Chapter 16 Presentation is Up!

We just finished Chapter 16 today in class. Please take a few minutes and review the chapter – I have posted the presentation I gave in class today on our site here. Find the link for it here.

Remember, for homework you are to complete the online quizzes for Chapters 15 and 16. You can use your notes from class and it is expected that you earn a 100% on these quizzes! Take your time and answer the questions!

Once we meet in class again, on the 26th, we will review the answers to Chapters 15 and 16. You will need to study over them for your test on those chapters.

Final Study Guide

Your final, however, will be encompassing all three tests we have taken this quarter on Chapters 7-9, 12-13, and 15-16. Make sure you review your old tests – as the questions will be pulled from those sources. Your old tests ARE YOUR STUDY GUIDES!

Test Chapters 12 and 13 Tomorrow!

Remember class, tomorrow we will have our test on chapters 12 and 13! If the class scores an average of a 75% or higher, I will remove the grades for the Test for Chapters 7-9! So, study hard and good luck!

You can review the presentations for chapters 12 and 13 online – I have also uploaded some links to films so that you can watch them and gain a better understanding for those periods in history.

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.

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!

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.