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Due:

  • Quiz Postponed to next class. It will include the Sand Roads and Trade in the Americas
  • SAQ “Writing the Response” from Mastering AP World History
    • Students read and highlighted important points. Group discussion on why they are not earning the points on the ones we have done so far. What can we do to improve?
  • SAQ Practice: Neolithic Revolution
    • We read and looked at an appropriate response for Question A and then students wrote responses for Questions B and C
    • Peer editing
    • Students will complete this process again on Wednesday before writing graded SAQs on Friday.
  • Study.com - set up accounts and made sure everyone had access to the assignments for this week. The instructions for this are in the PPT below for Oct 23.
  • Class Notes - Trade in the Americas (see PPT below)
  • Trade project group work time - Students will have a limited amount of time on Wednesday but most of the class period on Friday to work. Projects will be due next Tuesday.
 
HW: Socratic Seminar Prep - Read and annotate the documents provided and answer the questions for each document in your notebook. I will check your preparation before you will be allowed to participate on Wednesday.

Due:

  1. Quiz (KC 3.1) Trade Networks - Sea Roads
  2. History Jargon
    • Students were expected to add content to three slides.
    • We will use these in a Kahoot review competition over the next couple of weeks before adding more. Students are encouraged to use them as a resource to learn the key vocabulary for this class.
  3. Class Notes - Sand Roads (see PPT below)
  4. Group Research - Sand Roads Empires and Cities
    • Students completed some basic research on the empires of West Africa and the key cities that can be used as evidence for the spread of Islam and the influence of trade.
  5. Return of LEQs and SAQs from the Unit Test
    • I collected these back so we can work on them some more next week.
    • Updated grade reports were also passed out.
  6. Trade project group work time.
HW: Reading Notes - Chapter 19 (Africa and Trans-Saharan Trade)
Reading Quiz next class.

Due:

  1. Brief discussion regarding grades and the unit test. Students will get their writing from the unit test back on Thursday.
  2. QUIZ (KC 3.1) - Silk Roads
  3. History Jargon
    • Students began work on a new class project we are doing in Google Classroom. I've put together a list of words that are important for history students to know but are not specific to a unit, era, or place. These vocabulary words will help students understand history concepts more effectively and write more like historians (which is the goal for the AP exam). For today, each student completed one slide. We will continue to add to this resource as the year progresses.
  4. Class Notes - Sea Roads (see PPT below)
  5. Trade Networks Group Project
    • Students were assigned to new groups for this project. They are working on creating a map of the world in 1000 CE that reflects the impact of trade networks throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia. The project is tentatively due next Friday.
HW: Reading Notes - Cross-Cultural Trade in the Indian Ocean Basin 
 
There will be a quiz on Thursday covering the notes in class and the reading notes.

Due:

  1. Unit Test Reflection
    • Students had an opportunity to see the multiple choice portion of their test. We went over some of the commonly missed questions and then students completed a reflection.
  2. Notebook Organization
  3. Key Concept 3.1
    • Use the Key Concept 3.1 PDF from the Course Description (see below) to complete this assignment.
  4. Silk Roads Class Notes (see PPT below) - students completed this on their own due to the computer issues we were having today
HW: Finish Silk Roads Class Notes and complete the Silk Roads Reading Notes for Chapter 12.
 
QUIZ on Tuesday includes the Silk Roads Class Notes and Reading Notes

Due:

Due to the PSAT today, I had to re-arrange our plans a little bit.
 
  1. Brief discussion about the Periods 1 & 2 Test. I did not return the test and we did not go over any questions since so many students were absent for the PSAT. However, I did briefly discuss the results. All students will see their multiple choice test on Friday and have an opportunity to reflect on it.
  2. VIDEO: Engineering an Empire - The Byzantine Empire
    • Students completed a viewing guide while they watched a video on the Byzantine Empire. We will be addressing the Byzantines as we move in to Period 3.
    • If you were absent, you can watch the video on YouTube to complete the viewing guide - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ0DRhRhAtY
    • It takes about 45 minutes.
HW: Paragraph Shrinking pages for Period 3 (this is broken down in to two different sections of your textbook so there are two pages)

Due:

Unit Test Day!
  • Periods 1 & 2 Multiple Choice
  • Periods 1 & 2 Short Answer Questions (choose 2 of 3)
If you were absent, please see me to make arrangements to come in and take your test.
 
