Summer Reading: Six Glasses

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AHS Graduation - Valedictory Address from Logan Brabson

I wanted to post this here in case anyone could not attend graduation or did not get the opportunity to see Logan's address.


Logan was the best student I have ever had in class. In a two year period in both AP World History and AP Psychology, he missed only one quiz question. We take quizzes for each chapter in each class. His intelligence is unquestioned, obviously. However what most did not see on a daily basis is how much time and effort he put into the classes. And interestingly enough, he was in bed early every night. Sleep was important to him and it made a very big impact in his performance, obviously.

We could all learn some lessons from all Logan has accomplished and all he has overcome.

"For me, my stutter has long defined who I am. Those close to me have asked how I plan to overcome this for graduation. Although I am grateful for their concern there is no reason to be fearful of a condition out of my control. I'm giving voice to the 70 million people who stutter."

Logan Brabson Valedictory Address - Class of 2017 - NRG Stadium, Houston, Tx - Saturday, June 28

Video Project

First WHAP Video Project of 2017 is done.
Great job guys!
#1 Rule came in handy. I watched the video on my birthday. (Yeah, I'm always working... even on the "Most Important Day of the Year")

Agenda: Last Two Weeks of the Year

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 22 - Fri June 2
MONHotel Rwanda: Look back; Genocide Prevention; Video Project Discussion; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
TUE - Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
WED/THU - Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
FRIExtra Credit DueVideo Project Due; 
Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History; Review for Final Exams

Monday, May 29th is Memorial Day - No School

WED, May 25
THU, May 2

Week of  - Thursday, June 1-4
Last week of the school year...
MON - No School - Memorial Day
WED - Finals 1-2-5
THU - Finals 3-6
FRI - Finals 7-4


Week of  - Thursday, June 1-4
Last week of the school year...
MON - No School - Memorial Day
WED - Finals 1-2-5
THU - Finals 3-6
FRI - Finals 7-4
Monday, May 22, 2017
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 23, 2017
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 24, 2017 & Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 26, 2017
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 30, 2017 -- Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Quote: “As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green

Thanks for a GREAT YEAR! 

1. Final Exams

Post AP Test Survey

Your opinions are important to me. You have worked hard this year and although I gave this my very best effort, I'm certain there are many ways I can improve this course. This is especially true considering the changes in the test design that occurred this year.

Please answer as well as you can and I will share the results this week with everyone and we'll discuss in class.

Thank you!