• US History - Week of 5/11-5/17

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 5/11/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     

    Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6 (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in late work from last week, including Unit 8 DBQ
    2. Lesson 9A on NearPod (Complete all Activities First!), then...
    3. Check Point 9A #1-8 in Google Forms
    4. Unit 8 End of Unit Crossword Puzzle Review #1-20
    5. Optional - Check out This Day in History - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    6. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

      #4-6 are optional enrichment

    Period 5 Grade Level Class (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in Late work from Unit 7, the Unit 8 Hook Activity NearPod and Check Point #1-5, and Lesson 8A
    2. Lesson 8B NearPod
    3. Lesson 8B Check Point #1-8 (Daily Grade)
    4. Optional - Take a Virtual Tour of Harpers Ferry, WV
    5. Optional - Check Out Mr. Dabbs’ pics from Harpers Ferry, WV 
    6. Optional - Listen to a Podcast about John Brown’s Raid
    7. Optional - This Day in History https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    8. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

      #4-8 are optional enrichment

    Comments (-1)
  • US History - Week of 5/4-5/10

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 5/4/2020 10:00:00 AM

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     

    Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6 (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in late work from last week
    2. Lesson 8C on NearPod (Complete all Activities First!), then...
    3. Check Point 8C #1-8 in Google Forms
    4. Complete Unit 8 DBQ Tic-Tac-Toe Near Pod Activity and Prompt (Assigned 4/20)
    5. Unit 8 End of Unit Crossword Puzzle Review #1-20
    6. Optional - Check out This Day in History - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    7. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10 
      • #5-7 are optional enrichment 

     

    Period 5 Grade Level Class (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in Late work from Unit 7 and the Unit 8 Hook
    2. Lesson 8A NearPod
    3. Lesson 8A Check Point #1-8 (Daily Grade)
    4. Optional - Take a Virtual Tour of Harpers Ferry, WV
    5. Optional - Check Out Mr. Dabbs’ pics from Harpers Ferry, WV 
    6. Optional - Listen to a Podcast about John Brown’s Raid
    7. Optional - Check out This Day in History https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    8. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10 
      • #4-8 are optional enrichment

     

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  • US History - Week of 4/27-5/3

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 4/27/2020 10:00:00 AM

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6 (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in late work from last week
    2. Lesson 8B on NearPod (Complete all Activities First!), then...
    3. Check Point 8B #1-8 in Google Forms
    4. Begin/Continue Unit 8 DBQ Tic-Tac-Toe Near Pod Activity and Prompt (Due Sun 5/10)
    5. Optional - Check out This Day in History - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    6. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

      #5-6 are optional enrichment

    Period 5 Grade Level Class (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in Late work from last week
    2. Unit 8 Hook/Preview Near Pod Activity 
    3. Unit 8 Hook Check Point (Daily Grade)
    4. Take a Virtual Tour of Harpers Ferry, WV
    5. Check Out Mr. Dabbs’ pics from Harpers Ferry, WV 
    6. Listen to a Podcast about John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    7. Optional - Check out This Day in History https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history
    8. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

      #4-8 are optional enrichment

    Comments (-1)
  • US History - Week of 4/20-4/24

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 4/20/2020 10:00:00 AM

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6 (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in late work from last week
    2. Lesson 8A on Near Pod (Complete all Activities First!), then...
    3. Check Point 8A #1-8 in Google Forms
    4. Begin Unit 8 DBQ Tic-Tac-Toe Near Pod Activity and Prompt 
    5. Patriot’s Day Events (4/19) and Interactive Lessons
    6. Listen to a Podcast about John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    7. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

      #5-7 are optional enrichment

    Period 5 Grade Level Class (Bold activities culminate in the week's Daily Grade)

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in Late work from last week
    2. Continue Unit 7 by completing Match and Test on Quizlet
    3. 7C NearPod Lesson and Westward Expansion Brain Pop
    4. Check Point 7C (Daily Grade combined with 7D)
    5. 7D Nearpod Lesson 
    6. Check Point 7D (Daily Grade combined with 7C)
    7. Patriot’s Day Events (4/19) and Interactive Lessons
    8. Life on the Oregon Trail, Diary Entries, and Questions
    9. Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10

    #2,7,8,9 are optional enrichment

    Comments (-1)
  • US History Week of 4/13-4/17

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 4/13/2020 10:00:00 AM

    To Join:

    1. Open classroom.google.com

    2. Make sure that you are logged in with your HISD e-mail: s#######@online.houstonisd.org

    3. In the upper right corner, click the + (PLUS SIGN)

    4. Enter the following code


    Period 1 - pt5fkm3
    Period 2 - bmqds4m
    Period 3 - zszdtpp
    Period 5 - xvnahkl
    Period 6 - orjosyw

    Unit 6 and 7 resource links are still available below the picture, but, from here on out, new content will only post on google classroom. 

