Summer Reading - Six Glasses

Six Glasses: Review & Info about AP World

Standage Marches Through History
The book needs to be completely read & understood by the first day of school.

TEST over 6 Glasses - 2ND WEEK BLOCK DAY (WED/THU)

There is no better way to prove to your teacher that you are a serious & prepared student of history than to walk into class having mastered this book. 

6 Glasses is a fantastic way to experience the history of the world through one specific dimension - drink. You will learn a perspective on the world that will be invaluable in preparing you for the scope and depth of the course.

How can I get help throughout the summer?
You are not alone in this. Do not be shy about asking questions. Forming a study group that meets once or twice a month can also provide you with a push to complete the book. There is no better way to know something with depth and clarity than to help someone else understand it.

Also - email Mr. Duez if you have any questions:

Muhammad Ali - "The Greatest"

Muhammad Ali was "The Greatest"
Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, KY
Died: June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, AZ
Three Time World Heavyweight Champion
Civil Rights Activists 
Member of the Nation of Islam
Refused to fight in Vietnam, 3 years of boxing prime taken as a result.
Houston Post refusing to use his name Muhammad Ali which he had changed 4 years prior.
"The Fight of the Century"
Ali vs. Frazier, Madison Square Garden in NY, March 8, 1971

One of the most famous and most recognizable humans on the planet.
The loudest man in the world, silenced by Parkinson's Disease

"The Greatest"

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

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
Monday, May 23, 2016 
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

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?
“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.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

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.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 & Thursday, May 26, 2016
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

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
Friday, May 27, 2016
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

1. Local History Unit: What will life be like for you in 30 years?
2. Psychology Class Preview
3. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP
Monday, May 30, 2016
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! 

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
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

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. 

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.
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.
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 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


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)

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.

Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 

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

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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

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 Key Concepts 
3. Mr. Duez's Cheat Codes, Big Ideas, Life Hacks, Tips n Tricks, for the AP World History Test
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 & Thursday, May 12, 2016
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

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. 
Friday, May 13, 2016
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

You have conquered the beast!