D-Day

Dec 20, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • GRAB A LAPTOP NOW.
  • GO TO THE SKYWARD HOMEPAGE, BUT DO NOT LOG IN UNTIL I GIVE YOU THE GO AHEAD.
  • ONCE YOU ARE READY TO LOG IN, SPEND THE AVAILABLE TIME GETTING ANY LAST MINUTE STUDYING IN.
  • DON'T BE A DISTRACTION TO OTHERS.
  • GOOD LUCK TODAY!

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/19/11

Dec 19, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Review for Final
    • All Vocab
      • Europe Reborn
      • Revolution in Europe
      • WWI
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • TOMORROW 
    • Final Exam

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Today in U.S. History: 12/19/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Review for Final
    • All Vocab
      • The Civil War
      • Reconstruction & the Old West
      • Urban America
      • Imperialism and WWI
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • TOMORROW (2ND BLOCK)
    • Final Exam

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CNN Student News for 12/16/11

Dec 16, 2011

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Today in Mr. Denton's World: 12/16/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Vocab Due
  • Vocab Test
  • Scrapbooks Due @ the end of class
  • Final Binder Check
  • Get makeup work completed and turned in ASAP
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Tuesday/Wednesday
    • Final Exam
      • Review Sheet Monday
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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Today in U.S. History 12/15/11

Dec 15, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Discussion:  The End of the Beginning
  • Map WS:  Europe After WWI
  • Clip:  The Last Day of WWI
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • TOMORROW!
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
    • Make-up Work Due!
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!
Woodrow Wilson - President of the U.S. during WWI.  Author of the 14 Points

Theodore Roosevelt - Resigned his post in the government to lead the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War.  Eventually became president. Oversaw the Panama Canal's construction.

John J. Pershing - Unsuccessfully attempted to hunt down Pancho Villa.  Became the commander of American Forces in WWI.

William Mckinley - Annexed Hawaii as President of the United States.  Later assassinated, making Theodore Roosevelt President.

George Dewey - Top naval officer of the United States during the Spanish American War.

Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand - Heir to the Austrian-Hungarian Throne.  His assassination set off World War I.

Gavrilo Princip - Assassinated Franz Ferdiand.  Serbian Nationalist.

Henry Cabot Lodge - Top opponent to the League of Nations and the Treaty of Paris in Congress.

John Hay - Author of the Open Door Policy

Francisco Poncho Villa - Prominent General in the Mexican Revolution

Kalakaua - last king of Hawaii



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CNN Student News for 12/15/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/14/11

Dec 14, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Turn in yesterday's activities
  • WWI Conclusion
  • Casualties of WWI
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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Today in U.S. History: 12/14/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Graphic Organizer WS:  WWI Breaks Out
  • Discussion: America Joins WWI
  • Weapons of WWI
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
    • Make-up Work Due!
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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CNN Student News for 12/14/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/13/11

Dec 13, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Major Battles of WWI Graphic Organizer
  • Russian Revolution Questions
  • Vocabulary
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!
Top 10
  • neutral
  • total war
  • propaganda
  • genocide
  • U-boats
  • armistice
  • mandates
  • trench warfare
  • Fourteen Points
  • League of Nations
All-Stars
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Grigory Rasputin
  • Leon Trotsky
  • Franz Ferdinand
  • Gavrilo Princip
2nd Tier
  • Triple Alliance
  • Triple Entente
  • Central Powers
  • Allied Powers
  • Western Front
  • Bolsheviks
  • Marxism-Leninism
  • New Economic Policy
  • Zimmerman Note
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Mandates
  • Balfour Declaration
  • Battle of Verdun
  • Gallipoli Campaign

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Today in U.S. History: 12/13/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Anticipation Guide:  The Spanish American War
  • Activity:  The Sinking of the USS Maine
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
    • Final Binder Check
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/12/11

Dec 12, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • TAG:  The Road to War
  • WWI Video Clip:  The War in Europe
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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Today in U.S. History: 12/12/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • CNN Logs for 12/12/11-12/16/11
  • Discussion:  American Imperialism
  • Clip:  American Imperialism
    • 3 Reasons for Imperialism?
    • 3 Key Expansionary Events that set an imperialist mood for the 20th Century?
    • What event set off the Spanish American War?
    • What part of the world did the Spanish-American War take place?
    • What was the U.S. hoping to gain from China?
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due
    • Vocab Test
    • Vocab Due
  • Check Skyward; See where you're at!

