Academics

Mr. William Ficker

Department: Social Studies

Social Studies Teacher Econ R &H, PIG R & H, Criminal Justice, Global 10, AP Psych

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Graphic Organizer
6/6

Please complete the next 2 pages in your graphic organizers over the weekend (Culture and Intellectual Life and Belief Systems). I will check to see it is complete on Monday

Review for the rest of the year
5/19

We will spend the rest of the year reviewing. Expect a combination of quizzes and writing assignments with the review to better prepare you for the Regents exam.

CH 31 and 32
5/12

We will finish CH 31 and 32 this week.  Use your Powerpoints that you created to study and come up with questions for review.  Test for CH 31 and 32 will be Friday.  Review starts Monday for the Regents

CH 30
5/1

Test will be tomorrow (Friday).  40 multiple choice questions.  If you were out this week, use the notes below to get what you missed and use the study guide to help out. I had to remove most of the images and maps in order to upload the file. 

CH_30.online.ppt

CH 30-32
4/28

We will finish all the material in the next few weeks.  Be prepared for a test the end of this week on CH 30.  I will be using the powerpoints and prezis that you made to create the CH 31 notes.

We will start review for the Regents after CH 32.

CH 30
4/8

Test for CH 30 will be before break (probably Friday). Papers are due on Friday to Turnitin.com as well.  I also have an assignment that you will need to complete over break for the next CH.

CH 29 Test
3/28

We will review on Monday for the CH 29 Test on Tuesday

CH 29 - Latin America
3/25

HW packets will be given out today for this unit. They will be due on Friday.  It is a pretty short unit so expect to have the test either Friday or Monday, with a day to review in class.

Please keep working on those research papers!

Cold War Notes
3/6

Below you can find the notes for the Unit if you missed anything this week.  I will also post the review sheet for Friday’s Test

CH_27_-_Cold_War.ppt
Review_CH_27.doc

DBQ
3/3

Please complete the DBQ packet with the essay tonight for HW.  You may write your essay on the back of the packet

DBQ
3/3

Please complete the DBQ packet with the essay tonight for HW.  You may write your essay on the back of the packet

CH 26 Test
2/24

We will finish CH 26 on Tuesday and have some time to review. Be prepared for the WW2 test on Wednesday please

CH 26 Test
2/24

We will finish CH 26 on Tuesday and have some time to review. Be prepared for the WW2 test on Wednesday please

CH 26 Notes
2/20

Here are the notes for the CH. The file was too large, so I had to remove most of the images.  All the information is there, but most of the images and maps are not


CH_26_-_WWII.online.ppt

CH 26 Test
2/21

Some of you requested the notes for this chapter, you can find them below.  Also, I posted a copy of the research paper assignment.  We should be able to finish the notes on Monday and test on Tuesday next week.

Global_II_._Research_Paper_Assignment.doc

CH 26 Packet
2/12

Please complete the HW packet for CH 26 by Wednesday next week

Research Paper
2/11

You should begin to think about the topic you want to research for your paper. The topic is due when we return from break.  Be sure to stay on task with this assignment. Working with your English teachers should ensure that you do.  Please come see me with any questions

Night
2/2

Please do not forget to complete your packet for Night, it is due on Friday - 2/7

Test Monday
1/10

Your Ch 24 Test will be on Monday.  If you have been absent, or missed school because your district was closed, I have attached a copy of all of the notes below. There is also a review sheet attached - so be ready!

CH_24_-_Between_the_Wars.ppt

Review_CH_24.doc

World War 1
12/3

We will cover CH 23 this week, including the events that led to and major impacts of World War 1.  Be ready for a test next week on the material from class and your homework

Ch 21.1 and 22
11/18

This week we will revisit CH 21.1 - South East Asia and move onto CH 22 China and Japan.  Homework packets will be due next Tuesday and the test will be the same day.  Use your packets to study!

CH 19+20
10/21

We will break these two chapters up and combine themes - Political and Technology + Culture.  You will have a Quiz at the end of each half of the Chapters.  Homework packets are due Tuesday, remember NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!!!  First quiz is on Wednesday.  You will receive another HW packet for the next section as well, due early next week.

Test
10/9

Use the study guide given out in class today to prepare yourself for the test Thursday

HW Packets
10/1

HW packets that were distributed this week will be due next Monday (10/7).  Please prepare yourself for a quiz this Friday on material we have covered so far in class.

Quiz Monday
9/20

Expect a short quiz on CH 17.1 and 17.2 on Monday

HW packets due Tuesday

Map Quiz
9/18

We will revisit the map quiz that you took Wednesday as we move forward through the year.  Be prepared for a more general map quiz, including the continents and oceans this week.  Don’t forget to get started on the HW packets.  They will be collected on Tuesday at the start of class, and NOT AFTER!

Homework Packet CH 17
9/16

Homework packet for CH 17 will be collected on Tuesday (9/24).  Remember, NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED, so be sure to complete the assignment on time.

