Please get in the habit of checking your email daily. I’ll be providing feedback on your work that way, and it’s important to read that in order to continue to improve your work.


  • Notebooks are very important to your overall grade, so they must be done thoroughly.
  • You can turn in work late, it just won’t be reflected in the gradebook right away.

This Week’s Plan

The priorities for the week are explained below. Please remember that watching the videos BEFORE jumping in is critical, please do so in order to get clear about what is expected.

Complete Lesson 1.3 – Claim Testing:

Specific Instructions:

Below I’ve listed all the activities in this lesson, and clearly shown which ones are required…(red is not required, green is required)

  • ACTIVITY: Claim Testing Snap Judgment – NOT required
  • ACTIVITY: Vocabulary – NOT required
    • However, I do suggest you include SOME vocab in your notes because some of your assessments may require you to understand those words. 
  • READ: Approaches to Knowledge – REQUIRED
  • VIDEO: How Do We Decide What To Believe? – REQUIRED
  • READ: The Claim Testers, Episode 1 – REQUIRED
  • ACTIVITY: Analyzing Investigation Writing – NOT required
  • ACTIVITY: Investigation 1 – REQUIRED
    • This is super important and will be useful in completing your assessment for Unit 1 (coming soon)

Video Links:

Please click on the below link(s) – videos provide clear instructions for the things you’re required to complete this week. Please remember that you can change the speed of these videos if you’d like to go faster/slower. You can also re-watch videos as many times as necessary.

Lesson 1.3 Instructions – Vid 1

Lesson 1.3 Instructions – Vid 2


If you have questions at any time, please start with re-watching the instructions video(s), linked to above, or reviewing other videos in my Big History Playlist. Instructions and tutorials are added regularly. If that isn’t enough, ask your peers – they’re incredibly capable young men and women and they likely have the answers you need. If you still hit a dead end, please email me, or come see me. During class I may not be available to answer many questions, but you can always make an appointment with me before or after school, or during lunch.

Quote of the Week

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir

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