 Text 5 "Prohibition Divides Society" and Interactive Gallery "The Prohibition Era")

     Moving to the World War One part of the Unit, discussion questions, learning targets, and activities are detailed here. WW 1, January 8-9 If students have not completed the Prohibition related activities from Monday-Tuesday, they can and should complete those first.

     

     

    December 16-20 On December 18 we will have our Modern America Emerges test. This will be on learning targets and activities Dec 2-13. Students were made aware of this test on 12/11 and should have started studying since then. The parts of the unit that were "checked" were the 12/2 Pop Culture activity (shared on Google Drive) and the Pearson Digital Topic 4, Lesson 1 (Progressives and Muckrakers) and Topic 4, Lesson 6 (Imperialism-Spanish American War) in class activities. A "Y" (yes) in the gradedbook for those three "MAE" assignments indicates that, according to my records, students have completed these formative activities. MONDAY, 12/16 IS THE LAST CHANCE TO COMPLETE THESE. Other aspects of the unit are "testable", but these are the parts I wanted to check, to hold kids accountable and to see how they are progressing. If one does these it will earn them a bonus on the test and the "right" to do any redo or retake if offered and necessary. 

    On Monday- Tuesday we will do some reviewing together and independently, then Wednesday's the test, Thursday-Friday we will wrap up some loose ends and set the stage for our final unit(s) after the holidays.

    We have been asked as a staff to not have all of us giving assessments during the last part of the week, and social studies was "assigned" to give assessments towards the early, mid part of the week, hence why Thursday/Friday are a little open ended.

     

     

    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 10, shifted to the "America Becomes an Imperial Power" aspect of the Modern America Emerges Unit. MAE Dec 10MAE Dec 11MAE Dec 12

     

    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.