• Week 12 Homework – 2/3/22

    1. Presentation

    Sign up for your 1950s/1960s presentation topic. One person per topic.

    Presentations are due in class February 17.

    2. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
       Ch 6-9, pgs 36-53

    2. Warriors Don’t Cry
    Ch 1-6

    3. Watch

    ALSO

    Documentary: McCarthy

    (Can rent from library or pay for a PBS Documentary Subscription on Amazon Prime or PBS Passport subscription)

    4. Research Paper

    Continue working on your key notes. Notes will be due February 17.

    Check out the full research paper schedule.

  • Week 11 Homework – 11/18/21

    It’s WINTERIM! Enjoy your holidays and this longer break.

    1. Read

    1. History of US – (Book 10)
      Preface
      Ch 1-5, pgs 9-35
      Ch 11, pgs 60-63
      Ch 17-18, pgs 88-96
      Ch 27, pgs 128-132

    2. Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin

    2. Watch

    Movie: Bridge of Spies – Available to rent on Amazon.
    This is a FABULOUS true-story movie that stars Tom Hanks.

    3. Listen

    Podcast: American History Tellers

    Find their 6-part series on the Cold War.

    You can find the podcast HERE.

    If you are new to the American History Tellers or podcasts in general, once you are on that page, you will need to search for the title “Cold War” to find the episodes that you need to listen to.

    4. Research Paper

    1. Print out your question and purpose statement and put it where you can look at it every time you start doing research

    2. Begin researching your paper and work on creating your working bibliography.

    3. Start creating key notes based on your research.

    NOTE: If your paper purpose statement and question are not solidified, continue to email the mentors for clarification during the break until you get it solid! It needs to be approved before you start to do research.

  • Week 10 Homework – 11/11/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US
      (Book 9) Chapters 44 (pp 188-189)
      (Book 10) Chapters 3-5 (pp 23-35)

    2. Watch

    BONUS VIDEO – Because Gail Halverson is a Utah Native, take a few minutes to get to know him a little bit better.

    3. Finalize a Research Topic

    Based on the feedback you received in class, refine your topic, research question, and purpose statement.

  • Week 9 Homework – 11/4/21

    1. Read

    1. Book – Hiroshima – Finish reading the entire book.

    2. Watch

    1. Video – The Fallen of WWII

    Note: This video was made in 2015, so some of the ages listed at the very beginning are out of date. A soldier who fought in WWII would now be in their 90s.

    3. Prepare for the Simulation

    There are three steps to prepare for the Atomic Bomb simulation:

    1. After reading the short summary of the person you are assigned, write a short response ( one paragraph) how you feel about that person’s position about dropping the Atomic Bomb.

    2. Research your assigned person and prepare to represent them in the discussion

    3. Now that you’ve done research, write a response to your previous paragraph (also one paragraph).

    • Do you agree with what you wrote?
    • Have you changed any part of your opinion?

    (It’s okay if you haven’t, but you still need to write something about what you now think.)

    Bring your thoughts to class to turn in.

    You do NOT need to share these paragraphs with your Writing Mentor!

    4. Pick a Research Topic

    Time to pick a topic for the research paper you’ll be writing next semester!

    This week, you need decide what you’ll be writing about.

    You can pick any topic as long as it meets these criteria:

    • Focuses on something in the United States
    • Between WWI and the present day
    • A History topic and not current events

    Review the possible topics we handed out in class.

    Remember your research will not just be a summary of events. Instead, you’ll be asking a question, and your paper will “prove” the answer to the question.

    After you have a topic, write a purpose statement (on page 9 of your Research Paper workbook).

    Bring your Purpose Statement to class. You’ll be meeting with Sister Perkey or Sister Silva individually to review your plan.

  • Week 8 Homework – 10/28/21

    1. Read

    1. Book Bomb Part 4, pgs 141-241
    2. BookHiroshima (Read as much as you can. You’ll finish for homework next week.)

    2. Watch

    1. MovieUnbroken

    You can rent this movie on Amazon. It’s rated PG-13. There is one moment of male backside nudity. If you want to skip it, it happens between 1:07:40 and 1:08:39 of the movie.

    3. Writing

    Along with your presentation, you are assigned to write a summary of your American Hero. Your summary will be 3 paragraphs long.

    Your summary and presentation are due NEXT WEEK – November 4.

    Write your paragraphs using the outline you created from your keynotes in class. Be sure to cite your sources in your paragraphs. You should cite from all 3 sources that you used in your research.

    Please include all your sources on your Works Cited page. Be sure to add your Works Cited page at the end of your summary.

    All citations and your Works Cited page should be in MLA style.

    Be sure to have your Writing Mentor review your work before you bring it to class!

    Here are the videos if you need a reminder:

  • Week 7 Homework – 10/21/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US Chapter 34-37, pgs 148-167.

    2. Book Bomb Part 3, pgs 88-138 (Last week we accidentally added a “1” to the reading assignment and assigned you an extra 100 pages! If you did it all, bravo … you are ahead in your reading. If not, you have time to catch up!)

    3. Speech – Read Franklin D Roosevelt’s speech – The State of the Union Address – 1941 – “Four Freedoms Speech”

    Remember – There’s lots of great ways to take notes. In addition to words and lists, you could consider drawing pictures in the margins to help you think about and remember what your read.

    Here’s a short video on visual note-taking:

    2. Watch & Listen

    1. YouTube

    World War II Part 2 – The Homefront: Crash Course US History

    2. Listen

    Listen to the 2-part podcast from American History Tellers called “The WWII Home Font” (about 2 hours total)

    You can find the podcast HERE.

