jump to navigation

APUSH- 12/18/09 December 18, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

I calculated semester grades two different ways.  The first way was the way I described in class.  Since we didn’t have time for a separate unit 4-5 test, I gave that test on the day of the final, but counted it as a regular test.  I then entered your semester average in again as your final exam grade, but weighted at 0% so it couldn’t change your grade.  That method produced higher grades for most of you. The second method was as described in the directives, counting the unit 4-5 test as your final, not as a regular test, and weighting it at 10% of your overall grade.  This made a difference for just a few of you, and in those cases I posted whichever grade was in your favor.

—————-
Now playing: Newsboys – The Way We Roll
via FoxyTunes

Advertisements

APUSH- 12/17/09 December 17, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

Due to yesterday’s Discourse issues, the deadline has been extended to Friday morning at 7:40.  I will only count your best 5 out of 6 chapters.

Also, someone turned in an extra credit assignment with no name.

—————-
Now playing: HowStuffWorks.com – Rival Queens: Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I
via FoxyTunes

APUSH- 12/16/09 update December 16, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

It seems that although I came in at 5:30 this morning and started Discourse, at least a few on you had difficulties connecting this afternoon.  I will investigate and post to the blog tomorrow morning before school about what, if anything, will be modified.

APUSH- 12/15/09 December 15, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

We briefly reviewed Reconstruction.

Discourse deadline is 3:00 p.m. tomorrow.

Extra Credit deadline is 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. (See Friday’s post).

—————-
Now playing: Mark Klopfenstein – 48_manifest_destiny.mp3
via FoxyTunes

WWH- 12/14/09 December 14, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in Class Activities, history, world history.
add a comment
  1. Turn in French Rev. packet and bellringer sheet to the tray.
  2. Take the French Rev. test, using the 2 French Rev. maps.
  3. When finished with the test, turn in test, answer sheet, and the 2nd French Rev. map to the tray.
  4. Pick up the learning target packet.  This is your review for the 1st quarter.  You will be able to use this along with the learning targets pages from the Absolute Monarchs, Age of Exploration, Scientific Revolution, Enlightenment, and French Rev packets.  You will also be able to use all of your vocab packets.

—————-
Now playing: Traffic – Dear Mr. Fantasy
via FoxyTunes

APUSH- 12/14/09 December 14, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

Students watched short videos over Secession, The Civil War, The Abolition of Slavery, and the Ramifications of the Civil War.  These videos may be re-viewed at Hippocampus, chapters 12.

With any time remaining, students worked on Discourse for unit 4 and 5.  Discourse is due Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

Chapter 19, 20 vocab make-ups and re-takes may be done immediately after school today and tomorrow.

—————-
Now playing: Running Times – Training Shake-Ups
via FoxyTunes

WWH- 12/11/09 December 11, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in Class Activities, history, world history.
add a comment

Today is the deadline for turning in late/ missing work and making up tests!

  • Bellringer question- Was Napoleon a hero? Give at least three reasons why/why not.
  • Using pages 238-239 in your text and information from my lecture, complete “The Congress of Vienna” page in the packet.
  • When you finish “The Congress of Vienna,” work on answering the French Revolution learning target questions at the front of your packet.  This will serve as your test review.
  • By the end of the period, you should be able to answer learning target question 5A.
  • Map of France under Napoleon is due Monday.
  • French Revolution test is Monday.

—————-
Now playing: Switchfoot – Happy Is A Yuppie Word
via FoxyTunes

APUSH- 12/11/09 December 11, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

Students took the chapter 19, 20 vocab quiz.

3:00 p.m. today is the deadline for turning in past work!

Make sure to look at the EC opportunity posted yesterday.

—————-
Now playing: Switchfoot – Living Is Simple
via FoxyTunes

WWH- 12/10/09 December 10, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment
  • Pick up the Napoleon reading from the table at the front of the room.
  • Bellringer question- How did the Committee of Public Safety come to power?  How did the Reign of Terror affect ordinary citizens?
  • Turn to the Napoleon page of the packet and fill in the chart using information from the Napoleon reading and your book, pages 229-237.
  • After you finish the Napoleon page, or before the end of the period, pick up the Map of Europe Under Napoleon.  This will need to be completed for Monday.  You will use it on the test.
  • By the end of the period, you should be able to answer learning target questions 4D & 4E.
  • French Revolution test is Monday.

—————-
Now playing: U2 – Where The Streets Have No Name
via FoxyTunes

APUSH- 12/10/09 December 10, 2009

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
add a comment

I wrapped my lecture on the 1850s.  Students had some time to work on Discourse for units 4 & 5.

Special extra credit opportunity:  Watch Bad Blood:  The Border War that Triggered the Civil War tonight on KCPT at 8:00 p.m.  Write either an outline of the program or a short (1-2 page) retelling of some part of the story involving one or more of the main characters:

Missourians, Southerners & Pro-Slavery Advocates

David Atchison

Benjamin F. Stringfellow

Sheriff Samuel Jones

Axalla J. Hoole

R. H. Williams

Charles A. Hamelton

FREE-STATERS, ABOLITIONISTS AND FREE-SOILERS

Governor John W. Geary

Horace Greeley

Edward Payson Fitch

John Brown

James H. Lane

Charles Robinson & Sara Robinson

Frederick Starr

Samuel C. Pomeroy

William H. Seward

Cyrus K. Holliday

Northerner (Martin Conway)

James Abbott

John Brown, JR

Charles ‘Doc’ Jennison

Augustus Wattles

Douglas Brewerton

Charles Sumner

Claiborne Jackson

James Montgomery

Governor William Walker

John & Sarah Everett

I will be taping this tonight, and will show it in my classroom after school Friday and Monday.  Outlines/ stories will be due by Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.