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Today! June 8 Starting review and continued reading... Study Guide! Returning some papers QUIET AND ACADEMICALLY PRODUCTIVE (World History preferred) Wed. Night reading: The Cold War - The Move to Detente - pg. 914-918, stop at society and Culture
Thursday! June 9 Study time and review! Library time! Submit 3 potential Finals questions - Multiple Choice! Continuing Returning papers! Thur. Night reading: 927-935
Friday! June 10 Study time and review! Library time! Hopefully all papers returned! Fri. Night/Weekend reading: 940-943, Stop at Age of Terrorism
EDIT ON STUDY GUIDE - :Breakup of Soviet Union, pages 928-931 - not 1000-1006
TUESDAY/WED/THUR of NEXT WEEK RETURN YOUR BOOKS ON YOUR TIME!
June 7 - The Power of the Powerless - inspiring the Velvet Revolution - Prague, Czechoslovakia - Video Homework: Optional - 902-906 Required - read and take notes - 906- (Divided W. World) to 910, stop at W. Europe and 914 - US in Turmoil and Tranquility Tomorrow - Bring your textbook!! Starting review and continued reading... Wed. Night reading: The Cold War - The Move to Detente - pg. 914-918, stop at society and Culture Thur. Night reading: 927-935 Fri. Night reading: 940-943, Stop at Age of Terrorism
June 6 Review of IB Lessons Worksheet of questions - vocab, multiple choice, short essay End of the Cold War - article, read - finish as HW
May 31, June 1,2,3 Senior IB Presentations Group 1: Tiffany and Jessica - China and the Cold War Group 2: Ehmer and Trevor - Soviet Union and 1980’s, Gorbachev, Glasnost and Perestroika Group 3: Ellie and Emily - Strategic Defense Initiative,Anti-Communist Countries, Ronald Reagan Group 4: Vikram and Trevor - Role of Military, Gorbachev restructure and reform
May 23, 24, 25 - Berlin Wall Documentary - Escapes, the fall of the wall, YouTube HW: Read and notes, Page 880-884 Bring Book Thursday and Friday if possible
May 19 Video on Berlin - Cold War (from Amazon Prime)
May 18 Discussion on who was more to blame on Cold War - in class debate HW: Notes on 876-880
May 17 CNN News Crash Course, Read Aloud, Cold War Worksheet on Primary Docs - share w. neighbor, be ready to discuss tomorrow HW: Finish reading (below) for tomorrow.
May 16 Discuss Worksheets How would you advise Truman? In Class - Worksheet on Iron Curtain Speech, Truman Doctrine, Novikov Telegram, Henry Wallace Letter Homework: Finish Worksheets, Read: and take notes - Globalization of the Cold War, pg. 872 to 876 - Korean War(1), First Vietnam War(2), Escalation of the Cold War(3), Another Berlin Crisis(4), The Cuban Missile Crisis(5), end before Europe and The World: Decolonization. TYPE IF POSSIBLE and PUT INTO (5) SECTIONS (listed above)
May 13 Activity Two = Yalta and Postdam - Communication Breakdown Homework: Truman Advice
May 12 Power Point and notes Yalta and Postdam decisions Partner Work, Group Work OPTIONAL/SUGGESTED READING: 868-872 (you can skip some pages that are viewpoints/movies, etc)
May 11 Power Point and notes CNN News HW: Add to your notes, pages. 461-465 - use a different color pen/pencil... READ THE GREEN PART
May 10 Computer Work Time on Military Leaders from Allied and Axis
April 18 Stalinism Power Point and notes Fascism Power Point and notes CNN Student News Homework: Read Green Summary – pg. 830 and take notes, Answer three questions on page 831 (#3 may be tricky, just try) and turn in tomorrow, define all words on pg. 831 - turn in tomorrow.
April 8 Finish Mussolini Video and Questions Happy Spring Break!
