Agenda: Week of September 24-28, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Classical Era - Eurasian Empires, 500 BCE to 500 CE
Chapters 4, 5, & 6: Eurasian Empires, Cultural Traditions, & Social Inequalities
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - CH 5 Eurasian Empires - "Cultural Traditions" - Reading Check Quiz - Students can use handwritten notes; Review Quiz
TUE - Are religions fundamentally alike? Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam (although it is not a religion until 610) 
WED/THU - Documentary: Marr's History of the World, Part 3: The Sword & the Word video; Questions for Documentary
FRI - Caste (India) & Class (China) compared; Document Analysis Han China & Roman Empire

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6: Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare

Learning Targets:
★ Explain the enormous influence on world history of the religious and cultural traditions developed in the classical world
★ Analyze the reasons behind the development of these religious and cultural traditions
★ Compare the common ground and significant differences between these religious and cultural traditions and examine possible reasons behind them

Essential Questions:
1. “Religion is a double-edged sword, both supporting and undermining political authority and social elites.” How would you support both sides of this statement?
2. How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter? To what groups were they attractive, and why?
3. What different answers to the problem of disorder arose in classical China?
4. How would you compare the lives and teachings of Jesus and the Buddha? In what different ways did the two religions evolve after the deaths of their founders?
5. In what ways was Christianity transformed in the five centuries following the death of Jesus?
"We made the buttons look so good, you'll want to lick your screen." - Steve Jobs
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Quote"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz for Chapter 5. Prepare your handwritten notes (copying the terms and definitions on the target sheet is a great idea!)

2. Quiz: Reading Check Quiz for Chapter 5.
Question to copy after Quiz: “Is a secular outlook on the world an essentially modern phenomenon, or does it have precedents in the classical era?”

3. Review Quiz

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week

Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Confucius say... because he never wrote.
Like Jesus after him, his followers did.
The Passion of St. Perpetua - one of the oldest & most notable early Christian texts. Survives in Latin & Greek forms, & purports to contain the actual prison diary of the young mother and martyr Perpetua. 
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Quote: "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway

Agenda:
1. DO NOWAre religions fundamentally alike? Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam (although it is not a religion until 610) 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Is secularism a modern phenomenon? Or does it have roots in the Classical Age?

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Word Dog.
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Wednesday, Sept. 26 & Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Quote"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." - Socrates

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Copy questions from the screen for Video.

2. Video StudyAndrew Marr's History of the World, Part 3: "The Word & the Sword" first 40 minutes

India - Ashoka - Buddhist leader teaches tolerance in India from the throne
China - Ying Zheng (Qin Shi Huang) - China's first emperor, referred to by Marr as Ying Zheng. Ying was his ancestral name. Zheng (pronounced: Cheng) his given name.
Roman Empire - Julius Caesar - Great general turned megalomaniac.
Egypt - Cleopatra - Last of the great Egyptian power players.
Jerusalem - Saul becomes Paul - A great critic is reborn to preach Christianity in Rome
Rome & Carthage - Perpetua - a Christian martyr sparks a religious explosion 

2. Video & Discussion: Andrew Marr's History of the World, Part 3: "The Sword & the Word" Documentary

3. Document Analysis: Analyze several documents on the screen and answer the multiple choice questions that connect to them. (Practice for the type of AP Questions we'll see on the test for Unit 2) The questions connect to Marr's History of the World.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
"Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est"  - By Seneca.
"A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in a killer's hand"
Roman version of  "Guns don't kill people."
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Quote:  "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 - 1910)

Agenda:
1. Do Now: What was the difference between the systems of Chinese Class and Indian Caste?

2. Notes & DiscussionHow did the patriarchies of Athens and Sparta differ from one another?

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare

Level Change Requests - DEADLINE - Friday, Oct. 5th

Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

Level drop procedures are listed below:

1. Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

2. The 6-week level drop deadline is Friday, October 5th.
Students must submit forms to their House Counselor no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, October 5 for the requested change to be made.

3. The level drop process begins with the teacher. Students do not ask their counselor for a level drop form. They must get one from the teacher only.*

*4. Parent - Teacher contact must be made to discuss the change in level before a drop form will be given to a student.

Students can request a form at any time and may turn it into their counselor now. However, schedule changes will not be made until after October 5. All changes will be made by effective by October 9

For this process, a level drop is considered a change from a 5.0 course to a 4.0 course. 

Students may move UP a level (from a 4.0 to a 5.0 course) at any time by requesting to see their counselor. We do advise that students do this as soon as possible so that they do not fall behind.

Students who do not change levels during this drop period must remain in the advanced course until the end of the first semester. 

Agenda: Week of September 17 - 21, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Strayer Chapters 4, 5, 6
"The Classical Age"
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONAndrew Marr's History of the World Episode 2: EmpireVideo Questions & DiscussionStudents can take notes as well while we discuss the documentary. 
TUEReading Check Quiz CH 4 - students may use handwritten notesReview Quiz 
WED/THUCh 4 - "Eurasian Empires" Comparing Han China & Roman EmpireWriting the LEQ ComparativeLEQ Comparative Practice Prompt: "Compare trade & economics in Han China & Imperial Rome" Thesis & Rubric tips
FRICh 5 - "Eurasian Cultural Traditions" Big Picture Question #1 from Chapter 5: Eurasian Cultural Traditions Crash Course: Buddha & Ashoka


ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.

