Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Thanks for a great year!

Thanks for a great 2017-2018 school year!

Sunday, April 08, 2018

The US Constitution Test is April 23 & 24, 2018

Study the US Constitution Flashcards online and do related activities.


US Constitution Activities
Some of these could be out of date with names
    27 Amendments

US Constitution Quizzes
See me for codes.

Bonus Quizzes (for practice, not a grade)
27 Amendment Practice Quiz
Chapter 7 Quiz 


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Looking for Class Info?

See your class Google Classroom.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Happy Labor Day

Enjoy your day off!  See you on Tuesday.

We'll be discussing Labor Day in class soon.

Looking for the Primary vs Secondary quiz?

Monday, August 28, 2017

AHON eTextbook Access

AHON eTextbook

Your username and password for the eTextbook version were given to you in class: elmhistory, etc.

(case sensitive so don't capitalize)

Google successnet (one word) or click on the link on my blog and enter your info.

Accessing the Tablet Version (will not work on phones)
You need to have the Pearson eText for Schools app installed on your tablet (Android or Apple).  Then enter your username and password for the eTextbook.  This process and even the logo change often so see me if it is not working.  This will not work on phones.

iPad app (click)
Android app (click)

Troubleshooting Guide

  1. Can’t access the login page?
    Check to see if your internet is working for other sites.  If it is, check to see that you’ve spelled the address correctly:   www.pearsonsuccessnet.com or just Google successnet and it should be the first result. 
  2. Can’t log in?
    Do you have the user name and password your teacher gave you?  If not you’ll need one.  If you do and still can’t log in, check that you’re spelling everything exactly the same.  Also check your caps lock key (no caps!)  One letter off will cause it to fail.
  3. You’ve logged in but when you click on the textbook you don’t get anything?
    Check your internet settings for pop-up blockers.  The textbook wants to open in a new window, but if pop-ups are blocked you’ll get nothing.  (Sometimes there will be a bar at the top of your window telling you it has blocked a pop-up; click on the bar and you should be able to allow them for this website.)
  4. You’ve logged in but when you click on the textbook you get an error message?
    Are you sure you turned off the pop-up blocker?  Try restarting your browser or using a different browser.  Also make sure that your browser and plug-ins are updated. 
  5. Anything else?  Contact Pearson tech support or write down specifics about your problem and see me after school.

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

Now that we're using Google Classroom more this website will be getting fewer updates.

So far this year we've done some activities with google classroom including the Primary and Secondary Sources Quiz.

More to come later!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Survey and Geography 2017

The end of the year is almost here!
Fill out this 

Survey and Geography WebQuest 
for one of our last assignments of the year.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

History Fair Project 2017

Write a thesis using the gold Thesis Proposal sheet.  If you're having trouble answering the questions, you need to read more about your topic.  A thesis is due May 4 and 8.

There is also a lot of excellent information in a video about the theme and HF here.

Once you can answer #1-5 on the worksheet, write a thesis.  Use the Thesis Generator (for computers) to help you construct a thesis if you're having trouble.   
Use this link for iPads: Thesis Generator for iPads

What makes a good thesis?

Next, you need to create an outline for your project using the History Fair outline sheet.  Outlines MUST be written in your own words.

Finally, make your project.  Most projects are exhibits on 48" x 36" trifold boards but there are other options.
Your exhibit should look like this:

There are examples in class to view.

There is also a History Fair YouTube playlist with helpful videos.

Also, retake the sources quiz.  Didn't get a good score?  Take it as many times as you want to get a good score.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources Quiz