Unit 1 Road Map – a guide to what you do in what order

Tips: What Helps Learning? or use this URL: http://www.cjbibus.com/Getting_Started_FAQsWhatHelpsLearning.pdf


Like all of the Units in the course, when used with the required textbook, Unit 1 contains all the content you need and all assignments. Tips: Stay in the Unit to succeed.


1.       Read—and use consistentlythe 1-page Course Schedule at the end of the Syllabus & Schedule! The Course Schedule tells you when each assignments is due, including when you should begin planning your work and when you must complete an assignment to earn extra credit. Tip from a prior (and very successful) student: Print the Course Schedule, hang it so you see it from your computer, and check off each assignment as you do it.


Before you begin with the first Chapter, notice what is in this Unit and in the Course Schedule. You see:

·         The link to the Study Guide for Unit 1’s two-part exam, with the date when its content is visible

·         4 learning units (Title: Blackboard Icon for a Learning Module used for each Chapter), one for each textbook Chapter. You also see a statement where you will see your Comparisons in this Unit on the date in the Course Schedule. Tip: This Unit has fewer Chapters than other Units because of these Comparisons.

·         A statement that shows where you will see the 2 parts of Unit 1’s exam on the date in the Course Schedule

·         2 resources used throughout the Unit—the forum Students Helping Students with History and the videos to help you see history


2.       Click on the 1st Chapter (Title: Blackboard Icon for a Learning Module used for each Chapter) and then click on the Chapter description, which includes how you should use InQuizitive and the instructor’s quiz to help you learn the content. You can use both resources for Chapter 1 and later when you review for the Unit 1 Exam and the highest score counts with both.  Both earn a 1 point if you start it by the date in the Course Schedule.  Click on either one to start your work.

3.       Notice the other resources in this chapter and all other chapters:

·         Figuring It Out (Learning Is More Than Memorizing) - Provides links from your instructor with information prior students have asked for and content related to the quiz (such as a dictionary link with terms and maps)

·         Primary Sources from This Era – Provides one or two primaries required for the Unit Exam.

·         Optional Resources from the Textbook Publisher – Includes brief video explanations of difficult content from the textbook author.


4.       If you remained puzzled by a quiz question or if you want to help others, click on the Students Helping Students with History. Tip: You earn points by asking questions or answering them.

5.       If you want to see a specific person or event, click on Videos and then the list at the top to search for a video that matches your needs. .

6.       Repeat the steps above with each Chapter. Tip: To succeed, do your work by the date in the Course Schedule.

7.       On the date the Course Schedule lists for the Comparison to open, click on the Comparison folder (Title: Blackboard Icon for a folder used for such things as Comparisons). You do an Introductory Comparison and later a Peer Review of two other students’ submissions. Tip: The folder has instructions and everything you need for the Comparison or Peer Review.


8.       On the date the Course Schedule lists for the Study Guide’s content to be visible, click on the Study Guide link and prepare. Take the 2 parts of the exam: Unit 1 Objective (mainly multiple choice and matching) and Unit 1 Written Exam. Tip: The content—not the exact words—in the Unit 1 Objective Exam comes from the Instructor’s quizzes and InQuizitive


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