History

Links to Missouri executive branch officials.

History Bell Ringer:

https://docs.google.com/a/cune.org/forms/d/1847mZpP0A1WSQIL7lHX17s3ecWhkOcdn0VXeAZfbuVw/viewform 

You must click on this weblink. Then fill out the information that follows.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xyT5ucm8BC2VWQSuqYCZ1A87kEqHMTlKaEuY1UGrcbM/viewform?usp=send_form

Westward Expansion Unit

You have been assigned a certain group of people. Your new object is to “become” a fictional character from that group of people. This will help you get into your “character” as you look at this time in history from your character’s perspective.

step 1: Get to know about your group in the textbook and on the Internet.

step 2: Find information. Use the internet, library, your textbook, and look up information. The more you find, the better you will understand.

Then you will form a nameplate.

Guidelines.

1. A) Front of name plate:  (worth 10 pts)

– This should include the basics of who you are: – quality work overall

– group name – your character’s name – colorful/neat   – uses space well

– 3 pictures representing you/your group (one hand drawn minimum) – eye/catching

-Use at least one picture off the Internet

2. B) Back of name plate:  (worth 10 pts) – Write a description of your “character” on the back

– This is to be written in COMPLETE SENTENCES & PARAGRAPH FORM

– Some questions to answer:

1) How old are you? 2) What is your “job”?

3) Why are you moving? 4) What are you scared of and excited about?

5) How do you feel about westward expansion?  Explain…

6) Tell about what life and work is like for your group

3. C) Writing Quality:  (worth 10 pts)

Your writing quality will be part of your grade.  Check that the following are used:

– complete sentences – capital letters – final draft quality

– grammar – punctuation

– spelling   – “voice” no “book talk!”   – show personality!

– neatness – use your own words! – write with feeling!

– sources cited – organized/fluency (1pt)


Be ready to introduce yourself to the class!!

Ch. 5 “Growth in the West” VIRTUAL SCRAPBOOK PROJECT

 

Overview:  Just like settlers from the past kept scrapbooks, diaries, etc. to help document their “adventures” during this time frame, YOU will also be keeping a “virtual” scrapbook to document your “character’s” adventures and responses to various topics of this unit.

 

It will include:

1. A) JOURNAL ENTRIES (2 paragraphs each – 4-5 sentences per paragraph)

1) Journal Entry #1:  Your “nameplate” introduction/journal entry

2) Journal Entry #2: Your response to the Louisiana Purchase

3) Journal Entry #3:  Your character’s response to the Gold Rush/Mining Boom

4) Journal Entry #4:  Your character’s response to the Cattle Drives/Cow Towns, etc

5) Journal Entry #5:  Your character’s response to the Transcontiental RR

6) Journal Entry #6:  Your character’s response to the Homestead Act

7) Journal Entry #7:  Your character’s response to the Native American Conflicts/Battles

– ideas:  Battle of Little Bighorn, Sand Creek Massacre, Wounded Knee Massacre, etc

8) Journal Entry #8:  Your character’s response to the overall situation now that it’s over

– this is a final summary of the overall feelings, etc. about all the events as a whole

2. B) PICTURES:

1) Each journal entry should have at least 3 pictures that fit the topic of the journal

2) Each picture should have a caption that explains what the picture is showing

3.C) MUSIC:

1) Each journal entry should have a song that plays. You will upload a song that relates to your journal project. This can be a youtube video on a separate slide.

– the music style and substance should fit the topic and the “feel” of the journal

– example:  if your journal is sad, don’t play the song “Because i’m Happy”

 

Grading

Your virtual scrapbook will be graded on its overall quality of work.  Things that show “quality work” for this project are:

 

Quality Work  (10 pts)

1) neat, colorful, organized, polished, and “professional” design

– fills page well, eye-catching, final draft type quality

2) all requirements fulfilled (See above)

– do you have all 7 journals?  – do you have 3 pics for each?  – do you have music for each?

