Tuesday, January 21, 2014

October 2015

Greetings! Mr M's history blog has moved.   

Most of our content and information for students is now found on myUSM. However, the blogs will still be used to update lessons and other content. No more daily posts for now. Check out COOL lessons and activities for History and Economics at this site:

Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth - TeachersPayTeachers.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Ahhhh....summer! See you in January 2014!!  Economics is your class in the fall semester. Visit the link to the right...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tuesday, May 28th-Thursday, May 30th

This is our final week of classes! Exams follow and our last day is Wednesday, June 5th! Woo hoo!

This week we finished our Freedom Trail Projects!

Friday, May 24th, 2013

American History Final!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday, May 20th, 2013 - Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

The next four days the students will "Refight" the American Revolution.  While we are learning about what really happened (homework at night), students have been organized into opposing sides and are refighting the revolution in class using Mr. M's original game. History is already changing and its fun!
Results of the 1st Day:
First Period - Washington is crushed at Long Island. He is replaced by General Lee
Second Period - The Americans take Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario. The British divide their troops and take Norfolk, VA and Dover, DE.....interesting.
Third Period - The Americans lose Ticonderoga to a British force out of Canda, but have a big victory by taking Quebec! Sir Guy Carleton and 1,000 troops are captured!
Sixth Period - The British land troops at Baltimore, MD and New Brunswick, NJ. Continental Congress is forced to flee from Philadelphia!
Seventh Period - The British opt for taking Charleston, SC, which they do. The American army in the south is crushed....

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Filming for the Freedom Trail scenes!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Today our agenda was:

  • To discuss the homework from the night before - learning about the Declaration of Independence. 
  • Students shared what they wrote down to simply the language of the DOI.
  • Mr. M explained how the Declaration is organized - how it is laid out. 
  • We watched the vote for Independence and the first public reading. Cool stuff. Watch if for yourself here.
  • Students worked on their Freedom Trail project...
Presenting the Declaration of Independence to Congress