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!