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US History & English+

Welcome to my class! Scroll down and click below to see the homework for your class. If you have any questions about the homework, please email me, and I will do my very best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note: the most current updates to the homework are always written on the homework whiteboard in the classroom and can also be found on Google Classroom. If the information on this website differs from what is on the the whiteboard, the whiteboard is the correct information.
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Important Chapter 1 Retake Information

1. Chapter 1 retakes must be completed in TNT either Tuesday 9/26/17 at lunch or Wednesday 9/27/17 after school. 
2. In order to be eligible for the retake, students must complete the Chapter Retake Form (must request directly from teacher) and have completed all of the required steps including:
     - Attach updated study guide
     - Attend the review session on 9/25/17 in G2 after school from 3:05-3:30
     - Have a parent/guardian signature turned into Mrs. Appleton by the morning of 9/25/17
3.  Please email Mrs. Appleton with any questions or concerns regarding this process.

Tips for Conducting a Great Interview

Tips for your interview:


  • Be courteous to your subject.
  • Always take time to ask for an explanation about things you don't understand.
  • Don’t be afraid of uncomfortable silences and pauses.
  • Let the interview take its natural course.
  • Look the person in the eye when asking questions.
  • Always listen carefully to the answers. *Each answer could lead to more questions or include an answer to a question you haven’t asked yet. Don't ask a question that has already been answered. Your subject will know you weren't listening and be insulted.
  • Don't read through your questions one right after another like you can't wait to be finished. Conduct your interview like a conversation. One question should lead naturally into another. If you are LISTENING to the answers this will come naturally.
  • Ask about any object that interests you. You’ll find some good stories.
  • Don't try to write every word said. It will slow down the interview. Just take down the highlights.
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