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Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014


Everyone

Well, it's Halloween. It's literally my least favorite holiday ever, in the entire world (unless there's a holiday I don't know about that celebrates some saint or massacre by forcing me to buy overpriced flowers for someone who already knows I love them and care about them, but who will somehow think I don't unless I produce some extravagant gift for no reason other than to be sure that everyone else doesn't think I'm the worst husband in the world... wait a minute...yep, that exists.

To be completely honest, I don't really care for Halloween. Not that I don't like seeing little kids dress up like Wolverine and Iron Man, or Elsa and Anna, or even the occasional Dracula of fairy. But, what I do dislike (I'd even go all the way to hate), is that some people (and it seems like more and more every year) seem to think Halloween means dress like a ratchet/slutty version of (fill in the blank).  That's simply just not true... Maybe I'm just older now, and married, and I have a son and daughter that I'm somehow trying to protect, but I really don't care for it. Now, all of you hormone enraged high school guys, I know you like it. You're supposed to. It's normal. You, however, don't need much stimulation. Just think, do you want your daughter of the future to be dressed like that, and do you want guys looking at them the way you are looking at girls now?... if you answer yes to that, then you have issues.

Oh, and yes, as you saw yesterday, I do have tattoos. Two of them. I got them both from this guy. His name is Sid, and he's more awesome than any of us will ever be... well, at least me. He has a wait list a mile long and he enjoys nothing more than the 5 hours of pain he puts you through each time you sit or lay on the table... he's like a serious girlfriend, though.. what I mean by that is, no one will every touch me in the same way he did... my body, at least in terms of it being a canvas, will never be touched by anyone but him... he's the best, in the west and the rest (of the world).


Here's to a #ratchetfree Halloween.

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Resources for you:


Modern World History


Quick-write #:

No warm-up. We're going to take our Geography Quiz.



Objectives:
  • Analyze the writing of John Locke.
  • Explain John Locke's view of the law of nature, freedom, and government.

    AP World History


    Quick-write #:

    No warm-up.






    Objectives:
    • Identify POV and Bias in a range of documents.

    Monday, October 27, 2014

    Monday, October 27, 2014


    Everyone

    I hate being sick. I'm not sure if it's allergies or just the effects of living with little people (kids, not midgets) but it really doesn't matter. I'm #undertheweather and it's no fun... I made a commitment this afternoon that is going to leave me out in the wind and cold for some time (I really just hope it's like 98 degrees today).

    Good news, though. We officially have a class instagram account....

    It will only consist of school related photos and videos. Nothing from me personal life here, I promise. There is also a class Twitter and SMHSRoom639 is now on Remind as well. See, I'm all about communication.... and having a good time.

    Follow the class Instagram @smhsroom639

    If you want a student planner today is the last day to order them. Pay me so I can order them!

    I'm usually very judgmental, especially around Halloween. I generally despise group costumes, but this group made me laugh. Not to mention I have a crush on paper.


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    Resources for you:


    Modern World History


    Quick-write #:

    It's a short day today, so we're going to skip the warm-up. We'll get back to the WGOITP from the New York Times Learning Network tomorrow.



    Objectives:
    • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
    • Write a complete, correct 6-sentence paragraph.

      AP World History


      Quick-write #:


      It's a short day today, so we're going to skip the warm-up. We'll get back to the WGOITP from the New York Times Learning Network tomorrow.







      Objectives:
      • Understand how to group documents in a DBQ.
      • Understand what POV is and how to properly assess it.

      Saturday, October 25, 2014

      Remind... because you need reminding.

      So, here are the Remind codes for this year... make sure you follow the right class... and know that I'm going to blow your phone up when you least expect it... class reminders only, of course.

      If you are not sure what Remind is, then click here. https://www.remind.com/

      Click here for instructions Modern World History (Periods 3 and 6)

      Click here for instructions for AP World History (Periods 2, 4, and 5)

      Make sure you clear your signature and any other automatic text in your message body before you send... I'll send out a test message on Monday morning between 7:30 and 8:00...

      Leave a comment or send me an email if you have questions.


