Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Enjoy Winter Break!!!!

I will see you on the 4th!  I am going out of town tomorrow so I will not be posting till after the new year!!!  ENJOY YOUR BREAK!!!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Zimmerman Telegram

In US History Survey we just learned about World War 1.  What I find comforting about WW1 in US History is you just have to know about America's involvement.  The aspect that students must know is the homefront and what got us involved!

America declared she was neutral!!!But the world knew she was not!  The Germans kept attacking American ships, but still America did nothing! Then a few events happened.  One was the Zimmerman Telegram.

Germany sent a coded message to Mexico asking them to attack America.  When they win not if they win they would give Mexico the land they lost to America.  Luckily they never got the telegram.  America intercepted the telegram, and decoded it.  

I had my students decode the telegram, and write a coded message like the Zimmerman Telegram.

The Zimmerman Telegram

This moment got America to finally declare war!  America was furious Germany asked Mexico to attack her!  This sadly will happen again in the 1960s when Russia asks Cuba to store missiles to attack her!

Cuban Missile Crisis  

A great movie about breaking code is the Imitation Game.  This was when the British broke the NAZI code!  It was phenomenal! 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sing For Your Life!

I saw  Daniel Bergner on the Daily Show talking about this book!  What an inspiration!  I want to read his book!  He grew up in a rough neighborhood, and was  headed to  jail!  After a terrible juvy experience he declared never again!  He is now a professional opera singer!  What an inspiration!!!!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

I will be out!!!

I am leaving for my grandmother's for Thanksgiving!  I will not be posting, but I wish everyone a HAPPY  THANKSGIVING!!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Do Not Give Up!

Today BTW handed out Progress Reports.  We have not hit the Point of No Return - So if you want to change a grade you can!!!!  Do not give up!  Now is the time to keep moving!  Here is som inspiration:

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I have been gone!

This last weekend I took BTW Student Council to State in Guymon, Oklahoma.  It was fun, but I was not home to update the blog!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Do Not Be Afraid To Talk To People

One thing about our amazing technology is it is taking away people's ability to talk to people.  It feels like people would rather text or snapchat.  Here is some great advice on how to talk to people.  This is advice we  need today!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Great Opportunity with the C.I.A

 I love Booker T!  It provides so many opportunities to our students!  One of those moments was today when the C.I.A presented each hour!  The C.I.A just does not come to a school.  They chose Booker T because of the school's reputation of high academic performance!  It boggles my mind still that they come, and I hope our students understand the scope of this!

I took my 6th hour, and was carefully listening!  The presenter said many asked if he was recruiting?  He said no because that would be against the law.  He is there to present opportunities!  I had no idea when I was in high school!  Wanted to make sure you did!

The first thing - check out their website!

The presenter gave some tips.  One if you want to work at the C.I.A know how to speak a language.  Especially Chinese, Arabic, or Russian.  You will stand out!  
Two do not complain.  The presenter said the worst is when someone complains about being there!  He said everyone is thinking Why are you here?

On the website check out the tab Careers and Internships.  It is amazing what is out there!

Monday, October 31, 2016

US History Survey Unit 2 Study Guide!

Next Monday (2 and 6) and Tuesday (1) we will take our 2nd test.  Here are the words to know inside and out!  You will be given 3 terms, but you do not know which ones!  You will describe them, and say the significance!

HayMarket Square Riot
Knights of Labor
American Federation of Labor
Tenement Housing
Ida B. Wells
Lincoln Steffens
Hull House
Booker T and W.E.B.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Progressive Amendments (16 -19)
Progressive Presidents
"White Man's Burden"
Thomas Edison
Alexander Graham Bell

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Homecoming 2016

It was such a GREAT week of fun and school spirit!  Thanks for putting up with me and all the Student Council craziness!

I loved this !!!!  The back of the homecoming tee shirt and a tutu!

I cannot claim this photo of Mr. and Miss Hornet.  Ms. Norman captured it as she was really close!

Friday night finally got a pic with Miss Hornet!!!You can also see the front of the Homecoming Shirt!

Royal Court walking out to the game!  I got to be their keeper Friday night!

Challenge Yourself!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Participate in Homecoming!!!!

Homecoming 2014 - Rise of the Hive

Next week is Homecoming!!!!  Revenge of the Hornets!  I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in Homecoming!  Booker T. is  such a special place with so much spirit!  There is no spirit like Homecoming!  You get what you put into it!!!!

Theme - Revenge of the Hornets
Monday - Greasers v. Soocios (from The Outsiders)
Tuesday - Decades Day
Wednesday - Space Day
Thursday - Dress Up Day
Friday - Outrageous Orange and Black Day

Now is  a great time to find your outfits!  Here are some of my favorite homecoming moments!!!

Senior Hallway 2014

Outrageous Orange and Black Day 2014

Outrageous Orange and Black 2014 I loved this girl's outfit!

You can see my door in the background!

I thought they looked great!

Dress Your Age Day 2013

Dress Your Age Day 2014

Superhero Day 2013

Mix Match Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Progressive Era

America has incredible growth in the 1890s due to industrialization!  It brought tremendous change to America.  Quickly reformers  began to analyze and look at the social problems caused by big business and industrialization.  Some of those problems include immigration, suffrage, political reform, and growth of urban cities.

That is just a small list of social problems and injustices that were tackled.   The Progressives picked up right where the Populists left off!!!!  The Populists were seen as a failure, but the Progressives were seen as a success, but the question becomes how effective were they?  They had presidential support from Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.  They also got 4 Constitutional Amendments (16th - 20th)

Here are 2 issues that were tackled!

The Progressives took on Suffrage for Women, and got the 19th Amendment passed giving all Women the right to vote!  It amazes me it took over 140 years before women to get this right!  When I hear women say they did not have time to vote - I am mind boggled!  Women were starved, beaten imprisoned, and tortured to get the right to vote!  The amazing part about this era is the fact that we are benefiting today from their hard work!  A great movie about the fight is Iron Clawed Angels.

The other is Ida B. Wells

Below is an amazing documentary about her life!  She was a mover and a shaker.  Ida B. Wells was  a crusader for African American Rights!  She tackled lynching, and put a national spotlight on the issue!  I believe the documentary below explains it all - so I will let it speak for itself.  One thing that I became present to was I want to eat dinner with her!  She seems amazing!

Friday, October 14, 2016

APUSH Exam Review

Due on Tuesday is the Adam Norris Fill In The Blank Guides for Period 3.  Below is a link to his website  The videos are under the tab "New APUSH Curriculum".  There are 3 videos!

Adam Norris Period 3 Videos

My favorite Review book!  You can only get online!

The next best one to get, but they are all good! You can get this one at a book store!!!

A student from last year who made a 5 told me these were extremely helpful!

A student from last year stopped me in the hall on Thursday, and asked me how APUSH was going?  I said GREAT!  She made a 5 on the test, and then began to offer advice.  This worked for her.  Maybe it will work for you!  She said it was helpful to get a prep book early on and read it along with the book.  She also got flash cards, and used them!!!  Hope these strategies work for you!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Congrats Mr. and Miss Hornet 2016!

Congrats Karl and Claire!!!!  I am so happy!  Congrats to the whole court - love you all!