Agenda: Week of Aug 22 - 26, 2016

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading Unit - Standage - Six Glasses
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome, Introductions, History Pre-Quiz.
TUE - Success Plan; First Nine Weeks InfoHow to use the website; 6 Glasses Q & A
WED/THU - How to WHAP - through 6 Glasses: Periodization, Themes, & Historical Thinking with 6 Glasses
FRI - Quiz over Standage's 6 Glasses. Review the quiz results.
How to prepare for the test next Wed/Thu over the summer reading - Standage's 6 Glasses.

Syllabus
WHAP Introduction Information First 2 Weeks To Do List
WHAP Success Form - A checklist of "Things to Do" to achieve success in WHAP.
Tools: Blank SPICE CHART
WHAP this year APUSH next year. Advanced Placement moves you!
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Monday, August 22, 2016
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Unit: Introduction to Course: Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
1. Clearly understand the scope and procedures of WHAP.
2. Examine the major themes of the WHAP course.
3. Understand expectations regarding summer reading text.
4. WHAP Skills: Periodization, Themes, Historical Thinking Skills. Understand them and apply them to the summer reading Six Glasses.

Essential Questions:
1. What is World History?
2. What is Advanced Placement?
3. Why Standage and Six Glasses for summer reading and how that will help throughout the year?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Find your name on the screen & your seat in the classroom. 
Mr. Duez will post a set of questions on the screen for you to answer after the bell rings. He'll go through and call attendance while you do:

WHO ARE YOU?

  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

2. Discuss the answers to the DO NOW questions with your partner. The partner will introduce you to the class & explain the answers you have chosen. So the partner needs to write down the responses. We will most likely finish these next class at the beginning in bigger classes.

3. History Pre-Quiz. Using a sheet of paper, write down your answer to each question that is presented on the screen.

Assignment:
Fill out the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday. Test is next Wed/Thu.
Does Standage match each period with a drink, roughly? 
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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
Quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures
Mr. Duez created this "SPICE" rack this summer. NICE!
Essential Questions:
1. Which two of the six glasses that Standage refers to are the most similar? How & Why?
2. Which 2 are the most different? How & Why?
3. Can you group them in twos? How & Why?
4. Also discuss periodization through the summer reading:
5. Can you explain the major events from each period that can be tied back to each drink?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up from the front table - Success PlanFirst Nine Weeks Info
After attendance: Discuss each sheet that you picked up.

2. Video Clip: How to Use The Website, by Aidan Duez. (5 min) 
Discuss any questions after the video ends. 
Pull up the website, walk through how to find the resources needed to study.
Concentrate on how to prepare for the Six Glasses quiz on Friday & test next Wed/Thu.

3. Six Glasses Comparison: Students will discuss six glasses in terms of grouping the drinks

A. Which have similar characteristics? 

B. Which drinks contributed to world history in similar ways?

C. Using the AP World History Themes (SPICE), group the six glasses & major issues by SPICE grouping. 

D. Justify the theme & why it is essential for that time period in history.

Assignment:
Fill out the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday. Test is next Wed/Thu.
The beach and Six Glasses... two great things that work great together! That's why it's summer reading folks!
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Wed. & Thu. Aug 24 & 25, 2016
Quote: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures

Essential Questions:
1. How was beer "essential" to human civilization?
2. How did the use of wine in Roman culture differ from that of ancient Greece?
3. Why do Christians Drink Wine and Muslims Do Not?
4. How did Columbian Exchange change the globe?
5. What is colonization and how to British imperial power change the world?
6. How does 'coca-colonization' explain American dominance in the 20th century?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which 2 six glasses that Standage refers to are the most similar? Explain How & Why? (Think in terms of WHAP Themes: S.P.I.C.E.)

