The History test will be on Friday, May 25th. The study guide is below. I also sent home a hard copy of the review.



  • Two sides in World War II:
    • Allied Powers
      • United States
      • Great Brittan
      • France
      • Soviet Union
    • Axis Powers
      • Germany
      • Japan
      • Italy
  • Major leaders during WWII:
    • Adolf Hitler- Germany
    • Joseph Stalin- Soviet Union
    • Winston Churchill- Great Brittan
    • Franklin D. Roosevelt- United States
    • Harry S. Truman- United States
    • Benito Mussolini- Italy
    • Hirohito- Japan
  • Major events during WWII:
    • The war began when the German Troops invaded Poland in 1939
    • Pearl Harbor
      • Pear Harbor happened on December 7, 1941.
      • Japan attacked the United States military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
      • By this time, the Japanese teamed up with Nazi Germany and hoped to destroy the U.S. Navy with this attack.
      • They failed and on the next day The United States entered WW11 by declaring war on Japan.
    • D-Day
      • D-Day is the name given to June 6, 1944.
      • The Allies landed on the beaches in Normandy, France.
      • This marked the beginning of Operation Overlord. This was the plan to fight German forces in Europe.
        • It started in France.
    • VE Day
      • Germany surrendered on May 8, 1945.
      • This became known as VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day.
      • This only marked the end of the European side of the war.
      • The war would not be done for good until Japan surrendered in August, 1945.


  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    • On August 6, 1945, The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
    • On August 9, the U.S. dropped another bomb on the city of Nagasaki.
    • President Harry S. Truman decided to use the bombs in order to force Japan to surrender.
    • Truman wanted Japan to surrender because if they did not, the American troops would have to invade and that would cost American soldiers their lives.
    • The Japanese surrendered a few days after the bombs were dropped.
  • VJ Day
    • The Japanese surrendered on August 15, 1945.
    • This day became known as VJ Day or Victory in Japan Day.
  • The Holocaust
    • Beginning in the 1930’s, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis tried to get rid of all the Jewish people in Europe.
    • Hitler did not like Jewish people so he made policies that  the Jewish people had to follow.
    • These policies include:
      • Forcing them to live in concentration camps where many of them worked to death or were killed.
    • As a result of the Hitler and the Nazi party, over 6 million Jewish people died. This event is known as the Holocaust.
  • WWII and the United States
    • World War 11 had a big impact on the United States!
    • Women finally began working.
    • The first African Americans became pilots.
    • The United Nations was created.
    • These are just a few examples of how the war impacted both the United States and the world.
  • Rationing
    • Going to war requires a country to use many of its resources. For example, money, food, medical supplies, and even people.
    • When a good becomes scarce, such as food, a country will control how much of the good a person can get.
  • Tuskegee Airmen
    • A group of famous African American pilots who flew many missions during the war.
    • They were the first group of African Americans to ever become pilots in the United States.
    • They earned much recognition for their skills.
  • Rosie the Riveter
    • The picture was meant to encourage women to enter the workforce while the men were fighting in the war.
    • It was also a symbol of the millions of women who worked in heavy industry during this time.
    • Women were needed in heavy industry because production in factories needed to increase.
    • Factories also had to change from making consumer goods to making military goods.
  • Internment of Japanese Americans
    • After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, many Americans feared that Japan might launch another attack on the West Coast of the United States.
    • As a result, the United Stated Government placed many Japanese Americans into camps until the war was over.
    • This is usually called Japanese American internment.
    • The camps were “War Relocation Camps”.
    • Over 120,000 Japanese Americans were placed in camps.
  • The United Nations
    • Formed in 1945
    • It was formed as a response to World War 2.
    • The countries of the world believed that international problems needed to be solved without going to war.
    • The United States led the way in the creation of the UN and members committed themselves to settling problems between countries in a peaceful way.



ANNABEL GROUP:  Your exam will include:
Reducing Fractions
Converting Mi xed Numbers to Improper Fractions
Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Writing an Algebraic Expression, Given the Statement
Solving One Step Equations

CAGNEY AND GEULIETTE GROUPS:  Your exam will include:
Percent Conversions, to Decimals, and to Fractions AND Vice Versa
One Step Equations
Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Evaluating Algebraic Expressions

ROMEO GROUP:  Your exam will include:
Naming Polynomials
Factoring Quadratic Trinomials
Solving a Variety of Different Types of Equations
Set Closure Axioms
The Quadratic Formula
Graphing Lines on a Coordinate Plane
Writing Linear Equations Given Different Scenarios

LACEY GROUP: Your exam will include:
A variety of Constructions Involving Triangles
A Variety of Constructions Involving Circles
A Variety of Constructions Involving the Quadrilateral Hierarchy
Similar Triangles, ( Using Proportions to for Missing Measurements)
Special Right Triangles
Pythagorean Theorem
Arc and Angle Measures within Circles

COOKIE GROUP:  Your exam will include:
LOTS of SAT and ACT practice problems!!  Your Final Exam, is an actual SAT practice test!
Mark your calendar, as BPS will offer the SAT, on campus, Wednesday, October 10, 2018!!