Monday, November 11, 2013

A New Government Review

Test is scheduled for Friday, November 15.

Review link is HERE!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"The Test is coming, The Test is coming..."

The next scheduled test - over the American Revolution - is scheduled for Friday November 1.  We will have read Chapter 6 and reviewed our notebook.  A study guide will be passed out early next week.  Check the links below for practice tests, printable flashcards and review games made specifically for this Essential Objective.

American Revolution Review
A Quia Review

Monday, October 21, 2013

Welcome to Mr. Smith

For the next few weeks Mr. Myers is being joined by UNO student - and Mission alum - Mr. Michael Smith.  Mr. Smith will be leading instruction for the American Revolution (EO 2B) and the Constitution (EO 3A).  Mr. Smith previously taught 8th grade math for team Storm.  We are certain that he is happy with his upgrade to Team Thunder!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

History Binder

Google's Blogger has a bug in its gadget function and thus I cannot update the table of contents in the right side column.  I will post the contents here until the bug is fixed.

History Binder

EO 2 (A)
1. Title Page
2. French and Indian Notes
3. Patriotic Fever Notes
4. EO 2 Vocabulary
5. Reading Worksheet 5.2
6. Coercive Acts Sheet
7. Reading Worksheet 5.3
8. Revolutionary Tea

EO 1 (B)
1. EO1, Vocabulary II
2. Colonial Region Notes
3. New England Map
4. Middle Colonies Map
5. Southern Colonies Map
6. Class Notes
7. Colonial Features Matrix (9/12)
8. One Colony Poster (9/17)
9. Essay Plan (9/18)

EO 1 (A)

1. Title Page (8/15)
2. Why Go? (8/15)
3. Exploration Map (8/16)
4. Reading WS 3.1 (8/16)
5. EO 1 Vocabulary (8/19)
6. Colombian Exchange (8/22)
7. Triangle Trade Map
8. Land Claims Map (8/22)
9. Colonial Reading Notes (8/23)
10. Jamestown Film Notes (8/28)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Go Mason!

While the rest of us eat fries in the Mission cafeteria this guy will be on his way to SD to run a half marathon. Best of luck to Mason! I raise my bag of Doritos in your honor.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Causes Review

Causes of the American Revolution Review

Already? Yes, Already.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Today in class we viewed part of the film Jamestown. This documentary presented a review of what we have already discussed regarding the formation of Jamestown and offered additional information based on the archeological digs that have taken place at the original site. What did you think of this style of documentary? Use your film notes and share what you learned about Jamestown that you did not previously know?

You can watch this documentary and many others using Bellevue's permission at the following link.  Create a student account and watch it again or maybe a different one on Plymouth, conquistadors or the Middle Passage. Click below to set up an account.

Double check that your notebook is in order and that all assignments are completed with quality.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Colonial notes work.

Today we are exploring the effects of European colonization on the Americas.

Mrs. Linder's Math Site

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Mrs. Linder's Mathematics 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Guest Student Blogger - Jerade.

Last week we learned about the global exchange of goods, ideas, people and diseases known as the Columbian Exchange.  There were both positive and negative effects. The disease that came from Europe were killed many of the Native Americans.  Some of the Europeans believed that God was killing them and that meant that they were supposed to be there.  Be sure to check out your chart in the notebook as well as page 71 in the text to see the many different items that were 'exchanged'.  The contact between Europe and the Americas changed the world!

Want a Brave Achievement card?  Comment below explaining which one of the exchanged items surprised you the most.  Be sure to give details on why it is such a surprise.

Thursday, August 15, 2013


"God. Goods. Greed. What do these words have in common? If you guessed that they're all reasons for Europeans to travel to America, you are right! In today's activity, students made a brainstorming paper of all the words starting with the letter G that might play a factor in a European coming to the Americas. The first page of the History Binder was set up today, with a simple title page."

Student Blogger,  Ed T.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Introducing the First Unit


The 4th period Red team
(Spain) plots its claims.
I claim you in the name of "Purple Rangers." Purple Rangers was the name of one of the many teams in today's history activity.  We learned about Europeans "claiming" land, people and goods in the Western Hemisphere. The activity consisted of tape and colored paper and teams claiming items around the classroom. Each team had a limited amount of claims, however, depending on how quickly they completed an assignment

A rivalry broke out during 8th period between the
Red and Green teams as they both sought to claim
Mr. Myers while he checked the timer for the activity.
At the conclusion of the activity we discussed how "claiming" in the Western Hemisphere came to be. Spain, Portugal, Great Britain, France, the Netherlands and other countries came to the Americas to seek the land and people that were present.  In the coming days we will look at the motivations behind those that claimed, the effects on those that already lived in the Western Hemisphere and how the many exchanges that took place changed the world.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Study Already??

Don't look now, but in the right hand column, down just aways, is a list of review links.  There you will find links for most of our tests this year.

I know what you are thinking - wait I can study ahead of time??

Of course!  Studies show that the more you know the vocabulary and people ahead of time, the easier it is to understand the stories, concepts and lessons in history.  So go ahead and click that first review link - or better yet get the Quizlet app and study on your way home, in the morning on the way to school or in the shower (not recommended).

 Last year a few students created their own accounts and made their own review quizzes to share with one another. Totally cool.

Go ahead - study now - before we have even met....I dare you.

Mr. Myers' Quizlet Dashboard

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Parent Email Notification

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Civil War TEST

Essential Objective 5, Part B, will take place Tuesday and Wednesday.  The day depends upon the MAP testing schedule.  Click below for a review link.

Friday, April 19, 2013

See an Ironclad today!

In class we discussed the meeting of the Virginia and the Monitor and the far reaching consequences of their one battle.  Today you can still see the artifacts of the Monitor thanks to the work of the Mariner Museum in Newport News, Virginia.  Check out the webcams to see the guns and the relics.  Be sure also to check out the blog with journals regarding the salvaging and the recent Arlington burials of the humans remains that were discovered.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

EO 5, Causes of the Civil War


Be sure to examine the powder keg visual we made in class to illustrate the multiple causes of the war - feel free to describe one of the 'layers' in the comments section below.  

Click here for the review Quizlet:  Causes of the Civil War

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

EO 4, PART C!!!!

Our last section of the essential objective will cover the completion of Manifest Destiny.  We will be adding the 'puzzle pieces' of the geographic, continental United States. Students should read Chapter 13.  A review quizlet is already available in the quizlet box in the right hand column.

Friday, January 18, 2013


The first two weeks of the semester in the book and we have made it through chapter 9 and part of chapter 10! (Except period 4 which has been hard at work on their projects) We have covered Washington as president, the birth of political parties and the Louisiana Purchase. Student notebooks should include five pages of notes each with an assignment on the reverse side. Next up is the War of 1812.

Do not forget that next week there will be block scheduling due to the state writing test.