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:

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

Want to know more about what is going on with Syria and Iraq, and connect it to our studies this week? Watch this space for a library resource page, and meanwhile this map set with short explanations gives you a good start--without the history, you can't understand the current situation, so have at it! Then write up your understanding of the situation and how you would approach a solution. 



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. 22-23

1. Turn in TWO names of people who you have contacted and who have agreed that you could interview them for the big oral history research project in the class. They will need to be available in November for 3-5 meetings with you, and be willing to tell their stories to you. Include name and phone number of each, and how you know each. Relatives are great! If you don't know anyone, try neighbors, people at church, friends' grandparents, retired teachers, friends of friends, and the local senior center or veterans hall.

2. Read some very good oral histories done by high school students in Sevier County, Utah. Go to the Sevier County oral history project site:http://newdeal.feri.org/sevier/index.htmRead the following four oral histories: Marvell Hunt, Lynn Waters, Hazel Peterson, Joe Gentry. Note: these are transcripts, and are NOT models for the oral history papers you will be writing, which will resemble essays, but they are interesting and give you a taste of oral history as we start our own work.

3. Read Chapter 12 in your text, study the vocabulary, and study the end of chapter questions for the concept check next week.







past homework