1. Launch List: Can be found on the front board. Each day there will be things on the board you are required to start BEFORE the bell rings.
Launch List: 1. Have a copy of the AP US History Syllabus on your desk to go over. 2. In your binder, write down the 2 most interesting events in history.
2. Please Take One: On your way in, grab any handouts before you sit down.
3. Discussion: This class is discussion-based lecture. Participation is important. You will get a grade based upon participation.
4. Respect: All opinions are valued. It is important that you respect each other and give one another the courtesy of listening.
**The most important thing to remember** You can talk at any time. When you want to speak- 1. Raise your hand. 2. Wait to be called on.
Attention Getting Signal: I will simply count at this point you must: 1. Freeze 2. Stop Talking 3. Face the front and listen
**The most important thing to remember** When you want to speak- 1. Raise your hand. 2. Wait to be called on.
Class Supplies – Bring the following each day 1 three ring binder – Something to write with (Pen) Textbook- you can leave things in the back
Direct Instruction (notes) 1. Have Binders ready 2. Do not talk unless you raise your hand AND wait to be called on to speak 3. Look at who is speaking
Homework: 1. It is not optional.
Homework: 2. If you do all of your homework, you will receive 2 extra bonus points on on our next unit test.
Homework- Students who have done well enough to pass the final exam, typically take their time on assignments. Do not save work for homeroom, set aside time for your work.
Late Work Procedure Late work will not be accepted. All assignments are due at the beginning of class the day they are due.
Late Work Procedure If you miss class for whatever reason, assignments are due the day after you return.
Leaving the Classroom The bell does not dismiss the class, Mr. Cochran does.
Extra Handouts Extra files can be found in 2 places: The bin in the back of the class The Class Webpage
How do we learn?
Christopher Columbus: Hero or Villain?
Hero or Villain? In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Hero or Villain? Anthony 'A.J.' Soprano Jr.: It says, in this book, that Christopher Columbus was a slave trader. Anthony 'A.J.' Soprano Jr. Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.: So, you finally read a book and it's bulls(*t! Anthony 'Tony' Soprano Sr.
Hero or Villain? You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Hero or Villain?
Kurt Vonnegut- Author
Hero or Villain? As children we were taught to memorize this year with pride and joy as the year people began living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America. Actually, people had been living full and imaginative lives on the continent of North America for hundreds of years before that was simply the year sea pirates began to rob, cheat, and kill them. Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions