My name is Mr. Ford, and this is my 17th year at Corsicana High School and my 11th year with Navarro College. American History is my passion, and I hope that it shows in class this year.
My alma maters include Navarro College (AS), Baylor University (BS), and Sam Houston State University (MA).
If you want to talk history, let's talk!
As a native of Navarro County, I believe that education is the key to a successful community and economy, and knowledge of where we as a society have come from and what we have been through is vital. The mistakes of the past do not have to be made again, if you know what those mistakes were! That's what learning history is all about.
My Contact Information:
Mr. Bradley C. Ford, MA History
CHS email: email@example.com
Navarro College email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Phone: (903)874-8211
My daily schedule is as follows:
7:45 - 8:15 - Tutorials and office hours (Note: I have duty at the end of downstairs E, F, and G halls every other week. You can still find me there for help and questions).
1st period - APUSH
2nd period - APUSH
3rd period - APUSH
4th period - HIS 1301/1302
5th period - APUSH (B lunch, except on Test days - then A-Lunch)
6th period - Dual Credit US History
7th period - Dual Credit US History
8th period -Conference/Office Hourse
After School Tutorials and office hours until 4:25 most days.
It will be a great year! Some helpful Links will be posted below.
Crash Course History with John Green (Click Below) - Note: US History starts with Ep. 24; DC and AP starts with Ep. 1
Tom Richey - topic specific AP history lectures and explanations. Click here
Hip Hughes History - Brief explanations on topics of US History and Government by Keith Hughes, preparing students for the New York Regents exam, which is similar to our STAAR test. Mini-Lectures usually less than 10 minutes. (Click Below)
A study set of study guides (sorry, you can't print them) that might be helpful for those who are struggling with the information we are covering in class or if you are absent during classroom discussions.
For APUSH, here are short lectures that corresponds to the new US History alignment, and goes along directly with our textbook. Check out lessons from each individual chapter as well as from the various period allotments from the APUSH framework. Produced by APUSH teacher Adam Norris.
An APUSH study guide in progress by Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History. Check these out! Might be helpful!
For APUSH and Dual Credit, check out Digital History by the University of Houston. American History with Texas in mind!
NEW! APUSH review materials that should be helpful toward the National Exam if you choose to use them...
For those that need ideas on how to study and prepare for the rigors of a college class, check out Thomas Frank. - click here
STAAR Review Materials (All classes) - All classes included Dual Credit and APUSH are strongly encouraged to print/download and review these notes before STAAR test in the spring. They will review materials covered as well as cover topics that were not strongly emphasized due to time constraints.
Study Stack flashcards - STAAR US HISTORY REVIEW
Very Good YouTube STAAR Reviews, broken down into 5 units (reviews, vocab/identifications, themes)
Final Exam review games
Written by Dr. Kenneth Davis, this is a concise narrative-style history that some students have said helps cover the scope of the course and assist in understanding. Not required for the course, but the link is here if you would like it.
Dual Credit Files
- Here is an alternative location for documents that you may use. Any document that comes before, and includes Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address, may be used.
Helpful information available to all may be found below: