US History is Coming Soon to University School!

US History is Coming Soon to University School!

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to take a minute and update on the progress of the site a bit. I am a new teacher at University School and I am excited to be teaching American History Honors this year. I feel that this course is one of the most important we could undertake the study of while in school. It will inform you about our collective history and help define what it means to be an American. It will help you form your own beliefs about the individual and the role of government.

Over the coming weeks I will be updating the site to serve as a hub for our studies this year. In addition to the tools we will be accessing in class, of course.

So for the next week, sit back and relax and enjoy those fleeting moments of what remains of your summer!

Chapter 16 Presentation is Up!

We just finished Chapter 16 today in class. Please take a few minutes and review the chapter – I have posted the presentation I gave in class today on our site here. Find the link for it here.

Remember, for homework you are to complete the online quizzes for Chapters 15 and 16. You can use your notes from class and it is expected that you earn a 100% on these quizzes! Take your time and answer the questions!

Once we meet in class again, on the 26th, we will review the answers to Chapters 15 and 16. You will need to study over them for your test on those chapters.

Final Study Guide

Your final, however, will be encompassing all three tests we have taken this quarter on Chapters 7-9, 12-13, and 15-16. Make sure you review your old tests – as the questions will be pulled from those sources. Your old tests ARE YOUR STUDY GUIDES!

Class Assignments for 5.18.10

Well, you may have noticed that today, we are in the computer lab. So, let’s get to work! Today you will discover on your own the causes of the civil war!

Introduction to the Civil War Video – if you have a chance, watch it!


First, review the presentation I put together for Chapter 15 – the Road to Civil War. (If your browser doesn’t display it correctly, just follow the link)

You will need to answer the questions on the Chapter 15 Review (find the link for the document at the bottom of the page) – so make sure you have a separate piece of paper for you to record your answers on. Look over the presentation, answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper and turn in to me.

Your final assignment of the day is to learn more about who John Brown was. On the same web page for Chapter 15, near the bottom of the page, you will see some instructions for the “John Brown Activity”. Follow those instructions – you will be reading more about John Brown and you will also be investigating primary sources that describe what happened. Email me the results of your questions and you’re done!

Beginning Chapters 15 and 16 – The Civil War

So, here we are at the end of the year in probably the young nation’s most dramatic moment – Civil War. We will investigate how the war broke out and what caused it.

Here is a quick, 4 minute tour of how the Civil War went down.

Test Chapters 12 and 13 Tomorrow!

Remember class, tomorrow we will have our test on chapters 12 and 13! If the class scores an average of a 75% or higher, I will remove the grades for the Test for Chapters 7-9! So, study hard and good luck!

You can review the presentations for chapters 12 and 13 online – I have also uploaded some links to films so that you can watch them and gain a better understanding for those periods in history.