Mini-Q S in American History

Mini-Q S in American History

Mini-Q’s in American History

Volume I:

Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive?

Early Jamestown: Why Did So Many Colonists Die?

What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692?

Valley Forge: Would You Have Quit?

How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?

How Free Were Free Blacks in the North?

Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journey

Was the United States Justified in Going to War With Mexico?

The California Gold Rush: A Personal Journal

What Was Harriet Tubman’s Greatest Achievement?

The Battle of Gettysburg: Why Was It a Turning Point?

North or South: Who Killed Reconstruction?

Volume II:

North or South: Who Killed Reconstruction?

The Long Drive: Will You Re-Up Next Year?

The Philanthropy of Andrew Carnegie: Did It Make Him a Hero?

Should the United States Have Annexed the Philippines?

Progressivism: Where Will You Put Your Million Dollars?

Prohibition: Why Did America Change its Mind?

What Caused the Dust Bowl?

Why Did Japan Bomb Pearl Harbor?

Berlin, Korea, Cuba: How Did the US Contain Communism?

Politics or Principle: Why Did L.B.J. Sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

What Made Cesar Chavez an Effective Leader?

Should the US Drill for oil in Alaska’s Wilderness?

Mini-Q’s in Literature

Volume I:

Class, Gender, and Race in To Kill A Mockingbird: Is Mayella Powerful?

The House on Mango Street: What Is the Biggest Obstacle to Reaching the American Dream?

Of Mice and Men: How Does Steinbeck Use Foreshadowing?

Harlem Renaissance Poetry: Does High Art or Folk Art Best Express Racial Pride?

Animal Farm: How Does Napoleon Stay In Charge?

Imagery, Irony, and Structure: How Do Writers Protest War?

Things Fall Apart: A Response to the District Commissioner

How Does E.E. Cummings Use Sight and Sound to Create Meaning?

Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?

Macbeth: Who’s in Control?

Volume II:

How Does The Great Gatsby Reflect America in the Twenties?

How Did Abolitionists Make the Case Against Slavery?

Lord of the Flies: What Is the “Beast”?

Immigration: Was It Worth It?

The Relationship Between Huckleberry Finn and Jim: How Does Huck See Jim?

Holocaust Writings: How Does One Say the Unspeakable?

The Crucible and McCarthyism: What Are the Parallels?

Meaning and Metaphor: What Is Frost Saying?

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Was Wright Right?

Are Hamlet’s Actions Justified?

Mini-Q’s in Civics

What Types of Citizen Does a Democracy Need?

The Ideals of the Declaration: Which Is Most Important?

The Preamble and the Federal Budget: Are We Slicing the Pie Correctly?

How Did the Constitution Guard Against Tyranny?

Should Schools Be Allowed to Limit Students’ Online Speech?

Search and Seizure: Did the Government Go Too Far?

Is the American Jury System Still a Good Idea?

Should Americans Be Required to Vote?

Campaign Propaganda: Which Strategies Would You Use?

Should the Electoral College Be Abolished?