Ok everybody. Here is some information on your final exam. I still have to finish designing them but will give you the basic layout.
Both the Level 2 and Honors classes will have a number of
  • Scantron questions that will be multiple choice, true/false, etc. The approximage number is still to be determined.
  • Reading comprehension sections that may include short readings on topics from WW2, The Cold War, Civil Rights, the 70's, 80's and 90's, etc.
  • Maps on things like WW2, The Cold War (Germany and Berlin, the Korean War, The Vietnam War)
  • Famous People from The Great Depression, WW2, and the Cold War (Yes this includes the Presidents FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan)
  • Terms to identify from the Cold War only (Honors will be identifying terms, Level 2 will be "filling in the blank")
  • Political Cartoons and some Dates
  • One Essay (This will be true for both Level 2 and Honors) See below for your essays.

Topics: (Note- this list does not included everything that we have learned but will give you a good idea of the material covered and what to look for on the finals)
WW2-
NSDAP, Fascists, Rape of Nanking, Ethiopia, Pearl Harbor, Blitzkrieg, US Home front, Rationing, the Draft, Concentration/Death camps, Aircraft Carriers, Doolittle Raid, Bataan Death March, Coral Sea and Midway, SA, SS, Holocaust, Tarawa, Blackouts, D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, "Nuts", Navajo Code Talkers, Executive Order 9066, Victory Gardens, US Air Campaign, Eagle's Nest and the fall of Berlin, V-E Day, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Kamikaze's, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, V-J Day

The Cold War-
Iron Curtain, The Marshall Plan, Berlin Airlift, The GI Bill, Baby Boomers, Levittown, The Truman Doctrine, NATO, Warsaw Pact, The Korean War, General MacArthur, McCarthyism, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Fallout Shelters, CD, The Federal Highway Act, Sputnik, NASA, Werner Von Braun, Joe Kittinger, 50's Pop Culture, Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis,The Berlin Wall, 1960 TV Debates, Assassination of JFK, The Great Society, Self Immolation of Quang Duc, Tonkin Gulf Incident and the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, VC, NVA, ARVN, Tet Offensive, Search and Destroy, Booby Traps, Ho Chi Minh Trail, Vietnamization, POW, MIA,

The 70's, 80's and 90's-
This will be in the various Reading Comprehension sections.


Civil Rights-
Emmett Till, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, The Children's Crusade, Little Rock 9, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Black Power Party


Honors Essay: There will be two primary source documents (from two presidents inaugural speeches)...you will be reading them and writing a compare/contrast essay.

Level 2: Essay....Compare the home front in the US during WW2 with the home front during the Cold War. Use an introduction and conclusion and make sure to include at a minimum, 10 specific facts in your description.
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Level 3: Your final will also cover the Great Depression, WW2 and the Cold War/Civil Rights...including Vietnam and the presidents.
  • There will be a scantron portion, fill in the blanks, terms to identify, political cartoons and propaganda posters, Presidents in order, a reading comprehension and several short answers. There will also be a basic map of East/West Germany and Vietnam.
  • There will be 20 terms from all units to be announced.
  • There will be a brief timeline on Vietnam-
Gulf of Tonkin US Ground Tet Offensive US Pulls Out Communists
Incident Troops Arrive Occurs of Vietnam take over
1964 1965 1968 1973 1975
  • You must know these presidents in order....
(Herbert Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan,George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton)
  • On our review days you will be able to design your own help guide which you can write down important information to help you through the exam process. More information on this to follow.