Agenda for Week of Monday, Feb 27 - Friday, March 2, 2012

Learning Targets for Chapter 21
Chapter 21—The Collapse and Recovery of Europe, 1914–1970s
Learning Targets:
•  To examine the history of Europe between 1914 and the 1970s as an organic whole made up of closely interconnected parts
•  To consider the repercussions of nationalism and colonialism in Europe and Japan
•  To increase student awareness of the effects of the two world wars
•  To help students imagine the appeal of totalitarian movements in the twentieth century

Monday, Feb. 27th, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "History is a myth that men agree to believe." - Napoleon
1. Quiz Chapter 21. Students can use the target sheet & any notes from their reading.
2. Notes, Video & Discussion: Introduction to Chapter 21 "World War I" Causes of WWI, Impact.
CH 21 Notes WWI Part I

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 2012
Quote:  “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” - General Colin Powell
1. DO NOW QUESTION (5 minutes to write): 
A. Could WWI have been prevented/avoided? 
B. "In what ways did World War I mark new departures in the history of the Twentieth Century?" 
2. Video Clip from The War of the World by Niall Ferguson. 
3. Notes, Video & Discussion: Outbreak and course of the War.  
CH 21 Notes WWI Part II

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 29th & March 1st, 2012
Quote: "It was a rum job going over the top, without any rum." - Harry Lamin on theWestern Front during Trench Warfare
1. DO NOW QUESTION: "What was the nature of trench warfare?" (5 minutes to write)
2. Notes, Video & Discussion: trench warfare simulation, the new weapons of war (zeppelin, planes, tanks, flame throwers, and poison gas) 
Finish Notes CH 21 Notes WWI Part II from Schlieffen Plan
CH 21 Notes WWI Part III
CH 21 Notes WWI Part IV
Also video clip from The Making of Modern Britain - The Great War

Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "The war has ruined us for everything." Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 
**Shortened Period Due to Extended Advisory**
1. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Legacy of WWI, Failure of the Treaty & League of Nations. Global Economic Depression.
CH 21 Notes WWI Part V
CH 21 Notes The Great Depression
2. For Monday, write out your answer on a sheet of paper. Due at the beginning of the period.
 - How did these events influence each other: 
  • Military Tactics & Lessons of WWI
  • Failure of Treaty & Post-War Recovery
  • Global Economic Depression 
  • Rise of Dictators in Europe
  • Rise of Japan in Asia

Chapter 20 - European 2nd Wave - 6th Period

CH 20 - Colonial Economies & Identity - Student Presentation - Pd 4

CH 20 - Colonial Identities - Colonial Change - Student Presentations - Period 5

CH 20 - Colonial Economies - Student Presentation - Period 5

CH 19 - Japan - Student Presentation

Ch 19 - Ottoman Empire - Student Presentation

AP Test Reminder

It is that time of year again to sign up for your Advanced Placement Tests!
When:  January 9th – February 29th   7:30 - 11:00 & 1:00 - 3:00
Where:  White II reception area
All Lunches in Registrar’s Office
Cost:  Cash or Money Order Only$87 per test**click here - important information regarding change in price
$17 for Free and Reduced
No refunds after March 2nd.

Agenda: Week of Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Feb. 24, 2012

Learning Targets Chapter 19 
• To make students aware of the refocusing of racism in the nineteenth-century West
• To examine the effects of Western dominance on the empires of Asia
• To explore the reasons behind the collapse of the Chinese and Ottoman empires
• To investigate the reasons for Japan’s rise to its position as an industrial superpower and to compare Japan’s experience with that of China

Learning Targets Chapter 20
•  To examine the ways in which Europeans created their nineteenth-century empires
•  To consider the nineteenth-century development of racism as an outcrop of European feelings of superiority and to investigate the ways in which subject peoples were themselves affected by European racial categorization
•  To consider the extent to which the colonial experience transformed the lives of Asians and Africans
•  To define some of the distinctive qualities of modern European empires in relationship to earlier examples of empire

Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 - President's Day - No School For Students.
Presidents' Day, celebrated each year on the third Monday in February, is a day when Americans honor the legacies of the U.S. presidents. 
The holiday was established in 1800, when Congress declared February 22–George Washington's birthday–a federal holiday. 
Still legally known as Washington's Birthday, Presidents' Day has become a day to honor not only Washington, but Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president who was born on February 12, and the lives and accomplishments of all U.S. presidents.
Quotes of the Day: 

“Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.” - Herbert Hoover
"You lose." - Calvin Coolidge, after a woman told him she made a bet that she could get at least three words of conversation from him
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Quote of the Day:  "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams, 1780
1. Quiz Chapter 20.
2. 15 minute presentation - Take Notes, ask questions, engage. Check website later for any shared knowledge.
3. 15 minute presentationTake Notes, ask questions, engage. Check website later for any shared knowledge.
We will do two student presentations today and finish the rest from Chapter 20 on block day. 
Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 22 and 23, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous." - Confucius, The Confucian Analects, Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 BC - 479 BC)
1. 15 minute presentations - Take Notes, ask questions, engage. Check website later for any shared knowledge.
We will finish the student presentations today. Any additional time will be spent reviewing for the test on Friday - Chapters 19 and 20. 
Friday, Feb. 24, 2012
Quote of the Day: "Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival." - W. Edwards Deming, US business adviser & author (1900 - 1993)
1. TEST Chapters 19 and 20.
Begin preparing for the Quiz on Chapter 21 for Monday. It's quite a chapter! We'll spend 2 weeks on it.

