Welcome Students to Honors World History! 
 This page will offer our weekly schedule, class objectives for our lessons and assignments throughout the year.
Week of June 1st:
Monday:  Topics 4 and 5 - The U.S. in WWII - what were the costs of war?
Tuesday/Wednesday Block:  Evidence Based Questions for our last Unit Assessment -Unit 8, WWII.  SGO Test.
Thursday-Friday:  Review for Final Exam 
 I hope those of you who attended had a great TEEN ARTS DAY!
 For Monday:  Pages 720-737 - Topic 4, please fill in "bulleted notes"  for  IV and V.   For Topic 5, please fill in II and III with "bulleted notes". Read as much as you want and as much as you can, of course.  You can fill in everything of course but the parts mentioned here are most important for Monday's class.
 Week of May 26th:
Tuesday:  Propaganda examples completed.  Biology Testing
Wednesday:  Biology Testing
Thursday: Topic 3 of Unit 8 - Aggression and Appeasement - the start of WWII.  In class we will research sites to complete topic 3.  Any part not finished will be homework.  Text pages, Ch. 27- 710-737.
Check out this site for Topic 3:  http://civics.sites.unc.edu/files/2012/05/RiseofTotalitarianismPowerPoint.pdf
Friday:  Topics 4 and 5 - WWII 
 Homework for Friday:  Use the link in topic 2  of Unit 8 on propaganda.  Find an example of propaganda from WWII, identify which type of propaganda it is and what the message of the propaganda piece is. Show the propaganda in class tomorrow along with your explanations - you will find propaganda examples on line - visuals, video, text.  Thanks.
 Homework for Thursday, May 21st:  Please have section A and B of I done for Unit 8.  Also, come in prepared to explain a meaningful lesson offered from David Brooks in his Tuesday column.  Thanks.  
Week of May 18th:
Monday:  Review of all test questions
Tuesday/Wednesday:  How did the attempt for peace at Versailles lead to the beginning of WWII in the 1930's in Europe?
Thursday:  Totalitarianism, Total War,  Axis/Allies
Friday:  WWII continued
*** Week of May 26th-29th we will finish up our last unit of study and test by the end of the week.  We will have our SGO on June 2nd, 3rd during block.
Review for final exam block days will begin on the block days and continue into June 4 and 5.  Exams begin on June 11th  
Week of May 11th:
Monday:  How/why is Jerusalem so significant to all three monotheistic religions of the world?
Tuesday/Wednesday:  Review for test, Units 6 and 7
Thursday:  Test
Friday:  Test Results 
 Week of May 4th:
Monday:  How did Arab Nationalism and Zionism grow?  What was the outcome of this nationalism?  How why did Arab nationalism lead to anti-west sentiment and how did Arab/Israeli conflicts ensue after the creation of the state of Israel?
Tuesday:  How/why did terrorism become and continue to be a threat to Israel and the world?  
Thursday-Friday:  Debrief Israeli Veterans.   
Week of April 27th: 
ASSIGNMENTS DUE:  TEN FACTS about the beliefs and practices and FIVE QUESTIONS you would ask speakers of Hinduism, Judaism and Roman Catholicism.
Monday:  The Russian Revolution - causes/outcomes and was it Marxist??
Tuesday:  The U.S. in WWI.  Period 1 and 7, please fill in the outline for Topic 5. The homework question can be done in class or if done can be used to help you fill in the outline.  The homework question needs to be submitted in class when we meet on Thursday.  
LINK FOR CLASS CAUSE - UNLOCK FOUNDATION:   ENJOY:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyrpHBFWmc0
I will tell you about Scott Karrel when we meet again in class on Thursday!!  Remind me!! 
Wednesday, Period 4 - Question 7 on page 661 is due on Wednesday.  We will fill in the outline together.
Thursday- Friday:  The breakdown of the Ottoman Empire - the creation of mandates.  (Palestine/Israel) 
HOMEWORK DUE ON BLOCK DAY - NOT MONDAY so if you don't have time on the weekend, you can wait on this!
Pages 658-661.  Question #7 on page 661.  One paragraph due on Block Day!  Thanks.  Enjoy the weekend! 
Homework due Friday, April 24th:  Pages 651-654, please answer question number 3 on page 654. 
Week of April 20th:
Monday:  How did the game, Guns or Butter, simulate the real world?  Today's NY Times, A Message From Iran, a perfect example of a "press statement" in the game.
How do we evaluate the actions and outcomes of the game?  
Tuesday:  How did the game, Guns or Butter, simulate the actions and outcomes of WWI?  How did the causes line up with causes of conflict in the game?
HW due on Block Day:  Chapter 24 pages 639-645.   Look over the definitions, identifications and questions on page 645.   Connect any terms or causes or intentions from the players of WWI to the players of Guns or Butter.  List briefly in notes - we will do more of this during the block period. 
Week of April 13th:
Week of March 31st:
Monday:  Test Unit 5  -  Imperialism
Tuesday/Wednesday Block:  Review test results.  Introduction to the causes of WWI.
Thursday:  How were imperialism, nationalism, and an arms race each and all responsible for the outbreak or world war in 1914?
Week of March 23rd:
Monday through Tuesday/Wednesday Block Days:  Student Presentations
Thursday-Friday:  Imperialism in S. Africa.  We will decide when to test on Unit 5. 
**Pages in the text on South Africa: Section 3 pages 606-610.  Question number 4 to be written out, and page 818-820, please read the section on South Africa and Apartheid.
 Week of March 16th:
Monday:  Review and discussion of the traditional vs. modern issues in India and the rise of nationalism in India due to English Imperialism.
Introduction to Imperialism in Africa:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJe1W_HIWmA
    Homework due on block day:  Pages 602-606, answer questions 4 and 5 on page 606 (imperialism in North Africa). 
Tuesday/Wednesday:  The Scramble for Africa - we will research the reasons for imperialism in central and south Africa and evaluate the costs and benefits of
imperialism for Africa as a whole.  We will use link sites and text reading (pages 606-610)
Thursday-Friday:  The Boer War and Imperialism in South Africa.  How was the Apartheid system a remnant of Western Imperialism? 
 Week of March 9th:
Monday:  Imperialism in India:  What were the costs and benefits?  We will complete Topic 2 of Unit 5.
Tuesday-Thursday:  Any class time will be spent making progress on 3rd marking period projects.
Friday:  What is your plan for your project?  What is the "scramble for Africa"? 
Week of March 2nd:
Monday:  Sorry that I am not feeling well and am out today.  Please see our link page for the first site - Imperialism/ The Opium War.
Remember that your user name for sasinschools.com is studentv - no password needed.  When you open the site, please follow the directions for reading, researching, and responding.  Please use the class time to fill in the chart and to draft the letter.  You may work with a partner.  Please have your work ready for class on the block day.  Thanks. 
HOMEWORK due Thursday:  Pages 610-611.  Please answer question 3 on page 616.   No more than a paragraph, try for four sentences.
Tuesday/Wednesday Block:  White Man's Burden analyzed and "products of imperialism " idenified.  Spheres of influence and pizza!
Thursday:  Snow Day
Friday:  How was imperialism in India good and bad?  How did it offer a modern vs. traditional clash of cultures?
Week of February 23rd:
Monday:  Have you thought of a topic for your 3rd marking period project?  By Friday, please submit a plan - question, answer, product.
    In class on Monday, we will begin Unit 5 - Age of Imperialism.  We will define Imperialism and apply the concept to global historical situations.
Homework due on block day - Chapter 23, page 599-602.  Please answer question number 4 on page 602.  No more than a paragraph. 
 Tuesday-Wednesday:  What were the Industrial motives of Imperialism?  What were the other motives?  What was the "white man's burden?
Digital Citizenship Topic:  Digital Privacy and Security:  Article:   http://rt.com/usa/221919-obama-privacy-student-consumer/
                                                                                                 Article:  http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/nerdscholar/2013/students-online-privacy/
Thursday:  Unit 5 - What were the Industrial Motives of imperialism?  How is the White Man's Burden interpreted by the western imperialists?  Those being imperialized? 
Friday:  We will complete our discussion of the motives of imperialism.  We will highlight topic proposals that are due - please offer your question and your answer and your final product, along with notes from two sources showing they will help prove and support your "thesis". 
Homework for Thursday's class:  Chapter 20, please read the section you were assigned in class today.  Be prepared to share what you know.
1 - Technology and Communication
2 - Science and Medicine
3 & 5 - Population Growth & Literature/Music/Art
4 - Social Science/ Education 
Week of February 16th:
Monday-Tuesday:  President's Holiday.
Wednesday:  Tests back and reviewed.
Thursday-Friday:  How did a communist revolution occur in Russia in 1917? 
Week of February 9th:
Monday:  Finalize our understanding of Socialism and Pure Communism from our debate of last week.
Tuesday- Wednesday Block Plan:  What is authoritarian socialism?  How does communism become political? ANTZ!!
HOMEWORK DUE BLOCK DAY:  Page 511 in text, please answer question number 4 on page 511.
Also for homework due on block day, please be sure that topics 2,3,4 are complete for Unit 4 Outline. 
Thursday-Friday: Review and assess Unit 4.
HOMEWORK DUE THURSDAY - Please write TEN REVIEW QUESTIONS for Thursday's class, include questions from topic one and two, with main focus on topics 3 and 4  of Unit 4. Please also write one at least one question/statement helping to explain how the ant colony in ANTZ was an example of authoritarian socialism/communism. Thanks!
Week of February 2nd:
Monday is Ground Hog Day!  We will review the basics of capitalism.  What are some issues that arise for  workers during Industrial Capitalism in Great Britain?
Homework for Block Period:  Utilitarianism, John Stuart Mill, Jeremy Bentham, Karl Marx, The Union Movement - what are the liberal and radical reform measures offered to answer to some of the "ills" of capitalism?
Textbook pages, Chapter 19 - 504-511 
Read these pages to complete our unit outline and to be prepared with answers for the questions below in preparation for our class debate. 
What were the "ills" of capitalism during the Industrial Era?
What liberal reforms were suggested to help fix the "ills" of capitalism?
What was the importance of the Union Movement and Worker's Strikes? 
How did Karl Marx present a more radical theory to fix the "ills" of capitalism?
What was Marx's theory regarding class struggle?  What is socialism?  What is pure communism?
Which economic system offers the best for the most?
What is the importance of the ownership of the "means of production"? Who "owns" in capitalism, socialism, communism?
Can we argue and debate capitalism vs. communism in class on Thursday?  How will this go?

Tuesday-Thursday:  Team preparation for finding answers to the above questions.
We will flip the classroom this week to obtain this information for Unit 4 1/2.
Power point will be found on our Files Page.  Crash Course Video and Khan Academy Video on our link page. 
Friday:  Let's see if we finished our debate and completed Unit 4 completely. 
Interesting article about France's secularism.  A good follow-up to this modern western value included on our midterm:  
Week of January 26th:
Monday - No exam
Tuesday - Period 7 Midterm is scheduled for 8 AM in Room 201.
Wednesday - Exam for period 7 due to snow day.
Thursday - We will go over midterm results.  "We Are The World" video, USA Africa, 30 year anniversary.
Friday- Secularism in France - what is the dilemma?  See NY Times article above and read and interpret while we have individual student grade conferences.
Week of January 19th:
Monday:  MLK Day - enjoy your day off.
Tuesday-Wednesday Block:  Review for Midterm Exam.
Thursday:  Periods 1 and 7
Friday:  No Exam 
Week of January 12th:
Monday:  What are the final elements introduced in France to make it a complete political revolution by 1791?  In today's threats in France, there might not be a call for the return of the "Sun King" but there is a call for change in government and society.  In class, we will witness what happened to Marie and Louis XVI.
Homework due for the Block Period:  Chapter 19 - pages 489-499.  Write five separate statements explaining how the Industrial Revolution was a revolution
Tuesday- Wednesday Block:   Unit 4 -  How was the Industrial Revolution a revolution?
Homework due Thursday:  Pages 499-505.  For class be prepared to explain capitalism and Adam Smith's theory of Supply/Demand.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE. 
Thursday:  What changes to the economic and social fabric of England were happening due to the changes in Industry? How is capitalism driven by the theory of Supply and Demand?  
Friday:  Finish with Industrial Revolution as far as we can go - then identify the units for review.  Full review during block period, Jan. 20 and 21. 
Welcome Back and Happy New Year, 2015!
This week:  Be sure to work on your paper which is due next Monday, January 12th.
Monday:  Review of Enlightened ideas - Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire.
Last topic of Revolution Unit - The French Revoution, History Channel Documentary
Tuesday-Wednesday Block:  How did Enlightened ideas lead to radical and liberal change?
History Channel Video, Discussion and Analysis
HOMEWORK DUE ON THURSDAY:  Ch. 17, pages 424-429.  Please answer questions 4 and 5 on page 429.  I do believe that you could answer both of these in one five sentence paragraph but you can separate them and limit each separate answer to no  more than four sentences each.  
Thursday-Friday:  How was the French Revolution a complete political change?
Week of December 22nd:
Monday:  How did Enlightened ideas influence the French Revolution?  History Channel DVD
Tuesday;  Continue video/answer questions regarding paper due in January.
Week of December 15th:
Monday:  Telephone Structure - Enlightened Thinkers.
Tuesday-Wednesday Block:  Topic 5 and Review.  
Homework due for the Block Review - Text pages Ch. 17, 421-424.  Please define the terms in question number 1 and as part of your review preparation, be prepared to answer questions number 4 and 5 in the review session.  These two questions will be almost enough to fulfill our regular ten question review question preparation for this test.  You do not have to print the terms or any notes you may take to answer questions 4 and 5. 
Thursday: Unit 3, topics 4 and 5 mostly, revolution theme of the unit - TEST.
Friday:  Review Test Results.
Week of December 8th:
Monday:  How do political ideologies influence policy? (complete political continuum and discussion)
Tuesday-Wednesday:  How did Divine Right assure Kings and Queens of the 17th Century absolute control?
IN CLASS BLOCK ACTIVITY - Did Parliament have the right to try and execute Charles I?
Homework for Thursday:  
Homework for Tuesday:  Chapter 16 Section one includes a description of Charles I which we have fully developed through our team research.
Please read pages 400-408, be able to explain the causes and outcome of the Revolution in England. Please create a graphic organizer, visual interpretation of the causes and outcome - one that tells the story and makes sense to you. No written paragraph is required.
Thursday-Friday:  English Civil War and Revolution - why and how did the absolute monarchy become a constitutional monarchy? 
Week of December 1st:
Monday:  Operation Letters to our Troops - we will use class time to write post-Thanksgiving/pre-Holiday letters to those from our area on active duty.
Tuesday-Wednesday Block:  Unit Three Assessment, Document-based only.  Review and write-ups.
Thursday-Friday:  Political Ideologies - how are they defined? How do they influence policy?  How might they have led to revolution?
Homework due on Friday:
 Look at the map on pages 368-369, list the territories that belong to each European Empire - write a list only.  Also, describe and explain how Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV were absolute monarchs. To do this, revisit Ch. 15, read pages 355 (chapter focus) then 366-371, 379-382.  You should be able to summarize both rulers in one paragraph, that's 5-7 sentences!! 
Week of November 25th:
Monday-Tuesday:  Team Presentations, The World is_______________.
If time allows on Wednesday, after presenations, we will write our letters to the troops.
Week of November 17th:
Monday:  We will complete topic one, Unit 2, explaining how the changes in science were revolutionary.
Tuesday-Wednesday Block Days:  Topic 2, Unit 2 and Topic 3, Global Encounters Presentation will get started.
Homework for Tuesday: Chapter 15 pages 355-359. Terms: Absolute Monarchy, Commercial Revolution, mercantilism, please define each.
Also, include a few bullet notes answering questions 2, 4, and 5.
You do not have to print. Notes to show in class on Tuesday will be fine!
There's a nice map to look at on pages 360-361 if you have some time!
  Topic 2 - How/why did absolute monarchs support and encourage Exploration?
Thursday: Did the Age of Global Encounters lead to more blending or extinction of cultures and their ideas? What were the motivations and impact of the slave trade? What was the social, political, and economic impact of the Columbian Exchange? What role did mercantilism and colonialism play in stimulating expansion?
The Emergence of our first Global Age.
Assignment is posted on our files page.
Team Presentations are due on Friday!
Week of November 10th:
Monday:  Welcome Back.  Congrats to football, volleyball, soccer, cross-country! 
We will begin our new unit and new marking period with the study of Revolution, firstly, The Scientic Revolution.
The Trial of Galileo (www.sasinschools.com)
Homework for Block Period: Read pages 347-351. Write five separate statements proving that the Scientific Revolution was in fact a "revolution".
Tuesday: Veteran's Day - we will prepare for visiting veterans on Nov. 13th - In teams - what do we know of the WWII, The Cold War, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, Armed Forces of the U.S. conscription, the draft, military service today?
Sites that may be helpful:
Block Days:  We will prepare questions for our local veteran's visit during the block period and also describe and explain how the Scientific Revolution was in fact a revolution. (we will have grade conferences as well)
Thursday:  Veteran's Day visit - how can we learn about sacrifice and service from those who were drafted and those who volunteer?
Friday:  Debriefing - what did we learn?
Let's remember HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS this week.
Week of November 3rd:
Monday R1: Period 1, 4 - Prep for Skyping with Fr. John on Tuesday,  
 returned, 60 Minutes Ebola report, Dallas health care workers.
Period 7 - Skype during class.
Tuesday:  R2 - Period 1, 4 - Skype session, Period 7 - Ebola Report from60 Minutes.
Wednesday R3:  Galileo and the Scientific Revoluiton - another product of the humanistic movement.
Week of October 27th:
Monday:  Papers due.  We will share various thesis statements and prepare for review of Unit 2.
Tuesday- Wednesday Block:  We will review for our test on Thursday and each student will bring a visual as well as ten review questions to
the block session review.
Thursday:  Test
Friday:  Review test results and begin to discuss how the Scientific Revolution was a product of the Renaissane and the Reformation.
 Week of October 20th:
For Monday's class, please bring your research question with a minimum of two sources noted in support of your thesis.
Monday:  What is your topic for the paper?  Meet in pairs to compare and discuss. 
For students writing on the Catholic reforms, Counter Reformation analysis will be
offered as part of our unit 2, Topic 4.
Tuesday-Wednesday Blocks:  Cooperative pairs and teams to peer edit and peer critique thesis development.  Paper is due Monday, Oct. 27th.
Thursday-Friday:  Review and finalize Unit 2.  We will decide together when will be best for our unit test.
Week of October 13th:
Monday:  Columbus Day, PD Day.
Tuesday: Odd Block,Wednesday:  Even Block - How/why did Luther attempt to reform the Catholic Church? What was the significance of the 95 Theses? What was his view of the sacraments, the Bible, cermonies, and spirituality?  What parallels can we make to reform attempts within The Church today. 
Homework due on Thursday:  Text pages 335-337.  How did the Anglican Church begin and what were the main ideas of John Calvin?  Also, read page 337 and gain an understanding of the Counter Reformation - this will help you understand the paper topic. Please write one paragraph to answer the Anglican/Calvin part but you only need to read the section of the counter reformation.  Thanks.
The R. C. Synod and Monday's announcements by this Pope-led meeting on family. We will process the information from our class debate and research about Luther as well as current research for our first paper.
Thursday: R4
Friday:  R3
Week of October 5th:
Monday R1:  Tests returned and results reviewed.
Tuesday-Wednesday Block:  How was the Protestant Reformation a product of the Humanist movement?
THE CHURCH - the hierarchy, the sacraments.
Homework due Thursday:  Text pages 332-336.  Please answer question number 6 on page 336 and answer in one paragraph only.
*** 233-237 - these pages will help you to complete topic one of unit 2, all due on Thursday! 
The Church, the Reformers, the Protests - we will research in preparation for class debate.
Thursday-Friday:  Debate, Luther vs. The Church.
Week of September 29th:
Monday R1:  How are Masaccio and Donatello early Renaissance artists who will inspire Michelangelo and others later in the movement?
Homework due for the Block Period on Tuesday or Wednesday, whichever day we meet:  The Northern Renaissance - please read pages 331-332, how did Renaissance ideas spread northward and how was humanism present in northern writing and art?  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE THIS ANSWER but need to be familiar with the contributions of Gutenberg, Erasmus, More, and Shakespeare.
Tuesday and Wednesday Block Days:  We will use our extended time to complete our study of the Italian Renaissance and follow the movement to Northern Europe.  We will analyze the work of Michelangelo as the final Italian artist of our PBS overview. We will look at the writings of Northern writers and Northern artists.  We will connect to ideas of the humanistic movement from Italy to Northern Europe.  We will summarize the concepts from the Greeks to the beginners of the modern world.
Homework due for Thursdays' class:  Please write TEN review questions for our review session - our test on Unit One is Friday.  We will discuss what types of questions are appropriate for this review.
Thursday R4:  Review for test.
Friday R3:  TEST Unit One
Week of September 22nd:
 Homework due on Tuesday: Please read Tom Friedman's column from Sunday's NY Times: http://nyti.ms/1u9zMfv
Answer this question in one paragraph:  Tom Friedman offers a thorough definition and description of the importance of pluralism in modern western societies.  How does his thinking support our understanding of the importance of pluralism in modern werstern societies?
Monday R1Day:  Italian Renaissance Artists:  How are they benefactors of and contributors to the humanistic movement?
Video narration and images from PBS' Power of the Past with Bill Moyers.
Tuesday R4-Wednesday R3: Discussion along with vidoe - how is the Renaissance the beginning of the modern era?  How is it a "rediscovery of the values of the world"?
Can you contrast the "Medieval Spirit" from the "Rebirth of the Renaissance"?  - in art, in thought, in history?
Homework for Friday, September 19th:  Please READ ONLY pages 329 to the top of page 331 in your text book.  In class, we will research these Italian Renaissance artists.  Thanks
Week of September 15th:
Monday, R1 Day:  All classes meet.  We will review the contributions of the Greeks and Romans to the modern western world.
We will explain how The Renaissance was a "rebirth of classical humanism".
Tuesday, Odd Block: Period 1 and 7 will meet.  We will use the block to use the laptop as an addendum to our written notes so far.  We will also research the Italian artist of the Renaissance period.  *We will use some time to take the SGO pre-test.
September 17th is Constitution Day: We will be sure to identify the importance of a constitution in Modern, Western nations and be specific about American Bill of Rights guaranteed in its Constitution.
Wednesday, Even Block:  Period 4 will have the time to enhance notes and research Italian artists of the Renaissance. *Time for SGO.
Thursday, R4 Day:  All classes meet.  Students will explain how the Renaissance was the beginning of the modern world.  * PBS, Power of the Past Video.
Friday, R3 Day:  All classes meet.  Students will explain how the Renaissance compared and contrasted with the Medieval world.  *PBS, Power of the Past video to guide us in our discussion.
Homework for Monday, September 15th:  Please read Chapter 14, pages 325-328.  Explain your understanding of humanism and identify how both Petrarch and Machiavelli were humanists. Please write a one-paragraph answer.  Have a great weekend. 
Week of September 8th:
Monday:  R1 Day:  All classes meet. Now that we have our Code of Conduct in place, what are the requirements, how will grades work, what content will be covered?
Unit One - What makes a civilization modern?
Tuesday:  Odd Block:  Period 1 and 7 will meet.  Period 4 will not meet.
Modern nation-states of the world share common characteristics - what are they?  How are they based on Greek and Roman values?
Wednesday:  Even Block:  Period 4 will meet, Period 1 and 7 will not  (Freshman Seminar during Pascack Period)
BLOCK LESSON PLAN:  PLATO and PLAY DOUGH - how can we understand and explain Plato's thinking using PLAY DOUGH?? 
Back to School night is Wednesday evening.  We will welcome your parents as we have welcomed you.
Homework due on Thursday, September 11th: READ Chapter 5, Greece, pages 112-115 (Athenian Democracy), 128-130 Greek Philosophers, and Chapter 7, pages 145-146, Roman Government. In one paragraph, please explain how Athenian democracy, Greek Philosophy and the early Roman Republic contributed to the modern, western values of developed nations today.
PRESIDENT OBAMA will be speaking on Wednesday night.  Please watch if you can and be able to summarize what his message is in class on Thursday.
Thursday:  R4:  All classes meet.  September 11th - Patriot Day.  What historical lessons have we learned?  What lessons are repeating themselves?  How has the clash of modern values with non-western civilizations continued to be at the core of the problem from 2001 until now?
Friday:  R3:  All classes meet. By the end of this week, can we identify and explain how modern western values have evolved and how they have clashed with non-western cultures?  We will see now these concepts become the basis for our study of The Renaissance which will begin next week.
Week of September 2nd:
Tuesday:  R1 Day:  All classes meet.  What will this course offer to you, what will you offer to it?  What history have you studied, what will we study, what is the significance of "stories"?
Wednesday:  Odd Block: Period 1 and 7 will meet.  Period 4 will not meet.
Thursday:  Even Block:  Period 4 will meet, Period 1 and 7 will not.
Block sessions will include Team Cooperative Structures to develop our class Code of Conduct, to identify concepts essential for understanding the course, to identify ways in which we will communicate effectively throughout the year.  
HOMEWORK DUE FRIDAY:   Please read the editorial, The Revolt of the Weak, by David Brooks from Tuesday's NY Times: http://nyti.ms/1tV0Sp1
Read it and try your best to understand his message.  For class on Friday, be prepared with a one paragraph summary of what you think his message is.
Friday:  R4 Day:  We will all meet.
 By the end of the week we will have developed our Code of Conduct, consistent with our PV Mission Statement, we will have gotten to know students in the class we didn't know before, we will identify general concepts to begin discussion of the course, we will be familiar with the course content and the course requirements, we will begin to generate ideas pertaining to the first unit of the course.
Week of June 9th:
Monday: Review for Final Exam
Tuesday:  Review, SGO
Wednesday:  Final Review
Good luck on your other exams on Thursday and Friday.
MONDAY June 16th Period 5 - Final Exam at 10:15
TUESDAY June 17th - Final Exam at 8 AM for Period 1 and Final Exam at 10:15 for Period 6
Week of June 2nd:
Articles in support of our final unit study:
Thursday, May 29th: http://nyti.ms/1gzWJTq  and   http://nyti.ms/1nWKpeX
Friday, May 30th:  http://nyti.ms/1tsDUlw
Saturday, May 31st:  http://nyti.ms/1hjaI0s
Sunday, June 1st;  http://nyti.ms/1nSUgEn
Monday: Arab/Israeli Conflicts - what is the conflict? What are the issues?
Tuesday:  Topic 4 - Terrorism and Islamic Fundamentalism
Wednesday: Review of Unit 4 
Thursday:  Unit Test - The Middle East
Friday:  SGO
Monday:  Papers Returned, Topic 3 Arab/Israeli conflicts.  What is the conflict?  What are the issues?
Week of May 27th:
Tuesday:  How are our papers looking?  What do you know of the Arab/Israeli conflicts?
The Pope is in the Holy Land - where did he visit - what is significant about his trip? 
Wednesday:  What is the refugee problem?  How will the occupied territories be an obstacle for peace?
Thursday:  I will be in NYC at the 9/11 Museum  - students can finalize their papers - due Friday.
Friday:   Intifadas - uprisings in the occupied territories - when, how why?  What did you prove - what is your thesis?
Week of May 19th:
Monday:  Individual conferences to review question for thesis paper.  In teams:  Monotheistic Religions of the World - Judaism, Christianity, Islam
                     What are the historical origins, beliefs/practices, common places in the Holy Land (Jerusalem)
Tuesday:  How does religion play a role in the Arab/Israeli conflict?  How does land play a part in the Arab/Israeli Conflict?
Wednesday-Thursday:  Arab/Israeli conflicts: 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, Lebanon 1980's, Intifadas
Friday:  What are the current issues that remain in the conflict - refugees, settlements, right of return.
Week of May 12th:
Monday:   Unit 9 The Middle East
Tuesday:  Research for paper 
Wednesday:  The Rise of Arab Nationalism/ 60 Minutes Nuclear Missiles from April 27th
Thursday- Friday - The Palestinian Mandate
Congratulations to all of you for taking the time to write some really meaningful letters to the students and families in Danwon High School in South Korea.
Most especially, congratulations and thanks to Sue Lee!
The pages in the text that will help direct you through topic 5 are 731-737. Do what you can to complete the outline over the weekend and we will go over it all on Monday.
Have a great weekend.
Week of May 5th:
Monday:  WWII - it's impact and historical significance.
Tuesday:  Review for test - please write 10 review questions for class on Tuesday.  Let's also place some visuals on the wall as well.
Wednesday:  Test - Unit 8
Thursday:  Review of test results
Friday:  Semester paper topic introduced
Week of April 28th:
These are the pages on Josef Stalin that I intended to post on Friday.  I am posting them on Sunday morning - if you read them for Monday, great, if not, you can read them later in the week and before the test.  Ch. 25: pages 685-687.
Monday:  Topic 2 - what role did propaganda play in assuring total control for 20th Century dictatorships?
Homework due Tuesday:  Ch. 27 -Section 2, pages 716-720.  Answer questionn number 7 on page 720.  Be familiar with the the term "appeasement" for class discussion on Tuesday. 
Tuesday:  What action's did Hitler take to spark WWII?  Why does the word "appeasement" become a "bad word", historically?
Wednesday:  WWII in Europe and U.S. neutrality.  "Final Solution/Genocide" - how/why did this happen?
Homework for Thursday:  Please complete Topic 4 of Unit 8 by using the links on our link page and textbook pages 720-731. 
Thursday:  The War in the Pacific - a two theatre battle in WWII.
Friday:  Begin test review for next Tuesday's test - 60 Minutes from Sunday - Nuclear Missiles. 
Week of April 21st:
Welcome Back!
Let's review Imperialism in China and the basis of Fascism from the students who had time last week to study this.
Terms:  Extra-territoriality, Totalitarianism, Fascism
What's the latest on Ukraine and Russia?  What was the Geneva agreement made last week?

Homework due on Wednesday:  Ch. 25, pages 679-685.  Please answer question number 4 and number 5 on page 685 in no more than three sentences.  Three sentences each.
 Wednesday:  How did totalitarian regimes use propaganda to maintain total control?
Primary Document/DBQ - Mussolini and Fascism.
Thursday:  Period One - please work on our outline posted on our files page.  Please fill in Topic 1, Totalitarianism as completely as you can.
Also, work on topic 2 if you have time while I am at the meeting.  Period 5 and 6, we will do this together.
Friday:  How did propaganda play a role in totalitarian systems? 
Week of April 14th:
Wednesday and Thursday:  Please find the links from sasinschools.com on our link page.  Please follow the directions and respond in writing to what is required.   Remember that your user name is studentv. 
Please choose the Imperialism/Opium War link first.  Please read through the material and respond to Parts I and II.  Please copy/paste the chart into a word document and write the letter on a word document and save your work on your computer to discuss in class next Monday.  If you find that this assignment takes both days, then please use the time and having completed this one assignment will be fine.
If you finish the Imperialism/Opium War assignment on Wednesday, please work on the WWII Fascism assignment and copy/paste the questions/work sheets and complete as much of that as you can for next Monday's class.  
Week of April 7th: 
Monday:  Topic 5 - topics of WWI - how/why were these important legacies of the WWI Era?  (League of Nations, Schlieffen Plan, Russian Revolution)
Grade conferences for periods 5 and 6
Tuesday:  Periods 1 and 6
Period 5 - Senior Citizens will visit to share our lesson.
 What topics in our course might be topic for our 4th quarter?  Are there any connecting themes?
Wednesday:  How did the League of Nations mandates work?  What territories of the Ottoman Empire became mandates?
Thursday-Friday:  How did econcomic depression after WWI lead to totalitarian systems?
 Reading for Monday, March 30th:  Pages 658-661- Was the Peace vengeful or just?  Please know the provisions of the Versailles Treaty.  Focus on question number 4 on page 661 - you don't have to write!
Week of March 31st:
Monday:  How was the Versailles Treaty similar to any treaty in our game of Guns or Butter?  What were the provisions of the Treaty?  How did it deal with Germany?
Tuesday:  Review for Unit 7 Test - please bring TEN Review questions to class for review on Tuesday.
Wednesday:  Test
Thursday:  Review Test results
Friday:  How did the world  change between WWI and WWII?
Week of March 24th:
Monday-Tuesday:  Team Presentations - Revolutions/March Madness Picks:  Which countries have the best chance of achieving the goals of revolution and opposition?
Homework due on Wednesday:  
Pages 645-651(pay special attention to pages 646-647) How did propaganda and new weapons make WWI a "new kind of war"? A one paragraph answer please.
                                     Also be prepared to explain how and why the U.S. enters the war -you do not have to write this but know it, please!
Wednesday:  How did the game, Guns or Butter, simulate the causes, actions and outcomes of WWI?
HOMEWORK for FRIDAY:  Please read pages 654-658.  Our discussion in class on Friday will revolve around questions 4 and 5 on page 658.  Please be prepared, thanks. 
Thursday-Friday:  Guns or Butter outcomes, WWI outcomes - might the Treaty of Versailles be similar to a treaty in our game? Might the outcomes of the treaties in the game and the real world be similar? 
Week of March 17th:
Monday:  Happy St. Patrick's Day!  May the luck of the Irish be with all of us - especially in Guns or Butter!
This week we will play our simulation game.  Let's see how the game will simulate real world actions and outcomes.
Next Monday and Tuesday:  Presentations on Revolution are due - our March Madness Picks, 8 country bracket.
Two articles, one on Venezuela and one on Ukraine have been tweeted for those respective teams.
Saturday NBC Nightly News: Crimean Cessation Vote as well as a piece on Syria:
Week of March 10th:
Monday:  Two week research project - 21st Century Revolutions/March Madness Picks will be introduced, teams and countries assigned.
                 Presentations will be due March 24 and 25
                  Tests from Friday returned.
Tuesday:  Preliminary team meetings/planning session for projects.  Introduction of Unit 7 - WWI
 ***Venezuela Group, look at his editorial in today's NY TImes:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/11/opinion/venezuela-goes-mad.html?hp&rref=opinion
Also, This Week in Politics Meeting, Wednesday morning, Ukraine. 
How did imperialism, nationalism, militarism and alliance systems combine together to cause the first World War? 
Homework due Wednesday:  Use the link below and pages 638-645 to answer this question:  
The event that "lit the fuse" in 1914 and caused WWI is not the only cause of the conflict - explain!
Your answer should be no more than four sentences. 
Wednesday:  Unit 7, Topic 1 - The Causes of WWI - how is this a new kind of war?
Thursday-Friday:  How/why did the conflict become a world war? 
Homework for Monday March 3rd:  Pages 609-610, please answer number 5 on page 610.  Read 610-611 and answer number 3 on page 616. 
Week of March 3rd:
Monday:  What were the costs and benefits of imperialism in Africa?  How did tradition and modernity clash during English imperialism in India?
Tuesday:  Periods 5 and 6 - imperialism as it plays out in Ukraine.
HOMEWORK DUE WEDNESDAY:  Please write TEN review questions for Unit 6 test review in class on Wednesday.  
Also if interested, here it the John Green Crash Course video on Imperialism, Jacob Ricco checked it out for us and said it might be worth viewing it.  
Wednesday: Review for test.  (period one, five, six)
Thursday:  Periods 5 and 6 -  imperialism as it plays our in Ukraine
Friday:  Test, Unit 6 - Age of Imperialism
Week of February 24th:
Monday:  White Man's Burden - what is the message?  Spheres of Influence -a product of 19th Century Imperialism.  How are "spheres of influence" and other products of imperialism
evident in the current situation in the Ukraine? Meet the Press, National Security Advisor, Susan Rice talks our language!
Tuesday:  I will be in Pennsylvania on a school assignment.  Please use this time to get the facts of what has happened in Ukraine.  Work together, no more than four students per team, please list notes to prepare for Wednesday's discussion regarding the causes of this revolution, the current situation, and the future concerns.  Thanks.
http://nyti.ms/1fJOAoO  -  Great for how the story unraveled over the weekend.
 http://nyti.ms/1p844uE  - Great on causes of.
http://nyti.ms/1p81SmU  - Great on future of.
 Homework due on Thursday:  Ch. 23.  Please read pages 602-606,  Notice that Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt are all subjected to western imperialism.  Please answer question number 4 on page 606.  Also, read 608-609 on South Africa - answer question number 4 on page610.  Thanks.
Wednesday-Friday:  Where did European Powers extend their policy during the Age of Imperialism?
We will look at Africa, India,and Asia.
Week of February 19th:
Welcome Back!
I hope you enjoyed a restful vacation.
Wednesday:  What are our thoughts about our virtual class?  Did it enhance our understanding of the Russian Revolution?
Putin:  Olympics and Russian support of Syria - the big connection over the break.  North Korean dictator in the news - war crimes cited by U.N.
Thursday: Imperialism:  What were the industry motives of imperialism?
Friday:  What was the "white man's burden" to western imperialists?  To natives?
Virtual Classrooom on Thursday:  After you have watched the video, please log onto our chat room discussion during your respective class time period.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHzZIcOCzkU  (copy/paste or access on our other pages)
While viewing, consider these questions:
What was the social make-up of Russia in the early 1900's, what were the social conditions?
What issues did Lenin have with the Romanov government?  How/why did Lenin become a revolutionary?  What were his revolutionary ideas?
What significant role did Alexander Kerensky play in the provisional government?  How did his philosophy differ from Lenin's?
How/ why did WWI contribute to Czar Nicholas' fall?  What issues led him to abdicate in March 1917?
How did Lenin use propaganda to bolster the Bolshevik agenda?
How did Lenin create a totalitarian dictatorship? 
 Homework due Thursday - Chapter 23, pages599-602 Please answer question number 4 on page 602 - no more than a paragraph.  This homework is due tomorrow. Thursday.
Homework for Tuesday, Feb. 11th:  Chapter 24:  Pages 651-654, Please answer question number 3 in NO MORE than a paragraph and also answer number 5 in no more than THREE SENTENCES. Both questions are on page 654.  Have a good weekend!
Week of February 10th:
Monday:  Debrief of ANTZ.  How was the colony totalitarian?  How does communism and socialism fit under the totalitarian definition?  How do totalitarian leaders maintain their total control?
Tuesday:  Revolution in Russia - how and why did serfs revolt?  What Marx ideas did Lenin apply?
Wednesday:  Age of Imperialism - what is imperialism?
Thursday-Friday:  What industrial motives drove western nation states to become imperialistic?  How was the White Man's Burden a drive for colonies and for the extension of policy?
Week of Feb. 3rd:
Monday-Tuesday:  Authoritarian Socialism - how can we understand it through and animated film?  ANTZ.
Wednesday:  How do totalitarian systems maintain their total control?
Thursday-Friday:  "Land, Peace, Bread" was the promise of the Bolsheviks.  What were the causes of the Russian Revolution?
How did the economic theory of Karl Marx translate into political communism in the 20th Century?
Week of January 27th:
Monday:  Period 6 Exam, 10:15 AM
Tuesday:  President Obama's State of the Union address.  Might he speak about themes that we have entertained or should entertain, we will discuss on Wednesday.  ***Rand Paul - U.S. Senator from Kentucky cited Montesquieu on Meet the Press this past Sunday.  What did he say?  Why?
Wednesday:  Yes, we will get midterms back, yes, we will have grade conferences.  AND, we will continue our study of capitalism, socialism and communism.  We will know by Wednesday if President Obama discussed the issue of social disparity and inequality in America.  We will look at what he said and apply it to what we still need to know regarding economic systems and how they work.   
Thursday - Friday:   Further analysis of Karl Marx's theory as it applied to industrial capitalism in the mid-19th Century.  We will also discover how the economic theory becomes part of future political systems (totalitarianism, authoritarian socialism)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmRgMAZyYN0  - Khan Academy 
Week of January 20th:
Please bring visual interpretation to class on Monday - one per person based on the unit you were assigned.  We will use this to review for the midterm. 
Monday:  MLK Day - the significance of this day on history - his impact on history - what was it?  what is it?
Biography.com video/ABC News on the 50th Anniversary of the " I Have A Dream" speech and the March on Washington.
Tuesday-Wednesday - Midterm Review 
Thursday:  Period 1 Exam at 8 AM
Friday:  Period 5 Exam at 10:15 AM
Period 6 Exam, next Monday at 10:15 AM
Week of January 13th:
Monday:  Papers are due.  Preparations for Thursday's discussion/debate begins.
How was the Industrial Revolution a revolution?
How did Adam's Smith's theory of supply/demand lead to the growth of industrial capitalism?
Define capitalism and explain how it works.
What were the "ills" of capitalism during the Industrial Era?
What liberal reforms were suggested to help fix the "ills" of capitalism?
How did Karl Marx present a more radical theory to fix the "ills" of capitalism?
What was Marx's theory regarding class struggle?  What is socialism?  What is pure communism?
Which economic system offers the best for the most?
What is the importance of the ownership of the "means of production"? Who owns in capitalism, socialism, communism?
Can we argue and debate capitalism vs. communism in class on Thursday?  How will this go?