April 7 Mussolini Video and Questions
April 6: Reading in class and notes Homework: Reading
April 5 Group notes/discussion on Results and Life After WW1 Discussion on Notes - HW from last night Read 3 pages and Answer 3 Questions- The Decline of European Civilization, The Great Depression, The Voice of Italian Fascism Work Time HW: Notes on 802-809, bring notes and textbook tomorrow
April 4 Turn in Sophomore Papers! Ice Cream Party CNN News Two Partners and You - Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini - share and take notes Class Discussion Homework: Review WW1 (optional) 793-794 (green summary) Read and Take Notes – pg. 796-802 (stop at top of page, before “The Democratic States in the West” One of the chapters we read/notes/discuss multiple sections… take notes as you go - you will show me for points later!
Mar. 23 Work Day in Class
Mar. 22 Golden Ticket discussion in groups Self Evaluation
Mar. 21 Hand Back Work Check Outlines Proof Read Essay's - Two people for arguments Work time on "Golden Ticket Discussion" HW: Golden Ticket Work
Mar. 17 - 5th period work time with Tharp, Mar. 18 - Library worktime with Tharp
Mar. 16 Readings Viewpoint #1 - Leon Trotsky and Viewpoint #2 - Joseph Stalin Critically Read Homework: NOTECARDS AND OUTLINE! 50 Note cards due Friday, all source cards due Friday, Outline due 3/21 (Monday)
Mar. 15 Land of the Czars Video and Questions It's a DVD - see Ms. Tharp to make up Homework: NOTECARDS AND OUTLINE!
Mar. 14 Reviewed timeline - Outline Due on 3/21, Thesis Checks start 3/18-3/21 - Form From Boas, 50 Note Cards and all source cards due 3/18 Rough Draft of Paper Due: Mar. 25 for Peer Editing Talk about Russia Notes in Small groups Share Concept maps Debrief as a class Homework: NOTECARDS and OUTLINE!
Mar. 11 SPTV Nicola's Awesome Information on Russia PPT (above) Homework: Research Stalin and Totalitarianism - look through slides and last 2 slides tell you what else to do, bring in concept map/bullet point notes for Monday! Work on Outline (typed) and More Note Cards~ Monday - Boas/Tharp will be Checking Thesis
Mar. 10 Work time in Library
Mar. 9 Boas/Tharp - Outlines - PPT Above Worktime
Mar. 8 Course Request Process/Counselor Visit
Mar. 7 Work time on Sophomore Project 25 Note-cards Due
Feb. 29-Mar. 4 Mexico Revolution Readings Sophomore Project Work time Mexican Art and Politics Assignment *See Miss Tharp for Work
Feb. 25 Lab Work time Sophomore Project Calendar - Tharp and Boas Feb. 22 - Introduce Project, Hand out resources Feb. 23 - Source Cards, Topics, Formulating Questions - Library Time Feb. 25 - Work Time, 5th Period with Tharp, Room 1304 Feb. 26 - Signed Paper Due of Project by you and parent, Topics decided Mar. 1 - Library work time, Tharp Mar. 4 - Lab work time, Tharp, room 2207 Mar. 7 - 25 Notecards Due, Thesis Due, room 2207 Tharp - work time Mar. 9 - Research Question/Pre-Thesis - Co-teach Mar. 10 - Library, 6th Mar. 14 - Refined Thesis Due Mar. 17 - 5th Period Lab time, 2207 with Tharp Mar. 18 - Library, 50 Note Cards, 8 Sources, and Source Evaluations Due Mar. 21 - Final Thesis Check Mar. 25 - Rough Draft/Peer Edit, Lab 2207, 6th Mar. 28 - Rough Draft/Peer Edit Apr. 4 - Paper Due and put into Turnitin.com
Feb. 22 Introduce Sophomore Project - Resources Above in Green or found Here: Sophomore Project Work time in Lab
Feb. 11 All English Day! Happy Break!
Feb. 10 Discuss Movie on Air Fighting PPT on War on the Home Front
Feb. 5.8.9 Movie on World War 1 in Color HW: 765-770 - read and take notes HW: 770-777 - read and take notes
Feb 1,2,3,4 Hope to complete later - imperialism and WW1 Causes of WW1 PPT
Jan. 27 CNN Student News Discuss Notes and Reading on Imperialism in Africa Power Point - Imperialism Day 2 Reading Packet of Primary Documents and Questions (finish for HW) Homework: Read/Notes on 750-755
Jan. 26 CNN Student News New Textbook checkout Imperialism and Social Darwinism PPT Homework: read 745-749 and take notes, be ready to discuss tomorrow
Jan. 15 Hand Back Papers Library Time Study Time - Quizlet, Book, Notes, use study guide (above and given to you on Jan. 5) Homework: Study!
Jan. 14 Review Napoleon Notes on Ch. 21 - Power Point - Life After Napoleon (above) Nationalism vs. Patriotism (above) Ism's Review - Group Work/Share Return papers, talk about final - use worksheets, notes, readings, Crash Course, power points, etc. to help you study No Homework - study for finals or other classes!
Jan. 12 Review over PPT on Ism's Discussion on Potato Famine and Crimean War New Power Point on Nationalism (posted above) Homework: Crash Course 33 on Capitalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3u4EFTwprM and Read more on Marx and Marxism - pg. 678- Top of 680
Jan. 11 Sub day - PPT - Ism's (Capitalism, Socialism, Communism) - above Homework: Review Notes on Page 634-638, as assigned and not collected on Dec. 17 New Notes - Pg. 66-662, Crimean War CNN student news
Jan. 8 CNN news Crash Course read along/worksheet of I.R. Gallery Walk showing off Infographics and reflection Homework: Read/Notes/Questions - "Great Hunger" 609-610, "Efforts of Change" - 619-622, KNOW THE FOLLOWING (hint - FINAL) *Combination Acts of 1799-1800, *Factory Act 1833, *The Coal Mine Act, 1842, *The Ten Hour Act and then Answer the Questions (3 of them) on Page 622, Make sure and READ THE SUMMARY in GREEN on pg. 621/622
Jan. 7 Power Point (ABOVE IN TEAL) on Effects on Society in the I.R. Crash Course and worksheet on Industrial Revolution Work time on Info-graphic Homework: Crash Course and Finish Info graphic, STRONG HINT, look over Ch. 20 and include ideas in your Info-graphic!
Jan. 6 Work time in Lab on Info graphic on Industrial Revolution
Jan. 5 Check in Go over CC on Latin America Hand out Finals Review Sheet (email me for electronic copy) Notes and Power Point on Industrial Revolution - See Above Work-time/brainstorm on ideas for your Info-graphic on the Industrial Revolution (homework too) - DUE FRIDAY, beginning of class!
Jan. 4 Check in - How was break? 30 Day Challenge - TED TALK video Brainstorm What do you remember from Latin American Revolutions? Class discussion Crash Course and worksheet (finish at home) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBw35Ze3bg8 Homework: 10-15 minutes "researching" the Industrial Revolution - Cause/Effect, Inventions, Details, Dates, etc.
Dec. 18 Current Events Game Class Celebration Homework: ENJOY YOUR BREAK! Woo hoo! Practice Self Care! Have fun! Sleep in!
Dec. 17 PPT on Central/Southern American Revolutions (above) Read in On Level Textbook - RED one - in class, pgs. 645-650 Worksheet (above) Homework: Notes in your textbook (Green one) pg. 634- (Start at Ideologies of Change) to 638 - Stop at Revolutions and Reform Bring in a treat to share and be ready for Current Event Game tomorrow!
