Sunday, November 10, 2019

AGENDA: Week of Nov. 11-15, 2019

Advanced Placement World History: MODERN with Mr. Duez
Early Modern World, 1450-1750
Unit 3: Land-Based Empires & Unit 4: Transoceanic Interconnections
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Silver Trade;
 DUEZ NOTES: 4-6 - WORLD COMMERCEThe Ascent of Money - Episode #1 - Dreams of Avarice - Niall Ferguson; 
TUE: Indian Ocean Trading Companies;  DUEZ NOTES: 4-6 - WORLD COMMERCEAndrew Marr's History of the World - Plunder 
WED/THU
A Slaves JourneyVideo: Slavery in Africa - Queen Nzinga: Mankind: A Story of Us AllDUEZ NOTES: 4-5 - THE MIDDLE PASSAGE
FRI: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections; Review Quiz

ASSIGNMENTS:
Friday, Nov. 15: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections
Wed, Nov. 20: TEST - M/CH - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
Thu, Nov. 21: TEST - Written Portion - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
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Monday, November 11, 2019
Quote of the Day: "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." Lao Tzu

1. DO NOW: Evaluate the thesis below. 2012 Columbian Exchange LEQ - Comparison.

2. Notes, Discussion, Video: Silver Trade - DUEZ NOTES: 4-6 - WORLD COMMERCE

3. VideoThe Ascent of Money - Episode #1 - Dreams of Avarice - Niall Ferguson
ASSIGNMENTS:
Friday, Nov. 15: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections
Wed, Nov. 20: TEST - M/CH - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
Thu, Nov. 21: TEST - Written Portion - UNIT 3 & 4 Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Quote of the Day: "The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." Thomas Paine

1. DO NOW: Multiple Choice questions regarding Atlantic Ocean trade. 

2. Notes, Discussion, VideoIndian Ocean Trading Companies DUEZ NOTES: 4-6 - WORLD COMMERCE

3. VIDEOAndrew Marr's History of the World - Plunder (Columbus & Conquistadors in Peru)

ASSIGNMENTS:
Friday, Nov. 15: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections
Wed, Nov. 20: TEST - M/CH - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
Thu, Nov. 21: TEST - Written Portion - UNIT 3 & 4 Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019
& Thursday, November 14, 2019
Quote of the Day: "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller

1. DO NOW: Pick up the handout A Slaves Journey; read and annotate, answer the questions for discussion.

2. Discuss the document - Equiano - A Slaves Journey in groups. 

3. Notes, Discussion, VideoDUEZ NOTES: 4-5 - THE MIDDLE PASSAGE

Video: Slavery in Africa - Queen Nzinga: Mankind: A Story of Us All
Queen Anna Nzinga, also known as Ana de Sousa Nzinga Mbande, was a 17th-century queen of the Ndongo and Matamba Kingdoms of the Mbundu people in Angola. 
ASSIGNMENTS:
Friday, Nov. 15: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections
Wed, Nov. 20: TEST - M/CH - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
Thu, Nov. 21: TEST - Written Portion - UNIT 3 & 4 Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
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Friday, November 15, 2019
Quote of the Day: "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." - Christopher Reeve

1. QUIZ - Unit 4 - Transoceanic Interconnections

2. Review Quiz

ASSIGNMENTS:
Friday, Nov. 15: Quiz - Unit 4 Transoceanic Interconnections
Wed, Nov. 20: TEST - M/CH - UNIT 3 & 4 - Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections
Thu, Nov. 21: TEST - Written Portion - UNIT 3 & 4 Land Based Empires & Transoceanic Connections

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Agenda: Week of November 4 - 8, 2019

Advanced Placement WORLD HISTORY: MODERN with Mr. Duez
Early Modern Era - 1450-1750
Unit 3 - "Land Based Empires" & Unit 4 "Transoceanic Interconnections"
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires; Review Quiz
TUE: Introduction to Unit 4 - Transoceanic Interconnections; What was America like before Columbus arrived? 
WED: 2012 COMPARATIVE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT SAMPLE LEQ: Read & Discuss the student sample essays for Columbian ExchangeFocus on Thesis statement; What was the impact of Columbian Exchange on the world? Andrew Marr's History of the World - Plunder (Columbus & Conquistadors in Peru); Notes, Discussion, Video: The Ascent of Money - Episode #1 - Dreams of Avarice - Niall Ferguson
FRI: **Pep Rally - Humble Game** Shortened Periods Document Study: A Slaves Journey; Video: Slavery in Africa - Queen Nzinga: Mankind: A Story of Us All

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
Friday, November 15 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TEST UNIT 3 & 4
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Monday, November 4, 2019
Quote: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

Agenda:
1. Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires

2. Review Quiz
ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
Friday, November 15 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TEST UNIT 3 & 4
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Quote: "Great spirits have often overcome violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein, (1879-1955)


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What was America like before Columbus arrived? Culturally, economically, & environmentally? How do things change after 1493?
2. Notes, Discussion, & Video - Intro Unit 4 & CH 14, 15, & 16

3. VideoAmerica Before Columbus, part II
What was America like before Europeans arrived?
How did it change?
In what ways do you think this will impact the lives of people in the era that followed?

ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
Friday, November 15 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TEST UNIT 3 & 4
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
and Thursday, November 7, 2019
Quote:  "Education survives when what has been learnt has been forgotten." - B.F. Skinner


Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What was the impact of Columbian Exchange on the world?

2. 2012 COMPARATIVE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE STUDENT SAMPLE LEQ: Read & Discuss the student sample essays for Columbian Exchange
Focus on Thesis statement

3. Notes, Discussion, VideoThe Ascent of Money - Episode #1 - Dreams of Avarice - Niall Ferguson
A True World Economy: 
Do you understand the rise of Financial History? 
Can you imagine a world with no money?
Inflation - Supply & Demand
Silver Inflation
Silver Mines & Mercantilism
Tulip Bulb Bubble in The Netherlands: Economic Speculation. How does it work? & How does it BREAK?


Andrew Marr's History of the World - Plunder (Columbus & Conquistadors in Peru)


ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
Friday, November 15 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TEST UNIT 3 & 4
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Friday, November 8, 2019
Quote: "The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority." - Stanley Milgram (1933-1984)

**Pep Rally - Humble Game** Shortened Periods
Agenda: 
1. DO NOW: Pick up documentA Slaves JourneyRead & annotate

2. Discuss: A Slaves Journey

3. Notes, Discussion, Video: Atlantic Slave Trade
Video Clip - African Queen Queen Nzinga & Her story of slavery from Mankind: A Story of Us All


ASSIGNMENTS:
Monday - Quiz - Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
Friday, November 15 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - TEST UNIT 3 & 4

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

DEADLINE FOR AP TEST SIGNUP

This Thursday, October 31st:
This year... 
DEADLINE is Thursday, Oct. 31st by midnight.

THIS WAS LAST YEAR: 
2018-2019
93% TOTAL 135/145
91% in AP Psych 92/101
98% in AP World 43/44

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Agenda: Week of Oct. 28 to Nov. 1, 2019

Advanced Placement WORLD HISTORY: MODERN with Mr. Duez
Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Counselor Meetings All Period - After attendance 6th period: Blue 2 Computer Lab, 7th period: White 2 Computer Lab
TUE: Fall of Constantinople, 1453: Marr's History of the World, Into the LightWhat was the European response to the Fall of Constantinople?Notes: Empires Rise - Islamic WorldHow Empires use administration & belief systems to strengthen their rule
WED/THU: The Protestant Reformation; Review SAQ & DBQ from Unit 2 Test - Examples of Great work; Notes: Empires - Administration & Belief Systems
FRI: Comparison in Land-Based Empires: Compare the methods by which various empires increased their influence from 1450 to 1750. HEIMLER: Empires Use - BELIEF SYSTEMS

ASSIGNMENTS:
THU OCT 31 - AP TEST REGISTRATION 
Mon Nov 4 - Quiz UNIT 3 - Land Based Empires
Mon Nov 11 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
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This Thursday, October 31st:
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Monday, October 28, 2019
Quote: “To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.” – Jim Rohn

Agenda:
Counselor Meetings All Period
After attendance 6th period: Blue 2 Computer Lab, 7th period: White 2 Computer Lab

ASSIGNMENTS:
THU OCT 31 - AP TEST REGISTRATION 
Mon Nov 4 - Quiz UNIT 3 - Land Based Empires
Mon Nov 11 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Quote: “We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Agenda:
1. DO NOW: How did Europe react to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453? 

2. VideoFall of Constantinople, 1453: Marr's History of the World, Into the Light
What was the European response to the Fall of Constantinople? 

3. Notes, Video, Discussion: Notes: Empires Rise - Islamic World
How Empires use administration & belief systems to strengthen their rule?

ASSIGNMENTS:
THU OCT 31 - AP TEST REGISTRATION
Mon Nov 4 - Quiz UNIT 3 - Land Based Empires
Mon Nov 11 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Quote: “We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.” - J.K. Rowling

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  In what ways did the Protestant Reformation transform European society, culture, & politics? 