Bring a new notebook on Wednesday.

Due:

  1. LEQ - Periods 1 & 2
    • If you were absent, please make arrangements to come in during lunch or an open period to make up the LEQ. You will need at least 35 minutes and once you start you need to finish it in the same time.
  2. Silk Road Sourcebook
    • When students were finished writing the LEQ, they completed a series of activities introducing them to the Silk Road and its influence on the spread of art, religion, and technology.
    • Use the link here and the documents below to complete the notes and map.
    • https://web.stanford.edu/group/spice/SilkRoad/SilkRoad.html
HW: Finish Silk Road activities, prepare notebook for grading, study for the test.
 
Monday's Test: 55 stimulus-based multiple choice and 3 short-answer questions
 
Extra Credit in Google Classroom must be turned in by the beginning of class on Monday
 
Notebook are due at the beginning of class. Any notebooks turned in late will be one grade lower for each day they are late.

Due:

  1. India Reading Quiz
  2. Project sharing
    • Projects were hung up in the core and students had an opportunity to take pictures of them and use them as a study aid.
  3. The Fall of Empires
    • Each group completed their own summary of what caused their empire to fall. Then they moved around the room to get the same information from other groups before completing the final step of drawing some conclusions about the similarities and differences of the decline of empires.
  4. Crash Course #12 - The Fall of Rome
  5. Preparing for the Long Essay Question (LEQ) 
    • I went over some examples of contextualization and then we went through the rubric in preparation for Thursday's LEQ
HW: Extra Credit Opportunity in Google Classroom (due on Monday 10/9)
 
On Thursday we will briefly go over the trade routes and then students will have 50 minutes to write their LEQ.
 
Notebooks are due on Monday 10/9

Due:

  1. SAQs - Students wrote 2 SAQ responses in class related to Classical China. If you were absent, please make arrangements to complete these outside of class (you will need to commit about 30 minutes to get them done)
  2. Class Notes - India (see PPT below)
  3. Work time on Empire project
    • Projects are due by the end of lunch on Friday. 
    • Obituaries can be shared with me and I will print them for you.
    • Autopsy reports should be submitted in Google Classroom
HW: India Reading Notes (reading quiz at the beginning of class on Friday)
 
Unit 1 & 2 Test
Long Essay Question (LEQ) in class on Thursday 10/5
Multiple Choice and SAQ in class on Monday 10/9
* There is no DBQ on this first test because we have not covered that yet.

Due:

  1. SBMC Practice - Rome
  2. Reading Quiz - Rome
  3. Work Time on Project (due on Friday but little to no time on Wednesday to work on it)
    • Students that were done could use the PPTs below to complete the class notes for "The Unification of China"
      • If this wasn't completed in class, then it is part of the homework
HW: China Reading Notes (2 SAQs next class instead of a reading MC quiz)

Due:

  1. SBMC and SAQ Practice Questions
    • Practice questions were added to COMP books and then groups had 10 minutes to answer them. 
    • We went over the answers in class. If you were absent, please come in to see me to check your answers because I will not be posting them online.
  2. Class Notes - Rome (see PPT below to complete your notes)
  3. Work time on Empire Project
HW: Rome Reading Notes and Crash Course #10 (quiz on Monday)

Due:

  1. Organize notebooks (see Table of Contents below)
  2. Reading Quiz - Persia and Greece
    • If you were absent, please see me this week to make up the quiz
  3. Democracy in Ancient Greece Document Analysis
    • Students individually read the documents and complete the guiding questions
    • As a group, they worked to find evidence of how Greece was a democracy and how it was not and then they came to a consensus based on that evidence.
  4. Remainder of class was project work time
HW: None - but you have the reading notes for Rome so you could get it done ahead of time
 
Unit Test is moved to Monday, October 9 (notebooks collected on the day of the test)
LEQ will be on Thursday, October 5

Due:

  1. Today's reading quiz was postponed until Tuesday (it will include both Persia and Greece). Homework was checked so if you were absent, make sure you show it to me so I can record a score for you.
  2. 7th period - finish Religion SAQ
  3. Class Notes - Ancient Greece (see PPT below)
  4. Empires were assigned for the Autopsy Project and students had a few minutes to plan how they will divide the responsibilities when they have work time next week.
HW: Greece Reading Notes (Chapter 10) and Crash Course #8: Alexander the Great
 
Reading Quiz on Tuesday - Please keep some perspective and don't spend an excessive amount of extra time studying. This is just a reading quiz. If you are paying attention to the class notes and taking good notes when you read, you should not need to spend much more time "studying" for the quiz.

