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

Great Job. Party Tomorrow.


Great job today, regardless of how you believe you scored. 

You took the challenge, signed up for this class, the test, and you put yourself on the line with it. 

There is so much growth in this group... truly, I'm very, very proud of the effort. 

Time for us to enjoy the rest of the year and take a deep breath. It's over. 

Tomorrow, we have a party in class. Whatever you can bring...
chips
drinks
cups
paper plates
napkins
any type of snacks

Well, that would be great.

If you want to drop any food off in my room tomorrow, feel free. I'll be here around 7 am. And I'll have several tables/desks dedicated to the 3 classes. Just check for the sign that goes with your class and place the items there. I'll be sure that your items are saved until your class period. 

Agenda: Week of May 8 - 12, 2017

Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
Video Project, A Beautiful Mind
Week at a Glance:
MON: FRQ Quiz 2012 - 2008; Review FRQ Questions from the quiz.
TUE:  Most missed questions on Mock Test 2Mr. Duez's Cheat Codes, Big Ideas, Life Hacks, Tips n Tricks, for the AP World History Test
WED/THUReview from the Review tab above
FRI: PARTY!

THIS IS THE WEEK YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR:

Want to DO VERY WELL?: Write better essays
USE THE SAQ, DBQ, & LEQ TABS AT THE TOP
Study & Prepare for the written portion of this test!
Each is worth 17% of the exam score. You must get some points on each. Too many are just EASY. Don't leave them on the table: Additional Doc, Point of View, Global Context to show continuities and changes over time, Makes direct & relevant comparisons.

USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 


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Monday, May 08, 2017
Quote: "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

Agenda:
1. DO NOW- Prepare for the FRQ Quiz, paper, black pen

2. FRQ Quiz 2012 - 2008 - Students will write out as much as they can for planning three of these essay prompts from a single year, chosen by Mr. Duez at random. This is an exercise in planning your essays, answering the prompt, and preparing to score as many points as possible. 

3. Review FRQ Questions from the quiz.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Quote: "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Play along with the questions on the screen, they will auto flip through a number of questions and concepts for review of AP World History.

2. Review the Most Missed Questions from the Mock Exam

WHAT CAN YOU BRING FOR THE PARTY ON FRIDAY? :)

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 & Thursday, May 11, 2017
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

Agenda:

1. DO NOW - What questions do you have in preparation for the AP Test?

2. Review from the Review tab above.


FOURTH PERIOD MEETS ON THURSDAY & WILL NOT HAVE CLASS DUE TO THE AP TEST. You might show up right at the end of the period after lunch. If time remains. 
 

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

Agenda: 
1. PARTY - CELEBRATE TAKING THE AP WORLD HISTORY TEST!

You have conquered the beast!

Agenda: Week of May 1 - May 5, 2017

 Advanced Placement Psychology with Mr. Duez
REVIEW FOR AP TEST
High Noon on Monday, May the 4th!
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: FRQ QUIZ: Writing Quiz On Monday - Questions from the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
TUE: SMALL GYM AT 7:30 FOR MOCK AP TEST! No WHAP classes - due to testing 3rd & 6th only.
WED/THU: Discuss the MOCK Test #2 in the Gym; Work on corrections for Mock AP Test #1 - including the 4 SAQ Questions.
FRI: TEST CORRECTIONS due by the end of the period.

ASSIGNMENTS:
On Monday - Writing Quiz
Tuesday: MOCK TEST - In Gym at 7:25 am
CORRECTIONS DUE for MOCK Test #1 on Friday
Next Monday - Writing Quiz #2 over years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
USE THE AP-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 

We have a different testing bell schedule on Tuesday this week:
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Monday May 1, 2017
Quote: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for writing the... 
Writing Quiz - Questions from the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

2. Writing Quiz - Questions from the years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

20 minutes to write as much as possible over three essay types:
DBQ: Document Based Question
LEQ: Long Essay Question 
1. Causation
2. Comparative
3. Continuity & Change Over Time
4. Periodization

Plan out your response, outline it, try to complete thesis statements w/evidence, etc. I realize you will not be able to write full essays.


