Welcome to Louisiana History!
Contact InformationPlease contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Email Jeanie.Kuhn@jppss.k12.la.us School Office (504) 837-8300 ****************************************************************************
HOMEWORK & CLASS NOTES
EXAM SCHEDULE: (Note – Thursday is the ONLY half-day.)
Tuesday, May 22 …….. B-Day classes
Wednesday, May 23 ……… A-1 and A-2 classes
Thursday, May 24 ………… A-3 and A-4 classes
DUE: Thursday, May 17 (A-Day) and Friday, May 18 (B-Day)
EXAM REVIEW ASSIGNMENT – See link below for instructions.
EXAM STUDY GUIDE – See link below if you need another copy.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE – Please read details below regarding your Project Plan
DEADLINE for PROJECT PLAN – extended until Friday, April 13th.
By Friday 4/13, you must send me an email with a SPECIFIC OUTLINE of your project plan. Remember that meeting all deadlines is worth 10 points of your grading rubric. You must send me this email EVEN IF you already completed your project during spring break.
SPECIFIC OUTLINE means including all relevant details such as who/what/when/where/how.
For Option #1 (Field Trip): Where are you going? Who are you going with (including chaperone)? How will you get there? When are you going? What sites will you visit?
For Option #2 (Primary Source Research): Who will you interview? What is the main topic that you intend to learn about? When and where will the interview take place? How will you get there? Include a list of the questions you plan to ask.
For Option #3 (Library Research): What topic will you research? (Remember that you need to get your topic approved before proceeding.) Where will you look for information? (You need at least 3 sources.) How will you proceed if you cannot find enough information to write a paper of sufficient length?
TUESDAY 3/27 through MONDAY 4/30
DEADLINE for your option and plan to be emailed to me – APRIL 10
DEADLINE for your project to be completed – APRIL 30
INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS – (Detailed Instructions Below)
TUESDAY 3/13 (B-Day) through MONDAY 3/26 (A-Day)
We spent time last week in the computer lab to examine the “Online Tools Training” and some sample test questions for the upcoming LEAP 2025 test. Listed below are the links to the sites we visited. If you are interested in taking a full session of the practice test and checking your answers, write your answers down on paper and I will show you the answer key.
ONLINE TOOLS TRAINING – https://wbte.drcedirect.com/LA
Click “LEAP 2025 Grades 3-8” ….. “Online Tools Training” ….. Select subject and grade level ….. Follow sign-in directions
LEAP PRACTICE TEST – https://tinyurl.com/LDE3-8pt
User name: ss08 ….. Password: teach2025
FRIDAY 3/9 (B-Day) and MONDAY 3/12 (A-Day)
QUIZ on Chapter 15, Section 1 (LA’s Civil Rights Era). Make sure you have read the section and know details pertaining to the topics on the study guide outline provided.
DUE: WEDNESDAY 3/7 (B-Day) and THURSDAY 3/8 (A-Day)
Read Section 1 of Chapter 15. On loose-leaf paper, write notes/details to explain the bulleted topics listed on the study guide provided. There will be a QUIZ (minor assessment) on these notes Friday 3/9 (B-Day) and Monday 3/12 (A-Day.)
THURSDAY 3/1 (B-Day) and FRIDAY 3/2 (A-Day)
QUIZ on Chapter 14, Section 1 (LA’s World War II Era). Make sure you read the section and study the notes supplied.
DUE: TUESDAY 2/27 (B-Day) and WEDNESDAY 2/28 (A-Day)
Read Section 1 of Chapter 14. Review and learn notes supplied (link below) for this section. There will be a QUIZ (minor assessment) on these notes on Thursday 3/1 (B-Day) and Friday 3/2 (A-Day.)
WEDNESDAY 2/21 (B-Day) and THURSDAY 2/22 (A-Day)
TEST on Chapters 12 & 13 (Transition Era & Huey Long Era). Review study guide and study all notes.
MARDI GRAS HOLIDAYS – Monday, Feb. 12 through Friday, Feb. 16
There is no homework assigned during the holiday break. The test on Chapter 12 & 13 study guide will be given on Wednesday & Thursday of the week we return to school. Have a safe and fun Mardi Gras!
- SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS OF FIRST PERIOD STUDENTS:
- We are preparing a theme basket to be auctioned at the Haynes Gala on February 24. Our theme is “Treat Yourself!” We are collecting small gift items and monetary donations to help complete the basket. Donations should be sent to Mrs. Kuhn or Mr. Coats by TUES., FEBRUARY 6th. Thanks for your support!
DUE: TUESDAY 2/6 (B-Day) and WEDNESDAY 2/7 (A-Day)
Using the study guide provided, read the indicated sections of Chapter 13 and write notes on the bulleted topics. Refer to reminders on previous assignment below.
DUE: FRIDAY 2/2 (B-Day) and MONDAY 2/5 (A-Day)
Using the study guide provided, read the indicated sections of Chapter 12 and write notes on the bulleted topics.
