Freeman's Blog Countdown - Excellent Daily Resource

This is an excellent link to check every day to see his tremendous insight into preparation for the AP World History Exam. He begins at 80 Days and counts down to the test each day. Tips for every single day and framed around helping motivate and prepare you for the exam.

Agenda: Week of March 27-31, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: The Most Recent Century, 1914 - 2010
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe
World War II
Week at a Glance:
MON - Pick up Pearl Harbor Article. Due on Friday. Operation Barbarossa - Hitler invades Russia; Stalingrad, D-Day (44); Victory in EuropeWar in Asia/Pacific - Island Hopping
TUE/THUUse of Atomic Weapons; Post WWII peace & Rebuilding of Europe & Japan; Documentary: War of the World, "Ice Box" by Ferguson w/questions
WED Quiz CH 22 - World Communism
FRI - CH 22 - World Communism: Russian & Chinese Revolutions compared.
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ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz over CH 22 - World Communism on Wednesday, March 29th. Pearl Harbor ArticleDue on Friday, March 31st
TEST OVER Chapter 21 & 22 is next Monday, April 3rd.
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Schedule is a big mess this week because of EOC Testing:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday are regular days.
Basically, all classes will meet on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday

7th Period: All 5 days. But mostly regular periods, without a 90 minute block day at all. 

1st Period: Mon-Wed-Fri for regular periods, plus Wednesday for a 90 minute period.

4th Period: Mon-Wed-Fri only, on Thursday 4th will be EOC testing, so they will miss that additional 90 minute period. 
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Learning Targets:
 •  To examine the history of Europe between 1914 and the 1970s as an organic whole made up of closely interconnected parts
 •  To consider the repercussions of nationalism and colonialism in Europe and Japan
 •  To increase student awareness of the effects of the two world wars
 •  To help students imagine the appeal of totalitarian movements in the twentieth century 

Essential Questions:
BIG PICTURE QUESTIONS
      1.   What explains the disasters that befell Europe in the first half of the twentieth century?
      2.   In what ways were the world wars a motor for change in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   To what extent were the two world wars distinct and different conflicts, and in what ways were they related to each other? In particular, how did the First World War and its aftermath lay the foundations for World War II?
      4.   In what ways did Europe’s internal conflicts between 1914 and 1945 have global implications?

Margin Review Questions
      1.   What aspects of Europe’s nineteenth-century history contributed to the First World War?
      2.   In what ways did World War I mark new departures in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   In what ways was the Great Depression a global phenomenon?
      4.   In what ways did fascism challenge the ideas and practices of European liberalism and democracy?
      5.   What was distinctive about the German expression of fascism? What was the basis of popular support for the Nazis?
      6.   How did Japan’s experience during the 1920s and 1930s resemble that of Germany, and how did it differ?
      7.   In what way were the origins of World War II in Asia and in Europe similar to each other? How were they different?
      8.   How did World War II differ from World War I?
      9.   How was Europe able to recover from the devastation of war?
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Monday, March 28, 2016
Quote: "At the root of this dilemma is the way we view mental health in this country. Whether an illness affects your heart, your leg or your brain, it's still an illness, and there should be no distinction." - Michelle Obama

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What explains the changes illustrated in the table?

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Victory in Europe
Stalingrad & Operation Torch
D-Day Invasion & Victory in Europe

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Victory in Pacific
Mr. Duez's Trip to Pearl Harbor & 
War in the Pacific (Video: Making of The Pacific Anatomy of a War - HBO)
Victory in Japan - Nature of the fighting Island hopping; terribly brutal & deadly; finished with horrifying Atomic Weapon and final Japanese Surrender as Soviets & Americans were poised to possibly invade

ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz over CH 22 - World Communism on Wednesday, March 29th. Pearl Harbor ArticleDue on Friday, March 31st

TEST OVER Chapter 21 & 22 is Monday, April 3rd.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Quote“It is an odd paradox that a society, which can now speak openly and unabashedly about topics that were once unspeakable, still remain largely silent when it comes to mental illness.” - Glenn Close

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Answer the short answer question below:

2. NOTES: Post War World - The "Cold War" Begins
ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz over CH 22 - World Communism on Wednesday, March 29th. Pearl Harbor ArticleDue on Friday, March 31st
TEST OVER Chapter 21 & 22 is Monday, April 3rd.
"Motherland Calls" - Russian statue as tribute to those who fell at Stalingrad, 1942-1943.
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Wednesday, March 30th 
Quote: "Schizophrenia cannot be understood without understanding despair." - R.D. Laing

1. Quiz CH 22 - World Communism


2. Review Quiz
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Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Quote: "The schizophrenic mind is not so much split as shattered. I like to say schizophrenia is like a waking nightmare." - Elyn Saks

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Pick up Questions for the documentary: Ice Box

2. Documentary Study: The War of the World, Episode 5: Ice Box
Questions for the documentary: Ice Box
How did the cold war affect countries emerging from colonial rule in the second half of the twentieth century?