     

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in late work from last week
    2. ***Unit 8 Hook Activity on NearPod (“The Raid on Harpers Ferry”) to get to the...
    3. Unit 8 Hook Activity Daily Grade #1-5***
    4. Take a Virtual Tour of Harpers Ferry, WV
    5. Check Out Mr. Dabb’s pics from Harpers Ferry, WV Listen
    6. Listen to a Podcast about John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry
    7. Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
    • #4-7 are optional enrichment

    Period 5 Grade Level Class

    In Brief (here’s what you’re expected to do, see the full agenda on Google Classroom) - 

    1. Turn in Late work from last week
    2. Begin Unit 7 by completing Learn and Write on Quizlet
    3. ***7A NearPod Lesson
    4. Check Point 7A (Daily Grade combined with 7B)
    5. 7B Nearpod Lesson and Trail of Tears Brain Pop
    6. Check Point 7B (Daily Grade combined with 7A)***
    7. Enrichment -
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  • US History Week of 4/6-4/9

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 4/6/2020 10:00:00 AM

    To Join:

    1. Open classroom.google.com

    2. Make sure that you are logged in with your HISD e-mail: s#######@online.houstonisd.org

    3. In the upper right corner, click the + (PLUS SIGN)

    4. Enter the following code


    Period 1 - pt5fkm3
    Period 2 - bmqds4m
    Period 3 - zszdtpp
    Period 5 - xvnahkl
    Period 6 - orjosyw

    Unit 6 and 7 resource links are still available below the picture, but, from here on out, new content will only post on google classroom. 

     

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     

    Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6

    Period 5 Grade Level Class

    • Turn in Late work from last week, including the “ESPN Effects of the Coronavirus on The World, the US, and You.” (Thanks if you turned it in - it will be graded this week)
    • Life on the Oregon Trail, Diary Entries, and Questions
    • On Trial - History vs. Andrew Jackson (an activity by James Fester)
    • 1840-2020 - A Census Comparison Activity
    • Optional - Take a virtual field trip
    • Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
    • Turn in Late work from last week, including the “ESPN Effects of the Coronavirus on The World, the US, and You.” (Thanks if you turned it in - it will be graded this week)
    • Life on the Oregon Trail, Diary Entries, and Questions
    • On Trial - History vs. Andrew Jackson (an activity by James Fester)
    • 1840-2020 - A Census Comparison Activity
    • Optional - Take a virtual field trip
    • Optional - Catch up on the news https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
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  • US History... From a Distance - Week of March 31st-April 3rd

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 3/30/2020 8:00:00 AM

    Please log into Google Classroom, like you do for English class, and join your US History class (see codes below). Unit 6 and 7 resource links are still available below the picture, but, from here on out, new content will only post on google classroom. 

     

    As always, email Mr. Dabbs (cdabbs@houstonisd.org) if you have questions.



    Period 1 - pt5fkm3
    Period 2 - bmqds4m
    Period 3 - zszdtpp
    Period 5 - xvnahkl
    Period 6 - orjosyw

     

    Agendas for this week (parents, this is what your child will be doing):

     

    Pre-AP Classes 1,2,3,6

    Period 5 Grade Level Class

    1. Join Mr. Dabbs’ google classroom for your period

    2. Review Lessons 7A and 7B with Khan Academy

    3. Complete Lessons and Check Points 7C and 7D on Google Forms for 2 Daily Grades

    4. Complete a Project “Comparing and Contrasting the ESPN Effects of the Coronavirus on The World, the US, and You.”

    5. Optional - Take a virtual field trip

    6. Optional - Read up on the news

    1. Join Mr. Dabbs’ google classroom Period 5
    2. Review Lessons 6A and 6B with Khan Academy
    3. Complete Lessons and Check Points 6C and 6D on Google Forms for 2 Daily Grades
    4. Complete a Project “Comparing and Contrasting the ESPN Effects of the Coronavirus on The World, the US, and You.”
    5. Optional - Take a virtual field trip
    6. Optional - Read up on the news

