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8th GRADE:

Feb. 3-7

Monday-Unit 4, Topic 2, Closer

Copy questions 1-5 from p. 394 in Unit 4 of the Guidebook
Read “Bourbons Defined,” (p. 390) “The Bourbon-Ring Alliance,” (pgs. 390) and “Chief Objectives” (p. 390) and answer questions 1-3
Read “The Rise of the Populist Party” (pgs. 396-397) and “The Rise and the Fall of the Populist Party” (pgs. 397-398) and answer questions 4 & 5
Use (Quote + Extra Sentence + Page Number) format



Thursday-Unit 4, Topic 2, Close 2

Read and analyze the newspaper excerpts from “The Louisiana Populist” on pg. 399 of the Guidebook. 

Answer the following questions in complete sentences (Quote + Extra Sentence + Page Number):

1.How do Populists portray their political party?
2.Describe how the Populist view the Bourbon Democrats. Provide evidence from the newspaper to support your answer.
3.Why would small farm owners support the Populist Party?
4.Why would bankers usually vote against Populist candidates?
5.Would the Populist message be attractive to some people in Louisiana? Why or why not?
6.Who would be attracted by this message? 
7.What part of the Populist message would they find appealing?

Friday-Unit 4, Topic 2, Closer 3

Read and analyze the article I give you on Kate and Jean Gordon.

Copy and answer the questions below using QUOTE + SECONDARY SENTENCE + PG NUMBER format.

1.Why did Jean Gordon feel child labor laws needed to be reformed (changed)?
2.Why did Jean Gordon initially believe her fight for child labor laws would be easily won?
3.What did the 1898 Louisiana state constitution say about women’s suffrage (right to vote)?
4.How did the Jean and Kate Gordon first push for women’s suffrage?
5.What do the problem’s Jean faced early on in her battle for child labor laws have to do with women’s suffrage?
6.Why did Kate Gordon push for suffrage on a state-by-state basis and not on a federal level?
7.How did the Gordon sisters’ stance on African-American voting rights impact their fight for women’s right to vote?

Feb. 10-14

Monday-Unit 4, Topic 2, Closer 4

Review the railroad line maps on pgs. 400-405
Use the maps to complete the map analysis sheet on pgs. 406
Copy and answer the follow up questions below on a sheet of loose leaf (You will NOT turn in the analysis sheet; only the loose leaf):
1.How did the development of railroads economically benefit Louisiana residents?
2.How would railroads affect Louisiana’s steamboat industry?
Read and analyze “1902: Oil is discovered in Louisiana” on p. 407 of the Guidebook. Copy & answer the following questions on the same paper:
3.What are the economic benefits of the expansion of the oil industry in Louisiana?
4.How did the oil industry alter Louisiana’s environment?
5.Explain the environmental effects of the expansion of the oil industry in Louisiana.

*#1-#2 write answer Only; #3, #4, & #5 use QUOTE + EXTRA SENTENCE + PAGE NUMBER*

Tuesday-Unit 4, Topic 2, Closer 5

STEP 1: Read “Great Flood of 1927” on pgs. 410-413 in the Guidebook

STEP 2: Copy and answer the 3 questions on p. 414 of the guidebook (Quote + Extra Sentence + Page Number)

STEP 3: Use the image and the Flood of 1927 sources you’ve already read to answer the following questions on loose leaf (Quote + Extra Sentence + Page Number for #3-#5):

4.Which group of Louisianans is being most affected by this flood (Answer + Page Number)?
5.Which group of Louisianans is not being affected by this flood (Answer + Page Number)?
6.How did the federal government help the citizens of Louisiana?
7.Describe the economic and environmental cost of the flood of 1927.
8.How would the Flood of 1927 help promote populist ideals?
7th Grade
write an essay today. Questions to discuss when writing
1.What does it mean to be equal?
2.Construct an argument that discusses the issues the women faced in the 19th century.

Tuesday- Testing


Industrialization (copy the following definitions)
§Large-scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises, and other productive economic activity into an area, society, country, etc.
§Conversion of the methods, aims, and ideals of industry and economic activity, particularly of an area that was previously underdeveloped economically.
Turn to page 243 (read as a class)
Copy and answer the following questions (page 244)
§Where did majority of manufacturing in America occur?
§What can this map tell us about the economy in the north?
§Where did the majority of agriculture in America occur?
§What can this map tell us about the economy in the south?


Read the article on page 245
Discussion questions:
1.How was agriculture different in the North and the South?
2.What is different about population and urban areas in The North and The South?
3.How was transportation different in The North and The South?
4.What does this article tell us about the main economies in The North? The South?


Write  two paragraphs on the economic and social differences between The North and The South?
Use information from the article and both maps to support the claim


Read article on page 247-248
Complete graphic organizer on page 256 (just the part titled “The Rise of American Industry”


Read article on pages 249-251
Complete graphic organizer on page 256 (just the part titled “The First American Factories”


Must cite in each box with a page number


Read the article on page 252-253
Complete the graphic organizer on page 256 (just the section titled “The South’s Economy”)


Read the article on pages 254-255
Complete the graphic organizer on page 256 (just the section titled “The Crowning of King Cotton”)
Must cite in each box with a page number

Tuesday -

Copy the following questions:
1.What was the driving force of the economy in The North? In The South?
2.What is a corporation, and why was the creation of corporations so important for manufacturing?
3.How are these economies dependent on each other? How are they divided?
4.What are some economic benefits of industrialization and manufacturing? What are some drawbacks?
5.What are some economic benefits of agriculture and slavery? What are some drawbacks?
6.How did each nation’s economy impact social views?


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