Agenda: Week of Oct. 22 - 26, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 -  Age of Accelerating Connections, 500 - 1500
Chapter 10 - European Christendom & Chapter 11 Islamic World
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Reading Check Quiz: CH 10
; Review Quiz

TUE: Was this a 'Dark Age'?Andrew Marr's Into the Light  How does the Islamic Empire’s Golden Age lead to Europe’s “Dark Age” recovery? 
WED/THU: Continue Video: The Crescent & The CrossWhat was the impact of the Crusades in world history?; POV Statements - Examples of good & bad work; POV Practice from CH 10 & 11; Intro to The Worlds of Islam - Chapter 11: What distinguished the first centuries of Islamic history from the early history of Christianity & Buddhism? 
FRI: Role of Women in Islam; How did the rise of Islam impact women? Examine Patriarchy in the Islamic World

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
QUIZ on CH 11 next Monday
TEST over Unit 3 Part 1: 8, 9, 10 & 11 next Wednesday & Thursday
The next test will also have an SAQ - Short Answer Questions

Chapter 10 - Worlds of Christendom
Learning Targets:
★ Explain the changes that occur in European society after the breakup of the Roman Empire
★ Compare the diverse legacies of Rome in Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire
★ Describe medieval European expansion and analyze the factors that led to its development
★ Analyze the evolution of Europe from backward medieval Europe relative to other civilizations, and the steps by which it caught up

Essential Questions:
1. In what respects did Byzantium continue the patterns of the classical Roman Empire? In what ways did it diverge from those patterns?
2. How did Eastern Orthodox Christianity differ from Roman Catholicism?
3. In what ways was the Byzantine Empire linked to a wider world?
4. How did links to Byzantium transform the new civilization of Kievan Rus?
5. How did the historical development of the European West differ from that of Byzantium in the post-classical era?
6. What replaced the Roman order in Western Europe?
7. In what ways was European civilization changing after 1000?
8. What was the impact of the Crusades in world history?
9. In what ways did borrowing from abroad shape European civilization after 1000?
10. Why was Europe unable to achieve the kind of political unity that China experienced? What impact did this have on the subsequent history of Europe?
11. In what different ways did classical Greek philosophy and science have an impact in the West, in Byzantium, and in the Islamic world?
Very confusing chapter for students. West & Eastern Europe go by many pseudonyms. 
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Quote:  “The test we must set for ourselves is not to march alone but to march in such a way that others wish to join us.” - Hubert Humphrey

Agenda:
1. Reading Check Quiz - CH 10

2. Review Quiz & Question

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
QUIZ on CH 11 next Monday
TEST over Unit 3 Part 1: 8, 9, 10 & 11 next Wednesday & Thursday
The next test will also have an SAQ - Short Answer Questions
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What replaced the Roman order in Western Europe? In what ways was European civilization changing after 1000?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Was this a 'Dark Age'?

3. Andrew Marr's Into the Light  How does the Islamic Empire’s Golden Age lead to Europe’s “Dark Age” recovery? 


ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
QUIZ on CH 11 next Monday
TEST over Unit 3 Part 1: 8, 9, 10 & 11 next Wednesday & Thursday
The next test will also have an SAQ - Short Answer Questions
The Crusades: What a mess!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
and Thursday, October 25, 2018
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson

Agenda:
1. Do Now: What impact did the Crusades have on world history?

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: The Crusades

Video: The Crescent & The Cross - What was the impact of the Crusades in world history?

3. POINT OF VIEW: Review the work from the last test - Examples of good & bad work

POV Practice from CH 10 & 11

4. Notes, Video, Discussion: Introduction to Chapter 11, The Worlds of Islam
What distinguished the first centuries of Islamic history from the early history of Christianity and Buddhism? What similarities and differences characterized their religious outlooks?

