History Happens!

 

Parents and Students-Welcome to the 6th Grade U.S. History II Blog for King’s Fork Middle School! :) 

Be sure to check this blog daily for any updates for your child’s U.S. History II Class! :)

“Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude”  Ralph Marston

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a BIG difference”  Winston Churchill 

 

King’s Fork Middle School 2016-17 Theme:  

Embrace Challenge! 

 

Welcome Second Semester Students!  You will find our textbook in the on-line version at the upper right of this page under “Five Ponds Press”.  To access it just type in:

Username: Student (with a capital S)

Password: History (with a capital H)

 

Feel free to use this blog to visit any and all videos, games, reviews, etc. to review for upcoming quizzes and tests or simply because you love our class :)  Let me know at any time should you have any questions or concerns!  I usually respond to emails as late as 10pm should the need arise.  You can email me at:  hopebradshaw@spsk12.net or at school between the hours of 7-7:20 am and 1-1:45pm.  I look forward to an exciting semester!

 

Parents:  Don’t forget that a new semester might mean replenishing your child’s school supplies :) 

U.S. History II Supply list is:

  • Plenty of pencils
  • One 1 ½ inch 3 ring binder with 50+ Plastic Protectors
  • Loose Leaf Paper

Optional items (will use these often in class): 

    • 4+ glue sticks
    • Highlighters
    • Crayons and/or color pencils
    • Pack of color paper or construction paper
    • Index cards
    • 2 boxes of tissues
    • Hand sanitizer or Wet Ones/hand wipes

 

Our classes are about to study our first war!  The  Spanish American War and then on to WWI, and WWII is nearing the corner. As we end our year, we will study the Korean and Vietnam Wars as we go into the Cold War era.  In honor of the men who have served in these wars and for those who serve today, our classes are going to work on an “in-line” chant; much like a “boot-camp” chant.  The video below is similar to what we are striving toward, however, students are encouraged to come up with their own words and to choreograph step and hand claps.  Lets have fun with this!

Today, December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor.  Students enjoyed the following video and wished to share it with their parents.  These men deserve our thanks and respect :)

 

The first big challenge for our New Jaguars entering our doors the first week of school can be getting to their classes, exploring their lockers, going to lunch, and what their day is going to look like as far as their schedule.  Don’t worry New Jaguars, we will take good care of you and will make sure you move through each day with ease!

This is the 6th grade schedule (all year long): 

7:00-7:25   Homeroom; breakfast

7:25-9:00   Block 1

9:00-11:05    Block 2     (10:00-10:30 Gold Team lunch;  10:30 Teal Team lunch)

11:05-12:40      Block 3

12:45-2:00        Exploratory Classes

9/11:  Extra, extra read all about it!  Want a little extra credit just into the first full week of school? Today, September 11th is the anniversary of a horrible event in U.S. history.  Watch the first video below (History Channel) and the one that continues right after it (15 years later) and write 1 paragraph (5 or more sentences) about the event, turn it in to your history teacher tomorrow September 12th and you will receive extra credit.  Note:  The other two videos are good, but your computer might have a hard time with them, as mine did. 

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11th-2001-22005

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11-244079

 

The National September 11 Memorial, Ground Zero, and the new World Trade Center Today

(pictures taken by Mrs. Bradshaw in NYC with exception of Ground Zero-taken from googleimages.com)

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Great Resources to study for upcoming Quizzes and Tests can be found under the ResourcesS1 (S1= 1st Semester) page above :)

******History Alert!  Parents-There is a FREE app available from Apple to help your child study for our end of nine week testing  OR you can google:  Pass the Past.  Once you download the app, be sure to practice OUR U.S. History II-1865-Present.  Be sure to let any one of us know if you have any questions! 

To access our Textbook, Five Ponds Press, simply click on the link to the top right above.  Choose the Textbook with Dr. King and  Eleanor Roosevelt’s picture.  Use:  Student and History for the passwords to get in.  It is case sensitive, so be sure to use a capital S for Student and a capital H for History.   In order for you to access this from your phone, you will have to download Adobe Acrobat. 

History Alert for  September 2016-January 2017:

Our U.S. History II classes are working on  what is called a Performance Based Assessment (PBA) which will count as our end of the year test grade in January 2017.  This is an IN CLASS assignment that must be completed at school.  We will be using primary and secondary sources to complete research notes for your student’s PBA booklet and for their project for their presentation in January 2017  (please see the Pacing Chart being sent home this week, September-November 2016 which includes PBA work days.
In addition, we encourage your student to visit the following sites to refresh on how to recognize the primary and secondary sources that we will provide them at school.  If you should come across any of these sources as it pertains to U.S. History II 1865-Present that could be used for your student’s assessment, please feel free to send it to school.  Thank you! As always, if you have any questions at all about the Performance Based Assessment, let any one of the History II teachers know.  Thank you for your support with this endeavor!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJv-j2BP1zM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgU1BcDStK0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmno-Yfetd8

 

 

Updated 9/6/16:  New Students and Parents to U.S. History II:  Please note that a copy of the Pacing Chart and letters for INB p. 2-4 can be found on ResourcesS1 above.  :)

*History Alert!   Here is a fun video to review for regions. Be sure to work in your Blue Book pages 7-12 :)  Regions Quiz will be 9/15!