2. Notes, Discussion, VideoThe Protestant Reformation

3. Review SAQ & DBQ from Unit 2 Test - Examples of Great work

ASSIGNMENTS:
THU OCT 31 - AP TEST REGISTRATION 
Mon Nov 4 - Quiz UNIT 3 - Land Based Empires
Mon Nov 11 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections
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Friday, November 1, 2019
Quote: “The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese proverb

Agenda:
1. DO NOW:  Comparison in Land-Based Empires: Compare the methods by which various empires increased their influence from 1450 to 1750.

2. Video w/question & discussion: HEIMLER: Empires Use - BELIEF SYSTEMS
Heimler talks all about religion in the land-based empires from 1450-1750. Religion was a significant means by which rulers of land-based empires consolidated and legitimized their power.

Sometimes religion was a great unifier as in the case of Akbar of the Mughal Empire. Other times it was a fractious reality as in the case of Christianity and Islam.

In the Christian church it was Martin Luther who began to complain about the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church, specifically the practices of simony and the sale of indulgences. His complaints led to the Protestant Reformation and a permanent split of the Christian Church.

The Muslims also had some turmoil during this period. The Safavids and the Ottomans were both Muslims but not the same kind. The Ottomans were Sunni and the Safavids were Shi’a and this led to much discord among the neighboring empires.

ASSIGNMENTS:
THU OCT 31 - AP TEST REGISTRATION 
Mon Nov 4 - Quiz UNIT 3 - Land Based Empires
Mon Nov 11 - Quiz - UNIT 4 - Transoceanic Connections

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Agenda: Week of Oct. 20-24, 2019

Advanced Placement WORLD HISTORY: MODERN with Mr. Duez
UNIT 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
CH 8 - Commerce & Culture & CH 12 Pastoral Peoples on the World Stage
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON:
 DBQ Skills: POV Examples - Identify proper POV statements; Understanding how to write a statement of Context; Examples of Multiple Choice questions from Unit 2 - strategies for taking multiple choice tests - using UNIT 2 material

TUE: TEST Multiple Choice: UNIT 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
WED/THU: TEST SAQ & DBQ UNIT 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
FRI: *pep rally; shortened periods* Introduction to Unit 3 - Land Based Empires; Heimler's History Video: Empires Expand - understanding "Gunpowder Empires" 1450-1750

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
TUE: Test Multiple Choice - Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
WED/THU: SAQ Questions & DBQ - Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
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Monday, October 21, 2019
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. DO NOW: Look at examples of documents and write point of view statements regarding them. 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: 
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Tuesday, October 21, 2019
Quote:  “An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded.” - Pope John Paul I

Agenda:
1. TEST - Multiple Choice Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
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Wednesday, October 22, 2019
and Thursday, October 23, 2019
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson

Agenda:
1. TEST - SAQ & DBQ: Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
30 Minutes for 2 SAQ Questions; 30 Minutes for short DBQ Skills Essay (not a full essay, but will need to write out parts):

  • Thesis Statement paragraph - Respond to the prompt with a historically defensible thesis or claim that establishes a line of reasoning. 
  • Context - Describe a broader historical context relevant to the prompt.
  • Outside Knowledge, not in the docs - Use one additional piece of specific historical evidence (beyond that found in the documents) relevant to the argument about the prompt. 
  • POV - For one document, explain how or why the document’s point of view, purpose, historical situation, and/or audience is relevant to an argument. 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion - Introduction to Unit 3 - Land Based Empires
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Friday, October 24, 2019
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

*PEP RALLY SCHEDULE*
Agenda:
1. DO NOW: What is an Empire? How do empires consolidate power? How do empires rise and fall?

2. Heimler's History Video: Empires Expand
Heimler explains how land-based empires expanded from 1450-1750. In a word, most of them expanded by means of gunpowder based weaponry. 
Rise of gunpowder empires like
Russian Empire
Ottoman Empire
Safavid Empire
Mughal Empire
Ivan the Terrible did similar things with the expansion of the Russian Empire.  But it wasn't all boom boom. The expansion of empires required a healthy dependence on bureaucracy as well. This video's content fits the AP World History curriculum under Unit 3 Topic 1.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Agenda: Week of October 14 - 18, 2019

Advanced Placement WORLD HISTORY: MODERN with Mr. Duez
Unit 2 - Networks of Trade
Chapter 8  - COMMERCE & CULTURE 500-1500
Chapter 12 - PASTORAL PEOPLES ON THE WORLD STAGE 1200-1500
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: 
2015 AP Test FRQ Comparative Essay prompt Trade Networks before 1450; Networks of Exchange - Silk, Sand, Sea, & American Web of Trade; Mongol Impact on Trade & Disease
TUE: 2018 SAQ: TRANS-SAHARAN TRADEMongol Empire: Impact on China, Islamic World, Russia, Europe, Japan, Spread of Disease - Bubonic Plague


WEDNESDAY: PSAT TESTING 
No periods 6 & 7 for WHAP-M (see Thu)

THU: Quiz Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 - Commerce & Culture & Pastroalism (Mongols); Review Quiz 
FRI: *pep rally-sr panoramic pic* DBQ Handout - Pick up, read over
PICK UP EXTRA CREDIT - LAST DAY TO TURN IT IN
Watch video & discuss questions regarding: Heimler's History - "Cultural Considerations of Trade" Unit 2

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Thursday - Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY - Last day of the nine week period
Next Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Unit 2 Test - Networks of Trade (CH 8 & 12)
WED: PSAT. Over Wed/Thu Most classes meet at least for 45 min. 
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Monday, October 14, 2019
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. DO NOW: Write out the 2015 AP Test FRQ Comparative Essay prompt. How would you answer the question? 


2. Notes, Video, & Discussion: Networks of Exchange - Silk, Sand, Sea, & American Web of Trade; Mongol Impact on Trade & Disease

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Thursday - Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY - Last day of the nine week period
Next Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Unit 2 Test - Networks of Trade (CH 8 & 12)
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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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: 2018 SAQ: TRANS-SAHARAN TRADE

2. What was the impact of the Mongol Empire on Eurasia? 
(China, Persia/Islamic World, Russia, Europe)

Notes, Video, Discussion: Mongol Empire: Impact on China, Islamic World, Russia, Europe, Japan, Spread of Disease - Bubonic Plague

3. Video & Discussion: The Trial of Ghengis Khan
HISTORY VS. GENGHIS KHAN
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Wednesday, October 16, 2019
and Thursday, October 17, 2019
Quote: “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Waldo Emerson

Agenda:

1. Quiz Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 - Commerce & Culture & Pastroalism (Mongols)

2. 
Review Quiz 

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Thursday - Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY - Last day of the nine week period
Next Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Unit 2 Test - Networks of Trade (CH 8 & 12)
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Friday, October 18, 2019
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

*PEP RALLY SCHEDULE - PANORAMIC PHOTO - SENIORS*


Agenda:

1. DO NOW: DBQ Handout - Pick up, read over

PICK UP EXTRA CREDIT - LAST DAY TO TURN IT IN
Copy the questions from the screen for Heimler's History "Cultural Considerations of Trade" Unit 2. 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Heimler's History - "Cultural Considerations of Trade" Unit 2
In this video Heimler talks about the cultural consequences of trade in 1200-1450. Goods for sale was arguably the least important thing that merchants carried from place to place. They also carried with them cultural and technological goods as well, and it was these offerings that had a disproportionate impact on the cultures into which the merchants came.

We'll talk about syncretism in religion. As Buddhism spread into different cultures, it changed. As merchants introduced Islam into East Africa, it not only changed the religion of the Bantu, but created an entirely new language: Swahili.

And merchants carried technological advancements with them as well. Chief among them was the lateen sail, the sternpost rudder, the magnetic compass, and the astrolabe.

Not to mention, the relative safety of the Afro-Eurasian trade routes provided the occasion for travelers to see the world and report back, not least of whom was Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta.

This video corresponds to Unit 2 Topic 5 in the AP World History: Modern curriculum.

ASSESSMENTS AT A GLANCE:
Thursday - Unit 2 "Networks" CH 8 & 12 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY - Last day of the nine week period
Next Tuesday, Oct. 22nd - Unit 2 Test - Networks of Trade (CH 8 & 12)

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Help for DBQ Posters



A little help on the DBQ Posters: 
The Attitudes Towards Mongols DBQ Handout

ATTITUDES TOWARDS MONGOLS DBQ Question Breakdown

DBQ POSTERS - HOW TO - With Examples of Attitudes Towards Mongols DBQ





For Friday, be sure you are doing whatever your group focused upon. Hopefully you have divided up the work involved to make this easier. If you have:
Meaning of the document
Analysis of the document (focusing on the question)
Point of view of the document
Your group can just cut out those and paste them onto the poster on Friday. The assembly of the DBQ Poster will take some time, but everyone should be able to finish by the end of the period on Friday.

A few examples of the layout (do not just blindly copy their work, it is not necessarily correct):