IMPORTANT! Your notes on this unit will be collected and graded. This will count as a MINOR ASSESSMENT.
REMEMBER: Your grade does not depend on HOW MUCH you write… it depends on WHAT you write. To take effective notes, you should READ the entire section, THINK about the main ideas, SUMMARIZE the information about the topic, and WRITE notes that will serve as “memory triggers”. The details you write about each topic should be BRIEF but COMPLETE. Depending on how you write, your notes on Chapter 12 will likely take no more than 2-3 pages.
WEDNESDAY 1/31 (B-Day) and THURSDAY 2/1 (A-Day)
TEST on Chapter 11 (Reconstruction Era). Review study guide and study all notes.
DUE: MONDAY 1/29 (B-Day) and TUESDAY 1/30 (A-Day)
Read textbook and complete study guide notes for Section 4 of Chapter 11 (Louisiana’s Reconstruction Era.) Study notes.
TEST on all of Chapter 11 will be WEDNESDAY 1/31 (B-Day) and THURSDAY 2/1 (A-Day).
DUE: THURSDAY 1/25 (B-Day) and FRIDAY 1/26 (A-Day)
Read textbook and complete study guide notes for Section 3 of Chapter 11 (Louisiana’s Reconstruction Era.)
*DUE TO THE RECENT WEATHER-RELATED SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS (January 17-19), THE DUE DATES FOR THE ASSIGNMENT BELOW HAVE BEEN REVISED.
DUE: TUESDAY 1/23 (B-Day) and WEDNESDAY 1/24 (A-Day)
Read textbook and complete study guide notes for Section 2 of Chapter 11 (Louisiana’s Reconstruction Era.)
DUE: TUESDAY 1/16 (B-Day) and *THURSDAY 1/18 (A-Day)
Read textbook and complete study guide notes for Section 1 of Chapter 11 (Louisiana’s Reconstruction Era.)
THURSDAY 1/11 (B-Day) and FRIDAY 1/12 (A-Day)
TEST on Chapter 10 (Civil War in Louisiana).
DUE: TUESDAY 1/9 (B-Day) and WEDNESDAY 1/10 (A-Day)
If you did not finish in December, complete all study guide notes for Chapter 10 (Civil War in Louisiana). The test on this chapter will be Thursday (B-Day) and Friday (A-Day).
Have a happy and peaceful holiday season! See you in January!
MONDAY 12/18 (B-Day Classes)
TUESDAY 12/19 (A-1 and A-2) …. WEDNESDAY 12/20 (A-3 and A-4)
Links to the Exam Study Guide and the Louisiana maps are attached below in case you want extra copies for review or practice. NOTE: The study guide is NOT an assignment to be completed (like the study guides you received as we learned each chapter) – but rather a document to inform you of the specific topics that will be included on the exam. Use it to focus your study efforts.
DUE: Tuesday 12/5 (A) & Wednesday 12/6 (B)
Study for QUIZ on Chapter 9. Refer to the study guide and your notes. This quiz covers the entire chapter on Antebellum Louisiana.
DUE: Wednesday 11/29 (A) & Thursday 11/30 (B)
If not completed in class. read Chapter 8 (sections 1 & 2) and complete notes based on the study guide. Study Guide attached below if you need it. QUIZ on Chapter 9 will be next week (Tues 12/5 & Wed 12/6).
NO ASSIGNMENTS OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK. HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING !
IN CLASS: Tuesday 11/14 (A) & Wednesday 11/15 (B) ….. TEST on Chapter 8. This is a MAJOR assessment.
IN CLASS: Wednesday 11/8 (A-Day) & Thursday 11/9 (B-Day) ….. QUIZ on Chapter 8, Sections 2,3,4. This is a minor assessment.
DUE: Monday 11/6 (A) & Tuesday 11/7 (B) ….. Finish reading Chapter 8 (sections 2,3,4) & complete your notes using the study guide.
IN CLASS: Thursday 11/02 (A-Day) and Friday 11/03 (B-Day)
QUIZ on Chapter 8 Study Guide through Section 1.
Review the textbook sections – “The Louisiana Purchase” (pages 242-243) and “Louisiana Becomes American” (section 1) – and your study guide notes. This quiz is a minor assessment.
DUE: Monday 10/30 (A-Day) and Tuesday 10/31 (B-Day)
Read in Chapter 8: “Connect with U.S. History – The Louisiana Purchase” (pages 242-243) and “Louisiana Becomes American” (Section 1). Take notes on the related study guide topics. Make sure your notes are clear, accurate, and complete. Study guide is attached:
IN CLASS: Wednesday 10/25 (B-Day) and Thursday 10/26 (A-Day)
TEST on Spanish Colonial Louisiana (Chapter 7).
Review the textbook chapter, your study guide/notes, and your last few bell-ringers. This test is a major assessment.
