Homework Assignments
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic.  It takes sweat, determination, and hard work."  -Colin Powell


PERIOD 2 Students only - Extra day for HW listed below as "Due Friday" -- for your class, it is due Tuesday 2/20.  

 Due Friday, 2/16 - Read p. 101 (The "Green Box" on primary sources about the Boston Massacre).  Write and answer the one question in the "green box".

 Due Monday, 2/12 - Work on your Black History Month poster on Google Classroom
Biographies link:
Black History Biographies

(For famous events, do a Google Search)                     

Due Friday 2/9 - Read p 101 "Boston Massacre" - (the entire page)

Due Thursday, 2/8 - Complete the "Tiananmen Square Massacre" questions that we started in class.

 Due Wednesday, 2/7 - Complete the "Boston Massacre" questions that we started in class today.

 Due Tuesday, 2/6 - Read "The Boston Massacre" article.  Bring it to class
(HW grade just for bringing it to class!).

 Due Friday, 2/2 - Work on your "events".  An exemplar is posted under "Useful Links and Documents".  We will complete these tomorrow!

 Due Thursday, 2/1 - read p 112, 98-103

 Due Monday 1/29 - Final day for MLK paragraphs graded as a quiz.  MP2 ends on Monday.
Also, turn in the crossword puzzle handed out after the quiz Friday.  A complete and correct puzzle will replace one missing HW, or equivalent.

 Due Friday, 1/26 - Study review sheet and Quizlet for quiz on "Causes of the American Revolution" (textbook, pages 98-103)

Due Wednesday, 1/24 - Period 2 only -- Complete the reading worksheet on West African Kingdoms (if not turned in already).  This work is graded as a quiz.  It was assigned last Thursday during my absence.  Many period 2 students noted that they did not have enough time to complete this work because they needed to complete the survey distributed in homeroom that day.  Please note that, as discussed, you MUST complete this worksheet and bring it in to class on Wednesday.

 Due Tuesday  1/23 - Complete "What would Martin do?" short essay on Google classroom

 Due Friday, 1/19 (we will work on this in class on Thursday) - Continue to work on the "What would Martin do?" -- short essay.

 Due Wednesday, 1/17 - complete the "Conflict in the Colonies" worksheet that we began in class today.

 Due Friday, 1/12 - Read pp. 98-103

 Due Wednesday / Thursday (Jan 3-4)- Selected students must study for test make-ups.  Overdue: Diversity projects for reduced grade.

Due Tuesday, January 2, 2017.  As discussed in class -- if you did not turn in your Middle colonies diversity project, please turn it in when we return from break.  If you did not pass the English Colonies' unit test, please study for a makeup test when we return from break.  Otherwise -- enjoy the break.

 Due Thursday, 12/21 - complete the "French and Indian War" worksheet handed out after Tuesday's test.

 Due Tuesday, 12/19 - Be ready for the unit test on Tuesday.  Study the review sheet.  Study at Quizlet.com (The English Colonies)

Due Friday, 12/15 - Middle Colonies diversity project.  
   If turned in by 12/13, earn +5 points
   If turned in by 12/15, full credit
   If turned in after 12/15, late points per day assessed

Due Monday, 12/11 - Read pp 85-87.  List all European nationalities (example: "English" or "England"), and all European religions (example: "Jewish") that are shown on these pages.  Hint, your total number or religions and nationalities should be above ten.  (In class on Monday, we will use this information to create the "color abstract" we discussed in class on Friday.  We will work on the "color abstract" on Monday/Tuesday).

Due Thursday, 12/7 (Pearl Harbor Day: 12/7/1941): 
1. Complete the Middle Colonies worksheet handed out in class (textbook pages 85-87).  

 2. Graded as a separate HW - Return the Genesis Grade Report, signed by a parent/guardian.  This is a separate graded HW due on Thursday!  (No HW passes!!)

3. If you were absent for the New England Colonies quiz Wednesday, be prepared to take it on Thursday.  

4. Selected students were provided with a review sheet for the "Forms of Government" quiz that was given in November.  If you wish to retake this quiz, study the review sheet.  Be prepared to re-take take this quiz on Thursday.  You can also study by using the Quizlet "Forms of Government" under 'jimfeins' on Quizlet.   If you have questions, see me before school.  

 Wednesday, 12/6 - Quiz on New England Colonies.  Study the review sheet handed out on Monday, and the Quizlet we practiced on Monday 
You can find the quizlet at www.quizlet.com, search for 'jimfeins', and then 'New England Colonies'.  (Or, log into your quizlet account and go to my class.)

 Due this weekend (12/1, 12/2 and 12/3) - Complete the Anne Hutchinson responses on Google classroom.  This assignment is now late.  Please submit as soon as possible to minimize penalty points.

Due Friday, 12/1 - Work on Anne Hutchinson responses on Google Classroom. 
Periods 2 and 3 -- return the signed grade sheets.

 Due Thursday 11/30 - Read pp 85-87

Due Tuesday 11/28 - Complete the worksheet on William Bradford we started in class today.

 Due Monday, 11/27 (after Thanksgiving).  Write the question and the answer:
"The Mayflower Compact:  Was it an example of "Direct Democracy" or "Representative Democracy"?   Explain why.   Your response should be 2-4 good sentences.  Please, use your own words.  Plagiarism and/or copying from another student is not allowed.

