• Directions for the ever- popular One-Pager are below:



    One Pager Directions


    October 15

    The Unit 1 test is tomorrow.  The test will consist of 15 multiple choice questions and 1 LEQ essay.

    Below is a link to a review ppt.  

    Today in class we will be reviewing how to write an LEQ essay and the rubric used to grade them.

    The one pager for next week is pages 71-91 in the AMSCO book, and the questions will be in the TEAMS assignment folder.


     LEQ template

    McCoy, Mrs. / AP World History


    September 29


    🐣 25+ Best Memes About Ibn Battuta | Ibn Battuta Memes

    We have been going throught the Dar al Islam ppt below.  Please review as you have time.  Also, check out this map of Battuta's travels!

    Battuta's travles

    Dar al Islam ppt

    September 25


    See the source image  THE BOOKS ARE IN!!!!   Your books have arrived in the bookstore!  You may purchase one for $25.  Please do so asap, and if for any reason you can't do so, let me know.  :) 


    Your one pager for the week is posted in the assignments link.  I have created a PDF of the pages, in case you haven't gotten your book.  The link is below.  

    You did a 'quiz' today in class!!  If you were not here, please complet the work as soon as you can

    Have a FANTASTIC weekend!!


     One pager 2

    September 21

    Happy  Monday!!

    Today we looked a a few slides on China!  I recorded the 2nd period class, so if you missed it, or want to review it, you can just click the link below.  :) 

    We then worked on finishing up the Mongol One Pager.  (Due tomorrow)

    There is a new China one pager due on Friday.  The chapter reading is in PDF form on TEAMS in the ASSIGNMENTS tab. (you can't miss it!)

    You have all been FANTASTIC so far, and working so hard!! :) 


    See the source image

    September 17

    Today we went over how to do the one  pagers!!   Below is a filled out chart of the categories of SPICE-T,  so you can fill that in on your one pager.


    Ap world history Memes


    SPICE T filled in


    September 16

    Today in class we will be going over the following PDF as PPT.  If you are LFH, please review this along with us as we go over it together, and take notes in your notebooks.

    Homework for today is the SAQ prompt in the ASSIGNMENTS tab of our TEAMS page.

    Have a great day!!

    • OTD in history:     1630 Massachusetts village of Shawmut changes its name to Boston

    World religion info presentation


    September 14, 2020

    AP World History Day 1:

    Half of you are here and half of you are at home.  My challenge question for you at the beginning of the period is to think of the word "pride."  What are things a person should be proud of?   Think of times in your life when you have felt proud.  Then think of one particular moment of which you are proud.  I want you to remember how you felt in that moment, and I want that to be your goal for our class this year.   Will it take work?  Absolutely.   Will it take dedication?  Certainly.  Will you want to give up?  Maybe.  But don't give up.  It will be worth it.  

    Today we are going over our syllabus (located below) and the expectations of class.  You will get a textbook to take home with you, but you will also need to purchase a book for the year.  It is an INCREDIBLE resource for the class.   It is the AMSCO AP World History Modern book.  It will be in the book store for 26 dollars soon.  (Stay tuned for its arrival!)

    You may at times feel overwhelmed this year, but don't worry!  I am here for you, and we are goign to conquer this together!  I am so excited to start this new year, and to take on these challenges with you!  I can't wait to get to know you all and to make this the best and most memorable year of school ever.























    June 8

    0452 AD

    Attila the Hun invades Italy.


     257 Best Attila and the Huns. images in 2020 | Attila, Attila the ...

    Today's assignment: 

            People have been protesting for change for many years and for different reasons in history.  In the US, there have been protests for many issues: Women's rights, Civil Rights, Climate Change, and Freedom of Speech, just to name a few.  For this week, your assignment is to find 3 articles about protests either current or past.  For each article:

              *  Cite and summarize

              *  ExplainWho is protesting?

                               Where is it taking place?

                                Why are they protesting?

                                What is/was the government response?

    At least ONE of your articles must be from somewhere other than the US

    Finally, a few sentences explaining your opinion on protesting and the value of protesting in a Democratic nation.

    This should be completed some time BEFORE Thursday, June 11.

    Have a great day and thanks for being awesome!!


    June 4


     The U.S. Senate passes the Women's Suffrage bill.

     Celebrate Women's Suffrage, but Don't Whitewash the Movement's ...

    Your assignment about the Space Station is due today, by the end of the day. 

    Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!!



    June 3


     The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.

     Tiananmen Square: What happened in the protests of 1989? - BBC News

    **  For today:  continue workong on the assignment from MONDAY (go to that post if you need to see it)

    Have a great day!! :)



    June 2


    Maximilien Robespierre, a member of France's Committee on Public Safety, initiates the "Reign of Terror."

    June 1


     Germany conducts the first zeppelin air raid over England.

    To catch a Gotha : Exploring a forgotten air raid warning ...

    From Zeppelins to Space Stations...


    The International Space Station Is Open for Business—and Tourists ...


    It's JUNE!!  Only 2 more weeks of school! 

    For today, your assignment has 2 parts.

    Part 1:  A paragraph about the history of the International Space Station

    Part 2:  The most INTERESTING current events article you can find about the Space Station.  (Summarize, cite, provide opinion) 

                These 2 paragraphs are due anytime BEFORE THURSDAY, June 4

    Have a great day!!




    May 29  2005

    Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500

    On May 29, 2005, 23-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the first female driver to take the lead in the storied Indianapolis 500.

    Danica Patrick-Leading the Indianapolis 500 - May 2005 (With ...

    Happy Friday!!

    Remember to do your reflection, and HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!  

    May 28



    Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned in Milan, Italy.

    See the source image


    Just a reminder for your assignment from yesterday, and that it's due Monday.

