What Does It Mean That You Do Not Have to Know Everything


Use the study guide to teach yourself, but use these examples to realize that I am not going to try to trick you and that

·         You do not have to show that you know everything,

·         But that you know something.


If a term was in Unit 1 but still exists in Unit 2, you may see it. You have to recognize; not recall. Examples:

·         Commission as a form of government—and the 1st time the United States uses this form of government

·         Parts of our government

·         Segregation, nativism, racism



If given at least 3 facts about these traits, recognize whether the trait applied to World War I or World War II:

·         What nations fought each other?

·         What technologies were used?

·         What was the initial US response to the war in Europe?

·         What was the US role in the war?

·         What happened to vets after the war?

·         What international organization was created after the war to try to reduce the likelihood of war? Are there any additional international organizations created for this purpose?



If given at least 3 facts about a nation over time and about the movements of fascism and communism within those nations, recognize the nation from a list:

·         China

·         Germany

·         Italy

·         Japan

·         Soviet Union (AKA USSR or Russia)



If given at least 3 facts about a part of the US government created during this period, recognize its name from a list:

·         Fair Labor Standards Act

·         Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

·         Federal Reserve System

·         Securities and Exchange Commission

·         Social Security Insurance

If given at least 3 facts about a president over time including both foreign policy and domestic policy, recognize the president from a list of 4 or 5 presidents.

·         William McKinley 

·         Theodore Roosevelt 

·         William Howard Taft 

·         Woodrow Wilson 

·         Warren G. Harding

·         Calvin Coolidge  

·         Herbert Hoover   

·         Franklin D. Roosevelt   

·         Harry S Truman



If  provided several details about an event, recognize whether the event was in the Progressive Era, World War I, Roaring Twenties (AKA Jazz Age), Great Depression, or World War II.

·         Suffragettes

·         Great Migration

·         adolescents

·         Flappers

·         Harlem Renaissance

·         Rosie the Riveter

·         Tuskegee Airmen


You will see specific questions (with a link in the Lessons to help you) comparing these periods about World War II:

·         Pre-US entry

·         1941-1943

·         1944-1945 


If you look, you see some wisdom in their strategies for struggles:

·         Avoiding war but trying to prevent problems and help those the US might need on our side later

·         Dealing with training while fighting the weaker parts of the Axis

·         Only after defeating the weaker parts, shifting to Germany. Only after Germany is defeated, shifting to Japan.

Show You Know Something

Focus on useful, usable facts for your life time because history is about how life works. History provides the content and learning it usefully requires the tools:

·         to make a decision safely

·         to answer a boss

·         to understand the news enough

o   either to understand what is going on

o   or to know that you do not trust the speaker or writer and you need to go look up reality

In this class, questions do not require that you show you know everything, but that you show that you know something. The questions focus on your recognizing significant traits of such things as regions, time periods and their dominant beliefs or events, and historical figures. Click here for an example of a question that lets you show that you know something that is worthwhile. 

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