Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year!!!

Find the necessary information for your class through the links below (or use the sidebar):


Geography & World Cultures!


Participation in Government!















2015/16 Materials:

Resources to study for the Global History Regents:



Unit 9 Exam: Economic Changes/Interdependence


Unit 8 Exam: Cold War


Unit 7 Exam: Nationalism/Independence Movements


Cycle 2 Honors Assignment:  Write a 1-2 page paper about one of the following historical figures:  Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Ho Chi Minh, Kemal Ataturk, Jomo Kenyatta, or Kwame Nkrumah.


Papers should answer the following prompt: How did this individual successfully fight for the independence of their nation?


Unit 6 Exam: World War II


Atomic Bomb Argumentative Essay:  Use the following sources to support your claim or to address the counterclaim.  Be sure that you clearly cite all sources used!!!


http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=0514

http://www.ushistory.org/us/51g.asp

http://www.historyextra.com/feature/second-world-war/was-us-justified-dropping-atomic-bombs-hiroshima-and-nagasaki-during-second

http://www.authentichistory.com/1939-1945/1-war/4-Pacific/4-abombdecision/2-support/

http://www.authentichistory.com/1939-1945/1-war/4-Pacific/4-abombdecision/3-against/


Unit 5 Exam: Totalitarianism


***Anyone who missed the class discussion on the Holocaust can make up the grade by writing a 1 page response to one of the following prompts:


Why do you believe so many ordinary Germans participated in the Holocaust?


or


Who do you believe is most responsible for the Holocaust?  Why did you choose these people/person?


End of Cycle 1 Survey


Unit 4 Exam


Unit 4 Honors Assignment:  Choose one of the primary combatants in World War I (France, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire) and write one page that explains the following:

  • Why did this country become involved in World War I?
  • Would you describe this country's participation as successful or not?  Explain your answer.
  • How did the war end for this country?  Do you consider them a winner or loser?  Explain your position.
Due 12/4


Unit 3 Exam


Unit 3 Honors Assignment:  Use class notes and independent research to write a 1 page about the following prompt:  Choose one of the following resistance movements (Sepoy Mutiny, Boxer Rebellion, or Zulu Resistance) and evaluate whether or not you consider this movement to be successful or not.

Due: 11/13



Haitian Revolution assignment due 10/27 (Tuesday):  Write one paragraph based on the following prompt: Based on what you have learned about modern and historical Haiti, do you consider the Haitian Revolution to be a success story?


Use the following video to find information about historical and modern Haiti (start at approximately the 33:00 minute mark):


http://www.pbs.org/wnet/black-in-latin-america/featured/haiti-the-dominican-republic-an-island-divided-watch-full-episode/165/


Unit 2 Honors Assignment:  Use class notes and independent research to write 1 page about the following prompts:  Explain why Russia was the first country to have a Communist revolution.  Do you think that this revolution improved Russia?  Explain why or why not.

Due: 10/20


Unit 2 Exam


Unit 1 Exam


Industrial Revolution DBQ Essay due Monday, 10/5!!!


Global 3: Info

































End of Year Survey


Unit 4 Exam


Napoleon


Reign of Terror


Unit 4 Preassessment


Unit 3 Exam


4/24:  European Exploration


Use the following links to find information about specific European explorers.


http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/index.htm


http://europeanexplorers.weebly.com/index.html



Unit 3 Preassessment



Unit 2 Exam


4/13:  Use the links below to help find information for your Scientific Revolution mini project:


Newton:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists/isaacnewton.html

http://www.livescience.com/4965-isaac-newton-changed-world.html

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/newton.html

Galileo:

http://sciencewithme.com/learn-about-galileo-galilei/

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Galileo_Galilei.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/galileo-9305220

Gutenberg:

http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/gutenberg.html

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Gutenberg.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/johannes_gutenberg.php

Da Vinci:

http://www.history.com/topics/leonardo-da-vinci

http://arthistory.about.com/cs/namesdd/a/leonardo.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/leonardo-da-vinci-40396

Kepler:

http://www.houseandhome.org/johannes-kepler-facts

http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/JohannesKepler/

http://www.famousscientists.org/johannes-kepler/

Copernicus:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8661753_nicolaus-copernicus-kids.html

http://www.biography.com/people/nicolaus-copernicus-9256984

http://www.space.com/15684-nicolaus-copernicus.html



Unit 2 Preassessment



Unit 1 Exam


TAKE THIS SURVEY!!!



EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS DUE 6/13!!!  Every paragraph completed to meet the standards will remove a 0 (or add additional points if you have no 0's) from your grade report.


Extra Credit Assignments


Review Day 3: Political Changes

Political Changes: Notes

Political Changes: Practice Questions


Review Day 2: Turning Points

Turning Points: Notes

Turning Points Review: Practice Questions


Review Day 1:  Empires

Empires: Notes

Empires Review: Practice Questions


5/22:  Use the following link to find the notes on Enlightenment philosophers:


Enlightenment Thinkers


5/8-5/9:  MAKE SURE TO FINISH DBQ PACKET BY MONDAY!  I will be grading your completion of the DBQ at the beginning of class on Monday.


Here is the DBQ essay assignment and the accompanying outline:


Conquest DBQ (pages 11-21)


Assignment and Outline



5/1: Use the following links to complete the Age of Exploration webquest:


Part 1:  http://www.thepirateking.com/bios/index.htm


Part 2:  http://www.pbs.org/opb/conquistadors/mexico/mexico.htm


Part 3:  http://s3.amazonaws.com/engrade-myfiles/4061011315599392/SlaveryWS.pdf




3/24:  Use the links below to help find information for your Scientific Revolution mini project:


Newton:

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/scientists/isaacnewton.html

http://www.livescience.com/4965-isaac-newton-changed-world.html

http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/scientists/newton.html

Galileo:

http://sciencewithme.com/learn-about-galileo-galilei/

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Galileo_Galilei.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/galileo-9305220

Gutenberg:

http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/gutenberg.html

http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Gutenberg.htm

http://www.ducksters.com/biography/johannes_gutenberg.php

Da Vinci:

http://www.history.com/topics/leonardo-da-vinci

http://arthistory.about.com/cs/namesdd/a/leonardo.htm

http://www.biography.com/people/leonardo-da-vinci-40396

Kepler:

http://www.houseandhome.org/johannes-kepler-facts

http://kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/JohannesKepler/

http://www.famousscientists.org/johannes-kepler/

Copernicus:

http://www.ehow.com/info_8661753_nicolaus-copernicus-kids.html

http://www.biography.com/people/nicolaus-copernicus-9256984

http://www.space.com/15684-nicolaus-copernicus.html

3/21:  Renaissance (continued)


Impact of Renaissance Ideas


3/20: Renaissance Europe


Beginnings of the Renaissance


Mongol Empire DBQ Essay due Monday, 3/17!!!


Mongol Empire DBQ Assignment (see Mr. Nielsen for documents)


3/10:  Japanese Feudalism


Japanese Feudalism 



2/24: Byzantine Influence


Byzantine Influence on Russia


For break, complete any of the following assignments that you are missing:


Unit 2 Quiz:

Unit 2 Quiz


DBQ Essay:

Essay Assignment

Ancient Greece DBQ

Ancient Rome DBQ



2/7:  Fall of Rome


http://www.history.com/news/history-lists/8-reasons-why-rome-fell


Complete Ancient Greece DBQ over break!!!  Due Tuesday, February 4th!!!


Ancient Greece DBQ



1/23:  Alexander the Great


http://www.biography.com/people/alexander-the-great-9180468


http://www.history.com/topics/alexander-the-great


Alexander the Great Quotes



Unit 2 Vocab HW due Tuesday, 1/21!


Unit 2 Vocab Wordlist



1/21:  Greek Philosophers

Socrates

Plato

Aristotle


1/17:  Greek Government


http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/


http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/menu.html


1/16:  Greek Mythology


http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/greeks/religion/greekmyths.htm

http://greece.mrdonn.org/myths.html

http://www.theoi.com



ATTENTION:  The unit 1 exam will be on Tuesday, January 

14.  ALL MISSING WORK FOR THIS UNIT MUST BE 

COMPLETED BY THIS DATE.



1/8:  Use the following website to answer the provided questions about Hinduism and buddhism:


Hinduism & Buddhism


1/7:  Use the following website to answer the provided questions about your assigned section about the Indus River Valley:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/indus_valley/


1/6:  Use the following website to answer the provided questions about your assigned Mesopotamian City-State:


http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html


1/2:  Use the following website to answer the provided questions about Ancient Egypt:


http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/menu.html



12/20:  Use the following website to find out information about the impact of geography on civilizations:


http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/global/themes/geography/index.cfm



Culture/Cultural Diffusion HW due Friday (12/20)!!!




