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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



declaration of expectations and tenets of community

tests & study sheets


college culture

Office hours: MW 10:20-11:10, TTh 12:10, and by arrangement


OPTIONAL extra credit this week:

The election is in a month! Time to start reading up. UC Berkeley Library partners with several other institutions to explain the propositions and to gather a table of endorsements. Study it, then write what you have learned about specific propositions. http://californiachoices.org/ballot-endorsements-november-4-2014

Past extra credit options are still on the past homework page. For more extra credit, go to the homepage



homework this week due

I will accept late homework up to a week after the due date; if you have extenuating circumstances, let's talk.

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

Don't miss class! My History 2 classes are in SS 210, MW at 12:50 and TTh at 2:30. So you can come to the OTHER class if you miss yours, and if not see me ASAP when you return to school to go over what you missed and clarify homework expectations. We do a lot every day you're gone, so get the notes from a new or used friend?

Please note that I put next week's HW on this page on Weds. so if you are in the TTh class, or running late, you may need to look at last week's--note DATES!

Due Oct. 29-20

1. Please ready your two names; ask your informant candiates about their availability and willingness to discuss life history. Also make sure they don't mind being recorded and can meet at times you are free.

2. Please read two longer oral histories of WWII experiences http://www.tankbooks.com/amile/contents.htm Read the selection called "Mixed Nuts," and be sure to click through as it is more than one page. Then readhttp://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq87-3b.htm.They are
very good and very interesting.

3. From this reading, pick a theme you see occuring in both oral histories. Then pick at least five quotes that relate to your theme from the two readings (use both readings, at least five quotes total and let's use the five internal citation formats again). Put the quotes into some kind of order that makes sense logically, chronologically, or topically. Finally, write what you
need to write to get from one quote to another in illustration of your theme. In other words, do a mini essay with some theme and these quotes to support your theme. if you want to really be impressive, throw in a thesis statement. 

This is practice in ordering information, identifying and documenting themes, and creating connections. I felt these skills were lacking even in some of the strongest Corporation papers I received, so let's practice and improve.

4. Read Chapter 12 in your book for an overview of WWII. Study the vocabulary and the study questions at the end of the chapter for our concept check.








past homework