Agenda: Week of Dec. 8 through Final Exams

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - AN AGE OF ACCELERATING CONNECTIONS 500–1500
CH 12: The Mongols & CH 13: Worlds of the 15th Century
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review Ch 12 Mongols & Ch 13 15th Century
TUE: TEST CH 12 & 13
WED/THU: MOCK AP TEST; Work on Corrections afterward (if time)
FRI: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
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MON: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
TUE: Review for Final Exam; Collect: MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS DUE (sooner the better! that way I will be able to add it to your score and increase your chances of exempting if needed)
FINALS
Although not a huge part of the test, Chapter 13 is very diverse. Don't forget about Paleolithic Persistence.
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Monday, December 8, 2014
Quote of the Day: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. Assume for the moment that the Chinese had not ended their maritime voyages in 1433. How might the subsequent development of world history have been different? What value is there in asking this kind of “what if ” or counter-factual question?
2. How would you define the major achievements of Ming dynasty China?
3. What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
4. In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the fifteenth century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
5. What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?

1. DO NOW: Prep for the Quiz on CCOT: What accounts for the "Paleolithic Persistence" of the 15th Century and the success of Pastoralists that we studied in Chapter 12?
2. QUIZ: CCOT (10 min) Students may use their notes from the CCOT Prep Guide
Also after the quiz, students will finish their Gallery Walk of the Mongol DBQ Posters
If absent, use this: DBQ POSTERS: ATTITUDES TOWARDS MONGOLS
3. Review 12 & 13 - Prep for Test on Tuesday (pre-Thanksgiving stuff has a heavy emphasis)
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Don't forget about The Mongols!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Quote: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

Agenda:
1. Test Chapter 12: Mongols & Chapter 13: Worlds of 15th Century
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12

For next time - prep for the 70 Question, 55 minute Mock AP Test. Review the semester. 
Sadly, some students may want to start over from August. Or just ask me to repeat everything I said all semester.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 & Thursday, December 11, 2014
Quote: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP TEST - 70 Questions, 55 minutes. Based off of released 
2. Test Corrections. We will continue these on Friday and also on Monday in class. You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
Hopefully that is not how it will feel on the MOCK AP Test. If you know what I MEME?
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
Extra Credit (Review &/or Graphic Org.) due.
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these on Monday in class. You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 12
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these on Monday in class. You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 
2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms... although it is questionable as to why one would exempt the fall final (wouldn't the spring be much better, after the AP Test?).
You know you do this...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these on Monday in class. You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 
2. Mr. Duez will collect Test Corrections near the beginning of the period.
3. Final Exam Review & a look back at a great semester
What you might say if given a 1 in a million chance of passing a final exam. Thanks Lloyd Christmas!
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FINAL EXAMS: December 17 - December 19, 2014
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

WED: 1st, 2nd, & 5th
THU: Advisory, 3rd & 6th
FRI: Advisory, 4th & 7th

Best of Luck on Your Finals!
Have a fantastic holiday.

DBQ Posters - Help with Gallery Walk (if you were out)

Here are the DBQ Posters that we worked on during class the Friday before Thanksgiving Break. We are doing Gallery Walk in class to choose the top 3 posters in terms of:
  • Groupings - which grouping name/descriptions make the best sense to you?
  • Thesis - which thesis best answered the prompt?
  • POV - Point of view is harder to see on the posters, but if you can find a great example or two on POV, please document those. If you have a top 3 list, fantastic. 
These are due at the end of class on Monday. We will gallery walk them briefly Monday after the CCOT quiz.

DBQ POSTERS

Agenda: Week of Dec. 1 - Dec. 5, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - AN AGE OF ACCELERATING CONNECTIONS 500–1500
CH 12: The Mongols & CH 13: Worlds of the 15th Century
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz 13, Aztec/Inca Comparison
TUE: Ming China/Renaissance Europe Comparison; Explorers
WED/THU: European Renaissance; FRQ Review; Discuss CCOT Rubric
FRI: Islamic Empires of the 15th Cent.; Paleolithic Persistence
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TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday.
Quiz next Monday on Rubric over the CCOT. Example of layout of a CCOT
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
This is a seriously tough chapter. Lots to cover. Buckle up baby, grandma's takin the fast lane.
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Monday, December 1, 2014
Quote: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. How does this chapter distinguish among the various kinds of societies that comprised the world of the fifteenth century? What other ways of categorizing the world’s peoples might work as well or better?
2. What distinguished the Aztec and Inca empires from each other?
3. How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire?
4. In what ways did Inca authorities seek to integrate their vast domains?
5. In what different ways did the peoples of the fifteenth century interact with one another?