12/16:  Use the presentation below to fill out the graphic organizer 

on the 8 characteristics of a civilization (powerpoint can also be 

downloaded by clicking on the unit 1 tab on the right, and 

downloading the presentation of the same name)



8 Characteristics of Civilization


Paleolithic/Neolithic Journal Entries due Monday 

(12/16)!!!


Directions:


Choose to set your story in either the Paleolithic or Neolithic Era.
Diary entries should be at least 2 paragraphs long.
Use at least 3 facts from the lesson or your previous knowledge.
Add one picture to go with your entry.
Be Creative!!!  I have to read these; I don’t want to be bored.
Example'Dear Diary, Today I followed a herd of elk with my bow and arrow. I didn't make the shot, so there was no meat for dinner. Instead we ate berries gathered from...'"




Unit 1 Vocab assignment due Friday (12/13)!!!
















NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 

TUESDAY, 12/3!!!


12/5 - 12/6: World Geography & Cultures Final!


  • 25 multiple choice questions
      -  10 DBQ's

      -  Matching (countries with regions)

      -  Writing Response (1 paragraph)


* Final will be open notebook


11/22:  Homework:


1.)  Summarize why there is a civil war in Syria

2.)  Who currently has the advantage in the conflict, the government, or the rebels?

3.)  What are other countries currently doing about the conflict?

4.)  Why is the conflict is Syria considered important for the international community?

5.)  What do you think the United States should do about the conflict in Syria?  Stay out of it?  Attack the Syrian government?  Provide support to the rebels?  Try to negotiate a peace?  Explain your answer.


11/18:  Homework:


Read through the articles (given out in class) about the West Bank settlements and answer the following questions:

1.)  What are West Bank settlements?  Why are they holding up the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians?

2.)  Why do many Israelis believe that it is okay to create settlements in the West Bank? Provide at least 2 reasons.

3.)  Why do many Palestinians believe that the Israelis should stop all settlements in the West Bank?  Provide at least 2 reasons.

4.)  Which side do you agree with?  Explain why.








11/14:  Resources for the Israeli - Palestinian Conflict


http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/02/explaining-israeli-palestinian-conflict.html


http://www.cfr.org/israel/crisis-guide-israeli-palestinian-conflict/p13850


http://www.slideshare.net/nallgyer/israeli-palestinian-conflict-student-version


http://cmes.arizona.edu/sites/cmes.arizona.edu/files/The%20Israeli-Palestinian%20Conflict%20A%20Lesson%20in%20Perspective.pdf


http://www-tc.pbs.org/pov/pdf/promiese/promises-timeline.pdf





11/7:  BE SURE TO CITE YOUR SOURCES:


www.easybib.com


UPDATES:  

Anyone researching the war on the Democratic Republic of Congo should check this out:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/world/africa/m23-rebels-democratic-republic-congo.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/world/africa/peacekeepers-in-congo-to-focus-on-another-rebel-group.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0


Anyone researching poaching should check this out:


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/in-a-message-to-poachers-us-to-destroy-its-ivory.html?ref=todayspaper




10/28:  Drug Trafficking in Mexico


HW:  In a TIED paragraph, respond to the following prompt:  What do you think Mexico should do to solve its violence problem?






10/25:  Deforestation


Use the following resources to answer these scaffolding questions and writing prompt:


Why is the Amazon Rainforest important to humans?

What is causing deforestation in the Amazon?

What negative consequences does deforestation have for people?






Write a paragraph length written response to the following prompt:  Explain why deforestation is an important world issue.


http://visual.ly/deforestation-amazon-rainforest

http://www.edf.org/blog/2013/03/20/tragedy-and-transformation-deforestation-amazon

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WorldOfChange/deforestation.php

http://www.oneworldeducation.org/sites/default/files/deforestation_reflection_0.pdf



10/24:  Pizarro v. Incas


Step #1:  Read the article titled Collision at Cajamarca and answer the following questions:

1.) What advantages did the Incas seemingly have over the Spanish?

2.)  What was the result of the confrontation between the Spanish and the Incas?