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
QUIZ on CH 11 next Monday
TEST over Unit 3 Part 1: 8, 9, 10 & 11 next Wednesday & Thursday
The next test will also have an SAQ - Short Answer Questions
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Chapter 11 - Worlds of Islam 
Learning Targets:
• Analyze the causes behind the spread of Islam
• Explain how the dynamism of the Islamic world was the most influential of the third-wave civilizations
• Examine the religious divisions within Islam and how they affected political development
• Compare Islam as a source of cultural encounters with Christian, African, and Hindu cultures
• Compare the accomplishments of the Islamic world in the period 600–1500 C.E. with those of their contemporaries.

Essential Questions:
1. In what ways did the early history of Islam reflect its Arabian origins?
2. How does the core message of Islam compare with that of Judaism and Christianity?
3. In what ways was the rise of Islam revolutionary, both in theory and in practice?
4. Why were Arabs able to construct such a huge empire so quickly?
5. What accounts for the widespread conversion to Islam?
6. What is the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam?
7. In what ways were Sufi Muslims critical of mainstream Islam?
8. How did the rise of Islam change the lives of women?
9. What similarities and differences can you identify in the spread of Islam to India, Anatolia, West Africa, and Spain?
10. Why was Anatolia so much more thoroughly Islamized than India?
11. What makes it possible to speak of the Islamic world as a distinct and coherent civilization?
12. In what ways was the world of Islam a “cosmopolitan civilization”?
It is like the "Mecca" of Islam. (Probably because it is Mecca)
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Friday, October 26, 2018
Quote: “Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for fewer problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.” - Earl Shoaf

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Is the Islamic world a single entity or distinct communities?

2. Discuss this question in class: Islam Single World or Distinct Communities?
“Islam was simultaneously both a single world of shared meaning and interaction and a series of separate and distinct communities, often in conflict with one another.” What evidence could you provide to support both sides of this argument?

3. Role of Women in IslamHow did the rise of Islam impact women? Examine Patriarchy in the Islamic World
How did the rise of Islam change the lives of women?

Andrew Marr's Into the Light "Islam" last portion of the video. 

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
QUIZ on CH 11 next Monday
TEST over Unit 3 Part 1: 8, 9, 10 & 11 next Wednesday & Thursday

The next test will also have an SAQ - Short Answer Questions

Agenda: Week of October 15 - 19, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Age of Accelerating Connections, 500 - 1500 
Chapter 8 & 9 - Commerce, China, East Asian Connections
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: China: Sui Dynasty & Grand Canal; Tang & Song Dynasties Compared China & Friends: Impact on their neighbors: Vietnam, Korea, & JapanVisual Sources Ch 9; SAQ Handouts
TUE: Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 9; Review Quiz
WED/THU: Article on Foot BindingSAQ & POV work - Using CH 8 & 9; SAQ Writing assignment
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE! CH: 10-  The Confusing World of European Christendom
Friday-We will be on Pep Rally Schedule

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
TUESDAY: Quiz CH 9 China & East Asia 
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
Next Monday: Ch. 10 "Worlds of Christendom" Quiz
Chapter 9: China & East Asian Connections
Learning Targets:
• Explain the development of China as “superpower” among the third-wave civilizations.
• Analyze the impact of China’s deep influence on East Asia.
• Describe the ways in which interaction with other peoples had an impact on China.
• Examine modern assumptions about China and determine the root of that perception.

Essential Questions:
1. How did China influence the world beyond East Asia? 
2. How was China itself transformed by its encounters with a wider world?
3. In what different ways did Korea, Vietnam, and Japan experience and respond to Chinese influence
4. In what different ways did Japanese and Korean women experience the pressures of Confucian orthodoxy?

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Monday, Oct. 15, 2018
Quote: "He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened." - Tao Te Ching

Agenda:
1. DO NOWHow did the tribute system in practice differ from the ideal Chinese understanding of its operation?

2. Notes, Discussion, VideoChina & East Asian Neighbors, Part II

Coping with China: Comparing Korea, Vietnam, & Japan

3. Visual Sources: Chapter 9 China & East Asian Connections
We will show these in class. 
In groups, students will discuss the questions that go with each visual source and answer them. 