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Ch 13: Worlds of the 15th Century
2. DO NOW (After the Quiz): What distinguished the Aztec and Inca empires from each other?
3. Review Quiz
4. Notes/Discussion/Video - Aztecs & Inca Compared
How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire?
How did the Aztec Empire feed their vast population (possibly 15 million)?

TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday.
Quiz next Monday on Rubric over the CCOTExample of layout of a CCOT
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
China's "Kind of a Big Deal" - The Islamic World feels a bit confused - Europe's little engines that could... & does.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. Assume for the moment that the Chinese had not ended their maritime voyages in 1433. How might the subsequent development of world history have been different? What value is there in asking this kind of “what if ” or counter-factual question?
2. How would you define the major achievements of Ming dynasty China?
3. What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
4. In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the fifteenth century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
5. What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Ming China & Renaissance Europe compared.
Video, Engineering an Empire: China. We'll see how Zheng He & the Ming Dynasty created an amazing naval power only to have the emperor destroy it all. While students watch the video, they will answer this question:
In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the 15th century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
3. Video Crash Course World History: Fifteenth Century Mariners

TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday.
Quiz next Monday on Rubric over the CCOTExample of layout of a CCOT
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
One of Mr. Duez's former students studied in Florence during her days at Baylor. Ayla loved it!
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 & Thursday, December 4, 2014
Quote: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. Assume for the moment that the Chinese had not ended their maritime voyages in 1433. How might the subsequent development of world history have been different? What value is there in asking this kind of “what if ” or counter-factual question?
2. How would you define the major achievements of Ming dynasty China?
3. What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
4. In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the fifteenth century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
5. What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?

Agenda:
1. DO NOWWhat energy and inspiration gave rise to the Renaissance? Consider why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era, and how well this could have been predicted in 1500.
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video: Engineering an Empire: Di Vinci's World, The Renaissance (Focus on "The Architect" Filippo Brunelleschi
How do the nation-states and city-states of Europe drive competition, exploration, & propel Europe into world power?
More great information on National Geographic's site about the accomplishments of Brunelleschi
3. Student Self-Feedback on Timed Writing Comparative. (Students will self reflect on their timed writing and turn in a feedback sheet) & Discuss CCOT Rubric.
4. If time remains: Crash Course World History: Renaissance

TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday.
Quiz next Monday on Rubric over the CCOTExample of layout of a CCOT
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
The Ottomans - actually a lot more impressive than you might think
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Quote: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. Assume for the moment that the Chinese had not ended their maritime voyages in 1433. How might the subsequent development of world history have been different? What value is there in asking this kind of “what if ” or counter-factual question?
2. How would you define the major achievements of Ming dynasty China?
3. What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
4. In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the fifteenth century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
5. What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?

Agenda:
1. DO NOWWhat differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: The Islamic World in the 15th Century
3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Paleolithic Persistence in the 15th Century

TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday.
Quiz next Monday on Rubric over the CCOTExample of layout of a CCOT
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday

Thanks for Turkey :)

Why Is Our Thanksgiving Bird Called a Turkey? 
(Answer: Because, of course, it came from Turkey... and from the Aztecs!)

Great story on History News Network that details the rather interesting migration of the Aztec's huexoloti and later the Ottoman Empire's amazing domestication of the bird. 

"Thus, this Thanksgiving when we gather to partake in this most hallowed and quintessential of America’s holidays, we should remember as we look toward the big bird in the middle of our table that it is after all a turkey that came to us from Turkey; that it was brought into our culture by European forbears deeply influenced by their connections to Islamic commerce and culture in the Middle East; and that we have been a part of a shared planet for a very long time. And, then, let us say our thanksgiving prayers to Yahweh, Allah, or by whatever name might be known the God of these shared faiths."  
- Larry E. Tise, from the article "Why Is Our Thanksgiving Bird Called a Turkey?"


