HOW TO STRUCTURE AN LEQ ESSAY RESPONSE




Essay for Friday in class over one of the two below, bring your notes - you can use them to help you. 
We will peer grade this on Monday (not a test grade)

Agenda: DECEMBER

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. 3-7 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONStrickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)
TUE: TEST CH 12 & 13 - M/Choice Only
WED/THU: MOCK AP TEST - Multiple Choice; 55 Questions in 55 minutes. MOCK AP TEST - SAQ - The Short Answer Questions2 SAQ Questions, 30 Minutes
FRIMOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
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Week of Dec. 10-14 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
TUE: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
WED/THU: MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS DUE
FRI: Timed-Writing LEQ Causation Essay; EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
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Week of Dec. 17-20 -- WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review for Final Exam; Review & Peer Grade/Edit the LEQ Causation Essay
TUE, WED, THU: 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 3, 2018
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:
Strickland Rules for SAQ Analysis (for Thursday's SAQ questions on the MOCK AP Test)

2. Pass back SAQ Responses from last test

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. 14
Don't forget about The Mongols!
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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:
Test Tuesday CH 12 & 13

MOCK Exam Wed/Thu
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 14
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 5, 2018 
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
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 - Multiple Choice - 55 Questions, 55 minutes. Based off of released test questions and those that closely approximate them. 


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: 


ASSIGNMENTS:
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 14
Hopefully that is not how it will feel on the MOCK AP Test. If you know what I MEME?
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Friday, December 7, 2018
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these in class through Wed/Thu 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:
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 14
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Monday, December 10, 2018
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these in class through Wed/Thu of this 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. 


You know you do this...
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these in class through Wed/Thu 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. 
What you might say if given a 1 in a million chance of passing a final exam. Thanks Lloyd Christmas!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
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Thursday, December 13, 2018
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 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
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Friday, December 14, 2018
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. Students will have the entire period to write out their response to one of these two questions: 









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Monday, December 17, 2018
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

Agenda:
1. Students will peer grade and edit their responses from Friday & we'll discuss best answers. The LEQ questions will be options on the Final Exam: 

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FINAL EXAMS: 
December 18 - December 20, 2018
Quote: "DFTBA" - John Green
FULL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Best of Luck on Your Finals!

Have a fantastic holiday

Agenda: Week of November 26 - 30, 2018

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 AT A GLANCE:
MON: Pick up "The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class; 
Fifteenth Century MarinersEngineering an Empire: China (Focus on Ming & Zheng He's Exploration)
TUE: Paleolithic Persistence in the 15th Century
WED/THU
SAQ Practice; SAQ from previous test - review samples;
Engineering an Empire - Aztecs; Crash Course: Renaissance: Was it a Thing?; European Renaissance
FRI: Due:  "The Breakup DBQ" - we will also discuss in class; Islamic Empires of the 15th Cent.

ASSIGNMENTS:
"The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class
Tuesday, Dec. 4th - TEST: Unit 2, Part B CH 12 & 13
Wed/Thu, Dec. 5th & 6th - MOCK AP TEST - First Semester Only M/Ch & SAQ

CH. 12 - Pastoral People's on the World's Stage: The Mongols!
Learning Targets:
* Analyze the significance of pastoral societies in world history
* Explain how the conditions of nomadic life differed from the rest of Eurasia
* Explain the impact of the Mongol Empire on world history
* Examine implications of the Eurasian trade sponsored by the Mongols and determine how Eurasian trading systems changed over time.

Essential Questions:
1. Prior to the rise of the Mongols, in what ways had pastoral peoples been significant in world history?
2. What accounts for the often negative attitudes of settled societies toward the pastoral peoples living on their borders? Why have historians often neglected pastoral peoples’ role in world history
3. In what ways did the Mongol Empire resemble other empires, and in what ways did it differ from them?
4. Why did it last a relatively short time?
5. In what different ways did Mongol rule affect the Islamic world, Russia, China, and Europe?



CH. 13 "The World's 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?

Monday, November 26, 2018
Quote of the Day: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu

1. DO NOW: Pick up "The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Fifteenth Century MarinersEngineering an Empire: China (Focus on Ming & Zheng He's Exploration)

ASSIGNMENTS: 
"The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class
Tuesday, Dec. 4th - TEST: Unit 2, Part B CH 12 & 13
Wed/Thu, Dec. 5th & 6th - MOCK AP TEST - First Semester Only M/Ch & SAQ
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Quote of the Day: "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." Thomas Paine

1. DO NOW: Why did China build Zheng He's fleet? Why motivated Europeans to build little ships?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Paleolithic Persistence in the 15th Century

ASSIGNMENTS: 
"The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class
Tuesday, Dec. 4th - TEST: Unit 2, Part B CH 12 & 13
Wed/Thu, Dec. 5th & 6th - MOCK AP TEST - First Semester Only M/Ch & SAQ
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
& Thursday, November 29, 2018
Quote of the Day: "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

1. DO NOW:  Pick up the handouts for the SAQ practice on the front table. 
What is the POV of the author of the document?
2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Crash Course: Renaissance: Was it a Thing?
European Renaissance

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Engineering an Empire - Aztecs

ASSIGNMENTS: 
"The Breakup DBQ" - due on Friday in class
Tuesday, Dec. 4th - TEST: Unit 2, Part B CH 12 & 13
Wed/Thu, Dec. 5th & 6th - MOCK AP TEST - First Semester Only M/Ch & SAQ
Friday, November 30, 2018
Quote of the Day: "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve

1. DO NOW: Pass back SAQ responses from previous test. Go over samples of previous work - both good and not so good examples.

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Islamic Empires of the 15th Cent.

ASSIGNMENTS: 
Tuesday, Dec. 4th - TEST: Unit 2, Part B CH 12 & 13
Wed/Thu, Dec. 5th & 6th - MOCK AP TEST - First Semester Only M/Ch & SAQ

Congrats to our AHS National Merit Scholars! Way to Go!

Currently I have Jordan, Aden, and Erika in AP Psychology. I have had Asad and Erin in class last year in AP Psychology. Plus, Jordan, Aden, and Morgan were all AP World History students with me. It is so exciting to see them doing great things on a national stage. The hard work pays off!
Erin, Jordan, and Asad are all National Merit Scholar Finalists. Top 1% of seniors in America. 
National Merit Commended Scholars included Morgan Marinelli and Aden Smith from AHS. 
National Hispanic Scholars are: Jordan and Erika