Thursday, January 28, 2016

George Washington Speaks to Us - 1/28/2016


TODAY'S AGENDA
1. In politics, tonight is the final Republican Debate before the Iowa Caucus. JV starts at 4:00pm PT and Varsity starts at 6:00pm PT. Donald Trump is in a feud with FOX News, so he is skipping tonight's debate.

2. Washington's Farewell Address
  • George Washington's Farewell Address - READING and HANDOUT
  • We will all go through the first section together (on the paper)
  • Then choose any quote you like from the Farewell Address and answer these questions on the back of your handout:
    1. I choose Quote #____
    2. What is Washington saying in this quote? What does this reveal about Washington's character or his state of mind?
    3. How could this advice apply to the United States today?
  • If you choose a small quote, and still have time in class, choose one more to analyze

Quote #1

Quote #2

Quote #3

Quote #4

Quote #5

Quote #6

Quote #7

Quote #8

Quote #9

Quote #10

Quote #11

Quote #12

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Washington's Farewell Address - 1/27/2016


TODAY'S AGENDA
1. George Washington's Legacy DISCUSSION QUESTION:
  • What was George Washington's greatest accomplishment, and why?
2. The Farewell Address
3. Quiz Re-take
  • Today at lunch
  • You may have your one 3x5 notecard
  • It will be similar to, but not identical to, Friday's quiz

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

George Washington's Legacy - 1/26/2016

HOMEWORK: Finish George Washington's Legacy: The Top 10 List

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. George Washington's Legacy


2. Quiz Re-take
  • Tomorrow (Wednesday) at lunch
  • You may have your one notecard
  • It will be similar to, but not identical to, Friday's quiz

Monday, January 25, 2016

Reviewing Friday's Quiz - 1/25/2016

HOMEWORK: George Washington's Legacy: The Top 10 List

The Fight of the Eighteenth Century poster is due TODAY. If you are creating it electronically, please submit using Google Classroom. DO NOT EMAIL.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Pass back quizzes and go over them

  • Re-take on Wednesday at lunch
  • Ask me the question, "Mr. Ippolito, what recurring themes did you notice in our tests this weekend?"
2. George Washington's Legacy
  • On a plain, lined piece of paper, create a Top Ten List of the most notable accomplishment's of George Washington's life
  • What will he be remembered for?
  • Does he deserve the title of "The Indispensable Man"?



Friday, January 22, 2016

Washington-Hamilton-Jefferson Quiz - 1/22/2016

HOMEWORKThe Fight of the Eighteenth Century poster is due Monday. If you are creating it electronically, please submit using Google Classroom. DO NOT EMAIL.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Quiz today--it's not on the Chromebook. It's good, old-fashioned pen and paper. Quiz reminders:

UNTIL ALL QUIZZES HAVE BEEN TURNED IN . . .

  • All phones and personal electronic devices should be silent and put away during the entire class period.
  • Please remain silent.
  • Contribute to a classroom where all students do their own best work within the time allowed.
WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED . . .
  • Review your answers. Make sure you have thoroughly answered every question.
  • Cover up all answers and keep your test turned face down on your desk.
  • Engage in a quiet activity that will not distract others.
  • If you'd like, you may enjoy one of the following videos I have selected for you:
Demi Lovato endorses Hillary Clinton for President - VIDEO





Thursday, January 21, 2016

Washington's Presidency Quiz tomorrow - 1/21/2016

HOMEWORKThe Fight of the Eighteenth Century due date has been extended until Monday! You can thank B Period for that. Plus, be aware of tomorrow's quiz. It covers everything from this week and last week.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. In politics . . . this is a real ad for Ted Cruz

2. Still need help with the Hamilton-Jefferson Gallery Walk? Mr. Ippolito walks you through all the readings here:

Having trouble seeing some of these videos? Check your "Restricted" settings in YouTube. Go to YouTube.com and scroll down to the bottom to turn Restricted Mode OFF:
3. Be prepared for the quiz TOMORROW. It will cover everything we have learned last week and this week. Here are the quotes I included in Kahoot! last week if you would like to study with that:


4. Last ten minutes of class--let's play Kahoot!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Fight of the Century! - 1/20/2016

Homework: The Fight of the Eighteenth Century! Need some inspiration? Do a Google image search for "fight of the century." Plus, be aware of Friday's quiz.
Agenda
1. In politics today - former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin just endorsed Donald Trump for President



2. Hamilton and Jefferson in 4 minutes - did we watch this yet? It varied from class to class...

VOCABULARY YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE WE WATCH THE VIDEO:
  1. PARADOX
  2. MANUFACTURING
  3. TRADE
  4. PROTECTIVE TARIFF
  5. AGRARIAN
  6. YEOMAN FARMER
3. Finish going over the Hamilton-Jefferson Gallery Walk
4. Be prepared for a quiz on Friday. It will cover everything we have learned last week and this week. Here are the quotes I included in Kahoot! last week if you would like to study with that:


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Finishing Hamilton and Jefferson - 1/19/2016

Homework: Make good choices. Plus, be aware of Friday's quiz.

Agenda

1. Review of Sunday's Democratic debate


There are no more Democratic debates again until February 11. The Republicans have one more on January 28. Can you guess what state that debate is in? What happens next?
  • Iowa Caucus is February 1
  • New Hampshire Primary is February 9
2. Hamilton and Jefferson in 4 minutes

VOCABULARY YOU SHOULD WRITE DOWN ON YOUR HAMILTON-JEFFERSON NOTES:

  1. PARADOX
  2. MANUFACTURING
  3. TRADE
  4. PROTECTIVE TARIFF
  5. AGRARIAN
  6. YEOMAN FARMER
3. Go over the Hamilton-Jefferson Gallery Walk
4. Be prepared for a quiz at the end of this week. It will cover everything we have learned last week and this week.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Politics Then and Now - 1/15/2016

Homework: Finish the Hamilton-Jefferson Gallery Walk (if you don't finish in class today), and . . .

watch the Democratic Debate on Sunday, January 17, on NBC. Be prepared to answer this question--"Can Bernie Sanders overtake Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party frontrunner?"

Agenda
1. Earbuds/Headphones Survey


Who is still running for President?
2. FOX Business Channel Debate in 90 Seconds - http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/01/15/fox-business-gop-debate-90-seconds-origwx-bw.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

3. Finish Hamilton-Jefferson Gallery Walk
4. Let's play Kahoot!

5. If you have time, check out this video from the most recent Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida:

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hamilton and Jefferson and the Rise of Political Parties - 1/14/2016

HOMEWORK: Be a good person.

TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. New Seating Chart for Q3
2. Crash Course: Where US politics came from

3. Hamilton and Jefferson Gallery Walk

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Assessing the State of the Union and Assessing GW - 1/13/2016

HOMEWORK: Make sure to finish "Assessing George Washington" and submit through Google Classroom.


Q3 SEATING CHART WILL BEGIN TOMORROW


TODAY'S AGENDA:
1. President Obama's speech last night - full text HERE


Donald Trump's reaction was no surprise.


2. Watch George Washington's Great Challenge, and then finish going over "Assessing George Washington" in Google Classroom

Looking for a fun overview of the life of George Washington? Check out this short video from the Disney Educational Series.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Assessing George Washington - 1/12/2016


OPTIONAL HOMEWORK: Watch President Obama's final State of the Union Address tonight. USA Today published a nice Viewers Guide to give you all the information on tonight's address. It is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. PT. You can also check out South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican response to the President's address. It will be on immediately following the President's speech.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Seating Chart Survey - fill this out if you'd like (OPTIONAL)
2. Assessing George Washington

  • Watch the section of The Presidents on George Washington
  • Answer the questions I provided for you in Google Classroom
  • Remember to "Turn In" so you get credit for the assignment