Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Growing Nation – WHY DOES IT MATTER?

After checking out Thinking Like a Historian – The Growing Nation and watching some of the super cool videos available about the early 1800s, it’s time to respond to the million dollar question – WHY DOES IT MATTER? You can … Continue reading

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THE GROWING NATION

1800-1850 – The young United States grows in myriad ways, making it to the middle of the 19th century as a dominant political, economic, and cultural force in North America.  How did it grow?  Use Thinking Like a Historian – … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 23/24 – Spend 20 minutes with the first political parties

George Washington warned about the “the baneful effects of the spirit of party.”Alexander Hamilton felt that parties were evil and ought to be suppressed.  Thomas Jefferson once said, “If I could not go to heaven but with a party, I … Continue reading

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BAR EXAM ONLINE REVIEW – Wednesday Rocktober 17

I will be live shortly after the Brewers game ends – hopefully around 8:00.  You can click on this link to get to the stream, or is hopefully works in the video below. Use the chat function in YouTube to … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 10/11 – Amendments 2-10 (and some 14)

Hopefully you are still curious about how the First Amendment and the courts both protect and limit your rights … and you want more!  Tonight, dive into the remaining parts of the Bill of Rights by using the video below … Continue reading

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Learning Experience Rocktober 8-9 – KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (and how they are limited)

Religion, speech, press, assembly, petition – the Five Freedoms of the First Amendment. Are you read to learn about them?  I hope so … You have two handouts to use for next class – The Bill of Rights Intro  and The Bill … Continue reading

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The 2000 Presidential Election – what a ride!

Hey young historians – Ask your parents about the 2000 Presidential Election! Want to learn more? Check out .. The movie Recount, from HBO –  I got it at the library with my powerful library card. NPR’s Election 2000 Coverage The 2000 Presidential Election – The Authentic … Continue reading

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FINISH THE CONSTITUTION (at least the part written in 1787)

It’s been a lot of government so far, my young political scholars – and we aren’t done yet! Here are some things you can do over the next few days to get that Constitution and the federal government cemented in … Continue reading

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Learning Experience – The Wild and Wacky Electoral College

You read about the roles of the President and saw all of the benefits the President receives … but how does a person get that job with the cool White House? The Electoral College, of course – one of the … Continue reading

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