02/20/20

Procrastination Article

I found an interesting article on procrastination. I am sharing just one part of it with you.

If you’re a middle or high school teacher, it’s likely that you have procrastinators in your class—students who consistently wait until the last minute to turn in their assignments, or put off studying until the night before a test. This delaying has a cost: A 2015 study found that the longer business school students waited to turn in an assignment, the worse their grades were, with last-minute hand-ins costing them five percentage points on average, or half a grade. And a 2015 meta-analysis confirmed this result, finding that procrastination was associated with lower grades across 33 studies that included over 38,000 students (most of whom were in college). Even worse, medical research has linked procrastination to higher levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

Terada, Youki. “3 Reasons Students Procrastinate—and How to Help Them Stop.” Edutopia, 2020, edutopia.org.

Don’t delay on your work. Stay on top of all assignments and readings.

12/2/19

Ch 22 Work

Ch 22 Lecture Notes

Read pages 493-519 of the textbook. 

If you do not want to sit down and read the 26 pages at one time, read 9 pages per night (Monday – Wednesday) this will get the reading done by Wednesday night. In time for the weekly reading quiz on Friday. Reading the book is IMPORTANT. Not reading the book will result in low quiz/test/homework grades and will make passing the AP exam more difficult. 

Essential Questions Ch. 22

These questions are designed to help students gain comprehension while reading the chapter. Answers should be handwritten and put in their own words (not plagiarized – points will be deducted for answers that have been copied from other students/sources)

Ch 22 Flashcards

These flashcard terms are designed to help students study for essays/chapter tests/reading quizzes/flashcard quizzes.
Flashcards must be handwritten on 4×6 cards (they provide students more space than 3×5 cards). These flashcards will become useful study tools at the end of the class when preparing for the AP Exam in May.

10/29/19

Ch 16-18 Work

Ch 16-18 Lecture Notes

Ch. 16 Read pages 354-355, 362-364 

Ch. 17 Read pages 385-396, 401-403

Ch. 18 Read pages 409-419, 422-423

If you do not want to sit down and read the 19 pages at one time, read 7 pages per night (Monday – Wednesday) this will get the reading done by Wednesday night. In time for the weekly reading quiz on Friday. Reading the book is IMPORTANT. Not reading the book will result in low quiz/test/homework grades and will make passing the AP exam more difficult. 

If you do not want to sit down and read the 18 pages at one time, read 6 pages per night (Monday – Wednesday) this will get the reading done by Wednesday night. In time for the weekly reading quiz on Friday. Reading the book is IMPORTANT. Not reading the book will result in low quiz/test/homework grades and will make passing the AP exam more difficult.

Essential Questions Ch. 16-18

These questions are designed to help students gain comprehension while reading the chapter. Answers should be handwritten and put in their own words (not plagiarized – points will be deducted for answers that have been copied from other students/sources)

Ch 16-18 Flashcards

These flashcard terms are designed to help students study for essays/chapter tests/reading quizzes/flashcard quizzes.
Flashcards must be handwritten on 4×6 cards (they provide students more space than 3×5 cards). These flashcards will become useful study tools at the end of the class when preparing for the AP Exam in May.

12/10/18

Ch 18 Bonus Project

Ch 18 Bonus Project.

Select one person or event and choose one of the following tasks to complete.  This project will be extra credit, you do not have to complete it.  The project will be due on 12/13 at the start of class.

Moviemaker (1 person)

Write a one page “pitch” to a producer explaining why the story of the person or event would or would not make a great movie.

Collage (1 person)

Create a collage around a person or event.

Timeline (1 person)

Create a timeline that includes both the events in the novel and historical information of the time. Try using Post-Its on a whiteboard or butcher paper!

Board game (2 to 3 people)

Design a board game on a person or event.

Trailer (2 to 3 people)

Movie previews always offer a quick sequence of the best moments that make us want to watch it.

Sing me a song (1 person)

Write a song/ballad about the person or event.

One Act Play (3 to 4 people)

Write and perform a one act play. The play needs to be at least 3 minutes long and everyone must perform.

Events and People

Glorious Revolution

John Locke

Francis Bacon

Isaac Newton

Rene Descartes

William Harvey

Copernicus

Scientific Revolution

Gold and Silver-Impact on world

Protestantism

Martin Luther

John Calvin and Calvinism

Johannes Gutenberg

Renaissance, either Italian or Northern

Humanism