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.

Inspirational.

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

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE:
SENIOR FINALS
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

DONE! 



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
DONE! 
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Monday, May 22, 2017
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 23, 2017
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 24, 2017 & Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 26, 2017
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 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! 

Agenda:
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!

Agenda: Week of May 15 - 19, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
AP World History ~ "Hotel Rwanda" & History of Genocide
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review 2017 SAQ/DBQ/LEQ  - Review the released questions; Video Project Introduction; Extra Credit Reminder; Intro to Hotel Rwanda
TUE: Movie: Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda Discussion Questions
WED/THU: Hotel Rwanda Discussion Questions
FRI: Video Project Proposal Due

Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questionsWrap Up: Discuss the Movie & The Rwandan Genocide

ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions


Video Project - Proposal Due on Friday

Project due on Friday, May 26
Extra Credit due on Friday, May 26
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Monday May 15, 2017
Quote: "Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task." - William James

1. Discuss the FRQ Questions - 2017 SAQ/DBQ/LEQ Questions - Review the released questions.


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. 


ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions



ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions


Video Project - Proposal Due on Friday

Project due on Friday, May 26
Extra Credit due on Friday, May 26
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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions


Video Project - Proposal Due on Friday

Project due on Friday, May 26

Extra Credit due on Friday, May 26
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 & Thursday, May 18, 2017
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

ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions


Video Project - Proposal Due on Friday

Project due on Friday, May 26

Extra Credit due on Friday, May 26
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Friday, May 20, 2017
Quote"We are like islands on the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. DO NOW: Prepare the Video Project Proposal to turn in


2. View Hotel Rwanda MovieHotel Rwanda w/discussion questions
Movie: Hotel Rwanda

Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions

3. Wrap Up: Discuss the Movie & The Rwandan Genocide

ASSIGNMENTS:
Due this week:
Hotel Rwanda Questions


Video Project - Proposal Due on Friday

Project due on Friday, May 26

Extra Credit due on Friday, May 26