Mrs.  McCoy
    US History
    Room 210
    cmccoy@iroquoiscsd.org      cfitzmccoy@gmail.com
     Welcome to US History!   This is going to be an exciting year, so buckle up and let's get started!  Below you will find a link to the syllabus for the year.
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    June 8

    0452 AD

    Attila the Hun invades Italy.


     257 Best Attila and the Huns. images in 2020 | Attila, Attila the ...

    Today's assignment: 

            People have been protesting for change for many years and for different reasons in history.  In the US, there have been protests for many issues: Women's rights, Civil Rights, Climate Change, and Freedom of Speech, just to name a few.  For this week, your assignment is to find 3 articles about protests either current or past.  For each article:

              *  Cite and summarize

              *  ExplainWho is protesting?

                               Where is it taking place?

                                Why are they protesting?

                                What is/was the government response?

    At least ONE of your articles must be from somewhere other than the US

    Finally, a few sentences explaining your opinion on protesting and the value of protesting in a Democratic nation.

    This should be completed some time BEFORE Thursday, June 11.

    Have a great day and thanks for being awesome!!



    June 4


     The U.S. Senate passes the Women's Suffrage bill.

     Celebrate Women's Suffrage, but Don't Whitewash the Movement's ...

    Don't forget about your muisic project!  I have received a few already, and they are great!!

    Have a marvelous day! 



    June 3


     The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.

     Tiananmen Square: What happened in the protests of 1989? - BBC News

    **  For today:  continue workong on the assignment from MONDAY (go to that post if you need to see it)

    Have a great day!! :)

    June 2


    Maximilien Robespierre, a member of France's Committee on Public Safety, initiates the "Reign of Terror."


    June 1


    A race riot erupts in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing 85 people.

    Tulsa docents needed to tell the Greenwood District story of ...Return to the Road: A Memorial and a Meal in Tulsa | Ben's Biz BlogThe Culturally Significant Sculptures of Tulsa, Oklahoma :: The ...

    It is not new... but it doesn't have to continue.



    Your assignment this week is a culmination of the ‘decade’ work you have done in the past month, and current events.

                                                             SONGS OF PEACE

    As you know, the 1960s and 70s was a time of turmoil in the United States.  Many of the nation’s youth turned to music to express their desire for peace.  Songs like the Beatles’ “Love, Love, Love” or Crosby Stills and Nash “Ohio” are just 2 examples of people turning to music to find healing and communicate the frustration.




    1. Find 3 songs from 1960s-1980s that express the frustration of the time and the desire for healing.
    2. Find 5 songs, or write one, that express YOUR feelings during this time in history.

    You will be finding 8 songs total.  For each, summarize the main idea of the song and explain the historical circumstance that led to the writing of that song.

    Create a representation of your songs.  A “poster,” poem, playlist, or video.  The options are WIDE OPEN.  This may be titled “The healing of America.”  One representation for ALL music.

    Change starts with you.   Show the world how it’s done.



    May 29  2005

    Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500

    On May 29, 2005, 23-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the first female driver to take the lead in the storied Indianapolis 500.

    Danica Patrick-Leading the Indianapolis 500 - May 2005 (With ...

    Happy Friday!!

    Remember to do your reflection, and HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!  



    May 28



    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.

    See the source image


    Just a reminder for your assignment from yesterday, and that it's due tomorrow.

    Hope you have a great day!!



    May 27

    Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
    See the source image


    Good Morning!
    I hope you are all doing well and enjoying our fine summer-like days!
    Your homework for this week is a fairly simple assignment:
              *  Write a reflection of at least 2 paragraphs in which you do the following:
                              - Discuss US History: what did you enjoy learning about and why?
                              - Discuss online learning - how do you feel about it?  What did you like about it?  What could be done better if this happens                               again next year? Advice for students who need help with online learning and time management.  Etc.   
    It's a pretty wide-open and simple assignment.  Next week you will get your final project assignment.
    This 'reflection' assignment is due by FRIDAY, May 29
    Have a great day today!!

    Colleen F. McCoy

    Iroquois High School


    May 21


     The Plot Against America' True Story: Did Charles Lindbergh Have ...

    Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.

    It's Thursday! 

    And Memorial Weekend.

    It's a weekend to enjoy the beautiful weather, and remember and honor the lives of those who have served so we can celebrate.

