Notice of Cancellation of Review Session

Only one student expressed interest in an afternoon review meeting at the RedEye, so I will be cancelling the session. I will be available to answer questions by email until about 9:30 this evening.

Enjoy your review of McPherson and Canada!


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Saturday RedEye Session for Paper 3

I am willing to hold a study session for Paper 3 tomorrow at 2:45 if at least three students confirm they will attend by email by noon tomorrow. Not enough students have confirmed yet.

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RedEye Review Schedule for IB History!

I will be holding my traditional RedEye review sessions for the IB History SL and HL exams on Friday May 8 (tomorrow), Monday May 11, and Wednesday May 13, from 3:50-6:00. I am open to holding additional sessions Thursday and Friday, but discussion of that day’s exam is prohibited. Please have specific, content-related questions.

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Updates for All Classes for Week of 20-24 April

We will be back on a normal bell schedule tomorrow. In the AP US History course, I will deliver the final lecture tomorrow and we will have the periods 8-9 term quiz on Friday. The Whole Enchilada Test will be moved to Tuesday 28 April. Wednesday, we will sit for a Long Essay, and there will be a DBQ on next Thursday and Friday.

In IB History Year 2, we will have a second practice Paper 1 tomorrow and Friday. In IB History Year 1, we will have an entire practice Paper 2 tomorrow and Friday.

Thanks, everyone, for your flexibility as we deal with a difficult testing schedule. Next week is supposed to be normal.

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IB Seniors–Paper 3 Tomorrow!

This is a reminder that you will be sitting for an entire Paper 3 exam paper tomorrow during the 2nd period testing block. You are all expected to be in attendance tomorrow as per school and district policy, barring medical emergency of course.

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IB History Year 1 Long Telegram Assignment and New Term List/Review Questions

I have just uploaded the Early Cold War Term List and Review Questions on my course website. I have also uploaded the reading questions for George Kennan’s Long Telegram, due Friday January 30.

You may find the full text of the Long Telegram at the link below.

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IB History Year 2 Peer Review Instructions Uploaded

I have uploaded the instructions for peer review of the IA on the senior class website. I have also included them below in case there are any problems with the document. (Google Sites is behaving strangely today.)

Internal Assessment Peer Review

Due to both Mr. Harrington and the student by 8:35 am, Friday, 23 January.

1. Submit a clean copy of your latest IA revision to the student whose name you drew.

2. Read the copy submitted to you (see Mr. H. if you have not received an IA by Wednesday, 21 January.)

3. Prepare comments concerning the argument, evidence, analysis, source base, and style of the IA draft you have been assigned.

4. Provide typed comments concerning strengths and weaknesses (both are required) that at least touch upon every section of the IA.

5. Speak with the person whose IA you reviewed in class on Friday, 23 January.

6. Remember that the aim is to provide constructive criticism. You are not trying to tear down anything, and you need to use professional, polite language. However, meaningless affirmation is not useful, either. You should provide helpful advice that will equip your peer to improve his or her work.

7. See me or email if you have any questions.

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