HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY – Short Essay, May 10-13

Read the following section from “Lies My Teacher Told Me; Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” by James W. Loewen (2018):

High School Students hate history. When they list their favorite subjects, history invariably comes in last. Students consider history “the most irrelevant” of twenty-one subjects commonly taught in high school. Bor-r-ring is the adjective they apply to it. When students can, they avoid it, even though most students get higher grades in history than in math, science, or English. Even when they are forced to take classes in history, they repress what they learn, so every year or two another study decries what our seventeen-year-olds don’t know…Continue reading “HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY – Short Essay, May 10-13”

Pre-Columbian, Western Hemisphere before Europeans, May 8th and 9th

Indian nations before Columbus

Watch short videos

The Black Legend, Native Americans, and Spaniards – Crash Course US History

The Natives and the English – Crash Course US History #3

Write your own quiz

1. Write a 13 question Quiz, consisting of:

A. 4 multiple choice (at least 3 choices each),
B. 4 True/False,
C. 4 fill in the blank questions,
D. 1  essay question, calling for a short (1 page) essay

2. Provide an answer key for everything but the essay question. All questions must relate to the foregoing videos. OK to collaborate, but each student writes the assignment. These must be reasonable questions such as you would see on a real quiz at Miramar H.S.
3. Due at the end of THIS CLASS.   10 points.