BR, Hwk, & Directions

Bell Ringers are 3 questions posted daily at the beginning of class for students to repetitively review already learned information. Students will take a short amount of time to answer and then discuss the information, daily. You will find them in their INB if you would like to go over them with your student. I am also going to post them here for your convenience.

Homework is required and necessary for retention of the information that is covered in US History II. There will be some form of Homework nightly: even if it is just to study. Homework should take your student 30-45 minutes each night, along with about 20 minutes of studying! Classroom time will go extremely fast and students will need the extra time in the evening to practice learned information to retain it.
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Bellringers and Homework
  • US.2
  • US.3
  • US.4
  • US.5
  • US.6
  • US.7
  • US.8
  • US.9
  • US.2-9 Review

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Classwork Directions:

These were assignments from previous classes, they will be similar, but can change at any time – look in INB for actual assignments. I will adjust information as we go.

US.2a – foldable – 8 flap foldable on the flaps – Inventions and Adaptations to make life livable on the Great Plains. On the back – draw the physical features and climate of the great plains – label. This was started in class and paper provided.

Barbed wire Beef cattle raising
Steel plow Wheat farming
Dry farming Windmills
Sod houses Railroads

US.2b/c – US Map – p.13 in 2c is a map. The students were to:

  1. label the states (write the whole name out)
  2. label the cities from page 3 in notes section
  3. label the industries
  4. color each region a different color
  5. cut out the regions
  6. glue on blue paper that was provided
  7. make a mp key and compass rose.

 US.3a – foldable: Create a 3 flap foldable using all of the Notes (VA words) from US.3a. Include images. This was started in class together, paper provided.

US.3b – diagram: we started this in class. Student needs to take the US.3b notes and create a diagram using the information (bullets). We did it with circles for the titles and rectangles coming down with the information in it. As long as it looks like a diagram (bubble map) they are good to go. If they were absent they got a print out to get them started.

US.3c PINK cards: There is an example in US.1 pg 27-28 of what should go on the PINK cards for each person we learn about. US.3 only had 3. (Lincoln, Lee, & Douglass)

US.4a – Increased Westward Expansion & its Impact on American Indians. Map Style Diagram – started in class

US.4b – Comic Strip Style – Immigration Sequence

US.4c – Pros/Cons Poster – Complete Most in Class

US.4d – Graphic Organizer – Using INB pg 29 – Started in Class

US.4e – Foldable/Diagram/Free Choice – All information and pictures provided INB pg 31 & 33 (Stared in Class)

US.4a/b/c/d/e PINK cards – example on US.1 pg 27-28. Turn in together in one empty sheet protector. (14 – Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, General George Custer, Jane Adams, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Susan B. Anthony, & Elizabeth Cady Stanton)

US.2-4 Review Packet – INB pg 35 (Only for some students)

Progressive Movement Take Home Project – INB US.4 pg 37-38

 US.5a – SAW Grpahic Organizer – INB US.5 pg 9 – Started in class

US.5bmake an Political Cartoon of US Foreign Policy after SAW – using information from US.5b

US.5 – Timelines – started in class INB pgs from US.5 (15 & 17)

Us.5 – Group Assignment – comprehension/poster/presentation 

US.5 – PINK cards – Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, Cuban Rebels


US.6a – Info Cube – started in  class US.6a notes numbered 1-5 (on the left), cube is numbered 1-5. These will correspond to each other. Write the VA words (notes in bold boxes) and draw pictures. Elaborate if necessary eg. Wright Bros.

US.6b – Flip book – started in class and labeled together

US.6 PINK cards – 14 – Mainly in US.6c – Wright Bros, Henry Ford, bootleggers, Georgia O’Keeffe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Steinbeck, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Jacob Lawrence, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Franklin D. Roosevelt

US.6d - Graphic Organizer Provided

2nd/4th 9 Weeks

US.7a – 3 Column Graphic Organizer – did together in class along with notes – add illustrations

US.7a - INB pg 11-12

US.7b – WWII Events/People Book– INB US.7 pg 15 & 29 – cut and paste according to outline done in class – add illustrations for events and information for people/country

US.7b - Holocaust Item – INB US.7 pg 35 – students have a couple options for their creation

US.7c – Ration Book US.7 pg 31 & 32 in INB – Fill in with VA Words and Opinions

US.7 PINK (10-11) – Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Hideko Tojo, Franklin D. Roosevelt (cont. or create another), Harry S. Truman, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Jewish in Europe, Japanese Americans (WWII), Rosie the Riveter, & Anne Frank


US.8a – foldable – use VA words/Notes & Illustrations

US.8b -Diagram – use VA words/Notes & Illustrations

US.8c – Timeline using US.8 INB pgs 21, 23, & 25 – Add illustrations

US.8d -Free Choice Item – use VA words/Notes & Illustrations

US.8e -Advertisement or Political Cartoon – use VA words/Notes & Illustrations

US.8 PINK Cards – George C. Marshall, Baby Boomer, Eleanor Roosevelt, G.I., Harry S. Truman and the 8 Cold War Presidents on INB pg 25


US.9a – Diagram/Foldable/Free Choice use INB pg 25

US.9b – Diagram/Foldable/Free Choice use INB pg 27

US.9c – PINK cards – + Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks (11 total)

US.9d – Diagram INB pg 24


Review – Tic-Tac-Toe boards for each US

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