May 23

RBG

This biography highlights the life of Supreme Court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  It shows a variety of archive footage from her early years as a law student, law professor, and lawyer arguing before the Supreme Court in the 1970s.  You see clips of her as a grandmother, clips of her long time love and husband, Martin, and you hear funny interviews with Ginsburg’s children recounting their mother’s lack of cooking skills and calm demeanor.  She has become a cultural icon among the young and old, much of it coming from her opposition to the Court’s conservative opinions that gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, made George W. Bush president in 2000, and allowed for religious reasons why a company can refuse to pay for birth control.

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Questions:

  1. How is Ginsburg’s story a typical American success story?  How is atypical?  Explain.
  2. What kinds of discrimination did Ginsburg face in her earlier career?  Do you think things have changed much since the 1960s for women in the legal profession?
  3. How has Ginsburg act as a champion for women’s rights throughout her career?  Explain w/ specifics.

Due by Monday, June 4 by class.  

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May 16

Final Book Assignment #3 – 2018

Due Friday, June 8 by 11:59 p.m.  500 words minimum.  

Please include the title of your book in your response.  

a. Summarize your reading for that part; also, this might be the part to examine bias in the book w/ specific examples.

b. Connect a historical thinking skill to your book segment – contextualization, comparison, change and continuity over time, synthesis, cause and effects, periodization (including turning points).

c. Connect your reading to something we’ve studied in APUSH.

d. Make predictions as to where your story will go (in your last assignment, this needs to be an evaluation – Give the book a grade – A, B, C, D, F – and a recommendation to keep the book for next year or ditch it and why).  This would also be where you can examine your connection (or lack thereof) to the characters or events.

 

May 16

Book Assignment #2 – 2018

Due Friday, 5/31 by 11:59 p.m.  500 words minimum.  

Please include the title of your book in your response.  

a. Summarize your reading for that part; also, this might be the part to examine bias in the book w/ specific examples.

b. Connect a historical thinking skill to your book segment – contextualization, comparison, change and continuity over time, synthesis, cause and effects, periodization (including turning points).

c. Connect your reading to something we’ve studied in APUSH.

d. Make predictions as to where your story will go (in your last assignment, this needs to be an evaluation – Give the book a grade – A, B, C, D, F – and a recommendation to keep the book for next year or ditch it and why).  This would also be where you can examine your connection (or lack thereof) to the characters or events.

 

May 16

Book Assignment #1 – 2018

Due Friday, 5/24 by 11:59 p.m.  500 words minimum.  

Please include the title of your book in your response.  

a. Summarize your reading for that part; also, this might be the part to examine bias in the book w/ specific examples.

b. Connect a historical thinking skill to your book segment – contextualization, comparison, change and continuity over time, synthesis, cause and effects, periodization (including turning points).

c. Connect your reading to something we’ve studied in APUSH.

d. Make predictions as to where your story will go (in your last assignment, this needs to be an evaluation – Give the book a grade – A, B, C, D, F – and a recommendation to keep the book for next year or ditch it and why).  This would also be where you can examine your connection (or lack thereof) to the characters or events.

 

April 11

Ch. 20 Google Docs – Progressive Era

1st Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JtoxPrW4_X08jO1hSwG3dGWo70-xBsQ42QxGM4pyqpY/edit?usp=sharing

3rd Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xzEutHM4T4MGRFEh6l1kog2qb8ljxkfs51_RHJEusRM/edit?usp=sharing

5th Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZIuLM5vADU1P0P-zFdrnurCzwG-ObzLhmZs5VACjMmE/edit?usp=sharing

Due Saturday night, 10 p.m.   

Practice reading for Ch. 20 due Saturday night by 11:59pm.  

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March 2

Google Docs ch 14 and 15

2nd Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LZBHa2MtpqU-OwuWpu-l5zPIE1CZtm_qCriuPJi6IkU/edit?usp=sharing

3rd Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZxqPU5auKMEvkCGrZeQ1FAkz6ZYjKa5pmsz8-PQnbc/edit?usp=sharing

5th Hour – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QtNXXXED1ff6Jj3feAcCOY_F81zGsHrlYrR71HSI-EQ/edit?usp=sharing

Due Sunday night by 10 pm.  Practice reading for ch. 15 still due Sunday night by 11:59 pm. 

 

February 2

Blog #109 – Antebellum Speed Dating

Maybe you’ve met your soul mate, maybe not.  Either way, I hope you had fun learning about the people of this time period.

Please answer the following:

  1. What did you learn about your person?   What motivated them to do what they did?
  2. Which other reformer / religious leader was your favorite person to meet and why?
  3. How does this lesson act as a different way to learn about a topic than what we have traditionally done throughout the year so far?   Explain.

Due Tuesday, Feb. 6 by class.  350 words minimum for your total answer.  

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