All posts in AP World: 2013-2014

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of October 21 and 28

Completed Axial Age work.  Begin work on Classical Period Empires.  Here is the Unit 2 study guide:  AP World Unit 2 Study Guide

10/22 — Yes, test debrief

10/23 — in class work on empire presentations.  The presentations are due on 11/1– in class or before.  We will begin presentations then

10/24–  what is so important about Classical Period?  Overview.  What is an empire?  Conrad-Demarest Model of Empire

10/28 — Looking at the Study Guide…… Why does it help me?    AND  work on Empire presentations

HW:  Comparing Han and Rome  (questions in here, due 11/1)

10/29 — Intro to AP World DBQ

10/30 — continued DBQ work:  We will do on in class, together.

11/1– Empire Presentations

Period 3 Assignments: Weeks of October 21 and 28

Completed Axial Age work.  Begin work on Classical Period Empires.  Here is the Unit 2 study guide:  AP World Unit 2 Study Guide

10/21 — Yes, test debrief

10/22 — in class work on empire presentations.  The presentations are due on 10/31– in class or before.  We will begin presentations then

10/23 —  what is so important about Classical Period?  Overview.  What is an empire?  Conrad-Demarest Model of Empire

10/25 — Looking at the Study Guide…… Why does it help me?    AND  work on Empire presentations

HW:  Comparing Han and Rome  (questions in here, due 11/1)

10/28 — Intro to AP World DBQ

10/29 — continued DBQ work:  We will do on in class, together.

10/31– Empire Presentations

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 10/7 and 10/14

AP World Unit 2 Study Guide   Many of the Identifications have hyperlinks to additional information

»Here is a chart for you to fill out with information on the World Religions we are discussing.  This will be very handy for a comparative review.  World Religions Chart

»10/4– Axial Age        Axial Age PowerPoint part 1–posting

HW:  Fight in a righteous war— selections from the Bhagavad Gita  and Transmigration of soul from upanishads

»10/7 —  Axial Age

HW:  Chinese Thought:  Confucianism , Doaism, Legalism : Chinese Thought  (due 10/11)

»10/9 — Unit 1 Test debrief

HW:  Excerpts Luke and Matthew  

»10/10 — Axial Age discussion, cont’d

HW: Plato — Philosopher-King   and Pericles Funeral Oration

»10/11 — Axial Age

HW: Aurelis Meditations  

»10/16

HW:  Women in the Classical World:   Women in Classical Societies  (due 10/21) No questions to hand in, but be prepared to consider the questions raised within the reading

Period 3 Assignments: Weeks of 10/7 & 10/14

AP World Unit 2 Study Guide   Many of the Identifications have hyperlinks to additional information

»Here is a chart for you to fill out with information on the World Religions we are discussing.  This will be very handy for a comparative review.  World Religions Chart

»10/4– Axial Age        Axial Age PowerPoint part 1–posting

HW:  Fight in a righteous war— selections from the Bhagavad Gita  and Transmigration of soul from upanishads

»10/8 —  Axial Age

HW:  Chinese Thought:  Confucianism , Doaism, Legalism : Chinese Thought  (due 10/11)

»10/9 — Unit 1 Test debrief

HW:  Excerpts Luke and Matthew  

»10/10 — Axial Age discussion, cont’d

HW: Plato — Philosopher-King   and Pericles Funeral Oration

»10/15 — Axial Age

HW: Aurelis Meditations  

»10/16

HW:  Women in the Classical World:   Women in Classical Societies  (due 10/21) No questions to hand in, but be prepared to consider the questions raised within the reading

Period 4 Assignments: Week of 9/23

9/19– introduction to P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis civilization/empire analysis   Here is  a blank PERSIAN chart:  PERSIAN_Chart_blank

First Civilizations– What is civilization?     Mesopotamia, Nile, Indus , Yellow  River Civilizations

HW:  Complete P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis for 2 of the river valley First Civilizations