Prezi - Period 5 - Europe - Student Presentation

Class Project - Student Driven Instruction on CH 19 and 20

Groups for the Chapter 19 & 20 Student Driven Project
Link to the Project Information for Chapter 19 & 20.

We will write the proposal for the project on Tuesday. Include the 5 Questions you will ask the class. It is a grade and will be turned in before the end of the period. We will then have the entire block day on Wed/Thu to plan, coordinate and put your presentation together. I will help as we also have individual meeting time to go over the DBQ.

 Examples of student-driven projects to get ideas from:
Youtube Clip: Re-enactment of the Boxer Rebellion
Youtube Clip: Student created Boxer Rebellion Clip
Youtube Clip: Student created documentary about Boxer Rebellion
Power Point Presentation: Boxer Rebellion Student Created Prezi on Boxer Rebellion

AP Test Signup Date Reminder - 2/29

Just a reminder that the signup date deadline for the Advanced Placement World History test is February 29th. 

Currently I have 17 of the 52 students who are signed up to take the test. Kind of a shame. Not even a full class period out of 4. Hoping some more of you decide to sign up. 

Realize that the funds$$$ for students in need are dwindling (and may already be gone). So the sooner the better.

Also, keep in mind a couple of things:
  • We will be spending an entire month prepping for the AP test. We'll finish Chapter 24 on April 13th. Each week we'll take the equivalent of an AP World History test as practice in class. So we'll be plenty prepared.
  • Also know that although the price has gone up, this is an invaluable opportunity to experience the test and improve your chances of future success in AP testing during your Junior and Senior year.
  • Also realize that I will push each and every one of you exactly the same and hold you to the same standard, regardless of whether you are signed up for the test or not. It is the right thing to do because I want you to be prepared for AP US History next fall. You are going to knock Ms. Flynn and Mr. Scalia's socks off! They have NEVER had students this prepared for their class before.
If anyone has any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask.

Agenda - Week of Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 - Friday, Feb. 20, 2012

CHAPTER 19 Internal Troubles, External Threats:
China, the Ottoman Empire, & Japan  1800–1914

• To make students aware of the refocusing of racism in the nineteenth-century West
• To examine the effects of Western dominance on the empires of Asia
• To explore the reasons behind the collapse of the Chinese and Ottoman empires
• To investigate the reasons for Japan’s rise to its position as an industrial superpower and to compare Japan’s experience with that of China

Extra Credit is due Friday!
Quiz - 19 - this Monday.
Quiz - 20 - Next Tuesday.
Presentations to the class on 19 & 20 beginning on Friday. 
Each group will spend a couple of class periods researching their target 'expert' area. They will design a visual presentation (poster, skit, video, power point, discussion) using Strayer and any other World History source material needed. There will be two formative grades assessed for this work (preparation/proposal -and- presentation).
CH 19 Groups:
1. Europeans
2. China
3. Ottoman Empire
4. Japan
CH 20 Groups:
5. 2nd Wave European Conquests
6. Colonial Economies
7. Colonial Identities and Cultural Change
Test for Chapters 19 & 20 is next Friday, Feb. 24

Monday, Feb 13, 2012
Quote: "You know you are in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
1. Quiz - Chapter 19
2. Discuss Group Project on 19 & 20.
3. Get into groups for planning.

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012
Quote: "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle
1. Video Clip - Love.  Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She's best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books -- including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love -- lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion.
2. Group work in preparation for presentation to the class beginning on Friday.

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb 16/17, 2012
Quote: "You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen
1. Video Clip - Imperialism.
2. Group work in preparation for the presentation to the class beginning on Friday.

Friday, Feb 17, 2012
Quote: "Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it." - Benjamin Franklin
1. First group in CH. 19 will present:

QUIZ Chapter 20 on Tuesday.
Presentations will continue.
Test next Friday the 24th.

Agenda - Week of Monday Feb 6, 2012 - Friday Feb 10, 2012

Learning Targets:
•  To explore the causes and consequences of the Industrial Revolution
•  To root Europe’s Industrial Revolution in a global context
•  To examine the question of why industrialization first “took off ” in Great Britain
•  To heighten student awareness of both the positive and the negative effects of the Industrial Revolution
•  To examine some of the ways in which nineteenth-century industrial powers exerted an economic imperialism over their non-industrialized neighbors

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012
Quote: "The more I know about people, the more I like my dog." - Mark Twain
1. Quiz Ch 18 "Revolutions of Industry" (open notes)
2. Students will pick up a Rubric for the Comparison Essay Prompt. Friday's test will be a timed writing on Comparison in the Industrial Revolution.
3. We'll discuss the prompt and also review the quiz.

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
Quote:“I find your lack of faith disturbing.” - Darth Vader
1. Do Now Question: What was distinctive about Britain that may help to explain its status as the breakthrough point of the Industrial Revolution?
2. The Industrial Revolution. Notes, Video, and Discussion.

Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 8/9, 2012
Quote: "All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler
1. Review DBQ from Enlightenment, French Revolution & Slavery 
2. Discuss writing prompts for Friday's timed-writing, the rubric, and tips for the AP test essays.
3. Review the concepts of the Industrial Revolution, especially from the perspective of US and Russia. Why did Russia have a revolution and turn to socialism and the US did not?
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012
Quote: "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams
1. Timed-writing Comparison Essay. All period.
2. Begin reading CH. 19 and 20 for the next quiz on Chapter 19 on Tuesday. Chapter 20 Quiz is Wed/Thu.