Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Room 167: Online Quiz- The Civil War

Room 167: Online Quiz- The Civil War: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0412/Civil-War-anniversary-13-questions-150-years-later/First-shots?nav=undefined-undefined-storyList

Room 167: Civil War Interactive and Comprehension Questions

History Channel Civil War Interactive

True or False?

180,000 African Americans fought for the Union.

Over 10,000 Native Americans fought in the war on both sides.

Over 400 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the war.

The average age of a Civil War soldier was 15-21.

The average monthly salary of a Union private was $10.

The average monthly salary for Black Union soldiers was $7.

The Civil War is considered the deadliest conflict in American history.

Two-thirds of the soldiers who died in the Civil War died of illness.

Diarrhea was the deadliest illness for soldiers in the Civil War, resulting in over 34,000 deaths.

100,000 soldiers  died in prison camps during the Civil War.

The deadliest battle of the Civil War was Gettysburg.

Gettysburg lasted 5 days.

Robert E. Lee lost a 1/3 of his army at Gettysburg.

During Pickett's charge, the Confederates lost more than 6,500 men in less than one hour.

The estimated cost of the Civil War was $6.19 million.

Civil War Topics: (True or False)

Border States
Lincoln's need to keep the border states in the Union influenced many of his decisions throughout the war including his refusal to abolish slavery in these states in the Emancipation Proclamation.

Jefferson Davis
Davis, a moderate secessionist in 1861, sought the Confederate presidency, and happily accepted as his patriotic duty after the Confederate Congress unanimously elected him.

New York Draft Riots
Both Union and Confederacy relied on conscription to maintain sufficient numbers of troops. Many urban workers resented a provision allowing more affluent draftees to pay $300 for an exemption. 

Clara Barton
After the Battle of Bull Run, Barton began organizing relief programs for Union soldiers, traveling to field hospitals and battlefields to nurse the injured and search for the missing. Barton's wartime experiences inspired her to organize the American branch of the International Red Cross in 1881.

54th Massachusetts 
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry led an assault on the Confederate stronghold of Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. Though the regiment suffered nearly 50 percent casualties in the failed attack, it decisively answered those in both North and South who had doubted the will and ability of black soldiers to fight courageously for the Union cause.

The battle stands as the bloodiest single day of fighting in American history, with more than twice as many soldiers killed and mortally wounded than in the War of 1812, Mexican War and Spanish-American War combined.

Emancipation Proclamation
Soon after the Union victory at Antietam, Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation declaring that on January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states "shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."

Ulysses S. Grant
After hard-won victories at Vicksburg and Chattanooga, Lincoln made Grant general in chief of all Union armies in 1864. His relentless campaign against Petersburg and Richmond forced the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in April 1865, effectively ending the war.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lewis and Clark Activity

The Journey Begins. Read: Your Mission and Background.

Email me two facts you learned from each of the three paragraphs you read under "Background."

Take the "What to Pack" Quiz
Email me your score.

Meet the Team
Who is on your team? Create one "flash card" for each person on your team. Find a picture of each person to print and glue on your card. List five facts about each person on each card.

Make a Specimen Box and Print Specimens to add to your box. There are six.

The Trail:
Continue to gather specimens to print and put in your specimen box. When you have all six, turn in your box.

Thomas Jefferson & His Democracy: Crash Course US History #10

Friday, January 8, 2016

Civil Rights History Final Project- Timeline

Civil Rights History- Timeline

Create a Positive/Negative Civil Rights Timeline

Using class notes, the internet, videos watched in class,  and other resources, brainstorm a list of events to include in your Civil Rights timelines. Rank events according to their historical significance. The most significant positive ranking would be a +5, and the most significant negative ranking would be a -5. For example, if you include the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., you would likely rank it as a -5.

You are required to include at least 40 events on your timeline. 

The first date on your timeline (as well as the last date) is your choice. Most students focus on the time period we covered in class.   Some students start with 1619 (the introduction of slavery to America). Other students start with the Civil War Amendments. Others focus on the 20th Century. It is your choice. 

In a separate  I email,  will send a couple links (the same links on the class Moodle page) that will assist in this project.

I will share examples of past projects in class on Monday.

I have tagboard, construction paper, and graph paper available if you need materials.

This project is worth 100 points.

80 points for people/events

10 points for pictures

5 points creativity

5 points appearance

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Monday's Assignment (Poverty and Childhood Intervention)

On the whiteboard or smartboard, finish these statements:

1. Regardless of socioeconomic status, an adverse childhood experience one might be affected by is:

2. A hardship someone who is poor might face is:

3. A community can help a child born into poverty to survive and thrive by:


Your task:
Read the article alone or with a partner. Find five statistics, facts, or points from the article to write down on a piece of notebook paper. When everyone is finished, your task is to go around the room and find five statistics (different from the ones you've written down) and write them down on your piece of notebook paper.


Find the county you live in on the interactive map. What percentage of the population lives in poverty?

Compare to nearby counties. What part of the state has the highest poverty?


Living Wage Calculator: Wisconsin
What is the living wage model?

What is a basic needs budget?

Define "minimum wage."

Define "living wage."

What is the minimum wage in Wisconsin?

What is a living wage for a single adult with no children in Wisconsin?

What is a living wage for a single adult with one child in Wisconsin?

What is a living wage for two adults, one child in Wisconsin?

What is the average monthly food expense for a single adult?

What is the average monthly food expense for a single adult, one child?

Since the living wage model looks at "basic needs," what do you think that means with regard to food?

What is the average monthly housing expense for a single adult?

What is the average monthly housing expense for a single adult, one child?

What is the average monthly transportation budget for a single adult?

What is the average monthly transportation budgeted for two adults, one child?

What is the average annual income for a single adult, (before taxes) you must earn to cover basic living expenses?

Look at the "other" column. For a single adult, what is the amount listed? Do you think "other" includes monthly smart phone bill? Cable? Explain your answer.

Do you think basic living needs included in the living wage model includes Netflix? Culvers? Designer clothes? XBox? Vacation?

Look at the typical hourly wages for the most popular occupations in Wisconsin. What occupation offered the highest wage?

What occupation offered the second highest wage?

What occupation offered the lowest wage?

How many occupations were highlighted in red?

Now choose the county you are most likely to live in after you graduate from high school.
Wisconsin Counties

What is the living wage for a single adult? Is it higher or lower than the state average?

Now select Economic Policy Institute Budget Calculator.
Select 2 adults, two children, rural. What are your monthly and annual expense totals?

Now select CNN Cost of Living Calculator. Measure how far your salary would go in another city.
Compare a 35,000 salary in Madison, Wisconsin to San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois; New York City, New York; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Do you think you could afford to live in any of these cities on $35,000 a year? $40,000 a year? $50,000 a year?

Now select Minimum Wage Calculator. Can you survive on minimum wage in Wisconsin?
Enter information (housing, utilities, transportation, etc.). Can you survive on minimum wage? If not, how much debt will you acquire annually?