3) finished on time

 

Information  (10 pts)

1) accurate, appropriate & adequate (is there enough?) information in the journals

– journals are personal, yet explain and show an understanding of the topic

– Journals Included: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Writing Quality  (10 pts)

2) good writing quality, including:

– complete sentences – correct grammar – correct punctuation

– correct spelling – correct use of capital letters – good fluency/flow/organization

– a “voice” for the journal that fits the character, the topic, and the “feel” for each page/entry

– it should show emotion, personality, etc

9/11 Further Research

  • National Archives: 9/11 Commission Records

http://www.archives.gov/research/9-11/

  • The September 11 Digital Archive

http://911digitalarchive.org/index.php

  • The National Security Archive

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/sept11/

  • Library of Congress: Collection of Photographs

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?q=September%2011

  • National September 11 Memorial & Museum

http://www.911memorial.org/?gclid=CK_Dx8-56qoCFeqB5godQTisQw

  • One Year Later: Facts and Figures from USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/sept11/2002-09-10-for-the-record_x.htm

HISTORY BY THE ERA

1) Check out this webpage for era by era coverage

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era#.T4bot-ujM8Y.twitter

 

2) History Channel’s “topics” page has a list of all sorts of them by category (catchy intros, articles, etc)

http://www.history.com/topics

MEDIEVAL ENGLAND

1) 1066 Battle Simulation

http://www.1066online.co.uk/hastings-main/1066-game/

 

ECONOMICS

1) Baseball based vocab/concepts game

http://www.bos.frb.org/peanuts/indexnosound.htm

 

2) iCivics “People’s Pie” (govt econ policy – good!)

http://www.icivics.org/games/peoples-pie

 

3) run your own McDonalds (*tutorial uses the “sh—“ word unfortunately

  1. sugartoast.com/game/mcdonalds

 

4) Run your own lemonade stand

  1. coolmath-games.com/lemonade

 

5) run your own coffee shop

  1. coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop/index.html

RECONSTRUCTON

6) Lincoln Assassination (Movie scene)

– search for “The Day Lincoln Was Shot (1998)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBLsOQPu23U&feature=related

 

IMMIGRATION

1) Ellis Island/Immigration simulation game

http://tenement.org/immigrate/

 

2) Colbert Report Migrant worker video clip

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/360017/september-23-2010/fallback-position—migrant-worker-pt–2

– start at the 4:29 mark and go from there

 

3) Ellis Island website

http://www.ellisisland.org/

– includes Torch Cam

– browse the site when you are there

 

4) Ellis Island interactive tour

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/

– good info and interactive tour of Ellis Island

 

5) Irish Potato Famine simulation type

http://www.irishpotatofamine.org/flash.html

– interactive experience dealing with the Irish Potato Famine

 

6) PBS kids Immigration simulation (become an immigrant in New York)

http://pbskids.org/bigapplehistory/activities/a_immigration/activity3/index.html

– simple, yet good learning

 

7) Interactive map to trace different immigrant groups distribution in the US

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html

 

8) Scholastic’s Immigration website (good activities)

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/index.htm

 

9) iCivics “Immigration Nation” game

http://www.icivics.org/games/immigration-nation

WESTWARD EXPANSION

1) Gold Rush Game: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldrush/sfeature/game.html

– simulation type game on the Gold Rush

 

2) Wild West Towns – the Deadwood Experience

http://www.dakotaexperience.org/cvfrontier/deadwood_illustrated_intro.html

– good activity to use! – finishes with a slideshow they create

 

3) interactive Railroad Race (good for intro to Trans RR)

http://cprr.org/Game/Interactive_Railroad_Project/indexy.htm

 

4) Modern Boomtowns

It was great meeting you and chatting the other day. Here are some links about the ND oil boom.

 

The ND oil boom was on the cover of National Geographic in March. This is the story on their website:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/bakken-shale-oil/dobb-text

 

Here’s a PBS video:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/july-dec12/boomtown_08-07.html

 

And here is a page which seems to have information on various boomtowns in America:

http://money.cnn.com/pf/america-boomtown/

 

5) Building a Sod House interactive/game

http://amhistory.si.edu/ourstory/f/sodhouse.html?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

 

6) great simulation!  (Mission US) Native American conflict

– you’re a Cheyenne tribe member facing difficult decisions during the Transcontinental RR era

http://www.mission-us.org/pages/landing-mission-3

WORLD WAR 1:

1) WW1 Trench Warfare

  1. bbc.co.uk/schools/worldwarone/hq/trenchwarfare_large.shmtl

 

2) World War I:  Would you be a good General on the Western Front?

– simulation game/decision making

http://www.schoolshistory.org.uk/westernfront/Western%20Front%20Sim.htm

 

3) WW1 Flying Game

  1. flyinggames123.com/battle-over-berlin.html

– Also has “Naval Fighter Pilot” from WW2 and others!

