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
 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

TUE: Test Multiple Choice - Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
WED/THU: SAQ Questions & DBQ - Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
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

1. DO NOW: Look at examples of documents and write point of view statements regarding them. 

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: 
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

1. TEST - Multiple Choice Unit 2 - Networks, 1200-1450
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

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
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

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.