Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Global II: Thematic & DBQ





The test was as expected. 


The multiple choice was the same info but worded differently, there were more non-European questions, the documents were much easier than I expected.


That said, if you wrote about Nelson Mandela in the Thematic Essay and said he ended apartheid, you are in for some trouble.  I must have said 200 times that F.W. DeKLERK ended apartheid, and kids always get it wrong, so STAY AWAY from Mandela on essays.  Same for Hitler.  This was a PERFECT essay for Stalin & the Ayatollah, like I kept telling you to study & do! 




We might have grades by next Thursday.  Do not email me before then or I will ignore all of your emails.




I wish you much luck on your remaining exams!  I hope you did well today!  Let me know what you wrote about & your outside info for your DBQ as well as what you did for your Thematic!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Global II: This is it!


This is it.


  • Go to bed by 9, no electronics.
  • Get up ON TIME.
  • Don't miss the bus.
  • Don't be late.
  • Remember your penS, ID, & seat #.
  • Eat breakfast (and I don't mean cookies.)
  • Study time is over.  You did or you did not, it isn't a "cram test" so "it is what it is" (as Mr. Ramo likes to say.)


 
Remember the plan:
5 min: box out (outline) Thematic
5 min: box out (outline) DBQ (without reading documents)
50 min: Multiple Choice (on BOCES Sheet, not in booklet)
20 min: Do Documents (directly in Regents booklet)
5 min: Finish DBQ outline
45 min: Write DBQ essay
50 min: Write Thematic essay


I will walk up & down reminding you of this as time elapses.
 

US History: Uh oh...

As a side note to today's exam, my Dad was soooo mad Betty Friedan was part of the essay!  :)


If you were in one of the classes that heard my college graduation story, you know why he was so mad!  If you remember, I told you "don't write about this on the Regents!"  Prophetic, right?  ;)


Here's another tip...if you wrote about Brown v. Board of Ed you are in trouble on that Thematic Essay.  Big and bolded after the suggested list it stated you could NOT use that case.  I guess it was too close to the civil rights stuff they had in the documents.  I warned you they did it with Global a few years back...


The test was as expected.  The multiple choice was the same info but worded differently, the documents were much easier than I expected, I told you to learn some cases and the background of them (like Plessy & train cars in LA & deliberately violating Jim Crow to get the case heard...and if you wrote Plessy but not that you have another potentially big problem on your hands.)  I kept saying Reform Movements & Cases, and that's what you pretty much got. 


We talked a lot about the connections between women's rights & the Civil Rights movement, so I hope you remembered stuff that wasn't in the documents & made the connection.


We might have grades by Tuesday.  Do not email me before then or I will ignore all of your emails.


I wish you much luck on your remaining exams!  I hope you did well today!  Let me know what you wrote about & your outside info for your DBQ as well as what you did for your Thematic!

Monday, June 16, 2014

US History: This is it!

This is it.


  • Go to bed by 9, no electronics.
  • Get up ON TIME.
  • Don't miss the bus.
  • Don't be late.
  • Remember your penS, ID, & seat #.
  • Eat breakfast (and I don't mean cookies.)
  • Study time is over.  You did or you did not, it isn't a "cram test" so "it is what it is" (as Mr. Ramo likes to say.)


 
Remember the plan:
5 min: box out (outline) Thematic
5 min: box out (outline) DBQ (without reading documents)
50 min: Multiple Choice (on BOCES Sheet, not in booklet)
20 min: Do Documents (directly in Regents booklet)
5 min: Finish DBQ outline
45 min: Write DBQ essay
50 min: Write Thematic essay


I will walk up & down reminding you of this as time elapses.
 


Good luck tomorrow!  I'm routing for you!



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Global II: Review Videos I Suggest You Watch!

Here are some videos you may find helpful as you prepare for next week's Regents Exam:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hr7C943ss


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_H8jfLW0l8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-06u4i5VhQI


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDKYf6Ak9Lc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkF61DeYD24&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGNhMtKb9A8&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96&index=4


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wrmax07bxyQ&index=5&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTk3dFC7t00&index=6&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydUUrCXyMq4&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96&index=8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM8Kea4OBfk&index=14&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOq8iG20iuQ&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96&index=12


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utr3otFlqp8&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96&index=3


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTk3dFC7t00&list=PL63FCC94DD9F44C96&index=6

US History: Good Review Videos For You To Watch

Here are some videos I recommend for you as you prepare for next week's Regents Exam:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rxvulLx0rg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXdKm3QJy_w


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVnnC4efyHY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLO6XxRb2Gk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZUbB8WkhNc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq1TDJ7FUNA


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-K19rVDxoM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h4DkpFP_aw



Monday, June 9, 2014

Reminder for ALL

Reminder!!!


Reviews for both courses are on Wednesdays & Thursdays, see the May post regarding times & locations.  This is, obviously, the last week.


Otherwise, you are not to be with other teachers unless you have their prior permission to be there.  They are busy on their free time getting their own kids ready for the Regents.  There are teachers getting paid to help "everyone" and they should be your first choice on those days.


If you want to make sure you have review this week, be sure enough of your classmates sign up so it isn't canceled again.