I spent most of the mod reviewing each multiple-choice question individually and called on students to explain why the chose the answers they did. There were 3 questions that 40% or fewer students chose the correct answer. 2 of those 3 were from the same document about Reconstruction. After talking with the students most said they did not understand the document and guessed the answers. The 3rd question surprised me that so many students missed; I thought it was straightforward.
We had about 10 minutes left at the end of class so I reviewed an essay topic with the students on the 14-15 amendments. (14 and 15 thesis statement)In addition to their homework due tomorrow, they will turn in an index card with a thesis statement for the essay topic on one side and their contextualization argument on the other.
HW for tomorrow: Native Americans in the Late-19th Century Analysis Sheet.
Have a good night!