This is our schedule for the week ending February 1st, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.
1st Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 3) –
Monday: An American Nation Begins - 1789-1792 - We will examine some of the practices of government in the United States during the period 1789-1792 by focusing on the extension, restriction, and reorganization of American political democracy. We will also look at technological change and how it affected American industrialization, divisions between North and South, and relations with foreign powers. There will be a packet and a quiz.
Tuesday: America in a Changing World, 1793-1799. This program examines some of the practices of government in the United States during the period 1793-1799. The program looks at developing American industrialization, expansion of slavery, and the growth of regional divisions between the North and South. Relations with foreign powers are also examined. There will be a packet.
Wednesday: Almost Painless Guide to the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the ideals of American Constitutional government, the theory of the "We the People," and the concepts laid out by the Preamble. We'll also discuss how the Constitution empowers the government to fulfill its responsibilities, while at the same time limiting those powers. There will be a packet and a quiz.
Thursday: Almost Painless Guide to the Executive Branch. We will focus on the origins of the Executive branch, the executive offices, the Cabinet, the power of the Presidential veto, and executive checks and balances. Also, we will examine the requirements and functions of the Presidency along with the distribution of federal power between the branches. There will be a packet and a quiz.
2nd Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 4) –
Monday: The Dark Ages: Europe After the Fall of Rome (410-1066 A.D.) The Dark Ages, the period of European history during the time that led to the fall of Rome up to the Norman Conquest in 1066, was a time of tremendous social, political, religious, and economic transition brought about by the merging of the classical Roman culture and its new Christian religion with that of the barbarian Germanic tribes. Historical reenactments filmed on location in a reconstructed seventh-century Anglo-Saxon village in England, combined with live-action imagery from other fascinating Dark Ages sites bring this important period of history to life for students. There will be a packet.
Tuesday: Living History: Living in Medieval Europe. The Medieval Era, the age of great castles and cathedrals, was undoubtedly one of the most interesting times in history. The program, filmed at some of the finest medieval sites in Europe, takes students through real castles, and introduces the people who lived in them. Students discover how knights were trained, how ordinary people lived, and how the devotion of medieval Christians created the golden age of cathedral building. There will be a packet.
Wednesday: All About the Renaissance: Part One: Historical Background, Beginnings, and Art. This program sets the stage for the Renaissance by providing the historical background needed to understand its emergence in the early 1300s, when the glories of classical Roman and Greek culture were rediscovered. A comparison of Medieval, classical, and Renaissance approaches to art is also presented in this program. There will be a packet and a quiz.
Thursday: All About the Renaissance: Part Two: Science, Invention, Architecture, Exploration, and Religious Reform. This program focuses on the later developments of the Renaissance. This program presents the impact of the enormous changes that took place in science, invention, architecture, exploration and religious reform during this pivotal era of world history. There will be a packet and a quiz.
Friday: What is Honesty? - Helps students develop a deeper understanding of honesty by presenting open-ended scenarios close to student experience and then posing questions like: Why do people lie? Are there not-so-bad lies? What is cheating? Enables students to discuss the issues involved in truth and honesty and decide the best resolution for each dilemma. There will be a quiz