    Hope you have a great day!!



    May 27

    Tsar Peter the Great founds the city of Saint Petersburg.
    See the source image


    Good Morning!
    I hope you are all doing well and enjoying our fine summer-like days!
    Your homework for this week is a fairly simple assignment:
              *  Write a reflection of at least 2 paragraphs in which you do the following:
                              - Discuss AP World History: what did you enjoy learning about and why?  
                              - Discuss online learning - how do you feel about it?  What did you like about it?  What could be done better if this happens again next year? Advice for students who need help with online learning and time management.  Etc.   
    It's a pretty wide-open and simple assignment.  
    This 'reflection' assignment is due by Monday, June 1
    Have a great day today!!

    May 21


     The Plot Against America' True Story: Did Charles Lindbergh Have ...

    Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris completing the first solo air crossing of the Atlantic.


    May 20



    Levi Strauss begins marketing blue jeans with copper rivets

    From 501 to 2019: The Levi's story - Concept & Creative Direction ...


    It's going to be a beautiful day!!!

    Your assignment today - get out there and enjoy it!

    Take your notebook with you so you can study content.

    Go over some of your past DBQs and look for ways you can improve them.


    Tomorrow is the day you show 'em what you can do!!  

    25 You Can Do It Memes That Are 100% Encouraging | SayingImages.com




    May 19


     Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.

    Trump's Views on Immigration Aren't as Bad as Those in The 1920s ...


    Hello!!  This is such an exciting week!!

    Below is your LAST practice DBQ!!  Please try to follow all exam procedures so you will be confident on Thursday.

    I am also positng the link for the demo from CB. Please do this at least 3 times today and tomorrow.

    *** This DBQ is due by the end of the day TODAY, so I can grade it and get it back to you tomorrow.

    DBQ May 19


    planning page



    May 18


     Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the Emperor of France.

    Napoleon Bonaparte - Biography, Facts & Death - HISTORY


    For today:

    Instead of writing an essay, I would like you to go to this link and take a few notes on the information.  It is LOADED with helpful reminders and tips for exam day and also has links to important vidoes.

    Also, do another run thorugh the demo link on the AP website.

    Tomorrow you will be assigned your last DBQ practice essay!




    May 15


     Sputnik III is launched by the Soviet Union.

    Beyond Geek Sputnik - Beyond Geek

    Conspiracy Keanu Meme - Imgflip


    Happy Friday!!!

    Oh, I have an idea..... LET'S DO ANOTHER DBQ!!!  

    DBQ land = Exam score 5!

    Attached you will find the new DBQ.

    Your essay is due by MONDAY MORNING :)

    Remember to:

          *  Use the same format you will be using when you take the exam

          *  do NOT use explorer!  The AP site doesn't like it, so get used to not using it

          *  Practice with the ap DEMO as you have already done several times. 

          *  UPDATE YOUR BROWSER!! I will send a link from AP Central with instructions

    I am so excited to see your next essay!  Each one is better than the last - you guys are CRUSHING IT!

    Planning page


    DBQ Rulers Rule




    May 14

    What happened on this day?  It was a big one!!

    Are there holes in the Constitution? - Harvard Law Today

    The First Ten Amendments are called The Bill of Rights! - Imgflip


    Work on the Migrations DBQ - it was assigned yesterday, so the attachments are below, and you will find them in your One Note.  Please finish this DBQ by tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.

    The changes in your writing in the last 2 weeks are astounding!  You are all going to ROCK this exam, and I can't wait to see it!

    And THEN, have a marvelous day!!!

    (Thanks for being YOU!)

    May 13


     English colonists land near the James River in Virginia.

    Jamestown Colony - HISTORY


    Welcome To Wednesday!

    Attached is your next practice DBQ.  Please do it as you would do the one for the exam - the whole process, for practice.  If you want to look up some background information before you begin, that is fine, and maybe keep a one page review next to you, but try not to look up anything while you write. 

    Make sure to use the same uploading process you will be using when you take the exam.

    ** do NOT use the explorer browser - it won't work for the AP site.

    You are getting better and better all the time!!  You got this!!

    Migrations DBQ

    planning page




    May 12



    The Berlin Blockade ends.


    June 24, 1948 – May 12, 1949
    Image result for end of the berlin blockade
    On May 12, 1949, an early crisis of the Cold War comes to an end when the Soviet Union lifts its 11-month blockade against West Berlin. The blockade had been broken by a massive U.S.-British airlift of vital supplies to West Berlin's two million citizens.
    Berlin Blockade-Its against the law to break our wall...you can't ...
    Study day!!  You will be getting your next practice DBQ tomorrow.  It will be taken from unit 6, so study unit 6 today :)
    Your work today:
    *  Study unit 6
    *  Do the 'practice run through' for uploading the exam  (if you already did it once, that's okay, do it again!)
    *  Review other units as you have time.
    Have a super great day!
    ** Reminder:  5 week progress reports close Friday! Check your assignments


    May 11

    Today is the birthday of Salvadore Dali (1904) - Surrealist and Magnificent Mustache Man!

    His most famous work is the "Melting Clock" piece, which is actually titled "Persistance of Memory"

    Salvador Dali Melting Clock – TrndeezPicture 2 of 7


    Today:  I have found a review guide that is PRICELESS!!

    It's got exam day info AND a thematic review.  Please read and annotate the pages by Wednesday morning.

    When you have finished, please send me an email with a response, and photos or some kind of proof that you have completed the work.

    Have a Marvelous Monday!!!


    EXAM Quick Review


    PS the Exam Review was created in a mid state, so the time for the exam is INCORRECT!! Please cross it off and place the proper time there.





    May 8



    Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton invents Coca Cola.