    Memorial Day weekend events in the Rochester area | WHEC.com


     Enjoy the long weekend - check back in on TUESDAY.



    May 20



    Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets

    From 501 to 2019: The Levi's story - Concept & Creative Direction ...


    It's going to be a beautiful day!!!

    Your assignment today - get out there and enjoy it!

    Take a break from your project and go have some fun.

    You can get back to it later or tomorrow.

    *Remember - it's due FRIDAY




    May 19


     Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.

    Trump's Views on Immigration Aren't as Bad as Those in The 1920s ...



    Today is a great day to work on your 1980s project!!

    Make today's goal parts C-E

    REMINDER:  The goal is to complete the entire project by FRIDAY :)




    May 18


     Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the Emperor of France.

    Napoleon Bonaparte - Biography, Facts & Death - HISTORY


    Keep working on the project you were given last Friday. For today, try to get topics A and B done :)

    I hope you had a great weekend!!   And have a marvelous Monday!



    May 15


     Sputnik III is launched by the Soviet Union.

    Beyond Geek Sputnik - Beyond Geek

    Conspiracy Keanu Meme - Imgflip


    Happy Friday!!!

    It's time for the 80s!!

    *   You will find a link to your project assignment below.  It is duplicated on One Note.

    *   The final project will be due in ONE WEEK, on May 22

    *   I will be asking for 'check-in' progress through next week.  Please make sure to answer, even if you aren't very far along; just to keep in touch.

    I hope you are all well and have some fun weekend plans!

    Make sure to check in with the gradebook for any assignments you may have missed. 


    The Eighties flashback


    May 14

    What happened on this day?  It was a big one!!

    Are there holes in the Constitution? - Harvard Law Today

    The First Ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights! - Imgflip


    Assignment for today?  If you haven't already sent me a list of what you know about the 1980s, please do so today :)

    And THEN, have a marvelous day!!!

    (Thanks for being YOU!)


    May 13


     English colonists land near the James River in Virginia.

    Jamestown Colony - HISTORY


    Welcome To Wednesday!

    No new work today - Just remember to send what you know about the 80s


    AND have a spectacular day!!



    May 12



    The Berlin Blockade ends.


    June 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949
    Image result for end of the berlin blockade
    On May 12, 1949, an early crisis of the Cold War comes to an end when the Soviet Union lifts its 11-month blockade against West Berlin. The blockade had been broken by a massive U.S.-British airlift of vital supplies to West Berlin's two million citizens.
    Berlin Blockade-Its against the law to break our wall...you can't ...
    Today I want you to think about the 1980s!  We will be starting that decade next.  Your work for today is to write me a message telling me what you know about the 1980s.  :)
    Please do this by THURSDAY MORNING!
    What do you know?  And we'll go from there.
    Have a great day!!
    ** Reminder:  5 week progress reports close Friday! Check your assignments

    May 11

    Today is the birthday of Salvadore Dali (1904) - Surrealist and Magnificent Mustache Man!

    His most famous work is the "Melting Clock" piece, which is actually titled "Persistance of Memory"

    Salvador Dali Melting Clock – TrndeezPicture 2 of 7


    Today: You should have sent your 1970s webquest already.  If you didn't, please do so now. :)

    For today, please send me your opinion of the BEST SONG that sums up the 1970s.  Provide an explanation.

    Please do this by the end of the day tomorrow.

    Have fun!!

    And have a great day!


    May 8



    Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca Cola.

    I hope you are all crusing throught your webquest and making some good progress! 

    ** Reminder:  the assignment is due on MONDAY

    ** And speaking of progress...   5 week progress reports are coming!!  Tell your friends!  Tell your families!  Tell yourself to check on  your competed assignments!  :)

         (Progress reports will be -s- or -i- and you know which one you want!) 

    **  MSG me if you are having any problems, or need anything, or just want to say 'hi'

    **  Still miss you all every day

    Progress Report - Meme



    May 7




    The German submarine U-20 torpedoes the passenger ship Lusitiania, sinking her in 21 minutes with 1,978 people on board.

    Watch the eerie last video of the RMS Lusitania - Vox



    For today - please continue working on the 1970s webquest.  If you havent' started it yet, you can find the link on the May 7 posting, here and in one note. 

    The assignment is due on Monday, so if you haven't started it, you might want to get crackin!

