Mr. Gordon Sheaffer
480-345-2306 ext 208
Tuesday- 10am- 11am.
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Topic: Gordon Sheaffer's Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 21, 2020 10:00 AM Arizona
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NEXT ZOOM office hour- 5/26-27
**5/26 will be a special Memorial Day Q&A
Honors US History 1-6
US Civil War (elective)
Political Science (elective)
Online Class Information and Assignments
Please make sure all assignments are emailed in a readable format!
-Google Docs does not work!!
US History III (Jr) - Session 8 5/25-6/01
-Read text pages 190-198: Complete Identifications and Critical Thinking on pgs. 195&198
**Read Lincoln at Gettysburg
**Watch video on Women in the Civil War
-How did women get involved?
**Read article on Grant/Sherman partnership
-What was total war?
**Read Lincoln's Second Inaugural address
-Did Lincoln want to punish the confederates?
**Listen to Jim Swanson on Lincoln's assassination
-What motivated Booth?
**Read Foner on why Reconstruction matters
-What went wrong with Reconstruction?
**Read article Lincoln and Reconstruction
-What was Lincoln's plan?
Final Exam Question
Explain how Lincoln won the Civil War and preserved the Union.
Cite relevant examples from text and supplemental readings.
email answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6/2
**Document 1- Civil War Army
**Document 2- Union Soldier
**Document 3- Regiment in battle line
**Document 4- Zouave Soldier- 5th NY Vols.
**Document 5- Animated Gettysburg map
**Document 6- Video of the 54th Mass. Infantry
**Document 7- Video of Sherman's march to the sea
**Document 8- Video on Civil War rations
US History VI (Soph) - Session 8 5/25-6/01
-Read text 382-389: Complete Identifications and Critical thinking on pages 385&389
**Watch video on the election of 1968
-Why was the process so chaotic?
**Read summary of Nixon's changes to the war
-What did Nixon's plan consist of?
**Watch video on Nixon and Detente
-How did this radically change Containment?
**Watch video on Watergate scandal
-What does "follow the money" mean?
**Read article on Ford and the energy crisis
-Did Ford have a plan for inflation?
**Read article on Carter's failures
-What went wrong with Carter's presidency?
**Watch video on Reagan's economic policies
-What is the argument against tax cuts?
**Watch video on Reagan and the Cold War
-Why did Reagan hate the Soviet Union?
**Watch video on Reagan's humor and communication
Final Exam Question
How did the United States win the Cold War?
use examples from text and supplemental readings.
**email answers to email@example.com by 6/02
US Constitution (Sr class)
Final assignment- answer fully, citing examples from readings
- Explain the balance between civil liberties and government power as seen in the six Constitutional clauses discussed in class.
**Due May 30
email here firstname.lastname@example.org
** Your searchable copy of the US Constitution
**Read Amendment 14, Sec. 1- Equal protection clause
** Read summary of Equal Protection clause
**Read article on Equal Protection and civil rights
-What is the Great Dissent?
**Read summary of Equal Protection and gay marriage
-What is the debate centered on?
**Read summary of 14th amendment and citizenship
-What are the opposing positions?
**Read Article 6, Sec. 1- Supremacy Clause
**Read summary of Supremacy Clause
-What is the doctrine of preemption?
**Read article on pot laws in Colorado
-How does the clause apply in this case?
**Read Amendment 1, Sec. 1- Establishment Clause
**Read article on Establishment vs. Free exercise
-Is there a balance in American government?
** Read article on school prayer debate
-Can students express religious beliefs in school?
**Read history of Tax and Spend - general welfare
- Do the following laws qualify as providing for the general welfare?
Style guide for research projects
I have been teaching at Madison Prep since the first day in August of 2000. My classes are Honors US History 1-6, Classics, Political Science, US Civil War, US Constitution. I am a faculty board member of the National Honor Society and adviser to the student Senate.
In 1992 I graduated from J.P. McCaskey high school in Lancaster, PA. I earned my B.A. in history from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. I completed my M.A. in history from Duquesne University in 1998. Before coming to Arizona, I worked as an archivist for Allegheny county and a curator for the State Museum of Pennsylvania. My wife Alissa, my daughter Abigail, and I reside in Gilbert.
**Tools for online US History classes:
**Please click on links to access supplemental materials- readings, films, documents
**Tuesday office hours 10am-11am on Zoom(see link above left) Questions answered for all classes
*Additional resources found at my history blog:
History Quarantine Talks
***Click on links below for talks
***Updated every Monday by 4pm
*** All talks now loaded on my Youtube channel
Virtual Senior Trip- Click links below to visit historical sites from the History Practicum
Manassas National Battlefield
Appomattox Court House
Antietam National Battlefield
Gettysburg National Military Park
Arlington National Cemetery
National Museum of American History
Holocaust Memorial Museum