AP Exam Day 2018: May 17th, Thursday @ school

QUARTERS Dates
Quarter 1 8/31-11/3
Quarter 2 11/6- 1/26
Quarter 3 1/29- 4/6
Quarter 4 4/9-6/14

9/4 Labor Day
11/10 Veteran's Day
11/18-26 Thanksgiving
12/23-1/7 Winter Break
1/15 MLK Holiday
2/12 Lincoln's Birthday
2/19 Washington's Birthday
3/24-4/1 Spring Break
5/28 Memorial Day


For ALL Alair AP World History 2017-18 classes
2017 AP Summer Assignment (for LEAD AND NON-LEAD students)


Files and links available on Summer Assignment page
The non-LEAD AP world history summer assignment is the SAME AS the LEAD summer assignment. 

Due on the first day of school, August 31st, in class.


Please get the "Remind" classroom communication app on your phone/computer so we can communicate during the summer and all year. Click the link below for directions: Enter #81010 on your phone and text "@aalair"












AP World History Themes

There are 5 themes in AP world history. 
Each and every unit we study relates to the themes and it is very important for students to know and understand the themes.
We learn PIRATES to help remember the themes. (7 letters? Only 5 themes? I know) Make it work!

Theme 1
Interaction Between Humans and the Environment
• Demography and disease
• Migration
• Patterns of settlement
• Technology

The interaction between humans and the environment is a fundamental theme for world history. The environment shaped human societies, but increasingly human societies also affected the environment. During prehistory, humans interacted with the environment as hunters, fishers and foragers, and human migrations led to the peopling of the earth. As the Neolithic revolution began, humans exploited their environments more intensively, either as farmers or pastoralists. Environmental factors such as rainfall patterns, climate, and available flora and fauna shaped the methods of exploitation used in different regions.  Human exploitation of the environment intensified as populations grew and as people migrated into new regions. As people flocked into cities or established trade networks, new diseases emerged and spread, sometimes devastating an entire region. During the Industrial Revolution, environmental exploitation increased exponentially. In recent centuries, human effects on the environment — and the ability to master and exploit it — increased with the development of more sophisticated technologies, the exploitation of new energy sources and a rapid increase in human populations. By the 20th century, large numbers of humans had begun to recognize their effect on the environment and took steps toward a “green” movement to protect and work with the natural world instead of exploiting it.

Theme 2
Development and Interaction of Cultures
• Religions
• Belief systems, philosophies and ideologies
• Science and technology
• The arts and architecture

This theme explores the origins, uses, dissemination and adaptation of ideas, beliefs, and knowledge within and between societies. Studying the dominant belief system(s) or religions, philosophical interests, and technical and artistic approaches can reveal how major groups in society view themselves and others, and how they respond to multiple challenges. When people of different societies interact, they often share components of their cultures, deliberately or not. The processes of adopting or adapting new belief and knowledge systems are complex and often lead to historically novel cultural blends. A society’s culture may be investigated and compared with other societies’ cultures as a way to reveal both what is unique to a culture and what it shares with other cultures. It is also possible to analyze and trace particular cultural trends or ideas across human societies.

Theme 3
State-Building, Expansion and Conflict
• Political structures and forms of governance
• Empires
• Nations and nationalism
• Revolts and revolutions
• Regional, transregional, and global structures and organizations

This theme refers to the processes by which hierarchical systems of rule have been constructed and maintained and to the conflicts generated through those processes.  In particular, this theme encourages the comparative study of different state forms (for example, kingdoms, empires, nation-states) across time and space, and the interactions among them. Continuity and change are also embedded in this theme through attention to the organizational and cultural foundations of long-term stability, on one hand, and to internal and external causes of conflict on the other. Students should examine and compare various forms of state development and expansion in the context of various productive strategies (for example, agrarian, pastoral, mercantile), various cultural and ideological foundations (for example, religions, philosophies, ideas of nationalism), various social and gender structures, and in different environmental contexts. This theme also discusses different types of states, such as autocracies and constitutional democracies.  Finally, this theme encourages students to explore interstate relations, including warfare, diplomacy, commercial and cultural exchange, and the formation of international organizations.

Theme 4
Creation, Expansion and Interaction of Economic Systems
• Agricultural and pastoral production
• Trade and commerce
• Labor systems
• Industrialization
• Capitalism and socialism

This theme surveys the diverse patterns and systems that human societies have developed as they exploit their environments to produce, distribute and consume desired goods and services across time and space. It stresses major transitions in human economic activity, such as the growth and spread of agricultural, pastoral and industrial production; the development of various labor systems associated with these economic systems (including different forms of household management and the use of coerced or free labor); and the ideologies, values and institutions (such as capitalism and socialism) that sustained them. This theme also calls attention to patterns of trade and commerce between various societies, with particular attention to the relationship between regional and global networks of communication and exchange, and their effects on economic growth and decline. These webs of interaction strongly influence cultural and technological diffusion, migration, state formation, social classes and human interaction with the environment.

Theme 5
Development and Transformation of Social Structures
• Gender roles and relations
• Family and kinship
• Racial and ethnic constructions
• Social and economic classes

This theme is about relations among human beings. All human societies develop ways of grouping their members as well as norms that govern interactions between individuals and social groups. Social stratification comprises distinctions based on kinship systems, ethnic associations and hierarchies of gender, race, wealth and class. The study of world history requires analysis of the processes through which social categories, roles and practices were created, maintained and transformed. It also involves analysis of the connections between changes in social structures and other historical shifts, especially trends in political economy, cultural expression and human ecology.



































Week of 5/30

LEAD Presentation Schedule Mon-Tues 6/5-6



Final Projects Due 

6/12 1st and 2nd period

6/14 5th period






Week of May 22nd

AP World History Final WHAP Pack- A study plan in your hand!