9/23-25 –For the week, we will finish the First Civilization PowerPoint.  What you should do is work on PERSIAN charts for all the first civilizations.    At the same time, work on the Ancient Civilization Comparison Chart which is here:   ancient civ comparison chart

HW: Mandate of Heaven reading, answer the four questions at the end.   Due 9/25:  World Unit 1 –mandate of Heaven

9/27 –Ancient Civ comparison/ Test Review for test on October 1

Period 3 Assignments: Week of 9/23

9/20– introduction to P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis civilization/empire analysis   Here is  a blank PERSIAN chart:  PERSIAN_Chart_blank

First Civilizations– What is civilization?     Mesopotamia, Nile, Indus , Yellow  River Civilizations

HW:  Complete P.E.R.S.I.A.N. analysis for 2 of the river valley First Civilizations

9/23-26 –For the week, we will finish the First Civilization PowerPoint.  What you should do is work on PERSIAN charts for all the first civilizations.    At the same time, work on the Ancient Civilization Comparison Chart which is here:   ancient civ comparison chart

HW: Mandate of Heaven reading, answer the four questions at the end.   Due 9/25:  World Unit 1 –mandate of Heaven

9/27 –Ancient Civ comparison/ Test Review for test on October 1

Period 4 Assignments: Weeks of 9/9 & 9/16

Unit One Study Guide: World Unit 1 Study Guide        READ IT.    There is useful information in the Study Guide body and then there are identifications at the end.

9/9 —  Course Introduction

HW:  History and What Really Happened    This piece by Professor Damen is a nice overview of some of the thinking skills we will be developing in reading “history.”  Read this an be prepared to discuss.

9/11 — What is history?  AP World habits of mind and what the College Board is getting at.

HW:   Creation of the World — Assignment .  2013-14 Period 4 List   Everyone is to view the TED talk by David Christian  on Big History;  The other readings for the assignment are: HERE

9/12 —  Map the World!!!!!

9/13:  Creation stories.

HW:  Read Packet on development of urban societies:   Packet– Urban Revolution and civilization    in the packet there are a series of “Study Questions.”   Answer them all.  In the answers, make sure to identify the section’s questions you are answering.  The answers are due 9/17.

9/17– Homo Sapiens worldwide….. Americas the last.  Ascent of Man film; Neolithic Revolution issues— restructuring of societies

HW: Read :  Diamond –Worst Mistake  and  Boulding — Women and the Ag Revolution  .   Write short (1 to 1&1/2 pages) reaction that provides your sense of whether the move to sedentary agriculture proved to be an overall human good? Due 9/18

9/18:  Finish Ascent of Man episode.  Human Art as an expression of culture and development.

Period 3 Assignments: Weeks of 9/9 & 9/16

Unit One Study Guide: World Unit 1 Study Guide        READ IT.    There is useful information in the Study Guide body and then there are identifications at the end.

9/9 —  Course Introduction

9/10 — Before the Dawn

HW:  History and What Really Happened    This piece by Professor Damen is a nice overview of some of the thinking skills we will be developing in reading “history.”  Read this an be prepared to discuss.

9/11 — What is history?  AP World habits of mind and what the College Board is getting at.

HW:   Creation of the World — Assignment 2013-14 Period 3 List.  Everyone is to view the TED talk by David Christian  on Big History ;  The other readings for the assignment are: HERE

9/12:  Creation stories.

HW:  Read Packet on development of urban societies:   Packet– Urban Revolution and civilization    in the packet there are a series of “Study Questions.”   Answer them all.  In the answers, make sure to identify the section’s questions you are answering.  The answers are due 9/16.

9/16– Map the World     Homo Sapiens worldwide….. Americas the last.  Ascent of Man film; Neolithic Revolution issues— restructuring of societies

HW: Read :  Diamond –Worst Mistake  and  Boulding — Women and the Ag Revolution  .   Write short (1 to 1&1/2 pages) reaction that provides your sense of whether the move to sedentary agriculture proved to be an overall human good? Due 9/17

9/17:  Finish Ascent of Man episode.  Human Art as an expression of culture and development.