Thursday, March 31, 2016

Manifest Destiny Quiz - 3/31/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Be awesome to other people.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Field trip tomorrow - GROUP REQUESTS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Groups will be posted as soon as I can post them
  • Dress code still applies
  • We will wear name tags
  • No backpack necessary
  • Bring your phone or other electronic device at your own risk
  • Bring a lunch or bring money for lunch
  • You will stay with your group the entire time
  • Right now we have five different offerings (subject to change)
    • State of Deception: Nazi Propaganda
    • Teen'Scape
    • Self-Guided Tour/Scavenger Hunt
    • Lunch
    • Wells Fargo History Museum
  • Follow directions, listen to your chaperone, have fun!
2. Are you signed up for Remind? This would be a GREAT time to do it!
3. Finish analyzing John Gast's American Progress - PAINTING HERE and QUESTIONS HERE

4. Quiz today--hurray!

Field Trip Groups - please note these groups are subject to change

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Continuing American Progress - 3/30/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Manifest Destiny vocabulary and also make sure your Territorial Expansion Map is completed, too. There will be a quiz on both this Thursday.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Field trip - GROUP REQUESTS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • You may request the students you group with using Google Docs
  • STEP ONE: Review the LIST to confirm the friends that are going
  • STEP TWO: Type up a Google Doc with the first and last names of everyone in your group. There is a maximum of EIGHT students per group.
  • STEP THREE: Use the blue Share button to share that Google Doc with everyone in your group, and to Share it with Mr. Ippolito by 3:00 p.m. today.
  • STEP FOUR: Sometime after 3:00 p.m. today, Mr. Ippolito will review the lists that have been shared with him. If the names on the list are DIFFERENT than the names of the students that Doc has been shared with, your group request may be cancelled.

2. There will be a quiz tomorrow on the vocabulary and on your Territorial Expansion Map. Do you have any questions?

3. Analyzing John Gast's American Progress - PAINTING HERE and QUESTIONS HERE

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

American Progress - 3/29/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Manifest Destiny vocabulary and also make sure your Territorial Expansion Map is completed, too. There will be a quiz on both this Thursday.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. NEW! - Charging Station on the back counter

  • You don't need to ask to use it
  • Plug in, then turn off your device (know the difference between Do Not Disturb mode, Airplane mode, and Power Off)
  • Do not touch anyone else's device
  • Do not disrupt class to check on or get your device
  • If you forget your device, do not disrupt a future class period to come get your device

2. Glory - Yesterday we read and answered questions from “Glory” Regiment Attacks Fort Wagner, 150 Years Ago - HANDOUT HERE

3. Go over the Manifest Destiny vocabulary

4. Analyzing John Gast's American Progress - PAINTING HERE

  • How are animals portrayed?
  • How are Native Americans portrayed?
  • How are white settlers portrayed?
  • How does the artist use light and color to send a message?
  • What or who do you think the robed figure in the middle represents?
  • The title of the painting is American Progress. What is progress, and how is progress represented in this painting?
  • What other details do you notice that seem interesting or important to the message of the painting?
  • What is the message of this painting?

Monday, March 28, 2016

Glory - 3/28/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Manifest Destiny vocabulary and also make sure your Territorial Expansion Map is completed, too. There will likely be a quiz this week on either the map, or the vocab, or both.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Glory
  • Go to the MPR at brunch today. 
  • If you did not get your permission slip returned on time, you will go to the designated room (Room 101) for C or D Period.
  • If history is not your class for C or D Period, simply go to your C or D Period class as you normally would.
  • To help us learn more, we are going to read “Glory” Regiment Attacks Fort Wagner, 150 Years Ago - HANDOUT HERE

2. Field Trip this Friday
  • These permission slips and money are due TOMORROW
  • This will be a hard deadline because the health office requires three days notice to submit student names. Please don't miss out.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Counselor Visit Today & Glory on Monday - 3/25/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Manifest Destiny vocabulary and also make sure your Territorial Expansion Map is completed, too.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Counselor visit today - Ms. Roth visits our classes today to review your school transcript. She discussed what your future will look like, and what are you doing today to prepare for that future.

