Students completed the The Mexican-American War Big Idea Questions while I checked their homework. After reviewing the answers as a class, we reviewed a few maps and pictures about the Mexican-American War. There was some confusion over “Spot Resolutions” (I thought I explained it well enough in the video, but clearly I didn’t) so we discussed what they were and the Nueces and Rio Grande Rivers.
When we finished the quick assessment, we watched on of my favorite videos I show in APUSH: Jimmy Fallon’s Gadsden Purchase. I’ve been showing it for several years and I still laugh every time I watch it.
For the rest of class we spent time Breaking Down the Wilmot Proviso. (Here’s the PowerPoint: Breaking Down The Wilmot Proviso. Here’s the student fill-in-the-blank sheet Wilmot Proviso Document Analysis). I’ve been wrong many times before, but this document screams out to me that it will be used on an excerpt for a multiple-choice question or a document on an essay about the impacts of the expansion and slavery.
HW for tonight: None, but the chapter 13 outline is due Monday, November 27.
Have a great night!