Due Wednesday, 11/22:  Complete the six questions on the "Qualitative Analysis" of the Mayflower Compact that we began in class on Tuesday.  (NOTE: if you are absent on Wednesday, this is due on 11/27).

 Due Monday, 11/20 - Read page 78 "The Mayflower Compact".
Due Friday, 11/17 - Complete the "New England Colonies" close reading worksheet started in class on Thursday.

Due Thursday, 11/16 - Read pp. 78-84, "New England Colonies".

 Due Wednesday, 11/15 - Quiz on forms of government.  Study the Quizlet (on my Quizlet site), and the review sheet handed out in class (also under "Useful links and documents").

 Due Tuesday, 11/14 -- If you did not take the Southern Colonies quiz last Tuesday, prepare to take it on 11/14

 Due Monday, 11/13 - Complete the Southern colonies wordsearch, figure out the mystery question, and then -- answer the question!
Due Tuesday, 11/7 - Study review sheet for quiz 11/7 on the Southern colonies
Due Wednesday, 11/1:  Summarize the term "headright system" in your own words.
(NOTE: For some students, the Jamestown paragraphs are OVERDUE!!  Please turn in on Google Classroom)
Due Monday, 10/30 - Complete the Jamestown & Southern Colonies close reading worksheet that we began in class on Friday.   You've already started it -- turn it in and get the credit!

Due Thursday, 10/26 - Jamestown writing assignments are overdue.  If you have completed and submitted your assignment -- fantastic!   For other students, points will be deducted for each day submitted AFTER 10/25.  Please go to your Google Classroom account, complete the assignment, and "Turn it in" via Classroom.  This will generate an email to me, so that I know when you finished.  Remember, the rubric is at the top of the assignment document.  The information you need to include is all on pages 72-73 of the textbook.  If you have questions, please see me.  If you need to use a classroom computer, please come to school early; I am available after 7:30 almost every morning.
Due Tuesday 10/24 - Read pp 72-77. 
Due Monday 10/23 - Deadline extended because of Evacuation Drill on Monday - Complete the Jamestown writing assignment on Google Classroom.
Due Friday, 10/20 - Complete the Jamestown writing assignment on Google Classroom

Due Thursday 10/19 - Complete the Jamestown pre-writing organizer handed out in class today.
Due Wednesday, 10/18 - read pp 72-73 -- complete the worksheet handed out in class.  Be prepared to write on Wednesday!
Due Monday, 10/16 - Read pp 72-74.  Be ready to discuss and write about Jamestown

Due Tuesday, 10/10
The worksheet given out after Thursday's geography quiz will be accepted for full credit on Tuesday.  Students who handed it in on Friday (or Thursday) will be awarded bonus points.

Congratulations to Period 8!  You REALLY must have studied -- your average grade on Thursday's geography quiz was the highest of any period!  Well done!

Congratulations to all students currently on our classroom Wall of Fame -- Perfect scores on the quiz!  Great job!

Due Wednesday, 10/4
A geography quiz is scheduled for this day.  The quiz will cover the items shown in 1,2, and 3 below.  We will spend Monday and Tuesday preparing for this quiz.

1. Students must be able to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans on a world map.  The best way to do this is to study and practice.  At least two paper copies of world maps have been distribututed (one copy if you transferred from Mr. Verga's class on 9/19).  Also, you can practice this skill online.  Three websites for this are listed under the "Useful links and documents" tab, which you can reach from my home page. 

2. Students must be able to identify the Equator, the Prime Meridian, and to find points on a world map by using latitude and longitude.  There is also an online game for this; again, you can find it under "Useful links and documents."

3. Students must understand concepts related to the following:
-Hemisphere:  Literally "half of a sphere." 
For our purposes, student must understand that the earth is divided into the Northern and Southern hemispheres by the Equator.  Separately, the earth is also divided into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres by the Prime Meridian.

-Absolute Location:
Every point on the earth can be uniquely located by its Absolute Location, which must be described in terms of its latitude and longitude.
For example, there is only one spot on the Earth that is at exactly 40 degrees North latitude and 74 degrees West longitude.

Due Friday, September 29
Continue to study notes, map handouts provided, and to play internet games shown on "Useful Links and Documents" page.  Goal: to be able to visually identify all 7 continents and 5 oceans.  There will be a quiz on this, as well as latitude and longitude; probably Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
Due Wednesday, September 27.
Complete the writing assignment described in class on Friday, regarding Hispanic Heritage Month.  The rubric is posted under the "Useful Links and Documents" tab, found on my Home page on this website. 
Due Friday, September 22,
Due to schedule changes, new written homework has been delayed.  My "new" students (assigned to Mr. Verga before Tuesday) should complete the student survey handed out in class.  All students should review Hispanic Heritage Month notes taken in my class and Mr. Verga's, in preparation for a future writing assignment.
Due Friday, September 15:  List the seven continents and five oceans.
Next to each of these, write the names of the hemispheres they are in.
Remember, each continent or ocean is in AT LEAST TWO HEMISPHERES.
(has to be in at least NORTHERN or SOUTHERN hemispheres, and
has to be in at least the EASTERN or WESTERN hemispheres.  Some continents and oceans might be in ALL FOUR hemispheres).
Due Monday, September 11: Return all required forms. Bring all materials to class.
Due Friday, September 8:  Return all required "school forms" (emergency cards, etc.) to your homeroom teacher.  Complete the student survey passed out in class.