leah halper gavilan college  

welcome to history 2!


if you want trinkets they are on the shore. but if you want real treasure you will have to dive deep into the ocean.
—sufi saying



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reading strategies



To start off well, work on being a better student! Go to http://vark-learn.com/the-vark-questionnaire/ Read the material explaining the learning styles survey, then at the bottom click on the survey itself, and take it. Get your score and results, and print them out. Then go click on the Strategies link for your learning mode. Pick TWO that you would be willing to try, and try them on the work I am assigning in our class. Write a paragraph after you try them on how they worked, and whether you'll use them again. Turn in your results and your paragraph for extra credit.

We are just days away from Election Day 2018, and a little more than a month away from the October 21 deadline to register to vote to take part in the elections. SIREN, and a couple community partners are hosting a FREE ice cream and register to vote event Sunday September 23 from 11am-3pm and Tuesday September 25 from 3:30-7pm at Booksmart located at 1295 E. Dunne Ave. Morgan Hill, 95037.

Edible City--extraordinary stories about re-skilling to grow local food systems. Nov. 19 at Gilroy Library 6:30

And after the new year:

The Language You Cry In, a history of a burial song brought by the Mende people preserved among the Gullah people.

Attention all sleep-deprived students--here are some resources for you, and see extra credit below left also

Attention all procrastinators and time-management-challenged students! Here are some resources for you!





I will accept late homework with a small penalty up to a week after the due date; if you have extenuating circumstances that require other arrangements, let's talk during my office hours or by arrangement.

Students who miss class will have difficulty keeping up and passing, and should minimally expect to see me during an office hour for make-up information.


Due week of Oct. 22

1. Thoroughly read the assignment for the next research paper and think about who you could interview and what you'd like to learn. Come to class MondayTuesday with any questions or concerns. I'll give you a paper packet at that time for the whole assignment.


2. Watch the first of the Oral History vidoes on the videos page above, and outline it fully so you have a good sense of where we are going with this second research assignment.


3. Read the excerpt from the WWI novel Johnny Got His Gun, and prepare to discuss it in class Weds.-Thursday.

Oct. 15

1. Your Corporation research paper is due at the start of class on Weds. and Thursday. Please don't come late as that makes your paper late. To get a good idea of what and A is like, check out the Chevrolet paper and the Pfizer paper on the above research page. Remember to check word count without your WC counting, to include a WC, and to advance your work considerably beyond the rough draft stage. If you have trouble with corporate history, talk to me or a librarian. If you have trouble with externalities, check the websites on our research page, and let me know how I can help via email or on an office hour!

2. Be sure to turn your paper in electronically at turnitin.com by 5 p.m. on the due date WITHOUT the Works Cited attached to the end, and ONLY to your class, not to my other section.


MW class Class ID19418414

Enrollment Key: BlackElk note there is no space between the two words!


TTh class Class ID: 19418440

Enrollment Key: Jurgis


3. Watch the #10 in the Research Without Fears series--this one on the final draft. It has some very helpeful information about things to keep in mind. Outline it to turn in.

4. Plan to attend one or more Rough Draft Clinics--they help! Sign up in class for:


Monday Oct. 15, 2:30-3:45

Tuesday Oct. 16, 4-5 p.m.



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