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Content Update: June 2019 (The Arts and Us Civics, and AP History, Computer Science, Macroeconomics)

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    KEVIN

    Sorry to be the grammar police but shouldn't it be "What were the Articles of Confederation?"

    Or, perhaps, "What are the Articles of Confederation?" 

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    Regina Litman

    I'm also somewhat of a grammar police officer. I see what you are saying K E V I N. Perhaps the reason the singular "was" was used instead of the plural "were" is that the reference to the "Articles of Confederation" was intended to be a reference to a single document's title rather than to separate "articles".

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    Regina Litman

    As usual, thanks for letting us know about these. One of these days, after I finish all of the Math and Science content on Khan Academy, I hope to move on to the Humanities and other content here.

    Even if you just add a small thing to a subject you're not doing any major updates on in a given month, such as an article with administrative information regarding a topic, it would be nice if you could note it in the monthly updates.

    Today I happened to look at the topics in AP Calculus AB, which I completed several months ago, and noticed a new one at the end called AP Calculus AB Standards mapping. All it contains are two articles under the heading, "See how our content aligns with AP Calculus AB standards". I haven't looked at them yet, but I expect to do so in the next few days.

    But I'm a completist. I've finished every math course in Khan Academy except Multivariable calculus (on hiatus until I finish all of the Physics courses so that I can understand some examples used in this course that draw from Physics knowledge), Differential equations, and Math for fun and glory (which I'm saving for a special treat after I finish all of the others). (Plus, I need to replay more than 30 Linear algebra videos because when I did this course, videos were not always being marked as complete in the iPad app, a problem that appears to have been fixed fortunately.) If you add something new to any of the Math courses, I want to know about it so that I can read/view/practice it.

    So, when did you add this section and its two articles? If they were just added in the first few days of July 2019, and you had every intention of listing them in your July content update post to be made in August, please excuse my jumping in like this. But if they were added earlier, it would have been nice if you could have shown them in that month's list of updates. And now I'm wondering if there were any other small updates to Math content over the past several months that got overlooked. If so, can you please fill us in on them? Thanks in advance.

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    KEVIN

    Hi Regina-

    Well...I'm going to try an wrap my head around what you've said. I can see the logic, but my first reaction is to hear it (the title as posted in the video) as not correct. If you are right, that is a very interesting grammatical construction. Thanks for your response!

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    KEVIN

    Hi Regina-

    Did a bit more "research" and it does seem that you're instincts are correct. I'm going to post an answer at the video page itself with some quotes from some historians that at least points to "Articles of Confederation" as being an entity when being referred to in contexts such as 'What was the Articles of Confederation?"

     

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    Regina Litman

    I found another Math module, a video, that appears to be recently added (since late 2018). Again, if this was added earlier this month, and you had every intention of listing it in your July 2019 content update message to be posted in August, I apologize for jumping the gun.

    Early math -> Counting -> Numbers 0 to 120 -> Counting by tens

    It may also appear in the Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, Arithmetic, and/or Arithmetic (all content) courses, but I noticed it in Early math.

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    Regina Litman

    When can we expect a July content update post? I know there are A LOT of new Math modules.

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    Faile Lundberg

    Hi Regina, good timing! The July Content Update just went up. :)

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