Essential Skills

 

Skill

Continuity and Change over Time

Expectations

Describe patterns  of continuity and/or change over time. 

Explain patterns of continuity and/or change over time. 

Explain the relative historical significance of specific historical developments in relation to a larger pattern of continuity and/or change.

Where you prove that you can do this on the exam  The DBQ, Multiple Choice, Short Answer and Long Essay

How we do this...

 

 

In class we learn this during Graphic Organizers, Socratic Seminar, Lecture, Cornell Notes, and Practice Essays

CORNELL NOTE TAKING SYSTEM : STEPS TO SUCCESS

Set Up the Page

 

WHEN: Beginning of class

Step 1: Set up your page

  Use this card set up your paper like this:

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 Note Taking

- Organize  Notes

 

WHEN: During lectures, movies, or while reading

Step 2: Organize Notes on the Right Side of the Cornell Note Line

  Take notes while listen to a lecture, watching a film or reading a textbook

  Listen to and take notes in your own words - paraphrase what is heard; use symbols

  Leave space for future revision by skipping lines between ideas

  Abbreviate words and use different pen colors for separate ideas

 

Note Making

- Review, Revise, Interact

 

WHEN: After class or lesson upon completion of reading, or after movie ends

Step 3: Review, Revise, Interact with Notes

  Use the left column to:

o    Identify main ideas; label with MI:

o    List key vocabulary words; label with V:

o    Write questions you have for your teacher or questions you think might appear on the test; label with Q:

o    Synthesize material by identifying connections to other events, time periods, or concepts; label with S:

o    Explain the significance of material by linking it to AP Themes/Topics (T:), noting if it is a change or continuity (C/C), identifying similar or different to other regions, time periods, theories, or topics (S/D), or explain how it caused or resulted from other topics discussed in class (C/E)

o    Draw pictures to help you understand or remember the concepts

o    Write your reactions, inferences, interests, or opinions of the material in the notes

Note Interacting

- Link Learning

 

WHEN: While studying for quizzes or tests

Step 4: Link Learning to Create a Synthesized Summary

  Review the Essential Question(s), GPS Standard, Material to Master, AP Key Concept or AP Themes for this lesson. These should be the focus of the summary.

  Review notes taken or right, key ideas and questions written on the left side

  Bring together the main ideas to write the summary, be sure it includes answers to the questions on the left side

 

Note Reflecting

- Study Tool

 

WHEN: While preparing for unit tests, finals, essays and AP Exams

Step 5: Use Completed Cornell Notes as a Learning Tool

  Review notes and use as a study tool before major exam or when writing an essay

  Use as a reference tool in Socratic Seminar or class discussion