     

    Comments (-1)

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  • Mr. Dabbs - 8A US History 2019-2020

    Tutorials: Thursday 7:55am-8:25am

    Email: cdabbs@houstonisd.org

    Quizlet: Dabbs_US_History

     

    Scroll down past the blog posts for hyperlinks to class docs

     

    Supply List for US History:

    - 1 x composition book (CB)

    - pens and pencils

    - 1 x pack of 12 map colors

    - a consistent place to store & access assignments & HW, like in your accordion folder

    - planner for documenting assignments and HW

     

    To Join Quizlet, follow these steps

    1. Go to quizlet.com and create a new account

    2. When setting up your account you will be asked to use an email address that you can access easily, such as your HISD Google Classroom email.

    3. Create a username/login. It must be lastnamefirstname in order to be accepted into your class. Email Mr. Dabbs if you plan to add a new account.

    4. Write down your username/login and password in a safe and accessible place. Mr. Dabbs cannot retrieve your password.

    5. Paste the following URL into another tab on your browswer, and request to join the class:

    Period 1 - https://quizlet.com/join/VkESFQU4W

    Period 2 - https://quizlet.com/join/9ETRkuMFZ

    Period 3 - https://quizlet.com/join/JNhAf5eRX

    Period 5 - https://quizlet.com/join/dCxfZRfKM

    Period 6 - https://quizlet.com/join/aXMA3TkCN

  • 2/17-2/21 - Week 5.1 (Report Cards Go Home)

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 3/2/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Unit 6 - “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” or Challenges of the New Republic (1787-c. 1830)

     

    6A

    Presidents Setting Precedents: What were the Foreign & Domestic Policies of Washington & Adams?

    6B

    Fight For The Right to Party: What Were the Origins of Political Parties in the United States?

    6C

    Jefferson, the LA Purchase, Madison, and the Empire Strikes Back: What caused the War of 1812?

    6D

    The Effects of the War and the Monroe Doctrine: Was this really an “Era of Good Feelings?”

    6E

    Washington’s Farewell Address vs. the Monroe Doctrine:  How did Early US Foreign Policies Compare?

     

    This week in class, students will:

    1. Describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic such as maintaining national security, building a military, creating a stable economic system, setting up the court system, and defining the authority of the central government.
    2. Identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe and explain the impact of Washington's Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
    3. Explain the origin and development of American political parties.
    4. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected leaders of the United States such as George Washington.
    5. Identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important historical issues.
    6. Identify areas that were acquired to form the US including the LA Purchase.
    7. Explain the causes, important events, and effects of the War of 1812.
    8. Analyze the War of 1812 as a cause of economic changes in the nation.
    9. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    10. Practice Unit Key Terms on Quizlet.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 9-12
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    • Due Mon/Tue - Unit 6 Key Terms Quiz
    • Due Mon/Tue - Check Points 6C and 6D (Daily Grades)
    • Due Mon/Tues - Five Alives (HW)
    • Due Wed/Thurs - Unit 6 Test Review and Study for Test
    • Due Friday - Study for Unit 6 Test

    How do I study for the Test?

    • Five Alives – these are textbook review questions to help you study
    • Bring CB home – Unit Test Review
    • Practice with Quick STAAR Review in your CB
    • Reread your Lessons, Notes, and Check Points and fix your mistakes

     

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  • 2/10-2/14 - Week 4.6 (End of 6 Weeks)

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/9/2020 9:00:00 PM

    This week, we continue

    Unit 6 - “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” or Challenges of the New Republic (1787-c. 1830)

     

    6A

    Presidents Setting Precedents: What were the Foreign & Domestic Policies of Washington & Adams?

    6B

    Fight For The Right to Party: What Were the Origins of Political Parties in the United States?

    6C

    Jefferson, the LA Purchase, Madison, and the Empire Strikes Back: What caused the War of 1812?