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: World Communism, Rise & Fall.

ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz over CH 22 - World Communism on Wednesday, March 29th. Pearl Harbor ArticleDue on Friday, March 31st
TEST OVER Chapter 21 & 22 is Monday, April 3rd.
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Friday April 1, 2016
Quote: "There is no difference between acute schizophrenia and a world at war." -Gary Zukav

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Prep Pearl Harbor Article to turn in at the beginning of class.

2. Notes: Comparing: Russian & Chinese Communism

ASSIGNMENTS:
Quiz over CH 22 - World Communism on Wednesday, March 29th. Pearl Harbor ArticleDue on Friday, March 31st

TEST OVER Chapter 21 & 22 is Monday, April 3rd.

AP TEST REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
Friday March 24th
Congrats to those who have signed up so far! 

Tuesday, March 21 - AP Exam Registration
All students who are registered for at least one AP exam by lunch on 3/21 will have the opportunity to enter their names into a drawing to have up to 2 AP exams paid for!! 

During lunches, students will be encouraged to learn more about AP courses. AP teachers are invited to provide information about their courses to be shared with students. 

Tuesday, March 21: 6-8 pm: 
College Readiness Information Night 
Plan to attend Tuesday's information night to learn more about college readiness. 

Agenda: Week of March 20-24, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: Most Recent Century, 1900 - 2013
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe, 1914 - 1979
First World War; Great Depression; Rise of Dictators & Authoritarian Rule
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Quick Review:  Video: Schama's Power of Art: Guernica; Post WWI Peace - Versailles Treaty; Roaring 20's -> Great Depression; Rise of Dictators in Europe
TUE -  WWII Begins: Causes of WWII; Japanese Invasion of Manchuria 1937; Hitler; Propaganda; German invasion of Poland, 1939
WED/THU - 1st 45 Min: Video Documentary:
Documentary: War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
2nd 45 Min: Major Battles & Course of WWII:
1940: Battle of Britain1941 - The War Intensifies1942-43: Stalingrad, Kursk & Operation Torch1944: D-Day and Allies Push to Germany
FRI - The end of WWII - Asian Theatre of War; Atomic/Nuclear Age
Asian Theatre of War: The Pacific - Island Hopping1945: Atomic Bombs Bring Final Victory in JapanRecovery Brings A Cold War
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
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Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
Can you imagine the dollar not having any real worth? To the point of using it for kindling to build a fire?
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Monday, March 20, 2017
Quote: "We are masters of the unsaid words, and slaves to those we let slip out." - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What was the significance of Picasso's Guernica?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: End of WWI - Peace Treaty & Problems

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Great Depression & Rise of Dictators
How capitalism & democracy failed - but why did it fail?

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Quote: "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." - Adolf Hitler

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Why does the Nazi party become so powerful in Germany? 

Discuss the use of Propaganda in Germany: Leni Riefenstahl's "The Triumph of the Will"
View the first few minutes of the documentary. How does Triumph of the Will compare to Guernica?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: World War II Begins - But where does it begin first? 
In what way was nationalist Japan most similar to fascist Italy and Nazi Germany?
Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Quote: "We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender... " - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up questions - Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space

2. 1st 45 Minutes: Video Documentary: War of the Worlds: Part II - "Killing Space" w/Questions.
Documentary: War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space
Questions for War of the Worlds, Part II - Killing Space

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: 2nd 45 Min: Major Battles & Course of WWII:
1940: Battle of Britain1941 - The War Intensifies

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"
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Friday, March 24, 2017
Quote: "Now I am become death, destroyer of worlds." - J. Robert Oppenheimer, Hindu Scripture, the Bhagavad Gita

1. DO NOW: What are Hitler's 2 big mistakes in WWII? 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: The end of WWII - Asian Theatre of War; Atomic/Nuclear Age
Asian Theatre of War: The Pacific - Island Hopping
1945: Atomic Bombs Bring Final Victory in Japan
Recovery Brings A Cold War

Assignments:
FRIDAY - AP TEST REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Monday, March 28 - Quiz CH 22 - "Rise & Fall of World Communism"
Thu, March 30 Last week in March - EOC Tests for English - English II
Monday, April 3rd - TEST: Unit 6 "Most Recent Century" - CH 21 & 22 
Wednesday, April 5th - FRQ Timed-Writing "Periodization"

2017 WWI Trench Warfare Simulation

Our simulation was successful. Strategy, tactics, & intensity of the trenches during the first world war on the western front. Well, we may have had a little more fun. ;)


2017 WHAP WWI Trench Warfare Simulaton

DST: Daylight Savings Time - Set Your Clocks Forward 1 Hour

That time of year again. Just thankfully we do this during Spring Break. Whew.

CGP Grey has an excellent video over this topic:

Daylight Saving Time Explained

Definitely a first world problem. 

