Next Up: Chapters 12 and 13

In order to prepare you for the next test (on chapters 12 and 13 on May 12th), I have created new study guides for both chapters.

Those of you who may have worked ahead and have already done Chapter 12’s review, will have to get a copy of the new updated version.

These study guides cover all the possible questions on the test. We will be working on them in class in our groups, and then review them. Be sure to hold on to your copies so that you can study them. You will find them under > Study Tools > Chapter Review section of the site.

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.

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.

Homework: Begin Memorizing Your Portion of the Declaration of Independence

We are examining the period of United States history in which the Declaration of Independence was drafted. To celebrate this remarkable moment in human history you are going to memorize a portion of it! Yeah!

Today, you should have copied your portion of the Declaration of Independence – either the Preamble or the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Natural Rights (“We hold these truths to be self-evident…the consent of the governed.”).

Read over what you have copied down and practice speaking your portion of the Declaration out loud. Pretend you are giving a performance. Use your imagination. This will help you remember and also understand what the words mean. This will be a quiz – accuracy will count! So get it memorized and ready by Thursday, 2/11.