History--Study Guide

Semester 2

History Exam

Friday, June 3rd, 8am

TBD (in your 7C group/advisor classroom)

8:20-9:50am

READY OR NOT, HERE WE COME!

It is time to prepare for Semester Exams. See below for details and information.


  • Check your overall GPA for History on MONDAY-- May 16th to see if you qualify to opt out of the exam based on your grade in this class.


  • Students who have a 95% or higher can choose NOT to take the exam in history without it impacting the class grade negatively (i.e.: your grade will remain the same).


  • What if I still WANT to take the exam? You may do so, but the grade counts unless you let me know when you turn it in that it didn't help.


  • What do I do if I don't take the exam? We will have you read and/or study for something else independently. Location may be in the test room and/or library depending on the day/time.

TOPICS COVERED ON EXAM

All civilizations present during 400-1400CE will be on this exam in some way:


  • West Africa
  • Islam
  • China
  • Japan
  • Europe
  • Americas


Other Items:

  • Five Themes of Geography
  • Mapping What you Love
  • PLJ

QUESTION TYPES

Bring your NOTEBOOK with you!

  • Short Answer
  • Identification
  • Map Analysis
  • Primary Source Analysis
  • Thinking Questions
  • True/False


One of your questions will ask you to CONSTRUCT KNOWLEDGE about the medieval period...you will have to be creative in how you build your understanding.

THAT'S COOL, BUT HOW DO I PREPARE?

Preparation = Success (so how do I do it?)

For this kind of an exam, being prepared is important. But preparing for an open note exam is DIFFERENT from other types of exam prep.



  • A good suggestion is to take small sticky notes and/or other markers to indicate where things are in the notebook for EASY/QUICK access during the exam.


  • Determine what you ALREADY KNOW about the topics and have an EXTRA page or two devoted to you putting that down...kind of like making a version of a cheat sheet.



What else could YOU do to prepare?

I am available for questions @ Schoology, email, or Office Hours!