Elevator pitch due 6/12, 13, 14

Less than 5 minutes

Alone, or with a partner

Sell your WHAP Brigade WHAP PACK idea to the freshmen for next year.






Summer Assignment 2017-18







Week of May 8th! 

D-Day=Thursday, May 11th, 8:00, AP EXAM

Last Name A-L room B206
Last Name M-Z room E202


Alair Hot Picks Crash Course-Last Minute Content Review videos
#37 China Rev. 
#38 WWII
#39 Cold War
#40 Decolonization
#41+42 Globalization Part 1, Part 2
*************************************************
ORANGE= Important life knowlege
#201 Rethinking Civs.
#202 Money
#203 Disease, Trade, Migration
#204 War & Human Nature
#205 War and Civ.
#206 Climate Change
#207 Humans and Engery
#208 Drought and Famine
#215 Population and Sustainability
#216 Islam and Politics
#217 Mughal Empire
#220 WWII-War for Resources 
#221 Congo and Africa's World War
#222 Water and Classical Civs
#223 Israel and Palestine conflicts
#225 War and Nation Building in Latin America
#226 Iran's Rev
#228 Nonviolence and Peace Movements
 








Week of May 1st

Mr. Klaff Cool Writing Review Website- TEST 

Ch. 22 and 23 Outlines






Week of 4/24
  • Block Schedule Mon-Tues
  • Ch. 20 Test changed to FRIDAY 4/28
  • Practice Exam: Essays







        
Link for Get A Five website: Get A Five!

THIS WEEK
4/17 Monday, Per. 1-3-5
4/18 Tuesday, Per. 2-4-6
Wed- Fri Regular Schedule

NEXT WEEK 
4/24 Monday, Per. 1-3-5
4/25 Tuesday, Per. 2-4-6
Wed- Fri Regular Schedule

4/17-18, MON/TUES (2 hours)

  • Turn in DBQ stuff
  • Turn in Ch. 20 Review and Working With Evidence
IN CLASS time

1. Handout Ch. 20 Study Guide
2. Full Practice Exam- Mon-Multiple Choice
3. Do WWI Ppt-answer study guide questions
4. Go over DBQ's
5. Watch more Video HTS Modules. 
6. Talk about Ch. 20 Test
7. Discuss plan for Ch. 21
8. Reminder- Ch. 22-23 are your responsibility






ESSAYS: SHORT ANSWER QUESTION INFO








Spring Break Assignment Due Monday, 4/17

DBQ #1- Causes of WWI- Doc Q’s + outline
DBQ #2- Treaty of Versailles (Effects)- Doc Q’s + outline
p. 920- Ch. 20 Review (Words-What's the Significance?+4 questions Big Picture Questions) + p. 927 “Doing History”

READING CHUNKS:
Chapter 20: p. 873-880-unit preview+Pirates Chart
1. P. 881-891 WWI
2. P. 891-895 Great Depression
3. P. 895-907 Italy, Germany, Japan- Interwar years/Fascism
*****************************************************
4. P. 906-916 WWII
5. P. 916-920 Post WWII Europe- setting the stage for the Cold War
6. P. 920- Chapter Review (Words + 4 questions)
7. P. 922-27 Working With Evidence-Ideologies of the Axis Powers 
        (Mein Kampf + Japanese Nationalism)



Outline Pages are misnumbered! 1 & 2- flip them
2nd outline doesn't have room for a 4th paragraph, but squeeze it in.

DBQ 1 Buckets
1. Alliances
2. Militarism
3. Imperialism


DBQ 2 Buckets
1. Territorial Losses
2. Military Restrictions
3. Economic Reparations
4.     War Guilt Clause


Week of 4/3



READING: Chapter 19 Empires in Collision. 833-871
Fri. 3/31 p. 833-838
Sat. 4/1 p. 838-844
Sun. 4/2 p. 844-852
Mon. 4/3 p. 852-861 Japan 

Tue. 4/4 Yellow Pages/Phone Book
-Changing China, p. 863-871

Due Tuesday 4/4: DBQ stuff
1. All doc questions
2. Outline

Due Tuesday 4/4: Label Maps
1. Southeast Asia- don't color
2. Africa-don't color


Deliverables due next Thursday, 4/6
p. 861-2, Chapter Review-All
What’s the Significance
Big Picture Questions
p. 871 #1-4, Changing China questions









Week of 3/27
HOMEWORK: Ch. 18 Imperialism

Please watch:




Deliverables: 


2: p. 823 Vocab/What’s the Sig + 
    Big Picture Questions, #1-4, Due Thurs

3: Scramble for Africa p. 825-831, #1-4 on p. 831, Due Thurs

Reading:
#1 p. 787-792 (Fri)
#2 p. 793-798 (Sat)
#3 p. 798-801 (Sun)
#4 p. 802-813 (Mon-Tues)
#5 p. 813-823 (Wed)

Ch. 18 Test on Friday

















Week of 3/20 

CAASP Science Testing Monday and Tuesday

Tuesday- Finish DBQ Document Analysis sheets 

Also, create "buckets" (body paragraph categories) to write outline for DBQ essay- Due Friday

Wed- Continue with Ch. 17 PowerPoint Review
  • Ch. 17 Test this Friday, 3/24
  • Ch. 17 Study Guide due this Friday, 3/24- self service, plan ahead! HOMEWORK!
Thurs- PowerPoint Review Ch. 17-Study Guide

Fri. - Ch. 17 Test
  • Turn in Ch. 17 Study Guide
  • Turn in Flashcards #554-562
  • Turn in DBQ Outline/Guided Essay Worksheet, p. 109-10 of handouts            
                        

"HOW TO DBQ"

Winning Formula! Straight from RUBRIC!