    May 7




    The German submarine U-20 torpedoes the passenger ship Lusitiania, sinking her in 21 minutes with 1,978 people on board.

    Watch the eerie last video of the RMS Lusitania - Vox



    It's another study day!  Review your notes, watch more review videos (AP Central, Crash Course, Hemler's History, etc. )

    Your next DBQ will be assigned tomorrow. 

    I will be sending you all some podcast suggestions in a list later today, so keep an eye out for that.

    Have a marvelous Thursday!!



    May 6



    The dirigible Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

    On May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin Hindenburg exploded, filling the sky above Lakehurst, New Jersey, with smoke and fire. The massive airship's tail fell to the ground while its nose, hundreds of feet long, rose into the air like a breaching whale. It turned to ashes in less than a minute.

    Hindenburg disaster - Wikipedia


    Hello!  It's the middle of the week already! 

    Your assignment today:  STUDY!  That's all.   Spend about an hour (you can break it up if you like) reading your notes, OR watching review videos online (Crash Course, Himler, AP Central, TONS of other review youtube sites)

    Once you have spent the hour studying, send me a paragraph of what you did, and a reflection on how beneficial it was (or wasn't!)

    I am continuing your DBQs and will hopefully have feedback for you by tonight. 


    Have a super day!!


    May 5



    American Jesse Owens sets the long jump record.

    Jesse Owens was born James Cleveland Owens in Alabama in 1913. When he was 9 years old, his family joined 1.5 million African Americans on the Great Migration, leaving the segregated South in search of a better life in Ohio.


    (CREDIT: Heritage Auctions, Dalls)  Circa 1935 Jesse Owens Original Photograph. Prolific long jumper and sprinter, who single-handedly dominated the 1936 Olympic games, Jesse Owens is presented on this original photograph.
    (CREDIT: Heritage Auctions, Dalls) Circa

     Hello!  For today, you have no new assignment, just a reminder that you r review packet that was assigned yesterday is due tomorrow, May 6.

    *** Please note:  Our next class TEAMS meeting is tomorrow, May 6, at 1:30.

    This is a MANDATORY meeting, and you are not excused unless you contact me before the meeting.

    Have a wonderful today!! :)


    May 4

    On this day...



    Mahatma Gandhi is arrested by the British.

    Mahatma Gandhi was charged with sedition 95 years ago: All about ...  Mahatma Gandhi arrested... - RareNewspapers.com

     Happy Monday!

    For today... You guessed it!!  Units 5+6 review sheets :)   they can be found at the link below, and on your one note. 

    This will be due on Wednesday, May 6.

    **  It is important that you are studying content from units 1-6!  Please review your one-pagers, and your thematic summaries of each chapter in your Amsco book.  At this time, you should be spsending at LEAST 1/2 hour studying for the exam each day.

    I hope you are all well, and that you had a chance to enjoy the sunshine yesterday!!


    Units 5-6 comparison review



    May 1

    1941 - U.S.A. Code Talkers

    1941 : The first "Code talkers" Navajo Indians are specially recruited by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater, they provide an unbreakable combat voice communications code.

    Unbreakable Code - The Pivotal Role of Navajo Code Talkers in WWII    The Purple Heart Foundation | Help last “Navajo Code Talkers” This ...

    Happy Friday!!

    I have an exciting DBQ for you for the weekend!  Below are links to the DBQ, the planning page, and the rubric.

    Please do this as you would do it for the exam:

    1.  Read the documetnts and fill in the planning page.  Try to do this as quickly as possible. Look up information if you need to.

    2.  Write the context and thesis (see bottom of planning page.)  Context will typically come first.

    3.  Write your essay using the planning page

    4.  Score your essay based on the rubric and write what you think your score is  in the subject line when you email your work to me.

    ***  Please try to complete this by Monday.

    *** Write and upload your essay the same way you will be doing it on exam day:  typing, or hand writing, and uploading the document.

    Practice DBQ Spainish Labor

    Planning page




    April 30

    April 30

    1952 - England Diary of Anne Frank

    1952 : The diary of Anne Frank, a Jewish victim of the Holocaust is to be published in English titled "The Diary of a Young Girl". Her diary, later entitled "The Diary of Anne Frank", becomes one of the most popular books in the world and is included in most schools as recommended reading. ( I read this very moving journal after my daughter read it in high school just a few years ago and was amazed at how well it was written under terrible circumstances ) The diary provides a disturbing account of a teenager living in hiding with seven others in fear of their lives in occupied Holland, Anne Frank died of typhus just before her 16th birthday in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.

    The Diary Of A Young Girl - By Anne Frank (Hardcover) : Target

    Also on this day, George Washington was inaugurated as our first president!

    Your review pages for 3+4 are due today, by the end of the day.  I am working my way through your DBQs and you are getting them back slowly but surely. Make sure you are getting information from College Board about exam day, and if you aren't, then you need to make sure your contact information for them is correct. 

    *  On exam day, you must use the Chrome browswer, or Firefox.  The exam Materials DON'T WORK CORRECTLY with Explorer.  This is super important. 

    As we get closer to exam day, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you attend our Teams meetings.  From this point on they should be considered MANDATORY.

    Have a great day, my great kids!



    April 29

    April 29

    1974 - U.S.A. President Nixon Watergate

    1974 : President Nixon announced in a nationally broadcast address he will hand over 1200 pages of White House Transcripts that will tell it all about Watergate and will prove his innocence.

    We need someone like them again...it's going to take the press or ...


    Just a reminder that the period 3+4 SPICE T and review pages are due tomorrow :)  I've been reading DBQs and they are pretty good!


    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!



