Exam 1
Attach:Sp17Exam1GraderSheet.pdf

Section 460

  • Highest Grade: 99
  • Class Average: 82.82

Section 461

  • Highest Grade: 98
  • Class Average: 77.5

Section 453

  • Highest Grade: 88
  • Class Average: 74.08

Section 452

  • Highest Grade: 92
  • Class Average: 72.75

Common Mistakes:

  • IDs
    • No date or time period mentioned
    • Historical significance was present but weak
    • Lack of detail
    • Confused details
      • Examples: Wrong years, 1982 instead of 1882; Confused Homestead Act and Dawes Act
    • Sharecropping was painted in a positive light rather than another form of oppression.
    • Forgetting that homesteaders had to pay a small fee for the land; they did not receive the land for free.
    • Not including the land aspects of the Dawes Act
  • Essay
    • Not indicating one section of the U.S. that had the most impact
    • Not writing about 3 sections of the country
    • Discussion of the North should have focused on racial tension surrounding European immigrants and how they were willing to work for small wages; also, how their inability to communicate with each other was exploited to keep them from uprising together due to poor working conditions/wages. Instead, people were focusing on the Civil War or how the North fought for African American freedom.
    • Discussion of the South was primarily focused on reconstruction rather than the ongoing oppression and injustice, black codes, Jim Crow, etc.

Exam 2
Attach:Sp17Exam2GraderSheet2.pdf

Section 460

  • Highest Grade: 98
  • Class Average: 81.04

Section 461

  • Highest Grade: 98
  • Class Average: 78.27

Section 453

  • Highest Grade: 95
  • Class Average: 78.1

Section 452

  • Highest Grade: 98
  • Class Average: 75.3
  • IDs
    • No date or time period mentioned
    • Historical significance was present but weak
    • Progressivism - Talked about the progressives and not the ideology of progressivism
      • FDR is not considered a progressive.
    • Lend-Lease Act - Discussed it as an aspect of WWI rather than WWII
      • $7 billion was authorized by Congress for this program
    • Great Migration - Confused westward expansion due to the Homestead Act, the influx of European immigrants, and the movement of African Americans
  • Essay
    • CONFUSED THEODORE ROOSEVELT AND FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT!!!
      • FDR became president in 1932. There is no way he could have passed the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906 or helped resolve the Coal Strike in 1902.
    • Did not cover all aspects of FDR's terms: short term effects, long term effects, and new world order (global)
    • Many students wrote approximately only 1 paragraph.
      • Lack of studying?
      • Time ran out?