Mar 25, 2020

READ IT ALLLLLLLL

Thank you to those who have reached out via email and Remind! Love you guys-- all of you!  THIRD period class -- you need to respond to the Google Form. 

AP Exam
  • Yes, there will still be an AP exam offered for APUSH.
  • The format of the exam will be different.  Instead of an in-person, 4 hour exam, it will be conducted online and be 45 minutes.
  • The exam will only have content from Periods 1 to 7.  This is good, as Period 7 ends with WWII (we are right on track).
  • The College Board has not finalized this new exam yet.  We have been told it will be "Free Response."  That could be short answer questions and/or the DBQ/LEQ essays.
  • We should be receiving more concrete info by April 3rd from College Board.  Check out the following links:
  1. College Board's AP Update for Schools
  2. College Board's AP Test Info for Students and Free Online Review

Grades
  • I am holding off on entering in the scores for the Unit 8 Exam.  The district has yet to finalize its decision on grading at this time.  For those who still have to make it up, dont worry.  We will figure this out.
  • Crash Course Review quizzes have been suspended at this time.  My advice - still go through the review book as we may resume the quizzes.  It's also a good idea if you plan on taking the AP exam.
  • The New Deal DBQ essay has also been suspended at this time.
  • When I know more -- I'll provide another update.

APUSH
  • Start reading, and taking notes for, chapters 25 and 26.  Next week, I will start to upload recorded lectures over those chapters so we can cover WWII.  Yes, the outlines are a good idea if you like using them.
  • I may also set up video conferences so we can interact.   I'll let you know.
  • You may have assignments posted for Unit 9 in the future - make sure to keep checking in on this website or itslearning.
  • Recorded lectures and video conferences are all uncharted territory for me - I greatly appreciate your patience.  I also welcome any CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. ;)

Pep Talk
  • If you have learned anything from taking this class, you all should be confident that we WILL get through this current crisis.
  • All of you are more than capable of handling the changes to the AP exam this year and, provided you put in the work, will perform splendidly.
  • If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to send me an email/remind.  I'll do my best to respond within 24 hours.
  • Here's a cool image Gallos found that provides an excellent example of CONTEXTUALIZATION:
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