Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22


You wrote your Chapter 1-2 Test today, which took the entire period. Hopefully, I'll be able to share the results of this test with you next week. You could try to finish off your French Revolution DBA Assignment this long weekend. This assignment is due on Thursday, September 29th. For Section B of this assignment (The Declaration of the Rights of Man) you CAN use some of the clauses more than once.


We finished off the "Revolution" episode of "America: The Story of Us" in class today. I also played "Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)" from the Broadway musical "Hamilton". The Battle of Yorktown was the final battle in the Revolutionary War, and it led to the British surrender. As I showed you in class, this website (http://genius.com/Lin-manuel-miranda-yorktown-the-world-turned-upside-down-lyrics ) probably has the best version of the lyrics to the songs from "Hamilton" that I've played for you, since they highlighted parts have explanatory notes if you click on them.

Here's a link to the performance of this song at the 2016 Tony Awards: http://nerdist.com/watch-the-hamilton-performance-from-the-2016-tonys/

I gave you some class time so that you could complete your homework assignment on Thomas Paine's Common Sense (p.22-23), and the Declaration of Independence (p.32) from your History of the Americas textbook. This homework assignment is due on Monday, September 26th. Please make sure that you read Chapter 4 from "The United States and Its People". I've scanned the chapter and put the PDF up on the wiki on the Independence Movements page.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21


I taught you about the 19th century political spectrum at the start of class today. You should know it, not only for this year, but for next year in 30-1 or 30-2. Be familiar with the various groups (radicals, liberals, moderates, conservatives, reactionaries) and examples of each group (Jacobins, Girondins, etc.) and their position on change. We then watched a documentary on Napoleon's invasion of Russia from the Turning Points in History series. I also talked to you about the French Revolution DBA Assignment which is due next Thursday (September 29th). Please remember that you have your Chapter 1-2 Test tomorrow (please see the study guide below).



This test will be on Thursday, September 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2
Study the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)




We continued our examination of the American Revolution today. We watched part of  "America: The Story of Us" today. We also set up the current events assignments.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20


I went through a lecture on the Age of Napoleon today, which covered some content that was in yesterday's A & E Biography. I also covered Napoleon's domestic policy, which is important for Thursday's exam. You can find this PowerPoint on the wiki. In my Period 1 class I didn't get through the whole lecture, whereas with the Period 4 group we finished the bulk of it. Tomorrow, I'll teach you the 19th century political spectrum, and we'll look at Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Please remember that you have your Chapter 1-2 Test on Thursday (please see the study guide below).




This test will be on Thursday, September 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2
Study the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)



I went through a lecture on the American Revolution. I have posted this PowerPoint presentation on the wiki under Independence Movements. I've posted Chapter 4 from "United States and Its People" on the IB 20 wiki. It is recommended that you read this chapter. I also collected your "Seeds of Change" Assignment today.

Monday, September 19, 2016

September 19


I shared the results of your World Geography Test with you today. I also showed you an A & E Biography called "Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France". As you watched this documentary, you were supposed to take notes on key events in the life of Napoleon. I'll be lecturing about Napoleon tomorrow, and teaching you the 19th century political spectrum as well. Don't forget that you're writing your Chapter 1-2 Test this Thursday (September 22nd), you can find the study guide below.


This test will be on Thursday, September 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2
Study the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material; key terms from the French Revolution and Napoleonic Age Glossary of Key Terms)



You had some library research time for your IA today. Hopefully, you're starting to narrow your topic down so that you can come up with a research question and a preliminary reading list for your IA by September 30th. Your "Seeds of Change" Assignment is due tomorrow!! Please disregard the rubric on the wiki, please refer the one below:

  • Biographical Information (3 marks)
  • Area(s) of Work (what fields did they work in?) (2 marks)
  • Ideas Introduced (2 marks)
  • Aspect of medieval society that they challenged (2 marks)
  • Were they influential in their own time? (5 marks)
  • What were their contributions to modern society? (3 marks)
  • Mechanics, spelling, grammar, and list of sources cited using a recognized citation system (APA, MLA, Chicago) (3 marks)
The "Seeds of Change" assignment is due on Tuesday, September 20th. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

September 16


I did a homework check on your Chapter 2 Key Terms and Questions at the beginning of class today. We finished off the History Channel documentary on "The French Revolution". You wrote the World Geography Test as well today. Please remember that you have your Chapter 1-2 Test next Thursday (please see the study guide below).



This test will be on Thursday, September 22nd. The test has a matching section and ashort answer section.
  • Make sure that you have read both Chapter 1-2 from your textbook Exploring Nationalism
  • Study Chapter 1-2 Key Terms from the Unit 1 Worksheet
  • Study your answers to the questions from the Unit 1 Worksheet for Chapter 1-2
Study the following PowerPoint presentations:
  • "Nation and Identity" (Chapter 1 material + supplementary material)
  • "Shaping Nationalism: The French Revolution" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material)
  • "The Napoleonic Age" (Chapter 2 material + supplementary material)



Instead of covering the French-Indian War today, I decided to spend some time working on topic selection and writing a research questions for your IA. We'll be going into the library for Monday's class, so it would be beneficial for you to figure out what topic you're going to research beforehand so you're not wasting the valuable class time. Don't forget that your "Seeds of Change" Assignment is due on Tuesday, September 20th. Please make sure that your project meets the marking criteria. Please remember that your "Seeds of Change" assignment where you will have to investigate an Enlightenment era philosopher. As I said in class today, I was thinking about rock stars, movie stars and athletes today and wondering why Enlightenment thinkers aren't as well known as some of them. After all, some of these Enlightenment thinkers have made greater contributions to society, yet they don't enjoy the fame and notoriety as some these entertainment and sports celebrities. We're going to change that. I didn't get a chance to elaborate on some possibilities of which direction this creative project could go (trading cards, magazine cover stories, Prezis, infographics, website--I changed my mind, what can I say?), show me how creative you are! Just make sure that you present the information in a concise, fun, informative way, and that your project meets all of the requirements, which are as follows: 
  • Biographical Information (3 marks)
  • Area(s) of Work (what fields did they work in?) (2 marks)
  • Ideas Introduced (2 marks)
  • Aspect of medieval society that they challenged (2 marks)
  • Were they influential in their own time? (5 marks)
  • What were their contributions to modern society? (3 marks)
  • Mechanics, spelling, grammar, and list of sources cited using a recognized citation system (APA, MLA, Chicago) (3 marks)
The "Seeds of Change" assignment is due on Tuesday, September 20th.