Mr. Gordon Sheaffer
480-345-2306 ext 208
*Click above for Tuesday Zoom office hours
Honors US History 1-6
US Civil War (elective)
Political Science (elective)
Online Class Information and Assignments
US History II (Jr) - Session 1 3/30-4/7
-Read text pages 148-155: complete Identifications and Critical thinking on page 155
- Supplemental reading: The murder of Elijah Lovejoy
-Read text pages 161-171: Complete Identifications and Critical thinking on pages 166&171
- Supplemental reading: Webster's March 7 Speech
US History V (Soph) - Session 1 3/30-4/7
-Read text 196-198: Complete Identifications and Critical thinking on page 198
-Supplemental reading:Dubois, "Souls of Black Folk"
Read text 362-366: Complete Identifications and Critical thinking on page 366
-Supplemental reading: MLK letter from Birmingham Jail
US Constitution (Sr)
Read Federalist #10 - Madison on Factions and republics
Study Questions: 1. What are factions?
2. How does Madison propose dealing with them?
3. Why will factions not damage our republic?
Read Federalist #15 - Hamilton on the current Confederation
Study Questions: 1. Why is the Confederation ineffective?
2. What does an effective government do?
3. What will happen if the current system remains unchanged?
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: