Taking the Wheel #4

The past two days our class presented our final projects on people, places and power. Each presentation included an introduction power point, a photo essay, and a survey monkey. Each group had a different topic and after listening to the presentations I understood how each topic related to the theme of people, places, and power. […]

Taking the Wheel #3

After getting into our groups and discussing our findings on the topic of Native Americans and the West I had a better understanding on the topic and how it relates to the theme of people, places, and power. The other people who had this topic were Lily, Morgan, and Nicole. I began to understand more […]

Taking the Wheel #2

The next phase of research for my topic, Native Americans and the West, was an online interactive activity. The interactive activity focused on “The Long Walk” which was in 1864 when thousands of the Navajo Indians were forced to leave their land and walk 450 miles to a reservation called Bosque Redondo. Other parts of […]

Taking the Wheel #1

The last assignment of the year has to do with the category of people, places, and power. There are six different topics and everyone is focusing on one. The topics are Native Americans and the West, Immigration: Asia, Immigration: Europe, Imperialism: America, Imperialism: Europe and Africa, and  The Rise of Corporate America. The assignment is […]

Murder of the Reconstruction

During the reconstruction America was divided into two parts, north and south, and often times people wonder which part of the country is the reason the reconstruction was crushed. The reconstruction was the  time period between 1865-77 when radical republicans were working to establish equality to freedmen in the south and help then establish state […]

The Grand Finale to the Civil War

A major turning point in the Civil War was the Battle of Gettysburg. The Confederate’s leader, General Lee, decided to head North into Gettysburg to attack the Union and kill the Northern morale. His army was also running low on food and supplies so they needed to get some from the North. His plan backfired […]

African Americans during the Civil War

During the Civil War African Americans were discriminated against and not allowed to fight for the Confederate army. They served the confederacy as servants and they cooked, cleaned, and maintained the camp. One reason they were not allowed into the army was, “This is a government of white men, made by white men for white men, […]

Brave Women of the Civil War

During the Civil War women had limited rights and were expected to act inside “the sphere of domesticity” and anything outside the sphere was frowned upon. Acts that fit inside the sphere were cooking, taking care of and teaching children, cleaning, and making clothing. Acts outside the sphere were holding a paid job, voting, going […]

A Hunt for New Information

  To learn about all of the different Civil War battles everyone received a specific battle to research and make a google doc for. Then we put all of our research together to make a scavenger hunt around the school and learn about each specific battle.  Everyone made a QR code for their google doc […]

What would you choose?

Should I stay home with my family where it is safe or go fight in the war to serve my country? This question was asked frequently during the 1860’s in the U.S.A. because the Civil War was going on. For some people it was a simple question that they did not have to think about […]