Map Quiz
9/13

There will be a map quiz next week.  The quiz will cover the 45 countries you labeled in class on Friday, there will not be any surprise countries on the quiz.  Be sure to study your maps that you took home Friday, use your book to find any countries you may have missed.

Monday - HW packets will be distributed for the first chapter - (CH 17 - The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment)

PIG R-Mr. Ficker

PIG H-Mr. Ficker

CH 11
5/5

We will only have time to complete 2 more chapters before your finals begin.  Below are the notes for CH 11,  if you are out because of an AP exam - you are still responsible for the work you miss

CH_11_–_The_President.ppt

CH 8-10
4/28

I would like to finish and test on CH 8-10 early next week.  I know that APs will be an issue for some of you, but be sure to get all the material as you will be responsible for it.  Continue to prepare for your debates against Mr Purcell’s class.  Debates begin on 5/19

CH 8-10
4/8

Your next test will be on CH 8-10.  Below you will find the notes for CH 8 and 10

CH_8_-_Congress_and_CH10_Taxes.ppt

Test Monday
4/3

CH 5-7 test will be on Monday.  You may use a review sheet that is hand written - not typed.  I have attached the review sheet

TEST2Review.doc

CH notes
3/19

Below are the notes for the next test.  If you have missed any days, you should get whatever you missed and prepared for the next test - CH 5, 6, and 7

PCH5.ppt
CH_6_+_7.ppt

CH 5 Notes
3/11

Ch 5 Notes below,

Next test CH 5-7 - Current Events on Friday

PCH5.ppt

CH 5 Notes
3/11

Ch 5 Notes below,

Next test CH 5-7 - Current Events on Friday

PCH5.ppt

Test
3/5

Below are the rest of the notes for the material that will be on your first test. The notes are a combination of chapters

THE_CONSTITUTION.ppt

CH 2
2/24

Moving on with CH 2 this week.  Your first test will be on CH 1,2,3 - Don’t forget Current Events on Friday

CH 1
2/12

Some of you were out and requested the notes that you had missed.  Below you can find the notes for the entire first chapter

P1.ppt

Syllabus
2/4

Please return a signed copy of the syllabus to me by Friday this week.  Also, your first Current Event assignment will be due on Friday

AP Psych- Mr. Ficker

Extra Credit
5/12

We will finish off the year watching a couple of movies. If you would like, you may write a one page summary of the film, or something specific from the film that relates back to AP Psych.  I will collect these after each movie. 

Please begin working on your Final Projects - papers are due on 5/29

Psych Videos
4/30

Below is a link that has some pretty good review videos.  They are concise and have a few quizzes for you to check understanding with as well.  Keep preparing

http://education-portal.com/academy/course/ap-psychology.html?hq_e=el&hq_m=1576290&hq_l=2&hq_v=2b27a0c15b

Review and Final
4/28

Be sure to grab some review materials that I have for you.  It would also be a good idea (if you haven’t done so already) to get a review book for the AP - I have heard many good things about crash course, but anything is better than nothing!

I will give out the Final project assignment as well on Monday. This paper will be due on Thursday 5/29. 

Be ready for the AP on Monday (5/5) in the Small Gym.

Unit 14
4/4

Here are the notes for the last unit - Social Psych

Be sure to pick up some review materials for break!!!

Unit_14.ppt

CH 13 notes
3/24

Notes and review sheet are below. Test will be this week. Wednesday or Thursday

Unit_13.ppt

UNIT_13_REVIEW.doc

Review Sheet
3/19

Here is a copy of the Review Sheet for Thursday’s test.  I will also give you four possible essay choices

UNIT_12_REVIEW.doc

Unit_12_Essays.docx

3/11
Unit 12

Please complete the vocab for Unit 12 by Friday. The notes for the Unit are below

Unit_12.ppt

Test Unit 11
3/7

The Unit 11 Test will be on Tuesday - 3/11.  I will give you a hard copy of the review sheet on Monday, but if you want to get started this weekend, you can find a copy below.  It was a short unit, so be sure to familiarize yourself with the material as best you can.

UNIT_11_review.doc

Unit 10
3/3

Below are the notes for Unit 11. Please have the vocab completed by Thursday

Unit_11.ppt

Unit 10 Review
2/26

Here is the review sheet for Unit 10.  I will have hard copies on Friday, but if you want to get started on your own, you can print one out

UNIT_10_REVIEW.doc

Unit 10
2/25

Unit_10.ppt

Unit 10
2/24

Please complete the vocab for Unit 10 by the end of the week, I will ask for columns periodically or you may submit all of it by Friday.  If possible, we should try to finish this unit this week.  Test corrections will be due Thursday for Unit 9

Vocab and Test Unit 9
2/12

Please complete the vocab for Unit 9 by Tuesday. Also, plan on having the Unit 9 Test on Thursday - 2/20

Below is a review sheet so you can get started

Unit_9_Review.doc

Unit 9
2/4

Please complete the first column of vocab for Unit 9 by Friday in addition to test corrections for Unit 9.

Below are the notes for Unit 9.

Unit_9.ppt

Review CH 8
1/21

Plan on taking the CH 8A and 8B test on Friday this week. Below is a review sheet that you can start focusing your studies with.

