Fall 2017 Mock AP Test High Scores (Multiple Choice)

Each of these students should be proud of their work. Although we have only gone through one semester and the first three units, they have mastered the work to this point. Their performance on the multiple choice was excellent. 

However, it is only 40% of the AP Test score. The Short Answer Questions (20%) and the Document-Based Question (25%) & Long Essay Question (15%) account for the majority of the score.

Still the Multiple Choice is the largest percentage portion of the test with 40% going to your overall score. So it is important. These questions are not just rote memorization questions any longer. They involve skills (comparison, causation, continuity & change over time, understand time periods of world history, map, chart, graphic, passages to understand).



Agenda: Week of Dec. 4-8 & Dec. 11-15, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - AN AGE OF ACCELERATING CONNECTIONS 500–1500
CH 12: The Mongols & CH 13: Worlds of the 15th Century
Week of Dec. 4-8 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONDocument Analysis CH 12 & 13 Handout; Review Mongols CH 12 Documents & DBQ Posters; POV statements. Strickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)
TUE: TEST CH 12 & 13
WED: MOCK AP TEST - Multiple Choice; 55 Questions in 55 minutes. Groups of 2-5.
THU: MOCK AP TEST - SAQ - The Short Answer QuestionsMOCK AP TEST - 3 SAQ Questions, 50 Minutes
FRI: Final Day for Extra Credit.; Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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Week of Dec. 11-15 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
TUE: Review for Final Exam; Collect: MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS DUE (sooner the better! that way I will be able to add it to your score and increase your chances of exempting if needed)
WED, THU, FRI: FINAL EXAMS

Chapter 13 - The Worlds of the Fifteenth Century
Learning Targets:
• Consider the variety of human experience in the fifteenth century and compare those experiences across cultures.
• Contrast the political and cultural conditions in China’s Ming Dynasty and Europe’s “Renaissance Period” on the cusp of the modern world and analyze why Europe came to dominate the world in the modern era.
• Determine the factors that bring about change in the Islamic world (Middle East and West Africa) in the fifteenth century and analyze the differences between the four Muslim Empires.
• Contrast Aztec and Inca thinking about political administration and culture.

Essential Questions:
1. Assume for the moment that the Chinese had not ended their maritime voyages in 1433. How might the subsequent development of world history have been different? What value is there in asking this kind of “what if ” or counter-factual question?
2. How would you define the major achievements of Ming dynasty China?
3. What political and cultural differences stand out in the histories of fifteenth-century China and Western Europe? What similarities are apparent?
4. In what ways did European maritime voyaging in the fifteenth century differ from that of China? What accounts for these differences?
5. What differences can you identify among the four major empires in the Islamic world of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?
Although not a huge part of the test, Chapter 13 is very diverse. Don't forget about Paleolithic Persistence.
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

1. DO NOW: Pick up both...
Document Analysis CH 12 & 13 Handout
Strickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)

2. Point of View Statements & Document Analysis

3. Review 12 & 13 - Prep for Test on Tuesday (pre-Thanksgiving stuff has a heavy emphasis)

ASSIGNMENTS:
Test Tuesday CH 12 & 13

MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Don't forget about The Mongols!
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Quote: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

Agenda:
1. Test Chapter 12: Mongols & Chapter 13: Worlds of 15th Century

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8

For next time - prep for the 50 Question, 50 minute Mock AP Test. Review the semester. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Sadly, some students may want to start over from August. Or just ask me to repeat everything I said all semester.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
REGULAR 7 PERIOD DAY
Quote: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP TEST - 55 Questions, 55 minutes. Based off of released test questions and those that closely approximate them. 

ASSIGNMENTS:MOCK Exam SAQ on Thursday
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
Hopefully that is not how it will feel on the MOCK AP Test. If you know what I MEME?
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Quote: 
"You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize
You're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense"
- Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Present Tense

1. MOCK AP TEST - 3 SAQ Questions, 50 Minutes.
First 2 questions are mandatory. 
The 3rd and 4th students will pick one or the other to complete. 
This is exactly like the AP Test. 

Reminder: 

Star Wars continues next Friday! :) 
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Friday, December 8, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
Extra Credit (Review &/or Graphic Org.) due.
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these in class through Tuesday of next week. 
You may work with other students.
Do not write out the question and answer choices. 

Just write it out like this, explaining why your choice is correct:

1. C - The Mongols were able to control the Silk Road trading network, which opened up trade in a more secured and efficient way. Because the Silk Road flourished during their reign, the Indian Ocean trading network saw a dip in activity. 

You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

ASSIGNMENTS:
Test Tuesday CH 12 & 13

MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.
You know you do this...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms.

3. Mr. Duez will collect Test Corrections when students are finished, but they only have until the end of the period.

3. Final Exam Review & a look back at a great semester
What you might say if given a 1 in a million chance of passing a final exam. Thanks Lloyd Christmas!
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FINAL EXAMS: 
December 13 - December 15, 2017
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
FULL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Best of Luck on Your Finals!

Have a fantastic holiday