Fall 2017 Mock AP Test High Scores (Multiple Choice)

Each of these students should be proud of their work. Although we have only gone through one semester and the first three units, they have mastered the work to this point. Their performance on the multiple choice was excellent. 

However, it is only 40% of the AP Test score. The Short Answer Questions (20%) and the Document-Based Question (25%) & Long Essay Question (15%) account for the majority of the score.

Still the Multiple Choice is the largest percentage portion of the test with 40% going to your overall score. So it is important. These questions are not just rote memorization questions any longer. They involve skills (comparison, causation, continuity & change over time, understand time periods of world history, map, chart, graphic, passages to understand).



Agenda: Week of Dec. 4-8 & Dec. 11-15, 2017

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 of Dec. 4-8 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONDocument Analysis CH 12 & 13 Handout; Review Mongols CH 12 Documents & DBQ Posters; POV statements. Strickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)
TUE: TEST CH 12 & 13
WED: MOCK AP TEST - Multiple Choice; 55 Questions in 55 minutes. Groups of 2-5.
THU: MOCK AP TEST - SAQ - The Short Answer QuestionsMOCK AP TEST - 3 SAQ Questions, 50 Minutes
FRI: Final Day for Extra Credit.; Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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Week of Dec. 11-15 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
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)
WED, THU, FRI: FINAL EXAMS

Chapter 13 - The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century
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?
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 4, 2017
Quote: “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.

1. DO NOW: Pick up both...
Document Analysis CH 12 & 13 Handout
Strickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)

2. Point of View Statements & Document Analysis

3. Review 12 & 13 - Prep for Test on Tuesday (pre-Thanksgiving stuff has a heavy emphasis)

ASSIGNMENTS:
Test Tuesday CH 12 & 13

MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Don't forget about The Mongols!
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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. 8

For next time - prep for the 50 Question, 50 minute Mock AP Test. Review the semester. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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 6, 2017 
REGULAR 7 PERIOD DAY
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 - 55 Questions, 55 minutes. Based off of released test questions and those that closely approximate them. 

ASSIGNMENTS:MOCK Exam SAQ on Thursday
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Hopefully that is not how it will feel on the MOCK AP Test. If you know what I MEME?
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Quote: 
"You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize
You're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense"
- Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Present Tense

1. MOCK AP TEST - 3 SAQ Questions, 50 Minutes.
First 2 questions are mandatory. 
The 3rd and 4th students will pick one or the other to complete. 
This is exactly like the AP Test. 

Reminder: 

Star Wars continues next Friday! :) 
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Friday, December 8, 2017
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 in class through Tuesday of next week. 
You may work with other students.
Do not write out the question and answer choices. 

Just write it out like this, explaining why your choice is correct:

1. C - The Mongols were able to control the Silk Road trading network, which opened up trade in a more secured and efficient way. Because the Silk Road flourished during their reign, the Indian Ocean trading network saw a dip in activity. 

You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
Test Tuesday CH 12 & 13

MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.
You know you do this...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.

3. Mr. Duez will collect Test Corrections when students are finished, but they only have until the end 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 13 - December 15, 2017
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
FULL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Best of Luck on Your Finals!