Unit_8_Motivation__Emotion.doc

Review CH 8
1/21

Plan on taking the CH 8A and 8B test on Friday this week. Below is a review sheet that you can start focusing your studies with.

Unit_8_Motivation__Emotion.doc

Unit 8A and 8B
1/13

Some of you have asked for the Unit - so here you go.  I would like to finish this Unit, both 8A and 8B before midterm break.

Unit_8A_Motivation_and_Emotion.ppt

Unit 7B and Midterm
12/13

Here is a copy of the notes for 7B. You may be responsible for some of the material on your own this time.  Expect the test Thursday next week, so you can start the midterm Friday. Test will be the same format as 7A, so add the two scores together for your Unit 7 Test score.


Unit_7B_Congnition.ppt

Unit 7A
12/5

Here are all the notes for Unit 7A.  The test will be next week, 25 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer

Memory.ppt

Memory
12/3

This week- complete the vocab for Unit 7A for Friday.  Test corrections are due Thursday.  We will need to finish Unit 7B before break!

Unit 4
10/21

We might be able to finish Unit 4 this week.  I will schedule a day for review before the test, and I have an extra credit assignment that you may to complete over the weekend about monocular depth cues

Review Questions
10/3

The following website may be helpful in your studies for review

http://www.appsychology.com/HowPass/MC%20quizes/MCquizeshome.htm

Vocab 3A
9/24

Please finish the vocab for 3a by Thursday

Psych Videos
9/18

I posted a link above to a website that has some pretty good supplemental videos that go along with the material that we will be discussing in class this year. Each Unit is broken down and you can skip around the video to different sections.  You can also take quizzes based on the videos and transcripts. 

Also, please finish up the vocab for Unit 2 by Friday

CH 2 - Experimental Psychology
9/16

We will continue with CH 2 this week.  Be prepared for a quiz on CH 2 sometime during this week (you may know when to expect it, you may not).  Please complete the first half of the vocab for CH 2 for Wednesday (hindsight bias - experiment).  The rest of the vocab will be due next week

CH 1 Vocab
9/13

Please complete the vocab for CH 1 by Monday.  You may choose to type it or write it out.  We should be able to finish CH 1 and CH 2 by next week.

CH 1 Vocab
9/13

Please complete the vocab for CH 1 by Monday.  You may choose to type it or write it out.  We should be able to finish CH 1 and CH 2 by next week.

Economics H - Mr. Ficker

End of the year
5/12

The rest of the year will play out like this, CH 9 and 10 Test on Friday.  Extra Credit Current Event on Friday as well for anyone interested.  Consumer Report projects are due on Monday (5/19), presentations will start Tuesday.  Anyone who wishes to verify that the project is complete and compatible with my computer should do so on Monday.  We will finish the year (Wed, Thurs, Fri) watching a film that you vote on.  You may write a one page summary of the film and its relationship to Economics for an extra credit assignment

CH 9
5/5

We will only have time for 2 more chapters before the end of the semester.  I would like to go to the library or computer lab on Wednesday if possible.

E9.1.ppt

CH 7+8 Test
4/29

We are going to squeeze a test in before Prom on Thursday.  Only CH 7 and 8 will be covered.  Below you can find the notes for CH 8

E8

CH 7-8
4/28

Your next test will be THIS THURSDAY!  We will finish CH 8 this week, review and test before Friday.  The sign up sheet is still available for those of you writing a paper for the final. 

Please remember that papers are due on 5/19. Group projects are expected to be presented on the day you chose in class today.  Everything will be collected after you present.

CH 7
4/8

Your next test will either be on CH 7+8 or 7+8+9 based on what we are able to finish.  I have attached a copy of the notes for CH 7 below

E7

TEST
3/24

Test 2 will be on Wednesday - 3/26.  If you have been out all the notes are online and so is a copy of the review sheet. Please contact me with questions

ReviewTest2.doc

E5.ppt

E6.ppt

CH 4 Notes
3/11

Quiz tomorrow on Demand - you can find the notes below if you missed anything

Dont forget current events on Friday

E4

CH 1-3 Test
3/3

You should prepare for your first Economics test this week, test will be Friday.  If you are interested in doing an extra credit Current Event, you may for Friday and Friday only. I will not accept late extra credit assignments.

Some of you expressed concern about missing some notes this week for various reasons. You can find a copy of them below. If you are going to print them out, I would suggest going through and deleting the images that are blocking the text.

E3.ppt

CH 2
2/24

Moving on with CH 2 this week.  Your first test will be on CH 1,2,3 - Don’t forget Current Events on Friday

CH 1
2/13

Some of you were out and requested the notes that you had missed from CH 1.  Below are all of the notes, including the rest of the chapter.  There are a number of images in the notes, so if you want to print them out, I would recommend deleting the images so you can see the text.

E1.1-1.3.ppt

Syllabus
2/4

Please return a signed copy of the syllabus to me by Friday this week.  Also, your first Current Event assignment will be due on Friday

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Email address

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