Tuesday-Thursday:  Team preparation for finding answers to the above questions.
We will flip the classroom this week to obtain this information for Unit 5.
Power point will be found on our Files Page.  Crash Course Video on our Digital Video Page (2nd MP)
Textbook pages:  Chapter 19, pages 489-511.
Friday:  We will complete our development of Unit 5 and prepare for Midterm Review.
Week of January 7th:
Monday:  What caused the French Revolution?  How did enlightened ideas bring liberal change? Radical change?
How difficult or easy was it to sum up the ideas of the revolution in three sentences?? (History Channel video)
FOR TUESDAY'S CLASS:  You must read pages 429-433 - that completes the story of the Revolution!  Be prepared to explain how and why it was in fact a revolution. 
Tuesday:  What were the outcomes of the French Revolution? (History Channel video)
HOMEWORK due Wednesday:
Wednesday:  Are we prepared to review Unit 4? When shall we test?
Thursday-Friday:  Test, let's decide which is the best day.

Happy New Year!   
Thursday-Friday:  English ideas - Enlighenment - French Revolution - History Channel Video, French Revolution.
Homework for Friday:  Text pages on the Old Regime - pages 424-429. please answer question number 5 on page 429, in THREE SENTENCES!
Test next week, Papers due on or about the 10th of January.
Homework due Thursday: pages 421-424:  Please answer question number 5 on page 424.  Your answer should be based on a reflection of the reading section as well as our findings from topic 3 notes.   ONE WRITTEN PARAGRAPH TO HAND IN!
Message from Mrs. Maniscalco regarding sources for your paper:  Suggested databases: Newsbank, Modern World History Online, Ancient/Medieval History Online and possibly Britannica Online because of the suggested websites. If  choosing someone current, also check out Newsbank's People in the News and Year in Review features (located on left side)
 Week of December 16th:
Monday:  Is each team prepared to answer the question:  Should Charles I have been tried and executed?
Homework for Tuesday:  Chapter 16 Section one includes a description of Charles I which we have fully developed through our team research from Friday.
Please read pages 400-408, be able to explain the causes and outcome of the Revolution in England. Please create a graphic organizer, visual interpretation of the causes and outcome - one that tells the story and makes sense to you. No written paragraph is required.
Tuesday:  English Absolutism - Civil War - Revolution:  What were the causes and final outcome of the English Revolution?
Wednesday:  How did French Enlightened thinkers apply liberal ideas to make political change?
Thursday:  The Enlightenment: How significant is this time period and this movement to French society and the eventual revolution?
Friday:  Causes of the French Revolution - what political, economic, social issues are causing tension in France?
What were the Three Estates of the Old Regime? 
 Assignment for Friday, Dec.  13th - Please work in your teams to answer the question regarding Charles I.
(copy/paste the URL, User Name is studentv.)
Your team needs an answer for Monday's class - watch the videos and read the documents in order to formulate your conclusion.
Team statement requires an answer and REASONS for your answer.  Be able to cite the documents and the facts that you learned from the website. 
Week of December 9th:  Congrats to our football team - State Champs.
Monday:  Mandela coverage over the weekend - how as he a revolutionary? Tests returned.  Political Ideologies reviewed - how do ideologies influence policy? (Unit 4, Topic 1)
Tuesday:  How do absolute monarchs build empires?
Homework due on Wednesday:  Look at the map on pages 368-369, list the territories that belong to each European Empire - write a list only.  Also, describe and explain how Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV were absolute monarchs. To do this, revisit Ch. 15, read pages 355 (chapter focus) then 366-371, 376-382.  You should be able to summarize both rulers in one paragraph, that's 5-7 sentences!!
Wednesday 1/2 day:  How were Philip II and Louis XIV absolute monarchs?  Were they "good" for their respective nation-states?  What does "good" mean? 
A timely article from Tuesday's NY Times:
Thursday-Friday:  Absolute Monarchs continued - England's Charles I - did he deserve to be tried and executed?  www.sasinschools.com
Week of December 2nd - Welcome Back!
Article from NY Times on Thanksgiving:  The Turkey's Turkey Connection
How does this article support what we have been working on in Unit 3?
Monday:  Team Presentations - The World is ________________. 
Tuesday:  Presentations completed, Unit 3 evaluated - test this week on Unit 3
Wednesday:  Review for test.
Thursday:  Test, Document based questions.
Friday:  Nelson Mandela - Prisoner to President: 
Week of November 25th:
Congrats to PV Football, heading to the state final against Paramus!
Monday: DId any of you see Tom Brokaw's documentary on Friday evening?  It was a great follow-up to our discussion on Friday. In class on Monday we will work in teams to try to complete presentations.
Tuesday:  If ready - Keynote/PowerPoint Presentations  -  The World Is __________________.
Wednesday:  Half day, we will present briefly before the Thanksgiving break.
Week of November 18thT
THIS WEEK IN POLITICS - special club meeting on Friday morning - 50th anniversary of assassination of JFK.
Monday:  Unit 3, Topic One - How/why was the Scientific Revolution a revolution?
We will finish children's stories and fill in Topic One.
Homework for Tuesday: Chapter 15 pages 355-359. Terms: Absolute Monarchy, Commercial Revolution, mercantilism, please define each.
Also, include a few bullet notes answering questions 2, 4, and 5.
You do not have to print. Notes to show in class on Tuesday will be fine!
There's a nice map to look at on pages 360-361 if you have some time!
Tuesday:  Topic 2 - How/why did absolute monarchs support and encourage Exploration?
Wednesday-Friday:    Did the Age of Global Encounters lead to more blending or extinction of cultures and their ideas? What were the motivations and impact of the slave trade? What was the social, political, and economic impact of the Columbian Exchange? What role did mercantilism and colonialism play in stimulating expansion?
The Emergence of our first Global Age.
Assignment is posted on our files page.
Team Presentations are due on Friday!
 FRIDAY - 50th Anniversay of JFK assassination - what article or news report did you find during the week to write a one paragraph summary of the purpose of the reporting? For the article or news report that means offer the historical significance of the report.  If you choose to interview someone and use this primary source, be sure to ask about the historical significance of the event or of JFK.  Please do not simply list the recall facts shared, although they will be great for you to listen to, ask a pointed question that leads you to a one paragraph summary of something historical. THIS IS DUE THIS FRIDAY, NOV. 22nd!
Week of November 11th:
Monday:  Veteran's Day - we will prepare for visiting veterans on Nov. 12th - In teams - what do we know of the WWII, The Cold War, The Korean War, The Vietnam War, Armed Forces of the U.S. conscription, the draft, military service today?
Sites that may be helpful:
Tuesday:  Veterans in Period One - (probably not period 5, perhaps period 6)
Wednesday:  How was the Scientific Revolution a Revolution?
Thursday:  How will changes in science lead to exploration and colonization?
Homework for Friday:  Read pages 347-351.  Write five separate statements proving that the Scientific Revolution was in fact a "revolution".
Friday:  What will nation-states do with their new knowledge and new wealth?
Week of November 4th:
Monday:  Review of short answer section from Reformation Test.
Election Day is tomorrow - what ideologies play into policy making for those who will be elected?
(Four Corners, Cooperative Learning Structure)
Tuesday: How do conservatives view change in the status quo?  How and why do liberals seek change in the status quo? 
Wednesday: What issues can be "played out" in terms of political ideologies?  Which best describes your political views?
 Week of October 28th.
Over the weekend and for Monday's class, please watch the Counter Reformation Power Point Video on our Digital Video Page.  Also, read over pages 337-341.  Then look at OUR topic 4 on our Power Point on the Files Page and see if you are confident to fill that one in.  We will complete Topic 4 of our power point in class on Monday.  Thanks.   
Monday:  How did the Catholic Church "counter" the Protestant movement? Topic 4, Unit 2
Homework due Tuesday - Please write 10 review questions for review session on Wednesday.
Tuesday:  Review of Unit 2 - what do we know, what evidence can we provide for what we know?
Wednesday:  Study session for Thursday's test.
Thursday: Test - Unit 2, The Protestant Reformation/Counter Reformation
Friday:  Review Test Results. 
Over the weekend, please work on your paper.  Please also do this assignment for Tuesday's class:  Read textbook pages 335-337.  Answer this question in one paragraph - Luther started the Protestant Reformation in Germany.  KIng Henry VIII was responsible for England breaking from the Roman Church and John Calvin was responsible for spreading the Reformation in Switzerland.  Explain the actions of both King Henry VIII and John Calvin and compare them to that of Martin Luther. I do think you can accomplish this task in one paragraph, that's five to seven sentences - good luck!
 Week of October 21st: 
Monday:  Luther - What was the PROTEST, what was the REFORM? 
Tuesday:  How and why did the Reformation spread?
Wednesday:  In class, students will finalize mechanics for thesis paper.  
Thursday:  The Counter Reformation - why did the Church lead this "Counter" movement?
Friday:  Paper is due. Thesis Statements verbally delivered in class.
Week of October 14th:  
Enjoy your Monday off from school.  Do think about and work on your thesis paper whenever you can so that by Thursday/Friday you know which question you are answering, you know which country you are evaluating, and you have a good rough idea of your thesis with research notes to prove and support.
For Wednesday - be prepared for our class debate - Luther vs. The Church.  Text pages - 332-335.  There is a two-part power point narration on our Digital Video Page and a number of sites on our Link Page that will be helpful to you for preparing for Wednesday's debate. So, we will "flip the classroom" for the beginning of Unit 2 and begin our study of the Protestant Reformation with our debate on Wednesday. In class on Tuesday, you will have time to meet and speak with other students to prepare for both sides of the debate.  You will be assigned the "Luther" side or "The Church" side when you walk into class on Wednesday.
Week of October 7th:  WEEK OF RESPECT and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS WEEK  - Friday wear yellow, Thursday wear pinkand denim.
ALSO - FROSH CLASS ELECTION - Wednesday October 9th - Good Luck to all the candidates. Be sure to vote -  it is a great example of direct democracy which will lead to a representative council! 
Monday:  Tests returned.  How was this type of test for you - in terms of challenge and compared to what you were used to?
Tuesday:  History at its best - stories!  How so?
Wednesday: Research Assignment introduction - Constitution Assignment on our Files Page.
Thursday:  Library Research - what will you prove in your first thesis project of the year?
Friday:  Thesis Paper Preparation/Class Debate Preparation.
You have off from school on Monday.  Use the three day weekend to work on your research for your paper and our class debate.   
NEWS:  I looked at CNN Student News program at my tech workshop on Friday.  This may be a good way for us to keep up with current events.
President Obama talked with the President of Iran on Friday.
The U.S. government may shut down on Monday evening.
The Affordable Care Act begins on Tuesday, Oct. 1st.
Week of September 30th:
Homework due Thursday:  Please write ten review questions for tomorrow's review session.  HOW/WHY questions reflecting concepts in topics 1-4.
Monday:  How were the works of Donatello and Ghiberti transforming works of art?  How did they lead the humanist movement in The Renaissance?
                    We will continue to view Power of the Past, PBS video and we may try a new 21st Century way of discussing while we view - something new I learned Friday at my tech workshop. (TodaysMeet)
I will return homeworks that I collected last Thursday,and I will check the work you did in class on Friday.
Tuesday:  How did Michelangelo apply early Renaissance techniques to the High Renaissance?  Video continued and completed. 
HOMEWORK due Wednesday:  Text pages 331-332, please answer question #5 on page 332.  One paragraph, printed or handwritten to submit on Wednesday.
Wednesday:  How did the Italian Renaissance influenced  the Northern Renaissance?
Thursday:  If we are ready, we will review Unit One in preparation for our test.
Friday:  Test, Unit One if we are ready.
 ***When writing homework, consider this breakdown:  4 points - did you answer the question/concept, 2 points - did you paraphrase and limit to one paragraph, 2 points - did you offer any examples from the reading to support, 2 points - mechanics and grammar
Week of September 23, 2013
For Friday's (Sept. 27) in-class assignment, please be sure to include Dante and Boccaccio and complete all of Topic 2.  For each artist please identify the time period in which they painted/sculpted, what their most famous work or works were and copy/paste at least one of their pieces of art along with your notes.  You may use the websites on our link page as well as the text pages.  When you fill in the last section of the outline on "how they were humanists" you can be specific to one and/or answer for all of them as a group of Italian artists who are in fact humanists.  This is all due on Monday.  Good luck and have a good weekend.  GREEN FOR VALLEY CUP!!
 Homework due Thursday:  Please prove in no more than one paragraph how and why Nicolo Machiavelli was considered a humanist in the Early Renaissance.  You must submit this assignment in class on Thursday either printed or hand written.  Thanks.
If you are looking at our page on Tuesday, you can read over the pages in Chapter 14 that have many of the writers and artists that will be included in our notes in Topic 2, Unit One.  The pages in the textbook are 329-331. You do not have to write anything for homework tonight.  I do hope to see you tomorrow when we will continue to discuss Renaissance humanists!  Great job on the Machiavelli debate today, everyone!!  Hope you enjoy your afternoon off. 
Monday:  How were Petrarch and Machiavelli Humanistic writers in the Early Renaissance?
(Excerpts from both on our link page)
Tuesday:  1/2 Day - Renaissance Artists  -  How were artists of the Early and High Renaissance humanistic artists?
Wednesday-Thursday:  Students will research the Italian Renaissance Artists and explain how they were humanists.
Friday:  Video, PBS, Power of the Past - how was the Renaissance a "rediscovery of the values of the world?"
Homework due on Thursday:  Please read Ch. 14, pages 325-332.  Please answer question number 4 on page 332.  Please write one paragraph to answer and be sure that you identify the "attitude break" of the Middle Ages that the question refers to. Please submit in writing or printed on Thursday.
Homework due Wednesday:  Please read this article from the NY Times (July).  Copy/paste the URL.  Please answer this question in no more than a paragraph -   Why is a "girl with a book" a very important ingredient of a modern, developed society?
Please submit on Thursday hand written or printed.