    Have a fantastic day!!



    May 6



    The dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

    On May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg exploded, filling the sky above Lakehurst, New Jersey, with smoke and fire. The massive airship's tail fell to the ground while its nose, hundreds of feet long, rose into the air like a breaching whale. It turned to ashes in less than a minute.

    Hindenburg disaster - Wikipedia


    Hello!  It's the middle of the week already!  Have a great day, and keep on working on your webquest!

    :) ** Reminder, the webquest can be found under May 4, here and in One Note.

    May 5



    American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.

    Jesse Owens was born James Cleveland Owens in Alabama in 1913. When he was 9 years old, his family joined 1.5 million African Americans on the Great Migration, leaving the segregated South in search of a better life in Ohio.


    (CREDIT: Heritage Auctions, Dalls)  Circa 1935 Jesse Owens Original Photograph. Prolific long jumper and sprinter, who single-handedly dominated the 1936 Olympic games, Jesse Owens is presented on this original photograph.
    (CREDIT: Heritage Auctions, Dalls) Circa


    May 4


     On this day...

    Ohio National Guardsmen open fire on student protesters at Kent State University, killing four and wounding nine others.

    Kent State University marks 50 years since seminal shooting ...


    Today you are going to begin a webquest on the 1970s.   The final project will be due on Monday, May 11, one week from today, but each day I will make suggestions for parts to be done.

    Things like Nixon, and Vietnam protests, and the Bionic Man!!

    The Kent State shooting happened in the 1970s, and Crosby Stills Nash wrote a great song about it - Have a listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE9vMBBe10

    For today, work on Page one of the webquest :)



    1970 webquest


    May 1

    1941 - U.S.A. Code Talkers

    1941 : The first "Code talkers" Navajo Indians are specially recruited by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater, they provide an unbreakable combat voice communications code.

    Unbreakable Code - The Pivotal Role of Navajo Code Talkers in WWII    The Purple Heart Foundation | Help last “Navajo Code Talkers” This ...

    Happy Friday!!


    There is no new homework for the weekend.  BUT, go over the assignments for the past 3 weeks and make sure you are up to date.

    If there are assignments you haven't done, this is the time to take care of it, while you have no new work.

    Enjoy the weekend!!

    PS - Projects are AWESOME!!  :)


    April 30

    1952 - England Diary of Anne Frank

    1952 : The diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust is to be published in English titled "The Diary of a Young Girl". Her diary, later entitled "The Diary of Anne Frank", becomes one of the most popular books in the world and is included in most schools as recommended reading. ( I read this very moving journal after my daughter read it in high school just a few years ago and was amazed at how well it was written under terrible circumstances ) The diary provides a disturbing account of a teenager living in hiding with seven others in fear of their lives in occupied Holland, Anne Frank died of typhus just before her 16th birthday in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.

    The Diary Of A Young Girl - By Anne Frank (Hardcover) : Target

    Also on this day, George Washington was inaugurated as our first president!

    Your final project is due today!! 

    The only other assignment you have for today is to pick the BEST song from the 1960s.  (Good luck, there are a lot of them!)

    Pick a song, tell me what it is and why its the best song of the decade.

    By the end of the day tomorrow :)

    And have a fantastic day!!



    April 29

    1974 - U.S.A. President Nixon Watergate

    1974 : President Nixon announced in a nationally broadcast address he will hand over 1200 pages of White House Transcripts that will tell it all about Watergate and will prove his innocence.

    We need someone like them again...it's going to take the press or ...


    Just a reminder that your research project is due tomorrow!  Many of you have already handed them in, and they are AWESOME!

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!



    April 28

    1967 - U.S.A. Muhammad Ali

    1967 : Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali appears for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces in Houston, he refused three times to step forward at the call of his name. He is then warned by an officer that failing to answer to his name was a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. He still refused to budge when his name was called. On the same day, the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. In 1964 he had failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub par. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A. When notified of this status, he declared that he would refuse to serve in the United States Army.

    RIP Muhammad Ali: Best Inspirational Quotes From Boxing Legend ...

    Have a great Tuesday!!  I hope you are enjoying your research!  :)


    April 27

    Apr 27 British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

    boston tea party Memes & GIFs - Imgflip


    Happy Monday Everyone!

