Agenda: May 19 - 23, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Movie Study - Genocide "Hotel Rwanda"
Video Project Details; Extra Credit Reminder
Final Exam Review
MON: FRQ 2014 Breakdown; Video Project Introduction; Extra Credit Reminder; Intro to Genocide Unit; Inspiration.
TUE: Inspiration; Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
WED: (1, 2, 5, 7) Inspiration; Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
THU: (No Late Arrival; Rather Early Release - 3, 4, 6) Inspiration; Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.
FRI: (1st 90 min; remainder of sched. shortened; no advisory) Inspiration; Genocide Project: Hotel Rwanda w/discussion questions.


Monday, May 19, 2014
Quote: "Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try." 

Discuss the following items:
1. 2014 FRQ Questions Released - Discussion in groups.
2. Video Project is optional and a bonus score. You will work with Mr. Duez on a project to create a 5-10 minute video to capture the essence of WHAP. This video will be used to help freshmen transition to the course.
3. Final Exam - Our final will be an AP Test for World History -or- one of our Practice AP Tests. Study those and prepare. The FRQ questions will be extra credit for your final exam grade.
4. Introduction to Genocide Unit - Hotel Rwanda - we will begin the movie with discussion questions tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
Quote: "I am the person I am today because of the choices I made yesterday." Elanor Roosevelt
1. DO NOW: Pick up the handout in the front of the room over Hotel Rwanda.
2. Watch the movie Hotel Rwanda and answer questions that go with it. Mr. Duez will also discuss it throughout and at the end of the period.
Wednesday & Thursday, May 21st & May 22nd, 2014
Quote: "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn

1. View Hotel Rwanda Movie. Use the handout to follow along with the movie and help you discuss.
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Quote: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

1. Finish Hotel Rwanda. Discuss.
2. Rwanda Today
Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day. 
No School!

Quote: "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost." - Arthur Ash

Remember those who sacrificed their lives to protect your freedom and liberty.

Extra Credit is due next Friday.

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The ball is in your court. You have until 9pm Wednesday night to order.


Agenda: May 12 - May 15, 2014

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Preparation for the AP Test on Thursday
Week at a Glance:
MON- Mock AP Test - Last one.
TUE- Review for AP Test: Game in groups covering the 2013 AP Released Test, Periodization, Themes, Geographic Locations, Historical Thinking Skills, & FRQ analysis.
WED/THU- Party Prep, Quick Review, Last minute tips
FRI- PARTY! Celebrate the tremendous effort you have put in and the challenge you have accepted & met.
Only a couple of days left. Get yours before they are gone forever.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Quote"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

DO NOW QUESTION: What do you need to do to score points on the DBQ? The CCOT? The Comparison FRQs? Do you know the rubrics?
Good luck on your AP Test!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Quote:  "Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day." - Polish Proverb

DO NOW QUESTION: How can you 'cram' and how shouldn't you 'cram' before a big test like the AP World History Exam?
1. Review Link: Freeman's Key Concepts Charts
Practice Exam & Course Overview (great to review)
Last minute tips on preparing for the AP test. 
2. Review Game, Part I: Review for AP Test: Game in groups covering the 2013 AP Released Test, Periodization, Themes, Geographic Locations, Historical Thinking Skills, & FRQ analysis.
Don't leave any blank. Bubble.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 & Thursday, May 15, 2014
Quote“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”  - Albert Einstein

DO NOW: What final questions do you have?
1. Review Game, Part II.

2. Plan the party for Friday! 
4. If time remains, and it will on Thursday because students will have already taken the AP Test....
Video Study: Full Episode of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain: Mozambique. 
If extra time, we'll discuss recent history with a focus on Mozambique
How did colonization from Portugal, communism, and revolution impact the people living in Mozambique. How is it unique in Africa? 
What do they need to succeed in the modern world?
8 Years of No Reservations: "Anytime you can walk in another person's shoes, the world is a slightly better place."
No Reservations: Mozambique - The Grand Hotel
"Woman washes clothes in the pool behind ruins of Grand Hotel." -- Tony Bourdain
Friday, May 16, 2014
Quote"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. Courage is what counts." - Sir Winston Churchill

Time to celebrate all of the hard work. 
Or is that sand in his mouth?

WHAP T-Shirts - 2014 edition

Quick, simple, and hopefully fun.
I put together a very simple and easy design to celebrate the year. Some have asked about getting T-Shirts. They are very difficult to do. So many people have different ideas, different design wishes, and last year was a real battle to get it all completed in time. Frankly, I was not going to do them this year. has a very simple way to deal with this. Read the details here at this link:
If we sell 50 shirts they will be created. If we don't sell at least 50, they won't and it will just be over and done. We can sell 5,000 - that's fine.

