Category Archives: US History

World Trade Center

20 people survived the collapse of the Twin Towers.   Click here for an article that gives a brief description of how they survived. Wil Jimeno and John McLouglin are the most well known due to their story being told in the Oliver Stone movie, … Continue reading

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The last assignment: Blog Post presentations

You have selected a topic in class.   In the new book, go to the chapter and page number with your topic.  That will give you a general description of your topic. Using that text and at least one other … Continue reading

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USH kickoff May 8-9: The Last Kickoff

Finally!  This is your last kickoff of the semester.  There will be more but they’ll be extra credit assignments.  I would like your feedback on the course.  This feedback will be submitted anonymously. There is no word count requirement, however … Continue reading

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USH kickoff May 6-7: Selma to Montgomery

For today’s kickoff, you’ll write a brief story about what it might have been like to be part of the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights marches of 1965.   Imagine you are part of this march.  Write 100+ words about … Continue reading

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USH kickoff April 30-May 5: LBJ’s Great Society

Look in Chapter 20, Section 3 (pg. 685-687).    Give a brief description of these important programs of Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”: 1.  Elementary & Secondary Education Act of 1964 – 2.   Civil Rights Act of 1964 – … Continue reading

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US History E.O.C. Practice Test – Spring 2014

Step 1: US History practice EOC 2014 – click here to download a copy of the practice test. After you download, save a copy to your laptop.   (Move your cursor to the bottom right of the screen, you’ll see a small … Continue reading

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USH kickoff April 28-29: JFK conclusions

JFK conclusion.  <copy/paste these questions to a new blog post>  1.  What do you think are the three strongest pieces of evidence that Garrison and his team uncovered? 2.   What two scenes from the movie are the most memorable for … Continue reading

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USH kickoff Apr 22-23: JFK part 2

Transfer the notes from your handout to today’s kickoff.  Copy/paste these questions and bold your answers: 7.  Garrison and his team meet at a New Orleans restaurant to discuss what they’ve learned.  What new details have they learned about Lee Harvey Oswald? … Continue reading

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USH kickoff Apr 17-21: JFK part 1

For this kickoff, please transfer your notes on your JFK handout to this blog post.   As always, please bold your answers. <copy and paste these questions to a new post> 1. The film opens with President Eisenhower’s farewell address to the … Continue reading

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JFK – USH kickoff Apr 15-16

Q1 – Ask two adults in your life (family member, relative, teacher, etc.) what they think of the Kennedy assassination.   Share those two opinions in this blog post. 150+ words and a relevant photo. ———————— Spartacus Educ has a comprehensive and balanced … Continue reading

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