  • Answer the Question!

  • Prove with Evidence!

  • Make Argument!

Introduction paragraph
  • Grabber- creative, eye-catching, relevant
  • Background-time, place, story, put question into context
  • Restate the question-connect it to background
  • Define key terms in question and weave into narrative
  • Thesis- clear and analytical position that answers the question and is derived from the evidence
  • Roadmap-Introduces insightful, analytical categories (buckets); may or may not be in the same sentence as the thesis
First Body Paragraph
  • Baby thesis- Strongly asserts a sub-claim that aligns with thesis and roadmap; may or may not be the first sentence in the paragraph. 
  • Evidence with citations
    • Purposefully selects significant concrete details that support baby thesis
    • Demonstrates a deep and nuanced understanding of the evidence
    • Uses all relevant documents
    • Includes parenthetical citations
  • Argument
    • Clearly and perceptively explains how evidence supports the baby thesis
    • Consistently shows deeper thinking in several ways:
      • Makes inferences
      • Considers context
      • Cross-references documents for consistencies and/or inconsistencies
      • Tackles counter-arguments
Second Body Paragraph-SAME
  • Baby thesis (sub-claim)
  • Evidence with citations
  • Argument
Third Body Paragraph-SAME
  • Baby thesis (sub-claim)
  • Evidence with citations
  • Argument
Conclusion
  • Restatement of thesis and main arguments
    • Reasserts thesis and main arguments using fresh language
    • Presents counter-argument or thesis limitations when appropriate
    • Missing document? What would make it better?
  • Clincher/significance/So what?
    • Persuasively suggests the importance of the topic and/or challenges the reader to think more deeply. May connect back to idea developed in the grabber/hook.
    











Week of 3/13 








Monday- Turn in Ch. 16 Take Home Test and Ch. 17 Notes
in class- Ch. 16 Review Charts - 2, Political Cartoon+Revolution comparison chart-turn in
Hand out Ch. 17 Study Guide

Tuesday- Ch. 16 French Revolution Review with Textbook- in class
Finish Crash Course- French Rev., Haitian Rev, Latin American Revs. 

Wed- Start Ch. 17- Industrial Revolution
PowerPoint- take notes/study guide

Thurs. Continue ppt

Fri- Continue and Start DBQ- Industrial Workers- Compare Japan and England- females



Week of 3/6 

Revolutions, End of Slavery, Nationalism, Feminism

1. Chapter 16 in class poster Presentations

        

2. Ch. 16 Take home test available 3/6- due next Monday, 3/13

  • Mon- get assignment/group
  • Tues- HTS different classroom- Fall of Rome Argument/debate
  • Wed- One day class time to prepare group Ch. 16 presentation- homework, too
  • Thurs- present, take notes on Ch. 16
  • Fri- present, take notes on Ch. 16

3. Chapter 17 at home- Rainbow Monkey Land Journal-due 3/13






Week of 2/27

Ch. 15 Global Christianity, Scientific Rev, Enlightenment
  • PowerPoint
  • Study Guide
  • Correct Guided Reading Questions
Ch. 15 Test this Friday March 3rd, Study Guide due before test on Friday

Winner of HTS Shark Tank Contest!

Katelyn Covert

Ariana Lyons

PowerPuff Girls!!!!

Great job!





Week of 2/21 Chapter 15- Cultural Transformations

Chapter 15, Section 1 GRQ's due on Tuesday- Read first section (4 questions)



This is a teacher resource website to help with Historical Thinking Skills
Use it to help you create your HTS gimmick, due this Friday, 2/24

Here is an example I found on an APUSH website (AP U.S. History)

















Ch. 14 Study Guide    Due date to be announced





Happy Valentines Day!



Week of 2/14 Chapter 14, Economic Transformations

Tues- Historical Thinking Skills Videos and Notes

Correct GRQ's Section 3, Wed. 2/14
The World Hunt: Fur in Global Commerce, p. 616-620
616
620

Correct GRQ's Section 4, Thurs. 2/15
Commerce in People: The Atlantic Slave Trade, p. 620-633

622
623
624
628






Week of 2/6-CH. 13 TEST on THURSDAY! 2/9

Reading Assignment & Guided Reading Question Assignment


Section 1, Due Monday, 2/6
Europeans and Asian Commerce, p. 602-611
GRQ's p. #'s
602
605
607
608

Section 2, Due Tuesday, 2/7
Silver and Global Commerce, p. 611-616
612

Section 3, Due Wed. 2/8
The World Hunt: Fur in Global Commerce, p. 616-620
616
620

Section 4, Due Thurs. 2/9
Commerce in People: The Atlantic Slave Trade, p. 620-633

622
623
624
628

CH. 13 TEST on THURSDAY! 2/9

2/10 LEAD Celebration- no class
Flashcards due Tuesday, 2/14



HEADS-up on Ch. 15- for our over-achievers :)


Ch. 15 Guided Reading Question Assignment

Section 1: GRQ 646, GRQ 652, GRQ 657
The Globalization of Christianity

Section 2: GRQ 659, GRQ 662
Persistence and Change in Afro-Asian Cultural Traditions

Section 3: GRQ 665, GRQ 667, GRQ 671, GRQ 674, GRQ 675
A New Way of Thinking: The Birth of Modern Science




