Here is a packet of primary sources we’ll be analyzing related to the Spanish-American War. Become familiar with the information in these documents and be ready to discuss them on Thursday, 2/13. Click on the link for access to the assignment we’ll complete Thursday!
Here is a helpful video explanation of the notes called “After WWI” above.
Here are copies of our readings. Please comment below by class time on Tuesday, 2/18 with the author’s THESIS as well as 3 PIECES OF DATA that help the author prove the thesis. Be ready to discuss your topic with someone who has NOT read it!
So I’m at a workshop today, which means you get to hear my voice that I recorded last year in my really warehouse-y room (sorry for the echo!). I’ll walk you through how to create your DBQ outline, and then you can use your notes, book, etc. to create your OWN outline! I am mostly concerned with your thesis, brainstorm, and your GENERAL setup. IT’S AN OUTLINE…do NOT write the whole essay! Don’t worry, you’ll get to do that in later units.
Well, I’ve got a sick little guy. I was hoping last night would go well, but no such luck. I was going to make a movie for you guys with that last slide on the FAILURES of Progressives, but I realized I did not have it at home. Oops.
I’ll be checking email all day if you have questions, but please know I also did NOT bring home my Critical Thinking notes. Sorry ’bout that. Good thing we went over it in seminar yesterday!
Luckily, my boy John Green comes through! I’d like you guys to watch this because A) John Green and B) it does a nice job showing the social changes of the Progressives AND how they fell short of their goals. I want you to especially think about this: in what ways did the Progressives make actual reform, and in what ways did they fall short of this goal? Because that would be a REALLY GOOD THING TO KNOW CAPITALS EXCLAMATION POINTS. Get what I’m layin’ down here?
And John Green’s “Me From the Past” T-shirt in the next video is the best thing ever (if you are an “Arrested Development” fan like I am). But you only need to watch up until 9:50. After that, it discusses foreign policy, which we will learn in Unit 10, so just stop there:
When you are done watching these two, make a list on the board (SmartBoard on a new “page”) as a class of the POSITIVE reforms the Progressives made, and the areas you think they FELL SHORT of their goals?
If time is still left, please work on Critical Thinking. Test Monday! I will see you then!
You have completed your outline of the 2012 DBQ. For reference, here is another copy of the question and documents: 2012 DBQ For the most part, they looked pretty good! Thesis statements continue to improve but are our greatest area of need, and the brainstorms are getting longer and more detailed, but could also use some work.
I’d like you to see exactly what the APUSH scorers used to grade the 2012 DBQ. This will really show you where I’m trying to take you, and also prove to you I’m not torturing you for fun here but I really mean it when I say “brainstorm.”
Check out pages 3-6 and SEE how MANY things the scorers had on their “brainstorm!” I’m not kidding, huh?!
Look through each document and you’ll also see information that you are expected to pull in. You don’t have to pull in EVERYTHING you see here, but you need as much as possible.
We’ll continue to practice DBQs as we approach May. A link to past DBQs from 1999-2013 as well as the Grader Scoring Guides can be found here, and will be an excellent resource to help you prepare. You can even see sample responses and how they scored!
Between now and Tuesday, 1/28, comment on this post with at least two things that you can do better on your DBQ after viewing this scoring guideline. I will NOT publish the comments, so be honest! Think about how you can improve here on these last 6 units.