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

Tips: What Helps Learning? from the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Using Each Part of the Unit

1.    Check the dates that you need to do each Quiz Ė For 10 Points for this Unit so you can qualify for the extra credit for scoring 9 or 10. (The Course Schedule at the end of the syllabus says all dates.)

2.    Use the Preview link to decide your answers to the questions for this Part of the Unit. Donít look anything up. Tip: Write your answers on a piece of paper. If you guess, add a ? mark by the answer.

3.    Take the actual Check Your Knowledge quiz to determine what you knew and didnít know.

4.    For each question you missed, use the Tips link to decide what you need to read in the chapters for this Part and what resources you need from Digging Deeper. Tips:

         Print or copy the Tips link to your computer. First use it to record what you missed and knew. Later record where you found the answers in the textbook or in the Digging Deeper resources.

         If there is no tip for a question, use the index at the back of the book to locate the information.

5.    Before you start your detailed study, turn the pages of the textbook chapters for this Part of the Unit. Donít try to read, but notice the era by looking at pictures and noticing prominent people and trends.

6.    As you work, check your Students Helping Students with History to see what people are posting.

         If you canít find something in the sources or other studentsí posts, post your question.

         If you see another person asking about a question you already found, post an answer.

7.    As you work, take the PRACTICE ONLY quiz to confirm that you are learning the facts.

8.    When you are ready, take the quiz for 10 points. Tip: If you make a score of 9 or 10 before the date in the Course Schedule, you earn 2 extra credit points for keeping up.

9.    Repeat the steps above with each Part of the Unit.

Bringing It All Together

  1. Check the dates for the comparisons and the exam so you plan ahead.

2.    Use the Comparison Topics to find out the possible topics and begin to observe how things changed on those topics during and across the Unit. With Unit 1, you have

a.    An Introductory Comparison covering topics for about one-third of the time period

b.    A Unit 1 Comparison covering the whole time period on the same broad topics.

Tip: Both include a visual to help you see changes and know where to read about those changes.

3.    Complete the Introductory Comparison.

4.    Examine the feedback on the Introductory Comparison and on your following the 5 Good Habits for Evidence to plan your Unit 1 Comparison. If you donít know how to prevent the problems, ask for help.

5.    Use the Video Assignment for extra credit and to see change over time. Tip: If you want to see a specific person or event, search the list of all videos to see if a video matches your needs.

6.    Take your Objective Exam for Unit 1.

7.    Complete and submit Comparison Topic for Unit 1.



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