Spring Semester Vocab 1/30-Flashcard words updated to 5/11/17

We made it! We will start off with Unit 4: 1450-1750 The Early Modern World


Chapter 13 Political Transformations
Chapter 14 Economic Transformations

Chapter 15 Cultural, Religious, and Scientific Transformations



Crash Course World History Must See TV! Review Units 2 & 3 


#13 Islam, Ch. 9
#14 Dark Ages, Ch. 10
#15 The Crusades, Ch. 10
#16 Mansa Musa, Ch. 6
#17 The Mongols, Ch. 11
#18 Int's Commerce- Ch. 7, 9, 10, 16
#19 Venice, Ch. 13
#20 Russia, Ch. 10
#21 Zheng He, Ch. 12
#22 The Renaissance, Ch. 12
Bonus Brunelleschi & the dome, Ch. 16
#23 The Columbian Exchange, Ch. 13
#24 The Atlantic Slave Trade, Ch. 14
#25 Spanish Empire/China and Japan, Ch. 12, 13
#26 Global Seven Years War
#27 Captain Cook









Fall Finals Week! 1/23-27

Monday     All classes review day out at 12:06
Tuesday    1st and 2nd period 12:07
Wed           3rd and 4th period 12:07
Thursday   5th and 6th period 12:07
Friday        Grade day and wrap up- AP classes with counselor PSAT score review A139

Final Info for WHAP Brigade- Practice AP Exam
  • 30 Multiple choice questions in 30 minutes
  • 1 short essay question 15 minutes
  • 1 Long essay OUTLINE-15 minutes
  • 2nd hour of class will be going over exam/correcting/discussing/building strategies for 5/11
Grades due in Infinite Campus Sunday, 1/29
Spring Semester starts Monday, 1/30 











Week of 1/17 (1/16 Monday, Holiday, MLK Day)

Tuesday- Finish Chapter 10 Study Guide

Wed-Ch. 10 Test

Thurs. - Start Ch. 12- 









  HAPPY NEW YEAR! 1/9/2017   

Welcome back and thank you for all of your patience during my 
extended absence. Thank you to Ms. Jacobus for keeping our ship on course. Everyone did a great job, worked together, and made the best of a difficult situation. Knowing that you were well prepared made my recovery go very smoothly. Thank you for your support. I could not have done it without you WHAP Brigade! 

New Vocabulary words are up for January
Monday, 1/16, is MLK Day and a holiday. The last day of class before finals is Friday, January 20th. Finals are the week of 1/23. We will be taking a practice AP World History Exam. I finally have access to tests with the new material. 

Week of 1/9- Chapter 10: Christendom, 600-1300
Turn in your Rainbow Monkey Land Notes on Monday, 1/9
Flashcards due Friday, 1/13
Study Guide due Friday, 1/13
Test Friday, 1/13
Click on AP Study Units and go to Ch. 10 for a summary

(Outline and Study Guide)

Crash Course Video Links

CC #15 Crusades (Chapter 10)
















Week of December 19th


We made it to winter break! Congratulations on all of your hard work. Please check with Ms. Jacobus for details and timing on work this week for Ch. 9. Your homework for winter break is to take Rainbow Monkey Land Notes on Ch. 10, due 1/9. We will start reviewing for the Chapter 10 test when we get back from break. 


"PPP" New Assignment: Unit 2 Arts and Crafts: PIRATES+Place=Pic

Due Date: 12/23 or 1/9
We need to fill-in our back wall with material from Unit 2- Ch. 3, 4, 5, 6
Create a colorful image using construction paper, or other materials, to help us review for the AP Exam. 
  • Step 1: Pick a civilization from any chapter in Unit 2 (3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Step 2: Pick a "PIRATES" theme

  • Step 3: Make a "PPP" (PIRATES+Place=Pic) (Write theme, place, your name) (Colorful)
Create an image (size min. 12"x12") that represents something significant from a specific place (region/empire/civilization/country) in Unit 2. Then select a "PIRATES" topic for the place. I must be able to tell the time period, the location, and historical significance (which PIRATES) from the picture you make just by looking at it. Write the name and year of the civilization and the PIRATES theme shown in your creation, and your name. You can make it fun by using a character, historical or imaginary, to tell your story. For example, SpongeBob dressed as a Buddhist monk in Ming China. Patrick spinning silk in Han China. A Narwhal dressed as a Senator in Ancient Rome giving a speech on democracy. Mickey Mouse building the Great Wall of China. Genghis Khan traveling/trading/conquering along the Silk Road. The person/character is not a requirement, just an idea.

You need to present your piece of art to the class and explain how it is connected to a "PIRATES" theme and why it is significant. (20 seconds) This will assure quality control. Please put time and thought into your picture. It will be graded on effort and your ability to follow the 3 steps listed above. Also, blast me with color! BIG AND BRIGHT! You can use non-period characters, or no characters. If you use a character, just make sure they are wearing, doing, showing, explaining, connecting your art to something significant that will help us review for the AP Exam in May.  

Due Date: 12/23 or 1/9 (1/9 if you want time to make it really cool....because you are artistic like that)  

Your pic should "show" us a theme from a civilization in Unit 2: (Look in the textbook!)

P Political, Gov't, State Building (conquering)
I Interactions between Humans and the Environment (irrigation)
R Religion
A Art and Architecture
T Technology (inventions)
E Economy (trade)
S Social and Gender Roles



WINTER BREAK ASSIGNMENT: Ch. 10 Cornell Notes, Due Jan. 9th. 




Week of December 12th

UP-UPDATES & NEW LINKS BELOW! 12/14 NO PRESENTATIONS! 

Sorry! Rainbow Monkey Land Notes for Chapter 9-Islam

Due next Tuesday 9/20






I'm in NYC at Trump Tower interviewing for a cabinet position- 

                        Secretary of Homeland Kindness!*


Good luck on your Chapter 8 test and really focus on chapter 9 information on Islam. It is important to understand the history of the religion and its role in global history and geopolitics in every unit from now on and especially in our world today. Make sure you can explain the difference between Sunni and Shia Islam. The Islamic world was an immense arena for exchange of goods, technology, and ideas. Follow the spread of the religion and note the many significant examples of cultural diffusion. 

