Well folks, here it is! The LAST DAY OF APUSH!!! We hope you have enjoyed the time you've spent in this class and I hope you feel it has been productive and you have learned. We wish you great luck on your exams and in the coming semester! Remember that the exam for this class will be 150 multiple choice questions, about a third of which will use documents, images, etc. NO written portion on this test!!! :)
We have a couple of final items for you before the exam -
Mr. Hutchison's classes:
Please fill out this form as a final reflection on your group projects. This is
to be done INDIVIDUALLY, HONESTLY, and CONFIDENTIALLY!
LINK TO FORM
Also, please fill out this form reflecting on your experience in the class as a
LINK TO FORM
SNOW DAY #2!!!
At this writing, the final exam dates HAVE NOT been moved, despite the snow days. So that you can go ahead and start working on it, we have updated the final exam review/study guide and posted it on the "APUSH Exam Review" page of the website. There are 100 items on the review, representing the content that is covered by the 150 multiple choice questions on the exam (some questions ask different things about the same topics, accounting for the difference in number from 100 to 150). In the past, students that reported completing the review and using it as their primary study tool have performed much better on the final exam that students who did not and relied on other review methods.
As for the project, I will meet with each team during class on Monday to assess your progress. We will scrap the presentation portion of the rubric and expectations and extend the due date to Wednesday at the end of class, with the understanding that you may split your in-class time between the project and working on the exam review. Thursday the entire class period will be for you to review and ask questions. You may look over your old tests and quizzes during tutorials next week (Monday and Thursday) and during class on Thursday. Those will of course be NO PHONES times!
If you have any questions that you feel can't wait for Monday, please email me! Hope you've enjoyed the days off!
With the recent interruptions to the schedule in mind, and given the fact that we are out of school today, and who knows what tomorrow holds, DBQ2 has been cancelled! Keep checking here on the blog for updates to other ongoing activities/final project/final exam review as we find out more about our schedule, if we will be in class tomorrow, and how makeup days will function. Enjoy the snow!
Today you got the complete directions for the remainder of your final project and you had the class to begin planning and research. Your projects will continue until January 8, so there will only be updates to the blog during that time with essential information. Please be sure to still check the blog regularly, but there will not be guaranteed daily posts for the next few weeks.
Today we wrote the second and final DBQ essay of the DBQ1 Window.. Your final DBQ essay will take place after Winter Break. Starting tomorrow, we will be working on Part II of the final project. This is the much more intensive part and will take the majority of the remainder of the semester. Use your experience researching your chosen topic from Part I to help determine if you think you have a strong enough topic with enough interest among your group members to complete the longer and more complex Part II or if you believe you may need to modify, expand, or even completely change your topic.
We started our final projects today be doing some brief background research and crafting brief presentations for drama classes who will choose from our research topics that they will dramatize into one act plays as their final project. We will pick up with Step II of the research projects on Tuesday next week, after taking Monday off to write our next DBQ. Make sure you have submitted all products due today by midnight, Sunday night!
Submission Link is at the bottom of this guide.
That's it folks! The last regular exam was today! Tomorrow we will begin working on our final class project and Monday will be our second and last DBQ of the DBQ 1 window. After we return from break we will spend the majority of our time wrapping up the project before spending a little bit of time talking about current issues and a debate we call "who own's history" before beginning review for the final exam!
We finished new content today!!! After wrapping up some analysis about the historical continuities and changes associated with the Clinton Impeachment, we discussed the First Gulf War and the War on Terror in terms of their defenders and detractors and how those arguments were similar to ones at other times of conflict an America's history. We finished up with a brief conversation about September 11 and the War on Terror as outgrowths of America's choices during the Cold War. We ended today with a brief conversation about the problems and questions facing America today and ones that might make that list for the next generation of Americans.
Tomorrow is Exam 4 and, as with past exams, it will be 55 multiple choice questions and two short answer questions. Also, don't forget to have your binders ready for check tomorrow. BTW, I have clarified a couple of activities posted under Period 8 to make it easier to identify for those of you that were absent the day we tackled those various activities.
Today we wrapped up the Reagan and Bush Sr. administrations and looked at some of the major issues of the Clinton Administration. We will finish up the Clinton Administration tomorrow and discuss the effects of September 11 through today's political debates. Tonight you need to finish up anything you did not complete on the Reagan political cartoons then read the two brief documents under the Debaters over the First Gulf War found in Period 9. After reading the two documents answer the following questions: