Monday, December 14, 2015


Imagine you have a boomtown. Why is your town so popular? What will you do to assure that it does not become a ghost town?

Monday, December 7, 2015

Westward Expansion

Your family has decided to move west to settle new land. How will you prepare for the journey? What challenges will you face? What groups of people will you encounter? What items will you bring? What must you leave behind? How will your family survive? Answer 3 of the 6 questions.

Monday, November 30, 2015

What did you think?

Tell us what you thought of the Civil War Wax Museum. Write 2-3 sentences. Remember all blog rules.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Create your Biography Online

Use this link to help you create your biography. Happy Researching!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Did it work?

Provide reasons why Reconstruction did or did not work? Be sure to reference FACTS from your text or the Crash Course.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Reconstruction: What Would You Do?

The Union has won the war and now it is time to rebuild the Nation. You have been reading about plans put forth to make this happen. What would you do in an effort to rebuild/reconstruct the Nation? Is there a program you would put in place for freed slaves? Would you rewrite the entire constitution? Talk about a plan that you would implement.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Battles Galore

There were so many battles that took place during the Civil War. Research to find a battle that we have not discussed in class. Name the battle,date, location, and the outcome.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Who's Who?

Using your textbook and other resources (internet, reference materials, etc.) discuss one notable person who contributed to the civil war. Write 2-3 sentences about his/her contributions. If someone else has chosen your person, be sure to write different facts to be shared.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Terrorist or Passionate Abolitionist?

Think about the discussions we have had about John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry. Many have differing opinions about his actions. Were they passionate attempts to abolish slavery or was his actions just as harmful as enslaving innocent people? 

Monday, October 5, 2015

If not war then what?

What could have been done to prevent the Civil War? Think about an agreement that would have made sense. If you feel the war was necessary explain your answer.
Assignment due this Wednesday (October 7th).

Monday, September 28, 2015

States Rights or Slavery

What do you think the Civil War was about, states rights or slavery? Write at least 3 sentences explaining your answer. Use FACTS to prove your point.

Monday, September 21, 2015

What do you want to learn about the Civil War? Assignment 2

As we begin our unit on the Civil War, think about 1 question you would like answered. Post your question and see if your classmates can answer it. Be sure to follow all blog rules!

  • Sign on as "Anonymous"
  • Use correct grammar
  • Do not over-post 
  • Stick to the topic
*Posts that do not follow the above rules will be deleted. 
You may only post during the hours of 8:00 am - 9:00 pm.
 Due September 25th

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Blog Rules

In order for us  to be successful with communicating our thoughts and feelings on this blog we must follow the following rules carefully:

Use good grammar and spelling.
Stick to the topic. Don’t write about your weekend plans or gossip.
Think before you post. Ask yourself, is this something I want my parents, teachers, friends, strangers to see? What are the consequences if you post this? Never post or share personal information online. Or your friends’ personal information.
Comments should be at least 2-5 sentences, not less.
Write comments that add to the conversation. Ask a question.
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Be respectful

Can you think of any other rules? Add your thoughts to this entry!

Create Your Own Constitutional Amendment- 1st Assignment

If you could create your own amendment to be added to the constitution, what would it be and why? Complete your entry by September 18th. Be sure to respond to 1  classmate's entry. Be creative!