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



skills portfolio

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.

Figure your carbon footprint, and write a short paragraph about what, if anything, you want to do about it--and why. I will accept this until the final exam is over. Start here: https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/consider-your-impact/carbon-calculator/

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.

Finals week office hours in SS 206: Tuesday Dec. 11, 3-3:30

Weds. Dec. 12, 12:30-1:15


Week of December 3

1. The main goal this week is to get a solid rough draft and come get help on it. Sign up and come more than once:

Sign up for Rough Draft Clinic:

Tuesday, Dec. 4 12:30-1:30

Weds. and Thursday Dec. 5 & 6, regular office hours

2. Do the last video, or any you have not done to date, to turn in Dec. 5-6. After that, it makes no sense to accept them as we will be done with our papers so they can't help any later than this week!

3. If you have a little time, get ahead on Powerdown so you don't have to read it all in one week. Please read: Chapter 1, "The End of Cheap Energy." Then read enough of Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 to understand the four strategies. Finally, I will ask that you read Chapter 6 thoroughly, and your last homework this semester is due sometime/anytime before the final exam begins--it involves answering these questions: Why does our society need to make changes in energy consumption? What are current (not in the book) examples of people pursuing each of the four strategies described? How would each look if you pursued it? And why would elites, movements, and just folks described in Chapter 6 each choose the strategy Heinberg ascribes to each?

4. Study sheet for final exam now available, with final exam times, my office hours, and other key information.

5. If you want a study break, see the carbon footprint extra credit option at left. It's well worth doing!


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