    I hope you all had a great weekend!  Just a reminder that your final research project is due


    If you finish before then, feel free to send it along!  I can't wait to see your amazing work!

    You have all been finding some very interesting sources.

    Have a Magnificent Monday!!







    April 24

    1991 - U.S.A. Portable Phones
    1991 : Due to the increase in Portable Phones many golf clubs have banned the use on the golf course because of the distraction to other players, they must now be turned off when starting the round of Golf.
    Evolution of the Cell Phone (1973-2015) - YouTube
    Hello!!!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!  Please continue work on your research project, which is due NEXT WEEK.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
    Be creative :)


    Thursday April 23

    1898 : Spain declares war on the United States on This Day 1898 after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón in Manila Bay, the Philippines and decimated the Spanish squadron.

    Classic Spanish-American War meme : HistoryMemes


    Just a reminder that the next portion of your project is today.  :)

    The final project was originally scheduled to be due on Wednesday next week, but

    I am extending the date to Friday.  :)


    Have a great day today!!




    April 22

    Hello!  Happy Earth Day!!    It's the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day today :)

    Your challenge:  Think of something YOU can do today, even if it's just to pick up one piece of trash beside the road.  :)  Small things make big differences!

    Have a splendid day!!


    The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

    Earth Day led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.



    Tuesday April 21

    On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.

    I'm John Adams but you can call me "his highness" meme - John ...


    It's Tuesday!!!   And we are nearing the end of April already!!


    Reminder:  The second part of  your project is due by the end of the day today.  


    :)  I hope that makes you happy!!   I hope your day is happy!!

                            I hope your family is happy!!

                                                   How To Really Be Happy This International Day Of Happiness ...




    Friday April 17

    1964 - U.S.A. Ford Mustang Unveiled

    1964 : The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair on This Day 1964. The Mustang was championed by Ford Division general manager Lee Iacocca, with a suggested retail price of $2,368. The car was a great success and sold over one million cars in its first 18 months.

    1964 Ford Mustang - Pictures - CarGurus


    Happy Friday!

    Just a reminder that phase 1 of your research project is due on Monday. 

    Have a great weekend!!


    ps, also on this day was the Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba!  Check that one out, it fits in with the theme of our projects!

    Thursday April 16

    1935 - U.S.A. Work Fund to Create Jobs

    1935 : President Roosevelt unveils plans to allocate a work fund and more than $900,000,000 in funds for work based projects has been received so far , this will help with the mass unemployment and misery caused by the severe depression.

    The Great Depression: what are the parallels between now and then ...


    Hello!!  I hope you are all enjoying this wintery Thursday!

    For today:  Just a reminder that the first portion of your project is due tomorrow.

    This is the summary of the paragraphs on the first 2 pages, and the (2) videos that are posted.


    Have a GREAT day!!!!



    Wednesday April 15

    Hello!!   It's the middle of April already! 

    On this day in 1912...

    1912 - Titanic Sinks

    1912 : The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on 14th April. The Ship with 2,200 passengers and crew on board on it's maiden voyage was thought to be unsinkable but it sank after 2 1/2 hours when the ship breaks in two in the Atlantic Ocean, With More than 1,500 people on the ship lost to the sea.

    Today we are starting a PROJECT!!!   How exciting, right?   It's rather complicated, so I have actually created a VIDEO explaining the instructions.  The first link below is to the Word Doc that is your project.  The second link is to the VIDEO (yes, vidoe) of me explaining the project.  It's a real nail-biter, haha.

    Watch the video, download the assignment, and let me know if you have any questions.   The first part of the work is due on FRIDAY.  Don't worry, you will still hear from me every day.



    instruction video

    Insruction video on youtube: 


    Research Project doc


    Tuesday April 14

    1935 - U.S.A. Black Sunday

    1935 : Twenty of the worst Black Blizzards that occurred throughout the Dust Bowl years happen on a single day often referred to as Black Sunday which turned day into night. Witnesses reported that they could not see five feet in front of them at certain points and the storms traveled thousands of miles across the country dumping the black mess wherever they went. It should be remembered that these storms did not look like a normal dust storm as they were black and given nicknames like Black Dark Blizzards and Black Rollers because visibility was reduced to a few feet. The Dust Bowl years were caused by misuse of land through intensive farming with little thought of soil conservation and years of sustained drought causing millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes.
    More about the Dust Bowl

    20 Tragic Photos from America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s



    You have no new work for today - just continue your 'infrastructure' assignment, which is due Wednesday, April 15

    Have a great day!



