Ms. Cox's Classes

Daily log for Ms. Cox's social studies classes.

Monday, January 14, 2019

All Classes: Bring your binders to the final exam. 

EL World History:
1. If you are planning to retake the WWI quiz, see me after the final exam period on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Be sure to let me know in advance, so that I can be there to meet you.

1. Due at the final: SG plus both charts (Causes and Stages). 
2. If you need to retake the Congress Europe quiz, see after the exam period on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Let me know in advance when you plan to come. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

US History:
1. Your map of WWI and the textbook assignment (WWI There and Here) are due on Thursday.
2. If you missed the SAQ, see me immediately to arrange a makeup!

1. No homework.

1. If you missed the DBQ on Tuesday, see me immediately to arrange a makeup.
2. You should be working on your "Causes of the French Revolution" chart.
3. There will be a map quiz on Monday. It will be either 1810 or 1815. 
4. If you have not finished the "Stages" chart, be sure to work on it. If you got it stamped, you can still add to it.
5. The French Revolution is a crucial event. What were they fighting about?  Why did it become so violent? Was it a result of Enlightenment ideas or other factors?  How should we interpret the results and the aftermath (Napoleon's conquests and empire)? 

Monday, January 07, 2019


French Revolution Overview PowerPoint Lecture

There will be a map quiz on one of the two maps (Napoleonic Europe and Congress Europe).
You should know the main players at the Congress of Vienna, and what each was trying to achieve.

Fill in the "Causes" chart as we proceed through the unit.

We'll do some writing at block.

US History:
1. Due Thursday: Your map of WWI Europe and your answers to the textbook questions (World War I, There and Here).
2. You will be writing an SAQ in class at block. Be sure you have your binder with you.

No homework. 

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Don't forget that you get Jafar for a completed SG tomorrow!  He's worth bonus points! 

How did the French Revolution reflect the ideas and values we associate with the Enlightenment?  In what ways did the events of the Revolution seem to contradict Enlightenment ideas?  This same question could be asked of other events of the period, such as the Glorious Revolution, the American Revolution, the Hatian Revolution, or the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte.  In each case, some developments seemed to be the outcome of a new, rational worldview, while other developments seemed to reflect earlier political, social and economic attitudes.

In order to answer a question of this kind, what is the first thing you have define/articulate?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

1. First section of the Chapter 19 SG is due on Friday.  You will be doing the rest of the SG over the break, so feel free to read ahead. 
2. As you read, jot down notes on the "Stages of the French Revolution" handout. What were the distinguishing characteristics of each stage? What kind of government held power in France during each stage? How would you characterize the politics of each stage? 

Natural Law Lecture

US History:
1. Spanish-American War quiz on Thursday.  Study the handout and the notes you added to it.

EL World History:
1. If you didn't finish the notes on "War Fever" in class on Monday, have them ready for a stamp at block.

Monday, December 17, 2018

US History:
1. Due at block: "Becoming a World Power."
2. If you missed the quiz on Monday, see me right away to arrange a makeup.

EL World History:
No homework.


Popular Culture

Chapter 17 SG (chart and primary source questions) is due at block.

Saturday, December 15, 2018


More presentations; one is missing -- share with me to complete this assignment and get a score.

Religious Authority and Beliefs

Children and Education

Atlantic World (Americas, Asia, Pacific)

Medical Practice

Your 18th century SG is due at block.

US History:
1. Notes on "Becoming a World Power" are due at block. 

EL World History:
1. Quiz on Monday -- New Political and Economic Ideas (study the reading/worksheet you completed on Friday).