Lets talk about the review first.
Students: you have a major test coming up. Really, you'll have 3 major tests before the end of the year - Wed. is the first one, then the ISTEP, then a summative test at the end of the year.
You should take 10 or so minutes every night and review the material I gave you. The charts and graphs from earlier in the year might also be helpful.
IF YOU WEREN'T IN SCHOOL AND YOU NEED A REVIEW GUIDE, YOU MAY DOWNLOAD IT HERE. It's under "social studies documents."
We finished talking about WWI today. I think the students completely understand the arm-wrestling analogy from yesterday. We also watched the WWI crash course video. I'm posting it below if you feel like watching it. A word of warning: I edited a couple parts out when I showed the class. They weren't that bad, but edging closer to the line. If you want to watch it on your own time, that's your business.
At lunch yesterday I had the thought: what if people had toe-teeth. I mentioned this while passing out papers. Weird, I know. And it has nothing to do with social studies, but here you go:
Students: if you want extra credit, study the review guide with an adult for at least 10 minutes. When you're done, find a scrap of paper and write down 5 things you studied, and have the adult sign the paper. Turn it in tomorrow. Make sure your name is on it.