Have a fantastic holiday

Agenda: Nov. 27 - Dec. 1, 2017

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: Quiz Ch. 12 - "Pastoralists on the World's Stage: The Mongols"Quiz Review
TUE: The Great Mariners of Unit 3: Crash Course: Fifteenth Century Mariners; Engineering an Empire: China (Focus on Ming & Zheng He's Exploration); Paleolithic Persistence; The Renaissance
WED/THU: Aztec/Inca Comparison; Engineering an Empire - Aztecs; European Renaissance; Islamic Empires of the 15th Cent.; Paleolithic Persistence
FRIReading Check Quiz 13, Review Quiz
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This FRIDAY: Quiz CH 13
TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
CH. 12 - Pastoral People's on the World's Stage: The Mongols!
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. Prior to the rise of the Mongols, in what ways had pastoral peoples been significant in world history?
2. What accounts for the often negative attitudes of settled societies toward the pastoral peoples living on their borders? Why have historians often neglected pastoral peoples’ role in world history
3. In what ways did the Mongol Empire resemble other empires, and in what ways did it differ from them?
4. Why did it last a relatively short time?
5. In what different ways did Mongol rule affect the Islamic world, Russia, China, and Europe?
This is a seriously tough chapter. Lots to cover. Buckle up baby, grandma's takin' the fast lane.
CH. 13 "The World's of the Fifteenth Century"
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?
Zheng He? Vasco da Gama? or Columbus? 3 Great Explorers only 1 can emerge victorious!
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Monday, November 27, 2017
Quote: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

Agenda:
1. Quiz - CH 12: The Pastoral Peoples on the World Stage: "The Mongols!" 

2. Review Quiz

Assignments:
This FRIDAY: Quiz CH 13
TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday
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, November 28, 2017
Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Copy questions from overhead for Crash Course.
Q1: What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?

Q2: In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the 15th century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?

2. Video Crash Course World HistoryFifteenth Century Mariners
What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?

In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the 15th century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?

3. Engineering an Empire: China (Focus on Ming & Zheng He's Exploration)
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:

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 counterfactual question?

Assignments:
This FRIDAY: Quiz CH 13
TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday
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, November 29, 2017
Quote: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

Agenda:
1. DO NOWWhat distinguished the Aztec & Inca empires from each other?

2. Notes/Discussion/Video What distinguished the Aztec & Inca empires from each other?
Aztecs & Inca Compared
VIDEO: Engineering an Empire Aztecs
How did Aztec religious thinking support the empire?
How did the Aztec Empire feed their vast population (possibly 15 million)?

3. Notes, Video, & Discussion: What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?

4. Notes, Video, & Discussion: How has the paleolithic lifestyle continued all the way through Unit 3 & into the 1400s?

Paleolithic Persistence in the 15th Century

IF TIME: Crash Course World History: Renaissance
What energy and inspiration gave rise to the Renaissance? Consider why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era, & how well this could have been predicted in 1500.

Assignments:
This FRIDAY: Quiz CH 13
TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday
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Friday, December 1, 2017
Quote: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz on Chapter 13

2. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 13 "Worlds of the 15th Century"

3. Review Quiz w/question:

Assignments:
This FRIDAY: Quiz CH 13
TEST on Chapter 12 & 13 is next Tuesday
Review notes, target sheets, and all info for CH 12 & 13 test for next Tuesday

DBQ: Help on the posters

A little help on the DBQ Posters: 
I know a lot of students were asking questions through email. So here you go:

The Actual Attitudes Towards Mongols DBQ Handout

ATTITUDES TOWARDS MONGOLS DBQ Question Breakdown

DBQ POSTERS - HOW TO - With Examples of Attitudes Towards Mongols DBQ


HOW TO WHAP THE DBQ

For Friday, be sure you are doing whatever your group focused upon. Hopefully you have divided up the work involved to make this easier. If you have:
Meaning of the document
Analysis of the document (focusing on the question)
Point of view of the document
Your group can just cut out those and paste them onto the poster on Friday. The assembly of the DBQ Poster will take some time, but everyone should be able to finish by the end of the period on Friday.

A few examples of the layout (do not just blindly copy their work, it is not necessarily correct):



Agenda: Week of November 13-17, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3  AN AGE OF ACCELERATING CONNECTIONS 500–1500
CH 10 Christendom in W. Europe CH 11 The Worlds of Islam ~ Afro-Eurasian Connections
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 11 - Islam; Review Quiz; Discuss LEQ - Tuesday we will write it - the flip of a coin determines the question you will write. 
TUETEST Chapters 10 & 11LEQ: Flip between Comparative 2014 & 2015
WED/THUCrash Course WH: Wait for it... The MongolsMongol DBQ
FRIMongol DBQ The Mongols! - The Exception! Crash Course WH: Wait for it... The Mongols
The Mongols & DBQ Prep
"Khan" you believe that we are already on Chapter 12? It is the 1/2 way point!

