Monday, April 11, 2016

Reviewing our progress and American Progress - 4/11/2016


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

HOMEWORK: Be kind to others.

TODAY'S AGENDA
1. How was your Spring Break? What was your favorite or most interesting memory of Friday's field trip to downtown Los Angeles?


2. The Manifest Destiny quiz we took on 3/31 will be graded and returned to you later this week. Those absent on Thursday should see Mr. Ippolito at lunch today to take the quiz.
3. Eighth grade trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain - Wednesday, June 1, 2016

  • PERMISSION SLIP/INFO PACKET DOWNLOAD HERE
  • Trip isn't until the last week of school, but we need to order buses early! Therefore, permission slips and money are due SUPER early (by 4/29) so don't miss out!

4. What's the latest in Presidential politics?
  • Bernie Sanders just won the Wyoming caucus over the weekend, but Hillary Clinton still maintains a solid lead for the Democrats
  • For the Republicans, it looks like we may be getting closer to a brokered convention
  • Let's look at THE NUMBERS
  • Let's find out more about what a BROKERED CONVENTION looks like, and how it would work for the Republicans this summer in Ohio
  • The Republican National Convention is shaping up to be a hot ticket! HERE'S A LOOK into how Republicans in Colorado are competing to be one of the delegates to represent Colorado Republicans in July

5. Today, let's review and finish analyzing John Gast's American Progress - PAINTING HERE and QUESTIONS HERE

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