Thursday, April 20, 2017

APUSH Review


On Wednesday the 26th in the morning and afternoon we will write a LEQ under the time limit!  I will score the essay, and give it to you the next week!

Hope to see you there!



This Day In History


23 Apr, 1898 - Spain declares war on the United States
23rd April, 1898 : Spain declares war on the United States on April 23rd, 1898 after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón in Manila Bay, the Philippines and decimated the Spanish squadron.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april23rd.html

Happy Earth Day - April 22nd!


This Day In History


22 Apr, 1889 - U.S.A. Oklahoma Land Rush
22nd April, 1889 : The Oklahoma Land run begins with an estimated 50,000 people lined up at noon hoping to stake a claim for a homestead ( the claim could be up to 160 acres in size ), it included most of the following Oklahoma Counties, Canadian, Cleveland, Kingfisher, Logan, Oklahoma, and Payne ( in total about 2 million acres ). This land had previously been occupied by Indians but the Indian Appropriations Bill approved the transfer of two million acres for settlement. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april22nd.html

This Day In History


21 Apr, 1989 - Student Protest Tiananmen Square
21st April, 1989 : 100,000 students gather at Beijing's Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu Yaobang the deposed reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party and voice their discontent with China's authoritative communist government. This was the beginning of the mass demonstrations in Tiananmen Square, Beijing prior to the Chinese Government declaring martial law in May of the same year which led to the June Massacres by Chinese troops killing hundreds of demonstrators and arresting thousands of protesters and other suspected dissidents. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april21st.html

WW2 and Cold War

Here are the videos I told you guys about.  They will help you understand important ideas and concepts.

World War 2 and Japanese Internment


APUSH was restructured 2 years ago, and they made the experiences of minorities crucial to AP US History.  So being familiar with Japanese Internment would be good, and it is mentioned in the Key Concept.  I showed the shortened version in class, but the full one is worth the watch!


Cold War Beginnings


The video found at YouTube - search Untold History: Stalin, the Soviet Union and WWII - explains nicely Stalin's position during and after WW2.  It is an eye opener!







This Day In History


20 Apr, 1999 - Columbine High School Shooting
20th April, 1999 : Two students ( Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ) wearing balaclavas go through Columbine High School in Denver, Colorado, firing automatic weapons and throwing homemade bombs killing 13 people and wounded 24 others before the two students committed suicide. They had originally planted two home made bombs in the cafeteria and were planning on murdering the students as they ran from the building, when the bombs failed to go off they went into the school and began the massacre. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april20th.html



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Soundtracks!



This Day In History



19 Apr, 1995 - U.S.A. Oklahoma Bombing
19th April, 1995 : A truck full of explosives destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people. In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing and on June 11, 2001 he was executed by lethal injection. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april19th.html





Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This Day In History


18 Apr, 1934 - U.S.A. Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping
18th April, 1934 : Some $5000 dollars from the ransom paid in the Lindbergh kidnapping is recovered out of ( $50,000 ) and a man is in custody with ongoing investigations by federal authorities. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april18th.html

Monday, April 17, 2017

This Day In History


17 Apr, 1932 - U.S.A. Lynching
17th April, 1932 : A mob of western Kansas Farmers today went back to old fashioned justice when they lynched a man who admitted killing an 8 year old girl by overpowering the sheriff and hanging the man from a tree in Kansas. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april17th.html


Thursday, April 13, 2017

This Day In History


16 Apr, 1922 - U.S.A. Prohibition
16th April, 1922 : The Prohibition Department is to enforce the law making it illegal to manufacture beer or wine in the home for home use, this follows the supreme court that home brewing is illegal. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april16th.html

Band of Brothers


This week US History Survey will begin Band of Brothers. The unbelievable true story about the journey of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne in Europe during World War 2!  They start at D-Day jumping behind enemy lines to capturing Eagles Nest (Hitler's Summer Home in Switzerland).  You see their courage and struggle!  

Do NOT Forget your parent permission slip!  You cannot  watch without it!






This Day In History

Taken days before he was assassinated!


1865 Abraham Lincoln dies 9 hours after he is shot attending the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington

Taken from: http://www.onthisday.com/events/april/15

Great description of the assassination - I cried!

Great read!







This Day In History


14 Apr, 1912 - Atlantic Ocean Titanic Strikes Iceberg
14th April, 1912 : The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on 14th April. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april14th.html


This Day In History


Samuel Beckett 4/13/1906 - 12/22/1989 Irish-born author, critic, and playwright; won the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature

Taken from: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/on-this-day/april-13/?_r=0

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

THANK YOU!!!!


Booker T just had our 3rd annual MS Coin Drive, and I am extremely proud to announce the school raised $1585!!!!

I am still in disbelief!  The winning class was Mrs. Howland who raised over $460!!!!  They get a pizza party!


Here is more of my story!  My doctor, Dr. Pardo, picked me to be a featured patient.  He is a MS researcher, and it is a 3 year waiting list to see him.  This is the video his office made!  



