School Announcement: College Workshop on October 13th!

Passing on some very useful school information:

On Tuesday, October 13th there will be a presentation and discussion for students and parents titled, “I Want to Go to College, Now What?” hosted by the counseling department.  The presentation will be held in the North Cobb High School theater at 7:00 PM.  Learn how to plan your path to college at this informational session presented by college admissions officers!

Topics for discussion will be:

  • understanding your GPA
  • designing your high school plan to maximize your options
  • step by step instructions on conducting a college search
  • how college admissions counselors view your application

There will be interactive activities and opportunities for Q&A!

This session is targeted to freshmen and sophomore students and their parents, but all are welcome.

(If you are looking for the homework assignment for October 9th, please look at the entry just below this one. 🙂 )

Homework: Final Paper Topic Selection!

As we discussed in class today, we’re going to begin working on a final research project which will require you to do a significant about of work with primary sources in order to get a better feel for the historical position of someone involved in a significant event or moment of human history.  You received the handout describing the process we’ll be going through for the rest of the semester, and you should read it carefully.  If you’ve misplaced yours, you can download a new copy here (Final Research Project: Topics and Instructions).  You can also find a full description of the project on the Talking About History: Final Research Project page on this website.

(In order to get to the Talking About History page, look at the drop-down menu at the top of this page.  Hover over “AP World History WebQuests and Projects” and you’ll see the page and all of it’s related materials at the bottom of the drop-down menu.  It wouldn’t be a bad idea to peruse all of the pages associated with the assignment in order to get a feel for how this project will progress.)

For homework this weekend you will choose topics you would be interested in selecting for your research project.  I suggest you review the available topics on the instruction sheet and do some quick Googling to see what your options and preferences might be.  You will make your selections via a Google form which you can access on the Topic Selection page.

The Topic Selection form will go live at 12:00 PM EST (noon) on Saturday, October 10th.  You MUST have completed your selections by 8:00 AM EST on Monday, October 8th.

Remember, topics will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.  I want you all doing unique projects, so if you really have your heart set on a particular topic, make sure you fill out the form early!  If you fail to complete the form, I will assign you whatever topics are left.