Due:

  1. Added SAQ resources to Comp book; discussed how to improve SAQ scores moving forward.
  2. SAQ (KC 2.1) - Religions
  3. Organized notebooks.
  4. Class Notes - The Empires of Persia (see PPT below)
  5. Explain Autopsy Project (we didn't get to this 7th period but I will explain on Friday)
HW: Reading Notes - Imperial Society and Economy in Persia 

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Hinduism and Buddhism (see handout and PPT below)
  2. Crash Course #6 - Buddhism and Ashoka
  3. Quiz
  4. Stimulus-Based Multiple Choice PRACTICE
    • Students were given MC questions that they have had in the past with the correct answer marked. They worked in groups to determine how the correct answer could be inferred from the stimulus and their knowledge of history. We will continue this process next class.
    • These questions may not leave the classroom so they are not posted below. If students want to work on them individually, they will need to come in during tutorial, brunch, or lunch.
NO Homework! There will be a SAQ on religion to start next class but there is no reading homework. We will move on to empires on Wednesday.

Due:

  1. Class Notes - Greek and Hellenistic Philosophy
    • We added some additional notes to the notebook to help students better understand this difficult section. Philosophy can be confusing because it is so abstract. If you have questions, ask.
  2. QUIZ (KC 2.1 Part 1) - Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman Philosophy
  3. Class Notes - Confucianism, Daoism, and Legalism
  4. Additional Resource - students used handout provided for Confucianism and Daoism to complete their chart (you should not need to do the textbook reading if you use these handouts)
  5. Class Notes - Jainism (I completed the chart for students and went over a brief explanation)
HW: Complete your chart for Legalism, Hinduism, and Buddhism (all charts should be completed by the time you come in on Monday)
 
Quiz on Monday covering Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism

Due:

 
  • Extra credit collected
  • Influence of Religion Warm-Up (Comp Book - page 10) - see PPT below for the questinos
  • Add “World Religions” map and reasons for development to the Comp Book on page 9
  • Crash Course #11 - Christianity (see note-taking handout below): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG55ErfdaeY&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&index=11
  • Class Notes - Judaism and Christianity (see PPT below)
  • Additional Resources - handouts for Polytheism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity were give to each set of partners; these were used to add to the reading notes (students are accountable for these readings on the quiz and for the unit test)
 
HW: Classical Religions Chart (Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman Religion / Philosophy)

 

QUIZ next class (J, Z, C, G, H, & R)

Due:

  1.  Homework Check - if you were absent, please make sure you show me last night's homework when you return
  2. Quiz Reflection - I talked to the class about the process of learning the skills for the class and the need to allow that process to happen. I then gave them time to analyze the first two quizzes. All students did a short reflection on what they need to do moving forward. If you were absent, you will need to come in during tutorial or brunch to do this.
  3. How to SAQ - I went through instructions on how to write responses to the Short Answer Questions on the AP test. We will be practicing this skill 1-2 times per week moving forward.
  4. Practice SAQ - students wrote responses to their first two SAQ questions.
  5. Organized notebooks for next week.
HW: Classical Religions Chart (Judaism, Zoroastrianiasm, and Christianity) - the reading pages associated with this chart are posted on the pages below; there will  NOT be a quiz next class but we will look at some of the primary sources related to them and so some practice MC questions

Due:

  1.  Quiz - Key Concept 1.3 (Early River Civilizations)
  2. Organize Notebooks for Period 2
  3. ChalkTalk Civilization
    • This activity was a silent discussion. Students moved in groups around the room making written comments about 11 different statements related to the concept of civilization.
    • We did not rotate through all of them due to the minimum day schedule so we will finish this on Thursday.
HW: Key Concept Write-Abouts (all 3 of them) AND the Introduction Essay Paragraph Shrinking

Due:

  1. Class Notes (KC 1.3) - Early Civilizations (see Day 6 PPT below)
  2. Finish SPICE charts and use PPT provided to fill in any gaps.
  3. Highlight key terms in the notes using the list provided
HW: Thoughts on Civilizations Discussion Prep and Nat Geo Civilization Reading
 
