6-GLASSES

Mr. Duez's Advice to Incoming WHAP Students:
SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT:
All AP & Dual Credit Social Studies courses have summer reading. WHAP is no exception. 
Link to ALL AP & Dual Credit Social Studies Summer Reading Assignments
READING GUIDE OVER STANDAGE'S "SIX GLASSES"
STANDAGE: PART I - BEER IN EGYPT & MESOPOTAMIA
STANDAGE: PART II - WINE IN ANCIENT GREECE & ROMAN EMPIRE
STANDAGE: PART III - SPIRITS IN THE COLONIAL PERIOD
STANDAGE: PART IV - COFFEE IN THE AGE OF REASON
STANDAGE: PART V - TEA IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE
STANDAGE: PART VI - COCA-COLA GLOBALISM
STANDAGE: EPILOGUE - WATER 'BACK TO THE SOURCE'


WHAP Success Form - A checklist of "Things to Do" to achieve success in WHAP.
Tools: Blank SPICE CHART

Remember, the AP College Board will emphasize the 5 Themes:

  • Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
  • Development and Interaction of Cultures
  • State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict (Political)
  • Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems
  • Development and Transformation of Social Structures
Using SPICE can help you determine a thesis (answer) for an essay. Invaluable!
It is essential to know your time periods in AP World History. 6 Glasses can help.
Mr. Duez's Notes Presentations (that are shown in the video screen-casts) over Six Glasses:
Link to all posts about summer reading & preparation on this website: Summer

Standage Marches Through History
The book needs to be completely read & understood by the first day of school. 

QUIZ covering 6 Glasses - FRIDAY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.
TEST over 6 Glasses - 2ND WEEK BLOCK DAY (WED/THU)

There is no better way to prove to your teacher that you are a serious & prepared student of history than to walk into class having mastered this book. 

6 Glasses is a fantastic way to experience the history of the world through one specific dimension - drink. You will learn a perspective on the world that will be invaluable in preparing you for the scope and depth of the course.


How can I get help throughout the summer?
You are not alone in this. Do not be shy about asking questions. Forming a study group that meets once or twice a month can also provide you with a push to complete the book. There is no better way to know something with depth and clarity than to help someone else understand it.
Also - email Mr. Duez if you have any questions:
david.duez@gmail.com

How much does it the book cost and where can I find it?
Amazon.com and BN.com the price lists for just over $10 in paperback. 
Used editions are 1/2 off or more. 
Nook version is $10. Audiobook version available. 
Paperback: 311 pages 
Publisher: Walker Publishing Company; trade paper, later printing edition (May 16, 2006)
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 0802715524 
ISBN-13: 978-0802715524
This is actually a person reading Standage while at the beach. What could be better? ;-)
About A History of the World in 6 Glasses
From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by 3000 B.C.E. was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages. In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade, helping spread Greek culture abroad. Spirits such as brandy and rum fueled the Age of Exploration, fortifying seamen on long voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade. Although coffee originated in the Arab world, it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason, when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange. And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea, it became especially popular in Britain, with far-reaching effects on British foreign policy. Finally, though carbonated drinks were invented in 18th-century Europe they became a 20th-century phenomenon, and Coca-Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalization.

For Tom Standage, each drink is a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations.

You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again!