Updates: Presentations and Reviews

I’ve made a few subtle changes: the test reviews for each chapter are now located under >Study Tools > Chapter Reviews. Look there for the worksheets which will help you get ready for each chapter’s materials and the tests. Download and bring to class!

The other change is that I will start uploading the presentations in class after I present them. This way you can study them and compare your notes to them. Find them under > Presentations > and the chapter number. Click on this link to see where Chapter 9’s presentation is.

Practice for Chapter Quizzes Now Available

I just uploaded some practice quizzes for chapters 12, 13, 15, and 16. These are not going to be identical to the quizzes you get in class – but they will help you analyze what information you should know for the quizzes and the tests.

They are online and will allow you to practice and get instant feedback. They also tell you where in the book you need to look should you need to find the answer.

To access them, just follow this link. Or, place your mouse over the Review tab and navigate to the Quizzes page. Like this > Review > Quizzes.

Update! 4th Quarter Pacing Guide Changed

I was looking over the pacing guide for the final quarter and I decided that we would be trying to do too much to finish off the year. So, I tweaked things and we will be focusing on the more important chapters to close out the year. The new 4th Quarter Pacing Guide reflects this. So, take a look.

Also, I am going to be uploading practice quizzes for chapters 12, 13, 15, and 16. Please take the time to use those tools as they give you instant feedback on questions you are missing. They are not exhaustive – but they will give you practice working with the kinds of questions and material for those chapters. Don’t forget to complete your chapter reviews for more specific information about what is going to be on those tests.

One more thing – don’t just toss your quizzes, tests, and review guides. The final will be cumulative – meaning that you will see all of these questions again!

Chapter Review Guides – Ongoing Homework Assignments

We have a lot of historical ground to cover as we close out the year. We are only in Chapter 7 but our goal is still to reach Chapter 17. In order to streamline things, I will present in class the information you will need for our subsequent quizzes and tests. This also means you will have to review your notes. One thing that will help will be the Chapter Review Guides, which are created for each chapter. They will help you prepare for what is going to appear on the quizzes and tests.

Each Chapter Review Guide, however, will have a fixed due date. You should refer to the 4th Quarter Pacing Guide for those due dates. The best thing would be to come to class with the Chapter Review Guide printed out so that while you are taking notes, you can answer the questions for the Chapter Review Guide. It will help you study, too.

To find the Chapter Review Guide, just follow the navigation at the top that says “Review”. Or click on this link to go straight to that page.

Each Chapter Review Guide is a .pdf file, so make sure you have Adobe installed on your computer.

Course Syllabus 2009-2010

Welcome back to school, students!

I hope you had a fun summer and are eager to get back. Well, I know probably one of those two things is true! In order to get acquainted with getting back into the routine of school, and being prepared for what’s to come for the next year, I have uploaded your syllabus here to our class website. Get used to coming here as from time to time we may have activities and homework that will be utilizing this site.

Remember, once you click on the link for the course syllabus, you have to print out the final page and sign it. It is in a .pdf format so you should have Adobe Acrobat in order to view it and print it. See you back in class!

US History Syllabus_2009-2010