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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Everyone

So, I can barely walk... I scored, though...

It's assessment day. Don't freak out... but I hope you studied.

AP Exam Help
Hey kids, if you click here you can see a list of tips for the AP Exam as given by people other than me... you know, because if I say it then I'm just saying it, but if the internet says it then it must be true.

Modern World History


Quick-write #:
No warm-up. Come in ready to go.


Objectives:
  • Show me what you know about Imperialism.

    AP World History

    Quick-write #:
    No warm-up. Get ready to write.


    Objectives:
    • Analyze and explain the impact of liberal revolutions in the Atlantic Region from 1750-1900.

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Everyone

    It's match day. I'm stoked.
    There's a soccer game today in AG, beginning about 5:30. It's at Biddle Park (click here for directions). Anyone who wants to play is welcome... I'm not giving you a ride, though.


    AP- you have an essay exam. Get ready to write about the impact of liberal revolutions from 1750-1900.

    MWH- we're going to continue to explore the impact of the language used in textbooks during the 1880's as we seek to explain the purpose of the text, and see how the text was shaped by the time period, and, consequently, how the time period immediately following the publication was impacted by the writing. You are also going to write some sentences... about imperialism. Oh, and you have an assessment tomorrow.

    AP Exam Help
    Hey kids, if you click here you can see a list of tips for the AP Exam as given by people other than me... you know, because if I say it then I'm just saying it, but if the internet says it then it must be true.

    Modern World History


    Quick-write #:
    No warm-up. Come in ready to go.


    Objectives:
    • Use evidence to develop and substantiate a claim.
    • Analyze the beliefs present in 19th century literature.

      AP World History

      Quick-write #:
      No warm-up. Get ready to write.


      Objectives:
      • Analyze and explain the impact of liberal revolutions in the Atlantic Region from 1750-1900.

      Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      Tuesday, April 21, 2015

      Everyone

      Nothing much today. All classes will have a test on Thursday. AP, you will have have an essay tomorrow and a MC Exam on Thursday. MWH, you will have your assessment on Thursday.

      See you all later.

      -Markstone

      AP Exam Help
      Hey kids, if you click here you can see a list of tips for the AP Exam as given by people other than me... you know, because if I say it then I'm just saying it, but if the internet says it then it must be true.

      Modern World History


      Quick-write #31:


      Objectives:
      • Use evidence to develop and substantiate a claim.
      • Analyze the beliefs present in 19th century literature.

        AP World History

        Quick-write #:


        Objectives:
        • Review the key concepts and major turning points of Era 5.

        Wednesday, April 15, 2015

        Wednesday, April 15, 2015

        Everyone

        Some of the smartest kids in the world (according to standardized test scores) use their cell phones in class, talk while the teacher is talking, sleep during lectures, and generally act in ways we think to be disrespectful... Yes, just like some of you. How do they do it and still score way higher than everyone one else on those exams? Well, there are many aspects to consider as we try to answer this question, but one thing is for sure... there's a lot more schooling in South Korea than there is here in the US. I'm not making this stuff up. Click here, and here, and here, and here to look at some articles and stories.

        I'll save most of my judgment and criticism (of everyone) on this, but I would encourage you (my students) to think about what this means for you, as American students who attend school for 6.5 hours a day instead of the Korean 14-15. If they use their cell phone or sleep for 1 hour during school it may indeed have less of an impact than if you or I are off topic for the same amount of time. I'll be honest, the 15 hour school day sounds like something from a horror film. I'd hate that. It seems, on the surface, to be inefficient. Let's be efficient with our 6.5 hours together and focus on our learning. It really is the most important thing we are doing here (notice I didn't say memorizing facts about Napoleon and his Grand Army was important). Learning, about others, ourselves, how to problem solve and use evidence to make decisions. Those are skills you need. Forever. They are on the test of life.

        AP Exam Help
        Hey kids, if you click here you can see a list of tips for the AP Exam as given by people other than me... you know, because if I say it then I'm just saying it, but if the internet says it then it must be true.

        Modern World History


        Quick-write #29:




        Objectives:
        • Use evidence to develop and substantiate a claim.

          AP World History

          Quick-write #22:






          Objectives:
          • Analyze the motives ad beliefs present in 19th century literature.

          Tuesday, April 14, 2015

          Tuesday, April 14, 2015

          Everyone

          Today is Tuesday. It's the 14th of April. We're a month away from the AP Exam. #readyornothereitcomes

          Let's start our post-spring break learning in the proper manner. Let's work hard and stay focused. That goes for me, and for you.

          AP Exam Help
          Hey kids, if you click here you can see a list of tips for the AP Exam as given by people other than me... you know, because if I say it then I'm just saying it, but if the internet says it then it must be true.

          Modern World History


          Quick-write #21:



          Objectives:
          • Use evidence to develop and substantiate a claim.

            AP World History

            Quick-write #21:





            Objectives:
            • Analyze the causes, course, and consequences of  the revolutions that occurred between 1750 and 1900. 

            Tuesday, March 31, 2015

            Tuesday, March 31, 2015

            Everyone

            So, I'm giving 22 of my AP students a taste of Heaven...


            It's actually a slice of heaven... good luck to the 22 brave souls who are taking this assignment on... and thank you Doctopus, for making the sharing and managing of student documents so easy... 

            To my students, I'll literally be watching you work. Enjoy that. #bigbrother #1984status



            Extra credit opportunity!
            Read this article

            Answer the questions here for extra credit. All Questions must be answered by Tuesday at Midnight!

            Modern World History


            Quick-write #:


            Objectives:
            • Analyze the causes and consequences of European Imperialism.
            • Analyze an event or series of events from multiple perspectives.
              Quick-write #:




              Objectives:
              • Analyze the causes, course, and consequences of  the Atlantic Revolutions.

              Monday, March 30, 2015

              Monday, March 30, 2015

              Everyone

              It's Monday, Yo!

              Hope you had a great weekend, now it's time to work.

              Today is a work-day for your projects. We still have a WGOITP, though.

              See you all soon,
              Markstone

              Extra credit opportunity!
              Read this article

              Answer the questions here for extra credit. All Questions must be answered by Tuesday at Midnight!

              Modern World History


              Quick-write #:


              Objectives:
              • Analyze the causes and consequences of European Imperialism.
              • Analyze an event or series of events from multiple perspectives.
                Quick-write #:




                Objectives:
                • Analyze the causes, course, and consequences of  the Atlantic Revolutions.