Mr. Perse reserves the right to adjust any and all assignments based on various factors including scheduling issues, bad-weather cancellations, and student progress.
Thursday, August 19: Students should read text pages 6 - 10. This information is from Chapter 1 and is the Unit 1 / Section 1 reading assignment.
Friday, August 20: Students should also re-read text pages 6 - 10 prior to class on Monday, August 23.
Monday, August 23: Students should read text pages 10 - 12 before tomorrow's class. This material is a continuation of Unit 1 / Section 1.
Thursday, August 26: Students will work in class on the Unit 1 / Section 1 Vocabulary Builder worksheet. This worksheet is due at the end of class.
Wednesday, September 1: Students will work in class on the Unit 1 / Section 2 Vocabulary Builder Worksheet. This work sheet is due at the end of the period, or if students have not finished, as the beginning of class on Thursday, September 2.
Friday, September 10: The Unit 1 test, covering text pages 6 - 25 (Chapter 1) will be administered in class today.
Monday, September 13 / Tuesday, September 14: Students will engage in an in-class exercise dealing with writing descriptions of, and a narrative about their understanding of the American system of government. The work is to be submitted at the end of the class period on Tuesday, September 14. This work will mark the beginning of Unit 2, and the origins of America's system of government.
Friday, September 17: Students will work during a portion of the class period on the Unit 2 / Section 1 Vocabulary Builder worksheet. The worksheet is due at the end of the period. If students do not finish by the end of the period, they should complete the worksheet and turn it on Monday, September 20.
Tuesday, September 21: Students will work during a portion of the class period on the Unit 2 / Section 2 Guided Reading Activity worksheet. This worksheet is due at the end of the period.
Thursday, September 23 / Friday, September 24: Students will be working on an in-class assignment detailing the features of the Declaration of Independence. The assignment is due at the end of class on Friday, September 24.
Monday, September 27: Students will watch a video in class about the Articles of Confederation. They will make a list of what they think the problems were with the new American government. That list is due at the end of class.
Tuesday, September 28: Students will begin working on a more in-depth assignment regarding the shortcomings of the Articles of Confederation. The assignment will be based on information from Unit 2 power points 26 - 38. This assignment is due at the end of class on Thursday, September 30.
Tuesday, October 5: Students will begin work in class on a worksheet about the Federalists and the Anti-federalists. This worksheet is due at the end of this class period. If students do not finish by the end of the class period, the worksheet is due on Wednesday, October 6.
Friday, October 8: The Unit 2 Test will be administered today.
Monday, October 25: Students will submit written impressions of the film "Iron Jawed Angels" which was shown in class last week. Students should write about what they learned from watching the film and how that might relate to issues today. Students should also comment on what they liked and did not like about the film. This assignment is due at the end of class.
Friday, October 29: The Unit 3 test is scheduled for today.