Agenda: May 26 - June 4 - Last 2 weeks!

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Genocide: Rwanda & Legacy; Local Houston History; Video Project
Review Week & Final Exams
WEEK at a Glance:
Tue May 26 - Fri May 29
MON - No School - Memorial Day
TUE - Collect Movie Questions; Hotel Rwanda: Look back at what we learned; Genocide Prevention; Video Project Discussion
WED/THU - Video Project discussion; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History
FRI - Extra Credit Due; Video Project Due; Local Houston/Humble/Atascocita History; Review for Final Exams

Week of Monday - Thursday, June 1-4
 Last week of the school year...
MON & TUE - Review; Watch any Video Projects; Sign Exemptions
WED - Finals
THU - Finals

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Quote: "And we shall shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun." - John Lennon

1. DO NOW: Could a genocide ever happen in the United States? Why/Why Not?
--Prepare Hotel Rwanda Questions/Answers we will turn them in this period--
2. Rwandan Genocide Notes, Video, & Discussion.
3. Rwanda Today: Video, Notes,  Discussion.
4. Turn in Hotel Rwanda Questions.
5. Video Project - Questions/Time to work in groups.

Genocide Today:
Where are there trouble spots? 
South Sudan: In July 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest country after its citizens voted for independence from Sudan. The country faces great challenges as it seeks to build its democratic institutions, overcome a history of internal conflict based on ethnicity, and resolve ongoing tensions with Sudan over the region’s oil resources. Since the 1950s, the Arab-dominated government of Sudan has tried to impose its control on African minorities on the country’s periphery. More than 2.5 million civilians have been killed in a succession of brutal conflicts—between north and south, in Darfur in the west, and in other regions.

Syria: Since its outbreak in April 2011, the conflict in Syria has already cost well over 100,000 lives, displaced millions, and involved numerous atrocities and crimes against humanity. Its increasing sectarian nature puts certain regions and peoples at risk of genocide.

How can I do anything about it?
“Never Again!” That’s what leaders in the United States and throughout the world declared after the Holocaust. Yet tragically, in Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Darfur millions of people lost their lives, lost their families or were forced to flee their homes. History doesn't have to keep repeating itself. The powerful movement in response to the Darfur genocide showed us that by acting together, we can compel our elected leaders to act on their responsibility to protect innocent men, women and children from brutal regimes. We believe that, working together, we can prevent mass atrocities and we can end genocide by:
  • Sounding the alarm and demanding action;
  • Stopping the enablers of genocide and mass atrocities; and
  • Making genocide prevention a core value in U.S. foreign policy.
Genocide Prevention Task Force (Part of the US Holocaust Museum):
The Genocide Prevention Task Force was launched in November 2007, and released its report to the public on December 8, 2008. Co-chaired by Madeleine K. Albright and William S. Cohen, the task force was co-convened by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, The American Academy of Diplomacy, and the US Institute of Peace, and it was funded by private foundations. Its purpose was to spotlight genocide prevention as a national priority, and develop practical policy recommendations to enhance the capacity of the US government to respond to emerging threats of genocide and mass atrocities.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 & Thursday, May 28, 2015
Quote: "Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin

1. DO NOW: Why is Humble called Humble anyway?
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Video Project: Discussion/Group work to prepare. Due Friday.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
If Time Permits: AP Psychology Class Preview.
Houston is developing quite a great reputation across the country. 
Friday, May 29, 2015
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein

1. DO NOW: Prepare extra credit ~ both video project
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Psychology Class Preview.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
5. Work on Video Project with Mr. Duez
I will forever miss you my boy. RIP: Gryffindor Duez, the Gryffa-Gryff!
Monday, June 1, 2013
Quote“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.” - George Carlin

1. Work on video project with Mr. Duez
2. Local History Unit: Discuss Galveston, Houston, Humble, & Atascocita History.
3. Psychology Class Preview.
4. Discuss Final Exam in WHAP.
5. Work on Video Project with Mr. Duez

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 -- Through -- Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Quote: “As they say in my hometown, Don't Forget To Be Awesome." - John Green

Thanks for a GREAT SEMESTER! 

1. Final Exams