As the question has recently arisen, this is a reminder that the terms and questions are still due, and the term quiz will still be given tomorrow in the IB Contemporary History class.
Monthly Archives: January 2014
This is for the absent students in the AP US History class. I have revised the questions for the Washington and Du Bois primary sources, and posted them on the AP US History website. Please answer these questions instead of the ones handed out in class.
For those who will not be in class today due to weather, the discussion of the Washington and Du Bois documents will still be held tomorrow. The second period class did not receive the Du Bois response to the Atlanta Compromise speech, so here is the link: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/40
Have a safe and productive day.
Just in case I finish the Korean War lecture early, bring research materials as I might give work time for next week’s debate. I would have said something tomorrow, but class has been cancelled.
Applications should be available today for a summer course on entrepreneurship and sustainability at UF. It includes 80 hours of community service applicable to Bright Futures and CAS.
This is a reminder that, as per the syllabus, you are required to read John Lewis Gaddis’s magnificent overview, The Cold War: A New History. I have a limited number of copies to loan to students who are truly in straightened financial circumstances, and the Leon County Library has three copies, one of which has been checked out. FSU library has a copy, as well, for those of you with borrowing privileges there. Otherwise, Amazon currently has used copies starting at $5.99 (not including 3.99 shipping) ranging up to $588 (I don’t understand that, either.) Alibris also has it used starting from $5.99. You may also be able to purchase a copy from an alumnus or alumna, or a senior who was SL last year. The book is a quicker read than MacMillan, so you might also organize a coop to purchase and share a copy. There is an assignment based on the book, and I will be referring to it in lecture, and you really do need to be reading it along with Ambrose and Brinkley (the orange book.) Gilbert is a nice read, but less useful for the Cold War unit than Gaddis and Ambrose.
I have posted the third nine weeks schedule on the course website. You might take a glance over the next week and a half and consider which discussion you wish to lead.