Agenda: Week of Tue, Jan 3rd - Fri, Jan 6th, 2012

Welcome to 2012. :)
Thursday, May 17, 2012 -- > World History AP Test!
We have work to do.
My favorite photo from 2011:

“I saw the plane, which didn’t seem out of the ordinary, since planes had been in the sky all night, but for some reason this plane looked like it was heading towards the tribute in lights. It crossed over, and I was able to make about four frames of the plane actually passing through the lights. Of those, only one was in focus. I had actually hoped to expose for the plane, but I didn’t have time to change the settings. But in the end, the plane in white heading into the clouds seemed a fitting tribute on the September 11 ten year anniversary, so I’m glad the image was exposed as is and that I was lucky enough to capture this frame.” 
Canon 5D, lens 50mm, f1.2, 1/50, ISO 800 
Caption: A plane flies through the "Tribute in Lights" in lower Manhattan in New York September 10, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer 

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey
1. 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes.

2. New Seats
3. Notes, Discussion, & Video - European Expansion, Colonies in the Americas, & Columbian Exchange.
4. Begin Guns, Germs, & Steel Video (link below) and answer the questions on the Viewer's Guide (download at the link here).

Wednesday & Thursday, January 4th & 5th, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." - Einstein
1. Continue Guns, Germs, & Steel: Episode 2 - Conquest. 
2. Students will write answers to questions from the viewing guide and discuss after the video.
Watch GGAS "Conquest" video here.

3. Discussion G,G,A,S - Compare Strayer to Diamond. How could 80,000 Inca soldiers fall to 168 Spanish conquistadors?
4. Students will be in 4 groups, they will read the Visual Sources of Chapter 14. (There are 4 of them) The students will discuss each visual source, relate it to GGAS and present briefly to the full class about it.
Answers to the viewing guide GGAS.

Friday, January 6th, 2012:
Quote of the Day: "It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago." - Jim Bishop
1. Quiz Chapter 14. Students can use notes, & target sheets to assist.
2. Do Now Question - after the quiz - "Compare British Colonization of the Americas to that of the Spanish." What is similar/different in those colonies. (consider: Culture, Trade, Social Systems, Slavery)
2. The Russian Empire. We will discuss the rise of Russia & Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible.
We will also view portions of Engineering an Empire: Russia

Next Wed/Thu is the test for Chapters 14 & 15. Review Chapter 15 for Monday. Quiz on Monday.

Happy Holidays!

Hope Everyone has a safe, happy, and fun holiday. Two weeks away from school is just what we all need. We'll start Chapter 14 on the Tuesday when we return. That week's crazy schedule is posted below this picture.

If you'd like to know your final grade for the semester, or how you did on your final...
Just email me and I will gladly look it up for you and send it along. They will not be able to be seen by students until January in the HAC computer system.

Tuesday– January 3, 2012
Wednesday– January 4, 2012

Advisory           7:25 – 8:12           (47 min)
First Period           8:19 – 9:02         (43 min)
Second Period     9:09 – 9:52         (43 min)
Third Period     9:59 – 10:44   (43 min + 2 min)
Announcements      9:59 – 10:01       (2 min)
Fourth Period     10:51 – 11:34      (45 min)
Fifth Period     11:41 – 1:05      (57 min + lunch)
              Lunch A  11:34 – 12:01      (27 min)
         Lunch B  12:06 – 12:33      (27 min)        
         Lunch C  12:38 – 1:05        (27 min)
Sixth Period        1:12 – 1:55           (43 min)
Seventh Period    2:02 – 2:45         (43 min)

First Period          7:25 – 9:02       (97 min)
      *Freshmen in PAC     7:35 – 8:05
     *Sophomores in PAC    8:15 – 8:45
Third Period      9:09 – 10:48 (97 min + 2 min)
      *Juniors in PAC     9:20 – 9:50
     *Seniors in PAC    10:00-10:30                    
Announcements    9:09 – 9:11                        (2 min)
Fifth Period      10:55 – 1:01 (99 min + lunch)
         Lunch A  10:48-11:15        (27 min)

         Lunch B  11:20 – 11:47      (27 min)

         CLASS   11:52    

         Lunch C   12:34 – 1:01     (27 min)
Seventh Period     1:08 – 2:45       (97 min)
*students will be released by announcement only

Targets - Chapter 14

Click here to go directly to the Targets for Chapter 14 on Google Docs

What Do I Have To Make On My Final?

Great little calculator sheet to help you determine what grade you will need on your final exam to get the score you would like:
Final Exam Calculator

Agenda: December 12-16, 2011 Final Exam Week!

2 Prep Days for the Final Exam
1 Final Exam
It's been a great semester. Let's end it on a strong note. Sprint through the finish line.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Quote of the Day: "One kind word can warm three winter months." - Japanese Proverb
1. Questions on the Review Target Sheet.
2.  Team Review Games.
3.  Discuss exemption forms, sign 'em if you got 'em and earned it!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Quote of the Day: “If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” - Anne Bradstreet

1. Questions on the Review Target Sheet.
2.  Team Review Games.
3.  Discuss exemption forms, sign 'em if you got 'em and earned it!
Sunset on the Juniata River, Huntingdon, PA. near Juniata College where Mr. Duez graduated in 1992.

Quote:  "A good conscience is a continual Christmas." - Benjamin Franklin


7:25 - 8:50 1st period exam
9:00 - 10:25 3rd period exam
10:35 -12:00 5th period exams

7:25 – 8:50 2nd period exam
9:00 – 10:25 6th period exam

7:25 – 8:50 4th period exam
9:00 – 10:25 7th period exam

Agenda: Week of Dec. 5 - Dec. 9, 2011

Review for Final Exam Week.

Monday, Dec. 5, 2011
Quote of the Day: "What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” - Steve Jobs
1. Inspiration.
2. Pass out review sheet (if copies are finished)
3. Review Games in cooperative groups.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” - Steve Jobs

1. Inspiration.
2. Questions over review sheet considered and fielded.
3. Review Games in cooperative groups.
Wednesday/Thursday, Dec. 7/8, 2011
Quote of the Day: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown
1. Inspiration.
2. Questions over review sheet considered and fielded.
3. Review Games in cooperative groups.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011
Quote of the Day: "Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is." - Isaac Asimov 
1. Inspiration.
2. Questions over review sheet considered and fielded.
3. Review Games in cooperative groups.
4. Last 15 minutes - AP Final Review Quiz. (Mostly over Unit 1 and Unit 2)