2. More Glory
  • Permission slip is due today; if you don't turn it in today, I will accept it electronically this weekend, or you can turn it in by 7:40 a.m. on Monday
  • Get to the MPR at BRUNCH!!
  • Anyone who is not coming to the movie will go to their C and D Period classes as they normally would
  • We will give you one bag of popcorn and one soda; if you would like something else, bring it
  • We will be sitting on the floor; bring a blanket if you wish
  • Any other questions?
3. Field Trip next Friday
  • These permission slips and money are due on Tuesday
  • This will be a hard deadline because the health office requires three days notice to submit student names

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Glory Permission Slip

Prepare for Glory - 3/24/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Manifest Destiny vocabulary and also make sure your Territorial Expansion Map is completed, too.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Seating chart has been pushed back to next week after Glory

2. Glory - we are watching this movie next Monday. You must turn in a signed permission slip to Mr. Ippolito to attend. - PERMISSION SLIP HERE


3. Pennies For Patients final turn-in is TODAY

4.  Manifest Destiny Vocabulary - HANDOUT HERE

5. Counselor visit tomorrow

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Period


D Period


C Period


One Family's Journey - 3/23/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Territory Expansion Map

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Seating Chart Survey - new seating chart is scheduled to take effect tomorrow

2. Glory - we are watching this movie next Monday. You must turn in a signed permission slip to Mr. Ippolito to attend. - PERMISSION SLIP HERE

3. Pennies For Patients final turn-in is TOMORROW - Make your check payable to the "Leukemia and Lymphoma Society"

4.  "One Family's Journey" - Dramatic Play Reading

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Why Oregon? - 3/22/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Territory Expansion Map

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Read textbook pages 322-325We read about everyone traveling to Oregon:  the mountain men, the missionaries, and the families headed west along the Oregon Trail.

2.  Journal - "Why Oregon?" (respond to this prompt on the back of your Westward Expansion Map OR on a new sheet of notebook paper)
Respond to the following questions in complete sentences:  "Why did the mountain men go to Oregon?  How about the missionaries? Why did families go to Oregon along the Oregon Trail?"



3. Seating Chart Survey - new seating chart will take effect Thursday

4. Pennies For Patients final turn-in is Thursday - Make your check payable to the "Leukemia and Lymphoma Society"

5. Tomorrow: "One Family's Journey"

If we have time . . . President Obama this morning in Havana spoke about this morning's terrorist attacks in Belgium. He began with a quote from Cuban poet Jose Martí, "Cultiva una rosa blanca."


Cultivo una rosa blanca
en junio como enero
para el amigo sincero
que me da su mano franca.

Y para el cruel que me arranca
el corazón con que vivo,
cardo ni ortiga cultivo;
cultivo la rosa blanca.
I cultivate a white rose
In July as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his hand frankly

And for the cruel person who tears
out the heart with which I live,
I cultivate neither nettles nor thorns:
I cultivate a white rose

Monday, March 21, 2016

Westward Expansion begins - 3/21/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What were the push/pull factors that contributed to American westward expansion in the 1800s?

HOMEWORK: Finish your Territory Expansion Map

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Animated Atlas - tracking westward expansion
2. Westward Expansion Map - MAP HANDOUT HERE
4. Check Infinite Campus - Do you have any last grade concerns? If so, they need to be resolved BEFORE NOON today


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Q3 Final Exam Tomorrow - 3//2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Will you be ready for tomorrow's exam?

HOMEWORK: Prepare for tomorrow's Q3 Final Exam and get your field trip slip signed and returned to the ASB Window.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Warm-Up: Kahoot!
2. Check Infinite Campus TODAY - Do you have the grade you want?

3. Field Trip to the Los Angeles Central Library
  • Friday, April 1 (the day before we leave for Spring Break)
  • Please fill out the survey at the bottom of this agenda by tomorrow
4. Spend some quality time on your Q3 Final Exam Review Study Guide - most students got the HANDOUT last Friday. Need another copy? DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ASK ME ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE STUDY GUIDE.



Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Final Exam in three days - 3/15/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does it mean to be an American?

HOMEWORK: Prepare for THIS Friday's Q3 Final Exam.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Make or break day for two candidates today - Super Tuesday #3

2. Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton visited the White House yesterday - VIDEO

3. Kahoot Vocabulary Review! - CLICK HERE

4. Spend some quality time on your Q3 Final Exam Review Study Guide - most students got the HANDOUT on Friday, but if you didn't have my class and didn't stop by, you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE


Monday, March 14, 2016

Final Exam in FOUR days! - 3/14/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does it mean to be an American?

