Category Archives: IB History Year 1

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 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.

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/coldwar/documents/episode-1/kennan.htm

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Study Guides Posted for all Classes!

I have just posted study guides for the imminent semester exams in all classes. You will find them on the course pages on my website. Happy studying!

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Second Nine Week Schedules

Schedules for the second nine weeks are posted on the course websites for all classes.

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IB History Year 1 Homework Uploaded

I have uploaded the document, “IB History Year 1 First World War Review Questions and Term List” to the course website. It will be due on September 19. Happy research and writing!

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IB History Year 1 Reading: Tuchman Chapters 21-23

This is the final selection from Guns of August. These three chapters fit together well in a coherent narrative as a concluding section of the book. Note that even as German forces loomed near Paris, squabbling within and between the Allied armies continued,

As you read the final chapter and afterword, you will see Tuchman develop her conclusion and discuss the significance of this history of August 1914. You should now have enough time to review the book, complete your questions, and draft the creative essay.

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