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. Why did semi democratic governments emerge in some of the Greek city-states?
5. What were the consequences for both sides of the encounter between the Persians and the Greeks
6. What changes did Alexander’s conquests bring in their wake?
7. How did Rome grow from a single city to the center of a huge empire?
8. How and why did the making of the Chinese empire differ from that of the Roman Empire?
9. In comparing the Roman and Chinese empires, which do you find more striking—their similarities or their differences?
10. How did the collapse of empire play out differently in the Roman world and in China?
11. Why were centralized empires so much less prominent in India than in China?
The Classical Age was a time of turmoil, struggle, but yet also much progress.
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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Pick up questions from the front table for the video

2. Video Study: Andrew Marr's History of the World Episode 2: Empire
In this episode, Andrew Marr tells the story of the first empires which laid the foundations for the modern world. From the Assyrians to Alexander the Great, conquerors rampaged across the Middle East and vicious wars were fought all the way from China to the Mediterranean. But this time of chaos and destruction also brought enormous progress and inspired human development. 
In the Middle East, the Phoenicians invented the alphabet, and one of the most powerful ideas in world history emerged: the belief in just one God. In India, the Buddha offered a radical alternative to empire building—a way of living that had no place for violence or hierarchy and was open to everyone. Great thinkers from Socrates to Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. And in Greece, democracy was born—the greatest political experiment of all. 

But within just a few years, its future would be under threat from invasion by an empire in the east: Persia.
Assignment:
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
The Greek term karyatides literally means "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese.
Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis of Karyatis
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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz over Chapter 4: Eurasian Empires

2. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 4. (10 minutes) - Students can use their open notes

3. Review Quiz. 

Assignment:
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
Andrew Marr travels the globe in Episode 2, History of the World - Empires.
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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Compare trade and economics in Han China & Imperial Rome

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Comparing Han China & Roman Empire

3. IN CLASS PRACTICE - LEQ Comparative Practice Prompt: "Compare trade & economics in Han China & Imperial Rome"
Example Prompt: 
Analyze the question. Remember you can't write the thesis without the evidence. 
We discussed this in class. Remember our example of Law & Order? You must have the detectives show up on the scene, gather evidence, analyze it, and then they can make a judgement about "Who done it!" Let the evidence you have gathered become your thesis. Don't make this harder than it is.
Example as used by JBartlett in the video referenced/linked below.
Notice that the picture above:
The student references the time period, 
Uses both/however to show similarities/differences.
Student does not get into great detail, but does have 2 similarities and 1 difference. And it is clear.

The thesis now organizes the entire essay: 
2 similarities
3 differences 

Body Paragraphs:
Start with a direct comparison in your Topic Sentence:
Then provide specific evidence - as much as possible to support the comparison.
Then get into analysis - WHY or HOW are they similar or difference (because, the reason for the similarity, due to the fact that, resulted in, etc.)
Notice: "The reason Rome used slaves..." --> analysis.
Body Paragraphs: Write as many body paragraphs as you can, 3-5 should be plenty.

Evidence: usually you need 3 pieces of specific evidence that is related to the prompt and backs your claim.

Direct comparisons: 3+ comparisons made in your paper. This means, do not write one single paragraph that only focuses on one of the two areas you may be trying to compare. Instead compare them both to a point of reference (example: S-P-I-C-E themes).

Analysis: Try to explain the reasons for every comparison you make. You will need 2+ valid analyses for the point. Try this in each body paragraph to be sure you score the points.

Contextualization: Try to connect the topic to the previous period in world history and also to the next period in world history. Or also work on a different theme than the one you are arguing to show 'context' &  do this in each body paragraph to be sure you score.

Remember, each body paragraph should TASC 
Each body paragraph should contain:
TASC:
Topic Sentence (direct comparison)
Analysis as to why the similarity/ difference existed
Support with 3 pieces of evidence 
Connect it to a larger global context, theme, or period

ASSIGNMENTS:
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
1787 - David paints "The Death of Socrates"
Socrates, rather than fleeing, uses his death as a final lesson for his pupils, and faces it calmly.
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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: "Religions are fundamentally alike. Does the material in Strayer Chapter 5 back this assertion or argue against it?

2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Discuss Big Picture Question #1 from Chapter 5: Eurasian Cultural Traditions
"Religions are fundamentally alike. Does the material in Strayer Chapter 5 back this assertion or argue against it?

3. Crash Course: Buddha & Ashoka


Assignment:
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.

Agenda: Week of September 10-14, 2018

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 - The BIG PICTURE; How to Ace the SAQ
WED/THU: TEST UNIT 1 - Chapters 1, 2, and 3; Multiple Choice & SAQ Questions
FRI: Unit 2 - Chapter 4, 5, 6 - "Eurasian Empires" Introduction

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1; SAQ - Short Answer Questions
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, September 10, 2018
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

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1SAQ - Short Answer Questions

Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4 Unit 2 Tab & Ch 4
Be careful. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1SAQ - Short Answer Questions
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4 Unit 2 Tab & Ch 4
Eurasian Empires is the topic of Chapter 4. "Use the force, young padawans."
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
and
Thursday, September 13, 2018
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
      
2. TEST UNIT 1: Chapters 1, 2, 3 of Strayer
M/Ch Questions - need a pencil 
SAQ over Six Glasses
Need a black pen and paper

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1SAQ - Short Answer Questions
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4 Unit 2 Tab & Ch 4
"Occupy Dock Bay" - The Storm troopers unionize. There goes the empire!
Unit 2 - Eurasian Empires - Chapter 4
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?
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Friday, September 14, 2018
Quote: "Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

**PEP RALLY SCHEDULE** 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. 

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
WED this week: TEST OVER Unit 1 - CH 1, 2, 3  Unit 1SAQ - Short Answer Questions
Monday, Sept. 25th: Quiz over Chapter 4 Unit 2 Tab & Ch 4