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APUSH- 1/9/08 January 9, 2008

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We discussed the DBQ prompt, breaking it down into its components and analyzed what need to be true in order for the statement to be valid.  We also discussed a number of issues related to the prompt which could be used as outside information, depending on the content of the documents.  For the last hour of the period, students wrote their DBQ responses.

Handouts and due dates for unit 5 on Friday.

APUSH- 1/8/08 January 8, 2008

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We reviewed the prompt, documents, and outside information from the unit 3 DBQ.  We then looked at two sample DBQs and discussed the scoring.

Students will write the unit 4 DBQ tomorrow.
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APUSH- 12/4/07 December 5, 2007

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Students wrote the unit 3 DBQ on Antebellum reform movements.

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APUSH- 12/3/07 December 3, 2007

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Students worked through DBQ exercises on dealing with contradictory documents, working with charts and political cartoons, and writing an outline.  At the end of the period, I distributed the DBQ prompt and documents.  Students are to create an outline responding to the prompt using evidence from the documents and outside the documents before coming to class tomorrow.  In class tomorrow, students will write the DBQ working from their prepared outlines.

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APUSH- 11/30/07 November 30, 2007

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Students took the Unit 3 objective test.  On Monday, students will work through several DBQ writing exercises leading to the writing of their very first DBQ in class on Tuesday!

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APUSH- 11/28/07 November 28, 2007

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We discussed “Bleeding Kansas” before reviewing the prompt and documents for the unit 3 DBQ on Monday.  Don’t forget that the Unit 3 objective test if Friday.  The review question bank is available at The Testing Center.

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APUSH- 11/27/07 November 27, 2007

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We reviewed several Antebellum reform movements, including abolitionism, women’s rights, temperance/ prohibition, public education, treatment of the mentally ill, and utopian communities. Tomorrow we will go over the DBQ question and documents before discussing Bleeding Kansas.

“Enlarging the National State” is due tomorrow. BTW “British Cession” is the same as the “Convention of 1818.”

Don’t forget the objective test is Friday!  Find the review questions at The Testing Center.

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APUSH- 10/31/07 October 31, 2007

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Students worked on the DBQ activity for unit 2. The take-home part requires students to answer the document questions, then organize evidence from the documents and outside the documents into a network tree like the sample we did in class. This will be due on Friday.

Bring a #2 pencil and eraser to class Friday for test corrections, unless of course you got 100% 🙂

Handouts for unit 3 will be distributed, and due dates announced.

The Unit 3 test bank is now available online.

APUSH- 9/26/07 September 26, 2007

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Students worked through the essay writing activities on identifying critical words and evaluating what the question is asking. The third part of the activity dealing with evaluating documents will be homework. Bring Part A of the handout completed to class Friday. Friday we will also do test corrections, and students will receive assignments and due dates for Unit 2.

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APUSH- 9/25/07 September 25, 2007

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Students took the Unit 1 objective test. Tomorrow students will write the DBQ (or more precisely, take part in the DBQ writing exercises)!

Extra Credit Alert– Students may watch any episode of Ken Burn’s The War on PBS airing nightly through Wednesday, October 3 and all day Sunday, September 30. Check your local listings. Students will need to complete a motion picture analysis worksheet in order to earn extra credit. Due by 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 5.
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