Monday, December 18, 2017

The Post

This winter a GREAT Spielberg movie comes out about the Washington Post during the 1970s.  The movie surrounds the Pentagon Papers about Vietnam.  President Nixon was not a fan of the press, and one can see his frustration with Press.  Nixon plays himself by showing real footage and phone calls.  This movie is relevant!  Another analysis I heard about this film is the idea of the Freedom of the Press and it's importance!  I cannot wait to see this film!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

We are the Champions!!!!

BTW won State against Bixby!!!!  28 - 21!!!

BTW Food Drive 2017

BTW had a can food drive.  My classes brought over 100 cans!!!!  All cans will be donated to a local food bank.  I always say if you are blessed you must share that blessing!!!!  I am SO proud of my students!!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Young Resistance

It was the 1940s in Germany, and a group of young people could not stand by and witness the holocaust!  They mobilized in Munich, and informed Germans through the press.  They named themselves the White Rose!  They wrote pamphlets telling the people of Germany what was happening!  They sadly paid with their lives and were caught in their conquest! 

They were caught by their janitor at their school who threw their pamphlets over the balcony!

This story is a great reminder that young people can make  a difference, and how often do young people stand up against evil?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

First Political Parties

One must know the federalist and the anti-Federalist.  It all began ratifying the constitution, and then once that was done the debate/conflict turned into our first political parties!  

Here is a great site showing the debate of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist:

I would know these Federalist Papers

Here is a great site showing the first political parties:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Road to the Revolution

I find it extremely comforting that in AP History that one does not need to know military history.  One must know what led to a conflict, who won, and the impact.  To be successful one must know the Road to the Revolution 1763 - 1776.  In class we made a timeline around the room showing important events, British response, and Colonial Response of important events.  I was so impressed with the take away.  The students said the visual was incredible, and they could see many trends. 

The timeline took up the whole room - which was nice!  You could see the visual!

The students did a Gallery Walk noticing trends!

An image to symbolize the hated taxes

The  colonist got England to repeal the Stamp  Act through the Stamp Act Congress,  but England replaced it with the Townshend Acts which taxed everything else!  Be careful what you wish for!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Participate In Your Government!

When you turn 18 - register to vote!!!!  Participate in your government during all elections!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Rob Reiner and Woody Harrelson made a movie about LBJ - President Lyndon B. Johnson.  It is FANTASTIC!  This depiction of LBJ was heart breaking!  You see a human side to this controversial president!  The film depicts LBJ's political career before JFK's assassination in the Senate, and after.  It was fascinating!  This man knew how to work the Legislative Branch!  In one scene he said he could speak their (Congress) language.   Go see this film!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Marshall and LBJ

Two GREAT Movies are coming out about Thurgood  Marshall an President Johnson!   They both look fantastic!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Register and Sign Up For My Class

You need to sign up for my class if you are taking the APUSH Exam.  Go to this site: 

And put in your hour's codes:

6th Hour – Elizabeth Haughey 6 - K7FRFNP
5th Hour – Elizabeth Haughey 5 - MTTW6YW
4th Hour – Elizabeth Haughey 2 - 9WJP9T9
1st Hour – Elizabeth Haughey 1 - A47TM7Y

To register for the test go to this site:  

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Homecoming 2017 - There is No Place Like Homecoming

It was a great week, and we won 63-0 against Sapulua!!! Here are some highlights!

Dress Like Your Favorite Teacher - I was honored Jasmine picked me!

\Working on Halls

Final Product - The Juniors Won!