Updated 5/26/2020

     Distance Learning Extra Credit

    Due Date: Friday, 29 May 2020, 3:00 PM (no exceptions)

    Directions: You will be writing a textbook entry for a history textbook published in the year 2035, 15 years from now.  Many of you will be about 30 years old, can you believe that? Your entry will describe the events of the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting our lives. In this entry you will cover the origins of the pandemic, the impact that the pandemic had on society (analysis), AND how the crisis was eventually resolved (prediction). Your submission should contain specific key terms related to the epidemic (see terms listed below).  It may be helpful to research credible stories and discuss ideas and feelings with family members.



    ● Entry length: 2 paragraphs minimum and a minimum of 5 sentences per paragraph

    ○ Paragraph 1: Describes the origins of the pandemic and impact on society. Consider both
    the wider impacts on society (such as widespread changes in behavior and impact on the
    economy) as well as how individuals were impacted on a day-to-day basis.

    ○ Paragraph 2: Describes how the crisis was resolved. This is a predictive paragraph as we
    currently do not know how the crisis will end, but keep in mind this entry will be written as
    if you were writing 15 years in the future.

    ● All key terms listed below must be included in your entry:
    ○ COVID-19
    ○ Coronavirus
    ○ Wuhan, China
    ○ Pandemic
    ○ Shelter in Place
    ○ Social Distancing
    ○ Vaccine

    Please make bold, under-lineor highlight the above terms as they appear in your work.  Of course, correct grammar, spelling, and sentence structure is expected.  

    ● This assignment is due by 29 May 2020, 3:00 PM.
    ● Submission...you will need to email me your final draft.  It can be as an email, in the body, or as an attachment.  

    Monday is a holiday, I will send my next informative email on Tuesday. 

    -Mr. Hollister

    Updated 5/11/2020

    Assignments have been posted to Clever.  Enjoy the Mapping Lab assignment, my dog "Ollie" found a comfortable spot and is ready to start reading, or play ball?

    Mapping Lab

    Updated 5/5/2020

    A picture from C-116 on a Tuesday during distance learning

    C-116 during distance learning

    Updated 4/29/2020

    Zoom Office Hours:  Weekly on Wednesday's 12 PM -1PM.  Zoom details have been provided via email.


    Updated 4/28/2020

    Grades have been updated thru Week 3 of Distance Learning.  Please emial me if you have completed late work and do not see it updated in Aeries.  As a reminder I have to check for late work, it's not like its sitting in a basket and I'm notified, please be proactive and email me once late work is complete.

    Updated 4/20/2020

    Emails have been going out 3 times a week, Monday's Tuesday's and Friday.  If you are not getting emails to both the parents and students, please let me know.

    Updated 4/9/2020

    Hello Students and Parents-

     I worked through the online notebook responses today.  I left comments for those that complete or started their assignments.  You can access those on TCI.  Scores for work that was completed has been posted to Aeries.  No need to worry this assignment isn't due until Monday, 4/13.

    Updated 4/8/2020

    I have added a Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.) page to help assist with general questions.  I will be updating the page often during this distance learning era.

    Updated 4/7/2020

    Click on this link for a webinar style lesson I created, and star in :) for accessing and answering questions on Clever/TCI.



    Updated 4/6/2020

    Please reference the Hollister's Updates (Click Here) for blog type updates.  That tab can be found on this page.  I appreciate your flexibility as we work to make this distance learning process as efficient as possible. 

    Updated 4/3/2020

    Distance Learning Resource Center- Mr. Hollister  

    World Cultures and Geography 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th period & World History w/ Mr. Evans 4th 

    I hope all of you, and your families are managing this eventful era well.  It is likely a time we will talk about for the rest of our lives.  COVID-19 and the political decsions, will be a part of history and likely change our culture once we resolve this current challenge.  As a teacher, I really enjoy watching the progress of students as they continue to function at more developed levels.  It is what I miss THE MOST.  The conversations we have as I get to see them grow as learners is why I come to work, and love it too. 

    While this seems like a time of great dispare I've tried to find positive benefits and cultural changes that many of us may find refreshing...here is my list:

     1)  This is the first "memorable" national challenge for our freshmen and sophmores during their lifetime.  Recent national challenges include 9/11/2001 and the economic downturn of 2008-2010+ (banking crisis).  While there has been an ongoing conflict in the Middle East, the status has changed little in their lifetime.  Hardship and challenges allow for inovation while also creating perspective of what really matters in life...maybe that pending "snapchat" can wait a bit?  Or as those that have me as a teacher know..maybe that text isn't as urgent as it once seemed.  

     2)  The current prolonged distance learning challenge will likely have many students "missing school".  Not cutting class (haha), their friends, the routine, the challenges and maybe even their teachers.  For me I realize that the interactions with students is favorite part of my job...both the good and the ones that require me to improve as a teacher.  We are all always improving. 

     3)  While the "shelter-in-place" order may seem boring and repetative, we can look forward to that moment we can step outside, that feeling of freedom we have all taken for granted at some point.  The chance to go out with friends or share a meal with loved ones may mean more than ever.

    QUESTION:  Students and parents...do you have any postivie benefits from this ordeal?  Please share them with me via email; hollisterj@luhsd.net or Zoom (check back on or after 4/6 for details)


    Thank you,

    Mr. Hollister







     Contact:  hollisterj@luhsd.net or 925-625-5900 x3453