Nathanael Neuendorf

Hello, sorry about the delay. Here is the rubric for your current assignment on significant figures of the Revolutionary War:

We’re going to continue building our timelines on Sutori. We will be assigned one important event from this list:

Battle of New York, Battle of Trenton, Battle of Saratoga, Valley Forge, Battle of Monmouth, Battle of Camden, John Paul Jones takes the HMS Drake, Battle of Cowpens, Battle of Guilford Courthouse, Battle of Yorktown.

We will be creating a new post on the timeline over our assigned event. This post will include:

When and where did it happen? Who was involved (both sides)? What happened? Why is it significant?

Also, include some kind of a graphic and make a quiz question.

We are continuing our look at the Revolutionary War by studying famous battles. We already know about Bunker Hill and Lexington and Concord, so now we are going to learn about Washington’s crossing of the Delaware in the winter of 1776. Check out this video:

We will need to know what happened before, during, and after this battle and why it is so significant.

9/11 – Learn about Congressional Leadership roles.

We will be researching who the current leadership of Congress is. On a piece of paper, tell me who is the Speaker of the House, House Majority Leader, House Majority Whip, House Minority Leader, House Minority Whip, Senate Majority Leader, Senate Majority Whip, Senate Minority Leader, and Senate Minority Whip. Include what party they belong to and what duties they perform.

9/12 – Learn about the confirmation process.

We are going to research famous confirmation battles.

I will assign you a number 1 – 7.

You will research the corresponding confirmation battle.

  1. Merrick Garland
  2. Clarence Thomas
  3. Robert Bork
  4. Brett Kavanaugh
  5. Louis Brandeis
  6. Stanley Matthews
  7. Admiral Lewis Strauss

Tell me what they were nominated for and when, why it was controversial, and what the result of the confirmation battle was.

9/13 – Learn about the impeachment process.

Do some research and find what three Presidents have been impeached. Explain why they were impeached and the outcome of the impeachment.

Next week, we will be preparing for our test. Here is the study guide:

We are going to continue our study of the American Revolution by looking at some of the central figures on the side of the Colonials. Choose a specific figure from the Revolutionary War to research. You can either:

  1. Write a two page double-spaced paper in 3 point format. Include biographical information (birthplace, family, upbringing, etc), how they got involved with the Revolution, the role they played, important events they were a part of, and what happened to them after the Revolution.
  2. Create a PowerPoint presentation that includes the above information. Include relevant pictures, maps, etc.
  3. Create a play to act out in front of the class. Either solo or with a partner, write a play that allows you to discuss the role you played in the Revolution. Must include mention of specific events and actions.

Here are some suggestions of people you could choose:

George Washington, Nathanael Greene, Anthony Wayne, Henry Knox, Marquis de Lafayette, Francis “Swamp Fox” Marion, Benedict Arnold, John Paul Jones, Daniel Morgan, Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee

We are continuing our study of the Legislative Branch. Using Internet Explorer, go to this site:

Play the game and fill out this worksheet:

Hello all,

We are going to continue talking about the Legislative Branch and Article I. Here is an introductory video:

We’ll then focus specifically on how laws are passed. Here is an infographic:

Hello all,

We finished our timelines and went over them on Friday. I told you to go over them again this weekend, because we might be having some kind of quiz. Well, that’s exactly what we will do on Monday. If you ask nicely, I may give you a few minutes before to look over your timeline again before the quiz. Then we are moving on into the Revolutionary War. This week will be dedicated to the Revolutionary War, and next week, we will focus on preparing for our cumulative assessment.

Here are the directions for the Sutori assignment:

4th period is somewhat behind 7th period. 4th has not been assigned groups yet.

First, actually read your part of the Constitution! In your groups, you will search for a short YouTube video that explains your assigned Article. You will all watch the video, noting what you think is important.

  1. On Sutori, create a heading for your post (your heading will be whatever Article you were assigned). Include the names of those in your group.
  2. Create a short summary (one or two good paragraphs) explaining what your Article is about (what you learned from the video).
  3. Attach the video you chose.
  4. Attach an appropriate and relevant picture (this CAN be a meme or just something you think goes with your Article).
  5. For each member of the group, create a quiz over your Article.
  6. Search for and post a current event news article that is related to your assigned Article.

These are the directions for the Sutori assignment:

  1. Go to YouTube and find a video (recommended that you filter to find short videos) about your assigned event. Watch the video.
  2. Go to our Story on the Sutori website. Create a short summary (a solid paragraph) of your event in your own words.
  3. Attach your video to the timeline in the correct spot (chronological order).
  4. Find an attach an appropriate and relevant picture (memes are acceptable).
  5. Create a quiz (one for each if in a group) over your event.

Your post on the timeline should be in the proper order with the rest of the class. Make sure you include the date in the heading of your post. Please come to me with any issues. This is new technology for us so expect to find some kinks that need to be worked out.

Let’s be creative!

Hello all,

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend. This Tuesday, we will be working on Sutori to create our timelines. I will have a list and assign everyone an event to add to the group timeline. We will spend the rest of the week learning about the Revolutionary War.