Agenda: Week of Sept 25-29, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 1 - First Humans, Farmers, & Civilizations
& Unit 2 - Eurasian Empires, 500 BCE - 500 CE
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz Chapter 3; Review Quiz
TUE: Unit 1 - Reviewing the big picture; How to Ace the SAQ
WED/THU: TEST UNIT 1 - Chapters 1, 2, and 3; Plus: FRQ - A History of the World in Six Glasses
FRI: How to write the FRQ - The Comparative Essay; Friday Sept. 23rd: Unit 1 LEQ Timed Writing

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1 TAB
WED FRQ - A History of the World in Six Glasses - LEQ TAB
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4 Unit 2 Tab & Ch 4

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?
First test is Wednesday, thanks Harvey!
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Monday, Sept 25, 2017
Quote"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work." - Harry Golden

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

Assignment:

WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3 
WED FRQ - A History of the World in Six Glasses
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4
Be careful. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work.
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Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017
Quote"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from." - Cormac Mccarthy

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: In what ways did Egypt and Mesopotamia differ from one another? (Also: How were the Indian and Chinese river valley civilizations similar/different?)

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: River Valley Civilizations - Reviewed

3. Test Prep: Multiple Choice Questions - Best Practices.

Assignment:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3 
WED FRQ - A History of the World in Six Glasses
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4
Eurasian Empires is the topic of Chapter 4. "Use the force, young padawans."
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Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017
Quote"It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned." - Frank A. Clark

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Unit 1 TEST & LEQ over Six Glasses
      
2. TEST UNIT 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3 of Strayer
40 M/Ch Questions - need a pencil 

3. LEQ over Six Glasses
Need a black pen and paper

Assignment:
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4
"Occupy Dock Bay" - The Storm troopers unionize. There goes the empire!
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Friday, Sept 29, 2017
Quote: "Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning Targets:
★ Define the characteristics of imperial systems in the classical era and analyze why empires developed in some regions but not in others.
★ Compare the important similarities and differences between imperial systems and the reasons behind them
★ Explain the significance that classical empires have for us today, such as, representative government, military power, etc.
★ Evaluate the “greatness” of the Roman Empire and China’s Han Dynasty and determine if their destructive and oppressive features outweighed their impressive advances.

Essential Questions:
1. What common features can you identify in the empires described in this chapter?
2. In what ways did these empires differ from one another? What accounts for those differences?
3. Are you more impressed with the “greatness” of empires or with their destructive and oppressive features? Why? 
4. Do you think that the classical empires hold “lessons” for the present, or are contemporary circumstances sufficiently unique as to render the distant past irrelevant?

Agenda:

1. DO NOWCompare the Athenian & Persian Empires according to political, social, and economic factors.

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Introduction to Unit 4

3. Extra Credit: How it works. Use the Extra Credit tab above to get all the info you need. 

Assignment:
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4

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
-and-
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