Prep Guide for Test - 17 and DBQ


French Revolution:
Targets Chapter 16 - Atlantic Revolutions & Their Echoes 
French Revolution Summary Notes.
Great video from "Horrible Histories: The French Revolution." (3:37)
French Revolution Documentary with Video Questions
God and Grain: The French Revolution Part I with John Green 
Headless Monarchy: The French Revolution, Part II
Regin of Terror: The French Revolution, Part III 

The French Revolution ("Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga) 
Napoleon ("Gone Daddy Gone" by the Violent Femmes) 

American Revolutions:
Nicely created student video "The Haitian Revolution." (7:19)

Great documentary on Slavery:
Rough CrossingsSimon Schama tells the fascinating story of the African-American slaves who chose to fight for Britain – and their freedom – in the American Revolutionary War.
With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war’s end.
Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational figures such as Granville Sharp, the flute-playing father-figure of slave freedom, and John Clarkson, the ‘Moses’ of this great exodus, who accompanied the blacks on their final rough crossing to Africa, where they hoped that freedom would finally greet them.
Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence.

The French Revolution ("Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga)

Agenda for Week of January 30 - February 3, 2012

Learning Targets:
Chapter 17 - The Atlantic Revolutions
•  To make students aware of the number and diversity of Atlantic revolutions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
•  To explore the cross-pollination between revolutionary movements
•  To investigate the real impact of the Atlantic revolutions
•  To consider the broader long-term implications of the revolutionary movements for sweeping social change
Delaroche's The Conquerers of the Bastille before the Hotel de Ville in 1789 oil on Canvas
Monday, January 30, 2012
Quote: "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis
1. John Green explains the 2nd and 3rd portions of the French Revolution
2. We will discuss the impact of the French Revolution
3. Students will work in groups to deconstruction the DBQ on Slavery, Revolutions and the Enlightenment. They will group the documents in 2 with a T-Chart. We will review their findings at the end of period.

J.M.W. Turner, The Slave Ship (1840). Oil on canvas.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 
Quote: "Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace
1. Each student will have 5 minutes to write their thesis statement for the DBQ on Slavery, Revolutions and the Enlightenment
2. We will work in groups to write one single group thesis statement for the DBQ.
3. We will discuss each group's thesis and choose a single best one for the class at the end of the period.

Wednesday/Thursday, Feb. 1 & 2, 2012
Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
1. DO NOW Question: "What accounts for the growth of nationalism as a powerful political and personal identity in the 19th century?"
2. We will discuss Nationalism and Feminism
3. Review game over Chapter 17's Margin Review Questions.
4. Video "The Power of Art: Jacques-Louis David."

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Friday, February 3, 2012
Quote: "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung
1. TEST CHAPTER 17 - Atlantic Revolutions
2. Begin to prepare for the Quiz on Monday Chapter 18 "Revolutions of Industrialization, 1750-1914"

Crash Course: World History with John Green, episode 1 Jan. 2012

YES! This is what I'm talking about. As I mentioned in class last week, John Green (Best-Selling New York Times Author and DFTBA initiator) has a new channel on Youtube called "Crash Course World History." It is devoted to World History. Very, very good work.

There are at least a dozen things here that I would love for you to really have learned by the AP test (May 17th, btw). Check it out. Let me know what you think:

John has also just recently been interviewed by NPR on his new book - The Fault in Our Stars.
A book that Time Magazine called this week "damn near genius."

John Green on The French Revolution

Great videos to help you keep all the events of the French Revolution in order and context:

Part I:

Part II:

Part III:

John Green is a New York Times Bestselling Author. He is also part of a brother tag-team called The Vlogbrothers on Youtube. John and his brother Hank post videos to each other (and anyone else who would like to view them). John will be hosting a World History channel on Youtube as well. I am very much looking forward to seeing what he comes up with on there. He has some really cool & fun insight.

These guys also made famous: DFTBA :)

TAKE HOME DBQ - Due Friday, Feb. 3, 2012

Here is a link to our Take Home DBQ. The essay response is due back to Mr. Duez on Friday Feb. 3rd, 2012.
Link to the DBQ here.

CH 17 - French Revolution Video Questions

Click here for the direct link to the Google Docs for CH 17 - French Revolution Video Questions
Watch the video on Youtube:

Agenda: Mon-Fri, January 23-27, 2012

Liberty Leading the People By Eugiene Delacroix (1830)
Learning Targets for Chapter 16 "Atlantic Revolutions":
•  To make students aware of the number and diversity of Atlantic revolutions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
•  To explore the cross-pollination between revolutionary movements
•  To investigate the real impact of the Atlantic revolutions
•  To consider the broader long-term implications of the revolutionary movements forsweeping social change
Jacques-Louis David's painting of the Tennis Court Oath.
Monday, Jan. 23, 2012

Quote: "The brain is wider than the sky." - Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886
1. Quiz Chapter 17 - Atlantic Revolutions & Their Echoes
2. Begin the documentary History Channel's French Revolution.
3. Use the question handout to assist and help prepare for the test.

