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Friday, November 29, 2013

Ch. 11 Study Guide (Test Tuesday Dec 3, 2013)

What to Know for the Test: Imperialism (definition and Graphic Org), The Bayonet Constitution and American business interests, Annex (def), Spheres of Influence, Open Door Policy, Boxer Rebellion, Foreign Policy: Henry Cabot Lodge - Alfred Thayer Mahan - and John Hay, Protectorate (def), Roosevelt Corollary (to the Monroe Doctrine), Dollar Diplomacy and Latin America, Upper House (def), Teller Amendment - Philippine Gov Act - Jones Act: US laws in foreign countries, USS Maine and the Spanish-American War, John Pershing and Pancho Villa, Rough Riders and Teddy Roosvelt, US Interventions in... Graphic Org, Governing Graphic Org, Outcomes of the Mexican Rev. Graphic Org (all of this makes this test seem longer than it is - so you do not freak out)

Building Social Studies Skills Ch. Review Questions to Know for the Test: Pg. 155 #1; Pg. 189 #s 1 and 3; Pg. 241 #1, Pg. 351 #s 1 and 3


  • Make sure Ch. 11 Packets are turned in
  • Make sure you check your GradeSpeed (I am entering a ton of grades and I want to make sure that ALL is bueno)
  • We start Ch. 12 this week
  • Final Study Guides will be distributed shortly (get Ch. 12 done 1st!!!)
  • Make sure you let your teacher know if you're having any issues!!!
  • Please make sure you are doing great work and having a little fun!
  • Make sure ALL your classes are good to go (Finals are just around the corner)

Upcoming for the Rest of the Fall Semester

1. Please make sure that you review your Ch. 11 notes. There will be a test on Tuesday (a study guide will be posted shortly).

2. For the Final (which will be covering Chapters 5-12), the best thing that you can do right now is review your notes starting in Ch. 5. Your textbook (physical or online) will come into play shortly (many of the charts, maps, and pics from chapters 5-12 will be on the test). I am working on the study guide and you will receive it sometime next week.

3. Please let me know if you have any questions or need to turn in any work. I am missing quite a few Ch. 11 Packets (I am also currently working on grades). If you owe me any work, or are in need of any assistance, please let your teacher know ASAP!!! Don't let your grade fall apart for any reason.

4. I hope that everyone is in the midst of a great Thanksgiving break!!! We are all in need!

5. See y'all on Monday (be ready to work)!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ch. 10 Study Guide (Test Nov. 19, 2013)

Stuff to Know for the Test: Wisconsin Idea, Theodore Roosevelt, 19th Amendment, Upton Sinclair and The Jungle, Gifford Pinchot, Taft/Roosevelt and the Split in the Republican Party, The Progressive (Bull Moose) Party, The Environment (Graphic Org), The Progressive Party (Graphic Org), A Split (Graphic Org), POTUS Wilson and Big Business (Graphic Org), Greater Voting Rights (Graphic Org - Know how to match the term with its definition)

Building Social Studies Skills Questions from the Book for the Test (Go Over These!!!): Pg. 125 #s 1 and 3; Pg. 155 #3; Pg. 323 #s 1 and 3

OTHER ASSORTEDNESS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK: We will be working on Ch. 11, Class Debates (see below for directions), Tuesday is test day, Wednesday is a half-day, and this is the last full week of classes before Thanksgiving break!!! Please work hard, be prepared, and let's have a lot of (educational) fun!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Ch. 9 Study Guide (Nov. 12, 2013)

The following topics are on the test: Muckrakers, Reform(ers), Freedom of Contract, Lochner v. NY, Mueller v. Oregon, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Billy Sunday, NAACP, Temperance Movement, Louis D. Brandeis, Socialism, Open Shop, Closed Shop, Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, Moral Problems Graphic Org, Rulings on Labor Laws Graphic Org, Government Corruption

Ch. Review Pg. #'s from Textbook (physical and online): Read the Building Social Studies Skills #s 1 AND 3 on pages 93, 125, 155

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Don't Forget: Monday Nov. 4, 2013

Please don't forget we will be signing up for our laptops all day on Monday (make sure that you know YOUR GradeSpeed login). We will be working on debates when this is over, so please be prepared.

P.S. Rockets Update: 3-0!!!

P.P.S. I'll be tired tomorrow - going to see the Texans (hopefully crush the...) Colts tonight @Reliant!!! Its my friend Edward's wedding present (from me - I hope he enjoys) and it'll be a great night! Look for me on TV (haha). Please cut your teacher some slack tomorrow (as he ALWAYS does for you).