DUE: Thursday 10/19 (B-Day) and Friday 10/20 (A-Day)
**** B-Day students participating in Open House on Wednesday night may have until Monday to complete this assignment.
If you did not finish in class, finish the following assignment for homework:
Read Chapter 7, Sections 3 and 4. Take notes on the study guide topics. Make sure you know all about the topics and can relate stories (not just quote random facts.)
DUE: Friday 10/13 (B-Day) and Monday 10/16 (A-Day)
This assignment may have been finished after the test on Wednesday/Thursday. If you did not finish in class, it must be finished for homework.
Read Chapter 7, Sections 1 and 2. Take notes on the study guide topics. Make sure you know all about the topics and can relate stories (not just quote random facts.)
IN CLASS: Wednesday 10/11 (B-Day) and Thursday 10/12 (A-Day)
TEST on Poverty Point Indians and French Colonial Louisiana (Chapter 6)
Review textbook pages 148-149 (Poverty Point), Chapter 6 (French Colonial LA) and your last few bell-ringers. This test is a major assessment.
DUE: Thursday 10/5 (B-Day) and Friday 10/6 (A-Day)
Read Chapter 6, Section 3. Take notes on the study guide topics. Make sure you can relate stories and not just quote random facts.
DUE: Tuesday 10/3 (B-Day) and Wednesday 10/4 (A-Day)
Read Chapter 6, Sections 1 & 2. Take notes on the study guide topics from those sections. Study guide is attached:
If you missed class on Friday or Monday, please complete the following Bell-Ringer: (Do not write the prompt). Read pages 152-153 (1st section) in your textbook. Answer questions #15-16 on page 173 completely and in full sentences.
IN CLASS: Monday 9/25 through Thursday 9/28
Discussion and activities about Poverty Point Indians.
If you missed class on any of these days or would like to review the information…. Read pages 148-149 in your textbook, and view the following two video clips:
http://viewpure.com/GYOe13IXO80?start=0&end=0 (copy & paste link in browser)
DUE: Monday 9/25 (B-Day) and Tuesday 9/26 (A-Day)
ESSAY – Final draft of essay worked on this week must be turned in at the beginning of class. Finish and polish your essay this weekend if necessary and make it your best work. Essay must be handwritten, not typed. This is an assessment grade.
Thursday 9/21 (B-Day) and Friday 9/22 (A-Day)
GEOGRAPHY UNIT TEST – This is a major assessment and covers all material we have studied since the beginning of the school year. Review chapter 2 in your textbook, study guides, and maps.
Due: Tuesday 9/19 (B-Day) and Wednesday 9/20 (A-Day)
(1) Come to class with your rough outline for extended response essay AND introductory paragraph on loose-leaf with thesis statement underlined.
(2) Study for Geography Unit Test (major assessment) which will be given on THURSDAY 9/21 (B-Day) and FRIDAY 9/22 (A-Day).
Due: Wednesday 9/13 (B-Day) and Thursday 9/14 (A-Day)
STUDY for Quiz on Chapter 2, Sections 4 & 5.
No homework assigned over Labor Day weekend. Binders will be checked next week.
Due: Tuesday 8/29 (B-Day) and Wednesday 8/30 (A-Day)
Complete notes on Chapter 2, Sec.4 if not completed in class. Link to the entire Chapter 2 study guide …. Chapter 2, Sections 2-5 – Study Guide
Due: Friday 8/25 (B-Day) and Monday 8/28 (A-Day)
Quiz on Chapter 2, Sections 2 & 3.
A-DAY CLASSES – Complete notes on Ch.2, Sec.4 if not completed in class. Link to the entire Chapter 2 study guide …. Chapter 2, Sections 2-5 – Study Guide
Due: Tues. 8/22 (A-Day) , Wed. 8/23 (B-Day), Thurs. 8/24 (A-Day)
Due: Friday 8/18 (A-Day) and Monday 8/21 (B-Day)
Quiz on Louisiana Locations Map. Complete map of Louisiana’s Natural Regions if you did not complete it in class. GEOG – Maps – Locations, Natural Regions
Due: Wednesday 8/16 (A-Day) & Thursday 8/17 (B-Day)
Finish your Louisiana Map if you did not complete it in class. There will be a quiz on this map next Friday 8/18 (A-Day) and Monday 8/21 (B-Day). If you would like a blank map to practice, here is the link: Louisiana Geography Map
Supply List for 2017-18
The following supplies should be brought to class each day:
1″ Binder with Loose-leaf Paper
Set of Dividers
Pencil with eraser
The following supplies will be turned in for the class to share.
You are only responsible for the items listed by your last initial.
(A-D) One extra pack of wide-ruled loose-leaf paper and
one pack of adhesive hole reinforcements
(E-K) One pack of colored pencils
(L-N) One pack of white poster boards 22 x 28
(O-S) Two boxes of Kleenex
(T-Z) Two bottles of white glue
$5.00 Social Studies Fee: (This is in addition to the Instructional Supply Fee and will be used for social studies resources. Please send a separate check for $5.00 made out to Haynes Academy and give to your social studies teacher.)