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Monday, April 21, 2014

For the Remainder of the Semester...

Check the Edmodo site and not this. It is much easier to post everything on Edmodo (where we can actually link to files). Check it EVERY DAY!!! There's a ton of good new stuff there. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Upcoming Test Dates

Ch. 21 April 22
Benchmark: April 25
Ch. 22/23 Test: April 29
STAAR: May 8

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SATs (Wednesday April 16, 2014)

Attention All Juniors : 
Juniors have registered at school for the SAT that is being given at Bellaire HS on Wednesday, April 16th. All juniors need to log back into their account (a great place to get SAT tips and hints) and click on SAT registrations and print out their Admission Ticket. Students will need to bring these with them to school on April 16th. Also bring a calculator and regular #2 pencil (not mechanical).

Here are some helpful links:
SAT Practice; News Article on SAT Prep; Article on SAT Prep; Khan Academy SAT Prep; Article on Khan Academy SAT Prep; College Board and Khan Academy; SAT Practice Test

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ch. 22 Overview

USH: Unit 6 - Ch. 22 – THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (1960-1978)
OVERVIEW: Public frustration with the federal government grew in the 1970s as the Watergate scandal broke, the energy crisis emerged, and the economy continued to weaken. Democrat Jimmy Carter was elected president with a promise to reform government. Numerous obstacles, including a worsening economic situation, hampered his presidency. In this chapter you will learn how Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980 and set out to reform the economy and foreign relations.
VOCAB: Nonviolent Resistance, Sit-Ins, SCLC, MLK, SNCC, Congress of Racial Equality, Freedom Riders, James Meredith, Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Council of Federated Organizations, 24th Amendment, Freedom Summer, People Getting Hurt in this Fight, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Voting Rights Act, Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Black Power, Bobby Seale, Huey Newton, Black Panther Party, Kerner Commission, Poor People’s Campaign, Busing, Affirmative Action, Quotas, Ralph Abernathy, University of California v. Bakke, Carl Stokes, National Black Political Convention
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT – AN OVERVIEW: African Americans continued to work for equality during the 1960s, a decade dominated by the civil rights movement. Under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. the civil rights movement utilized nonviolent resistance to end segregation and work for equal rights. These efforts led to the passage of major legislation. Other civil rights leaders advocated separatism and violent resistance, however.
1. Professional sports begin to be integrated when Jackie Robinson begins to play baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
2. In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court declares school segregation is unconstitutional.
3. In 1955. Rosa Parks refuses to sit in the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
4. In 1957, President Eisenhower sends the National Guard to integrate Central HS in Little Rock, Arkansas…The Little Rock 9: Nine African-American students who 1st integrated Central HS.
5. In 1961, sit-ins in segregated restaurants begin in Greensboro, North Carolina.
6. In 1962, Freedom Riders reveal that interstate transportation remains segregated in the South
7. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads demonstrations against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama.
8. MLK leads demonstration against restrictions on voting rights in Selma, Alabama.
9. In 1963, a massive March on Washington demands federal action on civil rights.
10. In 1964, Congress enacts a Civil Rights Act banning segregation in public accommodations.
11. In 1965, Congress enacts a Voting Rights Act to forbid restrictions on voting by blacks and other groups based on race and ethnicity.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ch. 20 Test Study Guide (April 8, 2014)

1. Textbook Page(s) to Look Over: 617 #s 1, 3, and 4
2. Define: Fair Deal, Taft-Hartley Act, National Highway Act, GI Bill of Rights, LULAC, Brown v. Board of Education, Civil Rights Act of 1957, Little Rock 9, Urban Renewal (and who it hurts), Modern Republicanism, Baby Boom
3. Know the following people: Dwight Eisenhower (R), Harry Truman (D), Martin Luther King Jr, Felix Longoria (know his story)
4. Read over ALL of the Graphic Orgs, except section 2, and especially Section 1!!!

*UPDATE: Please make sure you go over the study guide above. Next week is the 1st week of the final 6-weeks of this school year!!! Wow! Project grades are coming, along with notes grades and this test, so let's try and start out as strongly as possible! Grades trended downward during the 5th 6-weeks and hopefully that will change during the last 6-weeks! Do not forget April 16 (SATs), May 8 (STAAR US History), and EVERY Tuesday is a test day in class!!! Do not give up and keep working hard (or start working hard for some of you)! Please do great work, we are rooting hard for you!