That Saturday Grind
So I've graded 3rd period's SAQ, DBQ and LE. While we are fairly strong on the multiple choice, major work needs to be done with the writing. It's clear that people are struggling with chronology and the big picture. I put something together for the 19th century that hopefully will help with that. I've included it both as a Word File (in case you want to edit) and a PDF. Keep working
Today's class started with a discussion of the weekend reading from the review book and an overview of Period 9. This ended up taking the whole class. Tomorrow, we will review Periods 1 and 2. A PowerPoint for Period 2 is included below.
At the start of today's class we watched the Nixon part of The Presidents video series. Students then had time to work on some questions using their book. The questions are as follows with needed pages included.
1. What is detente? How did Nixon pursue this policy?
2. How did the following Supreme Court decisions change the U.S.?
4. Why did the energy crisis happen? What was the impact?
4. What were the developments in the feminist movement?
5. How did Latinos fight for equal rights?
Today we continued our look into the Civil Rights movement. We finished our notes (PowerPoint included below) and analyzed documents from the 1995 DBQ. We will continue our work on these documents tomorrow and get into the reading you need to have done (pages 884-900).
Specifically, we will focus on Johnson's Great Society and the Vietnam War. See you then.
2015 Stimulus Based Exam
Today student tool the stimulus based multiple choice test from the 2015 exam. We will go over it in Monday.
By Monday, Chapter 36 needs to be finished. Three more weeks.
Monday's class started with a type 2 over World War 2 and a second one on the Cold War. We then discussed the major events of World War II. On Tuesday, 4th period worked through the majority of the Cold War material.
A pretty sparse turn out at office hours today. Not surprising after a day of standardized testing. The task for office hours today was to study Period 1 (1491-1607). It is especially important for Period 1 to consider the differences in how the main European powers interacted with the Native Americans.
Your SAQ's from before break are graded and in eSchool. For these, I started with how many points you earned out of 9 and converted that to a 50 point scale. The conversion scale is as follows:
8/9 = 50
7 = 48
6 = 45
5 = 43
4 = 40
3 = 36
1 = 25
0 = 15
Remember that by Thursday you need to have read through page 868.