The cost is $11 per shirt.

I trimmed the cost down as low as possible. Yet the design and typeface are still simple and should be easy to read with a nice black boarder around the white typeface.

Let me know if you ordered one. :)
We have already sold 2. One for me and one for Aidan. Only 48 more to go.

Oh yeah, I am including ANYONE - including Ms. Jordan's kids and Mr. Williams' WHAP students. The more the merrier and the better the chance they will get completed. :)

Agenda: Monday, May 5 - Friday May 9, 2014

 Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
AP Test Review & Preparation: Unit 5 & 6 Focus
MON: Item Analysis on AP Practice Test from last week; Group discussion of FRQ Planning from last Friday. Focus on DBQ. POV/Additional Doc/Grouping/Historical Context/Analysis/Thesis.
TUE: Matching Trios Game; Test Corrections on 2011 Practice Test
WED/THU: FRQ Prep; Ferguson's China: Triumph & Turmoil.
FRI: Practice Test 2011 Corrections due. FRQ Friday - 2010-2013: One of those AP FRQ sets will be presented to you to do a quick plan & write.
Keep marching on to the AP Test. Study each night!
Study and Prepare for the FRQs - The AP Test is coming!

Study & Prepare --- The AP Test is coming!

***The days of this week won't perfectly correspond to our schedule. Basically we'll run through the Monday through Friday schedule throughout. Monday and Friday will be the same. Tue/Wed/Thu are varied because of the schedule change this week.***

We have a ridiculous testing bell schedule this week:
5th: 11:30 - 12:58 (b lunch 11:56-12:25) 1 hour class.
6th: 1:05 - 1:50 45 minute class.
7th: 1:57 - 2:45 48 minute class.

5th: 11:27 - 1:35 (b lunch 12:33 - 1:02) 90 minute class.
7th: 1:42 - 2:45 About an hour long class.

7th: 1:42 - 2:45 About an hour long class.

6th: 1:14 - 2:45 90 Minute Class.

Modified Schedule (no Advisory)
5th: 11:19 - 12:52 (b lunch 11:45 - 12:14) 1 hour class.
6th: 12:54 - 1:49 Close to an hour.
7th: 1:56 - 2:45 Close to an hour.

In total for the week:
5th period: 3 hours & 30 min.
6th period: 3 hours & 15 min.
7th period: 3 hours & 48 min.
They have always been -and always will be- An Exception. Exceptionally awesome.
Monday May 5, 2014

Quote: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart

1. DO NOW: Which question did you struggle with on FRQ Friday during your planning session?
2. Item Analysis: AP Practice Test results from last week. Students will mark a sheet to determine which period, question type, that they missed most often. Which did they do the best on?
3. FRQ Breakdown: Students will work together to look over their plans for the FRQ Planning that they did in class on Friday.
4. Practice Test corrections: 2011 Practice Test
Good luck on your EOC (and SAT/ACT practice) tests this week.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Quote: "The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now." –Bill Cosby

1. DO NOW: Pick up Matching Trios in the front.
2. Matching Trios competition in teams.
3. Practice Test corrections.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 & Thursday May 8, 2014

Quote: "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." –Anne Frank

1. DO NOW: We are one week away, what can you do to prepare?
2. FRQ Analysis: Focus on DBQ - Point of View Discussion. 
3. Video Documentary: This documentary will march us through some of the key moments in the development of China. It is a huge part of the AP Test. This is also a good break in our Mock Testing. We'll do the 2013 Mock Test again next Monday. We won't have the entire 55 minutes, like the test. But this will be a good chance to push yourself to see how many you can complete in the 50 minutes we will have to do it.
**Because you are testing for End of Course & taking the practice ACT/SAT this week, I have pushed the MOCK test back a week. Corrections on 2011 Mock Test are due on Friday at the end of class.
Great tips from the "Master" - Bill Strickland.
Friday, May 9, 2014

Quote: "Do what you can, where you are, with what you have." –Teddy Roosevelt

1. DO NOW: Turn in 2011 Mock Test Corrections.
2. FRQ FRIDAY - Mr. Duez will pass out one of the full FRQ question sets from the years 2010-2013. 30 min.
2. After FRQ Friday - planning & analysis of the prompts, we will discuss those prompts and planning procedures.

On Monday we'll do the 2013 Practice test again. This will be a good chance to push yourself through the questions and work on pacing.