Ms. Cox's Classes

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

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Week of 10-18 to 10-22

Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

This is a regular week, except for Thursday's "Great Shakeout" drill. 

All periods will meet on Thursday, but they will be slightly shorter to make time for the drill. The drill will take place right after break, in your 3rd period class. 

Virtual "Cash for College" Night!

Learn how to apply for financial aid. Pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/cvusdc4c2021reg

First Quarter Grades were submitted to the office on Monday, October 11th.  Check your grade in Aeries and see me asap if you have any questions about your grade. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day!  

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Yearbook is asking for photos of pets and their people!  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuxbBCT62B4-RzB1-V42nNxuzhQzRkqQ9aoKvUr0zGqqKw5Q/viewform

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

You took a vocabulary quiz on Tuesday. 

You completed a chart of Causes of the French Revolution, and wrote a paragraph explaining the most important cause of the French Revolution. 

I showed slides on the beginning of the Revolution, and you answered questions.

This Week:

For review, you'll watch an Edpuzzle video about the French Revolution, and try to answer the questions in the video. You will need to listen carefully!

We'll continue to cover the events of the French Revolution, including the National Assembly, the Reign of Terror, and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. 

Project!  You will be creating a book about the French Revolution.

 

US History:

Last Week: 
Reconstruction Project.
You researched the successes and
 failures of Reconstruction, and recorded your evidence on a T-Chart. Sources: Textbooks and Edpuzzle video (What Was It Like in The South during Reconstruction?)

Political Cartoon: You analyzed a political cartoon about Reconstruction, using the 3-step method. 

Paragraph: Reconstruction -- Success or Failure?  You wrote a paragraph in which you evaluated whether Reconstruction was a success or failure, basing your evaluation on the information you discovered in your research. 

Civil War Review: Crossword Puzzle. The puzzle is due on Monday, October 18th. 

This Week:
We are moving on to a new unit on the period of industrialization in America. You will need to create a new divider for your binder. 

Edpuzzle Video: Overview of the Gilded Age.

Introduction: I'll show slides on the changes that took place during the period of industrialization, and you'll take notes about whether these changes were good or bad for America. 

Textbook Assignment: Rise of Industrialism.  The textbook chapter and the questions are posted in GC. This is due at block. 

AP Euro:
Last Week:
Your responses to the questions on the first two sections of pages in Chapter 14, were due on Thursday, and your responses to the questions on the next two sections are due on Monday, October 18th. 

AP Videos for this week were listed in GC. 

I stamped your annotations on the excerpt from the Perry book (pages 331 and 332).  We reviewed this together.  Main focus: development of the modern nation state and the rise of the global economy. 

We discussed POV -- you are practicing POV analysis using 4 sources on the Atlantic Slave Trade. 

Montaigne: Read him.  Query: What is "cultural relativism?"  

This Week:
Time to sign up for the AP European History Exam!  You should have received an email about the two-step process for registering for the AP Exam in May.  

I'll assign the last two sections of the SG. 

AP Videos for this week are posted in GC. 

We'll discuss settlement patterns in European settlements in the New World. 

Let's wrap up this unit and move on to Chapter 15. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Week of 10-11 to 10-15

 Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

Monday: All periods meet as usual.  

Tuesday: PSAT Prep: Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 meet.  PSAT prep will take place after 2nd period. Check the school website for start times:   https://cvhs.cv.k12.ca.us/apps/bell_schedules/

Wednesday: PSAT testing in the morning, followed by periods 5 and 6. 

Check the school website for start times:   https://cvhs.cv.k12.ca.us/apps/bell_schedules/

Thursday and Friday: All periods meet as usual. 

Virtual "Cash for College" Night!

Learn how to apply for financial aid. Pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/cvusdc4c2021reg

First Quarter Grades will be submitted to the office on Monday, October 11th.  Check your grade in Aeries and see me asap if you have any questions about your grade. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day!  

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

You completed a set of Cornell textbook notes on the French Revolution. 

You completed a chart and an illustration on the "Three Unequal Estates." 

You took notes on the situation in France right before the Revolution. 

This Week: 

Causes of the French Revolution!  You are reviewing your notes to find social, political and economic causes of the French Revolution.

You will complete a chart of Causes of the French Revolution, and write a paragraph explaining the most important cause of the French Revolution. 


US History:

Last Week: 
Videos for this week were posted in GC.  Included: Dred Scott, Secession, and the Gettysburg Address 

You finished the Timeline of Sectionalism, and you completed a reading outline on the Dred Scott decision. 

You took notes on significant events of the Civil War. 