Agenda: Week of March 6-10, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 6: Most Recent Century, 1900 - 2013
Chapter 21: Collapse & Recovery of Europe, 1914 - 1979
First World War; Great Depression; Rise of Dictators & Authoritarian Rule
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONReading Check Quiz CH 21; Review Quiz CH 21;
TUE -  WWI: Causes, Impact, & Course of the War
WED/THU - Nature of WWI: Trench Warfare; Conclusion, Aftermath, & Consequences of 'Great War'
FRI - Roaring 20's -> Great Depression; Rise of Dictators in Europe; Video: Schama's Power of Art: Guernica; Intro to WWII: Causes, Impact, & Course of the War (Compare to WWI)
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Assignments:
We will take the quiz this Monday over Chapter 21 on Monday... then watch the Power of Art Guernica on Friday.
Have a wonderful SPRING BREAK! No Quiz on the Monday after the break!
No work due after the break. Enjoy your time with your friends and family!
It sure seemed like it was going to be fun. Woops.
Learning Targets for Chapter 21The Collapse and Recovery of Europe, 1914–1970s
 •  To examine the history of Europe between 1914 and the 1970s as an organic whole made up of closely interconnected parts
 •  To consider the repercussions of nationalism and colonialism in Europe and Japan
 •  To increase student awareness of the effects of the two world wars
 •  To help students imagine the appeal of totalitarian movements in the twentieth century 

BIG PICTURE QUESTIONS:
      1.   What explains the disasters that befell Europe in the first half of the twentieth century?
      2.   In what ways were the world wars a motor for change in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   To what extent were the two world wars distinct and different conflicts, and in what ways were they related to each other? In particular, how did the First World War and its aftermath lay the foundations for World War II?
      4.   In what ways did Europe’s internal conflicts between 1914 and 1945 have global implications?

Margin Review Questions:
      1.   What aspects of Europe’s nineteenth-century history contributed to the First World War?
      2.   In what ways did World War I mark new departures in the history of the twentieth century?
      3.   In what ways was the Great Depression a global phenomenon?
      4.   In what ways did fascism challenge the ideas and practices of European liberalism and democracy?
      5.   What was distinctive about the German expression of fascism? What was the basis of popular support for the Nazis?

      6.   How did Japan’s experience during the 1920s and 1930s resemble that of Germany, and how did it differ?
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Monday, March 06, 2017
Quote"History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz CH 21

3. Review Quiz CH 21
DO NOW QUESTION - after the quizWhat aspects of Europe's 19th century history contributed to the First World War?


Assignments: 
Crash Course: WWI - The Great War?
Crash Course: How WWI Started
Crash Course: Who Started WWI
Sassoon captured the horrors of The Great War like few could.
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
QuoteQuote: "The war has ruined us for everything." - Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front  

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: What were the causes of World War I?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: First World War: European Civilization in Crisis. Causes, development, and historic difference from wars past.

Notes: 
Causes of WWI
The Road to WWI

MAIN - Causes of WWI: 
Militarism
Alliances
Industry/Imperialism
Nationalism
* plus assassination of Archduke FF

Assignments: 
Crash Course: WWI - The Great War?
Crash Course: How WWI Started
Crash Course: Who Started WWI

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Wednesday, March 08 & Thursday, March 09, 2017
Quote:
Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: In which ways was WWI a "World War"? 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Nature of WWI - Trench Warfare compared to War on the Eastern Front

Notes:
Trench War
Eastern Front & US Entry

3. Trench War Simulation

4. Notes, Video, Discussion: NOTES: End of the WarAftermath; Repercussions of a failed peace

Video clip from Andrew Marr's Making of Modern Britain: The Great War
Andrew Marr's A History of the World: Industry, minute 47:11 to End

Assignments: 
Crash Course: WWI - The Great War?
Crash Course: How WWI Started
Crash Course: Who Started WWI
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Friday, March 10, 2017
Quote: "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: In what ways was the Great Depression a Global Phenomenon?

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Roaring 20's, Great Depression, & Rise of Dictators.

Capitalism Unraveling: Economic Collapse - The Great Depression

Democracy Denied: The Rise of Dictators - Comparing Italy/Germany/Japan & Soviet Union

3. Video w/Questions & Discussion at end: 
VIDEO: Power of Art: Picasso's Guernica
Video Questions for Power of Art Picasso's Guernica

Discuss the impact of art on war and peace. 

Is Guernica propaganda?
Agree or disagree: 
Great art can instruct us on the obligations of being human. Explain your answer.
“Guernica is to painting what Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is to music: a cultural icon that speaks to mankind not only against war but also of hope and peace. It is a reference when speaking about genocide from El Salvador to Bosnia.” — Alejandro Escalona, on the 75th anniversary of the painting's creation
Assignments: 
Have a wonderful SPRING BREAK!
No HOMEWORK, No Quiz to prepare for, No Test to study for, No papers to write