This is our schedule for the week ending February 15th, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 38.
1st Year Social Studies (Period 1 & 3)
Monday: America Under Thomas Jefferson - 1800-1808 - The Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark Expedition – We will study the election of 1800 and the transition from Federalist to Democratic-Republican control of the presidency, Thomas Jefferson's goals as President, John Adams's appointment of the "Midnight Judges," the Barbary Wars (1801-1815) to protect American ships from pirates, the Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Marbury vs. Madison, The Louisiana Purchase, the expedition of Lewis and Clark, Jefferson's imposition of trade restrictions with the passage of the Embargo Act of 1807, Robert Fulton's steamboat, and Zebulon Pike's explorations of the Southwest. Packet is due Tuesday.
Tuesday: America Under James Madison - 1809-1816 - The War of 1812 – We will study launching of the American "ship of state", the contributions of founding fathers, the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, United States expansion and how it affected American Indians and foreign powers, how industrialization, immigration, expansion of slavery, and westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions, the extension, restriction, and reorganization of American political democracy. Packet is due Wednesday.
Wednesday: America Under James Monroe and John Quincy Adams - 1817-1828 - The Monroe Doctrine and the Missouri Compromise – We will study the Seminole War and the Adams-Onis Treaty, the Missouri Compromise, Mexican Independence and the Opening of the Santa Fe Trail, the Monroe Doctrine, the Election of John Quincy Adams and the Founding of Fort Vancouver, implementing the "American System": The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the "Tariff of Abominations." Packet is due Thursday.
Thursday: America Under Andrew Jackson - 1829-1836 - The Indian Removal Act-The Nullification Crisis – We will study United States expansion and how it affected American Indians and foreign powers, how industrialization, immigration, expansion of slavery, and westward movement changed the lives of Americans and led toward regional tensions, the extension, restriction, and reorganization of American political democracy, and the sources and character of cultural, religious, and social reform movements in the antebellum period. Packet is due Monday.
2nd Year Social Studies (Period 2 & 4)
Monday: All About the Enlightenment - The Age of Reason – We will study the scientific method, Francis Bacon and René Descartes, the "Fathers of the Enlightenment," the value of rational thought, observation, generalization, the "Clockwork Universe", the world of Isaac Newton, the English Civil War, the Commonwealth, the Restoration, Bubonic Plague, calculus, optics, the Philosiphae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, even more Enlightenment science—scientific work of Anton Van Leeuwenhoek, Robert Hooke, William Harvey, and Carolus Linnaeus, the Enlightenment philosophers—John Locke (rule by the consent of the governed, the Glorious Revolution, basic human rights, freedom of the press, religious toleration), Voltaire, Freedom of Speech, Montesquieu, separation of governmental powers into legislative, executive, and judicial branches, separation of church and state, deism, the influence of the Enlightenment philosophers on the formation of the government of the United States. Packet is due Tuesday.
Tuesday: Roots of Religion – We will study the Ancient Middle East—Visit the ancient civilizations of Sumer and Egypt, and track how the Hebrews created a lasting culture and religion. In Search of Eden—follows scientists and theologians attempting to prove that Mesopotamia was the setting for the Book of Genesis. Islamic Civilization—shows how the Prophet Muhammad’s teachings gave birth to a religion that spread across and beyond the Middle East through trade and conquest. Islam: Past and Present—explores the history and teachings of Islam, from Muhammad’s struggles to the beliefs and practices of Muslims today. Packet is due Wednesday.
Wednesday: Religions of the World – Christianity – The religion of Christianity has more followers in the world today than any other. More than one billion eight hundred million people are considered Christians. In the last two thousand years, the life of one man, known as Jesus the Christ, may be said to have had a more profound effect on the course of history than that of any other being. Our study will stretch from the Sermon on the Mount to the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will learn about the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the split between East and West, the Reformation, the rituals that are a part of Christian tradition, and the controversy that has arisen as a result of modern archeological discoveries. Shot on location in Israel, France, England, and the United States, the video also includes interviews with theologians from several traditions. From these individuals, we gain personal insight into some of the beliefs that are a part of this great faith. Packet is due Thursday.
Thursday: Religions of the World – Hinduism – Hinduism is the world's most ancient living religion. It has 700 million followers; nearly one in every eight people on Earth is a Hindu. Hinduism has made a profound contribution to the religious and philosophical history of the world. It has spawned other religions, Buddhism and Sikhism in particular, and has contributed the concept of non-violent resistance as a means of political change. This program traces the development of Hinduism from its inception to the present day. Shot at numerous locations in India, it demystifies many of the concepts of the faith, including: the many gods of Hinduism, the transmigration of the soul, the Guru, the sacred cow, the caste system, the music and rituals. It also covers the conflict between Hindus and Muslims and the other religions that have sprung from Hinduism. Since religion has always been such a vital part of life in India, this program is more than simply an introduction to Hinduism. It provides an intimate look at Indian history, culture, and daily life, leaving the viewer with a sense of an expanded understanding of the mysterious part of the world. Packet is due Monday.
Friday: Daily Food Choices for Healthy Living - This best-selling program has been revised using the latest USDA research on what foods North Americans eat and what nutrients are in those foods. With input from nutrition experts, health specialists, and home economics teachers, the program teaches how to make the best food choices. The USDA Food Guide Pyramid is used to illustrate the basic food groups. The program then helps the students put the dietary guidelines into practice. Students will learn what and how much to eat from each food group to get the nutrients needed, but not too many calories or too much fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sugar, sodium or alcohol. Following the Pyramid will help keep the intake of total fat and saturated fat low and reduce chances of getting certain diseases and help maintain healthy weight. Students will also see how to control the sugar and salt in their diets and to make fewer sugar and salt choices. Special activities are provided for pregnant teens and young women. There will be a quiz.