2. Students will be placed in six groups. Each group will have a question that they will write down and discuss. Prepare one answer for their question:
1. How was beer "essential" to human civilization?
2. How did the use of wine in Roman culture differ from that of ancient Greece?
3. Why do Christians Drink Wine and Muslims Do Not?
4. How did Columbian Exchange change the globe?
5. What is colonization and how to British imperial power change the world?
6. How does 'coca-colonization' explain American dominance in the 20th century?

3. Periodization through Six Glasses:
I. Individual students will copy down the periods of world history written on the board. 

Using their notes from the summer reading, they will pencil in each of the six glasses to where they correspond.

II. Individual students will write the important historical events that occur during those time periods.

III. Working in pairs, students will put their heads together to fill in anything they may be missing. We will also write each drink next to each period on the board. Then write the corresponding important events that may have occurred in those time periods. Students have a better understanding of how Standage's Six Glasses connect with world history.

Discuss these questions in pairs and then as a full class:
A. What was the impact of beer and wine on world history? 
B. Explain what a spirit drink is and what is the significance of this drink on world history?
C. How is coffee a "revolutionary" drink?
D. How is Tea and Coca-Cola similar
E. Students will discuss the impact of trade on the globalization of the planet.

Assignment:
Fill out the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday. Test is next Wed/Thu.
History is many things to many people. To me, it is pretty awesome.
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Friday, Aug 27, 2016
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures

Essential Questions:
1. How was beer "essential" to human civilization?
2. How did the use of wine in Roman culture differ from that of ancient Greece?
3. Why do Christians Drink Wine and Muslims Do Not?
4. How did Columbian Exchange change the globe?
5. What is colonization and how to British imperial power change the world?
6. How does 'coca-colonization' explain American dominance in the 20th century?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep notes for the Quiz over Six Glasses.

2. Quiz over Six Glasses.

3. Review the quiz & answers.

4. If time: How to succeed & survive in WHAP. Advice from students of the past in video form. :)
How will I survive WHAP? - A Google Search - Video YouTube
How to survive AP World History - a student perspective - Video YouTube

Assignment:
Fill out the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday. Test is next Wed/Thu.

Agenda: Week of August 29 - Sept. 02, 2016

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading Unit - Standage - Six Glasses
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Strayer Unit 1: First Humans, Chapters 1, 2, & 3
Week at a Glance:
MON6 Glasses Epilogue: Water: Read/Annotate & Discuss. 
Review of Themes of World History, Periodization, & Historical Thinking Skills. 
Meet the author - Standage Video - CBS Sunday Morning - A Drink To History 
TUE - Coca-Cola and Globalization & American Dominance in the 20th Century; 
Matching pairs concept review for the test
FRIArticleFirst Humans due; Socratic Discussion; How to prepare for Quiz over Ch. 1 & 2
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Assignments At a Glance:
Fill out the student survey. This is your first grade - due by end of day Tuesday.
This Wed/Thu: Test over Summer Reading - Six Glasses by Tom Standage
This Friday - Article due in class with Socratic Seminar
MON next week - Quiz Chapter 1 & 2 of Strayer
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
The course covers these 6 themes:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures

1. How was beer "essential" to human civilization?
2. How did the use of wine in Roman culture differ from that of ancient Greece?
3. Why do Christians Drink Wine and Muslims Do Not?
4. How did Columbian Exchange change the globe?
5. What is colonization and how to British imperial power change the world?
6. How does 'coca-colonization' explain American dominance in the 20th century?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Pick up the 6 Glasses Epilogue: Water from the front desk. Annotate. (10 min)
2. Discuss the epilogue: Do you agree with Standage that the most important drink of the present and future is WATER?
3. SPICE CHART: Students will get a SPICE chart. They should use this for each of the six drinks, but especially to compare 2 of them. This will help them study for the test and also prepare for any kind of essay prompt. And it emphasizes the 5 themes of AP  World History: Social, Political, Interaction, Culture, Economics.
Mark Phillips speaks with Tom Standage, the author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses," about the influence of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola from the stone-age until the present.

