Sunday, April 23, 2017

Final Exam Study Guide- Test is Monday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.

This guide is posted on the class blog ( in the top right corner “gadget” spot. This online version will have links to the material you need to study for the test.

There will be several elements to this test: terms/definitions, multiple choice, matching, lists, short answer and an essay. There will not be anything on this exam that is not included in this study guide.

20 Point Video Project: This is due at the start of the exam and should be posted on your blog and the class blog. Produce a slideshow "semester in review" piece using the Kizoa or iMovie platforms. Have at least 20 images. Use text information to tell a story and apply music as a background element. An excellent free music site is 

If using Kizoa, embed it into your blog post after appropriate set up writing, links, label words, etc. With iMovie be aware that if your projects exceeds 100 MB, you'll have to upload it to YouTube first, then post to your blog from there. 

80 Point Final Exam Test Material to Study: 

I. Textbooks:     “In the Arms of Angels: Magnolia Cemetery- Charleston’s Treasure of History, Mystery and Artistry” 
  • Chapter 3, “Confederacy Legacy”- read about the six CSA generals at Magnolia Cemetery on pages 98-109- be able to match their names with their significant contributions or distinctions in the war/battles
  • Chapter 4, “The Children of Magnolia Cemetery”- review the array of illnesses and diseases that claimed the lives of infants and children in the 19th century, and be familiar with some of the statistical data given at the beginning of this chapter indicating the high child death rates back then
  •   Chapter 6, “Epic Epitaphs”- know the origin of the word “epitaph” and the most common sources of epitaph wording (bible verses, poetry, songs, etc.)

   “Stories Told in Stone: Cemetery Iconology- A Manual for Genealogy Research”
  • Pages 13-21, “Glossary of Historic Diseases”- know the name and description of the following 20 illnesses and diseases: bad blood, brain fever, Bronze John, cerebritis, cholera, consumption, diphtheria, encephalitis, falling sickness, French pox, Grocer’s itch, infantile paralysis, lung fever, meningitis, myelitis, palsy, paroxysm, scarletina, smallpox, thrombosis. Be able to match the disease with the description from this book.
  • Pages 22-23, “Glossary of Major Epidemics/Pandemics”- be able to recognize the names of the most common epidemics listed and be able to list some of the diseases. South Carolina is on this list. Name the year and disease.  
II. Other Test Material: 
      III. Essay: This may be about what you have learned and may take away (knowledge-wise) from this class. The essay question at the end of the test will deal with this. 

      Extra Credit Note:  Extra credit blog posts will be accepted until Monday, May 8, 5 p.m. You must let me know if you do any extra credit posts, so that I will know to look for them. Also, the blogs with the three most page views will receive extra credit points on the final exam!  

      Thank you for an excellent semester! Keep on bloggin'!