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

Agenda: Week of Aug 28-Sept 1, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Summer Reading Unit - Standage - Six Glasses
Week at a Glance:
MON - Welcome, Introductions, History Pre-Quiz. Intro to A History of the World in Six Glasses
TUE - Success Plan; Advanced Academics Letter; How to use the website; 6 Glasses Q & A
WED/THU - How to WHAP - through 6 Glasses: Periodization, Themes, & Historical Thinking with 6 Glasses
FRI - Quiz over Standage's 6 Glasses. Review the quiz results.
How to prepare for the test next Thu over the summer reading - Standage's 6 Glasses.
AHS PEP RALLY SCHEDULE PERIOD FRIDAY

WHAP Introduction Information First 2 Weeks To Do List
WHAP Success Form - A checklist of "Things to Do" to achieve success in WHAP.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz on Friday over Six Glasses
TEST is next Thursday over Six Glasses
Complete the student Survey
Student Survey is due on Tuesday, Sept 5. along with returning the Advanced Academics Letter

Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to class
We will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
WHAP this year APUSH next year. Advanced Placement moves you!
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Quote: "Begin with the end in mind."

Unit: Introduction to Course: Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
1. Clearly understand the scope and procedures of WHAP.
2. Examine the major themes of the WHAP course.
3. Understand expectations regarding summer reading text.

Essential Questions:
1. What is World History?
2. What is Advanced Placement?
3. Why Standage and Six Glasses for summer reading and how that will help throughout the year?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW - Find your name on the screen & your seat in the classroom. 

2. History Pre-Quiz. Using a sheet of paper, write down your answer to each question that is presented on the screen. (These focus on the ideas in the summer reading)

3. Expectations for the year. 

In broad terms:
Why we are here in AP World History? 
To learn about the 10,000 years of human history from a global perspective while putting ourselves in the shoes of those we study. This is not a history class devoted to big events and big names. But rather Change and Continuity, Comparison, and Historical Context. We will learn to do the work of a historian. This includes a lot of writing and you will improve as a writer more this year than any other year of school.

What I expect: 
Very hard work and daily improvement.

Our Goal: 
Pass the AP Exam on Thursday, May 17, 2018.

3. Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.
ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday
Test is next Thu
Does Standage match each period with a drink, roughly? 
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Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Quote: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Laozi

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
Theme 4: Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
Theme 5: Development and Transformation of Social Structures
The 5 Themes of AP World History. 
Essential Questions:
1. Which two of the six glasses that Standage refers to are the most similar? How & Why?
2. Which 2 are the most different? How & Why?
3. Can you group them in twos? How & Why?
4. Also discuss periodization through the summer reading:
5. Can you explain the major events from each period that can be tied back to each drink?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up from the front table - Success Plan
After attendance: Discuss each sheet that you picked up.

2. Video Clip: How to Use The Website, by Aidan Duez. (5 min) 
Discuss any questions after the video ends. 
Pull up the website, walk through how to find the resources needed to study.
Concentrate on how to prepare for the Six Glasses quiz on Friday & test next Wed/Thu.

3. Six Glasses ComparisonStudents will discuss six glasses in terms of grouping the drinks
A. Which have similar characteristics? 
B. Which drinks contributed to world history in similar ways?
C. Using the AP World History Themes (SPICE), group the six glasses & major issues by SPICE grouping. 
D. Justify the theme & why it is essential for that time period in history.

4. Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday
Test is next Thu
The beach and Six Glasses... two great things that work great together! That's why it's summer reading folks!
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Wed. Aug. 30 & Thu. Aug. 31, 2017
Quote: “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
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?

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Which 2 six glasses that Standage refers to are the most similar? 
Explain How & Why? (Think in terms of WHAP Themes: S.P.I.C.E.)

Video of author Tom Standage discussing each drink on CBS Sunday.

2. Students will be placed in six groups. Each group will have a question that they will write down and discuss. Prepare one answer for their question:
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?

3. Periodization through Six Glasses:
I. Individual students will copy down the periods of world history written on the board. 

Using their notes from the summer reading, they will pencil in each of the six glasses to where they correspond.

II. Individual students will write the important historical events that occur during those time periods.

III. Working in pairs, students will put their heads together to fill in anything they may be missing. We will also write each drink next to each period on the board. Then write the corresponding important events that may have occurred in those time periods. Students have a better understanding of how Standage's Six Glasses connect with world history.

Discuss these questions in pairs and then as a full class:
A. What was the impact of beer and wine on world history? 
B. Explain what a spirit drink is and what is the significance of this drink on world history?
C. How is coffee a "revolutionary" drink?
D. How is Tea and Coca-Cola similar
E. Students will discuss the impact of trade on the globalization of the planet.

4. FINISH -- Who Are You?
WHO ARE YOU?
  • What is your name
  • Why did you decide to take AP World History?
  • What is your favorite restaurant to eat at?

Present in partner groups. We will most likely finish these throughout the week as we proceed.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday
Test is next Thu
History is many things to many people. To me, it is pretty awesome.
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Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Unit: Introduction to Course And Summer Reading Discussion - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Targets:
Examination of the major themes of WHAP:
Theme 1: Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
Theme 2: Development and Interaction of Cultures
Theme 3: State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
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?

Agenda:
AHS PEP RALLY SCHEDULE PERIOD TODAY
1. DO NOW: Prep notes for the Quiz over Six Glasses.

2. Quiz over Six Glasses.

3. Review the quiz & answers.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Complete the student survey. Due on Tuesday of next week.
Watch the screencasts over Six Glasses, take note from Mr. Duez's presentations.
Bring your notebook, pens/pencils, and your brain to classWe will use them in class each day.
Bring questions you have over anything and ask them at any time.
Six Glasses: Quiz is on Friday
Test is next Thu

Summer Reading: Six Glasses

For all information regarding the summer reading assignment, please see the tab: 6-GLASSES

Or click here:

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