3. Review the Writing Quiz: We will go over one or two of the questions at the end as a full class. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
Tuesday: MOCK TEST - In Gym at 7:25 am
CORRECTIONS DUE for MOCK Test #1 on Friday
Next Monday - Writing Quiz #2 over years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
USE THE AP-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 
Students taking the AP World History Mock Test in the gym in May 2016.
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Quote: "Learn from the mistakes of others, you can never life long enough to make them all yourself." - Groucho Marx

TUESMALL GYM AT 7:30 FOR MOCK AP TEST! 

No WHAP classes - due to testing

3rd & 6th periods only

ASSIGNMENTS:

CORRECTIONS DUE for MOCK Test #1 on Friday
Next Monday - Writing Quiz #2 over years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
USE THE AP-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming! 
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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 & Thursday, May 4, 2017
Quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." –Anne Frank

Agenda:
1.  DO NOW: How did the MOCK AP Test go for you in the gym? What areas were concerns for you? What ways were you more successful than you had imagined? What did you learn from the experience? 

2. Discuss results on Mock Test #2 that we took in the small gym yesterday.


3. CORRECTIONS: Mock Test #1 - due at the end of the period.


ASSIGNMENTS: 

Next Monday - Writing Quiz #2 over years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
Students taking the MOCK AP Test in the gym in 2014-15
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Friday, May 5, 2017
Quote: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." –Teddy Roosevelt

Agenda:
1. Finish MOCK Test #1 Corrections, including the 4 SAQ responses.

2. Collect the corrections, including the 4 SAQ responses.


3. Review the most missed Questions from both Mock #1 & Mock #2


ASSIGNMENTS: 
Next Monday - Writing Quiz #2 over years 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
USE THE FRQ TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE
USE THE AP-TEST-REVIEW TAB AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

Agenda: Week of April 24-28, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
PART SIX THE MOST RECENT CENTURY 1914–2010
Targets: CH 23 Independence in the Global South, 1914-2014
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONComparing the perspectives of accelerating connections in the Global North and Global South according to these factors: 
Economic GlobalizationEnvironmentalismFeminismFundamentalismTUETEST - 23, 24: Independence Movements; Global Interactions
WED/THU: MOCK AP TEST - 70 Questions/55 Min.
FRI: Begin Corrections on Mock AP Test
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ASSIGNMENTS:
This Tuesday: TEST for CH 23 & 24
This Wed/Thu: MOCK AP Test #1
Next Monday:
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2016, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012
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Monday, April 24, 2017
Quote: "To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."  - Oscar Wilde

PART SIX THE MOST RECENT CENTURY 1914–2014
CHAPTER 23 Independence in the Global South, 1914-2014
CHAPTER 24 Accelerating Global Interaction, Since 1945

Agenda:
1. DO NOW

2. Notes, Video, Discussion
Comparing the perspectives of accelerating connections in the Global North and Global South according to these factors: 
Economic GlobalizationEnvironmentalismFeminismFundamentalism

ASSIGNMENTS:
This Tuesday: TEST for CH 23 & 24
This Wed/Thu: MOCK AP Test #1
Next Monday:
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2016, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Quote: "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."  - Oscar Wilde

Agenda:
1. DO NOWPrep for Final Strayer Test of the Year! Chapters 22, 23, & 24

2. TEST - 23, 24: Independence Movements; Global Interactions
50 M/CH questions in 45 min.

ASSIGNMENTS:
This Tuesday: TEST for CH 23 & 24
This Wed/Thu: MOCK AP Test #1
Next Monday:
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2016, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012
Be there! It'll be great.
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 & Thursday, April 27, 2017
Quote: "Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."  - Oscar Wilde

1. MOCK AP Test - 50 Questions in 50 Minutes + 2 SAQ in 20 Minutes

2. SCORES: After, Mr. Duez will scan the multiple choice so we can see the scores. 
We will do corrections on Friday over M/CH & SAQs.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Next Monday:
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2016, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012
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Friday, April 28, 2017
Quote: "True friends stab you in the front."  - Oscar Wilde

MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS: We will work on corrections over the MOCK AP Test the entire period.

Next week, 2nd MOCK AP TEST is on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:25 in the Small Gym. 
Be there!

ASSIGNMENTS:
Next Monday:
FRQ Quiz On Monday - FRQ Questions from the years 2016, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012