Students came in having watched Video #3 on Spanish Exploration and Colonization. They also had to complete their outline for chapter 1 of their textbook. I spent a few minutes getting feedback on the format of the outline. I’m making small changes, but the outline seems to be working so far.
After students completed the Encomienda System Quick Assessment, we discussed their answers as a class.
We spent most of the rest of class going over the second part of the Enhanced Video Guide for Video #3. This is the first exposure this group has to an AP history class, so we spent a lot of time discussing HIPP, especially Intended Audience and Point of View for the document. One of my goals this year is to incorporate more documents into my class discussions. In addition to having students analyze documents for their hw, I want to expose them to documents in class as well.
I spent a lot of time looking over old nonfiction books and rereading quotes and/or other info I highlighted. I am taking many of those excerpts and using them in class as a way to analyze secondary sources. I’ve realized that a lot of my reading is heavily focused on the late-18th– mid-19thcenturies. I am a bit obsessed with that period.
HW for tonight:
- Video #4
- Begin outlining chapter 2 – due Friday
- Vocab quiz – Wednesday
Have a good night!