V/US History 2019-20

​New Information 4/8 (Instructions for remainder of school year):

I hope you are all doing well and are finding a way to enjoy your Spring Break. As this year is anything but ordinary, I'm sure this "break" isn't either, so why not use it to send you work! I know that many of you have tried to the PLATO work, and many of you have also been frustrated. We are moving our class over to Moodle now. The link is: and the enrollment key is ingle (all lowercase).  Select VA US History Share Class.  DO NOT GO TO INGLE- US HISTORY!!  You will be terribly, terribly lost.


Now, it is still your Spring Break, so the pacing of the class will not begin until next week. If you work on it this week, you will be considered ahead of the game. I hope this e-mail isn't too long, but I want to make sure I explain some details at the start:


1 - Lessons will go up twice a week, with a total of 12 core lessons. Each lesson will have a video notes session presented by one of the history teachers (mine is my own special brand of special} and check for understanding questions as a quiz. You have to complete watching the video in order to continue to new work.


2 - You can take the quizzes as many times as you need and your highest grade will count. All quizzes have an audio function so you can hear the question and answer choices before selecting the answer.  Some lessons will have additional activities, so make sure to complete all activities before moving on to the next lesson. Lessons will go up on Tuesdays and Thursdays, though the first 3 are available now. The full schedule is listed at the end of this e-mail. You are expected to complete each lesson during the week it is made available in order to stay on track.


3 - For anyone that needs extra help, things  clarified, or unsure of new vocabulary or content Ms. McMains will be available in Zoom during these times to provide assistance. The zoom links and times are listed at the top of the Moodle Page.  Understanding that everyone's schedule is different I will also add times when I am available.  Please also feel free to shoot me an email at


4 - If you fall behind, or don't start the first lesson on time, expect a phone call from me (note: my phone has a 540 area code). Though I know some of you would love to say you got a call from Mr. Ingle, please don't slack off just for that opportunity.


Schedule for Lessons:

Lesson 1: Post-WW2 Outcomes due 4/14 (out now)

Lesson 2: Origins of the Cold War due 4/16 (out now)

Lesson 3: Cold War at Home (release 4/21)

Lesson 4: Space Race (release 4/23)

Lesson 5: Vietnam War (release 4/28)

Lesson 6: End of the Cold War (release 4/30)

Lesson 7: The Civil Rights Movement (release 5/5)

Lesson 8: Expansion of the Economy (release 5/7)

Lesson 9: Immigration and Culture (release 5/12)

Lesson 10: Privacy vs. Security (release 5/14)

Lesson 11: Presidential Policies (release 5/19)

Lesson 12: Technology and Science (release 5/21)



Mr. Ingle


During our time out, please follow the instructions below to get t o your work.

1) For those doing Plato/Edmentum, follow these instructions:

Courseware (Plato) Login Instructions

  • Go to
  • Next enter rcps in the first line on the page.
  • Enter your User Nam
  • e (This is the same as your computer user name).
  • Enter your password.  Your password is your student ID.
  • Click the green button “Log in to your Edmentum Account” to begin.

You will need to choose your class and then the assignments you wish to complete.

Should you have any problems with the login or finding lessons, please contact your school.

Look for the US History material and complete it.

2) For those doing paper/pencil, please come by the school and collect the packets we have printed out and fill in the material. 

I will be providing more material depending on how long we are out.  There is also material on the class Moodle page and I will be adding more by next week.  Also, take advantage of this time to read about something that you have a passion for- learn about and use the skills we have talked about this year.  There is a lot of free material available online. The world is a big place and we can only look at a small part of it while we are in class.  Let me know if you need any help finding stuff.