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1. On the top right where it asks you to log in, click on Create Account.

2. Bottom right, under New Users, click on Sign up for Turnitin.

3. Under Create New Account, click on student.

4. Enter the class ID and class enrollment password you received in class as well as all of the required information to create your profile. You can now use this account for all of your classes. To add a new class, click on enroll in a class.

Turnitin.com Class Information

World Civilizations Period 1 - Class No.: 18900625, enrollment key: period1

World Civilizations Period 2 - Class No.: 18900695, enrollment key: period2

World Civilizations Period 5 - Class No.: 18900727, enrollment key: period5

World Civilizations Period 6 - Class No.: 18900748, enrollment key: period6

U.S. History II Period 3 - Class No.: 18900764, enrollment key: period3

Mr. Gurney's Schedule

(All classes in room 409)

2018-19 Schedule

"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good. Let us therefore study the incidents in this as philosophy to learn wisdom from and none of them as wrongs to be avenged." ~Abraham Lincoln

"No matter how carefully records are kept and filed and computerized, they grow fuzzy with time. Stories grow by accretion. Tales accumulate--like dust. The longer the time lapse, the dustier the history--until it degenerates into fables." ~ Isaac Asimov

“That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ~Aldous Huxley

This web site is devoted to the five sections of history I teach at Holmdel High School (four sections of World Civilizations and one U.S. History II section). The site will be routinely updated and will have information regarding our day-to-day schedule, along with homework assignments, project guidelines and rubrics, and anything else that will help with the student's preparation and performance in the classroom. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me through one of the methods listed at the bottom of the site.

Important Information and Links

World Civilizations Online Textbook Link - https://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

Google Classroom Information

World Civilizations

U.S. History II

Socrative - Room - Gurneywc

My extra help days are: B Days during Unit Lunch (10:30-11:00 a.m.) and after school (2:10-2:40 p.m.) on C Days in Room 409.

My prep periods are 4, 7 and 8 in the Humanities office or room 409.

You may contact me via email at: dgurney@holmdelschools.org

Holmdel High School Web Site: http://www.holmdelschools.org/schools/hs/hs.shtm

Holmdel High School Phone Number: (732) 946-1832

Holmdel District Calendar - https://www.holmdelschools.org/uploaded/District/District_Calendar/2018-2019_Calendar_At_A_Glance_(1).pdf