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HWW- 10/31/11 October 31, 2011

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  • Pick up a new Do Now sheet and answer the question:  “What makes a good leader?  Give at least 2 characteristics.”
  • Turn in your exploration packets, take-home tests and answer sheets to the tray by the door.  Make sure your name is on the test and map packet.
  • Turn in your maps and posters to the box on top of the laptop cart.
  • Pick up the Absolute Monarchs packet and vocab sheet from the front table.
  • Turn to the “What Makes a Good Leader?” page in the packet and, with the person next to you, list as many characteristics of a good leader as you can.  Be prepared to discuss these and the other questions on the page.
  • Absolute Monarchs Vocab is due on block.

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APUSH- 10/31/11 October 31, 2011

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We discussed Manifest Destiny and analyzed the John Gast painting, American Progress. Students then had time to work on unit 3 presentations which start on block day.

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HWW-Block Day, 1/26/11 & 10/27/11 October 27, 2011

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  • Take out your Do Now sheets and answer the question:  “What do you think were the most important items to go each way between the Old World and the New World?  Give at least two examples and explain their importance.”
  • Turn to the Ming Naval Expeditions page of the packet. Take notes from my presentation in the space provided.
  • Listen to the lecture on Triangular Trade, and take notes in the Economic Aspects section of your packet.
  • Once that is accomplished, continue looking up and adding the information to your maps on the economic, political, and social aspects of exploration.  You will need to complete the maps and posters either today in class, or at home before Monday.
  • Exploration take-home quiz due Monday.  Use your packets, vocab, maps, posters.  Bring maps/posters and quizzes to class Monday to turn in.

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APUSH- Block Day, 10/26/11 & 10/27/11 October 27, 2011

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We discussed the Market Revolution, students took the chapter 13, 14 vocab quiz, and then had time to work on unit 3 presentations.  Presentations will begin on block day next week.

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HWW- 10/25/11 October 25, 2011

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  • Take out your Do Now sheets and answer the question:  “What were the advantages and disadvantages of the Columbian Exchange and the Triangular Trade?”
  • Turn in your completed story notes sheet for When Empires Collide.
  • Turn to the last page of the packet, the story notes for “Japan Returns to Isolation.”  Complete this using the information on pages 108-113 of your text.  After completing this page, you should work on completing your test corrections or maps if not already finished, or on your Columbian Exchange poster.

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APUSH- 10/25/11 October 25, 2011

Posted by Mr. Klopfenstein in advanced placement, APUSH, Class Activities, history, United States history.
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Students typed their unit 2 DBQs and submitted them to Turnitin.com.

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HWW- 10/24/11 October 24, 2011

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  • Take out your Do Now sheets and answer the question:  “What did the New World lose from the arrival of Europeans? Give at least one example.”
  • Participate in the draft for Columbian Exchange topics.  Review these quickly on p. 137-139 in preparation for your choice.  You will choose in a randomly generated order.
  • Go to room 508 to research your topic, following the directions on the Columbian Exchange Research Poster page of your Exploration packet.
  • If you need another sheet of paper, pick one up in room 512.

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APUSH- 10/24/11 October 24, 2011

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Students wrote the unit 2 DBQ.

Judicial Nationalism and Secret Life assignments have been scored in turnitin.com and entered in eSIS.

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HWW- 10/21/11 October 21, 2011

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  • Take out your Do Now sheets.  Consider this Columbus quote:  “Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves (natives) that can be sold.” Does this change your opinion of Columbus?  Explain why/ why not.
  • Take out the story notes sheet for When Empires Collide and prepare to watch the second part of the film.
  • Vote in the Government class Presidential election.
  • The entire video may be viewed online at PBS.org.

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APUSH- 10/21/11 October 21, 2011

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We reviewed “Secret Life of a Developing Country.”  Students peer reviewed each others’ final thesis statements for the Revolutionary changes DBQ.  They then worked on planning their essays in step 8 of the accompanying worksheet.  Students should be prepared to write when coming to class Monday.

Unit 3 test review bank has been posted at TheTestingCenter.com.

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