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APUSH – MR. FOLEY
Some info to help with your DBQ...
To help with DOCUMENTS...
To help with Religion...
AWESOME TIME LINE
JEOPARDY REVIEW GAMES
STRIVE FOR FIVE
AP ERA QUIZZES
One Page Outlines of Above Topics with Notes
- Life in the Colonies
- Causes of the Revolution
- Critical Period
- Making a Nation
- War of 1812
- Jacksonian Democracy
- Creating an American Culture
- Native American Treatment
- Sectional Differences
- Westward Expansion
- Causes of the Civil War
- The Civil War
- Industrialization and Corporate Consolidation
- Gilded Age: Politics and Urbanization
- Foreign Policy - 1865-1914
- Progressive Era
- World War I
- The 1920s
- The Great Depression
- Foreign Policy in the 1930s
- World War II
- Truman and the Cold War
- Eisenhower and Modern Republicanism
- Kennedy's New Frontier
- The United States Since 1974
- Civil Rights Movement
- Women's Equality
DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BELOW THIS LINE...
The following format is what I would like you to use for your current reading assignment.
A reflection is a “reply” to documents you’ve read. It is an intellectual response with feeling. It is not formal writing, but it is a chance to play with the ideas you’ve read about. You should think and write about the following:
● Why is this important information to learn? Wonder and ask so what?
● How does this relate to what I have learned before?
● How do these new concepts help me better understand the major issues we are studying or relate to Current Events?
● How does this relate some part reading or experience to your own life and your own values and experiences?
A reflection is not a summary of what you have learned.
The elements of a good reflection:
- It is thoughtful. There must be evidence you engaged yourself intellectually in some aspect of the reading and that you made a concerted effort to think in depth about one or more issues.
- There is some evidence of making connections between the ideas in the assignment or events with some other aspect of your own experience or even an idea you studied in another course. You need to go beyond the information and make inferences, analyze, interpret, imagine, synthesize.
- You consider perspective. What is the context in which the material was written? How might different groups see this differently? How does this relate to your point of view?
- You take a stand.
Here are starters for your journal:
What I learned that I did not previously know. . .
What really interested me. . .
What I now understand better is. . ;
What I don’t understand is;
What I’m still curious about is.
I am wondering. . .
What I’d really like to know more about is
What surprised me was. . .
Wouldn’t it have been better if?
I see a significant connection with. . .
REFLECTION WRITING RUBRIC
A Deep Thinker:
● Provides strong evidence that you engaged in the topic; you seem curious, enthusiastic and moved by the material.
● You go beyond the material by wondering how? or why? or what if? or by using your imagination, or by making inferences, analyzing, or synthesizing.
● You include interesting and appropriate specifics, anecdotes, concrete examples to clarify your points.
● You offer strong understanding of various perspectives, you can empathize with others.
● You make a clear and effective attempt to connect the material with ideas you have studied.
● You take a clear stand which is supported effectively.
A High Level Thinker
● You have engaged yourself in the topic.
● You go just beyond describing the material by wondering, imagining, analyzing or making inferences.
● You use of specifics, anecdotes, examples.
● You demonstrate signs of being able to empathize with different perspectives
● You make an effective and clear attempt to connect the material with what you have been studying and/or personal experiences
● You take a clear stand
A Thinker who needs to engage a bit more
● You seem only somewhat engaged. You write a summary not a reflection.
● You don’t stray much from the material presented. There is little evidence of wondering or analyzing.
● Only one or two references to specifics.
● You have not connected the information to its context or attempted to look at different perspectives.
● You do not indicate a point of view.
You need to pull up your socks!
● You seem bored. You are just going through the motions.
● You don’t show you understand the material.
● You do not use concrete examples.
● You have a difficult time seeing things from other peoples’ perspectives.
● You haven’t connected the information to other things you have learned.
● You do not take a stand.