The visual sources are at the end of Chapter 9 in Strayer. And they are also highlighted in the notes. So be sure to look them over before the test.

ASSIGNMENTS:
TUESDAY: Quiz CH 9 China & East Asia 
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
Next Monday: Ch. 10 "Worlds of Christendom" Quiz
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Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
Quote: "I haven’t failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison

Agenda:
1. DO NOW after quiz - In what ways did women's lives change during the Song & Tang Dynasties?

2. Reading Check Quiz Chapter 9. (Students may use their notes from Chapter 9)

3. Review Quiz

ASSIGNMENTS:
TUESDAY: Quiz CH 9 China & East Asia 
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
Next Monday: Ch. 10 "Worlds of Christendom" Quiz
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Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018
and Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018
Quote: ”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle

Agenda:
2. SAQ & POV work - Using CH 8 & 9

3. SAQ Writing assignment - Practice writing SAQs - there will be SAQ on the next test over 8, 9, 10 & 11 featuring questions from 8 & 9.

ASSIGNMENTS:
TUESDAY: Quiz CH 9 China & East Asia 
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
Next Monday: Ch. 10 "Worlds of Christendom" Quiz
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Chapter 10: Worlds of Christendom
 Learning Targets:
• Explain the changes that occur in European society after the breakup of the Roman Empire
• Compare the diverse legacies of Rome in Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire
• Describe medieval European expansion and analyze the factors that led to its development
• Analyze the evolution of Europe from backward medieval Europe relative to other civilizations, and the steps by which it caught up 

Essential Questions:
1. How did the histories of the Byzantine Empire and Western Europe differ during the era of third-wave civilizations?
2. What accounts for the different historical trajectories of these two expressions of Christendom?
3. In what respects did Byzantium continue the patterns of the classical Roman Empire? In what ways did it diverge from those patterns?
4. How did Eastern Orthodox Christianity differ from Roman Catholicism?
5. In what ways was the Byzantine Empire linked to a wider world?
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Friday, Nov. 19, 2018
Quote: “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

Agenda:
Friday-We will be on Pep Rally Schedule

1. DO NOW: How did the histories of the Western Europe & Byzantine Empire  differ during the era of third-wave civilizations?

2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: WHAP-UNIT-3-CH-10-WEST-EAST-EUROPE

3. Discuss the quote from after the fall of Western Rome:

ASSIGNMENTS:
TUESDAY: Quiz CH 9 China & East Asia 
FRI: EXTRA CREDIT IS DUE!
Next Monday: Ch. 10 "Worlds of Christendom" Quiz

Agenda: Week of Oct. 8-12, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 3  AN AGE OF ACCELERATING CONNECTIONS 500–1500
Chapter 8 Commerce and Culture 500–1500
Chapter 9 China & The World 500 - 1500
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - NO SCHOOL - BUILDING CLOSED
TUE NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS - TEACHERS ONLY
WED - (6th Period Only) Documentary Video over Unit 3 - China
THUReading Check Quiz Chapter 8
FRISAQ - Spread of Buddhism handout
Working with Documents; Analysis & Discussion: Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta; Students will read and answer the questions; discuss. Video: Polo in China/Battuta's Travels.Crash Course WH: Silk Road Trade & Ancient Trade

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
THURSDAY - Reading Check Quiz CH 8
Read the notes over Chapter 8 and 9
Quiz over CH 9 is next Monday
DBQ Practice next week on WED/THU
Trading routes like this one traversed very long distances in this Third Wave of Civilization.
Learning Targets for Chapter 8:
- Analyze the significance and impact of trade in human history
- Explain the interconnections created by long-distance trade in the period of third-wave civilizations and analyze why they existed
- Explain the full range of what was carried along trade routes (goods, culture, disease) and the impact on the people, culture, history, and development of their societies
- Compare the differences between the commerce of the Eastern Hemisphere and that of the Western Hemisphere and the analyze the reasons behind those differences

