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



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:

Check out the most current corporate democracy fight regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United, a lobby group in Washington DC that argues that it is a legal person and entitled to make big election campaign donations. Write enough so I see you understand, and then explain why you either support or oppose the ruling. http://www.citizensunitedagainstcitizensunited.org/


Who says college students can't be generous donors?
Respond to the Snapshot's many problems by donating even $5 or $10 to a worthy organization. Check out Room to Read's list of the top 100 international groups at http://www.roomtoread.org/document.doc?id=837, or look for US social justice groups you like at http://www.socialworkdegree.net/social-justice-organizations/

My own personal Top Four:

Oxfam (money to refugees and the truly poor hit by disasters)

Second Harvest Food Bank (local work to end hunger)

Common Cause (against corruption in government)

Kiva (micro-loans YOU make to people who use the money well.)

Like to sing? Learn some sea chanteys and rock out on an actual historical boat: Join us at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for the annual Sea Music Festival, a celebration of maritime heritage through songs, instrumentals and dance, on Saturday, September 13, 9;30am-5:00pm, with the pier reopening at 7;00pm for the 7:30-9;30 festival chantey sing. Performers will be on 2 venues on the pier, and aboard the historic floating ships Balclutha and Eureka :  http://www.nps.gov/safr/planyourvisit/seamusicfestival2014.htm

Visitor Center: 415-447-5000.
Admission to pier, free. Ships admission fees apply for all shipboard performances (Balclutha and Eureka): Adults, $5. Ages 15 and under (accompanied by an adult), free. Free with national park passes and for active military with I.D. No advance tickets. Purchase boarding passes from ticket booth, located halfway along the pier. Avoid the lines at the trcket both and arrive early (pier opens 9;30am, first events are capstan and pumps demonstrations aboard Balclutha, 10;30.
In the evening, join the special festival evening chantey sing aboard the 1890 ferryboat Eureka, 7;30-9;30pm, including a reunion of the park rangers who have hosted the sing since it became a park program in 1981. Reservations only needed for the chantey sing: 415-561-7171 or peter_kasin@nps.gov.


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 Sept. 24-25 US Expansionism and five MLA citations with online source

 1. Your Corporation Paper. Five sources in proper MLA format, and ten quotes,at least one in each format, are due in class on W-Th. If you are not getting the paraphrasing, try watching this or come and see me asap! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSGzuxbdhe Your quotes and Works Cited will show me that you have found adequate sources, understand the five formats and can use them in real life, including using online sources with and without titles, and can do a correct Works Cited list.

2. Learning the research skills. Watch four videos in the Research Without Fears series, numbers 1,2,3 and 4.You may simply watch the first two, but do outlines of numbers three and four. For outline help, check your MLA packet for an outline handout.

#1 Watch only--Why am I Making You do a Research Paper?
video series at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQbu3E083TI

#2 Watch only--Approaching Your Research Paper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGtJnBmRL2c

# 3 Outline-- What is a Scholarly Source? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xgEJm0bdXw

#4 Outline-- Finding Scholarly Sources



3. Read Chapter 10 of your text and study the vocabulary on pp. 109-110; prepare answers to the questions on p.110 but you don't need to turn them in; these will be the basis for the concept check next week, along with what we do and discuss in class .l




past homework