 Malala: Copy this URL
Homework due on Tuesday, September 17th: READ Chapter 5, Greece, pages 112-115. Chapter 7, Rome - 143-146. Be prepared to identify ideas about government for both the Greeks and the Romans that became modern western ways of governing. Be able to explain how they are "western" values. You may write a few notes to be properly prepared for class discussion.
Week of September 16, 2013:
Monday:  We will review terms from Friday:  Global, Developed, Modern, Western, Legitimacy  We will build these terms into our first unit of study and onto our "wall of words", with visual interpretations.
Tuesday:  Consitution Day - what Greek and Roman values are inherent in modern, western constitutional democracies?
Wednesday:  The Renaissance:  How was it the beginning of the modern world?  How was it a rebirth of classical humanism?
Thursday:  What Italiain writers and artists contributed to the humanist movement?
Friday: How do the writings and the art work of The Renaissance differ from The Middle Ages?
WEEK OF September 9, 2013:
Monday:  Students will be able to get to know each other, get to know the course, and together determine the ways in which we will all work productively together this year.
Homework due on Tuesday.  Please read the article below and write a one paragraph summary of the facts.
Tuesday:  Students will be able to explain the issue regarding chemical weapons historically and presently
Homework due on Wednesday - Please watch and listen to as much of President Obama's speech (given on Tuesday evening)  and write a one paragraph summary of what you learn, what his message to the nation is.
Wednesday:  Lessons of 9/11.  Students will make important historical connections between September 11, 2001 and now.  Students will be able to explain political lessons that are tied to the current Syrian crisis and also be able to explain the important local, more personal lessons learned from the events of September, 11, 2001.
Thursday:  Students will be able to explain the meaning of the modern, developed, western world.  Pre-quiz terms and pre-testing and the roles of each will be revealed and explained.
Friday:  Students will be able to explain how/why The Renaissance was the beginning of the modern, western world.
Week of June 10th:
Monday:  Debriefing of Friday's visit with Israeli Veterans.  
Tuesday-Wednesday:  Review for Final Exam.
Thursday - Exam for periods 2 (8 AM)  and 7 (10:15)
Friday - Exam for period 3  (8 AM)
Essay Questions:  

Period 3 Essay (15 Points)

Imperialism led nation-states to war in both World War I and World War II.  Explain how and why imperialism led nations to war in 1914 and explain how the Axis Powers of WWII were totalitarian and imperialistic. 


Period 7 Essay (15 Points)




The Balfour Declaration (1917) and the McMahon Pledge (1915)/Mandate System and the creation of Israel led to a feeling of anti-west sentiment amongst Arabs.  Explain how each of these combined to make religion and land the issues surrounding the politics of the Middle East. 



Period 2 Essay: (15 Points)



The Versailles Treaty, The League of Nations and The United Nations each made significant decisions that led to future conflict and tensions in the world.  Identify one decision for each and explain the historical outcome of this decision.  Be specific to the area/people affected by each decision.






 Week of June 3rd:
Monday:  How will the issue of "occupation" be a continuing issue in the Middle East?  What peace will be reached?
Tuesday:  Significance of Religion in the Middle East.  
Homework due Tuesday:  Ch. 9 - pages 205-210,  Please answer number 7 in writing and please know the answer to number 5 - you don't have to write number 5 only number 7.  
Wednesday:  How/why did Islamic Fundamentalism grow?
Thursday:  Terrorism, from the PLO to 9/11 to Boston - how why?
Friday:  Israeli Veterans
Week of May 29th:
 Wednesday:  What is the role of the U.N. in partitioning Palestine?  How will it lead to the creation of the state of Israel?
Homework due Thursday;  Chapter 30 - pages 826-831.  Why did Arabs and Israeli's fight in 1948, 1956 and 1967?  Write one sentence to explain the cause of conflict
in 1948 and one sentence outcome, do the same for 1956 and 1967 - one sentence cause and one sentence outcome for each, so that's SIX sentences TOTAL!
Week of May 20th:
Monday:  Proect/Papers Due.  Presenters will offer their findings of their research today and Thursday.
Tuesday-Wednesday:  Period 2 and 3 will be testing, period 7 will present individual projects.
Thursday:  Presentations to be finished.
What was the U.N. Resolution/Partition for Palestine. How will this lead to continued challenges in the Middle East for years to come?
Week of May 13th:
Monday:  What is your final thesis plan and product for May 20th.  Let's review sources and notes in class.
Tuesday:  Unit 9 - The Aftermath of WWII, The Cold War, Germany, and the U.N.
Homework due Tuesday:  Ch. 28, pages 751-757.  Please be prepared to explain what the Cold War is, what happened to Germany after WWII, and describe as much as you can about how the U.N. is supposed to work.  YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE THIS UP! 
Week of May 6th:
Monday:  What was so significant about the actions/outcomes of WWII to World History?
Tuesday:  Review for test - please write ten questions for class on Tuesday.
Wednesday:  Test, Unit 8, WWII
Thursday:  Review test results, review research progress.
Friday: Students will finalize thesis plan and final product - due week of May 20th!
 Homework for Monday, May 6th:  Read pages 731-737 - Read only and be prepared for a discussion about the Allied Victory, Yalta and the decision to drop the bomb.  Have a good weekend.
 Homework due Friday:  MAPS!! If you did not copy/paste maps of aggression for Japan and Germany during WWII, do so to show me in class on Friday.  Also, Ch. 27, pages 720-726, answer in writing, one paragraph, question # 6.  Also, read 726-731 - answer in writing number 4 on page 731.
Week of April 29th:
DUE MONDAY:  THREE sources explained, one paragraph each, that help support an answer to your thesis question.  Please provide your "more refined" question along with this research, printed please!  Enjoy the weekend. 
Monday:  How did your research go?  Let's team up with common topics.  The weekend had lots on the Terrorism issue and Civil Liberties.  In class, in teams, let's be sure we have complete understanding of our topic on the 1920's and totalitarian systems.
Homework due Tuesday:  Find a commercial or advertisement that you believe is an example of propaganda.  Bookmark it and be prepared to show it in class and explain why you chose it. Thanks.
Tuesday:  Propaganda - what is it?  How was it used by totalitarian governments in the 1930's?  Was it successful?  How so?  In class, examples of propaganda used by the Nazi party, the U.S., other totalitarian leaders.
Homework due Wednesday:  Ch. 27, pages 711-716:  Please answer question number 3 on page 716.  Also, read from 716-720, be able to verbally explain "appeasement" in class on Wednesday and be sure to be able to explain how Germany was being aggressive - you do not have to write! 
Wednesday:  What led to WWII?  How did the League of Nations "fail" to keep the peace? How/why did France and Great Britain prepare for war in 1939?
Thursday-Friday:  The Axis vs. The Allies in WWII.  How long did the U.S. remain neutral?  
Homework for Monday:   Chapter 25, You have already read sections 2 and 4.  For Monday's class please read section 5 on Communism in the Soviet Union.  In class on Monday we will discuss the totalitarian systems that take hold in the 1920's and 1930's - Fascism, Nazism, Communism.  Enjoy the weekend!
Week of April 22nd:
Monday:  What do we know of the suspects apprehended in the Boston Marathon bombings?
Lessons revealed:  "In a free society, we are vulnerable".  "When you see something, say something and if you do something in public you will probably get caught".  Great discussions on Meet the Press on Sunday.

This discussion fits into our Monday planned lesson of Totalitarian systems - "the individual exists for the state"
vs. a democratic republic where "the state exists for the individual".  Lots to connect and discuss.

Tuesday-Wednesday:  Individual Research Planning - what would you like to study in the 4th quarter for our last research assigment?  Use these two days to formulate a question.  Go back over the course from Unit One right up to what we are studying in Unit 8.  Think about current issues - economic, social, political.  Think about class discussions and debates we have had that you might like to continue in your own individual research. Your question is due for class on Thursday.

Thursday:  Let's identify the topics for study for the 4th quarter and discuss some of the final products.

Friday:  Actions of totalitarian dictators on the road to WWII in the 1930's.  Did the League of Nations do its job?  Did it stop the succeed or fail? 
IN CLASS TODAY, TUESDAY:  Please answer the following and identify the sources you used.  
1.  What happened to the Ottoman Empire after WWI?  What are League of Nations Mandates - how did they work?
2.  What was the global economy like after WWI?  How did global depression set in by the 1930's?
3.  Define Totalitarianism.  Identify Fascism, Nazism, Communism.  Explain how and why these ideologies grew after WWI.
 Please have these completed for class tomorrow.  Thanks.   
Week of April 15th:
Welcome Back!  What do you know of North Korea while we were on break?
Monday:  Post WWI - what actions and outcomes will lead to Depression, Totalitarianism and War?
Grades for 3rd marking period confirmed.  What "essential question" will you pose for 4th quarter study?
Homework for Tuesday:  Chapter 25 - sections 2 and 4.  Read and use material for notes in class.
Tuesday:  Senior Citizen's Day at PV.  Students will explain how a global depression after WWI led to the rise of totalitarian dictatorships. Period 3, if senior citizens visit, we will discuss this with them and ask them about "total war", economics, current issues.
Wednesday:  What was the role of the League of Nations after WWI?  
Thursday:  What happened to the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI?
Friday:  How did the mandate system influence future politics in the Middle East? 
Week of April 1st!  No fools, we will have homework tonight!!
For Tuesday, please read the pages on the Versailles Treaty and fill in the outline in your notes.  Pages 658-661, list summary points of the treaty including reparations, Germany's colonies, and German military power.  Why was Russia not included?  Why did the U.S. not sign the treaty?
We will get our Press Statements back on Monday.  If we plan to test on Thursday, we will review on Wednesday, Unit 7 - WWI- and have our multiple choice test on Thursday. 
Did you pay attention to the North Korean threats over the weekend??
 HOMEWORK for Wednesday's Review: Ten questions and notes for unit 7 printed for review! 
Week of March 25th:
Passover and Holy Week. 
Monday:  Press Statements given.  What does North Korea say, what does the U.S. say about their own "March Madness"?
Wilson's 14 Points - Idealistic or Practical?
Tuesday:  Treaty of Versailles - peace or vengeance?
Wednesday-Thursday:  How has WWI been visually represented in history?
Week of March 18th:
Monday: The Debrief:  "Guns or Butter" How did the actions and outcomes of the game simulate the real world?
Research Assignment assigned, due next week, North Korea and Guns or Butter.
Also: The New Pope - What new message will he bring to the Vatican and from the Vatican? 
NBC's Meet the Press Interview from Sunday.
Homework for Tuesday:  Chapter 24, pages 639-645.  Add any additional details to your notes for Topic One from this section.
Tuesday:     How do the general causes of WWI outlined in Topic One of Unit 7 match up with some of the causes of conflict in the game?
                        In teams, compared notes and exchange game examples to support historical details.
Homework for Wednesday:  Pages 645-(pay special attention to pages 646-647) How did propaganda and new weapons make WWI a "new kind of war"? A one paragraph answer please.
                                     Also: Be prepared to explain how and why the U.S. enters the war -you do not have to write this but know it, please!
Wednesday:  How did the nations of the world fight a "new kind" of war? How was WWI and example of "total war"?
Homework for Thursday:  Pages 654-658  What role did Wilson think the 14 Points would have in buidling a just and lasting peace?  Why did others oppose him? A one paragraph answer.
Thursday:  What territorial changes were made to Europe after the war?  Why was "peace" difficult to draft and to ensure? (14 Points)
Homework for Friday: Pages 658-661.  How did the Versailles Treaty draft a "vengeful peace"?  What role was the League of Nations to play in the world?
You might not have to write this one - we will talk on Thursday!
Friday:  Versailles Treaty and League of Nations - the concept inherent in both is peace.  How might that not be achieved in the future?
Week of March 11th:  "Guns or Butter"
How will the game simulate the actions and outcomes of WWI?
How is the game simulating what is taking place right now between North Korea, South Korea, the U.S. and the U.N.?