***9/6:  History Alert!  Here are a few videos you can watch to help prepare for our  3abc & 4c Quiz:   Learn and Enjoy! :)

Reconstruction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nowsS7pMApI

Jim Crow:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzL2Brhg9aQ

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/stories_events_tuskegee.html

You can also find a few power points on the Resources S1 above. 
Happy studying! 

9/11:  Please visit the videos below in remembrance of 9/11:

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11th-2001-22005

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11-244079

While learning about the unit of the Great Plains and Westward Expansion (USII.2abc & 4a) be sure to visit the following videos for more insight to learn this unit:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrjg9ulR-xo

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL-j_rDNQgs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqCO1fMWeOM

We are studying Big Business, Immigration, and Progressive Movement! 

Be sure to visit the following videos for a closer look to learn these new units:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4dIDiwVTk4

Other great videos for Immigration, Big Business and Progressive Movement are:

John Green’s Crash Course Immigration:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRhjqqe750A&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s&index=27

Mr. Wilder’s Manufacturing Beats Rap Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL-j_rDNQgs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHx7cr8CA_QzkEy7ihgmtRw

John Green’s Crash Course Industrial Economy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6tRp-zRUJs

The Men Who Built America-The Rise of Vanderbilt:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Gq-eKO6SQ&list=PLob1mZcVWOahB4N4XrilMgbUmW8CFbg80

The Men Who Built America-Traits of a Titan:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7oHh-fXUw

The Men Who Built America- The Every Man:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEa24r0xXk&list=PLGS3fAD5oiCTMTmCfxmqMhNmsxXOU07jK

 You may find the Ford video we started in class on Thursday, 2/25 below under Ford videos-

The following videos on the Captains of Industry are from the History Channel (just copy paste the websites)

Rockefeller videos:

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-Rockefeller

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-monopoly

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-struck-oil

Carnegie videos:

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-andrew-Carnegie

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-the-american-dream

Vanderbilt videos:

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-cornelius-vanderbil

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-competitive-nature

Ford videos:

The one we started in class on Thursday, 2/25: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcr3YQK0eEY

http://www.history.co.uk/shows/the-men-who-built-america/videos/the-men-who-built-america-the-rise-of-henry-ford

 We will be starting the Progressive Era during the 1st Nine Weeks.  Visit the following websites to gain further knowledge of this important era of our history. The first site should let our children know just how lucky they have it in the 21st Century!

http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Q4zPR4G7M&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGEMscZE5dY&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s

 

Also, visit the following sites for Immigration, Big Business, and the Progressive Era:

Eyewitness To History: Immigrating to America, 1905(http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/immigrating.htm)

Eyewitness To History: Immigration in the Early 20th Century(http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/snpim.htm

Eyewitness To History: Children at Work 1908-1912(http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/hnintro.htm)

 

The Other Half Activity and Analysis:  Instructions-Just click on each below, analyze the pictures for your activity completion:

The History Place: Child Labor in America 1908-1912 – Photographs of Lewis W. Hine:  (http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/childlabor/)

Jacob Riis Pictures for analysis:  Jacob Riis How the Other Half Lives for Analysis

 

 

Other videos to view for a better understanding of the Progressive Era and the need for change:

Jacob Riis History Channel Video:  http://www.history.com/topics/new-york-city/videos/jacob-riis

Upton  Sinclair:               http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2006/07/welcome_to_the_jungle.html

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=upton+sinclair+the+jungle&qpvt=upton+sinclair+the+jungle&qpvt=upton+sinclair+the+jungle&FORM=IGRE

 

More sites for USII.4bde:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPelFkqb2d8

**Note: This one sounds the same as the one above; same words, but different pictures. Great for a review!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4dIDiwVTk4

Other great videos for Immigration and Big Business are:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRhjqqe750A&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s&index=27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL-j_rDNQgs&feature=c4-overview&list=UUHx7cr8CA_QzkEy7ihgmtRw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6tRp-zRUJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9Gq-eKO6SQ&list=PLob1mZcVWOahB4N4XrilMgbUmW8CFbg80

