Agenda: Week of September 18-22, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - First Humans, Farmers, & Civilizations
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz Chapter 1 & 2; Review Quiz
TUE: Pick up LEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric; Pick up the LEQ Organizer (due on Friday in class); How to organize the LEQ; Writing like "Law & Order" -- create a persuasive argument. Last 10 minutes: Crash Course WH: #1 - Agricultural Revolution
WEDNotes, Discussion, Video: River Valley Civilizations: How did early civilization develop? What do they share in common? 
Introduction to the Early River Valley Civilizations: Focus on Egypt & Mesopotamia
Andrew Marr's History of the World, Episode 1: "Survival"
FRILEQ Organizer due in class; Notes, Discussion, Video: River Valley CivsStudents will create direct comparisons.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
FRI - LEQ Organizer due in classLEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric

Next Monday - Chapter 3 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
WED next week UNIT 1 Test: CH 1-3 First Peoples, Farmers, & Civilizations
WED next week (after Unit 1 Test): LEQ Comparison

AHS OPEN HOUSE IS TUESDAY at 6pm. 
Yeah, it's kinda like that.
Learning Targets:
★To establish the relationship between the First Civilizations and the Agricultural Revolution
★To contrast civilizations with other forms of human communities
★To explore when, where, and how the First Civilizations arose in human history
★To explore how the emergence of civilizations transformed how humans lived and how their societies were structured
★To show the various ways in which civilizations differed from one another
★To explore the outcomes of the emergence of civilizations, both positive and negative, for humankind

Essential Questions:

1. What distinguished civilizations from other forms of human community?
2. How does the use of the term “civilization” by historians differ from that of popular usage? How do you use the term?
3. “Civilizations were held together largely by force.” Do you agree with this assessment, or were there other mechanisms of integration as well? 
4. In the development of the First Civilizations, what was gained for humankind, and what was lost?

Key Concept 1.3 — The appearance of the first urban societies 5,000 years ago laid the foundations for the development of complex civilizations; these civilizations shared several significant social, political, and economic characteristics.
I. Core and foundational civilizations developed in a variety of geographical and environmental settings where agriculture flourished.
II. The first states emerged within core civilizations in Mesopotamia and the Nile River Valley.
III. Culture played a significant role in unifying states through laws, language, literature, religion, myths, and monumental art.
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Monday, Sept 18, 2017
Quote"I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival." - Kurt Vonnegut

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prep for the reading check quiz over Chapter 3. You can use your handwritten notes.

2. READING CHECK QUIZ - Chapter 3 - First Civilizations

3. Review the quiz

ASSIGNMENTS:

FRI - LEQ Organizer due in class. LEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric

Next Monday - Chapter 3 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
WED next week UNIT 1 Test: CH 1-3 First Peoples, Farmers, & Civilizations
WED next week (after Unit 1 Test): LEQ Comparison
And they will probably last a little longer...
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Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017
Quote"No matter how closely you examine the water, glucose, and electrolyte salts in the human brain, you can't find the point where these molecules became conscious." - Deepak Chopra

Agenda:
1. DO NOWPick up LEQ Comparison Prompt & RubricPick up the LEQ Organizer (due on Friday in class)

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Writing like "Law & Order" -- create a persuasive argument

Notes & Discussion: How to write the Comparative FRQ

3. Last 10 minutes: Crash Course WH: #1 - Agricultural Revolution

ASSIGNMENTS:
FRI - LEQ Organizer due in class. LEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric

Next Monday - Chapter 3 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
WED next week UNIT 1 Test: CH 1-3 First Peoples, Farmers, & Civilizations
WED next week (after Unit 1 Test): LEQ Comparison


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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017
Quote"Everything we do, every thought we've ever had, is produced by the human brain. But exactly how it operates remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries, and it seems the more we probe its secrets, the more surprises we find." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: In what ways did humans interact with the environment in early river valley civilizations? How did these differ in Egypt & Mesopotamia?

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Part I: Comparing River Valley Civilizations: Egypt & Mesopotamia
How did early civilization develop? What do they share in common? 

3. Andrew Marr's History of the World, Episode 1: "Survival"
We will watch the intro & a few portions to get a feel for what this time period looked like. This video series is much like "Strayer Come to Life" and students in the past have really connected with it. It has made reading the text book much easier because students can visualize and imagine the time period much easier. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
FRI - LEQ Organizer due in class. LEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric
Next Monday - Chapter 3 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
WED next week UNIT 1 Test: CH 1-3 First Peoples, Farmers, & Civilizations
WED next week (after Unit 1 Test): LEQ Comparison
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Friday, September 22, 2017
Quote: "Science is nothing but perception." - Plato

Agenda:
1. DO NOWLEQ Organizer due in classLEQ Comparison Prompt & Rubric

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Part II Indus River, China, Norte Chico, & Olmec

3. Crash Course WH: Indus River Valley

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Chapter 3 Quiz - you can use hand-written notes
WED next week UNIT 1 Test: CH 1-3 First Peoples, Farmers, & Civilizations
WED next week (after Unit 1 Test): LEQ Comparison

No late arrival this Thursday

I'll combine the things we were doing on the block day with the next day. So the agenda isn't totally different, but it may result in doing a few more or less things in class. We all have to be flexible for a bit. Thanks Harvey! ;)

