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Preparing For Wednesday's China Celebration

posted May 14, 2013, 5:42 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated May 14, 2013, 6:31 AM ]

You and a small group of your choice will begin planning for Wednesday's China Themed Party and Celebration.   Each group will have a responsibility to prepare for the party.  Each Group and individual will receive a 20 point quiz grade on how well you prepare and perform. YOU MUST BRING SOMETHING!!
  1. Food Group
  2. Decorations Group
  3. Games and Activities Group
To better give you perspective and ideas on things that you can do during the party...visit the below websites.

Committee Assignments
 
2nd Period:
Food:
Decorations:
Games:
 
6th Period:
Food: Cricket, Armand, Carlisle, Cade
Decorations: Jack, Daniel, Marc, Nick    
Games: David, Kayla, Katie, Lauren


Preparing for Monday's Russia Celebration

posted May 10, 2013, 5:55 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated May 14, 2013, 5:32 AM ]

You and a small group of your choice will begin planning for Friday's Russian Themed Party and Celebration.   Each group will have a responsibility to prepare for the party.  Each Group and individual will receive a 20 point quiz grade on how well you prepare and perform.
  1. Food Group
  2. Decorations Group
  3. Games and Activities Group
To better give you perspective and ideas on things that you can do during the party...visit the below websites.



E-Portfolio: Thoughts on North Korea

posted May 9, 2013, 6:49 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated May 9, 2013, 6:57 AM ]

In a few paragraphs, try to answer some of the following questions/thoughts...
  • What are you thoughts about North Korea after watching the film?
  • Do you think the people of North Korea actually love the Dear Leader? Do you think they are brain-washed?  Do you think they are frightened? Explain your thoughts.
  • What do you think daily life in North Korea is like?  What do you think it would be like to live in a place where you could be sent to a concentration camp if you say are do the wrong thing?
  • Do you think the United States should try to overthrow this government and free the people of North Korea even though the government has Nuclear Weapons?
This e-portfolio post must be posted by Friday at 8:25am.


Modern Japan Quiz Review Sheet

posted May 3, 2013, 6:26 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated May 7, 2013, 9:03 AM ]

Wednesday's Quiz on Modern Japan will cover...
Use these articles to create a Review Sheet from which we can study...

Modern Japan Quiz Review


Geography of Japan and Early History of Japan Test

posted Apr 29, 2013, 6:00 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 11:25 AM ]

Wednesday, we will have a test on the Geography of Japan and the Early History of Japan..

To prepare for this test, please study the following...

Geography of Japan and History of Japan Test Review


Modern China and Japan Map Test

posted Apr 22, 2013, 6:24 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 10:34 AM ]


Today in class, you will accomplish the following tasks...
  1. Click here to earn an "A" on your Modern China and Japan Map Test.
  2. Click here to begin reading your EGH History of Japan Packet.  Before class tomorrow, make sure that you have read the first two articles... "Beauty is Everywhere" and "Buddhism, the Middle Way".
  3. As I shared with you in class... Read this article about my friend injured in the Boston bombing...
    Please keep Kevin and his family in your thoughts and prayers...
  4. Work on any other Homework that you may have...QUIETLY...
  5. Bring Pink Sheets to Class TOMORROW!!!

Chinese Schools of Thought E-Portfolio

posted Apr 12, 2013, 6:19 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated Apr 12, 2013, 6:21 AM ]

As we have been discussing in class... Chinese Schools of thought (Confucionism, Daoism, and Legalism), are actually relevant to the way that we live our lives today.  For example, the way teachers run their classes can be directly tied to these schools of thought...

Examples:
  • Confucionism= "Relationships are most important... Lead by example."
  • Daosim= "Absence of artificial rules and regulations...Get closer to the natural order of things"
  • Legalism= "People are motivated by rewards and punishments"
In this E-Portfolio, describe your favorite type of classes/teachers in school (DO NOT PUT TEACHERS NAMES IN YOUR POST...YOU MAY USE SUBJECT NAMES).  In your post, make sure to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each school of thought in the context of School, Class, and Teachers.  Essentially, which one or combination works best for you?



After completing this post, begin studying for Monday's 20 Question Quiz on...

TEST REVIEW...

posted Apr 3, 2013, 6:23 AM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated Apr 5, 2013, 11:17 AM ]

Monday's Test will cover...Russia Today, The China Map, The Physical Geography of China, and Early History of China


Life in the Soviet Union E-Portfolio Post

posted Mar 21, 2013, 8:55 AM by Brian Sorrow


You and a partner will write a short fictional story on what it was like to live in the former Soviet Union, under the rule of an autocratic dictator... You may write this story in first or third person.

This assignment is meant to be relaxed, fun, and creative.  The more creative you are the better...

In your short story, try to address some of the following questions...
  • What was it like to have the government tell you what you could do and/or what you could one day be?
  • Was the Soviet Union a classless society? Explain.
  • What was it like to go to school under Russification?
  • Does it bother you that you were not allowed to practice your religion?
  • Was communism all bad?  Were there any good things about living in the Soviet Union?
  • Did you buy anything off of the black market when there were shortages?
  • Did you ever think about speaking out against the government?
This story must be posted to each of your e-portfolios no later than 8:25am on Monday, March 25.

Russian Geography and History Test

posted Mar 17, 2013, 6:00 PM by Brian Sorrow   [ updated Mar 18, 2013, 11:10 AM ]


Today, in class, you accomplish the following tasks...
  1. Click here to make an "A" on the Russian Geography and Russian History Test.
    • Make sure that you are spread out around the room in test taking positions (make sure no one is directly next to you).
  2. When finished, make a copy of all of the Understanding the Story questions from your EGH Packet.  The questions are at the bottom of this post.
    • Paste the questions into a new E-Portfolio post, tilted, "Russian History EGH Questions." Make sure to add a picture to the post.
    • Take all of your answers from your Google Doc that you have been working on and put them into the appropriate answer spot.
  3. Begin Homework:

EGH Russian History Packet Questions:

Russian Revolution---The Beginning
  1. Why was Russia one of the most backward countries in Europe?

  2. How did Czar Nicholas II react to the call of Reforms?

  3. How did the czar’s troops deal with the people who gathered in St. Petersburg Square outside of the Winter Palace in 1905?

  4. How did World War I at first help the Russian Government? 

  5. Why did World War I eventually lead to the downfall of the czar and his government?


Peace, Bread, and Land
  1. Why was Lenin’s small group of revolutionaries able to seize power?

  2. What problems did the new government in Russia face?

  3. Why did Lenin’s government continue to face great problems?

  4. How did the government deal with the World War?

  5. What did the government do to restore order in Russia?


Soviet Dictatorship in Action
  1. What were the major questions that the Soviets had to address?

  2. How did Stalin become Lenin’s successor?

  3. How did Stalin’s government add to its powers at the expense of the people?

  4. What promises did Khrushchev make to the people of the Soviet Union?

  5. Why did Khrushchev make these promises? Did they satisfy the people who lived within the Soviet empire? Explain.



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