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR7oHh-fXUw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymEa24r0xXk&list=PLGS3fAD5oiCTMTmCfxmqMhNmsxXOU07jK

 

During our study of the Spanish American War check out these video/raps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utz18aE3pFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVtkZ6Sv16M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wFrAny77UY

As we study the building of the Panama Canal and Theodore Roosevelt:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOTA-S9MovE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NguIxlW3ktw

 

During our study of the Spanish American War check out these video/raps:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utz18aE3pFw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVtkZ6Sv16M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wFrAny77UY

 

During our study of WWI, check out this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y59wErqg4Xg&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s

 

News Flash!!!  We will be studying the Jazz Age!  While there are several power points and videos you can visit under the ResourcesS1  and ResourcesS2 pages above;  this one is “wonderful”!  

As we study the Great Depression, be sure to watch these videos as well as visiting the Resources S2 page above for Jeopardy games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ_lizW5zSI

The New Deal: 

 

 

Looking for something to keep you from being bored?  Already been on the blog, played all the games, and still need something to do?  Here is the perfect solution! :)

Recommended books for U.S. History and our study of WWII:
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
The Devil’s Arithmatic, by Jane Yolen
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps,by Andrea Warren
Summer of My German Soldier (Puffin Modern Classics),by Bette Greene
Snow Treasure,by Marie McSwigan
Tuskegee Airmen: American Heroes, by Lynn Homan
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series), by Richard Panchyk
The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank and B.M. Mooyaart
Recommended shows/movies of WWII:
Boy in the Blue Stripped Pajamas
The Story of Anne Frank
The History Channel: World Wars

Here’s a cute Looney Tunes cartoon made in 1943!  This cartoon along with others was created and shown to support our troops:

America Enters WWII, December 1941: 

Battle of Midway, June 1942:

Battle at Stalingrade Aug. ’42-Feb. ’43:

D-Day, June 1944: 

Ending the war in the Pacific-the dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Aug. 6 & 9, 1945:

Propaganda Posters by the one and only:  Dr. Seuss!  Check these out during our WWII Stations or at home for a great review of WWII:

http://library.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/index.html

Propaganda Posters can be found here:

 WWII Propaganda Posters for Review

 

Here is a great review of  WWII:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wvDFsxjaPaE

 

Do you think you could put ALL of World War II into one rap song?  Check this out….and Mrs. Bradshaw challenges you to memorize this and sing along with it to the class for extra credit!

 This video also covers World War II in a step-by-step explanation:

Attack Map!  Check this out:

http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/multimedia/interactive/pearl-harbor/?ar_a=1

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/ax/frameset.html

As we continue our unit of World War II, be sure to visit the following site and discover what creative political cartoons Dr. Seuss drew during this time period.  Yes!  Dr. Seuss who wrote all your children’s favorites!

http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/

Ever wonder what an atomic bomb would look like when it explodes? Curious to what damage Little Boy and Fat Man (these are the names of the A-bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan) really caused as WWII in the Pacific ended? Then check out this video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4LQaWJRDg

 

 

The Cold War is happening in U.S. History II! These amazing You Tube Videos for the Berlin Wall, John Green’s Cold War Crash Course and former President Ronald Reagan’s speech to “Tear Down this Wall” when communism fell in Eastern Europe: 

 

 

 

 

 

Later this semester, during the 2nd Nine Weeks…

We will be studying the Civil Rights Movement!  Be sure to visit the videos below to gain more insight into this important era of United States history.  Also, scroll down to find Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech.  Enjoy! :)

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/the-greensboro-sit-in/videos/separate-but-not-equal

Mrs. Bradshaw’s 1st Sememster Third Block Class in January 2015, we had a visitor! 

An amazing visit from an amazing young woman…..our very own Sugar Rodgers!

3rd Block with Sugar Rodgers

 Thanks for coming to see us Sugar!

 

9/11:  Please visit the videos below in remembrance: 

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11th-2001-22005

http://www.teachertube.com/video/september-11-244079

******History Alert!  Parents-There is a FREE app available from Apple to help your child study for our end of nine week testing  OR you can google:  Pass the Past.  Once you download the app, be sure to practice OUR U.S. History II-1865-Present.  Be sure to let any one of us know if you have any questions! 

Access Codes for our Textbook are: 

Username: Student (with a capital S)

Password: History (with a capital H)

Just click on the “Five Ponds Press” in the right margin above, type in the username, password, and then click on the textbook with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s picture (this should be the last one). This textbook is available in both the non-audio and the autio version.  Be sure to start reading now to get a head start!

Contact Information for the KFMS 6th Grade History Teachers:

Please visit the following website to help with political cartoon analysis during the year:  http://libraries.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dswenttowar/

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