Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29


We started our examination of the Cold War today. I started a lecture called "The Origins of the Cold War", which I will hopefully be able to finish off tomorrow. I stopped lecturing at the Potsdam Conference. You had about 30-35 minutes to work on your Chapter 7 Key Terms and Questions, which are due on Thursday, November 6th. Your next exam in class will be on November 17th covering the Cold War.


You wrote a WRA I today on the influence of the Enlightenment on the French Revolution. Please remember that your Unit 5 Test on the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age is on Monday, November 3rd, you can find the study guide for this exam below.


  • know the causes of the French Revolution (short term, long term, economic, political, social, intellectual)
  • know the structure of French society during the Old Regime
  • know Napoleon's domestic policy
  • know Napoleon's foreign policy (Continental System in particular)
  • know key battles in the Napoleonic Wars (results of the Battle of Trafalgar, Russian campaign, the Battle of Leipzig, and the Battle of Waterloo)
  • know chronology of key events in the French Revolution
  • know the chronology of key events in the Napoleonic Age
  • know the key players at the Congress of Vienna (country and representatives)
  • what were the major decisions of the Congress? what were the guiding principles at the Congress of Vienna
  • know the 19th century political spectrum (please see the graphic below; values and characteristics of the various positions on the spectrum; what groups are represented on the various positions on the spectrum?; what phases/accomplishments of the French Revolution are represented on the spectrum?)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28


You wrote your Chapter 5 Test today, so you'll get the results back tomorrow. Please remember that your Chapter 7 Key Terms and Questions are due on Thursday, November 6th. It's a lot of work, so start getting some of that work done tonight!


We finished looking at Napoleon Bonaparte today, by watching the A & E Biography "Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France". I also showed you a video from the Turning Points of History series on Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Tomorrow you'll be writing a WRA I three source analysis assignment. Your Unit 5 Test is on Monday, November 3rd, please see the study guide below.




2. Other study tips:
  • know the causes of the French Revolution (short term, long term, economic, political, social, intellectual)
  • know the structure of French society during the Old Regime
  • know Napoleon's domestic policy
  • know Napoleon's foreign policy (Continental System in particular)
  • know key battles in the Napoleonic Wars (results of the Battle of Trafalgar, Russian campaign, the Battle of Leipzig, and the Battle of Waterloo)
  • know chronology of key events in the French Revolution
  • know the chronology of key events in the Napoleonic Age
  • know the key players at the Congress of Vienna (country and representatives)
  • what were the major decisions of the Congress? what were the guiding principles at the Congress of Vienna
  • know the 19th century political spectrum (please see the graphic below; values and characteristics of the various positions on the spectrum; what groups are represented on the various positions on the spectrum?; what phases/accomplishments of the French Revolution are represented on the spectrum?)
3. Study the 19th century political spectrum (click on the graphic to enlarge it)




Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27


You wrote your Unit 2 WRA I three source analysis assignment today in the Blenheim Room. If you missed today's class, you MUST make this writing assignment up on another day. Please remember that you have your Chapter 5 Test tomorrow. Your Chapter 7 Key Terms and Questions are due on Thursday, November 6th. Make sure that you read Chapter 7! It will probably take us almost two weeks to get through this chapter alone, since it covers the Cold War.

The Chapter 5 Test will be on Tuesday, October 28th. It is a 70 multiple choice question test. Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Lenin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Stalin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political and economic spectrums

The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!

  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations



I finished off the PowerPoint presentation on the Napoleonic Age today. This presentation has already been posted on the wiki. I also tried to re-teach how to write a WRA I three source analysis assignment. You will be writing a WRA I on Wednesday. Your French Revolution DBA was due today, if it wasn't handed in on time, you will lose 10% per day that it is late. We'll finish up talking about Napoleon Bonaparte tomorrow. Please remember that you have your Unit 5 Test next week, please see the study guide below.


This test will have a mixed format: it will have a matching section, short answer section and a multiple choice section. This test will be written on Monday, November 3rd. Please use the following study guide tips.

2. Other study tips:
  • know the causes of the French Revolution (short term, long term, economic, political, social, intellectual)
  • know the structure of French society during the Old Regime
  • know Napoleon's domestic policy
  • know Napoleon's foreign policy (Continental System in particular)
  • know key battles in the Napoleonic Wars (results of the Battle of Trafalgar, Russian campaign, the Battle of Leipzig, and the Battle of Waterloo)
  • know chronology of key events in the French Revolution
  • know the chronology of key events in the Napoleonic Age
  • know the key players at the Congress of Vienna (country and representatives)
  • what were the major decisions of the Congress? what were the guiding principles at the Congress of Vienna
  • know the 19th century political spectrum (please see the graphic below; values and characteristics of the various positions on the spectrum; what groups are represented on the various positions on the spectrum?; what phases/accomplishments of the French Revolution are represented on the spectrum?)
3. Study the 19th century political spectrum (click on the graphic to enlarge it)




Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 24

Sorry, I guess I forgot to post on the blog yesterday...


