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WWH- 2/28/11 February 28, 2011

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  • Do Now- What causes conflict?
  • Review your notes to answer Learning Target Question #2 in your packet. (10 minutes).
  • Turn to the Italian unification notes page and fill in as necessary.  We will finish these before moving on to German Unification. (40 minutes)
  • If we finish Italian unification, we will continue on to the German unification notes page.  We will take notes over this until the end of the period.
  • By the end of the period, you should be able to write a detailed response to learning target question #2.

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APUSH- 2/28/11 February 28, 2011

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Test Day!  Students took the unit 7 objective test.

Reminders:

  • Discourse due by Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m.  I will be here until about 4:00 p.m. today for those who need to to work.
  • DBQ exercise (see Friday’s post) due by tomorrow.
  • There are still a few of you who need to finish up peer reviews of the unit 6 DBQ in Turnitin.com.

I am emailing you the assignments, due dates and Discourse questions for unit 8 today.  Look for them!

Unit 8 review bank is now available at TheTestingCenter.com.

Extra Credit opportunity!:

Unit 6 DBQ, Square Deal, WWI, and unit 7 objective test have been entered into eSIS.

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WWH- 2/25/11 February 25, 2011

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  • Do Now- How confident did you feel taking the test yesterday?  Did writing the stories in your packet help you to remember the stories for the test?  What things did you thing you knew really well?  What things would you have liked to have known better? (3 minutes)
  • Pick up the Setting the Stage for Conflict packet from the table by the door.
  • Turn to pp. 376-379 in your text to take notes and prepare a story for “Modernization in Japan” and to complete the “Modernization in Japan” reading guide page. (38 minutes)
  • If you finish with both Japan pages before the end of the period, work on vocab (due Thursday).
  • By the end of the period, you should be able to answer learning target questions 7, 8, 9.

China comics have been posted!  If I missed yours, let me know, and I’ll be sure to get it up.

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APUSH- 2/25/11 February 25, 2011

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3 things:

  1. Administration has informed me that you will no longer be allowed to work in the room after school without adult supervision.  So. . . today work on Discourse if you have not already finished. (due Tuesday@ 7:45 a.m.)
  2. Work to complete the unit 6 DBQ peer reviews.  Whatever reviews you had not completed by 10 a.m. today you will need to do in the 2nd peermark assignment in Turnitin.com.  Long story.
  3. Work to complete an introduction and graphic organizer of your arguments and evidence/ examples for the unit 7 DBQ activity.  I would prefer you do this in Prezi.  (Tutorial here).  Have this done by Tuesday.  When you are finished, email me the link using the share email icon (looks like an envelope) and sending it to my school email, mklopfenstein@bluevalleyk12.org

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APUSH- Block Day, 2/23/11 & 2/24/11 February 25, 2011

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We reviewed the rubric and samples from the unit 6 DBQ.

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WWH- 2/24/11 February 24, 2011

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  • Do Now Question- “Did you read and review the information emailed to you about the test format?”
  • Read the test instructions carefully.  Select the choice that best suits you.  Materials and handouts are on the table by my desk.  Markers/ colored pencils are on the computer cart at the front of the room.
  • When finished with the test, turn in the test direction sheet and your individual product to the tray by the door.  Please put away any markers/ colored  pencils you used.
  • Pick up and begin working on the Setting the Stage for War vocab sheet.  This will be due next week on block day.

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WWH- 2/22/11 February 22, 2011

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  • Do Now question- “How did the Opium War affect the balance of trade between Britain and China?.” (3 minutes)
  • Using the notes you just took and the information from your textbook pages 371-375, write a story for “China Resists Outside Influence” including the character and plot questions provided in the packet.
  • Continue working with your  partner to create a cartoon expressing the key ideas of either the Opium Wars or the Taiping Rebellion.
  • By the end of the period, you should be able to answer the Asia learning target questions 1-5.
  • Nationalist Revolutions test on Thursday.  Packets and “Egalite for All” study guides due at that time.  Review by making sure that you can answer all the learning target questions.

Be sure to check your district email for information about Thursday’s Nationalist Revolutions assessment!

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APUSH- 2/22/11 February 22, 2011

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  • Chapter 29, 30 vocab quiz (12 minutes).
  • After quiz, prepare for the Socratic Dialogue by:
    • Taking out prepared Triangle fire readings.
    • Moving the desks into 2 concentric circles consisting of 15 desks each, as in the diagram below.

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WWH- 2/18/11 February 18, 2011

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  • Do Now question- “Give an example of a benefit of European imperialism in Africa and an example of a disadvantage of European imperialism in Africa.” (3 minutes
  • Using the notes you just took and the information from your textbook pages 371-375, write a story for “China Resists Outside Influence” including the character and plot questions provided in the packet. (15 minutes)
  • With a partner, you will create a cartoon expressing the key ideas of either the Opium Wars or the Taiping Rebellion.

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APUSH- 2/18/11 February 18, 2011

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We reviewed the aims of Progressivism and its implementation by Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.

Important announcements!

  • Extra Credit opportunity- Attend the performance of Mr. Beat’s band, Electric Needle Room at the Black Dog Coffeehouse, 12815 W. 87th St., Lenexa from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday.  You must provide evidence of your attendance in one of three formats:

    • Bring in a copy of the band’s newly released CD of songs about the presidents.

    • Bring in a receipt from the coffeehouse with the date and time on it.

    • Show me (or email me) a photo of yourself at the Black Dog with yourself and some evidence of the band included.

    • I’m still thinking about alternatives for members of the Beauty and the Beast cast.  Let me know if you have ideas.

  • Objective test moved from Wednesday, 2/23 to Monday, 2/28.  DBQ still scheduled for Friday, 2/25.  Discourse due 2/28 @ 7:45 a.m.

  • Be sure to read and prepare for Tuesday’s Socratic Seminar according to the instructions previously emailed.

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