Today we finished Selma and then students had time to work on their Presentation Proposals. I've attached a copy if you missed class today. Have a great weekend.
I've posted a link to today's reading and a copy of the questions below. Tomorrow there will be a reading that explores the controversy over the National History Standards that were published in the mid 1990s. I think you'll find some similarities between this debate and the recent controversy over the AP U.S. History re-design.
So these are your "hard" two days of the week. These assignments will each be worth around 20 points which will give you the chance to get your grade moving up a little bit.
See you Wednesday for the LNHS premiere of Selma.
Congrats on being done! I'm sure it's been nice this weekend to have the exam done and then on top of that, to not have to think about any APUSH homework. The past six weeks or so have been especially rigorous but now you've made it to the Post-Exam Bliss period. I look forward to a fun last four and a half weeks.
So this week will be a little different. As I mentioned last week, I am proctoring an exam all morning tomorrow, but I'll be done by 5th period. Then on Tuesday, I'll be out of the building all day. So 1st/2nd periods will have subs the next two days and 5th period will have a sub on Tuesday.
I've decided to hold off on Selma until Wednesday. I want to make sure we're all on the same page as far as the expectations for watching films in class and, given that this will likely be the Norrix premiere of this movie, I want to be there. I don't really like leaving movies for subs to show.
So each of the next two days I'll have a reading for you to do in class along with some questions to answer. Tomorrow's reading looks toward the future and what challenges the United States faces in the 21st century. I think you'll find it interesting. I'll post a quick summary of Tuesday's reading tomorrow. The questions you answer will be for points and Tuesday's assignment may even involve some extra credit. Between the two of them, you'll be looking at 40 points. As I've mentioned, if you put in the effort, these should be relatively easy points to earn.
Then we'll watch Selma on Wednesday and Thursday and we should plan on the food day on Friday. Toward the end of the week, I'll also talk about your final project. A reminder, there is not a Trimester 3 final. You took your last U.S. History test for the year (and maybe for your entire life) on Friday.
Have a good couple of days and I'll see 1st/2nd period on Wednesday.