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CNN Student News for 12/12/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/9/11

Dec 9, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • E/E:  Russia
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • 2 Weeks to go!  Check Skyward and keep tabs on your grade!

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Today in U.S. History: 12/9/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Scrapbooks:  "Boom"
  • Vocabulary
    • Top Ten
      • Imperialism
      • Spheres of Influence
      • Subsidy
      • Open Door Policy
      • Selective Service
      • Reparations
      • Trench Warfare
      • League of Nations
      • Central Powers
      • Allied Powers
    • All-Stars
      • Woodrow Wilson
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • John J. Pershing
      • William McKinley
      • George Dewey
    • 2nd Tier
      • USS Maine
      • Rough Riders
      • Dollar Diplomacy
      • Protectorate
      • Mexican Revolution
      • Bolsheviks
      • Fourteen Points
      • Zimmerman Telegram
      • Treaty of Versailles
      • Gavrilo Princip
      • Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
      • Henry Cabot Lodge
      • John Hay
      • Francisco "Poncho" Villa
      • Kalakaua
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbook Work Day
  • A Week From Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due

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CNN Student News for 12/9/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/8/11

Dec 8, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Turn in Vocab ASAP
  • Revolution Test
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • 2 Weeks to go!  Check Skyward and keep tabs on your grade!

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Today in U.S. History: 12/8/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Story of US:  "Boom"
  • Vocabulary
    • Top Ten
      • Imperialism
      • Spheres of Influence
      • Subsidy
      • Open Door Policy
      • Selective Service
      • Reparations
      • Trench Warfare
      • League of Nations
      • Central Powers
      • Allied Powers
    • All-Stars
      • Woodrow Wilson
      • Theodore Roosevelt
      • John J. Pershing
      • William McKinley
      • George Dewey
    • 2nd Tier
      • USS Maine
      • Rough Riders
      • Dollar Diplomacy
      • Protectorate
      • Mexican Revolution
      • Bolsheviks
      • Fourteen Points
      • Zimmerman Telegram
      • Treaty of Versailles
      • Gavrilo Princip
      • Arch Duke Franz Ferdinand
      • Henry Cabot Lodge
      • John Hay
      • Francisco "Poncho" Villa
      • Kalakaua
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Friday
    • Scrapbook Work Day
  • A Week From Friday
    • Scrapbooks Due

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CNN Student News for 11/8/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/7/11

Dec 7, 2011


DEJA VU!!!


TODAY'S RUNDOWN:

  • Test tomorrow! Review using your lowdown sheets.  Ask questions by leaving comments here, on Facebook, or by emailing me.
  • Finish Vocabulary
  • Scrapbooks due at the end of class tomorrow.  Use the laptops (responsibly if you need to do so.)
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Scrapbooks
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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Today in U.S. History

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Turn in Vocab ASAP
  • Urban America Test
  • Scrapbooks due at the end of the block today
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • Scrapbooks
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News for 12/7/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/6/11

Dec 6, 2011

  • Test tomorrow! Review using your lowdown sheets.  Ask questions by leaving comments here, on Facebook, or by emailing me.
  • Finish Vocabulary
  • Scrapbooks due at the end of class tomorrow.  Use the laptops (responsibly if you need to do so.)
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • Scrapbooks
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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Today in U.S. History for 12/6/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Test tomorrow! Review using your lowdown sheets.  Ask questions by leaving comments here, on Facebook, or by emailing me.  Here are your people:
    • Alexander Graham Bell - inventor who is credited with the first practical telephone
    • Thomas Alva Edison - Great inventor responsible for things like the phonograph, motion pictures, and, most importantly the light bulb.
    • Andrew Carnegie - Rags to riches story.  Gambled on the Bessemer Process, and won big.  Became the biggest steel tycoon in and one of the richest men in America.
    • John D. Rockefeller - Ruthless businessman who founded Standard Oil.  Did whatever he could to run others out of business and increase his profits
    • Theodore Roosevelt - Progressive President.  Fought for workers and consumers.  Tried to break up the power of the big industries.  Known as the father of national parks, and campaigned on the idea of everyone getting a "Square Deal"
    • James Naismith - Inventor of the game of basketball.
  • Finish Vocabulary
  • Scrapbooks due at the end of class tomorrow.  Use the laptops (responsibly if you need to do so.)
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • Scrapbooks
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News for 12/6/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/5/11