    Tuesday, April 28

    1967 - U.S.A. Muhammad Ali

    1967 : Heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali appears for his scheduled induction into the U.S. Armed Forces in Houston, he refused three times to step forward at the call of his name. He is then warned by an officer that failing to answer to his name was a felony punishable by five years in prison and a fine of $10,000. He still refused to budge when his name was called. On the same day, the New York State Athletic Commission suspended his boxing license and stripped him of his title. In 1964 he had failed the U.S. Armed Forces qualifying test because his writing and spelling skills were sub par. However, in early 1966, the tests were revised and Ali was reclassified as 1A. When notified of this status, he declared that he would refuse to serve in the United States Army.

    RIP Muhammad Ali: Best Inspirational Quotes From Boxing Legend ...

    Hello!!  It's time for some Spicy Units 3 + 4!  Below is the organizer for those units. 

    Please try to have it completed by Friday, May 1

    And HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!!!!


    Units 3-4 SPICE - T organizer


    April 27

    Apr 27 British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

    boston tea party Memes & GIFs - Imgflip


    Happy Monday Everyone!

    I hope you all had a great weekend!

    Reminder:  Your DBQ is due by the end of the day TODAY :)

    I am looking forward to reading your masterpieces!

    Have a magnificent Monday!



    April 24

    1991 - U.S.A. Portable Phones
    1991 : Due to the increase in Portable Phones many golf clubs have banned the use on the golf course because of the distraction to other players, they must now be turned off when starting the round of Golf.
    Evolution of the Cell Phone (1973-2015) - YouTube
    Happy Friday! 
    For this weekend, I would like you to work on the DBQ below.  You will find 2 attachments:
    1 - The planning page
    2-  The DBQ
    FIRST:  Please fill in the planning page to the best of your ability.  Be SPECIFIC!  The goal here, is for you to fill the planner in so that you don't need to go back and look at the documents again.  (This will make it so you won't have to worry about toggling back and forth between screens while you take the exam - once you fill in the chart, you won't have to look at the documents again.)
    SECOND:  Use the planner to guide your writing and your context and thesis. 
    REMEMBER:   *  Group your documents for 2 body paragraphy (not 3)
                          *  YOU are ALL very capable and very good writers, and you can do this.
    You may either TYPE OR Write your essay by hand and take photos.   (as with the exam)
    ****   Important:  PRINT the planning page ONLY, and fill it in by hand.   (Practice for exam day)
    Email or send a 'remind' message to me if you have any questions.


    Thursday April 23

    1898 : Spain declares war on the United States on This Day 1898 after rejecting America's ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba. Following the declaration The American Asiatic Squadron under Commodore George Dewey engaged the Spanish Pacific Squadron under Admiral Patricio Montojo y Pasarón in Manila Bay, the Philippines and decimated the Spanish squadron.

    Classic Spanish-American War meme : HistoryMemes


    Just a reminder that your review pages are due :) 

    Tomorrow you well be assigned a DBQ - Yayyyyyyyy   It will be due on Monday.

    For today, continue to study, and have a GREAT DAY!!!



    Wednesday April 22

    April 22

    Hello!  Happy Earth Day!!    It's the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day today :)

    Your challenge:  Think of something YOU can do today, even if it's just to pick up one piece of trash beside the road.  :)  Small things make big differences!

    Have a splendid day!!


    The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

    Earth Day led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.



    Tuesday April 21

    On April 21, 1789, John Adams was sworn in as the first vice president of the United States.

    I'm John Adams but you can call me "his highness" meme - John ...


    It's Tuesday!!!   And we are nearing the end of April already!!

    I know the reading I assigned yesterday is quite lengthy, so for that reason,

    The Annotation and 'organizer' is not due until FRIDAY.

    :)  I hope that makes you happy!!   I hope your day is happy!!

                            I hope your family is happy!!

                                                   How To Really Be Happy This International Day Of Happiness ...


    Monday April 20

    Happy Monday!!

    Today in history:

    Joan of Arc relieves Orleans (Source)

    During the Hundred Years' War, the 17-year-old French peasant Joan of Arc leads a French force in relieving the city of Orleans, besieged by the English since October.

    At the age of 16, "voices" of Christian saints told Joan to aid Charles, the French dauphin, in gaining the French throne and expelling the English from France. Convinced of the validity of her divine mission, Charles furnished Joan with a small force of troops. She led her troops to Orleans, and on April 29, as a French sortie distracted the English troops on the west side of the city, Joan entered unopposed by its eastern gate. Bringing needed supplies and troops into the besieged city, she also inspired the French to a passionate resistance and through the next week led the charge during a number of skirmishes and battles. On one occasion, she was even hit by an arrow, but after dressing her wounds she returned to the battle. On May 8, the siege of Orleans was broken, and the English retreated.


    I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!! 


    For today, I am attaching a review file for you to enjoy :)  Please read, highlight/annotate, and create a chart for the different parts of the world that are discussed.  You don't have to make a SPICE-T chart just yet, just read and sort the info.


    Please do this by WEDNESDAY, April 22.  (by the end of the day.)

    Thanks for being AWESOME!!


    Unit 3 detailed review



    Friday April 17

    1964 - U.S.A. Ford Mustang Unveiled

    1964 : The Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair on This Day 1964. The Mustang was championed by Ford Division general manager Lee Iacocca, with a suggested retail price of $2,368. The car was a great success and sold over one million cars in its first 18 months.

    1964 Ford Mustang - Pictures - CarGurus


    Happy Friday!

    Just a reminder that the assignment for Context, thesis and 2 supporting documents (see yesterday's post) is due on Monday :)

    Have a fantastic weekend!!

    PS Today is also the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion!  Check it out :)



    Thursday April 16

    1935 - U.S.A. Work Fund to Create Jobs

    1935 : President Roosevelt unveils plans to allocate a work fund and more than $900,000,000 in funds for work based projects has been received so far , this will help with the mass unemployment and misery caused by the severe depression.