3.)  What technological advantages did the Spanish have?

4.)  What psychological/organizational advantages did the Spanish have?

Step #2:  Write a paragraph response to the following prompt:  

Why were the Spanish able to conquer the Incas instead of the other way around?







10/22:  Mesoamerican Civilization Resources:


View the document labeled "Mesoamerican Readings" here: Unit #3: Latin America


You can also use the following internet sources:


Mayans:

http://www.civilization.ca/cmc/exhibitions/civil/maya/mmc01eng.shtml

http://www.history.com/topics/maya


Aztecs:

http://www.history.com/topics/aztecs

http://www.aztec-history.com/


Incas:

http://incas.mrdonn.org/quickhistory.html

http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/cultures/the_americas/incas.aspx


Olmecs:

http://www.aztec-history.com/olmec-civilization.html

  








10/15:  Climate Change in NYC:


Use this article to find 3 ways that climate change could affect NYC: 

http://www.livescience.com/37549-climate-change-new-york-city-nyc-global-warming.html


Use one of the following articles to find 3 ways that NYC is 

preparing for climate change:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/11/us-climate-newyork-plan-idUSBRE95A10120130611

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/science/Is_NYCs_Climate_Plan_Enough_to_Win_the_Race_Against_Rising_Seas_insideclimate.html


Writing Prompt:  Do you think NYC is doing enough to prepare for 

climate change?  Explain why or why not. (1 paragraph).





10/11:  Performance Series link:  http://www.performanceseries.com






10/10:  Fracking Controversy Resources:


http://www.sciencedump.com/content/pros-and-cons-fracking-infographic

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/fracking-pros-cons_n_1084147.html

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/pros-cons-shale-gas.htm


Writing Prompt:  Do you think the US should use fracking to obtain natural gas?


All responses should be written in paragraph form, and contain the following elements:


Topic Sentence (introducing opinion)

Evidence (support for you opinion; use website above)

Concluding Sentence (Summarize position)






Unit 2 Vocab assignment & Native American Culture assessment.

 due Wednesday (10/9).









Videos and Essays for Human Movement Assignment (9/26)

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/wideangle/lessonplans/ontheroad/index.html





Articles on China's One Child Policy (9/25)


History of China's One Child Policy * Primary Article


1.)  What caused that increase in China’s population?

2.)  What were the positive aspects of China’s population boom?

3.)  What problems did China face as a result of its larger population?

4.)  In what ways has the one child policy been successful?

5.)  What have been the negative aspects of the one child policy?

6.)  Do you think China should continue the one child policy?  Explain your answer.

7.) Challenge:  If China were to remove its one child policy, propose another plan they could put in place in order to keep the population in check.  Why is your plan better than the one child policy?


Support Materials:

http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/fall07/Henneberger/History.html

Challenge Article


HW (Due Friday, 9/27)


Write one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) responding to the following prompt: 

Do you think the US has a population problem?  If so, explain why and what can be done
about it.  If not, why do you think the US has been able to keep its population down? 




Population Class Work (9/24): 

Assignment:

Step 1:  Find the population of the following countries:

1.)  Brazil   2.)  Indonesia   3.)  Japan   4.)  USA  

5.)  Russia   6.)  Pakistan   7.)  Bangladesh   8.)  India

9.)  Nigeria   10.)  China

Step 2:  Answer the following questions for each country:

1.)  Is the population increasing or decreasing?

2.)  Explain one reason why the population is increasing or decreasing.


http://worldpopulationreview.com/

World Factbook

State of World Population Presentation




HW Due Monday!!!  (by email or hard copy placed in bin)


Step #1:  Label the following countries on your maps:

1.) Mexico   2.)  Colombia   3.)  China   4.)  North Korea

5.)  India   6.)  Pakistan   7.)  Afghanistan   8.)   Somalia

9.)  Egypt   10.)  Libya   11.)  Sudan   12.)  Rwanda  13.)  Yemen

14.)  Germany   15.)  Greece


Step #2:  Explain 1 reason each of these countries is relevant in today's world.  

Example:  "It is important to know about Syria because the civil war there could have consequences around the world, including potential US military action."








On this website you'll be able to find everything you need for Geography class including assignments, class materials, and news.



Questions?  Comments?  Concerns?  Feel free to email me and I'll get back to you ASAP:
cnielsen@mhacademy.net

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