Today was the first day of instruction for my classes. Yesterday I passed out textbooks and went over course expectations with the Students.
I began my classes by playing Video #1 of the curriculum in order videos. Every year, I play the first video as a class to model for students how they should be watching the videos. I pause/rewind and make sure they circle/star/highlight key terms they should be familiar with. This 5 minute and 33 second video took me about 12 minutes to play.
After watching the video, I introduced them to the part II, or “Enhanced Video Guides.” We examined the blank map of the United States and labeled what life was like for Native Americans in different regions of the country.
Before having them write the answers to the big idea questions, we discussed possible answers as a class. I normally will assign the whole video guide for homework, but I plan on going over part II as a whole class so they know what my expectations are for each type of skill/question.
HW for tonight: APUSH Review: Video #2: European Exploration And The Columbian Exchange. They are only watching the video portion – we will do part II in class.
HW for Monday: Students will outline chapter 1 of their textbook. I used to do guided questions, but I am trying something different that I learned from a past Summer Institute. Students will be given six categories (Politics, Geography, Economics, Social, Immigration/Migration of People, and Religion) and will summarize their chapters into these different categories.
Have a good night!