ushist Dr. Deitch
Seneca Valley High School United States History Teacher
 
January 23rd to January 29th: Final Exams
January 23rd: Periods 1 & 2
January 24th: Periods 3 & 4
January 25th: Periods 5 & 6
January 28th: Periods 7 & Make-up

NOTE: All students must bring textbooks to Final Exam.

January 22nd:
In Class: Review for Final Exam
Homework: Study for Final Exam

NOTE: All grades for second 9 week grading period will be distributed to students at the end of class on the 22nd.

January 18th:
In Class: EXAM 1930s
Homework: Study for Final Exam

January 17th:
In Class: End of the Great Depression - Background, WW II
Homework: Study for Exam on the 1930s (1-18)

NOTE: There will be a voluntary review for the Exam on the 1930s today, January 17th, during lunch.  The review will start promptly at 11:15 in Room 200.

January 16th:
In Class: Grapes of Wrath
Homework: Study for Exam on the 1930s (1-18)

January 15th:
In Class: Grapes of Wrath
Homework: Study for Exam on the 1930s (1-18). Complete report on the "Grapes of Wrath" -- due Friday, January 18th

January 14th:
In Class: The Dust Bowl and the Grapes of Wrath
Homework: Read pages 668-671.  Answer questions 1-5 on page 671.
Due: Wednesday, January 16th

January 11th:
In Class: Effects of the Great Depression

January 10th:
In Class: Effects of the Great Depression

NOTE: REVIEW SHEETS FOR FINAL EXAM WERE DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS TODAY.  ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BEGIN REVIEWING FOR FINAL EXAMS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

January 9th:
In Class: Effects of the Great Depression
Homework: Read pages 661-667.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 667.
Due: Monday, January 14th

January 8th:
In Class: FDR and the New Deal

January 7th:
In Class: FDR and the New Deal
Homework: Read pages 652-657.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 657.
Due: Wednesday, January 9th

Note: To anyone interested in viewing my doctoral dissertation.  It can be viewed by going to the following site:
http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12122001-183807/

January 4th:
In Class: The Great Depression

January 3rd:
In Class: Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression
Homework: Read pages 643-647.  Answer questions 1-3 on p.647
Due: Friday, January 4th

January 2nd:
In Class: Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression

December 21st:
In Class: Quiz: 1920s

December 20th:
In Class: Biography presentations
Homework: Study for Exam on 1920s

NOTE: PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE ISSUED TO ALL STUDENTS TODAY

December 19th:
In Class: Biography presentations
Homework: Study for Exam on 1920s

December 18th:
In Class: Library -- working on Biography presentations
Homework: Biography presentation

December 17th:
In Class: Library -- working on Biography presentations
Homework: Biography presentation

December 14th:
In Class: The 1920s -- Conclusion
Homework: Prepare for Biography presentations

December 13th:
In Class: The 1920s: Lecture and Video

December 12th:
In Class: The 1920s -- Group Work

December 11th:
In Class: The 1920s, Introduction
Homework: Read pages 614-618. Answer questions 1-4 on page 618.
Due: Wednesday, December 12th

December 10th:
In Class: EXAM: THE EMERGENCE OF THE U.S. AS A WORLD POWER

December 7th:
In Class: WWI: The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Rembering Pearl Harbor - 60th Anniversary
Homework: Study for Exam -- Monday, December 10th

December 6th:
In Class: WW I: WWI: 1917-1918
Homework: Study for Exam -- Monday, December 10th

December 5th:
In Class:  WWI: 1916-1917.  INTERIM PROGRESS REPORTS DISTRIBUTED TO ALL STUDENTS.
Homework: Study for Exam -- Monday, December 10th

December 4th:
In Class: U.S. enters WW I

REVIEW FOR EXAM WILL BE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH  11:15
EXAM: MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH

December 3rd:
In Class: Reasons for U.S. entry into WW I

November 30th:
In Class: Reasons for U.S. entry into WW I
Homework: Read pages 603-607.  Answer questions 1-4 on pg. 607
Due: Tuesday, December 4th

November 29th:
In Class: WW I: The Early Years

November 28th:
In Class: WW I: The Early Years

November 27th:
In Class: Finish Maps: WW I and Reading in Green Book: WW I

November 26th:
In Class: Finish "All Quiet on the Western Front" WW I Maps
Homework: Read pages 592-596.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 596.
Due: Thursday, November 29th

November 21st:
In Class: "All Quiet on the Western Front"
Homework: Complete reports on "All Quiet on Western Front" (3-5 paragraph summary of the story and 1-2 paragraphs related to the moral or lessons the author was attempting to convey).
Due: Tuesday, November 27th

November 20th:
In Class: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

November 19th:
In Class: Introduction to WWI & "All Quiet on the Western Front"

November 16th:
In Class: The U.S. and Latin America
Homework: Read pages 588-592.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 592
Due: Monday, November 19th

November 15th:
In Class: The Spanish American War

November 14th:
In Class: Debate: Liliuokalani and the U.S.
Homework: Period 7 Only -- Letter to Mr. Shanks and What to do with Hawaii?
Due: Thursday, November 15th

November 13th:
In Class: The Spanish American War

November 12th:
In Class: Liliuokalani and the U.S.

