Category Archives: Regents US History

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Digital History Textbook  Commonlit.org  Ushistory.org PBS: Africans in America (Part I)  PBS: Africans in America (Part II) 

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Tuesday, September 27

Today in class we picked up A LOT of papers……. We began with some notes on the Enlightenment – specifically ideas from John Locke. These ideas will be plagiarized from Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence! We went over … Continue reading

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Monday, September 25

We began class by reading a “break-up” letter that Mr. Bell found in the hallway. We then discussed how we are about to read the greatest break-up letter in world history: the Declaration of Independence. We took some notes on … Continue reading

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Thursday and Friday, September 22 and 23

We watched Episode 2 of John Adams – “Independence” to examine how the colonies SLOWLY came together and stopped bickering to oppose Great Britain, ultimately deciding to break away entirely. On Thursday, we took our Settling the New World quiz … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 21

Guidance visited US History classes today so you didn’t miss anything!

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Tuesday, September 20

Today in class we reviewed our American Revolution notes by highlighting important vocab and writing a memory trick on the left-hand side about the parent-child relationship in order to help us remember the significance of the French and Indian War. … Continue reading

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Monday, September 19

Today we began the American Revolution! We started by discussing an earlier war – the French and Indian War that led to a change in the way the British dealt with their “children” (the colonies). Make sure you read over … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 15

Today in class we finished our vocab grid by completing the antonym column. The quiz will be on Friday. We added to our notes by discussing the Enlightenment. This movement will create new ideas about government that will help to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 14

Today in class was a bit heavy on the notes. We completed our vocab grid (synonyms) and then continued to discuss ways in which the British monarchy was limited. We then discussed how British ideas about govt. (ex: power should … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 13

Today we completed the second column of our vocab grid in preparation for Friday’s quiz. We then reviewed mercantilism by drawing a diagram depicting the triangular trade routes into our blue notes. We also reviewed last night’s homework (7 questions … Continue reading

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