Week of March 4th: 
HSPA Testing this week.
Assignment:  TIME Magazine Article - What does the story of Oscar Pistorius and the killing of his girlfriend reveal about South Africa?  What connections are made to Western Imperialism that also seem to be a "remnant" in South Africa?
Monday in class we will work on the general causes of WWI.  Not all of us meet everyday this week so the article and answers will be due on Thursday and we will pick up on WWI causes on Thursday.
Friday:  Introduction of Guns or Butter.
For Monday, February 25th:  Pages610-611.  What were the harmful and beneficial effects of the British in India?  How/why was there a conflict of values?
Please submit this answer in writing, no more than a paragraph.  Thanks and have a good weekend.
 Week of February 25th:
Pope Benedict XVI resignation this Thursday!
Great Article in Saturday's NY Times:  As One Renaissance Door Closes, Others Open: 
Monday:  How was the Apartheid system in South Africa a remnant of Western Imperialism?  (team presentations completed)
                 How was British imperialism in India produce a "conflict of values"?
Tuesday:  Review of Unit 6 - Age of Imperialism (ten review questions due for class on Tuesday)
Wednesday:  Test, Unit 6
Thursday:  Review Test Results
Friday:  Simulation Game?
Week of February 18th:
** Apartheid pages in text:  818-820 
Monday:  President's Day - No School.
Tuesday:  60 Minutes Report, Westerners reaching out to Africa - Africa Mercy - how can we connect this to The White Man's Burden/Christian Missionary Work?
In class, let's look at the website on our link page to understand what the "scramble" for Africa was during the Age of Imperialism.
Homework due Wednesday:  Pages 606-610.  Answer in writing number 5 on page 610 and please know the answer to question number 4 on page 610.  You don't have to write the answer to number 4 only number 5.   Periods 3 and 7, please read 602-605 for background on North African Imperialism. (Notice Tunisia, Egypt and LIbya is being imperialized!)
Wedesday-Thursday:  How was the Apartheid system of South Africa a remnant of Western Imperialism?  What were the causes and effects of the Boer War?
Friday:  What were the costs and benefits of Imperialism in India?
Week of February 11th:
The Grammy's last night and we wake up this morning to learn that the Pope will resign!  And he just started tweeting! (Fun - song of the year - remember the campaign song - We Are Young?)
Very interesting article from Friday:
Please write a one paragraph summary and explanation of this article, due printed, on Tuesday! 
Monday:  What were the industrial motives of Imperialism? How "certain"  are we of all of the statements/scenario's from Friday?
Tuesday:  The White Man's Burden.  What did the poem by Rudyard Kipling mean at the time?  How is the White Man's Burden a motive of Imperialism?
STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS on Tuesday evening.
Wednesday: What are the products of Imperialism?  Text pages:  602-607
Thursday: British Imperialism in Africa - who, why, how?  How is this "God, Glory and God" again? Text pages: 608-610
Friday: The Scramble for Africa - What western nations carve up Africa?  What are the interests in South Africa?
Week of February 4th:
Monday:  What was the revolution in ANTZ?  What role did the workers play?  The military? 
Review these concepts:  Revolution, Marxism.  In pairs, define authoritarian socialism.  Communism - as the result of the revolutions in Russia, China, and Cuba - define the outcome.
Tuesday:  How were Marxist ideals present in the Communist Revolutions of the 20th Century?
Homework due on Thursday:  Chapter 23:  pages 599-602 Answer question number 4 on page 602. Please ansswer in one paragraph to hand in.
Wednesday:  What were the motives of imperialism? (period 2)
Varsity Debate for Periods 3 and 7
Thursday:  What were the motives of imperialism connected to the Industiral Revolution?
Friday:  White Man's Burden -what was the message?  What was the impact on non-western nations?
Thursday:  White Man's Burden - what is the message?  The impact on non-western nations?
Week of January 28th:
Monday:  Period 3 Exam at 8 AM
Tuesday:  Period 7 Exam at 10:15 AM
Wednesday:  Midterms returned and reviewed.  Have you followed what has been happening in Egypt over the past week?
Thursday - Friday:  Let's return to our study of Communism by analyzing the film ANTZ?  How is authoritarian socialism being revealed in this film? 
 Week of January 21st:
Monday:  It's great that we can be in school today to honor Martin Luther King and to recognize the inauguration of President Obama.
                  President Obama was sworn in yesterday as per the constitution - we will watch the one minute clip.  We will also view MLK's I Have  A Dream Speech, given on August 28, 1963.  A day of history for sure!  
We will also get our papers back and organize and plan for our midterm review! 
  Tuesday-Wednesday:  Review in class for our midterm.  Please bring notes from all units and a highlighter and a pen/pencil. 
 Period 2 Midterm, Friday at 8 AM.
Period 3 Midterm, Monday at 8 AM.
Period 4 Midterm, Tuesday at 10:15 
 Week of January 14th:
Monday: The French Revolution:  History Channel Video - what were the social and economic causes of the Revolution in France?  How was King Louis XVI illegitimate?  (Topic 5, Unit 4)
Homework due Tuesday:  Chapter 17, pages 424-429.  Please know with confidence the answers to questions 3,4,5,6 for Tuesdays' class.  You do not have to write the answers. Also 429-433, be able to explain how the Constitution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man ended absolute Monarchy.
Tuesday:  How did the French overthrow the Monarchy?  What were the end results of the Revolution?
Homework due on Wednesday:  Chapter 19, pages 489-499.  Write FIVE statements explaining how the Industrial Revolution was a Revolution. 
Wednesday:  How was the Industrial Revolution a Revolution? 
Homework due on Thursday:  pages 499-504.  In class, please be able to explain business cycles, supply and demand, and laissez faire.
Thursday;  How does capitalism work?  Why is it called free market economics?
Homework for Friday;  504-511,  Describe and explain socialism and Karl Marx's Theory of Pure Communism, for in-class explanation, you do not have to write this.
How did some socialists try to reform the "ills of capitalism"?  How/why was Karl Marx "radical" in his ideas presented in his theory?
 Week of January 7th:
Monday:  Review of Unit 4 - Age of Revolution (let'sdecide which day is best for our test - Tuesday or Wednesday)
Bashar Al Assad gave a speech over the weekend:  How does he define what is illegitimate and who is illegitimate? 
NBC Nightly News from Sunday - we will look and listen to see how this might help direct your paper.
Tuesday-Wednesday:  Test
Thursday-Friday:  French Revolution:  Causes, Actions and Outcomes.  Preparation for paper due on Monday, Jan. 14th.
Happy New Year, 2013!
Wednesday:  What is the illegitimacy issue for your leader of your Arab country for your paper?
Let's update sources - Youtube, Al Jazeera, other articles.
Thursday:  Cooperative Learning Structure - The Enlightenment:  What are the ideas of the French thinkers?
HW:   Textbook Pages - Ch. 17, The Enlightenment
Homework for Friday: Chapter 17, pages 421-424, Answer question number 5 on page 424 - on paragraph! 
Friday:  How/why are Enlightened thinkers spreading liberal ideas throughout France in the 1700's?
Articles for your paper:
Reading for Monday, December 17th:  Pages 398-402  Why Civil War and Revolution in England?  You DO NOT have to write this answer!  
Week of December 17th:
Monday:  Friday was a tragic day in Connecticut.  What has been the national conversation over the weekend?
The Trial of Charles I - Did Parliament have the right to try and execute Charles I?  What is the position of your team? wwwsasinschool.com
Pages to read for Tuesday's class:  400-408.
Tuesday:  The English Civil War/Revolution - what was the revolutionary change that happened in England?
Wednesday:  Telephone Structure - who are the Enlightened Thinkers? What are their enlightened ideas for France that they learned from England?
Friday:  Les Miserables - on Broadway, the movie?  What is the connection to the economic and social issues in France in the 1700's?
Week of December 10th:
Monday:  Political Revolutions: In class builder, let's review in FOUR CORNERS the political ideologies from the beginning of the year.
What makes one liberal or conservative?  What is radical and reactionary?
Homework for Tuesday -  Absolute Monarchies and the Divine Right of Kings. Describe and explain how Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV were absolute monarchs. To do this, revisit Ch. 15, read pages 355, then 366-371, 376-382.  
Tuesday-Wednesday:  How do political ideologies influence policy?  Topic One, Unit 4
Thursday:  Topic 2, Unit 4 How were Philip II of Spain and Louis XIV both Absolute Monarchs?  
www.sasinschool.com - Video/Team Quiz, Louis XIV
Friday:  The Trial of Charles I.  Did Parliament have the right to try Charles I?  Video and Documents on sasinschool.com  Team Position/Answer!  
Week of December 3rd:
Monday: Sorry that I am out today.  Those teams that were going to present today, please be prepared for tomorrow.
In class today, please work in your teams and review your research from last week.  Please list at least  TEN statements explaining how/why your details support the word and title you chose for your PowerPoint Presentation.  Be sure to represent each of the areas your team studied.  Please submit this list  - one copy only - to me in class on Tuesday.  Thanks.
Tuesday:  1/2 Day - Teams to present - The World is  ____________________.
Wednesday:  Review of Unit 3
Thursday:  Document Based Questions, Unit 3 Test
Friday:  Poltical Revolutions - how do liberal ideas lead to political reform?
Week of November 26th:
Monday:  Welcome Back!
Before TGiving Vacation, we were talking about the Commercial Revolution.
How did sales go on Black Friday?
Before TGiving Vacation, we were talking about Revolutions and what if they don't go as planned?
What concepts from before vacation do we need to review in order to continue on with the unit?
Empires, Absolute Rule, Colonialism, Mercantilism
Now we will talk about the Age of Exploration and Expansion.  Did you ever hear of this young lady?
Tuesday-Thursday:  Did the Age of Global Encounters lead to more blending or extinction of cultures and their ideas?  What were the motivations and impact of the slave trade?  What was the social, political, and economic impact of the Columbian Exchange?  What role did mercantilism and colonialism play in  stimulating expansion? 
The Emergence of our first Global Age.
Assignment is posted on our files page.  Team Presentations are due on Friday!
Week of November 19th:
Homework for Monday: Chapter 15 pages 355-359. Terms: Absolute Monarchy, Commercial Revolution, mercantilism. Include a few bullet notes answering questions 2, 4, and 5.
You do not have to print. Notes to show in class on Monday will be fine!
There's a nice map to look at on pages 360-361 if you have some time!
Monday:  How/why do absolute monarchs look to build empires?
Tuesday:  Colonie - Monarchies - Empires:  How/why do the Europeans acquire colonies and build empires?
Wednesday:  How are global interactions changing the world?
Week of November 12th:
Monday:  Tests Returned and Reviewed
Tuesday:  Grade Conferences. Unit 3 - Age of Expansion and Revolution
Homework due Thursday:  Write FIVE complete and separate sentences explaining how and why the Scientific Revolution was a Revolution.
To print and submit!
Homework due Wednesday:  Pages 347-351.  Be prepared to explain to your team how the Scientific Revolution was in fact a Revolution.
You do not have to write this answer in one paragraph! 
Wednesday:  Unit 3 - Expansion and Revolution
How is the Scientific Revolution a revolution?
Thursday-Friday:  How/why are nations expanding?  What are the effects of these global interactions?
Week of November 5th:
Welcome Back!
Monday:  One day from Election Day!  What does the Electoral Map look like?
Where did we leave off before our unexpected week off?
Thesis papers returned!
Homework for Tuesday:  The Counter Reformation.  Please read pages 336-340.
Explain your understanding of the Counter Reformation - who led it, how successful was it, what was the importance of the Council of Trent?
List notes on these items.  You don't have to write and paragraph or print.  I will simply check your notes!
Wednesday:  Will we know the results of the Election?
Thursday-Friday:  We will be finished with Unit 2 and decide when it will be best to have our test.
Week of October 22:
Two Articles this weekend tied to our paper:
Sunday Review Section:  This one will be helpful on the education issue.
Saturday's Story - Mitt Romney Socratic - might not be truly helpful for content but a great connection!
Monday:  How did the Church respond to Luther? What was the Protest by "Protestants"?
Monday evening - the Last Presidential Debate, Foreign Policy, let's watch to see if the leadership issue can be addressed. Please watch and note which candidate seems to have a stronger grasp on the issues and which one seems to be the stronger leader on these issues.Be prepared with these notes on Tuesday!
Tuesday:  Debate Debrief - Which candidate had the stronger grasp of foreign policy issues?  Which seemed to be the stronger leader?  What does the Electoral Map look like?
Homework due on Wednesday:  Pages 335-337.  Question number 7 on page 336 and Question number 4 on page 341.  You need to be able to explain the answer to number 7 on page 336 in class on Wednesday.  You need to write the answer to question number 4 on page 341 for class on Wednesday.
Wednesday:  How/why does the Protestant Reformation spread?  What happens in England and in Switzerland? 
Thursday:  Last questions on paper during class on Thursday.
Friday:  Paper Due!!
Statement by John Calvin:  "We assert, that God has once for all determined, both whom he wold admit to salvation, and whom he would condemn to destruction.  We affirm that this counsel (position), as far as concerns the elect, is founded on his gratuitous (freely given) mercy, totally irrespective of human merit; but that to those whom he devotes to condemnation, the gate of life is closed by a just and irreprehensible (unblamable), but incomprehensibe judgment."
Q.  How is election for salvation determined? Can one work to gain salvation? Why do you think members of the elect would work to be devout, self-disciplined, and dedicated to God's wishes, when they were already assured of salvation? 
Week of October 15th:
Monday:  Our Debate!  Luther vs. The Church.  What are the main arguments by Luther, what is the Church's response?
Tuesday:  Debate Debrief.  How did the 95 Theses prove the importance of the written word?  What did the Church expect of Luther?
** Primary Sources evaluated:  http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/reformdocument.html#anchorerasmus
Wednesday:  Debrief Presidential Debate.  Describe/Explain the spread of the Protestant Reformation
Thursday:  Primary Sources:  In Praise of Folly, 95 Theses
Friday:  In class we will do some peer-editing and check on your research so far. Library/Noodle Tools!
Week of October 8th:
Monday:  Columbus Day - half day for students.  We will identify our research assignment in class and see how music might help prove our understanding of the Presidential Candidates!
Tuesday:  Library Research - What does Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Dante, Machiavelli, Luther and Erasmus think of the Presidential Plans and Policies for America in 2012?
Homework due Wednesday:  Chapter 10, pages 233-237. Answer question number 4 on page 237. One paragraph answer to print and turn in.
Wednesday:  The Church in the Middle Ages reviewed. How/why were the sacraments and the hiearchy so important?
What was the significance of excommunication?
Text Pages, Ch. 14 -Pages 332-335.  Questions 4 and 6 will guide you in preparing for your debate.  List notes answering to each but you do not have to hand in a printed one paragraph answer!
Thursday:  How/why did Martin Luther challenge The Church?  Preparation for our class debate on Friday.
Friday: Class Debate: Luther vs. The Church.
**See our link page for additional sources.
From NY Times, Saturday, Oct. 6th:
Homework due on Thursday, October 4:
Watch the Presidential Debate.  FIll out chart on Files page as best you can.  Identify 2-3 domestic issues from the debate and explain both candidate's view, policy, plan regarding each of the issues. 
Homework due on Monday, October 1st:
Please prepare 10 Review Questions for class.  Make sure they are high level questions reflecting all four topics of Unit One.  Please print your questions and your unit notes for the review session.
Week of October 1st:
Monday:  Review for test through student generated questions.
Tuesday:  Test, Unit One
Wednesday:  Review Test Results.  1st Presidential Debate Tonight!
Week of September 24th:
Homework due for class on Friday.  It is the only assignment for the week. 
Read pages 331-332.  How did Renaissance ideas spread northward?  How were Eramus and Thomas More both humanists?  Please answer this two part question in 5-7 sentences. Be sure to be familiar with the artists listed on page 332 for class discussion and notes. 
Monday:  Students will be able to explain how the Renaissance was the beginning of the Modern World.  Students will be able to identify Medieval Art and Renaissance Art and explain the significance of the "Humanization of the Divine".  Video/notes-Power of the Past.
Tuesday:  Students will evaluate paintings and sculptures by Italian Renaissance Artists and explain how they contributed to the humanist movement.
 Video/notes - Power of the Past.
Wednesday:  Holiday
Thursday: Students will be able to explain how the humanist movement moved North. 
Test next week. 
Homework due Friday 9/21:  Please identify and describe the Italian Renaissance Writers and Artists in section B of your outline. Information can be found on our link page and/or text pages, 325-331.  Limit your notes for each person to no more than two lines.  Include what he did and how he was a humanist.
Week of September 17th:
Monday-Tuesday:  Holidays
Wednesday:  Welcome Back!  DO NOW question related to Constitution Day.  Let's use the time to connect to the concepts of the Greeks and Romans as they apply to the values inherent in the U.S. Constitution and let's use the time to practice concise, paragraph-style thesis statements.  Students will be able to explain how Classical Greek and Roman values became the basis for modern, western governments and the basis of the humanistic movement of the Renaissance.
Thursday:  Students will be able to explain how/why the Renaissance was a rebirth of classical humanism.
Friday:  Students will be able to identify and explain key writers and artists of the Italian Renaissance.
** link page sources and PBS Video, Power of the Past 
Homework DUE Friday:  READ AND WRITE:  Chapter 14, read pages 325-328 and answer question number 4 on page 332.  Your response should be no more than a paragraph.   Also, be prepared to identify the importance of two writers - Petrarch and Machiavelli.  You do not have to prepare a written response for these two Renaissance writers.  Thanks.   
Week of September 10th: 
Monday:  Students will be able to identify issues of the 2012 Election that they may have seen or read over the weekend that may help support the interpretation of conservative and/or liberal views.  Today let's discuss in teams what makes for a good functioning classroom.  What should be included in our Class Code of Conduct?  Interesting column in Saturday's NY Times:  Reading, Math and Grit - do you agree that character education is important?