This Week:
Reconstruction!

You'll research the successes and failures of Reconstruction, and record your evidence on a T-Chart.
Sources: "American Odyssey" textbook, pages 184-191.
"United States History" textbook, pages 50-59.
Edpuzzle Video: What Was It Like in the South during Reconstruction? 

Political Cartoon: You may choose either of the cartoons posted in Google Classroom. Review the instructions for analyzing political cartoons -- you should have a copy in the "Reference" section of your binder. Use the 3-step method. 

Paragraph: Reconstruction -- Success or Failure? Begin your paragraph with a topic sentence that clearly states your historical evaluation of Reconstruction. Support your claim with examples from your research. 

Civil War Review: When you finish the Reconstruction assignments, try your hand at the crossword puzzle. 

AP Euro:
Last Week:
AP Videos for this week were posted in GC.  You watched a few of the videos in class, to review the requirements for a DBQ. 

Other videos were due at the end of the week. All of the videos were listed in GC. 

You turned in the SG for this unit, as well as the chart showing causes and consequences of the Reformation. 

Your wrote a Mini-DBQ in class on Tuesday. 

You took your best shot at the MC test for Chapter 13.  

This Week: 
I assigned the first two sections of pages in Chapter 14, together with questions from the Study Guide.

AP Videos for this week are listed in GC. 

I stamped your annotations on the excerpt from the Perry book (pages 331 and 332).  We reviewed this together.  Main focus: development of the modern nation state and the rise of the global economy. 

We discussed POV -- you are practicing POV analysis using 4 sources on the Atlantic Slave Trade. 

Montaigne: Read him.  Query: What is "cultural relativism?"  

Sunday, October 03, 2021

Week of 10-4 to 10-8

Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

Monday, Thursday and Friday: all periods meet. 

Tuesday: Periods 1, 3, 5 and Trojan Time.

Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 6 and Trojan Time. 

Open Trojan Time on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign up in TeachMore. 

Covid testing at the CFA, Monday - Friday.  If you get a 10 day quarantine due to symptoms, get tested so you can return to school asap. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day!  

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

We started a new unit on the French Revolution. 

The Sun King: you read about Louis XIV and answered the questions. 

We previewed the causes and consequences of the French Revolution. 

You took notes on the conditions in France in the 1600s. 

You put some new vocabulary words for this unit in your vocabulary notebook. 

You started a set of textbook notes on the French Revolution. 

This Week:

We will complete and review your textbook notes. 

You will complete a chart and an illustration on the "Three Unequal Estates." 

You will take notes on the situation in France right before the Revolution. 

You will be preparing to write about the causes of the French Revolution


US History:

Last Week: 
We started a new unit on the Civil War.  You should have a new divider in your binder for this unit. 

Overview Reading (secondary source) with questions and a chart of sectional differences. 

You took some notes on Civil War Basics - who fought; who won. 

Edpuzzle video: The Abolitionist Movement. 

You'll be starting a Timeline of Sectionalism -- Events Leading to the Revolution. 

This Week:
Videos for this week are posted in GC. 

We'll finish the Timeline of Sectionalism, and you'll complete a reading outline on the Dred Scott decision. 

You'll take notes on significant events of the Civil War. 

You'll gather evidence on the successes and failures of Reconstruction, and prepare to write about it. 

AP Euro:
Last Week:
AP Videos were listed in GC. 

We covered the outbreak Witch-hunting. 

The French Wars of Religion, aka The French Civil Wars.  Primarily religious or primarily political?  

The Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation, including Baroque Art. 

Chart: How many different causes of the Reformation can you identify?  Include social, political and economic causes.  What were the short-term and long-term consequences.  What were the Catholic responses

Chapter 13 SG -- You had some work time on this. 

This Week: 
AP Videos for this week are posted in GC.  You'll watch a few of the videos in class, to review the requirements for a DBQ. 

Other videos are due at the end of the week. All of the videos are listed in GC. 

Also in AP Classroom: we'll take a look at some AP-style Multiple Choice Questions. 

You should be finished with the SG for this unit, as well as the chart showing causes and consequences of the Reformation. 

You'll be writing another Mini-DBQ in class on Tuesday. 

We'll move on to Chapter 14. 

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Week of 9-26 to 10-1

 Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

Monday, Thursday and Friday: all periods meet. 

Tuesday: Periods 1, 3, 5 and Trojan Time.

Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 6 and Trojan Time. 

Open Trojan Time on Tuesday ONLY. Wednesday's TT is closed. 

CV in DC: Ms. Frasca is holding a makeup information session at TT on Tuesday. Sign up in TeachMore. 