     

    This week in class, students will:

    1. Describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic such as maintaining national security, building a military, creating a stable economic system, setting up the court system, and defining the authority of the central government.
    2. Identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe and explain the impact of Washington's Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
    3. Explain the origin and development of American political parties.
    4. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected leaders of the United States such as George Washington.
    5. Identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important historical issues.
    6. Identify areas that were acquired to form the US including the LA Purchase.
    7. Explain the causes, important events, and effects of the War of 1812.
    8. Analyze the War of 1812 as a cause of economic changes in the nation.
    9. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    10. Practice Unit Key Terms on Quizlet.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 9-12
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    Test Correction Tutorials:

    Wednesday After school 2/12

    Thursday Before school 2/13

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  • 2/3-2/7 - Week 4.5

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/7/2020 6:00:00 PM

    This week, we begin a new Unit...

    Unit 6 - “Don’t Give Up the Ship,” or Challenges of the New Republic (1787-c. 1830)

    6A

    Presidents Setting Precedents: What were the Foreign & Domestic Policies of Washington & Adams?

    6B

    Fight For The Right to Party: What Were the Origins of Political Parties in the United States?

     

    This week in class, students will:

    1. Describe major domestic problems faced by the leaders of the new republic such as maintaining national security, building a military, creating a stable economic system, setting up the court system, and defining the authority of the central government.
    2. Identify the foreign policies of presidents Washington through Monroe and explain the impact of Washington's Farewell Address and the Monroe Doctrine.
    3. Explain the origin and development of American political parties.
    4. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected leaders of the United States such as George Washington.
    5. Identify different points of view of political parties and interest groups on important historical issues.
    6. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    7. Practice Unit Key Terms on Quizlet.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 9-12
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    • Due Friday - Lesson 6A and George Washington DBQ
    • Due Next Mon/Tuesday GW DBQ Prompt
    • Due Next Wed/Thurs - Study for Unit 6 Key Terms Quiz on Quizlet
    • Due next Friday - any late or make-up work, including Unit 5 Test Corrections

    Test Correction Tutorials:

    Wednesday After school 2/12

    Thursday Before school 2/13

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  • 1/27-1/31 - Week 4.4

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/7/2020 6:00:00 PM

    This week in US History, we conclude...

     

    “A More Perfect Union?” or The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Responsibilities of Citizenship (1787-present)

    5A

    Securing the Blessings of Liberty: How is the U.S. Constitution organized to give the government power, but not too much power?

    5B

    A Redress of Grievances: How are The Bill of Rights and Amendments supposed to protect citizens?

    5C

    Establishing Justice: What was behind 3 Landmark Cases that define the power of the Supreme Court?

     

    This week in class, students will:

    1. Analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
    2. Summarize rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
    3. Identify colonial grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence and explain how those grievances were addressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
    4. Identify the origin of judicial review and analyze examples of congressional and presidential responses.

    5. Summarize the issues, decisions, and significance of landmark Supreme Court cases, including Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden.

    6. Analyze the leadership qualities of elected and appointed leaders of the United States such as John Marshall.

    7. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    8. Practice Units 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.

     

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 8 & 9
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

     

    Big Due Dates:

    • Due Mon/Tues - Unit 5 Five Alives
    • Due Wed/Thurs - Unit 5 Study Guide #1-11; 1-20
    • Due Wed/Thurs - Study For Unit 5 Test #1-35
    • Due Friday - Unit 5 Crossword
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  • 1/21-1/24 - Week 4.3

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 2/7/2020 6:00:00 PM

    This week in US History, we continue...

     

    “A More Perfect Union?” or The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Responsibilities of Citizenship (1787-present)

    No School Monday; Tuesday - Green, Wednesday - Blue, Thursday - Green, Friday - Blue

    5A

    Securing the Blessings of Liberty: How is the U.S. Constitution organized to give the government power, but not too much power?

    5B

    A Redress of Grievances: How are The Bill of Rights and Amendments supposed to protect citizens?

