Week of Oct 26

Course: Revolutionary Ideas - Remote, no cohorts

Course Schedule: Period 6 - 11:50-12:30 Monday-Thursday

Office Hours: Friday 10-noon

Essential Questions:  

  1. What does freedom mean to you? 
  2. How have societies gained freedom in various historical eras? 
  3. How does the spread of information impact societies? 

Standards/PIs:  

  1. I can compare and contrast the ideals and purposes of the founding documents. 
  2. I can compare and contrast the purposes, structures and functions of constitutional governments.
  3. I can describe historical eras, turning points, and enduring themes. 
  4. I can describe the reasons why change does or does not occur.

Student Assignments:

  1. Engineering an Empire - Due Oct 28
  2. Reformation - Due Oct 29
  3. Halloween Epitaphs - Due Nov 2

Links/Resources: Google Classroom 



Course: US History - Remote, no cohorts

Course Schedule: Period 8 - 12:35-1:15 Monday - Thursday

Office Hours: Friday 10-noon

Essential Questions:  

  1. What role, if any, does the federal government have in ensuring the safety and well being of its citizens?
  2. How do wars shape alliances and contribute to national identities? 

Standards/PIs:  

  1. I can apply knowledge of major eras, enduring themes, turning points, and historic influences. 
  2. I can analyze the forces of continuity and change in the community, the state, the United States, and the world.
  3. I can understand and apply the concepts and processes of economics to understand issues of production, distribution, and consumption in the community.

Student Assignments:

  1. WWI on the Homefront - Oct 28
  2. Quizlet - Learn game - Oct 29
  3. The Rise of Communism - Nov 2
  4. Halloween Epitaphs - Nov 2

Links/Resources: Google Classroom 


Course:  AP Psychology - Both periods, both cohorts

Course Schedule: M-W, T-TH 

Office Hours: Friday 10:30-noon 

Essential Questions:  

  1. How do the parts of the brain and nervous systems work together to process information and control behavior? 
  2. How do the biological fields of neuroanatomy and genetics help to explain the behaviors of an individual. 
  3. How do levels of human consciousness change through our wake/sleep cycle, biological rhythms, hypnosis, and the use of certain drugs? 

Standards/PIs:  

  1.  Interaction of Heredity and Environment
  2. The Endocrine System
  3. Overview of the Nervous System and the Neuron
  4. Neural Firing
  5. Influence of Drugs on Neural Firing
  6.  The Brain
  7.  Tools for Examining Brain Structure and Function
  8. The Adaptable Brain
  9. Sleep and Dreaming

Student Assignments:

  1. Songtastic Brain - Due Oct 26
  2. Read Textbook - Modules 9-12 - before Oct 19; Modules 13-15 - before Oct 26, Modules 22-25 before Nov. 2

Links/Resources: Google Classroom, Textbook is online in Google Classroom


Course: AP US History - Both periods, both cohorts - Not meeting in-person 


Course Schedule: M-W, Tu-Th

Office Hours: Friday 10-noon

Essential Questions:  

  1. To what extent did Jefferson & Madison continue the original goals of the Democratic-Republicans through their presidencies? 
  2. In what ways did the  political, economic, and social changes that occurred during the first half of the 19th century change the lives of the citizens of the United States? 

Standards/PIs:  

  1. The United States began to develop a modern democracy and celebrated a new national culture, while Americans sought to define the nation’s democratic ideals and change their society and institutions to match them.
  2. Innovations in technology, agriculture, and commerce powerfully accelerated the American economy, precipitating profound changes to U.S. society and to national and regional identities.
  3. The U.S. interest in increasing foreign trade and expanding its national borders shaped the nation’s foreign policy and spurred government and private initiatives.

Student Assignments: This is a continuation of a project started during the ODD rotation. Students will work on this until Oct. 25. 


The Federalists vs. Anti-Federalists during the Age of Jefferson  - Due Oct 11

The War of 1812 & Era of Good Feelings - Due Oct 11

Regional Interests and Identities -Due  Oct 11

American Foreign Policy Develops - Part 1 - Due Oct 11

American Foreign Policy Develops - Part 2 - Due Oct 18

The Age of Jackson and the Expansion of Federal Power - Due Oct 18

American National Culture - Due Oct 18

Second Great Awakening & Reform Movements of the 1830s & 1840s - Due Oct 25

The Experiences of African Americans in Antebellum America - Due Oct 25

Final Reflections - Due Oct 25


No New Assignments this week - catch up on reading and previous assignments


Links/Resources - Google Classroom