Essential Questions:
1. What motivated and sustained the long-distance commerce of the Silk Roads, Sea Roads, and Sand Roads?
2. In what ways did commercial exchange foster other changes?
3. What lay behind the emergence of Silk Road commerce, and what kept it going for so many centuries?
4. What made silk such a highly desired commodity across Eurasia?
5. What was the role of Swahili civilization in the world of Indian Ocean commerce?
Pre-Columbian Trade in the Americas was more like a "Web" rather than the strong roads of Afro-Eurasian trade. They did trade over long distances - however, it was not a vigorous amount of trade, in comparison to AfroEurasia.
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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018
Quote: “Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Daniel Kahneman

1. DO NOW: Prep for the Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 8 - Commerce & Culture
Students can use hand written notes on the quiz.

2. Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 8: Commerce
Question after the quiz: 


ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Read the notes over Chapter 8 and 9
Quiz over CH 9 is next Monday
DBQ Practice next week on WED/THU
The Trung Sisters of Vietnam!
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Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Quote: "I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  - Eartha Kitt

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: SAQ - Spread of Buddhism handout

2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Crash Course WH: Silk Road Trade & Ancient Trade
Discuss video and how it connects with the chapter

3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Silk Roads, Sand Roads, & Sea Roads (& American Web of Trade)

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Read the notes over Chapter 8 and 9
Quiz over CH 9 is next Monday
DBQ Practice next week on WED/THU

Agenda: Week of Oct. 1-5, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Eurasian Cultural Traditions, 500 BCE - 500 CE, Classical Era
Chapters 4, 5, & 6 - Eurasian Empires, Cultural Traditions, & Social Inequality
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 6; Review Quiz  & How did the patriarchies of Athens and Sparta differ from each other?
TUESlavery in the Classical Era - Grecco-Roman slavery compared to China & India; Using documents in WHAP - techniques on reading stimulus and answering M/Choice questions. 
WED/THUTEST Unit 2 (Chapters 4, 5, 6); Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study - answer questions for next class period.
FRIMarco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study - Questions due at beginning of period; Socratic Discussion comparing both travelers: Polo & Battuta Andrew Marr video clip about Polo & Introduction to Battuta.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
MON: QUIZ CH 6
WED/THU: TEST CH 4, 5, 6 - Unit 2
Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study
THU OCT 11: QUIZ CH 8
NO SCHOOL MONDAY/TUESDAY
PSAT ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
NO LATE ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY
There are big differences between China & India, but they both have a system of social hierarchy.
Learning Targets:
★ Analyze social structures in classical Eurasia
★ Compare the causes of differences in social structures in different civilizations
★ Describe the nature of classical patriarchy and its variations

Essential Questions:

1. “Social inequality was both accepted and resisted in classical civilizations.” What evidence might support this statement?
2. How would you describe the social hierarchy of classical China?
3. What class conflicts disrupted Chinese society?
4. What set of ideas underlies India’s caste-based society?
5. What is the difference between varna and jati as expressions of classical India’s caste system?
6. How did India’s caste system differ from China’s class system?
7. How did Greco-Roman slavery differ from that of other classical civilizations?
8. In what ways did the expression of Chinese patriarchy change over time, and why did it change?
9. How did the patriarchies of Athens and Sparta differ from each other?

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Monday, Oct 1, 2018
Quote“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.” – Susan Gale

Agenda:

1. DO NOW: Prep notes for Reading Check Quiz - Chapter 6 Eurasian Social Inequalities.

2. QUIZ Chapter 6 - Reading Check, you may use your handwritten notes.
After the quiz, answer the question that is on the screen: 
3. Review Quiz 

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
MON: QUIZ CH 6
WED/THU: TEST CH 4, 5, 6 - Unit 2
THU OCT 11: QUIZ CH 8
Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study
NO SCHOOL MONDAY/TUESDAY
PSAT ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
NO LATE ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY
Patriarchies of the empires in Unit 2 differed even within a single empire, like Greece.
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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2018
Quote: “Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: How did Greco-Roman slavery differ from that of other classical civilizations?