    Monday April 13

    1970 - U.S.A. Apollo 13

    1970 : An explosion caused by an exploding oxygen tank on Apollo 13 forced the astronauts to abandon their mission to the moon and head home, they were nearly at the moon when the problem occurred and they were forced to turn back.

    LEGO IDEAS - - Apollo 13


    I hope you all had a great Easter!!  It was a nice day!  For today, I would like you to do (2) things:

    1.  Research the infrastructure of the United States.  (Roads, sewers, etc.) and find out what condition it is in.  When was most of it built?  Who built it?

    2.  Find a current events article about our infrastructure in Western New York.  It can be anything at all, roads, water, gas, electric... Find something you find interesting. 

    Summarize your informaiton:  One paragraph for (1) and one paragraph for (2).  What did you find interesting? 

    **This is not due until Wednesday night

    Have a great day!!


    Friday, April 10

    1912 - United Kingdom Titanic Sets Sail

    1912 : Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic has been described as the worlds most luxurious floating hotel, and was only 5 days out when she hit an Iceberg and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of many lives.

    A Geological Study Of The Titanic Shipwreck Site



    Today is Good Friday!  During a normal school year, we wouldn't have class today, so for today, you have NO ASSIGNMENT!

    Enjoy the day and the weekend, and be sure to check back on Monday! 


    Thursday, April 9

    On this day:

    * Jenkins' Ear Day, marking the date in 1731 when Spaniards boarded the British ship Rebecca off Jamaica and, among other atrocities, cut off the ear of mariner Robert Jenkins. Seven years later Jenkins appeared carrying his ear before a committee of the House of Commons. As a result, the British declared war on Spain. The 4-year conflict is still known as the War of Jenkins' Ear.

    So now you know!

    Can we get some Jenkins' Ear memes in here? : HistoryMemes

    Reminder:  You have no new assignment today - but your Women's suffrage assignment is due for tomorrow (By the end of the day)

    Thanks!   Have a great day!





    Wednesday, April 8

    563 B.C. Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha

    <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha_Mendut.jpg">The statues of Buddha in the Mendut Temple, Java, Indonesia | © Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikimedia Commons</a>


    It's Buddha's Birthday!

    Women's Suffrage Movement



    To learn about the incredible heroics of the people who fought and won the right to vote (suffrage) for women in the United States, you will have an option to complete 1 or 2:


    1. Watch the movie Iron Jawed Angles found here:  IRON JAWED ANGELS.  There are some scenes that are adult in nature.  There are some questions to go along with the movie that you will need to answer.  As always, read the questions first before you start watching the film. 



    Iron Jawed Angels video Guide



    1. Complete this webquest.  Please write your answers on the screen or highlight your answer so it is easy for us to read!  Open up the attachment to use the links provided! 


    Suffrage Webquest


    Whichever assignment you choose, it will be due on FRIDAY, April 10


    Have a spectacular day!


    Tuesday April 7

    1795 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length

    Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
    Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
    For today, if you have not completed yesterday's assignment, it is due by tonight.  :)
    Enjoy the day!!!


    Monday April 6

    1889 George Eastman begins selling his Kodak flexible rolled film for the first time

    Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
    Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
    George Eastman
    It's a brand new week and it's getting so NICE outside!
    As you all know, grades closed on Friday. I have to have my gradebook all set by the end of today.  
    So, for today, I have attached the readings for the week. 
    This assignment will also be on the web page AND in one note.  
     Your assignment for today is the first few pages, #121-bottom of 123.  We are Starting WWII!
    I would like you to summarize the reading, and watch the 2 videos at the links below.  
    This is not due until TUESDAY NIGHT.  
    It is more important for some of you to make sure you are caught up.
    ** Please note:   If you do your assignments on onenote, it takes forever for me to find them.  You all put them in different places!  It is very important that you EMAIL me your assignments, or if you can't email them do me and do it on onenote, please please tell me which file you have placed your work in.
    At the end of the 19th century, the industrial might of the United States propelled it into great power status. In the early 20th century, the United States grappled with its new role in the world and the effects of the second Industrial Revolution at home.