*Just kidding. I am at home in bed. These are pics from our great East Coast Adventure LAST Xmas:)






Week of December 5th

Nothing to post for this week. Sounds like you are still working on Ch. 8.
These are pics from our trip LAST year to DC, NY and Philly. Yes, I really did have hip replacement surgery and I am at home in bed. I didn't make it up so I could go on this awesome trip;)

Left side: Asami at the Supreme Court- xmas tree in lobby
Right side: Asami and her mommy at the Library of Congress-xmas tree in lobby 

I'll add some more next week. Hope you are doing well. Please work hard!

I miss you!!!!!


Week of November 28th

Welcome back! Hope you had a good break.

Chapter 8 is on China...again...and not our last visit.

Please click on links for Chapter 8 resources:


Ch. 8 Outline             Ch. 8 Study Guide














































Week of 1
1/21-Thanksgiving Break 

DUE DATE ALERT!!!!

DBQ Mongol Essay due date changed to Friday, 12/2









Week of 11/14- The Silk Road



Hipster Mission 
Complete and Successful!

Click on AP Study Units for Ch. 7 Files

Monday- Squad Assignments, work day
               Turn in Ch. 7 Notes

Tuesday- Chapter 11 test
                Turn in Ch. 11 Study Guide
                Ch. 7 Work Day


Wednesday- Work Day

Thursday- Sart Presentations

Friday Video Day- Journey of Man
                Turn in Flashcards
















Platoon Lieutenants! I added Chapter 7 info on the AP Units of Study Page-FYI-




Week of 11/7- Updates 11/9

GREAT job on presentations! I am so proud of you! What a great WHAP Brigade and what great Platoons and Squads! Squad Goals achieved! And thank you for the going away Hipster Party. 

Some Reminders/Due Dates/Changes:

11/14 Due Monday 
  • Ch. 7 Notes
11/15 Due Tuesday 
  • Ch. 11 TEST!
  • Ch. 11 in class notes (clean-up at home) 
  • Study Guide answers for Ch. 11- Mongols
11/28 Due Monday After break
  • DBQ Essay- turn in to Mr. Melchor (5th period to Ms. Jacobus-Sub)

Plan for week of 11/14: We will start Chapter 7 on the Silk Road. Platoon Lieutenants will be in charge of making Squad soldier assignments. Each squad MUST create a work plan on Monday, 11/14, to be immediately approved by the Platoon Lieutenant and then turned in when you present. You did a great job with Ch. 11, so let's see what you've got for Chapter 7! The Silk Road - BRING IT! Same format. You might need to make posters if the laptop thing doesn't work out. Plan ahead. 

Monday- Squad members assigned, chunk assigned, work plan created.  (work day)
Tuesday- Ch. 11 Test day and work day
Wednesday- Last chance work day/rehearse
Thursday- Begin Squad presentations - con't after break 
Friday- watch "The Journey of Man" video and answer questions/handout

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Homework: Go to the "Get-A-Five" Website and watch the "How to DBQ" videos. Take notes and use the information and rubric to write your Mongol DBQ Essay- due 11/28.





Pending...


Week of 11/28-After Thanksgiving Break-Chapter 8- China


Friday- Video, Video of Man, answer questions

Week of 12/5- FINISH Chapter 8, Start   Chapter 9

12/5
12/6
12/7
12/8
12/9-Video Journey of Man, answer questions

Week of 12/12- Finish Ch. 9 and Start Ch. 10
12/12
12/13
12/14
12/15
12/16- Video- Journey of Man, answer questions


Week 12/19-Finish Ch. 10 and Start Ch. 11
12/19
12/20
12/21
12/22
12/23-Video- Journey of Man, answer questions


Winter Break Assignment!
Due next year;)

Week of 10/31 Happy Halloween and Hello November! 

This week we will work together to teach and learn Chapter 11- The Mongols. p. 457-487, Test on 11/10-next Thurs.

Mon- Platoon Mission-Squad Goals-Getting ready- assigning groups, going over outline. Grading rubric, expectations, timing.

Tues- Work Day
Wed- Work Day

Thurs- Study Guide/DBQ stuff 

END OF THE QUARTER-GRADES DUE
Fri- MINIMUM DAY-school is out at 12:06
Start presentations
Due this Friday- flashcards + opener (last one until Jan)



WHAP 
Brigade Mission
This week create Platoons and a Ch. 11 plan of attack. See Kaizen- below.



Ch. 11 Video Links


Shortened Day Schedule 
Friday, 11/4
Period 0 7:00 7:50 50
Period 1 8:00 8:35 35
Period 2 8:42 9:17 35
Period 3 9:24 9:59 35
Period 4 10:06 10:42 36
Period 5 10:49 11:24 35
Period 6 11:31 12:06 35
Period 7 12:43 1:18 35


Next Week- Heads-up


Mon-Tues-Wed.
-Presentations/Notes/Study Guide
-Alair's last day=Wed. 11/9
-Ch. 11 Test on Thursday, 11/10
-FRIDAY is VETERANS-11/11

Send Alair emails- anytime

allison-alair@scusd.edu
Questions, comments, suggestions for improvement. 

Thank you for your support during this very difficult personal time.




Kaizen Kick-off! WHAP Brigade to the Rescue!
Constant improvement, or Kaizen, is how Japanese companies maintain quality products and excellent customer service. I am going to be out for total hip replacement surgery starting 11/10. We are going to maintain academic quality and rigor in the face of a difficult challenge. If you see room for improvement, or have an idea about how to make things better, speak up and let me know right away. Your input is welcome. I might not always use your exact idea, but I will listen and incorporate it into the big picture. 

