Agenda: Week of Oct 2-6, 2017

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Strayer Chapters 4, 5, 6, & 7
Classical Age
MON - Reading Check Quiz CH 4; Review Quiz
TUE - Andrew Marr's History of the World Episode 2: Empire; Video Questions & Discussion; Students can take notes as well while we discuss the documentary. 
WED/THUCh 4 - "Eurasian Empires" Comparing Han China & Roman EmpireWriting the LEQ ComparativeLEQ Comparative Practice Prompt: "Compare trade & economics in Han China & Imperial Rome" Thesis & Rubric tips; 
FRICh 5 - "Eurasian Cultural Traditions" Big Picture Question #1 from Chapter 5: Eurasian Cultural Traditions Crash Course: Buddha & Ashoka

Next Mon: Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"

Learning Targets:
★ Define the characteristics of imperial systems in the classical era and analyze why empires developed in some regions but not in others.
★ Compare the important similarities and differences between imperial systems and the reasons behind them
★ Explain the significance that classical empires have for us today, such as, representative government, military power, etc.
★ Evaluate the “greatness” of the Roman Empire and China’s Han Dynasty and determine if their destructive and oppressive features outweighed their impressive advances.

Essential Questions:
1. What common features can you identify in the empires described in this chapter?
2. In what ways did these empires differ from one another? What accounts for those differences?
3. Are you more impressed with the “greatness” of empires or with their destructive and oppressive features? Why?
4. Why did semi democratic governments emerge in some of the Greek city-states?
5. What were the consequences for both sides of the encounter between the Persians and the Greeks
6. What changes did Alexander’s conquests bring in their wake?
7. How did Rome grow from a single city to the center of a huge empire?
8. How and why did the making of the Chinese empire differ from that of the Roman Empire?
9. In comparing the Roman and Chinese empires, which do you find more striking—their similarities or their differences?
10. How did the collapse of empire play out differently in the Roman world and in China?
11. Why were centralized empires so much less prominent in India than in China?

The Classical Age was a time of turmoil, struggle, but yet also much progress.
Monday, Oct. 2, 2018
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz over Chapter 4: Eurasian Empires

2. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 4. (10 minutes) - Students can use their open notes

3. Review Quiz. 

Next Mon: Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
The Greek term karyatides literally means "maidens of Karyai", an ancient town of Peloponnese.
Karyai had a famous temple dedicated to the goddess Artemis of Karyatis
Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

1. DO NOW: Pick up questions from the front table for the video

2. Video Study: Andrew Marr's History of the World Episode 2: Empire
In this episode, Andrew Marr tells the story of the first empires which laid the foundations for the modern world. From the Assyrians to Alexander the Great, conquerors rampaged across the Middle East and vicious wars were fought all the way from China to the Mediterranean. But this time of chaos and destruction also brought enormous progress and inspired human development. 
In the Middle East, the Phoenicians invented the alphabet, and one of the most powerful ideas in world history emerged: the belief in just one God. In India, the Buddha offered a radical alternative to empire building—a way of living that had no place for violence or hierarchy and was open to everyone. Great thinkers from Socrates to Confucius proposed new ideas about how to rule more wisely and live in a better society. And in Greece, democracy was born—the greatest political experiment of all. 
But within just a few years, its future would be under threat from invasion by an empire in the east: Persia.
Next Mon: Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Andrew Marr travels the globe in Episode 2, History of the World - Empires.
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

1. DO NOW: Compare trade and economics in Han China & Imperial Rome

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Comparing Han China & Roman Empire

3. LEQ Comparative Practice Prompt: "Compare trade & economics in Han China & Imperial Rome"
Example Prompt: 
Analyze the question. Remember you can't write the thesis without the evidence. 
We discussed this in class. Remember our example of Law & Order? You must have the detectives show up on the scene, gather evidence, analyze it, and then they can make a judgement about "Who done it!" Let the evidence you have gathered become your thesis. Don't make this harder than it is.
Example as used by JBartlett in the video referenced/linked below.
Notice that the picture above:
The student references the time period, 
Uses both/however to show similarities/differences.
Student does not get into great detail, but does have 2 similarities and 1 difference. And it is clear.

The thesis now organizes the entire essay: 
2 similarities
3 differences 

Body Paragraphs:
Start with a direct comparison in your Topic Sentence:
Then provide specific evidence - as much as possible to support the comparison.
Then get into analysis - WHY or HOW are they similar or difference (because, the reason for the similarity, due to the fact that, resulted in, etc.)
Notice: "The reason Rome used slaves..." --> analysis.
Body Paragraphs: Write as many body paragraphs as you can, 3-5 should be plenty.

Evidence: usually you need 3 pieces of specific evidence that is related to the prompt and backs your claim.

Direct comparisons: 3+ comparisons made in your paper. This means, do not write one single paragraph that only focuses on one of the two areas you may be trying to compare. Instead compare them both to a point of reference (example: S-P-I-C-E themes).

Analysis: Try to explain the reasons for every comparison you make. You will need 2+ valid analyses for the point. Try this in each body paragraph to be sure you score the points.

Contextualization: Try to connect the topic to the previous period in world history and also to the next period in world history. Or also work on a different theme than the one you are arguing to show 'context' &  do this in each body paragraph to be sure you score.

Remember, each body paragraph should TASC 
Each body paragraph should contain:
Topic Sentence (direct comparison)
Analysis as to why the similarity/ difference existed
Support with 3 pieces of evidence 
Connect it to a larger global context, theme, or period

FRQ Comparative Essay: LEQ - Unit 1 & 2
Mon Sept 26th Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare.
1787 - David paints "The Death of Socrates"
Socrates, rather than fleeing, uses his death as a final lesson for his pupils, and faces it calmly.
Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

1. DO NOW: "Religions are fundamentally alike. Does the material in Strayer Chapter 5 back this assertion or argue against it?

2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Discuss Big Picture Question #1 from Chapter 5: Eurasian Cultural Traditions
"Religions are fundamentally alike. Does the material in Strayer Chapter 5 back this assertion or argue against it?

3. Crash Course: Buddha & Ashoka

Mon: Quiz Chapter 5 "Eurasian Empires: Cultural Traditions 500 BCE - 500 CE"