HOMEWORK for TUESDAY: Please read this NY Times Article from Saturday:
In a one paragraph response, please explain what Samuel Freedman means when he says this act of leadership "deserves to be noted and heeded and esteemed".  Why does the author think that this presidential gesture was so significant? Please write or print your one paragraph answer.  Name included at the top. 

Tuesday: September 11th - 11 Years Later, Remembering 9/11 2001.
What is your memory, if any, of that day?
NYTimes Article,  Six Days After 9/11, Another Date Worth Honoring.  Students will be able to identify the lessons of 9/11 regarding freedom of religion and religious tolerance.

Wednesday:  Students should all have laptops.  We will review how to use them and review the policies and files already posted.
Students will be able to explain the significance of globalization and explain what makes a modern and western world.
What are the western values of the modern world?  How are these connected to Greco-Roman values?

Thursday:  Students will be able to explain how The Renaissance was the rebirth of Classical Greek and Roman values.

Friday:  Students will be able to explain how humanism is at the root of Renaissance values and be able to explain how The Renaissance is the beginning of the modern world.
Week of September 5th: 

Week of May 29th:
Tuesday - The importance of the Iranian Revolution.
Wednesday - How/why does Iran become the model state for Islamic Fundamentalists?
Thursday - How/ why does terrorism grow amongst extremists?
Friday:  TEST, Unit 8
Week of May 21st:
Unit 8 - Fundamentalism. Revolution, Terrorism
Monday:  The monotheistic religions of the world, what is the religious significance of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam to the MIddle East?
Homework due on Tuesday:  Chapter 9, pages 205-210.  Page 210, please list notes in answer to number 5 in your outline and please write up a one paragraph answer to number 7 to hand in.  Thanks. 
Tuesday:  How did modernity in Egypt and Iran lead to the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism?
Wednesday-Thursday: The Revolution in Iran - how and why did this happen? What has the impact of this revolution been since 1979?
Week of May 14th:
Monday:  Tests Returned, Period 3 - Debrief Israeli Veterans
Tuesday-Wednesday:  Biology Testing, Period 3
Period 7 - we will work on our papers
Thursday-Friday:  The rise of Islamic Fundamentalism - Iranian Revolution
 Week of May 7th:
Please read this editorial by Tom Friedman for Monday's class.  Be prepared to explain if you agree or disagree with him.
Monday:  How did the Arab/Israeli conflicts affect living conditions in Israel and the occupied territories?
                Which Arab states have made peace with Israel?
What authority have Palestinians been given?
Tuesday:  Review for test - Please have ten review questions for class.
Wednesday:  Test, Unit 7
Thursday:   Preparation Questions for Israeli Veterans
Friday:  Israeli Veterans! 
Week of April 30th:
Homework due on Wednesday:  Text pages 826- 832.  Please answer question number 6 on page 830.
Homework due Thursday - 830-832, question number 4, page 838
Welcome Back!
This week - the Arab/Israeli conflicts.
Monday:  How did the Palestinian Mandate become the State of Israel in 1948?
Tuesday-Wednesday:  How/why does war break out between Arabs and Israeli's?
Thursday:  What is the significance of the 1967 conflict?
Friday:  How is religion a significant factor in these conflicts?
**Test next week, Israeli Vets next Friday!
Week of April 16th:
Wednesday in class Period 3.
Sami and Zach are coming in to show you what they did with the visual/map section of our outline.
Be creative in your team to represent the visual evolution of the Palestine mandate.
Please be prepared to show what you created tomorrow in class.  One per team is fine, if you can share with each member, great!
We will have breakfast tomorrow. 
Helpful Sites for Middle East Mandates:
Monday:  Unit 7 - Topic 1 The Aftermath of WWI and the Impact on the Middle East
**Homework for Wednesday:  Please read this NY Times Article from Saturday.
Be prepared to explain the answers to these two questions:
How is this issue regarding the leader of Iran and his statements like what we experienced in Guns or Butter?
What facts did you learn about Iran from this article? 
Tuesday: How did the League of Nations Mandates lead to anti-west sentiment?
Wednesday:  What was the significance of the McMahon Pledge and the Balfour Declaration?
Thursday-Friday:  What is significant about the mandate of Palestine?
Week of April 9th:
CHECK IT OUT PERIOD 3 - YOU MADE THE PAPER!!! Be sure to thank Mr. Sarajian!!
Nice quotes Charlotte and Jake!  Nice Photo, too, ladies!!
PERIOD 3 ASSIGNMENT FOR WEDNESDAY:  Please read both of these articles and answer the questions below. Your answers for each article should not exceed two paragraphs each.  (so that's four in total)
PERIOD 7 ASSIGNMENT FOR WEDNESDAY - Please continue what you started on Tuesday in class.  You are writing a one paragraph summary and a one paragraph reaction to each article.  ( so that's four in total)
Please read this NY Times article from Friday, April 6 and be able to explain what this author sees as the main issues preventing successful Revolutions in Africa and elsewhere. Why don't revolutions today produce the outcomes that the masses desire?
Also:  Please read this column by Tom Friedman on Sunday, The Other Arab Spring
How did climate and water help stir tensions in the Arab awakening and why and how does he believe that these issues are very important concerns for stability in the future?
Tuesday:  3rd period - Senior Citizens will investigate the 21 Century Revolutions through your eyes and social media.
Period 7 - work on the articles above.
Wednesday:  What happened to the Ottoman Empire after WWI?
Thursday-Friday:  The Mandate system of the League of Nations - how did all of this lead to anti-west sentiment in the Middle East?
Week of April 2nd:
Monday:  The Ultimatum?  WWI - the alliance and the ultimatum.
How did the break down in diplomacy and the alliance system lead to World War?
Homework for Tuesday:  Page 651, Question number 6 on page 651.
and 654-658 Summarize Wilson's 14 points - list four main proposals - only a list, not a paragraph, and be prepared to explain the effects of the 14 Points.
Tuesday:  How/why did the U.S. enter the war?  What role did it play?
Wednesday:  What were the outcomes of the war?
Homework for Wednesday:  pages 658-661, What were the main provisions of the Versailles Treaty and explain the purpose of the League of Nations.  Combine both in one paragraph.
Thursday:  Essay Test - How did the game Guns or Butter simulate the causes, actions, and outcomes of WWI?
Week of March 26th:
Homework for Friday:
pages 645-651
Fill in Topic 3 please. 
**Please post on discussion board - KoschPV- wikispace page by Tuesday.
Then respond to two classmates by Wednesday!
Monday:  Unit 6 - World War I and Guns or Butter
How did the game simulate the causes and actions and outcomes of WWI?
See our link page for causes of.