Assignment: 
Fill out the student survey. This is your first grade - due by end of day Tuesday.
Watch the YouTube Lectures over Six Glasses, take notes. Prepare for the Text on Wed/Thu
Bring your notes, 3 ring binder, and your brain to class. We will use them in class each day. 
The symbol for "Beer" -- ancient Sumerian writing. (The symbol is a clay pot)
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Quote: "Luck is the IDOL of the IDLE." - Proverb

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
The course covers these 6 themes:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures

1. How was beer "essential" to human civilization?
2. How did the use of wine in Roman culture differ from that of ancient Greece?
3. Why do Christians Drink Wine and Muslims Do Not?
4. How did Columbian Exchange change the globe?
5. What is colonization and how to British imperial power change the world?
6. How does 'coca-colonization' explain American dominance in the 20th century?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - How does Coca-colonization explain American dominance in the 20th Century? 

2. Matching Pairs Quiz - Match words that should be associated with each of the six drinks Standage refers to in his book? (Example, Age of Reasoning = Coffee)

Part A: Match with cards that have the pairs on them. Students will do this in groups and discuss their matches. 
Part B: Match with a Presentation that will step through the matches on the screen.

3. Video review: We'll watch video clips that emphasize the importance of each drink/epoch-time period of history. Mr. Duez will ask questions to check for learning to be sure students understand the main eras and associated historical impacts.

Assignment: 
Fill out the student survey. This is your first grade - due by end of day Tuesday.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take notes. Prepare for the Text on Wed/Thu
Bring your notes, 3 ring binder, and your brain to class. We will use them in class each day. 
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Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016 & Thursday, Sept 1, 2016
Quote: "Unless you pay the price for success, you will not know it's worth." - Apoorve Dubey

How do we know our past, 
before writing?
Agenda:
1. TEST - Summer Reading - A History of the World in Six Glasses


Assignment: 
Article for FridayFirst Humans "Finding the First Humans: When and how did the first humans arrive in the Americas?"
Quiz over Chapter 1 and 2 on Monday.

Review the notes from Unit 1, either by presentation or Mr. Duez's video. Read Strayer Chapters 1 and 2. Use the Target Sheet for Unit 1. Know your vocabulary for the quiz - along with hand written notes.

Bring your notes, 3 ring binder, and your brain to class. We will use them in class each day. 
Monday is Labor Day. A day off of work to celebrate "work" & those that built this great country. #WorkersUnite
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Friday, Sept. 2, 2016
Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

Part 1 - First Things First Beginnings in History, to 500 BCE
To familiarize students with the spread of human societies in the Paleolithic era
To explore the conditions of life in gathering and hunting societies
To examine factors that eventually led to change in the gathering and hunting societies 

1. What is the significance of the Paleolithic era in world history?
2. In what ways did various Paleolithic societies differ from one another, and how did they change over time?
3. What statements in this chapter seem to be reliable and solidly based on facts, and which ones are more speculative and uncertain?
4. How might our attitudes toward the modern world influence our assessment of Paleolithic societies?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Prep the article First Humans to discuss in class and turn in afterwards.

2. Socratic Text Based Discussion in small groups of 4 students
Use your question, summary, and remember to refer to the text to discuss the article.

ArticleFirst Humans "Finding the First Humans: When and how did the first humans arrive in the Americas?"

3. Discuss how to prepare for the Quiz on Tuesday. Strayer - Chapter 1 & 2
Refer to the Success Plan 

Assignment: 
Use the Success Plan
Review the notes from Unit 1, either by presentation or Mr. Duez's video. 
Read Strayer Chapters 1 and 2. 
Use the Target Sheet for Unit 1. 
Know your vocabulary for the quiz - along with hand written notes.
Bring your notes, 3 ring binder, and your brain to class. We will use them in class each day. 

MONDAY IS LABOR DAY.

Summer Reading - Six Glasses

NOTES TO REVIEW AFTER READING THE BOOK: 
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.

QUIZ covering 6 Glasses - FRIDAY FIRST WEEK 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

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. :)