     
    This week in class, students will:

    1. Analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
    2. Summarize rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
    3. Identify colonial grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence and explain how those grievances were addressed in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
    4. Analyze the impact of the First Amendment guarantees of religious freedom on the American way of life.
    5. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    6. Practice Units 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 8 & 9
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    • Lesson 5B, Notes, and Check Point
    • Grievances Addressed... Then and Now #1-20
    • Unit 5 Key Terms Quiz #1-20
    • Unit 5 Five Alives #1-12
    • Quizlet - continue Unit 5 Key Terms (HW)
    • Next Week - Unit 5 Test
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  • 1/13-1/17 - Week 4.2

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 1/12/2020 5:00:00 PM

    This week in US History, we continue...

     

    “A More Perfect Union?” or The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Responsibilities of Citizenship (1787-present)

     Friday is a Funky Blue Day.

    Lesson 5A

    Securing the Blessings of Liberty: How is the U.S. Constitution organized to give the government power, but not too much power?

     


    This week in class, students will:

    1. Analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
    2. Summarize the purposes for and process of amending the U.S. Constitution.
    3. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    4. Practice Units 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 8 & 9
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    • FLIPSCR Chart
    • Principles Ad Pitch and Presentation (in group; with Rubric. Daily Grade)
    • Lesson 5A Notes, Skills, and CP#1-8 (Daily Grade)
    • Principles Stations A-H in CB 
    • Principles Practice #1-20 (Daily Grade)
    • Quizlet - continue Unit 5 Key Terms (HW)
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  • 1/6-1/10 - Week 4.1

    Posted by Colin Dabbs on 1/12/2020 1:00:00 PM

    This week in US History, we begin...

     

    “A More Perfect Union?” or The Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Responsibilities of Citizenship (1787-present)

     

    Lesson 5A

    Securing the Blessings of Liberty: How is the U.S. Constitution organized to give the government power, but not too much power?

     

    and review 

     

    4B

    We the People: What were the Compromises reached at the Convention over Ratification?

     

    This week in class, students will:

    1. Analyze the issues of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, including the Great Compromise and the Three-Fifths Compromise.
    2. Analyze the arguments of the Federalists and Anti‐Federalists, including those of Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, James Madison, and George Mason 
    3. Continue to practice applying the Social Studies Skills found in TEK 8.29B
    4. Practice Units 4 and 5 Key Terms on Quizlet.
    5. Analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism, separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights.
    6. Summarize the purposes for and process of amending the U.S. Constitution.

    For additional context, I recommend the following review videos.

    "Crash Course in US History" on YouTube

    • Episodes 8 & 9
    • Be advised: the narrator speaks very quickly, and the content and humor is geared toward high school students.

    Big Due Dates:

    • Units 1,2,3,4 Stationed Review and Units 2&3 Crossword (in class. Daily Grade)
    • Quizlet - review Unit 4 Key Terms (HW)
    • Quizlet - begin Unit 5 Key Terms (HW)
    • Due Mon/Tues - Principles Ad Pitch and Presentation (in group; with Rubric. Daily Grade)
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  • Need Help with US History?

     

    Crash Course in US History - YouTube

    Brain Pop - see Mr. Dabbs for login and password

    In the US History textbook -

    Unit 1 - Chapters 4 and 5      Unit 6 - Chapters 10, 11, 12

    Unit 2 - Chapters 5 and 6      Unit 7 - Chapters 12, 13, 14, 16

    Unit 3 - Chapter 7                 Unit 8 - Chapters 13 and 14

    Unit 4 - Chapter 8                 Unit 9 - Chapters 17, 18, 19 

    Unit 5 - Chapter 9

Mr. Colin Dabbs

Phone: 713-295-6500

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

College: BA in History, BA in Religious Studies from Connecticut College - New London, CT Post Grad: MS in Secondary Social Studies Education from University of New Haven - New Haven, CT Texas Certification: Social Studies 8-12

Mr. Colin Dabbs

Birthday: March 7th

Place of Origin: Connecticut (The Constitution State!)

Years in Texas: 11

 

Previous Professional Work Experience: Milford, CT (2005-2008); Richmond, TX (2008-2012); Bellaire, TX (2012-present)

Additional Work Experience: Vineyard Sound A Capella Vocal Group; Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling; Construction, Demo, and Landscaping; Mad Science; HMNS Explorations Summer Camp

Hobbies: Cooking, Yard Work, Road Trips, Plastic Modeling, Travel, Drums and Guitar, Avid Baseball and Hockey Fan

Pets: 2 Cats (Batman - 10, Shadow ~10)