– another WW1 called “Hostile Skies”

 

4) Warfare 1917

http://topwargames.com/warfare-1917
– trench warfare game/strategy (a little more complicated version – you’ll need some time)

 

5) Over the Top:  great game/interactive (from Canada!) about Trench Warfare

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/overtop/index_e.shtml

 

6) Trench Warfare game:  (simpler, video game type – but can still learn from it)

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/greatwar/g3/game/

ROARING 20s

1) Can you survive the 1920s? Play this interactive game to find out:

http://www.mccord-museum.qc.ca/en/keys/games/18

 

GREAT DEPRESSION

1) Dust Bowl Interactive:  “choose your own adventure” type interactive about living in the Dust Bowl

http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/dustbowl/interactive/

WORLD WAR II:

1) a 45 sec look at Hiroshima after the bombing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XIMc5BdGdU&feature=related

2) WW2 Tank Game

  1. tankgame.org

 

3) Flocabulary – “Would you drop it?” WWII summary

http://flocabulary.com/world-war-ii/

 

4) Hiroshima after the Atomic Bomb – 360 degree panorama tinyurl.com/3pd4b2h

 

5)  What would your city have looked like if it had been hit by the Hiroshima bomb? tinyurl.com/44xjpel

 

6) Tank warfare “Choose your own adventure” type game WWII (from Canada!)

http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/games/armwar/indexwareng.shtml

 

7) GREAT D-Day interactive website (narrated, actual survivor interviews, etc)

http://www.ddaytovictory.ca/

 

8) Nice informational website about the removal of Japanese-Americans to internment camps

http://amhistory.si.edu/perfectunion/non-flash/removal_process.html

 

9) interactive Secret Annex of Anne Frank (hiding from the Holocaust)

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/Enter-the-3D-house/#/house/20/help/

 

10) World War II “Warfare 1944” good war game

http://www.worldwargames.org/warfare-1944-game.html

 

COLD WAR ERA:

15) Vietnam War combat game online

http://www.purely-games.com/vietnam_war_game.html

 

18) WHO KILLED JFK:  Channel One’s website (under “Fun” and then “games”)

http://www.channelone.com/news/jfk/

– good sim looking into the day and the conspiracy

 

2) Outstanding site to explore the Cuban Missile Crisis and what might have been: cloudsovercuba.com

 

3) Berlin Wall Interactive (NY Times) showing then/now pics from Berlin

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/11/09/world/europe/20091109-berlinwallthennow.html?_r=2&

CIVIL RIGHTS ERA

1) short videos from NBC Learns regarding steps of Civil Rights

http://www.nbclearn.com/portal/site/learn/finishing-the-dream

SEPT 11th STUFF

5) For the 9/11 attacks

– look into a Jessie Ventura conspiracy show about it

– MUSIC of 9/11 (Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, “Have you forgotten”, etc)

6) Very cool interactive timeline of the 9/11 attacks

http://timeline.national911memorial.org/#/Explore/2

9) MIDDLE LEVEL CONFERENCE STUFF:

– Lance Mosier (Omaha Westside) had great stuff !

– his website:  http://wikihistory.wikispaces.com

– his email:  lmosier@westside66.org

A)  Quizlet:  can be used to make flashcards, self test, etc

B) good one:  www.iCivics.org

– lots of games, sims, etc. on Bill of Rights type stuff

– “DO I HAVE A RIGHT” is a really good game (pretend to be lawyers, etc)

C) animated maps of history battles:  www.historyanimated.com (or .org?)

D) precreated primary sources analysis  www.historicalthinking.org

E) good one:  Historical Scene Investigation

– study primary sources to try to figure out what event happened like CSI

– see his wiki site for the link

F) www.docsteach.org  National Archives lessong

– has a good Reconstruction section

G) Google earth:  book mark sites to visit, use as lecture tool

– there are some premade layers and tours on his website

11) GOOD SIMULATIONS LISTING WEBSITE: http://teach.fcps.net/trt14/KTLC/simulations.htm

– lists a bunch of good simulations wesbite

 

12) HISTORY GAMES COLLECTION: http://playinghistory.org/

– collection of online History games!

 

4)  Helicopter games (www.helicoptergames123.com)

– could be used for Desert Storm or modern war?

17) WAR GAMES LINK:   overall link for different war games

http://www.purely-games.com/free_online_war_games.html

 

18) TECH RESOURCES FOR SOC. ST. TEACHERS to try:

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/01/11-social-studies-resources-to-try-in.html

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