This weekend, I recorded a video on the Gilded Age. I also started to experiment with some of my video guides. I want them to be more analytical, so I’ve been creating what I call “Enhanced Video Guides”. The first part consists of fill-in-the-blanks, the second part is document analysis, and the third part is usually sentence prompts or a short answer. Here’s the one I created for the Gilded Age: The Gilded Age Enhanced Video Guide
I had the students do the fill-in-the-blanks portion for homework and we worked on the second and third part in class. I especially wanted to focus on the document about the money supply. In the past, students have had a somewhat difficult time with understanding Free Silver, so I wanted to spend more class time reviewing this.
There was about ten minutes left in class, so I had them work on their 1-page review document on the Road to the American Revolution due tomorrow.
HW for Thursday: 1-page review – Road to the American Revolution
HW for Friday: Period 6 Test