2. Notes, Video,  & Discussion: Slavery in the Classical Era - Grecco-Roman slavery compared to China & India; Using documents in WHAP - techniques on reading stimulus and answering M/Choice questions. 

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
MON: QUIZ CH 6
WED/THU: TEST CH 4, 5, 6 - Unit 2
THU OCT 11: QUIZ CH 8
Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study
NO SCHOOL MONDAY/TUESDAY
PSAT ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
NO LATE ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY
Slavery in Roman Empire, as depicted in the Academy Award Winning Motion Picture: Gladiator
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Wednesday, Oct 6, 2018
and Thursday, Oct 7, 2018
Quote“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Agenda:

1. TEST - UNIT 2 - Chapters 4, 5, & 6

2. Document Study - Pick up after test & prepare for Friday

Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
MON: QUIZ CH 6
WED/THU: TEST CH 4, 5, 6 - Unit 2
THU OCT 11: QUIZ CH 8
Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study
NO SCHOOL MONDAY/TUESDAY
PSAT ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
NO LATE ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY
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Friday, Oct 5, 2018
Quote: "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson

Agenda:

1. Due at beginning of class - prepare it for discussion: Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study

2. Socratic Discussion of Text - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study

3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Polo & Battuta Andrew Marr video clip about Polo & Introduction to Battuta.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
MON: QUIZ CH 6
WED/THU: TEST CH 4, 5, 6 - Unit 2
THU OCT 11: QUIZ CH 8
Due Friday - Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Comparison - Document Study
NO SCHOOL MONDAY/TUESDAY
PSAT ON WEDNESDAY NEXT WEEK
NO LATE ARRIVAL ON THURSDAY

Agenda: Week of September 24-28, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2: Classical Era - Eurasian Empires, 500 BCE to 500 CE
Chapters 4, 5, & 6: Eurasian Empires, Cultural Traditions, & Social Inequalities
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON - CH 5 Eurasian Empires - "Cultural Traditions" - Reading Check Quiz - Students can use handwritten notes; Review Quiz
TUE - Are religions fundamentally alike? Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam (although it is not a religion until 610) 
WED/THU - Documentary: Marr's History of the World, Part 3: The Sword & the Word video; Questions for Documentary
FRI - Caste (India) & Class (China) compared; Document Analysis Han China & Roman Empire

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6: Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare

Learning Targets:
★ Explain the enormous influence on world history of the religious and cultural traditions developed in the classical world
★ Analyze the reasons behind the development of these religious and cultural traditions
★ Compare the common ground and significant differences between these religious and cultural traditions and examine possible reasons behind them

Essential Questions:
1. “Religion is a double-edged sword, both supporting and undermining political authority and social elites.” How would you support both sides of this statement?
2. How would you define the appeal of the religious/cultural traditions discussed in this chapter? To what groups were they attractive, and why?
3. What different answers to the problem of disorder arose in classical China?
4. How would you compare the lives and teachings of Jesus and the Buddha? In what different ways did the two religions evolve after the deaths of their founders?
5. In what ways was Christianity transformed in the five centuries following the death of Jesus?
"We made the buttons look so good, you'll want to lick your screen." - Steve Jobs
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Quote"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: Prep for Reading Check Quiz for Chapter 5. Prepare your handwritten notes (copying the terms and definitions on the target sheet is a great idea!)

2. Quiz: Reading Check Quiz for Chapter 5.
Question to copy after Quiz: “Is a secular outlook on the world an essentially modern phenomenon, or does it have precedents in the classical era?”

3. Review Quiz

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week

Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Confucius say... because he never wrote.
Like Jesus after him, his followers did.
The Passion of St. Perpetua - one of the oldest & most notable early Christian texts. Survives in Latin & Greek forms, & purports to contain the actual prison diary of the young mother and martyr Perpetua. 
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Quote: "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway

Agenda:
1. DO NOWAre religions fundamentally alike? Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, & Islam (although it is not a religion until 610) 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Is secularism a modern phenomenon? Or does it have roots in the Classical Age?

