Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday, August 25

  • students turned in the summer work
  • discussed benefits of taking an AP class
  • students took map quiz
  • Ch. 1 homework: Using pages 7-20, what was the impact of early agriculture?  One paragraph, 6-8 sentences.
  • BFF activity

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 27

  • WWI review sheet. Students completed it and we graded it in class.  See me for the handout.
  • Students worked on the next part of the final exam study guide.  See me for the handout.
  • Reminder: Time 100 project due at the beginning of the period on Thursday.  Be able to answer this question:  How is this person influential in today's world?
  • Final exam study guides are due on Monday, June 2.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thursday, May 22

  • Students selected their person for the Time 100 project.
  • Completed the video The Century--Then and Now
  • Russian Revolution review.  See Mrs. Borges for the sheet.
  • Study guide for the final was handed out. See Mrs. Borges for the guide.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tuesday, May 21

TIME 100
Here is the link to the list for the Time 100. Remember, have at least 5 different people in mind for Thursday.

In class we also started a video that we will complete Thursday.  It is The Century--Then and Now.  See Mrs. Borges for the questions.  Video below.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday, May 19

  • Notes: Conflict in the Middle East
  • Worksheet: Conflicts in the Middle East.  Students worked on it in class and completed it at home.  Due Tuesday.
Look over the people in the Time 100.  Have 5 different possible people by Tuesday.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16

  • Finish video that was started yesterday
  • Notes on the fall of the Soviet Union

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thursday, May 15

  • Students turned in the study guide.
  • Test on the Cold War.  If you were absent, the ONLY time to make it up will be Tuesday, May 20 at lunch in my classroom
  • Begin video about the end of the Cold War.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14

  • Reviewed the chapter 37 quiz and 38-39 test.
  • Did an activity with major events/people from each time period. If you were absent, see me for information.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 13

  • Practiced the 10 minute reading period for the 2011 DBQ; discussed groupings, additional docs, POV
  • Continued chart with big ideas from a region of your choosing (handed out last Friday).  This will be due on Friday.
  • Review game from tonight's session. Some new questions may pop up so I'd encourage you to play it:
  • Review game in preparation for Thursday's test
  • Had an after-school review session
  • Last review session will be Wednesday at lunch.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12

  • 3 days away from the big day! Bring:
    • sweater or sweatshirt--going to be hot day which means AC will be blasting in the testing room
    • student ID card
    • silent watch (doesn't beep!)
    • blue or black pens
  • Practiced the 10 minute reading period for DBQ, discussed
  • Looked over the comparative questions from 2002-2013
  • Notes on the cold war
  • Brief video clip about the Berlin Wall (see video below)
  • Begin study guide for Thursday's test
  • Review sessions available to help YOU this week:
    • Tuesday after school
    • Wednesday at lunch 

Friday, May 09, 2014

Friday, May 9

  • Handed out a review packet on religions.  Not an assignment, just an informational packet about the world's religions.
  • Worked in groups on this overview chart.  This is not due Monday; bring it back on Monday and we'll work further on it in class.
  • Handed out the 5 Themes, period 6 sheet and this WILL be due on Monday.
  • Notes on the background of Cuba, its move to communism, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  If you were absent, copy the notes from a classmate.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Thursday, May 8

  • Students in period 1 were taking the life science STAR test.
  • In periods 3 and 7, students watched an episode of America: The Story of Us.  See video below.  Print out the questions and answer them while you watch, then turn it in.  It is worth points for your grade.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Wednesday, May 7

  • Map quiz.  See me if you were absent.
  • Major Dates, time period 5. Write significance of 5 of the events.  Due Friday.
  • Comparative practice essay.  See me if you were absent.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

AP Test Scoring Tools

  1. The formula explained
  2. The formula simplified
  3. Multiple choice scoring: "Beginning with the May 2011 AP Exam administration, there was a change to the way AP Exams are now scored. Total scores on the multiple-choice section are now based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points are no longer deducted for incorrect answers and, as always, no points will be awarded for unanswered questions."