Mr. Gigliotti's United States History | Social Studies | Parma Senior High School | Parma, Ohio
   

 
           
 


Your Journey Through U.S. History Starts Here!

Meet President Polk




Assignments and Tests - 4th Quarter


 Andrew Jackson As President (White All) DUE 3/25

 Turn in Andrew Jackson As President Here

 In Jackson's Wake and The Rise Of The Modern Political Campaign DUE 3/28
 (Parts 1, 2, & 3 White)


 Turn in the Wake of Jackson here!

Welcome To Your Wagon Group & Westward Expansion  DUE 3/29
(Chores 1 & 3)


 Turn in your Welcome to Wagon Group here!

Why Did Pioneers Go West & How Did They Get There?  DUE 4/2

  Turn in your Why go west? here! 

President Polk, The Oregon Country, and America's Manifest Destiny Due 4/3

 Turn in Manifest Destiny & Polk here!


Don't Mess With Texas!  - Due 5/9

Turn in Don't Mess With Texas here!


The Mexican-American War!  - Due 4/11

Turn in Mexcian War  here!

The Gold Rush and Our Manifest Destiny Fulfilled - Due 4/16

Turn in Gold Rush here!

Westward Expansion Round Up Activity - Due 4/16

Westward Expansion Round Up




Listen to the Golden Voice Talk About History!

 

Madison's Adm

   War of 1812

 Battle of New Orleans



Download Presentations and Class Notes For This Section!

o Civil War Part

Download a Printable copy of the Notes

 

"Westward Expansion" Guided Notes

Westward Expansion I - Why go west? & Methods of Travel .ppt

Westward Expansion II - Polk, Oregon, & Texas .ppt

Westward Expansion III - Mexican War .ppt

Westward Expansion IV - Manifest Destiny Realized .ppt



Self Assessment Materials and Exit Slips


 
How well can you make history?

Learning Target: I can PLAN a trip west for my wagon group. 


Learning Target: I can JUDGE the idea of America's Manifest Destiny as being right or 
wrong.

 

  Learning Target: I can CREATE a timeline of the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States.

 

 Learning Target: I can CREATE a digital map showing the major battles and significant  individuals during the Mexican-American War. 

 

Learning Target: I can EVALUATE the impact of the Gold Rush and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on America's Manifest Destiny. 

 

 


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Important Announcements!

 

  Welcome to United States History with Mr. Gigliotti

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Westward Expansion Wagon Round Up(Test)
and ALL assignments DUE TUESDAY!!

No late of make up work will be accepted after
April 15!


 

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 If You Are Done Have Some Fun Activity 

    Learning Target: I can CHOOSE an activity to further my depth of historical knowledge.

 

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"We the students . . . have ordained and established this
Classroom Constitution to ensure the best possible classroom for all!"

If you have been absent, please check to see what work you are missing.



Topics and Assignments (All Dates Subject to Adjustment)

 

 

Friday, April 15, 2019

 

 Topic: Westward Expansion Wagon Up! - Catch Up Day & Wagon Round Up Day

 

 Today's Goal:  Welcome Back!  Howdy partners today we will be watching a fine feature presentation about

  Westward Expansion.  Please listen to your wagon leader for directions. 

   

 Today's Assignments:

 

1.  Last chance to complete any of our Jackson or Westward Expansion assignments to date.  Please see the

     left hand side of the web page.  I will be grading each of these for the last time on Monday.

 

 

2.  Complete your Gold Rush assignment.  Be sure to carefully check your answers and submit your work for a

     grade using the form below.

 

     The Gold Rush and Our Manifest Destiny Fulfilled 
     Learning Target: I can EVALUATE the impact of the Gold Rush and the completion of
     the Transcontinental Railroad on America's Manifest Destiny. 

 

       Turn in Gold Rush here!

 

3.  If you wagon group has completed all of the Westward Expansion assignments, it's time to cross the

     Columbia River and arrive in Oregon.  As a group, complete the Western Expansion Wagon Round Up

     Activity. This is worth 100 points so take your time.  You may use all of the assignments we have

     completed to help you.  You may also complete the Round Up as a group.  If your group does not have  

     time today, you will have one more opportunity on Monday to complete this assignment.  Now complete

     your journey partner!

 

      Westward Expansion Round Up

      (100 points)

 

 

4.  Watch America the Story of US: Westward if you have completed all assignments and the Round Up!

 

     

 

 
 
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 Tuesday, April 16, 2019

 

 Topic: Westward Expansion - Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson

 

Today's Goal:  Today we will be taking AIR Tests during the morning hours.  We will have a significantly shortened class.  However, we will be enjoying the Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson.

  

 Today's Assignments:

 

1. Please enjoy the fine feature presentation.

 

    

 

 

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Tuesday, April 17, 2019

 

 Topic: Westward Expansion - Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson

 

Today's Goal:  Today we will be taking AIR Tests during the morning hours.  We will have a significantly shortened class.  However, we will be enjoying the Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson.

  

 Today's Assignments:

 

1. Please enjoy the fine feature presentation.

 

    

 

2.  You may also work on the assignments below if the video is unavailable. 

 

     Take a Virtual Tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon
     Learning Target: I can LIST ten facts about George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.  

 

      Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Build Your Own House Activity
      Learning Target: I can DESIGN and BUILD a neoclassical home in the image of Thomas 
      Jefferson and share my design to a friend. 

 

       

    If You Are Done Have Some Fun Activity 

    Learning Target: I can CHOOSE an activity to further my depth of historical knowledge.

 

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

 

 Topic: Westward Expansion - Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson

 

Today's Goal:  Today we will be taking AIR Tests during the morning hours.  We will have a significantly shortened class.  However, we will be enjoying the Men Who Built America: Frontiers - Polk and Kit Carson.

  

 Today's Assignments:

 

1. Please enjoy the fine feature presentation.

 

    

 

   

2.  You may also work on the assignments below if the video is unavailable. 

 

     Take a Virtual Tour of George Washington's Mount Vernon
     Learning Target: I can LIST ten facts about George Washington's home at Mount Vernon.  

 

      Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Build Your Own House Activity
      Learning Target: I can DESIGN and BUILD a neoclassical home in the image of Thomas 
      Jefferson and share my design to a friend. 

 

       

    If You Are Done Have Some Fun Activity 

    Learning Target: I can CHOOSE an activity to further my depth of historical knowledge.

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 Friday, April 19, 2019

 

 Topic: Good Friday - No school

 

 

       

 

  

 

      

 

   

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