Perfect Timing for Chapter 13 - "World's of the 15th Century"

Agenda: Week of Nov. 17-21, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Age of Accelerating Connections, 500 - 1500
Ch 12 - Pastoral Peoples on the Global Stage: Mongol Moment, 1200 - 1500
Ch 13 - The Worlds of the 15th Century
Week at a Glance~
MON: Reading Check Quiz CH 12; Review Quiz; Finish Crash Course WH Mongols
TUE: Mongol impact on China, Islamic World, Europe, Russia; 
WED/TH: Examples of POV (Mongols, Explorers); Work in groups to prepare DBQ Posters 
FRI: Finish and Present DBQ Posters
Obviously "Exceptional."
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Monday, November 17, 2014
Quote:"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero

Learning Targets:
* Analyze the significance of pastoral societies in world history
* Explain how the conditions of nomadic life differed from the rest of Eurasia
* Explain the impact of the Mongol Empire on world history
* Examine implications of the Eurasian trade sponsored by the Mongols and determine how Eurasian trading systems changed over time.

Essential Questions:
1. In what different ways did Mongol rule affect the Islamic world, Russia, China, and Europe?
2. How would you define both the immediate and the long-term significance of the Mongols in world history?
3. How would you assess the perspective of this chapter toward the Mongols? Does it strike you as negative and critical of the Mongols, as bending over backward to portray them in a positive light, or as a balanced presentation?
4. Describe and analyze continuities and changes in the impact of nomads on ONE of the following areas from 600 to 1450. - China - Russia - Middle East: Islamic World

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 12 - Mongol Moment, you can use hand written notes.
2. Review the quiz
3. Finish Crash Course WH w/John Green: Wait for it... The Mongols!

Assignments:
Quiz over Chapter 13 is the Monday when we come back after Thanksgiving Break.
Test over Chapter 12 & 13 is the Wed/Thu after we come back from Thanksgiving Break.
The balance of world power begins to tip towards Europe. The city-states of Northern Italy still show the impact.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Quote "Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past mercies." - Charles E. Jefferson

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. How does this chapter distinguish among the various kinds of societies that comprised the world of the fifteenth century? What other ways of categorizing the world’s peoples might work as well or better?
2. What distinguished the Aztec and Inca empires from each other? 
3. How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire? 
4. In what ways did Inca authorities seek to integrate their vast domains?
5. In what different ways did the peoples of the fifteenth century interact with one another?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How did the Mongols impact these groups: (China, Islamic World, Europe, Russia)
2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Compare the Aztec & Inca Empires (before contact with Europeans)
3. (if time) Crash Course WH: Renaissance... was it a thing?

Assignments:
Quiz over Chapter 13 is the Monday when we come back after Thanksgiving Break.
Test over Chapter 12 & 13 is the Wed/Thu after we come back from Thanksgiving Break.
yeah.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 & Thursday, November 20, 2014
Quote:
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.
    - James Russell Lowell

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:

1. How does this chapter distinguish among the various kinds of societies that comprised the world of the fifteenth century? What other ways of categorizing the world’s peoples might work as well or better?
2. What distinguished the Aztec and Inca empires from each other? 
3. How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire? 
4. In what ways did Inca authorities seek to integrate their vast domains?
5. In what different ways did the peoples of the fifteenth century interact with one another?

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: POV Examples on Overhead. Write out the Point of View. (Examples from Mongol Perception; Explorers of 15th Century)
2. DBQ Posters: Parts, Process, Approach, & Rubric
Black Death DBQ
We're doing what Duez?
Examples of previous DBQ Posters:
Last year's 7th Period WHAP students - kickin' it live.
Back in the day... 2011! First year of WHAP! Boy, did they ever get WHAPPED!
Assignments:
Quiz over Chapter 13 is the Monday when we come back after Thanksgiving Break.
Test over Chapter 12 & 13 is the Wed/Thu after we come back from Thanksgiving Break. 
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Friday, November, 21, 2014
Quote“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  - Edward Sandford Martin

Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:

1. How does this chapter distinguish among the various kinds of societies that comprised the world of the fifteenth century? What other ways of categorizing the world’s peoples might work as well or better?
2. What distinguished the Aztec and Inca empires from each other? 
3. How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire? 
4. In what ways did Inca authorities seek to integrate their vast domains?
5. In what different ways did the peoples of the fifteenth century interact with one another?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: POV Examples on Overhead. Write out the Point of View. (Examples from Mongol Perception; Explorers of 15th Century)
2. Finish DBQ Posters in groups.
3. Present: Hang up on walls & present to the class.

Assignments:
Quiz over Chapter 13 is the Monday when we come back after Thanksgiving Break.
Test over Chapter 12 & 13 is the Wed/Thu after we come back from Thanksgiving Break.

Have a great Thanksgiving.
The always interesting Louis C.K.