"-We write essays (FRQ or DBQ) every other unit so they have lots of practice with that, as well as practicing thesis statements and going through DBQ documents quickly. Tests are 50 multiple choice questions every unit.
-We have review…"
The Horrible Histories series from the UK might have some stuff about the medieval world for you and your middle schoolers. Their best known title is Rotten Romans, and they're great. I use their books and videos on YouTube with my high…"
We do a nationalism project with the Jackson Unit that is helpful to pull everything together, and I think the essay writing practice is helpful too. We start with building a strong thesis, then essays, then DBQs in the second…"
I'm teaching in VA this year with the Standards of Learning for World History II and I'm having trouble creating the class. I think part of the problem is that I don't know where to start. Syllabus, units, lessons, grade weighting? Any suggestions?
"During the AP Summer Institute, the book 10 Days that Unexpectedly Changed History, produced by the History Channel (written by a historian) was suggested. One teacher uses it as his summer reading project where students have to journal…"
"Love the idea of a school sponsored movie night once a quarter! (Even better if you can get the auditorium and big screen!)
My choices would include:
-The Patriot (with some selective editing)
-John Adams series (long night, but maybe…"