Agenda: Last 2 weeks - May 23 - June 2, 2016

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Genocide: Rwanda & Legacy; Local Houston History; Video Project
Review Week & Final Exams
WEEKS at a Glance:
Tue May 24 - Thu June 2
MONHotel Rwanda: Look back; Genocide Prevention; Video Project Discussion
TUE - Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
WED/THUExtra Credit DueVideo Project Due; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
FRI - Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History; Review for Final Exams

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:
SENIOR FINALS
WED, May 25: 2-5-7
THU, May 26: 3-4-6
Week of  - Thursday, June 1-4
Last week of the school year...
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUE - Finals 1-2-5
WED - Finals 3-6
THU - Finals 7-4
DONE! 
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Monday, May 23, 2016 
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

Agenda:
1. DO NOWCould a genocide ever happen in the United States? Why/Why Not?
2. Rwandan Genocide Notes, Video, & Discussion.
3. Rwanda Today: Video, Notes,  Discussion.
4. Video Project - Questions/Time to work in groups.
How can I do anything about it?
EndGenocide.org
“Never Again!” That’s what leaders in the United States and throughout the world declared after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur millions of people lost their lives, lost their families or were forced to flee their homes. History doesn't have to keep repeating itself. The powerful movement in response to the Darfur genocide showed us that by acting together, we can compel our elected leaders to act on their responsibility to protect innocent men, women and children from brutal regimes. We believe that, working together, we can prevent mass atrocities and we can end genocide by:
  • Sounding the alarm and demanding action;
  • Stopping the enablers of genocide and mass atrocities; and
  • Making genocide prevention a core value in U.S. foreign policy.
Genocide Prevention Task Force (Part of the US Holocaust Museum):
The Genocide Prevention Task Force was launched in November 2007, and released its report to the public on December 8, 2008. Co-chaired by Madeleine K. Albright and William S. Cohen, the task force was co-convened by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the US Institute of Peace, and it was funded by private foundations. Its purpose was to spotlight genocide prevention as a national priority, and develop practical policy recommendations to enhance the capacity of the US government to respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities.
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why is Humble called Humble anyway?
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Video Project: Discussion/Group work to prepare. Due Friday.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
If Time Permits: AP Psychology Class Preview.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 & Thursday, May 26, 2016
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why is the Houston area a great place to live?
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Video Project: Turn in and present
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
If Time Permits: Psychology Class Preview
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Friday, May 27, 2016
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Agenda:
1. Local History Unit: What will life be like for you in 30 years?
2. Psychology Class Preview
3. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP
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Monday, May 30, 2016
MEMORIAL DAY! 
NO SCHOOL
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 -- Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
Quote: “As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green

Thanks for a GREAT SEMESTER! 

Agenda:
1. Final Exams

Agenda: Week of May 16 - May 20, 2016

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP World History ~ "Hotel Rwanda" & History of Genocide
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON2016 FRQ Questions Released; Video Project Introduction; Extra Credit Reminder
TUE: Movie: Hotel Rwanda

Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
WED/THU: Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
FRI: Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions
Wrap Up: Discuss the Movie & The Rwandan Genocide

Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions
Due next Week (Wed May 25 & Thu May 26):
Video Project

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Monday May 16, 2016
Quote: "Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task." - William James

1. Discuss the FRQ Questions - 2016 FRQ Questions Released
2. Video Project is optional and a bonus extra credit score. 

* How to do well on the AP Test (Tips for study, etc.)
* Document a certain area of world history - to teach future classes about the issue.
* How to survive Mr. Duez's WHAP class. 
3. Final Exam Discussion: Our final will be an AP Test for World History -or- one of our Practice AP Tests. Study those and prepare. The FRQ questions will be extra credit for your final exam grade.
4. Introduction to Genocide Unit - Hotel Rwanda - We will begin the movie with discussion questions tomorrow to follow tomorrow. 

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt

1. DO NOW: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions
2. Watch the movie Hotel Rwanda and answer questions that go with it. 

Mr. Duez will also discuss it throughout and at the end of the period.
Movie: Hotel Rwanda
Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 & Thursday, May 19, 2016
Quote"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

1. View Hotel Rwanda Movie. 
Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions
Movie: Hotel Rwanda
Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
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Friday, May 20, 2016
Quote"We are like islands on the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. View Hotel Rwanda Movie
Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions
Movie: Hotel Rwanda
Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
2. Wrap Up: Discuss the Movie & The Rwandan Genocide
Monday is Memorial Day. :)

Agenda: May 9 - 13, 2016

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Video Project, A Beautiful Mind
Week at a Glance:
MON: FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007; Review FRQ Questions from the quiz.
TUE:  Review Freemanpedia.com Key ConceptsMr. Duez's Cheat Codes, Big Ideas, Life Hacks, Tips n Tricks, for the AP World History Test
WED/THUReview from the Review tab above
FRI: PARTY!

THIS IS THE WEEK YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR:

Want to GET A FIVE?: Write better essays

Earning just 1 extra point on each of the 3 essays is the equivalent of almost 8 m/c questions!
(Each essay point is worth 2.59 m/c questions, so 3 x 2.59 = 7.77)


USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare for the FRQs - The AP Test is coming!
Each is worth 17% of the exam score. You must get some points on each. Too many are just EASY. Don't leave them on the table: Additional Doc, Point of View, Global Context to show continuities and changes over time, Makes direct & relevant comparisons.

USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 

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Monday, May 9, 2016
Quote"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Agenda:
1. DO NOW- Prepare for the FRQ Quiz, paper, black pen
2. FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007 - Students will write out as much as they can for planning three of these essay prompts from a single year, chosen by Mr. Duez at random. This is an exercise in planning your essays, answering the prompt, and preparing to score as many points as possible. 
3. Review FRQ Questions from the quiz.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Play along with the questions on the screen, they will auto flip through a number of questions and concepts for review of AP World History.
2. Review Freemanpedia.com Key Concepts 
3. Mr. Duez's Cheat Codes, Big Ideas, Life Hacks, Tips n Tricks, for the AP World History Test
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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 & Thursday, May 12, 2016
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - What questions do you have in preparation for the AP Test?
2. Review from the Review tab above.

FOURTH PERIOD MEETS ON THURSDAY AND WILL NOT HAVE CLASS DUE TO THE AP TEST. Mr. Duez will be out at a neurology appointment. 
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Friday, May 13, 2016
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. PARTY - CELEBRATE TAKING THE AP WORLD HISTORY TEST!
You have conquered the beast!

Agenda: May 2 - May 6, 2016

 Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
REVIEW FOR AP TEST
High Noon on Monday, May the 4th!
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: FRQ QUIZ: FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
TUE: SMALL GYM AT 7:30 FOR MOCK AP TEST! No WHAP classes - due to testing
WED/THU: Work on corrections for Mock AP Test #1
FRI: China Review: Documentary/Discussion of China: Ferguson's China: Triumph & Turmoil.
Pick up  Freemanpedia.com Key Concepts

On Monday - FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK:
Want to GET A FIVE?: Write better essays
Earning just 1 extra point on each of the 3 essays is the equivalent of almost 8 m/c questions!
(Each essay point is worth 2.59 m/c questions, so 3 x 2.59 = 7.77)
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare for the FRQs - The AP Test is coming!
Each is worth 17% of the exam score. You must get some points on each. Too many are just EASY. Don't leave them on the table: Additional Doc, Point of View, Global Context to show continuities and changes over time, Makes direct & relevant comparisons.

USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 

We have a different testing bell schedule this week:
Monday, Wed, Thu, & Fri are the same as usual.
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Monday May 2, 2016
Quote: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for writing the FRQ Quiz 2015-2012
2. FRQ QUIZ: FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

ASSIGNMENTS: 
On Monday - FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Quote: "Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never life long enough to make them all yourself." - Groucho Marx

TUESMALL GYM AT 7:30 FOR MOCK AP TEST! 
No WHAP classes - due to testing

ASSIGNMENTS: 
On Monday - FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 & Thursday, May 5, 2016
Quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." –Anne Frank

Agenda:
1.  DO NOW: Prep to work on corrections from Mock Test #1 
2. Discuss results on Mock Test #2 that we took in the small gym yesterday.
3. CORRECTIONS: Mock Test #1 - due at the end of the period.

ASSIGNMENTS: 
On Monday - FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
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Friday, May 6, 2016
Quote: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." –Teddy Roosevelt

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up questions to answer for the documentary
Ferguson's China: Triumph & Turmoil, Part I: Emperors Questions
2. Documentary Video: Niall Ferguson's China: Triumph & Turmoil, Part I Playlist
3. Freemanpedia.com Key Concepts

ASSIGNMENTS: 
On Monday - FRQ Quiz 2011 - 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

Agenda: Week of April 25 - April 29, 2016

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
PART SIX THE MOST RECENT CENTURY 1914–2010
CHAPTER 23 Independence in the Global South, 1914-2014
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONTEST - 23, 24: Independence Movements; Global Interactions
TUEFRQ TIMED WRITING.  Coin Flip to determine the question. 
CHOICE #1 - HEADS: DBQ 2013 Seven Years War 
CHOICE #2 - TAILS: CCOT 2011 Long Distance Migrations
WED/THU: MOCK AP TEST - 70 Questions/55 Min.
FRI: Begin Corrections on Mock AP Test
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The TEST for CH 23 & 24 to Monday, April 25th
The CCOT/DBQ Timed Writing will be Tuesday, April 26th
The MOCK AP Test #1 on Wed/Thu.
Next Monday - 
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Welcome back Game of Thrones
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Monday, April 25, 2016
Quote: "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."  - Oscar Wilde

PART SIX THE MOST RECENT CENTURY 1914–2014
CHAPTER 23 Independence in the Global South, 1914-2014
CHAPTER 24 Accelerating Global Interaction, Since 1945

Agenda:
1. DO NOWPrep for Final Strayer Test of the Year! Chapters 22, 23, & 24
2. TEST - 23, 24: Independence Movements; Global Interactions
50 M/CH questions in 45 min.



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Quote: "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."  - Oscar Wilde

1. DO NOW: Prep for FRQ Timed Writing. Need a black pen. 
2. FRQ TIMED WRITING: 
Coin Flip to determine the question. See the questions at the top of this post. 
CHOICE #1 - HEADS: DBQ 2013 Seven Years War 

CHOICE #2 - TAILS: CCOT 2011 Long Distance Migrations

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Wednesday, April 26, 2016 & Thursday, April 27, 2016
Quote: "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."  - Oscar Wilde

1. MOCK AP Test - 70 Questions in 55 Minutes
2. After, Mr. Duez will scan them and you can begin to work on corrections, if time remains.
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Friday, April 28, 2016
Quote: "True friends stab you in the front."  - Oscar Wilde

1. MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS: We will work on corrections over the MOCK AP Test the entire period.

Next week, 2nd MOCK AP TEST is on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7:25 in the Small Gym. 
Be there!