March 30-April 14: Ms. Wiles' teaching week!
Week 9, 16-19 March: What causes led to the Civil War?
Learning Objectives: You will have a better understanding of why the Civil War happened, and realize that a number of events led to the carnage and devastation of America's most horrific war.
-Civil War causes
After briefly reviewing causes last week, we're going to get into more detail about what led to the Civil War. John Brown's raid played a role in awakening fears about slave revolts, but it was not the sole cause of the war. We will look at the various tariffs, trade restrictions, and government policies that led to the war.
-Civil War causes
After making your posters yesterday, you should have a good understanding of why the Civil War started.
We're going to do a quick gallery walk and then begin writing.
Choose two of the topics your group came up with (taxes, rebellions, government, etc.), and write a two paragraph explanation of why the events/acts/tariffs/etc. caused the war.
For example, you might pick rebellions and taxes. You would then write one paragraph describing how rebellions led to the war, and one paragraph explaining how taxes led to the war.
After yesterday's gallery walk, you all should have a good idea of how the Civil War started. We'll go over some key terms and ideas in class. The rest is up to you!
Week 8, 9-13 March: How did slaves revolt against the system oppression?
Learning Objectives: You will listen to your peers podcasts and provide meaningful feedback on their work.
-Listen to peer podcasts
In small groups, we're going to listen to our peers productions, and then using the rubric we created as a class, critique their work. Please remember to give meaningful feedback.
Learning Objective: You will come away from today's class having a better understanding of why the idea of abolition was so volatile to some, and why it was an underlying precursor to the start of the Civil War.
-John Brown Raid
-Harper's Ferry PowerPoint
Today, we're going to discuss the raid on Harper's Ferry, and how it changed the national mindset about slavery (both North and South).
-Harper's Ferry Raid and aftermath
Continue with John Brown primary sources.
-causes of the Civil War
We've already done research on one cause of the Civil War (Harper's Ferry raid). Today, we're going to take a look at the economic disparities between the North and South.
After missing last weeks class meeting, why don't we spend our time before lunch discussing issues that have come up over the past two weeks? Please come to class with positive comments, solutions, and changes you would like to make.
-Abraham Lincoln SAC
Week 7, 2-5 March: Why was slavery so institutionalized in the American South?
Nice work last week! Let's start recording our podcasts today. Make sure to record somewhere quiet and without background noise. I'll be walking around meeting with each group to see if you have any questions.
Today, I'd like each group to continue recording their podcasts. It's up to you to choose a recording device (iPhone, iPad, laptop microphone, etc.). Please record somewhere quiet and without background noise. I'm looking forward to seeing what you produce!.
-podcasts due tomorrow!
Please use today wisely as it's your last day to work on your podcast. I'll be moving from group to group answering questions.
I'm super psyched to listen to your podcasts this weekend. Today, we're going to listen to a few in class, kindly critique them, and then enjoy a long weekend!