HOMEWORK: Prepare for THIS Friday's Q3 Final Exam.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. What's been going on lately?

  • On Sunday a car bomb exploded in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, killing at least 37 and wounding scores more
  • Also on Sunday, gunmen stormed into three hotels in the Ivory Coast, killing 16
  • A Donald Trump rally in Chicago was cancelled on Friday because of security concerns; violence erupted between protesters and Trump supporters
  • On Saturday in Vandalia, OH, a protester jumped a fence and rushed the stage where Donald Trump was speaking, forcing Secret Service agents to surround Trump
  • Tomorrow has been called "Super Tuesday III" and there are some key states in play, including Ohio and Florida. John Kasich says if he doesn't win Ohio, he will drop out.
  • On Sunday, Donald Trump says Americans are angry, and he is just the messenger - WATCH VIDEO




3. Spend some quality time on your Q3 Final Exam Review Study Guide - most students got the HANDOUT on Friday, but if you didn't have my class and didn't stop by, you can DOWNLOAD IT HERE

4. Fill out this 50th Anniversary Time Capsule survey!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Walk to Canyon Day - 3/11/2016

We walked to Canyon High School today. I handed out the review guide to those students who were here. Everyone else can get one on Monday.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Final Exam Next Friday - 3/10/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does it mean to be an American?

HOMEWORK: Prepare for next Friday's Q3 Final Exam.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Mean Tweets


2. Last night's Univision Democratic Debate in 90 Seconds
3. Write next week's Final Exam

  • The final will cover everything we have learned since January
  • Use your notes and MrIppolito.com to go back in time
  • You and your group will be responsible for 20 questions and answers today
  • Use Google Classroom to submit your questions
My B Period student, Devon Flores-Valle, is conducting an anonymous survey. Would you please respond?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

How Primaries and Caucuses Work - 3/9/2016


ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What does it mean to be an American?

HOMEWORK: Be kind to others.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Review question #5 from The Defence of Fort McHenry - HANDOUT HERE

2. Primaries and Caucuses explained


3. Super Tuesday II - what happened last night?

  • Google search "primary results" to see the most current numbers
  • Google search "rcp" to get to Real Clear Politics. They have a great summary of the latest poll numbers for upcoming races.
4. Let's play Kahoot!

5. Mark your calendar now! - Q3 Final Exam next Friday, March 18

What happened to the "Ground Zero" flag? CNN explores that question HERE.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Our Star-Spangled Banner and Nationalism - 3/8/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What do you think of when you hear the "Star-Spangled Banner"?

HOMEWORK: Be kind to others.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Should Rubio drop out before the Florida primary? - Let's look at these numbers and discuss why or why not? There's talk that the Rubio campaign is encouraging the Senator to "cash in his chips" before its too late.

2. Go over Crash Course US History - The War of 1812 from last week

3. Give five more minutes to review your answers to The Defence of Fort McHenry - HANDOUT HERE

Monday, March 7, 2016

The Defence of Fort McHenry - 3/7/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: What do you think of when you hear the "Star-Spangled Banner"?

HOMEWORK: Finish "The Defence of Ft. McHenry"

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. Double-check Chromebook numbers
2. What's been going on since last Tuesday?
  • Google search "primary results" to see the latest since Super Tuesday
  • Former First Lady Nancy Reagan dies at age 94
  • Saturday Night Live has some more political humor for Donald Trump. Is this fair or unfair?



3. The War of 1812 Mini-Book
  • Due today; I will accept it for full credit until tomorrow at lunch
  • All images must be hand-drawn, so simply do your best
4. The Defence of Fort McHenry - HANDOUT HERE




5. Feedback from Mr. Heath from last week

War of 1812 Mini-Books - March 2-4, 2016

Mr. Ippolito was out these three days. We worked on a fun project: the War of 1812 Mini-Book! See Mr. Ippolito for more details (he is back now).

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Super Tuesday - 3/1/2016

ESSENTIAL QUESTION/BIG IDEA: Under what conditions is it appropriate to deploy American armed forces? What is a good war? What is a bad war?

HOMEWORK: Bring markers or colored pencils to class the next three days.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. A re-cap of today's news and things to watch is HERE

2. War of 1812 - Crash Course US History - VIDEO GUIDE HERE



3. Prepare your mini-book for tomorrow
4. Let's play KAHOOT!