Mr. Hatch's Classroom


     Quarantine Message #4 from Mr. Hatch: Hello, again! May your week begin brightly! We have four day's worth of bellringers for you to enjoy (none for Good Friday). Please make sure to check the district website for the new packets in those classes that need them! There was a packet distribution this past Friday. If you have new work, please make sure you get to work! :-) Here are some specific messages for each class.

    APWH-M: Your Unit 6 review packet is online and ready for you to peruse. Remember to check the AP site for information on the upcoming abbreviated APWH-M test!

    World History: Keep working on that monster packet you've already got; no new work this time. Enjoy!

    U.S. History: There is a new review packet for you to work on. Have fun, and good luck!


    Quarantine Message #3 from Mr. Hatch: Hello, everyone! I hope you're doing well today. There's a whole week's worth of new bellringers in the calendar for you to peruse, and new material is being composed for some classes this week. Here are some specific messages for each class.

      APWH-M: Ms. McPhail is putting the finishing touches on the packet for Unit 6. This is a self-directed teaching module, so you must pace yourself so as to get it done promptly. Remember, an abbreviated AP Exam is still available for you! Make sure you go to the AP Central website and check out all the options and amazing freebies that they've made available to you due to the Covid-19 crisis. Luck be with you!

      World History: Hi, guys and gals! That huge packet you received is all you're going to need for now. We (Coach Scoggins and I) put in a full ten school days' worth of review material, so no new packet is forthcoming this time. Keep doing what you're doing! Email me if you have any questions. 

      U.S. History: Let's celebrate first: no state USH test this year! Hurrah! Nice. So, Ms. McPhail is the key instructor putting together another review packet for you, and it should be available soon. Keep working, stay safe, and good luck! Email me with questions if you have them. 


    Special Message for AP World History-Modern students, 3-27-20: Ms. McPhail has composed a message (and I concur) for all the APWH-M students. It is as follows: "Recently AP College Board announced information about the AP Exam & Testing. Parents with students testing received an email regarding this update from College Board earlier this week. We learned that the AP Modern World History test will include writing skills and content up to Unit 6. Unit 6 is the only content that AP Modern World History students have not yet learned. We would like to provide students an opportunity to prepare for their AP Exam. Therefore, the upcoming distant learning packet will include Unit 6 content." I have already seen the draft of the Unit 6 packet, and it is concise and focused, and will help you with your at-home preparations. Please email me with questions; in preparation for the event of us moving to an on-line platform such as Zoom, send me an email (and if your email doesn't have your name in it, please include your name in the message) so I can start making a class email list. Thank you, and stay safe! 


    Quaratine Message #2 from Mr. Hatch: Hello again! Welcome to week #2 of the quarantine. I have posted fresh bellringers for this week below in the calendar. Make sure you take a look at them!

    I have a special message for my AP students: The missing page from the AP review packet (part of the DBQ) can be viewed at our class CANVAS page. I have posted the entirety of the DBQ there, under Files. Make sure you go take a good look. Also, please go to the AP Central page and read the news about the AP Exam. They are going to offer an abbreviated test, covering material up to the end of Unit 5 which, luckily, is where we were before Spring Break. Everyone who signed up for the test still has a great chance to earn college credit. I'm thrilled!

    To my students in U.S. History, breathe a deep sigh of relief! It looks like they're going to waive state testing this year. Hurrah! Now, if they could only get rid of it for good. 

    To my World History students: make sure you work on your packet! It's all review, so you should be familiar with the material. We'll let you know when we move on to new material.

    Everyone, keep doing what you're doing to help the community during these strange times. Remember to help those who can't help themselves, and to stay cool. I hope to see you all soon!


    Quarantine Message #1 from Mr. Hatch: Hello, everyone! I hope this message finds you well. So, we're not having regular school; what do we do now? If you're in my APWH-M, World History, or U.S. History, you're in luck! There are review packets for you, online, at the district webpage (hard copies will be made available at PHS on Monday, March 23rd--please see the district website for more information). Please access those and work on the review material at your own pace. Please don't hesitate to use the school email to ask me questions about what you're doing, or what you can do on your own to cover the material for our courses. This is weird to all of us, but we're going to get through it just fine. Remember, since you've got review (not new) material, it's OK to ask questions of and help out your classmates (remotely, of course!). 

    One thing I thought might make people feel a little better about this current situation was to offer a small bit of normalcy. On my calendar here on the teacher website, I'm going to (retroactively) post the daily bellringers, including the daily holiday, for this week and the weeks to come. I've even added hot links so you can understand what each items means. You don't have to copy any of it, but I'd like you to at least look at them, click the links, and think about them. It's a tiny island of normalcy in this strange new sea we're sailing on. Again, if you have any questions, please email me at: Have a wonderful day, and remember to help your neighbors during the quarantine, especially the elderly and handicapped! 




    Older messages and statements:

    "Upon this first, and in one sense this sole, rule of reason, that in order to learn you must desire to learn, and in so desiring not be satisfied with what you already incline to think, there follows one corollary which itself deserves to be inscribed upon ever wall of the city of philosophy: Do not block the way of inquiry." --Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914)

    Mr. Tobias L. Hatch teaches Advanced Placement World History (Modern), World History, and U.S. History. Please check the Calendar function frequently for updates concerning assessments and project due dates. 

    Advanced Placement World History--Modern (3A & 8B). Remember that you must visit the following website ( and bookmark it on whatever electronic device(s) you use for homework. This site has all of the chapter outlines for the Streyer text. Please download, print, and use them as study guides/reading note guides. Also, a further supplement can be found on YouTube under the channel of APop World History. This channel has an instructor presenting the same chapter outlines, with audio commentary. I (and Ms. McPhail) highly suggest you start watching each chapter's video.

    Continue with your Cornell notetaking of all assigned readings, lectures, presentations, et cetera. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask them. Thank you.