Practice Tests: Practice Multiple Choice Questions: 1750 - 1914 - Practice MC Unit 5 - Practice MC
Prepping for the Unit Four Exam
Hello, friends. I am currently unavailable to be your teacher, so allow this website to do the job.
Step-by-step Guide to getting an A on the Unit 4 Exam. Step 1 - Make sure you have good Quizlet flashcards from the powerpoints and reading guides from Strayer. Step 2 - Read your REVIEW BOOK and take good paper notes from it. Step 3 - Add any flashcards from your review book that aren't in your stack from Strayer. Step 4 - Check out the resources from Mr. Farshtey here - There you can find good paper 'cram packets', practice multiple choice questions, and some pretty good alternative powerpoints. Step 5 - Watch as many Crash Course and Getafive videos as you can. It is smart just listen to the audio from these videos in your earbuds while you do whatever teenagers do when you're not at school. Also, if you feel like you're not getting it, sit down and take paper notes over the lectures (especially the Getafive videos). Step 6 - Check out any additional resources below that tickle your fancy. Everything is helpful. I promise. Step 7 - You win. lol.
Below, there should be a little podcast player thingy that will have an episode of "Radio Lab" on it. If you want to listen to just the part about Don Quixote, go to 39:00. If you want to listen to the whole thing, you can too. It's interesting. The rest of the show is about wrestling, which is interesting too.
In general, Radio Lab is really cool and worth checking out. It comes on WEKU every weekend and you can listen to full episodes anytime by searching for them in the podcast app on your phone or by going to their website. Yay.
Prepping for the Unit 3 Exam
Follow my advice below to make sure you know what you need to know for the Unit 3 Exam.
General Advice: Set aside at least 30 minutes each night from now until the test. During that time, use different resources to ensure that you are on the right track. Don't forget the flashcards. If you aren't sure of something, google it. You can also email or message me any time for extra help.
To-do list: make sure you do everything below at least once:
Check out the review page here. It has flashcards, practice questions, and cram sheets that are mega helpful! The page is old so it has the old period dates. Remember, our Unit 3 might be the old Unit 2. The years involved are 600-1450.
Know the info over Unit 3 atthis link. It is set up based on AP content and is the bare bones of what you need to know. It is a good thing. For real.
Freeman-pedia is probably one of the most valuable resources for test prep. Spend lots of time there.
Use the Armstrong review book and read it like a novel at least once before the test. There is an electronic link to it on the top of this page.
Prepping for the Unit 2 Exam
Follow my advice below to make sure you know what you need to know for the Unit 2 Exam. IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR SCORE, YOU CAN! JUST GIVE IT YOUR BEST EFFORT!
General Advice: Set aside at least 30 minutes each night from now until the test. Over the weekend, dedicate at least an hour each day to studying. During that time, use different resources to ensure that you are on the right track. If you aren't sure of something, google it. You can also email or message me any time for extra help.
To-do list: (make sure you do everything below at least once)
First, make sure you reread chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7. If your notes weren't good the first time through, make them better this time through. You can use my NEED TO KNOWlist to help guide you in your studies. Make sure you have a good understanding for everything on the list.
Check out my Powerpoint from the reading. You can use it to compile your flashcards too.
As you read through, add question and answer flashcards to Quizlet. Your flashcards should be your PRIMARY study guide.
Re-watch the Getafive.com videos. Take good notes over the videos. Then, convert them to flashcards in Quizlet
Unit 2 Crash Course Videos - Use videos 5-12. These videos are fun and very helpful. Videos 5-12 cover this unit. It's really smart to pause these videos and take paper notes, or open another window and use them to create flashcards.
Below is my very awesome advice for how to pass the Unit 1 Exam. If you do all of this at least once, you'll get an awesome grade!
Here is my "Need to Know" sheet for Unit 1. It's basically everything you need to know from the powerpoint/text. It's a good place to start and then you can add the terms/videos/everything else below. Its a GREAT IDEA to use the Need to Know sheet to make some awesome flashcards on Quizlet because you can use them again for the Semester Exam in December and the AP Exam in May.
Here are the same "Crash Course World History" videos on PBS so you can view them at school.
Click on the "APWH Review Book" button at the top of this very screen. Focus on pages 1-9 and 21-24. (remember, our exam is only over 8000 BCE to 600 BCE. If you see stuff talking about after 600 BCE, you've read to far.
Check out the short reading from an alternate review book here. It does a good job of summing everything up.
Check out the review page here. It has flashcards, practice questions, and cram sheets that are mega helpful! The page is old so it has the old period dates. Remember to focus only on pre 600BCE.
Cosmos is a mind-blowing science show that explains many things that every educated human should know. I suggest you watch the entire season, then become a scientist, and then save the world. If you're not that into it, just watch episode one called "Standing Up in the Milky Way". The best way to watch it is on Netflix, but, below there are alternative ways to watch it.
Btw, the host is Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is an astrophysicist, and is probably one of the smartest people on earth. He has a rad podcast that you can check out by searching for "Startalk podcast" on whatever you pod on.
The format for most student emails is the following; email@example.com
So, if your name is George Alexander Washington, your email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org
Your password is the same one you use to login to the computer.
After logging in, click on “Mail” at the top of the screen.
Then, click on “new” on the top-right of the screen and send me an email with the title "I love history soooooooooo much!"My email address is email@example.com
You should also CC (which means carbon copy (which means that someone will get a copy of the email too)) someone in class that you enjoy talking to. You do this by typing in their email address in the CC box.
