AP TEST REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday March 24th
Congrats to those who have signed up so far! 

Tuesday, March 21 - AP Exam Registration
All students who are registered for at least one AP exam by lunch on 3/21 will have the opportunity to enter their names into a drawing to have up to 2 AP exams paid for!! 

During lunches, students will be encouraged to learn more about AP courses. AP teachers are invited to provide information about their courses to be shared with students. 

Tuesday, March 21: 6-8 pm: 
College Readiness Information Night 
Plan to attend Tuesday's information night to learn more about college readiness. 

Agenda: Week of March 20-24, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: Most Recent Century, 1900 - 2013
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe, 1914 - 1979
First World War; Great Depression; Rise of Dictators & Authoritarian Rule
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Quick Review:  Video: Schama's Power of Art: Guernica; Post WWI Peace - Versailles Treaty; Roaring 20's -> Great Depression; Rise of Dictators in Europe
TUE -  WWII Begins: Causes of WWII; Japanese Invasion of Manchuria 1937; Hitler; Propaganda; German invasion of Poland, 1939
WED/THU - 1st 45 Min: Video Documentary:
Documentary: War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
2nd 45 Min: Major Battles & Course of WWII:
1940: Battle of Britain1941 - The War Intensifies1942-43: Stalingrad, Kursk & Operation Torch1944: D-Day and Allies Push to Germany
FRI - The end of WWII - Asian Theatre of War; Atomic/Nuclear Age
Asian Theatre of War: The Pacific - Island Hopping1945: Atomic Bombs Bring Final Victory in JapanRecovery Brings A Cold War
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
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Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
Can you imagine the dollar not having any real worth? To the point of using it for kindling to build a fire?
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Quote: "We are masters of the unsaid words, and slaves to those we let slip out." - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What was the significance of Picasso's Guernica?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: End of WWI - Peace Treaty & Problems

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Great Depression & Rise of Dictators
How capitalism & democracy failed - but why did it fail?

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Quote: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." - Adolf Hitler

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why does the Nazi party become so powerful in Germany? 

Discuss the use of Propaganda in Germany: Leni Riefenstahl's "The Triumph of the Will"
View the first few minutes of the documentary. How does Triumph of the Will compare to Guernica?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: World War II Begins - But where does it begin first? 
In what way was nationalist Japan most similar to fascist Italy and Nazi Germany?
Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Quote: "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender... " - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up questions - Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space

2. 1st 45 Minutes: Video Documentary: War of the Worlds: Part II - "Killing Space" w/Questions.
Documentary: War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: 2nd 45 Min: Major Battles & Course of WWII:
1940: Battle of Britain1941 - The War Intensifies

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Quote: "Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad Gita

1. DO NOW: What are Hitler's 2 big mistakes in WWII? 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: The end of WWII - Asian Theatre of War; Atomic/Nuclear Age
Asian Theatre of War: The Pacific - Island Hopping
1945: Atomic Bombs Bring Final Victory in Japan
Recovery Brings A Cold War

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"

2017 WWI Trench Warfare Simulation

Our simulation was successful. Strategy, tactics, & intensity of the trenches during the first world war on the western front. Well, we may have had a little more fun. ;)


2017 WHAP WWI Trench Warfare Simulaton

DST: Daylight Savings Time - Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour

That time of year again. Just thankfully we do this during Spring Break. Whew.

CGP Grey has an excellent video over this topic:

Daylight Saving Time Explained

Definitely a first world problem.