QUIZ on Tuesday - 30 multiple choice questions (some will be stimulus-based like the AP Exam); study today's class notes, the Crash Course video notes, and your SPICE charts
 
Posted below are SPICE Overviews in case you need a clearer explanation of each than was provided by the student notes in class (I will add CUL and ECON over the weekend)
 

Due:

  1. Thesis statements were collected (if you were absent, please turn this in when you return)
  2. Early Civilizations Gallery Walk - Students had rest of the period to use the posters around the room to take notes for their SPICE charts on each region. Students were encouraged to pull out main ideas rather than getting to caught up in details. Remember that this is just the very beginning of a much larger history and we are just trying to get the gist of each region in terms of the five core themes.
    • Students will have about 20 minutes in class on Friday to finish up their notes.
    • There will be a quiz on these early civilizations on Tuesday.
HW: Crash Course Video Notes for #2, 3, and 4

Due:

  1. Reading Quiz (Chapter 1 - Before History)
    • Students set up their Juno accounts for online quizzes (see me for instructions if you were absent)
  2. Organized SPICE posters by region and then attached new pages to the notebook
  3. Neolithic Revolution Class Notes (see Day 4 PPT below)
  4. Finished balloon globes by adding in the early river civilizations
  5. Doc Analysis: Was farming an improvement over foraging?
    • Students read two articles from two different historians related to this topic. After taking notes on the articles and discussing it with their group, their final task is to write their own thesis in response to the prompt. This will give me a good indication of early writing skill so I can plan accordingly moving forward.
HW: Finish thesis writing (due on Wednesday) and watch/take notes on Crash Course #2, 3, and 4 (due on Friday)

Due:

  1.  Paleolithic Society class notes (see Day 3 PPT below)
    • Added migration patterns to balloon globes
  2. AP Themes: Culture and Economics
    • Students completed and "Turned In" their SPICE Google Doc in Google Classroom
    • All students received the SPICE theme summaries and added them to their Comp books
  3. Crash Course WH #1: The Agricultural Revolution
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I
    • Students were given a viewing guide for this but most will need to complete it at home when you have more time to pause the video and back it up to catch things you missed. Today we simply used it as a review before the quiz.
  4. POSTPONED to Monday! - Reading Quiz (Chapter 1 - Before History)
    • We ran out of time at the end of the period so we will start class with this on Monday.
HOMEWORK
  1. Complete the Crash Course Video Notes (pages 26 & 27 in your notebook)
  2. Ancient Civilizations SPICE project
    • Each students was assigned one section to read covering a specific region and theme
    • Students need to create an 8 1/2 x 11 "poster" that includes 5-7 key ideas / bullet points as well as visuals
    • Posters can be completed and emailed/shared with me if you can't print them at home.

Due:

  1.  Syllabus Overview
    • See "Day 2 PPT" posted below
    • Students were given the syllabus to get signed and bring back on Thursday
  2. AP Themes (Politics and Interactions)
    • Like we did on Friday, I briefly explained the theme and then students responded to a prompt on their SPICE assignment in Google Classroom.
    • We will finish the last two on Thursday.
  3. Balloon Globes - groups had the option to start a new balloon; labeled continents, bodies of water, migration patterns
  4. Organize notebooks
  5. Class Notes - Early Humans and Paleolithic Society
HW: Reading Notes - Chapter 1 (Neolithic Era) and return the signed syllabus
Reading Quiz on Thursday

Due:

Thank you for a great first day! I'm excited to be starting this journey with you and I'm glad you are taking up the challenge! There is an attached "Day 1 PPT" that walks you through the activities from today.
  1. Turned in Summer Assignment
  2. Student profile in Google Classroom (see PPT for the code)
  3. Introductions
  4. Purpose and Passion video clips and sharing
  5. Course overview - units and AP exam
  6. Organized composition books
    • Cover page (page 1)
    • How to Succeed in AP World History (page 2)
    • Exam summary (page 3)
  7. AP Themes
    • We only got through SOC today. We reviewed the theme and then students responded to a prompt on the SPICE Introductions assignment in Google Classroom
  8. Balloon Globes
    • We didn't have much time so we only got the basic outline of the continents done. We will continue this next week.
HW:
  • Article Questions - “Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts” by Sam Wineburg (SHEG)

  • Historical Evidence of the Paleo and Neo Eras