    If you are new to the American History Tellers or podcasts in general, once you are on that page, you will need to search for the title “WWII Home Front” to find the episodes that you need to listen to.

    3. Writing

    Last time, you selected your American hero from World War II to do your presentation and written summary. Your summary will be 3 paragraphs long.

    Your summary and presentation will be both be due November 4.

    This week, your assignment is to take key notes on the sources that you found. Remember to take note of WHICH source your information comes from as you take your key notes.

    Be sure to grab a quote or two as you go so you can add those in as well.

    Bring a printed copy of your notes to turn in. (Remember to type with your name, date, and assignment title.)

    NOTE: We’ll be doing an activity in class with your key notes. You will want to make sure you bring them so you can participate!

  • Week 6 Homework – 10/7/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US Chapter 29-33, pgs 126-147.

    2. Book Bomb parts 1&2, pgs 1-187

    2. Watch

    1. YouTube

    World War II: Crash Course European History

    World War II Part 1: Crash Course US History

    3. Writing

    Select an American hero from World War II to do a presentation and written summary. The hero does not have to be well-known. However, you need to be able to find at least three sources about them either online or in print.

    Your summary and presentation will be due November 4.

    This week, your assignment is to find the sources that you will reference and to create a Works Cited page for those references.

    1. Watch this video on what the difference is between a Works Cited page and a Bibliography. Pay particular attention to the formatting instructions.

    2. Research your American WWII hero and find sources that you want to use.

    You need at least THREE sources. One source must be a printed source (book, magazine, etc). Be sure to bookmark any online your sites so you can find them later!

    3. Create a Works Cited page from those sources. (Remember, you DO NOT need to do key notes or paragraphs yet!)

    Use https://www.scribbr.com/mla-citation-generator/ to create your citations. (NOTE: You may have to do additional research to sometimes find the necessary information for websites.)

    When you are done, your paper should look like THIS sample we handed out in class.

    4. Handwrite your name at the top of your Works Cited page so we know it is yours. (Yes, this is one time where you are allowed to!)

    Help finding the publication date of an online sources

    If you have trouble finding the date a webpage was published, this article maybe helpful.

    Last resort, you can use this website to determine the first time a particular page was created.

  • Week 5 Homework – 9/30/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US Chapter 26-27, pgs 111-123.

    2. Book The Hiding Place Ch 12-end

    2. Watch

    1. Watch Lesson Plan

    Either rent on Amazon (preferred)

    OR

    Watch the movie adaptation called The Wave on YouTube. (We haven’t watched this version, so we can’t vouch for all the content)

    2. YouTube

    World War II: How did it start?

    World War II Causes

    Crash Course European History: Holocaust

    3. Writing

    Research your assigned dictator.

    Following the format of the Churchill paragraph we reviewed in class:

    1. Write key notes that answer each of the questions. Note that some answers are only words. Others are a few phrases or sentences.

    2. Write 2 paragraphs that summarize your research. Figure out which information you want to include in the first paragraph and which information you want to include in the second paragraph.

    You can include a quote if you want, but it is not required.

    Use proper paper format when turning everything in.

    Show your key notes AND your paragraphs to your writing mentor and then revise.

    Print and bring a copy to class of your notes AND your paragraph to turn in.

  • Week 4 Homework – 9/23/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US Chapter 19-25, pgs 92-110.

    2. SpeechFDR’s (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) 1st Inaugural Address – Come prepared to do a document study on the speech.

    3. Articles – 2 articles on leading during a crisis:

    5 Leadership Lessons from President Hoover and the Great Depression

    Leading in a Crisis

    4. Book The Hiding Place Ch 7-11

    2. Watch

    1. YouTube – The New Deal: Crash Course US History #34

    2. Audio- Listen to at least one FDR Fireside Chat

    Link to listen

    3. Listen – Listen to two short interviews with people who lived during the Great Depression

    Experience 1

    Experience 2

    3. Writing

    Using the 2 articles about leading and communicating during a crisis you read (see links above): 

    1.  Take key notes on both articles. No more than 1 page of key notes per article! (But it’s definitely okay if your notes fill up less than one page for each article.)

    2. Write a 2-paragraph summary using your key notes. The summary should be a combination of the information from BOTH articles and should flow together. (Do NOT write 1 paragraph for each article.) It’s okay if you use more information from one article than the other.

    3. Include 1 quote in the summary and use MLA intext citation. Your quote should be taken from one of the two articles. (You can include one quote per paragraph, but only one quote for the two paragraphs is required.)

    Show your key notes AND your paragraphs to your writing mentor and then revise.

    Print and bring a copy to class of your notes AND your paragraph to turn in.

    If you need help knowing how to do in-text citation, see this article as a reference.

  • Week 3 Homework – 9/16/21

    1. Read

    1. History of US Chapter 15-18, pgs 76-93.

    2. Article Causes of the Great Depression

    3. Book The Hiding Place Ch 1-6

    2. Watch

    1. YouTube – The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33

    2. Movie – Grapes of Wrath

    Ways to watch

    • Rent on Amazon (You can also rent from other sources like Google Play and YouTube)
    • Rent from the library

    3. Writing

    Using the “Causes of the Great Depression” article you read:

    1.  Take key notes on the article.

    2. Write a 1-paragraph summary using your key notes.

    Show your key notes AND your paragraph to your writing mentor and then revise. Print and bring a copy to class of your notes AND your paragraph to turn in.