• APUSH Weekly Plan 5-25 and Ethnography Project Handout

    See plan for week of 5-25 and Ethnography project directions, specifications and due date! Ethnography handout embedded within the weekly plan.


    • 25 May 2020
  • Mock DBQ 2 for Period 2

    Attached is the DBQ with directions, recommendations, and Turnitin.com assignment title.


    • 7 May 2020
    • 4 May 2020
  • Mock DBQ 2020 Due: 5/2 10:55 AM

    Howdy folks! DBQ is attached and the information that follows is also listed on the attached handout.  Good-luck!

    Recommended Time Management:

    1. Complete the Exam Format items listed below from 10-10:05 AM
    2. Read and analyze the documents and plan your essay from 10:05-10:15
      1. Naturally if you organize the steps below  prior to 10:05 then start earlier!
    3. Write your written response from 10:15-10:50
      1. ONLY the written response…
    • 2 May 2020
  • APUSH Weekly Plan 4-27 and Review Activity #5

    Attached is the Weekly Plan for 4/27-5/1. Review Activity #5 is embedded within the Weekly Plan.  As previously announced, will have a mock DBQ this Saturday 5/2. This essay will be graded for points to be entered in Skyward. The prompt and documents will be posted by 10 am Saturday, and you will have a specific amount of time to plan, write and submit your response.  I will provide the Turnitin.com assignment name with…

    • 27 Apr 2020
  • Review Activity #4 Due: 4/27 and 4/28

    Attached is Review Activity #4.  This is due 4/27 and 4/28 on Turnitin.com.  Use the same Class ID and Password listed for your class on blog entry April 4th.  They are also below for your convenience. This activity will be collected and scored for points! We will discuss it in our Zoom Meeting 4/23 and 4/24.  Please review it and come prepared with questions.

    Period 2: ID 24477150  Password APUSH2

    Period 3: ID 24477162 Password…

    • 22 Apr 2020
  • Period 6 Zoom Meeting 4/21 at 12pm Invitation

    Steve Darnell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: APUSH 6 Review Activity #3
    Time: Apr 21, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 928 6429 9838
    Password: 2rFFY6

    • 21 Apr 2020
  • DBQ TOT Assignment and Zoom Meeting Instructions for 4/23 and 4/24 Meeting

    Attached are the Zoom Meeting Instructions for our 4/23 and 4/24 class dates.  You are to complete a TOT for the DBQ listed on the Historical Eras 6-9 handout attached in an earlier entry.  The Historical Eras 6-9 attachment is here for convenience.  Remember a TOT involves: Translating the prompt, brainstorming related outside knowledge to the prompt theme and time frame, analyzing the documents and creating a claim. I…

    • 20 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Weekly Plan 4-20

    APUSH Weekly Plan attached below. We have a Zoom Meeting today for Periods 2 and 3 and Tuesday 4/21 for Period 6. Purpose is to discuss Review Activity #3.  Also, I will introduce a writing practice activity to be completed by 4/23 and 4/24.  I will post Review Activity #4 prior to our next Zoom Meeting on 4/23 and 4/24. Zoom Meeting instructions for today/tomorrow were posted in a 4-17 email sent to you and your parents…

    • 20 Apr 2020
  • Review Activity #3 Due: 4/20 or 4/21 Online Class Meeting

    Attached are two handouts: Review Activity #3 and the APUSH Review Tool.  The Review Tool is designed to aid your completion of Review Activity #3, which is a timeline.  Read the directions carefully so you understand why and what you are trying to accomplish.   Keep your annotations brief and in your own words.  Do not be a perfectionist here; the notes are for your understanding only. In many cases you will recognize the…

    • 16 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Modified DBQ Rubric Writing Metacognition

    Attached is a summary of the writing meta-cognition we discussed today when we reviewed the modified Rubric.  I tried to summarize the explanation of how you should write the DBQ for the rubric from introduction to end of essay.  Remember you want to earn those key points for contextualization and complex understanding demonstration.  These must be different evidence and analysis introduced beyond the documents and outside…

    • 15 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Review Activity #2: MC Questions

    Attached are the MC Questions related to Historical Eras 1-5 and 6-9.  For our national exam preparation you only need to complete questions related to eras 1-7, Pre-Colombian Societies to end of WWII (1945). The file below marked Eras 1-5 are are set.  Just answer those questions.  For the other file marked Eras 6-9, I could not separate eras 8 & 9 from 6 & 7, so just identify and answer the questions relevant to historical…

