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Ms. Taylor's U.S. History Class

Welcome to U.S. History from 1877 to the Present!
 

This course is designed to increase the student’s understanding of the United States History from 1877 to the present, its development and its institutions. The goals of the class are to develop (1.) an understanding of some of the principle themes in modern U.S. History, (2.) an ability to analyze historical evidence, and (3.) an ability to analyze and to express historical understanding in writing and other forms of communication.

 
Units/Eras of Study for the 4th 9 Weeks:
  • Unit 11: The Rise of Conservatism (1970s-Early 1990s)
  • Unit 12:  The United States, 1990s-Present
  • EOC Review
  • EOC Testing
  • End of the Year Project
  • Final Exams
 
 ***Due to the postponement of Wildkat Lunch, Ms. Taylor will be holding after school tutorials Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 3:30 PM each week until further notice.***
 
 
 
**Unit 11: The Rise of Conservatism Review Days will be March 29-30, 2017. The Unit 11 Test will take place on  March 31, 2017.**
 
**U.S. History Benchmark Testing will take place the week of April 3-7, 2017**
 
 
*** Grades are updated on Mondays and Fridays after school.***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

  
in early and modern U.S. History, (2.) an ability to analyze
historical evidence, and
(3.) an ability to analyze and to express historical unders
tanding in writing and other
forms of communication
 

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Unit 11 Review

Wednesday, March 29, 2017:
 
Unit 11 Review Questions.
 
Students will need to write the questions and their answers on a separate sheet of paper; this review assignment is for a daily grade. It will be due on friday, March 31, 2017 before the Unit 11 Test is administered.

Unit 11- Nixon-Watergate Scandal (Project Work Day)

Thursday, March 23, 2017:
 
Warm-Up Question, Announcements/Reminders; Poster Project Instructions/Expectations for Group work.
 
Today will be the only day to work on the posters in class. If students do not finish, they will need to come in during Wildkat Lunch tutorials to finish their work. The poster project is due tomorrow- Friday, March 24, 2017 by the end of the student's class period.

Unit 11- Nixon-Watergate Scandal

Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
 
Warm-up, in class announcements/reminders; guided lecture materials and audio/visual clips for the presentation. 
 
Students will complete the guided lecture notes/material in class. These notes will go on pg.99 in the student notebook.  Following the lecture notes, students will form small groups to complete a poster project. The poster project requirements are on the previous post to this website.

Unit 11-Rise of Conservatism Background (Day 2)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017:
 
Warm-Up question, announcments/reminders; in-class assignment instructions and expectations.
 
Students will be given approximately 15 minutes to finish working on their 5-5-5 assignment from the previous lesson. This is to be completed on pg. 98 in the student notebook. During the last 20-25 minutes of class, students will work on and complete a reading assignment with guided questions from the textbook. This reading assignment covers essential background information and knowledge about conservatism and liberalism, etc.during the modern political era (1970s-present). Both of these assignments will be taken as a daily grade this week. 
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Name
Whitney Taylor
Position
Teacher
Email
wtaylor@willisisd.org

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