Dec. 16 Short Answer Essay (2-3 Questions from the 9 shared on page 563-594) Intro. to Central/South American Revolutions - Power Point CNN news if time Homework: Read 628 - The Revolt of Latin America to 630 - stop before the Greek Revolt
Dec. 15 CNN news Note Check - Part 1-5 Discuss Napoleon/Watch short video on him from Biography.com - Watch More here: http://www.biography.com/search?query=napoleon Crash Course w. Worksheet on French Revolution Worksheet on The French Revolution - Self then book/partner Homework: Study/Review the Questions from page 563 and 594 - in class tomorrow you will be asked 2-3 and Map of Central and South America, label and color
Dec. 14 English All Day Homework: Part 5 - Pg. 585 - Start at Reaction, Notes on Chronology Section on Pg. 586, Section on Napoleon, pg.586-590, Stop at Napoleon's Empire - NOTE CHECK ON TUESDAY! SS all day tomorrow.
Dec. 11 White Board Questions/Answers on French Rev. Continued Movie and Questions Homework: Part 4: 577 - Radical Revolution to 585, Stop at Reaction.
Dec. 10 Brief discussion of 570-573 French Revolution Move - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyXcUMftRs8 Started at 30min. Stopped at 1:05 Homework: Read Notes Part 3: 573-(start at Destruction of Old Regime) to 577 - Stop at Radical revolution TOMORROW'S HOMEWORK: Notes Part 4: 577 - Radical Revolution to 585, Stop at Reaction. NOTE CHECK MONDAY! Dec. 9 The French Revolution from The History Channel DVD First 30 Minutes and Answered Questions from Worksheet HW: Read 570-573 and continue notes, CLEARLY LABEL EACH SECTION/DAY OF NOTES, as they will be collected when we are done with the movie.... Date TBD
Dec. 8 Salon Discussion on the Enlightenment Reflection and Notes (HW if not finished) Read: 567-570 - Take notes on computer or on paper, will be turning in after 3-6 classes, so keep together!
Dec. 7 What do you know/remember about the American Revolution? Crash Course w. Fill in the Blank Worksheet PPT (above) on American revolution and connection to Europe and French Revolution Pass out Salon Potential Questions Homework: Prep for Salon
Dec. 4 Assigned a Philosopher for our Salon on Tuesday! Work time in library
Dec. 3 Brief PPT - Political Parties, Habeas Corpus, Bill of Rights Work time, using notes - answer these four questions: While using your notes, power point notes, and readings, please answer the following questions in 1 paragraph each and cite specific evidence:
Describe the English Civil War, reasons for this war, main events of this war, key leaders, and the impact and historical importance.
Describe The Glorious Revolution, the main issues, major events and reasons/nature of this historical event.
Was the English Civil War a valuable event? Was it worth it?
Do you agree that the “Glorious Revolution was actually Glorious? Why or why not? If not, what you categorize it as?
Homework: Critically Read/Take Traditional Notes or Create Visual Notes pg.468-473 - The Changing Faces of Art - Answer on pg. 468 “How did the artistic and literary achievements of this era reflect the political and economic developments of the period?” Please take Philosopher Salon Survey - online at my website by noon tomorrow! (LINK ABOVE!) Bring computer tomorrow if you want! Researching Philosophers
Dec. 2 Eng/SS Day together Soup and CNN News Check for Civil War Annotations - was homework Shared AJ Jocobs Talk - 16:55min to 24 min. or so about Family Trees, tracking our ancestors, etc. Voted on Philosophers (didn't work, try again tomorrow) Work Time - Finish Glorious Revolution Packet/Annotation - Homework is to finish this
Dec. 1 CNN Student News Homework Check on Notes Pg. 462-465 Read and Annotate about The English Civil War and Glorious Revolution - work time today and tomorrow in class.
