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Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 5/15/2017 - 5/19/2017

Sent May 19th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We began our studies of the theme Reconstruction following the Civil War. We took a specific look at Lincoln's second Inaugural Address and how he planned to keep the nation together following the conflict. We concluded our Civil War studies with Lincoln's assassination. We are wrapping up the week with a Study Guide today that students can use to study for the Q4 Exam over the weekend. *NEXT WEEK*: We will take our Q4 Exam on Monday 5/22! Please, remind your student to...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the Week of 5/8/2017 - 5/12/2017

Sent May 12th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We started this week by taking a look at the roles of African-Americans and women in the Civil War. From there, we took a specific look at generals in the war from both the Union and Confederacy. We wrapped up this week by studying Sherman's March.We took this Friday as a day to researh local and global current events.  *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin our studies on the theme of Reconstruction following the Civil War. We will take a specific look at Lincoln's secon...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 5/1/2017 - 5/5/2017

Sent May 5th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We started this week by taking a look at new technology that was introduced and used during the United States' Civil War. From there we studied the Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg and assessed the impact and significance those battles had on the outcome of the Civil War.  *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin the week by taking a look at the roles of African-Americans and women in the Civil War (combat roles and more). From there, we will take a specific at generals in the wa...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 4/24/2017 - 4/28/2017

Sent April 28th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We began by studying the start of the Civil War with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. From there we took a look at the advantages that each side of the war had. The majority of our time this week was consumed by ISTEP testing. We have concluded ISTEP testing and are now in our final leg of the school year! *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin next week by taking a look at new technology that was introduced and used during the United States' Civil War. From there we will study the...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 4/17/2017 - 4/20/2017

Sent April 20th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We began our studies this week by reviewing all of the causes of the Civil War and we created a 3 paragraph essay explaining two causes of the war. This week was also ISTEP week so that took up the majority of instruction time. The students did an amazing job!  *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin next week by studying the start of the Civil War with the bombardment of Fort Sumter. From there we will take a look at the advantages that each side of the war had; as well as, ...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 4/10/2017 - 4/14/2017

Sent April 14th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We began our studies this week by studying the controversial abolitionist named John Brown who was executed in 1859 for attempting to incite a slave rebellion at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. We then moved on to studying the famous Supreme Court case of Dred Scott who was a slave that sued for his freedom. We finished this week by taking a look at Slave Spirituals that were used in the slave community to inspire hope and to spread codes and information about the Underground...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 4/3/2017 - 4/7/2017

Sent April 7th 2017

Happy Friday everyone!  THIS WEEK: We began our studies this week by taking guided notes on the expansion of slavery in the United States. We specifically studied new laws and compromises that were made as new states were joining the Union in the 1850s. We are connecting all of these laws with the idea that they helped cause the United States' Civil War.  *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin next week by studying the controversial abolitionist named John Brown who was executed in 1859 for attempting to incit...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 3/20/2017 - 3/22/2017

Sent March 22nd 2017

Happy Spring Break everyone! THIS WEEK: We began this week with a DBQ packet over the Underground Railroad and the Abolition movement of the 19th century and students wrote a short essay about what they discovered. We took a specific look at a couple individual Abolitionists who lead the Abolition movement (Harriet Beecher Stowe and Frederick Douglass). We will finish next week off with guided notes over the expansion of slavery into the new states out west that begin to join the U.S. in the 19th century.  *BACK...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 3/13/2017 - 3/17/2017

Sent March 17th 2017

Happy Friday everyone! THIS WEEK: We began our Quarter 4 studies by watching the Division episode of the "Story of Us" and taking guided notes. We then moved on in our studies of Quarter 4 by creating and coloring a map of the free states and slave states in the United States in 1850. We also finished our Quarter 4 Key Terms assignment. This will set a nice foundation for all students as we move deeper into Quarter 4.   *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin next week with a DBQ packet over the Underground Railroa...

Mr. DeBard's Class Update for the week of 3/6/2017 - 3/10/2017

Sent March 10th 2017

Happy Friday everyone! THIS WEEK: We wrapped up our studies of the Industrial Revolution and finished the 3rd Quarter curriculum. We took our Q3 Exam yesterday, Thursday March 9th! I am currently compiling those grades and will be posting them at the end of the day. *NEXT WEEK*: We will begin our Quarter 4 studies by watching the Division episode of the "Story of Us." We will then begin moving through Quarter 4 by studying the rise of the Abolition movement and the creation of the Underground...

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