Covid testing at the CFA, Monday - Friday.  If you get a 10 day quarantine due to symptoms, get tested so you can return to school asap. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day!  

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

You finished and printed your paragraph on "The Wisest Philosopher." 

You took notes on the rise of democracy in the West.

Review: Types of Government and Philosophers of Government.

On Friday, you took the unit test on Types of Government, and I checked your binders.  

This Week:

We're starting a new unit on the French Revolution. 

The Sun King: you started this reading (with questions) on Friday, Sept. 24th.  We'll review it in class. 

We will preview the causes and consequences of the French Revolution. 

You will get some new vocabulary words for this unit to copy in your vocabulary notebook. 


US History:

Last Week: 

We reviewed the textbook assignment on Andrew Jackson ("New Era in Politics). 

You completed a chart and map of territories added to the United States between 1776 and 1898. 

Edpuzzle Video: Expansion and Texas. 
We continued our coverage of the conflict between European settlers and Native Americans.  

On Friday, you took the unit test on Expansion, and handed in materials from your binder.   If you missed the test, see me immediately to arrange a makeup.  If you need to do test corrections, plan to come to Trojan Time on Tuesday. 

This Week: 
We are starting a new unit on the Civil War.  You should have a new divider in your binder for this unit. 

Overview Reading (secondary source) with questions and a chart of sectional differences. 

You'll take some notes on Civil War Basics - who fought; who won. 

Edpuzzle video for this week: The Abolitionist Movement. 

You'll be starting a Timeline of Sectionalism -- Events Leading to the Revolution. 

AP Euro:
Last Week:
We reviewed the Renaissance/Exploration Study Guide, and reviewed the SAQ. 

New Monarchs at War: War, Politics and Religion. 

AP Videos for this week were posted in GC. 

The Calvinist "TULIP."

The Twelve Articles of the Peasants of Swabia -- what triggered the Peasants' Revolt of 1525, and what was Luther's response? 

Radical Anabaptists

This Week: 
AP Videos for this week are listed in GC. 

Witch-hunting -- what social pressures caused this outbreak of cruelty?  Who was targeted, and where was it most intense? 

The French Wars of Religion, aka The French Civil Wars.  Primarily religious or primarily political?  

The Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation, including Baroque Art. 

How many different causes of the Reformation can you identify?  Include social, political and economic causes.  What were the short-term and long-term consequences.  What were the Catholic responses

Chapter 13 SG -- you should have the Questions finished, and we will find time in class to work on the IDs.  You should also have plenty of information on your chart comparing religious movements of the Reformation era. 

Shall we try another DBQ? 

Don't forget to work on Hub Dates. 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Week of 9-20 to 9-24

 Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

Monday, Thursday and Friday: all periods meet. 

Tuesday: Periods 1, 3, 5 and Trojan Time.

Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 6 and Trojan Time. 

Open Trojan Time has started. Make appoints in TeachMore.  

CV in DC: Sign up for Ms. Frasca's Trojan Time this week for more information. 

Covid testing at the CFA, Monday - Friday.  If you get a 10 day quarantine due to symptoms, get tested so you can return to school asap. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day. 

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

We'll finished the chart on the Philosophers of Government, and reviewed their ideas. 

You completed review activities on the philosophers: Venn diagrams, philosophers' statements, boxes. 

You worked on a rough draft of your paragraph on one of the philosophers. 

This Week:

You will finish and print your paragraph on "The Wisest Philosopher." 

You'll be taking notes on the rise of democracy in the West.

Review: Types of Government and Philosophers of Government.

Coming up this week: unit test on Types of Government. 


US History:

Last Week: 
Test corrections on the Colonies to Constitution test took place at Trojan Time

You finished your notes on the in-class videos ("Baffin Land" and "Pilgrims and Indians"). 

We reviewed  the Cornell notes on pages 130 to 135, and you took an open-note reading quiz during block period. Points for stamped notes were added to the quiz score. 

Edpuzzle Video: Indian Removal. 

You took notes on the new US government under President George Washington and Early US Policies, including the Louisiana Purchase, the War of 1812, and the Monroe Doctrine. 

On Friday, you analyzed a political cartoon about the Monroe Doctrine. 

Due Friday: Textbook Reading Guide, "New Era in Politics."

This Week: 
We'll review the textbook assignment on Andrew Jackson ("New Era in Politics). 

You will complete a chart and map of territories added to the United States between 1776 and 1898. 

We'll try another political cartoon: "American Progress." 

Edpuzzle Video: Expansion and Texas. 