    • 13 Apr 2020
  • Review Activity #1 Extended to 4/10

    I extended due date for Review Activity #1 to 4/10 on Turnitin.com. I set 4/8 as the original due date to allow ample time for completing Review Activity #2 due 4/13.  But is is important to complete these content reviews so we can examine trends over time, so if you can complete the activity by 4/10 I will provide you feedback. Those who submitted it by 4/8 will receive feedback first.  Please email me with any questions…

    • 9 Apr 2020
  • Review Activity #1 Update

    Appears some of you may have a different Princeton Review Book  edition than mine. In reading Chapter 13 to p. 230 Top this takes you through the section titles Truman and Foreign Policy.  Stop before reading McCarthyism. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    • 6 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Review Activity #2: Due 4/12

    Below is Review Activity #2.  Wanted to post it in case you ready to move forward and don' t want to wait until later this week! Pace yourself and remember these "due dates" are just to keep us on schedule. Nothing is graded so you are truly pursuing the BIZKNO!!!

    Review Activity #2: Posted 4/5

    Read and create a Study Prioritization Plan for chapters 6-11 in the Princeton Review Book. Complete the review MC…

    • 5 Apr 2020
  • Turnitin.com Enrollment Information for Review Activity #1

    Here are the enrollment ID and Passwords for each class.  I think most of you are well versed in enrolling and submitting to Turnitin.com, but if you have questions on how to enroll/submit please send me an email.

    Period 2: ID 24477150  Password APUSH2

    Period 3: ID 24477162 Password APUSH3

    Period 6: ID 24477172 Password APUSH6

    Note: Passwords are case sensitive and no space between letters and number. The submission period…

    • 4 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Review Activity 1: Due 4/8

    I think it is prudent to start at the end by reviewing the material we covered last since we did not complete a formal assessment of some of this material. That said, in the Princeton Review book let's read Chapters 12 and 13 (to page 230 top only). Complete all review questions at end of chapter 12. I think it's a good idea to cover the immediate postwar content to understand how the war shifted foreign policy focus;…

    • 3 Apr 2020
  • APUSH Exam Preparation Schema

    Attached is the review schema plan related to the content.  I included the schema we used in preparation for the Semester 1 Final, which covered Pre-Colombian Societies to 1900, and I added key questions for the period 1900-1945. This is a good place to start organizing. 

    • 3 Apr 2020
  • COVID-19 Update #4: Modified APUSH Exam Fact Sheet

    Howdy folks!

    Wow these are crazy times! I hope all of you are staying productive and safe. As you are probably aware the College Board just announced the modified test format for our exam. I have attached a modified exam fact sheet with key links listing all relevant information re: the test. Some key highlights include: Our test has been pushed back to May 15th at 11 AM Pacific Time. The test will only be 1 modified…

    • 3 Apr 2020
  • COVID-19 Update #3: Chapters 33 and 34

    Well these are the last remaining chapters!  Attached is a reflection activity for these two chapters.  I recommend you CRO these chapters and complete the reflection questions.  By the end of the week I will post review activities for chapters 29-34.  Next week I will post review activities in preparation for the AP exam covering chapters 1-28 or Pre-Columbian societies thru WWII. Please continue to check the blog for updates…

    • 29 Mar 2020
  • Covid-19 Closure Update #2: Chapters 31 and 32

    I hope you are practicing good hygiene and social distancing!  Your health ought to be your first priority. Reminder that I attached reflection activities for chapters 29 and 30 in my first update posting last week.  Attached are the reflection activities for Chapters 31 and 32.  REMEMBER THESE ARE RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES TO KEEP YOU ON PACE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE UPCOMING APUSH TEST, which I understand is still planned at…

    • 19 Mar 2020
  • APUSH COVID-19 Closure Recommended Plan

    Howdy folks!  I'm sure most of you are conflicted by the school closure; equal parts excited to not be going to school, and concerned about preparing and taking our upcoming AP test May 8th. The Issaquah School District is still finalizing its plan for our teaching interaction with students, but I wanted to convey a simple message to you in the meantime.  Use your time wisely and prepare as if you are taking the APUSH…

    • 13 Mar 2020
  • CRO Ch 30 Due: 3/16 and 3/17

    Wow!  Only 4 more to go after this!!!

    • 10 Mar 2020