Assignments and Documents from the class for College US History 2A and 2B will be found below. Welcome to the class!


Review Sheets:

Review Jeopardy!-style Games:

Billy Joel Weekend #3 (1 Document):

Billy Joel Weekend #2 (1 Document):

Billy Joel Weekend #1 (2 Documents):

Extra-credit current event form:


LAW DAY Scholarship Essay Contest (as discussed in class) -- click here for more information!

Quarterly Project (DBQ) resources:

The document below is designed to help you successfully finish the DBQ project for the Quarterly. Please refer to as you finish the DBQ project:

Template sheets and the departmental instructions follow (these are the same as handed out in class):

Black clouds in a blue sky handout:

Presidents of the 1920s Lab Project (February 6-7, 2013)

For this exercise you will work in groups of three to explore the presidencies of the three Republican presidents of the 1920s. Each of you in your group should choose one of the three presidents to read about. After you read—taking notes while you read is a good idea!—the three of you will need to create Glogs along specific lines:

1) You already have been given one resource to read about the presidents before the lab. This will be your first resource. From the list below, choose a second resource for your president. You should use at least two resources for your work (the printed one I gave you and one of the three listed below):
Warren G. Harding (resource 1) (resource 2) (resource 3)
Calvin Coolidge (resource 1) (resource 2) (resource 3)
Herbert Hoover (resource 1) (resource 2) (resource 3)

2) Decide in your group which of the presidents seemed the best for America in your opinion. After you decide, the one who researched that president will create a "campaign poster" Glog explaining who the president is and why he is the best for the country. The other two will create "negative ad" Glogs explaining why their president was a weaker president. Your Glog should include the following:
  • Title
  • Mini-biography about the president before he became president (approx. 100 words)
  • Five (5) most important facts about his presidency (these will be positive or negative, depending on what your team decides)
  • Minimum two (2) images with captions relevant to the president's presidency
  • Mini-bibliography of the sources you used (2 sources minimum: one printed, one from the web)

3) The Campaign Poster Glog should include a brief (approx. 100 word) argument for why that president is the best of the three. All members of the group should contribute to the mini-essay.

All work is due on Monday, February 11. We will spend two days in lab. If you need more time, you will need to do it in the library before or after school, or at home.

Grading (70 pts total; assessments/projects category):
  • Productive work in the lab...10 pts.
  • Glog...50 pts.
  • Brief argument essay...10 pts.

Syllabus for Semester 1: US History 2A (College)