We are going to prepare for each chapter test by assigning chunks to WHAP Brigade Squads, then the Squad will become experts on their chunks and teach them to the Platoon(class) (including Study Guide questions and answers). Visual aids are mandatory- PowerPoint and/or posters. Instead of textbook Cornell Notes, you will take in-class "regular" notes. Our goals is to stay flexible and work together to invent a new learning processes. You are responsible for your own learning (now and for the rest of your life!). I am your coach. The coach has been benched :) 

I'll maintain the website from home and communicate with you and Ms. Jacobis. Please check here for updates and send me all of your thoughts/ideas/questions/concerns. Please help me anticipate any problems or obstacles or cracks. Please send everything to my school email: Allison-Alair@scusd.edu. 

My hipster surgery is on 11/10. I should be able to respond the following week and help you with any DBQ Mongol Essay questions during Thanksgiving break. My goal is to keep you focused on May 11th and the AP Exam- no matter what else is going on around us. We can do this! Please spend time on the AP College Board Website learning about "how the test works" and create your own review plan. There are endless resources on the Internet and you should have your study guide binders in order at home- one for each quarter. Binder 1 should be chapters 1-6.





























Great Job Sophomore Class!
Homecoming was AWESOME!!!!    
Our own WHAP Brigade Caster-Troy led the class of 2019 to amazing success for all of the homecoming activities. Congratulations!

We will get back on track this week with Chapter 6- "The Others" 600 BCE-1200 CE. Not considered part of the Great Empires for this time period, Africa, the Americas and Pacific Oceania, are covered in this final chapter for Unit 2-The Second Wave. This chapter is important because you need to know details in order to compare civilizations. You will be asked to compare famous Golden Age empires to these, not so famous, "other" civilizations. They will try to trick you by asking obscure questions about "PIRATES" details- like identifying monuments, writing, art, crops, etc. Look closely at every picture you see, read notes in the textbook margins, and always read the "Working with Evidence" at the end of every chapter for tips and clues.

THIS WEEK
10/24 Monday- PowerPoint & Study Guide               
10/25 Tuesday-PowerPoint & Study Guide
10/26 Wednesday- Document Based Study- the Mongols
10/27 Thursday- Ch. 11 preview/groups
10/28 Friday- Test on Chapter 6 and singing, or course:)                                     

Due Friday- Opener, Study Guide (before test!), Flashcards

Due Monday, 10/31- your Halloween costume:)

Due Monday, 11/14 Rainbow Monkey Land Journal Ch. 7
Commerce and Culture-SILK ROAD p. 272-279 (intro-read only), notes p. 281-311, Working w/ Evidence p. 312-321 



















Heads-up:

-No Rainbow Monkey Land Journal for Chapter 8- China- you will be working on the entire chapter in class and you will teach your "chunk" to the class.

-Flashcard words are listed all the way through January- click Vocab button

-Alair's last day is Wed., Nov. 9th. -Out for hip surgery

-Friday, Nov. 11th is a school holiday, Veteran's Day

-Thanksgiving Assignment- you will have one

-Winter break Assignment- you will have one

-Chapter 11 is on the Mongols and we will work on the DBQ Essay with/during Ch. 11









Ch. OutlineWeek of October 17th Happy Homecoming Week!

Be careful with your time this week! There's a lot going on. 
  • Monday- Alair out- take Ch 6/7 notes in class
  • Tuesday- Turn in Ch. 6 Rainbow Monkey Land Journal and Present your DBQ Doc. to class/fill-in Doc Analysis Sheet and p. 55-56 for all documents, Ch. 6 Study Guide available
  • Wed- PSAT- only 20 minutes in class
  • Thurs- "Regular" short class Thursday- Ch. 6 PowerPoint in class
  • Fri- Rally Schedule- Ch. 6 PowerPoint in class
  • DUE FRI- Flashcards, Openers
We are moving this week's chapter 6 test to next Friday- 10/28 and shifting everything a week back.  Chapter 12 by January!


Unit III-Heads-up: These are available under "AP Study Units" Unit 3






Week of October 10th 
Great job on the Ch. 4 test! 

Unit II Second Wave Civilizations: 
This week we will be working on the same Empires in Ch. 5, but focusing on Social Structures. Next week, we will be wrapping up the "Great Civilizations/Empires" by comparing them to some "not-so-famous" empires, asking if their histories paralleled the Eurasian patterns, or explored alternative possibilities- Africa, Americas, and Pacific Oceania. Please read with a focus on comparing and contrasting, so we will have plenty of ammunition to write some amazing essays! Some serious stockpiling of info. in your brain so you are ready for battle come May 11th! 

WHAP Brigade Warriors...
...are you with me?!?!? 
We can do this!
Huzzah!
Due? Do?
Ch. 5 Test this Friday, Ch. 5 Study Guide Due Friday, Flashcards due Friday, Openers due Friday. 
Due Monday 10/10- Rainbow Monkey Land Journal Entry #5, and due NEXT Monday, Rainbow Monkey Land Journal #6. Hard copy Ch. 6 outlines on front table and here online.








Week of 10/3 Happy October! 

This week Ch. 4 - 600-600 Religion/Culture 
Eurasia/North Africa Civilizations


          


     HAPPY 
     HALLOWEEN!


Monday- Ch. 4 Notes Due TODAY@beginning of class, Ch. 5 notes assigned- due 10/10-next Monday, Chapter 4- Lesson in class, take notes, do Ch. 4 study guide-due this Friday

Start Ch. 4 lecture/lesson- Second Wave Civs. Eurasia/North Africa 600-600
Religion: Intro + China (Legalism, Confucianism, Daoism

Tuesday- Ch. 4 lecture/lesson- India- Hinduism- Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Buddhism

Wednesday-Ch. 4 lecture/lesson- Monotheism- Zoroastrianism, Judaism, 

Thursday-Ch. 4 lecture/lesson-Greek rationalism, Christianity, Comparing Religions

Friday- Chapter 4 Test- 35 questions, multiple choice
Study Guide Due-Ch. 4, Flashcards due, Heads-up for Ch. 5 Notes due Monday, 10/10

Ch. 5 Outline- notes for next Monday- START NOW!
CH. 6 Outline- notes due next, next Monday- 10/17


Week of 9/26

Monday-Test on Chapters 1+2 (Turn in Study Guide)
Tuesday-Ch. 3 ppt lecture/review and Study Guide answers
Wednesday-same
Thursday-same
Friday- Test on Ch. 3, Turn in Ch. 3 Study Guide, Flashcards, Opener

Homework: Use outline to take notes on Chapter 4- Due next Monday, 10/3
Daily flashcards, openers




Week of 9/19  - Schedule CHANGE! LEAD Celebration this Friday during 1st and 2nd period                                                                                                                                                                            
1. Chapter 1 and 2 Test changed to MONDAY, 9/26                                                                                                                                         
2. Study Guide for Ch. 1+2 Available- due MONDAY right before test                                                                                                                                            
3. Ch. 2 Group Teaching WED-THURS- in class      
4. Homework: Weekly flashcards, Cornell Notes, Ch. 4                                                                                                              
5. Start on Ch. 4 Cornell Notes: Due Next, NEXT Monday 10/3                                                                                                  
6. Ch. 4 CN outline available                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                                              

STUDY GUIDE Ch. 1 + 2 Test due  
(Go to AP Study Unites for file-handed out in class 9/19)


Unit I-(Go to AP Study Unites for files)
Ch. 1 First Farmers-global
       Ch. 1 Cornell Notes Outline-on Study Unit Page
Ch. 2 First Civilizations-global
       Ch. 2 Cornell Notes Outline-on Study Unit Page

Unit 1 Key Concept Study Guide-on Study Unit Page

Unit II (Go to AP Study Unites for files)

Eurasia/NorthArica 600 BCE-600 CE

Ch. 3 State and Empire
       Ch. 3 Cornell Notes Outline

Ch. 4 Culture and Religion
        Ch. 4 Cornell Notes Outline

Ch. 5 Society and Inequality
        Ch. 5 Cornell Notes Outline

Ch. 6 Commonalities and Variations- Africa, Americas, Oceana 600 BCE-1200 CE 
        Ch. 6 Cornell Notes Outline

Unit 2 Key Concept Study Guide











"Remind" app link                                                                                 AlairWorld-WHAP 2016-17
      Why Take AP?                                                                                                  
Ms. Alair, 1987, Ground Zero
      WEEK of 9/12    
Unit 1-Chapters 1 & 2:
Technological & Environmental Changes
8,000 BCE - 600 BCE
Key Concepts Unit 1 Sheet      

Homework- continue reading and taking                   
Cornell Notes on Ch. 3. Due next Monday, 9/19
Daily flashcards, Daily opener answers. (more pending)

Monday
Turn in Fri. Flashcards, Turn in Daily opener sheet for 9/9, Turn in "Making it Stick"
Correct Summer Assignment: Maps, Ch. 1 Questions, Ch. 1 Videos
                                                                                                                                                                                  December, 2015
Tuesday
Continue Correcting/Reviewing Ch. 1

Wednesday
Chapter 2- Correct chapter questions, video questions/prepare group presentations

Thursday
First civilizations- group posters-present to class

Friday- Unit 1 test, Chapters 1 & 2, vocabulary, AP Exam Framework and Process:
AP Regions, AP Themes, 6 AP Date Designations/Unit names, AP Test Design, 


Week of 9/6
Flashcard Friday! Every Friday you need to turn in your own, self-made cards on a ring. Half cards O.K! punch holes in the left, top corner. See daily opener and website for words. We will have 1,200 for the year.
  • Tuesday- AP Exam & Course description/details= turn in activity sheet when done (by 9/10), Correct summer assignment, student discussion- Jared Diamond Article. (homework)
  • Wed.- Taking Notes this year- what to do for each chapter, Ch. 1 ppt slides-take notes, school-wide handbook reading.
  • Thurs.-Finish correcting Summer Assignment
  • Fri- Alair out@Kaiser- in class work (will check flashcards on Monday), Bring textbook, start reading and taking notes on Ch. 3. Rally schedule. 


Week of 9/1/16
Welcome Message from Coach Alair:
This is a college course with a college textbook and a fast, college pace. We will read one chapter every week. Most of the AP Exam focuses on writing. This is your first AP class, so you must create new systems and tools to be successful now and in future AP classes. Everyone learns differently, so you must customize the course to meet your needs. I am only your AP Coach. You are teaching yourself and preparing for the AP World History Exam on 5/11/17. You must take responsibility for your learning, just like in college. This is all on you. I am only here to help....and cheer you on! You can do it! Go team! Siss-boom-bah!

Warning:
There is no whining in AP, so brace yourself for a difficult, fun, and challenging year. A positive mental attitude will help you through the tough spots. This class is voluntary. If it appears too difficult, or you don't have the time to be successful in the class, then you have a choice- drop the class and change to college prep world history, or talk to me about getting extra help and support. You cannot transfer out later in the semester. See counselor for details. Please assess your personal situation and make a decision during the first week of class. I will not be following you around reminding you to turn things in, or study. 

Changes:
We will have a new textbook this year along with a course redesign and AP Exam format changes. Please use my website to stay up-to-date on assignments and homework. Studying/review for the exam starts TODAY! You will build your own study guide each day by maintaining a class binder. The more organized you are, the better you will do on the test. If you pass the test, you will earn college credit and free up valuable (expensive) college time for other courses. AP World HIstory will also boost your high school GPA- your 4.0 A is now worth 4.3. 

Cornell Notes: 
Take a deep breath. You must read the entire textbook and take Cornell Notes on every chapter. There are no shortcuts. All college history classes require a great deal of reading. You will not get credit for notes that don't follow the guidelines. There are many samples and videos on the Internet for Cornell Notes. Please do not complain about Cornell Notes. This skill will get you through college, so get used to it. 





WHAP Course Description- AP Central College Board Site (Use this to complete homework handout)




AP World History

Summer Assignment

Hello and welcome to LEAD AP World History at Rosemont High School. Please visit the College Board Website for details regarding the AP World History Exam on May 11th, 2017. Please click the link to the Summer Assignment Sheet file to read the complete assignment and details. You can also access the files by clicking the "Summer Assignment" button at the top of this page.

Get started on your Summer Assignment right away, because it is a lot of work. Everything is due on the first day of school. I am looking forward to meeting you in September!
                                           
Ms. Alair
Questions?
Send me an email:
Allison-Alair@scusd.edu

AP World History Exam CHANGES for 2017:


Assignment Overview and Video Links 

PART 1                                                            
1. Read Chapter 1 Textbook Reading, p. 1-44
        "First Things First"
2. Complete p. 44 "Second Thoughts"
        "What's the Significance?" List of 20 words 
        "Big Picture Questions" #1-5

VIDEO LINKS

PART 2                                                            
1. Read Textbook Chapter 2, p. 61-90
        "First Civilizations"
2. Complete p. 90 "Second Thoughts"
        "What's the Significance?" List of 13 words 
        "Big Picture Questions" #1-4

VIDEO LINKS


PART 3-Vocab                                                    
AP World History Vocabulary-Assignment Sheet (file) p. 5

PART 4-Maps                                                    
MAPS- See Assignment Sheet (file) pages 6-11


FYI






P.I.R.A.T.E.S
Political-State building/governments
Interaction w/environment-dams, pollution, roads
Religion- the major world religions
Art/Architecture/Literature
Technology- Science, transportation, communication
Economy- trade routes, networks, 
Social Structures- role of women



Review Web Pages

PowerPoint: Go to Review page files

Sign-up for "Get-A-Five" website

AP is a lot of time and work. Effort=outcome

Just for fun!
Llamas! Video 
Indian Dance? Video 
 

Ryoma Sakamoto-Japanese Navy
"wanna be" pirate 
__________________________ 


Infinite Campus
Please check Infinite Campus for grades. Please let me know if you find a discrepancy. If you are absent, the school policy is that you are allowed one day for each day that you are absent to turn in missed work. 

Extra credit is available and students should meet with Ms. Alair to discuss which option is best for them. The extra credit points can only be applied to test scores. There is no way to make up points for not doing daily assignments/homework. No late work!








Asami's O-Jiisan



KyoMizu Temple-Kyoto, Japan

Asami &
Ryoma Sakamoto-Japanese Samurai Hero of the Bakumatsu!


WORDS TO LIVE BY and LIFE LESSONS
Alair Family Motto:
        "Cheer up, things will get worse."                                                             -Neil Alair

More positive Alair Family Motto-:
            "You can't stop the waves, but you                                     can learn to surf" 
                                    -Jon Kabat-Zinn

Alair philosophy- "It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we must take seriously."

"Chewing gum, makes you dumb!" - Allison Alair (Makes you look like your IQ is 10 points lower)

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever."  -Gandhi

"The mind is everything. You think what you become."  -Buddha

"Life is suffering." - Buddha




















"WHAP"
World History 
Advanced Placement

"Yes We Can!"
Si se puede!
私たちにはできます!

Classwork/Homework

Calendar

Week #1
Sept. 1-Thursday
 Welcome/Syllabus/Textbooks
 -Turn in Summer Assignment

Sept. 2-Friday 
AP Course/Exam Overview
-Homework-
1. Parents-sign class contract
2. Kids-sign up online for AP College Board Account@
apstudent.collegebaord.org
Reading: Jared Diamond article- just read/highlight/annotate. Be ready for class discussion on Tuesday.

Week #2
Sept. 5- Labor Day- No School

Sept. 6- Tuesday
-Sign up for class "Remind" app
-Turn in Making in Stick!
-Turn in Course Contract/                  Parent Signature Page

Sept. 7-Wednesday

Sept. 8-Thursday

Sept. 9-Friday

Week of 9/12
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday- Test on Summer Assignment Content 9/16


FYI
2016 AP Exam Review (last year)
Website Links to Unit Outlines

Technological and Environmental Transformations
8,000 BCE-600 BCE, Textbook Ch. 1-3

Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies
600 BCE-600 CE, Textbook Ch. 4-5

Regional and Transregional Interactions
600 CE-1450, Textbook Ch. 6-12

Global Interactions
1450-1750, Textbook Ch. 13-16

Industrialization and Global Integration
1750-1900, Textbook Ch. 17-21

Accelerating Global Change and Realignments
1900-present, Textbook Ch. 22-29

Cracking the Exam +++++ppt's
Scroll down to "Strategies" on Farshtey PAGE
Farshtey Page
STRATEGIES: 
What to expect & how to prepare for the exam.
Tackling the Essays PowerPoint
Condensed Writing Tips for the AP WH Exam
The Multiple Choice Section
Cracking the Multiple Choice PowerPoint

Burnett Page