Welcome to ACT Preperation/History
Course description: The study of historical passages to gain an understanding of material and applying to situations in and outside of the classroom.
*Note* Although history is a subject taught and tested on in both High School and College it is not an area of focus for the ACT. However you will be presented with passages that may contain historical significance, in which case we will prepare you to sort out the facts and interpret the true meaning of the context.
Overarching goals: To prepare students with the adequate tools needed to read and understand historical situations in order to better develop continual learning.
Generative Topic: (Unit)
- How can history still affect me today?
- What can I learn from the past that can be applied to the future?
- No electronic devices out; unless prior approval is met.
- No put downs, “We are all equal and should be treated so.”
- No speaking out of turn, “ If someone is teaching/speaking your listening”
Course schedule 6/18-6/21
MONDAY: Visual and Verbal Interpretation
Instructions: As we view the following films piece; write down information you deem is relevant to the historical passage. After watching the clip, you together with your group appointed, will discuss questions asked by teachers. After discussion groups will teach the teachers why they came to their conclusion.
A. A more perfect union http
- 6:30-11:15, John Adams meets with the prime Minister
- What does America want from Great Britain? ( Fair Trade)
- Why does Great Britain Charge so much for products? (America is dependent of British good, and debts must be paid.)
- What is America’s Problem according to the prime minister? (That the states cannot resolve their differences between one another they are simply divided.)
- What must America do? (Create a unified government)
B. A more perfect Union
- Part 8 1:5-230, Adams delivers a Constitution of the United States
C. Young Indiana Jones
- Men fighting in the war teaching Indiana johns why WWI came to be
- From the surrounding where would you assume these characters are located? (In underground trenches of France.)
- What is Indiana Jones ultimate conclusion on why they are fighting in WWI? (To protect Serbia a little country nobody has ever heard of.
TUESDAY: Visual Interpretation
Instructions: In front of you will find several images that promote several different types of thinking to determine a single meaning. It is your task to view these images and attempt to find the meaning of these pieces both personally to you and to the outside world.