    The Great Depression: what are the parallels between now and then ...


    How are you today?  For today, I would like you to practice writing a context and thesis statement. 

    If you did not attend yesterday's meeting, please go and watch at least some of the video of the powerpoint we

    went through explaining how to write a thesis.  I emailed the link to all of you yesterday, or you may find it

    in the 'chat' of our meeting.

    Below is a link to a prompt for you to practice with. 

    This work is not due until MONDAY, April 20. 

    Context and Thesis practice question


    Wednesday April 15

    Hello!!   It's the middle of April already! 

    On this day in 1912...

    1912 - Titanic Sinks

    1912 : The RMS Titanic struck an iceberg just before midnight on 14th April. The Ship with 2,200 passengers and crew on board on it's maiden voyage was thought to be unsinkable but it sank after 2 1/2 hours when the ship breaks in two in the Atlantic Ocean, With More than 1,500 people on the ship lost to the sea.


    Just a reminder, the new SPICE T chart asignment is due TOMORROW!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!


    Also, there is a NOT mandatory meeting today at 1:30 for office hours and DBQ prep. discussions


    Tuesday April 14

    Tuesday April 14

    1935 - U.S.A. Black Sunday

    1935 : Twenty of the worst Black Blizzards that occurred throughout the Dust Bowl years happen on a single day often referred to as Black Sunday which turned day into night. Witnesses reported that they could not see five feet in front of them at certain points and the storms traveled thousands of miles across the country dumping the black mess wherever they went. It should be remembered that these storms did not look like a normal dust storm as they were black and given nicknames like Black Dark Blizzards and Black Rollers because visibility was reduced to a few feet. The Dust Bowl years were caused by misuse of land through intensive farming with little thought of soil conservation and years of sustained drought causing millions of acres of farmland became useless, and hundreds of thousands forced to leave their homes.
    More about the Dust Bowl

    20 Tragic Photos from America's Dust Bowl in the 1930s



    I have been thoroughly enjoying your 'house' assignments!   Thank you for being so creative!  I am attaching a SPICE-T chart for units 1 and 2. Even though you already did unit 1, I think this chart might help you organize your material and help you to understand the types of informatin to include in a SPICE-T chart.  Please use your One pagers and your unit 1 chart and fill this  in the best you can. Also, keep the color coding going!  I would like this to be done by THURSDAY - by the end of the day.


    Tomorrow during our 'dbq workshop/office hours, I will go over some DBQ wrting skills. Don't worry if you can't make it, I will record the meeting and try to upload it for you.  :)


    Have a great day!!

    Unit 1 and 2 Spice-t chart


    Monday April 13

    1970 - U.S.A. Apollo 13

    1970 : An explosion caused by an exploding oxygen tank on Apollo 13 forced the astronauts to abandon their mission to the moon and head home, they were nearly at the moon when the problem occurred and they were forced to turn back.


    LEGO IDEAS - - Apollo 13



    I hope you all had a great weekend!!  As you read above, today is the anniversary of the Apollo 13 accident.  It happened in 1970, while the Cold War was going on.  How do you think the USSR felt when this happened to the US mission?  If you have time, try to find out - you may be surprised.


    You have no new work today :)  Don't forget that you have your "quarantine house" and thesis/context work due tomorrow.  I hope you are all well!


    Have a great day!!



    Friday, April 10

    1912 - United Kingdom Titanic Sets Sail

    1912 : Titanic sets sail on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The Titanic has been described as the worlds most luxurious floating hotel, and was only 5 days out when she hit an Iceberg and sank in the Atlantic with the loss of many lives.

    A Geological Study Of The Titanic Shipwreck Site



    Today is Good Friday! 

    You have assignmetns, however, they are not due until TUESDAY, April 14.

    First, the assignment I mentioned yesterday:  the CONTEXT and THESIS ONLY for the DBQ on p 72. 

    Next:  The link below:  check it out, and send me an email if you have any questions. 

    Review Quarantine House

    Happy Easter Weekend!

    I hope you all are safe and healthy and if you have questions, I'll be checking in throughout the weekend.




    Thursday, April 9

    On this day:

    * Jenkins' Ear Day, marking the date in 1731 when Spaniards boarded the British ship Rebecca off Jamaica and, among other atrocities, cut off the ear of mariner Robert Jenkins. Seven years later Jenkins appeared carrying his ear before a committee of the House of Commons. As a result, the British declared war on Spain. The 4-year conflict is still known as the War of Jenkins' Ear.

    So now you know!

    Can we get some Jenkins' Ear memes in here? : HistoryMemes




    From <https://www.iroquoiscsd.org/Page/1098>

    ***Note:  I accidently copied the assignment notes for the US class into your page!!  Ignore that. You have your SPICE T chart due today, and nothing for tomorrow.  You will have WEEKEND HOMEWORK, and if you would like to start it early, it is this:  on page 72 in your blue book is a DBQ question.  Please write ONLY the CONTEXT and THESIS for this question.

    There will be an additional assignment added tomorrow.  ( It will be a FUN one!!)

    Thanks!   Have a great day!


    (if you want to see some really fun memes, check out the ones for the War of Jenken's Ear!)

    PS, as you see what happens these days in history, be thinking about the 'context' of the events!  It's good practice for the exam - and fun too!



    Wednesday, April 8

    563 B.C. Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha

    <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Buddha_Mendut.jpg">The statues of Buddha in the Mendut Temple, Java, Indonesia | © Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikimedia Commons</a>

    **  No new work today :) Continue working on your SPICE T chart for unit 1

    Something you don't always her from me!