Nov. 30 New Seats and Participation Points - Weekly for Boas/Tharp Check in from Weekend Review Enlightenment and Ch. 17/18 Ideas Revolution Conversation Power Point on English Civil War and Glorious Revolution Homework:Pick out Philosophers, Work on Personal History paper (due Wednesday) Page. 462 - 465 Read and Take Notes English and the Emergence of Constitutional Monarchy
King James I and Parliament
Charles I and Parliament
Civil War in England
Cromwell and New Governments
STOP BEFORE RESTORATION of MONARCHY on pg. 465
Nov. 25 PowerPoint and Vocab on Ch. 17 and 18 Discussion of Questions from yesterday's assignment Homework - DUE WEDNESDAY - Personal History and Pick a Philosopher or two of interest from list - See Above Nov. 24 Group Sharing of Concept Maps - 4 Groups Discuss what helps us learn and what could be more helpful - share Homework: Ch. 17 and Ch. 18 questions and vocab - do part with WHAT YOU KNOW, then in a different color or font, USE THE BOOK/NOTES to answer questions. We will discuss in class tomorrow. Document Above If you have additional input for Ms. Tharp about this class, please set up a meeting or email her: email@example.com
Nov. 23 CNN Student News Share Video Notes from Last Week Partners of 2-3 - Create a Concept Map of big ideas from Video Homework: Look over Ch. 18, Pages 531-561, notes on Key Ideas, Vocab, Questions, Ch. Summary to add to your poster! Review the Scientific Revolution Power Point
Nov. 20 BBC Video - Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People - Changes in Society Notes
Nov. 19 BBC Video - Heroes of the Enlightenment: How Power Came to the People - The Power of Knowledge Notes on Video
Nov. 18: Sign Up for Actively Learn - www.activelylearn.com - Code: f0b5d (yes, that a ZERO, not an O) Read 2 articles, answer questions Share info. on Scientific Revolution Nov. 17 CNN Student News Ch. 15 Summary Turn in Ch.15 Notes (3 parts)
Nov. 16 CNN Student News Discuss Current Events - Paris
Nov. 13 Essay's Due
Nov. 12 Start Absolutism In Class Editing
Nov. 10 Editing in library
Nov. 9 Set up your TurnIt.Com - ID number: 11102469, password: soup If possible - have printed copies ready to edit in class tomorrow! Think Again Presentation
Nov. 6 Outlines Due at the Beginning of Class Work Time on Paper in library Homework: Type/Finish Paper is your goal. Friend/Family member edit
Nov. 5 CNN News Discuss Format for Outline - more information under Resources Discuss Absolutism, France, King Louis XIV Homework: A short Summary of The Thirty Years War (439-442), Read/Summarize Notes on Pg. 451-459, Stop at "Limited Monarchy"
Nov. 4 CNN News Pass Back Papers Grade Notes and Sources Hand out Rubric for Paper Homework: Read Pg. 444-451, take notes, start outline, start paper, bring textbook tomorrow
Nov. 3 Work time in library
Nov. 2 CNN News Check in on thesis, outline Work time in library
Oct. 30 Fall Paper and Work Time Check Under RESOURCES for helpful documents
Oct. 29 Fall Paper and Work Time Check Under RESOURCES for helpful documents
Oct. 28 Fall Paper and Work Time Check Under RESOURCES for helpful documents
Oct. 27 CNN Student News Discussion - Martin Luther Follow Up Present Fall Research Paper, Thesis/MLA paper, Source cards, Easybib (on Resources page) Homework: Pick Prompt and use textbook, prepare for research in lab W,Th, F
Oct. 26 CNN News Yes vs No - Martin Luther Reading Homework: Yes or No - were Luther's reforms beneficial to European Christians or not and why? Half to 1 page typed, articles to the left
Oct. 19-23 Renaissance Project, Presentation and Work Time - Gallery Walk
Fri. Oct. 16 CNN News Share Peasant Life Notes Brainstorm Key Ideas/Sharing Presentation Ideas for The Renaissance
Thur. Oct. 15 CNN Student News Discussion on Humanism, Critical Reading, Document Use Crash Course on Renaissance
Homework: Read about Peasant Life and read for understanding, 1/2 to 1 page of notes to summarize, Pages 239-245 (continued paragraph on page 246) and think about which people, ideas, inventions, themes you would want to research about in the Renaissance and in what method would make it the most educational and efficient for us as a class.