Once that message is sent, you can move on to Onedrive
***Leave this tab open because you'll use to verify the other websites and apps you'll be registering on.
Task Two: Practice using Onedrive Onedrive is an online flashdrive and an online version of Microsoft Word. When you save a file on Onedrive, you can access it on any other computer as long as it is connected to the Internet. Also, it allows you to access FREE online versions of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel and more. · To access Onedrive, you must be logged into your email. (login.microsoftonline.com) · Once logged in, click on nine-squares icon at the top-right and then click on Onedrive. · Now, you are going to create a new document. Click on “New”, then, click on “Word Document”. · In the document, type “hello”. · Now, on your screen you should see “Document 1”. · Now, click on “file” and “save as” and "save as a copy online" to save your document as the name “Awesome Document” You can now access that document from any computer with internet access. You can also print, save to a flashdrive or anything else you can do with Microsoft Word offline.
Task Three: Check Out The Free Microsoft Office You should only use Onedrive if you have to. It’s not perfect. What is perfect, however, is an absolutely free version of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and tons of other tools. Use the steps below to download Microsoft Office on any computer that doesn’t have it. USE THIS TO DOWNLOAD OFFICE AT HOME! (You have five copies you can use on five different computers.) · First, you should be logged in to your email. (login.microsoftonline.com) · Click on your name on the top right and then "View Account" Then, on the left, click on "Install status" Then, in the middle, click on "install desktop applications" Scroll to the bottom of the next page, and click on “Install Now”. · The download can take a really long time. Be patient. · Once it is downloaded, go to your downloads folder and install it. This works for either Macs or PCs.
Task Four: Register for Quizlet *You don't have to if you already have a Quizlet account.* Just make sure you can log in. Quizlet is an online flashcard website/app. Making flashcards here is an awesome idea because you can take them anywhere on your phone/tablet/iPod, you never lose them and you can use them to prep for the semester/final exams as well. · In a new window, go to quizlet.com · On the top left, click on “Sign up” link · Use firstlast1617 for your username meaning if you were George Washington your username would be georgewashington1617 · Use the password you use to login to the computer · Use your school email address and agree to the terms. · Click "Register”
Task Five: Register for Canvas and submit your first assignment Canvas is a website that is an "online learning management system" where you will submit essays and discussions for me to grade and where you will do peer reviews of other students’ papers.
***If you had me in GOPO, you'll choose "I already have a free for teachers account" after you click the link. If you didn't have me for GOPO, just click "New user".
Then, click on "Enroll in course" ***If you had me in GOPO, you'll choose "I already have a free for teachers account" after you click the link. If you didn't have me for GOPO, just click "New user". Then, click "Go to the course" Check your email and click link that says "click here to finish the registration process"****You don't have to do this if you had me in GOPO***** On the next page, you'll type in your password. It should be the same password you use to login to the computers at school. After you click register, you should see the course and the assignments. Then, complete the assignment called "I love learning!" After you have completed the assignment, click on "pages" on the banner on the left and check out the "AP World Resources" page.
Task Six: Register for Getafive.com/Watch the "Vidz" Getafive.com is a website that is designed to help you study for the APWH Exam. It has review videos and quizzes that you can use either on a computer or on a mobile device. · Visit getafive.com and click on "I'm a student". · On the students page, choose "AP World History". · On the AP World History page, click on the "Enroll now" button. · Create an account or log in if you're already signed up. · You're now in your personal Study Room. · Click on the "Join a Class" tab on the left
Enter the code: 2GTN8GT
· Once you have registered, click on "lessons". · Then, scroll to near the bottom and under "Thinking Skills" watch videos 1 and 2. As you watch these videos, take paper notes over them. You can do this at home if you don't get finished. Once finished, go back to Canvas and complete the discussion assignment regarding the GetaFive videos. ***The paper notes and the online discussion is due before start of class on Friday.
*********Tasks seven through nine must be done at home*********
Task Seven: Download and Set Up the Canvas App in your Phone Download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store When you open it, type canvas.instructure.com in the "find your school or district" box Sign in using your email address and password
Task Eight: Download the Quizlet app on your phone/tablet/iPod The Quizlet app is free and is an awesome way to make or review flashcards on the go. · Do this when you are at home. · Search for “Quizlet” in your app store. · Download and install it. · Login using the same username and password as you did on Quizlet.com. · The stacks you create on the app will update on the website and vice versa.
Task Nine: Set Up Email on Your Phone Use the links below to set up your school email on your phone or tablet. You should really get into the habit of communicating with your teachers through email. It's how college is going to work, yo.
Task Ten: If you didn't in class, sign up for text messages from me
Send a text to the number 81010 that says @brockapwhs
Then, respond with your name and you are signed up.
2016 - 2017 Summer Assignment
Click here for the handouts (***NOTE THAT THE TEST IS ON FRIDAY, AUG 12th, NOT AUG 14th***) about this year's summer assignment. Be sure to read all of the instructions on the first page. Have lots of fun learning EVERY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT MATTERS! YOU CAN DO IT!
Click here to go to purposegames.com and start playing (and learning)! To find the maps to use for this test, search for brock1 with no spaces on purposegames.com. It will bring up five maps.
The best way to learn this quickly is to fill out the paper maps and make cheat sheets out of them. Use the cheat sheet to get quicker and quicker at the games. Once you can do the game quickly and get 100% every time, you've learned the map and can move on to the next one.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU REGISTER ON PURPOSEGAMES SO I CAN SEE THAT YOU ARE WORKING AND PROGRESSING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.
FOR YOUR USERNAME, USE YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME AND THE WORD ROCK. SO, MINE WOULD BE HERBIEBROCKROCK. YAY!
If you wait until August to learn these, you're probably going to fail at life. Don't fail at life.