AS2, week 10, December 4th, 2015


  • Choose a US history topic for your presentation.
  • Textbook: Read “The Trail of Tears” p. 39 and “Cotton is King” p. 40 and answer the  comprehension questions on p. 41
  • Read “Henry David Thoreau” p. 47 and write a paragraph about him.
  • Review the 4th amendment in the Bill of Rights. Please bring the complete text in both English and Japanese to the next class.
  •  Ms. Ohashi, Oya, Tanaka, Tanigawa, Toshikawa and Yamaguch please prepare your presentations for next time (Dec. 11th).
  • Presentation topics:
    • This semester, you can freely choose any topic of U.S. history that you like.
    • I suggest you choose a person or a group of people as the main point of your presentation.
    • In addition, you may choose any topic in the textbook, any U.S.A. history-related book that you have read, or any movie from the movie list that you have seen.
  • Here is the updated presentation schedule:  AS2_Presentation_Schedule (updated Dec. 4th)
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie.

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by:
    1. Ms. Okada – Gone with the Wind
    2. Ms. Saga – Thomas Edison
    3. Ms. Sakurai – M&Ms
    4. Ms. Horie – John F. Kenney
    5. Ms. Izumi – A history of music in the USA.

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