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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Everyone

I'm leaving the "changes" for our class below in case you missed them yesterday...

Modern World History:
  • We will check our grades every other Friday beginning next Friday, February 6th 2015.
    • If any student has below a 70% then they must attend three hours of tutoring over the following two weeks.
    • If the class average is below 70%, Mr. Markstone will select seats for the class for the next two week period.
    • If the class average is below 60%, all phones and media devices are put away and confiscated if they are brought out. 
AP World History:
  • I will focus more going over each chapter in class.
  • We will try the penny toss for the next three chapters (27, 28, and 29).


Modern World History


Quick-write #:

No warm-up today.



Objectives:
  • Analyze why Great Britain was the first country to industrialize.
  • Describe how to organize and group shoes/documents.

    AP World History


    Quick-write #10:



    Objectives:
    • Analyze the elements of a CCOT Thesis.
    • Analyze the impact of AP World History on your social life from the beginning of the school year to now.

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015


    Everyone

    Yesterday we spent most of our time in Modern World History talking about our grades and our practices as a class. In each class we developed a set of rules for us to follow and a some rewards that we will either gain or lose depending on how our grades are. Here are the changes for our classes.

    Modern World History:
    • We will check our grades every other Friday beginning next Friday, February 6th 2015.
      • If any student has below a 70% then they must attend three hours of tutoring over the following two weeks.
      • If the class average is below 70%, Mr. Markstone will select seats for the class for the next two week period.
      • If the class average is below 60%, all phones and media devices are put away and confiscated if they are brought out. 
    AP World History:
    • I will focus more going over each chapter in class.
    • We will try the penny toss for the next three chapters (27, 28, and 29).


    Modern World History


    Quick-write #9:




    Objectives:
    • Analyze why Great Britain was the first country to industrialize
    • Listen to a classmate and take notes verbally. 

      AP World History


      Quick-write #9:


      Objectives:
      • Analyze the elements of a CCOT Thesis.
      • Analyze the impact of AP World History on your social life from the beginning of the school year to now.

      Monday, January 26, 2015

      Monday, January 26, 2015


      Everyone

      Well, I've got some bad new for one of our classmates... it appears bananas are under international attack... let's hope we win the fight. I'm not prepared to go without bananas, or pay a lot for them.
      Click here to check out the story.
      Ps. If you thought I was going to show you pictures from this weekend you are crazy.
      -Markstone

      Modern World History


      Quick-write #7:




      Objectives:
      • Analyze why Great Britain was the  first  country to industrialize
      • Use evidence to justify a claim.  

        AP World History


        Quick-write #7:

        Objectives:
        • Use evidence to justify a claim.
        • Understand the points on the CCOT Rubric.
        • Analyze the elements of a CCOT Thesis.

        Thursday, January 22, 2015

        Thursday, January 22, 2015


        Everyone

        I'm almost sure you didn't watch the State of the Union Address on Tuesday night.... in fact, I'd put money on it. A lot of money... that's okay. The truth is, I didn't watch the entire thing either. I'm not judging you...
        Maybe he's judging you, though.
        However, just because you didn't watch it doesn't mean you shouldn't know what President Obama said, or how he painted a picture for the remainder of his presidency. You can still find out what happened, just click the links below to see... however, these are two very different articles... which do you think is more reliable?

        Source One: An analysis of the speech.
        Source Two: The full transcript of the speech. 

        Have a great day,
        Markstone


        Modern World History


        Quick-write #6:



        Objectives:
        • Analyze why Great Britain was the  first  country to industrialize
        • Use evidence to justify a claim.  
        • Define "Natural Resource."

          AP World History


          Quick-write #6:
          Objectives:
          • Explain the major continuities and changes from Era 3 to Era 4.
          • Identify the major continuities and changes in your life from birth to present.

          Wednesday, January 21, 2015

          Wednesday, January 21, 2015


          Everyone

          Let's talk about something.

          It's an "S" word.

          SPELLING

          That's right, spelling. It's a big deal, and not just in academia. Spelling is always important, whether you are writing your significant other a letter or email, making a Facebook post, or applying for a job.

          Now, you already knew spelling was important for "adult" stuff, but who really cares... Well.. I do! Bad spelling (and poor grammar) ruin everything. Even things I really enjoy can be ruined by incorrect spelling.... Example, I am a serious lover of "street art." It's my brother in-law's fault, but it's usually awesome and  beautiful... Tagging on the other hand, isn't. Especially when they can't spell.

          Enter exhibit "A"

          Now, bathroom humor is right  up my alley (this is literally written on the door of a portable restroom) but, I can't even begin to be offended by the comment, because I'm horrified by utter  failure of "hooked on phonics." Seriously, I'm all for saving the forests, but if you are going  to go this far, #watchoutforthecones... maybe, just maybe, the tagger was from Maine... it is the Pine Tree State, after all.

          Seriously,
          Markstone


          Modern World History


          Quick-write #5:



          Objectives:
          • Analyze why Great Britain was the  first  country to industrialize
          • Use evidence to justify a claim.  
          • Analyze the resources you have that can help you achieve your goals.

            AP World History


            Quick-write #5:


            Objectives:
            • Explain the major continuities and changes from Era 3 to Era 4.
            • Identify the major continuities and changes in your life from birth to present.

            Tuesday, January 20, 2015

            Tuesday, January 20, 2015


            Everyone

            Day four, week two. Let's  rage.

            We only have three days of instruction this week. You will all register for classes on Friday, so we will not be in class.

            AP- notes are still due. The quiz is already up. Extra credit for notes turned in on Thursday.

            Peace,
            Markstone

            Modern World History


            Quick-write #4:


            Objectives:
            • Analyze why Great Britain was the  first  country to industrialize
            • Use evidence to justify a claim.  
            • Use feedback to improve your topic sentence.

              AP World History


              Quick-write #4:

              Objectives:
              • Explain the major continuities and changes from Era 3 to Era 4.
              • Identify the chronological confines of Era and discuss the consequences of your choice.

              Friday, January 16, 2015

              Friday, January 16, 2015


              Everyone

              Day three is in the books. Week one is gone (It's weird to write this in the  afternoon instead  of  the morning).

              Enjoy the three day weekend, remember why you have it,
              -Markstone

              Modern World History


              Quick-write #3:

              Objectives:

              • Analyze why Great Britain was the  first  country to industrialize
              • Use evidence to justify a claim.  

                AP World History


                Quick-write 3:

                Objectives:
                • Explain the major continuities and changes from Era 3 to Era 4.
                • Identify the chronological confines of Era and discuss the consequences of your choice.