Mr. Duez's Advice to Freshmen About to Enter WHAP

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Published on May 27, 2015
Mr. Duez talks to freshmen students about the opportunity of taking AP World History, the summer reading, and tips on how to prepare for WHAP. 

Make the best of your summer. Come to WHAP ready to hit the ground running.

Link to all the information for the Summer Reading - A History of the World in Six Glasses by Tom Standage

Google Docs Slides Presentation: WHAP-INTRO-CURRENT-FRESHMEN

Agenda: May 26 - June 4 - Last 2 weeks!

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Genocide: Rwanda & Legacy; Local Houston History; Video Project
Review Week & Final Exams
WEEK at a Glance:
Tue May 26 - Fri May 29
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUE - Collect Movie Questions; Hotel Rwanda: Look back at what we learned; Genocide Prevention; Video Project Discussion
WED/THU - Video Project discussion; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
FRI - Extra Credit Due; Video Project Due; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History; Review for Final Exams

Week of Monday - Thursday, June 1-4
 Last week of the school year...
MON & TUE - Review; Watch any Video Projects; Sign Exemptions
WED - Finals
THU - Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

1. DO NOW: Could a genocide ever happen in the United States? Why/Why Not?
--Prepare Hotel Rwanda Questions/Answers we will turn them in this period--
2. Rwandan Genocide Notes, Video, & Discussion.
3. Rwanda Today: Video, Notes,  Discussion.
4. Turn in Hotel Rwanda Questions.
5. Video Project - Questions/Time to work in groups.

Genocide Today:
Where are there trouble spots? 
South Sudan: In July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest country after its citizens voted for independence from Sudan. The country faces great challenges as it seeks to build its democratic institutions, overcome a history of internal conflict based on ethnicity, and resolve ongoing tensions with Sudan over the region’s oil resources. Since the 1950s, the Arab-dominated government of Sudan has tried to impose its control on African minorities on the country’s periphery. More than 2.5 million civilians have been killed in a succession of brutal conflicts—between north and south, in Darfur in the west, and in other regions.

Syria: Since its outbreak in April 2011, the conflict in Syria has already cost well over 100,000 lives, displaced millions, and involved numerous atrocities and crimes against humanity. Its increasing sectarian nature puts certain regions and peoples at risk of genocide.

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.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 & Thursday, May 28, 2015
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

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.
Houston is developing quite a great reputation across the country. 
Friday, May 29, 2015
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

1. DO NOW: Prepare extra credit ~ both video project
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Psychology Class Preview.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
5. Work on Video Project with Mr. Duez
I will forever miss you my boy. RIP: Gryffindor Duez, the Gryffa-Gryff!
Monday, June 1, 2013
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

1. Work on video project with Mr. Duez
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Galveston, Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Psychology Class Preview.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
5. Work on Video Project with Mr. Duez

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- Through -- Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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 18 - 22, 2015

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP World History ~ "Hotel Rwanda" & History of Genocide
MON: FRQ 2014 Breakdown; Video Project Introduction; Extra Credit Reminder; Intro to Genocide Unit; Inspiration.
TUE: Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
WED: (1, 2, 5, 7) Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
THU: (No Late Arrival; Rather Early Release - 3, 4, 6) Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
FRI: (1st 90 min; remainder of sched. shortened; no advisory) Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions. Discuss "Rwanda Today"

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Monday, May 18, 2015
Quote: "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." 

1. 2015 FRQ Questions Released - Discussion in groups.
2. Video Project is optional and a bonus extra credit score. 

I. Freshman Transition to WHAP VideoYou will work with Mr. Duez on a project to create a 5-10 minute video to capture the essence of WHAP. This video will be used to help freshmen transition to the course.      -OR-II. Video to Teach Future Classes about a topic:
* 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 19th, 2015
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt

1. DO NOW: Pick up the handout in the front of the room over Hotel Rwanda.
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.
Wednesday & Thursday, May 20st & May 21st, 2015
Quote: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

1. View Hotel Rwanda Movie. Use the handout to follow along with the movie and help you discuss.

Friday, May 22nd, 2015
Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."- Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. View Hotel Rwanda MovieUse the handout to follow along with the movie and help you discuss.

2. Wrap Up: Discuss Rwanda Today.

Monday is Memorial Day. :)

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