Wed. Oct. 14 No Class
Tue. Oct. 13 Watched CNN News What do we know about the Renaissance? Worked on Humanism Critical reading and Questions - DUE THURSDAY TYPED
Fri. Oct. 9 Watched SPTV Collected Group Notes and Discussed 5 things you Know about Islam Watched, took notes, discussed movie "30 Days as a Muslim" documentary CNN Student News
Thurs, Oct. 8 Pg. 189-190 - The Power Pope, Church/State, Monks
Pg. 234-236 - Expansion of Islam
Pg. 279-281- Reform of Church, religion in Middle Ages
1-3 people in a group, title, shared Google Document - read/take notes - 1 group paper
Also - What We Know About Renaissance - individual
Wed. Oct. 7 CNN News Shared Art Visuals in Groups Shared as a class
Tues. Oct. 6 Finished The Dark Ages Homework - Create a visual representation of The Dark Ages (collect notes from movie AND art representation Wednesday!) Make sure you use 10 pictures, ideas, key people, etc. for this! Hand draw or computer, use your movie notes/book if needed!
Fri. Oct. 2 CNN News Correct Europe Tests Top Facts from Rome/ What was the most important from Ancient Greece/Rom? "debate" Homework: Finish watching Crash Course https://youtu.be/3PszVWZNWVA
Thur. Oct. 1 CNN Student News Last 2 Rome Presentations - YAY! Discuss "How do you explain the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire?" Crash Course: https://youtu.be/TG55ErfdaeY
Homework: Summarize Top 10 Ideas/Facts from Rome (your notes and others presentations) and Pick 15 terms/definitions/people all of us should know… (tell me word - you don't have to define them! Yes, you are welcome...)
Wed. Sept 30 CNN News Discuss Article Homework from last night on Christianity in Roman Empire Finish Presentation on Rome
Homework: Answer The Question on Page 174 - How do you explain the spread of Christianity in the Roman Empire? Define Words - 9 words on page 174 Bring book to class tomorrow!
Tues. Sept. 22 CNN Student News Work time on Ch. 6
Mon. Sept. 21 Work Day library on Ch. 6
Wed. Sept. 16 CNN News Europe Test Review Ch. 5
Tues. Sept. 15 District Mandated Test - Social Studies World History 2 Study for Europe Quiz/Ch. 5 Notes - pg. 111-143 (Homework from Monday) CNN Student News
Mon. Sept. 14 CNN Student News Finish presentations on Concept Maps of Greece and Rome Go over pg. 111-142 Homework: Summary of pg. 142, Answer 5 of 7 Questions on pg. 111, Define all key terms on pg. 143
Study for Europe Quiz - (Taking it Wednesday)
Modern countries:Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina,Croatia,Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
Cities: Amsterdam,Berlin, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sarajevo, St. Petersburg, Vienna, Warsaw
Bodies of water: Mediterranean Sea, Baltic Sea, Adriatic Sea
Fri. Sept. 11 CNN Student News Discussed Guest Speaker Discussed 9/11 Presented 3 of the 5 groups on Concept Maps of Greece and Rome Homework - work for concept map
Thur. Sept. 10 CNN Student News Work Time in Groups Homework - work for concept map
Wed. Sept. 9 Europe maps Intro. Greece/Rome Groups
Tue. Sept. 8 Continued work on MI's
Fri. Sept. 4 CNN Student News Multiple Intelligence Video - Howard Gardener - Edutopia Group Discussion Got textbook
Thurs. Sept. 3 Library time Group Ice Breakers
Wed. Sept. 2 Group Ice Breakers What did you learn last year?
Tue. Sept. 1 Name Tags Get to Know You Activity Homework - Million Words