November 9th:
In Class: Liliuokalani and the U.S.
Homework: Prepare for Debate on Monday AND Read pages 538-545.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 545
Due: Wednesday, November 14th

November 8th:
In Class: America as a World Power

November 7th:
In Class: 1/2 Day: Imperialism and America

November 6th:
In Class: 1/2 Day: Emergence of the U.S. as a World Power

November 5th:
In Class: Map Work: Latin American and Asia
Homework: Read pages 531-533.  Answer questions 1 and 4
Due: Wednesday, November 7th

November 2nd:
In Class: Emergence of the U.S. as a world power

ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE GRADE REPORTS FOR THE 1ST 9 WEEK GRADING PERIOD FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND

November 1st:
In Class: Theodore Roosevelt

October 31st:
In Class: Industrialization Presentations

October 30th:
In Class: Industrialization Presentations

October 29th:
In Class: "The Innocent Years" (Exam for Periods 6 & 7)

October 26th:
In Class: Work in Library -- Industrialization Projects
Homework: Complete Industrialization Projects

October 25th:
In Class: Work in Library -- Industrialization Projects

October 24th:
EXAM: INDUSTRIALIZATION

October 23rd:
In Class: The Progressives
Homework: STUDY FOR EXAM

October 22nd:
In Class: The Populists
Homework: STUDY FOR EXAM: INDUSTRIALIZATION -- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH.  NOTE: REVIEW FOR EXAM WILL BE TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23RD AT 11:15 IN ROOM 200.

October 18th:
In Class: Immigration and Unions

ALL STUDENTS RECEIVED GRADE REPORTS TODAY DURING CLASS

October 17th:
In Class: Immigration
Homework: Read pages 474-477.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 477
Due: Monday, October 22nd

October 16th:
Testing --

October 15th:
In Class: Problems of Workers
Homework: Read pages 477-481.  Answer questions 1-4 on page 481.
Due: Wednesday, October 17th

October 12th:
In Class:  America at the turn of the Century
Homework: Complete BCR (except for Period 7)
Due: Monday, October 15th

October 11th:
In Class: The Labor Movement

October 9th:
In Class:  The Wright Stuff
Homework: Complete last question on worksheet
Due: Thursday, October 11th

October 8th:
In Class:  Thomas A. Edison

October 5th:
In Class: The Life and Times of Andrew Carnegie

October 4th:
In Class: Finish Reference Book questions.  Andrew Carnegie

October 3rd:
In Class: Captains of Industry or Robber Barons? Reference Book Questions.
Homework: Read pages 463-467. Answer questions 1,2,3,& 5 on page 467.
Due: Friday, 10-5

October 2nd:
In Class: Introduction to new unit: Industrialization
Homework: Read pages 458-463.  Answer questions 1,3 & 4 on page 463.
Due: Thursday, October 4th

October 1st:
In Class: EXAM: RECONSTRUCTION AND OLD WEST

September 28th:
In Class: The Buffalo Soldiers
Homework: Review for Exam

September 26th:
In Class: Native Americans in the Old West: 1865-1900
Homework: Review for Exam

NOTE: VOLUNTARY REVEIW FOR EXAM WILL BE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH DURING LUNCH IN ROOM 200.  THE REVIEW WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 11:15

September 25th:
In Class: Lecture - Old West and worksheet
Homework: See September 24th

September 24th:
In Class: I Will Fight No More Forever
Homework: Complete worksheet - both sides
Due: Wednesday, September 26th

NOTE: EXAM ON RECONSTRUCTION AND OLD WEST WILL BE MONDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

September 21st:
In Class: Native Americans and the "FAIRE" Model
Homework: Finish Worksheet -- Both Sides
Due: Tuesday, September 25th

NOTE: Exam on Reconstruction and Old West will NOT be Tuesday, September 25th.


September 20th:
In Class: Finished "Domesticating a Wilderness" and Maps

NOTE: Tomorrow, Friday, September 21st: ALL STUDENTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH THREE WEEK PROGRESS REPORTS.

Homework: See Homework for September 19th.

September 19th:
In Class: "Domesticating a Wilderness"
Homework: Read pgs. 486-491 -- Answer questions 1, 3 and 4 on page 492
Due: Friday, September 21st

September 17th:
In Class: Maps -- "The Old West"

September 13th:
In Class: Reconstruction Projects and Interviews

September 12th:
In Class: Reconstruction Group Projects

September 10th:
In Class: Plessy vs. Ferguson
Homework: Read pages 405-407.  Answer Questins 1-3 on page 407.
Due: September 11th

Homework: Interview one person about their experience with Segregation in the U.S.   1 page paper to include: name of person, age at time of event, place and brief description of event.
Due: Friday, 9-13

September 7th:
In Class: Reconstruction
Homework: Read Pages 395-405.  Answer Questions 1 and 2 on page 400 and Questions 1,2 & 3 on page 405.
Due: Monday, September 10th

September 6th:
In Class: Reconstruction
Homework: Read Pages 390-395.  Answer questions 1, 4 & 5 on page 395.
Due: Friday, September 7th

September 5th:
In Class: Textbooks issued.  Introduction to Reconstruction

Reminder: Nametags -- Thursday and Friday

Welcome to U.S. History.  The course will cover American History from the Reconstruction period (after the Civil War) up to and including the present. 

Each student will receive a U.S. History calendar at the beginning of each month.  The calendar will list all of the activities for each month.  The calendar also provides this site's URL:  www.quia.com/pages/ushist.html

All assignments, test dates, general information and reminders will be posted on this site.  the site will be updated daily with the most current information on the top. Students who do not have Internet capabilities at home are expected to establish an Internet account at Seneca Valley's library (no charge).

Textbooks will be issued Wednesday during the first week of school.  Student textbooks are to be taken home and will be used as a reference.  Many of your homework assignments will be based on readings from the textbook.

I look forward to our journey into American History and hope that it will help each of you to better understand and appreciate fully the complexities of our nation and planet and the challenges that lie ahead.


First Homework Assignment Assignment:
Create a nametag and bring it to class during the first week of school (you will not have to wear it).  The nametag should include the name you would like me to call you and something about yourself -- be creative!
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