Unit 2 Road Map – Keep This Link Open As You Do Your Work

Tips: What Helps Learning?

Why Do You Need to Look at This Road Map—Whether You Just Want a Grade or to Understand History in a Useful Way or You Want Both

The Roadmap tells you:

  1. What you need to do to make points for each Unit and what may be different with a Unit
  2. How to do the work so that you learn history, not just the facts in the quiz questions but enough history that you can apply it to a problem in the course (those comparisons you write) and to the problems you will face in your life (This course applies those principles covered in What Helps Learning?)

Using Each Part of the Unit

1.    Use the Preview link to decide your answers to the questions for this Part of the Unit. Don’t look anything up. Tip: Write your answers on a piece of paper. If you guess, add a ? mark by the answer.

2.    Take the actual Check Your Knowledge quiz to determine what you knew and didn’t know.

3.    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:

·         Copy the Tips link to your computer. First use it to record what you missed and what you 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.

4.    Before you start your detailed study, turn the pages of the textbook chapters for this Part of the Unit. Don’t try to read, but notice the era by looking at pictures and noticing prominent people and trends.

5.    As you work, check the forum Students Helping Students with History to see what people are posting.

·         If you can’t find something in the sources or the posts, post your own question.

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

Tip: You can earn extra credit for each Unit by posting in these forums.

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

7.    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.

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

Bringing It All Together

1.    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 2, you have a Unit 2 Comparison covering the whole time period.

2.    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.

3.    Complete your Comparison Topic for Unit 2.

4.    Take your Objective Exam for Unit 2.



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