ASSESSMENTS: Test over Chapter 10 and 11 is on Tuesday
Review Notes over Chapter 10 Worlds of Christendom & Chapter 11 Worlds of Islam
LEQ: Flip between Comparative 2014 & 2015

After Multiple Choice, we will flip a coin between two LEQ Comparative Prompts:
Chapter 11 - The Islamic WorldLearning Targets:
• Analyze the causes behind the spread of Islam
• Explain how the dynamism of the Islamic world was the most influential of the third-wave civilizations
• Examine the religious divisions within Islam and how they affected political development
• Compare Islam as a source of cultural encounters with Christian, African, and Hindu cultures
• Compare the accomplishments of the Islamic world in the period 600–1500 C.E. with those of their contemporaries.


Essential Questions:
1. In what ways did the early history of Islam reflect its Arabian origins?
2. How does the core message of Islam compare with that of Judaism and Christianity?
3. In what ways was the rise of Islam revolutionary, both in theory and in practice?
4. Why were Arabs able to construct such a huge empire so quickly?
5. What accounts for the widespread conversion to Islam?
6. What is the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam?


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Monday, November 13, 2017
Quote: "History is philosophy teaching by examples."  - Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 11 - Islam (You may use your handwritten notes).

2. Review the quiz. & Question: 

3. Discuss LEQ for tomorrow's test

Assignments:
Test over Chapter 10 and 11 is on Tuesday
Review Notes over Chapter 10 Worlds of Christendom & Chapter 11 Worlds of Islam
LEQ: Flip between Comparative 2014 & 2015
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Quote: "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them."  - James Baldwin

Agenda:
1. TEST: CH 10 & 11 - 25 M/Choice Questions

2. LEQ Comparative: 2014 & 2015 FLIP
3. Pick up the Mongol DBQ packet & read and annotate for tomorrow's class. 

Assignments:
Friday - CH 12 - The Mongols!
Quiz on the Monday after the break
Chapter 12 - Pastoralists on the World Stage
The Mongols!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. Prior to the rise of the Mongols, in what ways had pastoral peoples been significant in world history?
2. What accounts for the often negative attitudes of settled societies toward the pastoral peoples living on their borders? Why have historians often neglected pastoral peoples’ role in world history?
3. In what ways did the Mongol Empire resemble other empires, and in what ways did it differ from them? 
4. Why did it last a relatively short time?
5. In what different ways did Mongol rule affect the Islamic world, Russia, China, and Europe?
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Wednesday, November 16, 2017
Quote: "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days."  - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why were the Mongols "The Exception?"

2. Crash Course WH: Wait for it... The Mongols

3. Notes over Crash Course: The Mongols & DBQ Prep

4. DBQ: The Mongols & The DBQ Poster
Students will work on the DBQ Posters the second half of the period. They will be finished in class on Friday before the break.
Mongol DBQ

Assignments:
Begin reading Chapter 12 - The Mongol World. We will have a quiz over it on Monday. After the break.
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Friday, November 17, 2017
Quote: "History is filled with the sound of silken slippers going downstairs and wooden shoes coming up."  - Voltaire

Agenda: 
1. DBQ: The Mongols & The DBQ Poster
Students will work on the DBQ Posters the second half of the period. They will be finished in class on Friday before the break.

Assignments:
Friday - CH 12 - The Mongols!
Quiz on the Monday after the break
Begin reading Chapter 12 - The Mongol World. We will have a quiz over it on Monday
The test is after the Thanksgiving Break along with Chapter 13 - Worlds of the 15th Century.