Jacques-Louis David's painting of the Death of Marat.
Tuesday Jan. 24, 2012
Quote: "We know what we are but not what we may be." - Ophelia in Hamlet, Shakespeare
1. Continue The French Revolution video. Use questions to assist.
Just before we watch the next portion, we'll review what we watched on Monday with this:
God and Grain: The French Revolution Part I with John Green
Jacques-Louis David's painting of Napoleon crossing the Alps.
Wed/Thursday Jan. 25, 2012
Quote: "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 things that do not work." - Thomas Edison, 1847-1931
1. Finish any portion of the French Revolution & Discussion, if needed.
2. After the video is over, we will review and discuss. Mr. Duez will collect the question sheets & answers for the video. We'll also see these two short video clips that help to review what we have learned:
Headless Monarchy: The French Revolution, Part II
Regin of Terror: The French Revolution, Part III
3. Work in groups on Document 17.1 "The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 1789" (page 806-809) and Docuument 17.2 "A Vindication of the Rights of Women, 1792" (Pages 808-809). We will work to answer the questions associated with each and compare & contrast both documents.
The Execution of Robespierre.
Friday Jan. 26, 2012
Quote: "Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
**Mr. Duez will be out today**
1. Substitute will take attendance.
2. Students will have the remainder of the period to work independently on three documents:
Document 17.3 "The Jamaica Letter, 1815"
Document 17.4 "What to the Slave is Fourth of July?, 1852" 
Document 17.5 "Letter to a Friend, 1899" 
Students will answer the questions that are bullet-ed in the section before each document.
And they will write out their answers to page 816 1-3 "Using the Evidence: Claiming Rights"

Targets - Chapter 17 - Atlantic Revolutions

Click here to download the Google Docs Targets CH 17 Atlantic Revolutions

Course Selection Information

On Friday you will need to bring your course selection sheets to class. The counselors will be taking you to a computer lab to complete your junior schedule course requests.

The counselors sent this power point to assist you in helping to understand the flow of course selection. Good luck!


It is that time of year again to sign up for your Advanced Placement Tests!

When:  January 9th – February 10th
Where:  7:30 – 11:00 and 1:00 - 3:00 White II reception area

All Lunches in Registrar’s Office

Cost:  Cash or Money Order Only 
$57 per test
$17 for Free and Reduced
No refunds after March 2nd.

Unfortunately you do have to pay to take the test. It is not administered by me or AHS. It is a College Board test and very official. So there is a fee to administrate, score, and send those scores to colleges/universities. 

These details on my website about the AP test, are copied from Eaglemail that was sent out from Ms. Rovengo today. 

If you have free or reduced lunch, there is a discounted price. 

One other note to consider, the fee is $57 for the test. That may seem like a lot, until you consider the fact that you could gain enough college credit to by pass taking an entire course in college. Here is a link to explain the benefit in further detail: Graduate from college early, might mean some students could save as much as $50,000.

This link discusses some very specific examples of what AP credit can do for you at certain schools: AP World History - Score and College Credit Guide.  But, don't be deceived by schools like Stanford U. or Yale U. -- they do take certain AP credits (English, APUSH for example) but if you want to try to get into either school not having taken any AP classes or tests, good luck. It won't happen.

Just some food for thought. 

Like I said today in class. Taking 2 AP classes statistically doubles your chances of graduating from college (and that's not even taking the AP test). So it is well worth your time and effort. 

Agenda for the Week of 1-6-2012 through 1-10-2012

Texas 31 - Bengals 10. On to Baltimore!
Quote of the Day: "You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act." - Barbara Hall, A Summons to New Orleans, 2000
1. Quiz Chapter 15. Students may use their notes & target sheets on the quiz.
2. Video - Engineering an Empire - Russia.
3. Discuss the 3 "S's" of this pre-modern world trade: "Silver" "Slaves" and "Soft Gold (Furs)"
No one deserves it more than Dre.
Quote of the Day: "Life is something that everyone should try at least once." - Henry J. Tillman
1. DO NOW Question: "In what specific ways did trade foster change in the modern world?"
2. Review Chapter 14 & 15 with particular focus on slave trade & the documents.
Beast Mode.
Wednesday & Thursday
Quote of the Day: "Life is difficult and complicated and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes." - J. K. Rowling, Harvard Commencement Address, 2008
1. Test - Chapter 14 & 15
2. After the test, begin reading chapter 16. Quiz is on Tuesday, test is next Friday.
Quote of the Day: "Difficulties come when you don't pay attention to life's whisper. Life always whispers to you first, but if you ignore the whisper, sooner or later you'll get a scream." - Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
1. Counselor will be scheduling classes for next fall. 
No school Monday.
Tuesday - Quiz Ch. 16
Friday - Test Ch. 16