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The Fallout of the Civil War/African-American Month

TimeFeb. 10, 2013

from:Bidell, Barbara

to:US History

This week, students will be addressing issues associated with the fallout of the Civil War. We will start our week by showing the movie The Conspirator. The movie examines the circumstances surrounding the plot against not only Abraham Lincoln, but the Vice President and Secretary of State.  Students will be responsible for answering questions during the film and will be expected to engage in meaningful discussion afterward. Following the examination of the consipiracy, students will examine life for African-Americans following the freeing of the slaves. That lesson will dovetail into a project in which students will examine the lives of trailblazing African-Americans throughout the country's history. Students will chose three different people on whom they will focus. The projects are tentatively due on Monday, February 25, but that date may change depending on their progress.

For homework this week, students will be watching the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and answering the following questions:

1) Where does the President deliver the State of the Union?

2) Name three issues President Obama mentioned in this year's address.

3) Who was the Cabinet member who was not in attendance at the address? Why is it necessary that one member of the President's Cabinet not be present?


American Government students will have the same homework. Once again, we will be swapping homework night with Mr. Turnbull; students will be getting their Math homework on Monday.

If you have any questions, please feel free to drop me an e-mail at bidellb@nhalv.org.