Homework due Wednesday:  Chapter 24 pages 639-645
Please add any details from this section to your topic two in your outline.
Please be prepared with an answer to number 5 on page 645.
(you do not have to write this answer)
Wednesday: Causes of WWI? How/why did the U.S. become involved?
Thursday- Friday:  What were the actions and outcomes of the Great War?
Versailles Treaty, Wilson's 14 Points.
Essay test next week - How did the game, Guns or Butter, simulate the actions and outcomes of WWI?
Week of March 19th:
Monday:  Twitter and our project.  Guns or Butter Debriefed
Tuesday:  Wikispaces pages to be completed this week.
Wed-Thursday:  Debriefing and team finalizing for presentation.
Friday:  Wikispaces Presentations  
Guns or Butter this week.
Please work on your research for the 21st Revolution Wiki Project.
Article from Saturday's NY Times, Syria:
Week of March 5th:
Monday - Library introduction to our wikispace project on 21st Century Revolutions.
Tuesday-Thursday:  Test make ups and research
Friday:  Postings made from research.
Article from Monday, March 5th, NY Times:
Week of February 27th - Welcome Back!
Articles from this past week for your research:
Monday:  Topic One, Unit 5 completed - Products of Imperialism
Ch. 23 - Be sure to read section 2 for the countries of North Africa -Tunisia and Egypt and Libya!
 Homework For Tuesday: Please read section 3, pages 606-610. Pay special attention to the map on page 607. Please be prepared to verbally answer question number 3 and please write your answer to question number 4 on page 610.
Tuesday-Wednesday:  How was the Apartheid system of South Africa a remnant of Western Imperialism?
** Homework for Wednesday:  Please read pages 818-819, Apartheid!
Homework for Thursday:  Pages 609-611.   What were the costs and benefits of imperialism on Africa?  What was the conflict of values that impacted India as a result of Imperialism?
Thursday:  What was the impact of Imperialism on Africa and India?
Review of this short unit.
Friday:  Test?
Week of February 13th:
Due on  Monday: Chapter 23, Read pages 599-602.  Answer question number 4 on page 602
Monday's Lesson:  Imperialism:  How can we apply the definition?
Tuesday:  How were motives of imperialism tied to industry? Unit 5, Topic 1
Wednesday:  The White Man's Burden
Thursday-Friday: How/why do western empires carve up Africa?
**Revolution assignment for third marking period to be developed.
**Test on Unit 5, after vacation.
Week of February 6, 2012
Monday:  The Russian Revolution.  What were the promises of Lenin that led to Revolution there?
Textbook, pages 651-654.  For Tuesday's class, please read these pages and answer this question in no more than one paragraph.
                                       Also, helpful sites for in class research:
What were the causes, actions and outcomes?
Tuesday:  Imperialism:  How can we and how do we apply the definition?
Wednesday:  Varsity Debate in class.
Thursday:  Western Imperialism - why/how?
Friday:  Russian Revolution discussion continues with Mr. Winchell
Assignments for this week (Feb. 6th):
Due Friday:  Complete the causes and outcomes of the Russian Revolution. Text pages for the Russian Revolution are 651-654.  Questions 3-6 will guide you.
Week of January 30, 2012
Tuesday-Wednesday:  ANTZ
Thursday -Friday - How do totalitarian systems maintain total control over their citizens?
We will finish our review on Monday.  Period 3 - your test is on Thursday at 8 AM in our room.  Period 7 - your test is on Friday, second session, in our room.  
Here are the short answer questions from Unit 4 Test:
1.  Why did Adam Smith think that laissez-faire was so important to preserving capitalism?  
2.  How/why was socialism an important step in getting to the pure communism suggested by Karl Marx?
3.  What "ills" in the capitalist system led some to offer ideas of reforming the system? 
Assignment for Tuesday, January 17th:
pages 507-511
Please fill in Parts II and III of our outline.
Review for Wednesday's test on Tuesday! 
Week of January 9th:
Monday:  Did the Republican debates shed any light on your thesis?
Unit 4- How was the Industrial Revolution a revolution?
(in class work on topic question and paper)
Chapter 19 - pages 489-499.
Tuesday-Wednesday:  What is capitalism? Business Cycles? Who is Adam Smith?
Thursday-Friday:  How/why was capitalism in need of reform?
Utilitarianism, Socialism, Communism
**Here is the link for the candidates stand on key issues:
**Also - updated paper assignment in on our Files Page! 
Tuesday January 3rd:  The Iowa Caucuses -who will move on from here in the Republican Primaries?
Who has revealed himself or herself as "most conservative" to you in preparation for your paper next week?
What do you remember about the causes of the French Revolution from before break?
Homework due on Wednesday: pages 429-434, answer number 5 in writing and please be prepared to answer number 6 for class on Wednesday. You do not have to write the answer to number 6.
Wednesday-Thursday:  What was revolutionary in France by 1791?
Friday:  How was the Industrial Revolution a revolution?
Week of January 9th:
Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Communism
Paper Due next week
**Last test before the midterm will be after MLK Day.
Week of December 19th:
Homework for Wednesday:  Please read Ch. 17, pages 424-429.   You do not have to write this answer but please be prepared to explain how and why social discontent grew in France in the 1700's.  Also - please note the concept "Enlightened Despot" on page 424. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BRING A WRITTEN RESPONSE TO CLASS - just be prepared with your answer! 
Monday:  What is liberal?  What is conservative?
In class we will discuss progress report grades.  This will give everyone to start their research for their January paper.
Which Republican candidate is the "consistent conservative"?
Tuesday:  Review plan for 2nd marking period research.
Wednesday-Friday:  The French Revolution
Week of December 12th:
Monday:  How will Enlightened ideas lead to Revolution in France?
Tuesday:  Review for Test.  Please print notes and 10 review questions for class.
Wednesday:  Test, Unit 3 - Age of Revolutions
Thursday:  Review Test Results
Friday:  How/why does Revolution happen in France?
 PERIOD 3 and 7 - I know you have many tests tomorrow - YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO OUR ASSIGNMENT FOR TOMORROW.  IT IS DUE ON MONDAY!!!  If you want to get ahead, by all means go ahead.  But I am moving our test for Tuesday up one day to Wednesday to give you a little breathing room for tomorrow.  Good Luck on all of your tests!
Week of Dec. 5th:
Monday-Tuesday - How why did Civil War and Revolution come to England?
Did Parliament have the right to try Charles I? What are the influencial philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke?
Wednesday:  Telephone Structure:  Enlightened Thinkers/Team Assignment and Team Quiz 
Thursday- www.sasinschools.com
Teams from Wednesday will determine which Enlightened Philosopher expressed the most democratic ideas. 
Homework:  Text pages:  Chapter 17: pages 421-424 Please answer question number 5 on page 424
Friday:   Unit 3 - Topic 5
The Enlightenment -How will Enlightened Ideas lead to Revolution in France?
Friday's Assignment- Dec. 2nd:
Complete document analysis and prepare your answer to the Trial of Charles I for Monday's class.
FOR MONDAY - Read Chapter 16 pages 395-405.  Note any additional information that you learned beyond the videos and documents from the Trial of Charles I.  You do not have to write a paragraph answer for this, you might just want to note them on your note sheet from the website information.
PLEASE DO write one paragraph comparing and contrasting the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.
This will be due for class on Monday. 
NY Times Column - November 25th.
Week of November 28th:
Monday:  Absolute Monarchies, Exploration, Commercial Revolution 
Tuesday:  What is Divine Right?  How does it help Absolute Rulers maintain their Absolute Control?
Wednesday - Thursday:  Trial of Charles I
Friday:  Complete Primary Document Analysis and prepare your reasons for whether or not Parliament had the right to try Charles I.
Week of November 21st:
Monday:  What were your thoughs on the NY Times Column?
Let's place what we know about political ideologies in notes - Topic 2, Unit 3.
Homwork due Tuesday:  Chapter 15, pages 355-359.  How and why were abolute monarchies of Europe able to explore and expand?
Tuesday:  Absolute Monarchies help European States Expand.
Wednesday: What is the concept of Divine Right? How did French monarchs govern with this concept in mind?
**Text pages for Wednesday's assignment - pages 376-383.
Assignment for class on Friday, November 18th:  Please read this editorial by David Brooks from Tuesday's NY Times.
After reading it please write a one paragraph summary of what he is saying.  Also write a one paragraph personal reaction/opinion that you have about what he is saying.  This will be due in class, printed please, on Monday!  Thanks! 
Week of November 14th:
Monday:  What is the Scientific Revolution? In class, work in teams to research a bit of this.  The Trial of Galileo is on our link page.  Grade Conferences!
Tuesday:  How/why was the Scientific Revolution a Revolution.  What did we discover?
Wednesday:  What are political ideologies?  What role do they play in political revolutions?
Thursday- Friday:  What issues have led to revolutions historically?
Week of November 7th:
Monday:  Papers and tests returned.
Tuesday:  Revolution! What changes in science will lead to a more modern world?
Let's try a" Pop Culture Point" search for Revolution.
Please find a song that could apply and also find either a TV Commercial or TV Program.
What is the Scientific Revolution?
Wednesday:  What is the significance of the scientific method?
Week of October 31st:
Monday: ROUGH DRAFT of your paper is due today!
  Happy Halloween! Do you know the history of Halloween?
What is the role of the Church in this Holiday? (We will do this all in class on Monday 
Check out this article that appeared on Saturday in the NY Times! So Timely for us!
Tuesday: Final Paper Preparation!
Wednesday: Paper Due! Individual thesis topics presented/Review for Test
Thursday: Review for Test - Reformation/Counter-Reformation
Friday:  Test, Unit 2
Please prepare TEN Review Questions for Thursday's class.  Please print your Unit 2 Notes for Review on Thursday. 
Week of October 24th:
Monday:  Mrs. Maniscalco will visit to answer questions regarding Noodle Tools, Primary Sources and any other documentation questions you may have.
Homework due Tuesday: Read pages 335-337.  One question to answer that does NOT need to be written: How/why did the Anglican Church form? One question that NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN:  Number 4 on page 341 - must be hand written or printed to hand in on Tuesday!
Tuesday:  How did the Reformation spread?  The Anglicans and The Calvinists.
Homework due Wednesday:  Read pages 337-341 - be prepared to explain the Counter Reformation, The Council of Trent, and the Jesuits.  Was the Counter Reformation a success or failure?  You do not have to write these answers!  Just be prepared with confident answers for class on Wednesday!
Could we possibly be ready for review on Thursday and a test on Friday?  We'll talk!
Paper is due next week!
Week of October 17th:
Paper Topic Due on Friday:  Please identify in writing who you plan to research with a 3-5 sentence explanation of how/why your person of the Renaissance is a humanist.  Also identify the source you used to offer this reason.  Hand this in on Friday in class, Please.  Thanks! 
Monday:  What debate issues still need to be resolved?
Fill in notes for topics 1 and 2, Unit 2.
Tuesday: What was the significance of The 95 Theses?  What was the response of The Church towards Luther?
Council of Trent?  Peace of Augsburg?
Wednesday:  How did The Reformation spread?  The Anglican Church?
Thursday-Friday: How did the teachings of John Calvin compare to Martin Luther? (The Elect)
PAPER TOPIC (Person) Due By Friday!
Week of October 10th:
Hope you had a nice Columbus Day!
Tuesday:  The Reformation: Before we study the actions of Martin Luther, we need to review the importance of the Roman Catholic Church from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
Reading for Wednesday's Class: Chapter 10, pages 233-237.  Confirm your knowledge of the Church Hiearchy and how the Church resembled a state. Check our links on our link page, too!
Wednesday:  Research on Luther vs. The Church in preparation for our class debate on Friday. Please check our link page for sources that are posted and use any additional resources you can find. Progress report grades will be discussed.
Thursday:  Library Research for Paper due in early November.  Assignment is posted on our files page!
Friday:  Class Debate:  Luther vs. The Church - You will be assigned the side of the debate when you come to class.  You must prepare for both sides.  Bring any resources or notes that you prepared.  Laptops will not be open during the debate. 
Homework Assignment due Tuesday, October 11th:  Please read pages 332-335 Please answer number four and six on page 336.  You can most probably answer both in one paragraph! This will help in preparation for Friday's debate!
Week of October 3rd:
Monday:  How does Michelangelo perfect the statue of David?  (Power of the Past video completed)
How was Donatello's David, "art for art sake" and Michelangelo's David an example of propaganda art?
Tuesday:  How did the humanism spread to Northern Europe? How/why did artists and writers refecting Italian ideas?
Wednesday:  Review for Test
Thursday:  Test, Unit One
Friday:  Review Test Results
Homework for Wednesday:  10 Review Questions, written by you to be used in class review. Details to be given in class.
Week of September 26th:
Monday:  Students will be able to explain how/why the Italian Renaissance artists that they researched were in fact humanists.
 The Power of the Past, a PBS Documentary, will explain the Renaissance as a "rediscovery of the values of the world".
Monday-Wednesday students will take notes from the DVD discussion and be able to explain how the Renaissance was the beginning of the modern world and how the Renaissance spirit made a break form the Medieval Spirit.
Homework due on Wednesday:  Pages 331-332  What ideas of the Italian Renaissance spread to Northern Europe? Identify how this spread of ideas happened and identify one Northern Renaissance Writer and one Northern Renaisance Artist who stands out as a humanist and explan why.
Short Homework Assignment for Monday, September 19th:  Please read Ch. 7, pages 143-146.  What valuable contributions did the Romans offer to Western Civilization?  You DO NOT have to write your response.  Please be prepared to explain the contributions of Roman Government and Society that are reflected in Western Civilization.  Have a good weekend!
Week of September 19th: 
Monday:  Students will be able to explain how The Greeks and Romans contributed to the political and social values of Western Civilization.
                 **Saturday was Constitution Day - what role does a written constitution play in a democratic republic?
Tuesday:  Students will be able to explain the rebirth of classical humanism as revealed during The Renaissance.
Wednesday-Thursday:  Students will be able to identify writers and artists of The Renaissance and explain how each contributed as Humanists. 
                We will use resources on our link page to find the information. www.sasinschools.com
Friday:  Students will review research findings and identify each in the PBS documentary, The Power of the Past.
Homework Assignment, Due on Friday, September 9th:
Chapter 6, pages 125-130 (Greek Civilization)
Q. What ideals in Greek art and philosophy reflect our way of life in Western Civilization?
Please answer in written form in no more than a paragraph.  Please print or hand write and submit in class on Friday. 
 Plans for the week of September 6th:
Tuesday:  How will we work together this year ?  What are ways to identify a plan for success?
Wednesday:  What is our product from Tuesday's work?  How does our Code of Conduct reflect the values of our PV Mission Statement?
Thursday:  What makes a modern state modern? (Values of Western, Modern Civilization) 
Friday:  Remembering 9/11 - How are issues of modernity inherent in the events of 9/11?