This changes the bell schedule on Wed/Thu to this version due to grade level meetings with principals:


Agenda: Week of Sept. 9, 2017

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:
MONIntroduce of Themes of World History, Periodization, & AP History Disciplinary Practices & Reasoning Skills; Introduction to the LEQ (Long Essay Question) - "The Comparative Essay"
TUE - Quiz over Summer Reading - A History of the World in Six Glasses; 10 Questions M/Ch; Open notes provided they are handwritten.
MON next week - Quiz 3 of Strayer: First Civilizations
WED next week - TEST over UNIT 1: CH 1, 2, & 3; Plus Comparative LEQ for 6 Glasses

STRAYER CHAPTER 1 (PDF of the newest edition, combines CH 1 & 2 of your textbook)
Learning Targets Chapters 1 & 2:

Time Periods of WHAP:

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


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?
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Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
Quote: "I am a great believer in luck. I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it." - Thomas Jefferson

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Compare 2 of the Six Glasses that Tom Standage wrote about. (Think in terms of SPICE)

2. LEQ Comparative: How to write the Comparative Essay. Write like "Law & Order" - the courtroom lawyer. Opening statement - thesis & claim; Context - explain the circumstances surrounding the question; Provide evidence - prove your claim; Prove beyond a reasonable doubt - Analysis & Reasoning to prove to the reader that you understand the entire complexity of the question. 
Cooperative Activity: Students will work in small groups to write up a comparison of 2 of the drinks. They must have several points of evidence. Present evidence to the group quickly. 

4. Matching Pairs - Using a single word or reference to help understand each drink, time period, & theme (Prep for quiz on Tuesday)

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Quote: "Luck is the IDOL of the IDLE." - Proverb

Agenda:
1. Quiz over Summer Reading - "A History of the World in Six Glasses" by Tom Standage

2. Review Quiz: Go over each question to be sure students understand their mistakes. Special attention to the Comparative LEQ and evidence to write the essay next week. 

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Fill out the student survey. This is your first grade - due by end of day this Friday.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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. Pick up Article due in class with Socratic Seminar- Diamond's Mistake
10-15 minutes to read and annotate. Due Friday in class.

2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Strayer Chapter 1 "First Peoples, First Farmers" 

How to use the website to prepare for the Quiz over CH 1 Monday:

  1. Copy Target Sheet
  2. Read through Mr. Duez's notes (or watch YouTube Lectures) and take notes.
  3. Read Strayer & take notes

History of the World in 7 Minutes

3. Video Documentary w/Questions to answer: 
Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, & Steel - Part I: Out of Eden
Friday, Sept. 14, 2017
Quote: “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

Agenda:
2. Socratic Text Based Discussion over Diamond's "Mistake" in small groups of 4 students
Use your question, summary, and remember to refer to the text to discuss the article.

3. Finish, if needed from last class: 
Video Documentary w/Questions to answer:  
Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, & Steel - Part I: Out of Eden

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

Bell Schedules


First 2 Days of School
Second Week of School
Normal Week Bell Schedule
Pep Rallies - Sept 1st cancelled. Rescheduled Sept. 8th

Pep Rally Bells

Agenda: Week of Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading Unit - Standage - Six Glasses
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome, Introductions, History Pre-Quiz. Intro to A History of the World in Six Glasses
TUE - Success Plan; Advanced Academics Letter; How 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 Thu over the summer reading - Standage's 6 Glasses.
AHS PEP RALLY SCHEDULE PERIOD FRIDAY

WHAP Introduction Information First 2 Weeks To Do List
WHAP Success Form - A checklist of "Things to Do" to achieve success in WHAP.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz on Friday over Six Glasses
TEST is next Thursday over Six Glasses
Complete the student Survey
Student Survey is due on Tuesday, Sept 5. along with returning the Advanced Academics Letter

Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to class
We will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
WHAP this year APUSH next year. Advanced Placement moves you!
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Monday, August 28, 2017
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.

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. 

2. History Pre-Quiz. Using a sheet of paper, write down your answer to each question that is presented on the screen. (These focus on the ideas in the summer reading)

3. Expectations for the year. 

In broad terms:
Why we are here in AP World History? 
To learn about the 10,000 years of human history from a global perspective while putting ourselves in the shoes of those we study. This is not a history class devoted to big events and big names. But rather Change and Continuity, Comparison, and Historical Context. We will learn to do the work of a historian. This includes a lot of writing and you will improve as a writer more this year than any other year of school.

What I expect: 
Very hard work and daily improvement.

Our Goal: 
Pass the AP Exam on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

3. Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.
ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete 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 Thu
Does Standage match each period with a drink, roughly? 
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Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
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
The 5 Themes of AP World History. 
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 Plan
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 ComparisonStudents 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.

4. Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete 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 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. Aug. 30 & Thu. Aug. 31, 2017
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.)

Video of author Tom Standage discussing each drink on CBS Sunday.

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.

4. FINISH -- Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete 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 Thu
History is many things to many people. To me, it is pretty awesome.
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Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
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:
AHS PEP RALLY SCHEDULE PERIOD TODAY
1. DO NOW: Prep notes for the Quiz over Six Glasses.

2. Quiz over Six Glasses.

3. Review the quiz & answers.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete 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 Thu