(Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC)
Welcome to Mr. Wimsett's US History Class!
Recent Assignments/Classroom Activities:
(newest classroom assignments and activities are always towards the top.)
During the unexpected break from our normal schedule as a result of the coronavirus,
I will be checking my email during normal school ours (and at other times too). Feel
free to get in touch with me if you have a question. I will also begin posting new
learning activities to my teacher webpage. When you complete the assignment, you can
share them with me via Google Docs or you scan (or snap a photo) and share the work with me
via my school email. I hope you guys are doing well and staying safe during this time.
I miss all of you!
Here is a 2nd Learning Activity:
Here is your 1st Learning Activity:
March 13th ~ Begin taking notes on the 1920s:
(You can watch this program on Youtube.com)
March 11th ~ 1920s Reading Packet & Questions
March 10th ~ Discuss the end of WWI (Treaty of Versailles),
End of WWI Map Activity
March 9th ~ The Great War DVD (US Involvement)
March 6th ~ Reading & Questions: "The U.S. Declares War"
March 5th ~ Finish watching "Gallipoli"; discuss the movie
March 4th ~ Continue watching "Gallipoli"
March 3rd ~ Introduce the film "Gallipoli"
Feb. 28th ~ Finish watching episode from yesterday;
work on WWI reading & puzzle
Feb. 27th ~ Watch: "The Great War--Explosion"
(This episode focuses on what's happening in Europe prior to WWI)
Feb. 26th ~ State Mandated HIV/Aids Education
Feb. 25th ~ Unit TEST--America in Transition (1860-1930)
Feb. 20th & 21st ~ Go over the Study Guide for the Test
Students will also be going to down to the Counseling Center to
register for next year's classes.
Feb. 15th thru 18th ~ Mid-winter Break
Feb. 14th ~ Crash Course US History #26 & #28,
Feb. 12th ~ Watch: "The American Experience--T.R."
(takes a look the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt)
Feb. 11th ~ Finish lecture notes & read excerpts from
Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; complete worksheet that goes with it
Feb. 7th ~ Bad Romance Women's Suffrage Parody
Feb. 4th & 5th ~ Watch: "One Woman, One Vote" and complete
Read Chapter 17, Section 2--Women in Public Life & answer the
Jan. 31st ~ Video clip on the "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" (1911)
Jan. 30th ~ Begin with video clip on the construction of the Empire State Building;
finish lecture notes
Jan. 29th ~ Continue with lecture notes (discuss Industrialization & Modernization)
Jan. 28th ~ Work time to finish the "Who Made America Internet Assignment"
Jan. 27th ~ Finish the video from Friday;
(famous inventors & entrepreneurs)
This program can be watched on youtube.
Jan. 22nd ~ Continue with lecture notes (finish section on legal battles between
Native tribes and Federal gov't as well as discuss the Boldt Decision)
Start working on Washington Tribes Internet Assignment
Jan. 21st ~ Hand back tests & go over them;
Jan. 20th ~ Martin Luther King Day
Jan. 17th ~ Sacred Place Activity
Jan. 16th ~ Test over Civil War & Reconstruction
Jan. 15th ~ DVD program: "The Story of Us--Heartland"
Jan. 14th ~ No school--snow day
Jan. 13th ~ Finish reviewing for the test
Jan. 9th & 10th ~ Go over Civil War & Reconstruction Study Guide
Jan. 8th ~ Finish assignment from Tuesday;
Jan. 7th ~ Reading packet & questions:
Reconstruction (see Mr. Wimsett for this)
Jan. 6th--Welcome Back! We are watching:
"Reconstruction & Segregation"
Winter Break--Dec. 21st thru Jan. 5th
Dec. 19th ~ Share my experience from Jury Duty;
discuss the impeachment process
Dec. 16th ~ Story of Us--Civil War
Dec. 13th ~ Finish assignment from yesterday
Dec. 10th & 11th ~ Watch Episode 1 of Ken Burns' series
"The Civil War"
Dec. 6th ~ Civil War Reading & Puzzle