    Have a great day everyone!



    Tuesday, April 7

    1795 France adopts the metre as the basic measure of length

    ** King Louis XVI was a big fan!!  Bonus points if you can tell me why!

    Mathematician/Astronomer Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
    Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre
    Your assignment today:  We will begin review!!  Even though Period 1  will not be on the exam, they are still important and could be useful in providing context for your DBQ.  With that in mind, I would like you to make a review page using SPICE-T.  Due THURSDAY!  You have been using SPICE T in your one pagers all year, so now we are just consolidating that informatin into one consice page that you will be able to use as a study guide for your exam.  In your blue book, period 1 goes from page 1 - 70.  that's a lot of pages to put into one piece of paper, but if you look on page 2, there is a "Topic and Learning Objective" list for you to use as a guide.  Make sure that you have at least (2) examples of SPECIFIC EVIDENCE for each category.  It's a lot.  But  your one-pagers will make it easier for you.  Use your books to help with examples.
    If you have questions, EMAIL me :)  I am constantly checking email and will answer as soon as I can.  
    COLOR CODE:  It will be most helpful if you select a COLOR for each category:  example:  S = pink P - green, etc.  This way, it will be easy for you to find whatever theme you are being asked about. 
    For your exam, you are allowed open book/open note, etc.  But you only have 45 minutes, so you definitely don't want to spend time searching for answers!  These abbreviated SPICE T pages will be very helpful for you in quick- fnding information. 
    ***   When you  have finished and you send yoru email, pleae also send a couple of sentences of reflection.  What do you feel you need the most  help with when it come s to DBQ writing?  How will you study? 
    Have a great day!! 

    Monday, April 6

    1919 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike

    Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
    Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
    For today, there is no work, except to meet me at 2:00 at the TEAMS meeting!  I will go over the new exam with you and I will try to answer any questions you may have.
    I am still working my way through grades.  I has become evident to me that the best way for you to submit assignments is through email. If you can't do that, just send a message telling me which file to look under in Onenote.  It takes a while to go through all the files in all of your onenotes just to find one assignment - and sometimes I still can't find it.  🤔
    Most of you are in great shape.
    Have a great day and I'll see you all at 2:00!!


    April 3

    Friday April 3


    On this day in 1922 -

    1922 Joseph Stalin is appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by an ailing Vladimir Lenin

    Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
    Soviet General Secretary
    Joseph Stalin
    Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
    Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
    Vladimir Lenin
    For today:   Well - I guess it's time to put away your review packet and get reviewing!! 
    Last night it was revealed that your exam will be a DBQ.   It will have 5 documents. 
    There will be more informatin today on the CB website, so please investigate what they have to say.
    Your exam will be on May 21, at 2:00, and you will have 45 minutes to write.   I plan to have a TEAMS meeting with you on Monday at 2:00.
    You will be getting the invite to the meeting today - please do your best to attend, as I will be presenting more on your exam, and I will
    let you know your game plan.
    Weekend homework:  Get your Amsco book out :)  (the blue book)
    on pages xxix-xxxi in the introduction, it gives you step by step instructions for a DBQ.  I know we have been through it, and you have written a couple of them already,
    But this is going to be your first review assignment.  Summarize the information for each paragraph in a sentence of your own words.  Also write down any questions you come up with as you go along.
    Don't stress!!  You have all gotten so good at writing, you will do GREAT!!  
    Have a great weekend and I'll talk to you all on Monday!



    April 2

    Thursday April 2

    Good Morning!!  On this day in history:

    1917 US President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany

    28th US President Woodrow Wilson
    28th US President
    Woodrow Wilson

    It's already Thursday!  I hope you are all finding good things to do with your days :)  (after our classwork, of course!)

    For today:

    The three pages for today (17,18,19) are filled with some complicated information.  It's also very important information that very much effects things that are giong on in our world today.  Please fill these pages out carefully.  On page 17 there are large spaces - this might be a good place to illustrate your answers rather than use words...Go for it!  as long as the info is there :)

    THANK YOU FOR WORKING SO HARD!  You are amazing!

    As always, work is due at some point before the end of the day.  (Some of you send work at midnight or 1:00 am...crazy!!)

    And then, get outside and get some fresh air!

    I miss you all and I hope you have a wonderful day!



    April 1

    Ludicrous Laws Week - April 1 to April 7 - Imgflip (Just in case you wondered)

    Happy Spring!!

    And Wednesday!

    I hope you are all doing well and hanging in there as we continue distance learning :)

    We need to work our way through this packet so we can get on to review.  You are all doign a great job, and some of you are even using COLORS!!

    I love it!

    For today, let's try to do pages 14 (where you left off yesterday) through 16.  In some places it is possible for you to portray the informatin using pictures instead of words - feel free to do so!!  I would like to begin review on Monday, so let's plug along with this modern info so we have ample review time before your exam.  You are all doing a GREAT job, and I appreciate your hard work.

    No video today - just the pages. 

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!


    March 31


    For today - Not too much!  Page 13 and the top of page 14 in the review packet. 

    It's Gahndi Time!!

    Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary: Inspirational quotes, famous ...

    And here is a little video  :)  Tell me what you think is most important about it!

    That's it for today!  I'm working my way through your LEQs... Looking good so far!




    March 30

    30 Best Memes To Start Monday The Right Way | SayingImages.com

    Happy Monday!

    In keeping with the new format of the exam, for an assessment today I would like  you to work on an LEQ.  I am attaching a template for you to fill in.

    The question is as follows:

    Evaluate the extent to which the Opium Wars of the nineteenth century can be considered a turning point in world history.  In the development of  your argument, explain what changed and what stayed the same from the period before the Opium Wars to the period after the Opium Wars.

    Fill in the template, using complete sentences, as a guide for the essay.  Once completed, send the assignment to my email as usual.


    Have a marvelous Monday!

    LEQ Template


    March 27

    It's Friday!

    You have all done such an amazing job this week!  I am very proud of all the work you have done on the new information. 

    Do you miss one-pagers?  I do!!  I miss seeing the different things you all found from the same information.  And I miss the

    wonderful pictures some of you cam up with!

    For the weekend, I would like you to do only ONE thing, and then take a BREAK from your computer.  (I intend to!)

    I would like you to find the song "We didn't start the fire" by Billy Joel.  Once you have found it, listen to it and try to catch all the references to

    the cold war era.  There is a great Youtube video with pictures that go along with the words!  See if you can find it.  It's super interesting.

    You can look up the lyrics too, just so you don't miss anything.

    Then, make a LIST (more than 3) of the things you find most interesting from that era and why.

    BONUS:  Find a contemporary song that does the same thing for today's world. :)

    Have some fun with it!

    It's not due until MONDAY, so take a braek from your computer.

    Thanks for being AWESOME!!

    Cold war era colgate smile - Good guy Yuri Gagarin - quickmeme



    March 26

    Homeschool Memes

    It's Thursday already!!  You have all been doing a super-fantastic job travelling through the  historical globe this week :) 

    For today, we will be learning about the cold war!!!   AND you now have YOUTUBE opened up, which means you can watch these great videos on CB

    I know you all received the letter from school regarding the use of our technology - please abide by the rulues so we don't lose the great resources :)

    Begin today with the packet, bottom of page 10 through page 12.   AND THEN...   Check out the videos the college board has put up for your class.  For today, please watch 8.1.  Write a paragraph or two about it and email me your work as usual, then respond to the prompt on TEAMS.  AND THEN... HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!

    I miss you all!  Keep being awesome and thank you for being so good at keeping up with your work!  You're the BEST!

     Link for youtube AP World videos:





    March 25

    Another day of learning from home!!

    I hope you are all doing well and finding ways to organize  your time :)

    Image result for meme home school

    Today's packet pages will take you to CHINA!  From Nationalism to Communism, to be exact.

    Please do pages 8,9, and the top half of page 10 for today.  I am also including only one video for you to summarize.

    You are all doing an incredible job keeping up!  And I have to say, I actually kind of like getting your emails through the day.


    Have a SPECTACULAR day!!!!



    March 24

    Helloooo!!!!!!   How is everyone today?  

    It's WWII day!  The next 2 pages in your packet (6+7) are all about WWII

    There is SO MUCH out there to discover.

    Please complete the packet, and watch the following videos.  THEN send a message that you did it :)

    In  your message, please tell me what you think is the most important information today.

    We are cruising through new material, because review has to happen starting TOMORROW.

    Stay tuned...

    Bake cookies.

    Take a walk

    Make a video for our class.  :) find somthing to do that makes you SMILE!

    Videos:  Summarize each one






    March 23

    Good Morning!!
    I hope you are all doing superbly well today!
    There is so much to talk about regarding your exam!   
    I know this is going to make you all very sad, but try to control your emotions...
    You do NOT have to do any more one-pagers! 
    They are not going to test you on new information.  I do, however, think it's important for you to know, so we will be finishing through the review packet I sent along last week.  
    For today, you have (2) things to do:
    1 - page 5 in the review packet.  (as usual, email me some kind of proof that it was done 🙂)
    2- Go to the AP Central website and READ the info on your exam.  Then write a brief reflection or response in the TEAMS site I created for our class.
    Have a GREAT day and stay healthy!!


    March 20


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    Hello everyone !  What a week it has been! Thank you all for staying on top of the work I have been assigning!

    I always say I have the best kids in my classes, and you are proving me right :)  

    For today, I have (3) things for you to do.  

                    1.  Page 4 in the review packet  (You should be using your NOTES and your BOOKS for this)

                    2.  One pager in the BLUE book, pp 554-558. (Please include answers to the shaded questions on pgs 554 and 555 - -connect)

                    3.  Multiple Choice on p 551, SAQ on 552 and Thinking as a historian on p 553.  You don't have to write the 'essential question.'

    * Scroll through the past few days to make sure you are caught up.  

    Over the weekend I will be transferring my grades from the paper gradebook to E-school, so we will be caught up.  

    *  When you email me your work today, please tell me if you have any programs or apps with which you can conference call.  We all have "teams"  but do any of you have Zoom?    Or any other?

    As always, thanks for bieng you , and thanks for being awesome!  Have a great weekend!



    March 19



    I am attaching a review packet for you!  It's material from 1900 to today.  I do NOT want you to do all of it at once :)

                 Review packet:  Ignore what it says about Princeton Review: Use your notes and books

    I will assign a page or two each day.  You can take picutres, send me a copy as an attachment, or do it on one-note and screen shot it then send it to me. 

    Just do something to show me you did it!  Today's pages are really review so I don't think it will take you long:  Pages 2 and 3 are you challenges for today :)

    Image result for meme ap world review

    I am enjoying the memes!!!   I'll have  whole pile of them to share with you all!

    Check out this video to help with today's pages:     https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/postwarera/postwar-era/v/communism







    March 17

    Happy St. Patrick's day!!

    A few things:

         1.  I'm so glad you have BOTH books with you!  We will be taking advantage.

         2.  Each day I will put something on this space for  you.  If you have any problems whatsover, or questions, don't hesitate to let me know.  I WILL BE MISSING YOU! And it will make me happy to hear from you.

         3.  For FRIDAY, please complete a one pager on pages 547-550.  BUT also compete the assinments I put here.  On this page.  I will have jolly powerpoints, a few worksheets, some review material, and of! course, random memes

                                                                         ...speaking of which...