    At the end of the 19th century, the industrial might of the United States propelled it into great power status. In the early 20th century, the United States grappled with its new role in the world and the effects of the second Industrial Revolution at home.



    Friday April 3


    On this day in 1922 -

    1922 Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin

    Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
    Soviet General Secretary
    Joseph Stalin
    Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
    Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
    Vladimir Lenin

          For today:  We are taking a little break from your content to do some investigating!  It's current events day. BUT, you may NOT use covid19 as a topic.  Find an article about something that is going on in the US.  Try to find something GOOD to tell us about!  Once you find an article:

         1.  Summarize the article - make sure to tell me where you found it!

         2.  Explain where this is happening

         3.  Try to find out the context - what led up to this particular story?  (history)

         4.   Give your opinion

    *** Remember, it can NOT be about Covid19!!   Make it interesting for yourself!

    Have a great weekend! :)



    Thursday April 2

    Good Morning!!  On this day in history:

    1917 US President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany

    28th US President Woodrow Wilson
    28th US President
    Woodrow Wilson

    It's already Thursday!  I hope you are all finding good things to do with your days :)  (after our classwork, of course!)

    For today:

    Please complete the graphic organizers on pages 109-111.  These pages review information that is  very important, so please use specific details and complete sentences, etc. etc.  (you know, the normal school stuff) 

    And then, get outside and get some fresh air!

    I miss you all and I hope you have a wonderful day!



    Wednesday April 1

    Ludicrous Laws Week - April 1 to April 7 - Imgflip  (Thought you would like to know)


    Happy Springtime!

    It's a beautiful day - get outside and do something!  But first (or after) here is your task for today.

    It's more Great Depression and Dust Bowl info.  Pages 107-108, which are the next two, and the video below.

    Please read and summarize what you think is the most important info on the pages, then tell me what you think of the video. 

    Then, have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!!








    Tuesday March 31

    Popular Culture and a Renaissance in Harlem

    Hello!   It's the last day of March already! 

    I enjoyed looking through all the research you did for the 1920s and the Great Depression!

    For today, please do the next two pages:  They are titled "Harlem Renaissance" and "The Prosperity of the 1920s"  Just provide a couple of paragraphs about what you think is most interesting in the reading and why you think it's interesting.


    Also take a look at the Crash Course video below: 


    Spend some time listening to the AMAZING music of the Harlem Renaissance and tell me what you think of it!

    Have a spectacular day!!



    30 Best Memes To Start Monday The Right Way | SayingImages.com

    Monday March 30


    It's a brand new week!  I am attaching the pages we will be working on for this week.  It's some of my favorites parts of history!

    Based on Friday's assignment, I'm sure you guessed it's the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression.  Did you enjoy doing some research?

    Watch The Great Gatsby for some fun cultural comparisons!

    For today, in the pages attached, please read, summarize and answer the questions for the first 2 pages (Pages 103-104)

    Then watch the video attached and provide a summary of the most important/intersting information.

    Thank you!! Have a GREAT DAY!!


    Week March 30 Chapter Pages

    Happy Friday!!!!  Friday March 27

    You have survived a week of learning from home!  I am very proud of the work all of you have been doing - You are making my job easy!

    But I am missing our class very much.  You have been doing great work all week, so for the weekend I just have 2 things for you to do, and

    they are very informal.  Monday we are starting the roaring 1920s and the Great Depression.  Between now and Monday, I would like you to find 10

    interesting facts about both of those topics.  Try to find things we don't already know.  Include pictures, music, food... anything you think is

    interesting about that era.

    It's not due until Monday morning, so you don't have to send it in today - just sometime before Monday morning.

    Have some fun with it!!  I'll take the top facts and share them with everyone. 

    Thanks everyone, have a fantastic weekend!!!


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    Thursday March 26

    Good morning!

    Homeschool Memes

    Thank you for being awesome!!!

    You are doing a FANTASTIC job at learning from home and emailing me your work!!

    I am so lucky to have each one of you in my class.  I hope you have a great day today and that you get a chance to get out and enjoy the springtime weather!

    For today, please complete pages 97+98 in your packet.   It is only 2 pages, but it is short answer questions.  AKA small essay.  Just do your best and make sure you follow exactly what is being asked for, and I know you will do an awesome job!!  I can't wait to read your work!  (Really!  I like reading what you write!)

    Have a great day everyone!  I miss you!