I went through a PowerPoint presentation on "The Techniques of Dictatorship". I've posted this presentation on the wiki under Unit 2. Please remember that you're writing your Unit 2 WRA I on Monday, October 27th. You are writing your Chapter 5 Test on Tuesday, October 28th, please see the study guide here. (scroll down to find it)


I started a PowerPoint lecture on the Napoleonic Age today. I'll probably try to finish it on Monday. Also on Monday, I'll be re-teaching how to write a three source analysis assignment because you'll be writing one for me on Wednesday, October 29th. Please remember that your French Revolution DBA assignment is due on Monday. On Monday, November 3rd you'll be writing your Unit 5 Test (The French Revolution and Napoleonic Age), please see the study guide here. (scroll down to find it)

Thursday, October 23, 2014

October 23


You wrote your Economic Systems Exam today. You will get the results back tomorrow. Please check yesterday's post to find out what homework is due tomorrow. You will write your Unit 2 WRA I three source analysis assignment on Monday (we're booked into the Blenheim Room). You are writing your Chapter 5 Test on Tuesday, October 28th. Please see the study guide below.

The Chapter 5 Test will be on Tuesday, October 28th. It is a 70 multiple choice question test. Please review the following:

  • "20th Century Rejections of Liberalism" (ppt)
  • Marx notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Lenin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Stalin notes (see 30-1 booklet)
  • Soviet Economy notes
  • Soviet Economic System notes
  • Changes to Soviet Society After Stalin notes
  • Gorbachev to Collapse notes
  • Economic Planning in the USSR booklet
  • Characteristics of Democracy
  • Characteristics of Dictatorship
  • Democratic Systems notes
  • Non-Democratic Systems notes
  • Types of Dictatorships notes (includes Techniques of Dictatorships as well)
  • A Comparison of Communism and Fascism notes
  • Totalitarianism notes
  • Fascism/Nazism booklet (has techniques of dictatorship in Nazi Germany and USSR)
  • do a brief review of the political and economic spectrums
The following key concepts/key events/key people are mentioned in this test, if you (re-)familiarize yourself with them it will help you out immensely!

  • centrally planned economies
  • initiative
  • FDR and the New Deal
  • Reaganomics
  • consumer sovereignty
  • invisible hand
  • Keynesian economics
  • laissez faire economics
  • War Communism
  • Five Year Plans
  • mixed economies
  • indicative planning
  • proportional representation
  • democracy
  • dictatorship
  • political spectrum (characteristics associated with the various ideologies)
  • status quo
  • egalitarianism
  • conservative
  • reactionary
  • liberal
  • radical
  • SA
  • Hitler
  • Bolshevik
  • fascism
  • communism
  • indoctrination
  • controlled participation
  • terror and force
  • direction of popular discontent
  • democratic socialists
  • supply-side economics
  • authoritarian
  • tyrant
  • totalitarian
  • totalitarianism
  • ultranationalism
  • nationalization
  • privatization
  • propaganda
  • progressive taxation
  • Marx
  • Lenin
  • utopian socialism
  • Gorbachev
  • martial law
  • Reichstag (Reichstag Fire, Reichstag election results)
  • referendum
  • collectivization
  • modernization
  • classical liberal
  • laissez faire free market economy
  • mixed economy
  • planned economy
  • (review your economic political quadrant model)
  • Das Kapital
  • Mein Kampf
  • The Wealth of Nations



We finished watching the History Channel documentary on "The French Revolution" today in class. I went over the 19th century political spectrum today as well. Tomorrow, I will start discussing the Napoleonic Age. Please remember that your French Revolution DBA assignment is due on Monday, October 27th. You will be writing a WRA I three source analysis assignment on Wednesday, October 29th (don't worry, I'll re-teach how to write these). Your Unit 5 Test (French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Test) is on Monday, November 3rd. Please see the study guide below (it's also on the Unit 5 wiki page).





2. Other study tips:
  • know the causes of the French Revolution (short term, long term, economic, political, social, intellectual)
  • know the structure of French society during the Old Regime
  • know Napoleon's domestic policy
  • know Napoleon's foreign policy (Continental System in particular)
  • know key battles in the Napoleonic Wars (results of the Battle of Trafalgar, Russian campaign, the Battle of Leipzig, and the Battle of Waterloo)
  • know chronology of key events in the French Revolution
  • know the chronology of key events in the Napoleonic Age
  • know the key players at the Congress of Vienna (country and representatives)
  • what were the major decisions of the Congress? what were the guiding principles at the Congress of Vienna
  • know the 19th century political spectrum (please see the graphic below; values and characteristics of the various positions on the spectrum; what groups are represented on the various positions on the spectrum?; what phases/accomplishments of the French Revolution are represented on the spectrum?)
3. Study the 19th century political spectrum (click on the graphic to enlarge it)