      -Markstone

      Friday, October 24, 2014

      Friday, October 24, 2014


      Everyone

      Look. It's Friday. World Series Game Three is tonight. But, before that. It's time to read and write about some history. Enlightenment for MWH, and POV Activities for APWH. Let's #dothis.

      New, exciting news in the field of pre-history and archaeology. Czech-it, yo... click here.

       If you want a generic student planner for the 2014-2015 school year (click here to see it) then fill out this form and give me $6.00 by next Monday and I'll order them for you on Tuesday.  I'll have them for you on Friday, October 31.. no tricks, I promise.


      CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BEST ERA 3 TIMELINE


      Resources for you:


      Modern World History


      Quick-write #:


      Coming soon.


      Objectives:
      • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
      • Write a complete, correct 6-sentence paragraph.

        AP World History


        Quick-write #27:

        Coming Soon.







        Objectives:
        • Understand how to group documents in a DBQ.
        • Understand what POV is and how to properly assess it.

        Thursday, October 23, 2014

        Thursday, October 23, 2014

        Everyone

        So, it seems like a lot of students are struggling with organization this year. It does make sense. We are on a new, "busier" schedule, some would say. We did not purchase agendas for the students this year, as the change in bell schedule was not finalized in time for us to put in our custom order. However, I'm not 100% convinced that the majority of the students who are struggling to keep up with what's going on even used their agendas last year (maybe I'm wrong... I hope I am, in fact). Agendas are also a HUGE expense for our school. Having the bell schedule and school information custom printed isn't cheap. It was however, a good resource, as long as it was used properly.

        So, because so many students are struggling to keep up, I'm going make an offer to each of you... If you want a generic student planner for the 2014-2015 school year (click here to see it) then fill out this form and give me $6.00. I'll order them for you and you will have them 2-3 days later.


        CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BEST ERA 3 TIMELINE

        Oh, and did you watch game one (or two) of the World Series? Oh.. neither did anyone else...Click here for the story.

        The Royals won last night. The series is tied 1-1 and they are traveling to San Francisco today to play games 3,4, and 5 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively.

        Resources for you:


        Modern World History


        Quick-write #:




        Objectives:
        • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.
        • Write a complete, correct 6-sentence paragraph.

          AP World History


          Quick-write #27:









          Objectives:
          • Understand how to group documents in a DBQ.
          • Understand what POV is and how to properly assess it.

          Wednesday, October 22, 2014

          Wednesday, October 22, 2014

          Everyone

          So, thew World Series is going on... We have a Cinderella story and the Giant that needs to be slayed in order for it to have a happy ending... I;m not sure who I'm pulling for, but I;m always up for more baseball. Danny Duffy is from the Central Coast, though, so it makes being in the Royals' corner fairly easy.. but, Hunter Pence was an ASTRO... he also played Marv from Home Alone. People used to say I looked like the other actore of the movie, MaCAulay Culkin. Unfortunately, our paths have gone in vastly different directions since the move was released.



          CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BEST ERA 3 TIMELINE


          Resources for you:


          Modern World History


          Quick-write #:


          No Warm-up. Work day for you Snowball of Revolution Poster.



          Objectives:
          • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

            AP World History


            Quick-write #27:






            Objectives:
            • Understand how to group documents in a DBQ.
            • Understand what POV is and how to properly assess it.

            Tuesday, October 21, 2014

            Tuesday, October 21, 2014

            Everyone

            So, the free version Poll Everywhere has some limitations.... only 40 people can get in on one poll, and we have almost 80 World History students, so it's time to find a new way to vote.... CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE BEST ERA 3 TIMELINE

            I'll be sending the link out to my friends to have them help... that's right, all 5 of my friends will get to vote.

            Thanks!

            -Markstone

            Click here for the background information for yesterday's WGOITP!

            Resources for you:


            Modern World History


            Quick-write #14:





            Objectives:
            • Analyze the impact of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment.

              AP World History


              Quick-write #26:



              Objectives:
              • Understand how to group documents in a DBQ.
              • Understand what POV is and how to properly assess it.