Assignments for May 6-10

May 7th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Read pgs. 564-566 and answer questions on Analyzing Geography pg. 565 and Technology and History pg. 567.

2.  Read pgs. 566-569 then answer DBQ questions on pg. 569.

3.  TBA

Assignments for April 29-May 3

April 29th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Read pgs. 550-551 a. explain how the Alliances were triggered b. describe and explain the German war plan..it’s purpose, initial success and ultimate failure.  Due Wednesday

2.  Read pgs. 552-555 and answer questions 2-6 on pg. 555.  Due Thursday.

Assignments for April 22-26

April 22nd, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Monday- Read pages 492-493 Perry Arrives in Japan and answer questions 1-2 pg. 493.

2.  Tuesday- Read pages 550-551 and answer these questions:  a.  Define nationalism  b. What did nationalists put primary emphasis on? c. Explain why nationalism was a major cause of tensions among European powers.  d. Another type of nationalism is based on self-determination…explain that term.  e. Name the countries that make up the Balkans.  f.  Define Imperialism  g.  How did nationalism effect smaller countries in the late 19th and early 20th century? h. Name four groups that were pressing for independence.  i.  Give two reasons why Serbia was furious at Austria-Hungary for annexing Bosnia in 1908. j. Who was Gavrilo Princip?  Why did he want to assassinate the Archduke Franz Ferdinand?

3.  Test on Friday…study guide:  Be able to describe/explain these terms:  a.  Monroe Doctrine  b. Manifest Destiny c. Seward’s Folly d.  William Randolph Hearst  e. Joseph Pulitzer f.  Yellow Journalism  g.  Territories won from Spanish/American War  h. Franco-Prussian War  j.  Otto von Bismark  k.  Triple Alliance  l.  Triple Entente

Be able to explain:  Nationalism-two types and how it can be cause of war,  Imperialism-two types, why and how it can lead to war,  Alliance Systems- what, why, how they can make small war turn into big war,  Militarism- what it is and how it and Imperialism, Alliance Systems and Nationalism can be causes of war.

Assignments for April 1-5

March 31st, 2013 by Charles Main

  Study Guide for Friday’s test.   Be able to explain using examples the following: the attitudes of business owners (3), the role of government in business (3), workers concerns (4), purpose of unions and how they work (5), methods used by business to weaken unions (5), methods used by government to support business over labor(2).    Also be able to explain/difine:  injunction, scabs, blacklist, lockout, picket, yellow dog contract, Pinkertons.  T.R. and the Coal Strike; T.R. as Trust Buster; T.R. as Cosumer Protector; T.R. as Conservationist; T.R. and The Panama Canal.

Assignments for March 25-29

March 26th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  In reviewing your class notes prioritize Theodore Roosevelt’s accomplishments with what you consider his most important as number one and so on.   Give an explanation for your top two choices.

Assignments for March 11-15

March 11th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Due Monday 3/18:  Five Paragraph Report on Theodore Roosevelt:  1. Introduction-what your report is about 2. Brief biography-childhood, education, family, major accomplishments 3. T.R. as “Trustbuster” - explain what he did to earn this title- 4. T.R and the Panama Canal- describe how he was able to get the canal built 5. Conclusion-your thoughts on T.R. based on what you have researched and written.

Assignments for Feb. 25-March 1

February 25th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Read Chapter 13 by the end of the week.  Chapter 13 contains 5 sections of approximately five  pages each.  You are to read one section a night starting with section 1 pg. 442-447.  There will be no written work on these readings but there will be a short review quiz each class that will count as a homework grade.

Mon.- Read section 1 pgs. 442-447;

Tues.- Read Section 2 pgs. 450-457;

Wednesday-  Read Section 3 pgs. 450-467

Thursday- Read Section 4 pgs. 470-475

Friday- Read Section 5 pgs. 476-481

Friday- Map Quiz

Assignments for Feb. 11-15

February 12th, 2013 by Charles Main

1.  Due Wednesday: Read pages 431-433 and Summarize each of these sections: The Great Railroad Strike, Haymarket Riot, The Homestead Strike, and The Pullman Strike…..also along with your summary of each of those events state the point of view of business owners, workers, and your opinion of each event.

Assignments for Jan. 28-Feb. 1

January 28th, 2013 by Charles Main

Monday- due next class:  Read pgs. 428-430 and answer these questions:  1.  List at least three things that describe the harsh working conditions of early industrial America. 2. How did industrialization effect workers wages?  3.  What caused resentment among workers even though their wages increased between 1860-1890? 4. Explain how deflation worked and how it effected the working man. 5.  Why did many workers conclude they needed a union?  6.  Explain the difference between a craft workers and common laborers.  7.  What was a Trade Union? 8.  Why was industry against unions?  Give several reasons beyond what your text book says. 9.  Explain the techniques industry used to stop workers from forming unions. 10.  Why were efforts to break unions often successful?  11. Summarize the beliefs of Karl Marx. (5 things) 12.  Describe the beliefs and actions of anarchists. 13.  Why was there a strong anti-immigrant feelings in the U.S. at this time…explain fully.

Weekend- Write up on the movie Modern Times -Write a page paper explaining how the movie Modern Times depicted  factory conditions during the Industrial Revolution- include such things as the effects of factory work on the main character’s physical and mental well being. Give examples.  Also, describe how Modern Times depicts the company boss and his relationship with his employees.   Explain such symbols as the  herds of cattle, the punch clock, the assembly line, the machinery, the feeding machine, the bare chested machine operator.

Assignments for Jan. 14-18

January 15th, 2013 by Charles Main

Monday- Test on Big Business pd. 1

Tuesday- Pd. 2 Test of Big Business.  Pd. 1 & 2-Read and highlight Thomas Hyde handout and make list of major achievements and points of interest.   Also research Charles W. Morse on web and write summary of his successes and failures.

Wed.- Read William S. Newell handout and make list of major achievements and points of interest.

Thursday- Research Thomas Edison and write summary of his achievements.

Friday- Watch Steve Jobs video and be prepared to write about him on mid term exam. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7385688n&tag=contentMain;cbsCarousel

  Study Guide for American Experience Mid-Term Exam
 Time-Line
 Five-Part Framework- be able to list and give examples.
 Three Theories of History- Be able to name and explain.
 Political Spectrum- Draw and label in proper location …liberal, moderate, conservative, revolutionary, reactionary.
Be able to give three characteristics of a liberal and three of a conservative.
Religious belief spectrum- Be able to draw and place in proper location the different labels.
Map- Be able to locate on a map these places:  Appalachian Mtsn., Rocky Mtns., Sierra Nevada Mtsn,, Cascade Mts., Columbia River, Mississippi River, Colorado River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Hudson River, Rio Grande, Connecticut River, Delaware River, Tennessee River, Snake River, Great Lakes, Original Thirteen Colonies, Louisiana Purchase, New York City, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Maine, Florida, Texas, California, Alaska.
People/Entrepreneurs of Big Business- Describe the people listed below in terms who, what, where, how, interesting asides, and their legacy:
J.D. Rockefeller
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Andrew Carnegie
Thomas Edison
Thomas Hyde
Charles W. Morse
William S. Newell
Steve Jobs