Dec 5, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Anticipation Guide:  Daily Life during the I.R.
  • I.R. Timeline
  • IWT
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • Test
    • Vocab
    • Scrapbook

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Today in U.S. History: 12/05/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • CNN Logs for 12/5/11-12/9/11
  • Discussion:  The Progressives
  • The Butcher
  • IWT
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • Scrapbooks
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News For 12/5/11

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CNN Student News for 12/02/11

Dec 2, 2011

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Today in Western Civilizations: 12/01/11

Dec 1, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Map Quiz
  • Engineering an Empire:  Great Britain
    • The massive size of the British Empire
    • Clock Tower of London
    • The First Locomotive
    • A superhighway of underground sewers
    • Westminster Palace
    • A technically advanced navy
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5

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Today in U.S. History: 12/01/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Toss your Immigration Cartoons into the Recycle Bin.  Change of plans and we won't be using them.
  • Map Quiz
  • Video:  Being an immigrant, through the eyes of The Godfather
  • Vocabulary
  • If you haven't received your midterm, it's still sitting in your folder
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5
  • Next Wednesday
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News for 12/01/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 11/30/11

Nov 30, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • New Methods of Production
  • Working Class vs. the Middle Class WS
  • Complete "Steel" Video
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5

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Today in U.S. History: 11/30/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Immigration on the Rise
  • Ellis Island Video
  • Vocabulary
  • If you haven't received your midterm, it's still sitting in your folder
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5
  • Next Wednesday
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News for 11/30/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 11/29/11

Nov 29, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Inventors and Inventions
  • The Business Cycle
  • IWT
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5

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Today in U.S. History: 11/29/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Cities Review (45-60)
  • Labor's Response
  • Global Warming
  • Vocabulary
  • If you haven't received your midterm, it's still sitting in your folder
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5
  • Next Wednesday
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News For: 11/29/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 11/28/11

Nov 28, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • TAG:  The Industrial Revolution
  • Factory and Working Conditions  during the Industrial Revolution
  • IWT
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5

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Today in U.S. History: 11/28/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • CNN Log Sheets for 11/28/11-12/2/11
  • Analyzing Industrialism
  • Vocabulary
  • If you haven't received your midterm, it's still sitting in your folder
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Thursday
    • Cities Quiz #5
  • Next Wednesday
    • Test
    • Vocab Due

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CNN Student News: 11/28/11

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Today in Western Civilizations: 11/23/11

Nov 23, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • BINDER CHECK
  • Thanksgiving Traditions
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • BINDER CHECK
  • No Cities Quiz This Week

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Today in U.S. History: 11/23/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • BINDER CHECK
  • The History of Thanksgiving
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • BINDER CHECK
  • No Cities Quiz This Week

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Today in Western Civilizations: 11/22/11

Nov 22, 2011

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Grab Midterm Reports if you didn't get one on Friday (in folders).
  • If needed, complete French Revolution Rally Activity 
  • Scrapbooks:  Napoleon
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • BINDER CHECK!
  • NO Cities Quiz this week.

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Today in U.S. History: 11/22/11

TODAY'S RUNDOWN:
  • Scrapbook:  "Cities"
    • Scrapbooks are on the shelf
  • Anyone who wasn't here Friday needs to pick up their midterm (in folders)
REMINDERS/COMING UP:
  • Wednesday
    • BINDER CHECK
  • No Cities Quiz This Week

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