                                                                                   MEME CONTEST!!  May the best meme win!

         4.  The best way for you to reach me will probalby be e-mail.  I promise I will answer as quick as I can.  You should send your assignments to me this way - as an attachment, or typed there, or a photo of your work. 

         5.  We are in this together, and we can do it!!  I will be learning right along with you  :) 

          Have a look at this powerpoint and take a few notes:

    Colonial economies



    March 15

    Weekend Homework:

    1.  Please make sure you have BOTH books with you for the weekend.

    2.  You should have completed the Unit 6 exam on AP Classroom (Multiple Choice and SAQ)

    3.  One Pager for pages 531-537

    4.  LEQs on Page 538:  For EACH ONE *there are 4

            a.  Analyze the prompt:  Put in your own words, what historical thinking skill is it asking

            b.  Write a thesis statement and context

            c.  create a bulleted list of info you would use to answer the question.


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    Welcome back to the website!

    Below is a link for the Morrocan DBQ.  Please read and annotate all background info, and complete the sourcing guidlines for the DBQ.  You do not have to write the essay (yet)

    You may print it, or work from your computer and then print it.  I have also sent a copy to your onenote, so you may work on it in that space if you wish.


    Morroco DBQ





    The first quarter has ended and you have all survived!  I am very proud of the work you have been putting in, and I am excited to continue!

    Today in class we decided to have a Columbian Exchange party on Friday, November 22.  Please remember to bring in whatever you have signed up for.  Of course we will have some sort of lesson to go along with the day, so be prepared! 

    Homework for this week (so far):

    One Pager for pages 189-208 due FRIDAY

    College Board "My AP Classroom" assignment for Unit three was started today in class.  If you didn't complete the assignment, please do it for homework.


     Meme Me | WHEN YOU CAN'T DECIDE WHO TO BLAME FOR THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE | image tagged in futurama fry | made w/ Imgflip meme maker




    October 25

    One pager for pages 143-151 is due on Friday, November 1.   You all have been doing a very impressive job on your one-pagers!  Keep it up!

    Your homework for the day involves the DBQ on page 137.  For this you will have to write an introduction with CONTEXT and a THESIS STATEMENT.  You also have to complete HIPPE for each docoment.  Reminder of HIPPE:

    H=  Historical Context

    I= Intended Audience

    P= Purpose (NOT just to 'inform')

    P= Point of view (NOT first person/second person, etc.)

    E= Effectiveness  Does the above info make it more or less reliable?

    You do NOT need to write the entire essay.

    Below is the link to the PPT we started in class today.

    Cultural Consequences ppt

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    October 16

    One Pager for pages 77-92 due Friday!  There are 2 chapters, but you may put them both in the same one pager.

    You do NOT have to do the review questions. 

    REMINDER:  Your books are here!  If you haven't gotten one yet, please do so as soon as possible  ($23)

    I hope you are enjoying the Assassin's Creed Project! I can't wiat to see them!




    October 10

    Wow, you all have been very hard workers this week!!!  I am proud of all your efforts, and I promise, all the hard work you are putting in will be worth it!

    You have a bit of homework over the weekend, so be sure you don't procrastinate. 

    Due for Tuesday:


         *   Europe One Pager (Always on Fridays)

         *     DBQ Worksheet that was started in class

         *     LEQ that was started in class - do 3 of them and leave off number 4!

    REMINDER:  BOOKS are IN!!!!  You may purchase them from me for $23.00.   please do so as soon as possible!   If for any reason you have difficulty lmk!

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    October 2

    Welp.   I had difficulty with downloading pages for the one-pager.  SO.  Rather than reading for the information for your one-pager, you will take the information from a lovely little powerpoint, the link for which is below.  ENJOY!!

    Trans SaharanTrade ppt

    PS, that you all for being so attentive and working so hard as we learn how to write the DBQ.  I know it's not exciting, and you all are puting great effort into it!  It will all pay off in the end. :)  

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     October 1 (Already?!) 

    I hope you all had a great homecoming week!  Now it's time to get back to work.  I have put pages on the One note for a 'mini-one-pager' as we discussed in class today.  One side will be the pages due Wednesday (State building in the Americas) and the other side will be the One Pager material that will be due Monday - State building in Africa.   The pages for the Americas have questions at the end, which should be completed on a separate sheet of paper to be handed in.   You are all doing a terriffic job witht the DBQ work; keep it up!!


    September 12

    Your first AP Multiple Choice assessment is in the books!  Don't worry if you didn't do as well as you had hoped.  We have plenty of time for you to learn

    the language and style of AP questions.  If you have any questions feel free to stop by during one of my free periods (my schedule is in the link on my homepage).

    Below is the ppt in case you would like to see it again.   Your HOMEWORK for the weekend is to do corrections on the assessment you completed.  Yep.  That's it.  Just corrections. 

    Enjoy the weekend!  Next week we are going to be very busy, so buckle up!!

    How to SAQ


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     September 6, 2019

    Happy Friday!!   Today we began a discussion on CHINA!!

    For homework over the weekend, please view and take notes on the powerpoint below.  You ONLY need to do #35 through 64.

    East Asia ppt


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    Image result for AP World history china meme


     Summer Assignment 2019-2020


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     Hello!  Please click the link below to see your summer assignment and your supply list.  Feel free to email me over the summer if you have any questions.  It is a lengthy assignment, but it will be worth it!  

    I'm looking forward to working with you all in the fall!


    ***  Summer Bonus!!  Check out this very cool article from Smithsonian!  Write a paragraph about what you think is most interesting about this article and e-mail, or print it out before school starts.  :)  

    How Feasting Ritual Helps Shape Civilization