(see Mr. Wimsett for this assignment)
Dec. 5th ~ Read and answer questions for:
Dec. 4th ~ Watch: "The Story of Us--Division"
Dec. 3rd ~ Read and complete the questions:
Dec. 2nd ~ Lecture notes:
Nov. 28th thru Dec. 1st ~ Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27th ~ Early Release--10:15 AM
Nov. 25th & 26th ~ Finish watching "Desperate Crossing"
Nov. 22nd ~ Thanksgiving week is next week, so we
are going to be watching the program "Desperate Crossing"
which tells the true story of the Pilgrims & the first "Thanksgiving"
Nov. 21st ~ Final day to work on your essay
Nov. 19th & 20th ~ Work on your essay
Nov. 18th ~ Finish watching "Amistad",
begin working on your essay
Nov. 14th & 15th ~ Continue watching "Amistad"
Nov. 13th ~ Begin watching the movie: "Amistad"
Nov. 11th ~ Veteran's Day (No school)
Nov. 8th ~ Two readings & worksheets:
The Cotton Gin & the Growth of Slavery
The Missouri Compromise (1820)
(see Mr. Wimsett for these assignments)
Nov. 7th ~ Return Test from last Friday and go over it;
work on book assignment from yesterday
Nov. 6th ~ Discuss Perspectives on Slavery Assignment;
Nov. 5th ~ Pre-Civil War Perspectives on Slavery Assignment
(students will be exploring viewpoints of different individuals
on the issue of slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War)
Nov. 4th ~ Reading about the slave trade and its impacts on
the Americas and the continent of Africa (see Mr. Wimsett for this)
Nov. 1st ~ TEST
Oct. 31st ~ Watch "Crash Course US History Episode 17"
Oct. 28th & 29th ~ Finish watching program about
the Mexican-American War
Oct. 25th ~ Begin watching: "The Mexican-American War"
Oct. 24th ~ Counselors will be addressing junior classes
Oct. 22nd ~ Finish "Westward",
The Trail of Tears Reading/Worksheet
The Mexican-American War Reading/Worksheet
Oct. 21st ~ Watch: "The Story of Us--Westward"
Oct. 18th ~ Finish the lecture notes from Thursday;
begin work on "A Time of Conflict" reading packet &
Oct. 16th ~ Finish the James Monroe Internet Assignment
Oct. 14th ~ Finish watching "The War of 1812",
Oct. 10th & 11th ~ Watch: "The War of 1812"
Oct. 9th ~ Finish lecture notes from Tuesday;
Oct. 8th ~ Work on reading packet & questions from Monday;
begin lecture notes on the early American presidents
Oct. 7th ~ Watch Crash Course US History Episode 9 and
then work on reading & questions over the early American presidents
Oct. 4th ~ Altered schedule because the Assembly;
work on assignments from earlier in the week
Oct. 3rd ~ Test today!
Oct. 2nd ~ Finish video from Tuesday;
then work on "The First President" reading packet
and questions (see Mr. Wimsett for this)
Oct. 1st ~ National Geographic: The Real George Washington
Sept. 30th ~ Review for the Test on Thursday
Sept. 27th ~ Watch: "Creating a Constitution"
To view the program, go to this link:
(watch only part 1)
Sept 26th ~ Finish Constitution Assignment;
work on "The US Constitution Reading & Puzzle"
Sept 25th ~ Work on the Constitution assignment from yesterday
Sept 24th ~ Finish lecture notes & begin working on:
Sept 23rd ~ Continue with lecture notes from Friday
Sept 19th ~ Finish watching the Story of Us--Revolution
Sept 18th ~ Watch: The Story of Us--Revolution
Sept 17th ~ Happy National Constitution Day!
Primary Source Analysis "Dec. of Independence"
Sept 16th ~ Finish watching "Liberty! Episode 2",
Sept 13th ~ Finish lecture notes;
begin watching "Liberty! Episode 2"
Sept 11th ~ Work on the reading packet & questions from Tuesday
Sept 10th ~ Finish "Liberty! Episode 1", then work on the reading packet & questions over the causes of the Revolution
Sept 9th ~ Begin watching, "Liberty! The American Revolution"
(This program is available on youtube)
Sept 5th ~ Intro to who I am and my teaching philosophy
Sept 4th ~ First Day of School (Welcome Activities)