    Wednesday March 25

    Hello Everyone!!

    For today, it's an "assessment day" 

    1.  Look at the Supreme court cases on Page 94 of your packet.  For each:

    *  please explain the case, and what you found interesting about it.  Also, what quetions do you have about the case?  Find or create a picture to go along with each one. 

    2.  Complete the Multiple Choice questions on Pages 95+96.  Just give the the letter of the answers, numbered, of course.

    3.  Go to Castle Learning and do the assignment (it's only 15 questions.)

    4.  THEN, have a fantastic day!!!!   I am missing all of you!

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    Tuesday March 24

    Good Morning!!!

    How is everyone?   It's TERRIFFIC TUESDAY!

    I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy :) Are you finding new ways to communicate with your friends?

    I am working on TEAMS for our class - stay tuned!  We will try to have a meeting via teams within the next week.

    For TODAY:   Please go over the material on page 91 of the packet.  THEN complete the organizer on pages 92+93. 

    You will have to look up information - either in the packet or online.  Here is a video on Wilson's 14 points.  Please let me know what you learned from it and what you think of it :)



    Monday March 23

    Reminder - for today please do the following: (as seen below)

       -  Monday, March 23 - start at the bottom of pg 89, through 90.  Check out this video, then, in your own words, tell me the story of the US in WWI



    Have a great day, and thanks for being AWESOME!!



    Friday March 20


    Happy Friday!!

    Reminder of today's assignment:

    Read pgs 88-89, and summarize each paragraph with a sentence or two.  Then watch the video at the link below and tell me what you think is the most important thing to know. 

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     Panama Canal - American history memes

    March 19     :) :)

    Hello!  Today is Thursday March 19.  I am uploading work for the next 10 days.  The work comes from a book that delivers material very efficiantly.  I am also including the dates when each section is due.  The pages start with page # 87, and go through 97.  I have noted which pages are due on which days, but if you want to go further, you can, and if you miss a day and want to make it up the next day, that's fine too!

    Just make sure to check in EACH DAY, and let me know what you have done or not done, and send the work as an attachment. 


    Online US Class week 1

    For today:  Thursday, the 19th - Page 87 - READ, and answer the question at the bottom of the page.

                   - Friday, Mar 20th - Pages 88-89  Summarize each paragraph with one sentence, and watch this video: 

                                                                    https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/age-of-empire/v/the-age-of-empire      Answer:  What is the most

                                                                     important information in the video?

    W  E  E  K  E  N  D

                  -  Monday, March 23 - start at the bottom of pg 89, through 90.  Check out this video, then, in your own words, tell me the story of the US in WWI


                 -  Tuesday, March 24 -  Pg 91  summarize the page, and watch the video.  What did you learn today? 


                 - Wednesday, March 25 - pgs 92-93  You may do this in your notebook (send a photo) or on a word doc (send as attachment) or in onenote and send as an attachment or   


                 - Thursday, March 26 - Pgs 94-96 (as a test)  submit answers to my email in whichever way works best for you

                 - Friday, March 27 - Pgs 97+ as test and completion of the unit   




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    March 17

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

    And here we go with our virtual learning tryouts!  I hope you are all well and staying safe.  I am going to be missing our class and seeing all of you first thing in the mornings.  But don't worry!!  I will have plenty for you to think about each day!

    I will do my best to only give you important and meaningful work.  Once you have completed the assignment for each day, please send it to me via email.  You may send it as an attachemnt, a direct email, or do it by hand and attach a photo of your work. 

    We are going to back up a bit and review some WWI info. 

    First - a question: What was life like in Buffalo when McKinly was assassinated?   Give me a description and a picture or two explaining what Buffalo (and other cities) were like during this time.  (Send it to my email)

    We have an opportunity to make our class as interesting as we want, so I will use some of the info you send me too! 

    Have a great rest of the day and I'll check in tomorrow.







    One Pager directions!!  Click below
    Slavery presentation assignment:  Source below

     Impeachment questions are in the attachment below:

    Impeachemnt questions


    October 1

    We have been enjoying The Patriot in class this week.  I hope you are gathering information about Colonial America as you enjoy the film.  Your homework is to research the accuracy of the film.  Due Thursday, you are to write 10 way in which the film is historically accurate, and 10 ways in which it is inaccurate.    DUE THURSDAY OCT 3.


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