This Day In History


12 Apr, 1861 - US Attack on Fort Sumter
12th April, 1861 : The Confederate States attack Fort Sumter April 12th, 1861 which starts the Civil War

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april12th.html

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

This Day In History


11 Apr, 1951 - U.S.A. General Douglas MacArthur
11th April, 1951 : President Harry S Truman has fired General Douglas MacArthur as commander of United Nations and US forces in the Far East after General Douglas MacArthur has made public statements calling for an attack on mainland China unless Communist forces laid down their arms in Korea. The president is still hoping for a peaceful settlement. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april11th.html

Monday, April 10, 2017

This Day In History


10 Apr, 1912 - United Kingdom Titanic Sets Sail
10th April, 1912 : Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic has been described as the worlds most luxurious floating hotel, and was only 5 days out when she hit an Iceberg and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of many lives. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april10th.html




Thursday, April 6, 2017

This Day In History


9 Apr, 1865 - U.S.A. Robert E. Lee surrenders
9th April, 1865 : Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april9th.html

This Day In History


8 Apr, 1904 - U.S.A. Times Square
8th April, 1904 : Long Acre Square in Manhattan, New York, was renamed Times Square. 

Taken from:http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april8th.html 

APUSH Funny!


This Day In History


7 Apr, 1906 - Italy Mount Vesuvius
7th April, 1906 : Mount Vesuvius erupted causing gray ash and liquid lava erupted from the volcano burning homes built on the hillsides as it continued down the mountain. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april7th.html

This Day In History


6 Apr, 1917 - America enters World War I
6th April, 1917 : Following the sinking of American liner Housatonic by a German U-boat and four more U.S. merchant ships President Wilson appeared before Congress and called for a declaration of war against Germany and on April 6th the United States formally declared war on Germany. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april6th.html

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

This Day In History - Happy Birthday Booker T!


Born in Virginia on Apr. 5, 1856, Booker T. Washington put himself through school and became a teacher. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute in Alabama (now known as Tuskegee University), which grew immensely and focused on training African Americans in agricultural pursuits. A political adviser and writer, Washington clashed with intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois over the best avenues for racial uplift.

Taken from: http://northdallasgazette.com/2013/04/05/celebrity-birthday-for-april-5-booker-t-washington/



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

We Dine Together!


This is the BEST idea, and I wish every school did this!



This Day In History


4 Apr, 1968 USA - Martin Luther King Jr. Murdered
4th April 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death by James Earl Ray at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. His assassination led to riots in more than 100 US cities and a call from the United States President Lyndon Johnson for citizen's to reject the blind violence that has taken Dr King who had lived by non-violence. James Earl Ray was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 99 years in prison. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april4th.html

Monday, April 3, 2017

This Day In History


3 Apr, 1968 - U.S.A. - Martin Luther King Jr
3rd April 1968 : Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "mountaintop" speech to a rally of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., less than 24 hours before he was assassinated 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april3rd.html


Sunday, April 2, 2017

This Day In History


2 Apr, 1917 - U.S.A. - US Troops To World War I
2nd April 1917 : President Woodrow Wilson tells Congress "The world must be made safe for democracy." asking Congress for a declaration of war and to send U.S. troops into battle against Germany in World War I 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april2nd.html

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Requiem For The American Dream


How do measure success?  Many people measure by their bank account and how much is in it.  I am not cut from that cloth.  I view success differently.  If I have a job that brings me joy and purpose and I can pay my bills than I am successful.  


A student told me about this documentary, and I finally watched it this week.  It is on Netflix, and I highly encourage you to watch it!  It is thought provoking, and i find myself still thinking about it.  I cannot wait to watch it again!  In this documentary they make some big arguments.  One the American Dream is dead, and class mobility is not possible anymore.  Man that is a scary thought!

I believe that makes education even more important!  Two they say America's Founding Fathers did NOT believe in DEMOCRACY!  That is radical!  They wanted to make sure the general population did not have power, and those in power believe that  today!  That is a hard pill to swallow!  

I do NOT want to believe that, but so many historians and economists  are telling us that!  Something needs to change!



Another great documentary about this topic is Inequality for All. It too is on Netflix.  I just thought are these warnings?



This is a scary visual!




This Day In History



1 Apr - April Fool Jokes From The Media World
The BBC creates a hoax Panorama programme about spaghetti crops in Switzerland and showing women carefully plucking strands of spaghetti from a tree and laying them in the sun to dry. It should be remembered in context that Spaghetti was not a widely-eaten food in the UK in 1957 and considered by many as an exotic delicacy.

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/april1st.html

BTW Spring Spirit Week 2017


This next week is Spirit Week and Booker T.'s Birthday on Wednesday.  Participate in the week and dress up!!!

Monday - Outrageous Orange and Black Day 
StuCo Assembly

Tuesday - Dress like your favorite character (Dress like your favorite celebrity, cartoon, or movie character) 1, 3, 5, and 7

Wednesday - Floral Day (Wear flowers  or dress  like a flower child)
1 - 7

Thursday - Holiday Day (Dress like your favorite Holiday)
2, 4, 6, and 7

Friday -  Formal/Fancy
Hall of  Fame Assembly





Friday, March 31, 2017

This Day In Women's History



March 31, 1360 – Philippa of Lancaster, Queen consort of Portugal as wife of John I; her children became known as the “Illustrious Generation” (d. 1415)

Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-31/


Thursday, March 30, 2017

This Day In Women's History



March 30, 1810 – Ann Sophia Stephens, American author and editor, known for writing dime novels (d. 1886)

Taken from: http://todayinwomenshistory.saintssistersandsluts.com/march/march-30/


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