Posted by: Ed Darrell | August 19, 2011

Classroom supply list, for U.S. history in Mr. Darrell’s classes 2011-2012

What do students need to bring to class?

Here’s the list you’ll get in your classroom session:

Mainly, you need to bring your curiosity and willingness to learn. Every day.

There are some supplies you absolutely need to study history effectively.

Bring to class every day (this is part of the preparation grade):

2 #2 pencils with erasers
1 Blue or black ink pen


Paper to take notes on, and an extra sheet for surprise quizzes
1 Three-ring binder to keep notes, handouts and other study materials in
1 set Colored pencils, for map making, chart making, picture drawing, and other use (you may use markers, too; pencils will probably be most versatile in the classroom, so please use markers in addition to pencils, not instead of pencils)
At least 1 Highlighter

Also, you will need these supplies for projects and homework:

1 Good pocket dictionary (an American Heritage, or Merriam-Webster, or other equivalent; keep this at home, or in your book pack, to aid with homework; use in class is encouraged, but not required
1 Road atlas for the U.S. Some of the better road atlases are very large format and difficult to carry. You’ll need this for reference through the year, and you may want to keep this in your homework nook at home most of the time.
1 Internet access, to get to the class website, and for other research (please see me early if you do not have internet access at home)
Several Posterboards, for projects (white, generally; color board is okay for most projects)
  Glue, staples, tape, as needed or as you see fit
 1 Flash drive (“thumb drive” or whatever you wish to call it) — a USB memory device with at least 1 gigbyte of storage, to store your research and assignments as you work on them.

On Day One, chiefly you need to bring your willingness to learn, and paper and writing utensil to take notes.


  1. Looool, wanna see something crazy funny today? Imagine shakespear and dr. seuss in a rap battle:

  2. Im still missing a couple of the supplies! /:

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