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
Word Dog.
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Wednesday, Sept. 26 & Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018
Quote"To know, is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge." - Socrates

Agenda:
1. DO NOW QUESTION: Copy questions from the screen for Video.

2. Video StudyAndrew Marr's History of the World, Part 3: "The Word & the Sword" first 40 minutes

India - Ashoka - Buddhist leader teaches tolerance in India from the throne
China - Ying Zheng (Qin Shi Huang) - China's first emperor, referred to by Marr as Ying Zheng. Ying was his ancestral name. Zheng (pronounced: Cheng) his given name.
Roman Empire - Julius Caesar - Great general turned megalomaniac.
Egypt - Cleopatra - Last of the great Egyptian power players.
Jerusalem - Saul becomes Paul - A great critic is reborn to preach Christianity in Rome
Rome & Carthage - Perpetua - a Christian martyr sparks a religious explosion 

2. Video & Discussion: Andrew Marr's History of the World, Part 3: "The Sword & the Word" Documentary

3. Document Analysis: Analyze several documents on the screen and answer the multiple choice questions that connect to them. (Practice for the type of AP Questions we'll see on the test for Unit 2) The questions connect to Marr's History of the World.

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare
"Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est"  - By Seneca.
"A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in a killer's hand"
Roman version of  "Guns don't kill people."
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Friday, September 28, 2018
Quote:  "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James, American psychologist and philosopher (1842 - 1910)

Agenda:
1. Do Now: What was the difference between the systems of Chinese Class and Indian Caste?

2. Notes & DiscussionHow did the patriarchies of Athens and Sparta differ from one another?

ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Quiz next Monday CH 6Eurasian Empire in Classical Era - "Social Inequalities"
Test for Unit 2: CH 1, 2, 3 is on Wednesday of next week
Check the notes, YouTube lectures, and work on the Target Sheets to prepare

Level Change Requests - DEADLINE - Friday, Oct. 5th

Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

Level drop procedures are listed below:

1. Level drops will ONLY be allowed at the 3-week mark, the 6-week mark, and at semester. NO changes will be made at other times during the year. The 6 week drop has been adjusted slightly due to our late start.

2. The 6-week level drop deadline is Friday, October 5th.
Students must submit forms to their House Counselor no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, October 5 for the requested change to be made.

3. The level drop process begins with the teacher. Students do not ask their counselor for a level drop form. They must get one from the teacher only.*

*4. Parent - Teacher contact must be made to discuss the change in level before a drop form will be given to a student.

Students can request a form at any time and may turn it into their counselor now. However, schedule changes will not be made until after October 5. All changes will be made by effective by October 9

For this process, a level drop is considered a change from a 5.0 course to a 4.0 course. 

Students may move UP a level (from a 4.0 to a 5.0 course) at any time by requesting to see their counselor. We do advise that students do this as soon as possible so that they do not fall behind.

Students who do not change levels during this drop period must remain in the advanced course until the end of the first semester. 

Agenda: Week of September 17 - 21, 2018

Advanced Placement World History with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Strayer Chapters 4, 5, 6
"The Classical Age"
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MONAndrew Marr's History of the World Episode 2: EmpireVideo Questions & DiscussionStudents can take notes as well while we discuss the documentary. 
TUEReading Check Quiz CH 4 - students may use handwritten notesReview Quiz 
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


ASSIGNMENTS AT A GLANCE:
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.

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.
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Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Quote: Quote: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost

Agenda:
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.
Assignment:
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.
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
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Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018
Quote"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung

Agenda:
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. 

Assignment:
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.
Andrew Marr travels the globe in Episode 2, History of the World - Empires.
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Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
Quote"Every man dies. Not every man really lives." - William Wallace

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

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

3. IN CLASS PRACTICE - 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:
TASC:
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

ASSIGNMENTS:
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.
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Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
Quote"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on." - Henry Ellis

Agenda:
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


Assignment:
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.