We'll continue our coverage of the conflict between European settlers and Native Americans.  

We'll review for the unit test -- Friday? 

AP Euro:

Last Week:
We started the Reformation.  AP Daily videos - numbers were posted in GC.  I showed some overview slides. 

We reviewed your mini-DBQ. 

Chapter 13 SG is posted in Google Classroom.  Assigned questions are italicized. 

We discussed the materials handed out last week: Readings/chart of Reformation religions, map of Europe in 1555, Renaissance/Reformation review sheet. 

We discussed Luther's "95 Theses."  You read  an excerpt from Luther's letter "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation. "  You answered some questions and wrote an AP-style SAQ.

This Week:
We'll discuss the Renaissance/Exploration Study Guide, and review the SAQ. 

New Monarchs at War: War, Politics and Religion. 

AP Videos for this week: numbers are posted in GC. 

The Calvinist "TULIP."

The Twelve Articles of the Peasants of Swabia -- what triggered the Peasants' Revolt of 1525, and what was Luther's response? 

Radical Anabaptists

The Catholic Reformation and Counter-Reformation, including Baroque Art. 

How many different causes of the Reformation can you identify?  Include social, political and economic causes.  What were the short-term and long-term consequences. 

Don't forget to work on Hub Dates. 

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Week of 9-13 to 7-17

Important Information for All Students: 

Schedule for this week

Monday, Thursday and Friday: all periods meet. 

Tuesday: Periods 1, 3, 5 and Trojan Time.

Wednesday: Periods 2, 4, 6 and Trojan Time. 

Progress Report Grades: Grades were filed on Tuesday, September 7. Contact me if you have questions about your grade.

Open Trojan Time has started. Make appoints in TeachMore. 

Check your school email for information about Covid screening, testing, etc. 

Covid testing at the CFA, Monday - Friday.  If you get a 10 day quarantine due to symptoms, get tested so you can return to school asap. 

Bring your computer and charger to school every day. 

Absences: if you are absent, it is your responsibility to check this weblog and Google Classroom for assignments. If you need assistance accessing assignments, email me for support. 

Classes:

EL World History:

Last Week: 

We reviewed our social studies vocabulary. 

Crossword Puzzle: if you haven't done a crossword puzzle before, now is the time to learn!

Philosophers of Government: You will be reading about some important Western philosophers, and their ideas about human nature and government. You will be taking notes on a chart.  

Big Social Studies Vocabulary Quiz: Friday, September 10. 

This Week:

We'll finish the chart on the Philosophers of Government, and review their ideas. 

You will write a paragraph on one of the philosophers. 

You'll be taking notes on the rise of democracy in the West.

Coming Up: unit test on Types of Government. 


US History:

Last Week: 

You took the unit test on "Colonies to Constitution on Wednesday, September 8 , and you handed in a packet of materials from your binder.  If you missed the test, contact me to arrange a makeup.  

We started a new unit: Expansion of the United States.  

You filled in a map showing the physical features of the US landmass. 

You took Cornell reading notes on pages 130 - 135 in the "American Odyssey" textbook.  These notes are due on Monday, September 13. 

Edpuzzle Video: Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny. 

You watched video segments and took notes on the early encounters between European settlers and Native Americans. 

This Week:
Sign up for open Trojan Time if you want to do test corrections. Your binder packet will be returned before you begin the corrections.  You may earn back as many as 1/2 of your lost points. 

You will finish your notes on the in-class videos ("Baffin Land" and "Pilgrims and Indians"). 

We'll review the Cornell notes on pages 130 to 135, and you'll take an open-note reading quiz during block period. 

Edpuzzle Video: Indian Removal. 

You'll take notes on the new US government under President George Washington. 

We'll begin a chart and map of territories added to the United States between 1776 and 1898. 

AP Euro:

Last Week:
We discussed early European Exploration and the globalization of products, ideas and people that resulted. 

DBQ practice. You read and annotated a set of sources from the Italian Renaissance, and grouped them on an outline chart to show traits of the Renaissance.   You wrote a mini-DBQ with context, thesis and one body paragraph. 

AP Daily Videos were posted in GC. 

We'll reviewed Renaissance art

This Week:
We're starting the Reformation.  New AP Daily videos - numbers are posted in GC. 

We'll review your mini-DBQ. 

Chapter 13 SG is posted in Google Classroom.  Assigned questions are italicized. 

We'll discuss the materials handed out last week: Readings/chart of Reformation religions, map of Europe in 1555, Renaissance/Reformation review sheet. 

Don't forget to work on Hub Dates.